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Andrew B.

Chicago, IL

Andrew has taught a wide range of students from young (and adult) beginners to advanced university students. His own education and playing experience has taught him that good cello playing should not only sound great, but feel natural as well. Because of this, he stresses the physical elements of cello playing in connection with a strong technical foundation, as well as the development of each student's ear and individual sense of musicality.

About Andrew

Andrew B. hails from Oklahoma, where he began playing cello in the public school system at the age of 11. He earned his Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, at Arizona State University, where he studied with Thomas Landschoot, and earned his Master of Music, with distinction from DePaul University with former assistant principal of the Chicago Symphony Stephen Balderston. He has performed in masterclasses for such luminaries as Andres Diaz, Bernard Greenhouse, Phillipe Muller, and Menahem Pressler, among others as well as the St. Lawrence, Orion, and Brentano String Quartets.

Andrew is acti
ve as a freelance musician in the Chicago area and is a founding member of the cello quartet, Project85.
Andrew is a coffee enthusiast and enjoys visiting Chicago's many unique coffee shops. In warmer weather, he can be seen biking on the lakeshore path and exploring Chicago'™s many diverse neighborhoods.
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Katherine M. November 6, 2014
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Andrew is very punctual and flexible with his time. Very helpful with maintaining ones cello and has a good eye for maintaining good technique and explaining why good techniques make better sound. Overall an excellent experience.
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Dolores H. September 20, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew is a really patient teacher and fun to work with! He has a keen eye for proper technique and stresses the importance of a solid foundation.
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Larry L. September 5, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew is a great teacher. He is patient and thoughtful.
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Andrew B.

Andrew B.

Chicago, IL 60640
(4)
starting at
$22.50 / 30-min
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Stephen T.

Chicago, IL

About Stephen

I'm a classically trained singer taking a hard left at the corner of classical technique and real-world application. I studied classical voice for undergrad, but I started work in pop and jazz voice during my Masters degree. As a result, I've turned out to be a very versatile instructor, well-versed in multiple genres and able to teach healthy technique to all.

*** Lesson Details ***
I tend to be pretty laid-back. You give me your time and commitment and I guarantee that I will push for you as hard as I can in order to help you achieve your goals. I have a few recommended books for student
s to purchase, but no set curriculum. I expect that our lessons will be an exploration of our shared musical tastes with an emphasis upon building a healthy performance technique. For younger kids, I tend to use a lot of folk songs and Disney.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room location, piano for assistance, computer.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring theory worksheets if I teach music theory. If I teach cello, student would be required to provide their own instrument or to rent one from myself. If there is a piano in the house, I am functional to provide limited accompaniment.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in foreign language pieces. Particularly French pieces. I tend to specialize in diction coaching for voice.

Regarding theory, I tend to work with students who have had some music background, but need to solidify their theoretical understanding of music. I can teach anything from note-reading to more advanced part-writing and analysis.
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Alex G. April 13, 2013
Singing
Best lesson teacher I've had

Let me start out by saying something about myself. I have played saxophone for 5 years and bass for 3 But I never had any vocal training whatsoever until about 6 months ago when I started with Mr. Tanksly. I have taken lessons before but I have never felt as welcome or comfortable in a lesson as I have with him. He is very patient and encouraging which really helped me to become comfortable with my voice. Also he always has helpful analogies and ways to help me understand what he wanted me to do with my voice. Every time I walk into my lesson he is always bright and happy and ready to get started. With his help I have made huge improvements in my vocal technique. Overall Mr. Tanksly is an amazing lesson teacher and an amazing person that I would suggest to anyone.
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Bobby V. March 10, 2013
Singing
Really makes you think

I have been taking singing lessons for about 6 months now, but I have learned more than I ever thought I would. Mr. Tanksley is such an amazing teacher in so many ways. You can communicate with him what you want to work on, and he always seems to have a good strategy or analogy to help you in what you are having problems with. He is very laid back, and as long as you come to the lesson prepared, he will not disappoint.
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Stephen T.

Stephen T.

Chicago, IL 60640
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Tracy B.

Berwyn, IL

Suzuki and other materials, traditional bow hold and note reading introduced early on. Opportunity to play in class / group ensemble.

About Tracy

I have been teaching individual and group lessons for 12+ years. Many of my students have won trophies at the Granquist music competition and also play in local youth orchestras. My own youth string ensemble plays publicly at many popular local venues several times a year. I enjoy exposing my students to the finer points of being a professional musician such as the camaraderie, team work, creativity (creating harmonies, tailoring arrangements to fit student’s level) and of course, stage presence. I am very proud of my students. It is so gratifying to see their confidence build with each new
skill they master.

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My approach to teaching is to combine fundamentals with “adventure.” I encourage students to experiment with their instrument and have quite a few budding composers. No two students learn in the same way, so I don’t use the same strategy for each individual. I believe music should be fun and rewarding. I like to expose students to many different types of music, i.e.; jazz, pop, blues, folk and of course, classical. Students are more likely to practice music that speaks to their personality.

My teaching environment is very laid back. I expect my students to practice, but I don’t read them the riot act if they show up to a lesson not having practiced much the week before. I encourage them to practice more the next week and I give them strategies for how to fit practice time into their schedule along with the most efficient way to practice their pieces.

I encourage parents to sit in on their child’s lesson, but I don’t require it. The more a parent is informed about their child’s goals, the better they are able to assist, support and facilitate the student’s practice. Involved parents contribute greatly to a child’s success.

I love teaching adults too! It is never too late to learn an instrument and the rewards carry over into all aspects of life. As with children, music makes us all smarter. Research proves this. We learn complicated spacial and math skills without even realizing it; we’re having too much fun!

I have annual recitals for private students. I speak Spanish.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Basement studio finished and separate from house

*** Travel Equipment ***
Sometimes music. I can refer students to instrument rental or purchase places, but do not have instruments to provide. I can obtain music for the students if they prefer, otherwise I will tell them what and where to buy.

*** Specialties ***
I use Suzuki and other books for material, but my teaching is more traditional. I use actual bowhold from start. My own invention - pinky AND thumb houses. Music reading is introduced fairly early. A little at a time and it's painless.

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Susan V. October 29, 2014
In studio
Verified Student
My daughter looks forward to her weekly flute lessons and is enjoying band in school much more thanks to her lessons with Ms. Tracy!
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Kerry V. July 18, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Tracy is fantastic! She's so enthusiastic and excited about what she is teaching. She's very encouraging and patient too. I'm having a great time learning to play the cello!
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Inez M. May 23, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Tracy is not only delightful but works extremely well with children. She is very knowledgeable about music in general and we are going to upgrade our singing lessons to include piano lessons.
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Tracy B.

Tracy B.

Berwyn, IL 60402
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Sarah H.

Chicago, IL

Learn to play the cello with private lessons from an experienced teacher and performer. Sarah holds a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance from The Hartt School of Music and recently her Master of Music degree at DePaul University. She is currently a member of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and an active performer in the Chicago area. Sarah has several years of private teaching experience with students of all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds.

About Sarah

Sarah H. is a young and upcoming classical cellist based in Chicago. She began her musical studies in her hometown of Cincinnati, starting the piano at age 8 and just a year later picking up the cello. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from The Hartt School of Music and recently completed her Master’s degree from DePaul University’s School of Music. Her primary teachers include Stephen Balderston, Mihai Tetel, and Tom Guth.
Sarah is an active performer, playing with orchestras throughout the city of Chicago and around the country. In addition to being a member of the Peo
ria Symphony Orchestra, she has recently performed with the Illinois Symphony, the Quad City Symphony, the American Chamber Opera Orchestra, and the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra. Sarah has also excelled as a chamber music and soloist. In 2009, she was the only string player to chosen to perform in the finals of the prestigious Van Rooy Competition for Musical Excellence, and in 2013 she was appointed as the cellist for the Blue Lake Staff String Quartet. Sarah is also a founding member of Project 85, Chicago’s Cello Quartet.
Sarah is passionate about music education. She is a dedicated teacher, working with students of all ages and ability levels. In addition to maintaining a private studio; Sarah regularly gives educational recitals and concerts, hoping to provide members of community an opportunity to make a connection with music and the performers that create it.
Outside of performing and teaching, Sarah is a devoted advocate for musicians’ health. She completed the Chicago Marathon in October of 2013 as a member of the American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation Team and is working towards her ACE Personal Trainer Certification. She hopes to combine her expertise in music and physical fitness to help performers foster long, successful careers.
Check out Sarah's contribution to the TakeLessons teacher's blog on injury prevention:
http://takelessons.com/blog/piano-guide-injury-prevention
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Craig Ludington May 28, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Today was my first cello lesson and I feel very good about Sarah as a teacher. It was pretty basic -- how to sit, how to hold the cello and bow, fundamentals.

Sarah explained things like posture and hand position in terms of anatomy, and she's studied that as well as music, so it made a lot of sense.

Good teachers seem to have a knack for spotting anything you're doing right and pointing it out, and Sarah's got that. I'm looking forward to the next lesson.
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Sarah H.

Chicago, IL 60614
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Martin N.

Evanston, IL

Specializing in starting beginner students, developing technique in intermediate students, and advanced technique and solo repertoire.

About Martin

Martin graduated from Evanston Township High School in 2006, after 5 years as a member of Midwest Young Artists. He studied cello at Northwestern University with Hans Jorgen Jensen, and received his Masters in cello from the University of Michigan, where he was a graduate fellow and instructor in cello performance. From 2010 to 2012 he was the Director of Orchestras at Davenport Central High School and Adjunct Professor of Cello at St. Ambrose Univeristy. Martin is a faculty member at the Midwest Young Artists Summer Chamber Music Workshop and will be joining the Civic Orchestra of Chicago thi
s season as an associate member.
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Martin N.

Martin N.

Evanston, IL 60208
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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