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Daniel K. Chicago, IL

About Daniel

Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with music theory, arranging, and composing. He is a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate who holds a BA in Music Composition, and has attended graduate courses in education at Roosevelt University and DePaul University in Chicago. He has taught students of all ages at private studios, public school, and college. Daniel is described by his students as a natural teacher. He prefers to be regarded as an advancing student, and takes the journey along with his students to guide them towards their goals with a

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Kathleen R. July 31, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Dan has been a great teacher thus far. He is patient and finds material that I find interesting while keeping me engaged during the lesson. He has helped me with some vocal tips as well! I really am getting my money's worth taking lessons with him. I would recommend Dan to any aspiring musician in need of lessons!
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Valerie L. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Consistent quality

Daniel continues to devise new ways to make learning music theory fascinating, and the mechanics of playing the piano fun. His encouraging nature minimizes the frustration of being a beginning student.
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Anant S. November 21, 2013
Saxophone
Verified Student
excellent instructor and a wonderful person

I have been taking music lessons with Daniel since April of 2013 and it has been a great learning experience.

I had no musical background and I started learning Saxophone with Daniel and 7 months later, I am able to play popular songs that he chooses to fit best for enhancing learning curve. He does a great job with reinforcing correct habits from the very beginning and has been very encouraging and has highlighted improvement as we go from class to class. As music learning can be frustratingly slow, the feedback and reassurance he provides definitely helps in keep going back for more.

I wanted to learn guitar and piano with him as well, he encouraged to learn only Piano (for enhancing learning curve for musical theory concepts) and hold guitar for later. Which speaks about how he is genuinely concerned about your learning of music with sound reasoning. So now I take guitar and Piano lessons with him. He is very patient, polite and professional. He is great with students of all ages and easily modifies teaching style as per student needs.

Besides all that he is a great person to talk to. Numerous times we have had great discussions about things outside music.

I would highly recommend Daniel for music lessons to everyone.
Maria P. Chicago, IL

About Maria

With a BS in nutrition and many years of experience as a nutritionist, Spanish tutor and yoga instructor I can help learn new skills and be healthier! I always like to adapt the lessons to reach each person's goals.

Hanna M. Chicago, IL

18 years dance experience in many disciplines, can teach all levels and many styles.

About Hanna

Hanna M is a recent graduate from Columbia College Chicago where she received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Dance and Arts Management. Hanna has been a dancer since the young age of three and continues to train and perform throughout the Chicago dance community. Hanna took her first yoga class with her aunt when she was in high school and felt it was a great complement to her dance training. It wasn't until she took her first class at CorePower Yoga that she fell in love with Vinyasa yoga and discovered a moving meditation that awakened her to the journey of this practice. Hanna knew that she had to share this realization with others. Hanna received her 200-hour Power Vinyasa Yoga Certification from CorePower Yoga in the summer of 2014 and completed their Extensions program shortly ...

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Diana B. March 30, 2015
Dance Fitness · Online
Verified Student
GREAT! Hanna has a great attitude...energetic and fun.
Love her.
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Matthew S. February 23, 2015
Yoga · In home
Verified Student
She was an absolute joy to work with and she really knows her stuff. Very
skilled teacher - if you are looking for results from your yoga practice
Hanna should be your teacher too. I would highly recommend Hanna for
in-house yoga.
Leah M. Chicago, IL

Want a workout that feels more like a dance party? I specialize in high-energy, fun, & fabulous dance workouts for all dance & fitness levels & age groups. I currently teach Zumba & dance workouts at well-respected gyms & dance studios across Chicago including Lakeshore Sport & Fitness & Lou Conte Dance Studio. While I take song requests, my current playlist includes Pitbull, Sean Paul, Flo Rida, Beyonce, Daddy Yankee, Rihanna, & more. Private classes, semi-privates, or group classes welcome.

About Leah

I'm my happiest when I'm dancing, working out, & most of all- inspiring others! All of my dance choreography is my own, & all of my Zumba songs are hand-picked to inspire & energize my students, with their goals & preferences in mind. I have a Master's degree in Education from Northwestern University & currently teach Zumba & dance workouts at well-respected gyms & dance studios across Chicago including Lakeshore Sport & Fitness & Lou Conte Dance Studio. My style is playful & high-energy. While I take song requests, my current playlist includes Pitbull, Sean Paul, Flo Rida, Thalia, Beyonce, Don Omar, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Rihanna, & more. I'm experienced teaching age groups ranging from teenagers to seniors, and can work with any fitness or dance level. Private classes, ...

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Sarah B. November 12, 2014
Zumba · In studio
Working with Leah is the best. We hired her to do a staff training and the team raved about it. She gives all kinds of verbal and nonverbal cues throughout the class, as well as both easy and advanced move modifications so that students can tailor the workout to their level. She believes workouts should only be done if they're fun and she brings the fun! Her class is guaranteed to give you an amazing, high-energy workout. She even dressed according to our 80s theme and did an excellent job at picking music that we loved. She also did a great job at adjusting her teaching for a group of about 20. I could not more highly recommend Leah!
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Eloise B. October 24, 2014
Zumba · In studio
Leah is a tremendous instructor! Her class was my first introduction to Zumba and I could not have asked for a better instructor. She is high energy, motivational and patient. Leah is particularly adept at teaching to all skill levels simultaneously. Her classes are so fun that you hardly realize how much actual work you're doing. I would absolutely recommend her without reservation.
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Kathryn T. October 23, 2014
Zumba · In studio
So I took my first ever Zumba class with the lovely Leah and it was everything I hoped for and more. Leah has a very fun and energetic personality and I think that is what really got me through my first Zumba class. **Also, should be noted that the songs Leah picked out were all very upbeat (because duh it's Zumba) but in particular her selection of songs were "so choice" it really made the class go by fast! If you want an awesome workout or just need a little dose of sunshine Leah is your instructor!
Craig M. Chicago, IL

I have been teaching Dance for 11 years. I can teach Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, and Modern. My goal is to give you a specialized plan to help you with your goals. I'm a very serious teacher, but I'm also fun and engaging. I try to open my students minds to different ways of learning, and I challenge them to think outside the box. The word "can't" is not allowed to be said in my classes. This will result in 10 push-ups.

About Craig

I received my B.A. in Dance Performance from Oakland University. I have Danced with Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Inaside Chicago Dance, Chicago Repertory Ballet, Esoteric Dance, and Chicago Dance Crash. I have been teaching dance for 11 years, and I am Peff Pointe certified at the 25 hour level. I love to cook, and can give you basic cooking knowledge, tips, recipes, and help strengthen your cooking foundation. I was taught to cook by my mother, so I cook with a lot of emotion. When it comes to styling, my motto is "look nice and be comfortable". Whether you need to update your wardrobe or just don't have time to shop, I can help you achieve your style goals. I am originally from the Metro Detroit area, and I have lived in Chicago for 5.5 years. I'm a super chill, fun, and ...

Darcy C. Chicago, IL

I have been teaching dance for five years. I love to teach beginners--whether age 2, 6, or 66. I also teach and choreograph for intermediate and advanced dancers.

I currently teach ballet, jazz, hip hop and tap to kids at the Dance Center in Evanston, and ballet and tap to adults at the Dance Studio in Rogers Park. I previously created the curricula and taught ballet at the Robert Crown Center in Evanston, and before that I taught at the Batavia Academy of Dance.

I grew up training seriously in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, and lyrical primarily at the School of Performing Arts in Naperville, IL, where I danced with their performing and competing ensemble for seven years, and Ballet Legere in River Forest, IL, where I performed in the Nutcracker for five years.

About Darcy

Hi, there! My name is Darcy and I am a teaching artist in Chicago. I've been teaching and tutoring for eight years and I'm a graduate of Northwestern University. I love teaching because I love to get to know people and it is extremely rewarding to help others succeed at their goals. I pride myself in being personable and adaptable to different learning styles, and an upbeat, positive person. Not free during my listed times? Chances are, we can work something out. I teach a variety of ages, levels, and subjects: the through line is that I truly love teaching. I teach drama to kindergarteners and high school English classes, clarinet to middle school students, ballet to three-year-olds, and tap to adults older than I am. I often teach large groups but find it most rewarding to work ...

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Jen L. March 3, 2015
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Darcy is a warm, thoughtful, patient teacher. She has a very calm demeanor and connected immediately with my 11 year old daughter. She gave each lesson 110% and I highly recommend her.

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