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Ryan B.

76 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ryan B.

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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!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Jefferson Park who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes

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Ryan provides thorough and patient instruction.

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.

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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.

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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Ian M.

8 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Ian M.

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Chords, rhythm, left and right hand coordination and technique, theory and more. The sky's the limit (the side of a campfire :))

About Ian

I started playing guitar originally in 1991. I picked up bass and ukulele (and then over the ensuing years, gradually a plethora of other instruments, such as voice, drums, piano, and harp). I started teaching in 2001 throughout the Chicagoland area. First in music stores, then schools, then people

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Bobby P.
Ian has been wonderful with my bonus son. He's learning the ukelele quickly, and I'm so excited to see the world of music beginning to open up for him!
Janet B.
Excellent!
William Z.
First lesson was great. It took a little time setting up and getting to know each other. For a first lesson, I came away with some very useful information on a song I was having a problem with. I like the direction it is going. Looking forward to the next lesson.

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Andrea C.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Awarded Catechist Award from Diocese of Norwich - Office for Faith Formation
  • Life Coaching, Music, Fitness, Psychology, Mediation, Healthy Cooking, Religion, Singing, Songwriting, Painting, Bodybuilding, Fashion, and more... from CCSU (Connecticut Central University), Donahues School of Music, Various Online Studies and Courses
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Andrea C.

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Acoustic or Guitar classes will give you the skills you need to get stared playing guitar.
1 - I will help you determine what guitar playing techniques will be right and comfortable for you.
2 - You will learn major and minor guitar chords, strumming, string names and other beginner guitar details.
3 - We will reach your goals and set goals for future guitar playing.
1, 2 and 3 beginner guitar chord songs.

Advanced Beginner Lessons - Learning to Create and Write your own music if you desire so.

I look forward to working with you !

About Andrea

I love teaching and inspiring people so that they can achieve and feel the best they can be in their life. With my many years of experience and education I look forward to helping you through your life journey and reaching your goals. Let me help you organize your life. You will enjoy my friendly

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Great instructor very caring and knowledgeable.
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Very sweet, kind, and helpful

JG M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Hi!

I offer engaging and personalized guitar lessons for students. We build upon fundamentals skills through each lesson as the student learns their favorite songs. We also explore different aspects of music including improvisation, theory, composition, and even recording their own music. I provide study materials such as PDF files, backing tracks and videos to help students review what we cover in the lessons.

I had the privilege of receiving my B.A. in Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music where I had the opportunity of learning and performing with great musicians from around the world. Because of my experience working with students of all ages from kids to adults, I truly believe that I can help anyone accomplish their musical goals!

I am currently only doing online lessons on Skype.

I look forward to meeting you and getting you started with lessons!

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Juan
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About JG

Hi! I offer engaging and personalized guitar lessons for students. We build upon fundamentals skills through each lesson as the student learns their favorite songs. We also explore different aspects of music including improvisation, theory, composition, and even recording their own music. I prov

Michael K.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelors in Music Education from University of Texas at Brownsville
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Michael K.

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Whether you are using a pick or your fingers, I can help you not only learn the basics but teach you how to perform whole songs!

About Michael

I obtained my Bachelors degree in Guitar Education from the University of Texas at Brownsville as well as my Masters in Guitar Performance from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I am a qualified teacher! My lessons are generally tailored to the individual's needs so that the student maintains

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Eric
Michael is a knowledgeable and patient teacher who is capable of adjusting on the fly to the student and their ability to learn. During lessons he has been able to draw out what I have learned in the distant past and expand upon it in a way that has begun to build a good foundation for me to practice with. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Madi
Michael has been my favorite teacher! He’s knowledgeable, patient, and really helpful. Really good at explaining new concepts to me. Fair pricing and totally worth it. I definitely recommend.
Roland
Good experience. Tailored the lesson to my experience and likes.

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Average Cost of Acoustic Guitar Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Des Plaines is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"Natasha is an incredible teacher! She’s super knowledgeable, very patient and fun! Love taking learning guitar with her. I’ve noticed a big improvement in a short time working with her. She gives great suggestions to get your playing to the next level. I highly recommend working with no matter what your level of playing."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Natasha C.
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"Was trying to get a new hobby in this lockdown. Guitar has always been one thing I wanted to pick up. I had Andrea as my tutor. He was very clear in instructions and could identify what I was doing incorrectly and provide guidance right away. After some sessions with him, I am now can start practicing on my own. I REALLY enjoyed my sessions with him."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Luther is a fantastic teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable, mulit talented and good with kids of all ages. He is teaching our 17 year old guitar and 12 year old the saxaphone. We highly recommend him."
Monica
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Luther B.
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"Steven is a very knowledgeable teacher who makes learning fun. He is encouraging, patient, and thorough, making sure I understand and have mastered each new technique or concept. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to play guitar in a self-paced, relaxing way, without ever feeling overwhelmed. He’s a fantastic musician!"
Lani
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Steven G.
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"I picked up my first guitar around 1960, and took my first real lesson - from Jeff - about 55 years later. I had played off and on before, mainly off, but when I retired from doctoring my wife bought me a package with TakeLessons, and Jeff was the closest to home and had good reviews. I highly recommend him. We focus on the rock, R&B and such that I grew up on. Jeff's knowledge of music is encyclopedic, and he is able to teach it to an old man like me. He plays just about everything, from Jazz to Ukulele. I give him 5 stars. I have learned a lot, limited only by my own lack of practice time, and over the years I have also gained a good friend. Give Jeff a try!"
Pat
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"Great teacher, I love taking lessons from him. I enrolled for two months now and my progress was outstanding."
Filippo
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"A 5 star teacher. My daughter is very happy with this teacher."
Alexandra
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Phil C.
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"Adam is a wonderful guitar instructor. He is very knowledgable and he is always calm, patient and very encouraging. He taught me a lot of ways to practice and enjoy music. Thank you Adam! I would highly recommend!"
Veronica T.
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Adam K.
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"From beginners to experts, young children to senior citizens, Don DeBold has the ability to not only improve students' technical skill in a plethora of different musical styles, but also create an ideal learning environment through his friendly personality and entertaining yet helpful and engaging instruction. With decades of guitar experience in multiple genres and affordable lesson plans, Don DeBold is the perfect guitar instructor for any kind of student."
Daniel
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Don D.
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