Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

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- 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 and my website - :)

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 a ukulele band.

I've played with various groups - church bands, a traveling band that played at healthcare facilities and retirement communities.

As a teacher and musician, I enjoy helping people learn and/or grow in their guitar and/or ukulele playing!!

I enjoy seeing the excitement on a student’s face when they’ve been able to successfully implement a particular skill and play their favorite songs!


Current Top Pro
Hired 52 times
1 employee
6 years in business
Serves Naperville , IL

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Lavisse S.

Explained concepts, understood limitations of my ability and was nice.
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November 14, 2022
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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.
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June 04, 2022
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Mike M.

I’ve learned from a few others who did t seem to have a plan or could carry a lesson from week to week. Monica has been very consistent week to week. I’d recommend her above the others that I’ve sat with.
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January 16, 2022


James R.

Monica is a fantastic teacher. I have floundered learning the ukulele. No longer! She has me on the right track, finally. I am impressed by her style but she is open to mine. She is extremely tolerant and easy to work with. A fantastic multi instrument player and is unique in her ability to teach effectively too. I am so happy I found her! I know you will feel the same.
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December 01, 2021
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Jay D.

Most guitar teachers can teach the Acoustic guitar itself, but it was the strumming part that is hard to find someone that fully understands the technique. With Monica Im finally able to really understand and move forward with strumming.
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November 07, 2021
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Ali G.

Where to even begin? Monica is amazing! A little back story - In 2017, my then boyfriend got me a ukulele for our first Christmas together. Hes a music guy & hoped it would give me an outlet for when I got stressed. Over the next couple of years, he teased me about how I rarely played it. We got engaged in November 2019. I knew then that I wanted to surprise him with a performance at our wedding. I found Monica online that weekend, and we started texting. We decided to wait until after the holidays to have our first lesson. Come January, Monica had everything ready to go! To say she went above and beyond would be an understatement. I wanted to sing with the song I was playing, but the song was high & my voice is low. Monica was able to re-work the song in a lower key for me. She also was super patient with me when I had issues loosening up - she took her time and taught me different ways to strum until we found one that worked. I decided to bring a bassist in to fill out the sound a little bit, she worked with both of us to get it right. She took all proper precautions when we started up lessons again after the first stage of the pandemic. Her rates are very reasonable. Again, Monica is great and I recommend her to anyone!
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June 23, 2021

Frequently asked questions

I will teach you the skills you’ll need to play your favorite songs. I’ll teach you chords that will enable you the play tons of songs, as well as music notation. I’ll teach you how to efficiently switch between chords. I’ll teach you various strum patterns and rhythms. You’ll learn all these techniques while playing the songs you want to play!

I am a certified teacher with over 15 years experience playing instruments and playing in bands.

I love to help people learn and grow their musical skills. 

$15 for 1/2 hour

$30 for 1 hour 

I have always enjoyed learning about and playing music, and as a school teacher I have always enjoyed teaching people.  The combination of my two loves is a perfect combination for teaching ukulele and acoustic guitar :)

I teach students of all ages - children to seniors and everyone in between. I teach students who are brand new to playing guitar or ukulele, as well as, students who have been playing awhile and want to take their playing to the next level. 

I would look for a teacher who is passionate about learning music, playing instruments, and enjoys teaching. I would also look for a person who will challenge you to grow in your knowledge of your instrument. But most of all a teacher who makes learning fun!!

What songs would I like to learn to play?

Why do I want to learn to play an instrument?

Am I willing to practice my instrument? With any new skill practice is an essential component to experience growth in your skills. 

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