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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 friendly, positive, efficient and productive approach. He feels that music is within all of us, and a desire to learn is a sign of talent, so anyone can develop their musical abilities with methodical practice.

The musical journey for Daniel began at an early age with trumpet and piano studies which became a passion for him by the age of 14. He was the drum major of the high school marching band, and successfully completed a paid contract to arrange music for the high school jazz band which performed in a state beauty pageant. He began teaching privately after high school, and continued playing in bands, and composing original music. He formed a professional jazz ensemble under the name of the Chicago Jazz Players by the age of 22, and developed his arranging techniques while having it performed by an eighteen piece orchestra consisting of many great local artists. It was in this environment that he gained experience with brass, woodwinds, and rhythm instruments. He was granted a position at Columbia College as an instructor at age 29 where he taught theory, sight singing, musicianship, ear training, harmony, orchestration, and composition. He scored the music for several plays, and conducted his own pieces with Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera Players. During those years he found himself playing the guitar and singing more than anything else. It was in 1995 that he focused on singing and playing the guitar with his rock band. He has produced several CD recordings of his original music in his own studio, and has helped produce local bands and artists. He performs regularly in the Chicago area.

*** Lesson Details ***
Daniel exhibits patience and care with each student, and develops an individualized approach based on clear goals with practical procedures. Most beginners can expect to have a working knowledge of music notation and how it applies to their instrument within three months, and should be developing fluency in performing music that they enjoy within six months. Advancing students will enjoy the rewards that will follow by studying with an experienced teaching musician that will recognize strengths and weaknesses, and recommend proven techniques for personal musical development. Studying music should be fun, fulfilling, and in harmony with the needs and desires of the student, and this is key to the philosophy held by Daniel.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Eight track recording gear; grand piano; guitars/bass (acoustic & electric); cables/amps, drum kit and percussion.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide lesson materials, and always have a metronome with me. I expect the student to have an instrument. I prefer that a student has a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Customized approach to the individual based on needs and goals.
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Conner P. June 18, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very friendly, competent, and enthusiastic. This is the teacher I've been looking for.
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Kim W. May 15, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Daniel is the real deal. He is extremely knowledgable and honest about what level you are at and what it will take to move forward.
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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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Daniel K.

Daniel K.

Chicago, IL 60613
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$34 / 30-min
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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.
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Maria P.

Maria P.

Chicago, IL 60613
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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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 sh
e 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 after. Hanna’s yoga classes incorporate a focus on breath and alignment in order to flow seamlessly through the postures hoping that her students will find the same moving meditation that brings her to her mat everyday. Hanna also teaches dance classes in various styles to all levels. Hanna believes that if you’re not moving, you’re not growing and everyone can reap the benefits of a happy and healthy body, mind, and spirit.

Hanna caters her private lessons to the individual goals and needs of her students. What are your goals? Let's work together to achieve them!
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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.
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Hanna M.

Hanna M.

Chicago, IL 60618
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$40 / 30-min
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Gisselle "MissG" M.

Chicago, IL

Students can expect to reach all of their goals and much more! Classes are always tailored to the individual receiving instruction. I go at your pace and I challenge you as much as you need to be challenged in order to promote the fastest growth possible.

About Gisselle "MissG"

MissG was born and raised in New York City. She has received training in NYCs prestigious Broadway Dance Center and Steps, among others. In 2004 she founded Alight Movement and has already made a mark within the dance community through events, dance competitions, shows and workshop tours. They were recently seen on BET's 106 and Park, where some of MissG's choreography was displayed.

MissG has recently relocated to Chicago from Florida. She has choreographed and performed as a backup dancer for various local venues in South Florida including television shows and music videos. Her most recen
t sighting is in Step Up Revolution. Her choreography was also recently seen on BET's Spring Bling Invitational Showcase in Venice Beach,CA. She has trained artists in development for major recording companies and continues to inspire her students, from all walks of life, to aim high in their endeavors. One of MissG’s students, artist Joselyn Rivera, appeared on the third season of The Voice.
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Gisselle "MissG" M.

Gisselle "MissG" M.

Chicago, IL 60618
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$20 / 20-min
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Bobbie R.

Chicago, IL

If you are looking to prep for a special event such as a wedding I can help you polish your basic ballroom dancing skills such as the Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, etc. If you are looking to create a routine, I can help you get started and move toward your goal. If you are looking for someone to provide a social outlet platform for yourself, in your facility that services individuals that you're managing , I'll be of assistant.

About Bobbie

Bobbie, has been teaching dancing for over 15 years. She has taught at various dancing organizations. She is currently teaching dancing independently throughout the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs.

Visit me at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dance-Instructor-Bobbie/826447887421564
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Bobbie R.

Bobbie R.

Chicago, IL 60626
starting at
$30 / 60-min

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