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My 16 yr old is LOVING his guitar lessons with Scottie! I haven't seen him this passionate about something in a long time. Scottie is very personable & professional.
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.
Shaun was a fantastic beginner guitar instructor. I had never even picked up a guitar until our first lesson and I was reading music and playing songs by my second lesson. He was extremely patient, articulate and talented. He also came to my apartment which was very convenient. I would highly recommend him for anyone interested in learning how to play the guitar.
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.
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!
Bob is a natural as a teacher who makes learning the guitar and bass a fun, challenging and exciting experience. I've been taking lessons with him for nearly 3 years now and have made a huge amount of progress in my playing and my knowledge of music theory. He's quite simply the best music teacher I've ever had (and I've had quite a few!) and I can't recommend him highly enough. He's a thoroughly lovely guy who also happens to be a master guitar player and musician.
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!!
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.
Andrew was my guitar teacher for a while. He could come out to my house and we'd spend around an hour for each lesson. He did a great job at showing me the importance of the basics of guitar. Using the tips and tricks he gave me, I've improved a lot as a player and really feel like I have a solid grasp on it now. He was always on time and very flexible with scheduling. If I ever had to cancel a lesson, it was never an issue and he would make sure to find a time that we could reschedule.
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!
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.
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.
I have been working with mike for a few year now, and each lesson I have with him is really special. He knows my skill level and knows how I play. He always has good ways to correct my mistakes in my playing and he also is a great singer and helps me with my singing, too. Over all, mike is a great guitar teacher that has a lot of experience and is a great person to be around
Enjoyed my lessons with the nice, talented and brilliant Eric Kinkel. He is a professional Acoustic Guitar instructor! He makes learning fun and interesting! Thank you Eric Kinkel! :-)
Various combinations of family members have taken lessons here on guitar, bass and keyboard since 2007 or so. The teachers (mostly Jim K. in our case) have been great. They take a personal approach, work with you at your level and help you grow as a musician. The whole vibe is low key and we obviously enjoy the experience.
I took guitar lessons with Jon for about a year as a beginner. At my first lesson Jon asked me about what kind of music I liked and what I was hoping to gain from taking lessons. From that point on, classes were tailored to fit my interests which kept me excited to learn as much as possible. Jon's passion for music as well as his students is very obvious- I definitely recommend him!
I took guitar lessons from Jim and would highly recommend him as a teacher. Jim is a skilled musician who can assess the needs of a student and tailor his teaching to fit those needs. Jim's patience provided me with the relaxed atmosphere that I needed to understand new material and feel relaxed playing it. Jim's focus is to make learning music fun. For me if it isn't enjoyable then why do it? Whether it's basic chords or a Neil Young rocker the focus is to enjoy the experience. If you are a beginner or accomplished musician Jim can help you attain your musical goals. Peter Chicago,IL
Great lesson. Mark brings with him a good "feel" for music and had a great way of explaining things so I could understand them without having to have the knowledge in theory.
I work as a student and inbound marketer, but I have been playing guitar since I was 13 and am now 21. I can teach scales, chords, and basic theory, and I can teach beginners how to learn awesome songs. I love music and am very educated in every genre besides country. I went through the School of Rock my whole life and toured with their All Star group throughout the Midwest. I have also played in a band, and both of these experiences have given me a great understanding on live performance and stage presence.
I offer a course on bare beginner - Intermediate Acoustic Guitar Playing. This is taught from scratch on a one-on-one basis weekly. This is one lesson with the lowest price out there.
If you are interested in learning how to play guitar and would like to sign up for lessons, look no further. Joe Villani has been a local musician for over eight years, working with numerous bands, recording studios and music stores. He has studied with two Berkley College of Music and Guitar Institute graduates as well as many other professional musicians. Joe has been teaching for a five years and has literally taught hundreds of students of all ages to play the guitar. You could be next. Styles taught include the following: * Rock * Metal * Blues * Country * Jazz and others Influences taught include as follows: * Steve Vai * Jimi Hendrix * Jimmy Page * Joe Satriani * Guthrie Govan * David Gilmore and many more