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Dave K.

Dave K.

4.8(22)
I have been teaching guitar for 18 years and have taught hundreds of satisfied students. When you sign up for acoustic 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.
$1$26
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Ryan B.

Ryan B.

4.8(96)
I've been teaching guitar for 5 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. There are many styles I'm comfortable teaching from folk (fingerpicking or flatpicking), rock, blues and funk and I would love working on developing a unique style of your own. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of strumming, picking and chord changes and even a few simple songs under your belt. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!
$1$30
/30 mins
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Sebastian A.

Sebastian A.

5(17)
I will teach you any genre or style you want to learn, whether that be classical, rock, folk, blues, alternative, and anything else in between. We will go over scales, arpeggios, chords, and soloing that will help your technique and knowledge of the guitar. I will also bring books, diagrams, and sheet music to help with your progress.
$1$50
/30 mins
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Paul W.

Paul W.

4.9(86)
I tailor all my lessons to the individual students interests and wants. Whatever your goals are, I'll help you get there.
$1$45
/30 mins
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James S.

James S.

5(27)
I can help you master the guitar in the shortest amount of time! Experienced teacher with over 10 years of experience has helped many students achieve their goals on the instrument with guaranteed results. Everyone has their own journey with music and these lessons are here for you to achieve them. Whether you want to play electric or acoustic, learn songs or create songs. master the basics or go beyond the basics. Become a better player, musician, improviser, songwriter, artist.
$1$15
/30 mins
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Aaron B.

Aaron B.

4.8(20)
I've been a full time professional musician for 18+ years and have toured all over the world performing with music icons like Chacka Khan, Beyonce, and many more. I have a lot of experience with many different styles of music and I love sharing this gift with anyone who's interested. My teaching philosophy is simple: Get students playing music! It's much easier to understand the nuts and bolts of music when put into the context of the music you like. *** Lesson Details *** I like to design a lesson plan for each individual student. The first lesson will begin with a basic assessment of skill level. We will discuss goals for the lessons then get down to work! Students will learn: 1 Technique. the proper physicality to increase dexterity and avoid injury. 2 Music theory and comprehension. Usually through learning songs and analyzing different concepts they incorporate 3 Ear-training/pitch recognition. Strengthening the ability to "pick up" new material more quickly and translate ones Ideas to the instrument. 4 Music appreciation/Musicality. Listening to new and different types of music focusing on the different elements that make up a great performer/performance. *** Studio Equipment *** Music Studio: piano, stereo system, no drum there! room to sit for parents A1: drum kit, whole performance set up with recording studio, room for parents to sit in on lesson *** Travel Equipment *** amplifiers, cd/mp3 player *** Specialties *** ear training, most musical styles (pop/rock, r&b, reggae, jazz , world)
$1$50
/30 mins
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Donnie E.

Donnie E.

4.9(166)
If you are a beginning guitar enthusiast and want to learn how to play the right way, I can help you. I have been playing guitar for 15 years and have experience playing rock, jazz, and blues guitar. Plus, I use an award winning program that I'll personally tailor to your needs! Please feel free to ask me any questions! Book now to take advantage of my new premium quality guitar lessons!
$1$45
/45 mins
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Andrew C.

Andrew C.

5(93)
Fun and personalized lessons for aspiring Guitarists of all ages. Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced, my years of experience can show you a practical approach to learning music and exploring the guitar. Enjoy learning your favorite songs in a relaxed environment at my studio or online from the comfort of your own home. My students have many different musical tastes and lessons are always unique from person to person. Learn at your own pace. I build my program around your interests and goals. Become the musician you've always wanted to be and have fun doing it!
$1$57
/30 mins
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By John W. - Chicago Guitar Teacher

I live and teach guitar lessons in one of America’s major cities, Chicago. Chicago is diverse and rich with musical heritage. Chicago has a wide variety of options for attending live music events. However, my experience as a musician and guitar teacher tells me that Chicago’s music scene is also segmented. There are many pockets of small scenes that are largely unrelated to each other, and can often be difficult to navigate between. Therefore, in this article I have provided some basic information on what these scenes are, where they are located and where you, as a live music fan, can go to access specific and updated information about them.

Fortunately for the musician/music fan living in Chicago, there are ample resources available which provide information about local music. To begin with, local papers and pamphlets such as The Reader, Metromix Chicago, and The Redeye are released weekly and provide updates and descriptions of almost every live music event happening in the city. Aside from being available online, these papers are available at almost every supermarket, coffee shop, sandwich shop, etc. in the city. As a connoisseur of live music and guitar teacher in Chicago these places should be your major references for music events and discovering the local beat.

The summer is a very exciting time for music in Chicago. To begin with, there are several major music festivals hosted in and around Chicago during the warm months of the year. These include Lollapalooza, North Coast Music Festival, Pitchfork Music Festival, and Country Thunder. These festivals typically specialize in a specific genre of music, and last for an entire weekend. They either charge by the day or for the full weekend.

Every weekend during the summer there are street festivals and events that host live music all over the city. Most festivals are either free or extremely affordable ($15 or less), and almost always host live music. The two most notable of these are Chicago Blues Fest and the Taste of Chicago – both of which take place in Grant Park.

There are many great music options for music fans in Chicago that feature all types of music, which is great for students looking to take music lessons in Chicago.

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