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Top 10 guitar teachers in Waukegan, IL

Students agree: these Waukegan guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Jon Kapity Guitar Academy

Jon Kapity Guitar Academy

5.0(3)
Top Pro
2 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Kevin H. says, "Made a new player very comfortable " Read more
Personal Progress

Personal Progress

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Ian G. says, "Improves my technique and always gets me into better shape for the season. It is also a great way for me to get an intense workout without losing much time in my schedule. " Read more
Tim Martinez

Tim Martinez

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Waukegan, IL
I have more than 2 decades of experience as a guitarist playing rock, blues and contemporary Christian music. Most recently have been a guitarist for Willow Creek South Barrington. I work well with students of all ages and love the process of helping bring people to the next level of their guitar playing.
Tom Margarites Guitar Teacher

Tom Margarites Guitar Teacher

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Waukegan, IL
Best guitar and bass lessons in Chicagoland 700+ Satisfied students over 28 years All ages/levels from beginner to advanced Proven teaching methods to make you better than you ever thought possible Convenience at your home or my fully equipped Northbrook Studio Skype Lessons Available I specialize in Improvisation, ear training, music theory, composition and more!
Veritas Music & Learning Center

Veritas Music & Learning Center

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Veritas Music and Learning Center, founded in 2010, is located in Gurnee, Illinois, and caters to the surrounding areas. They specialize in providing high-quality music lessons, special music classes, and a variety of educational services. These include day-time academic classes for homeschooling families, study assistance, and ACT prep. They strive to offer a diverse and inclusive learning environment that caters to a variety of student needs.
Zion Conservatory Of Music

Zion Conservatory Of Music

New on Lessons
Serves Waukegan, IL
Zion Conservatory of Music, based in Zion, Illinois, is committed to nurturing the musical talent of future generations. With a unique formula combining music study, mentorship, practice, and performance, they aim to inspire students to leave a lasting legacy in the world through music. Their mission is not merely to teach music, but also to use the art form as a tool for healing, comfort, joy, and hope. They believe in the power of music to enrich lives, and are passionate about sharing this gift with their students.
Greg's Guitar Lessons

Greg's Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Serves Waukegan, IL
Greg's Guitar Lessons, based in Grayslake, Illinois, offers a unique and fun learning environment for aspiring musicians. Not only do learners master their guitar skills, but they also gain an understanding of how to record music in a full-scale recording studio. The first lesson is free, ensuring students can commit before investing further. The founder, an experienced musician with a passion for all things guitar-related, aims to go beyond just teaching; he provides students with opportunities to enhance their musical lives, from recording and producing their bands to training them in live sound.
Protege Arts, LLC

Protege Arts, LLC

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
We offer high quality music lessons in Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison & surrounding suburbs and you need not leave the house-we come to you! We try to impart our love of music to students. We try to design lessons around student needs and goals, there's so much reward in passing on the passion for music.
Andre Alfonso Music

Andre Alfonso Music

New on Lessons
Serves Waukegan, IL
Andre Alfonso Music, based in Round Lake Beach, Illinois, offers a comprehensive music learning experience. The business, run by music educator and trumpet player Andre Alfonso Rivera, not only provides lessons in trumpet and guitar but also offers band and mariachi teaching. Additionally, Andre leads a 13-piece big band named 'Here for the Summer'. The studio offers lessons and coaching on a variety of other instruments. As a Latino-owned business, Andre Alfonso Music embraces and promotes multicultural musical experiences.
Silbernik Music Academy

Silbernik Music Academy

New on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Silbernik Music Academy, founded in 2014 and located in Highland Park, Illinois, offers exceptional and tailored music lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. With a focus on guitar, piano, and ukulele, the academy welcomes both beginners and experienced musicians. Their dedicated and multi-talented professionals create individualized lessons to meet diverse musical needs and inspire a love for music, both in-person and online. Students can expect a challenging yet enjoyable learning experience at Silbernik Music Academy.

Your Guitar Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do guitar lessons cost near me?

Guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per lesson, depending on if they last 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. If it's a one-on-one lesson, it'll cost around $45 to $70 hourly. Learning guitar in a group is cheaper at $25 to $35 per session.

If you're taking lessons every month, it adds up to $170 to $315 with the typical prepaid discount.

Are guitar lessons worth it?

Guitar lessons are worth it since only a professional teacher giving you live feedback can guide you to learn faster. A good instructor helps you understand your mistakes and prevents you from developing bad habits.

Learning guitar by yourself takes a lot longer and won't prepare you as well to play in public.

At what age should I start guitar lessons?

Children can start guitar lessons from the ages of 6 to 10, or when they can comfortably hold the guitar and press the strings. Adults can start guitar lessons at any age, provided they practice regularly and patiently.

How many guitar lessons do I need?

The number of guitar lessons you need varies according to your goal and your practice routine. For many people, it typically takes about 2 to 6 months to play a simple tune. Mastering the guitar like a professional can take anywhere from 4 to 10 years.

What do you learn in guitar lessons?

In most guitar lessons, you can expect to learn:

  • How to correctly position your fingers to play chords
  • How to tune your guitar
  • How to play various scales
  • New techniques for plucking and strumming
  • How to read sheet music.

Are online guitar lessons good?

Online guitar lessons cost $35 to $55 per hour and are good for getting personal instruction from skilled teachers worldwide. Take advantage of flexible scheduling and immediate feedback while learning new guitar-playing styles. Plus, you can easily record lessons to review their advice later.

How do I find the best guitar lessons near me?

In order to find the best guitar lessons for you, look through nearby teachers listed here on the Lessons website. You can also ask for teachers at local music stores or community colleges.

Before you hire a guitar teacher, make sure to:

  • Check out prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Read their reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Ask for a list of their current or previous students that you can talk to.
  • Talk to other parents about the teacher's reputation with their children.
  • Make sure you get a written agreement and schedule before your first lesson.
  • Avoid making a big payment upfront for a month of lessons until you're comfortable with the teacher.

What questions do I ask when choosing a guitar teacher?

To find the right guitar teacher, you can ask them these questions:

  • What kind of music degree do you have?
  • How many years of experience do you have in teaching guitar?
  • Can I have a free trial lesson to see if your teaching style helps me?
  • What is the average age of your students?
  • Will you assign me finger exercises as homework?
  • How often should I practice between lessons?
  • What textbooks do I need, and where can I buy used ones?
  • How many guitar-playing styles are you an expert in?
  • Can you modify your teaching style to suit my learning abilities?
  • What should I bring to our lessons, and how long is each one?
  • Can I get a copy of our schedule, agreement, and payment terms?
  • What is your policy if I have to cancel a class due to an emergency?
  • Can I choose some of my favorite songs to learn on the guitar?

Reviews for Waukegan guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Waukegan area.
Kevin H.
Jon Kapity Guitar Academy
Becca A.
Coach Joshua has been outstanding with our family! Started with general fitness for my husband and I but ended up teaching our son boxing aswell. It's been such encouraging experience and coach has really surpassed expectations.
Personal Progress
Chris W.
Marty is a great instructor. He listens and responds with exactly what I am looking for. Unlike some, he truly listens and understands what I am and prepares lessons appropriately. He is not "That guy" who wants to show you what he can do. I have been playing for 45 years (on and off) and I highly recommend him!
Pospeshil/Farwell Music
Jeanette R.
I liked that he has great passion when he teaches . His classes are very informative and he teaches , to where anyone can understand . Most of all his classes are enjoyable.
Dr. Eric Hines - Music Educator
Kasia P.
Tad has been wonderful! His expertise and training really shine through the lessons with my children. He has suggested specific books that will address their areas of need while also keeping in mind their song/style interests and goals. Tad provides challenging yet engaging lessons that have already expanded their skill level. Always communicative, courteous, and punctual, I would highly recommend Tad to anyone looking for piano lessons.
EMMA - Elite Mobile Music Academy
Michael N.
Tommy has been a friend and music business mentor to me for many, many years. He has lived and worked in two of the major music cities in the US (Nashville and Austin) and has worked with well known artists and indie up-and-comers. He knows his way around not only the business side, but the recording studio, the live venue, the travel, the songwriting, the band dynamic; pretty much anything about the entertainment industry He's a true pro that brings a positive attitude to his work that is fun and infectious among his colleagues and students. I highly recommend working with Tommy Held!
Tom "Tommy" Held
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