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Phil C.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
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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.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
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Matt O.

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My blues guitar teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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Chris W.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chris W.

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I studied jazz guitar with Derek DiCenzo at Ohio State University, and have performed extensively in the genres of rock, blues, country, and classical music.

Since 1998, I have taught as many as forty private students per week, many of whom have gone on to pursue the instrument through college, conservatory, and performance.

About Chris

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my profile. I've been playing guitar since 1980, and teaching since 1998. After taking piano lessons as a small child, I fell in love with the classical guitar around 11 years old and haven't put it down since. I'm comfortable teaching children and adults of all skill l

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Greg G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
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Greg G.

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We will study the 12 bar blues progression, it's many variations and how to comp, chord, and solo over theses progressions. We will also cover technique and tone as needed.

About Greg

I have been playing music for over 30 years, and have been teaching music for almost half of that time. I have performed and recorded throughout the Midwest in a variety of cover and original bands ranging in styles from metal, rock, to R&B/Jazz and Blues. I teach these styles as well. The most i

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Wenxing
I enjoyed my lessons with Greg. He is very helpful, always upbeat, patient and positive. He takes things slow so that you don't feel like you have tons of things to practice. And over all he's just really nice and fun and a very good teacher to have.
Tanner
Greg is a great men also a great teacher, when i first meet with Greg for my first lesson that i known i will be learning by the great teacher.
I had played guitar in the past many, many years but for sometime in my life was so busy working, and focus on raising family but i had to put away my guitar i bought 25 years ago. finally, now i decided to learn to play my guitar again and find Greg on take lesson.com and he has been teaching me just like i am a beginner playing but i am now so happy that i am on a good hand and Greg had been teaching me playing my guitar again. so far so good. Thanks Gregory
Craig Cirbo
I took lessons from Greg when I was much younger say 12-13 for a year or more. He taught me a lot and had me playing guitar really fast, I always tried to do what he asked and he never ever got frustrated if I did it wrong or couldn't play what we were learning right away correctly!. Also all of what he taught me stayed in my head all these years some how and I kinda progressively got better and better!. I'm pretty happy with my playing and a lot of others are to!. Greg has something special about his students and teaching them to play the guitar correctly no matter what or how long it takes, he cares about you as a student. You get out what you put in ,but be patient cause it also takes time. But you'll see the difference later down the road that Greg was the right teacher for learning to play and the theory behind the guitar.....I recommend him as a great guitar teacher!. I myself take lessons from him again at the age of 38 , I was able to find him on Facebook after all these years and we do lessons via Skype, I'm a very happy student, very happy!. And I thank Greg Gladman for that!.
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Rachel B.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rachel B.

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Private Blues Guitar Teacher

I specialize in beginner/intermediate level basics, with rock and blues genres specifically. I focus extensively on the topics of improvisation and on developing your personal voice on the instrument, along with solid, natural technique.

I believe in growing as a guitarist not just through technical proficiency, but also in overall musicianship. My approach to learning songs is not just being able to play a song, but to understand why it works, and how you can translate the things you hear into techniques and ideas you can utilize in your own songwriting.

About Rachel

I'm a guitarist based out of the Atlanta, GA area with 9+ years experience playing, teaching and performing music. My influences cover a wide spectrum, and I'm most at home playing in a blues, rock or indie style. I am currently working on a certificate in jazz guitar from Berklee College of Mus

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Roger L.

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  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Roger L.

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My lessons structured around 2 things:
-Improving your instrumental skills (technique, fingerboard knowledge)
-Growing in your musicianship (establish the ability to study guitar & music independently, ear training, learning songs, music theory, harmony, and grooves)

To help you achieve those, I will offer:
-clear and impartial analysis and advice
-easy to understand *materials in PDFs (scale exercises, chords, voicing shapes and concepts, harmony and rhythm materials, harmony practice sheets, lead sheets, songs for you to listen to, and more)

Those materials will help you visualize:
-Scales & Arpeggios
-Chords, Other voicings and substitutions

we’ll also work on:
-Learning songs
-Hearing and analyzing lines and harmony changes
-Transcribing
-Establishing a solid time feel and rhythmic feel

In the first class, we’ll take some time to figure out your specific needs, and come up with a plan to help you meet them.

About Roger

I’m Roger, a Brooklyn based guitarist. I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where I studied guitar performance and jazz composition. I’ve got 25 years of experience studying and playing music of all kinds, from classical to pop, to rock, to jazz, on both piano and guitar. I had been thr

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The average cost of 60-minute blues guitar lessons in Midlothian is $70. 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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"I came to Mich an with 8ish years of self-taught acoustic experience looking to make my first foray into electric/lead playing/improvising/soloing. After two weeks with Mich, my playing has improved exponentially. He's extremely patient and is more like your buddy showing you cool things than a rigid instructor. If you're committed to putting in the work and really wanting to get better, Mich the guy for you."
Justin Diamond
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"I booked my lessons with Ahmad and he's awesome!! He goes out of his way to send extra notes and links even after the lesson is over. Rock on!"
Mick
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"The lesson went very well. Devin was patient and answered all of my questions of which I had many. He was very thorough in teaching me hand placement and strumming technique. I was very happy with the lesson and feel I quickly gained confidence."
Wayne
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Devin A.
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"TLDR; The guy is fantastic. He knows his stuff, he is a real performing musician, and he is a great and inspiring teacher.

Long format:

I've had a guitar sitting around my flat for about two years. The only thing I could do, other than looking at it, was playing three open chords very very very badly. And I just thought that playing music wasn't for me and that I didn't have the mind for it.

Because I am stuck at home for the quarantine, I decided to check if maybe I could do something productive with my time and decided to give taking some guitar lessons a try.

Doing research online for someone willing to teach me remotely, I found Nick, and I am thrilled I did.

We have now had only about 6-7 lessons, but he has ignited in me a passion for learning the guitar and also made me believe I can.

He has a style that will accommodate and inspire any sort of student.

In my case, I want to learn the blues. But because I knew nothing about guitar playing, I need someone that can take me through the basics in a structured way where things build on each other. Nick did just that.

The guy is a proper performing musician with a great personality and loads of experience under his belt.

I have been inspired and made confident by his way of teaching, and I want to study with him for years to come."
Pablo
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"Easy to talk to, very knowledgeable, customizes your learning plan. I’ll be continuing."
Mathews
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"I started taking weekly electric guitar lessons with Mr. Soukis at his Times Square studio, after watching many videos of him rockin' the blues at various venues in New York City. He is one of those rare teachers who is not only knowledgeable, but also able to share the knowledge with his students in a comfortable and relaxing manner. I have always been afraid of the guitar but the man has cured my guitar phobia. He has made learning the guitar approachable and fun!!"
CHRIS D
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Spiros S.
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"I started taking lessons with Ahmad a couple of months ago and would recommend him for anyone who wants to learn guitar"
Jared
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Ahmad is awesome. Super knowledgeable, flexible and professional with scheduling, and a bad ass guitar player. If you're looking to take your playing to the next level give him a call!"
Joey
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Phil is a phenomenal teacher - right from the start, he will get you on track with exercises and practice routines that keep you focused on learning to play the guitar. He will cover the areas that you must know to become proficient on the guitar, including forms, modes, chords and progressing toward learning to read music.

After struggling to teach myself to play the guitar, I realized that I had hit a wall in my self-instructed learning and I needed to find a guitar teacher. I found Phil through word of mouth - and I have made great progress under his tutelage.

If you want to learn to play the guitar, Phil is the teacher you want - if you just want to learn to play songs, well, there’s YouTube."
Greg
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Phil C.
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"One cannot do better than lessons with Alex. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains the most difficult concepts in a clear and perceptive ways."
Richard
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Alex M.
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