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Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

5.0 17 Reviews
- 10+ 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 :) - All ages welcome!! I have had the opportunity to play a variety of instruments - ukulele, acoustic, electric and bass guitar, mountain dulcimer, banjo, and most recently lap steel guitar. Currently I play in a duet group with a fiddle player. In that group I play guitar and mountain dulcimer along with the cajon drum and tambourine. I also play electric bass and ukulele in a ukulele band. I've played with variou ... View Profile
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Jack Cecchini Classic And Modern Guitar Studios

Jack Cecchini Classic And Modern Guitar Studios

5.0 13 Reviews
Jack Cecchini offers classical and pop guitar courses that fit your standards. This pro provides professional bass and guitar lessons for kids, teens and adults. Jack Cecchini Classic And Modern Guitar Studios started conducting guitar tutorials many years ago.
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Dupage Guitar Lessons

Dupage Guitar Lessons

4.9 11 Reviews
Robert Simkus is a skilled music teacher who offers beginner guitar lessons. This guitar teacher is available for a variety of individuals. This pro offers high quality instruction for students aged five and up.
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Rawls Guitar Instruction

Rawls Guitar Instruction

5.0 4 Reviews
Hello! My name is Michael Rawls of Rawls Guitar Instruction. At RGI we offer personalized, in-home, guitar and piano lessons to people of all ages. I have been teaching piano and guitar for 3 years, and I am incredibly passionate about both instruments!  I took piano lessons from a very young age, and continued with lessons for 13 years. I also took guitar lessons as a child, but much of it was taught to me by my father who is an incredible player. I now perform most weekends at bars and coffee houses, mostly on guitar, but I like to bring the piano along for a few songs as well on occasion. I have spent the last 3 years building a curri ... View Profile
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Lessons & Beyond

Lessons & Beyond

5.0 4 Reviews
Get professional guitar lessons when you hire Ian. This pro is an expert in playing various string instruments. These pros are always available to help you play guitar.
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West Side Music Center

West Side Music Center

5.0 4 Reviews
Are you in search of a team of professionals who offer home guitar lessons? This expert provides acoustic guitar lessons and bass guitar lessons. Request their services here in Lessons.com for free initial lesson.
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Musical Expressions Of Illinois

Musical Expressions Of Illinois

5.0 4 Reviews
Hire Musical Expressions Of Illinois if you need beginners guitar lessons. This coach conducts beginner guitar lessons for kids. This pro is a professional guitarist who is available to teach guitar lessons for aspiring musicians and hobbyists.
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Altered Stage

Altered Stage

5.0 3 Reviews
Through personalized music instruction and programming, Altered Stage brings guitar lessons, bass lessons, drum lessons, and voice lessons to life. We specialize in working with absolute beginners, as well as intermediate players who want to hone their skills.It's more than just music lessons. It's a journey, tailored to your individual musical goals, tastes, and aspirations. Take what you learn in your unlimited lessons and participate with our members in jam sessions in our new studio suite, play with members at club-arranged gigs with other members, learn how to write music and record and publish through our Altered Records label.Our staff ... View Profile
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 3 Reviews
Learn guitar the fun and easy way at RockStar Guitar. This pro's guitar instruction may also be given in the learner's home, at a recording studio, or online via Skype. This professional has been teaching guitar lessons in Burbank for 6 years.
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Tony's Rock Guitar Studio

Tony's Rock Guitar Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
Want to have fun learning and playing guitar? I would love to help you do just that! I specialize in teaching beginners and intermediate guitar in all forms of rock plus pop, blues, and alternative. I teach a proven method in allowing students to find a love of playing music that keeps them engaged in the process of learning over the years. Students should be shown how to bring their own personal style and creative expression to their performance. They should also be able to adapt and customize songs in a manner that keeps the songs recognizable and enjoyable, but produces a performance that is uniquely their own. This is a method that I st ... View Profile
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Eric Thompson Music

Eric Thompson Music

5.0 2 Reviews
Learning guitar basics is fun if you choose to train with this patient professional. You will be surprised with your child's progress. Read this pro's private guitar lessons reviews.
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JD's Guitar And Ukulele Experience

JD's Guitar And Ukulele Experience

5.0 2 Reviews
I teach all ages and have instructed 100s of students in over 20 years of teaching. Additionally, I teach and perform professionally on a weekly basis, which means the instruction my students recieve is coming from a place of full-time, real-world experience. As a full time musician and music teacher, I am constantly working on improving my skills both in terms of playing my instrument and in refining the delivery of my knowledge to my students. ... View Profile
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 2 Reviews
RockStar Guitar will offer professional guitar lessons in your area. This expert provides services that will meet your standards. Their pros are among the hardworking individuals who will help you out.
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McMusic Lessons & Performances

McMusic Lessons & Performances

5.0 2 Reviews
Hello, my name is Kevin McClain of McMusic Lessons & Performances. I provide music lessons on the guitar and piano for all ages. Lessons are available on a "Pay-as-you-go Basis" with options to "Prepay for Discounted Rates." Students can learn at home, in-studio, or video chat from any location. Each lesson focuses on theory and reading skills, exercises and technique, followed by songs of interest. Contact me to tryout a guitar or piano lesson today. Schedule a pay-as-you-go lesson or video chat for a free consultation and demonstration.  Find more information below or visit https://www.mcmusiclessons.com  Classical guitar less ... View Profile
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Marco Heiman's Guitar Lessons

Marco Heiman's Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
Marco Heiman's Guitar Lessons offers private lessons for guitar. They enjoy keeping their customers satisfied. This electric guitar teacher offers services for a truly unforgettable experience.
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Monaco Music Lessons

Monaco Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I believe in the power of music, not just as an art for expression but also as an art of discipline and creativity. I try to make each students lessons customized for them as a student (i.e. What they want to play and what level they want to achieve). I take the task of teaching any student seriously and really try to make every lesson an enjoyable experience.
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 1 Review
Taylor Barnett has several years of experience in providing professional electric guitar lessons. They give some of the best acoustic guitar lessons on performing using various genres. Their private guitar teachers provide music lessons for all ages.
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Music With Pat Wilt

Music With Pat Wilt

5.0 1 Review
I have a double major in music and have been teaching music skills since the 1980s. In college I learned to play all the band and orchestra instruments to a certain level. It was required at my college to also take "recreation instruments" which accordion and guitar fit this description.  I have been successful at teaching students at all ages. Contact me now for more information!
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All Strings Attached

All Strings Attached

5.0 1 Review
Let Curtis Johnson provide you with premier guitar classes. This pro offers acoustic and electric guitar lessons for beginners and advanced learners. This pro also offers among the best guitar lessons around.
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Aaron Dorfman Music

Aaron Dorfman Music

5.0 1 Review
My priority is to find out what each individual student's music goals are and tailor our lessons experience around acheiving those goals.  
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Logan Square Guitar School

Logan Square Guitar School

5.0 1 Review
Hire Wiebe Ophorst if you are in need of fun music lessons. This expert provides beginner to advanced electric guitar lessons. This private music teacher provides guitar lesson for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
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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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Guitar Arts

Guitar Arts

5.0 1 Review
Our service sticks our for a variety of reasons:  1) certified by the American Guild of Music, 2) opportunities to participate in bands, including orchestral, 3) opportunities to sample various other instruments as enhancements, 4) never any druggy music, 5) religious, as well as secular music presented, 6) include vocals and vocal coaching, 6) expeienced over 50 years in teaching, performing, orchestral guitar, performance, award winning students and instructors, 7) committee members of the Illinois Music association, 8) founders of Midwest Acoustic Club, Guitars for God, lead instuctor and board member of Guitar Fun Opry Club, 9) full ... View Profile
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Piano Authority Music And Workshop

Piano Authority Music And Workshop

5.0 1 Review
Theory and instrumetal techniques are key components to our curriculum. Group instruction also available. Learn to work with other players on duets and harmonies. Live band instruction also available in a small Protools studio. 
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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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Garage Band U

Garage Band U

I have performed professionally for for more then 30 years, with extensive experience in upright and electric bass and guitar. I studied at DePaul University's School of Jazz Music and privately with Larry Gray, who plays bass with Ramsey Lewis. As a jobbing musician, I have done radio and television jingles, studio session work, a great deal of pit work and many orchestral performances, including Chicago's Orchestra Hall, the Chicago Children's Choir and several seasons with The Paducah Symphony Orchestra. My long-term band experience includes swing with The Riff Rockets, The Rhythm Rockets and The Rockafellers; blues with the Convulsions, ... View Profile
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EriksGuitarLessons.com

EriksGuitarLessons.com

I’m a musician and teacher based in Central Illinois with the unique position of being both a classically-trained guitarist and an electric guitarist – I enjoy performing a variety of styles of music but my main focus as a performer is as a Jazz and Classical guitarist. I’ve earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Bradley University and a Master’s Degree in Music from Illinois State University studying Classical guitar. Currently I am finishing coursework toward a Doctorate of Music at the University of Illinois. Since 2004, I’ve taught hundreds of guitar students – beginner, intermediate and advanced. I’ve also taught music classes at Hea ... View Profile
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Aaron Carlson Guitar Lessons

Aaron Carlson Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I can help you expand your skills and repertoire in Blues guitar. You'll be playing new songs right away. I take students age 10 and up. You will need your own guitar - I can help you choose one, or I can refer you to several locations to rent an instrument. All materials and recordings of each class are included. Students can contact me for answers to questions between lessons. Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Private lessons anywhere in Chicago area, group lessons in Elmhurst, near Grand and York Rd. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Perform ... View Profile
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Bucktown Music

Bucktown Music

A family friendly music school in the heart of the Bucktown neighborhood.  
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Midwest Music Academy, Inc.

Midwest Music Academy, Inc.

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Our philosophy: inside every music lover is a musician, and we help you discover your inner musician. Our teaching staff has an average of 15 years experience, and many hold advanced degrees. We are active in the community, performing at local events. Several curricula are available, including traditional music education, Suzuki training, recreational music, and hybrid programs. Instrument Type: Electric bass, Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar Music Styles Christian/Gospel Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Pop Guitar, Classica ... View Profile
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Courses & Guides

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Want to learn how to play the guitar? Go from knowing nothing about the guitar and learn to play songs everbody loves with this free course.
12 lessons 1.5 hours All levels English
Guitar Chords

Guitar Chords

Learn the best guitar chords, how to read guitar chords, and how to play guitar chords. Easy step-by-step lessons for beginners. Want to check out the lessons?
33 lessons 6.5 hours All levels English
Guitar Lessons

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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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