BLUE GUITAR ZONE

BLUE GUITAR ZONE

5.0 (9)
1 hire on Lessons.com
2 employees
11 years in business

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Skokie, IL 60077
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9 Reviews

5.0

  • Kevin Francis

    My instructor, Kevin started with me 6 months ago as a beginner and I cannot believe how quickly I progressed with his gentle, yet well informed teaching method. It feels wonderful to be able to play songs you enjoy!

  • Iram Shah

    Great teacher with patience and skill. Learning with him is easy

  • Will Jenson

    When I started taken guitar lessons with Kevin, I began seeing improvement in my playing almost immediately. I went from not being able to play a bar chord, to learning how to play some of my favorite songs. Since then, I have been extending my knowledge on music theory and slowly conquering the major modes with Kevin's help.

  • Keith Brodie

    Kevin is a great musician and instructor. During COVID, he made he transition from live person instruction to online seamlessly. My guitar skills have significantly improved since I started taking lessons from Kevin. Great teacher! Highly recommended!


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

I introduce myself and try to make the student feel comfortable asking about his/her musical and other interests, goals etc. I then begin our first lesson with assessing what skill level my student is at and what I think would be the best way to design their program.

With students who are new to the guitar, I usually begin our lesson with finger exercises, warm-ups and simple melodies, to make fretting (pushing down on the string to meet the fret) the instrument easier. Then, I start him/her reading and playing songs using chords and scales and simple tablature and diagrams. Usually, in no time they will be playing more of the songs, and music they enjoy listening to.

Using my method, students are not required to read staff in the beginning, but will instead, learn how to read tablature, charts, and diagrams, as they are easier to read, write and communicate, while also teaching how to recognize note values and symbols.


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

Attended mi.edu in Los Angeles, California.

Skilled in music education, songwriting/composition, music production, sound design and guitar.


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

30 Minute Online Guitar Lesson - $35.00

45 Minute Online Guitar Lesson - $45.00

60 Minute Online Guitar Lesson - $65.00


How did you get started teaching?

I started studying guitar at 11 years old, then started teaching guitar as a teenager privately at home, and at a local music store in Chicago, IL. At 20, I moved to Los Angeles, and enrolled at Musicians Institute ( mi.edu ). While attending school, I worked as a session/studio guitarist, and taught guitar privately.


What types of students have you worked with?

Beginning-Intermediate-Advanced Students of All Ages.


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