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  • Jack Cecchini Classic And Modern Guitar Studios

    Jack Cecchini Classic And Modern Guitar Studios

    Chicago, IL 60640

    5.0 (13)

    Jack has devoted his life to the study, playing, and teaching of the Classic and Jazz guitar.  To be a master of both styles makes him singular; he is one of few who can perform both classical music and jazz.  Cecchini is equally at home whether accompanying famous stars, performing with The Chicago Symphony, The Lyric Opera or performing a guitar concerto with The Grant Park Orchestra.  Cecchini and his jazz quartet have played numerous concerts on college campuses nationwide.  He has performed difficult show scores such as "Jacque Brel" and "Promises, Promises". He has pe
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  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60657

    5.0 (3)

    Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuri
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  • Emily Brown's Music Lessons For The Beginner

    Emily Brown's Music Lessons For The Beginner

    Chicago, IL 60626

    5.0 (3)

    My piano and guitar lessons will provide you with informaton that a lot of teachers do not share with their students. One example, how do you know which chord you should play with a particular note?

  • RockStar Guitar

    RockStar Guitar

    Burbank, IL 60459

    5.0 (3)

    We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We&
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  • Julia Merchant Music

    Julia Merchant Music

    Chicago, IL 60657

    5.0 (2)

    My passion for music and performing sparked from childhood, collaborating with my musical family. Much of our time together was spent singing next to Grandma at the piano, picking up an instrument, and learning how it all works. I believe each student learns in a different, unique way, and am committed to discovering what practices and techniques work best for the individual. My goal at each lesson is have a collaborative experience with a positive and productive atmosphere.  A professional performer in the city of Chicago for over a decade, I began teaching 4 years ago after a collegue a
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  • John Devens Music

    John Devens Music

    Chicago, IL 60643

    5.0 (2)

    As a teacher rule number one is patience. Every student can play music. My job is to find the key that unlocks each students potential. I've been teaching for 40 years. I teach most styles of music including theory, songwriting and composition. I teach students to read music if they desire. I can also teach using a tablature system.

  • Marco Heiman's Guitar Lessons

    Marco Heiman's Guitar Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60634

    5.0 (2)

    I have been involved in music since 4th grade. Since then I have taught myself how to play many instruments with no lessons. I recently taught myself how to play the guitar and I feel that the way i taught myself can help others learn to play easier. I can teach you to play in a way that you will understand and be able to learn techniques easier than any other method out there!

  • Eric Thompson Music

    Eric Thompson Music

    Orland Park, IL 60467

    5.0 (2)

    I started teaching in 2000. I have been playing for 23 years. I teach most styles including rock, jazz, country and blues. I also teach ukulele and beginner bass guitar. I graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2008 with a Bachelors in Jazz Studies under a in state full tuition scholarship. I studied privately with guitarist Fareed Haque (Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, Sting, Garaj Mahal) for 5 years and with trumpeter Art Davis (Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles) for 2 years.  While in college and after graduation I performed with my own jazz groups in Chicago and Southern Wisconsin. You
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  • Avalon Agency

    Avalon Agency

    Chicago, IL 60660

    5.0 (2)

    Hello my name is Robert and I teach beginning guitar lessons on acoustic guitars to students 18 and older, we also teach beginning level acting, career counseling as well as vocal training for actors and musicians. I have been a professional musician for over 20 years as well as a teacher. My background has been playing throughout the country at various venues and I have been written up in online and articles for my work. Music is my greatest passion as a performer and a respecter of musical artists. I love what I do and it shows throughout my work. My agency is located inside a gorgeous Mansi
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  • RockStar Guitar

    RockStar Guitar

    Chicago, IL 60657

    5.0 (1)

    We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We&
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  • Logan Square Guitar School

    Logan Square Guitar School

    Chicago, IL 60647

    5.0 (1)

    If you are a lover of guitars, guitar playing, and guitar players, this is the place for YOU! Logan Square Guitar School is the ONLY place in town where 100% focus is on guitar.  Don't be distracted by instructors who teach bass, ukulele, vocals, piano, accordian, etc...  If you were a professional basketball player and you wanted to train with a master, would you choose just any ol' trainer?  Or, would seek out the best trainer in your specific field?
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  • Lessons & Beyond

    Lessons & Beyond

    Chicago, IL 60647

    5.0 (1)

    I grew up in a musical family. I've been teaching guitar (and bass/ukulele) throughout the Chicagoland area since 2001. I have taught hundreds of students of all ages and levels. My best trait as a teacher is patience. If you are trying, I am happy- no matter how little. I gear all lessons towards the goal of the student.

  • Bankiechiu Guitar Lessons

    Bankiechiu Guitar Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60616

    4.0 (1)

    I am Bankie Chiu, an acoustic & electric guitar player living in Chicgo, Il U.S.A.. I play mostly electric & fingerstyle solo guitar arrangements and original compositions. I have been playing in this style on and off for nearly twenty-five years, and it is becoming more like my lifework since there is no end to it.

  • Sones De Mexico Ensemble

    Sones De Mexico Ensemble

    Chicago, IL 60626

    5.0 (1)

    My music classes stand out because I use a curriculum and rubrics. This an instructional program designed to give students a broad and balanced training in all aspects of guitar playing. The objective is not just to learn to play your favorite song or a small bag of tricks. The objective is to give you the tools to teach yourself anything you want to learn. 

  • RockStar Guitar

    RockStar Guitar

    Chicago, IL 60647

    5.0 (1)

    We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We&
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  • Matt Brown's Guitar Studio

    Matt Brown's Guitar Studio

    Chicago, IL 60622

    5.0 (1)

    My teaching approach: I teach all styles of music, but tend to focus on fundamental musicianship skills. I have 16 years of professional teaching experience and 17 years of professional playing experience. Over the past 16 years, I've taught over 120 students of all age and ability levels. In the past, I was a guitar instructor for JamPlay.com and Capital University's Community Music School. I'm currently the guitarist and vocalist for Chicago-based band Dead Parade. I also play various theater, wedding, and restaurant gigs around Chicago. My influences are: I listen to just about every style
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  • RockStar Guitar

    RockStar Guitar

    Franklin Park, IL 60131

    5.0 (1)

    We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We&
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  • All Strings Attached

    All Strings Attached

    Chicago, IL 60651

    5.0 (1)

    40 years experience as bass player, teacher, studio musician. Played with various professional artist in gospel, rock r&b, and funk. Students learn how to play songs within the first three weeks.

  • Klotz Guitar Studio

    Klotz Guitar Studio

    Chicago, IL 60640

    My teaching approach: My approach to teaching is to give you the information that you need based on an understanding of your personal goals and interests. That may mean teaching skills through songs in your favorite style, exercises that will give you the skills to play what you hear, or the theoretical background to understand and play all kinds of music. I will help you play the way you want to play. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Sc
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  • Garage Band U

    Garage Band U

    Downers Grove, IL 60515

    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
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  • Josh Garrett Music

    Josh Garrett Music

    Berwyn, IL 60402

    Greetings! My name is Josh Garrett. I have been playing guitar since I was a child, and throughout the years I have learned a variety of techniques and music styles that are utilized by the modern professional guitarist. I have taken four levels of music theory coursework in college, and countless hours of independent study. I currently write hymns for chorus, and songs for voice and accompaniment. The approach I take with lessons is very practical, with a focus on teaching the student guitar technique as well as music theory. The music theory instruction I provide basically includes readin
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  • EriksGuitarLessons.com

    EriksGuitarLessons.com

    O'Hare, IL 60701

    I’m a musician and teacher based in Central Illinois with the unique position of being both a classically-trained guitarist and an electric guitarist – I enjoy performing a variety of styles of music but my main focus as a performer is as a Jazz and Classical guitarist. I’ve earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Bradley University and a Master’s Degree in Music from Illinois State University studying Classical guitar. Currently I am finishing coursework toward a Doctorate of Music at the University of Illinois. Since 2004, I’ve taught hundreds of guitar students – beginner, intermediate a
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  • Donna Del Valle Guitar Lessons

    Donna Del Valle Guitar Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60601

    My teaching approach: My goal is to guide my students through all the basics of guitar, and to make the learning process as simple and easy as possible. I am aware that not all all students learn at the same pace and having a patient and understanding teacher is extremely important and can make all the difference to these students. I teach both left handed and right handed students, for both electric or acoustic guitar.I teach Rock, folk, Gospel/Christian, R&B, Metal and more. I have been playing guitar for over 20 years and have been teaching guitar for over 10 years. I teach kids and teens o
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  • Aaron Carlson Guitar Lessons

    Aaron Carlson Guitar Lessons

    Elmhurst, IL 60126

    My teaching approach: I can help you expand your skills and repertoire in Blues guitar. You'll be playing new songs right away. I take students age 10 and up. You will need your own guitar - I can help you choose one, or I can refer you to several locations to rent an instrument. All materials and recordings of each class are included. Students can contact me for answers to questions between lessons. Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Private lessons anywhere in Chicago area, group lessons in Elmhurst, near Grand and York Rd. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Sele
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  • Clovis Bordeaux Piano Studio

    Clovis Bordeaux Piano Studio

    Chicago, IL 60653

    Khinuu is lifetimes of musical love and experience. The present moment brings all forces together to create a cosmiagical explosion on the world vibe groove. Future generations will ask "How did they make their music sound so GOOD!?"

  • Olivia Wallace Guitar Lessons

    Olivia Wallace Guitar Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60601

    My teaching approach: My teaching style is creative and dynamic. I listen to the student and adapt to her current skill level, while at the same time encouraging the student to reach her full potential. I specialize in fingerpicking (I was trained in classical guitar) but I also play and teach folk and pop guitar. I am nonjudgmental, empathetic, and encouraging. I think it is important to build confidence in beginning guitar players. My influences are: Elliott Smith, the Magnetic Fields, Wilco, the Kinks, Fiona Apple, Joni Mitchell My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or th
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  • John Barrera Guitar Lessons

    John Barrera Guitar Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60601

    My teaching approach: the first 3 lessons are free and there is no contract. I do this because I think that people should get a chance to try something out that they are not familiar with. Musicians have their own individual voice on their instrument, I aim to develop that with my students. I am a very friendly and patient teacher because ultimately its about having fun. I encourage my students to ask me questions should they encounter during the week. My influences are: Paco De Lucia, Santana, some of the greats (David Gilmour Page, Hendrix etc..) Chili Peppers, Songwriters like Josh Ritter,
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  • Sean Dunn Guitar Lessons

    Sean Dunn Guitar Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60601

    My teaching approach: My teaching approach is simple, I find out what the students goal is & then give them the tools they need to reach it. Its my belief that the student should not end up sounding like the teacher. In other words I teach you to sound like you! not me. This is a comprehensive study of theory from a college format taught in a logical order. Also technique, performance,record copying & live sound . My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My studio in Lincoln Square & Loop. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhyt
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  • Dwayne Richardson Guitar Lessons

    Dwayne Richardson Guitar Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60601

    My teaching approach: I have toured, played with and opened for Sara Kelly, Gatemouth Brown, Jabluehop music, Malik Youseff,Ramsey Lewis,Buddy Guy,Stevie Ray Vaughan,Billy Branch and many other artists. I also have worshiped with Mike Bickels I.H.O.P. Ministry, Greggory Dickows Life Changers Ministry.I teach by the student learning songs they love and forming a foundation of musical knowledge from the songs. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar
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  • Dino Balocchi Guitar Lessons

    Dino Balocchi Guitar Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60601

    My teaching approach: Please see my website for details- wpbucktownguitarlessons.com. I first learned how to play guitar following along with early 90s alternative bands like the Smashing Pumpkins but then quickly turned to blues and improvisation in rock/blues/pop oriented music. I have a pretty deep understanding of the blues and pop music of all kinds (from Motown R&B to power pop/rock of the 70s & radio pop today). 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: Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Lakev
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Famous blues guitarist, Muddy Waters, spent much of his entire life and career in the city of Chicago. He actually flew Chuck Berry out to Chicago, and was able to set up an audition for him. The audition landed him a gig, and as a result the song Maybellene was made. Is your child the next Muddy Waters?

Maybe not; as with any skill, it takes lessons and practice to become great at guitar playing. At lessons.com, we believe in empowering people in Chicago, and across the county, to take lessons on any instrument they choose and to play well in any genre they desire. That’s why we have a long list of guitar teachers at Chicago’s local music schools, in-person guitar teachers, and online guitar teachers on lessons.com, and they are all ready to help you learn how to play the guitar well.

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