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Jeremy K.

33 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
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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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Hiro H.

19 Reviews
Mundelein, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaching since 2013
  • 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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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Mundelein, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
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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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Kelly N.

13 Reviews
Round Lake, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Costume Design & Technology (MFA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Kelly N.

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Kelly has an MFA in Costume Design and Technology. She has been sewing for more than 20 years and takes a project based approach to teaching sewing. Classes are tailored (pun intended!) to your skill level and interests so you'll never get bored! Lessons are offered in your home (she is fully vaccinated against Covid-19) or online so you can work on your own equipment and with your own tools. Kelly's lessons are individualized to what you want to learn and move at whatever pace you need.

About Kelly

I have been sewing for more than 20 years and take a practical approach to learning sewing. I like to have students start with a project that is going to be achievable. If you've never sewn before we usually start with something simple (pillowcase, pajama pants) and then work up to more and more com

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Monica C.
Very helpful answered all my questions help me realize good patterns and bad patterns went above and beyond explaining and sharing resources excellent teacher would definitely recommend and would go to classes again
Justin
Kelly is great! Very knowledgeable and a lot of fun.
Nicole G.
Kelly did a great job showing me how to thread a sewing machine and load a bobbin, and get started on my first project. She has excellent cameras to show you close ups of her machine and to demonstrate what she is doing.
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Teresa L.

20 Reviews
Ingleside, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, English
  • Bachelors's Degree in Music Education from College of Dupage Associate in Arts and Northern IL University
  • Teaching since 1991
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Teresa L.

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Piano is the general instruction of the instrument. I have taught lessons for over 23 years where I have been traveling to the homes.
The students learn not only the general concepts but they also learn Theory which is the understanding of what lies underneath the music itself.
I have an easy going personality with the students learning how to play the piano, but I also want the students to work to their full potential.
The students learn not only the basics of the piano itself, but they also play fun songs, such as popular songs that they know.

About Teresa

I am a graduate of Northern IL University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. I have 22 years of teaching experience where I have traveled to the homes. Students enjoy my passion that I have with the instrument. I started teaching in 1991 and have been teaching several students since t

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Anamaria G.
My 7 year old daughter is excited and playing basic songs after first lesson. Theresa understands what motivates young students and thus they stay interested because they are proud of their progress!
Emilia
We are very happy with out piano teacher. My 7-year old, my husband and myself have been taking lessons with her for several weeks now. Thank you Terri!
Sulochana
Awesome teacher! Thanks to Teresa , my son plays confidently. He has improved his music reading and progressed so much, Teresa is the best.
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Molly M.

274 Reviews
Schaumburg, IL
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian
  • Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance from Millikin University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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"We couldn't have imagined a more excellent instructor for our daughter. Lily has such a kind and pleasant demeanor. She is intelligent, patient, and is literally the best teacher that I have seen work with my daughter.

I give Lily my highest recommendation and always look forward to her coming and teaching my daughter. The relationship that they have formed is invaluable, beyond sewing. We are so appreciative and grateful to her."
Isabel
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"Sonya is a super fun teacher and very knowledgeable. I always have a good time at her lessons and walk away with more sewing skills. She's definitely worth the time and money! I recommend her to anyone who is looking to learn more about sewing and wants to have a good time doing it!"
Mia
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"I can't say best instructor ever, since he was the first I ever had. But he was clear and smart and taught me a great deal in our session. I can't wait to take the second lesson."
Richard Blinkoff
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Marta was very knowledgeable and patient! Her teaching style fits well with my skill set."
Pam Parker
Took Bridge lessons from Marta B.
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"It's like you've got an instructor right by your side! 😄

At first, I was unsure of how online sewing lessons would work out, but if I had the opportunity again, I would definitely sign-up with lessons from Ms. Dawn,
especially if your looking for thorough, well-explained lessons then I would encourage you to sign-up. With the skills that I've learned during these past few weeks, I can now see great improvement in my sewing and it's all thanks to the time and effort put forth by her dedicated instruction. Thank you for reading, and happy sewing!!"
Esther
Took Sewing lessons from Dawn Z.
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"I was timid and shy. I could barely speak English and I had no business using a sewing machine let alone sewing together an original piece.
I found Laura on takelessons and decided to give her a try.
4 lessons later, I'm highly confident. Fluent in english, and I can sew together designer pieces that would make anyone's jaw drop.
Laura is my bastion to success, and I highly highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn."
Christopher
Took Sewing lessons from Laura P.
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"Renee is a fantastic teacher! She is great at what she does and I’m so thankful she was able to teach me. I have two little kids and just grateful about how understanding she was on some of the projects I’m working on. Im impressed with her background in fashion and so excited to put what I learned into practice!"
Heather
Took Sewing lessons from Renee D.
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"The first lesson was just what my son and I were looking for! We look forward to more."
Elliot
Took Sewing lessons from Anne K.
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"Fantastic, I had so much fun with Sonya, she was so patient is very kind and I can’t wait until our next lesson!"
Debbie
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"I know just enough to be dangerous and she was exceptional at helping me find my start."
Rick
Took Knitting lessons from Amy N.
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