Find a acoustic guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Find acoustic guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Find acoustic guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 acoustic guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Students agree: these teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Dan Larson Guitar

Dan Larson Guitar

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Victor P. says, "After one lesson I am looking to more. Dan is patient, easy to talk to and encouraging. After many years in stressful kitchens this is exactly what I need . Dans the man !" Read more
GENESIS MUSIC & ARTS, LLC

GENESIS MUSIC & ARTS, LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Radiah H. says, "I love the professional personality of the instructors and how they are able to have a positive and progressive interaction with the students throughout the lesson" Read more
Aaron Service Guitar Lessons

Aaron Service Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Marc R. says, "I've been taking lessons with Aaron for over 2 years and I feel my playing and technique has greatly improved. I started out with a rudimentary understanding of music and music theory but now have a much better grasp of it. While I still have plenty of miles left to go on my musical journey, Aaron has set me up with good fundamentals and techniques. He's also a great jazz guitarist if you're looking for that too. " Read more
BAWS Studio Chicago

BAWS Studio Chicago

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Ghada H. says, "BAWS Studio has been an absolute game-changer for my singing journey! The lessons are personalized, challenging, and incredibly rewarding. I've witnessed significant growth in my vocals, and the supportive environment makes every session sooo enjoyable !" Read more
Abbey Road - Chicago

Abbey Road - Chicago

New on Lessons
Offers online services
44+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Professional musician looking to take on beginner guitar students. All styles. My day job is being a professional/studio drummer. I've been playing guitar 40 years.
Alex's Guitar Experience

Alex's Guitar Experience

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Maria says, "Has patience for beginners, I feel like he adjusted to my style of learning and my schedule. Definitely will recommend Alex to my family and friends." Read more
Davo Sounds

Davo Sounds

5.0(2)
11+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Kim says, "David is professional and extremely talented. I felt completely comfortable and at ease working with him as an instructor. I would definitely recommend him to others, as well as work with him again." Read more
EMMA - Elite Mobile Music Academy

EMMA - Elite Mobile Music Academy

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
David C. says, "Knows my problem and constructed a road map to fix it." Read more
DK Bass + Guitar Lessons

DK Bass + Guitar Lessons

5.0(2)
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Margaret E. says, "Excellent experience in helping to prepare for a high school audition! We will definitely be considering future lessons." Read more
Guitar Arts

Guitar Arts

5.0(1)
54+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Jocelyn L. says, "``wonderful - Great Program!! Even Won a trophy at IMA Competion in Wheaton IL.. So easy to work with, Very happy" Read more

Your acoustic guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do acoustic guitar lessons cost near me?

Most acoustic guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session for 30 to 60 minutes. Private class prices are $45 to $70 per hour and give students the most attention. Group guitar lessons cost $25 to $35 per session for a collaborative learning environment with less personal attention.

Subscriptions for ongoing lessons are available from $170 to $315 per month.

Are acoustic guitar lessons worth it?

Acoustic guitar lessons are worth it because the structured teaching style motivates students and enhances faster progress. A private instructor also helps to prevent the development of poor techniques common in self-taught musicians.

What age is good to start acoustic guitar lessons?

You can start acoustic guitar lessons for children from ages 6 to 10 years old while adults can start lessons at any age. The journey of mastering the guitar is dependent on your dedication to practice and your teacher's qualifications.

How many acoustic guitar lessons do I need?

The amount of acoustic guitar lessons you need will depend on what you want to accomplish and how frequently you practice. Learning a simple song takes 2 to 6 months on average. However, mastering the guitar like a professional musician takes 4 to 10 years.

Is there a difference between electric and acoustic guitar lessons?

There are many differences between electric and acoustic guitar lessons because these instruments have unique features.

An electric guitar requires you to learn:

  • How to use an amplifier
  • How to work with effects and foot pedals
  • What makes a wide range of sounds for rock, metal, blues, or jazz
  • Techniques like power chords, palm muting, and note bending

However, learning to play an acoustic guitar is simpler because it doesn't connect to amplifiers or cables. Acoustic guitar playing uses different finger techniques to make a resonant sound suitable for folk, country, pop, and blues music.

How do I find the best acoustic guitar lessons near me?

To find the most suitable acoustic guitar lessons, you can peruse the list of nearby teachers here on the Lessons website. Also, don't overlook the potential of local music stores for guitar lessons.

Before settling on a guitar teacher, it's crucial to:

  • Review the prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Examine reviews about them on Google and Lessons.
  • Ask for references from other students they've taught.
  • Consult with other parents to gauge their children's experience with the teacher.
  • Get a written schedule and contract prior to the first lesson.
  • Evaluate the teacher's compatibility before signing up for a full month.

What questions do I ask when choosing an acoustic guitar teacher?

To choose the best acoustic guitar teacher, it helps to pose these questions:

  • What music-related degrees do you have?
  • Is there an option for a complimentary first session to see if we're a good fit?
  • What is the extent of your experience in teaching guitar?
  • Which type of acoustic guitar would be most appropriate for me to practice on?
  • What's the average age range of your student base?
  • Will you assign finger drills for me to practice outside of lessons?
  • How much independent practice do you recommend between classes?
  • Which specific textbooks should I get?
  • How many styles of guitar music can you teach?
  • Could you adjust your instructional methods if I'm having difficulties?
  • What should I bring to our classes?
  • How long is each session?
  • Could I get a copy of our class timetable, agreement, and terms of payment?
  • What is your protocol to cancel a class due to an unforeseen circumstance?
  • Is there flexibility to add some of my favorite songs into the curriculum?

Reviews for Chicago acoustic guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
David H.
I contacted Aaron because of the description of topics of instruction he listed in his ad for lessons. They were exactly what I've been looking for. The main item I've been looking for is music theory. I don't want to just learn how to play a piece of music. I want to know how the song was created and why the chords progress the way they do. And Aaron is guiding me on my path step by step. So far he as the patience of a saint dealing with this late to the party student. And I plan to test his patience by continuing to ask my main questions for everything.......Who, What, When, Where & Why?
Aaron Service Guitar Lessons
Brian
Alex rocks. He really helped me level up my guitar skills for my band. Would totally recommend him to anyone looking to advance their chops.
Alex's Guitar Experience
Ashley
He’s very charismatic and excited about music. His energy and patience makes it that much easier to learn.
Davo Sounds
Kasia P.
Tad has been wonderful! His expertise and training really shine through the lessons with my children. He has suggested specific books that will address their areas of need while also keeping in mind their song/style interests and goals. Tad provides challenging yet engaging lessons that have already expanded their skill level. Always communicative, courteous, and punctual, I would highly recommend Tad to anyone looking for piano lessons.
EMMA - Elite Mobile Music Academy
Justin E.
I was a true beginner when I started working with David. I had a small musical foundation, but David's expertise and teaching style really helped me quickly become a better bass player and musician in general. His patience and attention detail make him a really incredible teacher - I have improved so much from working with him. He's also punctual, kind and really cares about my goals as a musician. I couldn't ask for any more from a music teacher!
DK Bass + Guitar Lessons
Becca A.
Coach Joshua has been outstanding with our family! Started with general fitness for my husband and I but ended up teaching our son boxing aswell. It's been such encouraging experience and coach has really surpassed expectations.
Personal Progress
Ida M.
I enjoy my lessons with Ralph! I have been working with Ralph for a few months now, and I enjoy our sessions a lot. He makes the lessons fun and exciting. We have been selecting some of the Disney songs, and they are easy and fun to learn and play. I highly recommend Ralph.
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