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Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dave K.

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I have been teaching guitar for over 18 years and have taught hundreds of satisfied students. When you sign up for guitar lessons, you will begin by learning the basics of the instrument including proper holding and playing position, tone production, rhythm, first position notes,basic chords and notation. Once you get the basics down, you will learn how to play your favorite songs regardless of style. All of this can happen within the first 4-6 months of playing.

About Dave

Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates

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Howard W.
I haven't played the violin since I was in middle school, and I wanted to re-learn to play it. I am so glad I picked Dave, he is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I jumped in with both feet and Dave made the instructions at our first lesson easy for me to understand. Excellent location and studio is awesome.
Rushia Hendricks
Excellent lesson. Does a wonderful job at taking older students and gently holding their feet to the fire to bring out the best- even under the most challenging of circumstances. Kudos to being such a uniquely great teacher!
Tom L.
I realize it was the first lesson but I was a little disappointed that we spend nearly the entire time on housekeeping items, like canceling and re-scheduling appointments. I think that could have been covered with an e-mail or handout. I also thought we spent too much time going over the differences between acoustic and electric guitars - considering my age and background. Would have liked to see him demonstrate what I was asked to practice before the next lesson instead of just being told to refer to the workbook.
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Adam K.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associate in Arts - Music Performance from Count College of Morris
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Adam K.

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My teaching philosophy is all about self-education: not only will I teach you how to play the guitar but I will also help you learn how to teach yourself. The work required to learn an instrument doesn't come from 30 to 60 minutes of lessons from a professional, it comes from the intensity of focus you spend playing the guitar throughout your time outside of lessons.

We will start with the end in mind; what is your goal? What music or songs do you want to learn? Then, together we will build a lesson plan to accomplish that goal. Throughout the lesson plan, along with playing your favorite songs, we will cover several aspects of being a musician: proper technique; musical interpretation and expression; music theory, which will include understanding notes, scales, chords, harmonic progressions, and analyzing music; communication when performing with other musicians; and building habits and techniques toward effective practicing.

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About Adam

Hello future students! I am so excited you are here to learn a little about who I am and what I do. Before I talk about myself, I want to express how important music is for all of us. No matter how long you study or practice music - I have been playing guitar for 22 years - there is something unexp

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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
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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

COVID-19 UPDATE: I'M ONLY DOING SOCIALLY DISTANCED IN-PERSON LESSONS, WITH MASKS. I WILL BE HAPPY TO DISCUSS THIS WITH YOU BEFORE SETTING UP OUR SESSIONS. IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME THAT WE ALL FEEL SAFE AND COMFORTABLE IN OUR WORK TOGETHER. I ALSO DO ONLINE SESSIONS WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT. I

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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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Stephen L.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Awarded Most Improved Performer from Riverside Community College
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Stephen L.

6 Reviews
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You will learn the essential fundamentals, and specific exercises that will increase your chops!
Learn your scales, modes. and how to improvise!
Learn music theory, how to read notation, not just tab!
Learn to follow chord changes and play with a real band!
Learn to play by ear and to read music, putting you in high demand!
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About Stephen

Hello, my name is Stephen Layton, I'm 36 and I am a professional musician, educator, and composer. I am currently teaching in two locations, Riverside County, and in Orange County. I earned a B.A. in Music Education at California State University Fullerton. I also have a Single Subject Teaching Cre

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Luke N.
Stephen has really been really helping me advance my musicianship in a lot of ways that I wouldn't have gotten from self-study alone. He is generous with his time and attention and really wants to help me move forward.
Aaron
The best lesson I have taken! I look forward to future lessons because I am learning so much!
Jared M.
Steven is a very good instructor. He has a wonderful personality. He!s firm, knowledgeable, and knows how to encourage the student to work hard. My son has learned a lot from him in a short period of time as a beginner. I’d definitely recommend Steven.

Brian C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Brian C.

1 Review
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Acoustic or electric guitar - any style!

About Brian

Hi! I’m a Maine certified K-12 music teacher with over 15 years of experience teaching music privately and in the classroom. I’ve also been performing as a guitarist and singer throughout Maine and New England for the past seven years. I was born in 1972 in Washington D.C. and grew up in Linco

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Jo
Very good first lesson.

Jake P.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jake P.

13 Reviews
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Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in beginner/ intermediate guitar, voice and performance. All ages welcome. Whether you're looking to play the blues, serenade your crush, shred face-melting guitar solos, or any other smattering of skills, lessons will be catered to meet the individual goals of the student. Not to mention random bits of musical trivia, picked up from years of obsessive Wikipedia reading.

About Jake

Learning should never be a chore. For me, nothing is more exciting than learning something new and sharing it with other people. I have been teaching private music lessons for 8 years now and have developed a method that allows for students to provide direction to their learning, while still deve

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Marwane boudriga
Great instructor
Monica K.
Super knowledgeable/knows what he’s doing! Loved my first day!!
Caroline W.
Jake has been a wonderful instructor: very knowledgeable, gives great tips & advice, and always encouraging. Thanks, Jake!

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Elmhurst, IL

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Elmhurst is $64. 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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Ryan has a great knowledge of his craft. Highly educated in his field, he brings talent, history, patience and humor to his Students. It can be a tedious, learning any instrument, but like fine art practice, makes for new and Better adventures. Thank You Ryan for all you do! You're Awesome :)"
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Took Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"Chris is great. Easy going and very eager to pass on his knowledge about the guitar and also very passionate about the instrument. I definitely recommend learning from him. He'd help you develop a good base which will really be helpful as you advance."
Varun
Took Guitar lessons from Christopher J.
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"I have enjoyed my first guitar lesson. Thanks to Hugo I am looking forward for the second one. Good mix between theory and practice."
Jordi Sastre
Took Guitar lessons from Hugo B.
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"The word “regal” is hidden in his name...coincidence? I think not. I’ve been learning guitar with Lars for about 4 months now and it has been liberating! Lars is a prophet. Patient, boisterous and professional to work with. He meets me where I’m at and our lessons are steered naturally. Lars energizes every lesson with his exuberant personality! The ride never ends! If I were rich, I would take daily lessons with Lars. I was referred to Lars by another magical musician friend, who once said, “Nagel teaches like the demon spawn of Albert Einstein. He’s easy on the eyes, his songs will make you cry, and if HE can’t teach you you’re dead inside. Nagel is Bill AND Ted.” -D.G. I couldn’t agree more!"
Meg
Took Guitar lessons from Lars N.
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"Fantastic experience!! I feel like my excitement was only increased by Aaron's attitude and ease in instruction! He made the lesson approachable and relaxed while learning the overall basics! Great time, I can't wait for my next lesson!"
Terran
Took Guitar lessons from Aaron D.
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"Great first lesson! Thanks Scott!"
Richard
Took Guitar lessons from Scott K.
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"Mathew thank you! Aliyah is excited and loved her lesson."
Aliyah
Took Guitar lessons from Mathew M.
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"Excellent startup process for newbies as well as advanced. Puts you at ease to focus on the learning process. Highly recommended!"
Robert
Took Guitar lessons from Carla U.
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"My son has been taking lessons with Donnie for the last three months. Donnie is very personable and easy to talk to. My son is pretty shy sometimes and my son has really opened up to him. He is very patient with him. My son has learned a great deal in a very short period of time. He keeps him interested in learning more about the guitar. I would recommend Donnie to anyone!!"
Megan
Took Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"ill practice more. thank you! :D"
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Took Guitar lessons from Trevor S.
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