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Lake Forest Advanced Guitar Instructors

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Jon Novi
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Kate D.
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I've only recently begun taking piano lessons, but I can already tell that Jon Novi is the kind of teacher who sees limitless potential in his students. His enthusiasm buoys me even when I think I've messed up a song, and encourages me to try again. Also, his piano skills are on point, and he does a good job of explaining how to read a score and the mechanics of playing the piano. Beyond piano know-how, though, I would argue that it is Jon Novi's zest for teaching that makes me glad I am taking lessons with him. You won't regret it.

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  • 27 years in business
  • 65 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 :)

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.

Paul William
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires 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.

Jeremie Witz
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 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!

  • 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.

Krusin' Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 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!

Michael Herndon
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan G.
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Michael is a fantastic guitar instructor. He has a great way of applying different teaching methods to ensure the student success. I would highly recommend him to others looking for guitar instructions at any level.

Silbernik Music Academy
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 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!

ITTY BITTE MUSIC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shellen G.
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I took 5 in-home guitar lessons from Steve and loved every minute! I had never played guitar before so we were starting from scratch. We covered a lot of information, tailored to what I wanted to learn, and I felt like I made a lot of progress in a short amount of time. Steve was always on time, well-prepared for lessons, and was very encouraging. I would recommend Steve to anyone interested in taking guitar lessons.

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.

Aaron's Lessons
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 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.

Ryan Burns
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Liz W.
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I really enjoyed taking guitar lessons with Ryan! He took time to really listen to and understand what my goals were and helped me work towards them, which is no small feat for a complete beginner. He explained new concepts in ways I could understand and I felt comfortable asking for clarification. He also gave me a variety of different exercises (chords, scales, picking, strumming, full songs) to keep things interesting and to keep me engaged. I also liked that he added in a little music theory (at my request) so that I knew why I was doing what I was doing. In all Ryan is kind, chill, accommodating, talented, and thoughtful, so I would definitely recommend him as a teacher.

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!

  • 31 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rob D.
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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.

Learning Guitar Made Easy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ravi K.
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Bob is an amazing guitarist and an oustanding teacher. He is very patient and is extremly good in breaking things down, to make it easier for a beginner. His lessons are very clear and structured. He pays extra care in correcting the techniques and keeping it correct and simple. Learning Guitar from Bob is fun!!

Gurnee Guitar Academy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Victor S.
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Since starting guitar lessons only three months ago I have been progressing well. AJ has done a great job of steering the lessons toward areas I am interested in instead of sticking to a fixed script, this flexibility has helped me to advance quickly. AJ is so positive and encouraging, each week I look forward to the next steps in my guitar playing journey. I highly recommend AJ.

  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren G.
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My son learned to play guitar there at the age of 5. He is now 12 and has continued his lessons and has formed a Rock Band where they all practice and perform through the music school. They have all learned a tremendous amount and it continues to be a wonderful experience for them.

Mir's Guitar
5.0
from 1 review
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jay P.
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Fatmir is a wonderful guitar player who has been playing with my band for years. He is well-versed in all areas of guitar playing and is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him as a guitar teacher!

BAC Guitar Lessons

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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!

Chicaguitar

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Long-term lesson plans are designed after a free trial lesson with the student, and are created to serve their interests, goals, and needs. The Video Showcase program gives students the motivation to master challenging new songs, and celebrates their accomplishments by immortalizing them through film.

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