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Farobag C.

Orland Park, IL

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as well, Farobag continues in his capacity as Artistic Advisor to the Baroque Masterplayers, a virtuoso ensemble that concatenates period performance techniques with modern instruments thus creating a unique voice within the realm of 17th and 18th- century repertoire.

A double graduate of the Eastma
n School of Music and the University of Rochester, Farobag studied under Anastasia Jempelis, a pioneer of Suzuki violin pedagogy in the United States. In addition to the Suzuki curriculum, he is also associated with the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program that sets a national standard of musical achievement in various fields.

Befitting his penchant for encouraging artistic interest amongst younger members of his community, Farobag is also the principal conductor of the Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra that offers a unique mixture of young and seasoned professionals sitting side-by-side in a strictly professional setting. Since the year 2000, the ZSO has staged highly successful performances at various venues in Houston, Chicago, and Toronto. A New Year's eve performance in Los Angeles is scheduled for 2014.

Having also taken graduate-level coursework in educational psychology, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Chicago, Farobag offers tutelage in various areas of elementary and secondary education as well as in SAT, ACT and GRE test preparation.

Additionally, as a certified Reiki Master, therapeutic and/or educational sessions are also extended to those who may be inclined to alternative healing techniques.

*** Lesson Details ***
Sheer technique is necessary but insufficient to play an instrument well. Aural skills, that include the study of functional tonality and voice-leading are important factors that impart musicality. This is of great import if the prospective musician wants the audience to truly enjoy his or her performance !

Whether it be the 3 Rs or preparation in the performing arts, a remarkable instructor must go well beyond the subject matter at hand and help imbue the student with a spirit of wonder that, in due time, will foster enthusiasm necessary for excellence.

A child emulates and learns to communicate in his or her mother-tongue through a supporting and nurturing environment. Likewise, a student needs to be sufficiently motivated to embrace learning in a familiar supportive manner.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lesson take place in the living room. Driveway parking. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
None; I do expect a reasonably good piano / keyboard at a student's home.

*** Specialties ***
Traditional and Suzuki-based education. Performance and musicality training is open to all instrumentalists.

*** CD's***
Classical Energy, Triton Sound, TS 8501
Salut D'Amour, Triton Sound, TS 9014
Epiphanies1, The Halford Company
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Anonymous January 20, 2017
Singing · In home
I have had the pleasure of taking vocal lessons from Mr. Cooper for about 2 years now, as well as starting Suzuki piano not too long ago. He is a gifted teacher who truly has a passion for teaching and love for music! Not only has he improved my aural skills, but he has helped me understand music on a much deeper level! My knowledge of technique and overall musicianship has improved drastically while taking lessons with him. Mr. Cooper has challenged me and broadened my musical horizons. He has helped me advance and learn new technique on the piano, as well as expanding my vocal range and performance skills. I would highly recommend him!
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Usman Akhtar September 20, 2016
Algebra · In home
Excellent teacher he is
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Judy June 13, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
This was my first lesson. Farobag exceeded my expectations. Very patient and positive. Helped to calm my nerves and encouraged me to stretch myself. Looking forward to our next lesson. I would definitely recommend him!
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Farobag C.

Farobag C.

Orland Park, IL 60467
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$30 / 30-min
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Benjamin K.

Chicago, IL

About Benjamin

I have extensively studied vocal performance and opera for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have a Master's in vocal performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I have studied other vocal genres, such as jazz, rock, and pop. I have previously taught at The School of Rock in Indianapolis Indiana. I have administered vocal lessons to every voice type at all different levels. Several of my students have recored albums and are currently performing all over the U.S.

I have a bachelors degree in biology with a minor in art. After graduating college, I was a full
-time high school biology teacher, volleyball coach, and director of the school musical. As a high school teacher, I learned first hand the kind of pressure and expectations that are placed on students in order for them to succeed. In college, I was the head student researcher on a two-year lab project. I took several upper level science courses including: biochemistry, calculus, organic chemistry, calculus based physics, cell biology, anatomy, and physiology. I studied marine biology in the Virgin Islands and am CPR certified.

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice lessons with me are fun and effective. You can expect to hear improved technique from day one, eventually reaching your long term goals. I begin every lesson aligning the students voice through various vocal warm ups and exercises. We then work together to pick repertoire that will suit the singer'€™s voice and they will enjoy singing. During a lesson we will also cover performance presentation, acting, diction, rhythm, musicality, style, and interpretation.

During tutoring you can expect a personalized plan based on your goals and aspirations. Since every student is different you can be assured we will come up with a plan that is designed just for you. I am a laid back tutor but will be sure to get the most out of you after our time together. Most students see at least a one letter grade improvement. My main goal for every tutoring session is student learning and comprehension.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, recording equipment, large collection of sheet music

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in helping students find their true singing voice.
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Khalfani M. February 6, 2017
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Benjamin is great. He goes through a good amount of drills to help learn technique. He also has you record lessons so that you can go through them later. He's been able to explain things with a lot of detail so that I can visualize them and understand how to make my voice stronger. He's really helped me improve in a short amount of time.
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Liam K. January 24, 2017
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I've grown more from the couple of months I've worked with Benjamin than I have with any other instructor. He is truly a phenomenal teacher! He will make sure your technique is flawless.
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Mario C. January 17, 2017
Earth Science · Online
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Benjamin K.

Benjamin K.

Chicago, IL 60613
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$30 / 30-min
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Fernando L.

Chicago, IL

About Fernando

Hi there! My name is Fernando L. and I am looking forward to working with you. I have helped many students throughout my four years of private teaching. I am currently working with "Mariachi Oro y Plata", and had the honor to also work with Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. I look forward to working with you and achieving your goals soon.

*Travel Equipment*
My violin, tuner, stand, metronome, and books. I expect the student to have his/her very own violin and stand.

*My Specialties*
Private or group lessons for all ages, competition/ audition preparation as well.

What to expect?
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xpect to have fun and a learning experience. If you are determined, passionate and/or dedicated, what are you waiting for?
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Fernando L.

Fernando L.

Chicago, IL 60629
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Bethany R.

Bloomingdale, IL

About Bethany

Bethany is a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, where she majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. She is certified to teach all subjects for elementary grades, including middle school Social Studies and Spanish, and bilingual and ESL classrooms. She is fluent in Spanish and has a passion for languages, having started learning French and Spanish when she was 11 years old. She also started an after-school sewing club at her school for 3rd-5th graders, which has grown immensely in popularity. In her spare time, Bethany enjoys roller skating, crafting, and playing b
oard games and tabletop games.

An experienced teacher, Bethany started her career teaching for two years in Elgin, IL. In 2014, she transferred to Mannheim School District in Melrose Park, IL, and has been teaching bilingual 2nd grade there for two years. As a teacher, Bethany is patient and calm but sets high expectations for achievement. She believes strongly in the importance of setting a welcoming, learning-focused tone so that they feel comfortable coming to her with concerns and setting goals.
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Bethany R.

Bethany R.

Bloomingdale, IL 60108
starting at
$30 / 45-min
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Sally R.

DeKalb, IL

About Sally

Hi, there! My name is Sally and I can't wait to meet you! I've been tutoring since 2013 and have loved helping my students not only understand/learn the material they're struggling with, but also helping them to find an interest in the subject itself. I went to Western Illinois University and earned a degree in Atmospheric Science with a minor in Mathematics. I graduated with a 3.94 GPA on a 4.0 scale. I'm a passionate and caring person and my teaching style is fun, challenging, and geared towards the individual. I know math and science can be particularly tough subjects and I thoroughly enjoy
helping others grasp the difficult concepts involved. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Andrew H. January 30, 2017
Calculus · In home
Verified Student
Very helpful, fun to work with
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Erin November 26, 2016
Algebra · In home
My daughter always struggled with Algebra, but Sally has found away to make a subject my daughter hated to study both understandable and engaging. I can't recommend her highly enough!
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Grace C. November 23, 2016
Math · In home
Sally improved my son's overall grade in Math significantly and his tests scores are phenomenal! Also, he looks forward to his sessions with her because she makes things fun!
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Sally R.

Sally R.

Saint Charles, IL 60175
(3)
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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