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Jack Cecchini Classic And Modern Guitar Studios

Jack Cecchini Classic And Modern Guitar Studios

5.0 13 Reviews
Jack has devoted his life to the study, playing, and teaching of the Classic and Jazz guitar.  To be a master of both styles makes him singular; he is one of few who can perform both classical music and jazz.  Cecchini is equally at home whether accompanying famous stars, performing with The Chicago Symphony, The Lyric Opera or performing a guitar concerto with The Grant Park Orchestra.  Cecchini and his jazz quartet have played numerous concerts on college campuses nationwide.  He has performed difficult show scores such as "Jacque Brel" and "Promises, Promises". He has performed solo guitar for former President Gerald Fo ... View Profile
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Ian's Music Lessons

Ian's Music Lessons

5.0 9 Reviews
I've taught hundreds of students over the last couple decades (and then some) and I've learned how to work with so many types of people. Some people like to move quick, some people slow. Some people are more visual, some learn better by listening. So my service stands out by my ability to hone my lessons towards each individual. I treat each student as an individual that I truly care about and want to see succeed. Beyond that, below is also a list of just some of the things I can teach you wheter it be bass, guitar or ukulele: Genres: blues, rock, country, classical, metal, pop, punk, indie, funk, r&b Techniques: strumming, lead (includi ... View Profile
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Altered Stage

Altered Stage

5.0 4 Reviews
These are challenging times indeed. However, we have faced challenges before, and we’ll overcome these as well. And, we’ll do it, as we’ve always done it in the past: by focusing on what we have in common and reinforcing the bonds between us. At Altered Stage, community is at the core of who we are. We are bound by our love of music and love for one another. Whether we are in person or online, we are committed to helping you continue your musical journey no matter what lies ahead. So, whether you feel comfortable being at Altered Stage or whether you prefer to connect with us and the other members of our community virtually, ... View Profile
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 3 Reviews
We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We’ll work on phrasing, chord progressions, key ... View Profile
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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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John Devens Music

John Devens Music

5.0 2 Reviews
As a teacher rule number one is patience. Every student can play music. My job is to find the key that unlocks each students potential. I've been teaching for 40 years. I teach most styles of music including theory, songwriting and composition. I teach students to read music if they desire. I can also teach using a tablature system.
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Marco Heiman's Guitar Lessons

Marco Heiman's Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I have been involved in music since 4th grade. Since then I have taught myself how to play many instruments with no lessons. I recently taught myself how to play the guitar and I feel that the way i taught myself can help others learn to play easier. I can teach you to play in a way that you will understand and be able to learn techniques easier than any other method out there!
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Eric Thompson Music

Eric Thompson Music

5.0 2 Reviews
I started teaching in 2000. I have been playing for 23 years. I teach most styles including rock, jazz, country and blues. I also teach ukulele and beginner bass guitar. I graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2008 with a Bachelors in Jazz Studies under a in state full tuition scholarship. I studied privately with guitarist Fareed Haque (Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, Sting, Garaj Mahal) for 5 years and with trumpeter Art Davis (Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles) for 2 years.  While in college and after graduation I performed with my own jazz groups in Chicago and Southern Wisconsin. You can expect to learn in a fun and focused environme ... View Profile
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The Joe McDaniel Company

The Joe McDaniel Company

5.0 2 Reviews
My lessons focus on getting you playing the songs you want to play as quickly as possible.  Theory is important, but we will learn that as we go, rather than getting bogged down in the math of music.  The important thing is getting you where you want to be on the instrument in as little time as we can.  
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Angelo Nottoli Music Lessons

Angelo Nottoli Music Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
Angelo Nottoli is a private instructor and composer based in Chicago, IL known for his involvement within the independent film community and live instrumentation works. His musical styles range from classical, avant-garde, hip-hop, rock, jazz, and pop. Throughout Angelo's music career, he has ventured into many musical facets to broaden his perception and development of his musical craft. After graduating from Columbia College with a bachelor's degree in Music in 2014 he has written music for many independent films across the country. In addition to his film composition, he also has accomplished writing a violin concerto and arranging music ... View Profile
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Avalon Agency

Avalon Agency

5.0 2 Reviews
Hello my name is Robert and I teach beginning guitar lessons on acoustic guitars to students 18 and older, we also teach beginning level acting, career counseling as well as vocal training for actors and musicians. I have been a professional musician for over 20 years as well as a teacher. My background has been playing throughout the country at various venues and I have been written up in online and articles for my work. Music is my greatest passion as a performer and a respecter of musical artists. I love what I do and it shows throughout my work. My agency is located inside a gorgeous Mansion located in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood on ... View Profile
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JD's Guitar And Ukulele Experience

JD's Guitar And Ukulele Experience

5.0 2 Reviews
With 20 years of guitar instruction behind me and 100s of students, I have experience with all age groups, various ability levels, and an even wider variety of musical tastes. From the 6 year old beginner just getting started, to the working adult looking to get their chops back in shape, to the retiree that is looking for a new hobby, I will develop a custom curriculum that will get you on track to play the songs that you want to play!  Additionally, perform professionally on a weekly basis, which means the instruction my students receive is coming from a place of full-time, real-world experience. As a full time musician and music teach ... View Profile
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 2 Reviews
We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We’ll work on phrasing, chord progressions, key ... View Profile
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Mike Felten

Mike Felten

5.0 2 Reviews
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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McMusic Lessons & Performances

McMusic Lessons & Performances

5.0 2 Reviews
   Duet, husband-and-wife, music instructors in Crestwood, IL provide music lessons for children and adults. Pay-as-you-go or prepay for discounted rates. Learn how to play your favorite songs on the guitar, piano, or ukulele. Voice instruction and studies in music theory are also available. Come to McMusic Lessons & Performances studio in Crestwood, IL. or experience the convenience of remote learning, available to any location. Contact us to discuss musical goals, enrollment options, or purchase a single lesson to try out. Begin learning how to play by ear, read music, and understand theory at any age.     Perfo ... 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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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 1 Review
We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We’ll work on phrasing, chord progressions, key ... View Profile
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Sones De Mexico Ensemble

Sones De Mexico Ensemble

5.0 1 Review
My music classes stand out because I use a curriculum and rubrics. This an instructional program designed to give students a broad and balanced training in all aspects of guitar playing. The objective is not just to learn to play your favorite song or a small bag of tricks. The objective is to give you the tools to teach yourself anything you want to learn. 
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Logan Square Guitar School

Logan Square Guitar School

5.0 1 Review
If you are a lover of guitars, guitar playing, and guitar players, this is the place for YOU! Logan Square Guitar School is the ONLY place in town where 100% focus is on guitar.  Don't be distracted by instructors who teach bass, ukulele, vocals, piano, accordian, etc...  If you were a professional basketball player and you wanted to train with a master, would you choose just any ol' trainer?  Or, would seek out the best trainer in your specific field? ... View Profile
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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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Mechanical Beats Production

Mechanical Beats Production

5.0 1 Review
We produce our own music as well as show our students how to produce an use studio equipment. Rather that be learning to program a drum machine or coming up with sounds on the keyboard 
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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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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 1 Review
We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We’ll work on phrasing, chord progressions, key ... View Profile
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Falkstermusic

Falkstermusic

5.0 1 Review
I've worked with artists such as: Destiny's Child, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson Gerald Albright, Brian McKnight, and so many others. I've recorded with Mary J Blidge,Sheila E ,Gerald Levert, so many others
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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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Gregg Mandel Music Lessons

Gregg Mandel Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I love bringing the gift of music to those with a passion and willingness to learn and helping them achieve the vision to playing an instrument and composing songs. I'll promise to get them sounding musical on the first lesson. 
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All Strings Attached

All Strings Attached

5.0 1 Review
40 years experience as bass player, teacher, studio musician. Played with various professional artist in gospel, rock r&b, and funk. Students learn how to play songs within the first three weeks.
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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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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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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
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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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