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About Kelly G.

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Chicago, IL

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About Kelly
First Opera instructor to Laura Bretan, America's Got Talent 2016 GOLDEN Buzzer winner and youngest Opera Star.

I feel there is a great deal of talent in the youth of today, and that it is my job to provide a knowledge and understanding of how to best use that talent. I try my best to provide a comfortable atmosphere to help my students to develop, refine and heighten their talents. I love to teach performance techniques in voice, music, dance, and various other fine arts activities. I have been an aspiring performer my entire life and have enjoyed every learning experience I have come across. It is because of this that I feel I can help you reach your full potential. It is my goal to share my passion for performing arts with others so that they might become excited about their potential and future. I hope to empower others with t
he knowledge of using there instrument properly and efficiently so that they may utilize their talents to their fullest potential. Through lessons with me my students will enjoy and flourish in using their talents and become confident in doing so. Both learning and performing should be fun and exciting and that is what my students should know, that I am here to have fun and to help you embrace your natural talents and use them with ease and comfort.
What sets me apart from other teachers at Take Lessons?
Well, I am here to help you find how you learn best and what you feel most comfortable with. You will learn about yourself, your emotions, what makes you who you are, and your goals. Once we find that, we will use that to bring out your strengths and help you thrive in all areas of your life.
My training includes, but is not limited to;
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Sherman Oaks, CA- Fitness and Group Instructor Certification and Personal Training
Act One Studios, Chicago IL- Acting, and On-Camera, Commercial Techniques, Film and TV
Visceral Dance Center, Chicago IL- Modern, Tap, Jazz
Ruth Page Dance Center, Chicago IL- Ballet, Jazz, Pilates
Lou Conte Dance Studio, Chicago IL- Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Pilates, and Yoga
Oakland University, Rochester MI – Integrated Studies of Music, Theatre, and Dance, B.A.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI & Flint MI- Music Education, Dance , Vocal Performance, and Acting
Major studies and supplemental continued education in Health and Wellness, Nutritional implementation and lifestyle coaching.
Also, a professional athlete and fitness model with Ultimate Fitness Events Ontario, Canada.

Though I am your teacher, instructor, coach and I am also a fellow performer. I understand that everyone learns differently and I try to take various approaches to help the student get the most out of each lesson. I encourage my students to be open and honest with me about each aspect or their lesson so that we can, together, tailor a lesson plan that best fits each individual.

I am also CPR/AED certified- this is just one way to make sure your child or you are safe while taking lessons while me.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are designed to better the performances and techniques of a singer, dancer, or actor.
Techniques such as breathing, diction, pitch, tone, posture, rhythm, smoothness, and stage presence will be practiced. I do my best to develop lessons that are tailored to each student based on their individual needs. Lessons start simply with gentle vocal exercises based on humming and open vowel sounds. Each student can expect to be challenged through exciting a stimulating exercises. I also teach techniques to improve posture, poise and vocal performance. I enjoy using simple scales to improve pitch and volume while also working on clarifying the students voice. A students performance, whether they aspire to be a performer, teacher, or just enjoy performing should have a positive self portrait of themselves. We will work on building confidence so we as performers can take pride in ourselves and what we represent. My students are expected to practice outside of the lesson. I also encourage them to keep a practice journal of when and how long they have practiced. It helps the students to trouble shoot areas of their performance and take the opportunity to ask questions during the next lesson.
My students and I will strive to
- To develop an understanding of basic music theory.
- To take responsibility for their musical and vocal growth.
- To reach for improvement and not perfection.
- To work on the memorization of a performance.
- To try their hardest with each lesson.
- To come to each lesson with an idea of what they would like to achieve.
- To constantly sing correct pitches and rhythms in all songs/performances.
- To practice correct posture and breathe support.
Most importantly,
- To enjoy their performance and learn to embrace the natural talents they are given.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I work from a loft apartment, consisting of an area next to computer with a home recording studio area for music and keyboard. There is also seating for parents if they desire to attend lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I highly suggest the student have their own keyboard/piano. I do have a keyboard and music along with theory books and lesson plans, but would expect a quiet work environment for the student to pay attention.

*** Specialties ***
In dance I am well educated in every area but my strengths include: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Modern.
In vocal performance and technique: Opera, Musical theater, Lyric Soprano and Alto
Music: Classical, Contemporary, Rock, Pop, Christian, Country, R&B, Hip Hop
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Junie May 7, 2018
· Ballet · In studio
My 5 year old daughter has become a stronger dancer with Ms. Kelly as she builds up for her recital. We are truly lucky to find such a dedicated and talented teacher.
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Tracey January 3, 2016
· Singing · In studio
I was very lucky to have found Kelly. I had always dreamed of having artistic talent but I am not a naturally good singer. Within two years, I have gone from singing in the shower to having developed to stage performance. Kelly has taught me so much from the artistic expression of singing to the mechanics of turning my voice into an instrument. She has an incredible ability to listen to my voice and pinpoint the exact adjustment I need to make it sound great. She's such a fun person to be around that I always look forward to my next lesson. Her positive attitude and approach is also a testament to her high level of professionalism. She provides feedback that is positive. but also helps me improve She is the perfect combination of teacher and coach and I would highly recommend her for anyone interested in singing.
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Linda D. January 1, 2016
· Acting · In studio
Kelly has been my 15 year old son's acting instructor for the past three years. Kelly's broad knowledge of acting techniques coupled with her engaging and fun teaching style was a BIG win for my son's self-confidence. Kelly's can do attitude and positive outlook is contagious. She inspires you to want to improve your craft; having fun in the process. Kelly taught my son techniques that are useful in all aspects of communication; skills he can take into his adult life. I would recommend Kelly to anyone who is interested in acting, improv, public speaking or an overall tune up on how to read and respond to social situations. Thanks Kelly!
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Kelly G.

Kelly G.

Chicago, IL 60622
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About Sarah F.

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Mishawaka, IN

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About Sarah
Hi! My name is Sarah and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students achieve their goals and better themselves. I'm an upbeat and genuine person with a teaching style that is tailored to you. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!
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Elenna S. August 14, 2018
· Flute · Online
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Elizabeth M. April 17, 2018
· Yoga · Online
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shilpa March 26, 2018
· Flute · Online
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Sarah F.

Sarah F.

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About Austin Y.

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Milpitas, CA
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About Austin
Hello! My name is Austin, and my personal life motto is: doing my best to help others realize and reach their best! I have been teaching a number of topics ranging from music, fitness, to technology, writing, and religious texts for over 7 years. Over these years, I have also worked a myriad of jobs to receive invaluable experience as well as learn how to interact with all kinds of people.

It has always been my deep passion and true joy to journey along with someone who is simply willing to learn the many gifts that life has for us to enjoy! I am currently studying for my masters at Western Seminary, interning at a church in Milpitas, and a certified teacher here at TakeLessons.

Time and time again, I have come to realize that life is about serving, teaching, and loving others with what we already have; teaching is such a simple y
et profound way to practice this!

I look forward to doing my best in order to help you realize, reach, and ultimately relish your best!

Best regards,

Austin Ying
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Neha S. March 27, 2017
· Volleyball · In studio
I am an adult and absolute beginner in volleyball and was looking to learn some basics and Austin did a great job of teaching me.
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Samuel February 25, 2017
· Weight Loss · Online
It was a treat to have Austin guide me toward my personal goals of losing weight while gaining muscle. He displayed constant knowledge and patience. I really enjoyed each session and have learned a great deal from him! Really great tutor to have!!!
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· Acoustic Guitar · In home
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Austin Y.

Austin Y.

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About Rush F.

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Chicago, IL

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I'm hoping to get to work with students who want to dive right into mastering their camera and all it has to offer, whether we're shooting on film or digital, both of which I can offer instruction in. Learning to be in absolute control of your camera and how your settings will affect your photos is key to creating your images & making sure they come out exactly the way you envision them. Our time together will be a full immersion into light-writing. Over the years, I have had approximately 4 years of cumulative formal instruction on the subject, and have been freelancing since 2011, for events such as weddings, anniversaries, baby/bridal showers, graduation and engagement photos, live concerts, and just about anything else you can think of. Previously a Photography student of Daytona State College in Florida, I made the move up to Chicago
in 2015, and am currently studying at Harold Washington College. In the spring I will graduate with my Art Studio AFA. I genuinely look forward to any time spent with someone with a desire to hone their craft, and hope to bring more inspiration to those wanting to bring forth their vision. Aside from photography, I also teach a handful of other subjects that you or someone else may be interested in!
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Charlotte C. January 24, 2018
· Photography · Online
Rush is really nice and answered all my questions, he gave me tips and tricks, and different kind of photographs I could take. So if you're looking for a photography teacher then you have to give Rush a shot!
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Marcela Z. January 12, 2018
· Photography · Online
Really helpful.
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Miguel D. December 3, 2017
· Photography · In studio
Rush is awesome! He broke down the camera into easy-to-understand steps and focused on areas I was struggling with. I learned a lot in a very short amount time.
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Rush F.

Rush F.

Chicago, IL 60608
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$20 / 30-min

About Michael C.

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Orland Park, IL

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About Michael
I’m a PGA teaching professional teaching golf since 1990. Owner of Players Elite Golf Academy where we develop golfers into players. I teach adults and juniors all levels. Specialize in juniors who looking to play competitive golf and those looking to play collegiate golf.
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Leo November 8, 2017
· Golf · In studio
This junior golf instructor is an expert in the things he teaches his students. Great techniques and amazing skills. I highly recommend his assistance to anyone looking for professional help.
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Ken November 8, 2017
· Golf · In studio
Going to the academy at silver lake not knowing what to expect. Wow after one lessons I lowered my score by 5 strokes. Spent the summer with the Players Elite Academy, I went from a 14 handicap down to a 6. Great instructor amazing with te video I was able to see my improvements...
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Michael C.

Michael C.

Orland Park, IL 60462
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About Angelica L.

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Chicago, IL

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About Angelica
I have always believed that the earth provides us with what we need at the right time. After building my own practice in Chicago I decided to complete my 200 Hour teacher training at Core Power Yoga. Yoga teaches me how to breathe through the difficult times, how to listen to my body, yoga reminds me to surrender, forgive, and encourages me to accept change. Yoga transformed my life and constantly reminds me to be kind to myself, but most importantly to be bold and brave. Yoga is the reason Curvy Chick Yoga is no longer a dream, but a reality.
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Carmela H. March 8, 2018
· Yoga · In home
Angelica is the best!

Im not just saying this for fluff. I myself, am a Physical Therapist, and booked Angelica to help me recover from a shoulder injury.

This lady knows her stuff! I appreciate most that she goes above and beyond, and makes sure that your yoga session is tailored to your needs. I would book her in a heartbeat, anytime!
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Ryan February 17, 2018
· Yoga · In home
Wow!! It was my first time doing yoga (my fiancee made me do it, LOL). I really enjoyed this class with Angelica. She made me feel very comfortable. She was supportive and helped me get into positions when I struggled. I would definitely take another class with her.
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Candace February 17, 2018
· Yoga · In home
She is patient and attentive to your needs. She is flexible and will modify moves if needed. I am a plus size woman and I had never done yoga before. I wanted something that could help me continue healing after a severe back injury and Angelica at CurvyChick Yoga designed a workout that was sensitive to my needs and still challenged me. I will definitely be a repeat client.
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Angelica L.

Angelica L.

Chicago, IL 60616
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$40 / 45-min

About Brittni T.

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Villa Park, IL
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About Brittni
My name is Brittni T. I gave a passion for teaching people how to dance. I work with your schedule, and I relate to you and your learning style. I teach quality lessons for a low rate. I love to see progress in my students.
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Brittni T.

Brittni T.

Villa Park, IL 60181
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$70 / 60-min

About Kayla S.

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Chicago, IL
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About Kayla
I have been a Varsity High School Cheerleading coach for 5 years. I absolutely love the sport and helping athletes grow! I enjoy working on all technical skills that will help ensure that the athlete gains flexibility, tight motions, strong cores, and all the other necessary techniques on the IHSA rubric. Feel free to message me with any questions!
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Kayla S.

Kayla S.

Chicago, IL 60653
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$34 / 30-min

About Pierre P.

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Chicago, IL
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About Pierre
Over 10 years of experience in the Fitness/Sports Industry, Management, Customer service and mentoring/supervising children of all ages; A unmatched passion for sports and inspiring the youth. Very active community member and leader.
Professional Basketball playing experience and training & Successful Basketball Coach/Trainer and Referee.
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Pierre P.

Pierre P.

Chicago, IL 60654
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$34 / 30-min

About Cesar R.

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Austin, TX
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About Cesar
Hello, my name is Cesar and i offer many fitness related classes and courses.
I have 5 years of bodybuilding and teaching others.
I taught a few students at UTA, and i helped them lose weight and achieve their goals in fitness.
On the side i enjoy playing video games as well.

I started my journey in South Korea while i was still in the military so if you’re looking for a strict coach that will keep you in check then i’m 100% your guy.
On the other hand i’m also very laid back so if you just want to learn a couple of things and get some meal prep guidance or workout routine i can do that too and let you do things your way.
I’m available 24/7 so if you’re someone that prefers working out in the middle of the night i promise you it’s no problem. I work from home so i’m usually up until about 4-5am.

Anyways , i hope you pick me so i can w
ork with you and help you reach your fitness goals!
Thank you!
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Cesar R.

Cesar R.

Online
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$34 / 20-min

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