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Bill D.

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

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I have a lot of experience in both preparing and winning auditions. My students have gone on to win orchestra openings, and military band positions.

About Bill

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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Vera S.

3 Reviews
Winnetka, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, Serbian, French, Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • BM Violin and Pedagogy from Illinois Wesleyan University
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Vera S.

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Being able to create music is an integral part of the human condition as it helps us express and understand an exceedingly wide range of human emotion. Teaching how to do it has therefore always been my greatest passion and having been privileged with the guidance of great pedagogues in the past, it is my ambition to pass that invaluable knowledge and skill on to aspiring musicians. I am certain that every person (no matter what age) has vast potential and it is my duty as a teacher to extract those talents and nurture creativity. Guiding students to find a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationship to music will encourage them to not only be exceptional artists, but also human beings. It is essential to cater to each student individually helping each one find the right practice strategies, technical studies, repertoire, and most importantly, their own musical identity. My goal is not simply to develop skill, but to teach students how to teach themselves, find their ...

About Vera

Originally from Belgrade, Vera moved to Chicago at the age of two and started her first violin lessons at age of seven with the renowned pedagogue, Dr. Milton Goldberg who worked with Shinichi Suzuki on developing the most prominent Suzuki method for violin. Thereafter, she rapidly evolved into an

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After reading through a large number of teacher profiles, something about Vera's background, experience, and teaching philosophy made me decide to reach out for lessons, and I am extremely happy that I did, as I look forward to each lesson.

Vera has been absolutely great to work with, and if you are looking for a teacher who will challenge you, and be tough and direct when necessary, but also offer empathy and support to help you grow and learn to the best of your ability, then I highly recommend Vera.
Ramon Kelly
Excellent first lesson. I learned some important basics to get me started and I am looking forward to my next lesson.
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
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Phil C.

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I teach every student the technical skills and applied theory necessary to work in any contemporary style on guitar. I use the "Be better than you have to be" approach. Want to be the best on a bad day? Be better than your chosen style requires. I studied classical and jazz in order to excel at rock, folk and blues.
You will learn to read music and charts for guitar, as well as movable scale patterns, movable chord forms, and how to apply it all to master the fretboard.
Have you hit a road block? I can help. Are you brand new and want to be sure you understand the instrument completely? I can help.

About Phil

UPDATE: I'M FULLY VACCINATED, BUT STILL FOLLOW COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES. IN-PERSON LESSONS ARE IN FULL SWING. I ALSO DO ONLINE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART GEAR. MY NEW SPACE IS OPEN IN THE FLAT IRON ARTS BUILDING IN CHICAGO'S POPULAR WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD. I STILL DO ONE DAY IN MY HOME STUDIO

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very helpful
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Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Yuexin C.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Cantonese, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Chinese, English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School
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Yuexin C.

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I am a detail-oriented and clear thinker who is passionate about teaching Math.

About Yuexin

Hi! I am a graduate student at the University of Chicago studying Digital Humanities. I studied Comparative Literature and Music as an undergraduate student at Colorado College. I am from Shenzhen, China, and moved to the U.S. when I was 18. I play the banjo, do all forms of arts, and have an un

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Sadie B.
Great first lesson with my 7 year old daughter, She was very patient with her expanding the 4 tones of speaking mandarin....we have another lesson tomorrow :)
Victoria H.
It was amazing she is great.
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Michael D.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael D.

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Hi! My name is Michael D. and I have been teaching voice lessons and singing professionally for about 7 years now. I use a wholistic method (using breath techniques and the natural speaking voice) to liberate students' unique and special vocal qualities, and have learned how to train singers to sing in any genre, from classical and opera to broadway, pop and jazz. Send me a message and let's talk!!

About Michael

I am a professional singer, pianist and voice teacher based in northern Illinois. I attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where I earned a bachelor's degree in music education as well as bachelor's and master's degrees in vocal performance. Since graduating from IU, I have sung

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Luke
Very knowledgeable and understanding
Elias M.
My son is the one actually taking the lessons, and he's been quite happy with his experience with Michael.
Wil
Very smart, clear with explaining vocal technique, and personable.
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Jeremy K.

27 Reviews
Lake Forest, IL
Starting at $60
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches 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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Angela
Jeremy is awesome! So patient, knowledgeable, and naturally empathetic. I am so excited he is my teacher and I feel I learned so much even though it's just my first lesson.
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Took Jazz Dancing lessons from Jordan W.
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Vandi E.
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"Dan was respectful while consistently pushing us to challenge ourselves and find more in each moment. He was very open to ideas and was a team player. Overall, i’d Definitely recommend him to anyone."
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Took Acting lessons from Daniil K.
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"Kelsey is amazing. She delivers honest, very helpful feedback and helps you evolve through your lessons. She has a great energy. If you can work with her, I highly recommend it!"
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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Kelsey J.
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Took Acting lessons from Kristin H.
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"Very attentive, kind and understanding."
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Took Voice Acting lessons from Rebecca L.
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"With only one lesson my daughter has already shown improvement! Really put her at ease and was very kind and patient. Knows how to bring out best in her student. Very impressive"
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Took Acting lessons from Vandi E.
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