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 :)
I have been taking lessons from Dan for more than two and a half years and it something I look forward to every week. Aside from being a great teacher, he is fun, understanding and very talented. He takes the time to help you understand the structure of what you are learning without over burdening you with theory. He is also really interested in making sure you are enjoying playing (that is the point) and getting out of it exactly what you want. Any time I have a request (no matter how absurd) of a song to learn, Dan takes the time to find a good arrangement at my level and teaches it to me. It is really nice having that flexibility and personal investment in my lessons. In just two and a half years, I went from playing no to guitar to be comfortable jamming with my friends while also developing my classical guitar playing skills. His musical interests are vast; from beautiful classical pieces to classic rock solos to movie soundtracks (he loves Storybook Love from the Princess Bride). This blend of genres and talents truly sets Dan a part and I would encourage anyone looking to finally learn the guitar to sign up for lessons with Dan.
I love working with Paul! I've been studying guitar and electric bass with him for over two years now. The growth I've experienced as a musician has been tremendous, and we have a blast together during lessons. He's funny, laid back, patient, and super smart (REALLY knows his stuff). You can tell you're working with a professional musician here. I love jamming together, our weekly lessons are the highlight of my week.
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!
I don't leave reviews very often, but I feel compelled to do so in this case. So here we go...
In the past, I've taken guitar lessons from 8 or 9 different guitar teachers in this area throughout the years - some were ok, others were less than ok. I know the difference between a good teacher and an average one.
So this time around I invested the time to do my homework because I didn't want to find another "pretty good" teacher. I wanted to find THE BEST guitar teacher.
From the first moment I met Jacob at the American Academy of Guitar, it felt different... it just felt better. But first impressions don't tell the whole story, so I remained cautiously optimistic about how good these lessons with Jacob were really going to be...
Well, the deeper we went, the better it got! This is exactly what I'd been looking for but never found until now! These lessons are a lot more fun and I'm learning more now than I ever have before!
What makes Jacob better than all the other teachers I've ever had elsewhere? Here's the short list of observations I made:
1. It's very clear that his entire approach to teaching me is to help me reach my goals with the guitar.
2. The lessons are more fun than what I've had elsewhere. I've been thinking a lot about this and trying to put my finger on exactly what about Jacob makes the lessons more fun. It's his personality combined with his unique ability to instantly uncover bad habits I didn't even know I had in my playing... then he was able to help me fix them almost immediately and that led to...
3. I'm making big improvements in a very short period of time... not just because what he teaches me really works better than what I learned elsewhere in the past, but because he was able to help me quickly remove obstacles that had been holding my development back!
That's all for now. I just want to say THANK YOU Jacob. I plan on continuing to learn from you for many years to come!!
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.
My 10 year old is learning bass guitar. Tim is patient, has an easy going personality, reasonable rates, is flexible (though busy) plus he has a sweet & welcoming dog to entertain you if you stay during the lesson.
Awesome experience. I was a Guinea pig for their intensive approach. I started with no (I mean zero, like 0.00) kmowledge of guitar playing, and after three days was able to almost hold my own in a group jam. Jason is an amazing instructor - he gives enough theory to satisfy a curious mind, while also emphasizing just playing and having fun. I dont even live in Chicago (San Francisco is home), and I joined Altered Stage because it's so awesome. Flying out again next week for more.
There is no better way to learn a language than to be thrust into speaking it. The same is true of music. Let's ditch the staff paper, scales and chord charts and learn the guitar organically by jamming on your favorite songs and developing your own material.
In addition to teaching entry-level to intermediate guitar skills, I provide guitarists and singer-songwriters the opportunity and technical support to explore their musical intuition. With my own collection of various acoustic and electronic instruments I can give my students the opportunity to expand their horizons and experiment outside of conventional guitar playing.
As a musician with over 10 years of experience playing in bands and composing for films and theatre, I firmly believe that jamming with a more experienced player is better than any technique lesson out there or any youtube tutorial. Let's learn your favorite songs! Let's develop and even record your own material! You'll be amazed at how easy it is to learn while you're having fun.
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My name is Brent.
I have been playing guitar for 13 years and have had multiple students.
I play mostly the blues, rock and folk, but let's play the music you want to play.
Your lesson is all about how you want to play and how best to do it.
I will provide beginning music theory training as part of our lessons as well.
I love teaching and accept beginners of all ages. I am located between Logan Square and Wicker Park in Humbolt Park.
I can provide an instrument if needed and am also very willing to travel to you!
I'm a guitarist, with eight years of experience. I enjoy playing in multiple styles: rock, blues, jazz, classical, metal, funk, etc.
I know a moderate amount of theory, so depending on how you'd like to learn, I could apply that into my lessons. Any age group is fine.
I really enjoy teaching what I know.
I offer professional, private lesson plans for students of all ages.
Lessons start at $15 per half-hour session and $30 for an hour session.
Multiple programs available including online and group lessons.
Lessons are available on weekdays, afternoons and evenings by appointment.
Do you want to learn guitar playing? I will teach you how to play the guitar. I'll have you learning the chords and scales you need to succeed. Just tell me what you want to get out of guitar, and I'll help in any and every way that I can. Music is at your fingertips!
I can teach you basic chord structures as well as scales. I specialize in blues, rock, country, and other forms of guitar-based music. I am proficient in both acoustic and electric playing, and I can assist in technical specifics with the guitar, including strings, pedals, amplifier suggestions, and anything else you may have questions with.
I'm accepting students in all styles and techniques. Let me help you become a better player with the following classes :
* music theory - The study of music theory and how it applies to the bass and guitar.
* mental and physical studies - Lessons on how to prepare your mind and body when practicing and performing.
* technique studies- Lessons that cover how to build a strong technique in any style.
2) The old school way:
Lessons include techniques and theory behind bass and guitar playing of the 1960's and 1970's, of R&B, soul, funk, blues and rock.
3) Basic lesson:
This is for players of any level who know their weak spots and need help. You tell me what you want to work on.
I offer private lessons at my studio in South Holland. I teach all styles, techniques and theory.
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