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Addison Guitar Lessons

Jack Cecchini Classic And Modern Guitar Studios

Jack Cecchini Classic And Modern Guitar Studios

5.0 13 Reviews
Jack has devoted his life to the study, playing, and teaching of the Classic and Jazz guitar.  To be a master of both styles makes him singular; he is one of few who can perform both classical music and jazz.  Cecchini is equally at home whether accompanying famous stars, performing with The Chicago Symphony, The Lyric Opera or performing a guitar concerto with The Grant Park Orchestra.  Cecchini and his jazz quartet have played numerous concerts on college campuses nationwide.  He has performed difficult show scores such as "Jacque Brel" and "Promises, Promises". He has performed solo guitar for former President Gerald Fo ... View Profile
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Dupage Guitar Lessons

Dupage Guitar Lessons

4.9 11 Reviews
You are the focus of lessons. You study what you want and need. You enjoy the process. You become a guitar player. Take your music in any direction you desire. You have found the guidance. My guarantee.
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Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

5.0 10 Reviews
- 10+ years experience  - Learn foundational skills and more while playing  your favorite songs! - All ages welcome!! I have had the opportunity to play a variety of instruments - ukulele, acoustic, electric and bass guitar, mountain dulcimer, banjo, and most recently lap steel guitar. I've played with various groups - church bands, a traveling band that played at healthcare facilities and nursing homes, and currently a ukulele band that plays at festivals, malls, and around town. As a teacher and musician, I enjoy helping people learn a new fun skill!!   ... View Profile
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Matthew Steiner Gutar Bass And Mandolin Instructor

Matthew Steiner Gutar Bass And Mandolin Instructor

5.0 5 Reviews
For over two decades I've been teaching guitar bass and mandolin.  My teaching style is contemporary and thorough.  I've worked with individuals from start to the point where they are giging, studying in college, recording etc...   I have a large following on the north shore of Chicago and can provide as many local references as needed. My students are always best in show at the vshows, battle of the bands, recitals etc... ... View Profile
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 3 Reviews
We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We’ll work on phrasing, chord progressions, key ... View Profile
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
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Altered Stage

Altered Stage

5.0 3 Reviews
Through personalized music instruction and programming, Altered Stage brings guitar lessons, bass lessons, drum lessons, and voice lessons to life. We specialize in working with absolute beginners, as well as intermediate players who want to hone their skills.It's more than just music lessons. It's a journey, tailored to your individual musical goals, tastes, and aspirations. Take what you learn in your unlimited lessons and participate with our members in jam sessions in our new studio suite, play with members at club-arranged gigs with other members, learn how to write music and record and publish through our Altered Records label.Our staff ... View Profile
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Musical Expressions Of Illinois

Musical Expressions Of Illinois

5.0 3 Reviews
From the day we opened in 1989 we have always hired the best educated teachers so that our students receive the best education possible.  28 years later that is still our mantra and we are going strong with over 25 college degreed teachers available to teach you Monday through Saturday.
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Emily Brown's Music Lessons For The Beginner

Emily Brown's Music Lessons For The Beginner

5.0 3 Reviews
My piano and guitar lessons will provide you with information that a lot of teachers do not share with their students. One example, how do you know which chord you should play with a particular note?
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Music Gallery Academy

Music Gallery Academy

5.0 2 Reviews
The Music Gallery Academy's mission is to identify and achieve each student's unique musical potential and provide the challenge, guidance, and inspiration to equip them for life-long enjoyment of music and learning through study, performance, and focus on the arts.   The Music Gallery Academy has been offering the best private lessons in the Chicago area since 1974. We aim to continue our forty-five year commitment to excellence and student success by offering personalized and professional instruction to students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. ... View Profile
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Marco Heiman's Guitar Lessons

Marco Heiman's Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I have been involved in music since 4th grade. Since then I have taught myself how to play many instruments with no lessons. I recently taught myself how to play the guitar and I feel that the way i taught myself can help others learn to play easier. I can teach you to play in a way that you will understand and be able to learn techniques easier than any other method out there!
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Jeff Bravo's Guitar Lessons

Jeff Bravo's Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I can do lessons via messengr or skype. During lessons I can also take some video clips to send you for parts you need to work on.  I play rock, blues, metal, acoustic. I have studied theory, and have several years of playing and.teaching experience.  Here's an example. https://youtu.be/rRv53HMj3N8
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Tony's Rock Guitar Studio

Tony's Rock Guitar Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
Want to have fun learning and playing guitar? I would love to help you do just that! I specialize in teaching beginners and intermediate guitar in all forms of rock plus pop, blues, and alternative. I teach a proven method in allowing students to find a love of playing music that keeps them engaged in the process of learning over the years. Students should be shown how to bring their own personal style and creative expression to their performance. They should also be able to adapt and customize songs in a manner that keeps the songs recognizable and enjoyable, but produces a performance that is uniquely their own. This is a method that I st ... View Profile
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 2 Reviews
We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We’ll work on phrasing, chord progressions, key ... View Profile
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JD's Guitar And Ukulele Experience

JD's Guitar And Ukulele Experience

5.0 2 Reviews
I teach all ages and have instructed 100s of students in over 20 years of teaching. Additionally, I teach and perform professionally on a weekly basis, which means the instruction my students recieve is coming from a place of full-time, real-world experience. As a full time musician and music teacher, I am constantly working on improving my skills both in terms of playing my instrument and in refining the delivery of my knowledge to my students. ... View Profile
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Avalon Agency

Avalon Agency

5.0 2 Reviews
Hello my name is Robert and I teach beginning guitar lessons on acoustic guitars to students 18 and older, we also teach beginning level acting, career counseling as well as vocal training for actors and musicians. I have been a professional musician for over 20 years as well as a teacher. My background has been playing throughout the country at various venues and I have been written up in online and articles for my work. Music is my greatest passion as a performer and a respecter of musical artists. I love what I do and it shows throughout my work. My agency is located inside a gorgeous Mansion located in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood on ... View Profile
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Music With Pat Wilt

Music With Pat Wilt

5.0 1 Review
I have a double major in music and have been teaching music skills since the 1980s. In college I learned to play all the band and orchestra instruments to a certain level. It was required at my college to also take "recreation instruments" which accordion and guitar fit this description.  I have been successful at teaching students at all ages. Contact me now for more information!
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Guitar Lessons ; Bass Lessons ; Ukulele Lessons

Guitar Lessons ; Bass Lessons ; Ukulele Lessons

5.0 1 Review
First of all, I love all music. Here is a list of some of the things I am proficient in and can teach you: Genres (blues, rock, country, slide, classical, metal, pop), Technique (strumming, lead playing), Theory (note-reading, scales/improvisation, chord construction, timing/rhythm), Composition (putting it all together- songwriting!). That said, I come to each lesson with a plan, based off how the student learns and what their goals are. I am patient and let the lessons move as fast as the student is willing. I have taught literally hundreds of students over the years; 3-yr-olds to 75-yr-olds with great success.  ... View Profile
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Sones De Mexico Ensemble

Sones De Mexico Ensemble

5.0 1 Review
My music classes stand out because I use a curriculum and rubrics. This an instructional program designed to give students a broad and balanced training in all aspects of guitar playing. The objective is not just to learn to play your favorite song or a small bag of tricks. The objective is to give you the tools to teach yourself anything you want to learn. 
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Monaco Music Lessons

Monaco Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I believe in the power of music, not just as an art for expression but also as an art of discipline and creativity. I try to make each students lessons customized for them as a student (i.e. What they want to play and what level they want to achieve). I take the task of teaching any student seriously and really try to make every lesson an enjoyable experience.
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 1 Review
We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We’ll work on phrasing, chord progressions, key ... View Profile
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 1 Review
We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We’ll work on phrasing, chord progressions, key ... View Profile
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All Strings Attached

All Strings Attached

5.0 1 Review
40 years experience as bass player, teacher, studio musician. Played with various professional artist in gospel, rock r&b, and funk. Students learn how to play songs within the first three weeks.
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Logan Square Guitar School

Logan Square Guitar School

5.0 1 Review
If you are a lover of guitars, guitar playing, and guitar players, this is the place for YOU! Logan Square Guitar School is the ONLY place in town where 100% focus is on guitar.  Don't be distracted by instructors who teach bass, ukulele, vocals, piano, accordian, etc...  If you were a professional basketball player and you wanted to train with a master, would you choose just any ol' trainer?  Or, would seek out the best trainer in your specific field? ... View Profile
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Aaron Dorfman Music

Aaron Dorfman Music

5.0 1 Review
My priority is to find out what each individual student's music goals are and tailor our lessons experience around acheiving those goals.  
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Dee J Nelson Guitar Lessons

Dee J Nelson Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I introduce students to the fundamentals of music theory and guitar technique through learning real music that students listen to and love. My studio also gives aspiring songwriters a chance to record their own songs and have their music professionally critiqued. My influences are: I am a rocker at heart but enjoy teaching multiple genres including Classical Guitar, Rock, Pop, Metal, etc. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio. Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Lessons are held in my studio in Roselle bordering Schaumburg/Elk Grove Vlg or online Via Skype Guitar Techniques: Recordin ... View Profile
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6VibeZ Music Inc.

6VibeZ Music Inc.

5.0 1 Review
Learn more about us at: https://6vibez.com/ Before its official establishment in 2017, 6VibeZ functioned in the form of private guitar lessons since 2006. Now beside the guitar classes the company can offer bigger variety of music lessons, such as piano, flute, ukulele, voice, and music theory.
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Guitar Arts

Guitar Arts

5.0 1 Review
Our service sticks our for a variety of reasons:  1) certified by the American Guild of Music, 2) opportunities to participate in bands, including orchestral, 3) opportunities to sample various other instruments as enhancements, 4) never any druggy music, 5) religious, as well as secular music presented, 6) include vocals and vocal coaching, 6) expeienced over 50 years in teaching, performing, orchestral guitar, performance, award winning students and instructors, 7) committee members of the Illinois Music association, 8) founders of Midwest Acoustic Club, Guitars for God, lead instuctor and board member of Guitar Fun Opry Club, 9) full ... View Profile
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Dante Music Lessons

Dante Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
More than Twenty years of teaching. I perform overseas as a member of a band or as a solo performer.
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Arlington School Of Music

Arlington School Of Music

4.0 1 Review
The Arlington School of Music®, a Division of the Arlington Institute of Music and the Performing Arts is the Oldest, independently owned Music Conservatory in Illinois, and the oldest business in downtown Arlington Heights, Illinois founded in 1930 and chartered in 1936.The Arlington School of Music® will help you establish a strong base of Technique, Theory, and Practical Application to your chosen instrument. We specialize in teaching Children of all ages from four (4) years old to adults. Our dedicated music teachers are highly trained professionals inspiring each individual child to love playing ... View Profile
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Courses & Guides

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Want to learn how to play the guitar? Go from knowing nothing about the guitar and learn to play songs everbody loves with this free course.
12 lessons 1.5 hours All levels English
Guitar Chords

Guitar Chords

Learn the best guitar chords, how to read guitar chords, and how to play guitar chords. Easy step-by-step lessons for beginners. Want to check out the lessons?
33 lessons 6.5 hours All levels English
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Frequently asked questions

How much do guitar lessons cost?

The average cost for guitar lessons is $40 per hour. Available for all ages and all skill levels of guitar playing, the pricing of individual or group guitar lessons can start as low as $20/hour. Teachers charge based on their location, years of teaching, levels of knowledge and expertise, and travel time (if applicable). Lessons can last from half an hour to a full hour, and are priced accordingly.


How long does it take to learn guitar?

If you just want to learn a few chords to strum along to some songs, then learning to play the guitar really isn't that hard for most people. Many students are able to learn a few chords and get a decent strumming pattern going after a few weeks. If you've had prior experience playing an instrument, you can expect to pick it up after just a few lessons.


Should I take guitar lessons online or in person lessons?

Private in person guitar lessons with a skilled instructor that is focused on you, your interests, and your progress is the most sought after experience and hard to replicate online. Plus, you tend to learn faster in person. On the other hand, online guitar lessons are quickly becoming popular. The selection of teachers is not limited to those in your geographical area and you can communicate via video in real time with your teacher in the comfort of your home. When filling out your request on Lessons.com, we recommend you select both online and local options, then compare your options and see what works best for you.


How old should children be before starting guitar lessons?

A child as young as 4 can begin to learn if they are really motivated and have a patient, creative, and devoted teacher. However, we've found almost all kids under six are too young to benefit from formal guitar lessons, as they require dexterity and levels of concentration children their age can't provide. That being said, lessons do not need to be formal right off the bat, and can just provide a fun introduction. Also, your child may benefit from using a ukulele to start, as it's smaller and easier to learn, but very similar instrument.

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