JD's Guitar And Ukulele Experience

JD's Guitar And Ukulele Experience

5.0(2 reviews)
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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 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.

I love working with people and watching them develop in their practice. It is a great personal pleasure of mine to see the joy in the students when they are able to do things that they previously thought they could not do.


Hired 4 times
1 employee
26 years in business
Serves Willow Springs , IL
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Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Folk, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

60 minutes

Student's age

14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Armando D.

    JD takes his time in his manner of teaching,and at the same time encourages you to want to practice. He payed attention to you, and seems to care about your progress. Iam glad I picked him of all the other teachers that called me, not to take anything away from the other teachers, Iam sure they do a fine job, but to tell you the truth, this guy is a winner, and most important, he makes me feel like a winner as a student. If you got more guys like this as teachers, keep them, your business will go far. Good luck and keep up the good work.
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    September 13, 2018


    Pamela T.

    the lessons are fun but task oriented. he has unlimited patience and a broad music knowledge that allows students to learn to play songs that they like and enjoy their progress.
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    September 12, 2018

    Frequently asked questions

    I have 20 years of guitar instruction experience, and 15+ years of public performance on the instrument. I also hold a BA in Audio Engineering from Columbia College Chicago. 

    Teaching the guitar was my first real job at the age of 16. The lesson shop that I went to needed someone to teach beginning guitar and I was a standout student.

    I have worked with almost every type of student you can imagine. From the 4 year old ukulele student who can't read yet, to the 80 year old retiree who wants to pick up a new hobby, to the middle aged man who wants to pick it back up after 20 years and rock out. The bulk of my private lesson students do however fall in the age range of 6-17 years old. I am also a pre k music teacher at a variety of preschools, so I have extensive experience with that age group as well.

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