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Dupage Guitar Lessons

Dupage Guitar Lessons

4.9 11 Reviews
You are the focus of lessons. You study what you want and need. You enjoy the process. You become a guitar player. Take your music in any direction you desire. You have found the guidance. My guarantee.
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Lessons & Beyond

Lessons & Beyond

5.0 4 Reviews
Before anything else, please make sure you read the message I sent to you! Here is a list of just some ofthe things I am proficient in and can teach you: Genres (blues, rock, country, classical, metal, pop, punk) Technique (strumming, lead playing, fingerpicking, speed-picking, sweep picking) Theory (note-reading, scales/improvisation, chord construction, timing/rhythm) Composition (putting it all together- songwriting!) And this is all only the beginning. I come to each lesson with a plan, based off how I feel the student learns and what their goals are. I am patient and let the lessons move as fast as the student absorbs the information. ... View Profile
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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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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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Music With Pat Wilt

Music With Pat Wilt

5.0 1 Review
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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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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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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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 the instrument 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 - Bachelor Music Education ... 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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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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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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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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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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Mchenry County College

Mchenry County College

MCC serves the seventh most rapidly growing county in Illinois, providing credit and noncredit educational and training opportunities as well as special events for close to 60,000 participants annually. MCC offers seven associate's degrees, 28 Associate of Applied Science degrees, and 58 different certificate programs. Credit and non-credit courses are offered.
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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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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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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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Tim Tournier Guitar Lessons

Tim Tournier Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I believe in a step by step approach to teaching. Learning the guitar should be fun, So I set goals with the student the very first lesson. These goals are up to them, it can be to just learn a few songs or the ability to write they're own music. I have students with a wide range of influences, so I do not force a student to learn just one style, rather I show them all styles and let them pick! My influences are: I love all forms of music and studied them while I attended college for Music Theory and Composition. I am fan and often find myself playing guitar to everything from Lady Gaga to Miles Davis to Metallica to Ba ... 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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School Of Rock Arlington Heights

School Of Rock Arlington Heights

At School of Rock Arlington Heights, we teach kids how to rock audiences, melting faces with stellar performances and technical ability. One-on-one instruction is just the beginning, because we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our immersive method motivates them, speeds up the learning process, and has benefits beyond learning an instrument.Not only do kids collaborate with students of similar interests at School of Rock Arlington Heights, they get to work with an amazing network of artists and perform at legendary concert venues. Examples include CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experie ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons By Mike Walsh

Guitar Lessons By Mike Walsh

CHECK OUT MY STUDENT PICTURES ON MY WEBSITE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF! www.mikewalshguitarlessons.comAre you a beginning guitar/bass player, if so watch my intro video on my website or read more details below.Book a FREE 1/2 hour consultation in my studio with me!!!      1-844-Mike-Walsh (645-3925)*Play Guitar or Bass Like You Always Dreamed*Have Fun and get Results Fast with a Revolutionary Music Program*Learn The Basics and Proper Playing Technique*Be a Star At Your School's Talent Show*Play Your Favorite Songs And Jam with Others*Record In A Professional Studio And Have Forever*Video Your Performances And Be A YouTube Se ... View Profile
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Silbernik Music Academy

Silbernik Music Academy

I am a multi-talented teaching professional, committed to providing a solid education and instilling music appreciation in all my students.  I have a talent for tailoring lessons to meet students’ diverse needs and capture their interest and imagination.  Some key strengths include: • Musicianship Skill• Individualized Lesson Plans• Student Motivation • Performance Abilities• Comfortable with private or classroom instruction• Technology Integration ... View Profile
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School Of Rock Highwood

School Of Rock Highwood

Find your place in the music at School of Rock Highwood. We have a unique approach to learning music that helps our rockers blossom in unimaginable ways. Students are not only being taught an instrument—they’re learning to deal with life situations, building confidence, and becoming better people.At School of Rock Highwood, learning music in a lesson room is just the beginning. We get students playing on stage as quickly as possible, teaching them to play as soloists and as part of a team. This immersive method motivates them to be their best, helping them learn skills faster and more thoroughly.  ... View Profile
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Suburban Music

Suburban Music

Suburban Music is a family-owned full-service music center. Our strong foundation in private music lessons informs the retail store of appropriate instruments, accessories, and sheet music to offer students and customers.Suburban Music offers music lessons on all instruments & voice. Lessons cost only $30 for 30 minutes. 90-minute Rock Band Classes are only $30 per week. Suburban Music students enjoy a 20% discount every time they shop in the store. Several performance and recording opportunities are available each year to our students, including a Spring Recital, Christmas Recital, Rock Shows, Festivals, Parades, and Battle of the Bands. ... 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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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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