Since 1998, Brad Conroy has dedicated his life to the performance, scholarship, and teaching of the classical guitar. During this time he has become an extremely accomplished and much sought after teacher. Many of his long time students have won competitions, entered collegiate music programs, and gone on to have their own professional careers; where the majority of his students are just looking for a creative outlet, a fun hobby, or a lifetime friend. Brad specializes in working with students of all ages, skill levels, and styles. No matter what your personal goals are with the guitar, Brad Conroy can help take your playing to the next level.
Brad’s teaching method is centered around classical guitar technique, but also stresses the importance of improvisation, jazz, modern music, and creativity. He works to help students develop a relaxed technique, disciplined approach, while also giving them the tools that they will need to grow on their own as both a musician and human being.
Brad Conroy has a private studio in Arlington Heights, IL.
Engaging instructor who is attentive to students' interests. Also a nice person.
Working and learning with Brad is an energetic and beneficial experience. I was lucky enough to jam every week for about 6 years with this teacher. Brad not only taught me new scales, chords, and music theory, but also taught me how to teach myself guitar. Brad's extensive knowledge of music and guitar has improved my overall progression as a musician.
The most Zen of my teachers. Someone would be hard-pressed to find someone with more patience and dedication than Brad Conroy. He's always happy to give any technical advice he can to whomever listens.
The most Zen of my teachers. Anyone would have a hard time finding someone with more patience and concern for their students than with Brad Conroy. He's always happy to give technical advice to those who listen.
I start with a 30 min trial lesson to access the students needs, level, and to make sure that we are a good fit. If the student feels that they are a good fit for my studio, we will begin with a 30 min weekly lesson, and as the student begins to make significant progress I will recommend that they move to a 45 min or 1 hour weekly lesson.
I have both a B.M. and M.M. degree in classical guitar performance, have been extremely active as a performer, as well as a very committed and dedicated teacher for the past 20 years.
$30 per half hour
$45 for 45 minutes
$60 per hour
I started teaching in 1998 while in undergrad.
I have worked with many types of students of all levles over the years. My more advanced students have won competitons, and gone off to schools like; DePaul, Northwestern, U.W. Madison, McNally Smith, and Illinois State University to study music and persue their own professional careers.
Performing in Vienna, Czech Republic, and Dublin during the summer of 2019.
Look for a teacher who has collegiate credentials, a website, a performing career, and have a trial lesson with them to see if they are a good fit.
I am a professional guitarist. I work in all fields of my profession; I teach, I play, I practice hours a day, I give both solo and chamber music concerts, write articles, and create online content. It is important and inspiring for the student to have a teacher who is not only a teacher, but an active performer as well.