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Top 10 guitar teachers in Aurora, IL

Students agree: these Aurora guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Melody Mentor - Dylan Schweitzer

Melody Mentor - Dylan Schweitzer

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Swathi P. says, "The one-on-one sessions with Dylan have been absolutely fantastic for my 9-year-old son. His patience, enthusiasm, and personalized approach have helped our son learn the guitar exceptionally well. Thanks to his guidance, my son's progress has been remarkable, and he has developed a genuine love for music. I highly recommend Dylan for your child's musical journey!" Read more
Music With Pat Wilt

Music With Pat Wilt

5.0(3)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
33+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Anne C. says, "Pat is a marvelous musician and a very down-to-earth and understanding friend in the time I have known her. My third-grade granddaughter loves her as a teacher." Read more
Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

5.0Exceptional(41)
Top Pro
51 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Lavisse S. says, "Explained concepts, understood limitations of my ability and was nice." Read more
Audio Art Productions

Audio Art Productions

5.0(2)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Fred M. says, "The details of the lessons progression. The breakdown of segments. Ease of communication with instructor." Read more
Guitar Lessons And More With Matt O'Brien

Guitar Lessons And More With Matt O'Brien

5.0Exceptional(43)
Top Pro
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Emily O. says, "Matt is a wonderful instructor. He is patient and easy to get along with. His lessons are catered specifically to each individual student and he always sends a lesson follow up. I find this helpful for my individual practice. Matt is a well-versed and talented musician. I highly recommend him for lessons." Read more
Ethan Bell Music

Ethan Bell Music

5.0Exceptional(11)
4 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
David M. says, "Ethan has been professional to work with, and flexible when needed. My lessons haven't really clicked for me yet (only been a month) and it's taking longer for these older fingers to develop the muscle memory, but my instructor (Dakota) is is patient teacher. I highly recommend Ethan Bell Music." Read more
Beginner Ukulele, Guitar, Electric Bass Lessons

Beginner Ukulele, Guitar, Electric Bass Lessons

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
- 17+ years experience - I am friendly, patient, organized and knowledgeable. I tailor my lessons to meet my students current level, and I challenge my students to reach the next level of their playing *see my reviews on lessons.com and my website - www.happystrumming.org :) I have had the opportunity to play a variety of instruments - ukulele, acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, mountain dulcimer, mandolin and tin whistle. Currently I play in duet groups with a fiddle players. In that group I play guitar, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, and/or tin whistle along with the cajon drum and tambourine. I also play electric bass and ukulele in
All Around Music

All Around Music

New on Lessons
40+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
I have been in the music industry for over 40 years.... I take great pride in mentoring my students.🎸 I have done work for some of the biggest names in the music industry... I take great pride in mentoring my students
Apollo Music

Apollo Music

New on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Apollo Music, founded in 2006 and located in Aurora, Illinois, is more than just a music educational facility. They are deeply committed to not only teaching students to play instruments and voice but also to understand the profound intellectual and soulful pleasures music can provide. Apollo Music is an influential social and educational experience for students and families in the surrounding areas.
PM Music Center

PM Music Center

New on Lessons
42+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Founded in 1982, PM Music Center, based in Aurora, Illinois, has been serving the surrounding areas with top-notch music services. They specialize in the rental, sales, private instruction, and repair of school band and orchestra instruments. PM Music Center works with hundreds of school music programs and directors in the Chicagoland area, offering products from respected international manufacturers like Bach, Eastman, Jupiter, Pearl, Selmer, and Yamaha. Under new ownership since 2021, they continue to build on the strong foundation of providing high-quality and affordable music services.

Your Guitar Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do guitar lessons cost near me?

Guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per lesson, depending on if they last 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. If it's a one-on-one lesson, it'll cost around $45 to $70 hourly. Learning guitar in a group is cheaper at $25 to $35 per session.

If you're taking lessons every month, it adds up to $170 to $315 with the typical prepaid discount.

Are guitar lessons worth it?

Guitar lessons are worth it since only a professional teacher giving you live feedback can guide you to learn faster. A good instructor helps you understand your mistakes and prevents you from developing bad habits.

Learning guitar by yourself takes a lot longer and won't prepare you as well to play in public.

At what age should I start guitar lessons?

Children can start guitar lessons from the ages of 6 to 10, or when they can comfortably hold the guitar and press the strings. Adults can start guitar lessons at any age, provided they practice regularly and patiently.

How many guitar lessons do I need?

The number of guitar lessons you need varies according to your goal and your practice routine. For many people, it typically takes about 2 to 6 months to play a simple tune. Mastering the guitar like a professional can take anywhere from 4 to 10 years.

What do you learn in guitar lessons?

In most guitar lessons, you can expect to learn:

  • How to correctly position your fingers to play chords
  • How to tune your guitar
  • How to play various scales
  • New techniques for plucking and strumming
  • How to read sheet music.

Are online guitar lessons good?

Online guitar lessons cost $35 to $55 per hour and are good for getting personal instruction from skilled teachers worldwide. Take advantage of flexible scheduling and immediate feedback while learning new guitar-playing styles. Plus, you can easily record lessons to review their advice later.

How do I find the best guitar lessons near me?

In order to find the best guitar lessons for you, look through nearby teachers listed here on the Lessons website. You can also ask for teachers at local music stores or community colleges.

Before you hire a guitar teacher, make sure to:

  • Check out prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Read their reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Ask for a list of their current or previous students that you can talk to.
  • Talk to other parents about the teacher's reputation with their children.
  • Make sure you get a written agreement and schedule before your first lesson.
  • Avoid making a big payment upfront for a month of lessons until you're comfortable with the teacher.

What questions do I ask when choosing a guitar teacher?

To find the right guitar teacher, you can ask them these questions:

  • What kind of music degree do you have?
  • How many years of experience do you have in teaching guitar?
  • Can I have a free trial lesson to see if your teaching style helps me?
  • What is the average age of your students?
  • Will you assign me finger exercises as homework?
  • How often should I practice between lessons?
  • What textbooks do I need, and where can I buy used ones?
  • How many guitar-playing styles are you an expert in?
  • Can you modify your teaching style to suit my learning abilities?
  • What should I bring to our lessons, and how long is each one?
  • Can I get a copy of our schedule, agreement, and payment terms?
  • What is your policy if I have to cancel a class due to an emergency?
  • Can I choose some of my favorite songs to learn on the guitar?

Reviews for Aurora guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Aurora area.
Lalitha M.
Dylan is great teacher and patiently explains to my kids.
Melody Mentor - Dylan Schweitzer
Anne C.
I have really liked her from the beginning of my phone contacts with her. She went to Instrument Exchange right away, played flutes there, and picked one she felt was excellent for Zoe. After her first lesson with Pat, Zoe (8 years old) said "I really like Mrs. Wilt. She is very funny!"
Music With Pat Wilt
Tom K.
Monica is an excellent teacher. This is my first endeavor learning guitar and Monica has helped me to make considerable progress, In addition, she is both patient and accommodating in her teaching approach.
Acoustic Guitar and Ukulele Lessons
Gary A.
Great teacher who really works with the student to personalize the lessons to the individual. Highly reasonable rates and flexible schedule. I recommend giving this teacher a try.
Audio Art Productions
Victoria S.
Matt is a phenomenal guitar teacher! He has the formal education and the passion necessary to be a truly effective instructor. After every lesson, he e-mails me a summary of what I need to work on. He makes learning guitar fun but also holds me accountable. And he teaches all ages. Lessons with Matt are the highlight of my week!
Guitar Lessons and More with Matt O'Brien
Mikki B.
They have been very professional and are committed to what they do.
Ethan Bell Music
Becca A.
Coach Joshua has been outstanding with our family! Started with general fitness for my husband and I but ended up teaching our son boxing aswell. It's been such encouraging experience and coach has really surpassed expectations.
Personal Progress
Vicki R.
Mary is my daughter's voice teacher. She is wonderful! Very patient and encouraging. She pushes my daughter just far enough out of her comfort zone to help her grow. Since working with Mary I have noticed a huge improvement in my daughter's singing and overall confidence! Mary gives my daughter a CD with the songs she is working on, has a microphone and great sound system and has even recorded My daughter singing which she uses as a teaching tool to point out strengths and areas to work on! I have been very impressed with Mary and highly recommend her!
The Studio of Mary Barrios
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