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Cole R.

Forest Park, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Cole R.

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Hello! I'm Cole Runge and I want to help you along your journey with the guitar and music!

I'm a working musician located just outside of Chicago. I studied jazz at Elmhurst University under the mentorship of some of the best musicians Chicago has to offer. While I have that formal training, my first love was rock, shred, and all music that features the guitar in cool fashions. My band, Elysian Green, has played some of the great Chicago rock and jazz clubs, sharing bills with the most prominent fusion bands that garner national attention--all while playing nothing but original music. I also have tons of experience gigging around Chicago in a variety of musical scenarios, from playing with jazz singers at the Ritz-Carlton to wedding and church bands.

I have tons of experience and would love to help you with:

-Technique (electric/acoustic guitar)
-Songwriting
-Music theory
-Improvising
-Reading music
-Learning songs by ear
-Learning different genres (jazz, rock, fusion, metal, pop,

About Cole

Hello! I'm Cole Runge and I want to help you along your journey with the guitar and music. I'm a working musician located just outside of Chicago. I studied jazz at Elmhurst University under the mentorship of some of the best musicians Chicago has to offer. While I have that formal training, my fi

ryan S.

5 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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ryan S.

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I have been playing guitar for over a decade and have tons of performance experience gigging in a local rock band. Combine that with a curriculum that starts with fundamentals and expands quickly into playing your favorite songs and you have a great start to beginning or expanding your guitar playing abilities.

About ryan

Hi, my name is Ryan and I would love to teach you how to play guitar. I've been playing for over 10 years and have been gigging for a little less than that in my band. Over the years I have gained a lot of experience performing on stage and teaching to people of all ages. If you want to shred, jam,

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Joey M.
Learned a lot today! Very friendly and helped me improve the quality of existing recordings I made with gain staging and additional compression techniques
Joey M.
Very helpful and provided a lot of useful tips on difficult subject matter
Mark Herr
Ryan was great! He's obviously a talented guitarist and he is very laid back and makes you feel comfortable. He shows you in detail what you need to do to become a better guitar player. My ONLY advice, and the reason he doesn't get 5 stars, is I think he should have more visual aids with his lessons. For example, write down the different scales or transcribe the first several measures of a song. Then, one has something to refer back to when you are practicing and invariably get stuck. Other than that, I would highly recommend Ryan as a guitar teacher!
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Phil C.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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

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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Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
Ben B.
Phil is very personable in his approach. He is also very knowledgeable and throughout in his explanations regarding the topics we are working on and I'm very happy to be working with him.
Glenn F.
1st meeting/lesson went well....Looking forward to future lessons.

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Robert M.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Graduate Assistantship Scholarship from Texas Christian University School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Robert M.

38 Reviews
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My experience with beginners and intermediate extends to all ages, focusing on the rudimentary exercises, scales, positions, chord progressions, music reading, Pentatonic/Chord Shape Theory, Singing with Instrumental Accompaniment, etc.

About Robert

I am a Music EC-12 Certified Educator with a degree from The University of St. Thomas and a Masters of Music Education from Texas Christian University. My previous career roles include being Children's Choir Director for All Saints Catholic School (2015-16), instructor at Cool Cats, General Mus

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Isidro V.
Very encouraging with my dad. He gave him confidence and positive reinforcement. And very thankful he was so flexible with scheduling.
Robert Turner
He did a good job
Gay
Excellent teacher and very patient.
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Ryan S.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
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Ryan S.

36 Reviews
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Students should expect a relaxing learning environment that is cultivated to bring the fundamentals of guitar playing to the student and promote individuality in the player through a meditation of self-awareness while using the vehicle of Guitar. Lesson are taught out of my home studio space located convenient in the East Falls, Sherman Mills Artist lofts. Designated parking lot for easy access!

Lessons are structured around: Finger exercises, Chord building, Strumming patterns, Scales, Arpeggios, Harmony studies and Improvisational chop building.

Some lesson materials referenced are:

The Real Book 6th Edition Jazz Standards
30 hour Guitar workout Steve Vai
The Music Lesson Victor Wooten

after just 3-6 short months, students will see an increase in comfortability with the notes on the fret board, basic chord progressions and single note soloing!

About Ryan

Bio as Musician: Ryan was born on Chicago’s South Side and started playing guitar at the age of fourteen. Born with a deep passion for a broad variety of musical styles, Ryan studied with Grammy award winner and jazz giant Frank J. Rumoro at the Chicago Acadamy of Jazz Guitar. Since that time h

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Karan
I started taking guitar lessons from Ryan 2 months ago and he is the first teacher I have stuck to for this long, and more importantly, the longest I have stayed with the instrument! Ryan takes the time to understand my needs and the kind of music I enjoy and tailors the lessons accordingly.

He is incredibly knowledgeable and an awesome guitarist. The lessons are always fun and he is very responsive to any questions I have and encourages sharing musical things I enjoy so he can understand my tastes better.

Very glad to have found Ryan and looking forward to many more lessons with him!
Oscar
Great and enthusiastic teacher who makes sure you feel comfortable!
Camryn H.
Ryan was excellent. Highly recommended!

Isaiah S.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded ILMEA Honors All-State from Illinois Music Educators Association
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Isaiah S.

15 Reviews
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Learn proper technique, chord and theory fundamentals, and how to develop your style through classic and fun tunes!

About Isaiah

An active performer, bandleader, composer, and teacher, Isaiah provides a uniquely engaging and holistic musical education for students of all ages and skill levels. Isaiah earned his Bachelor's of Arts in Jazz & Contemporary Music Performance in 2019 from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of

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Erik H.
For someone who has never taken a private music lesson before I able to relax and begin learning about music literacy and music theory by Isaiah's ability to express and articulate the fundamentals of guitar in a simplified way. It was rewarding to leave the lesson with new techniques to practice and have fun with.
Amara K.
Terrific. Great with kids
Katie D.
We have a kid that has major anxiety issues, quit piano after a couple of years of learning nothing, and didn't want to play a musical instrument for the rest of her life. She was forced to take an instrument in school, and ended up borrowing my (older than I'd like to admit) flute. We searched for a teacher that "got" anxiety kids, and found Isaiah. In less than a year, my daughter is better on flute than I was after taking years of lessons. She adores Isaiah, and was so good after only playing for couple of months last year that she ended up playing a duet for the whole school at the winter concert. This was from the kid who wanted to change schools rather than take mandatory band class. He's an amazing teacher.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Lake Zurich, IL

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Lake Zurich is $63. 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 has been working with Kirk for 2 years on Guitar and Ukulele. He is a patient attentive instructor. He works well with young students through good demonstration and supportive communication."
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Took Guitar lessons from Kirk R.
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"I am so lucky have Jason as my daughter's electric guitar teacher. He is very professional, he knows what to teach and how to teach my daughter based on her level. My daughter really learned a lot from the first 5 lessons that she just completed. Of course I will sign her up to continue with Jason. Jason is also a very nice teacher. He never mind to teach extra time if he finds my daughter is still with passion to the music of the class, and Jason even lend his own guitar to my daughter for her jazz band audition. Thank you so much Jason!"
Audrey
Took Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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"Excellent teacher. In just one lesson I learned more than watching several dvds and/or internet videos on learning the guitar. Looking forward to my next lesson"
Bill
Took Guitar lessons from Dan F.
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"Greg is a phenomenal teacher with an extensive knowledge in his field that could rival Master Yoda. He knows how to figure out how you learn the best, exposes it and then expands on ot brilliantly. I'm very grateful that I reached out to him for his teachings."
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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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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"Melody was relaxed but structured and very helpful for Elba."
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Took Guitar lessons from Melody S.
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"Christopher is the total package.He is gifted,passionate about teaching and a very genuine human being.I look forward to learn more each week from him.."
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Took Guitar lessons from Christopher J.
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"Great teacher in all aspects. He has been helping me tremendously! I recommend to anyone trying to improve."
Emile Levesque
Took Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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Marci L.
Took Guitar lessons from Salvador B.
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