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Matthew N.

30 Reviews
Naperville, IL
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Most Improved Musician from Birch Creek
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Matthew N.

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Matthew has been teaching guitar for 10 years. Students can expect a wide curriculum full of different styles and theory.

About Matthew

Matthew N. has been an educator and performer in the Chicago area and suburbs for over 15 years. Currently holding a studio of nearly 50 students he has become one of the area's many successful private instructors. Teaching piano, drums, and guitar Matthew can accommodate any student's needs and mus

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Veronnica P.
Practical, efficient, patient, supportive. Matthew is able to assess quickly and keep things progressing forward while still highlighting fundamentals. Great for adults. Gentle for those on the lower end of confidence with an instrument.
Kevin C.
Matt taught me for a 3 month period and helped me drastically with learning how to improvise guitar solos. I can't thank Matt enough for his help in helping me with a rather unorthodox time to start getting lessons. Each week he told me to bring 3 songs with a guitar solo I would like to learn in different genres and each week we broke down the solos for me to practice and gather their techniques. Thank you so much Matt!
Tejas A.
My 9 year old son had his first session yesterday, and he loved it. Matthew is great, responsive and especially patient! My son is looking forward to having more sessions!
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Composition and Performance 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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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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Ryan B.

93 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Michael
The best!
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!
Frank
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Michael L.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Science in Music from University of Colorado at Denver
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael L.

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I make learning the guitar super fun! I use a really fun and fast approach to getting students playing in no time and more advanced students to the next level. For online lessons I use all of the latest technology including screen sharing, virtual snip and sketch and ink, lesson and practice follow up videos, and many other awesome tools to enhance the online experience. 26 years experience teaching beginner to university and professional level students.

About Michael

Michael offers a fun and fast approach to getting students up playing and progressing forward in no time. 26 years experience teaching beginner to the professional level. Studio and Online lessons. For online lessons Michael uses all of the latest technology including screen sharing, virtual sni

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Jason S.
For my first lesson, I wasn’t intimidated and it was actually one of the best first time experiences I’ve ever had… I am motivated to start practicing and I cannot wait until the next lesson
Barry
Excellent, easy to work with and very knowledgeable
Justine
Michael is an incredible teacher. My fiance has never played a musical instrument before in his life and I got him a few lessons for his birthday. At first, I wasn't sure how virtual music lessons would go, but Michael is by all accounts, an incredibly engaging, funny, and knowledgeable instructor. My fiance looks forward to his weekly lessons with Michael. In particular, he enjoys learning about the history of this incredible instrument alongside the actual music theory and practical aspects of learning a new instrument.

It has been truly incredible to witness my fiance transform in a few short weeks from someone scared of learning a new instrument to someone who is confident that he can learn a new skill provided he puts in the time and effort to practice and show up! Michael has given him the confidence and the inspiration to make amazing progress as a student.

I highly recommend Michael as an instructor. He really makes the virtual format work and he knows how to introduce beginner musicians to the joys of learning how to express yourself on an instrument.
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Josh M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Josh M.

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Hi! I teach acoustic guitar for all ages! I have 13 years experience playing and 3 years teaching. I tailor my lessons based on each individual students needs/goals. My specialty is playing and singing together, to include teaching students how to play cover songs to match their vocal range.

About Josh

My name is Josh and I love to play the guitar! I also enjoy teaching others and helping people find their passion through playing music I've been playing for 14 years, acoustic, electric, bass...you name it. I've been in a few bands (90s covers, Blues, Classic Rock) but find solo work to be my favor

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Audra
Josh is an outstanding teacher and great with children learning a new instrument. He finds things they are interested in learning to keep it fun and fresh and is flexible and patient. Excellent instructor online as well.
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Jacob B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jacob B.

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I am an experienced session player of about 5 years, specializing in classic rock, jazz, blues and pop! I have been playing guitar for 11 years and was self taught up until I studied music theory and performance at Los Angeles Pierce College. There I also played in the jazz ensemble and was a part of the choir where I played in multiple student concerts on and off campus, including at USC. Since then I have played lead and rhythm guitar in many bands around LA and released one album and two singles. My favorite artists include Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty and Talking Heads. I like working with people who are eager to learn and willing to ask questions to make sure they get what they want out of my lessons.

About Jacob

I’ve been playing guitar for about 11 years. I started out self-taught and decided to take it a step further in college with theory classes and playing in the jazz band. I grew up on classic rock, (Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Jackson Browne) and nowadays I like to keep up with indie rock

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Average Cost of Acoustic Guitar Lessons in Lockport, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Lockport is $69. 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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"Edwin has been great. I have been taking lessons for the last 3 years, and my lesson days are my best days of the week. He has balanced playing songs I practice with improvising and figuring out chords and picking patterns from songs we listen to at the lesson."
Matt
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"I’ve been taking lessons from Robert on and off for almost a decade. Out of all the people I’ve taken lessons from, Robert is by far the most patient, easygoing, and fun to work with. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn guitar."
Noah
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Paul's been a great instructor, flexible with my busy schedule, and makes learning guitar at a novice level fun! It's been great to get a mixture of the fundamentals and familiar riffs. Definitely recommend for anyone just starting out or just looking to hone their skills with a teacher who can customize a lesson to fit your needs!"
Steven Glynias
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Greg has been an incredible teacher and mentor to me over the years. He’s pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and be successful in every musical area I chose to pursue. Greg made valuable acoustic guitar and vocal lessons enjoyable and rewarding. I’ve seen him build up teams of inexperienced people to become well rounded and proficient musicians. Top instructor recommendation for pursing a musical passion.

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Dakota
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"I had no prior experience really with any type of musical instrument, but with Michelle I've been having noticeable progress every week. Every lesson introduces something new but it's never too much or overwhelming, so I'm always excited to learn more. Thanks!"
Javid
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michelle W.
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"I learnt music theory and improvisation with Charles for 4 months in New York.

Charles is highly approachable and extremely knowledgeable. He walks the perfect line between making his students feel comfortable whilst also pushing them to become better in every single session.

I got a solid grasp of the basics of music theory and was able to fully improvise in different scales at the end of the course. The growth I had was tremendous - all thanks to Charles' guidance.

Charles will take the time to fully understand the needs, goals and struggles of his students. He will be there for them inside and outside of class time because he genuinely cares about music and his students becoming better."
Gaurav Jung Pande
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Charles C.
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"I took classical guitar from Dustin for over 5 years. His knowledge of music and guitar is amazing and his thorough, patient instruction got me to where i wanted to be with guitar quickly. I am sorry that he had to move, we had been talking about restarting my lessons now that my schedule has opened up. To sit in the same room and hear him play will move and inspire you to excel with your instrument. He is a master musician and character is impeccable, I highly recommend him to any prospective student."
Shannon
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Dustin N.
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"Feel like I'm making progress"
Allison Wilson
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Lynn K.
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"Awesome first lesson with a very knowledgeable, patient and personable teacher :)"
Madeline
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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"Very interactive with student, and makes learning guitar easy and simple. Guitar is made fun for the student, and allows student to learn quickly."
Cynthia
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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