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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaching since 1993
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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 helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
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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
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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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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Irwin S.

Highland Park, IL
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Irwin S.

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I am a dedicated, talented and enthusiastic music instructor. I love sharing my knowledge on the joys of making music with my students. I teach because I want to teach. Not because I have to teach.

The disciplines that I have acquired through my music have helped me in all areas of my life, and I love the idea that I can share some of those lessons with other people.

I love seeing a child's eyes light up the first time they play a song or grasp a concept. I enjoy working with adults whose life long ambition has been to learn to play an instrument, and have finally found the time for their studies.

About Irwin

I am a dedicated, talented and enthusiastic music instructor. I love sharing my knowledge on the joys of making music with my students. I teach because I want to teach. Not because I have to teach. The disciplines that I have acquired through my music have helped me in all areas of my life, and I

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Adam K.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Associate in Arts - Music Performance from Count College of Morris
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

The great thing about this process is it establishes ...

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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Ayme F.

17 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Ayme F.

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I teach students from beginner to intermediate in music theory, chord and solo studies. From there we can get more advanced and work with song writing and more specific styles like flamenco and blues.

About Ayme

Music can be as simple or as intricate as you want to make it. I will to teach you how to make the most of whatever knowledge and skill you have and to have fun while you do it. My tastes are all across the board, rock and roll, country, metal, opera, I love it all. So, let me know what you are into

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Very professional and patient.
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Ayme is a great teacher, makes learning very easy to enjoy....
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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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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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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Kenilworth, IL

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Kenilworth is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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"My daughter enjoys the class. Lena uses the time really well for my daughter's advantage. She is knowledgeable and has good teaching techniques."
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Took Guitar lessons from Lena E.
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Took Guitar lessons from Jonathan H.
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Took Guitar lessons from Matthew K.
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"James teaches how to play the guitar with proper technique. He teaches music theory which is essential in becoming a true musician. He is also very patient and easy to learn from. If you are serious about learning how to play guitar this is the best place to start. I have had three lessons and already feel much more confident in my guitar knowledge and playing abilities."
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Took Guitar lessons from James R.
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"Great Teacher. Very Knowledgeable and took my guitar playing to the next level, not only as a guitarist but as a musician."
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Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"I like James's teaching style a lot. He's very encouraging and finds ways to sneak theory and style tips in when you least expect it."
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Took Guitar lessons from James S.
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"Grant is an amazing teacher. Veeeeery patient, encouraging and really flexible with scheduling lessons. He lives up to the hype in the reviews. I will definitely be continuing my lessons with Grant."
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Took Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Very patient and caring. Great communication. James is great instructor, very knowledgeable about music and patient enough to crawl, walk or run through whatever help you need."
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Took Guitar lessons from James S.
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"he is so patient and teaches very well"
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Took Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"Eric is the most knowledgeable guitar teacher that I've ever had. He has worked with me to identify my interests and goals, and has helped me to develop a structured routine that has increased my comfort with playing rhythm AND lead guitar. I'm learning to integrate theory and practice for the first time ever.

Eric is patient and inspiring, and the online experience has really worked for me."
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Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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