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About Farobag C.

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Orland Park, IL

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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 well, Farobag continues in his capacity as Artistic Advisor to the Baroque Masterplayers, a virtuoso ensemble that concatenates period performance techniques with modern instruments thus creating a unique voice within the realm of 17th and 18th- century repertoire.

A double graduate of the Eastma
n School of Music and the University of Rochester, Farobag studied under Anastasia Jempelis, a pioneer of Suzuki violin pedagogy in the United States. In addition to the Suzuki curriculum, he is also associated with the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program that sets a national standard of musical achievement in various fields.

Befitting his penchant for encouraging artistic interest amongst younger members of his community, Farobag is also the principal conductor of the Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra that offers a unique mixture of young and seasoned professionals sitting side-by-side in a strictly professional setting. Since the year 2000, the ZSO has staged highly successful performances at various venues in Houston, Chicago, and Toronto. A New Year's eve performance in Los Angeles is scheduled for 2014.

Having also taken graduate-level coursework in educational psychology, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Chicago, Farobag offers tutelage in various areas of elementary and secondary education as well as in SAT, ACT and GRE test preparation.

Additionally, as a certified Reiki Master, therapeutic and/or educational sessions are also extended to those who may be inclined to alternative healing techniques.

*** Lesson Details ***
Sheer technique is necessary but insufficient to play an instrument well. Aural skills, that include the study of functional tonality and voice-leading are important factors that impart musicality. This is of great import if the prospective musician wants the audience to truly enjoy his or her performance !

Whether it be the 3 Rs or preparation in the performing arts, a remarkable instructor must go well beyond the subject matter at hand and help imbue the student with a spirit of wonder that, in due time, will foster enthusiasm necessary for excellence.

A child emulates and learns to communicate in his or her mother-tongue through a supporting and nurturing environment. Likewise, a student needs to be sufficiently motivated to embrace learning in a familiar supportive manner.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lesson take place in the living room. Driveway parking. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
None; I do expect a reasonably good piano / keyboard at a student's home.

*** Specialties ***
Traditional and Suzuki-based education. Performance and musicality training is open to all instrumentalists.

*** CD's***
Classical Energy, Triton Sound, TS 8501
Salut D'Amour, Triton Sound, TS 9014
Epiphanies1, The Halford Company
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Anonymous January 20, 2017
· Singing · In home
I have had the pleasure of taking vocal lessons from Mr. Cooper for about 2 years now, as well as starting Suzuki piano not too long ago. He is a gifted teacher who truly has a passion for teaching and love for music! Not only has he improved my aural skills, but he has helped me understand music on a much deeper level! My knowledge of technique and overall musicianship has improved drastically while taking lessons with him. Mr. Cooper has challenged me and broadened my musical horizons. He has helped me advance and learn new technique on the piano, as well as expanding my vocal range and performance skills. I would highly recommend him!
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Usman Akhtar September 20, 2016
· Algebra · In home
Excellent teacher he is
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Judy June 13, 2016
· Singing · In home
This was my first lesson. Farobag exceeded my expectations. Very patient and positive. Helped to calm my nerves and encouraged me to stretch myself. Looking forward to our next lesson. I would definitely recommend him!
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Farobag C.

Farobag C.

Orland Park, IL 60467
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About Kelvin L.

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Bolingbrook, IL

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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 of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University
of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I strongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

*** Lesson Details ***
I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

*** Studio Equipment ***
In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
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Joe March 8, 2017
· Watercolor Painting · In studio
Friendly, engaging, supportive...look forward to future lessons.
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Patrick F. January 28, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Kelvin is very personable and truthfully critiques your skill based on the level you should be at. I look forward to the class sessions and enjoy practicing what I'm being taught.
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Maria H. January 27, 2017
· Cello · Online
Was not the match for me.
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Kelvin L.

Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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$35 / 30-min

About Chrissy S.

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Bolingbrook, IL
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Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in the Netherlands she was offered an internship at the local Music School which she gratefully accepted and where she enjoyed her first voice coaching experience. There she was also nominated as one of the most promising young singer/songwriters at the LUX Festival in Nijmegen. Over the years she was b
lessed with more and more private students in voice as well as piano. During her stay in New York she received the opportunity to work with a Broadway show ensemble ("Dreamgirls") as a Music Director on their different harmonic parts. She's proudly been a member of the Music of Oz Studio staff in Crown Point, Indiana since Jan. 2011 and is looking forward to teaching out of her home now as well. Chrissy is crazy about all her students and wants them to succeed! She's very much looking forward to working with you and having buckets of fun! :-)
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Brianna M. March 15, 2017
· Piano · In home
Friendly, patient, great teacher!
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Mary January 10, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Chrissy really took the time to understand my goals, where I'm at now and got right to work with me on working toward them. I look forward to working with her more!
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Daniel S. December 3, 2016
· German · Online
A natural teacher, gifted in her ability to establish rapport and move the learning process enjoyably forward.
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Chrissy S.

Chrissy S.

Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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$25 / 30-min

About Jimmy T.

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Chicago, IL

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About Jimmy
My name is Jimmy. I have been teaching Spanish for about three years now. Currently, I teach at a private-school in Atlanta, Georgia.

As a teacher, my primary goal is to make sure the students have engaging and fun experiences while learning Spanish. I do not lecture on the nuts and bolts of the language but rather allow the student to perform the language in order to learn it.

I am always excited to teach someone this language I love so much.

¡Gracias!
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Sharie Q. February 26, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Jimmy is a great teacher. After each session I have a higher level of confidence. I look forward to our sessions.
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Princetta April 20, 2016
· Spanish · Online
i had a great time with Jimmy. He was easy to follow and gave me information that would allow me to remember how to say the words needed. I would pick him again when wanting to take my next class.
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gracie April 11, 2016
· Spanish · Online
Best teacher out there!! Makes learning fun and easy.
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Jimmy T.

Jimmy T.

Chicago, IL 60608
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About Cyrus S.

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Chicago, IL
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I am a bilingual professional with the organizational and instructional skills to move you towards your goals. Holding degrees in Political Science and Spanish, I have experience teaching language and communication since 2012. I began teaching ESL to refugees and immigrants with the Columbus Literacy Council. After advancing to lead instructor I assumed a post with the Peace Corps in Guatemala where I specialized in program development and implementation.
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Mary March 6, 2017
· Spanish · Online
I look forward to my lessons!! Little things are beginning to click now. I feel more confident that this is something I can accomplish, in time. Cyrus is very prompt for our classes. He gives me encouragement and answers my questions. This is something I have wanted to do for really no other reason than because I want to. He is very patient and uses many resources online to allow me to feel like I'm in a classroom setting such as google hangout, google documents and sheets. I didn't even know these tools were available. If you are wanting to learn Spanish, I would not hesitate to recommend Cyrus.
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Mary February 6, 2017
· Spanish · Online
I have now had a second lesson with Cyrus. Tonight's lesson was very valuable as he introduced a dialog in Spanish. I have never studied Spanish, ever! I have had 2 classes with Cyrus and I can now greet someone in Spanish already. I can say some very basic phrases, such as "good morning" or "nice to meet you, my name is Mary, what is your name". Tonight we used google documents, it was a very effective. He has listened to what I'd like to achieve and is using that information as a basis on which he builds my lessons around. His plan is geared specifically around my expectations. That, I think, is pretty awesome!!!
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Mary February 5, 2017
· Spanish · Online
This was only my first class, but I was impressed with the set up. Cyrus was on time and very easy and friendly to communicate with. I really look forward to our next class. Gracias, Cyrus
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Cyrus S.

Cyrus S.

Chicago, IL 60605
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$34.33 / 60-min

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