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Top 10 Electric Guitar Lessons For Beginners near Palatine, IL

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1. Music 4 Kidz
Top Pro
Exceptional 5.0

(26)

Exceptional 5.0

(26)

Responds quickly
Offers remote services
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Palatine, IL

Online now

We teach ONLINE LESSONS to students all across the United States. Our mission is to provide the best music education for each student, while fostering confidence, joy, and a deep appreciation for music that will remain with them throughout their life. We offer classes in Guitar, Piano, and Voice, as well as a special Mommy & Me Musical Exploration class for infants/toddlers and their moms! Supplemental courses include Performance Technique and Songwriting Master Class. We work to provide your child not only with the skills required for your instrument, but a new sense of boldness as they perform. All students will receive instruction not only in their instrument, but also in music theory, which will carry them to any and all other instruments or music ventures they wish to pursue. Genres of study include classical, jazz, country, gospel, pop, rock, musical theatre, and standards. We thank all you and all the parents who have entrusted us with this mission and are honored to have the opportunity to work with your children! -------------------------------------- Miss Elizabeth has been teaching for over 15 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from the University of Southern California and has experience performing in plays and music concerts at multiple venues, including the Los Angeles Convention Center. In 2009, she recorded and produced a CD of some of her original songs. Miss Elizabeth is a licensed and ordained Minister of Music through ICCM (International Congress of Churches & Ministers).See more

$30

starting cost

$30

starting cost

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3. Matt O'Brien
Excellent 4.9

(18)

Excellent 4.9

(18)

Great value
Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Palatine, IL
***ALL OF MY LESSONS ARE CURRENTLY TAUGHT ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** FIRST LESSON IS FREE!!! PLUS 4 MORE LESSONS AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE!!! Details are on my website. Whether you're starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy. I've helped thousands of students reach their goals and I've shown every single one of them how to have the level of success with their instrument that they've always desired. I have 20+ years with over 20,000 hours of guitar/string instrument teaching experience and a total of 30 years of guitar playing experience with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. I focus my lessons strictly on the needs and skills required to ensure my students can perform ANY genre of music in front of ANY audience. I have taught various forms and techniques in basically ALL genres of music both past and present. I teach acoustic guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, jazz guitar, ukulele, bass (5 string), mandolin, and tenor banjo (Irish tuning). I embrace ALL forms of music and I will always encourage my students to pick out songs that they enjoy to make the lesson rewarding and engaging! I will also provide the student with exercises and drills that will strengthen their core, empowering the student to learn newer songs quicker and easier. I firmly believe I'm the teacher for you for one reason: you will see instant results not only on the first lesson, but also in every lesson moving forward! I also teach students of all ages who have special needs. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME PRIOR TO SIGNING UP FOR LESSONS IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS!See more

$25

starting cost

$25

starting cost

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8. Private Guitar Lessons
Great 4.7

(19)

Great 4.7

(19)

Offers remote services
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Palatine, IL

Online now

I Teach Because I Love It: I love seeing a student reach their goals. I’ve been working with music students for long enough now that I am able to quickly determine what their next best action should be… the action that will enable them to grow & evolve as guitar players, whether they are a complete beginner, or a complete professional, I have a keen sense of ascertaining a student’s skill level, so that I can quickly get them into working on the musicianship skills that will transform their playing. The sessions are always efficient... and they are very effective, very quickly. As a beginner, you can approach the learning process in a way that keeps it fun & exciting while building the techniques & vocabulary that you use every day. The cool thing about the guitar is that all of the chords & strumming patterns that you learn from day one are the same chords & strumming patterns you’ll use as an intermediate or advanced player. You don’t have to start with super basic “baby” steps & then learn what the “real” players use later down the road. You get to immediately start with the real deal. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Goal Clarity: No matter what your personal goals for playing are, there is always a way to get there. Goal clarity is essential to getting the most out of your efforts. Once you have a clear idea of the kind of player you want to be, it is merely a matter of reverse-engineering. Together, we create a plan & a process to realize the version of yourself that you aspire to. And that’s what I love to do… co-create a personalized curriculum with you that will accomplish precisely that result. You create your vision, and I guide you on how to get there. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Success Mindset: I think everybody understands the concept that the more time you put into the playing & practicing, the faster you will progress. It’s mostly a matter of clarifying the specific things you need to work on. However, maintaining an effective mindset during your practice makes all the difference in the world. Our sessions will include how to create & maintain a highly effective mindset that allows creativity to grow. It turns out, for most people, their belief system is the first thing they need to take a look at… what do you believe you are capable of accomplishing? My experience has shown me that starting with figuring out a person’s mindset is always crucial to making the learning take hold. And this propels them into taking the steps that result in a profound change with their playing. So many students don’t realize that they are carrying around ideas about themselves & the guitar & the process… ideas that are holding them back from realizing their vision for themselves as an artist, who is a musician, who is a guitarist. I feel the teacher & the student work should together to create a personalized curriculum that focuses on the musicianship skills necessary to play the music you love. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Getting Started: You can take one session to check it out & see if this is a good fit for you, and then take it from there. There is no obligation… you can take as many, or as few lessons, as you would like. You can schedule lessons at any frequency… once a week, once every two weeks, once a month, twice a week, or here & there. I think of myself as a personal trainer: whether you have practiced every day or not at all, our sessions are designed to meet you wherever you’re at. This takes the pressure off and keeps our sessions fun. It depends on your agenda for the development of your playing ability. It’s important to have realistic expectations for your progress, so we’ll explore all options for your lessons & practice sessions. That way, you’ll choose an informed productive approach that fits your lifestyle. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Curriculum: • Learn the skills you need to play the music you love • Be empowered through one-on-one sessions • Increase your potential as a musician & guitarist with a personalized curriculum • All levels of instruction… from complete beginner to complete professional • Practice effectively with a holistic accelerated goal-oriented approach: - increase your motivation - utilize proven time management skills - sharpen your focus & concentration - build confidence develop an effective mindset • Learn how to absorb more material at a deeper level in a shorter amount of time • Invest your time & energy in an approach to learning which ensures measurable (definable) improvement • You can explore any & all styles of music: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Country, Metal, Hip Hop, Folk, Reggae, Classical, & more • Ages: 14 years old & up ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Background: • Over thirty-five years of experience worldwide: composer, performer, clinician, educator   • Creator of The 99 Decisions Guitar Program, a comprehensive online instructional video course for guitar that utilizes a holistic approach to teaching effective strategies for time management, setting goals, building confidence, & maintaining a positive mindset • Ten years as instructor @ the GRAMMY Foundation’s Summer Music Career Camp in Los Angeles, California, working with industry notables such as Ryan Seacrest, Nick Jonas, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ricky Minor, David Foster, and more •  Current faculty member specializing in Music Theory and Songwriting at The ex’treme Institute, in Saint Louis, Missouri • Teaching residencies at The Center of Creative Arts (COCA) & The Sheldon Theater in Saint Louis, Missouri • Toured North & South America with Latin Pop band, La Quinta Estacion, ending with winning a GRAMMY for Best Latin Pop album 2010 • Released an acclaimed Modern Jazz album of original compositions, In This Present Moment, featuring Jimmy Haslip, Peter Erskine, Larry Goldings, Bob Sheppard, James Genus, and Terri Lyne Carrington • Extensive recording session work for numerous artists across numerous genres •  Achieved two academic degrees: - Musicians Institute (GIT), Los Angeles, California, Performance Degree - Citrus College, Azusa, California Associate of Art Degree • Endorsed by Godin Guitars, Tom Anderson Guitars, Mesa Boogie Amplification, Elixir Strings, & Levy’s LeathersSee more

$30

starting cost

$30

starting cost

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9. Mike Strausbaugh
Excellent 4.9

(64)

Excellent 4.9

(64)

In high demand
Offers remote services
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Palatine, IL
Hi, my name is Mike Strausbaugh, and I'm a true Music/Guitar Mentor, based in Denver, Colorado. I work with select students across the U.S. via Zoom. Thinking about in-person lessons? I get it. Seems more 'personal.' But you're limiting your options to LITERALLY a handful of people who say they teach guitar. What if even the very best one is still like most - not a 'teacher' at all, but a guy who plays guitar and has bills? But studying with a Mentor online allows you to expand your choices exponentially, to work with the best ANYWHERE. And if you're working with a true 'teacher,' it doesn't matter if they're 3 feet away, or 3 states away. I can't speak for others, but none of my students are suffering a lack of quality! How do I know I can help? Here's a bit about me... - Master of Music - Classical Guitar - Master of Music - Composition - Master of Music - Jazz Studies - Metro State Denver music faculty (2019-2020) - 20+ years full-time music instruction - countless live performances in rock, metal, classical, jazz, pop, bluegrass, and more...... I transitioned online when COVID hit, but I soon realized something huge: not only are lessons just as effective as in-person, but I can work with people everywhere. People just like you! And I'm a fun guy! You'll be learning more, and learning better, because your lessons don't seem like 'lessons.' They're more like a relaxed hang, your weekly check-in where knowledge is shared and 'mistakes' are just golden opportunities. So, it doesn't matter if you've never picked up a guitar, or have played for 20 years. It also doesn't matter if you want to learn 'this' style, or 'that' genre,' I can help you!See more

$80

estimated cost

$80

estimated cost

Avatar for Shane with Penny Lane Music Lessons
Avatar for Shane with Penny Lane Music Lessons
10. Shane with Penny Lane Music Lessons
Exceptional 5.0

(24)

Exceptional 5.0

(24)

Offers remote services
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Palatine, IL
Welcome to Penny Lane! Over the last ten years I’ve had the privilege of teaching in several private lessons studios, countless public schools in the Chicago metro area and built an online community of students around the country. What I’ve found time and time again is having a defined lesson curriculum, combined with flexibility and patience has yielded me consistent results in helping guitar students and retaining clients for years. As a private lessons instructor I’ve helped hundreds of students grow their playing abilities using a step-by-step approach aimed at making growth fun, yet challenging under the surface. My lessons have put me in the practice room with curious five year olds, structural engineers, students with learning or physical disabilities, doctors, the coolest Australian family, teenagers, combat veterans with PTSD, full-time musicians and so many others. Through teaching a wide variety of students I’ve learned that being flexible is one of the single greatest skills a teacher must have. Generally, students learn differently and at a varied pace, so my approach is to adapt to the student rather than being rigid. Through my work as an educator in Chicago Public Schools I am tasked each year with creating engaging curriculums suited for elementary students in general music, guitar and rock band style classes. Teaching in a group setting has taught me the value in classroom management and being able to sell the “musical vegetables” to younger students who might not understand why we’re repeating the same exercise. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a group of 3rd graders crush “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin. In addition to my pedagogical approach to teaching, I am aware some students simply want to learn songs they like and aren’t interested in learning from a solely fundamental standpoint. I am, of course, happy to teach with this in mind. Whether the lesson is taking place at your Chicago home or online, I think you’ll be surprised at how quickly you’ll go from learning how to hold a pick properly to full songs, scales, solos and to getting up onstage for the first time. I am currently taking on new students from ages 6 (younger on a case-by-case basis) and up. Reach out and let’s get an introductory lesson on the books! All the best, Shane SkidmoreSee more

$35

starting cost

$35

starting cost

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