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About Daniel A.

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Hillside, IL

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About Daniel
In addition to teaching music, I have also worked as a special education assistant and wrestling/track coach at Lake Zurich Middle School South and an assistant Kung Fu/Tai Chi instructor at Green Mountain Arts in Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois. Jazz piano, Voice, and Composition are my main areas of expertise. However, I have also been recording, and playing guitar almost my entire life. I fully believe in music education not only for entertainment and personal enjoyment, but for many other means.
Beyond its capacity for being used as entertainment, music aids in learning, helps develop advanced motor skills, increases memory function, and many other purposes for a well rounded education. It is my goal to help educate the next generation in traditional music practices as well as incorporate new techniques that are relevant to our
current day and age.

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Lesson plans vary from person to person. I always make it a point to get to know the student's existing musical knowledge, goals, and background before I create a personalized lesson plan. All important concepts are covered as they are needed so students can understand theoretical concepts based upon actual application and usage. In short, I teach in a way that students can "dig in" right away and play, create, improvise, sing and/or compose freely and naturally. I always encourage students or parents to contact me with their goals, previous musical training, etc., and discuss what they really want out of lessons so they can get the most out of taking me on as an instructor.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic and Electric piano, Digital Recording Studio, Extensive library and teaching resources

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Kristin S. April 5, 2017
· Piano · In home
Daniel adapted throughout the course of the hour-long lesson to understand what I already knew and find appropriate ways to fill in the gaps of my knowledge. He also started me on the process of learning a new approach when looking at and learning to play new music pieces.
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James L. November 14, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Daniel was very patient with me with our first lessons. I would highly reccomend daniel to anyone who likes a teacher who will patiently guide them to become a better singer and person.
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Noah F. July 6, 2016
· Singing · In home
Daniel is very talented & did a good job giving my 2 grandsons their first singing lessons as a duet.
We intend to schedule more lessons
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About Joseph T.

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About Joseph
I have been playing music for over 20 years. I have been a successful part of Rock Bands, Jazz Bands, Blues Bands, Marching Bands, etc. So, whatever style of music you are interested in or wanting to learn, I can help!

I am also a Certified Personal Trainer with a Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certification. I have been Personal Training for over 2 years. I personally have struggled with weight for most of my life. Through that struggle I have developed a true passion for nutrition, fitness, health, and weight loss. I am eager to spread my knowledge and experience to others and help you reach any goals you may have!

On top of that, I have spent the past 6+ years honing my skills for Training, Coaching, and Developing. So, I can promise two things. You will get results and you will have FUN!

I will design your training aro
und you and your goals......not mine!

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Ultimately, my goal is to make sure you enjoy yourself and want to keep coming back. In that process I will make sure you get results.

I am laid back and very patient. Two qualities I feel are necessary to be successful in this field.

I design my curriculum for each individual. This is because everyone has their own goals, there own level of ability, and their own needs as far as how to get there.

Locations:
1) Rehearsal Studio is my rehearsal studio. I have a full drumset, PA, guitars, and amps available at this location.
2) Apartment is my apartment in Hawthorne. Students are welcome to come here but we have limited options for instrumentation here. Practice Pads, hand drums, and acoustic guitars are the only options at this location.

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5 piece Yamaha Drumset with Zildjian Cymbals. PA system. Amps, Guitars, and Keyboards.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have acoustic guitars, a practice pad, and a djembe. I expect my students to have their own drumsticks and, ideally, their own guitar and practice pad or drumset.

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I specialize in rock/contemporary & marching band style percussion/drums. I also specialize in folk style guitar and bass.
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Jordan C. June 18, 2016
· Drum · In studio
Joseph is a really good drum teacher. He definitely loves what he does!
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Arianna J. May 21, 2016
· Drum · Online
Great instructor! Very knowledgeable about what he is teaching and relays information in a relaxed and positive environment.
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Mitchell January 25, 2016
· Drum · Online
My 8 year old has been playing a few years but our local instructor moved. He really enjoyed his first lesson with Joe!
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About Kristin S.

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Fort Worth, TX
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About Kristin
I love to learn, and love to find creative and fun ways to help others learn! I am patient, caring, reliable, and willing to go the extra mile to help my students achieve their goals. My tutoring experience includes Geometry, Pre-Algebra, Elementary Math, English, Spelling, Reading, and Reading Comprehension. I have experience working with children with Attention Deficit Disorder and behavioral disorders, and seek to help all my students grow both academically and personally.
With Master's degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University of Texas at Arlington (Social Work) specializing in counseling, I am also in a unique position to teach Bible studies and provide Life Coaching. My heart is to help others find the path that God has designed uniquely for them, and experience a full and satisfying life (Joh
n 10:10). I look forward to meeting and working with all my clients, each one a person of great worth!
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Kendall M. August 27, 2015
· Math · In home
Kristin helped my daughter brush up on Algebra and math skills in order to pass her college entrance exam. She really helped her achieve her goal. She passed with flying colors. We will be using Kristin again. Thanks Kristin!
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About Amanda G.

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Atlanta, GA

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Hello!

Yoga and meditation have been in my life for ten years. After training and being certified with a Yoga Alliance school, I started teaching six years ago. I love teaching beginners and using therapeutic modifications to safely engage with injuries.

Yoga is a practice that can offer many gifts. The movements and other practices, like mindful breathing and guided meditation, bring stress-relieving benefits, no matter what practice level or time commitment.

If you would like testimonials, please be in touch. I look forward to helping you on your journey with Yoga.

Amanda

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Amanda Gill has taught asana and anatomy with strong, compassionate dedication to yoga since 2009. She seeks to inspire and hold the space for students to journey deeper into body, heart, and mind through powerful physic
al experiences. Amanda began an Ashtanga Vinyasa practice in 2005. She was honored to deepen it with alignment-focused teachers Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny and completed Anusara Yoga teacher training with them in 2008 (at Yogaphoria). She continued vinyasa, meditation, and chakra studies at ISHTA (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda) with Alan Finger. Always a student, Amanda avidly studies with teachers and thinkers from all yoga traditions.
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Mike July 26, 2017
· Yoga · In home
Loved working with Amanda, definitely will continue to work with her. She was very professional and taught me yoga techniques along the way.
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Theresa December 12, 2016
· Yoga · In home
This was my first encounter with yoga, and Amanda made it very accessible and non-threatening. I will definitely continue.
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Wendy October 15, 2016
· Yoga · In home
Very patient and knowledgeable
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About Christian M.

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Christian Mayo:
Film/TV Acting & Production
Scuba Diving
Freerunning/Parkour/Gymnastics
Football

Freerunning/Parkour/Gymnastics
I teach the basics of movement and alignment in the arts of Freerunning and Parkour with plenty of tumbling involved.

Film/TV Acting & Production
I teach both sides of the camera to individuals who need either quick tune ups or beginners looking into a career in entertainment.

Scuba:
I safety dive with others to give them the benefit of having someone watch your back while you dive. I also teach basic scuba instruction.

Football:
My Academy trains individuals seeking a better understanding of the sport of football without the complications of the equipment involved in a live action football game. I believe that everyone can play football. I provide training courses to individuals seeking a better unders
tanding of the game of football and its intricacies. I also teach team building courses to give options to your training pathways.
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Julius April 19, 2017
· Gymnastics · In studio
I just wanted one lesson as an intro to gymnastics, and Christian is great! Thanks to him I'm more confident with my backflip and with just one more lesson I believe I can get it down. Definitely recommend! I might add gymnastics to one of my hobbies thanks to him.
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Jessi D. January 13, 2015
· Football · In home
Christian has a very good way of breaking the concepts down to help me get in fantastic shape! I recommend him for anyone who really loves to workout without knowing your working out.
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About Matt S.

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With most of my music students, we focus on several key areas to ensure success of overall technique and knowledge: WARM-UPs, SCALES, MUSIC THEORY, SIGHT-READING, and PREPARED SONGS. I tailor my approach and style to each student. Although I'm very detail-oriented with lessons and followup, I'm constantly in search of finding FUN ways to make sure the student is enjoying the journey. I also prefer to work on a song that the STUDENT wants to learn. It's music, and it should be fun!

Please review the rest of my profile and send me any questions or concerns you may have. If I don't think I can be the best teacher for you, I will gladly refer you to someone else on Takelessons or elsewhere.

I've been a lifelong musician, and love finding unique and fun ways to motivate my students. I've worked with most styles of music before,
and arranged music for many as well, so I'm very comfortable helping students with a variety of disciplines and interests. My professional experience in both the civilian and military music communities has given me an open-minded yet direct approach to WHAT you should learn, and HOW to develop each student's individual skills. I'm able to teach most students to an advanced level.
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Megan K. September 21, 2017
· Piano · In studio
He is very talented person. He has alot of patience and makes the lesson enjoyable.
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Ira L. February 18, 2017
· Drum · In home
Matt is a wonderful instructor! My son loves him & has improved so much In just 3 lessons! I highly recommend him!
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David January 12, 2017
· Saxophone · In studio
Matt is an intuitive teacher who is able to read the student and meet him at his level. He is clearly highly proficient as a musician himself and has a clear talent in sharing his expertise in a clear and practical way to the student.
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About Kellie C.

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Springfield, MO
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There's no such thing as a perfect yoga practice or even a perfect yoga pose. For years, I was convinced, I could only become a yoga instructor if I was at the peak of my physical fitness, as flexible as elastic, a dedicated vegan, and had absolutely no vices. I looked upon my current instructors as if they could do no wrong; the epitome of health, wellness and wisdom. (Not long after this thought, I got to know my instructors on a personal level, realizing they are human too and there is no "perfect" yoga instructor as I thought in my mind. Some of the greatest instructors I have ever worked with started their journey as a way to overcome a personal battle, grief, a tragedy, addiction or as a last effort to change their current lifestyle.

Mr. Dali had it right all along, it is impossible to achieve perfecti
on. We are individuals, therefore, each one of us has a unique body meaning we're going to have our own unique yoga practice. I learned fairly quickly that there is no room for self judgement or criticism in the practice of yoga. It doesn't matter how flexible I am or what crazy arm balance, twisty thing I can do without breaking a sweat and smiling perfectly for the camera. Instead, I found out about the development of a practice to improve my weaknesses and create balance in not only the physical body but emotional, mental and spiritual body as well. When I had this epiphany, I felt I just had to share it with anyone who would listen. So I enrolled in a yoga teacher training program in the summer of 2007 in Chandler, AZ.

I started my yoga practice in 2003 in Scottsdale, Arizona. I signed up for a power yoga class with absolutely no yoga experience, but I thought "Hey, I grew up in gymnastics, I got this." (Ummm.....I couldn't of been more wrong). I struggled my way through, sweating profusely, never in the same pose or correct side as the rest of the class, and suddenly forgetting my right arm from my left pinky toe. I was determined! I kept coming back with the intention of mastering power yoga and being the best in the class.

It was years before I realized I cannot master yoga. You are a student of the practice with an endless amount of knowledge to gain. It isn't a class where you receive a grade, instead it becomes a lifestyle. For me, the transformation moved slowly and subtlety, then one day, almost instantaneous, I began to notice my personal views and beliefs had changed. I developed more patience, tolerance, I was calmer, my worries and fears didn't seem to be as terrifying, my mind was clearer and I wasn't constantly on auto-pilot. As soon as the fog was somewhat lifted, I felt clarity soon to realize what I thought I knew about yoga, was really nothing at all.

Power Yoga and Vinyasa has always been one of the greatest loves of my life as well as an amazing and CHALLENGING way to workout feeling completely refreshed. Although, it wasn't until I discovered the practice of Yin Yoga when I stumbled on to my absolute passion, yin yoga. Not familiar with Yin? This style of yoga is much more passive, however, in many ways yin can be just as difficult as an intense hot yoga flow class. over the past 10 years, yin has become more mainstream in the west. (many studios do a variation of yin calling it "deep Stretch") The true form of yin yoga poses are held anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes, sometimes even longer. The postures are all seated and designed to MODERATELY stretch the connective tissue in the body. (JOINTS, ligaments, tendons, FASCIA).

Yin Yoga did something for me that I never thought was possible. It no longer became just a physical workout, instead it transformed into a more emotional, mental and spiritual practice. I have suffered from post PAR-TUM depression with both of my two boys, struggled with ANXIETY attacks ever since I was a young girl (I remember having my first one at the age of 5) as well as have been DIAGNOSED with bio-polar disorder and INSOMNIA. I have been on every medication under the sun (you name it, I'm sure it's been prescribed to me) and sometimes they worked and others......made life a little more colorful at times. It wasn't until i ACCIDENTALLY wondered into a yin yoga class that ever even imagine there was anything else out there beyond WESTERN medicine could help me slow down my thoughts enough to where my brain didn't feel as if was an sr-71 blackbird taking off during the cold war. I'm not saying, "quit taking you're meds and just start doing yoga." That is definatly not the answer.

Yoga has enhanced my life in more ways than I ever thought COULD exist. It started as a competition with myself to become a part of my everyday life. I thought If i could ACHIEVE "perfection" it meant accomplishments, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, self-worth, respect, SUCCESS, wealth, power, fame, money, popularity.....ect., ect., ect., Then the world would be right, my life would be fulfilled and I would happy. sure, some of those things might make you feel better on the inside, maybe APPRECIATE life a little more or not take things for granted, as they should. However, when its all said and done, yoga has THOUGHT me that the only pure happiness can come from within, not through perfection.....and i didn't learn that from bench pressing.

the twizted yogi
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Ben June 4, 2017
· Yoga · In home
I have been working with Kellie for over 2 years and I am so happy I found her! I was an athlete growing up and played football and baseball from the age 5 to 18. I never liked to stretch and avoided it at all costs. Now that I am an adult I've begun to just realize how much my body needs it and thought I would give yoga a try. At first, I did not like Yin Yoga but after a couple of month's I was hooked. I feel amazing and my low back hardly ever hurts anymore. If you are nervous to try it, don't be, it was one of the best decisions I ever made.
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McLean March 13, 2017
· Yoga · In studio
I am not new to yoga but it had been sometime since I had did some deep stretching. I was intimidated in going into a class but there is not ANY private yoga instructors in Springfield Missouri because I have checked. She is just a great instructor! I can't say enough about Kellie. If you are experienced or just out for your first time she is someone who I would recommend.
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Shawna March 12, 2017
· Yoga · In home
I was completely new to yoga , sorta still am. I have been working with Kellie for over a month and it has been nothing less than a great time. She is very patient, so nice, caters to your level and goals. I highly recommend her .
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Howdy'all :-)
RossC here...Offering you the chance to realize you're own potential. I've been instructing YOGA classes, workshops, and teacher trainings since 2011.

Wanting to know more about the art and science of yoga and meditation? I can help!
Wanting to deepen your connection to your yoga practice? I can help!
Wanting to get a better grasp on yoga postures and flows? I can help!
Wanting to dive deeper into the infinite supply of energy found in your Breath? I can help!
Wanting to understand the philosophy, history, and texts of yoga? Guess what...I can help!

Studied with...
Day Christensen, David Swenson, Kino MacGreggor, Shiva Rea, Dharma Mitra, Bihar Yoga School

The "official" stuff...
BA Philosophy, IUPUI
BA Religious Studies, IUPUI
Top 100 Student of IUPUI, 2009
Co-Founder, Evolutions Yoga, 2008
RYT200, 20
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E-RYT200, 2014

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