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yusuf M.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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yusuf M.

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I spend a lot of time gearing my lessons to each specific student. Obviously we will learn songs that you are interested in. But in addition to that I write out specific exercises to help my students learn while also making it something that is fun and interesting to play so that we are not tied solely to learning from a book when it is not necessary. I can also help with songwriting, improvisation and other creative pursuits. The genres I am well versed in are pop, rock, classical, jazz, blues, funk, etc.

About Yusuf

I've been playing guitar for 14 years. I have always had a passion for learning as well as performing music and I continue both of those practices to this day. I am a strong believer in gearing each lesson plan to a students individual interest and will write out individual exercises and arrangemen

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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
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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

UPDATE: I'M FULLY VACCINATED, BUT STILL FOLLOW COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES. IN-PERSON LESSONS ARE IN FULL SWING. I ALSO DO ONLINE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART GEAR. MY NEW SPACE IS OPEN IN THE FLAT IRON ARTS BUILDING IN CHICAGO'S POPULAR WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD. I STILL DO ONE DAY IN MY HOME STUDIO

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

Matt M.

10 Reviews
Mokena, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt M.

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I have been teaching acoustic guitar for over 13 years. Curriculum is student-specific but in most cases will include chord theory, strum patterns, fingerpicking, songwriting, and soloing.

About Matt

Hi! My name is Matt M. and I am the owner and founder of Black & White Music Services, Inc., a professional music education and production company. I began teaching at a fairly early age and moved to teaching privately over 9 years ago. I have a deep passion for music and the guitar and do my bes

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Kevin K.
Matt continues to challenge me. His teaching methods are great - he doesn't just teach techniques, he immediately puts techniques to work by applying them to a song I would like to learn. He is also very good about explaining the reasoning behind certain techniques/habits.

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Miss A.

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Starting at $20
  • Bachelor's of Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Miss A.

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Adaptive Guitar Lessons!

Using the Chord Buddy attachment and a full-size acoustic guitar, my lessons teach individuals with physical sensitivities in their fingertips how to play the guitar. The Chord Buddy takes away the painful period of desensitization that usually accompanies starting to play the guitar. It also simplifies the finger positions. Each chord is given a button that can be comfortably pressed down by one finger. With the four chords on the Chord Buddy, you can play a wide variety of songs. Additionally, I can modify specific songs for the Chord Buddy if you want to learn a favorite song.

I am not specifically connected with the company that makes Chord Buddy. As a special education teacher, I realized its potential for my students with Autism. One of my students even learned a Taylor Swift song!

Please contact me with any questions :)

About Miss Aryiah

Hello fellow musicians and aspiring musicians! Learning music is a lifelong journey, and I'm excited to help you along that path. My lessons are fun, relaxed, and open to a vast potential of learning. We will work on your goals, if you have them, as well as foundations of technique, musicali

Kwame S.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Kwame S.

9 Reviews
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Have you ever wanted to play an instrument or sing? Do you have a genuine passion for music? My lessons properly prepare students for what is needed to execute their journey as a musician. Lessons will be customized to meet the needs of the students. I have five years of teaching students from ages five to fifty and over twenty years of experience as a musician. Students will learn core music essentials such as music theory, ear training, sight reading, and more. And for songwriters I offer lessons on songwriting and structuring.

About Kwame

Hello, my name is Kwame. I have been a musician for over twenty years. I started out in music when I was in grade school and have continued my musical journey throughout my adulthood. I have five years of experience teaching a wide range of age groups. Adjacent to being a musician, I am also a sin

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Gary H.
Very helpful, encouraging and knowledgeable
Eduardo Fruto
Very informative!
Gary Hoeffken
For Barbershoppers I need a smooth transition to my falsetto. Kwame put me at ease, we did some exercises and found the transition without me even noticing the change. He is a gifted teacher. I look forward to our next appointment as we start reading music from the Barbershoppers music book. I did not expect such a warm atmosphere. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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Phillip Z.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • I am currently in a doctorate program, my primary emphasis is classical guitar performance. from Arizona State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1981
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Phillip Z.

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We will cover fundamentals - technique, scales, chords, note reading (suggested but not for everyone), songs. As the students progresses, we will explore more sophisticated music, improvisation, and other subjects the student is interested in.

About Phillip

I teach music. The guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele just happen to be the particular instruments I choose. Music as a language, discipline, and art, is the goal. I've been teaching, performing, studying, composing, for some thirty years. I've studied and gigged in the classical, jazz, rock, bl

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Max
Kind, super knowledgeable, and a clear communicator. Looking forward to the second one.
Jim
Excellent!
Orlando R.
I couldn't ask for a better first lesson. Phillip has an easy going, fun approach that makes the lesson seem like a piece of cake. However, when your done, you realize just how much he has taught you. He told me to keep a note book. Now I see why..

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Average Cost of Acoustic Guitar Lessons in Downers Grove, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Downers Grove is $68. 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 Lesko taught my son Brian guitar 18 years ago when Brian was a teenager. My son got to a point that he didn't want to practice and we were thinking about giving up the lessons. However, Eric got Brian playing whatever kind of music my son was interested in and he continued taking for a few years thereafter, completely enjoying it. When I decided to take up the guitar around eight years ago, Eric was the first and only instructor I thought of. Besides being very capable musically, he is willing to move in any direction that you want in order to keep you interested and helping you achieve your goals. He always has suggestions on ways to approach a particular piece in order to make playing fun and not frustrating. He is also well-versed in the use of technology to make playing a continuum as you gain skills, making a huge difference in being able to get more out of practice. Finally, he is conveniently located in a new facility in downtown Oviedo and he is very flexible with lesson days and times. Eric's greatest asset is that he wants the student to enjoy playing as much as he does!"
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric L.
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"John is an excellent teacher and has a great personality to teach. I enjoy learning from him."
Thomas
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"Great teacher! Organized, professional and compassionate. Great video and audio quality in the lessons too :)"
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"If you are searching for someone who has talent, enthusiasm and the gift of knowing how to share their musical knowledge with you in a manner that is also FUN, then look no further. Francesca is the "real deal". In the short space of a single lesson she can tie in music theory, keyboards, harmonica and guitar so that it all makes sense. Thank you Francesca!"
Bill
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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"Kirk worked with my daughter, who is eleven, for a little over a year. He was always friendly and professional and made the lessons fun for her. He was great at balancing my daughter's free spirit with structure and discipline. He really brought out the best in her and she looked forward to her lessons from week to week. We are both very sad that Kirk has to move, but want to make sure that everyone knows how wonderful he is!! I would highly recommend Kirk to anyone looking for a guitar instructor."
Angie
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kirk R.
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"Steven is incredibly experienced and so attentive. I’m really enjoying our lessons together and have learned so much in a short period of time. I absolutely recommend Steven to anyone wanting to learn guitar (in any level you might be in - he’s an expert)."
Henrique
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Stephen O.
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"Great guitar teacher, very professional and easy to work with."
Nathan
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Salvador B.
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"Greg is great at perceiving the needs of his students and adapting to provide a guitar lesson plan for their individual’s needs."
Ali
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Jim is a through and through professional. He has a very measured and logical approach to his lessons, and manages to keep things fun while drilling the fingering, patterns, and vocabulary into your head. I've been taking lessons with him for a couple of months now and I feel like I am learning a lot every week, and I'm getting measurably better. Just be sure to do your homework! Thanks, Jim!"
Ashley
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James R.
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"Baylee has learned so much with Greg. She started with very little knowledge in music and now can read music and play beautifully! We couldn’t have asked for a better instructor for her."
Carrie
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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