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  • 33 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lake Zurich, IL 60047

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I am a beginner at age 45 taking guitar lessons from Tom. He is innovative and always keeps it interestIng. His ability to teach guitar parallel his impressive guitar playing skills. Hard to find someone who can walk the walk and talk the talk. Highly recommend to any age!

  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • North Las Vegas, NV 89084

Brent B.

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Enrico has been an incredible guitar instructor for me. I have been working 1/2 hr per week with him. In just a couple of months, I have gone from knowing simple chords and some barre chords to unlocking the notes and scales up and down the neck. I have even began to solo! It hasn't all been easy, but even when I got frustrated, Enrico stayed with me, and kept encouraging me until I got the lesson. He has been a great positive support in my learning guitar, and I would highly recommend him to anyone at any level.

  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60616

Yuna B.

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I've had a fantastic experience working with Shaun. A solid teacher. He is patient, helpful, and talented. I had been wanting to take guitar lessons for a very long time and I am so happy that Shaun is my teacher. Would definitely recommend him. Moreover, the fact that he comes over to my place for the class makes my life a thousand times easier.

  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60601

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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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  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Orland Park, IL 60467

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Bob was professional and engaging with our 11 year old. Highly recommended with home visits for piano instruction.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60622

Scott S.

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I first tried to learn guitar through a few of the popular guitar websites out there. I was able to pick up some of the basics like open chords and the pentatonic scales, but I also picked up a lot of bad habits. After a few months, I decided to take some private lessons to see what the experience would be like. I was pretty blown away by how much a learned in just 1 hour. Matt has been very effective at helping me improve my abilities in a relatively short amount of time. After just a few months of lessons, I felt confident enough to perform at a few local open mic nights. For me, the most important aspect of lessons has been learning from my mistakes. Without a professional teacher, it's hard to know what you're doing wrong, what you could be doing better, etc. Matt is an expert at all things guitar. If you take lessons with him and work hard at practicing, you're going to improve very quickly. It's that simple. I really can't say enough good things about my experience.

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60625

George S.

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Tim is a dedicated teacher with a lot to offer for both beginners and advanced students alike. I have taken private lessons for a few months now and he allows me to dictate both the pace as well as the material of the lessons. He is more informal than other structured lessons I've taken, but I personally enjoy this style.

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60647

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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60618

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I have been taking guitar Lessons with Mike for a few years now and having started out as a complete novice I feel that Mike's way of teaching and explaining the process is excellent. He has a great understanding of the business and a unique teaching approach. The guitar is a hard instrument to master and Mike takes his time to let you understand the process in a methodical and professional manner. Great Guy and excellent value.

Ron Steta

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  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Alex B.

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He is so awesome. He was able to figure out my strengths and weaknesses the instant I played the guitar. He was able to make a routine for me that day and I already feel like I'm a better guitarist before I met him. I would give him more stars if I could.

  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60616

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Beginner to advanced private lessons on guitar, bass, drums, piano, violin, and voice. Are you ready to learn how to play an instrument? Upbeat Music School is the largest music school in the Chinatown/South Loop area serving the community since 2000. More music students take lessons here than at any other school in the area. Take lessons at an actual professional school of music instead of someone's home! Our teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn Bach or Mumford & Sons, our teachers are happy to help you become the musician you want to be. Our faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. Our teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for their instruments with you. Students enrolled in private lessons are also eligible to join our rock band classes. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: WHAT DO YOU LEARN IN YOUR MUSIC LESSONS? That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach. A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child. The main reason to choose Upbeat Music as your music lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual. If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC DO YOU TEACH? We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical. ARE YOUR INSTRUCTORS QUALIFIED? Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as Boston University, Mannes College of Music, Roosevelt University, Oberlin Conservatory, St. Petersburg Conservatory, University of Wisconsin, Millikin University, Western Illinois University, and VanderCook College of Music. Many of our instructors have years of professional performance and teaching experience and in addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level. We offer music lessons Monday 3- 8, Tuesday through Friday 3 - 7, Saturday & Sunday 9:30am - 3:00pm. Lessons are $30.00 per 30 minute lesson and you come once a week. We also offer 45 minute and 60 minute lessons. If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here. Lessons are first come, first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Matt C.

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He is too legit, too legit too quit. No John is fantastic instructor and look forward to my next lesson.

  • 11 years in business
  • Chicago, IL 60641

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I am a guitar teacher with 12 years experience teaching and 20 years performing. I'm currently building my current clientele of students at my home music studio. I have taught students of all ages, from kids younger than 5 to adults well into their retirement. I currently hold a bachelor's degree in jazz guitar performance from Northern Illinois University, and work as a music teacher at several music schools in and around Chicago, including The Rock House in Willmette, The Laughlin School of Music in Northbrook, and the Music Center Of Deerfield.. Currently, I teach over 40 guitar students a week in addition to gigging frequently around Chicago, playing many styles of music including folk, bluegrass, blues and rock. My Teaching Philosophy: I am enthusiastic about sharing the joy of music with others. My philosophy is that learning music should equal parts fun and productive. Many of my students end up learning to play a variety of styles of music through a diverse curriculum, from classical to contemporary, jazz to pop, and many styles in-between. I strive to balance teaching what I feel to be "important music fundamentals" with teaching the songs each individual student wants to learn. Whether it's a Taylor Swift song, a Beatles tune, a Jimi Hendrix guitar solo, or a Carcassi classical etude, I want to help you learn to play the music you love. My home studio is in Portage Park in Chicago. My music studio is equipped with music stands, a large collection of sheet music, guitar amps, effect pedals and recording equipment; the perfect, distraction-free environment for learning music and tapping into your guitar's full potential. Teaching rates: * $25/half-hour lesson * $35/45-minute lesson * $45/1-hour lesson Teaching policies: All ages and experience levels are welcome! Group lesson options are available.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Warrenville, IL 60555

Benas R.

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Great teacher, very knowledgeable and freindly.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60640

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If you're looking for guitar lessons tailored to your specific level of playing and musical interests, then Klotz Guitar Studio is a good fit for you. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro, I can help you take the next step toward being a better guitarist. Your lessons will focus on songs and exercises that are both fun to learn and appropriately challenging to ensure progress. Lessons are given in a clean, laid-back studio with a patient instructor who understands your particular strengths and challenges. I have a long history of helping guitarists achieve their goals, love teaching, and am happy to help you with the guitar. Come in and take a free trial lesson to see what I have to offer!

  • Chicago, IL 60625

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Chicaguitar provides focused, personalized guitar lessons to students of all levels and ages in Chicago through our studio location and to the rest of the world via Skype. Your first lesson with us is free!

  • Chicago, IL 60625

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I love teaching guitar. it is my favorite thing to do. I teach at the local high schools and the local elementary schools that are in my area. I've always love guitar, and I'm glad to be able to share it with others.

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View my photos for website info. Welcome to Guitar Lessons. I live in Chicago, Illinois. I have been playing guitar for over 20 years, and have been teaching guitar for over 10 years. I am here to introduce your children to the world of guitar. Lessons are taught in my studio. Lessons can be private one-on-one sessions or up to 5 of your children at once for group sessions. I want to keep groups small, so all students get my complete attention. This also lets me focus on their individual needs and skill levels, so your child will learn more easily and will advance more quickly. My goal is to guide my students through all the basics of guitar, and to make the learning process as simple and easy as possible. I teach both left-handed and right-handed students for both electric or acoustic guitar. I will be giving your kids a headstart with their musical talents, and this will be a fun and great place for them to begin learning. I teach kids of all ages. I love music, and I want to share my talent. If needed, lessons can be arranged for the weekends, an after-school activity, or during spring break and summer vacation. Feel free to contact me by phone or email at any time with any questions that you might have. Kids and teens of all ages are welcome.

  • Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Just find that guitar picking up dust in the basement? Just bought Junior a sweet 6-string but don't know where to go from here? Then, Red's Guitar Clinic is right for you! Red specializes in beginning and intermediate guitar lessons for those who are looking to get started and/or sharpen the necessary skills needed to take the step towards being a rockstar! Beginning and intermediate levels can be taught and each student gets their lessons personalized just for them! Every guitar player is different and that's how you'll be taught!

  • Chicago, IL 60614

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I provide song-based fundamental instruction up to a comprehensive and advanced music program. With years of professional experience with a patient and thoughtful approach, I'll provide you or your child with instructions that makes it fun to learn an instrument.

  • Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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We cater to all your simple music needs! We offer live music, recording, and music instruction. We offer acoustic covers with no limits. We have a Pro Tools studio for small, private recording. We also offer guitar lessons.

  • Oak Park, IL 60302

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We are a charitable 501 (c)(3) performing arts academy located in Oak Park, IL, with a staff of 15 instructors who provide professional instruction in piano, voice, guitar, drums, dance, theatre, and social etiquette. We happily work with the beginner, as well as the advanced student, ages 5 to 85, those who enjoy it simply as a hobby, as well as the working professionals. We offer classes during the day, evening as well as weekends.

  • Chicago, IL 60614

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K-Jack's Guitar Studio offers lessons from 2 professional guitar players in styles ranging all the way from classical to metal and everything in between. We specialize in rock, blues, and jazz but our ability to teach all styles sets us apart from the rest. Kevin Jackson is a technically trained jazz and blues player that has been playing guitar for 15 years and has 7 years of traditional study. Kevin Jackson also plays front man for the group The Pantone Trio and is the lead guitar player in Gretchen & The LoveCats. Erik Shenkle is a self taught Metal God and has been playing for almost 25 years in and around the Chicago area. We teach beginning, intermediate and advanced students of all ages.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Wheaton, IL 60187

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Have you always wanted to learn guitar, bass guitar, or drums? To anyone and everyone who has wanted to play guitar, bass, or drums, well, whether you are experienced or a newcomer, private lessons are for you. Each lesson is given in a professional, supportive and creative environment. My approach to lessons is based upon nine years of teaching experience, and I utilize the principles that professionals use. Each lesson is fit to the individual student's level and speed. I have a B.A. degree in music from Wheaton College. I have played in front of thousands, and I have recorded on top-selling CDs in the U.S. I teach bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar, and drums. Feel free to go to the YouTube to see me at a recent gig I played in front of 5,000 people (I am the electric guitarist on the right side of the stage, wearing a white and blue-striped shirt). Also, go to my website to hear some more listening examples. The following are some more information regarding private lessons: * Lesson schedule - Lessons are given once a week, the same day and time. * Course work - The lessons will cover all or part of the following information, depending on the level of each student: - Style: We will cover the stylistic interests of the student: rock, blues, jazz, classical, folk, fusion, reggae, or Latin. Whatever artist or band you are interested in is what we will learn and play. - Basic music fundamentals - learning music by ear, reading music, note values, sight reading, etcetera - Technical guitar/stick work: to improve the quickness and facility of the student - Musicality: understanding the dynamics and interpretation of the music I look forward to hearing from you. Jerry Evans

  • Hammond, IN 46324

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Crestone Music has played a role in music education for over 50 years! Here at CMS, we take great pride in our ability to teach people of all ages how to make music with: * Drums * Guitar and bass * Trumpet and saxophone * Keyboard, piano, and more Not to mention, our affordable rates will make sure that you feel good about the lessons you and/or your child are receiving.

  • Chicago, IL 60657

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I have been giving guitar instruction in Chicago for over 10 years. My students range from young to old, beginner to professional, and teach from rock/pop to jazz and most styles in between. While there are certain musical skills that every student should develop, I treat each student individually, and strive to strengthen their weaknesses and focus on the music that they love and would like to play. I have over 15 years of professional experience, and I've toured internationally in Europe, Asia, South America, Canada, and Africa. I'm a patient and personable instructor, and my goal is to make learning the guitar a pleasurable and rewarding experience.

  • Woodridge, IL 60517

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I have over 7 years guitar experience. Can teach electric and acoustic guitar, music theory and music chords to beginner and intermediate.

  • Chicago, IL 60611

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My name is Bob Davis, and I have been playing guitar professionally for 35 years. I studied instrumental performance and arranging and composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. While in Boston, I studied privately with Charlie Banacos. I performed with Patty Smyth and Scandal, John Waite, and Robert Irving III (producer and keyboardist for Miles Davis). While living in New York City, I had my own guitar column for 2 years in Guitar World magazine. I was also a staff writer for Nile Rodgers Productions, working on 24 different records, including such artists as Diana Ross, David Bowie (w/ Stevie Ray Vaughn), Al Jarreau, Duran Duran, and Jeff Beck. I currently have a record deal, and I am a co-leader of my own band, Lake Effect, on Big Deal Records. I can take beginning through advanced students, and require you be willing to practice diligently.

  • Lyons, IL 60534

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We offer guitar and bass instruction. Learn the right way with the tools you'll need. I'm a band leader for 2 of Chicagoland's hottest bands. - The Southsiders (rockin' blues band) - Blues and Classic Rock - The Lamplighters (jazz group) - Swing, Latin, Smooth, and Ballads

  • Woodridge, IL 60517

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I'm the author of numerous best-selling guitar and music instructional books for music publisher Hal Leonard, including "101 Guitar Tips: Stuff All The Pros Know And Use" and the creator of DVD-based guitar courses "Logical Lead Guitar" and "Shut Up 'n' Play Yer Guitar", plus the free online guitar course "12 Week Guitar Course". I teach private and group guitar lessons at Brookdale Music in Naperville and guitar clinics throughout the Chicago area. Please contact me for more information.

  • Wheaton, IL 60187

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Looking for a guitar or bass teacher? I am looking for students. I am a graduate of the Wheaton College Conservatory with a BM in Guitar Performance. I have been teaching private lessons since 2002 and have lots of experience with students of a wide range abilities and ages. I primarily teach out of my home in Wheaton, but I also do in-home lessons. For more information about me please refer to my website.

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We offer private and group music instruction for all styles. Since 2002, North Shore Music Institute has had one goal: to provide kids and adults with the skills and inspiration to appreciate music for a lifetime. Whether you want to have some fun after school, or make a career out of music, we'd love to help. We provide private and group instruction in guitar, electric and upright bass, drums, percussion, piano (classical, jazz, and pop), violin, and viola. We have some of the most qualified instructors in the Chicago area, capable of teaching all styles. This includes a band program as well as a bucket group, and other ensembles. Our teachers' accomplishments and experience include: a grammy, tons of performance experience, tons of teaching experience, music degrees, and positive, encouraging attitudes. We also have twice yearly performance opportunities that are always an amazing time! Flexible commitment requirements separate us from most music schools. Give us a call, or visit our website for more info.

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“Need Guitar Lessons to Learn the Fret Board and Techniques”

Waukesha, WI

Frequency of lessons
Once or twice a month
Guitar type
Acoustic
Experience
Beginner
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I would like to learn the fret board and better technique. I want to play acoustic blues and folk.
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