Marco Heiman's Guitar Lessons

Marco Heiman's Guitar Lessons

5.0 (2)
1 employee
1 years in business

About this pro

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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Credentials

Chicago, IL 60634
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Noelle Spagnola

    Dedicated musician. Marco takes time to learn in depth and makes sure to play intelligently while looking effortless.

  • Noelle Spagnola

    Marco is an excellent musician. He excels in all aspects and is driven with everything he does, musically. He truly understands the music and instruments he plays and is compelled when learning something new.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to get to know my student and learn the types of music they are into. From there, we will pick a simple song that they like and start working towards breaking the song down to learn. I feel that it is easier to learn the basics of the guitar while learning a song rather than mastering the basics before moving on to playing songs. The beginning of guitar lessons can be repetitive and boring to some people like myself. By jumping straight into learning a song, you naturally pick up the basics.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been involved in music since 4th grade ranging from concert band to jazz band. Through the years I have taught myself how to play a numerous amount of instrument with ease. While some instruments like the clarinet and saxophone are very complex and have many keys, the structure of the guitar is pretty simple. I feel that my methods are unique and easy to follow. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing is as follows:

30 minute session - $30

1 hour session - $70


How did you get started teaching?

During high school my band instructor needed a second guitar player. At the time, I was the only guitar player other than the bass player. My band teacher knew that I taught myself how to play the guitar and asked if I could stay after school a few days here and there and teach someone some chords. A few weeks later he was playing in the band with me. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Techincally my first student was the individual in high school. But since then, I have taught a few students between the ages of 15 and 20 and one 72 year old. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love listening to live music and jamming with good friends. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone that makes learning fun. I think of it like school. Math is boring. But believe it or not, a fun teacher will make you love math. Playing the guitar is fun, it should be fun to learn too. Don't get a teacher that will make you hate playing. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Let them know what you want to learn. Plain and simple.