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Dupage Guitar Lessons

Dupage Guitar Lessons

4.9 11 Reviews
You are the focus of lessons. You study what you want and need. You enjoy the process. You become a guitar player. Take your music in any direction you desire. You have found the guidance. My guarantee.
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Jeff Bravo's Guitar Lessons

Jeff Bravo's Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I can do lessons via messengr or skype. During lessons I can also take some video clips to send you for parts you need to work on.  I play rock, blues, metal, acoustic. I have studied theory, and have several years of playing and.teaching experience.  Here's an example. https://youtu.be/rRv53HMj3N8
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Dee J Nelson Guitar Lessons

Dee J Nelson Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I introduce students to the fundamentals of music theory and guitar technique through learning real music that students listen to and love. My studio also gives aspiring songwriters a chance to record their own songs and have their music professionally critiqued. My influences are: I am a rocker at heart but enjoy teaching multiple genres including Classical Guitar, Rock, Pop, Metal, etc. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio. Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Lessons are held in my studio in Roselle bordering Schaumburg/Elk Grove Vlg or online Via Skype Guitar Techniques: Recordin ... View Profile
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Mark B Heller

Mark B Heller

5.0 1 Review
I started playing guitar when I was in 7th grade, back in 1963. I've been in numerous bands and still perform today as a solo guitarist in restaurants, bars, clubs, festivals, corporate events and private parties. I put myself through college by teaching guitar. I work well with students of all ages, especially youth, as I make the experience fun by playing along with the students as they learn. I don't rely on books that studernts hate to use. I teach them to play by feel and from the heart and because of this they learn quickly. I also build guitars that are custom designed for the growing student and designed to be lightweight, comfortable ... View Profile
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Phil Barrile Guitar Coach

Phil Barrile Guitar Coach

5.0 1 Review
worked as a professional guitarist for over 40 years. chose guitar as an instrument at age 12 in 1962. personal experience, college music degree, master studies in the instrument prepared me for a professional music career as a recording musician, band leader, composer and teacher. Guitar Instructor, Chicago, IL  1970 to present - private lessons from my studio - classic guitar instructor at Xavier University, Chicago, IL   1982-1987 - private lessons from Park Place Music, Elmwood Park, IL 1972-1982 Education Richard Pick Studio; Chicago - Master Studies with Pick, 1982 DePaul University; Chicago - Bachelor Music Education ... View Profile
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6VibeZ Music Inc.

6VibeZ Music Inc.

5.0 1 Review
Learn more about us at: https://6vibez.com/ Before its official establishment in 2017, 6VibeZ functioned in the form of private guitar lessons since 2006. Now beside the guitar classes the company can offer bigger variety of music lessons, such as piano, flute, ukulele, voice, and music theory.
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Joseph Cropin Guitar Lessons

Joseph Cropin Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Most lessons are 1/2 hour, once a week. Children and teens are taught from a book to learn music as well as learning popular songs of their choice. Adults may choose to learn to read music as well as play songs they like, or learn songs by tabulature, chords, or any combination of these. It's rewarding to learn songs, and lessons can be fun! Joe cropin
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Knight Music Academy

Knight Music Academy

The Knight Music Academy faculty are among the best in their field. Each faculty member has undergone advanced training and specialize in teaching music to children and adults. Additionally, the faculty of Knight Music Academy actively perform and can prepare students for performance opportunities and advanced music instruction in colleges and universities. In addition to lessons, we offer performance opportunities for our students, as well as workshops, and ensemble opportunities. Knight Music Academy is a community music school with locations in Barrington and Lake Zurich, Illinois. The Academy offers Suzuki and traditional music lesson ... View Profile
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Jarvis Raymond Guitar Lessons

Jarvis Raymond Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I focus on helping students both learn about music and feel good making it. I have a Masters degree and a bachelors degree in guitar performance and love to teach! I teach all levels and all ages. You will get a very thorough guitar and music training in a relaxed environment. I've been teaching and performing guitar for over 15 years. I've played on cruise ships and have toured nationally and internationally. I've taught at community schools of music and music businesses in addition to maintaining my own lesson studio. My influences are: Although I specialize in Jazz Guitar, I teach a wide variety of music - everything ... View Profile
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Joseph Gajewski Guitar Lessons

Joseph Gajewski Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I developed my own teaching strategy, no more boring lessons. I provide my background to most of the learn music pieces, students are learning by playing along with me, each played note has a harmonized background. My influences are: Segovia, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Metheny My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Long Grove, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods, Diamond Lake, Mundelein, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Kildeer. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, ... View Profile
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Mike O'Cull Guitar Lessons

Mike O'Cull Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach all types and levels of students and go from straight book lessons with kids to rock lessons for teens to advanced theory, reading, and improvisation for those who are ready for it. My specialties are blues, country, and Americana and I have many years experience teaching and performing in those styles. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Michael Herndon Guitar Lessons

Michael Herndon Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been teaching full time for eleven years. I studed violin as a child and studied rock and classical guitar in junior high and high school. I majored in classical guitar in college and have had numerouse masterclasses with guitarists of note. I held the position of first chair in my college classicalguitar ensemble. I play professionally in a rock band. I teach all ages. My guitar lessons take place in: either your home or my studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Local music centers/ studios. In the Palatine and Algonquin area, and at my or the student's homes. Guitar Techniques: Lead ... View Profile
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Demetris Timoleontos Guitar Lessons

Demetris Timoleontos Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Music should be fun!!! I try to make every lesson enjoyable. I will teach you whatever you enjoy learning. As a kid I studied classical guitar for ten years. Later on I obtained my Bachelors degree in Jazz performance from Columbia College. Currently I play rock music and I compose songs and music for films. I will take your reading, composing, theory and improvisation skills to the next level. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: At my studio in Elk Grove village. Student's homes in areas close to Elk Grove Village Guitar ... View Profile
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Joe Schmidt Guitar Lessons

Joe Schmidt Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I believe in a multi-faceted approach to teaching. Primarily, learning the guitar should be fun. I have students with a wide range of interests and influences. I do not force a student into a style, rather I help them develop their own style based upon their desires. Being able to plays songs is important for all students and possessing basic skills will make the process easier and more enjoyable. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing ... View Profile
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Vito Marchese Guitar Lessons

Vito Marchese Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I create lessons based on individual students needs and goals. I supply amps, cables, and tuners for the lesson. I am a professional musician who has CDs and DVDs distributed worldwide. I play six and seven string baritone guitars, as well as standard scale guitars. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My studio in the Northwest suburbs. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Performance, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Daniel Sagan Guitar Lessons

Daniel Sagan Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have a very reactive approach when it comes to teaching. I believe that learning to play guitar or bass should not be a painful thing, and so I tend to avoid repetitious exercises. Instead, I focus on allowing you to learn to play the way you want to play, whether it be learning to play pop songs or digging in to music theory. You should expect a fun, laid-back atmosphere where music comes first. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Bo Diddley, etc... Everything blues. I also enjoy improvisational jazz and groove music. My guitar lessons take place in: The student's ... View Profile
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Andrew Pelletier Guitar Lessons

Andrew Pelletier Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been playing in bands and writing songs for 10 years. I concentrate personally on lyrics as poetry and acoustic guitar. I studied percussion at the University of Iowa and I have a Bachelors in music composition and classical guitar from Columbia College Chicago. I play in a bluegrass/folk band and would love to teach if you have an interest in classical guitar, folk guitar, or songwriting. 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: I currently live in Bloomingdale, IL and can teach in your home if you live in or around the ... View Profile
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Tim Tournier Guitar Lessons

Tim Tournier Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I believe in a step by step approach to teaching. Learning the guitar should be fun, So I set goals with the student the very first lesson. These goals are up to them, it can be to just learn a few songs or the ability to write they're own music. I have students with a wide range of influences, so I do not force a student to learn just one style, rather I show them all styles and let them pick! My influences are: I love all forms of music and studied them while I attended college for Music Theory and Composition. I am fan and often find myself playing guitar to everything from Lady Gaga to Miles Davis to Metallica to Ba ... View Profile
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Mike McKissack Guitar Lessons

Mike McKissack Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: After winning the “Chicago’s Finest Guitarist” competition sponsored by industry heavy-weights such as Fender, Peavey, and Guitar Player magazine, Mike was also the featured spotlight in Guitar World magazine. With his band SBS, Mike next won the Chicago House of Blues competition followed by gigs alongside multi-platinum recording artists such as Blues Traveler, Paula Cole, Government Mule, Bare-Naked Ladies and many others. I don't subscribe to a one size fits all approach. I work hard to design individualized instruction approaches that work with the skill level and goals of my students. My influences are: Just ... View Profile
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Huntley Guitar Lessons

Huntley Guitar Lessons

Fee Schedule: Musicians – Are you frustrated with your playing? Do you want to dramatically improve your guitar and music skills while having fun in the process? Parents – Are you looking to enhance your child’s education with music, increase their creativity, and improve their self-discipline and work ethic? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then call Paramount Music Academy today to sched Academic Oppotunities: private lessons, group lessons, ensemble classes, recitals/performance, composition/songwriting, harmony, rhythm, music reading, theory, music business & management, film scoring Description about my music education ... View Profile
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School Of Rock Arlington Heights

School Of Rock Arlington Heights

At School of Rock Arlington Heights, we teach kids how to rock audiences, melting faces with stellar performances and technical ability. One-on-one instruction is just the beginning, because we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our immersive method motivates them, speeds up the learning process, and has benefits beyond learning an instrument.Not only do kids collaborate with students of similar interests at School of Rock Arlington Heights, they get to work with an amazing network of artists and perform at legendary concert venues. Examples include CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experie ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons By Mike Walsh

Guitar Lessons By Mike Walsh

CHECK OUT MY STUDENT PICTURES ON MY WEBSITE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF! www.mikewalshguitarlessons.comAre you a beginning guitar/bass player, if so watch my intro video on my website or read more details below.Book a FREE 1/2 hour consultation in my studio with me!!!      1-844-Mike-Walsh (645-3925)*Play Guitar or Bass Like You Always Dreamed*Have Fun and get Results Fast with a Revolutionary Music Program*Learn The Basics and Proper Playing Technique*Be a Star At Your School's Talent Show*Play Your Favorite Songs And Jam with Others*Record In A Professional Studio And Have Forever*Video Your Performances And Be A YouTube Se ... View Profile
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Mchenry County College

Mchenry County College

MCC serves the seventh most rapidly growing county in Illinois, providing credit and noncredit educational and training opportunities as well as special events for close to 60,000 participants annually. MCC offers seven associate's degrees, 28 Associate of Applied Science degrees, and 58 different certificate programs. Credit and non-credit courses are offered.
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Mike's Brass & Woodwind

Mike's Brass & Woodwind

Hi ! I'm Mike from Mike's Brass & Woodwind, located in Johnsburg, IL. I am a graduate of VanderCook college of music, with my master's degree in music education. We have been in business since 1984 and have a full staff of degreed professional teachers that have been on staff with me for many years.We teach children through adults, beginners through advanced . Come check us out and see what we can do for your desire to learn music.
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School Of Rock Arlington Heights

School Of Rock Arlington Heights

At School of Rock Arlington Heights, we teach kids how to rock audiences, melting faces with stellar performances and technical ability. One-on-one instruction is just the beginning, because we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our immersive method motivates them, speeds up the learning process, and has benefits beyond learning an instrument.Not only do kids collaborate with students of similar interests at School of Rock Arlington Heights, they get to work with an amazing network of artists and perform at legendary concert venues. Examples include CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experie ... View Profile
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Justin Kellerman's Guitar Academy

Justin Kellerman's Guitar Academy

Educated Northwest Suburbs Guitarist, Composer, and Recording Artist offering private lessons. In person, or via Skype. I have taught many, ranging from Children, up to Professional Touring Musicians. What do you get? Beginner to Advanced training in: -Technique  -Theory  -Composition -Song Writing  -Music Business  -Recording -and much more We will work together to meet your personal goals, whether it may be strumming some chords and learning songs, or Shredding up and down the neck of the guitar. These are CUSTOMIZED sessions to fit your needs. I take pride in my work, and would absolutely love to help you grow as a mu ... View Profile
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Randal Knowles Guitar Lessons

Randal Knowles Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Relaxed atmosphere to help the beginner or intermediate player get to the next level. Focus on proper techniques, but allow for personal expression. Learn to play actual songs that are relevant to each students musical taste. My influences are: Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, David Gilmour, Sublime. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My home in Mundelein or most of Lake and Cook counties of Illinois. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Scales and Exercises, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Jamming Skills, Music The ... View Profile
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Ian Patrick Cler Guitar Lessons

Ian Patrick Cler Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My approach to teaching is to understand the students wants and to hone them in with their own ability to do so. If they want to learn Rock, I'm not going to shove Jazz down their throat! however, I thoroughly teach in order that the student gets better each week even if the student doesn't practice regularly. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Studio North Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises ... View Profile
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Erick Apolinar Guitar Lessons

Erick Apolinar Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I instruct the beginning student on how to use both the right and left hands, starting with scales. I show him or her how to read music and indicate where notes are located on the fret board. Then I can proceed to teach the student guitar pieces for the guitar. Bilingual in Spanish. My influences are: My influences are Antonio Lauro and Agustin Barrios. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Oak Park, Chicago, IL and surrounding areas. Guitar Techniques: Fingerstyle, Performance, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exer ... View Profile
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Bill Uhler Guitar Lessons

Bill Uhler Guitar Lessons

My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My home in Lake Zurich or students home within 10 miles of Lake Zurich Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Fingerstyle, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar
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Frequently asked questions

How much do guitar lessons cost?

The average cost for guitar lessons is $40 per hour. Available for all ages and all skill levels of guitar playing, the pricing of individual or group guitar lessons can start as low as $20/hour. Teachers charge based on their location, years of teaching, levels of knowledge and expertise, and travel time (if applicable). Lessons can last from half an hour to a full hour, and are priced accordingly.


How long does it take to learn guitar?

If you just want to learn a few chords to strum along to some songs, then learning to play the guitar really isn't that hard for most people. Many students are able to learn a few chords and get a decent strumming pattern going after a few weeks. If you've had prior experience playing an instrument, you can expect to pick it up after just a few lessons.


Should I take guitar lessons online or in person lessons?

Private in person guitar lessons with a skilled instructor that is focused on you, your interests, and your progress is the most sought after experience and hard to replicate online. Plus, you tend to learn faster in person. On the other hand, online guitar lessons are quickly becoming popular. The selection of teachers is not limited to those in your geographical area and you can communicate via video in real time with your teacher in the comfort of your home. When filling out your request on Lessons.com, we recommend you select both online and local options, then compare your options and see what works best for you.


How old should children be before starting guitar lessons?

A child as young as 4 can begin to learn if they are really motivated and have a patient, creative, and devoted teacher. However, we've found almost all kids under six are too young to benefit from formal guitar lessons, as they require dexterity and levels of concentration children their age can't provide. That being said, lessons do not need to be formal right off the bat, and can just provide a fun introduction. Also, your child may benefit from using a ukulele to start, as it's smaller and easier to learn, but very similar instrument.

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