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Niles Jazz 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
Bruce D.
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Our daughter (Kivi) started with the recorder in 4th grade, and soon graduated to clarinet. By Middle School, she was taking lessons from a classical teacher who advanced her skills markedly. Upon reaching high school, she was in demand by the jazz band - whose leader persuaded her to take up the saxophone. Kivi loved the sax, and loved jazz, but clarinet remained her first instrument. I thought of the great jazz clarinet players: Pete Fountain at the top of a substantial list. But we could find no one who could teach jazz clarinet. Finally, we attended an event at VanderCook, and one of the presenters gave us Jon's name. Kivi studied with Jon for about two years. I was disappointed with the amount of time Kivi had to spend practicing Jon's lessons - what high schooler has time for anything? Nevertheless, Kivi learned a great deal from Jon, and was the only student to ever perform a clarinet solo in our high school's jazz band history ("Jack the Bear"). Jon was unique in my experience in that he taught what Kivi wanted to learn - rather than imposing a rigid course of instruction. If you are considering private lessons that offer something both valuable and unique, please look no further than Jon Novi.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 31 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.

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 :)

Shaun's Guitar Studio
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Paul William
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 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
  • 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
4.6
from 9 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.

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.

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.

The Studio of Mary Barrios
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 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.
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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.
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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.
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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!

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!

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If you wanna have some fun with learning the guitar and not just learn from some boring teacher, I'm your guy.

About

I'm a guitarist, with eight years of experience. I enjoy playing in multiple styles: rock, blues, jazz, classical, metal, funk, etc. I know a moderate amount of theory, so depending on how you'd like to learn, I could apply that into my lessons. Any age group is fine. I really enjoy teaching what I know.

  • 5 years in business
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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.

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