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Jon Novi
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bruce D.
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Our daughter (Kivi) started with the recorder in 4th grade, and soon graduated to clarinet. By Middle School, she was taking lessons from a classical teacher who advanced her skills markedly. Upon reaching high school, she was in demand by the jazz band - whose leader persuaded her to take up the saxophone. Kivi loved the sax, and loved jazz, but clarinet remained her first instrument. I thought of the great jazz clarinet players: Pete Fountain at the top of a substantial list. But we could find no one who could teach jazz clarinet. Finally, we attended an event at VanderCook, and one of the presenters gave us Jon's name. Kivi studied with Jon for about two years. I was disappointed with the amount of time Kivi had to spend practicing Jon's lessons - what high schooler has time for anything? Nevertheless, Kivi learned a great deal from Jon, and was the only student to ever perform a clarinet solo in our high school's jazz band history ("Jack the Bear"). Jon was unique in my experience in that he taught what Kivi wanted to learn - rather than imposing a rigid course of instruction. If you are considering private lessons that offer something both valuable and unique, please look no further than Jon Novi.

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Elif Allenfort Piano Studio
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Tammy S.
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Elif is a very effective teacher. I had never taken a piano lesson before, even though I had played French horn in high school I thought it would be really difficult for me as an adult to learn how to play piano, with my inexperience using both hands and with bass clef music reading. But after only a few months I am amazed by how fast I am learning and how much I can play now under Elif's instruction. She is so pleasant and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Phyllis L.
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Bob teaches my 7 year old piano and I take ukelele lessons from him. Bob is great with kids and a lot of fun. He is always very positive and friendly. We’ve been pleased with our experience so far.

Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin K.
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Very in depth lessons, flexible schedule and reasonable rates. Definitely an individual who is passionate about his craft, I would recommend him (and have) to anyone interested in learning.

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  • 27 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Debbie C.
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My daughter takes voice lessons and participates in theater at Stacey De and Co. We couldn't be more thrilled with everyone there, from the professional front desk staff Bre, outstanding director Sean, absolutely irreplaceable Melissa, and of course the heart and soul of this great place Stacey. The time my daughter spends at Stacey De and Co. every week is her favorite time of her week. In a completely non-stressful, family-like environment, she is stretched to really push her limits, is taught life lessons like the value of hard work and the ability to accept constructive criticism/evaluation and then improve on those things, and so very much more. She leaves every lesson and rehearsal a little more confident, learned, and determined to succeed...all in an environment of happiness, laughter, encouragement. I don't know what else one could look for in a fine arts school. My daughter and I both love it here.

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  • 21 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandy W.
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Very welcoming and knowledgable. Already scheduled my next lesson. Looking forward to continuing lessons.

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David O Lessons
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather R.
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My 6 yrd son took lessons from David O. last year and it was a really great experience. David is great with kids. He is very patient and attentive to the needs of each student and always makes sure to keep it fun.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Lachelle W.
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I've been working with Michele for the past two years. She is very knowledgable and resourceful when it comes to vocal health and technique. She does a great job at tailoring lessons to her student's specific needs and providing tools to use to improve upon your craft.

Guitar Chicago
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Brian S.
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I have been taking lessons from Dan for more than two and a half years and it something I look forward to every week. Aside from being a great teacher, he is fun, understanding and very talented. He takes the time to help you understand the structure of what you are learning without over burdening you with theory. He is also really interested in making sure you are enjoying playing (that is the point) and getting out of it exactly what you want. Any time I have a request (no matter how absurd) of a song to learn, Dan takes the time to find a good arrangement at my level and teaches it to me. It is really nice having that flexibility and personal investment in my lessons. In just two and a half years, I went from playing no to guitar to be comfortable jamming with my friends while also developing my classical guitar playing skills. His musical interests are vast; from beautiful classical pieces to classic rock solos to movie soundtracks (he loves Storybook Love from the Princess Bride). This blend of genres and talents truly sets Dan a part and I would encourage anyone looking to finally learn the guitar to sign up for lessons with Dan.

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Paul William
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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John B.
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More than just a teacher. I took guitar lessons with Paul for eight years. He helped me realize my natural ear for music, and allowed me to figure out what I wanted to learn. Our lessons were always different. Sometimes I would bring in songs that I wanted to learn, and sometimes he would have things he thought I should know how to play, which helped me learn similar songs later on. When I was applying to college and needed to learn how to read music and play jazz guitar, he tailored all of our lessons so that I could learn those techniques quickly and most importantly, efficiently. Paul's personality transcends the teacher-student relationship, which allowed he and I to become very good friends. Paul William is an excellent teacher for whatever you need to learn. You can't go wrong taking lessons from him.

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Allegro Piano Studio
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason T.
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I have never played the piano or keyboard in my life, however I always wanted to learn. I found Phil on thumbtack and I have learned so much! I’ve learned all the notes and feel very comfortable playing the keyboard at my current level. Thank Phil, I look forward to continuing my lessons.

Jeremie Witz
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron M.
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I am a big fan of Jeremie's teaching method. This guy is amazing. Our lessons are online but that in no way diminishes their quality. I look forward to each lesson and suspect that will be the case indefinitely. He helped me find a new guitar, gave me some great tips about what to look for in an amp. He's given me innumerable pointers, pieces of music theory, sheet music (including tablature) for songs I'm interested in, and great advice about how to take stock in my progress (especially during times when it seems like I'm not moving forward very much). I don't think I could recommend Jeremie enough. If you get the chance to work with him, do yourself a favor and take it.

Best Defense Concepts
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Billy R.
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Peter is an outstanding instructor. Very personable, knowledgeable, takes his time to instruct, demonstrate and then, while I am peforming the move, if needing correction , does so in a calm and easy way. He fit the bill for everything I am looking for in learning self defense in a non class type setting. You wont be disappointed in giving Peter a try. He has all the equipment, mats, and practice items to use as well..He's also very flexible given my schedule of the times I am in his area on other business, to schedule a lesson around.

Ole! Spanish School
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Carlos H.
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Cristobal has been teaching me Spanish since January and I am truly impressed by how much I've learned so far. Cristobal is awesome!!

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Aileen B.
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Josefien is a wonderful instructor! She is warm, friendly, great at her craft and really engaging. She is patient and knowledgable and great with teenagers too!

Silbernik Music Academy
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Daina R.
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Irwin is great with young kids, and my twin boys (almost 7) have been enjoying beginning guitar lessons with him. I like that he teaches them how to read music and encourages them to memorize songs. It's how I learned piano as a little girl and I'm enjoying seeing the boys progress and learn to understand written music. My goal has been for the boys to get used to a weekly music lesson and enjoy that as part of their weekly routine...so far Irwin has been a great fit for us and I highly recommend! :)

Peter Schwendener
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah L.
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Peter doesn't try to make me a perfect pianist; he seeks to improve my playing by not only focusing on technique (knowing my body's limits) but often more importantly on expressing interpretation of the music. His easy-going personality benefits me in the tough situations that I and all musicians face. Peter's honest and personal determination to improve me as a pianist is what impresses me the most about him. I was never seriously devoted to piano until I started taking lessons from him and I have been invested in the art ever since.

Jerry Evans School of Music
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Diana C.
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Got my 15 year old daughter guitar lessons with David & he was AMAZING!!

Piano Lessons
4.4
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kate W.
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We have only had Vera for two lessons so far. So far we are very happy with her. She is nice to the kids, organized, and seems to be flexible with time. Exactly what we were looking for.

Jillann Gabrielle Studios
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Dannyel K.
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Jilliann is one of the best vocal coaches in Chicago. She is professional, fun and cares about the goals of her students. Her approach to learning is long term and her personal experience in the field is unparalleled.

Jillann Gabrielle Studios
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 36 years in business
Kerry D.
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I first took vocal lessons with Jill back in 1994. Fast forward to 2017 when I again needed a vocal coach, and I knew I had to seek her out, and was lucky to find her again. She's got amazing intuition, she instantly knows what you need in order to improve and succinctly gives you the tools and the confidence to achieve those improvements. Despite what many believe, anyone with the right training can sing, and sing well. You need the right vocal coach. You need Jill Gabrielle.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is CPR training?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (better known as CPR) is a lifesaving manual technique that pumps oxygenated blood back into the body’s organs if someone’s heart or breathing has stopped. A variety of CPR training is available to community members, employees and healthcare providers. CPR training may last two to five hours or more, depending on the content and the target audience. During the training, students will learn how to recognize and respond to an emergency situation. There are different CPR techniques for adults and children, but with both you will learn how to determine whether the person is conscious before administering chest compression. During the training you’ll learn chest compression techniques for adults and different techniques for children between the ages of 1 and 8. Students learn how to properly administer chest compressions, when the technique is appropriate and when it is not, and how long you must perform rescue measures. Students also learn what an automatic external defibrillator (AED) is and how to use it if necessary to shock a patient before administering CPR chest compressions.

How do I become CPR and first aid certified?

You can earn CPR training and receive first aid certification in a number of ways. Choose an online course to learn the materials remotely and then find a testing location to complete the certification process with an in-person demonstration of your knowledge and skills. Encourage your workplace to host a first aid and CPR training so employees can learn what to do in case of a workplace emergency and how to respond with lifesaving techniques. You may also be able to take a CPR or first aid class in your community. A basic CPR training may run four to five hours. After receiving CPR training, you’ll know how to respond if an adult or a child goes into cardiac arrest or stops breathing. You’ll learn how to use chest compressions to keep blood pumping to a person’s organs, which can keep them alive until an emergency responder can arrive. First aid and CPR training can also include education about how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

What does a Spanish tutor do?

The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

What is first aid training?

With first aid training, you may be able to help save a life. First aid training can teach people who are not medical professionals how to help a sick or injured person in crisis before an ambulance arrives on the scene. Most commonly, first aid training helps teach you how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

First aid training can teach you how to respond in a variety of emergency situations, including:

  • Asthma attack
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head or back injury
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

First aid training classes may be offered by professionals who are affiliated with the Red Cross, which offers online, in-person, and blended training classes. First aid classes are also often offered through local recreation centers, city services, schools, hospitals and private companies.  

What do you learn in a first aid course?

First aid training gives you a variety of lifesaving skills for responding to many different emergency situations. In a first aid course you’ll learn about how to examine someone who’s been hurt, how to use a defibrillator, how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and how to control bleeding and trauma. Some courses include pediatric first aid as well as adult first aid; helping a choking infant, for example, is different from helping a choking adult. Although you can take CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) courses separately, most first aid training includes both.

In a first aid course you’ll also learn how to respond to:

  • Wounds, including punctures, cuts and hemorrhages
  • Heart attacks, chest pain and respiratory arrest
  • Bone fractures, sprains and torn muscles
  • First-, second- and third-degree burns
  • Poisoning
  • Choking
  • Bites and stings
  • Hypothermia or frostbite
  • Shock and seizures
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