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Chrissy S.

48 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
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  • Speaks German, Dutch, French
  • Elementary Education from Paedagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Chrissy S.

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We'll have fun with the Leonard book and Beatles songs!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in

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Erin
We adore Chrissy. She is a delight to be around, is very welcoming, patient, and encouraging. Her talent is very apparent and she extends that to her students with each lesson. My daughter has displayed noticeable improvement each week and looks forward to seeing Chrissy and practicing. Incorporating students' personal music likes is also very motivating- starting with scales and basic lessons and ending with a personal challenge has been very motivating to my daughter. I cannot recommend Chrissy enough. She is a great teacher!
Gokul R.
Chrissy has been a fantastic teacher for me .She is patient, understanding, competent and above all a wonderful human being. I highly recommend people to try her classes.
Tyler J.
She is wonderful. She listens to suggestions and is very caring that it is not too much for my 7 year old!!!!! Love her!!! Very professional!!!

Susana O.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Susana O.

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I was born and raise on Peru, South America. My interest in music began when I was 9 years old. I came to USA when I was 17 and started attending college. I have take several music classes at college level like Music Theory, Music History, Piano, Voice and Ensemble. I finished my Associates degree in Fine Arts in Music in 2010. I have over 10 years of experience teaching music to students of all ages. I teach guitar and piano and I use different methods according to the student's needs. I also hold 2 recitals a year so students can show their hard work.

About Susana

Education is one of the most valuable things you can acquire. Knowledge stays with you wherever you go and you can use it in the less unexpected situation. I was born and raise on Peru, South America. My interest in music began when I was 9 years old. I came to USA when I was 17 and started atte

Ryan P.

5 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Guitar Performance from McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul, MN
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded John Phillips Sousa Award from Helias High School
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Ryan P.

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First off, I'm a patient, passionate and informative teacher! I realize that no two students are the same, which is why I'll create a unique lesson plan that is specifically tailored to you. Plus, my lesson plans are purely based on YOUR goals. Tell me what you want to do and I'll have you picking, strumming and playing it in no time. Signup for my stress-free, fun lessons today so we can start playing music, together!

About Ryan

I have been teaching guitar to students of all different ages and experience levels for nine years. My stress-free lessons are uniquely tailored to each and every student that I take on. My lessons are designed to accomplish what my student wants to learn and take away from the guitar. I welcome al

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Jack T.
Ryan is great!
Leighton H.
Our daughter has had one lesson so far, but is beyond excited to show us what she has learned from Ryan. Her feedback is that he listens to her and makes the lesson fun. We are looking forward to future lessons!
Georgia (8) & Weston (6) C.
Kids loved Ryan and are excited for more lessons.

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Ronnie B.

48 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French, German
  • Diploma from Redondo Union
  • Awarded Cutest Smile from Park near Perry Jr. Highschool
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Ronnie B.

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I have been teaching for 9 years. I am very patient, kind and will nurture your talent. My curriculum will be different depending on the style of music you want to be taught, but music history, references, and listening material are to be expected. I am just a guide who is helping you on your journey, where you wish to go I will do my best to show you the way. Thx!:)

About Ronnie

Hi,My Name is Ronnie. I have been playing music for eight years and I am currently Leader of "Blonde", my Rock N' Roll, Rhythm N' Swing Band. I Live in Redondo Beach and have Lived in the Southbay for most of my life.I was blessed to grow up around the local music scene! I've had the pleasure of pe

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Eric Liu
Great teacher! Very easy to communicate!! Super talented!!
Jenny
I had my first harmonica lesson with Ronnie and he is awesome! He is very passionate and knowledgeable about music. As a teacher, he is patient and thorough. I appreciate that he was able to simplify concepts for me and took the time to identify my goals. For our first lesson he was intentional about not jumping in too quickly and helping me set realistic expectations for my progress. I left feeling excited to turn this interest into a long-term passion. His communication is great and he is responsive via email and text. I had a change in my schedule for the first lesson. When I reached out to him to ask about changing the time he was understanding and flexible. I felt safe meeting in his home and he has an adorable dog (which is an obvious bonus).
Katya E.
My daughter wanted to share that he teaches her very well.
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John B.

91 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
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John B.

91 Reviews
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Learn how to play many styles of guitar, including Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and Suzuki guitar. Through one on one instruction, students will learn scales, improvisation and solo phrasing, note reading, theory, chords and chord progressions. In addition, students will also learn how to play their favorite song/s, whether it be Led Zeppelin, Greenday, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis or Stevie Ray Vaughn. Through the useful tools on line and the many great music software programs that are now available, students will find learning a song to be very easy and enjoyable.!

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of musi

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Ken M.
Enjoying my lessons. John understands my questions and answers them thoroughly. Has many materials at hand for the student.
Suveer
John is a fantastic teacher! I'm excited to schedule more lessons with him in the future!
Tara
John is great! super personable and tailors a short lesson towards your specific goals. 10/10 would recommend!
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Alfa B.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • International Relations from New York University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
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Alfa B.

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I have been playing guitar for 20 years, specializing in acoustic, rhythm-based guitar (pop, folk, rock). In addition to finger technique and strum patterns, I teach various note-reading methods including tablature, solfege, chords, and numbered progressions. As a singer/songwriter, my knowledge of guitar first grew out of a curiosity for songwriting. However, when I started teaching children how to play guitar 10 years ago, it became clear to me that the instrument itself yields infinite possibilities. Let's start your journey to learning the guitar together!

About Alfa

Hi everyone! I am a professional musician with 20 years of experience in Songwriting, Singing, Guitar, Piano, and Ukulele. I also have 10 years of classical training on Violin. I love teaching music to students of all ages. I currently teach music at two Montessori schools, in addition to perfor

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Dhannie Mae
Alfa Alfa has always been kind and patient with me during our lessons. She teaches incredibly well and help me learn a piece I would consider difficult.
Katy
Alfa is incredibly kind and patient and insightful! I learned so much about my own voice and habits through her and highly recommend her as a teacher!

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Chicago is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $17 and $276 per hour.
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"I started learning from Rob 5 years ago. I didn't think he'd want to spend time teaching me because I didn't know anything about guitar and he was so good. I was so wrong! Since our first lesson, he treated me like a friend, and 5 years later and we are great friends. I started off being able to play a couple notes, and now I can pay solos and songs and learn just about anything I want! Thanks Rob! Take Lessons from this guy! He's the Best!"
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I taught music for 27 years and had many teachers myself. The method, expertise, and motivation provided in these lessons belongs on the top shelf----stellar. The approach to guitar is refreshing and comprehensive in out look and in scope. Multiple styles and elements are given focus, demonstration and practice in a fun way. I am at ease with the challenges and I look forward to reaching more and more competent levels that allow me to play music with real skill and genuine depth. For the first time in years, I am on the move and excited thanks to this man's expertise and understated caliber of music talent."
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"Before the lesson today I was having anxiety and performance issues, and Tim really encouraged me and cut right through the problem. He knew exactly how to handle it without making me feel inferior and giving me the confidence to overcome it. Tim is very casual and at the same time professional bringing you to a place of relaxation and enjoying the journey, not just the destination. I have been playing for many years but still learning the basics that I never learned, and although it could be frustrating to go back, he has made it rewarding and simple."
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Took Guitar lessons from Zander W.
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Daniel is very patient"
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Took Guitar lessons from Daniel B.
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"I started taking classes with Ahmad about 18 months and have made steady progress on my technique as well as my understanding of music in general. Outside of being an outstanding guitar player, Ahmad has developed a truly effective teaching method that can accommodate students at any level of expertise. Good for me since I was a beginner when I started. So we started with the basics of rhythm & timing and I got the help I needed there. So eventually we moved into lead guitar techniques and harmony in general. I should note that I am in my early forties and thus have limited time to practice. Because of Ahmad's approach, I have been able to maximize my practice time by focusing on the exercises and techniques that are most important. I would also like to mention that Ahmad is very patient with me and easy to work with. It's been a blast working with Ahmad, I really enjoy practicing the material and experiencing steady improvement in my playing."
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Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy now for over 2 years. Jimmy's understanding and patience goes above and beyond what you can ask for in a teacher and mentor. Every time I step foot into his studio I walk out inspired to want to learn more and create. Jimmy will change gears during a lesson if the student wants to go in a different direction that day. Nothing throws him off and I know he has his students best interest at heart! I have taken lessons with another teacher in the past and I have never had the personalization that I have with Jimmy. His availability goes above and beyond and is always available if you have any questions. You will learn so much and be so inspired to make music!"
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Took Guitar lessons from James R.
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"On time, courteous, and kind! My daughter is looking forward to her next lesson!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Kevin D.
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Took Guitar lessons from Christopher M.
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Guitar Lessons in Chicago, IL

By Will P. - Chicago Guitar Teacher While it’s impossible to pinpoint any one locale as “the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” the city of Chicago has a strong claim to the title. In 1955, Chuck Berry came to Chicago to record for the already world-renowned Chess Records label. For years, Chess (and Chicago) had been home to some America’s most famous blues artists: Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James and Sonny Williamson, just to name a few. So when Chuck Berry and fellow rock innovator Bo Diddley came to Chess to cut their first records, Chicago became an epicenter not only for blues but also for the exploding rock ‘n’ roll scene – and one central component to that new wave of music was the guitar.

Follow that track through the second half of the twentieth century to the present and it’s clear Chicago has always been a critical point on the map of American guitar music. Today, world class bands like the Smashing Pumpkins, OK GO, and Wilco all call Chicago home. Chicago is the permanent home to music festivals Lollapalooza and Pitchfork, and the city hosts its own jazz, blues and gospel festivals every summer, bringing some of the top guitarists in the world to Grant Park. Eric Clapton has even chosen Chicago as the site for his Crossroads Guitar Festival for the last few years.

Meanwhile, the independent music scene thrives in Chicago. On any given night of the week you can find excellent local groups and artists playing a myriad of genres and styles of music: jazz, blues, indie rock, pop, punk, and metal. As a student of bass or guitar lessons in Chicago, this is a critical factor: in a city with such a rich musical tradition and so many talented musicians, you’re bound to find a wealth of excellent teachers willing to share their knowledge and experience with you.

You might be surprised to learn that many of the musicians you see rocking out on stage on any given night also work as mild-mannered instructors teaching guitar lessons in Chicago during the days and evenings. This can be a tremendous resource for music students; you can learn from your instructor in a one-on-one setting and then go to see them and their peers in action onstage. Without a doubt, one of the most important aspects of learning to play an instrument (aside from lots of practice!) is listening to music and going to concerts to see how the skills and techniques you’re learning actually play out on stage in a real performance setting. With so many great musicians to see perform and so many skilled teachers to work with, the opportunities to dive in and immerse yourself in guitar lessons in Chicago have never been greater.

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