Find a classical guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Find classical guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Find classical guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 classical guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

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

Dan Larson Guitar

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Dan Larson teaches private guitar lessons out of the Fine Arts Building in Chicago. He has over 15 years of teaching experience and a master's degree in music. Dan's focus at the university was classical guitar but he also has experience playing in rock bands and loves to teach a variety of different styles. The first lesson is free, making it an excellent opportunity to explore your musical interests and potential.
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
Rafael Vivanco

Rafael Vivanco

New on Lessons
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Learn to play the guitar with a professional with over 15 years of teaching experience and a lifetime performing. Bilingual (Spanish) and from Peru, I am a patient teacher of classical guitar technique: scales, strumming, reading music, theory, in a variety of styles. Lessons for begginers, intermediate and advanced guitarists. All ages are welcome. I live in Chicago and have a Bachelor of Music degree from UBC and a Master of Music degree from Roosevelt University in classical guitar performance. My live recordings have been broadcast on public radio. I was the instructor for over 10 years at Sherry Brener Inc, the Spanish guitar company tha...
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
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.
Personal Progress

Personal Progress

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Ian G. says, "Improves my technique and always gets me into better shape for the season. It is also a great way for me to get an intense workout without losing much time in my schedule. " Read more
Luke La Mendt Guitar Lessons

Luke La Mendt Guitar Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Nick B. says, "He was very encouraging, knowledgeable, and fun. He also developed a great curriculum around the style I wanted to learn giving me feedback and organized lesson plans. I would highly recommend. " Read more
Ken Becker Music

Ken Becker Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I understand that everyone has a different path in music, with different goals and visions for themselves. I provide my students with the motivation and skills to achieve their goals, and inspire them to play. I have been part of jazz ensembles, metal/rock bands, orchestras, wedding bands, among many others, along with extensive experience on tour, writing and producing music, and studying music/audio academically. Whatever it is that inspires my students, I know how to coach them to see their vision come to fruition and become the best version of their musical self possible!...

Your classical guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do classical guitar lessons cost near me?

Most classical guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session for durations of 30 to 60 minutes. One-on-one lessons typically cost between $45 and $70 per hour, whereas group sessions are a more affordable option at $25 to $35 per class.

For those who prefer a digital classroom, online lessons cost $35 to $55 per hour. Monthly ongoing instruction costs $170 to $315 with a prepaid discount.

Why should I take classical guitar lessons?

You should take classical guitar lessons if you have an acoustic guitar and want to learn how to play classical concertos or Spanish-style music with fingerpicking.

Classical guitar lessons teach you how to:

  • Use nylon-string guitars and strum with the fingers instead of a pick
  • Develop your fingers to focus on complex fingerpicking techniques
  • Understand classical music theory and sight-reading

At what age should I start classical guitar lessons?

Children generally begin their classical guitar journey between the ages of 6 to 10, or as soon as they can hold the instrument well with enough hand strength to press the strings. Adults of all ages can master the instrument with the correct guidance and consistent practice.

How many classical guitar lessons do I need?

The number of weekly classical guitar lessons you need will depend on your personal goals and dedication to practice. A beginner might grasp a simple song within 2 to 6 months, but acquiring proficiency like a professional requires 4 to 10 years on average.

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

You can find proficient classical guitar tutors nearby by looking at the listings here on the Lessons platform. Sometimes teachers ara available through local music stores too.

Before hiring your tutor, always:

  • Obtain quotes from a minimum of 3 teachers and clarify what they teach.
  • Review feedback about them on Google and the Lessons site.
  • Request a reference list of their past students.
  • Ask fellow parents about their children's experiences with the tutor.
  • Secure a written agreement and schedule prior to the first session.
  • Make small initial payments to gauge the tutor's compatibility before committing to a full month.

What questions do I ask when choosing a classical guitar teacher?

Ask these pertinent questions to help you pick a classical guitar teacher:

  • Did you study music formally, and what qualifications do you have?
  • How many years have you been teaching classical guitar?
  • Could I have a trial lesson to see if your teaching method works for me?
  • What is the typical age range of your students?
  • Which model of acoustic guitar should I purchase?
  • Will you assign homework, and how much practice is required?
  • What type of strings are best for beginners?
  • Which books should I buy for learning classical guitar?
  • Can you accommodate different learning styles?
  • What essentials should I bring to class, and how long is each session?
  • Can I have a written copy of our class schedule?
  • What is your policy for missed classes?
  • Am I allowed to suggest songs that I would like to learn?

Reviews for Chicago classical 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
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
Ashley
He’s very charismatic and excited about music. His energy and patience makes it that much easier to learn.
Davo Sounds
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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