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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt O.

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My bass guitar teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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Oliver H.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelors in Upright Bass and Vocal Performance from Knox College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Oliver H.

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I am here to demystify the music world--with my teaching methods any student can accomplish their dreams! First, we will start with simple techniques to embark on your musical journey and work our way towards our lofty musical goals together.

I focus heavily on time, attitude, technique and determination in my lessons. Being a bass player is arguably one of the most important parts of a band without taking the spotlight. I'll be sure to make sure you sound good in any situation!

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also tea

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Brookelynn C.
Amazing first experience. Oliver made me super comfortable and shared a lot of knowledgable resources
Benjamin
My son is very happy with Oliver as his teacher. They seem to have a good rapport and he (my son) is enthusiastic about his lessons.
Brittany W.
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
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I work with any bass player to give them the tools necessary to excel with any group. I bring all my experience as the front of multiple band line-ups, and a full understanding of the importance of a strong rhythm, section to each session.

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

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
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I've been playing electric bass guitar for about 15 years now. Similar to guitar, I can teach either finger-style or with a pick.

About Jeremie

I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing for 20 years. I have played professionally in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from jazz to folk to rock, and I've been writing music for the same length of time. I currently perform with one of my students from TakeLessons named Mackenzie O'Brien

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Paul R.
Jeremie is patiently progressing me, very encouraging
Kris
Jeremie has been awesome. Super patient and works on what you want to play!
Didi L.
Based on my first lesson with Jeremie, I feel very confident that he will be able to help me achieve my music goals, to learn jazz guitar and music theory in a gradual manner without feeling overwhelmed.
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Paul W.

82 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • 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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Carly
I had a great lesson with Paul! I felt like he took the time to listen to my music goals and provided me with the tools and techniques to get there. Looking forward to future lessons!
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!
Maria M.
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Marty L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Associates of Science in Music Performance from Monroe Community College
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Marty L.

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Guitarist with bass experience

About Marty

Hello! My name is Marty and I am a guitarist. I have educational and performance experience in a variety of styles and approaches, and would love to help you progress with the instrument in any way that you wish! In addition to playing with a variety of bands over the years, I have also p

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Dean
As a beginner with no experience I found Marty to be a great instructor, helping me advance my guitar playing while developing enough of an understanding of music theory so it all made sense.
darryl thornton
Marty was awesome , a real nice guy and told me of his mucial experience . I'm glad I got him to teach me the way of playing my bass .
Gavin E.
He did a great job engaging my son!

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"Greg is very gifted and knowledgeable in many instruments. He has been given an amazing gift from God and uses it for His glory. He can listen to some music and know exactly how to help you play it."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Lee was super helpful and catered the lessons to fit my goals! I would totally work with her again!"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Lee Q.
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Mark L.
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"Greg lessons where very individualized and personal. He used music the student was interested and involved with. Also worked very successfully in helping student purchases and understand the bass guitar. Greg’s way of stretching the students skills by preforming with him and demonstrating advanced techniques builds desire and appreciation for learning. Appreciate Greg’s talents and desire to share his knowledge with His students"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Since our first lesson I've been progressing nonstop. He's a great teacher for both learning songs and exploring the nuts and bolts of music."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Adam C.
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Great teacher! Jordan is a real pro while making the lesson really fun and chill. Would definitely recommend him for others."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jordan M.
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Joel H.
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"SHon Morgan is one of the finest music teachers in North America. SHON is well versed to teach every instrument - however for bass, SHON is considered a bass guru -"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Shon M.
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"Eric is a wonderful teacher! He is very understanding and was even comforting me in the middle of a panic attack which I (and any one with depression or anxiety) greatly appreciated. Would recommend to anyone and especially to people who have anxiety or are nervous form any reason ."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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