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Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dave K.

22 Reviews
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I have been teaching guitar for 18 years and have taught hundreds of satisfied students. When you sign up for 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.

Kenny S.

9 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Masters from University of Western Ontario
  • Teaching since 1990
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Kenny S.

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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 seven 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. ...

About Kenny

Kenny has been playing guitar since the age of 14, has received awards and grants from the Arts Council, and is an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His approach to teaching guitar helps students learn quickly, have fun, and maximize musical potential. Kenny has played at Fe

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Robert
Great first day!
Jim
I recently started taking lessons with Kenny to try to learn some basic lead guitar in a one on one setting. I've been very impressed with his preparation, taking the time to tailor the lesson to my level of play and the music I am interested in playing. He also is very encouraging and is interested in my learning and progress, even going beyond the one hour lesson time to ensure that I have the tools necessary to continue to work at home.
Zion and Isadora R.
Great 1 st lesson. He was patient and supportive with the kids!
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Claire C.

19 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachaoler's of Music from Columbia College Chicago
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Claire C.

19 Reviews
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Electric guitar can be intimidating! Amps and pedals provide a wide variety of sound, but which one is right for you? Together we will work to build the precision necessarry to get your instrument sounding great!

About Claire

My name is Claire and I have been making a living as a touring/gigging musician for the last eight years. I studied music performance and production at Columbia College Chicago. I have played in a variety of styles, both solo and as part of a band. I currently tour with my band, The Lucky Dutch on

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Richard H.
All is well on the first day of class!
Alex Ivanov
Claire is extremely patient, positive, and most importantly knowledgeable. After only five lessons, she's given me a lot to work with and I can without a doubt say my singing has improved.

I recommend Claire to anyone interested in improving their singing, regardless of skill level, age, style, etc. She's fantastic!
Paul
Claire is great! Having a blast and learning the ropes.

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Blake C.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Master of Science from University of Mary
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship in Classical Guitar Performance from American Conservatory of Music
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Blake C.

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I THRIVE on HELPING GUITARISTS better their guitar and music SKILLS!! How? It's quite simple, I TEACH PROPER GUITAR TECHNIQUE and take the time to explain why and what for.

Lessons can be online and/or at my Lowell, Indiana studio.

About Blake

A job provides money. A career provides income over a longer term. But, guitar...guitar is part of who I am. My passion for guitar and music has been alive as long as I can remember. Don't get me wrong, guitar and I had our ups and downs. Serious issues! At times guitar was stubborn and difficu

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Tiffany S.
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Blake not only knows his stuff but he also knows how to teach. Phenomenal teacher.
Antoinette
Excellent instructions

Hissael R.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 to 37
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Hissael R.

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I've been playing guitar for 8 years. I can teach classical, jazz, and rock.

About Hissael

I have been teaching and tutoring students for 6 years now. I teach math and guitar. The thing I love most about my teaching isn't the end result of a student's passing report card or a student's accomplishment of learning a difficult musical piece. It is the effort that takes place between the stu

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Ed S.
Hissael is cool. We enjoyed his instruction and is very flexible.
Francisco
Taking classes with Hissael was a great experience. He was very patient and we improved our level in just 4 classes.
Highly recommended.
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Logan A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Awarded Regional Champion of the "Colgate Country Showdown" from Colgate Country Showdown
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Logan A.

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A few quick things about me:
• Have been teaching for 16 years
• Am a professional studio musician
• Have played in several touring bands
• Play/teach nearly all genres
• Took 12 years of lessons from a master
• Love teaching all ages and genres

Enough about me! We all know that everyone learns differently and has different strengths and weaknesses. My process is to analyze each student's unique abilities and to create a personalized learning experience for everyone. I have taught people from 5 to 83. I believe it is important to be empathetic to each person's needs, for example, I have experience teaching left-handed people, kids with Cerebral Palsy, Asperger's syndrome, people with missing fingers and other difficulties. Parents always ask me how I can be so patient with their kids, (the real secret is that I don't have to take them home ;) but on a serious note, I always remember the extreme amount of frustrating hours I put in before I got any real results. It's the least

About Logan

Hi, I'm Logan. I'm 31 years old and I've been working with students of all ages since I was 16. I currently teach about 40 students locally at my studio. I play for several bands around Ohio and I'm also hired a as a studio musician to play on tracks for one of Ohio's biggest recording studios. I p

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Average Cost of Electric Guitar Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute electric guitar lessons in Des Plaines is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"Knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. Would recommend highly to anyone."
Lisa
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Amazing guitar learning experience with Stephen!!!
Stephen is a very knowledgeable and professional music instructor. I have been taking lesson at his studio for about 8 months. I go there once a week for my 45 min class and practice 15 min every other days at home. Now I can play the musics I like. Also, during the lesson, he always put the me in the live band situation so I can react to the beats and rhythm from different instruments. Fun!!!!!!!!!"
Emma M.
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Stephen B.
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"Greg is an experienced teacher of electric guitar, acoustic guitar and bass guitar. He is a master of his craft and great working with students of all ages."
Mark
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Greg is a best-in-class and excellent musician, and more importantly, he is able to translate those skills to his students in an easy-to-understand manner. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for lessons, beginner or more, young or old."
Eric
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"I have been taking lessons with Halec for a few months and I see a lot of progress in my playing. He's patient and makes the lesson fun!"
Osman
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Halec S.
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"Greg works very well with both beginners and experienced players to help them become the musician they strive to be"
Carsen
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"I have been studying with Ahmad for more than half a year now and it's been a great experience! Coming from wind instrument, my understanding of chords is seriously lacking. Ahmad addressed all my questions step by step. He's patient and motivating! If you live in the bay area and want to learn guitar, Ahmad is your best friend and teacher!"
Chi
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Ryan's method and personality really clicked with my son. We definitely picked the right teacher!"
Patrick
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"Ahmad brought my playing to a new level in a very short period of time. I had been stuck and not making much progress with my improvisational skills for the better part of a year when I first started lessons with him. I was impressed by his ability to quickly analyze my playing and knowledge and suggest some focus areas. After working on various intervals, I began to feel a magnetic pull in my fingers when playing. The intervals enabled me to make the connection between the licks and lines in my head and the physical fret board on the fly during improvisational sessions.

Ahmad is extremely organized. He has exercises for every topic imaginable. His exercises are clearly written with specifics on how to effectively practice them, and they progress in an incremental and logical fashion. This level of organization allows you to get the most out of your time with Ahmad. He can quickly retrieve exercises for a topic, without having to stop and think, or waste time on transcription.

I leave every lesson with more than enough material to keep me busy. Ahmad has been very flexible working with me and changes that arise in my schedule. On top of all of this, Ahmad is a genuinely pleasant person to spend time with and I really look forward to our time together. For me, I was an intermediate player looking to get to the next step. But I'm confident that Ahmad could accelerate anyone's playing at any level."
Ivan
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Jeff masters the balance of professional knowledge and a great, laid back demeanor. He delivers information in a way I can understand and inspires me to push myself to be the best musician I can be. I highly recommend working with him, you will make tremendous progress if you follow his practice recommendations."
Phil
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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