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Carol Stream Guitar Lessons

Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

5.0 34 Reviews
- 15+ 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 offer both in-person and/or Zoom lessons.   - All ages welcome!! I have had the opportunity to play a variety of instruments - ukulele, acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, mountain dulcimer, banjo, lap steel guitar,  and most recently the mandolin. Currently I play in a duet group with a fiddle player. In that group I play guitar, banjo, mount ... View Profile
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Brad Conroy Music

Brad Conroy Music

5.0 16 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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Steve Bitte Music Lessons

Steve Bitte Music Lessons

5.0 13 Reviews
Learn from an inspiring curriculum and an experienced music instructor with 17+ years teaching experience ages 5 to 75 since 2003. For more video content and to browse reviews of students, please visit www.StevenBitte.wixsite.com/MusicLessons
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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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Sweet Strings

Sweet Strings

5.0 7 Reviews
My name is Caitlin Edwards and I've been playing and writing music for twenty years. I play guitar, violin, and ukulele. I have my Bachelors of Music (Music Therapy) from Western Illinois University. I am a board certified music therapist, but I also give music lessons. I am a very encouraging and patient instructor who has worked with students of all ages. I can provide beginner to expert guitar, violin, and ukulele lessons for all ages. Not only have I played in high school and college orchestras, I also currently perform in two rock bands where I sing and play guitar. I enjoy rock, folk, blues, jazz, and classical music. Music is my life. ... View Profile
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Sunrise Music Studio LLC

Sunrise Music Studio LLC

5.0 5 Reviews
• The Monthly Subscription With the monthly subscription you get 5 x 30 minute guitar, bass or ukulele lessons per month that you can schedule and reschedule at any of the days and times available that are convenient for you! If you are unable to attend your lesson in person, Skype & FaceTime lessons are also available anywhere in the world. This is the most flexible music lesson service available anywhere and that can accommodate the busiest of schedules! Monthly subscribers also get 20% off masterclasses, 10% off restrings, set ups and extra classes! There are no extra or hidden fees. All lesson materials are included. &b ... View Profile
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Musical Expressions Of Illinois

Musical Expressions Of Illinois

5.0 4 Reviews
From the day we opened in 1989 we have always hired the best educated teachers so that our students receive the best education possible. 28 years later that is still our mantra and we are going strong with over 25 college degreed teachers available to teach you Monday through Saturday.
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Rawls Guitar Instruction

Rawls Guitar Instruction

5.0 4 Reviews
Hello! My name is Michael Rawls of Rawls Guitar Instruction. At RGI we offer personalized, in-home, guitar and piano lessons to people of all ages. I have been teaching piano and guitar for 3 years, and I am incredibly passionate about both instruments!  I took piano lessons from a very young age, and continued with lessons for 13 years. I also took guitar lessons as a child, but much of it was taught to me by my father who is an incredible player. I now perform most weekends at bars and coffee houses, mostly on guitar, but I like to bring the piano along for a few songs as well on occasion. I have spent the last 3 years building a curri ... View Profile
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Autumn Temple Music Studio

Autumn Temple Music Studio

5.0 3 Reviews
I have over two 15 years of teaching experience as both a private lesson teacher and a classroom teacher. I've had the honor of working with several hundred students over the years, with a proven success record working with students of all ages - as young as 3 years of age, from beginning students to advanced high school and undergraduate students.  In addition to having many years of teaching experience, I have three decades of playing experience. I hold advanced degrees in music education and performance from US universities, as well as an artist diploma from the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music.  I am trained in traditiona ... View Profile
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Pospeshil/Farwell Music

Pospeshil/Farwell Music

5.0 3 Reviews
Pospeshil-Farwell Music (formerly Pospeshil Performing Arts) provides the finest in fretted instrument and vocal instruction. Martin (Marty) Pospeshil-Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Music Theory-has been playing the guitar since he was a teenager in the 60's. Through the years he has become fluent in musical genres such as Rock, Jazz, Blues and Folk Music. He has studied under such guitar luminaries as Muriel Anderson, Lil' Rev and Preston Reed. Marty has been teaching for 30+ years and has watched his students go on to be accomplished guitarists in their own right. He has presented workshops on The Blues at the Make Our Own Music gatherings to cr ... View Profile
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Music With Pat Wilt

Music With Pat Wilt

5.0 3 Reviews
I have a double major in music and have been teaching music skills since the 1980s. In college I learned to play all the band and orchestra instruments to a certain level. It was required at my college to also take "recreation instruments" which accordion and guitar fit this description.  I have been successful at teaching students at all ages. Contact me now for more information!
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Jeff Bravo's Guitar Lessons

Jeff Bravo's Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I can do lessons via messengr or skype. During lessons I can also take some video clips to send you for parts you need to work on.  I play rock, blues, metal, acoustic. I have studied theory, and have several years of playing and.teaching experience.  Here's an example. https://youtu.be/rRv53HMj3N8
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Tony's Rock Guitar Studio

Tony's Rock Guitar Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
Want to have fun learning and playing guitar? I would love to help you do just that! I specialize in teaching beginners and intermediate guitar in all forms of rock plus pop, blues, and alternative. I teach a proven method in allowing students to find a love of playing music that keeps them engaged in the process of learning over the years. Students should be shown how to bring their own personal style and creative expression to their performance. They should also be able to adapt and customize songs in a manner that keeps the songs recognizable and enjoyable, but produces a performance that is uniquely their own. This is a method that I stro ... View Profile
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RonStetaGuitar

RonStetaGuitar

5.0 2 Reviews
I’ve been teaching guitar for many years,since age 12 , all skill levels, beginners to professionals all styles from acoustic finger styles to Screaming electric Guitar solos. We will start out with mechanics basic chords blues improvisation,fun songs,timing exercises and advance towards thorough knowledge of the neck,sight reading ,scales,chord inversions harmony and theory,Ear training,For any and all styles of music.
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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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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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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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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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Guitar Arts

Guitar Arts

5.0 1 Review
Our service sticks our for a variety of reasons:  1) certified by the American Guild of Music, 2) opportunities to participate in bands, including orchestral, 3) opportunities to sample various other instruments as enhancements, 4) never any druggy music, 5) religious, as well as secular music presented, 6) include vocals and vocal coaching, 6) expeienced over 50 years in teaching, performing, orchestral guitar, performance, award winning students and instructors, 7) committee members of the Illinois Music association, 8) founders of Midwest Acoustic Club, Guitars for God, lead instuctor and board member of Guitar Fun Opry Club, 9) full ... View Profile
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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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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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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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Tom Mesich Guitar Lessons

Tom Mesich Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Hi, my name is Tom Mesich. I am a conservatory trained musician with a masters degree in guitar. I've been teaching for 39 years, and my past students include many other teachers in the area. I teach all styles of music, and play all instruments authentically. I'm not a guitarist who happens to teach other instruments. I can teach you what you want to learn. Tell me what it is, and we'll decide the best way to get it done. Lesson prices are $25.00 per half hour in your home (within 8 miles) or $21.00 in my studio at Modern Music in Lisle. If interested please respond by phone or leave VOICE message. Thanks. Tom ... View Profile
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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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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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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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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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Monaco Music Lessons

Monaco Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I believe in the power of music, not just as an art for expression but also as an art of discipline and creativity. I try to make each students lessons customized for them as a student (i.e. What they want to play and what level they want to achieve). I take the task of teaching any student seriously and really try to make every lesson an enjoyable experience.
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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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