Dora Hristova

Dora H.

Chicago, IL
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About

Dora delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5 to 80

Teaching since:
September 2008

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room w/ piano and seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
Piano and voice, musical theater and classical music.

Experience

Piano and Voice Teacher
Sep 2008 - Present
Self Employed

I give private lessons in voice and piano.

Education

Masters in Art of Music Vocal Pedagogy
Jan 2008 - May 2011
Northeastern Illinois University

Languages

Bulagarian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Russian
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy
May 2011
Northeastern University

Along with my masters in vocal pedagogy, I've taken additional classes to master my piano teaching skills. I look forward to applying everything I've learned to help you achieve your personal musical goals.

Awards

Best Music Teacher
Jun 2013
Parent Association

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Sep 2012

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Singing
Playing piano
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18 Reviews

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Juan P. Jun 10, 2017
Piano · In home

She meets you at your level and gives you constant work; she had a funny way of understanding what I needed most as a piano player. Definitely plan on taking classes with her again.

Tamy Jan 10, 2017
Piano · In studio

My 6 year old is a challenging cookie with 2 years of singing experience.
She LOVES learning both singing and piano playing with Dora! Dora has mastered flexibility and patience, and is excellent at keeping a young child on task. Heck, I started taking piano lessons myself! Dora, you are a gift to our city!!!

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Jennifer Jan 9, 2017
Piano · In studio

Dora is a wonderful teacher! My six-year-old daughter has been taking lessons with her for a few months and I am amazed at her progress. Dora is a very patient and enthusiastic teacher and my daughter cannot wait to go to lessons each week. In a few months Dora has taught her to read music and my daughter can play music that she knows, which is encouraging her even more. The home where Dora holds lessons is clean and bright and a good teaching environment. I have complete confidence in Dora and I recommend her very highly.

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Annie Jan 5, 2017
Piano · In studio

Dora is an incredible teacher. She has taught me voice and piano for seven years. She brought me to an intermediate level in piano, and she gave me special exercises, appropriate for my voice and age, to help improve my singing. She has a fun and unique way of teaching her students, and she is a very dedicated teacher. She is nice with kids, warmhearted, and very talented. I always look forward to seeing Dora. She is an amazing teacher and a great person! I highly recommend her for anyone out there who needs a piano and/or voice teacher. She is just awesome!

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Irina Nov 6, 2016
Piano · In studio

Dora is one of the most talented, passionate and kindhearted teachers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Not only is she absolutely wonderful with children, she teaches them in a way that they learn effectively. Anybody who is able to book an appointment with Dora will be lucky.

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Michelle Nov 1, 2016
Piano · In studio

My six-year-old daughter has been taking piano lessons from Dora for about a year and I am amazed at how much my daughter has learned and how Dora has been able to capture a young child's interest and passion for music. My daughter always looks forward to going to piano class, which I think is pretty amazing. Dora is great!

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Lucy Jan 12, 2016
Piano · In studio

Ms Dora is an excellent teacher and you can see how she loves music and singing. She has such patience for the students and works hard through the evenings to study how to help every student achieve all that they can be. Ms Dora will help a student either sing a song you love to their best and play the piano to a song you have wanted to play for a long time. She taught my granddaughter both piano and singing lessons until my granddaughter moved away. I recommend for anyone wanting lessons to do it now before she gets booked.

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Maia Dec 22, 2015
Piano · In home

Dora is an amazing teacher. My daughter started lessons with her six months ago and she has advanced a great deal and she loves playing the piano. Dora makes piano lessons enjoyable and exciting. My daughter looks forward to playing the piano at Dora's home and at our home. Dora is also very nice pleasant person and I truly enjoy interacting with her.

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Lora Dec 22, 2015
Piano · In home

My teacher is assume. She is really good at explaining and has a lot of patience. She has a passion about music and teaching piano. She teaches me steps on how to learn and explains very well. She inspires me to want to learn and to enjoy music. I started four months ago and I already play Tchaikovsky's Old French Song. I like my teacher a lot!

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lida Oct 20, 2015
Singing · In studio

Dora is an incredible teacher. I didn't know that I have the" Voice" until I went to her for lessons . I highly recommend to take voice lessons or send your child to Dora .She can teach !!!

JOSE VARGAS JR Jul 6, 2015
Singing · In studio

Dora is an amazing teacher. She motivates the student to become a better, in this case, vocalist. I am sure if I took piano lessons, she would have motivated me to continue to practice. I highly recommend Dora to beginners through advanced artists. If you're looking for a teacher, look no further!

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Jenny F. Apr 21, 2015
Singing · In studio

Dora is the most wonderful teacher. She has such a natural way of connecting to my kids and their individual needs. My children really respond to her direction and guidance. I would recommend Dora to anyone looking for quality piano or voice lessons. Many of my friends take lessons from Dora as well and they all say the same! She has become part of our friend circle. We love Dora!!

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Ellen R. Apr 17, 2015
Piano · In home

Dora is an incredible teacher. She is patient, kind, understanding and talented. My daughter is in 1st grade and Dora teaches the lesson at an age appropriate way. My daughter looks forward to going to Dora's house for lessons. My daughter has made progress every week. I highly recommend sending your child to Dora for lessons.

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Funda S. Jan 2, 2015
Piano · In studio

Dora is an amazing music teacher. She worked with both of my kids giving them piano and voice lessons. Dora has a hands-on teaching style and integrates fun, a love of learning with music theory. She is very patient and provides developmentally appropriate exercises to practice. All of her lessons are exciting and productive. Both of my children look forward to not only taking lessons but coming home to practice! Dora has a way of motivating her students to make them want to work hard and get better. We are very lucky and grateful to have her as a music teacher. I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants to improve in their musical journey!

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Jeanette R. Oct 26, 2014
Piano · In studio

Dora has been teaching my daughter classical piano as well as voice lessons for 3 years. She is incredibly talented, and very patient. I have seen great progress in my daughter's abilities as a musician as well as boost her confidence. Dora m works with the student's pace, allowing more time to focus on personal growth. My daughter looks forward to her lessons with Dora and taking her talent's to the High School level. Dora is a serious, very dedicated teacher that blends a little of "MOM" into her mix, making her lessons fun and educational. She is just awesome!

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Nurgyun H. Sep 2, 2014
Piano · In studio

Dora is a wonderful teacher, very positive and has a great dialog with kids and their families. My 6 year old enjoys her piano lessons a lot. I highly recommend Dora to any parent that wants to introduce piano or continue with their studies in music.

Terry C. Jun 20, 2014
Piano · In studio

Dora has taught both my daughters (ages 6 & 8) for more than a year. She is very warn and incredibly positive. I have been so happy with the girls' progress that we added voice lessons for my older daughter. I am especially impressed with her ability to teach my younger daughter, who is not yet reading, to learn to read music. I have and will continue to recommend her to friends.

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Denise A. May 23, 2014
Singing · In studio

Dora has taught my daughter, son and myself voice lessons. She is wonderful as a teacher and as a person. My daughter took lessons for a short time and then her sports schedule has prevented her from continuing but her voice is so beautiful and strong now and Dora treated her so kindly that it helped her confidence greatly. My son looks forward to his lessons and absolutely loves Dora and his lessons. Dora keeps it fun and makes everyone want to come back again and again! I thought I would just take them for a short time but then looked forward to it so much that it's already been over a year! Love her!

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