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Margo L.

Chicago, IL 60619

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About Margo

Are you ready to fall in love with your voice? Are you ready for something different? If your voice isn’t becoming to you, YOU should be coming to ME!

I know what it's like to be frustrated with boring exercises and processes that seem to take a lot of time but yield no results. That's why I decided to teach DIFFERENTLY!

I've invested a lot of time, energy, emotion and $$$ on big-name schools and "experts", only to be disappointed with what I was taught because a lot of the information or techniques they employed simply didn't apply to me or my goals.

Since 1997, I have perfected the K.I.S.S. methodology to improve sales, stage performance, professional advancement and overall quality of life. My effectiveness and willingness to guarantee my work sets me worlds apart from every other professional in my field. Furthermore,

I have been named "Top Producer" in EVERY sales and management position held and have won first place in every singing and speech competition EVER entered since 1991. However, with my accolades, I am humble, easy-going and take a light-hearted and humorous approach to my coaching sessions.

At an early age, I was taught the importance of working "smart" and not "hard." Efficiency and effectiveness were the order of every day.
As the daughter of a Master Herbalist/musician (mother) and bodybuilder/ musician/ policeman (father), wellness, discipline and the stage have always been the way of life.

As a child, I was fascinated by my mother's stories of performing with members of Earth, Wind and Fire and other famous musicians and marveled at my father's accounts of being a friend and colleague of Sergio "The Myth" Oliva (3x Mr. Olympia). These experiences piqued a strong interest in stage performance and resulted in years of training in fine arts, fitness and linguistics. I was constantly reminded that the best performers in any field are "complete packages", meaning that they are well-rounded and adept in multiple facets of their chosen field.

To become a complete package, I studied classical piano and vocal performance at Sherwood Conservatory of Music and VanderCook College of Music; martial arts (Hapkido) at Hyun's; Fashion Design and Merchandise Management at International Academy of Design & Technology; herbal medicine at The School of Natural Healing; acting and musical improvisation at ETA Theatre and The Second City; flag, rifle and sabre twirling with South Shore Drill Team and runway/print modeling at Barbizon and The Fashion Connection. I have also studied tap, liturgical, ballet, modern, salsa, ballroom and street dance; speech therapy; actively study psychology, anatomy and nutrition and am a NESTA-certified wellness coach.

*** Specialties ***
Pitch Correction
Whistle Register Development
Vocal Physiology
Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Accent Reduction
Repertoire Selection
Concert and Competition Preparation
Public Speaking
Physical Maintenance of the Vocal Instrument
Overcoming Speech Impediments
Stage Movement
Studio Recording Techniques
Songwriting
Image Development
Vocal Range Enhancement
Post-surgical re-immersion
Students with autism, down syndrome and speech impediments

Group classes are also available.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is tailor-made to suit the student's individual needs. Custom action plan will be given to each student on a case-by-case basis. No instruments are used in my lessons, as I train the voice to be a standalone instrument. However, if you would like to accompany yourself with a guitar, piano or percussion instrument, you are very welcome to do so.

*Please note that 15-minute sessions are ONLY available online. In-person sessions must be a minimum of 30 minutes. 31 and 61-minute sessions are for whistle register training only.

Online Disclaimer:
When choosing online lessons, please make sure that your system is functioning properly, that you know how to use the platform, that you have a good internet connection and that you are logged in on time, as no concessions will be made for time used due to technical difficulties.

Timing Disclaimer:
Our time together is very valuable. If you are not on time for your session, the missed portion will not be made up at the end of the session. If I am not on time, I will make up the missed portion at the end of the session or alternate agreed-upon time. No exceptions or make-up sessions will be made for illness, weather, transportation issues (including car trouble), or any other short-notice reason. Rescheduled lessons must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance and must be made up within the calendar week of the original lesson. If it is not made up within that week, it will still count as a paid session and cannot be made up at a later time.
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February 18, 2019
Tina S.
Margo is so talented, she is knowledgeable in techniques and has a special ability to know exactly
how to taylor your needs.
December 30, 2018
Monica G.
Very helpful and encouraging.
December 14, 2018
Aleya
Margo was amazing! I went to Margo to improve my speech and speaking voice. Within a few minutes of talking to me, Margo diagnosed my problem and gave me execercises to do. I saw improvements in my speech after the first session! Her fun personality made the sessions enjoyable and I walked away with helpful excercises.

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Margo L.

Chicago, IL

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Karen J.

Wheeling, IL 60090

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About Karen

I'm a life coach/counselor who'd love to help you get the most out of your life. Rev. Karen J. is an experienced and professional teacher, instructor, and counselor. An expert in Kabbalah, Karen is able to use ancient wisdom with modern techniques to help you to zero in on your issues in a fun, friendly, and helpful manner. She will assist you in resolving problems and gently steer you towards the unique and individual path that is right for you.

As an educator and library presenter, Karen was named one of 2008's "Best of the Best Presenters" at public libraries in the North Suburban Library System. She speaks to groups about Kabbalah, Feng Shui, Numerology, Dream Interpretation, Introduction to Meditation for Stress Reduction and Teaches Reading Tarot. She has provided the entertainment and expertise to help raise hundreds of th

ousands of dollars for charities over the years, including University of Illinois at Chicago G.I.L.D. and Hadassah. Karen is also available for Mardi Gras events and Corporate Holiday Parties.
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April 28, 2016
Linda P.
Caring and motivational
April 28, 2016
Linda
Excellent

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Karen J.

Wheeling, IL

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Georgina L.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

(34)

About Georgina

An energetic and highly motivated individual dedicated to fostering personal and intellectual growth through foreign language teaching, via modern and eclectic methodologies of language learning, with emphasis on interaction, communication, and generating interest in foreign languages and cultures.

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January 7, 2019
Mike P.
I am a 62 year old person who had previously studied Spanish using Rosetta Stone and Duolingo. I started taking lessons with Georgina several years ago to provide a regular opportunity to engage in Spanish conversation. Our lessons have been free-flowing and she introduced me to a number of books written in Spanish which were not only helpful in further developing my knowledge of Spanish but were culturally enlightening as well. Georgina is easy to engage, a delightful person to know and an excellent instructor.
March 14, 2018
Christopher
Georgina is a native speaker with a clear, concise approach and dives right in. So far so good.
July 25, 2017
Eddie K.
Georgina is doing such a great job catering the Spanish lessons to the needs of each child per the goals that have been set. The lessons are fun and engaging and my boys really enjoy them.

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Georgina L.

Downers Grove, IL

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Jimmy T.

Chicago, IL 60616

(17)

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About Jimmy

My name is Jimmy. I have been teaching Spanish for about seven years now. I have taught all ages from kindergarten to adults.

As a current teacher, my primary goal is to make sure the students have engaging and fun experiences while learning Spanish. I do not lecture solely on the nuts and bolts of the language but rather allow the student to perform the language in order to learn it.

I do want to make clear that I do teach young children (ages 2-12) but I prefer to teach them in person and at least twice a week. I believe the experience to be more valuable that way.

Additionally, I ask that parents or potential adult students and with me talk for a while before signing up for lessons. I may not be able the person to give you what you need. I want to be sure your needs are met through Take Lessons and I may not be the person th

at can do that. So, please message me often.

One last note: If we are meeting in person, I am only willing to meet in public locations and not anyone's home.

I am always excited to teach someone this language I love so much.

¡Gracias!
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September 23, 2019
Kristen W.
July 28, 2019
Derek
June 25, 2019
Sheree Little-Abobi

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Jimmy T.

Chicago, IL

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Yulia B.

Chicago, IL 60622

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About Yulia

I am a professional percussionist, active performer and enthusiastic educator. I have been teaching for 10 years and is currently available to teach private lessons. I teach a variety of disciplines : Percussion, Drum Set, Keyboard percussion (Marimba, xylophone, vibraphone), Music theory and Ear Training as well as Russian language. My classes are always very productive and my students learn the skills needed to succeed in their studies.

I received Bachelors of Music in Percussion performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University in 2015 and Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at the DePaul School of Music in 2018. I look forward to helping my new students achieve their goals.

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May 24, 2018
Coleman M.
Yulia is great! I was a little disorganized and Yulia proposed accommodations with ease.
May 22, 2018
Sara M.
Wonderful , knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient teacher
October 10, 2017
Amelia A.
Great experience - my daughter really liked her first lesson, and came away enthusiastic. You can’t ask for much better.

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Yulia B.

Chicago, IL

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Yulia K.

Chicago, IL 60634

(18)

About Yulia

Hello there, how are you? I’m from Milan, Italy I live in the USA. I moved here because I really wanted to learn English. My biggest passion is traveling because I think it’s the best way to know the culture of the countries and to learn new languages. The Italian language is really beautiful, and I think it’s also pretty easy to learn it if you really want to 😃

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August 12, 2019
Debra
We just had our first Italian lesson with Yulia. She is wonderful! She was very prepared and very encouraging. Yulia had us even making conversation on the first day. We're looking forward to our next lesson.
July 24, 2019
Susan
Yulia is awesome! Very sweet and teaches through getting Italian conversation going right away. I loved that!
July 21, 2019
Jim S.
Yulia is so encouraging. She smiled through all my mistakes and her patience very calmly moved us through a great learning experience for me. I had questioned the whole idea of on-line training, but now I'm sold. Excellent!

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Yulia K.

Chicago, IL

(18)

Giulia V.

Chicago, IL 60634

(12)

About Giulia

Hello guys! I’m Giulia, your Italian teacher! I can’t wait to work with you!

My biggest passion is learning and teaching languages ... and if you want to learn Italian in a fun, fast and interesting way, then book a lesson with me! You’ll not be disappointed!

A PRESTO!

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October 9, 2019
Nora G.
September 14, 2019
Deborah Corti and Robert Pleydon
September 10, 2019
Meredith B.

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Giulia V.

Chicago, IL

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Azadeh H.

Chicago, IL 60601

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About Azadeh

I am an independent professional visual artist, with over 20 years' hands on teaching experience in U.S. and abroad.
At the age of 13, I began learning how to paint with my father, who is an established artist, in an informal studio class. Later, I decided to pursue higher education in fine arts and received my BFA and MFA degrees. While working on my Bachelor’s degree, I began teaching in schools and later in my private studio.
My expertise is to help others to discover their special talent, as I believe every person has a unique sense of creation. As an experienced art teacher and mentor, I have always provided a solid education for every one of my students and I have demonstrated an ability to engage students from diverse academic backgrounds and age groups.
My goal is to develop an understanding of and enthusiasm for arts in others

by addressing different learning styles. I demonstrate both traditional practices and contemporary critical and technical approaches to painting.

Along with coursework and research, being a professional visual artist has shaped who I am as a teacher. Through experiencing variety of techniques I have become familiar with alternate ways of visualizing and pushing the boundaries of innovation. I would love to share this perspective with my students whenever possible.

Enjoy one on one art class with me and let me help you to discover the power of your inner artist!
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