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Michael B.

3 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Awarded Jimi Hendrix Award from Berklee College of Music
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Michael B.

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I am a recent Berklee College of Music graduate living in Chicago. At Berklee, I was the first rock/metal guitarist to receive the "Jimi Hendrix Award." This award is given to the best guitarist at the school. I've played and studied many styles of music ranging from classical, traditional, blues, country, rock, and metal.
Besides teaching, I have a passion for songwriting and performance. Here in Chicago, I am currently playing with various bands and writing my own music. My teaching style is very "goal-oriented," and I will teach students to set short-term goals, medium goals, and then demonstrate to them how reaching the short and medium-term goals leads to accomplishing long-term goals. I envision teaching much like my teachings at Berklee where once my lesson was finished, I only wanted to go home and learn more. If you want to learn multiple styles from someone who is truly passionate about the instrument, I'm your guy!

About Michael

Hello, my name is Michael! I have been playing guitar since I was 10-years old. Aside from being a teacher, performer, and songwriter, I would define myself as a "guitar nerd" because I love every aspect of playing. I still practice every day and have an insatiable hunger for new opportunities to p

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Colin C.
I'm 2 lessons in and so far Michael has been a great teacher. He is exceptionally skilled and has a wealth of knowledge to share, as well as being very good at listening to what I am trying to accomplish and creating well thought out exercises to help me progress. Highly recommended!
Lori
Michael has incredible patience with students from beginner to extremely advanced. His excitement about mastering guitar is infectious. He instills confidence in any student and is genuinely thrilled when they achieve their goals. I highly recommend Michael as a teacher.
Sarah
Michael is an amazing guitar player! He is extremely disciplined with a wide array of experiences. He was acclaimed by peers and professors at Berklee. Michael brings the dedication and talent that will help students succeed. If you want to learn from the best of the best, learn from Michael!
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Jeremie W.

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

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I have been playing guitar for 21 years. I make lesson plans based on each individual, so I don't teach every one the same boring songs or use the same regiment with everyone. I want to teach you what YOU want to learn.

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'Brie

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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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Ryan B.

90 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ryan B.

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I've been teaching guitar for 5 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. There are many styles I'm comfortable teaching from folk (fingerpicking or flatpicking), rock, blues and funk and I would love working on developing a unique style of your own. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of strumming, picking and chord changes and even a few simple songs under your belt. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Logan Square who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he

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Michael
The best!
Ryan
I have been working with Ryan on the Banjo for over a year now. He is incredible patient, encouraging and seriously knows his stuff!
Frank

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Jared G.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Diploma from Desert Mountain Higschool
  • Teaches students 11 to 65
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Jared G.

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All styles of guitar. Specializing in Rock. From very beginner to advanced shred. Using Popular songs from throughout the history of rock, from Chuck Berry to AC/DC to Ozzy to Nirvana and everything in between as etude studies to teach technique, theory, and scale theory.
Most importantly getting the students playing songs they enjoy within the first lessons and doing it properly with flawless technique and learning the theory behind it as well

About Jared

I have been teaching guitar almost 20 years and as an instructor, My teaching method comes from a curriculum I have developed which uses popular guitar driven rock tunes as musical etudes. Educating the student with valuable theory, reading, technique, and scale theory, while remaining fun. As a so

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Dave F.
Jared has a great understanding of guitar theory, technique and teaches with a good balance of both. Lessons are fun I am learning a lot.
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Scott
Great teacher! He caught numerous hindrances to my technique immediately and I love that he incorporated theory from the beginning.

Gabriel V.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2006
  • BMus in Jazz/Commercial Music from Five Towns College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Gabriel V.

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I have been a professional performing musician and music educator for over 10 years. I have been playing guitar since I was 8 years old, and have played in almost any style and situation you can think of. I’m a huge believer in the power of music. There are so many great reasons to want to learn to play, or improve your playing, and I’d love to help you with whatever yours is! I will custom tailor your lessons to enjoyably reach your goals (and will help you figure out what those goals are if need be), while developing a strong foundation in music theory and proper technique. I can't wait to start helping you on your journey!

About Gabriel

Hey, my name is Gabriel and I've been playing music most of my life, and teaching for well over 10 years. There are so many benefits to learning and playing music, and I am extremely passionate about sharing my love and knowledge of music with others. Besides teaching both private lessons and in

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Meg
Had lessons with Gabe for many years. I continually use things I learned during our lessons and definitely feel my love of playing guitar was solidified while he was my teacher! Have play nearly every day since then (almost 9 years ago?) I can still play Out of Nowhere from memory and hold my guitar differently/sit differently/pick differently because of him. Recording an album now and have him to thank for my skillzzzz :)
Matonia
Gabriel is awesome! Extremely patient and thorough.
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Grant H.

168 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Creative Writing from Louisiana State University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Grant H.

168 Reviews
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I like to make learning an instrument fun and easy to fit into your schedule!

If you're an adult finally getting around to learning your dream instrument or a child following your passion of playing music I tailor your lessons specifically to you. We look at what you want to play, pick specific songs that you want to learn, and learn the techniques you need to play these songs. It sounds simple, but it's so effective and much more fun to learn this way!

About Grant

Hi! I'm Grant! And it would be my pleasure to be your music instructor. I teach all of the fretted string instruments: Guitar | Banjo | Mandolin | Bass | Ukulele I structure my lesson plans specifically around what you want to learn and how you want to learn it. We will go as slow or f

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Awesome, was worries but Grant made things so easy and relaxed

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Elgin, IL

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Elgin is $65. 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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"My son enjoyed the first lesson! He is very excited about future lessons and can't wait to mature musically. Al is very easy to talk to and understands what motivates kids."
David
Took Guitar lessons from Al P.
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"My 12 year old son had his first guitar lesson with Ronny tonight, and it was AMAZING! Ronny was on time...a little early, in fact! He was polite as can be. Such a gentleman.

He was SO patient. I liked how every so often he asked my son if he had any questions or wanted to go over anything again before they moved on. Ronny was very encouraging along the way, really building my son's confidence by pointing out whatever progress he noticed as they played.

One other thing I really liked was how he acknowledged my son's excitement, but gently gave him a reality check by telling him things like "focus on progression, not perfection," and "remember to stay humble."

All in all, Ronny is a Fantastic teacher. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!"
Lior
Took Guitar lessons from Ronnie B.
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"I have been self-taught for a couple years and felt very stuck, learning disjointed online material, but Indigo has absolutely put me on a musical path! It feels really empowering to finally start having a grasp on theory and technique. I highly recommend."
Maddie
Took Guitar lessons from Indigo S.
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"Greg is a fantastic instructor! He takes the time to listen to the student, and is ready to guild the instruction in ways that will be useful to the learner. I have taken lessons with Greg in person as well as online. Greg is capable of teaching anything from learning songs to intense music theory. Give the online sessions a try, you won't be disappointed!"
Joe
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Superb instructor! Stacey was able to assess my level of proficiency within minutes and expertly tailored the first lesson accordingly. HIs teaching style and personal approach toward learning the guitar made me feel comfortable and confident at the same time. I couldn't be happier that I've found a guitar teacher like Stacey; I'm very much looking forward to future lessons."
Steve
Took Guitar lessons from Stacey B.
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"Wonderful instructor!! Patient and skilled!"
NICOLE
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Charles is cool, makes the learning fun, taught me easy songs so I stay encouraged. If you dont practice, there isn't a teacher that can help. Thanks for the jump start Charles."
Derek
Took Guitar lessons from Charles W.
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"David was very organized, thorough and connected well my son. We are off to a great start."
Marcus
Took Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Great class, excellent teacher and a good experience!"
Great class, excellent teacher and a good experience!
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Was amazing! Extremely patient. So excited to continue and learn more!"
Nate
Took Guitar lessons from Halec S.
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