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Blake C.

26 Reviews
Lowell, IN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1984
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Blake C.

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I teach all styles of steel string acoustic guitar from the basics to advanced fingerstyle techniques.

About Blake

My passion for guitar and music has been alive as long as I can remember. Don't get me wrong, guitar and I had our ups and downs. Serious issues! At times guitar was stubborn and difficult. In fact, while attending the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago on the Presidential Scholarship in Cl

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Blake not only knows his stuff but he also knows how to teach. Phenomenal teacher.
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Farobag C.

42 Reviews
Orland Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Music, English, French, Gujarati
  • Awarded 2004 Excellence in Performing Arts or Literature from FEZANA
  • 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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Andreas - Marianna P.
Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
Anginetta
Very good instructor
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Jarod G.

39 Reviews
Frankfort, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jarod G.

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Berklee College of Music student who majored in Electronic Music Production & Sound Design, as well as Music Business. I was also mentored by a platinum selling producer. Most recently I was working as the audio engineer and studio manager for the rapper Twista. I love helping others and giving back the knowledge I have in music. I grew up classically trained on the clarinet. I can help you take your career to the next level by understanding audio, mixing, production, mastering, and more.

About Jarod

I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a dual major in Electronic Music Production & Sound Design, as well as Music Business. I actually learned from this site in the past and it taught me so much about music and production. I discovered the joy of giving back and teaching, and would love

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Colleen S
Jarod knows how to make his clients feel welcome in his studio, he is productive with his time, gives very helpful feedback during recording, and I look forward to future in studio sessions with him.
James B
If you can get a lesson with Jarod, you must! He's a true musician - it's in his blood, AND he can teach like a rockstar!
Salina
This guy loves what he's teaching, and it shows in his extra, added attention to our lessons each week. He definitely gives more than expected during each lesson. I would recommend Jarod for his knowledge base, industry experience, and passion for his craft.
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Felicia A.

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

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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
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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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Arnell B.

10 Reviews
Park Forest, IL
Starting at $28
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
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Arnell B.

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* I welcome students of all ages.
* Use variety of methods choosing what is best suited to the
student's learning style and proficiency goals.
* My students are given an opportunity to perform in a spring and
winter recital.
* Teach students to read music as well as play by ear if they so desire.
* Combine music theory with lessons.

About Arnell

I've always loved to sing from my earliest remembrance along with a love for the piano and a desire to play. I attended Academy of Our Lady - High School where I took four years of piano as well as vocal instruction. I performed with a group called The Madrigals as a 'high soprano' during those ye

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Michael A.
Arnell is an extremely good, and patient teacher. I highly recommend her.
Richard
Awesome first time lesson experience. Tte boys can't wait for their next lesson!
William
She was very patient and knew just how to get my young sons started and interested.
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Marissa V.

24 Reviews
Midlothian, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Talent Award & Scholarship from Vandercook College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marissa V.

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Opera is such a beautiful genre that I love to sing! As with any student you learn all vocal techniques. Attention to detail is what sets this genre apart so we explore challenging concepts and tools to really help your instrument reach it's fullest potential. We cannot stop at just a good vocal sound however, the full performance is explored from musical tools to acting through the song and staging/gestures.

About Marissa

My musical journey started in high school when my algebra teacher saw me in the hallway, grabbed my hand and brought me to the choir room to sign up for The Sound of Music auditions. To this day I cannot believe my math teacher unknowingly sent me straight down a path that I would walk the rest of

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Kristin
Marissa is amazing. She has been guiding my daughter through improving vocal techniques, building confidence, preparing for auditions, and navigating the ups and downs of life in the performing arts for a few years now. She is a wonderful teacher and mentor.
Michelle
What a dedicated instructor! Cares about her students and goes above and beyond!
Anay
Great and very understanding teacher . My teenage daughter has been going to private classes for years . Every time private class is over she’s singing away .Marissa you truly have made a difference.

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"Lorena is amazing! Exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend."
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"Mya is an awesome instructor! She helped my mom sew a quilt for her great-granddaughter and then wanted to sew another for her new great-grandson but was overwhelmed and unsure how to get started. Mya was nice enough to come over and guide her through the completion. Mya is intuitive and understands right away how to explain the different quilting techniques and sewing machine use. This has brought my mother immense pleasure especially since her limited mobility and pandemic have limited her activities greatly. I will be forever grateful."
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"Erin is very knowledgable about crocheting , smart, and pleasant. I got what I wanted to learn about out of this lesson. Gauge & Learning how to read a pattern."
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"Dawn was wonderful. I had a laptop issue and she called to see if everything was okay. She explained everything in detail. She is very patient. I can see myself taking more classes from her in the future."
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Took Sewing lessons from Dawn Z.
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