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Kelvin L.

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About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I str

ongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

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I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

*** Studio Equipment ***
In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
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October 13, 2019
William
My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

I will continue lessons with him as soon as I can.
August 11, 2019
Noah
Very patient with my 4 year old! Kelvin is very skilled beautiful pianist !
July 9, 2019
Anh H.

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Kelvin L.

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About Alexandra

I love learning and teaching languages and although I studied law I really prefer teaching languages (I speak 5 languages) and sewing (another of my favourite hobbies) love travelling and photography.

I will be happy to answer the questions which arise in between your one-on-one lessons. In short, I will do everything I can to increase your rate of language acquisition.

It goes without saying that I love to teach! I have an easy-going personality and a positive attitude. Learning such a beautiful and multifaceted language as Spanish or Romanian will be fun with me. I love travelling, I have hosted many exchange students, so I have developed good communication and creativity skills.

I will encourage your interest and curiosity into the different cultures by using amusing topics during the session, which will automatically imp

rove your experience.

I am able to communicate with students at a very personal level . I am very passionate and enthusiastic to get them to learn. I will also promote study habits.

I have a lot of nice material and is interested in what people have to say and their needs. I am friendly and kind; I try to correct students making sure they don't feel embarrassed. I makes people feel comfortable, and encourages them to participate and learn, -even the shy ones. I enjoy the class as much as you.
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August 25, 2019
Naomi M.
I’m already learning a lot. She has me do a lot of talking which is very good practice.
February 27, 2019
Shellie
Alexandra was professional and kind. She very patiently helped me through some technical problems with the camera on my laptop. She immediately recognized the problems I was having on my crocheting project and got me on the right track. She’s friendly and put me at ease right away. A very pleasant and informative session.
October 24, 2018
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Alexandra A.

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About Taryn

Taryn studied fashion design and art therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked for Anna Sui and milliner Tracy Watts.

Taryn first started teaching sewing to displaced youth at Hollywood Arts 10+ years ago. She taught "R'ashion" (recycle fashion/sewing) at Environmental Charter High School for 5 years. She headlines EcoFashion workshops all around the world including Zambia, South Africa, and recently at the Green School in Bali. Jack Johnson has donated leftover Tour T-shirts so she could do upcycling workshops at schools. And she's had the opportunity to teach celebrities how to sew at the EcoDivas Upcycling Lab at Sundance. (DJ Aoki was the most fun.)

She taught “Sustainability and the Fashion Industry” at FIDM for 7 years. She is the founder of Beyond the Label, a charitable organization that gets people

to think about "What's in my tee?" She encourages people to think of fabric like ingredients and does whatever she can to relate food to fashion including making nutrition label T-shirts to show what's actually in the tee. Due to multiple allergies, you can learn healthy alternatives of what to put in and on your body.

She is on the Advisory Board for Fashion Revolution USA, and the Fashion Department at Santa Monica College AND LOVES TO NERD OUT ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND HEALTHY FABRICS.
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September 12, 2019
Zoe
My 17 yr-old daughter had a great time in her first lesson with Taryn! Great teacher!!
July 10, 2019
Jonathan H.
What a great teacher! Had a blast and learned a lot!
April 7, 2019
Ayesha
Taryn is very knowledgeable about the craft and really very patience encouraging and research oriented. We had a great session almost wished it didn't end.

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Taryn H.

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About Isabela

Before reading about me, I'd like to share up front the honor that my newest student, R., has brought to me by choosing to learn Romanian. Nothing special so far except that he is 100 years old!!!! Yes, you read that correctly: a century old. He is the outmost inspiring person in my life by teaching me that age is just a number and that learning can happen any day if we choose so. R is a medical doctor, a psychologist, a chemist and biologist. Words can't even define how great of a man he is and how grateful I am to learn from him, too. For instance, about a famous language called "esperanto", a language created in the late 19th century.

I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested studen

t who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

I believe in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages (and proper grammar rules which highly reflect on one's education) by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration and health.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
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October 13, 2019
Cathy
Thank you for today’s lesson. As always, my father loves the information about the Romanian culture that Isabela provides, as well as his love of the language.

Thanks Isabela!!
October 10, 2019
Mariah
Isabela is a hard working and very serious teacher. Her love of learning carries through in her lessons.
October 9, 2019
Vanessa
She's the best!

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Isabela M.

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About Melissa

I have been crocheting since I was 12 years old. Throughout the years I crocheted blankets, granny squares, Character hats, beanies, scarves, amigurumi, baby clothes, and so much more. Crocheting has been an outlet where I de-stress and unleash my creativity! I always have a can-do mind! If I can imagine it, I will crochet it!

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Atousa P.

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About Atousa

Becoming the world youth champion at 12 and chess Grand Master at 20, would have never been possible without receiving the best chess lessons from my trainers and coaches. Everyone needs guidance in chess, I’m here to share my knowledge with you.

Despite being a professional chess player since I was 9, I’ve been teaching chess since 2006 and started my own chess school in 2008.

Private Lesson is an excellent way to learn, implement and achieve desired results for ambitious players or children who want to start chess methodically. Also, it helps any chess player to improve his/her proficiency. My students range are from beginner to master level.

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October 10, 2019
Jocelyn C.
Atousa is fantastic!!! What an incredible
teacher/coach. Atousa inspires me and
is thoughtful and understanding. I look forward for another lesson. She is 5 STAR. You are lucky to have her on your team. I will finish my lessons with her and hope to start again with her again in the spring..when my session ends with you. Thank you for too. Terrific on line classes you offer. Will recommend your on line classes for sure!!
September 14, 2019
Talar K.
She is very nice girl and knows how to teach professionally. She tries her best to make sure her students master the chess game. She is really an excellent teacher who knows her stuff very well and teach her students great techniques . Try her you will never regret.
September 11, 2019
Arvin Parsaei
Atousa is a great instructor. Definitely recommend her to anyone looking to start playing or improve chess skills.

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Maria R.

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About Maria

I am an experienced knitting teacher and am certified to teach knitting by The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) and crochet by the Craft Yarn Council of America. My goal is to educate and preserve for future generations the appreciation of hand knitting and crochet as fiber arts that provide stress relief, are a creative outlet, and provides a sense of accomplishment.

Since 2004 I’ve taught hundreds of people the crafts of knitting and crochet. While developing a well-organized teaching approach, creating effective lesson plans and fun methods of teaching basic to advanced techniques and sharpening my ability to tailor my teaching skills to fit the needs of all students I’ve learned that there’s no wrong way to learn and absolutely everyone can pick up these rewarding hobbies.

Whether you’re just learning to knit and crochet or y

ou’ve been stitching since you were five.... I can help you to expand your knowledge. I look forward to knitting and crocheting with you!
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Maria R.

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Are you ready to create a true one of a kind piece of jewelry! Together we can make your artwork into jewelry! I am a down to earth, easy going, understanding and patient type of gal. I'm ready and willing to pass my skills and talent on to you!

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Aurelie
"Rosemary is a really good teacher and very patient. I am enjoying her classes. I’ve added more classes with her because I want to learn from her as much a
s I can. I totally recommend taking her classes."
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Bonnie
"Timpla Stewart is absolutely wonderful!"
Sharon
"Mya is a very good instructor. She was very patient and gave a lot of good tips. I enjoyed my first lesson. I look forward to my future lessons"
Viola
"It was great very patient and I would like to remain with her if it okay with her.

Thanks Viola"
Jean
"Donna is not just a teacher, but also a quilt designer. She shared one of her own original applique designs with me. It turned out beautifully, and was
so much fun to learn."
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Caitlin
"Eric was very patient with my little one. He not only teaches the game, he looks to make it fun and exciting. We enjoyed the lesson and hope to continue w
ith him."
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Tiffany Gunn
"Felicia was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I couldn't be happier with my experience and I look forward to my next lesson!!!"
Marlene
"The teacher was knowledgeable about all aspects of sewing and was able to tell me how to finish off one of my projects that I brought with. It was a jack
et and skirt. I needed help mostly with the jacket and mainly understanding the finishing instructions for the jacket. I sewed some in the hour during the lesson and then Terry showed me on the instructions what to do at home. She then asked me to bring a new sewing project that we could start together when I come in two weeks. I would highly recommend Terry to any level of sewer wanting lessons. She is also a very kind lady as well."
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Mandel
"Very welcoming. Very patient. Answered all of my questions."

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