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Jeremy K.

33 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to act

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Jasmine
I have never taken acting classes before, & Jeremy has made my first experience extremely helpful. He goes into detail with every exercise & is not afraid to let you know how to improve. I have taken his recommendations & advice to heart & am very hopeful to how my skills develop alongside his coaching.
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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Mundelein, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2014
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremie W.

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I have been playing guitar for 21 years. I make lesson plans based on each individual, so I don't teach every one the same boring songs or use the same regiment with everyone. I want to teach you what YOU want to learn.

About Jeremie

I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing for 20 years. I have played professionally in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from jazz to folk to rock, and I've been writing music for the same length of time. I currently perform with one of my students from TakeLessons named Mackenzie O'Brien

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Paul R.
Jeremie is patiently progressing me, very encouraging
Kris
Jeremie has been awesome. Super patient and works on what you want to play!
Didi L.
Based on my first lesson with Jeremie, I feel very confident that he will be able to help me achieve my music goals, to learn jazz guitar and music theory in a gradual manner without feeling overwhelmed.
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Hiro H.

19 Reviews
Mundelein, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hiro H.

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USCF EXPERT (rated 2000), ready to improve your game!

My objective is to help you get better at the game of chess, as learning chess will improve your ability to focus deeper and increase your analytical thoughts.

For intermediate to advanced players:
We will analysis games you've played before while learning new material
We can also set up to play a correspondence game (where you'll have days to make each move)

About Hiro

United States Chess Federation (USCF) Expert (2000 rating) I am ranked top 100 (out of 3,000+ players) in Illinois I am also ranked in the 97th percentile in the nation (Over 65,000 players) USCF Local Tournament Director I direct USCF-Rated tournaments at the Schaumburg Library

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Zach
Hiro is expert, fun and patient with our 8 year old. Our son is a newer player - beginner/intermediate (he learned basics at his school in second grade but a lot further to go)- and really gets excited and engaged with the game when Hiro plays and teaches him.
Nuzma
Thank you so much for the class.Coming weekend kids are going to Florida .I shall be booking more classes depending on your schedule soon . How did the kids do today .
Paulette
Great teacher! Really makes sure you understand what you are doing before moving on!
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Bill D.

18 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Bill D.

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While studying for my Doctorate of Musical Arts I was a graduate Assistant teaching Music Theory and Ear-training.

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Bill is in his sixth season as Principal Trumpet with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and his third season as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra. He was a member of the trumpet faculty at DePaul University for five years and has presented performances and mast

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Gil R.
Just started studying with Bill. He's already given me some good recommendations to improve my playing, and he is encouraging. I left the lesson motivated. I'm really looking forward to studying with Bill!
Ethan S.
Bill is very passionate. He teaches me all the techniques and trying to help me make a much better sound. He is strict to get every notes correct while other teachers allow easy passes. He also corrects my old habits. He is a wonderful teacher who really teaches fundamentals.
Pat
Exactly what I was looking for.!
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Wei D.

4 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, Mandarin, English
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Awarded Winner from Douai International Cello Competition, Douai France
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Wei D.

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Good habits and an excellent attitude make great cellists. It doesn't hurt to love music too. I love music and I love to share my passion with my students.

Having a teacher who is an experienced performer is an important quality in a teacher. I am a professional classical musician currently working as a freelance cellist in the Chicago area. I play with Chicago Philharmonic, the Northbrook Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony, among others. Before coming to Chicago I played for 13 seasons with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

I have taught privately for over 10 years including 2 years in Paris. My teaching is a reflection of my teacher, Phillippe Muller. I studied with Msr. Muller while studying at the Paris Conservatory. Msr. Muller is currently a Professor of Cello at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

About Wei

Even though I have been teaching and performing on the cello for most of my life, it's not all there is to who I am. I am a chef (almost--12 weeks to go), a mom, a wife. I have a cute little Tibetan Terrier that loves visitors. My husband and I love hiking in beautiful places. Studying with me

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Brad H.
Wei is a phenomenal teacher. I've had 5 lessons so far, and in that short time she's far exceeded my expectations. She's very good at both diagnosing problems and consistently providing a diversity of effective ways to overcome them. She has high expectations and always balances pushing me to be better with a lot of positive reinforcement; I'm never made to feel any pressure at all, but I still feel I can go very far in my cello playing with Wei's sage guidance.

I'm truly ecstatic to continue studying with Wei!
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Jordane M.
Lovely introductory session! Looking forward to our next lesson. Excited about my homework! lol
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Susan M.

9 Reviews
Highland Park, IL
Starting at $125
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Artists International Young Musicians Award from Artists International
  • Master of Music from Yale School of Music
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Susan M.

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Expert Piano Instruction by Ivy-League and Conservatory Trained Steinway Artist, for serious students ages 10-18 years old and adults.

About Susan

Study Classical Piano with an International Steinway Artist! Learn to play the piano, duo piano and chamber music or be accompanied and coached for your recital or audition with Susan M. I offer premium quality musical instruction and stress the importance of a sound foundation which includes the

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Aparna
Susan is not only an accomplished musician, but she is also an amazing teacher and mentor. She elevated my daughter’s musicianship and helped her find her true potential as a classical pianist. My daughter’s success as a competitive pianist is due to Susan’s instruction, encouragement, and guidance. When we started lessons with Susan, we struck gold!
John
Susan is an experienced concert pianist with world-class expertise in the instrument, yet she is also an approachable educator + coach who has done a great deal to advance my technique and interpretation. I’m glad to have found her. Advanced pianists will be pleased to find someone who can help raise their game even further, but regardless of your skill level, I don’t think you’ll regret signing up with her.
Patricia C.
Susan was a PERFECT match for me. I really hate leaving her great knowledge. She has poured out to me her expert knowledge. Unfortunately, I am unable to continue. Susan is a teaching jewel to be cherished.

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"Very patient and knowledgeable. We look forward to continuing our son's lesson with Carl."
Benjamin
Took Piano lessons from Carl W.
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"Regina is very patient to beginners and will really take time teaching until she see progress. Being experienced with her craft, she knows children very well and their she works according to their capacity. I recommend her to parents with children just beginning with piano."
Lara
Took Classical Piano lessons from Regina G.
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"Glad Maureen is my daughters music teacher!

My 10 year old daughter started taking piano lessons in the Summer, she is now on her 28th lesson.
The curriculum Maureen has chosen for a beginning pianist has been a wonderful musical journey & very easy for my daughter to follow, along w/her lesson Maureen is also having her learn technics, theory & other music fundamentals to enhance her music skills, my daughter has learned alot already.
We've had to change our schedules on several occassions & she has been wonderful and quite flexible in both teaching music and rescheduling appointments.
She has been a great support to me as a mom who is new to this art & who is learning the disciplines that come along with it.
I trust that what my child is learning from Maureen will hold a lot of substance in her future & I am very satisfied with with the results I'm seeing.
I'm glad to have my daughter continue with these lessons & to watch her evolve as Maureen's student."
Lorrane
Took Piano lessons from Maureen S.
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"Fantastic. She is extremely friendly and supportive. I am looking forward to working with her much more in the future."
Heather
Took Singing lessons from Deborah C.
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"Greg is such a great teacher! I always look forward to my guitar lessons with him. He is really good at explaining the material he gives you to work on and answers questions really well. Definitely a perfect choice for any skill level."
Rebecca
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"fantastic. not only does randy focus on proper vocal technique ,he brings to light the overall picture of a performance and the importance of confidence. never demeaning or arrogant. The perfect coach"
Adam
Took Singing lessons from Randy L.
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"My tween daughter is pretty picky about who she takes music lessons from and she seems to like Reut. Reut is encouraging and my daughter has improved noticeably with the first few lessons."
Willa
Took Trumpet lessons from Reut R.
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"Mr. Lee tutored me privately in the violin for a very reasonable price, as well as instructed my orchestra. He was very attentive, patient, and drew on a variety of good basic teaching books which, in combination with his instruction, helped me learn a lot."
Corrine
Took Violin lessons from Yoon Jae L.
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"My 9 year old daughter started singing lessons with Stephanie about 3 months ago. She wanted to improve her vocal range as a hobby, since she and her friends love to Karaoke. In this short period of time, not only had her singing improved, but she is now much more poised, confident, and has great breathing and projection in her normal speaking as well. Stephanie has been wonderful in making this process so easy and enjoyable. Her private studio is cozy and accommodating. My daughter looks forward to her lessons every week. We highly recommend her."
Nick
Took Singing lessons from Stephanie H.
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"Tanisha is friendly, knowledgeable, listens and gears each lesson for each individual student. I really enjoyed our first lesson."
Dyane
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tanesha M.
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