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Paul W.

81 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar from Columbia College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Paul W.

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I tailor all my lessons to the individual students interests and wants.
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About Paul

I have played the guitar for twenty years and have studied a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, blues and rock. I’m skilled in acoustic, electric and classical styles of the guitar. I have an open mind about music and can appreciate any style or type. I have a firm background

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James J.
I cannot say enough good things about paul. First, despite having so many years of playing, he doesn't judge or look down on you for not having the same level of knowledge he has. Instead - he is able to communicate concepts, both basic and advanced, to you in a way that you can understand. Second, he caters to you in order to achieve the goals you want to achieve, not the ones he thinks you should have. Lastly, he's clearly passionate about playing, and music in general. he's a great guy to chat about, seems really down to earth, and goes above and beyond in order to make the most of the lesson.

I cannot say enough good things about paul. Highly recommend you take his lessons!
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As a young female, I was apprehensive about choosing a male teacher that teaches in his home. However, Paul has been professional and I have not had any concerns since meeting him and working with him. He is a well-planned, experienced teacher who artfully progresses students from week to week in a manner that is constructive and fun. In only 5 weeks I have learned more about playing guitar and guitar theory than I would have thought. He has been attentive to my goals and it is precisely the experience that I pay for.

Matt M.

10 Reviews
Mokena, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Matt M.

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I have been teaching classical guitar for over 13 years. Curriculum is student-specific but in most cases will include left and right hand technique, rhythm, dynamics, sight-reading, chord theory, etc.

About Matt

Hi! My name is Matt M. and I am the owner and founder of Black & White Music Services, Inc., a professional music education and production company. I began teaching at a fairly early age and moved to teaching privately over 9 years ago. I have a deep passion for music and the guitar and do my bes

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Great friendly instructor!
Kevin K.
Matt continues to challenge me. His teaching methods are great - he doesn't just teach techniques, he immediately puts techniques to work by applying them to a song I would like to learn. He is also very good about explaining the reasoning behind certain techniques/habits.
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Joseph M.

3 Reviews
Skokie, IL
Starting at $29
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
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Joseph M.

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I can teach classical guitar from beginner to a college level. My teaching is based on the Lopez-Ramos model which is world class in its results. I also work with students to play the music they desire. I have had students in the past learn bossa nova, south American styles. I also teach theory and sight reading with the lessons.

About Joseph

My Story: As a guitarist in my early years I spent much time reworking my technique and gaining insight in how guitar playing really works. My early struggles gave way to a solid knowledge of the guitar and music. This was gained through no small part through

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Ryan L.
Learning flamenco and classical guitar with Joe. He's got tons of knowledge and skill, and really pays attention to the musicality of things, which is something other teachers often miss.
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Great teacher

My daughter enjoyed lessons with Joe. He was patient and good at explaining to a beginner.
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Great teacher !!!

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Gregory M.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Jazz Studies from DePaul University
  • Teaches students 3 to 85
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Gregory M.

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As a guitar teacher for 12 years, my lessons of a dynamic method which align with the individual goals of the student. Whether just starting out on the guitar, or looking to get over a plateau, we create a path that guides you to becoming a better player.

About Gregory

Hi! My name is Greg. I love music. I have played all kinds of music, from rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and classical professionally. My lessons come from years of study including a University Degree. My method is all about helping you attain your goals on the instrument. My lessons have helped peo

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Ben H.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Awarded Best of teachers in 2015 from Thumbtack
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ben H.

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Have taken many classes on classical guitar. Have taught over 50 students from levels of beginner to advanced. Have the ability to help the student read music as well as technique

About Ben

Hello, my name is Ben and GUITAR IS MY BUSINESS...AND MY BUSINESS IS GOOD so please consider me. I've been playing guitar for over 18 years and have been in playing bands for 12 years. Recently after the band broke up, I decided to further my education and went to Musicians Institute in Hollywood C

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Britta S.
Pretty much let my kids run the show which meant not a lot got accomplished. He's nice the kids liked him though.
Johnathan P.
Ben was super understanding of my busy schedule. He jumped right in and worked well with my 15 year old son.
Suva P.
Ben is my kids’ first instructor. They have come along a long way just in 5 classes. I feel like my kiddos are in good hands. I would recommend Mr. Ben to anyone who is looking for music instructor.

Mikayla L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Business Administration from Toccoa Falls College
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Mikayla L.

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Lessons offered for beginner to intermediate players. I have a guitar I can provide, but definitely recommend they have one to practice on.

About Mikayla

My name is Mikayla and I have been playing guitar and piano for 9 years. When I first got started playing music, I was desperate for someone to sit down and teach me what I needed to know. After teaching myself through online videos for a while, I finally found a flexible piano teacher to get me fu

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"My daughter has been with David for 4 to 5 years, and he is an excellent teacher. He was extremely passionate, encouraging, and patient while teaching. I would 100% recommend David to anyone wanting to learn guitar."
Aravinda
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Amir is sensitive always on time master of his art and is a great teacher"
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Amir M.
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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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"Steve is a terrific instructor and guitarist. I’m an adult beginner - playing one year, now - on classical guitar; I have been grateful that Steve's been so supportive, positive, and knowledgable. His university-level guitar education and post-degree guitar experience have served him very well. I enjoy the guitar and Steve's instruction."
Bob
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Steven S.
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"David is a great teacher. He is very patient and he remains positive. HIs encouragement has helped me tremendously."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Extremely knowledgeable in so many facets of music! Very good communicator and facilitator making understanding very easy. Very personable with a great sense of humor . Makes music fun!"
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Theresa S.
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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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"Sylivan is patient and kind. I have been taking lesson with him for more than a year already. He builds up my confidence in music and gives me encouragment whenever I need it. I'm so thankful for having him as my guitar teacher."
Tiffany
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Sylivan T.
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"She is an amazing and knowledgeable, talented and very patient teacher! I am very delighted to finally pick up my guitar and want to learn. She is able to adjust to the student's needs with different instrument. She is a pretty amazing teacher! She has a very good technique. She motivates me to learn more. I highly recommend she to everybody."
Desiré
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Adrienn L.
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"I was super nervous when I went to my first lesson, but Damien was very reassuring and helpful. He asked a lot of questions to find out where I was at, and then from there he started teaching me. So far, I think he's a great teacher and will help me reach my goals."
Esther
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Damien S.
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  Earlier, we took a look at how to develop your right hand for classical guitar. In this article, guitar teacher Raymond L. will add to the balance by teaching you exercises for the left hand... The classical guitar repertoire covers more scales and arpeggios than any other technical skill. Therefore, I consider it important for you, as a classical guitar player or student, to focus on these following exercises. They're based on scales and arpeggios for the purpose of developing …

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