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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, English, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music from Roosevelt University
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Matt O.

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My electric guitar teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Beginner
Learn the basics of rhythm and tonality, as well as how they apply to your instrument. Then use those tools to learn the music you're interested in.

Intermediate
Learn about common variations of the tonalities you already know and start to venture into more complex rhythm ideas like polyrhythms. Also start to build the chops to learn parts more accurately when learning songs.

Advanced
Expand into more complex polyrhythms as well as asymmetrical meters. Also expand harmony and melody to include modes and chromaticism. Push your skills through original creations or original arrangements of existing material.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Alejandro G.

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Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alejandro G.

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Learn how to play scales, chords and make your own music. Learn the beauty of the sounds of the electric guitar. How to best use your electric guitar. How to best maintain your electric guitar in a healthy state. How to use guitar pedals.

About Alejandro

I am a 42 years old father of two boys 10 and 6, which I encourage to make music, play capoeira and eat healthy. . I am a self taught musician and guitar player. I have a strong passion for music. I believe that music can heal the body and mind if you learn to tap into its frequency. I am a heal

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Morgan W.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor of Music from Musicians Institute
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Morgan W.

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Lessons with me are like playing a video game that trains you to be good at music. Every exercise we do will generate a score, and you can practice between lessons in order to “beat your high score” during the next one. I've had tons of young students achieve college level proficiency across multiple domains, and can promise you that you will see a huge increase in your technique, music theory, and fretboard knowledge in a very short period of time using my simple and fun program.

Beyond that, one of my favorite things to do with my students is to teach them the concepts and techniques at the core of their favorite music and use that knowledge to help them write their own original songs.

Ask me anything!

About Morgan

Morgan W. is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, voice, ukulele, piano), vocalist/lyricist, audio engineer, composer, and improvisor. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Musicians Institute with a Minor Degree in Audio Engineering, and is a skilled operator of music software programs such as

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Josh
I started taking guitar lessons from Morgan June of 2021. When I started I had a basic grasp of the guitar. After 4 months of lessons with Morgan my playing became exponentially better. He was able to explain how everything works together in a fun and exciting way to where I always looked forward to my next lesson. I would recommend Morgan to anyone no matter what their music skill is!
Grant
Morgan has tremendously helped my guitar skills through weekly progress tracking. He is very easy to learn from and is a fun guy to jam with! Overall great instructor.
Amanda
I have always wanted to learn to play the piano but just never took the time to find a teacher. I tried self study and watching videos but it just wasn’t doing the trick. I’ve been getting lessons from Morgan for a while now and it has been AWESOME! He’s super passionate about music so any questions you ask gets him even more excited to teach! I went from not knowing ANYTHING about playing piano to being able to play a song that I have always wanted to learn to play! Morgan is able to integrate learning foundational piano playing with playing your favorite songs. I would HIGHLY recommend Morgan if you want to learn to play piano!
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Michael L.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Science in Music from University of Colorado at Denver
  • Awarded Rising Star Award from Gigmasters
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Michael L.

53 Reviews
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I make learning the guitar super fun! I use a really fun and fast approach to getting students playing in no time and more advanced students to the next level. For online lessons I use all of the latest technology including screen sharing, virtual snip and sketch and ink, lesson and practice follow up videos, and many other awesome tools to enhance the online experience. 26 years experience teaching beginner to university and professional level students.

About Michael

Michael offers a fun and fast approach to getting students up playing and progressing forward in no time. 26 years experience teaching beginner to the professional level. Studio and Online lessons. For online lessons Michael uses all of the latest technology including screen sharing, virtual sni

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Jason S.
For my first lesson, I wasn’t intimidated and it was actually one of the best first time experiences I’ve ever had… I am motivated to start practicing and I cannot wait until the next lesson
Barry
Excellent, easy to work with and very knowledgeable
Justine
Michael is an incredible teacher. My fiance has never played a musical instrument before in his life and I got him a few lessons for his birthday. At first, I wasn't sure how virtual music lessons would go, but Michael is by all accounts, an incredibly engaging, funny, and knowledgeable instructor. My fiance looks forward to his weekly lessons with Michael. In particular, he enjoys learning about the history of this incredible instrument alongside the actual music theory and practical aspects of learning a new instrument.

It has been truly incredible to witness my fiance transform in a few short weeks from someone scared of learning a new instrument to someone who is confident that he can learn a new skill provided he puts in the time and effort to practice and show up! Michael has given him the confidence and the inspiration to make amazing progress as a student.

I highly recommend Michael as an instructor. He really makes the virtual format work and he knows how to introduce beginner musicians to the joys of learning how to express yourself on an instrument.
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Dennis R.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Dennis R.

3 Reviews
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An evaluation of your goals in taking lessons.
An assessment of your current level of guitar playing and music theory knowledge and ability.
A lesson plan based on your goals and current ability level.
Lessons that work towards your goals.
Lessons are provided in classic rock, mainstream rock, funk, blues, pop, and folk guitar styles.

Are you interested in getting started with learning guitar? Are you tired of trying teach yourself? Have YouTube and other free online sources not provided you with what you want? Have you taken guitar lessons that didn't really seem to help?

My first job with a new student is to understand what they are looking for in guitar lessons. Do you want to be able to strum songs that you like? Do you want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Do you want to play along with backing tracks or songs? Do you want to learn music theory? Do you want to enrich your life with playing music? Do you want to write your own songs? I start by understanding what you want to

About Dennis

One of my main passions in music is teaching guitar. My approach is to focus on the student's goals and then to craft lesson plans around that. I enjoy working with students and helping them overcome obstacles. I am a guitarist, composer, and teacher. I have been in the music field for over 30 ye

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Ken
Dennis is a fantastic teacher. My son always looked forward to his lesson.
He makes the learning process fun.
I highly recommend him.
Jeff
Dennis is an outstanding teacher. He's insightful and patient, and customizes his lessons and practice assignments to your specific needs. I've been making great progress since starting lessons with Dennis and enjoy playing more and more as a result.
Rachel Lynn
A great and fun learning experience with Dennis. He’s the best!

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The average cost of 60-minute electric guitar lessons in Algonquin is $81. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $41 and $300 per hour.
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"Hands down a great teacher. Very experienced, and knowledgable about anything you might want to learn. Great with all ages. He always finds a way to make lessons fun so you want to come to the next one every time."
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Dave's lessons are solid and fun. He has the ability to turn something overwhelming into manageable steps. I also appreciate that he pays attention to my playing and emphasizes good forms. Great teacher."
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Dave B.
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"Noah is patient and encouraging even when you are very much lacking in natural aptitude. He is able to determine what skills are needed next and provides instruction that is easy to understand and implement. I highly recommend him an an instructor."
Christine
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Noah D.
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"James is awesome! He teaches both my kids (11 & 13) AND my husband! He’s great with all of them! He’s knowledgeable, a great teacher, has a really positive upbeat attitude, and he’s an awesome guitarist! You can tell he’s passionate about what he does and it shows during each lesson. Everyone is progressing, learning, and having fun! So glad I signed my family up with James :)"
Uzma
Took Electric Guitar lessons from James S.
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"I started taking guitar lessons from Ryan 2 months ago and he is the first teacher I have stuck to for this long, and more importantly, the longest I have stayed with the instrument! Ryan takes the time to understand my needs and the kind of music I enjoy and tailors the lessons accordingly.

He is incredibly knowledgeable and an awesome guitarist. The lessons are always fun and he is very responsive to any questions I have and encourages sharing musical things I enjoy so he can understand my tastes better.

Very glad to have found Ryan and looking forward to many more lessons with him!"
Karan
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"Charles is the perfect teacher to learn guitar , very understanding and down to earth makes you feel comfortable in learning the guitar"
Jimmy
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Charles C.
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"Ahmad brought my playing to a new level in a very short period of time. I had been stuck and not making much progress with my improvisational skills for the better part of a year when I first started lessons with him. I was impressed by his ability to quickly analyze my playing and knowledge and suggest some focus areas. After working on various intervals, I began to feel a magnetic pull in my fingers when playing. The intervals enabled me to make the connection between the licks and lines in my head and the physical fret board on the fly during improvisational sessions.

Ahmad is extremely organized. He has exercises for every topic imaginable. His exercises are clearly written with specifics on how to effectively practice them, and they progress in an incremental and logical fashion. This level of organization allows you to get the most out of your time with Ahmad. He can quickly retrieve exercises for a topic, without having to stop and think, or waste time on transcription.

I leave every lesson with more than enough material to keep me busy. Ahmad has been very flexible working with me and changes that arise in my schedule. On top of all of this, Ahmad is a genuinely pleasant person to spend time with and I really look forward to our time together. For me, I was an intermediate player looking to get to the next step. But I'm confident that Ahmad could accelerate anyone's playing at any level."
Ivan
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Dave is an awesome instructor who truly understands how to reach an adult learner like me. I have about 9 years experience playing acoustic guitar and was worried about making the jump to electric. Dave is teaching me many of the steps I missed or thought I could work around. His knowledge of music theory, and more importantly, his ability to relay it to me in a practical/attainable manner has been invaluable. I've had several teachers before but Dave is really making it click. Also, I appreciate his approach to web-based materials so that I know exactly where to find answers outside of our sessions. I'll be a client as long as he'll have me and intend to have him teach my son guitar when the time is right!"
Dr. K
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Dave B.
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"Ben is a great teacher. He is always on time, very easy to comunicate with, and he gets along great with my son. He cares about my son’s progress and whether he enjoys his lessons. My son really likes him and is very excited about his lessons, and I can tell by the progress he has made."
Venelina
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Benjamin E.
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"Greg really helped me get started with my love of the electric guitar. He introduced me to a lot of tools and ideas to help me continue on in my crazy busy life. Definitely recommend him for a student at any level."
Andrea
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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