Alex's Guitar Experience

Alex's Guitar Experience

5.0Exceptional(5 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Lessons with me will be work and goal oriented based. I will give the student to the best of my ability the resources and knowledge they need every week. This includes personally written plans given to each student, videos (if requested) of me playing and explaining the matierial they are working on, and all the knowledge I know about any subject they ask me about related to their instrument and genres. There are no secrets with me as a teacher. Clear and concise communication every week.

The satisfaction of the type of work I do is seeing the individualized passion that every one of my students bring each week. The students eagerness to learn about their instrument and about the music we are learning together is very satisfying.


Hired 1 time
1 employee
3 years in business
Serves Chicago , IL
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle


Musical styles

Rock, Blues, Jazz, Recommendations available

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

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

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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  • Reviews

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    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.
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    December 20, 2022


    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.
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    December 18, 2022


    Alex thought my 14 year-old daughter how read music and play the guitar. He inspired so much musical passion in her. I am so proud of what my daughter has learned and achieved with Alex. He is the perfect amount of patient and driven- giving the best lessens. I would definitely recommend Alex to those looking for fun yet driven experience with guitar.
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    December 18, 2022


    I had never played guitar before but Alex was an amazing first teacher, even virtually over Zoom. He was very patient and encouraging and he had a long list of great beginner songs to learn. He always works with you and tailors the lesson to be what you want it to be, not just his own agenda. Super great, highly recommend!
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    October 20, 2022

    John D.

    Alex is is a fantastic teacher i learned so much from him. he enjoys music and has fun. total professional to work with, and fair prices for the valuable information he shares
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    October 19, 2022

    Frequently asked questions

    First thing I need to do is understand as much as I can about the students guitar abilities including strengths and weaknesses and the students musical goals as a musician and guitar player. Once this is done I come up with a detailed individualized plan to achieve both their goals and the skills they need to be well developed and competent guitar players. 

    I have taught guitar both privately and at local music lesson shop and record store JnB music in Joliet Illinois for well over a year. This all happening while working on obtaining my Bachelors degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I have been in the music scene for well over a year playing genres like Jazz, Rock n Roll, Funk, and Indie/Pop. Although my immediate genre is Jazz 

    The price will vary depending on the length of the lesson but typically it is Twenty five dollars for thirty minute lessons, Thirty five dollars for fourty five minute lessons, and fourty five dollars for hour long lessons. I will suggest the length of the lessons students should take based on their personalized goals and guitar skills. 

    At first, when I realized I wanted to teach lessons I reached out to my social media one summer and offered free lessons. Once I figured out how to be a good teacher who can explain various concepts in simplistic ways I applied to local music stores. Eventually I found one and had over twenty students every week. I unfortately had to relocate because of school but am now ready to build my student numbers back up again.

    My old students were typically beginners who were young but I have worked with all ages ranging from 5-70 years old. Each one with their own individualized plans I made for them to get them were they need to be. 

    The Highland Park Jazz Festival was an event I attended in September of 2022. This was a great experience to be able to see a lot of the local Jazz legends and risers of Chicago.

    Schedule a meeting with them. It helps a lot to decide if the teacher is right for you if you have a one on one conversation with them and ask them about their teaching methods. Any potential student of mine can message me to schedule zoom meetings and Fifeteen minute trial lessons(free!).

    Every student should consider whether or not lessons are worth their time. This may seem counterintuitive but I have taught a number of students who simply do not have the passion to play guitar. Every student should ask themselves the following questions. How long do I see myself playing guitar? Am I ready to take time out of my day almost every day to practice? Do I know for certain that I want to take the time, money, and effort to improve my guitar skills? 

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