Yulia Block
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Yulia Block

Yulia B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach music theory to students of all levels. My students can expect to learn the basics and more advanced levels of music theory, music analysis, as well as preparation for music theory exams and tests of all levels.

About Yulia B.

Yulia joined the TakeLessons teacher's team in 2015. She is an active performer and an enthusiastic educator.

Born in Chelyabinsk, Russia, Yulia received a Bachelor of Music performance degree from the Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2015 and a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance at the DePaul School of Music in 2018.

Currently, Yulia is part of the percussion faculty at the DePaul School of Music Community Music Division, The People’s Music School, Oak Park and River Forest High School and a percussionist with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra.


As an active freelance musician, Yulia has performed in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Halls in New York City, Chicago Symphony Center , as well as Europe and Russia.

Yulia is affiliated with the Chicago Federation of Musicians (CFM)

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Rikka T.
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Initially I was hesitant to do on-line, but Yulia had the materials and the expertise to get our daughter started learning mallets for band class in middle school. Our daughter really looked forward to her lessons. Yulia engaged with our daughter in a very fun and still professional way. Lessons were well-planned and they included a plan of practice for our daughter leading up to her next lesson. We are thankful that we found such a great teacher through TakeLessons!

Posted Apr 7, 2021
Leslie H.
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First lesson was informational. Looking foward to next lesson

Posted Mar 19, 2021
Annika
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Yulia is energetic and so welcoming! I had a ton of fun in our first lesson and I can’t wait for the rest of our lessons!

Posted Jan 12, 2021
Kay L.
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Excellent instructor

Posted Jan 7, 2021
Casey
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Yulia is really excellent at helping me with my rusty Russian

Posted Jan 6, 2021
Tobi F.
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Super nice and good with explaining

Posted Jan 4, 2021
Killian M.
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The first lesson was a complete success. Yulia was amazing: patient yet determined to make sure that the student (our eight-year-old boy) fully understood what was expected of him. And he delightfully responded and learned the basics of drumming which he proudly showed the family after his class. And he is determined to work each day on his homework to be ready for his next class. We, his parents, are delighted. Thank you, Yulia. We are looking forward to the next class.

Posted Jan 2, 2021
John
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Very patient.

Posted Oct 2, 2020
Maha Abboud
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She was great

Posted Jul 11, 2020
Lisa
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Very professional and organized. Great input. Highly recommend!

Posted Jun 9, 2020
Danielle Guilmette
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Yulia is a devoted, persistent, and an encouraging teacher. Yulia has taught me for 3 years and I am very thankful to have her teach me. She is a teacher that will think of ways to help her students during and outside lessons. When teaching, she will give many examples and tricks to help you understand. As a college student, I was very thankful she would find times to work with me. Yulia has been very supportive in helping me succeed and I highly recommend her.

Posted Jun 4, 2020
Arin C.
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Yulia is excellent at taking it up a notch from the very first lesson. I have been playing for a few years at a couple different churches, and she completely changed my thoughts on technique from the get go!

Posted May 29, 2020
Alan
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Yulia is amazing! She taught my son, a beginner who had only played at School of Rock previously, basic technique, reading music, rhythm, and really got him started on the right path. With her kind, friendly, patient teaching style, he was immediately comfortable and learned quickly. With her guidance, 3 years later he is doing great things in high school! Yulia is an absolute gem — a professional who is also a great teacher. We would give her 6 or 7 stars if we could!!

Posted May 29, 2020
Kolandra
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Yulia is firm yet thorough and kind. She commands attention with her ambitious spirit and excellent expectations. I love the way that she continues to gain respect and admiration from her students.

Posted May 29, 2020
Dean
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Yulia is a wonderful instructor for mallet percussion, namely vibraphone for me, my first concentration. (Marimba with Yulia could have also been a my choice.) She provides details of technique with follow-up of close observation to guide improvement. There is intriguing depth of knowledge with her answers and explanation for my questions. There is much work in study and practice is to do, but with Yulia guiding the work, the prospect of devoting so much time and concentration already feels rewarding, because with her guidance and instruction I know I will achieve my goals of very appealing concert performance with the instrument. I recommend to anyone desiring more familiarity and performance capability with mallet percussion that he or she should book lessons with Yulia.

Posted May 29, 2020
Rick Brown
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Yulia is patient and very outgoing person. She has a great sense of humor as well. I would recommend anyone to her if they want to learn Russian. 🙂👍

Posted May 29, 2020
Rick Brown
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Yulia is very outgoing and also has a sense of humor. I would recommend anybody to her if they want to learn Russian. Thanks Yulia!

Posted May 29, 2020
Coleman M.
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Yulia is great! I was a little disorganized and Yulia proposed accommodations with ease.

Posted May 24, 2018
Sara M.
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Wonderful , knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient teacher

Posted May 22, 2018
Amelia A.
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Great experience - my daughter really liked her first lesson, and came away enthusiastic. You can’t ask for much better.

Posted Oct 10, 2017
Masha
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Yulia is clear, patient and so understanding of the learning process. I am looking forward to working with her!

Posted Oct 2, 2017
Kate
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Yulia is a great teacher. She is very patient and can explain the same technique in many different ways until I can understand it and perform it myself. Muscle memory is something you have to practice and she has taught me several methods to help me improve my muscle memory skills.

Posted Sep 17, 2017
Meg
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She teaches to the capabilities of the student (however good or not so good they are playing that particular day), is encouraging, very professional, yet personable. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and I look like a hero for finding such a good online teacher. :>) As I had hoped, this beats the heck out of dealing with a local teacher's schedule, dealing with driving traffic and having to find some way to kill 45-60 minutes while I wait on her to finish a lesson locally. 5 Stars for our new friend up North!

Posted Dec 23, 2016
Aruna
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Today was my first lesson and I found that Yulia is patient and takes the time to review the parts of the drum set and makes sure you are comfortable with the lessons of the day. She demonstratesd the beats several times to ensure that I got it so when I practice, I practice correctly. So far, so good!

Posted Nov 26, 2016
Aruna
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Yulia is patient and takes the time to review the parts of the drum set and makes sure you are comfortable with the lessons of the day. She demonstrates the

Posted Nov 26, 2016
Samira
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Yulia is a very good teacher, she's teaching my daughter how to play the drum. I recommend her to be your music teacher. She' s great! Thanks,
Andrezza

Posted Apr 25, 2016
Samira
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Yulia is a very good teacher, she's teaching my daughter how to play the drum. I recommend her to be your music teacher. She' s great! Thanks,
Andrezza

Posted Apr 25, 2016
Michael
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Great teachers and amazing performer. Taught me some great new latin grooves on the drum set!

Posted Feb 14, 2016
Stephen
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Posted Oct 6, 2020

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Experience

Percussion Instructor
May 2018 - Present

DePaul School of Music Community Music Division

Percussion Instructor
Sep 2015 - Present

People's Music School

Education

Master of Music, Percussion Performance
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018

DePaul School of Music

Bachelors of Music, Percussion Performance
Sep 2012 - May 2015

Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Music Performance Award
Sep 2015

DePaul University School of Music

Music Performance Award
Sep 2012

Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University

Affiliations

Percussive Arts Society, The
Sep 2020
We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.
Sabian Education Network
May 2020
Our mission is provide you, the teacher, with a place to come together with other educators to improve your education and business skills and take your teaching practice to the next level.
American Federation of Musicians
Apr 2020
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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