Find a electric guitar lessons in Des Plaines, IL

Find electric guitar lessons in Des Plaines, IL

Find electric guitar lessons in Des Plaines, IL

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Top 10 electric guitar lessons in Des Plaines, IL

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Glines Guitar

Glines Guitar

Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
33+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Damian S. says, "John is a fantastic teacher. He's very knowledgeable in various styles and music theory. Geared lessons towards my personal interests and often provided an abundant amount of materials to help reinforce any concepts we went over and anything I was curious about. " Read more
Aaron Service Guitar Lessons

Aaron Service Guitar Lessons

Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, 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
Four Winds Vocal Artistry

Four Winds Vocal Artistry

Offers online services
15 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Maureen S. says, "This is my second time taking lessons with Kelli Ann (the first time was years ago) and was happy to discover that she is still teaching. She is very easy to work with and tailors her approach to what each person wants to accomplish which can range from personal to professional. I think that her level of commitment is interest is the same for both. I highly recommend Four Winds Vocal Artistry!" Read more
Matthew Steiner Gutar Bass And Mandolin Instructor

Matthew Steiner Gutar Bass And Mandolin Instructor

7 hires on Lessons
35+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
David S. says, "Matt definitely has the knowledge and experience with the guitar, but in addition to that he is a good teacher, which makes all the difference. I look forward to more lessons." Read more
Charlie O'Neill Drum Lessons

Charlie O'Neill Drum Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Des Plaines, 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...

Your electric guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do electric guitar lessons cost near me?

Electric guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session with lengths of 30 to 60 minutes each. Private tuition costs $45 to $70 per hour, while group sessions are more wallet-friendly at $25 to $35 per class.

  • For ongoing classes, you'll pay $170 to $315 per month with the prepaid discount.
  • Online lessons cost anywhere from $35 to $55 per hour and let you jam with a teacher from the comfort of your own home.

Are electric guitar lessons worth it?

Electric guitar lessons are worth it if you want to learn more at a faster pace, develop a better technique, and get customized instructions to improve your style. Only an experienced electric guitar player can understand how to help you improve, so don't settle for a general guitar instructor.

What age is good to start electric guitar lessons?

A good age for kids to start electric guitar lessons is from 6 to 10 years old. Another indication they're ready to learn is whenever they're physically able to hold the guitar and have the hand strength to press the strings.

Adults of all ages can also start electric guitar lessons at any time. With the right guidance and consistent practice, anyone can master the electric guitar.

How many lessons does it take to learn electric guitar?

The number of lessons it takes you to learn electric guitar depends on your goals and how much time you dedicate to practicing those epic solos. Playing a simple tune might take 2 to 6 months of weekly classes.

If you're aiming to rock out like a pro, expect a time investment of 4 to 10 years.

Are acoustic and electric guitar lessons the same?

Acoustic and electric guitar lessons aren't the same because these are two entirely different instruments with unique equipment features.

Learning to play electric guitar requires:

  • Knowing how to use an amplifier and pedals that create sound effects
  • Understanding how to adjust the speaker connection
  • Knowledge of genres like rock, metal, blues, and jazz
  • Special techniques like power chords, palm muting, and string bending

Learning to play an acoustic guitar means you focus on classical, folk, country, pop, or blues music. A pick is optional in acoustic lessons, and you don't need amplifiers or cables. Acoustic teachers also place more emphasis on fingerpicking patterns.

How do I find the best electric guitar lessons near me?

You can find the best electric guitar lessons nearby to suit your needs by checking out our teacher listings her on the Lessons website. Your local music stores are also great places to start when scouting for the best guitar instructors.

Before making a decision, you should:

  • Compare prices from 3 different teachers and ask what their lessons include.
  • Check out their reviews on Google and Lessons.
  • Request for a references list of past students to verify their track record.
  • Ask for opinions from other parents on what their kids think of the teacher.
  • Obtain a written schedule and contract before the first lesson.
  • Pay for a couple of sessions to see what you think before fully committing to a month's worth of lessons.

What questions do I ask when choosing an electric guitar teacher?

Ask potential electric guitar teacher these questions before hiring:

  • Did you study music in school, and what qualifications did you earn?
  • How long have you been teaching electric guitar?
  • Can I sample a lesson to gauge if your teaching style suits me?
  • What's the average age of your students?
  • What type of electric guitar would you recommend for me?
  • Will you assign homework, and how much practice should I put in?
  • What resources or books would you recommend for learning electric guitar?
  • Can you adapt your teaching methodology if I'm struggling with a concept?
  • What should I bring to class, and how long does each session last?
  • Could I get a copy of our timetable and contract terms?
  • What's your policy regarding missed classes due to unforeseen circumstances?
  • Can I choose some songs that I'd love to learn?

Reviews for Des Plaines electric guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Des Plaines area.
Jeffrey G.
Very impressive and affordable lessons. John shares his deep knowledge of music theory at an understandable pace while making it enjoyable and informative. Would highly recommend!
Glines Guitar
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
Donna W.
Kelli has been working with my son for a couple of years and has brought his voice, and his confidence, to places I never imagined! He has developed solid vocal skills and control under her guidance. She is flexible and accommodating. Just a perfect match!
Four Winds Vocal Artistry
Frank M.
Matt is a wonderful guitar instructor. He understands that everyone learns differently and works to make sure he's using techniques that work best for the individual. He's able to break down complex theories and/or techniques into easily digestible chunks that allow you as a player to progress faster than you ever could on your own. Highly recommend Matt for anyone looking for a great guitar teacher!
Matthew Steiner Gutar Bass and Mandolin instructor
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