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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Speaks English
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
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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 knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
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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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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!
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Adam K.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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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 unexpl

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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • 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'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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Donnie E.

148 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's in Business Administration from Liberty University Online
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Donnie E.

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With my acoustic guitar lessons we will learn everything from A to G (because there is no Z in music) about chords, theory, fingerstyle guitar, sight reading sheet music and much more! From the inspiration of Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Trace Bundy, Adam Rafferty, and others, we will learn how to master the acoustic guitar. Please feel free to use the "Ask a question" feature! Thank you!

About Donnie

Hi! My name is Donnie and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for 5 years and have loved helping my students, Kevin, Andrew, and Avery (all of whom have left 5-star reviews) reach their goals! I strive to not only give my students exercises and riffs to learn, but to teach t

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Explains knowledge thoroughly and is very friendly
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Susan F.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, some Spanish
  • Vocal Performance & English from CSU Chico
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Susan F.

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I've been playing Acoustic Guitar since I was in junior high school. My specialty is teaching Acoustic Folk, Country, Rock, Gospel, and other styles of music. I also teach great styles of finger picking which I learned from a great guitarist in Berkeley California. These styles can e used for all styles of music. My guitar students range from 7 years of age on up and I teach beginners to advanced intermediate lessons.

About Susan

My primary focus is teaching the best and most effective Vocal Techniques to students of all ages and backgrounds. I also teach Acoustic Guitar and finger picking. My teaching includes the Orff and Suzuki methods of music for Children. My primary focus is on teaching singing and I have been teaching

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Shannon
Susan is really a wonderful singing teacher and person! My daughter enjoys her lessons and has really improved in just a few months! She is knowledgeable and encouraging and exactly what we were looking for!
Kim
We had a wonderful time and I am in a new level of playing guitar after 5 weeks. Thanks Susan!
Emma
My daughter loved her first lesson. Susan was great with her. Looking forward to seeing her progress!

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Average Cost of Acoustic Guitar Lessons in Kenilworth, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Kenilworth is $67. 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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"Great instructor with all levels of expertise ! Mathew is very patient and talented"
Daniela
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Mathew M.
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"Theresa is amazingly talented! She is very patient. I was quite nervous during the first session. She made sure I was comfortable and she definitely makes learning super fun. I enjoy the classes."
Pooja
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Theresa D.
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"I took guitar lessons from Adam when I was a sophomore in high school. I knew nothing about playing guitar but i did play piano for several years. After learning with Adam, I definitely feel confident telling people I know how to play the guitar.
He has lessons planned well ahead and he is a very organised person. The teaching materials that he gives out are constructive and applicable. Adam creates a really comfortable learning environment for beginners and I never felt stupid asking him questions. He also plans the classes according to my own needs, which makes classes so much more fun and lively. Most importantly, he is really good at giving advice on how to practice (eg: chords, timing, beat, etc.)
He is the type of person that you could totally chillax with. I highly recommend him, adults or kids!!"
Mavis
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Adam K.
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"John Krauss has been teaching our 4th grade boy acoustic guitar for the past year. When he started, our son could not clap a rhythm to save his life but now is learning to strum on beat and follow along with lessons successfully. John challenges our 9 year old with different styles and techniques that push him to the next level. He encourages our child in a warm and respectful way. We appreciate John's professionalism and patience with working with a young student. We highly recommend him. "John is a nice guy who helps me learn new chords and licks. I like my lessons!" says the 4th grader."
Laurie
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from John K.
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"Greg has been awesome. Connects well with my 15 yr. old and keeps the material fun and fresh. He has really helped inspire harder work in my child's practice. It has been a very positive situation!"
Jim
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Calling Ahmad was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I spent almost a year trying to "teach myself" how to play the guitar, mostly as a new hobby, with little progress and a lot of frustration. Ahmad has been my teacher for about 7 months, and it has completely renewed my interest in investing the time to learn to play. Ahmad is extremely patient, makes playing/practicing fun, and offers flexible scheduling (which is extremely helpful when balancing multiple commitments). I have nothing but great things to say about Ahmad. I would recommend him to anyone and will be continuing to take lessons here for a long time to come!"
Elizabeth
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Donnie is so patient! He explained things in terms I could relate to and always gave positive feed back! I felt comfortable learning from him and never felt intimidated. He is wonderful!"
Casey
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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Nicole
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ani K.
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"Very laid back and easy to follow"
Isabelle
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Damien S.
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"It's always overwhelming when your trying out a new instrument for the first time but David is the one to show you in the right direction. In just a short hour, he had showed me the basic principle on how to play and how to read the notes off the page which were greatly helpful. I can't wait to go to my next session!"
Lucas
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from David R.
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