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David Z.

8 Reviews
DeKalb, IL
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2010
  • 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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Molly M.

274 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance from Millikin University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Molly M.

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I have experience as both a performer and teacher in the world of Improv. Experience includes an intensive workshop with IO Chicago.

About Molly

WHO ARE YOU? You are the future star of a Lin-Manuel Miranda show, if he would just write about your life for a change! You are a business owner whose voice is tired at the end of the day (*cough* singing lessons strengthen speaking *cough*) You're a player who's on the way to becoming a sin

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Jenny K.
Molly is so amazing! She's such a positive, friendly, and encouraging teacher. She really aims to try and make it as fun and with as much ease for the student as possible. She's very hands on, and teaches by example and exercises, and makes it very easy for beginner students to jump right in. Of course she could easily help advanced students with all her expertise, but she is so easy to sing in front of, even when it's a very personal and new thing! Highly recommended. A fun, positive teacher, wonderful person!
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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Music from Roosevelt University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Matt O.

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My blues guitar teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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ryan S.

5 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Art specializing in 3d Animation/modeling from American academy of art
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ryan S.

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I have been playing guitar for over a decade and have tons of performance experience gigging in a local rock band. Combine that with a curriculum that starts with fundamentals and expands quickly into playing your favorite songs and you have a great start to beginning or expanding your guitar playing abilities.

About ryan

Hi, my name is Ryan and I would love to teach you how to play guitar. I've been playing for over 10 years and have been gigging for a little less than that in my band. Over the years I have gained a lot of experience performing on stage and teaching to people of all ages. If you want to shred, jam,

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Joey M.
Learned a lot today! Very friendly and helped me improve the quality of existing recordings I made with gain staging and additional compression techniques
Joey M.
Very helpful and provided a lot of useful tips on difficult subject matter
Mark Herr
Ryan was great! He's obviously a talented guitarist and he is very laid back and makes you feel comfortable. He shows you in detail what you need to do to become a better guitar player. My ONLY advice, and the reason he doesn't get 5 stars, is I think he should have more visual aids with his lessons. For example, write down the different scales or transcribe the first several measures of a song. Then, one has something to refer back to when you are practicing and invariably get stuck. Other than that, I would highly recommend Ryan as a guitar teacher!
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Daniil K.

11 Reviews
Saint Charles, IL
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Awarded Teacher Development Scholarship from National Alliance of Acting Teachers
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniil K.

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MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University
Meisner trained and advanced at full sequence.

About Daniil

Looking to become more confident? A better actor? Find a new agent? With over 10 years of industry experience as an Actor, Director, Artistic Director, and most importantly, educator, I help people from Ages 5 to 80 sharpen their craft, turn anxiety into self confidence, and own themselves so th

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Jared
This was my first ever acting class and Dan has done a great job! He’s really made me understand how to put myself in the moment with repetition exercises. Very laid back and easy to work with but also professional. Would recommend to anyone looking to become a better actor.
Sophia
Daniil worked with me on preparing multiple callback sides, both classical and contemporary. He is the kind of coach that has the specificity and honesty to push you beyond what you thought you were capable of, and to open your eyes to a new way of seeing your work. Daniil was able to connect my early experience with Meisner training to the sides that I had in front of me, in a way that was challenging but not scary. I left the session with a new handful of tools to prepare for the upcoming callbacks, and a new perspective on what it meant to reach honesty and authenticity as an actor.
Emily
Dan is an incredible instructor. His keen eye and ability to coach is a true gift. Dan works in specificity, detail and nuance; I am always a better actor having worked with him. Dan is knowledgeable about the business and offers great advice on agents, managers, type and casting. I highly recommend Dan as an acting coach and a business coach.
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Charis B.

8 Reviews
Woodstock, IL
Starting at $38
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.S. Music Education from David Lipscomb College
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Charis B.

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learning to play and having fun along the way. I want you to explore all that playing as to offer

About Charis

I have a B.S. in Music Education. I have worked with several disabled students patiently guiding them, finding creative ways to make music accessible to them. I believe it is not about me or the parent, but the student. I work with children of all ages believing that we can find a way that works

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Steve W.
Outstanding experience!! Very enjoyable!!!
Steve W.
Outstanding! Very enjoyable!!
Alexa B.
Great teacher! She was able to teach my daughter in 3 lessons what her band teacher couldn’t do in 6 months. My daughter walked away after her first lesson excited and couldn’t wait for her next lesson. You can tell Charis loves what she does.

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"If you or someone is wanting to take lessons I highly recommend Kevin because I started knowing almost nothing about how to play on any type of instrument relating to percussion but Kevin has helped me understand how to count and look at the Music in a way that is understandable to play and read."
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Took Guitar lessons from Rina M.
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"I've been studying with him for a year. He is so helpful. He gives me a lot of feedback on the pieces we are working on. Very flexible schedule."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from Mark L.
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"Great instructor, from lesson one she makes you feel welcome and comfortable, she even has methods I've never heard about, that really help. Strongly recommended."
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Took Singing lessons from Molly M.
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"Lesson was informative and a great start for the first lesson."
Zaria
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Lee Q.
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"Barbara is flexible in adjusting the structure of my lessons to move towards my musical goals."
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Took Singing lessons from Barbara L.
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"A gifted teacher and a lovely person. I couldn't ask for more."
Paul
Took Ukulele lessons from Tara L.
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"My son was so excited and encouraged after his first lesson. Grant is patient and positive and very articulate. He spoke in a way that was easy for a ten year old to understand and execute. My son is excited for next week’s lesson, and really motivated to work on his skills until then."
Kellen
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Sharon is an extraordinary teacher. My family has been with her for years. She has opened her heart and mind to understand the needs of her students. She refuses to push a student into a category that the student doesn't match. Every student is not the same. Sharon uses the students natural tendencies to teach the student in a manner that is comfortable, creative and effective. My children have grown up with this kind of example and now I see my grandchildren exhibit the same strengths and skills. Sharon is a Master Teacher. All teachers should take a note from her musical play book."
Elliot
Took Piano lessons from Sharon Y.
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"It was my first day meeting my teacher Laura. However, it was getting to know her and yes I had the chance to know her and hopefully I look forward to achieving my goals in voice training. She is wonderful and I am glad to have stared this class."
Jane
Took Singing lessons from Laura S.
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