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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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Dupage Guitar Lessons

Dupage Guitar Lessons

4.9 11 Reviews
You are the focus of lessons. You study what you want and need. You enjoy the process. You become a guitar player. Take your music in any direction you desire. You have found the guidance. My guarantee.
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Matthew Steiner Gutar Bass And Mandolin Instructor

Matthew Steiner Gutar Bass And Mandolin Instructor

5.0 5 Reviews
For over two decades I've been teaching guitar bass and mandolin.  My teaching style is contemporary and thorough.  I've worked with individuals from start to the point where they are giging, studying in college, recording etc...   I have a large following on the north shore of Chicago and can provide as many local references as needed. My students are always best in show at the vshows, battle of the bands, recitals etc... ... View Profile
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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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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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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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Arlington School Of Music

Arlington School Of Music

4.0 1 Review
The Arlington School of Music®, a Division of the Arlington Institute of Music and the Performing Arts is the Oldest, independently owned Music Conservatory in Illinois, and the oldest business in downtown Arlington Heights, Illinois founded in 1930 and chartered in 1936.The Arlington School of Music® will help you establish a strong base of Technique, Theory, and Practical Application to your chosen instrument. We specialize in teaching Children of all ages from four (4) years old to adults. Our dedicated music teachers are highly trained professionals inspiring each individual child to love playing ... View Profile
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Lessons & Beyond

Lessons & Beyond

5.0 1 Review
I grew up in a musical family. I've been teaching guitar (and bass/ukulele) throughout the Chicagoland area since 2001. I have taught hundreds of students of all ages and levels. My best trait as a teacher is patience. If you are trying, I am happy- no matter how little. I gear all lessons towards the goal of the student.
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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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Jon Kapity Guitar Academy

Jon Kapity Guitar Academy

5.0 1 Review
The method I use to teach is called "8 Cycle Guitar." It is a method I designed from my experience in teaching over 120 students over the past 7 years. I do this daily for a living, full-time.  I specialize in teaching beginners with little to no prior experience on the guitar. I am very passionate about teaching music to others. I continually study and learn to enhance lessons for my students.  I teach intermediate players to get them to their next level of skill on guitar.  I teach from my home studio in Zion, IL and I also teach online through Zoom, Google Hangouts (Skype is available too). Online service uses free platforms ... View Profile
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Mark B Heller

Mark B Heller

5.0 1 Review
I started playing guitar when I was in 7th grade, back in 1963. I've been in numerous bands and still perform today as a solo guitarist in restaurants, bars, clubs, festivals, corporate events and private parties. I put myself through college by teaching guitar. I work well with students of all ages, especially youth, as I make the experience fun by playing along with the students as they learn. I don't rely on books that studernts hate to use. I teach them to play by feel and from the heart and because of this they learn quickly. I also build guitars that are custom designed for the growing student and designed to be lightweight, comfortable ... 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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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 the instrument 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 - Bachelor Music Education ... 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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Joseph Cropin Guitar Lessons

Joseph Cropin Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Most lessons are 1/2 hour, once a week. Children and teens are taught from a book to learn music as well as learning popular songs of their choice. Adults may choose to learn to read music as well as play songs they like, or learn songs by tabulature, chords, or any combination of these. It's rewarding to learn songs, and lessons can be fun! Joe cropin
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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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Four Winds Vocal Artistry

Four Winds Vocal Artistry

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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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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EriksGuitarLessons.com

EriksGuitarLessons.com

I’m a musician and teacher based in Central Illinois with the unique position of being both a classically-trained guitarist and an electric guitarist – I enjoy performing a variety of styles of music but my main focus as a performer is as a Jazz and Classical guitarist. I’ve earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Bradley University and a Master’s Degree in Music from Illinois State University studying Classical guitar. Currently I am finishing coursework toward a Doctorate of Music at the University of Illinois. Since 2004, I’ve taught hundreds of guitar students – beginner, intermediate and advanced. I’ve also taught music classes at Hea ... View Profile
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Aaron Carlson Guitar Lessons

Aaron Carlson Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I can help you expand your skills and repertoire in Blues guitar. You'll be playing new songs right away. I take students age 10 and up. You will need your own guitar - I can help you choose one, or I can refer you to several locations to rent an instrument. All materials and recordings of each class are included. Students can contact me for answers to questions between lessons. Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Private lessons anywhere in Chicago area, group lessons in Elmhurst, near Grand and York Rd. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Perform ... View Profile
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Jarvis Raymond Guitar Lessons

Jarvis Raymond Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I focus on helping students both learn about music and feel good making it. I have a Masters degree and a bachelors degree in guitar performance and love to teach! I teach all levels and all ages. You will get a very thorough guitar and music training in a relaxed environment. I've been teaching and performing guitar for over 15 years. I've played on cruise ships and have toured nationally and internationally. I've taught at community schools of music and music businesses in addition to maintaining my own lesson studio. My influences are: Although I specialize in Jazz Guitar, I teach a wide variety of music - everything ... View Profile
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Joseph Gajewski Guitar Lessons

Joseph Gajewski Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I developed my own teaching strategy, no more boring lessons. I provide my background to most of the learn music pieces, students are learning by playing along with me, each played note has a harmonized background. My influences are: Segovia, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Metheny My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Long Grove, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods, Diamond Lake, Mundelein, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Kildeer. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, ... 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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Demetris Timoleontos Guitar Lessons

Demetris Timoleontos Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Music should be fun!!! I try to make every lesson enjoyable. I will teach you whatever you enjoy learning. As a kid I studied classical guitar for ten years. Later on I obtained my Bachelors degree in Jazz performance from Columbia College. Currently I play rock music and I compose songs and music for films. I will take your reading, composing, theory and improvisation skills to the next level. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: At my studio in Elk Grove village. Student's homes in areas close to Elk Grove Village Guitar ... 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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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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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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