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Merrillville Guitar Lessons Instructors

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Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bridget M.
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I could not say enough positive things about Mr. Bob. He has been tremendously patient with my 5 year old daughter (taking ukulele lessons), 10 year old son (learning keyboard), and 10 year old nephew (playing electric guitar). Each child has their own way of learning and Bob has adapted to their various styles. He has made learning each instrument fun and exciting! The kids look forward to their lessons each week. A wonderful teacher with a fun and colorful personality. Highly recommend!

Top Pro
  • 27 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jillian 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 :)

Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Bill W.
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Music lessons (Bass and Guitar). Matt is patient and makes learning an instrument as an adult fun. He caters to your tastes and goals, the lessons never feel like a chore, it is a nice break in the routine every week. Highly recommended !!

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Paul William
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

Guitar Chicago
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Barry R.
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I wanted to arrange guitar lessons for my daughter as a Christmas present. The experience was great especially since we live hundreds of miles away from each other. I was a first time user of Thumbtack and I will definitely use it again.

Jerry Evans School of Music
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 24 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.

Altered Stage
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
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I got SO much more than I asked for connecting with Altered Stage. Not only does my membership get me access to unlimited guitar lessons with an awesome teacher, it also includes a great space with all the equipment needed, a welcoming community of likeminded and friendly recreational musicians, and the chance to play on-stage with my fellow members once/month. I went from being the guy who could play chords and learn simple songs through tabs to someone who understands music theory and feels comfortable jamming with strangers at the drop of a hat. A huge change from where I started and not at all what I expected. AS gives members the chance to get involved as little or as much as one wants. I could not recommend them more to musicians at any level.

Fran Banish
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jim V.
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I've taken guitar lessons over the years and Fran is the best instructor, I have ever met. He has the ability to teach and convey theory in a very concise and organized manner. His blueprint process helps you become a better player.

Traveling Music Lessons
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mike P.
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I have two kids, and between work and their 5 activities, Traveling Music Lessons is the only way my kids would be able to participate and become educated in music. This service is awesome - they come to you for about the same price as a studio where you go to them.

Jeff's Guitar Lessons
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Stan K.
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Jeff is an Excellent Guitar Teacher. He makes learning the Guitar easy and Fun. I recommend Jeff to any student willing to learn and work at it.

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Eric C.
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I took lessons through Mclain's mind of music for one reason; to learn how to play "Green Hill Zone" on Piano. Thanks to Kevin, I can say that I accomplished that goal (granted, 2 years after he left but you get the idea.) Because Kevin was my teacher, I've moved on to learning a couple other songs as well (although I could always practice more than I do.) When Kevin was giving lessons in Chicagoland he was the most affordable piano lessons, regardless of if it was hourly or half-hour (short of having a piano whiz for a grandparent who would teach you for free, which I do not.) Improve, I guess a couple times he was 5 or 10 minutes late for the appointment, but that's only because he would DRIVE OUT to the kid's house and be stuck in traffic on the way back (which is totally understandable, considering what an excellent musician Kevin is.) If you take one lesson, you'll feel the same. Young or Old, Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced Kevin can teach you how to play.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Katy C.
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Aaron Dorfman is not only a truly gifted guitarist, but an amazing music teacher. He gave my young daughter guitar lessons for several years, and is a patient and engaging teacher. It brings him genuine joy to see the children he works with succeed on their chosen instruments. Aaron also taught me how to play guitar, even though I didn't start lessons until I was in my 40's. He was able to strike the right balance between encouraging me and challenging me -- something every great teacher strives to do. I also ended up working with Aaron for a couple of years -- both performing together live and recording my original music with him. Aaron can do it all -- he sang harmonies, played guitar, worked on the musical arrangements, played keyboards and bass, did the sound mixing. Sharing the stage with a musician of his caliber was a privilege, and I will always be grateful to him for sharing his many musical gifts with me both on stage and in the studio. Hire Aaron to perform at your next event or as a music teacher. I recommend him without reservation.

Paul Witkamp
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Larissa S.
Verified review

Paul has been a wonderful teacher for my 6 year old. He is professional yet patient with young students. He is responsible, on time, and easy to communicate with. My son loves learning guitar and we are so happy to have found Paul for a teacher.

Chicago Guitar Lessons
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Paul R.
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I have been taking guitar Lessons with Mike for a few years now and having started out as a complete novice I feel that Mike's way of teaching and explaining the process is excellent. He has a great understanding of the business and a unique teaching approach. The guitar is a hard instrument to master and Mike takes his time to let you understand the process in a methodical and professional manner. Great Guy and excellent value.

Peggy B.
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Bill teaches my 12 year old daughter. He is very patient, works well with young kids and current. He's a great guitar teacher.

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I specialize in open and lyrically flamenco technique and other styles of guitar playing, theoretical and practical methods, along with music recognition.

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Teach basic to intermediate guitar lesson of all ages. I'm willing to travel five miles from my location. I love teaching guitar especially to kids.

  • 6 years in business
About

My rates are as follows: - $40/hr. at a student's home within 10 miles of Wood Dale, IL - $20/hr. at my studio in Wood Dale - $15/30-minute lesson via Skype I am a guitar teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching all different styles of music, including blues, folk, acoustic, funk, ska, rock, metal, melodic, country, classical, punk, alternative, and various other melodies. I have played concerts all over the state of Illinois, and I have taught many students throughout the years. I teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. I am very passionate at what I do, and I will guide you through the proper steps in becoming a great guitar player. Playing music takes a lot of time and patience as well as a lot of practice playing by yourself and in front of people. I am very relaxed and motivated to help my students learn, and I will guide you through everything. I would prefer that students bring their own guitars, so that you would be more comfortable playing their own instrument. If you can't or do not have one, I have guitars here that you may use but during our sessions only. Check out my video. With a lot of practice and a lot of studying, I can show you how to play like a pro and have fun! Lesson Details In my curriculum, students will start off by learning the basics of the guitar, knowing the parts and accessories and so forth. Then, we will move on to tuning and perfect pitch. As we move on, students will learn how to build and maintain a rhythm. Learning how to play chords is essential, and we will be going through chord progressions and how to recognize and memorize the various chords. Furthermore, I will be showing students how to read tabs and write music. I will be showing students the different types of scales there as well as the keys that they are in for those who want to become soloists. I will also be teaching different techniques that are incorporated with tapping on the fretboard as well as various other techniques. All of these lessons will be taught in our private sessions, and each student will receive homework assignments, so that he/she can go home and practice what he/she has learned. I will be having tests later on, in which I would ask you to play one of your favorite songs. With enough time spent practicing, you can become a master of your instrument. Studio Equipment Basement studio: amps, guitars, wah pedals, music stands, guitar picks, and music sheets. Travel Equipment I have an amp, wires, picks, guitars, gig bag, case, music sheets, picks, and music stands. Specialties Teachers marked as a student favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students. My styles include rhythm and blues, rock, funk, pop, classical, country, classic rock, metal, thrash, alternative, punk rock, folk, and various other melodies.

  • 5 years in business
About

Do you want to learn guitar playing? I will teach you how to play the guitar. I'll have you learning the chords and scales you need to succeed. Just tell me what you want to get out of guitar, and I'll help in any and every way that I can. Music is at your fingertips! I can teach you basic chord structures as well as scales. I specialize in blues, rock, country, and other forms of guitar-based music. I am proficient in both acoustic and electric playing, and I can assist in technical specifics with the guitar, including strings, pedals, amplifier suggestions, and anything else you may have questions with.

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