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Paul W.

81 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar from Columbia College
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Paul W.

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I tailor all my lessons to the individual students interests and wants.
Whatever your goals are, I'll help you get there.

About Paul

I have played the guitar for twenty years and have studied a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, blues and rock. I’m skilled in acoustic, electric and classical styles of the guitar. I have an open mind about music and can appreciate any style or type. I have a firm background

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James J.
I cannot say enough good things about paul. First, despite having so many years of playing, he doesn't judge or look down on you for not having the same level of knowledge he has. Instead - he is able to communicate concepts, both basic and advanced, to you in a way that you can understand. Second, he caters to you in order to achieve the goals you want to achieve, not the ones he thinks you should have. Lastly, he's clearly passionate about playing, and music in general. he's a great guy to chat about, seems really down to earth, and goes above and beyond in order to make the most of the lesson.

I cannot say enough good things about paul. Highly recommend you take his lessons!
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As a young female, I was apprehensive about choosing a male teacher that teaches in his home. However, Paul has been professional and I have not had any concerns since meeting him and working with him. He is a well-planned, experienced teacher who artfully progresses students from week to week in a manner that is constructive and fun. In only 5 weeks I have learned more about playing guitar and guitar theory than I would have thought. He has been attentive to my goals and it is precisely the experience that I pay for.
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Adam K.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associate in Arts - Music Performance from Count College of Morris
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Adam K.

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My teaching philosophy is all about self-education: not only will I teach you how to play the guitar but I will also help you learn how to teach yourself. The work required to learn an instrument doesn't come from 30 to 60 minutes of lessons from a professional, it comes from the intensity of focus you spend playing the guitar throughout your time outside of lessons.

We will start with the end in mind; what is your goal? What music or songs do you want to learn? Then, together we will build a lesson plan to accomplish that goal. Throughout the lesson plan, along with playing your favorite songs, we will cover several aspects of being a musician: proper technique; musical interpretation and expression; music theory, which will include understanding notes, scales, chords, harmonic progressions, and analyzing music; communication when performing with other musicians; and building habits and techniques toward effective practicing.

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About Adam

Hello future students! I am so excited you are here to learn a little about who I am and what I do. Before I talk about myself, I want to express how important music is for all of us. No matter how long you study or practice music - I have been playing guitar for 22 years - there is something unexp

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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
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Phil C.

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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.

About Phil

COVID-19 UPDATE: I'M ONLY DOING SOCIALLY DISTANCED IN-PERSON LESSONS, WITH MASKS. I WILL BE HAPPY TO DISCUSS THIS WITH YOU BEFORE SETTING UP OUR SESSIONS. IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME THAT WE ALL FEEL SAFE AND COMFORTABLE IN OUR WORK TOGETHER. I ALSO DO ONLINE SESSIONS WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT. I

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Norman S.
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Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.

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Abigail G.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded 1st Prize Classical Guitar - State from Washington State Music Educators Associate
  • Classical Guitar Performance from University of Denver
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Abigail G.

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I deeply care about each and every one of my students. I believe in the power of learning an instrument in someone's development as a part of their education and providing meaning in their lives. I tailor the lesson to each student's needs and interests. There are so many ways to conceptualize music and theory and I am dedicated to making sure each student has a strong foundation that works for them. I am interested in making the student a better musician, not just a guitarist, so hopefully they will one day be able to teach someone else.

About Abigail

Hi guys! My name is Abigail and I've been playing Classical guitar since 2007. I specialize in Classical and fingerstyle acoustic guitar. I love music and am currently in my Senior year studying Classical guitar performance at University of Denver. I am interested in the music of Classical Spain an

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Phyllis J.
We were very impressed with Abigail. Her knowledge, patience, teaching style, enthusiasm and clear commitment to her students was evident all in this first lesson. Very excited to continue with her and feel fortunate to have found her!
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Rob D.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Music - Vocal Performance from Phoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Rob D.

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We're gonna HAVE FUN! Your lessons will be customized to your needs and what you want to do with your ability to play guitar. I can teach you either electric or acoustic guitar. I can prepare you for any genre as I include fundamentals (for example, scales and arpeggios) in your practice. I use Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method books for reference and/or lesson work. I can help you learn how to play with a pick, how to finger-pick, how to sing and play simultaneously, and even how to sightread.

About Rob

Hey there! I've been performing music for as long as I can remember, and performing professionally for over 30 years. I have formal training and 12 years of teaching experience. I teach with positivity, patience, and perseverance and help you express the music in you! *** Lesson Details ***

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Jaycee
Great on time and did great
Parker C.
Rob was great working with my 11 year old. This was our first lesson and it was obvious Rob has a background in teaching and working with kids. He explains things in a simple manor and has a lot of patients. We look forward to working with him.
Wayne L.
Rob Is there a professional knowledgeable and patient I was very satisfied with my very first bass lesson
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Guilherme F.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Portuguese, italian, spanish, English
  • Performance and Jazz Composition from Berklee College of music
  • Awarded Dean's List from Berklee College of Music
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Guilherme F.

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Berklee graduate devoted to helping you make progress, whether it is a song you want to master, a new technique or simply the basics.

About Guilherme

Hello! Let's make music! I am a recent graduate of Berklee, where I earned my degree in both Jazz Composition and Guitar Performance. Whether you've just picked up the guitar or you are looking to explore a new style, I enjoy motivating my students to learn. Growing up in Brazil, I have a strong ba

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Sean
Great teacher. Definitely recommend.
Edgar S.
I really like the approach that Guilherme has. He understands the philosophy of teaching music to children. My son is amazed by his technique.
Luke
Guilherme has been extremely flexible and understanding with my 16 year old son. My son loves going to his lesson and knows he needs to practice a bit more at home.
I strongly recommend Guilherme!

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Des Plaines is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Eric is a fabulous teacher! I have been taking guitar lessons online with Eric for over 1 year now. He is experienced, patient, reliable, and offers feedback without destroying my confidence as a beginner. I would definitely recommend Eric as an online guitar teacher....

Learning with a private teacher without even leaving my house is ideal for my busy schedule...."
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"Paul has done an excellent job of teaching me guitar and music theory. He's customized the lessons to help me achieve my own goals with the instrument. I'd definitely recommend him to others."
Brian
Took Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"honestly hands down one of the best guitar (acoustic or electric) and vocal instructor i’ve ever had. He has a lot of patience and very caring. He’s so loveable and honestly i always recommend him to anyone who wants to start learning anything new. He’s one of the most talented people i’ve ever met. He goes with your speed and helps you really build your confidence. He really is one of the best and i still talk about him till this day after 2 years. MUCH LOVE ERIC!!!!"
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"Learning new songs each lesson Marlene takes the time to explain every part of the song she is very detailed in explaining everything and always takes the time to make sure you learn the first part of a song before moving on to the next parts."
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Took Guitar lessons from Marlene M.
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"I am 50 years old and have had quite a few guitar teachers through the years. Keith Parker by far is the best one I have ever had. His teaching methods are directly tailored to what I am interested in learning. He has never ending patients and at the same time his ability to motivate me far exceeds any teacher I have had in the past. I find taking guitar lessons very exciting. I would recommend him to any student looking for that “Perfect” teacher!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Keith P.
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