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  • 24 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Jake B.

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I have been receiving voice lessons from David Eickstaedt for the past three years and made a lot of progress with my singing voice. At the beginning of a lesson, when he introduces a new idea, it seems as if it will never help me. But thirty minutes later when I'm applying it to a song, I always find that it does work. After all, he is the teacher and he really knows what he's doing.

Natalie K.

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David has many years of experience and emphasized the positive aspects of my singing and helped me improve posture, breathing and my vocal range in just three sessiona. He was very encouraging and I looked forward to our singing lessons. He helped me have the confidence to sing a song for my husband on our wedding day.

Andy R.

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I always had a good time when learning with Mr. Eickstaedt. These lessons were memorable and I was better able to remember our lessons because I could link an experience to them.

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  • 21 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 min

Kay S.

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As a teacher, Bill's abilities are of dual importance. He has an invaluable teaching ability for guiding new students, young and experienced performers with the technics required for training the voice for maximum sound, quality of sound and maximum control of the vocal capabilities. He also focuses on the importance of diction, pronunciation, interpretation of styles and showmanship. Of equal importance he can vocally demonstrate and clarify his instructions and showmanship. As his accompanist for many years, it has been my priviledge to work with Bill.

Brandy W.

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Very welcoming and knowledgable. Already scheduled my next lesson. Looking forward to continuing lessons.

TOP PRO
  • 27 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

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.

Jill S.

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My daughter started piano lessons with Stacey just a month ago but she is so excited every week to go. We have been very happy with how Stacey has progressed her - continually adding more difficult pieces to work on to see what she can do. This is our first experience w music lessons of any type and we are really happy with Stacey De & Co! Even my son, who never wants to try anything new, has started asking about taking drum lessons there. We couldn't be happier :)

Percy M.

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My daughter really enjoys taking her piano and vocal lessons there. The teacher warmed up to her right away and she felt very comfortable and at ease.

  • 13 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours

Jesus S.

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Michele is very personable, patient and just flat out awesome to work with! I'd been meaning to take singing lessons for some time and finally got around to doing it. I've played music for years and studied Jazz/Classical guitar in college and could recognize right away that Michele is a true talent and knows what she's doing. By the end of the introductory class I knew I'd found the right teacher to help me develop my ear and my voice.

Kyle M.

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Michele is wonderful in all aspects of her service. She is extremely patient and encouraging. She truly knows her craft and this is very easy to see when you are with her. She has a balanced approach to learning how to not only use your voice but your ears as well. It's been a pleasure working with her. I would recommend Michele to anyone that is interested in vocal lessons.

Jackie H.

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Taking voice lessons with Michele for just over 8 weeks, my range has expanded and I'm gaining control. Michele is patient, encouraging and knows which exercises help me the most. Always on time & willing to give a little more. Thank you, Michele!

  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 0 min
  • Wilmette, IL

Tim S.

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She worked very well with my daughter who is trying to improve her singing and voice for theater. She was an instant hit and gave my daughter very useful direction and tips to improve her singing.

Lea W.

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Josefien is an amazing instructor. She shows you exactly how to sing and I made more progress in two weeks working with her than I have ever had with any other voice instructor. Truly one of a kind!

Bobby S.

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Josefien is a premier vocal coach with all the right knowledge and skill to sharpen a student's abilities. I am very much looking forward to continuing my vocal lessons with her!

  • 16 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 28 min

Peggy T.

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I contacted Jerry,inquiring about in-home guitar lessons for my daughter. He replied immediately with helpful suggestions of an instructor. When I realized my daughter wanted a female instructor Jerry went out of his way to find out more about my daughter and the kind of instructor who would be compatible with her. He then suggested one of two female instructors he felt would meet her needs. I was impressed with the time and effort he put into helping me find an instructor for her. This was extraordinary that he would take the time to help me when it did not directly benefit him and he did not even know me! I had originally contacted Jerry because of his highly regarded reputation for teaching and instruction. But now I also hold him in high regard for his kindness and dedication to helping others find their way into the world of music.

Michael R.

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My instructor is great. He is really working with me on the violin. I have no experience but I am progressing fast.

Diana C.

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Got my 15 year old daughter guitar lessons with David & he was AMAZING!!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours
  • Dundee, IL

Mary Ellen Kanies B.

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I am an adult student and have studied with Solange for the past year. In that time she has opened my voice to a whole new depth of sound. Her persistence, patience and knowledge of the vocal mechanism have created a more developed and mellow sound which I never thought possible at my age (60+!) I love studying with her. Mary Ellen Kanies Beckmann

Neil and LeJewel C.

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My daughter has been taking lessons for about 3 years now. She has truly learned so much. Ms. Solange has kept her engaged and each lesson exciting and challenging! She's truly an awesome teacher!🌞

Laura G.

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Very convenient and professional. I am very pleased with the weekly lessons for my daughter. Solange is patient while clearly bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to each lesson.

  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL

Kayla M.

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I have been taking singing lessons from Elaine for a few months now. She is a really great teacher! I can't say enough positive things about her. I was always too nervous to get voice lessons, so my lessons with Elaine were the first time I received voice training. I'm so glad I decided to take weekly lessons as we work with great classical pieces. She has brought out aspects of my voice that I didn't know existed. I sing a lot when I'm out and about and I've gotten so many complements on my voice since taking lessons. We started with the basics since I had never had lessons before and this was really helpful for me. We have advanced quite quickly and I learn more about my voice each lesson. I have also developed confidence I didn't know I had regarding my voice! Elaine also has a beautiful voice that I could listen to all day! She is a very kind person and genuinely cares about her students. I would definitely recommend her to anyone from beginners to advanced singers.

Dominique L.

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For the last three years, I have been taking voice lessons with Elaine and I really enjoy her way of teaching. She gives me many good techniques to develop my voice. She also gives me a lot of confidence to express my feelings in the interpretation of musical pieces that I study with her. I really appreciate her knowledge of voice placement in English, French and Italian because it makes the learning process so much easier. She is very caring about not being to hard on the voice. I love doing the different exercises she proposes. There is variety and lightness in her teaching but also a strong feeling of continuity and rigor. She is very precise in her explanations. I feel my voice is developing well, as well as my musical expression. My voice is really coming alive now. Thank you so much Elaine. You are a great discovery for me as a teacher! Dominique

Lisa L.

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Elaine has been giving my 13 year old son voice lessons and she is wonderful. She is helping him with sight reading and is helping him understand his range capacity. Elaine knows classic technique and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to be a polished singer. Elaine helped my son feel very comfortable performing in front of her and was able to make him see the potential he has. Elaine has a sweet nature and a good sense of humor which helped put my son at ease. Thank you so much Elaine! You have been a great help! LL

  • 31 years in business
  • Response time: 23 min
  • Broadview, IL

Bonny J.

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My son took percussion lessons from John Marrella throughout high school. During that time his skills improved tremendously. He became a well-rounded percussionist and enjoyed many achievements during this time, including Colorado All-State Band, Top of the Nation Honor Band, and superior ratings for both his drum and mallet performances at Solo and Ensemble Contests. I also took xylophone lessons from John. I was a total beginner, having never learned to play an instrument. With much patience, John taught me how to read music and to play with proper technique. John was always encouraging and positive, yet always guiding me to improve in my playing or form. I highly recommend John as an instructor. His experience in playing professionally, his expertise as a percussionist, his patience, and his ability to explain things clearly make him an outstanding teacher.

ERICH M.

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JOHN SPENT THE TIME TO TEACH MY YOUNG DAUGHTER THE BEGINNING OF PIANO, AND A GREAT HEAD START WITH THE TOOLS NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL! GREAT JOB!

Jack T.

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John is a great drum instructor. Teaches you how to be good, not just play. Patient and flexible as well.

  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Mary T.

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Al taught my husband piano for several years and voice lessons for myself. We both felt very blessed to have him as our instructor. He is very calm, patient, kind, encouraging, and teaches per the needs and style of the individual. We were thankful to have an instructor that would teach us with the type of music that we are passionate about: Christian and praise & worship. Al is extremely talented in teaching, performing, and creating music and song. He loves his work as he enjoys sharing his knowledge and talents with others.

Sara F.

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I love Mr. Al! HE'S THE BEST!!! Mr. Al taught me things that I could do with my voice but never knew I could. I learned many lessons about where to hold the microphone and how and which way to tilt my head to make my voice come out the way that I wanted it to. He taught me how to add my own personality into singing and not be afraid to do it. If I was afraid or said "I can't", he would have me try it another way until I could. We work well together. My lessons were always serious but always fun.

Arlene L.

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Al Gorney tailors his music lessons to fit with each student's learning styles and interests. Students not only learn to read traditional notation, but also are taught to play by ear, improvise and compose. My children love working with "Mr. Al".

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • River Forest, IL

Rose F.

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This year, our daughter won first place in the Chicago Chapter National Association of Teachers of Singing (CCNATS)’ High School Division 1 Vocal Competition! At Elizabeth’s suggestion, she also auditioned for the Anima Chorus of Glen Ellyn, and sang a solo with them on WFMT’s Saturday Broadcast of Introductions. Elizabeth is truly an amazing teacher! She explains everything very well and never leaves a question unanswered. Our daughter, Brianna Dulock, has received nothing but compliments from other experienced professionals […] It is impressive how much information Elizabeth can fit into one lesson. Thank you, Elizabeth, for the high quality of your voice lessons, and for giving our daughter this amazing voice.” — Rose Figuero Dulock, Stone Park, IL

Peter P.

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I first contacted Elizabeth with trepidation. She’s a classically trained vocalist and I am a bass guitarist who simply wanted to sing a few songs with his rock band. But she took me seriously, gave me vocal exercises to improve my control, and within just a few months people were coming up to me to tell me how good I sound! I still have much to learn, but I no longer fear stepping up to the microphone. Elizabeth keeps the lessons interesting. We work on a variety of musical styles and I am always challenged and interested in the material. The exercises are very effective, and seldom does a week go by when I don’t feel like I have made improvements. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Celeste A.

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Elizabeth Knox is very dedicated to her students, instructing with a level of detail and determination that inspires those she teaches to practice with the same intensity that she offers to them. Her holistic approach to vocal training can benefit voices of all ranges and skill levels, and I have made definite improvement in problem areas I had been unable to make a breakthrough with before. Lessons are never cut-and-dry-- each visit something new is addressed and worked on, from learning repertoire and refining technique, to stage presence and lessons on how our bodies produce sounds. I'm very thankful to have found her.

  • 33 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 hours

Karen M.

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I have studied singing with Clara Berman for many years. She is an outstanding teacher. She is very organized and devoted to her students. She helped me improve my voice and register. I don't know anything she could have done better. She was always on time and ready to teach.

Phillip S.

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Began piano lessons with Clara as a mature adult. She is extremely patient and highly skilled at breaking things down to smaller, more achievable goals. Enjoyed each lesson and opportunities to play with others.

Debbie C.

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Clara met with our daughter to help prepare for a signing audition. Aside from being extremely competent at teaching voice, Clara is very warm and welcoming and our daughter loved working with her!

  • 36 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 25 min

Lillian B.

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Jill is a true professional. My daughter went in with very little experience. She has been taking lessons for the past few months and she has help build her confidence. Jill's methods helped with breathing techniques and range. She is very patient and my daughter couldn't be happier.

Nanette D.

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Jill is a great vocal coach! She taught me, so many great techniques that have helped me immensely. She genuinely cares about your well being and also gives great advice for wellness and how to keep your voice healthy. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a vocal coach.

Frank R.

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As a singer I was not breathing properly and Jill brought out the best in me. I have been able to sing much more effectively as a result of her instruction. Phrasing was always an issue because I had poor breath support and after only a few lessons I was singing like a pro.

  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Crystal Lake, IL

Kris R.

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I have been taking piano lessons for 5 years, voice lessons for 9 months and flute lessons for 6 months at Music Makers...For Life, Inc. As an adult with prior music experience, I had certain ideas on how I wanted my lessons,and Theresa was very willing to accomodate my wishes. She always tried to work within my schedule as well. Theresa was always kind and patient with me and always made me feel good about my music and myself! I'm also impressed with how her school is structured for kids. They earn "music money" if they've practiced their lesson or land on the right square on the board game the teachers use to reinforce their teaching. Then they can spend their "music money" in her "music store" on small toys, or t-shirts, tote bags, etc. This really motivates the kids to want to practice! Older kids might be invited to join one of her rock bands, which perform around the county. Playing in a rock band helps to keep the teens enthusiastically engaged in their music! Music Makers...For Life is truly "The Fun Way to Learn to Play"!

Colleen D.

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My son has been taking piano lessons from Teresa for 6 years. The method of instruction is so insightful and nurturing. The staff at Music Makers for life are friendly and helpful. Not once in all these years has my son complained about going to piano lessons!

Mary F.

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We have been with Music Makers for almost 7 years and it has been a wonderful experience. Our daughters take piano lessons with Theresa and they have developed a true love and talent for music through their experience with Music Makers.

  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Jane H.

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I actually like everything about Christopher Laughlin's School of Music. We have been with the school for almost 10 years. Both of my boys play instruments and I have seen them grow tremendously as musicians. The instructors are excellent, there are opportunities for performance, and Chris & his staff go out of their way to accomodate what are often crazy schedules. If you want your child to develop a true love of music, learn how to make music, and be comfortable performing -- look no further than this school.

Lauren G.

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My son learned to play guitar there at the age of 5. He is now 12 and has continued his lessons and has formed a Rock Band where they all practice and perform through the music school. They have all learned a tremendous amount and it continues to be a wonderful experience for them.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours
  • Winfield, IL

Bill T.

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Sarah has been a great piano teacher to our son. She shows strong professionalism and our son looks forward the the next class each week. We highly recommend her.

Donald S.

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Sarah's been a wonderful teacher for our 6 year old grandson, Quinn. He's loving the lessons and practices! We couldn't ask for more!

  • 38 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 36 min

Becky C.

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Elisabeth Howard is a truly gifted, loving and remarkable teacher and human being! She was our daughter's voice teacher for over 7 years, and helped develop her gifts and voice and love of performance so beautifully. While working with Liz, and after, our daughter has been thankful to receive numerous lead roles, college scholarships, and paid vocal jobs - and have a teacher, friend and mentor who comes alongside her at any time and continues to follow her journey. While our daughter's primary focus is classical music, when needed Liz has also taught her how to sing and perform competitively across other genres as well. Liz is brilliant and talented across many genres. It is truly an honor and joy to know and work with Liz! And, you are sure to be blessed should she become part of your journey!

Griffith F.

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I worked with Liz for many years from my late teens all the way through my twenties. She taught me so much about my voice and how to sustain myself through all difficult vocal situations. Not only is she knowledgable, but she's also incredibly passionate and understanding of her students (believe me, others have spoke highly about her to me as well). Undoubtedly, she's an unstoppable genuis in the vocal world and I'm so glad to have her in my life as a mentor and a coach. Thank you Liz! Although I don't know if I can ever truly express how grateful I am for everything you've done for me. Please give Liz a shot if you want to learn more about your voice, if you're a beginner, or a seasoned professional. She won't steer you wrong!

Briana B.

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Liz was my voice teacher from when I was in middle school up until I was college. She always encouraged and challenged me to embrace my voice and to sing the music I love. She taught me how to sing with a healthy technique which I still apply today in my career. Liz is a wonderful teacher and I'm happy she is still a supportive person in my life today.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Brooke R.

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Linda is not only talented, but she is able to inspire my son to work harder and want to play the piano. She has so much patience and energy for working with kids. My son actually said he would only take piano lessons if he could have Ms. Linda is his teacher!

Alexander C.

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Kind, professional and ultimately helpful lessons.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Geneva, IL

Sarah R.

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Shannon got back to me quickly and we went and met her and had a lesson to see if it would be a good fit with her and my daughter. I would do nothing to change my experience it is nice to be able to have a trial lesson to make sure it is a good match. My daughter has only had 3 lessons and I can already hear a big difference in her voice. My daughter loves going and has learned a lot in her few lessons. Also Shannon has been flexible with our busy schedule as long as we can give her some notice. I would not change anything about our experience it went very smoothly.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Schiller Park, IL

Anne O.

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Mike was both my daughters piano teacher and they always had a great experience at their lessons. I really appreciated how Mike took the time to deal with my youngest as she sometimes has a hard time being comfortable in new surrounding or experiences. He always let her have time to " take a deep breath" whether it was playing the piano / guitar or just breathing with her. He truly cares about his students!

Jennifer B.

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Mike taught my son classical guitar for two years. I was always amazed with the beautiful songs my 8 year old son was able to learn. Mike is patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.

Michelle R.

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I enjoyed my lessons. The teacher is funny, fun, talented, and flexible.

Val's Music Studio

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  • 19 years in business
  • Chicago, IL

About

Whether you are an experienced musician or just in the beginning of your educational journey, I perhaps, can help you to advance you potentials and bring your skills to the next level. First and foremost, I am an expert in teaching voice. Not many teachers in Chicago have clients that are currently topping Billboard charts and get signed by major record labels. I do!!! I taught in Paris, Barcelona, Dubai, and New York and have an extensive experience in working with a wide variety of musical genres including pop, r&b, jazz, rock, country, musical theatre, gospel and last but not least, classical, which I can proudly can call my background. Not only I have been continually developing my own art of coaching and excellence of teaching music to others, but also making much needed connections in the music industry. I am selective with who I work with, but I do give a career advice and try to match talent with the best opportunities as they come. Furthermore, I have a strong expertise in teaching piano, music theory, ear training, orchestration and arrangement. As a working studio producer myself, I have been tutoring a number of domestic and international singers, artists, musicians and bands, and have been helping them to further their projects and careers. My teaching philosophy revolves around an individual approach. I assist my students with help on discovering their artistic potential and guide them to overcome obstacles to make the most of their training. I provide my students with technique that will last them a lifetime and build up skills that are necessary for a successful career. Not only I nurture my students' natural talents and train them to reach their musical goals. but also persuade them to expand their networks in order to get where they want to be. I welcome motivated and gifted students who would dedicate their focus on polishing their craft to the highest standard in a great learning environment!

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