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Ron P.

76 Reviews
Burlington, WI
Starting at $50
  • Awarded Certified Tai Chi Master instructor from American Tai Chi and Qigong Association
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ron P.

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Our Defensive Arts curriculum takes the beginner all the way through the basic techniques of self-defense into more advanced training including knives, sticks and guns.

About Ron

To begin with let me say I am a martial arts instructor. I'm not a Yoga person, music teacher, actor or some other part timer and all of my reviews are from actual students who have taken classes with me in the martial arts and in various disciplines. American Tai Chi and Qi Gong Association Cer

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CJ
I've worked with Ron on the International Medical Tai Chi and Qigong Association, and I must say that he is absolutely terrific! His passion for the art is phenomenal, and his thinking process is very insightful. He is a fabulous Tai Chi teacher and I would highly recommend him.
SOH
Over the years I have had a number of instructors and Master Ron is by far the best. His knowledge of Tai Chi and martial aspects of the form is outstanding and I am proud to be his student. The technique applied when he is teaching is relaxed, strengthens the mind and body when learning the traditional forms of Tai Chi Chuan. The theory behind the forms is an aspect of Tai Chi I was not familiar with and over the past few months I have learnt more about the connection between the body, the mind and the forms than I have in the number of years I have trained. If you are looking for an instructor who is knowledgeable, approachable and passionate I would strongly recommend Master Ron.
Jenny F
I have been having private lessons with Ron for 18 months or so now and I cannot recommend Ron enough. He is an excellent Master Instructor, with an immense amount of knowledge and experience. The teaching environment is relaxed and friendly and yet hard working; building strength and agility in both body and mind as well as learning the traditional Tai Chi Chuan forms.
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Kay S.

2 Reviews
Avalon, WI
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1971
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Kay S.

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I have taught all levels of percussion including auxiliary percussion instruments.

About Katherine (Kay)

Taught 41 years as a band director Principal Trumpet with Beloit/Janesville Symphony I like to teach in a style that is functional and interesting. Students will be doing a variety of activities at each lesson. The focus will be determined by their needs. As students become more proficient i

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VICTORIA
Kay is awesome. My daughter loved her. She is very patience and kept Victoria engaged.
Angelique B.
Kay is very knowledgeable, kind and accommodating. She is very encouraging and never makes me feel dumb when I hit a sour note. (As a beginning beginner, that happens a lot!) I am amazed at how much I have learned in such a short time!
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Kelly N.

15 Reviews
Round Lake, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Costume Design & Technology (MFA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Kelly N.

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Kelly has an MFA in Costume Design and Technology. She has been sewing for more than 20 years and takes a project based approach to teaching sewing. Classes are tailored (pun intended!) to your skill level and interests so you'll never get bored! Lessons are offered in your home (she is fully vaccinated against Covid-19) or online so you can work on your own equipment and with your own tools. Kelly's lessons are individualized to what you want to learn and move at whatever pace you need.

About Kelly

I have been sewing for more than 20 years and take a practical approach to learning sewing. I like to have students start with a project that is going to be achievable. If you've never sewn before we usually start with something simple (pillowcase, pajama pants) and then work up to more and more com

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Ava M.
We loved working with Kelly. She has a good sense of humor, which we love, and she makes you feel right at ease. The templates she provides for beginning sewers were very helpful.
Ava M.
We loved working with Kelly. She has a good sense of humor, which we love, and she makes you feel right at ease. The templates she provides for beginning sewers were very helpful.
Monica C.
Very helpful answered all my questions help me realize good patterns and bad patterns went above and beyond explaining and sharing resources excellent teacher would definitely recommend and would go to classes again
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Charis B.

8 Reviews
Woodstock, IL
Starting at $38
  • Awarded Bachelor Of Science from David Lipscomb College
  • Teaching since 1984
  • B.S. Music Education from David Lipscomb College
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Charis B.

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learning to play and having fun along the way. I want you to explore all that playing as to offer

About Charis

I have a B.S. in Music Education. I have worked with several disabled students patiently guiding them, finding creative ways to make music accessible to them. I believe it is not about me or the parent, but the student. I work with children of all ages believing that we can find a way that works

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Steve W.
Outstanding experience!! Very enjoyable!!!
Steve W.
Outstanding! Very enjoyable!!
Alexa B.
Great teacher! She was able to teach my daughter in 3 lessons what her band teacher couldn’t do in 6 months. My daughter walked away after her first lesson excited and couldn’t wait for her next lesson. You can tell Charis loves what she does.
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Sarah D.

8 Reviews
Waukesha, WI
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 19; Female: 5 to 80
  • Clinical Laboratory Science from UW-LaCrosse
  • Teaching since 2004
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Sarah D.

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I have been teaching piano and flute for 16 years and am a classically trained musician. I incorporate fun activities for my younger students to stay engaged and my older students learn the skills to excel for the instrument while relaxing after a long day of work or family responsibilities. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Sarah

I am so excited for the opportunity to teach music to those interested in learning and growing in their musical knowledge! I teach piano, flute and I also have multiple years experience with the Piccolo, Alto, and Bass Flutes. I have been playing the piano for 22 years and the flute for 20 years.

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Andrijana
My daughter is very happy with Sarah! Would highly recommend her.
Jon
Sarah is an excellent teacher! I started taking lessons with her a few years ago and she was very gracious with me as I struggled learning. She's helped me so much. I've come a long way from struggling with Hot Cross Buns to playing full chord progressions and being able to hear songs and play chords that correspond with the music.

Not only does she do a great job of teaching the technical basics, she also includes a great amount of music theory in the process which is super helpful!
Dorothy W.
First class was a success! Sara was polite, professional, very knowledgable and friendly. Her studio is beautiful! I look forward to my next lesson.
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Hiro H.

20 Reviews
Mundelein, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese
  • High School Diploma from Schaumburg High School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hiro H.

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USCF EXPERT (rated 2000), ready to improve your game!

My objective is to help you get better at the game of chess, as learning chess will improve your ability to focus deeper and increase your analytical thoughts.

For intermediate to advanced players:
We will analysis games you've played before while learning new material
We can also set up to play a correspondence game (where you'll have days to make each move)

About Hiro

United States Chess Federation (USCF) Expert (2000 rating) I am ranked top 100 (out of 3,000+ players) in Illinois I am also ranked in the 97th percentile in the nation (Over 65,000 players) USCF Local Tournament Director I direct USCF-Rated tournaments at the Schaumburg Library

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Zach
Hiro is expert, fun and patient with our 8 year old. Our son is a newer player - beginner/intermediate (he learned basics at his school in second grade but a lot further to go)- and really gets excited and engaged with the game when Hiro plays and teaches him.
Nuzma
Thank you so much for the class.Coming weekend kids are going to Florida .I shall be booking more classes depending on your schedule soon . How did the kids do today .

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"Very patient and and helpful!!"
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Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"We are a group of 4 friends who have been playing casually/ learning without tuition for a few years - all of us have different learning intelligencies /styles and were ready for some discipline. We worked with Karl for 2 hours, so our feed back is as follows:
He was good at guaging ability level , explained clearly, listened and we look forward to working with him on a regular basis."
Josie
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Siddharth is a very good chess teacher. My son learned learned a lot in 2 sessions and really enjoyed it."
Chandu
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Amazing! I was stuck at the beginning of a cardigan pattern, she jumped in and got me going again. Very kind and helpful. Loved it!"
Molly
Took Crocheting lessons from Amy N.
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"We were looking for a chess coach for our 6 year old son. Due to the pandemic, we did not want to take him for in person classes. We were a little skeptical about online chess. But wanted to give it a try.

We got to know Dipankar through TakeLessons. He uses a digital chess board on the screen to play and teach chess. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He is very prompt. He adjusts the lessons according to the learning speed of our son. Overall, very pleased with the lessons."
Namratha
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Great lesson. Mya is patient and a great instructor. Looking forward to my upcoming lessons ☺"
yvette
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Sonya is an exceptional instructor. She teaches in a clear and logical way and is extremely patient. Classes are fun and Sonya always responds to questions that arise between classes via text and email. The best!"
Joan
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Goes at the student’s pace, and allows them to take their time... Is very patient with them, and is willing to explore their own strategies, so that the student can see their own mistakes. This makes for a more constructive lesson, with the student being able to improve their skills in a tailored like lesson. Siddharth also attempts to understand how the student is thinking, to see it from their perspective."
Bhawna
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Anne is an excellent instructor. She gave my daughter beginner sewing lessons and gave instructions that a 12 year old can understand. My daughter enjoyed the lessons and is excited to take more lessons and learn new techniques."
Mary
Took Sewing lessons from Anne K.
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"Very polite, knowledgeable, and very patient with me! Great instructor!"
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Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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