Guitar Lessons & Classes in Ravenswood
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Matthew has studied guitar for over 15 years. He has played professionally in the Chicago area for over ten years.
Matthew has studied at the collegiate level at the University of Iowa and holds a Bachelors in Percussion Performance. He has also been performing professionally at many of Chicago's finest venues for many years. Matthew is an audio engineer certified in Pro Tools and Logic Pro, which are industry standard programs. Students are able to record and learn the art of production as they learn their instrument if they so choose. This allows students to hear themselves and learn from their performance as well as shar
Students are encouraged to pursue whatever moves them and are never restricted to any one type of practicing or playing. The main goal is to allow the student to find his or her own path in music and develop their own abilities in whatever way they see fit.
BM in Percussion Performance
University of Iowa
Dr. Dan Moore, Vern Spevak, Chic Evans, Ron Spaeth, Jim Dreier
Received Music Scholarship to attend U of Iowa
Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences
-Received Many Certifications and Degree
-Certified in Pro Tools Recording Software
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Students will have full access during lesson time to recording equipment. The best way to learn how to improve is to listen to yourself play. The student will be able to take home recordings of themselves and study what they can work on, helping them to make the decision on what they would like to improve on.
Students are encouraged to use Alfreds Method Books for Snare and Drum Set, Riley Books, and the Chester book for independence. Also, I teach the Faber Piano Adventures Series. Alfred's and Hal Leonard for guitar.
A cancellation 24hrs in advance is always appreciated.
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
· Piano · In home
· Piano · In home
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Originally self taught, I have recently studied
bass, guitar, and theory at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. Coming from a self taught background, I fully understand the importance of a solid foundation. In the beginning of my playing, after being uninspired by formal lessons, I chose to branch out on my own. This decision definitely slowed my musical growth. Having to fend for yourself is always more difficult than having a guiding hand helping you along. I enjoy passing on the knowledge it took me years to accumulate.
My musical influences range from Rock to Reggae, Blues to Folk.
However, I find equal enjoyment sharing my love of both instruments.
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My mission is to provide the foundation, through a relaxed and patient approach, for each individual student to reach their own maximum potential. We will cover basic techniques and theory, but we will learn how these are relative to actually playing music that the student is interested in. Let's face it, students want to play music. They are not taking lessons to learn what a pentatonic scale is, even though they will probably use it to play their favorite solo. Many beginners stop playing because they get caught up in the journey, and lose focus on the destination. If these techniques and exercises are shown to be relative to actually playing music, most students can't stop practicing, instead of viewing practice as work, or boring.
Each students' lesson is designed specifically for the individual. Handouts will be provided to offer support and reference, but the students desire and willingness to practice on their own will dictate how fast we move along.
The ultimate goal for me is to provide a relaxed atmosphere where students are having fun doing what they love. There will be plenty of time to learn complex chord shapes and theories. I simply want to create players who once they have started, will never stop playing.
*** Studio Equipment ***
I am available for lessons given in your home or mine. I provide small recording equipment, and drum machine. Each student will be able to record a cd of their playing to help in the learning process.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Recording equipment, drum machine, amps, and lesson plans. Student provides own instrument. Although I have provided instruments in certain situations.
*** Specialties ***
Rock, Reggae,Blues, and Fingerstyle.
Anya is progressing quite well and really enjoying her lessons!
Randy has been a great teacher for my 6-yr-old daughter. She is really shy & he was great with her. Friendly. Tailored the lessons to her level!
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I have been playing guitar for 15 years. I make lesson plans based on each individual, so I don't teach every one the same boring songs or use the same regiment with everyone. I want to teach you what YOU want to learn.
I graduated from Columbia College Chicago in May 2014 with a BA in Music Composition. I studied under composers: Drew Baker, Kenn Kumpf, Ilya Levinson, and Marcos Balter. I've performed and worked with members from the groups, Del Niente and Chicago's Composer's Collective.
I build my lesson plans around each of my students based on their interests. I'll try to incorporate music they enjoy into their music regime. I keep lessons pretty relaxed, but will challenge a student who is looking for something m
Bass guitar, ukulele, song-writing, counterpoint, orchestrating, arranging, music theory, and composing are subjects I'm well versed in and love to teach to other people.
I'm experienced with all kinds of music software, such as: Pro Tools, Logic, Garage Band, Cubase, FL Studio, Finale, Sibelius. If you want to learn how to write, record, mix, and master your own music, there's never been a better time to learn.
· Guitar · Online
· Ukulele · In studio
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
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!
As a teacher Ryan's goals are fairly simple. First and foremost he wants to make his lessons comfortable, interesting and fun. A close second is to build a strong foundation on the basics, so as we learn more advanced techniques we have a solid base of technique to build upon. And third, an understanding of the theory and history behind the music is a great way to engage in the music beyond just the rote learning of technique.
After a brief foray in physics, Ryan settle into a degree in music at the Univer
Currently Ryan is a co-lead singer, songwriter and stringed instrument player for the local band Distant Brothers, a folk rock band based out of Chicago. They play venues throughout the Midwest, with some of the notable venues being House of Blues, Metro and Cubby Bear in Chicago. Another highlight of his time with the band has been a collaboration with Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra, where he not only was able to play in collaboration with the orchestra, but joined in the arranging and conceptualization of some of the pieces played.
· Banjo · Online
· Ukulele · Online
· Mandolin · In studio
I teach every student the technical skills and applied theory necessary to work in any contemporary style on guitar. I use the "Be better than you have to be" approach. Want to be the best on a bad day? Be better than your chosen style requires. I studied classical and jazz in order to excel at rock, folk and blues.
You will learn to read music and charts for guitar, as well as movable scale patterns, movable chord forms, and how to apply it all to master the fretboard.
Have you hit a road block? I can help. Are you brand new and want to be sure you understand the instrument completely? I can help.
For those who wish to combine subjects, I also have a 90 minute lesson option. The more time you spend, the less you pay per minute. I have adult students who spend as much as two hours at a time with me.
My approach in private instruction involves tailoring the lessons to the specific needs of each student, while making sure that he/she has the knowledge and technique to succeed in their creative endeavors. Whether it's a hobby or a potential career, I leave nothing out. You will learn the entire instrument. In cases where a student works in more than one subject, one session can typically be applied
I also offer group lessons for 3 or more students. For friends at similar skill levels, this can offer a fun and more affordable way to learn a subject. It also serves as an additional motivator as the students in the group feed off of each other for ideas and inspiration.
Please feel free to contact me with the "Ask Phil a Question" button on my profile here. This can include questions about my method, or regarding days and times for lessons. What you see in my availability here is based on my schedule away from TakeLessons. I have students elsewhere and perform shows regularly. I may have additional times available and tend to have some flexibility. I teach worldwide online. Just ask.
As soon as you're ready to book lessons, you can use the Green Button after selecting your area of study, day and time. I will receive a notification that you've signed up. I will then confirm with you and send a questionnaire regarding your lesson needs within 48 hours.
Thanks for your interest.
I look forward to working with you!
· Singing · Online
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
· Vocal Training · In studio
I cater my lessons to each individual student in whatever style the students wants to learn while still touching on some important pillars of music such as sight reading, improvisation and guitar technique.
Chicago High School for the Arts and Roosevelt University with guitar performance degrees. He plays Jazz, Rock, R&B and Brazilian and traditional folk music.
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As a certified music teacher my lessons help students quickly gain confidence on the guitar. With my guidance, students become well-rounded musicians able to play their favorite songs, explore new possibilities, make their own music, and take on new challenges!
• Curriculum adheres to student and parent generated long-term goals
• Musical arrangements and accompaniments are created to accommodate individual interests
• Students can learn a variety of skills such as improvisation, effective practice habits, music composition, and many others
• Students have the option to explore multiple instruments.
• Instruction accommodates different learning styles and strengths.
Much of today’s music is created or altered through digital means. For this reason students of all ages should consider exploring different ways to interact with digital music in their lessons such as:
• layering multiple audio tracks,
• creating digital accompaniments to play along to
• looping, editing, and
These aspects of a lesson not only better prepare students for the likely future of music but it also makes lessons more exciting, creative, and fun!
· Arrangement and Composition · In studio
He is down-to-earth, easy to talk to and very friendly!
· Clarinet · In home
· Saxophone · In studio
Kenny has been playing guitar since the age of 14, has received awards and grants from the Canada Council, and is an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His approach to teaching guitar helps students learn quickly and maximize musical potential.
I'm a guitar player and singer songwriter from Montreal, Canada, have been living in Chicago for five years, and have been playing electric, dobro, and acoustic guitar in the studio and on the stage for 20+ years. I play fingerstyle in a variety of tunings and am also a proficient flatpicker covering folk, bluegrass, electric, blues, and country picking techniques.
Whether you are a songwriter looking to improve your basic skills to perform a wider range of material, or a flatpicker looking to refine your improvisation skills or learn fingerstyle and open tunings, I can help you learn the correct approach to help bring your playing to a new level.
We all have within us, the ability to be an excellent player. With ...
· Acoustic Guitar ·
Technique, right/left hand position, theory, altered tunings.
An important portion of my time is dedicated to teaching. It is important to me to know what are your goals and ambitions. Please fell free to contact me for any question.
My father who is a bass player introduced me to music world at a very young age and my first professional gig was at age 12 in Venezuela.
Since then I have worked and toured in concert as well as gigs, recording sessions and master classes with diverse artists. I have been involved in several projects with renowned artists such as Francisco Quintero (With a whole album as a duo "Duet'), Santiago Bosch, Fernando Freitez, Gustavo Caruci, Victor Mestas, Pablo Gil, Andres Briceno, Benito Gonzalez, Olegario Diaz, Carlos 'nene' Quintero, Scott Mason, Paul Wertico, Roger Harris among
Some of the musical styles I regular teach: Jazz, Rock, Blues, Funk, R&B, Soul, Fusion, Salsa, Merengue, Latin music.
I feel comfortable speaking English and Spanish, my classes could be in either of both languages.
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I am a recent Trinity International University graduate, a professional classical guitarist, and I have studied with international maestro Norman Ruiz for 6 years.
In 2016 I released a best-selling EP titled "Midnight" and performed at the Sherwin Hall in Chicago.
I teach all ages, all genres of music, and everything from beginner to advanced. The lessons are generally goal-oriented towards the student or parent's goals.
Students will reach their musical goals, and end up finding new musical goals on the way. I teach all genres of music, all ages, from beginner to advanced.
I incorporate basic classical principles into any genre, so that my students understand music in a broader sense. My goal is to train my students to become musicians so that they can understand music, compose their own music, and improvise in any situation.
My personal passion is composing classical music and performing, and I hope to train my students to begin performing and composing themselves someday.
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute guitar lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute guitar lessons are 30% less expensive at $35, and 30-minute lessons cost 50% less at $25.
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I've had the pleasure of working with Micheal a lot the past few years, and he has shown himsel
Give him a try. I"ll bet he can develop a nice lesson plan for you too."
Dave is a wonderful guitar teacher. He has an unique ability to help you understand the music. Great ear for music."
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