Justin L.

Justin L.

5 Reviews
Chicago, IL

Classical Guitar

Levels Taught: Beginner - Advanced

About Justin L.

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Male Ages Taught: 10 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 10 to 99


Music has always been my passion since I was young. Even before I played any instruments I was always glued to the radio, eager to hear the next great song. Not only am I passionate about music, but I am passionate about helping others learn and to achieve a similar relationship with music that I have. Patience is my biggest strength in teaching, and with it I am sure I can deliver the best possible atmosphere to help you learn!

After playing guitar all through high school and playing in its jazz band for two years, I realized I really did want to make music a career. I attended Loyola University Chicago and studied guitar and music theory, earning a BA in Music and graduating Magna Cum Laude. I was awarded the Departmental Award for my performances in ensembles, and for my Senior Recital, where I performed all original compositions.

My experience in several styles of guitar can help you too! I feel that this versatility can help teach you exactly what you intend to learn from your lessons, and I will work diligently with you in order to reach your goals!

I am now available for Skype lessons online!!!

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to keep my working environment casual and comfortable, yet still push you forward towards success on your instrument. Receiving a lesson requires work from both the teacher and the student, and if you give me a chance I'll guide you on your musical endeavors!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars, keyboard, living room, additional seating space

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have a guitar and amplifier (if electric guitar).
I will provide basic things such as instrument cables, and very basic accessories.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz guitar

Photos and Videos

This is one of several personal favorite jazz trumpet solos that I transcribed and then played on electric guitar.


Bachelor of Arts, Music Aug 2007 - May 2011
Loyola University Chicago

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency


Walter Zanozik Scholarship Jan 2009
Loyola University Chicago

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just sign up already! Justin did a great job teaching me. I am 20 years old and i have always wanted to learn how to play acoustic guitar. He is very patient and has a lot of useful advice to give. I definitely recommend him and it is worth the time and money. August 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by musician i think justin is a awesome teacher, very easy to work with and is always looking to find the right way to improve whatever your in need of focusing on. June 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Teacher This guy is truely amazing with older people, I'm 54 years young and he great with me since I have never played any kind of music instrument, I'm having fun and he really explained alots, and the best is he has a lot of patience... June 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Instructor Feedback Justin is a great teacher. He has been patient while at the same time giving challenging subject matter to help further my lessons. Would definately recommend as an instructor. February 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful instructor!! Justin is a very talented musician and helpful instructor. His laid back personality and patience make the lessons very enjoyable! He is able to accurately gauge his students' competency and construct lessons that are both challenging and achievable. He incorporates the fundamentals of guitar alongside song-playing of the student's choice making practice both fun and productive. I definitely recommend him!! November 19, 2011