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Lake Forest Lessons Teachers

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Jon Novi
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kate D.
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I've only recently begun taking piano lessons, but I can already tell that Jon Novi is the kind of teacher who sees limitless potential in his students. His enthusiasm buoys me even when I think I've messed up a song, and encourages me to try again. Also, his piano skills are on point, and he does a good job of explaining how to read a score and the mechanics of playing the piano. Beyond piano know-how, though, I would argue that it is Jon Novi's zest for teaching that makes me glad I am taking lessons with him. You won't regret it.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Teslyn B.
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Señor Rodrigo is an excellent tutor. I learned a lot in just one session. I am looking forward to continuing my Spanish lessons with him. He is very patient and very knowledgeable of the Spanish language. Definitely consider him for your Spanish lesson.

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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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  • 27 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!!!

Elif Allenfort Piano Studio
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Erin K.
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My 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son have taken piano lessons with Elif for several years now. Aside from being a wonderful teacher, she has also taught my children many life lessons through her instruction that will stick with them forever. I cannot say enough good things about her!

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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Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Ross Z.
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Matt is an exceptional guitar teacher. He has a great balance of ultimate patience and expansive skill. He tailors the lessons exactly to my skill level, and is great about pushing me to improve in a gentle way. Matt can decode any song I want to play, and break it down in a way that works best with my approach to learning and my skill level. In addition to being an excellent guitar teacher, Matt works with my whole family to bring us together as a band (guitar, drums, piano, and voice). He has an uncanny ability to get the instrument mix perfect, and to coach all of us to come together. I am a 53 year-old guy, and Matt is not only exceptional for me, but also adapts perfectly for my two daughters (age 18 on piano and age 14 on drums). Both of my daughters begrudgingly put in years of piano lessons with conventional teachers, but now truly enjoy playing together under Matt's tutelage. Further, Matt is a great guy ... very dependable and trustworthy. I have had several guitar teachers, and none came anywhere close to Matt's teaching abilities. I cannot recommend Matt highly enough.

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

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Allegro Piano Studio
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer T.
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My experience with Allegro has been nothing but positive. They have been prompt in all of their responses to my questions, they offer lessons at a great price, and Phil is very patient with his students. Can’t wait to continue my lessons!

Best Defense Concepts
4.8
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.

Richardson's Art and Music
4.5
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
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I grew up playing the piano and took lessons as a child for 10 years. I played on and off as an adult but not for the past 5 years. Yuen Yee has made playing the piano again fun. She is focusing a lot with me on how to enhance the musicality of what I play and different techniques to play with the right dynamics and energy. Highly recommend her!

Silbernik Music Academy
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina H.
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My daughter has been taking guitar lessons with Irwin for the past few months. She loves it! His affection for children, as well as his expertise is obvious. I would highly recommend him as a guitar instructor!

  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Alex M.
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I took guitar lessons with Shane for about 3 or so years and it was such a great experience. After trying many other places that gave lessons, the experience that I had with Shane really made it easy, fun, and enjoyable. I learned A TON while still getting to pick the style of music I like. I was able to explore different types of music and different artists that Shane introduced to me, some of which are among my favorites today. Choosing Shane at TriTone music was a great decision that made for a fantastic learning experience for me.

VOIX-DE-VIVRE VOICESTUDIO
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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.

River Forest Voice Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Altered Stage
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel O.
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Very welcoming fun little spot. Best part of playing music is playing with others so you can't go wrong having both the options of unlimited lessons along with a group to play with and jam.

  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Grooveright
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Robert N.
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Seemed like every lesson started on time. Rich was a regular fixture practically in our home. My daughter enjoyed her lessons, and continued her lessons until she went away for college!

Elisabeth Howard
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Aviva P.
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I’ve been singing forever, and Elisabeth is hands down the best teacher of vocal technique I’ve ever worked with. She can teach any style and really understands how the voice works. She doesn’t settle for just good enough, always pushing you to be excellent. I’ve had a lot of success in the musical theater world and I owe so much of that success to Elisabeth.

Piano Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Shihui is great with my kids. I am amazed at their progress in such a short time.

Ryan Burns
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liz W.
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I really enjoyed taking guitar lessons with Ryan! He took time to really listen to and understand what my goals were and helped me work towards them, which is no small feat for a complete beginner. He explained new concepts in ways I could understand and I felt comfortable asking for clarification. He also gave me a variety of different exercises (chords, scales, picking, strumming, full songs) to keep things interesting and to keep me engaged. I also liked that he added in a little music theory (at my request) so that I knew why I was doing what I was doing. In all Ryan is kind, chill, accommodating, talented, and thoughtful, so I would definitely recommend him as a teacher.

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