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Paul W.

82 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar from Columbia College
  • Teaching since 2000
  • 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.
Whatever your goals are, I'll help you get there.

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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Carly
I had a great lesson with Paul! I felt like he took the time to listen to my music goals and provided me with the tools and techniques to get there. Looking forward to future lessons!
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!
Maria M.
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Adam K.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Associate in Arts - Music Performance from Count College of Morris
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Adam K.

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My teaching philosophy is all about self-education: not only will I teach you how to play the guitar but I will also help you learn how to teach yourself. The work required to learn an instrument doesn't come from 30 to 60 minutes of lessons from a professional, it comes from the intensity of focus you spend playing the guitar throughout your time outside of lessons.

We will start with the end in mind; what is your goal? What music or songs do you want to learn? Then, together we will build a lesson plan to accomplish that goal. Throughout the lesson plan, along with playing your favorite songs, we will cover several aspects of being a musician: proper technique; musical interpretation and expression; music theory, which will include understanding notes, scales, chords, harmonic progressions, and analyzing music; communication when performing with other musicians; and building habits and techniques toward effective practicing.

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About Adam

Hello future students! I am so excited you are here to learn a little about who I am and what I do. Before I talk about myself, I want to express how important music is for all of us. No matter how long you study or practice music - I have been playing guitar for 22 years - there is something unexpl

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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Music from Roosevelt University
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Matt O.

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My Classical 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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Carrie A.

11 Reviews
Frankfort, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business and Music from University of Toledo
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Carrie A.

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About Carrie

I’ve been teaching and performing professionally for over 15 years. I have my BA in music and business. I have had some amazing experiences along the way. I've worked with world renowned vocal coaches, sang at Carnegie Hall, and played on various cds to raise money/awareness for charity proj

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Janice (Tony) G.
Carrie is great! She is very patient, positive and encouraging. We have three members of our household taking lessons from her, and she tailors the lessons for the individual goals, levels and interests of each of us.
Steve H.
Had a great time and look forward to more lessons.
Logan P.
It was awesome! Great experience with Carrie and she got me playing within our first lesson! Couldn't be happier!
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Michael M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • High School Diploma from Faith Lutheran Middle & High School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael M.

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Mincer Guitar Lessons is the best place to get in-person or digital 1-on-1 guitar lessons. Whether it be acoustic, electric, or bass guitar, Michael Mincer will be able to help you grow your love for music, no matter how far along you are in your musical journey! As a guitar player for nearly 10 years and an experienced instructor, Michael thoroughly enjoys the art of music and strives for all to know its capabilities. From just learning chords to one song, to learning aspects of in-depth music theory, Michael is glad to help in any way he can. Feel free to email him at the email provided or message him for further details!

About Michael

Hi there! My name is Michael, and I can't wait to share my gift of music with you. I am an experienced musician of over 10 years, and cannot wait to bring that talent to other people, hopefully starting them on the long and exciting journey through the arts. Though I have only been teaching formally

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Kaye C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Associate of Arts - Music from Frederick Community College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kaye C.

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Classically-trained guitarist specializing in classical and acoustic styles. All ages and skill levels welcome. Lessons will be tailored to each individual student's goals and needs. Whether you want to learn to play your favorite acoustic song or to improve your classical technique, I'll work together with you to build your skills, knowledge and confidence to become the guitar player you want to be! Contact me and let's get started!

About Kaye

I am a classically-trained guitarist and highly advanced Spanish-speaker with passions for music and cultural exchange. I want to share my knowledge and experiences with others so that they can find joy and beauty through these things too. I started learning guitar at 14, through informal lessons

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Sally
Tailor made lessons for my needs; great explanations and practice with grammar and vocabulary
Myla
My daughter loved her first lesson and was so excited to learn more!

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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 $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $85 per hour.
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"Great experience, easy to understand, leads you step by step; I'm very happy to have Ruben as an instructor."
Susana
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ruben D.
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"With a patient and intuitive approach, Juan tailors each lesson to fit not only the student’s skill level, but also desire for depth of understanding. When I first began taking lessons, I was only able to plunk a few chords and play along with a few basic songs. However, over the course of a year and a half with Juan, I gained a foundational knowledge of the classical guitar, as well as the confidence to site read and play a range of other styles of guitar music. He seamlessly integrated music theory concepts into song studies, helping me learn major/minor scales and chord shapes, and then apply this knowledge to better understand song structures and composition. It has been such a great experience learning from Juan, especially because he is both an exemplary teacher and guitar player!"
Chrystine
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Juan C.
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"Greg quickly assessed the starting point for our lessons. He said it was helpful that I had filled out the survey form in advance of the first lesson. He seems to have a good balance between correct form and good sound. I’m looking forward to working with him."
Tom
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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"Trevor is wonderful, fun and patient every single class!!!! - Our 12 years old son has been with him for a year now and his playing is amazing. So much progress so fast and so many different kinds of style already - I love that my son gets so excited when it is the day of his guitar lesson with Trevor!!!!!"
Alice
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Trevor H.
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"We had the first lesson today and it was great! Looking forward to seeing all the kids learn."
Faith
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Byron T.
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"My first lesson was heavy on intro and establishing a practice routine consisting mainly of exercises. This traditional method is what I grew up with and I'm looking forward to learning with Jon."
Jeff
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"First lesson was more of an assessment of where I am as a musician, it was a good lesson but I'm sure the next will be better. Omar is obviously a professional. Hopefully he will be able to teach me how to read music as good as he soon."
Ed
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Omar G.
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"I've restarted my guitar lessons after few years and I'm so happy I found Amir. He is very patient and walks me through each piece in detail and makes sure I get it right. Thanks to him I'm enjoying playing guitar again. Thank you!"
Anahita
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Amir M.
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"Our children have completed about a month with Kirk on classical guitar, and we are very happy at their progress. They both look forward to their classes, which in and of itself says it all about the teacher. We're very happy to continue the journey and instill a life long love of music to them. Parents posting on behalf of the kids."
Rishav
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Kirk R.
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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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