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Jon Novi

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  • 48 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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.

Kelly S.

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I sought Mr. Novi out after taking a long hiatus from piano. I have had many piano teachers but Mr. Novi is definitely one of the most fun and enthusiastic teachers I've had. I have had many years of classical piano instruction but am completely new to jazz. Mr. Novi will give me suggestions on new pieces to learn, but ultimately leaves choosing what I learn up to me, no matter what style I want to learn (classical, jazz, rock n' roll, etc). Because of this I never see practicing as a chore since I am only playing the pieces that I truly enjoy. Mr. Novi is a fantastic musician himself, it's very inspiring to listen to him play! I would absolutely recommend Mr. Novi for anyone interested in studying piano.

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
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

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 :)

Percy M.

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My daughter really enjoys taking her piano and vocal lessons there. The teacher warmed up to her right away and she felt very comfortable and at ease.

Cailin A.

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Couldn't have asked for a better group of people to work with and help me and my brother bond while learning how to play guitar. Jesse is awesome!

  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL

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.

Kristin T.

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Shaun is excellent - professional, knowledgeable, and considerate of all skill levels. I knew nothing about guitar, and now I am learning to play! And he comes to you, which really makes it convenient. If you do the work, you will learn, he is a top-notch teacher!

Lawrence C.

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Shawn is a very intelligent person. He is well versed in the musical field. You will learn music along with learning the guitar.

  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

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.

Kirby H.

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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.

Daniela N.

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I've been taking guitar classes with Davide. He Is very patient and knows exactly how to teach based on your learning style, time to practice and musical interests. Can't wait to go back

  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Mchenry, IL

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!

Sarah O.

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Jeremy has been working with my 11 year old son teaching both ukulele and guitar. He has been terrific in all aspects of teaching. I would highly recommend him!

Lisa Y.

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Three lessons in and our 10 year old son loves his guitar lessons

  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 min

Robert B.

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Took guitar lessons for a couple years here. He definitely knows his stuff and does a good job making sure you understand it as well. Being well versed in more than just playing, I also was given advice on my own music and production. Definitely recommended!

Angue K.

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Matt does an excellent job with my son for guitar lessons. He works very well with kids. My son really enjoys it! Matt is always on time and prepared for the lesson. I'm very pleased with his service.

Angela S.

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My son has been taking guitar lessons with Matt for two years now. Very professional, reliable, and each class is tailored to fit my sons progress. Would highly recommend!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Cortland, IL

Jessica H.

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Aaron is a gifted teacher and musician. He teaches people of all ages. I started working with him, and already see immense improvement. He tailored my lessons based on my goals and current struggles vs skills. He also worked with my nephew, and I sat through the first session. (My nephew is shy lol). Totally different lesson plan, and worked very well with him. He taught in such a way that my nephew could pick up on it and improve right in the lesson! Aaron is very encouraging, patient, and effective. A hidden gem in the Dekalb County area. I highly recommend him no matter where you're at, or what your age is. I've had a few music teachers, and this guy teaches to make you succeed. His hopes seem to be success above his skills (which might be impossible. He's brilliant and very gifted both in his musicianship and his teaching skills.)

Amanda K.

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Very easy to make appointments with! My son was brand new to guitar and he's just a little guy and now he's all fired up and excited to practice and learn! Aaron does a great job communicating with him too! I was surprised how quickly and easily my son learned from him!

Dirk S.

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Aaron is an excellent teacher. His methods are expanding my son's guitar abilities weekly. I highly recommend him!

  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Daina R.

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Irwin is great with young kids, and my twin boys (almost 7) have been enjoying beginning guitar lessons with him. I like that he teaches them how to read music and encourages them to memorize songs. It's how I learned piano as a little girl and I'm enjoying seeing the boys progress and learn to understand written music. My goal has been for the boys to get used to a weekly music lesson and enjoy that as part of their weekly routine...so far Irwin has been a great fit for us and I highly recommend! :)

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!

Jim S.

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I am a long time self taught guitar player. Irwin is really helping me fill in the gaps to move my playing to the next level

  • 17 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Jacob W.

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Nick is an excellent teacher he works with me at my pace and is always willing to slow down or speed up if feel I'm ready he is easy to talk to and has the experience of a life time of guitar playing to back himself up I would recommend him to people of all ages trying to learn guitat

Bryce R.

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Nick has been a very good teacher at an incredibly fair price. I've been playing guitar for 20 years and have had lots of instruction. Nick is very well versed in theory and technique and is able to challenge me every week to improve my skills. Highly recommended

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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Scott S.

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I first tried to learn guitar through a few of the popular guitar websites out there. I was able to pick up some of the basics like open chords and the pentatonic scales, but I also picked up a lot of bad habits. After a few months, I decided to take some private lessons to see what the experience would be like. I was pretty blown away by how much a learned in just 1 hour. Matt has been very effective at helping me improve my abilities in a relatively short amount of time. After just a few months of lessons, I felt confident enough to perform at a few local open mic nights. For me, the most important aspect of lessons has been learning from my mistakes. Without a professional teacher, it's hard to know what you're doing wrong, what you could be doing better, etc. Matt is an expert at all things guitar. If you take lessons with him and work hard at practicing, you're going to improve very quickly. It's that simple. I really can't say enough good things about my experience.

Aamir A.

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Matt's a very sharp guy, and he explains things in a way that always seems to make perfect sense. I'm also very impressed by how he is a master of all styles, and doesn't just specialize in playing/teaching 1-2 styles like most teachers. I've learned a little bit of rock, blues, classical guitar, and jazz in just 5 weeks worth of lessons.

Larry B.

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Matt played for our daughter's wedding and we couldn't have been happier with the results. His acoustic guitar playing before the wedding ceremony set just the right tone and filled the church with beautiful music. Matt's playing gave a jumpstart to a truly glorious evening.

  • 16 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 28 min

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.

Michael R.

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My instructor is great. He is really working with me on the violin. I have no experience but I am progressing fast.

Diana C.

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Got my 15 year old daughter guitar lessons with David & he was AMAZING!!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL

Cory W.

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LSGS has been a formative and valuable resource for me. I have got so much better at guitar on a technical and practical level, and my wife's learned to play to. The instructor is phenomenal, and I offer my highest recommendation to this program and school.

Grace W.

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Wiebe is the best, most trust worthy guitar teacher ever! It's a lot of fun to play and learn here. Students are super cool too! Best thing is that sometimes you can even make a small band here!

Rebecca D.

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I've been attending since April. I still have a lot to learn but what I have been taught so far is that with the right guidance anything is achievable

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Dave M.

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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!!

Monica M.

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Our 13 year-old son has been taking lessons with Jacob at the American Academy of Guitar and he just loves it. He's excited to go to his lessons and seems to feel really good when he comes out of each lesson. He loves to play his favorite songs on the guitar now (he could never do that before we started lessons here). His rapid improvement has really boosted his self-confidence and self-esteem. I used to play guitar myself years ago, but put it down (life got in the way). Now that my son's doing so well with his teacher, I started taking lessons myself too. Best decision we ever made. Thank you Jacob!

Kelsey R.

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I've learned so much with American Academy of Guitar Mastery! When I first started, I barely knew how to hold a chord...now I am playing my favorite songs, and writing my own music! I am so impressed with the results I have gotten in such a short amount of time! Definitely the best music lessons I've ever received.

  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Sara F.

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I love Mr. Al! HE'S THE BEST!!! Mr. Al taught me things that I could do with my voice but never knew I could. I learned many lessons about where to hold the microphone and how and which way to tilt my head to make my voice come out the way that I wanted it to. He taught me how to add my own personality into singing and not be afraid to do it. If I was afraid or said "I can't", he would have me try it another way until I could. We work well together. My lessons were always serious but always fun.

Arlene L.

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Al Gorney tailors his music lessons to fit with each student's learning styles and interests. Students not only learn to read traditional notation, but also are taught to play by ear, improvise and compose. My children love working with "Mr. Al".

Piyamas S.

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My daughter enjoys taking piano lesson with Mr. Al for the past 4 years. His lesson is not boring. It's fun and the best part is he comes to our house to give lesson.

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

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.

Jeanette S.

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Paul has been the most amazing instructor. I have never played the electric guitar before and his level of patience has made it extremely easy for me to learn. He writes lesson plans and assigns "homework" appropriate for your level of experience which helps in learning or further developing your skill. I plan on continuing to take lessons with Paul for quite some time.

Jonathan R.

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Paul is patient and truly took interest in me getting better at the guitar. He would check up on practicing after the lesson and was always available for any questions. Pauls a great teacher. I highly recommend him for lessons.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 57 min
  • New Lenox, IL

Chrissy D.

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Vinny has been giving Slide Trombone lessons to my son for 3 years now. My son is doing a great job with the Trombone and about to enter high school to march in the band! On a side note my son is high functioning autism. Vinny has been amazing and incredibly patient with him. He helped develop my sons love for music. I could not recommend him enough! Vinny in wonderful in all aspects of teaching.

Ken L.

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I am 51 years old and haven’t had any formal music instruction in 34 years. Decided it was time that I get some formal piano instruction just for my own fun and entertainment. Just had my first lesson. Vinnie assessed where I am at and what I wanted. I learned a lot about music theory that I had been missing in our very first lesson. I thought that it was an hour very well spent.

Rob O.

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Very thorough and open minded with his teaching. I am an older student and is able to improvise his way of teaching, productively. So far so good!!

Ron Steta

4.8

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  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min
  • Elk Grove Village, IL

Alex B.

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He is so awesome. He was able to figure out my strengths and weaknesses the instant I played the guitar. He was able to make a routine for me that day and I already feel like I'm a better guitarist before I met him. I would give him more stars if I could.

Melinda T.

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I’m really glad I hired Ron! He is an accomplished and experienced guitar player and a wonderful teacher! He is funny, down to earth and makes learning both challenging and enjoyable. I am looking forward to continuing our lessons with Ron.

Rich H.

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Great teacher, wonderful guitar player. More than I ever expected when I decided to take lessons, from anyone. I would highly recommend Ron for any level of guitar player. I feel very lucky to have him as my teacher.

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Brittany Z.

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I am 3 lessons in and it has been going great! Aaron made it a point to find out what my interests were so he could taylor the lessons to my preferences. Great experience so far!

Caryssa C.

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Great instructor! Very knowledgeable!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Elgin, IL

Rue M.

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Pete and I regularly performed, wrote music and recorded albums together in Shenzhen, China from 20012-2014. I've traveled the world and have performed/collaborated w musicians from all walks of life. Without a doubt, Pete is one of the best. His unique melodic & harmonic guitar colorings are essential in what set him apart from other composers. Pete knows how to listen to each song and write to meet the needs of that song. Pete is also a seasoned music teacher, having 3-5 years of classroom teaching of guitar, ukulele in China as well as private lessons in the US over the last decade. And then there's performing: Pete's performed in all manner of venues, all types of bands and with eclectic and unique musicians. There's very little he hasn't experienced and so much that he is able to assist in helping student's develop. Whether you want to develop your guitar chops, learn how to song- write, pro tips and pointers on performance - Trust me, Pete Kruse is your mentor. I'm his peer and I have learned countless skills from him. He gets my full recommendation. If you're looking to book him to perform for your function, you'll be very happy with your entertainment!

Rue M.

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Pete and I regularly performed, wrote music and recorded albums together in Shenzhen, China from 20012-2014. I've traveled the world and have performed/collaborated w musicians from all walks of life. Without a doubt, Pete is one of the best. His unique melodic & harmonic guitar colorings are essential in what set him apart from other composers. Pete knows how to listen to each song and write to meet the needs of that song. Pete's written well over 3 albums worth of music and has produce a few of his own music videos. Pete is also a seasoned music teacher, having 3-5 years of classroom teaching of guitar, ukulele in China as well as private lessons in the US over the last decade. And then there's performing: Pete's performed in all manner of venues, all types of bands and with eclectic and unique musicians. Theres very little he hasn't experienced. Whether you want to develop your guitar chops, learn how to song write, pro tips and pointers on performance - Trust me, Pete Kruse is your mentor. I'm his peer and I have learned countless skills from him. He gets my full recommendation.

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!

  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Crystal Lake, IL

Kris R.

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I have been taking piano lessons for 5 years, voice lessons for 9 months and flute lessons for 6 months at Music Makers...For Life, Inc. As an adult with prior music experience, I had certain ideas on how I wanted my lessons,and Theresa was very willing to accomodate my wishes. She always tried to work within my schedule as well. Theresa was always kind and patient with me and always made me feel good about my music and myself! I'm also impressed with how her school is structured for kids. They earn "music money" if they've practiced their lesson or land on the right square on the board game the teachers use to reinforce their teaching. Then they can spend their "music money" in her "music store" on small toys, or t-shirts, tote bags, etc. This really motivates the kids to want to practice! Older kids might be invited to join one of her rock bands, which perform around the county. Playing in a rock band helps to keep the teens enthusiastically engaged in their music! Music Makers...For Life is truly "The Fun Way to Learn to Play"!

Colleen D.

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My son has been taking piano lessons from Teresa for 6 years. The method of instruction is so insightful and nurturing. The staff at Music Makers for life are friendly and helpful. Not once in all these years has my son complained about going to piano lessons!

Mary F.

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We have been with Music Makers for almost 7 years and it has been a wonderful experience. Our daughters take piano lessons with Theresa and they have developed a true love and talent for music through their experience with Music Makers.

  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Megan C.

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Phil is the best guitar teacher you'll find. Extremely knowledgeable and attentive to your individual goals, with years of professional experience to back it up. Want to be a true musician? Learn from one!

Lee G.

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Phil is an outstanding Writer/Singer/Performer! Highly recommend a live performance.

  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Jane H.

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I actually like everything about Christopher Laughlin's School of Music. We have been with the school for almost 10 years. Both of my boys play instruments and I have seen them grow tremendously as musicians. The instructors are excellent, there are opportunities for performance, and Chris & his staff go out of their way to accomodate what are often crazy schedules. If you want your child to develop a true love of music, learn how to make music, and be comfortable performing -- look no further than this school.

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.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours
  • Winfield, IL

Bill T.

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Sarah has been a great piano teacher to our son. She shows strong professionalism and our son looks forward the the next class each week. We highly recommend her.

Donald S.

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Sarah's been a wonderful teacher for our 6 year old grandson, Quinn. He's loving the lessons and practices! We couldn't ask for more!

  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

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.

Sandy S.

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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.

HEATHER S.

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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. :)

Courtney A.

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HGS Music is amazing, has the best staff and is really fun! I always feel very welcome. I think they've even convinced me to start playing Ukulele as well!

  • 11 years in business
  • Chicago, IL

Neil G.

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I have been taking lessons from Aaron for 2 1/2 yrs. Arron has showed me things and has me doing things on the guitar that I only dreamed about doing. He is THE BEST

  • Chicago, IL

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For beginning players I'll teach the basics. Chords, scales and picking patterns. For more experienced players we will focus on increasing speed, dexterity, composition and techniques. Once you feel comfortable we will begin improvisation jams/compose our own song.

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I offer piano lessons for beginners who are ages 5 and up (including adults), to learn the piano and music theory, and teaching songs that your child wants to play. The experience should be a learning process but also enjoyable. Typically with beginners, I use the Piano Adventures series. Neighborhoods I will travel to include Ravenswood, Lincoln Square, Andersonville, Logan Square, Albany Park, Norwood Park, Edison Park, Lincolnwood, Jefferson Park, Sauganash, Peterson Park and others. I have years of experience, have worked with all ages, and also have a background in music therapy (M.M.E., MT-BC). Rates are as follows: * $50.00/hour * $40.00/45 minutes * $30.00/30 minutes Thank you.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL

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I am the kind of teacher who wants you to play what you want to play. I am not going to make you learn to play all of my favorite songs, I want to ask you what songs you want to play and sing so you can have fun while we work on it together.

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My foremost objective is to enhance my students' passion for music. I strive to help each and every student improve his/her ability to express himself/herself through his/her instrument. As your instructor, I will always appeal to your musical interests, basing our lessons on what you would like to learn. I will do so by using the knowledge I have gained from attaining a bachelor's degree in music from Bradley University as well as from my years of professional experience in a variety of musical genres. I am seeking dedicated and hardworking students, with a positive attitude, who additionally look forward to the opportunity for musical growth. Music is an unbelievable form of creative expression. My plan on our lessons is staying true to this value by being exciting and enjoyable for each of us. Because if you are not having fun playing music, then you are not playing music.

  • 30 years in business
  • Orland Park, IL

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I offer music lessons for you and/or your child in your home or mine. I am willing to travel to Southwest Suburbs. Email me for more details now.

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“Need a Guitar Teacher for My 11-Year Old Son”

Mc Farland, WI

Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Guitar type
Electric
Experience
No experience
Details
This is for my 11 year old son.
$23
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