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Oak Lawn Lessons Teachers

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Jon Novi
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie A.
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I consider myself an adult 'beginner' student because even though I took lessons for a year or two in my pre-teens, I've long since forgotten how to play the piano or read music. Recently I found Jon Novi through the Thumbtack website. I was thrilled to learn that, right from the start, he would teach me the songs I was most interested in playing – bypassing the uninspiring, rigid, standard training lessons. In fact, we spent our very first session on a song that I've been wanting to play for years, and I enjoyed every minute of it! Jon has the qualities of a great teacher – he's very enthusiastic, positive, and encouraging, as well as a very skilled musician. Best of all, he takes the time to listen to the student, guiding and motivating them to reach their goals.

Piano Performance Lessons
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey T.
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Jesus is a great piano teacher for my daughters aged 6 and 9, he keeps their attention and is patient and encouraging, the girls enjoy their lessons greatly.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
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I was a beginner with no knowledge of how to play. But in the several lessons I've had, I've learned a lot!

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  • 27 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jillian 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 :)

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Elif Allenfort Piano Studio
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rita H.
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Our 11 year old son has been taking lessons with Elif for 5 years. She is excellent with young children and teaches them proper technique from the very beginning. Elif also incorporates her experience as a performer into her teaching. She teaches her students to do more than just play the correct notes. She teaches them to express the music as the composer intended, and pay attention to details that make the difference between a mediocre performance and an outstanding one. Her students also have the opportunity to perform at recitals twice a year. Elif is an outstanding teacher who shares her passion for music with every one of her students.

Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew J.
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Matt is an excellent and patient teacher. He is well versed in numerous styles and instruments. Both my children as well as myself take lessons from him. Finding an instructor as knowledgable, versatile, and affordable as Matt would be difficult. I have reservations giving him top marks.

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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
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Guitar Chicago
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Kirby H.
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Guitar Chicago is the best option for music lessons in Chicago! Their instructors are patient, knowledgeable, and supportive. They do a fantastic job of working with you to achieve your individual goals. I started as a beginner with no guitar knowlege, and they helped me achieve my goals of playing multiple open mics and music events. I've also been able to meet and work with other Guitar Chicago students! They are always willing to work with my busy schedule, which is very hard to find with other schools or group lessons.

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Paul William
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Ginett C.
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Paul is great to work with. He is patient, and has been a musician all his life, something that becomes evident the minute he starts the lesson. Super nice and easy to talk to. This was my first of many more lessons with him. He made playing guitar a lot of fun after many years of not playing. I highly recommend Paul!

  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Angue K.
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Matt does an excellent job with my son for guitar lessons. He works very well with kids. My son really enjoys it! Matt is always on time and prepared for the lesson. I'm very pleased with his service.

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Allegro Piano Studio
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 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!

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

  • 3 years in business
  • 20 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.

Greg Jacks Music Studio
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Abha S.
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Greg is very professional, patient, and thinks about his lessons before arriving. I would highly recommend him as an instructor to anyone!

Silbernik Music Academy
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Mike F.
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Irwin is the real deal! He is the only instructor I found with degrees in both Music and a Masters in Music Education, to say this guy knows his stuff is an understatement. I have had about 5 lessons with Irwin so far and plan to stick with him for years to come. He has taught me so many things already that I wish I knew years ago. He immediately corrected some minor bad habits that have had a major difference in my playing. As he put it, he wants to teach you music as a language, once you know the language you can play with anyone at anytime. This is what everyone should be looking for from a teacher, I am glad I found him:)

Tim O'Donnell
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Mark M.
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My 8 yr old instantly liked working with Tim and has been enjoying his lessons. Tim has been very open and working with us to find a schedule that works for our family. I give a very high recommendation

Fran Banish
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jim V.
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I've taken guitar lessons over the years and Fran is the best instructor, I have ever met. He has the ability to teach and convey theory in a very concise and organized manner. His blueprint process helps you become a better player.

Kimberlyrics
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gail G.
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I have 2 taking piano lessons here and Kimberly is excellent at keeping them engaged and motivated to learn. She is responsive to concerns and suggestions. We adore her.

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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander C.
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Kind, professional and ultimately helpful lessons.

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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.

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