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Top 10 guitar teachers in Carol Stream, IL

Students agree: these Carol Stream guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Eric Thompson Music

Eric Thompson Music

Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Carol Stream, IL
Graham H. says, "He is a fantastic teacher and has a passion for the guitar that is evident to anyone he works with. My child has been taking lessons for years and has really advanced thanks to Eric." Read more
Music With Pat Wilt

Music With Pat Wilt

Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
33+ years in business
Serves Carol Stream, 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
Four Winds Vocal Artistry

Four Winds Vocal Artistry

Offers online services
26 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Carol Stream, IL
Tammy C. says, "Kelli Ann is amazing!! Never having a singing lesson in my life she made me very comfortable. Extremely knowledgeable about all genres of music. Learned a lot about my voice. Bravo!! : )A++" Read more
Justin Kellerman's Guitar Academy

Justin Kellerman's Guitar Academy

New on Lessons
5 hires on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Carol Stream, IL
Guitarist, Composer, and Recording Artist offering private lessons. In person, or via Skype/Zoom. I have taught many, ranging from Children, up to Professional Touring Musicians. I've been involved in musical projects featuring current or former members of Meshuggah, Scar Symmetry, Nocturnal Rites, Necrophagist, Alkaloid, Blotted Science, Triptykon, Obscura, Exist, Soulfly, Borknagar, Serenity, Pathosray, November’s Doom, and The Skull. What do you get? Beginner to Advanced training in: -Technique -Theory -Composition -Song Writing -Music Business -Recording -Production I teach all genres of music Metal, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Cou...
Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

Top Pro
52 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Carol Stream, IL
Lavisse S. says, "Explained concepts, understood limitations of my ability and was nice." Read more

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 Carol Stream guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Carol Stream area.
Kari H.
Eric was a fantastic and very patient guitar teacher for my child. My child has improved so much and learned a lot in the 3 years Eric working with Eric!
Eric Thompson Music
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
Kaitlin C.
Kelli Ann was very sweet and super easy to talk to! I was super nervous but she made me feel comfortable and welcome :)
Four Winds Vocal Artistry
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
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