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David Z.

8 Reviews
DeKalb, IL
Starting at $45
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David Z.

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I provide instructional direction using templates and thin paper. I recommend dual brush markers made by Tomboy.

It is expected that the following tools are used:

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Flat surface ie. Masonite board, wooden board or plastic sheet.

Stratford tracing paper.

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About David

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and display

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Daniel
Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson.
Michelle C.
David explains well to what needs improvement and is very constructive to what needs to be done. I’m learning so much. It’s exciting
Karin
David is very experienced and knowledgeable for many art forms. And is very personable also.
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John B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, German, Italian, English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Koldofsky Graduate Scholarship in Accompanying from University of Sourpthern California
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John B.

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I’m completely bi-lingual. Raised in Mexico. Spanish Literature was a secondary subject throughout my three musical degrees. I’ve been a Spanish Diction for Los Ángeles Ópera for four of their productions.
I can help with pronunciation and advanced conversation.

About John

I have been a piano teacher and vocal coach since 1985. I have a Doctorate in Collaborative Arts from the University of Southern California (1992) I teach Collaborative Arts at the University of California Santa Barbara (since 2005) I have been on the musical staffs of Opera Santa Barbara,

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Jose G.
Meeting John was great, very friendly and professional and to the point, which is my cap of tea and he suggested to get a weighted keys piano to strengthen my fingers, I’m looking into one
Thanks John I will recommend you as a teacher
Jose G Garcia
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John is a fantastic instructor. He has a love for educating others on musical expression and he is a wellspring of musical knowledge. He provides a depth to the piano that I wouldn't have noticed if I taught myself how to play.

John emphasized how to shape musical phrases to make music as opposed to a collection of notes. He had a good ear for honing in on my weaknesses such as how some notes that I played stuck out or the movement of my arms. Most importantly, he taught me how to approach practicing the piano in an effective way. I learned how to listen to myself and how give each note, phrase, and piece the attention and musicality it needed to sound beautifully.

For an adult learner as myself, he was accommodating with how busy I was. He adjusted to my needs and work schedule and taught at a reasonable pace. However, he also never veered from his expectations and praised what I was doing right and provided methods to fix what I was doing wrong.

Although there were times when John expressed his passion for music by delving into tangents on the broader historical significance of pieces, his mini-lectures were never irrelevant nor inappropriate. For example, he commented on how in waltzes, the rhythm on the left hand would need to emulate how a Romantic era string section would play it. For anyone who is serious about how or why pieces of music are meant to be played in a certain way, John is great about contextualizing pieces to make them sound great.

Most importantly, he made practicing piano something that was both enjoyable and challenging, which is difficult to find in a teacher. I owe a great deal of my musicianship to John and he met my expectations of learning the piano. Thank you!
Kenny
John is really great. He takes the time to understand what your goals are and teaches according to your needs. He is patient and provides constructive comments.
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Kevin F.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kevin F.

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Percussion has many areas - I work to show students how things are connected and related so that they can be successful sooner.

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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Heather S.
Kevin is very personable and easy to work with. He provides simple explanations in a way that makes it “click.” I enjoy my lessons and would highly recommend him.
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Darlla W.

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  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Darlla W.

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About Darlla

I'm a mom with three sons. They have all grown up and I have 4 grandchildren whom I love very much. I have always enjoyed teaching my children a variety of subjects and I hope to be a positive influence in the lives of others. Even when I was in school myself I enjoyed study sessions and helping oth

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Francesca V.

104 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $125
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 3 to 75
  • BM, Vocal Performance from CSULA
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Francesca V.

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Parking Lots and Poetry, Francesca's award winning album was received in 2010 to rave reviews. “Francesca’s songs have great musicality and the lyrical quality of a real poet. We come across countless artists and Francesca’s music genuinely cuts through.” -Joe Cuello, Vice President of Creative Music Integration for MTV

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast array of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage with a chamber orchestra as she is with a rock band.

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Heather
Francesca is wonderful. My son has developed a love of learning piano and reading music. He looks forward to every lesson. I have never had to remind him to practice- he seeks opportunities to share what he is learning and is eager to share his progress with Francesca every week. She is supportive and motivating. I know she loves to develop a love music in her students by her obvious dedication to developing their love and understanding of music.
Nicole L.
My 7 year old son won't stop singing so I figured I'd put him in some lessons. She's a good mix of patient and fun while still keeping him on track. I thought it would just be a lot of scales, but she teaches him all aspects about singing/performance and uses his favorite genres to teach them. Excellent instructor!
Andrea D.
I've been working with Francesca for a few months now, and I feel I've grown so much. Prior to this I've sparsely attempted to play instruments, but she has taken her knowledge and passion and been able to pass that on to me while constantly reminding me that one day I will be good. And I believe it! I've come a long way to establish a regular practice routine, still working on it with her, and I have high expectations for the future. I recommend her to my own people and I recommend her to you.
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Erika V.

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Starting at $100
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Fine Arts-Bachelors from Fort Hays State University
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Erika V.

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I teach many forms of art, but painting is my faborite! Whether you are a pure beginner or more advanced, I can help you (or your child) to advance your practice. I have taught all painting mediums and subjects but my personal favorite is a little known medium called gouache. I also have extensive experience in oils, watercolor, and acrylic.
My art lessons are tailored to my client's individual needs. Whether I am working with a pure beginner or an advanced student, I help all of my students reach their full potential and discover their creative voice. I teach both artistic technical and conceptual skills to make my students well rounded artists. I have 25+ years of experience making art as well as 8 years as an educator, with 6 as an art teacher. I have worked with all ages and skill levels.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or are ready to get started.

About Erika

Hello! I have been working as an art teacher for 8 years and I love my job! With me you, or your child, will discover their full creative potential through developing technical skill and individual ideas/concepts. I guide students into finding or developing their own creative voice and style. I have

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"Sandy was amazing! It usually takes my Rocky a while to warm up to new people but he took to Sandy immediately. Rocky was asking when he can have her back as soon as she left."
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Took Drawing lessons from Sandy K.
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"I have really enjoyed my drawing lessons with Kelvin! He is very detailed in his instruction and ensures that his students learn the essential skills necessary to become good drawers. He is very encouraging and honest in his feedback. I appreciate his transparency when critiquing my work. I need to hear the truth in order to get better. When I draw something that he is astounded by, I will know that I have truly earned his respect. My lessons fly by because we're having such a good time. I'm enjoying the journey."
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Took Drawing lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Roya is not only a resourceful and patient teacher and master of her art which makes for heretofore unbelievable results but she also has made learning FUN for me again! To truly trust somebody to guide me through the process while the skills are being "saved in my system" is a totally new experience. I am certain that she can work and get great results with anybody, while having FUN! :-)
So I can only recommend her most warmly!"
Corinna
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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"great 2nd lesson. love the use of color"
Loran
Took Graffiti lessons from Joe B.
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"I’ve been taking drawing lessons with Eileen for awhile now and I really recommend them. It’s the calmest and most focused hour of my week and I’m learning a lot."
Sunhee
Took Drawing lessons from Eileen M.
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"I had no idea how fun and easy it was to stretch my own canvases. Joe showed me many time saving techniques and cost effective tools to start makingg my own canvases!"
Daniela
Took Painting lessons from Joe B.
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"Kelvin is knowledgeable, patient, and has a good grasp of the subject. He communicates well and generates enthusiasm. His style motivates a great deal of interest. We developed a very good rap-ore"
Karl
Took Photography lessons from Kelvin L.
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"It's great to be taught by someone that loves what they do and that is Guiseppe! He was very enthusiastic about graffiti art and has helped me understand the fundamentals. I look forward to learning from him again."
Quisha
Took Graffiti lessons from Joe B.
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Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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