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Guitar Lessons And More With Matt O'Brien

Guitar Lessons And More With Matt O'Brien

5.0 40 Reviews
***ALL OF MY LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** www.mattlovesguitar.com Whether you're starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy. I've helped thousands of students reach their goals and I've shown every single one of them how to have the level of success with their instrument that they've always desired. I have 20+ years and over 20,000 hours of guitar/string instrument teaching experience and a total of 30 years of guitar playing experience with ... View Profile
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Brad Conroy Music

Brad Conroy Music

5.0 26 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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Ian's Music Lessons

Ian's Music Lessons

5.0 9 Reviews
I've taught hundreds of students over the last couple decades (and then some) and I've learned how to work with so many types of people. Some people like to move quick, some people slow. Some people are more visual, some learn better by listening. So my service stands out by my ability to hone my lessons towards each individual. I treat each student as an individual that I truly care about and want to see succeed. Beyond that, below is also a list of just some of the things I can teach you wheter it be bass, guitar or ukulele: Genres: blues, rock, country, classical, metal, pop, punk, indie, funk, r&b Techniques: strumming, lead (includi ... View Profile
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Daniel’s Music Lessons

Daniel’s Music Lessons

5.0 8 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. With extensive experience in music education and in the music, recording, and touring industry, I have been teaching music lessons to students of varying ages and skill levels for several years. I take a fun and intuitive approach to lessons, starting with your musical interests, and crafting the lesson around your personal music taste. I teach not only the basics like music and chart reading, but also intertwine ear training and music theory naturally in the so ... View Profile
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Pospeshil/Farwell Music

Pospeshil/Farwell Music

5.0 7 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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Sunrise Music Studio LLC

Sunrise Music Studio LLC

5.0 5 Reviews
• The Monthly Subscription With the monthly membership you start with 4 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, Zoom, 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! There are no extra or hidden fees. All lesson materials are included. • The Teacher Andrew Bordoni has been a professional musician for over 30 years. He ... 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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Phil Barrile Guitar Coach

Phil Barrile Guitar Coach

5.0 2 Reviews
coaching students who have a passion for discovering the "secrets" of guitar mastery.
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Mike Felten

Mike Felten

5.0 2 Reviews
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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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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Audio Art Productions

Audio Art Productions

5.0 2 Reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Joe Schmidt Guitar Lessons

Joe Schmidt Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I believe in a multi-faceted approach to teaching. Primarily, learning the guitar should be fun. I have students with a wide range of interests and influences. I do not force a student into a style, rather I help them develop their own style based upon their desires. Being able to plays songs is important for all students and possessing basic skills will make the process easier and more enjoyable. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing ... View Profile
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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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Jarvis Raymond Guitar Lessons

Jarvis Raymond Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I focus on helping students both learn about music and feel good making it. I have a Masters degree and a bachelors degree in guitar performance and love to teach! I teach all levels and all ages. You will get a very thorough guitar and music training in a relaxed environment. I've been teaching and performing guitar for over 15 years. I've played on cruise ships and have toured nationally and internationally. I've taught at community schools of music and music businesses in addition to maintaining my own lesson studio. My influences are: Although I specialize in Jazz Guitar, I teach a wide variety of music - everything ... View Profile
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Joseph Gajewski Piano And Guitar Lessons

Joseph Gajewski Piano And Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I developed my own teaching strategy, no more boring lessons. I provide my background to most of the learn music pieces, students are learning by playing along with me, each played note has a harmonized background. My guitar influences are: Segovia, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Metheny My piano or guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Long Grove, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods, Diamond Lake, Mundelein, Wauconda, Lake Zurich, Barrington. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, I ... View Profile
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Mike O'Cull Guitar Lessons

Mike O'Cull Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach all types and levels of students and go from straight book lessons with kids to rock lessons for teens to advanced theory, reading, and improvisation for those who are ready for it. My specialties are blues, country, and Americana and I have many years experience teaching and performing in those styles. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Michael Herndon Guitar Lessons

Michael Herndon Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been teaching full time for eleven years. I studed violin as a child and studied rock and classical guitar in junior high and high school. I majored in classical guitar in college and have had numerouse masterclasses with guitarists of note. I held the position of first chair in my college classicalguitar ensemble. I play professionally in a rock band. I teach all ages. My guitar lessons take place in: either your home or my studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Local music centers/ studios. In the Palatine and Algonquin area, and at my or the student's homes. Guitar Techniques: Lead ... View Profile
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Knight Music Academy

Knight Music Academy

The Knight Music Academy faculty are among the best in their field. Each faculty member has undergone advanced training and specialize in teaching music to children and adults. Additionally, the faculty of Knight Music Academy actively perform and can prepare students for performance opportunities and advanced music instruction in colleges and universities. In addition to lessons, we offer performance opportunities for our students, as well as workshops, and ensemble opportunities. Knight Music Academy is a community music school with locations in Barrington and Lake Zurich, Illinois. The Academy offers Suzuki and traditional music lesson ... View Profile
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Vito Marchese Guitar Lessons

Vito Marchese Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I create lessons based on individual students needs and goals. I supply amps, cables, and tuners for the lesson. I am a professional musician who has CDs and DVDs distributed worldwide. I play six and seven string baritone guitars, as well as standard scale guitars. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My studio in the Northwest suburbs. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Performance, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Bill Uhler Guitar Lessons

Bill Uhler Guitar Lessons

My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My home in Lake Zurich or students home within 10 miles of Lake Zurich Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Fingerstyle, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar
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Andrew Pelletier Guitar Lessons

Andrew Pelletier Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been playing in bands and writing songs for 10 years. I concentrate personally on lyrics as poetry and acoustic guitar. I studied percussion at the University of Iowa and I have a Bachelors in music composition and classical guitar from Columbia College Chicago. I play in a bluegrass/folk band and would love to teach if you have an interest in classical guitar, folk guitar, or songwriting. 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: I currently live in Bloomingdale, IL and can teach in your home if you live in or around the ... View Profile
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Mike McKissack Guitar Lessons

Mike McKissack Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: After winning the “Chicago’s Finest Guitarist” competition sponsored by industry heavy-weights such as Fender, Peavey, and Guitar Player magazine, Mike was also the featured spotlight in Guitar World magazine. With his band SBS, Mike next won the Chicago House of Blues competition followed by gigs alongside multi-platinum recording artists such as Blues Traveler, Paula Cole, Government Mule, Bare-Naked Ladies and many others. I don't subscribe to a one size fits all approach. I work hard to design individualized instruction approaches that work with the skill level and goals of my students. My influences are: Just ... View Profile
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Huntley Guitar Lessons

Huntley Guitar Lessons

Fee Schedule: Musicians – Are you frustrated with your playing? Do you want to dramatically improve your guitar and music skills while having fun in the process? Parents – Are you looking to enhance your child’s education with music, increase their creativity, and improve their self-discipline and work ethic? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then call Paramount Music Academy today to sched Academic Oppotunities: private lessons, group lessons, ensemble classes, recitals/performance, composition/songwriting, harmony, rhythm, music reading, theory, music business & management, film scoring Description about my music education ... View Profile
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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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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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