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Diego A. Evanston, IL

About Diego

CURRENT LESSONS - General Guitar Lessons for Beginners - Finger-style Guitar for Beginners - Classical Guitar (beginner, intermediate, advanced) - Flamenco Guitar (intermediate and advanced) - Rumba Guitar (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) - Latin Guitar (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) TEACHING EXPERIENCE Diego A. has taught over 2000 private lessons and has given lectures and workshops in over 300 universities, elementary schools, and music schools, both nationally and internationally. WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM PRIVATE LESSONS? The very first things we'll learn to do in our private lesson will be to RELAX, BE PATIENT, and HAVE FUN. Yes, mastering (or even just getting decent at) the guitar takes time and dedicated work, but it should always be ...

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Jonah K. October 30, 2014
Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Diego is a great teacher! I have been taking lessons from him for a while now and I have improved considerably. He is very clear with his teaching using the information learned through his information psychology. He explains why we must do something a certain way and this leads to a better understanding of flamenco and the guitar. He teaches not just guitar, but also how to practice. Diego is incredibly friendly and makes learning something so difficult manageable and fun!
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Martin M. July 23, 2014
Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Diego is a fantastic teacher and guitarist. He is generous and patient, encouraging and effective. Diego has the ability to simplify difficult technique and break it down in simple terms. His studies in Spain make him a rare and sought after teacher in Chicago. In short, Diego have given me the keys to succeed in this beautiful and challenging art form. I wholeheartedly recommend him!
Nathan T. Chicago, IL

About Nathan

Music begins with the body. We can begin by making it very comfortable to hold an instrument and produce sound. From here rhythm, melody, and song come naturally. My goal is to be there to help you absorb the music with as little obstruction and effort, making learning easy, enjoyable, and gratifying. *** Studio Equipment *** Guitar Hand Drums and Percussion various handmade wood flutes *** Travel Equipment *** Hand Drums and Percussion Saxophone various handmade wood flutes About my musical lifeline: Percussion is my latest love, and feels very true to my heart and purpose. This journey has been heavily inspired by a year of ceremonial music study in New York, as well as a recent month-long trip to Morocco, where I studied with masters who hold centuries-old ...

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Tasha P. April 26, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Making great progress

I'm writing about my son's ukelele lessons with Nathan. He's a young beginner, who was very hesitant about learning an instrument. Nathan is great with children; he's very adept at making them comfortable and following their readiness cues.

It's only been a couple of months at this point, but my son has gotten more excited about playing and is learning more every week.
Kate C. Evanston, IL

About Kate

Kate has years of experience teaching students of all ages and levels, from 5 to 55. As a teaching assistant at Eastman and at Northwestern University, she has given individual, private lessons to undergraduate and graduate violin students, under the supervision of her mentors. A registered Suzuki teacher, in her own private studio, she has taught beginners as young as age 3, to adult students and every age in between. Kate earned a Doctorate of Music in Violin Performance from Northwestern University. She received her Master's degree in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music. She also has the distinction of being one of the first to earn the Certificate in College and Community Music Teaching at Eastman. She earned her Bachelor's degree Summa Cum Laude from the ...

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Isabelle R. January 29, 2015
Violin · In studio
I'm a teacher who has worked with Kate and her students. I'm always very impressed with her students, they are set up so well! Kate does a great job balancing technique basics with repertoire and musical knowledge. I would highly recommend her for any level, she is great with beginners as well as more advanced students.
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Julie R. March 4, 2014
Verified Student
Great Teacher

Kate is a fantastic teacher. She taught our sometimes resistant 6 year old, and she was always patient with her and made her lessons fun. I highly recommend her!
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RallyA December 6, 2010
My best music teacher ever!

We are so happy to have Kate as our violin teacher. She is a professional who has great approach towards kids and manages to find the best way to teach them how to love the instrument, play it as a true artist and show them how to enjoy music. Our daughter adores her and always goes to the lessons with desire and leaves with a big smile on her face. She quickly learned the basics and now loves playing the violin and keeps practicing every day without being reminded to do so.
Joseph M. Skokie, IL

About Joseph

My Story: As a guitarist in my early years I spent much time reworking my technique and gaining insight in how guitar playing really works. My early struggles gave way to a solid knowledge of the guitar and music. This was gained through no small part through my High School music teacher, through master classes of Manuel Lopez Ramos and Abel Carlevaro and others. These master classes helped me in a big way to develop teaching systems and principles that can help anyone to learn guitar easier and more effectively. You will gain from the knowledge of these world class guitarists and teachers which will help you to play better and more musical. And from my musical background-of playing hundreds of songs ...

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StephenS1 February 15, 2012
Great teacher

My daughter enjoyed lessons with Joe. He was patient and good at explaining to a beginner.
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JosefP January 4, 2011
Great teacher !!!
Tasha K. Evanston, IL

About Tasha

Tasha is a classically trained soprano who enjoys singing and teaching all styles of music. As her student, you can expect lessons to be fun and stress-free. Tasha loves nothing more then helping people sing better and form a new love of music through singing. She will teach you fundamental singing techniques as well as how to blend drama and performance into your singing to create a rich creative experience. Tasha holds her M.M. in Voice Performance from Indiana University and her B.M. from Northwestern University. *** Lesson Details *** Tasha tailors her lessons to suit the needs of each individual student. Open communication is a key part of being in her studio. Ask questions. Tasha also believes that singing should always be fun. In fact, the better you get at singing, the more ...

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Aliona L. April 13, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Tasha is great and helpful in explaining everything about singing. Can't wait for the next lesson.
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Ben L. December 5, 2013
Singing
Excellent Voice Teacher

Tasha is by far the best voice teacher I have ever had. She makes even complicated music feel easy and fun. She also helped me make a recording!
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Megan K. December 1, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
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Tasha is the best voice teacher I have had the opportunity to work with! She truly understands how to teach music - theory, performance, and voice. She is very willing to work with all schedules for lessons and dedicates herself to her students. I look forward to my lesson every week because of Tasha!
Joel W. Chicago, IL

About Joel

I recently moved to Chicago to complete my dissertation for Arizona State University's Doctorate program. During my 6 years at ASU I taught voice lessons privately and at the collegiate level in Phoenix. I have taught almost every type of singing style at every age and professional level; Classical, Opera, Musical Theater, R&B, Folk, Reggae, from professional musicians to enthusiastic people who want a new hobby. I am an active opera singer looking to make Chicago my new home base. Pedigree - BM in Vocal Performance from the University of Montana MM in Opera Performance from Arizona State University DMA in Vocal Performance from Arizona State University (ABD anticipate completion Fall 2014) Philosophy - Learning how to sing is just like any other physical activity. Everyone ...

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Paul V. September 9, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio
Joel is an amazing teacher! He is knowledgeable and very passionate about his career. His style goes far beyond just a point and sing approach, he makes it a point to get to know each of his students and goes above and beyond to learn their voice type and learning style so he can better understand how to train them. In the four years I studied with Joel he not only trained my voice but also trained me in proper singers health and etiquette (Vocal health tips, Proper stage dress etc.) He helped me prepare multiple theatre and college audition repertoire and also inspired me to pursue a career in vocal performance. I would highly recommend Joel to anyone who wants to further their knowledge or begin a new journey in the world of music.
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Rebecca D. June 26, 2014
Musical Theater · In studio
It’s hard to put into words what Joel W has done for my voice. His teaching ability extends far beyond just imparting proper technique, though he does that extremely well. The way he is able to delve into how my mind works, how I experience music, and how I learn and then to teach me in language that I am wired to understand is an incredible gift. He not only expedited the process of my progress but he also opened the door for me to discover the rich artistry of singing: the textures, the colors, the emotions, and the carefully crafted details of a beautiful voice.
Far from a cookie-cutter approach, he helped me to find my unique voice and celebrate its strengths. He is always eager to give me the tools I need to become the singer I have always hoped to be and, under his tutelage, I cannot believe how far I have come."
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Alex F. June 24, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio
Verified Student
I trained with Joel in Arizona for a year. I gained confidence as a singer as I started to understand and apply the technique. You know that he is knowledgeable because of the degrees he carries but I would add that he is knowledgeable in the operatic technique and the voice overall because of his own application that he demonstrates in the studio to get his point across. He has a great voice and you can hear him utilizing the technique that he teaches. He makes it a point to get to know you and how you learn so that he can better explain things. He is serious about his profession, owns his own opera start-up, and is also a performer. If you are willing to work, you will not be disappointed by the results you will hear.
I can confidently recommend him to anyone who is looking to learn how to sing and/or improve their voice!

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