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Darien Lessons Teachers

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Jon Novi
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica Z.
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I've been taking lessons with Jon for over a month now, and have seen my skill grow considerably. He is a wildly talented musician, and equally talented teacher. He has a deep passion for music, and seeing his students grow. Jon marries theory with practice - so if you're a nerd (like me) you'll enjoy the depths of his musical knowledge. I treasure my lessons, and look forward to many more.

Piano Performance Lessons
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara N.
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Jesus is simply excellent. He demands the student learn and use good technique, but critique (coaches) in the kindest, most understanding way. He is flexible during the lesson, alternating his teaching to focus on technique, artful interpretation and skills in memorization. I have come further in a few months than I ever assumed I would, and greatly enjoy my lessons with Jesus. I highly recommend him for students of any age or skill.

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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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Kell K.
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I am an adult student who began lessons with Elif many years after my initial childhood lessons. It has been a wonderful experience in every way. She is teaching me not only how to play the instrument but musical theory as well which I appreciate as an adult learner. I highly recommend Elif for any adult who has been thinking of learning (or returning to) the piano!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Julie S.
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My son really enjoys the drum lessons and has learned a lot in a short amount of time. We are very satisfied!

Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Aly J.
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Matt was my first ever guitar teacher and taking lessons from him has helped me get where I am as a musician today. He taught me how to solo, read music on guitar and was a positive reinforcement for me through the years. He helped me prepare my guitar audition for college. Any time I had a question, he had an answer. The way he taught has given me confidence as a player today. I would recommend him to a student on any level!

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  • 27 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Cheryl M.
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Drew has been taking lessons since he was 7 in voice, piano and acting. Theses gifted teachers helped him pursue his career in film, musical theater and, now in his final year at USC , an undergraduate degree in music composition. Most recently, Drew will be singing with the USC Chamber Singers! Each student studying with Stacey De & Co excels from their love for teaching the arts!!!

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  • 21 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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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
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Max G.
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I searched Craigslist for instructors in Orange County who teach "Moeller", a specialized method to maximize energy efficiency while drumming. David O and I spoke briefly on the phone about my expectations. I have taken just 5 lessons in total, and so far, my goals have been met or exceeded, including a huge breakthrough on my speed and technique (I'm a technical metal drummer). I can't express how to the point and precise David is. He has learned from some of the best drummers in the business and I feel honored to have the opportunity to work with him and improve my craft. Thank you David!!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Guitar Chicago
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Blake P.
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Started lessons last year and Dan is fantastic! I have no music talent but Dan has given me the skills so I can play guitar without my wife screaming to turn the amp down. Amazing feeling to be able To play songs that are you have loved your whole life Dan the Man is my hero!

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Paul William
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Bill G.
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I've been taking lessons with Paul for 2 years now. I started as a beginner and now i feel like an intermediate. I always learn something new every lesson!

Voice Lessons
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Carla B.
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Love working with her. Am an older singer who struggles with my middle range. Janet keeps me in good voice with her understanding of what the bottom line problem is, and creative lessons and easy to understand direction.

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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.

Ole! Spanish School
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Judy R.
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1-on-1 lessons with Cristobal were very helpful and I feel that I learned a lot.

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth L.
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I'm very happy with my lessons!

Silbernik Music Academy
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Debra D.
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As adult playing piano for the first time since childhood, I am thoroughly enjoying my experience taking lessons with Irwin Silbernik.

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Aaron's Lessons
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica H.
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Aaron is a gifted teacher and musician. He teaches people of all ages. I started working with him, and already see immense improvement. He tailored my lessons based on my goals and current struggles vs skills. He also worked with my nephew, and I sat through the first session. (My nephew is shy lol). Totally different lesson plan, and worked very well with him. He taught in such a way that my nephew could pick up on it and improve right in the lesson! Aaron is very encouraging, patient, and effective. A hidden gem in the Dekalb County area. I highly recommend him no matter where you're at, or what your age is. I've had a few music teachers, and this guy teaches to make you succeed. His hopes seem to be success above his skills (which might be impossible. He's brilliant and very gifted both in his musicianship and his teaching skills.)

  • 40 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Robin M.
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Suzanne made a dream come true. My elderly, terminally ill mother had "Play the piano" at the top of her Bucket List. Suzanne is a kind, compassionate, loving person. My mother and I both feel that we met an angel! We hope to continue lessons as long as possible.

Jerry Evans School of Music
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Jillann Gabrielle Studios
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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.

!Ole! Spanish Wheaton
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Walden S.
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I have only had one session with Cristobal so far. However, he seems passionate and very capable of teaching the language. His prices seems very fair and I can't wait to continue!

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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
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  • Diabetic emergencies
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  • Poisoning
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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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