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Jesus G.

Chicago, IL

About Jesus

Jesus Garcia has more than 15 years experience teaching piano and 5 years teaching the Suzuki piano method, with dozens of his students playing successfully in recitals, competitions, and auditions around the Chicago area.

He completed his Masters of Music in Piano Performance with a scholarship from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Il. Renowned Mexican pianist Jorge Federico Osorio and Dr. Ludmila Lazard were his advisers and professors. In addition, during his program at Roosevelt University, Jesus took a course aimed at developing figure base and harpsichord performance with Dr. David
Schrader.

In 2012 he was certified piano Suzuki teacher by the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Mr. Garcia performs solo recitals and lieder by Rachmaninoff, Shubert, and Schumann with his wife the soprano Darina Assenova in festivals such as “Shubertiade”, which is organized by Pianoforte Foundation in Chicago and Make Music Chicago.

He often performs in Cultural Festivals in Mexico and United Sates, and has performed with major orchestras as a soloist and as an accompanist.

All his piano students are active as performers. Jesus always encourages them to perform in public, looking for piano festivals, competitions, recitals, auditions and any opportunities where they can showcase their talent. His students have been accepted in pre-college music schools in Chicago.

*** Lesson Details ***
I focus on the basic piano technique skills when I start with a new student, it includes good posture of the body, good hand shape, firm fingertips, loose arm weight, good position of each finger, and flexible wrist. I always look for a rich tone production when playing each key of the keyboard in order to create a beautiful musical discourse throughout the piano piece.

When the student is from 3 to 6 years old I use the Suzuki method. When the student is older than 6 I combine the traditional and Suzuki method having great results with the student's performances.

My Philosophy: All my students learn to play piano in an artistry, confident, and joyful way.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in living room with upright piano, couches, bookshelves, etc. Parents can sit in on lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide copies of some piano works. But I also expect my students to buy their own books and have their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
For beginners I use either the Faber or Thomson method. I can teach the Suzuki method too. I specialize in Classical music, but I can also teach pop music for piano.
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abigail April 16, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jesus was awesome we highly recommend him thanks.
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Silvana I. February 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jesus is a wonderful teacher in all ways. He is extremely knowledgeable and very easy to learn from. He focuses on all parts of piano playing and while he is determined and pushes you, he is not boring and makes the lesson fun.
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Victoria P. October 9, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
Verified Student
Jesus is an excellent teacher in every way. He is personable, patient, flexible and has great rapport with my daughter. I feel very lucky to have found such a wonderdul teacher.
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Jesus G.

Jesus G.

Chicago, IL 60641
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Dan P.

Des Plaines, IL

About Dan

I am a member of the Chichago Northwest Symphony Orchestra. I have been instructing students from kindergarten to high-school all over Chicago area for the past thirteen years. My highest accomplishment is having a high-school sophomore student playing first chair first violin on Chamber Orchestra and third chair first violin in Symphonic Orchestra at Maine Township High School, Park Ridge, Illinois. Other accomplishments are having students prepared for Granquist Memorial Music Competition, Geneva Illinois.

My lessons are always focused on adapting the violin practice to fit the character
of the individual student. Besides learning good violin performance practices, the student will shape up character by developing specific neural pathways that will help in child development as well as overall cognitive activity.

Learning to play violin not only opens the mind for greater understanding of artistic expressions but also adds to the quality of experiencing life more complex otherwise not possible in absence of music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are based on the Suzuki school but adapted for the preferences and/or necessities of the student.

- Warm up exercises
- Quizzing student about difficulties met during practicing in the period between the lessons.
- Assessing the approach of addressing the difficulties while preforming the musical piece under study.
- Explaining how to fix problems and how to approach daily violin practice.
- Musical notions, musical theory.
- Musical notation reading/ Ear development exercises.
- Recap and assignments for next lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Violin, computer, microphones, keyboard, audio interface, speakers.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Car

*** Specialties ***
Violin teaching.
Audio recording and editing.
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Chris R. March 31, 2016
Violin · In studio
I never had a tutor before, so it was difficult for me to choose from the wide arrange of tutors there are. But I think Dan was the right choice. He's very professional and goes far and beyond to help his students understand how certain things are when playing the violin. I would definitely recommend Dan to anyone looking for a violin tutor.
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Deborah L Lovett February 13, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Dan worked wonderfully with our 9 year old son who has trouble focusing. The structure of the lessons was well suited to his needs. Dan was understanding of our son's difficulties. I would highly recommend Dan in terms of patience, expertise, and being able to adapt to the needs of each student.
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Joy January 14, 2016
Violin · In home
Our granddaughter Sydney is taking violin lessons from Dan and is enjoying them. I have spoken with her mother and gotten really good reviews from her.

I am in touch with Dan and have been impressed with his professionalism. I would recommend him to others.
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Dan P.

Des Plaines, IL 60016
(10)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Dan K.

Chicago, IL

About Dan

Versatile, personable, and professional musician and teacher with 15 years of playing experience. Comfortable with all ages and all styles, from classical to jazz to bluegrass and everything in between!
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Rohit B. February 21, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Dan is very friendly and made me feel very comfortable on my first piano class. Looking forward to more lessons from him.
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Parker S. February 2, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
It's only been a few lessons, but so far Dan has been great
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Precious O. February 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Dan is a great teacher. He is very patient and works very hard to help my daughter improve. She is 11 years old and was intermediate before starting with Dan and she is doing great so far. He is also super flexible when it comes to scheduling and I would recommend him to anybody
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Dan K.

Dan K.

Chicago, IL 60660
(11)
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$25 / 30-min
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Jon N.

Skokie, IL

About Jon

Jon N. was born and raised in Mexico City and is proudly an American citizen. He has been performing since the age of three, on several instruments, studying music since fourteen, and still takes lessons to this day. What's not to love?

He is proud to teach at all levels, including many professional musicians with master’s degrees, adult beginners, and of course, kids of all ages between 8 and 75.

They are encouraged to select the music they want to learn, so we have worked on classical music and original compositions, which I also coach, jazz, blues, pop, rock, the Great American Songb
ook, reggae, seven different kinds of Jewish music, and other ethnic music from all over the globe.

Frequently the younger students will request a tune I've never heard, but I magically transform the MP3 into a handwritten score at the student's level. Example, one of my adult beginners wanted to play the big symphonic poem Scheherazade, and I wrote out the main tunes for easy piano.
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Ellen Bero March 6, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I have had 4 piano lessons with Jon so far and he has been great. I just signed up to continue with him and I really look forward to my weekly lesson with him.

He's always very positive and encourages me to be positive too. He's also very responsive to my needs, helping me to concentrate and giving me beautiful music that I really enjoy and can work with.

I heartily recommend Jon. He's a very capable teacher, and a kind, considerate person.
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Eric January 20, 2016
Piano · In studio
I would just like to present the rest of the music world to Mr. John Novi. This gentleman has been nothing but stellar in his methods of teaching me how to be a better piano player and composer. I have never felt more confident in myself than after the first lesson I had from him. I advise anyone and everyone who has any second thoughts about him to throw them out the window and dive head first in lessons with him. You will never be in more qualified hands than his.
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Kate September 22, 2015
Piano · In studio
I’ve only recently begun taking piano lessons, but I can already tell that Jon Novi is the kind of teacher who sees limitless potential in his students. His enthusiasm buoys me even when I think I’ve messed up a song, and encourages me to try again.

Also his piano skills are on point, and he does a good job of explaining how to read a score and the mechanics of playing the piano.

Beyond piano know-how, though, I would argue that it is Jon Novi’s zest for teaching that makes me glad I’m taking lessons with him. You won’t regret it.
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Jon N.

Skokie, IL 60077
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Erik L.

Chicago, IL

About Erik

Learning music is about more than scales, chords, and theory. I've gone through many guitar teachers and often I felt like they sent me away from each lesson with a sheet of homework and no method of integrating it into my playing. It frustrated me to think that I was being metaphorically taught the dictionary when I really wanted to be a writer!

When I think about the greatest guitar players I've ever heard. I certainly wasn't the scales or chords they used that struck me, it was their effortlessness!

Using methods I have learned from Sam Mosching and Kenny Werner, I teach students how
to grow as musicians, not just become a music theory textbook. I start with what the students goals are first, and then map out how to achieve them. This is accomplished through study of usual topics such as intervals, song structure, soloing, left and right hand technique, and chord construction, but it reaches far into much neglected topics of tone, critical listening, basic repair, and communication with other musicians.

The styles I know best are Rock, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Folk and Pop.

About Me:
Music is a serious passion of mine. For about 10 years, I have written songs, sang, played guitar, and worked as a Recording Engineer. Every day when I wake up, the first thing I reach for is the guitar.

When I first listened to Eric Clapton, I knew I had to pick up the guitar. I obsessively studied everything I could get my hands on about Rock and Roll in all its incarnations. I soon branched out into learning about Jazz, Latin, Folk, Bluegrass, and many other styles. It didn't take long before I realized there was a commonality in all music, and that styles were meant to be blended and experimented with.

While learning on my own, I fell into many bad habits that numerous musicians have at all skill levels. It took me a long time to overcome them and I vowed to start teaching to help others avoid them.

Currently, I play out 3 times a week at Underground Wonderbar, AliveOne, and Lokal. I play, sing, and write songs in Bellweather Labs and Slowbots.
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Chris April 22, 2016
Guitar · Online
My son is almost 14 and although he's always had the option to pick up instruments from his school he's never felt any interest until he started guitar this year. His teacher (while great at what he does with the competitive bands) sees the guitar as more of a laid back course and my son was getting frustrated with how much time was going into learning nothing. Well, that all changed with the first lesson with Erik. Erik is laid back but invested in helping his students get what they want out of lessons while also letting them get a little head start to really fuel that passion for music that can keep you coming back to playing for years. Tommy (my son) felt like his interest and opinions are heard and is excited that he's already learned more in his first lesson with Erik than he had in 2 courses of guitar at his school!

I was also thrilled with the speed and quality feedback I got from Erik when I asked about guitars to look into purchasing for Tommy to have at home (school doesn't allow students to bring them home) for actual practice time and just general enjoyment of learning new music. Thanks to Erik I got a great started instrument at a really good deal that should last until my son want's to buy himself a more expensive model. I can't wait to see how far Tommy takes the guitar with a teacher who is technical and yet remembers music is about enjoyment.
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Nicole Pasquale March 11, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Erik is patient and really takes the time to structure a plan to help you reach your goals. It is clear from the moment you meet him that he is extremely passionate about guitar on both a personal and instructional level. I would highly recommend his lessons to anyone looking to learn guitar or expand their existing skill set.
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Justin January 1, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
He was very nice and patient.
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Erik L.

Erik L.

Chicago, IL 60626
(4)
starting at
$25 / 60-min

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