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Just witnessed my first lesson with David. He was able to make my introverted wife feel comfortable enough to come out of her shell and make silly sounds with him. She appreciated that the first lesson didn't include a "sing me your favorite song" request to see what she could do. Instead, he started with the basics and spent the lesson teaching proper breathing and letting the pressurized air out of tight vocal chords (as against "pushing" the sound out). Looking forward to many more lessons. Now she's got to practice!
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.
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!
Very welcoming and knowledgable. Already scheduled my next lesson. Looking forward to continuing lessons.
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.
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!
I have been taking Spanish lessons with Cristobal for coming up on a year and French lessons for the past 6 months or so. While I am sure that there are plenty of choices for tutoring this may be the only teacher I have had that I can honestly say has far superior methodology versus all my other professors. I don't say this lightly either, I say this coming from years of experience with other teachers in various settings. Just to give a little background, I studied Spanish for 3 years in high school, then studied in Mexico at a vocational school in a completely immersed environment (living with a host family of non-English speakers) far from the reaches of most gringos in a small city called Cuernavaca. I have worked with native Spanish speakers that speak very little English for 10+ years, studied Spanish in college for 4 semesters, and even studied with Professor William Slavin for two years in weekly private sessions, a local scholar who spoke English, Spanish, French, ,Italian, Portuguese, and Hebrew. While Slavin's approach was very thorough, Cristobal's approach is practical, more natural, and aimed at speaking. Ole! Spanish School isn't just another business in the sea, it's a place with an authentic philosophy and a natural approach to language learning. To make the experience even better, his rates are super reasonable and he has a very easy going personality that creates a relaxed environment. His positive ratings exist for a reason.
Jeremie is very patient and understanding, he listens and works with you at your own pace and makes you feel completely comfortable. Jeremie is an awesome instructor and I was lucky enough to find him!!!!
Paul is patient and truly took interest in me getting better at the guitar. He would check up on practicing after the lesson and was always available for any questions. Pauls a great teacher. I highly recommend him for lessons.
This guy is awesome! Mike has a great personality and is very fun to talk to and learn with. It is very comfortable and not intimidating to learn with him and he responds to messages very promptly. Really cool guy :) I'm excited to be learning with him. I went to his place to have the lesson and enjoyed it and am looking forward to next time.
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.)
As adult playing piano for the first time since childhood, I am thoroughly enjoying my experience taking lessons with Irwin Silbernik.
My daughter has been taking voice lessons for several months and really enjoys the experience. Her teacher is professional yet relatable and makes her feel comfortable. Looking forward to other types of lessons in the future.
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
I started out with the voice class. I was not a singer at all! Ms. Hill takes students from wherever they are, and works with them. She is so very encouraging. Learning about music in voice class inspired me to take piano lessons, which was something I thought I'd never do! But again she takes you from where you are. I am an adult learner, venturing completely out of my comfort zone. I am also a retired teacher. Ms. Hill demonstrates all of the best qualities of an educator. She quickly evaluates the needs of her students and individualizes lessons to suit their needs. She does so with both children and adults.
Ryan is a great teacher. Patient and very knowledgeable. I’m enjoying my lessons!
I was looking for a private viola teacher to help with my 5th and 6th grader to keep up their skills over the summer. I got very fortunate to find Ms. Codruta and my kids have excelled under her teaching. We have had 10 lessons so far and my kids have grown exponentially and are super excited to show their orchestra teacher how much more advanced they are. Additionally, I am very impressed with Ms. Corduta’s flexibility with scheduling, which has helped with my family’s busy schedule. Last- she is very positive and knows how to challenge the children and get the best out of them. I would highly recommend her for private music lessons.
Theresa is the wonderful owner of Music Makers. She is very involved in her business and has always responded to my emails immediately. She is also very accomodating in rescheduling lessons that my son can't make. Scott is my son's drum teacher-He is also wonderful!
Since starting guitar lessons only three months ago I have been progressing well. AJ has done a great job of steering the lessons toward areas I am interested in instead of sticking to a fixed script, this flexibility has helped me to advance quickly. AJ is so positive and encouraging, each week I look forward to the next steps in my guitar playing journey. I highly recommend AJ.
Pete taught our son James guitar lessons for about two years. James had never played guitar prior to meeting with Pete, and I was impressed by Pete's patience, optimism and professionalism at every lesson. James can now play several pop songs and even some beginner classical music. Thanks Pete!
My first lesson with Albert led me to believe that playing the piano is something I would like to pursue. He made it fun and taught me the key names in the matter of minutes. Thank you for showing me that playing the piano is just as enjoyable as listening to it.