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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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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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Marco's Music

Marco's Music

5.0 2 Reviews
Marco Villarreal starting teaching and playing professionally in 1989. He attended Musician's Institute and Berklee College of Music. Some of his teachers include Fareed Haque, Pat Martino, Mick Goodrick among others. He currently teaches and performs in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
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John Devens Music

John Devens Music

5.0 2 Reviews
As a teacher rule number one is patience. Every student can play music. My job is to find the key that unlocks each students potential. I've been teaching for 40 years. I teach most styles of music including theory, songwriting and composition. I teach students to read music if they desire. I can also teach using a tablature system.
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Eric Thompson Music

Eric Thompson Music

5.0 2 Reviews
I started teaching in 2000. I have been playing for 23 years. I teach most styles including rock, jazz, country and blues. I also teach ukulele and beginner bass guitar. I graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2008 with a Bachelors in Jazz Studies under a in state full tuition scholarship. I studied privately with guitarist Fareed Haque (Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, Sting, Garaj Mahal) for 5 years and with trumpeter Art Davis (Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles) for 2 years.  While in college and after graduation I performed with my own jazz groups in Chicago and Southern Wisconsin. You can expect to learn in a fun and focused environme ... 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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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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Mechanical Beats Production

Mechanical Beats Production

5.0 1 Review
We produce our own music as well as show our students how to produce an use studio equipment. Rather that be learning to program a drum machine or coming up with sounds on the keyboard 
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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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Blake Clifford Guitar

Blake Clifford Guitar

I have been a professional musician - session musician and teacher for more than 20 years. I was formally trained at the American Conservatory of Music and the Chicago Musical College, both located in Chicago. I won the Presidential Scholarship in Classical Guitar Performance at the American Conservatory of Music and another full-ride scholarship in Classical Guitar Performance to attend the Chicago Musical College. My primary Classical Guitar Instructor at both institutions was Paul Henry. I also studied Rock Guitar with Dave Uhrich while attending both institutions and privately studied Jazz Guitar with Scott Reed. I studied voice with Audr ... View Profile
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Black & White Music Services, Inc.

Black & White Music Services, Inc.

Hi! My name is Matt Motto and I am the owner and founder of Black & White Music Services, Inc., a professional music education and production company. I began teaching at a fairly early age in a local music store and moved to teaching privately over 7 years ago. I have a deep passion for music and the guitar and do my best to instill that same passion in new and experienced players alike. Throughout my playing career I have participated in numerous ensembles including jazz bands, classical groups and quartets, as well as solo performance groups. I currently am an active musician playing in a progressive metal band called Dissona. I am extre ... View Profile
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Donna Del Valle Guitar Lessons

Donna Del Valle Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My goal is to guide my students through all the basics of guitar, and to make the learning process as simple and easy as possible. I am aware that not all all students learn at the same pace and having a patient and understanding teacher is extremely important and can make all the difference to these students. I teach both left handed and right handed students, for both electric or acoustic guitar.I teach Rock, folk, Gospel/Christian, R&B, Metal and more. I have been playing guitar for over 20 years and have been teaching guitar for over 10 years. I teach kids and teens of all ages. My guitar lessons take place in: The ... View Profile
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Olivia Wallace Guitar Lessons

Olivia Wallace Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My teaching style is creative and dynamic. I listen to the student and adapt to her current skill level, while at the same time encouraging the student to reach her full potential. I specialize in fingerpicking (I was trained in classical guitar) but I also play and teach folk and pop guitar. I am nonjudgmental, empathetic, and encouraging. I think it is important to build confidence in beginning guitar players. My influences are: Elliott Smith, the Magnetic Fields, Wilco, the Kinks, Fiona Apple, Joni Mitchell My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take pl ... View Profile
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John Barrera Guitar Lessons

John Barrera Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: the first 3 lessons are free and there is no contract. I do this because I think that people should get a chance to try something out that they are not familiar with. Musicians have their own individual voice on their instrument, I aim to develop that with my students. I am a very friendly and patient teacher because ultimately its about having fun. I encourage my students to ask me questions should they encounter during the week. My influences are: Paco De Lucia, Santana, some of the greats (David Gilmour Page, Hendrix etc..) Chili Peppers, Songwriters like Josh Ritter, Stephens, My guitar lessons take place in: The t ... View Profile
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Sean Dunn Guitar Lessons

Sean Dunn Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My teaching approach is simple, I find out what the students goal is & then give them the tools they need to reach it. Its my belief that the student should not end up sounding like the teacher. In other words I teach you to sound like you! not me. This is a comprehensive study of theory from a college format taught in a logical order. Also technique, performance,record copying & live sound . My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My studio in Lincoln Square & Loop. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Per ... View Profile
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Thom Miecznikowski Guitar Lessons

Thom Miecznikowski Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I believe that performance is more important than reading. My lessons focus on technique, exercises and philosophy. reading is covered as a secondary but important skill. My goal is to get students playing at a higher level as quickly as possible. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Dino Balocchi Guitar Lessons

Dino Balocchi Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Please see my website for details- wpbucktownguitarlessons.com. I first learned how to play guitar following along with early 90s alternative bands like the Smashing Pumpkins but then quickly turned to blues and improvisation in rock/blues/pop oriented music. I have a pretty deep understanding of the blues and pop music of all kinds (from Motown R&B to power pop/rock of the 70s & radio pop today). My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Loop, Logan Square, Chicago, City of Chicago ... View Profile
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Drew Krag Guitar Lessons

Drew Krag Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have a unique philosophy to teaching guitar. For my beginners, I use a series of tricks that make learning the guitar a lot quicker and fun. I feel that anyone can learn how to play if they have the right teacher. For my more advanced students, I stress understanding the concepts involved (i.e. scales, rhythm, technique, etc.) in improvisation as opposed to just memorizing licks. My influences are: Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, Jimi Hendrix, Les Paul, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dave Gilmore, Grant Green, Eddie Van Halen... I attended the National Guitar Workshop for four years where I received instruction directly from: Jim Ha ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons In Your Home

Guitar Lessons In Your Home

Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Guidance In Equipment Selection Music Styles: Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Metal Guitar, Classical Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz Guitar Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Our professional music school provides lessons to adult and children and have done so for 14 years. Each of our professional and qualified in ... View Profile
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Village Guitar Studio

Village Guitar Studio

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: As the owner of Village Guitar Studio, I am a professional instructor offering guitar lessons in Chicago at my studio in the Ukrainian Village. In addition, I offer house call lessons in most areas of Chicago. I teach all levels of students, from beginners to advanced students. Lessons are built around the interests of each student. Please check out the website for more complete information! Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar Music Styles Jazz Guitar, Pop Guitar, Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Alternative G ... View Profile
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Guitar Chicago

Guitar Chicago

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Guitar Chicago is a school in downtown Chicago that is set up to be convenient for those working there, as well as a good location for people who would like to commute to the Loop for guitar and bass lessons. Lessons are easy to sign up for; you can try them for a month or you can take them for years. Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Music Styles Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, R & B Guitar, Metal Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Classical Guita ... View Profile
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Midlothian Music

Midlothian Music

Experience matters when it comes to the role of music teacher.  Our 13 accredited instructors come from the best music colleges and are specialists in the instruments they teach. We teach traditional methods and know how to create specific lesson plans for anyone age 5 and up. Using traditional methods of teaching, Midlothian Music can take students as beginners to as far as they want to go.  Our educational roots go back to our earliest days in 1960 and a number of our former students have gone on to enjoy rewarding professional careers in the music industry. Lessons are available Monday through Saturday at our Midlothian store and ... View Profile
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Maxwell Music Lessons

Maxwell Music Lessons

I'm a college graduate that has been teaching music since 2010 graduation. I also have many connections in many industries that may further someone's elses career; as well as mine.  
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Gallagher School Of Guitar & Drums

Gallagher School Of Guitar & Drums

The Gallagher School helps guitarists find their authentic connection to music through one-to-one music instruction. After years of working with a variety of both beginners and continuing learners, we know that effective practice habits lead to actual performance results. Through a commitment to learning, our students enjoy creative freedom with their musicianship. We first work with students to clarify their specific musical goals. From there, we outline progressive steps for each student’s personalized learning style and pace. Above all, we excel at teaching them HOW to practice effectively, so they can enjoy real- ... View Profile
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Cheryl Suwardi's Instrumental Music Lessons

Cheryl Suwardi's Instrumental Music Lessons

Thank you for looking at my page.  I have helped students reach their music performance goals at school, in small ensembles, and as soloists.  Please contact me if you would like more information about individual or group lessons.
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School Of Rock  Mokena

School Of Rock Mokena

School of Rock is the leader in performanced-based education for ages 4+.  We teach guitar, bass guitar, keys, drums, vocals. Welcome to School of Rock Mokena, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Mokena’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Mokena has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about o ... View Profile
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The Chicago Academy Of Music

The Chicago Academy Of Music

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Bloom School Of Jazz

Bloom School Of Jazz

My 42-year-old school the Bloom School of Jazz has taught thousands of musicians from around the world.  Amateurs to seasoned musicians have come here to up there game. I have my own teaching methods that are different that what is normally taught. I teach music as a language.  I normally do a 30-minute evaluation to make sure that we are a good fit for each other. In the evaluation, I check out your theory knowledge, technique,  ear and improvisation. ... View Profile
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Down Home Guitars

Down Home Guitars

Down Home Guitars is a stringed instrument music store and full service music school located in beautiful downtown Frankfort, IL. We have a staff of 19 quailified and experienced instructors and we currently teach over 300 students per week Monday through Saturday. offer lessons in different styles on almost any instrument including guitar (acoustic & electric), bass, piano, violin, viola, drums & percussion, voice, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, woodwinds (saxaphone, clarinet, flute), dobro, pedal steel and more.   We offer all school recitals twice per year and offer other performing opportunities as well. Our Band Camp class ... View Profile
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Dwayne Richardson Guitar Lessons

Dwayne Richardson Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have toured, played with and opened for Sara Kelly, Gatemouth Brown, Jabluehop music, Malik Youseff,Ramsey Lewis,Buddy Guy,Stevie Ray Vaughan,Billy Branch and many other artists. I also have worshiped with Mike Bickels I.H.O.P. Ministry, Greggory Dickows Life Changers Ministry.I teach by the student learning songs they love and forming a foundation of musical knowledge from the songs. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar ... 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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