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Des Plaines Classical Guitar Instructors

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Jon Novi
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

I sought Mr. Novi out after taking a long hiatus from piano. I have had many piano teachers but Mr. Novi is definitely one of the most fun and enthusiastic teachers I've had. I have had many years of classical piano instruction but am completely new to jazz. Mr. Novi will give me suggestions on new pieces to learn, but ultimately leaves choosing what I learn up to me, no matter what style I want to learn (classical, jazz, rock n' roll, etc). Because of this I never see practicing as a chore since I am only playing the pieces that I truly enjoy. Mr. Novi is a fantastic musician himself, it's very inspiring to listen to him play! I would absolutely recommend Mr. Novi for anyone interested in studying piano.

  • 38 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna B.
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Future Guitarist!!!! Don't wait any longer to get in touch with Ben to set up your first lesson. He has been the BEST guitar teacher I have ever had & I have had several. I just kick myself for procrastinating in getting started with him because I have had such poor teachers in the past that I figured this would be another failure. Ben is an outstanding guitar teacher!! He has developed a program for beginners that needs to be patented & the way he delivers it & teaches it will make any wanna be beginner guitarist a Star. Ben genuinely cares & takes a lot of pride in teaching. He has amazing patience & is encouraging. He understands & adjusts the way he teaches accordingly to your needs & comes up with other ways of wording it or positioning to where his student finally gets it & understands. He pushes you just enough to where you are excited and not discouraged or frustrated. Ben is extremely professional. I have learned so much through him in 8 lessons than I have through trying to self teach by online YouTube videos or even paid online subscriptions. He simplifies it & builds your skills. He has set me up in this short amount of time to be a player now & has given me the tools to be able to play songs instead of just tinkering. His teaching rate is the most affordable i have ever seen & I plan on staying with him & continuing until we have both exhausted our resources. I can now call myself a guitarist. Thank you so much Ben!!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adie M.
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Mr. Bob has provided my children (8 and 9 years old) with piano lessons in our home as well as the studio. They went from not knowing anything about music to reading notes and playing songs within a couple of weeks. When they would get frustrated he helped them work through their struggles to show them they could be successful. I would highly recommend Mr. Bob.

Top Pro
  • 27 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill 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 :)

Jeremie Witz
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Augustana H.
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I just had my first lesson with Jeremie a couple of weeks ago, and he was wonderful! He was very professional, but really fun, and was able to answer any questions I had with ease. The first lesson was very manageable but I felt like I was learning a lot the entire time. Also, he was very polite and respectful when it came to pointing out things that I needed to do differently. I would definitely recommend Jeremie to anyone who is looking for guitar lessons!

Krusin' Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jim R.
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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!

Aaron's Lessons
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Chuck R.
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Aaron is great. Been taking mandolin lessons from him. I am an experienced guitarist and Aaron is adapting to how I want to learn well. He is very patient and flexible with grown up schedules.

Jerry Evans School of Music
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 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.

Gayle M.
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I took guitar lessons from Fran. He is a very soulful and talented person. As a teacher, he is knowledgeable and helped me accelerate in my journey to learn guitar. You can't go wrong with Fran. He is one of the best!

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.

Top Pro
  • 31 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rob D.
Verified review

Paul is very knowledgeable in the art of guitar. He keeps the lessons fun and interesting and he gives very good exercises to practice at home. He is an awesome guitar teacher and I would highly recommend him.

The Studio of Mary Barrios
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Martha P.
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She is teaching me classical guitar. She is a very patient teacher who is willing to work around my schedule.

Good Vibrations Music
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 8 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.

  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Larry S.
Verified review

My wife wanted to take guitar lessons as sort of a refresher. I came across an Eric Kinkel website and found out that he gives guitar lessons. My wife called him for rates and times. She also mentioned to him that she has an older guitar and didnt know if would be suitable for lessons. As it turned out Eric was nearby and offered to. stop in and give an opinion on the guitar. Eric had one of his guitars with him and my wife talked him in to playing. That sealed the deal! He is really very accomplished and played incredibly well. Back to her guitar . . .there were minor issues for which he recommended a "guitar guy" who did great jub of fixing the tuning keys, changed the strings and made a few more tweaks for under a hundred dollars. That worked out great. Maybe this was a bit lengthy but the whole experience was nice for my wife. She wound up taking 4 each 1 hour long lessons to clear off the cob webs. I thought it would be good to pass this on because providers like Eric are becoming scarce. If you are near the Chicago Northwest. Suburbs and considering guitar lessons, definately give Eric a shout.

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!

About

I've been playing guitar for 8 years, self taught, and love to play with people. Currently playing bass in a indie/folk/punk band, still working out our sound.

About

We provide online guitar tutoring, via email questions about all guitar stuffs including skills, theory, sounds, advices, etc. We also promote news, gigs and anything about guitar players and rock musicians. Whether you're renown or someone new and trying to reach world fame, we can help to introduce your works to the world. We are also preparing to endorse music instruments, so you should check any music companies that are interested. We're prepared to provide quality reviews for any musical products.

About

In the lessons that I provide, I give useful information on how to practice efficiently and effectively, including guitar trivia that will interest anyone.

About

I offer guitar and brass lessons as well as mixing and editing lessons. I also offer theory tutoring, arranging and composing services.

About

I am a traveling guitar teacher who has 33 years of experience in playing, touring, recording, and teaching. My course work is designed to be fun and easy to understand.

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Need guitar teacher

Des Plaines, IL

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    No, I cannot read music
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Rock, Country, Other (Pop)
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I have taken lessons before but do not remember much. I used to also play clarinet
  • $60
    Average price
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