Phil Barrile Guitar Coach

Phil Barrile Guitar Coach

5.0 (1)
2 hires on
1 employee
41 years in business

About this pro

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 Guitar and a Bachelor in Education 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, 1974


Sharing the art of making music. Watching my fellow guitarists progress.

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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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1 Review


  • Pete Hunt

    Very knowledgeable and patient. Willing to adjust his plan to accommodate the student's interests.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

discover why they want to take lessons

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Masters degree in guitar and life long experience

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$60 per hour

$45 per 45 minute lesson

$30 per 30 minute lesson

Discounts when you purchase a package of 4 lessons at a time.

How did you get started teaching?

I was a popular Chicago Pop Rock guitarist and I was approached by a local music studio.

What types of students have you worked with?

from very beginner to professional level

all styles Pop, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Country

all ages from 7 yrs old to senior citizens and everyone in between.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recording with my rock band across the nation.

I have Multiple Movies, radio and TV music on the air.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

No matter what genre interests you the information on the guitar neck is the same.  We typically study the matrix and theory of notes found on the guitar in a very simple method.

I guarantee results first lesson!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your goals in music?

Hobby, advocation, professional, etc

Lessons offered