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Bill L.

35 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $18
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bill L.

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Self-taught software engineer with experiences in autonomous vehicles, high-frequency trading, and cybersecurity. I am also currently attending a top 10 computer science Masters program at Georgia Tech specializing in machine learning/artificial intelligence.

I know firsthand how difficult it is to learn programming whether you are a total newbie, or trying to change careers, but I have overcame these challenges myself and will guide you to overcome them too. I also have 10 years of tutoring experience to both children and adults alike.

I recommend just starting with a single 15-minute lesson to see if we are good fits for each other and start a roadmap to progress toward your goals! My long-term pricing is negotiable if we work together for an extended time.

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier in my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have! However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. This is where a tutor would come in handy.

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Anthony
My son loves his class! Bill teaches well to my 9 year old, my son understands him, has fun and is learning so much. I couldn't be happier.
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Val K.

41 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, Russian, French, Italian
  • MM Vocal Performance/ Vocal Pedagogy from Roosevelt University
  • Awarded Crescendo Award from Bel Canto Competition, Chicago
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Val K.

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I have been teaching Opera voice since I graduated from Roosevelt and it's been a long and fun journey. I am always happy to coach classical repertoire as it has a special place in my heart. I even used to run an Opera on Tap, a monthly event for young talented singers and also have some great connections in Chicago classical music scene.

About Val

My name is Val and I am an expert in teaching voice. I have been enjoying helping singers and musicians for over 15 years and so very proud to have clients who have already climbed to #1 on Billboard charts and are successfully developing their careers with major labels such as Columbia Records and

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Maurice
Has adapted well to my unorthodox & rebellious learning style.... Definitely feeling the support
Mike N.
I'm a beginner and Val was very patient. He started me out with some great basics for me to practice and enforced that I should make it fun!
Bruce
Awesome experience, very much impressed by Val's knowledge and his kind personality.
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Farobag C.

42 Reviews
Orland Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Music, English, French, Gujarati
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Farobag C.

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Suzuki pedagogy applied for beginners.

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as w

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Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
Anginetta
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Susan M.

9 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $125
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 to 88
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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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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Music Composition and Performance 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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Norman S.
very helpful
Norm
Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Felicia A.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Felicia A.

25 Reviews
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As a sewing instructor, I aim to give beginner and intermediate students the time, attention, and encouragement needed to complete their projects so that they have the best experience possible. My goal is to teach you at your individual pace and level so you are comfortable with your sewing materials and equipment. You will be introduced to the sewing supplies needed at your instructional level such as commercial patterns, sewing kits, sewing machines, and more.

Online students receive a introductory call to discuss project goals and materials needed prior to class.

Look forward to creating with you all!

About Felicia

I learned to sew in Vacation Bible School at my church when I was in 7th grade. I made my first pair of overalls and was on top of the world. That began my love of sewing and all things crafty. Today I love working as a special education teacher. But my first love is teaching beginner and intermedi

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Rachael
Felicia was very helpful in explaining things to me. She is helping me with my projects, answers my questions, and is going to mail materials to me. She has very good input for my projects
Gina
Dana L.
She was comfortable to work with and patient with me as a beginner. She listened to me and wanted to know what my goals were and she has an open door policy meaning I could text or email my questions and she would respond .

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"Haggit was an excellent instructor who gave instructions that were easy to understand for students at all levels. She came to our class well prepared with several different models for us to make and had a great set-up so we could easily see how to make the folds. We really enjoyed our lesson with her and are excited to use our new origami skills!"
Melanie
Took Origami lessons from Haggit S.
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"He is a very friendly teacher. He has taught me a lot. I appreciate him taking his time to teach me new moves. Thank you for teaching me Siddarth. I look forward to future lessons."
Fernando
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Lilly has a lot of patience and extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all my questions."
Cinthia
Took Embroidery lessons from Lily Q.
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"I normally don’t leave reviews, but after gone trough a few mediocre chess teachers, we are so happy we found Sam and I wanted to take a minute to say that Sam is an phenomenal chess teacher, our children( girl and boy, 6 & 9 ) Love his lessons and have grown so much in terms of chess skill level. Sam is very professional, super patient and uses exceptional effective teaching methods. He’s the best chess teacher we have found in south Florida, after years of changing teachers! Thank you Sam!"
Dr. Cedeno
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Morgan was informative, pleasant and easy to understand. I learned a lot."
Vince
Took Hula Hoop lessons from Morgan J.
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"Kyle is very patient with my 8 year old. He was able to identify my child’s weaknesses quickly and begin to quickly improve his skills. I would recommend him as your son or daughters chess coach."
Kannon
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Mrs. Seinn is very patient and tailors the lessons dependent upon your skill level. I started learning from the very first class and created my very first mask. I highly recommend Mrs. Seinn for sewing lessons and I will definitely be a repeat student."
Kizzy
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"We had an excellent first session with Kyle - so much so that my kids wanted the next class right away!"
Meg & Mal
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Siddarth is an excellent chess teacher and an absolute pleasure to work with. I'm learning a great deal in every lesson. I would recommend him to anyone."
William
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Sonya was very helpful and patient!"
Alana
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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