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Top 10 guitar teachers in Downers Grove, IL

Students agree: these Downers Grove guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
McMusic Lessons & Performances

McMusic Lessons & Performances

5.0(3)
Offers online services
31 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
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
Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

5.0Exceptional(41)
Top Pro
51 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
Musicaleltd

Musicaleltd

New on Lessons
Offers online services
34+ years in business
Serves Downers Grove, IL
Creating something from nothing or just a concept or idea is very gratifying
Murphy Roche School Of Irish Music

Murphy Roche School Of Irish Music

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Downers Grove, IL
Most of our students are world ranked, including three top three musicians over the past two years. If someone wants to play for fun we do that too. most important, we have fun playing music and there are opportunities to perform and travel the world -- even for our youngest students. Executive Director Kell Chole has a masters degree in education and is also a world champion musician. How do we roll? We teach on Saturdays and operate under these basic rules: Be kind, have fun, and learn a lot. We accept kids starting at 3 thru college age and also have an adult program. Everyone gets a private lesson because everyone learns at their own pa...
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

Your Guitar Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do guitar lessons cost near me?

Guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per lesson, depending on if they last 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. If it's a one-on-one lesson, it'll cost around $45 to $70 hourly. Learning guitar in a group is cheaper at $25 to $35 per session.

If you're taking lessons every month, it adds up to $170 to $315 with the typical prepaid discount.

Are guitar lessons worth it?

Guitar lessons are worth it since only a professional teacher giving you live feedback can guide you to learn faster. A good instructor helps you understand your mistakes and prevents you from developing bad habits.

Learning guitar by yourself takes a lot longer and won't prepare you as well to play in public.

At what age should I start guitar lessons?

Children can start guitar lessons from the ages of 6 to 10, or when they can comfortably hold the guitar and press the strings. Adults can start guitar lessons at any age, provided they practice regularly and patiently.

How many guitar lessons do I need?

The number of guitar lessons you need varies according to your goal and your practice routine. For many people, it typically takes about 2 to 6 months to play a simple tune. Mastering the guitar like a professional can take anywhere from 4 to 10 years.

What do you learn in guitar lessons?

In most guitar lessons, you can expect to learn:

  • How to correctly position your fingers to play chords
  • How to tune your guitar
  • How to play various scales
  • New techniques for plucking and strumming
  • How to read sheet music.

Are online guitar lessons good?

Online guitar lessons cost $35 to $55 per hour and are good for getting personal instruction from skilled teachers worldwide. Take advantage of flexible scheduling and immediate feedback while learning new guitar-playing styles. Plus, you can easily record lessons to review their advice later.

How do I find the best guitar lessons near me?

In order to find the best guitar lessons for you, look through nearby teachers listed here on the Lessons website. You can also ask for teachers at local music stores or community colleges.

Before you hire a guitar teacher, make sure to:

  • Check out prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Read their reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Ask for a list of their current or previous students that you can talk to.
  • Talk to other parents about the teacher's reputation with their children.
  • Make sure you get a written agreement and schedule before your first lesson.
  • Avoid making a big payment upfront for a month of lessons until you're comfortable with the teacher.

What questions do I ask when choosing a guitar teacher?

To find the right guitar teacher, you can ask them these questions:

  • What kind of music degree do you have?
  • How many years of experience do you have in teaching guitar?
  • Can I have a free trial lesson to see if your teaching style helps me?
  • What is the average age of your students?
  • Will you assign me finger exercises as homework?
  • How often should I practice between lessons?
  • What textbooks do I need, and where can I buy used ones?
  • How many guitar-playing styles are you an expert in?
  • Can you modify your teaching style to suit my learning abilities?
  • What should I bring to our lessons, and how long is each one?
  • Can I get a copy of our schedule, agreement, and payment terms?
  • What is your policy if I have to cancel a class due to an emergency?
  • Can I choose some of my favorite songs to learn on the guitar?

Reviews for Downers Grove guitar teachers

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
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
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
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