Find a electric guitar lessons in Downers Grove, IL

Find electric guitar lessons in Downers Grove, IL

Find electric guitar lessons in Downers Grove, IL

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Top 10 electric guitar lessons in Downers Grove, IL

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McMusic Lessons & Performances

McMusic Lessons & Performances

5.0(3)
Offers online services
32 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Downers Grove, IL
Joe M. says, "Kevin is very detailed developing my fundamentals so I can enjoy better long term performance!" Read more
Aaron Service Guitar Lessons

Aaron Service Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Downers Grove, 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
Peter Fedorenko

Peter Fedorenko

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Downers Grove, IL
I've been playing and teaching for decades. Styles include rock, country, jazz, bluegrass, pop and everything in between. I live in Woodridge and I also teach at Westmont Academy Of Music. Phone 630 7156688
Beginner Ukulele, Guitar, Electric Bass Lessons

Beginner Ukulele, Guitar, Electric Bass Lessons

New on Lessons
3 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Downers Grove, IL
- 17+ years experience - I am friendly, patient, organized and knowledgeable. I tailor my lessons to meet my students current level, and I challenge my students to reach the next level of their playing *see my reviews on lessons.com and my website - www.happystrumming.org :) I have had the opportunity to play a variety of instruments - ukulele, acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, mountain dulcimer, mandolin and tin whistle. Currently I play in duet groups with a fiddle players. In that group I play guitar, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, and/or tin whistle along with the cajon drum and tambourine. I also play electric bass and ukulele in
Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

5.0Exceptional(41)
Top Pro
52 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Downers Grove, IL
Lavisse S. says, "Explained concepts, understood limitations of my ability and was nice." Read more
GENESIS MUSIC & ARTS, LLC

GENESIS MUSIC & ARTS, LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Downers Grove, IL
Radiah H. says, "I love the professional personality of the instructors and how they are able to have a positive and progressive interaction with the students throughout the lesson" Read more

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 Downers Grove electric guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Downers Grove area.
Dwight D.
Exceptional learning experience to date as an adult beginner. Applies a great balance between performance and theory to accelerate the learning process. Great virtual teaching / communication skills.
McMusic Lessons & Performances
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
Tom K.
Monica is an excellent teacher. This is my first endeavor learning guitar and Monica has helped me to make considerable progress, In addition, she is both patient and accommodating in her teaching approach.
Acoustic Guitar and Ukulele Lessons
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