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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship 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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Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
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  • Speaks English
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaching since 2013
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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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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!
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Adam K.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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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.

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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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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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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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Marty L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks
  • Associates of Science in Music Performance from Monroe Community College
  • Teaching since 2005
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Marty L.

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I have been studying the guitar privately and formally for over 13 years now. I have been performing in bands for all of that time, in addition to solo performances. I have proficiency in a variety of genres and have studied classical guitar, resulting in an Associates in guitar performance. I have also attended the Berklee College of Music as a guitarist.

About Marty

Hello! My name is Marty and I am a guitarist. I have educational and performance experience in a variety of styles and approaches, and would love to help you progress with the instrument in any way that you wish! In addition to playing with a variety of bands over the years, I have also p

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Dean
As a beginner with no experience I found Marty to be a great instructor, helping me advance my guitar playing while developing enough of an understanding of music theory so it all made sense.
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Marty was awesome , a real nice guy and told me of his mucial experience . I'm glad I got him to teach me the way of playing my bass .
Gavin E.
He did a great job engaging my son!
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John Y.

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  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches students 25 and up
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John Y.

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You want to play music that means something to you. The music that moves you. I’m pretty sure it’s not Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

I promise you, no stifling method books with hokey songs and no rote practice of scales with no end in site.

We'll pick a song you want to learn.

I’ll identify the techniques you need to play it and provide you with skill building exercises. We’ll look at the structure of the song and anything else to help you learn it. If the song requires advanced techniques, I’ll break it down into what you can do now; we’ll use the remainder to guide your development.

Although you’ll follow a logical progression of skill building, I believe learning in the context of songs the student knows and enjoys is the best approach for teens and adults.

About John

I teach adult beginner rock guitar players. You are not too old to start playing guitar! I believe learning in the context of songs the student knows and enjoys is the best approach for adults. So I start out by finding out what you listen to, who inspires you musically, and what songs you would

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Average Cost of Acoustic Guitar Lessons in Morton Grove, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Morton Grove is $68. 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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"Russell is an amazing instructor that is passionate about music."
Leslie
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Russell S.
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"Great lesson, thanks! Can't wait till the next one."
Bob Shepherd
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Matthew N.
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"Does a great job with my 6 & 7 year old. Helping them to love music"
Liz
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Sean is a phenomenal instructor! I have a limited background in guitar, and he did a great job getting quickly acquainted with my skill set and has since done a great job challenging me and nurturing my skills. Incredibly personable and easy to establish rapport with, which makes learning in a comfortable environment a breeze.
I especially enjoy when we summarize a lesson and decide some clear goals for the next week, making practicing on my own time easy-breezy. He knows a lot, (like A LOT) about the guitar, and music in general, and communicates theory/concepts clearly. I've learned so much about finger picking and how to navigate the fret board, and the progress I see in myself is incredibly motivating.
Lessons are fun and are always a highlight in my week. Schedule a few lessons and see for yourself! Truly the best instructor on here."
Bailey
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Sean S.
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"Trevor is great. Thank you."
Johnny and Jordan
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Trevor S.
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"I just had my first lesson and I think the teacher is very thorough and helpful. Explains concepts in ways that are easily understandable. Looking forward to more."
Phillip
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"Just the first lesson and my daughter was already playing guitar and singing well..."
Paula
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Jordan is amazing! He is not only phenomenal with his knowledge, but he is so kind and patient! He does an amazing job at understanding how to teach my daughter, and how to encourage her in an effective way! We are very thankful to have found him!"
Mary
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Greg has been teaching me acoustic guitar for almost a year now. His passion for what he does comes out in his teaching and his students are the better for it. He really helped me grow as a new guitar player and I have him to thank for that. In addition to being very knowledgeable about music, he was extremely flexible in developing a curriculum that fit what I was looking for. Very highly recommended!"
Don
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Kirk was my first guitar teacher, and helped me develop and cultivate my raw desire to play the instrument. His open, laid-back approach and flexible schedule made my learning experience enjoyable. The only complaint I would have, is that Kirk does not really enforce persistence; practicing a phrase or entire piece with me until I get it perfect, but that might just be a personal preference. Overall a patient, enthusiastic, down-to-earth guy who's generally fun to be with, and even more fun to learn guitar with."
Martin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kirk R.
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