Justin Kellerman's Guitar Academy

Justin Kellerman's Guitar Academy



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:




-Song Writing

-Music Business



I teach all genres of music

Metal, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Country, Reggae, Gospel, Christian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Folk, etc*

We will work together to meet your personal goals, whether it may be strumming some chords and learning songs, or Shredding up and down the neck of the guitar. These are CUSTOMIZED sessions to fit your needs. I take pride in my work, and would absolutely love to help you grow as a musician!

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Lessons will take place in my studio.

Contact me, and let's get started!

My life revolves around music. It's on my mind 24/7. Wheter I'm teaching and helping others achieve their goals or recording, coposing and achieving my personal goals, I'm constantly finding fufillment. I wouldn't be doing what I do if I wasn't as passionate as I am about it. This is my life and I invite you to be a part of it!


Hired 5 times
11 years in business
Serves Elgin , IL

Payment methods

Cash, Venmo, Zelle

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Musical styles

Rock, Blues

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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    Frequently asked questions

    There is no typical process. Every student is different and has their own unique goals and needs. My job is to find out what that is from the beginning to help them get to where they want to be. 

    I have 20 years of experience. I have done extensive schooling along with lessons from multiple instructors. I have released two albums one with (The Monarch) and one with (Empyrean Sanctum), and continue to do so. I have experience with studio work and recording, and I also have experience with live performance as well.

    $60for a full hour

    longer time slots can be worked out as well.

    Passion. I love what I do, and people noticed this early on. People have come to me to learn pretty early on. So I decided to offer my knowledge to others.

    I've worked with children, all the way up to adults. I've worked with beginner all the way up to advanced touring musicians. 

    As cheesy as it may sound, every day that I'm doing music related work whether it's my own music or helping others achieve their goals, puts me in a great mood.

    Make sure that the instructor is fully aware of your goals, and is capable of helping you reach them. Be cautious of guitar chains that follow the same ciriculum for all students and only want your money.

    To ask themselves what it is they want to achieve.

    Services offered