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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
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Kelvin L.

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I have been teaching guitar for more than 15 years.
Every student is unique. We all have different ways of learning and retaining information: by rote, from a printed score, by ear, etc... Each student is interviewed and consulted to gain an understanding of how they learn most effectively and to create customized private lessons on the guitar.
For classical guitar, there again are strict technical guidelines to achieve a beautiful tone and effective movement. To supplement my private instruction, I use different method of books and others for technical training and basic music theory as they relate to the guitar.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Erica M.
Kelvin was an incredible teacher! He somehow made the very technical art of origami a bit easier to digest and do on our own from home. He was supportive and cheering us on, and his passion for origami was extremely evident. We can't wait to work with him again. Thanks, Kelvin!
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1st lesson and he was very engaging with my 6 year old.

Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dave K.

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I have been teaching guitar for 18 years and have taught hundreds of satisfied students. When you sign up for classical guitar lessons with me, you will begin by learning the basics of the instrument including proper holding and playing position, tone production, rhythm, first position notes,basic chords and notation. Once you get the basics down, you will learn how to play a variety of classical guitar pieces appropriate for your level and interests. All of this can happen within the first 4-6 months of playing.

About Dave

Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates

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Howard W.
I haven't played the violin since I was in middle school, and I wanted to re-learn to play it. I am so glad I picked Dave, he is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I jumped in with both feet and Dave made the instructions at our first lesson easy for me to understand. Excellent location and studio is awesome.
Rushia Hendricks
Excellent lesson. Does a wonderful job at taking older students and gently holding their feet to the fire to bring out the best- even under the most challenging of circumstances. Kudos to being such a uniquely great teacher!
Tom L.
I realize it was the first lesson but I was a little disappointed that we spend nearly the entire time on housekeeping items, like canceling and re-scheduling appointments. I think that could have been covered with an e-mail or handout. I also thought we spent too much time going over the differences between acoustic and electric guitars - considering my age and background. Would have liked to see him demonstrate what I was asked to practice before the next lesson instead of just being told to refer to the workbook.
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Sheldon K.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1996
  • BM Music Composition from MN State University Moorhead
  • Teaches Beginner
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Sheldon K.

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I am a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer who has been teaching all-things-music-related at the college level since 2004. I bring a wide musical perspective to guitar lessons -- if you want to go deeper into theory or musical culture we can go there. I have a background in classical guitar as well as jazz and rock.

About Sheldon

I'm a multi-instrumentalist specializing in teaching guitar. I've been teaching all-things-music at the college level since 2004. I've been teaching guitar and piano since the late 1990s. I think I bring a unique perspective to lessons because of my extremely wide musical background. I've playe

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Zachary D.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Zachary D.

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I have two goals for my classical students
1. To play more beautifully
2. To have fun! That's what music is all about!
This course will teach beginners basic sitting position/technique, skills such as arpeggios/scales/chords, and basic sheet music knowledge.
As you progress we will be talking about different eras of classical music from the renaissance to modern styles.
My goal as your teacher is to have you playing from day 1! Let's learn to make music together!

About Zachary

Hello there! I am currently a junior in college studying nursing but also pursuing classical and Flamenco guitar during my spare time. Please do not be discouraged by me being only 21 years old; I may be young, but I am experienced. I went to a well known performing arts high school in Florida wher

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Jenny
Just had my first lesson with Zach and it was great! Zach is very knowledgeable and patient. Onward to practice.
Axel
Before the lesson Zach made sure axel was prepared and ready. Zach was very attentive and patient through the lesson and really helped my son feel confident.
Jennifer
Zach took the time to understand my personal musical interests and adapt my first chords to a style of music that suits me. He structured the class so we had plenty of time to go over both theory and practice. It's clear he has carefully planned his lessons. The practice he recommended feel totally achievable, and it includes a good balance between drills and music. I really appreciate the thought he's put into his classes. Despite being very structured, there is a relaxed and approachable feel to his teaching style. Thanks for an awesome first lesson, Zach!

Jennifer M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jennifer M.

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Do you want to unlock the mysteries of the guitar fretboard? Learn to play songs, improvise for the first time or explore new ideas for improvisation, study rhythmic grooves and learn to keep and feel the beat. Guitar can be a vehicle for your souls' deepest expression and also a form of practicing meditation. I began teaching before I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. After Berklee, I performed in several bands, toured Europe and worked as a sound engineer for both live and studio settings including several festivals in Costa Rica.. I can help guide you with creating your own sound recordings if desired. Whether you are just getting started or an experienced guitarist looking for some unique perspective I'd love to help you find a new groove! My favorite styles to play are rock, reggae, R&B and the blues but I also play funk, jazz and classical guitar. Drop me a line today!

About Jennifer

I began playing guitar at 12 years old. Before that I had dappled with the piano and always sang. There was something about the guitar that just drew me in! I always loved seeing the hands of guitar players and the sounds that would accompany those shapes. Guitar is a very pattern based instrum

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Jena P.
Helping me unlock the fretboard through a blues course. She has a deep understanding of music theory. I’m very happy and grateful to be learning.
Isaac
She knows more about music than anyone I know. I am so thankful to learn from someone who understands music so well! A true artist!
brittany
Jennifer is the best teacher I could imagine! She makes learning guitar simple and fun! I would highly reccomend her!
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Dee F.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
  • Awarded OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR from Marquis Edition, Who's Who of American Women, 2006
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Dee F.

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I was a student of master guitarist Christopher Parkening in college. I have taught classical guitar over 20 years. I perform guitar professionally.

About Dee

*** Travel Equipment *** Books. Students must have their own instrument (keyboards are acceptable for taking piano lessons). I always council students on brand, quality of instrument they are purchasing before they buy it. *** Specialties *** I have been a public school music educator for

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Luke
Dee is very thorough and has taught me a lot. She's stayed in touch even through the covid-19 social distancing and I plan on continuing to use her as an instructor. She's great about answering questions and encourages lots of practice.
Melissa T.
Dee is very knowledgeable and really listens to you in order to critique what needs tuning.
TONY
I just recently started with Dee. She is doing a great job of helping me realistically assess my performance, and constructively set goals to improve the aspects that need work. It's been fun and very helpful.

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Average Cost of Classical Guitar Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute classical guitar lessons in Chicago is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $276 per hour.
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"Joseph is a great instructor with a wonderful, upbeat personality and a great deal of knowledge. My daughter is enjoying her guitar lessons and learning quite a bit in a short amount of time. He is highly recommend!"
Alexandra
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joseph G.
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"Very patient, very accommodating and flexible, very excited about the next lessons!"
Peter
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Aidan C.
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"I have been a student of Bill's for almost three years. Bill's teaching is characterized by clarity of expression, high standards, patience and an upbeat and pleasant disposition. He is always clear and direct when explaining the technical aspects of playing- no matter how complex the matter at hand. He holds you (and himself) to a high standard- no shortcuts- you learn to do it right. Yet he is so pleasant to be with that every minute of every lesson is truly enjoyable. Every time I leave I am ready to practice and can't wait to return."
Steve
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Bill B.
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"Great first lesson - slow, methodical, and enjoyable! And great lesson follow-up notes and practice guide for the coming week. Thanks!"
Peter
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jaxon W.
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"I took classical guitar first then piano because I got my nails done. Luis is a very patient teacher and advances his lessons according to your pace. He not only encourages you to continue the classes, but pushes you to practice at home atleast 30 minutes to work out the fingering in guitar and the hand placements for piano. I've been with him for 4 months and planning to continue, he has always kept his home clean and his work space organized. Luis offers in Spanish and English and has been very patient with my frustration when I don't get things right."
Cristina
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Luis M.
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"I only had Marc for a couple months (unfortunately had to move), but he is a phenomenal teacher and I recommend to anyone. He's very easy to communicate with and strikes a great balance between the technical learning you need with having fun."
Miki
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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"Our first session focused first on what I want to learn and where I am right now. Most enjoyable. He knows his stuff."
Hal
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ruben D.
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"Jon has exceeded my hopes and expectations as an instructor. His depth of knowledge in all aspects of guitar instruction continues to be an inspiration to me in my journey with the guitar."
Nick
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"I pressed the wrong star on my review!!! I meant to press the last start, not the first!!! Alex was a wonderful teacher to our son from middle school all the way up to graduation. Because of Alex, our son developed a love for the guitar and plays for fun while in school and had the opportunity to play for worship bands this past summer!!!"
Diane
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Alex B.
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"She is a amazing teacher and she is very fun and she focuses very well on what she is teaching and I am very happy that she is my teacher."
Frank
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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