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Chrissy S.

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Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, Dutch, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Elementary Education from Paedagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Germany
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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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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded John Phillips Sousa Award from Helias High School
  • Guitar Performance from McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul, MN
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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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Enosh N.

Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
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Enosh N.

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Hi Students,

I a Enosh. Been playing guitar for 11 years now. I have played in different bands. I have been lucky enough to learn from great guitar players and would like to pass that knowledge and learning to my students

About Enosh

I would like to develop a good guitarist from my teaching! I have developed a signature style of playing through years of practice and would like my students to develop originality in their playing. I am available outside of teaching hours to answer any questions student may have and even help them

Danny K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, Arabic, French
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Danny K.

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I listen to what a student wants and teach accordingly. I also have a thorough knowledge of music theory and can help students compose their own music.

About Danny

I am from a guitarist and composer originally from Southern California, currently based in Bogota, Colombia. I have been playing the guitar for over 30 years and have taught all ages along the way. I truly enjoy teaching the guitar, especially helping people find their own, authentic voice via th

LeRoy B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Awarded Grammy from Recording Academy
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LeRoy B.

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Greetings! I'm currently offering lessons on guitar, songwriting, music theory, music production and arranging, as well as improvisation.

I'm a Grammy and Gold-record winning musician, with 40+ years experience. I was a member of Wilco for seven years. I've also recorded and toured with Theaster Gates, Liz Phair, Andrew Bird, Beth Orton, Iron and Wine, and many others. I've performed numerous times on Leno, Conan, Letterman, and more. I attended Berklee College of Music and have a Bachelor's degree in jazz performance from Columbia College. And I've performed in musicals in both New York and Chicago and read music very well.

I have over 30 years experience as a private teacher. I take each lesson seriously and will be sure to pack in as much material and playing time into the lesson as we can. Lessons are tailored to each student's particular interests and process. We'll work on specific songs, techniques and musical ideas, while also looking at broader musical contexts and ...

About LeRoy

Greetings- My name is LeRoy Bach and I'm a Grammy and Gold-record winning musician, with 40+ years experience as a professional musician and music teacher. I was a member of Wilco for seven years, including the making of "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." I've also recorded and toured with Theaster

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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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Took Guitar lessons from Chaetan N.
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"I’ve never taken a lesson with Jonas, but in nearly three decades of covering local goings-on as Music Editor at the Austin Chronicle, I can certainly attest that this man is a musical GENIUS. And as I type that word, I’m trying to think of another local musician I would so readily apply said assignation to. His accumen on six strings is preternatural. In playing with a broad cross section of bands and individuals, Jonas asserts a truly uncanny ability to coax any sound out of his instrument at any give moment. When he does, it’ll be the ONLY sound that should’ve have come forth at that juncture. That’s a rare feat in ANY musician. Jonas’ confidence as a musician/guitarist/producer is only equal to his empathy for others and both remain palpable as his greatest gifts outside of shit-hot natural ability. If I played guitar, I’d absolutely lose my mind at the opportunuty to be mentored by Jonas. You will find NO ONE BETTER. Amen, y’all."
Raoul
Took Guitar lessons from Jonas W.
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"Steve is extremely enthusiastic, passionate, and knowledgeable about the guitar! He is very patient, and encouraging... traits that are so valuable in a teacher.
A true talent! I'm blessed to be learning from him"
Sarah
Took Guitar lessons from Steve G.
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"Michael is an excellent and natural instructor whose joy of playing and teaching is very inspiring to the student from day one. Take it from me, because I just wrapped up my first lesson and can attest!"
Madhavan
Took Guitar lessons from Michael E.
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"I love my guitar lessons with Indigo! She is an amazing teacher and makes you feel very comfortable by offering a warm and supportive environment in which to learn. Indigo has given me a completely new perspective on guitar playing. I started learning music theory and ear training from her and she even has me singing, something I never believed I would try. She is a very patient and supportive teacher. Her encouragement and her excitement about my growth as a musician are extremely motivating and I find myself increasingly passionate about learning music theory and look forward to my guitar lessons. I highly recommend her."
Kevin S.
Took Guitar lessons from Indigo S.
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"I actually feel I got somewhere on the first lesson. He starts by teaching a song. Love it."
Jennifer & Sarah
Took Guitar lessons from David C.
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"Jeff Stetson can take you anywhere you want to be as a musician

There are musicians and there are technicians.
I took weekly lessons from Jeff for 5 years and still go to him often for advice on song composition.
What I gained from Jeff, besides a true understanding of guitar playing fundamentals, is an understanding of how music "works"--the harmony behind it. From Jeff's instruction, I understand the theory of music--how scales are formed, how chords are built from these scales, and how to read and write all of it.
As a heavy rock fan, Jeff also helped me train my ear to hear the intricacies of jazz, which has taken my songwriting--both electric and acoustic--to a whole new level.
I strongly recommend Jeff Stetson to anyone who truly wants to learn how to play any stringed instrument, especially guitar, at any level. He will teach you how and/ or why depending on an individual's goals."
Catherine
Took Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"My 18 year son had his first lesson and he was so excited to realize he will soon be able to play. He actually went home and started practicing!"
Brandon
Took Guitar lessons from Matt M.
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"Robert has been teaching my 11-year old son electric guitar for the last few months and has done a brilliant job. My son loves his lessons and is inspired to practice and learn more. Robert works with my son's song choices and is amazingly patient and supportive. He is also an outstanding mentor for a young musician!"
Margaret
Took Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Just finished my third lesson and I am impressed. I am essentially a beginner, and John took me through basic chords and scales, challenging me accordingly, but at the same time making it fun. John is a great teacher - very capable, extremely patient. I feel fortunate to be learning from John!"
Tim
Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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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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There are several ways to master the technique of changing chords, so let’s look at a couple of exercises using basic guitar chords. The basic guitar chords are C, D, Dm, E, Em, F, G, A, and Am. Some instructors add C7, D7, E7, G7, A7 and B7. The F chord is always the most difficult for the beginning guitar player because you hold two strings down with one finger. Ideally, you want your basic guitar chords to sound clean and crisp – no muffled strings. Keep practicing the individual chord …

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