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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
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Kelvin L.

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If you’re interested in learning photography – congratulations! Photography is a fun, practical hobby as well as an exciting career. Although learning photography does take a little patience, the rewards are certainly worth it. So, let’s start with the benefits of why you should learn photography.

- The ability to record special events like a child’s birthday, graduation or the family’s vacations with clear, focused well composed photographs.

- Never missing a picture of a special moment because you were searching for the right button or dial.

- Taking photos that you and your loved ones will enjoy displaying on your wall. By capturing your special memories in pictures, you can have a way to document and pass on these memories to future generations.

- Communicating through your photographs. A picture really is worth a thousand words! You can capture an expression that says it all. Or as we've seen in magazines like Time and National Geographic, you can shoot photographs ...

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Michele K.
Kelvin is a wonderful instructor! He is very patient, personable, and seems very passionate about what he does. I highly recommend Kelvin!
Chris H.
Great guy!! Very intelligent
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Tarin B.

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North Aurora, IL
Starting at $50
  • Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
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Tarin B.

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I am currently working in the industry as a freelance photographer as well as a retail staff photographer. I have been photographing for 6+ years now. My focus is people! Portraiture I focus on includes weddings, headshots, lifestyle, fashion, and photojournalism/documentary. My main love is storytelling. I believe if you have a medium such as photography, storytelling is not only fitting - but also necessary. I will teach you how to create a story with lighting, techniques, angles, posing, and context. We will be able to focus on our sitter and bring out the most authentic imagery that fits them and you as an artist.

About Tarin

I am a daydreamer, storyteller, and artist. I am a chaser of light, adventure, and the little things in life. I am a collector of all things quirky, antique, and vintage. Tarin has been photographing since 2012. Specializing in portrait imagery with a photojournalistic feel, Tarin has created mul

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Tarin is an amazing teacher. Having never done anything related to photography she taught me how to use a camera and adjust the settings correctly very quickly. She is very professional and knowledgeable.
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Ray K.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • BFA Design from Abilene Christian University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Ray K.

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Hi, I am Ray. Painting with me is fun and positive with constructive critique. I have worked with ages 9 to 25 year olds. I really enjoy helping someone find their style through painting. I work with each individual to hone their skills in their chosen medium.

I teach the importance of experimenting with techniques and style and color. It's important to create lots of work and not focus too long on one piece. You can always come back to a work, but do so later as you have improved with your skills and muscle memory of techniques.

Everyone is capable of painting. It is only a matter of practice and the right instruction.

About Ray

I am a professional painter and artist. I graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Design as well earned my Master of Fine Arts from Michigan State University in Design. Painters can expect to improve week to week with my guidance. Every painter has a natural

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CD H.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hello! I have been a children’s book and games illustrator for over 25 years. I opened my art studio 8 years ago where I teach beginning/intermediate and advanced painting lessons. We paint animals(sometimes funny and whimsical animals, awesome landscapes such as views from Paris, beaches, the night sky, sunrises/sunsets and much, much more! I am a person that likes to have fun during my online art lessons and you will get to meet my two baby Geckos! I’ll see you there!

About CD

Hello future CD’s Art Studio Fans! I think you will be so happy about the pictures you will paint with me! I will take you step by step teaching you blending and different brush strokes to achieve our goal. I am a person that likes to have fun during my lessons. You will also get to meet my two ne

Joseph B.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Ranlet Award First Prize Winner from Rochester Philharmonic Women's Legue
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Joseph B.

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I am a published photographer, a professional musician with an international acclaim and a published writer.

The reason all of these arts are synergistic together is because they are all about the inner vision and the capture of something magical. This magic is invisible to these who pass by in a rush.

Photography has been a love of mine since childhood as I took images with a fully manual camera in black and white without a range finder or auto focus lens. I still love the visceral experience.

My published photographs both on line as well as in galleries have been met with approval both in the media as well as by the established authorities. The director of Eastman House has picked one of my larger images of nature as one of his favorites. My specialty is street photography and the expressive moments of animals interacting with people. I do like portraiture which has been selected as an honorable win by photographic associations and printed in concert programs for ...

About Joseph

~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Jull

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Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about speaking, listening, vocals, etc.

He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.

I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.
Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Mingla C.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Thai
  • MA in Environmental Education from Goshen College
  • Teaches Beginner
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Mingla C.

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- Knowing your equipment
- Portrait, landscape, wildlife, products photography
- Photo Composition
- Lighting
- Secrets to get likes on social media

About Mingla

Being encouraging and developing positive attitude towards a particular subject are my teaching secrets.

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Emma
Very informative and patient, willing to go over whatever you need however many times you want.
Saba A.
Great first lesson! Mingla is a patient teacher and gives clear instructions.
Jintanat A.
I am Thai and although I speak Thai to my children (ages 12 yrs and 9 yrs old), they refused to answer in Thai. Mingla has formed a great rapport with them and they have already made excellent progress after just a few lessons. I highly recommend Mingla.

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"There are many people out there that can teach you to snap a picture, but Sandra will help you learn the process of how to create a photograph. That is her strength, along with a gentle touch and her vast experience of working with some of the best photographers in the business. I strongly recommend you reach out to her if you wish to become a better photographer.

I had the great opportunity to work with Sandra. As my photo coach and editor, her insightful suggestions to the way I was approaching my work helped me sharpen my photographic skills and storytelling. Working with Sandra was all about honing my strengths as a photographer but also opening my eyes to other possibilities of storytelling and the craft of photography that helped me overcome my inexperience when creating a photograph."
Michael
Took Photography lessons from Sandra E.
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"Melissa was a great teacher. She was clear, patient, and provided the right amount of instruction. She provided very interesting information about the subject. I really enjoyed the lesson and will continue."
Diana
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Melissa M.
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"My family purchased photography lessons with Julie for me as a birthday present and I had a fantastic experience. Since I am mostly interested in bird and wildlife photography, Julie was kind enough to meet me at a local birding "hotspot" in Irvine and in an hour my skills improved tremendously with her assistance. No more over/underexposed shots, MUCH better detail in my photos and I learned to read and utilize a histogram properly. Highly, highly recommend.

Note: This site does not have an option for "outside location" so I was forced to select "Teacher's Location", but Julie was willing to meet me at a location I proposed."
Kelly
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"FIRST LESSON, VERY GOOD. JULE IS ORGANIZED AND HAS A PLAN OF ACTION FOR ME BEING A FIRST TIME STUDENT"
Edwin
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Great teacher and lots of information to use again"
Ann
Took Abstract Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Really good teacher, easy to follow. Straight to the point and knows how to keep it light (fun with no pressure) would highly recommend and plan to go again :)"
Rylan
Took Drawing lessons from Sharron J.
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"Learned a lot, looking forward to another class."
Amanda
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Julie's instruction reaffirmed what minute knowlege I had in the operation of my Canon SLR. What I did learn was various uses of the "Memu" and "buttons" on the camera. Overall, hopefully this will assist in me becoming a better photographer thus enhancing my photos."
Michael Chiaramonte
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"My daughter was comfortable and enjoyed her first lesson. We will definitely continue!"
Dove
Took Drawing lessons from Sandy K.
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"Julie takes the time to teach new concepts and continues to challenge me. She also helps me apply and practice what I am learning. She is very knowledgable in the many areas of photography and has a lot of experience. I always enjoy my tutoring sessions with Julie!"
Dana
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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