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Dave K.

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

22 Reviews
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I have been teaching guitar for 18 years and have taught hundreds of satisfied students. When you sign up for 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 your favorite guitar riffs and songs. 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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Spencer N.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Communications from Southern Illinois University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Spencer N.

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Pick your influences and let's break em down - learn the techniques of your favorites and how to apply them to your own creations! There is nothing secret about rocking out, and we'll have you shredding onwards shortly.

About Spencer

I'm so excited to get into music with the amazing spread of people out here! It's fairly daunting to take up a new skill, so I'd like to say that we're going to find a path that keeps interest and skill levels up. You are not required to suffer. Using several fun (and, importantly, very free) apps

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Claire C.

20 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Claire C.

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Electric guitar can be intimidating! Amps and pedals provide a wide variety of sound, but which one is right for you? Together we will work to build the precision necessarry to get your instrument sounding great!

About Claire

My name is Claire and I have been making a living as a touring/gigging musician for the last eight years. I studied music performance and production at Columbia College Chicago. I have played in a variety of styles, both solo and as part of a band. I currently tour with my band, The Lucky Dutch on

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Josh Y.
Great first class. Super encouraging.
Tage
Super patient and knowledgeable.
Matthew T.
Great first lesson with Claire. She listens and understands and comes up with a plan accordingly. Very highly recommend.

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Michael L.

51 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Rising Star Award from Gigmasters
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Michael L.

51 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 sn

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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.
Heath F.
He was a great teacher. He was very patient with me. I learned a lot in the lessons I took
Jennifer
What a fun way to spend our quarantine time! Michael was a great bagpipe instructor for my teenage son. He helped him to find the right equipment and made playing the bagpipes fun from the very first lesson. Thanks, Michael!
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Kory I.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music, Business Major from Cal Poly Pomona
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Kory I.

23 Reviews
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With over 10 years of experience, I can teach you basic chord progressions, to advanced jazz progressions, improvisation, soloing, and many different techniques ranging from hammer ons and pull offs, to tapping and sweep picking. In addition, I can teach you how to utilize your guitar, amp, and any pedals you own to achieve the tone you are searching for.

About Kory

I graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Music, and have taught lessons for 10 years. I performed in Jazz Combo, Concert Choir, and Vocal Jazz, and played in numerous concerts and competitions. In addition, I am a songwriter, and have written many songs for my own band, and for other clients. I a

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Maria
Great instructor.
Paige C.
Wow! Kory is more than we expected. He is truely​ a professional. My daughter really liked him and looks forward to learning guitar. She said he has energy and is amazing. He is very easy to talk to and follow his instructions. Thank you for referring Kory to our family. We could not have found a better teacher.

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Lia
Kory was really nice and knowledgeable and made my daughter feel comfortable when he was teaching. He is a skilled musician and a good teacher.
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Farrokh S.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Hindi
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music
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Farrokh S.

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Scales, chords, soloing ideas, writing riffs, drop 2 voicings, etc

About Farrokh

I have been playing guitar, piano, bass, ukulele and drums for 11 years now (teaching for 8 years). As a teenager I started playing all kinds of music and quickly became obsessed. At the age of 21 (2013) I went to Berklee College of Music where I studied guitar, composition and music production fo

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Robert F.
He's a good guy.
I'm not young, and I'm hard to teach music theory to, but he was patient, and is helping me figure a way into learning important stuff that I find kinda dry and not fun to practice. (I'm a good player, but music theory is very challenging to me.)
Delilah F.
My daughter enjoyed the first lesson very much! Looking forward to more!

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The average cost of 60-minute electric guitar lessons in Chicago is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $276 per hour.
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"My son took guitar and then bass lessons from Matt. Matt was thoughtful, patient, and ensured the lessons were tailored to my son's musical tastes. Through working with Matt, my son deepened his appreciation for music and learned how to perform at live events. He's awesome!"
Michelle
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"I have been taking guitar lessons with Nick Russo since February 2018. In my opinion, Nick Russo is a terrific musician and an outstanding teacher. He is an active gigging musician with an encyclopedic knowledge of music theory and music history and is well-versed in various types of music including,but not limited to classical, jazz, metal, folk, world music, etc., etc. Nick comes from a musical family and is very passionate about music, and this comes accross loud and clear in his lessons.He lives and breathes music.

I came to Nick after taking lessons for several years with another teacher. I liked this teacher very much, and the lessons only ended because the teacher moved to another geographic location. Although I did like this teacher, the lessons were starting to get stale and repetitious. When I started working with Nick that feeling was turned around. Lessons with Nick are very stimulating and interesting. Although Nick knows sight reading and theory well, he places a great emphasis on aural (ear) training. I have worked with him learning intervals, scales and songs, using my ears instead of my head. It’s a little hard to explain, but it’s a very organic kind of way to learn music. You learn the instrument more intuitively and I have had a number of’ “aha” moments when some pattern or connection or aspect of theory makes sense in a deep way. In the time that I’ve worked with Nick, my knowledge of the fretboard, and my ability to figure things out by ear has improved tremendously although I still have a long way to go.

Nick is also an incredibly kind and compassionate person, and he has shown a great deal of patience when working with me. If I don’t understand something he will try to break it down or present it in such a way that it finally makes sense to me. He has also worked a lot with me on my technique, and has tried to help me play more efficiently and ergonomically. Earlier in my guitar playing career, I developed

tendonitis in my left hand from playing. In addition, I have chronic lower back problems. Nick has made numerous helpful suggestions so that I don’t exacerbate these problems or injure myself again. One suggestion that was particularly helpful was to use a bass guitar strap for my electric guitar. Because the bass strap is much wider than a regular guitar strap, the weight is more evenly distributed across my back, resulting in less back strain.

I began my lessons with Nick face-to-face, but this changed to video due to the coronavirus pandemic. We utilize Skype and it seems to work pretty well, although there’s no substitute for meeting in person. Nick seems very adept at working in this modality. For example, he will have me position the camera so he can see how I am playing something. He will also provide close-ups of his own fingering to show me how he is playing something. In addition, Nick sends his students notes regarding the most salient points of each session. This is something he did even prior to the pandemic. Nick allows me to audio tape the sessions, and when I am able to go through the tape I gain an even deeper understanding of whatever was covered.

In short I feel that Nick is great person and a terrific teacher and that I was very lucky to have found him. I would recommend him to anyone with no reservation."
Jim
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"Ahmad is a fantastic teacher. No matter what skill level you are coming in, he can make you better. He makes sure that lessons focus on the songs/topics that you are interested in and has great patience.

Many times we think of learning guitar, or music in general, as a daunting task, but Ahmad has shown me how to think about playing guitar in a way that is approachable. He does a great job of mixing in theory where appropriate/necessary and will give more confidence in your ability to learn this great instrument than you have ever had!"
Luke
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Jeff masters the balance of professional knowledge and a great, laid back demeanor. He delivers information in a way I can understand and inspires me to push myself to be the best musician I can be. I highly recommend working with him, you will make tremendous progress if you follow his practice recommendations."
Phil
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"Just had my 4th lesson with Halec and they have all been awesome! My main goal in learning guitar is to create my own supporting instrumentation to my hip hop beats. Halec was completely understanding of my intentions with learning guitar and we have been working on ways that I can incorporate my own playing into my songs. My soloing has already improved dramatically!

10/10 would recommend!"
Clay
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Halec S.
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"Greg is an experienced teacher of electric guitar, acoustic guitar and bass guitar. He is a master of his craft and great working with students of all ages."
Mark
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Donnie’s a great guitar coach."
Ronald
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Coming from piano, the guitar has always seemed daunting to me. Prior to my lessons with Carlos, I had tried to teach myself songs/chords without much luck. Fortunately for me, Carlos turned out to be an extremely patient, friendly and competent teacher - I immediately knew I’d be progressing quickly with him! His qualifications speak for themselves, but I can’t recommend Carlos enough."
Charles W.
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Carlos H.
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"Bebe was superb for my daughter Béa (who is 10)! Patient, precise, organized and very understanding when a note was slipped. Highly recommended!"
Beatrice
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Bebé S.
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"Matt was my guitar teacher from 5th grade to 10th grade, teaching me electric guitar for over five years. Now as a Junior in college, I am still thankful for the lessons Matt taught me to have a great foundation in playing guitar. Matt is one of the most knowledgeable people a student could learn from. He pays special detail to the habits that many guitar players fall into when beginning, and made sure these habits were eliminated quickly. I had both parents, grandparents, and friends sit in on our lessons and all were impressed with the careful and thorough approach of Matt’s teaching. Thank you Matt!"
Kyle Melles
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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