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Buffalo Grove Guitar Lessons

Brad Conroy Music

Brad Conroy Music

5.0 15 Reviews
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 ... View Profile
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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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Ian's Music Lessons

Ian's Music Lessons

5.0 9 Reviews
Below is a list of just some of the things I can teach you on bass, guitar and/or ukulele: Genres: blues, rock, country, classical, metal, pop, punk, indie, funk Technique: strumming, lead playing, fingerpicking, speed-picking, sweep picking Theory: note-reading, scales/improvisation, chord construction, timing/rhythm Composition: putting it all together- songwriting! Performance: How to get ready to play for an audience and not collapse under the pressure! And this is all only the beginning. I come to each lesson with a plan, based off how I feel each student learns and what their goals are. I always make it a mission to be patient and let ... View Profile
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Matthew Steiner Gutar Bass And Mandolin Instructor

Matthew Steiner Gutar Bass And Mandolin Instructor

5.0 6 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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Sam Genualdi - Guitar And Music Lessons

Sam Genualdi - Guitar And Music Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
Hi there! My name is Sam Genualdi, I've been teaching music for close to 10 years now and have a great passion for helping my students realize their musical dreams. I tailor my lessons to the skills and objectives of each individual student, with the goal of developing their own unique musical voice.  I have experience on many instruments and in many genres. I earned my Bachelor of Music Degree from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, and after have done a number of artist residencies pursuing my own creative work. This has included a year long fellowship to travel the globe studying musical traditions and a year long residenc ... View Profile
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Jon Kapity Guitar Academy

Jon Kapity Guitar Academy

5.0 3 Reviews
The method I use to teach is called "8 Cycle Guitar." It is a method I designed from my experience in teaching over 120 students over the past 7 years. I do this daily for a living, full-time.  I specialize in teaching beginners with little to no prior experience on the guitar. I am very passionate about teaching music to others. I continually study and learn to enhance lessons for my students.  I teach intermediate players to get them to their next level of skill on guitar.  I teach from my home studio in Zion, IL and I also teach online through Zoom, Google Hangouts (Skype is available too). Online service uses free platforms ... View Profile
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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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Dynamic Music

Dynamic Music

5.0 2 Reviews
Dynamic Music offers in-home OR online private music lessons. *all levels and ages! We have only the highest quality of teachers, and we offer individualized lesson programs, tailored to meet the interests and needs of each student. 
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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 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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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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Evan Guitar Lessons

Evan Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I'm teaching guitar for about 20 years. Here in Chicago I've been living and teaching for the last four years. I'm from Greece. 
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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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Personal Progress

Personal Progress

5.0 2 Reviews
Fitness & Music Fitness: Providing strength, speed, flexibility/mobility, and nutritional guidance for all ages and desired goals. Each program is designed to adjust for individual needs and gives you the skills/knowledge to continue maintaining healthy habits for years to come. Combat classes including self defense, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and submission grappling are also available for all ages.  Music: Classical training in music theory and applied mechanics. All ages and instruments.  ... View Profile
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Daniel’s Music Lessons

Daniel’s Music Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
Hello! My name is Daniel Olsson and I am a musician, instructor, songwriter, and producer with over a decade's worth of experience in lessons, performance, songwriting, and producing combined. With extensive experience in the music, recording, touring industry, I have been teaching music lessons for a long time. I take a fun and intuitive approach to lessons, starting with your musical interests, and crafting the lesson around your personal music taste. We start from your skill level whether that be the basics, or something more advanced. Credentials: Classically trained on piano, graduated with a 4 year bachelor’s degree in Music Bus ... View Profile
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Joseph Cropin Guitar Lessons

Joseph Cropin Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Most lessons are 1/2 hour, once a week. Children and teens are taught from a book to learn music as well as learning popular songs of their choice. Adults may choose to learn to read music as well as play songs they like, or learn songs by tabulature, chords, or any combination of these. It's rewarding to learn songs, and lessons can be fun! Joe cropin
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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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Phil Barrile Guitar Coach

Phil Barrile Guitar Coach

5.0 1 Review
worked as a professional guitarist for over 40 years. chose guitar as an instrument at age 12 in 1962. personal experience, college music degree, Master studies in Guitar and a Bachelor in Education prepared me for a professional music career as a recording musician, band leader, composer and teacher. Guitar Instructor, Chicago, IL  1970 to present - private lessons from my studio - classic guitar instructor at Xavier University, Chicago, IL   1982-1987 - private lessons from Park Place Music, Elmwood Park, IL 1972-1982 Education Richard Pick Studio; Chicago - Master Studies with Pick, 1982 DePaul University; Chicago - Bachel ... 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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Piano Authority Music And Workshop

Piano Authority Music And Workshop

5.0 1 Review
Theory and instrumetal techniques are key components to our curriculum. Group instruction also available. Learn to work with other players on duets and harmonies. Live band instruction also available in a small Protools studio. 
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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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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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Luke La Mendt Guitar Lessons

Luke La Mendt Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I provide professional service to those seeking to learn guitar of all ages and levels. This includes music theory, reading music, sight-reading, technique, harmony, and this relating towards any genre in which you want to learn. I'm very flexable in my approach towards teaching. For example if you wanted to learn a song we'll not only learn the song but everything that goes into the song. If there's palm muting we'll aim it towards that direction, a solo or riff that is giving you trouble we'll find the solution, as well as harmonic analyzation, and basic music theory.  I received my music degree from Chicago Columbia College. I've bee ... View Profile
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Audio Art Productions

Audio Art Productions

5.0 1 Review
I give each student a full 45 minute  lesson, video taped so the lesson can be repeated throughout the week before next lesson, and if needed I make myself available for my students to contact me and have a mini lesson if the material is easy or hard for them.  I will tutor my students over video chat for extra help and lessons to all my students. 
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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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Gregg Mandel Music Lessons

Gregg Mandel Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I love bringing the gift of music to those with a passion and willingness to learn and helping them achieve the vision to playing an instrument and composing songs. I'll promise to get them sounding musical on the first lesson. 
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Four Winds Vocal Artistry

Four Winds Vocal Artistry

5.0 1 Review
Hello There, and thank you for your interest in vocal lessons. I am currently accepting a few students at my studio, located in the NW suburb of Hoffman Estates. I have taught students at Northwestern University, DePaul University and The Chicago School for the Performing Arts: The Music Conservatory, as well as prepared many vocalists for heavy hitting vocal school auditions. I have a one week pre-pay schedule, and if you prepay 2 weeks, it is a 10% discount, and 4 weeks is a 15% discount – and 6 weeks is 20% discount. I am not a standard teacher, either. I have ‘been there/done that’ – and I find that learning about ... View Profile
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Mark B Heller

Mark B Heller

5.0 1 Review
I started playing guitar when I was in 7th grade, back in 1963. I've been in numerous bands and still perform today as a solo guitarist in restaurants, bars, clubs, festivals, corporate events and private parties. I put myself through college by teaching guitar. I work well with students of all ages, especially youth, as I make the experience fun by playing along with the students as they learn. I don't rely on books that studernts hate to use. I teach them to play by feel and from the heart and because of this they learn quickly. I also build guitars that are custom designed for the growing student and designed to be lightweight, comfortable ... View Profile
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Mike Felten

Mike Felten

5.0 1 Review
Seven albums of original material including 2017's Roots Album of the Year "Diamonds and Televisions". 70-100 live performances a year. Solo since 2003. With bands before that.
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Garage Band U

Garage Band U

I have performed professionally for for more then 30 years, with extensive experience in upright and electric bass and guitar. I studied at DePaul University's School of Jazz Music and privately with Larry Gray, who plays bass with Ramsey Lewis. As a jobbing musician, I have done radio and television jingles, studio session work, a great deal of pit work and many orchestral performances, including Chicago's Orchestra Hall, the Chicago Children's Choir and several seasons with The Paducah Symphony Orchestra. My long-term band experience includes swing with The Riff Rockets, The Rhythm Rockets and The Rockafellers; blues with the Convulsions, ... 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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