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Ian M.

9 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Ian M.

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Chords, rhythm, left and right hand coordination and technique, theory and more. The sky's the limit (the side of a campfire :))

About Ian

I started playing guitar originally in 1991. I picked up bass and ukulele (and then over the ensuing years, gradually a plethora of other instruments, such as voice, drums, piano, and harp). I started teaching in 2001 throughout the Chicagoland area. First in music stores, then schools, then people

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Bobby P.
Ian has been wonderful with my bonus son. He's learning the ukelele quickly, and I'm so excited to see the world of music beginning to open up for him!
Janet B.
Excellent!
William Z.
First lesson was great. It took a little time setting up and getting to know each other. For a first lesson, I came away with some very useful information on a song I was having a problem with. I like the direction it is going. Looking forward to the next lesson.
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Claire C.

20 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Claire C.

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Music is an essential element of a child's education, whether your training to perform at a campfire or Carnegie Hall. My approach is student-driven and collaborative. I help guide my students through songs of their choice, incorporating skill-level appropriate theory and ear training techniques. This allows kids to develop an understanding of the music they're most passionate for, helping their interest and enthusiasm to grow.

About Claire

My name is Claire and I have been making a living as a touring/gigging musician for the last eight years. I studied music performance and production at Columbia College Chicago. I have played in a variety of styles, both solo and as part of a band. I currently tour with my band, The Lucky Dutch on

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Tage
Super patient and knowledgeable.
Matthew T.
Great first lesson with Claire. She listens and understands and comes up with a plan accordingly. Very highly recommend.
Richard H.
All is well on the first day of class!

Michael S.

46 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael S.

46 Reviews
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From finger picking to tapped harmonics, I'll give you the tools to build a strong foundation and explain creative techniques to help you stand out of the crowd!

About Michael

Expressing yourself is the ultimate goal of music and my job is to help you get your point across! Like any musician, music is my life. I love to soak it in any way I can! Whether it be listening to records, jamming with my friends or watching all the live concert footage of Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Spent my very first lesson with Michael today, learned a new guitar riff, he's a good teacher. Try it.

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Darrell V.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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Darrell V.

26 Reviews
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Steel string and Classical/Spanish

About Darrell

Why these lessons are different: - Formally trained conductor/composer/producer - Individual or group session options including full band production - A long roster of satisfied clients - Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, folk, theater, big band,

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Aviv C.
Good instructor
Frank S.
Darrell helped me a lot to get a handle on my Ableton rig. I needed to set up midi tracks, locate presets to create cool sounds from plugins. Then I needed to export the audio of a couple of those tracks to import into a separate Pro Tools project. Lot of progress, thanks Darrell! -- Frank S
Natalie Watson
Absolutely loved the lesson and loved Darrell. He made me feel very comfortable and made the lesson fun. I learned a lot and really am looking forward to the next ones. Very excited to be embarking on this new venture in my life.

Gary S.

1 Review
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor Mus. from Berklee College of Music
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Gary S.

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Gary is a professional touring/recording guitarist,composer
and member of PERE UBU, ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS AND THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS.
A Graduate of Berkee College of Music, he has over 30 years of experience teaching and performing. He specializes in Contemporary and Classical Guitar. Lessons focus on the application of Music Theory to Guitar to help students acquire strong compositional and songwriting skills, knowledge of chord construction, the ability to play scales proficiently, and gain necessary skills needed for solo improvisation. In addition to a wealth of teaching experience, he has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe and has numerous songwriting credits on international releases.

About Gary

Gary is a professional touring/recording guitarist and composer most notably associated with PERE UBU, ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS AND THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS. He has earned a reputation as a virtuosic live performer and highly sought after professional guitar instructor. In 2011, he joined Rocket

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Thomas M.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music (Minors in Religion and Philosophy) from Bucknell University
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Thomas M.

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The true test: wood, strings and fingers. Acoustic guitar is a different beast from their electronically assisted cousins. As with most beginning Guitar students, I learned how to play on an acoustic. While I have ventured on to learn many other instruments, playing the Acoustic Guitar remains my first love (as well as the majority of my income with my solo acoustic show).

I am quite versed in many styles including but to limited to: Jazz, Bluegrass, Folk, Classical, Blues, Reggae, and Funk. My method is very Music Theory based using mostly Classic Rock and Top 40 musical examples. I, some have said, 'inadvertently teach people Music Theory' by explaining HOW a song is written while still keeping it fun. I know from my years of experience teaching kids 7-18 that if a student isn't excited to play, they simply wont. I am an expert at figuring out songs by ear so pick your favorite songs and I'll teach you how to play them! I also have full recording capability should you want to ...

About Thomas

I LOVE to teach and I am looking for a few more motivated students online and at my home studio on Merritt Island, Florida. Lessons are fun and motivating! Beginning students learn songs that they love while also learning basic theory and instrument technique. Advanced students will have their mind

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Tom taught my daughter for almost 3 years before moving back East. We were very sad, he is the best! My daughter always left her lessons happy and I could definitely hear her progress over time which was awesome! Highly recommend!
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Average Cost of Acoustic Guitar Lessons in Lake Zurich, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Lake Zurich 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 $276 per hour.
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"Eric is an amazing teacher. You can tell that he’s really knowledgeable in many aspects of music and has definitely helped me improve on the guitar over the last few months. He’s easy to talk to and does his best to make the lessons fun, while still giving you the information efficiently. He’s a great guy, I would certainly recommend him to anyone that wants to learn the guitar"
Kevin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Russel taught me so much about playing the guitar. Every lesson was fun but hard. He always gave me feedback on how I was playing and he also made sure I had something to work on in between the times we would have lessons. I got to choose the songs I wanted to learn and he would teach me. I loved it."
Brooke
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Russell S.
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"Joel did a great job of explaining why you need to do things certain ways which was helpful. He was very patient and encouraging."
Lisa Murdock
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Joel B.
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"I spent my first year learning to play guitar via the intranet including many hours spent watching YouTube videos. While I learned many scales, chords, songs and some theory, I never had a clear and logical approach to learning or practice.
My first lesson with Jimmy was an eye opener as I had to re-learn my technique and eliminate the bad habits I copied from the internet. I have completed a number of lessons now and found Jimmy's method has given me everything I was looking for - a solid approach providing music theory and practice routines. My playing has improved dramatically. I am confident Jimmy can help me achieve my music goals."
Kevin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James R.
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"Started with the basics and mapped out a plan for progress. Very productive time."
Terry
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Tim is amazing, and patient. I am learning so much about reading music and playing with tempo that I never thought would be possible. He challenges me, which I like very much. Definitely not a boring music lesson..."
Steve
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"Theresa is most excellent. There's no question that she knows music and is an accomplished musician, but the real trick is being able to share that talent with a saugsage-fingered doob such as myself. And make it seem a reasonable proposition, something you could do. She has an innate style of instruction that is at once comforting and challenging,setting the bar ever higher while giving enough encouragement that you want to do better. My highest recommendation."
P.J.
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Theresa S.
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"I had been wanting to learn guitar for years and I finally came around to trying it out! Loving it so far with Wes!"
Cheryl
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Wes C.
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"great teacher. my 11 yr old daughter has really enjoyed taking these sessions. very age appropriate approach"
Grace
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Lee Q.
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"I’ve been trying to teach myself guitar from online videos and just started taking lessons with Nick. It’s making a huge difference. He’s worked on my posture, left and right hand positions, started me on basic ear training, sight reading and understanding of rhythm. He’s given me exercises to help with chord changes I’ve been struggling with. Nick’s a great musician who loves to play but also loves to teach, so a beginner with no music training can gain from his knowledge. He’s a kind, patient teacher and an enjoyable person to spend time with. My guitar playing sounds better already."
Cris
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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