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Thomas B.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Thomas B.

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I am a Brazilian guitar player who started by playing blues and rock on the electric guitar, and then moved into Samba, Bossa Nova and fingerstyle on the nylon-string guitar. Today, I play mostly Latin styles and a little bit of Flamenco. I also have a year of conservatory training under my belt, as well as a background in West African percussion, and culminate all of these styles together as a composer.

As a teacher, I cater to your aptitude and your goals and make sure that you are having fun while you grow. That means learning actual repertoire of music that you want to study. Some students want more music theory than others: and that's totally fine! But I like to always have a song as a context to study that theory. Afterall, we want to use theory to actually make music!

About Thomas

My name is Tomas. I am a Brazilian-American polyglot musician and language instructor. I play music and teach English/Portuguese for a living, and have been doing so for the past 7 years! I also learned Spanish and French through music, so I know a lot about those languages and the styles of music

Kenny S.

9 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Masters from University of Western Ontario
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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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.

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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!

Hope L.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Awarded National Songwriters Award. 1st Place. from Art Serve
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Hope L.

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Have you been yearning to find your creative flow? I love to help singers, songwriters and instrumentalists find their creative voice! I I have many years of experience as a professional singer, songwriter, composer, and producer and can offer you a plethora of tools and inspiration to help guide y

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David M.

46 Reviews
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Starting at $24
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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David M.

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Acoustic Guitar, Blues Guitar, Jazz, Rock, Metal.

About David

Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with

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Brian O.
Patient, encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and always there to answer questions. Everything you could want in a teacher.
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Dave is great. Very patient and a good teacher.
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John B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from The University of Texas at Austin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
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John B.

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I like to teach to the students specific needs and goals. From there we can devise a unique lesson plan that is catered toward you, the student. With 20+ years playing guitar, I have experience in several genres including blues, rock, country and folk, jazz, classical, reggae, salsa, and bachata. I also have a large library of materials to pull from and would not require the purchase of any method books. Whether you are a complete beginner or looking to expand your repertoire into new styles of music, I believe I can help you! I have experience giving lessons to both children and adults. Looking forward to working with you!

About John

I began playing guitar at the age of 7 years old. During my adolescence, I studied with Larry Hoffman, who was taught by the great Dennis Sandole. During my years in the music program at Towson University, I honed my chops and eventually went on to have a successful run performing in New York City

Victor Q.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Annual Conceto Competition from University of Northern Colorado
  • Teaching since 2002
  • B.A. in Music Education from University of Northern Colorado
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Victor Q.

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I am a string specialist. That means I teach and play violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele and piano. I earned B.A. earned from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley Colorado where I was a double major in classical guitar and double bass. In my senior year I was the recipient of the Annual Concerto Contest where I performed the "Concerto in A Major" on double bass with the University orchestra for the spring concert. I have played in both professional and semi-professional orchestras in Colorado and Arizona. I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it to them free of charge. I teach students how to play music on their given instrument. Not just how to play the instrument but working on ...

About Victor

I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it

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Joshua & Julia B.
Mr. Victor is teaching both of my kids, one guitar and the other piano. They are beginners, and he is very patient but keeps a good pace. I feel like they are learning a lot. He is a true music teacher and knows his stuff!
Victoria W.
It was awesome! Great pace and great mix of technical and practical.
Laura
Victor has been an amazing teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable not only about violin, but about practically every other stringed instrument there is. He also has an amazing grasp of musical theory, and has really helped me learn about my instrument. He has also helped me grow as a student. He keeps me interested in the music, and still challenges me to keep improving. I have had other music teachers, but he is definitely the best I've had.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Des Plaines is $65. 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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