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Top 10 guitar teachers in Chicago, IL

Students agree: these Chicago guitar lessons 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
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
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
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
Isaac Potvin Guitar

Isaac Potvin Guitar

New on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
I have taught friends and family guitar since 2020, and I am excited to share my gift of teaching to help you embark on your musical guitar journey! Having an instrument as an outlet can provide a creative outlet, stress relief, improve mental multi-tasking and hand-eye coordination, as well as provide more social connections. I'm excited to help you get started!
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
Charlie O'Neill Drum Lessons

Charlie O'Neill Drum Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Hello! My name is Charlie O'Neill, and I am a 20 year old drummer from Chicago. I have been playing drums for nearly my whole life, with formal training for over 10 years. My primary focus is jazz drumset, however I have experience playing a wide array of genres such as rock and funk, as well as classical percussion. I have studied at various music conservatories and programs such as the Merit School of Music, Ravinia Jazz Scholars Program, Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camp, and Depaul University's school of music where I am currently enrolled in the jazz program. I have also performed in many of Chicago's premier music venues like Lincoln Hall, Jaz...
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 Guitar Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do guitar lessons cost near me?

Guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per lesson, depending on if they last 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. If it's a one-on-one lesson, it'll cost around $45 to $70 hourly. Learning guitar in a group is cheaper at $25 to $35 per session.

If you're taking lessons every month, it adds up to $170 to $315 with the typical prepaid discount.

Are guitar lessons worth it?

Guitar lessons are worth it since only a professional teacher giving you live feedback can guide you to learn faster. A good instructor helps you understand your mistakes and prevents you from developing bad habits.

Learning guitar by yourself takes a lot longer and won't prepare you as well to play in public.

At what age should I start guitar lessons?

Children can start guitar lessons from the ages of 6 to 10, or when they can comfortably hold the guitar and press the strings. Adults can start guitar lessons at any age, provided they practice regularly and patiently.

How many guitar lessons do I need?

The number of guitar lessons you need varies according to your goal and your practice routine. For many people, it typically takes about 2 to 6 months to play a simple tune. Mastering the guitar like a professional can take anywhere from 4 to 10 years.

What do you learn in guitar lessons?

In most guitar lessons, you can expect to learn:

  • How to correctly position your fingers to play chords
  • How to tune your guitar
  • How to play various scales
  • New techniques for plucking and strumming
  • How to read sheet music.

Are online guitar lessons good?

Online guitar lessons cost $35 to $55 per hour and are good for getting personal instruction from skilled teachers worldwide. Take advantage of flexible scheduling and immediate feedback while learning new guitar-playing styles. Plus, you can easily record lessons to review their advice later.

How do I find the best guitar lessons near me?

In order to find the best guitar lessons for you, look through nearby teachers listed here on the Lessons website. You can also ask for teachers at local music stores or community colleges.

Before you hire a guitar teacher, make sure to:

  • Check out prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Read their reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Ask for a list of their current or previous students that you can talk to.
  • Talk to other parents about the teacher's reputation with their children.
  • Make sure you get a written agreement and schedule before your first lesson.
  • Avoid making a big payment upfront for a month of lessons until you're comfortable with the teacher.

What questions do I ask when choosing a guitar teacher?

To find the right guitar teacher, you can ask them these questions:

  • What kind of music degree do you have?
  • How many years of experience do you have in teaching guitar?
  • Can I have a free trial lesson to see if your teaching style helps me?
  • What is the average age of your students?
  • Will you assign me finger exercises as homework?
  • How often should I practice between lessons?
  • What textbooks do I need, and where can I buy used ones?
  • How many guitar-playing styles are you an expert in?
  • Can you modify your teaching style to suit my learning abilities?
  • What should I bring to our lessons, and how long is each one?
  • Can I get a copy of our schedule, agreement, and payment terms?
  • What is your policy if I have to cancel a class due to an emergency?
  • Can I choose some of my favorite songs to learn on the guitar?

Reviews for Chicago guitar teachers

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
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.
Russell Saxophone Lessons
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