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Molly M.

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

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Contemporary and "legit" styles are my specialty! I turn shy theater geeks into confident stars that land leading roles and get into top rated programs. I will help you look and sound polished and find the right songs/roles for YOU.

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 si

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Patrick
Molly is an amazing teacher, overflowing with enthusiasm and encouragement. I'm an amateur singer, and just wanted to take lessons to improve my singing a little bit so I could be better at musical improv. She helped reconnect me with my love of singing, and now I want more.
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Nazar D.

3 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $67
  • Speaks Russian, Polish, Ukrainian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Nazar D.

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Cello is famous for its deep and warm sound, probably the widest range from low to high register. It is used for solo, chamber music, ensembles, chamber and symphony orchestras.
But the most important cello can change your mind and fulfill your soul like no other instruments !

About Nazar

My name is Nazar, Concert Soloist and Orchestra Performer, Experience Long Time Teacher. Master Graduate from Moscow State Conservatory and postgraduate assistant ship program 1990-97 plus over 20 years of teaching experience with different age students. My teaching philosophy is to teach good tech

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Jennifer
Nazar is a great instructor. He was quickly able to assess my goals and ability and did a great job pointing out areas for improvement in an encouraging and positive way.
Jessica
Nazar has a wonderful ability to relate to people. He has excellent skill and enthusiasm, making our son WANT to learn. We highly recommend him...
Kelvin
I've been working with Nazar since 1998. Not only does he know his stuff and makes his teaching personal to your needs, but he also has a way to make you feel successful even when you are struggling. you always feel better about your playing when you leave than when you got to his studio. He recognizes your learning style and what you want to accomplish, then builds his teaching around that.

If you are looking for a cello teacher (and yes, he also teaches piano and other instruments) I'd say put your time and money into Nazar and you, you will feel it is one of your best investments

ryan S.

5 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Art specializing in 3d Animation/modeling from American academy of art
  • Teaching since 2015
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ryan S.

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The art of mic placement and room sound is essential in getting a solid recording. That combined with a solid understanding of how certain frequencies are expressed by different instruments and how to capture the space of the music will expand your abilities in recording.

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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Crystal G.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Crystal G.

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I've played alone and in ensembles for over 25 years. My lessons will start at your level. What do you want to accomplish? What music do you want to play? You'll learn the basics- bow control, intonation, vibrato, shifting positions. What you play with those skills is up to you- that's what makes music enjoyable!
*Note: at this time I am only taking on intermediate students, as I can only teach lessons online at this time due to the pandemic. I would consider anyone who has been playing for at least 1 year to be intermediate level.

About Crystal

My name is Crystal and I've played viola for over 25 years. I can teach both violin and viola. I play professionally and just for fun. I have a bachelor's in music from Vanderbilt University where I studied with Kathryn Plummer. l love teaching people of all ages how to make music! *please note: i

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Great first class!!
Michael M.
My nine year old grandson had his first lesson with Mrs. Graves today and she was wonderful with him! We were both very happy with his lesson.
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Johnny S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded YoungArts Finalist from YoungArts
  • Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School
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Johnny S.

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Our lessons will cover the basics of arranging and composition as applied to various instrumentations. Within months, I can take someone with little to no knowledge in this field and turn them into a knowledgeable and versatile arranger who can create big band, chamber orchestra, and various experimental compositions and arrangements. Our lessons will cover chord voicings, orchestrations, forms and writing styles. My teaching method is methodical but fun and relaxed! I teach with the goal of helping my students reach their goals with the best and most thorough approach possible. I look forward to seeing you in our lessons.

About Johnny

Hello! I’m Johnny S. I’m a twenty year old professional drummer and an alum of the Juilliard School in New York City. After beginning to play professionally eight years ago, I have had the opportunity to playing around the world, playing at jazz festivals in Brazil, Switzerland, and Amsterdam to na

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Hudson
John is a great instructor, super knowledgeable! I was able to learn a wide range of skills efficiently and had fun doing it!
Doug
Excellent funk drumming teacher!
Hayden
Johnny Steele and his one of a kind instruction have made me a more confident and clear dummer since I have started working with him. His passion in his music comes through in his instruction and I can not wait to work with him again.

Casey A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Music Education from Delaware State University
  • Teaches students 5 to 45
  • Teaches Beginner
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Casey A.

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At my studio, every lesson is specially and uniquely catered to each student. Lessons aren’t prepared with each student's learning style in mind because no two children are alike. There is no “one-size fits all” curriculum! Students will learn to thrive at a steady pace and one that matches their own, while still having their skills molded and stretched!

I have been studying music all of my life and began giving lessons 3-4 years ago. My first lesson was for alto saxophone and then I began to take on piano students. I love to watch my students grow and feel the success of a great performance and also be able to understand that failure is still growth!

By spring 2020, I will have graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Music Education and teacher certification, to go on to obtain my Master's Degree.

About Casey

I am an elementary school Music Educator. I received my Bachelors for Music Education with a concentration in Piano in May 2020. I have been studying music all of my life and began giving lessons 3-4 years ago. My first lesson was for alto saxophone and then I began to take on piano students. I

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I have been playing music for years as a guitar player and I am now learning piano. Rhonda has brought me to the next level of music theory. She is an excellent teacher and takes the time to make sure I understand the concepts as I proceed. Very patient. She is a great listener and communicator."
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"First off, Nick is patient and very proficient at guitar playing. There were so many times when I've practiced with him that I was either out of tune, hitting the wrong note on the wrong fret, or just wasn't understanding the ear training while staring at the webcam. Yet he showed his positivity and encouragement for me to improve upon my playing, especially when it came to my ear training. There's always patience coming from Nick, since he wants you to learn as much as you are able in order to develop your songwriting and be a better, more confident composer. Thank you!"
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"Priscilla was very patient with me. I had to ask her to explain what the Tab was (a few times) and she explained patiently."
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"Lauren is really enjoying her guitar lessons with Taylor. He has a very relaxed, encouraging spirit."
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"Vanessa arrived on time which made a good first impression. She began by asking about my goals. I was amazed at all I learned in my very first lesson. Vanessa's instructions were clear and easy to follow. She gave me my homework for next week's session which I am excited to learn. She was very encouraging and reassuring. She made me feel like I had made the right decision in choosing takelessons and Vanessa as my instructor."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Vanessa G.
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My nine year old daughter has been diagnosed with ADD which is ADHD without the hyperactivity. So much of her trouble comes from people not understanding that although she is quite, she still struggles to maintain focus and so things such as following directions becomes a challenge for her. Margo was very relaxed yet firm with my daughter. She offered encouragement and support that allowed my daughter to feel comfortable but to also know this is a serious environment. Another thing Margo does is lessons via SKYPE which help with consistency anytime my daughter is away."
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Took Singing lessons from Margo L.
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"Greg's background and knowledge make him a good instructor but what I admired was that he always made sure that no one ever felt left behind."
Mike
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Dhawani is very professional and go according to the speed of student.. Very accommodating and courteous.

Thanks glad to find him for tabla lessons"
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"Missy, Thank you again. You are a great cheer leader and stretch me to my limits. By doing so I am able to hit high and low notes I never thought I could. Celebrating finding my voice. Again, Thank You.,"
Sallye
Took Singing lessons from Missy M.
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"I have taken both singing and piano lessons from Bonny. She is a great teacher! She structures her lessons to fit the need of the student. She is encouraging and motivating as a teacher. My husband saw me make so much progress that he is taking lessons from her also!"
Julie
Took Piano lessons from Bonny S.
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