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Guitar Lessons And More With Matt O'Brien

Guitar Lessons And More With Matt O'Brien

5.0 34 Reviews
***ALL OF MY LESSONS ARE CURRENTLY TAUGHT ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** FIRST LESSON IS FREE!!! PLUS 4 MORE LESSONS AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE!!! Details are on my website: www.mattlovesguitar.com Whether you're starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy. I've helped thousands of students reach their goals and I've shown every single one of them how to have the level of success with their instrument that they've always desired. I have 20+ years and over 20,000 hours of guitar/string instrume ... View Profile
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Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

5.0 33 Reviews
- 15+ 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 offer both in-person and/or Zoom lessons.   - All ages welcome!! I have had the opportunity to play a variety of instruments - ukulele, acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, mountain dulcimer, banjo, lap steel guitar,  and most recently the mandolin. Currently I play in a duet group with a fiddle player. In that group I play guitar, banjo, mount ... View Profile
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Brad Conroy Music

Brad Conroy Music

5.0 16 Reviews
Since 1998, Brad Conroy has dedicated his life to the performance, scholarship, and teaching of the classical guitar. During this time he has become an extremely accomplished and much sought after teacher. Many of his long time students have won competitions, entered collegiate music programs, and gone on to have their own professional careers; where the majority of his students are just looking for a creative outlet, a fun hobby, or a lifetime friend. Brad specializes in working with students of all ages, skill levels, and styles. No matter what your personal goals are with the guitar, Brad Conroy can help take your playing to the next ... View Profile
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Steve Bitte Music Lessons

Steve Bitte Music Lessons

5.0 13 Reviews
Learn from an inspiring curriculum and an experienced music instructor with 17+ years teaching experience ages 5 to 75 since 2003. For more video content and to browse reviews of students, please visit www.StevenBitte.wixsite.com/MusicLessons
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Ian's Music Lessons

Ian's Music Lessons

5.0 9 Reviews
Below is a list of just some of the things I can teach you on bass, guitar and/or ukulele: Genres: blues, rock, country, classical, metal, pop, punk, indie, funk Technique: strumming, lead playing, fingerpicking, speed-picking, sweep picking Theory: note-reading, scales/improvisation, chord construction, timing/rhythm Composition: putting it all together- songwriting! Performance: How to get ready to play for an audience and not collapse under the pressure! And this is all only the beginning. I come to each lesson with a plan, based off how I feel each student learns and what their goals are. I always make it a mission to be patient and let ... View Profile
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Sunrise Music Studio LLC

Sunrise Music Studio LLC

5.0 5 Reviews
• The Monthly Subscription With the monthly subscription you get 5 x 30 minute guitar, bass or ukulele lessons per month that you can schedule and reschedule at any of the days and times available that are convenient for you! If you are unable to attend your lesson in person, Skype & FaceTime lessons are also available anywhere in the world. This is the most flexible music lesson service available anywhere and that can accommodate the busiest of schedules! Monthly subscribers also get 20% off masterclasses, 10% off restrings, set ups and extra classes! There are no extra or hidden fees. All lesson materials are included. &b ... View Profile
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Musical Expressions Of Illinois

Musical Expressions Of Illinois

5.0 4 Reviews
From the day we opened in 1989 we have always hired the best educated teachers so that our students receive the best education possible. 28 years later that is still our mantra and we are going strong with over 25 college degreed teachers available to teach you Monday through Saturday.
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Music With Pat Wilt

Music With Pat Wilt

5.0 3 Reviews
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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Autumn Temple Music Studio

Autumn Temple Music Studio

5.0 3 Reviews
I have over two 15 years of teaching experience as both a private lesson teacher and a classroom teacher. I've had the honor of working with several hundred students over the years, with a proven success record working with students of all ages - as young as 3 years of age, from beginning students to advanced high school and undergraduate students.  In addition to having many years of teaching experience, I have three decades of playing experience. I hold advanced degrees in music education and performance from US universities, as well as an artist diploma from the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music.  I am trained in traditiona ... View Profile
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Jeff Bravo's Guitar Lessons

Jeff Bravo's Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I can do lessons via messengr or skype. During lessons I can also take some video clips to send you for parts you need to work on.  I play rock, blues, metal, acoustic. I have studied theory, and have several years of playing and.teaching experience.  Here's an example. https://youtu.be/rRv53HMj3N8
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Personal Progress

Personal Progress

5.0 2 Reviews
Fitness & Music Fitness: Providing strength, speed, flexibility/mobility, and nutritional guidance for all ages and desired goals. Each program is designed to adjust for individual needs and gives you the skills/knowledge to continue maintaining healthy habits for years to come. Combat classes including self defense, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and submission grappling are also available for all ages.  Music: Classical training in music theory and applied mechanics. All ages and instruments.  ... View Profile
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Daniel’s Music Lessons

Daniel’s Music Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
Hello! My name is Daniel Olsson and I am a musician, instructor, songwriter, and producer with over a decade's worth of experience in lessons, performance, songwriting, and producing combined. With extensive experience in the music, recording, touring industry, I have been teaching music lessons for a long time. I take a fun and intuitive approach to lessons, starting with your musical interests, and crafting the lesson around your personal music taste. We start from your skill level whether that be the basics, or something more advanced. Credentials: Classically trained on piano, graduated with a 4 year bachelor’s degree in Music Bus ... View Profile
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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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Dante Music Lessons

Dante Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
More than Twenty years of teaching. I perform overseas as a member of a band or as a solo performer.
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Four Winds Vocal Artistry

Four Winds Vocal Artistry

5.0 1 Review
Hello There, and thank you for your interest in vocal lessons. I am currently accepting a few students at my studio, located in the NW suburb of Hoffman Estates. I have taught students at Northwestern University, DePaul University and The Chicago School for the Performing Arts: The Music Conservatory, as well as prepared many vocalists for heavy hitting vocal school auditions. I have a one week pre-pay schedule, and if you prepay 2 weeks, it is a 10% discount, and 4 weeks is a 15% discount – and 6 weeks is 20% discount. I am not a standard teacher, either. I have ‘been there/done that’ – and I find that learning about ... View Profile
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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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Audio Art Productions

Audio Art Productions

5.0 1 Review
I give each student a full 45 minute  lesson, video taped so the lesson can be repeated throughout the week before next lesson, and if needed I make myself available for my students to contact me and have a mini lesson if the material is easy or hard for them.  I will tutor my students over video chat for extra help and lessons to all my students. 
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Mike Felten

Mike Felten

5.0 1 Review
Seven albums of original material including 2017's Roots Album of the Year "Diamonds and Televisions". 70-100 live performances a year. Solo since 2003. With bands before that.
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Phil Barrile Guitar Coach

Phil Barrile Guitar Coach

5.0 1 Review
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 - Bachel ... View Profile
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Tom Mesich Guitar Lessons

Tom Mesich Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Hi, my name is Tom Mesich. I am a conservatory trained musician with a masters degree in guitar. I've been teaching for 39 years, and my past students include many other teachers in the area. I teach all styles of music, and play all instruments authentically. I'm not a guitarist who happens to teach other instruments. I can teach you what you want to learn. Tell me what it is, and we'll decide the best way to get it done. Lesson prices are $25.00 per half hour in your home (within 8 miles) or $21.00 in my studio at Modern Music in Lisle. If interested please respond by phone or leave VOICE message. Thanks. Tom ... 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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Knight Music Academy

Knight Music Academy

The Knight Music Academy faculty are among the best in their field. Each faculty member has undergone advanced training and specialize in teaching music to children and adults. Additionally, the faculty of Knight Music Academy actively perform and can prepare students for performance opportunities and advanced music instruction in colleges and universities. In addition to lessons, we offer performance opportunities for our students, as well as workshops, and ensemble opportunities. Knight Music Academy is a community music school with locations in Barrington and Lake Zurich, Illinois. The Academy offers Suzuki and traditional music lesson ... View Profile
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Mike O'Cull Guitar Lessons

Mike O'Cull Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach all types and levels of students and go from straight book lessons with kids to rock lessons for teens to advanced theory, reading, and improvisation for those who are ready for it. My specialties are blues, country, and Americana and I have many years experience teaching and performing in those styles. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Michael Herndon Guitar Lessons

Michael Herndon Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been teaching full time for eleven years. I studed violin as a child and studied rock and classical guitar in junior high and high school. I majored in classical guitar in college and have had numerouse masterclasses with guitarists of note. I held the position of first chair in my college classicalguitar ensemble. I play professionally in a rock band. I teach all ages. My guitar lessons take place in: either your home or my studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Local music centers/ studios. In the Palatine and Algonquin area, and at my or the student's homes. Guitar Techniques: Lead ... View Profile
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Joe Schmidt Guitar Lessons

Joe Schmidt Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I believe in a multi-faceted approach to teaching. Primarily, learning the guitar should be fun. I have students with a wide range of interests and influences. I do not force a student into a style, rather I help them develop their own style based upon their desires. Being able to plays songs is important for all students and possessing basic skills will make the process easier and more enjoyable. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing ... View Profile
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Vito Marchese Guitar Lessons

Vito Marchese Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I create lessons based on individual students needs and goals. I supply amps, cables, and tuners for the lesson. I am a professional musician who has CDs and DVDs distributed worldwide. I play six and seven string baritone guitars, as well as standard scale guitars. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My studio in the Northwest suburbs. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Performance, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Bill Uhler Guitar Lessons

Bill Uhler Guitar Lessons

My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My home in Lake Zurich or students home within 10 miles of Lake Zurich Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Fingerstyle, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar
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Andrew Pelletier Guitar Lessons

Andrew Pelletier Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been playing in bands and writing songs for 10 years. I concentrate personally on lyrics as poetry and acoustic guitar. I studied percussion at the University of Iowa and I have a Bachelors in music composition and classical guitar from Columbia College Chicago. I play in a bluegrass/folk band and would love to teach if you have an interest in classical guitar, folk guitar, or songwriting. My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I currently live in Bloomingdale, IL and can teach in your home if you live in or around the ... View Profile
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Tim Tournier Guitar Lessons

Tim Tournier Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I believe in a step by step approach to teaching. Learning the guitar should be fun, So I set goals with the student the very first lesson. These goals are up to them, it can be to just learn a few songs or the ability to write they're own music. I have students with a wide range of influences, so I do not force a student to learn just one style, rather I show them all styles and let them pick! My influences are: I love all forms of music and studied them while I attended college for Music Theory and Composition. I am fan and often find myself playing guitar to everything from Lady Gaga to Miles Davis to Metallica to Ba ... View Profile
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Mike McKissack Guitar Lessons

Mike McKissack Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: After winning the “Chicago’s Finest Guitarist” competition sponsored by industry heavy-weights such as Fender, Peavey, and Guitar Player magazine, Mike was also the featured spotlight in Guitar World magazine. With his band SBS, Mike next won the Chicago House of Blues competition followed by gigs alongside multi-platinum recording artists such as Blues Traveler, Paula Cole, Government Mule, Bare-Naked Ladies and many others. I don't subscribe to a one size fits all approach. I work hard to design individualized instruction approaches that work with the skill level and goals of my students. My influences are: Just ... View Profile
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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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