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Daniel K.

40 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Awarded Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award from Lincoln Acadamy
  • Teaching since 1980
  • BA in Music Composition from Columbia College
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Daniel K.

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Professional level coaching and development

About Daniel

Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with musi

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Michael
Really great stuff !!
Ashleigh S.
It was only a first lesson but I can already tell I'm going to be taking more lessons with Daniel. He's very knowledgeable, patient, and dedicated. He detailed a specific plan for me to work on that isn't too rigid or boring, I'm looking forward to relearning the flute with him.
Mark
Great 1st lesson! Looking forward to continuing and learning more

Matthew C.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Jazz and Contemporary Music on Upright Bass from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
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Matthew C.

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I'll teach you fundamentals of grooving well and how to play in any and all style you desire! Writing bass lines, learning from the greats, and teaching you how to improvise in any situation.
I can teach basic to intermediate slapping techniques as well as bass tapping. I'll go over some useful scales and modes as well as basic to advanced music theory.

About Matthew

Matthew has been playing the upright bass for about 13 years, and although he has a strong classical foundation, he has been studying jazz for the past 6 years. Matt is currently in his last semester at Roosevelt University for Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance on the Upright Bass. At CCPA

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He's a great teacher!

Emily B.

3 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Music Theory from Berklee Online
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner
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Emily B.

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All ages welcome!

I teach music theory, note reading and playing by ear.

About Emily

As a performing musician, I enjoy sharing my love and knowledge of music with others. It's important for me to teach students everything they need to know in order to be able to sight read and play by ear. I can teach you to play all types of music - Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical. Wit

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Marsha
Emily is a great teacher. This is my son's first time playing guitar and he has gotten really good. She teaches him music theory too. And, he gets to play all kinds of songs including classical.
Mark
Miss Brown is an awesome piano and guitar teacher. When I retired a few years ago I took piano with her. Now she's teaching me how to play guitar. Since I know how to play piano, it's so much easier to learn guitar. She's teaching me how to play in a band too. We jam together me playing guitar and she plays piano. Miss Brown makes everything easy to learn. I'm having so much fun learning to play music!
Tony
Piano and guitar lessons. Emily is a great teacher. She teach my son piano and now she teach him guitar. He learn a lot and can play any song with sheet music and by ear. Now she teach me and my wife to play guitar. Makes everything easy to understand and play. She's awesome!

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Steve G.

45 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2002
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Steve G.

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Theory,rhythm,and scales are combined with technique on how to play underneath a song with movement (walking)

About Steve

Music has been a part of my life for over 4 decades. I stepped onstage when I was 15, and have been active in the music business ever since. I was raised in the New York / New England area, and played in many bands in the 70's and 80's, most notably the band AVALON. I moved to Florida in the late 8

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Scott H.
Great instructions that is really tailored to what I want to achieve on the instrument. Steve always shows up with a super positive and enthusiastic attitude, it makes me enjoy the lessons even more.
Chris B.
Great communication. Thank you Steve!
Jeremy J.
Early days, but Steve gave mea realistic foundation for learning

George C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute
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George C.

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Fingers or a pick? Why did you you choose electric bass over the guitar? I’ll help you understand the role of a bass guitar and show you basic techniques to those catchy fills that have been remembered for decades.

Beginner level: technique and positioning is paramount. I prefer to use fingers over a pick to begin with but it is purely your choice. I will start from one position (left hand) and work with the right amount of finger strength (both hands), timing of notes, and coordination. A plethora of popular songs can be played in just one spot on the fret!

Next, I will incorporate some simple theory and show you how to move around the fretboard comfortably by shifting or sliding and really emphasize cooperation with the right hand. You want to make those notes shine and “mean it”. You are the band’s “anchor” and you Must listen to your bandmates (even if you are just jamming to your favorite songs).

My goal is to make you feel comfortable in your role and get the ...

About George

Hi, my name is George. I am available to teach electric or acoustic guitar and bass either at my place or yours. I have played both electric and acoustic guitar for 18+ now and attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA where I played with many talented individuals and learned from some of the

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Norm W.
George was so patient with me. I knew absolutely nothing about playing guitar and I learned exactly what I needed. He gave me the confidence I needed to learn the guitar.George is an amazing guitar player and I feel fortunate to have him as my instructor. I loved my lesson and can't wait for the next.
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Justin W.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, German (Deutsch)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Justin W.

33 Reviews
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Learn proper technique, how to read sheet music and guitar tabs, how to play scales, music theory, and more!

About Justin

Justin W. is a professional performer, composer, and educator based in Rockledge, Florida. Justin received his Bachelor of Music Performance in Voice from the University of North Florida and his Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Louisville. He has performed alongside the Lou

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Jay M.
As a 63-year old I was concerned it would tough for me to learn. I'm sure I don't retain and absorb like a 12-year old but I AM LEARNING TO PLAY. Justin is very patient and accommodating and I am inspired to practice weekly. Most of all I'm having fun.
Beverly
Lucas loved Justin. Too bad he moved. We wish him and his family the best.
Jay M.
On time. Listened to my needs.

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Average Cost of Bass Guitar Lessons in Downers Grove, IL

The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons in Downers Grove is $64. 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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"I started with Jeff in 1976 after becoming frustrated with my teacher who only taught the Carol Kaye method. Jeff was a breath of fresh air with his encouraging me to perfect my basic skills and expand the genres of music I listened to and played. After a few months he understood exactly the way I learned and my lessons became focused on my personal progression that was always changing at that age of my life.

What remained a constant during my years of lessons was Jeff’s caring nature, commitment to better my skills, understanding reading music, theory, and playing by ear. These skills he imparted to me continue today, over 40 years later.

Thank you Jeff!"
Tim
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"David is a fantastic bassist. Every time I play with David, I am amazed how he plays solid groove and touching lines. He has good ear too, so it’s truly enjoyable to interplay with him.
Very contributive, patient, and friendly. David brought me a lot of ideas and consideration in detail. Nice guy!!"
Tomoya
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David S.
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"Marcelo is a great instructor. He very quickly found my "level" and by the end of the first lesson had a plan for me which has been just perfect so far. He will challenge and train your brain along with your technique, and gently push you beyond your comfort zone. I'm extremely happy to be studying with Marcel and would recommend him to anyone."
Peter
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Marcelo M.
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"I am very particular about where I receive my education/instructions. I'm extremely particular about educators/instructors. Be it martial-arts, college institutions, or bass playing. I performed an extensive search for a bass instructor, I am a beginner and I wish to become one of the best. Taking this seriously, I decided to go with Ray upon reading his credentials - I did NOT go wrong by doing so! He is very knowledgeable and he exudes attention to detail from his military experience - that's important to me since I am military. I am confident that I will be held to a high standard, not being allowed to slide by for the sake of time and money - but also having fun and being motivated to progress. I would not consider another instructor. When I am close to the advanced level, I will be considered one of the best bass players because of his teaching. Trust me, if I was not satisfied, I WOULD SAY SO!!!!"
Donald
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Raymond A.
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"Tommy is a unique teacher in that he knows his craft very well and he also wants to teach it. He has tremendous empathy and patience and I grew as a musician under his leadership.
Tommy taught me bass for about a year and in that time I learned more about my bass and amps, how to play better and read and interpret music better, how to play better with others and even music theory (especially as it relates to bass playing).
And I thought I was just going to get bass lessons!!"
Dan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Tommy W.
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"Concise explanations gave me great "tools" to work with!

Ben Miller's thorough knowledge of the instrument combined with his ability to explain & define concepts related to the lesson provided critical elements necessary to help free myself from the keyboard mentality and think in terms of the fretboard. A FIVE STAR TEACHER with TEN STAR TALENTS !!"
Kathy
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Benjamin M.
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"Akos is great! He was understanding, and working with me to achieve my goals, which was to play a small concert with my band. He helped me work on the songs we play! Thanks a lot!"
Greg
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Akos F.
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"I took bass lessons with Jason during the summer. Jason provided a thorough assessment of my skills and challenged me to improve with each lesson. He was always well-prepared when the next lesson commenced. I could also always count on Jason to patiently answer any questions I had. He is also versatile in his teachings (knowledgeable about music theory, too) and will do his best to make certain your musical interests are addressed. Jason’s calm demeanor and patience were also appreciated.Jason did a great job of making certain I was satisfied with my lesson and what I was learning. Kudos to Jason for always giving his best when helping a student reach his/her music goals."
Suzanne
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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"VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE. ...AND PATIENT....look forward to all my remaining lessons with Nick"
DAR
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Nicholas C.
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"To play off what Chaz said, I'm a recovering trumpet player who initially tried my hand at the guitar about 5 years ago. Corey quickly figured out that my talent and background were better suited to the bass. There's been no turning back. Corey's a great teacher! He's always patient, he makes you work, and you enjoy the process. I'd give him more than 5 stars if I could!!"
Dana
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Corey C.
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