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Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heidi L.
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Bob does a great job choosing music that the kids are interested in learning in both Piano and Guitar. They learn fun songs along with the necessary scales which keeps them better focused.

  • 33 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie C.
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Tom started teaching my then 12-year-old son 21 years ago, and taught him guitar through his high school years. To this day, my son has the fondest memories of Tom; he not only taught him to be an outstanding guitar player, he was also a mentor and friend. I recently decided to start taking guitar lessons myself, and the first (and only) person I considered calling was Tom. Now I'm having the best time learning a brand new instrument. Tom is an awesome teacher; this is truly his calling. He's incredibly knowledgable about everything from music theory to the best ways to teach all the mechanics of guitar playing. I honestly couldn't recommend him more highly.

Top Pro
  • 27 years in business
  • 70 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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Paul William
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John B.
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More than just a teacher. I took guitar lessons with Paul for eight years. He helped me realize my natural ear for music, and allowed me to figure out what I wanted to learn. Our lessons were always different. Sometimes I would bring in songs that I wanted to learn, and sometimes he would have things he thought I should know how to play, which helped me learn similar songs later on. When I was applying to college and needed to learn how to read music and play jazz guitar, he tailored all of our lessons so that I could learn those techniques quickly and most importantly, efficiently. Paul's personality transcends the teacher-student relationship, which allowed he and I to become very good friends. Paul William is an excellent teacher for whatever you need to learn. You can't go wrong taking lessons from him.

Guitar Chicago
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Brian S.
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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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 28 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.

Jeremie Witz
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin L.
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Jeremie teaches my 10 year old son and his friend. They both love the guitar lessons and actually asked for longer sessions. They both look forward to the next lesson and are learning a lot.

  • 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.

Silbernik Music Academy
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 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!

Jerry Evans School of Music
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 24 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.

Altered Stage
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
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I got SO much more than I asked for connecting with Altered Stage. Not only does my membership get me access to unlimited guitar lessons with an awesome teacher, it also includes a great space with all the equipment needed, a welcoming community of likeminded and friendly recreational musicians, and the chance to play on-stage with my fellow members once/month. I went from being the guy who could play chords and learn simple songs through tabs to someone who understands music theory and feels comfortable jamming with strangers at the drop of a hat. A huge change from where I started and not at all what I expected. AS gives members the chance to get involved as little or as much as one wants. I could not recommend them more to musicians at any level.

Kimberlyrics
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christine S.
Verified review

Kimberlyrics is a great place to learn to sing or play an instrument. My children have had a few voice teachers in the past but Kimberly Church is the best. My children like her, they want to attend lessons every week and have come a long way in their vocal skills. They have also started Guitar lesson with her too and love it! I would highly recommend Kimberlyrics to anyone that wants to learn to play an instrument or to learn to sing better!

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.

Jeff's Guitar Lessons
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Malia A.
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Loved the Jeff Alterio Band! Jeff is well versed in our favorite rock guitar classics, they expertly executed Stevie Ray, Stones, Eagles, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Skynard, Muddy Waters & Hooker in that jamming guitar style you remember from the greats. They do not disappoint! These guys are fun & very talented musicians. Hope to have them play again soon. I'm sure they'll just get better over time, Now I'd like hear a little more of his original work Trash Opera.

Good Vibrations Music
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer F.
Verified review

Nick is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable and talented. I'm taking lessons for the acoustic guitar. He's great at listening to what I want to achieve and understands how to help me, given my current level and available time I can commit.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Katy C.
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Aaron Dorfman is not only a truly gifted guitarist, but an amazing music teacher. He gave my young daughter guitar lessons for several years, and is a patient and engaging teacher. It brings him genuine joy to see the children he works with succeed on their chosen instruments. Aaron also taught me how to play guitar, even though I didn't start lessons until I was in my 40's. He was able to strike the right balance between encouraging me and challenging me -- something every great teacher strives to do. I also ended up working with Aaron for a couple of years -- both performing together live and recording my original music with him. Aaron can do it all -- he sang harmonies, played guitar, worked on the musical arrangements, played keyboards and bass, did the sound mixing. Sharing the stage with a musician of his caliber was a privilege, and I will always be grateful to him for sharing his many musical gifts with me both on stage and in the studio. Hire Aaron to perform at your next event or as a music teacher. I recommend him without reservation.

Paul Witkamp
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Larissa S.
Verified review

Paul has been a wonderful teacher for my 6 year old. He is professional yet patient with young students. He is responsible, on time, and easy to communicate with. My son loves learning guitar and we are so happy to have found Paul for a teacher.

Joe Cropin
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary N.
Verified review

Joe is a wonderful guitar teacher! I'm able to learn some popular songs as well as learning the right way to make chords and notes. He's really patient, and takes the time to really help me. I know he's also recorded and played professionally, and I highly recommend him!

Andrew Boyce Music

New To Thumbtack

  • 23 years in business
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Andrew has a real passion for helping people reach their musical goals

Guitar Lessons

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    I've spent my life writing for all the major guitar magazines and websites and have interviewed and/or shot video guitar lessons with hundreds of major guitar industry celebrities, including everyone from Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin to Aerosmith, Van Halen, B.B. King, the Allman Brothers, and famous modern bands, famous country guitarists, famous classical guitarists, famous blues and jazz guitarists, and so many it's hard to remember them all. I've learned so much from this, plus through the process of writing dozens of books for major music industry publishers -- not to mention playing live in working bands for nearly 35 years... Please contact me for more information...

    Leo's Guitar Lessons

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      About

      I teach beginner guitar to intermediate guitar. I work as an audio engineer in the Chicagoland area. I have a degree in audio engineering with a minor in music theory. I took lessons in college. I'm great with kids -- have one of my own!

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