Acoustic Guitar Lessons By Eric Kinkel

Palatine, IL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I teach Acoustic Guitar only. I have a relaxed, non-traditional, teaching style, allowing my students to advance at their own pace. I have also been awarded a best of 2015 Badge as a Guitar instructor. See images.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The joy of seeing my students advance to the point of learning to play Acoustic Guitar along with the music they desire to learn.


Palatine, IL 60074

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5 Reviews
  • HEATHER S. Nov 9, 2015
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Eric is the best! I had my first guitar lesson Saturday and I am very happy. Eric is patient and takes the time to answer any questions you may have. I plan on taking lessons for quite sometime and would recommend Eric. :)
  • Mary H. Apr 12, 2015
    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! :-)
  • Cheryl H. Mar 26, 2015
    I have known Eric knkel for many years he is my grandaughters guitar teach and is wonderful with Stephanie Eric inspires Stephanie and introduces all types of music to her. I highly recommend Eric for your lessons
  • Larry S. Feb 21, 2015
    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.
    Eric K. Feb 23, 2015

    Thanks Larry! Your wife Nancy took to the lessons like riding a bike, you probably heard. She took 6 lessons altogether, then I recommended she return in the spring. See you soon.

  • Sandy S. Feb 20, 2015
    I cannot praise Eric Kinkel's teaching methods highly enough. As a former school teacher, I am a good judge of any type of teaching. The care, concern, awareness of the child's learning modality, etc.are highly commendable. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for guitar instruction for your children, grandchildren....or even for yourself.
    Eric K. Feb 20, 2015

    Thank you Sandy. Teaching your child has been all around rewarding experience for us all.