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Paul W.

82 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2000
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Paul W.

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I tailor all my lessons to the individual students interests and wants.
Whatever your goals are, I'll help you get there.

About Paul

I have played the guitar for twenty years and have studied a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, blues and rock. I’m skilled in acoustic, electric and classical styles of the guitar. I have an open mind about music and can appreciate any style or type. I have a firm background

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Carly
I had a great lesson with Paul! I felt like he took the time to listen to my music goals and provided me with the tools and techniques to get there. Looking forward to future lessons!
James J.
I cannot say enough good things about paul. First, despite having so many years of playing, he doesn't judge or look down on you for not having the same level of knowledge he has. Instead - he is able to communicate concepts, both basic and advanced, to you in a way that you can understand. Second, he caters to you in order to achieve the goals you want to achieve, not the ones he thinks you should have. Lastly, he's clearly passionate about playing, and music in general. he's a great guy to chat about, seems really down to earth, and goes above and beyond in order to make the most of the lesson.

I cannot say enough good things about paul. Highly recommend you take his lessons!
Maria M.
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Adam K.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associate in Arts - Music Performance from Count College of Morris
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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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.

The great thing about this process is it establishes ...

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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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt O.

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My Classical 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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Collin H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Music, Classical Guitar Performance from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Collin H.

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Professional Classical Guitarist, graduate of the Eastman School of Music! If you wish to improve your technique, learn specific repertoire, or just start with the basics, I can help! With two degrees in classical guitar performance, years of performance and teaching experience, as well as a debut album on the way, there is a wide variety of knowledge I can share with you! Shoot me a message if you would like to learn more- my lessons are flexible, and we can target precisely what you want to accomplish in our time together! Happy practicing!

About Collin

Hello! I am a professional classical guitarist originally from Oklahoma City! Since I began playing, I have performed across the US, Spain, Italy, recorded a solo album, and have earned two degrees in classical guitar performance! My teaching experience is extensive, as I currently maintain a privat

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Jesse T.
Collin is an excellent performer, educator, and overall musician. Collin's expertise and knowledge on interpretation and the classical guitar are second to none, and he has shown me a great deal that has helped me tremendously in my classical technique, feel, and ability to interpret and analyze rather challenging pieces of music. Collin is a sweetheart and joy to work with, so go get some lessons.
Robert
Collin is phenomenal teacher who personally has contributed to my working knowledge of the guitar. Not only during our lessons was Collin able to communicate clearly and quickly, but he also made the learning the nuances of the guitar a worthwhile and meaninful experience. I highly reccomend him to anyone who is looking to pick up the instrument or is trying to find a teacher for more advanced lessons.
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Glen D.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Glen D.

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Passionate classically trained guitar player with more than 20 years experience playing
onstage and for various bands and solo artists. I am familiar with different styles of music:
classical, rock, pop, jazz and country. Can also compose songs, re-arrange, orchestrate and
produce.
My specialty is to break down complex terminologies associated with music theory in a
simplified manner and implement them in a very practical way.
Being creative and flexible with explained concepts in and inspiring my students to do likewise
is quite fulfilling.

About Glen

Passionate classically trained guitar player with more than 20 years experience playing onstage and for various bands and solo artists. As a second Instrument I also teach the Piano and Keyboards. I am familiar with different styles of music: classical, rock, pop, jazz and country. Can also compos

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Andrew H.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance and Worship from Moody Bible Institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrew H.

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Guitar is one of the most enjoyable instruments to play. At least I think so! Join me as I teach you the fundamentals of guitar in a creative, student-customized way. Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, I'd love to help you get the next level. My specialty is teaching classical guitar. It's my firm belief that learning classical guitar will make you better at playing any and every other style of guitar. But that doesn't mean we will only focus on classical music. I'll tailor lessons to your interests as well. If you like blues, we'll learn tools to improvise up and down the neck. If you like pop, we'll learn chords and finger picking. And the list goes on and on. Most of all, my goal is to show you how fun playing guitar and making music can be. I've sure enjoyed it!!

About Andrew

I've been playing guitar for 15 years and have gained so much joy from it. I loved it so much, I got a degree in classical guitar performance. When I'm not playing or teaching, you can find me spending time with my wife, playing with my dog, or composing and recording music. I look forward to gettin

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Mary
Andrew is a knowledgeable guitar player with good ideas and methods for how to improve my playing. He teaches through encouragement and keeps me focused on enjoying the process. I highly recommend him.

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"Andrei has been our weekly music teacher for more than three years. He teaches my son (now 9 years old) to read music and play the drums and the piano, and he teaches me to play the guitar.

Andrei has been nothing but reliable and generous with his time. He is proficient in music history and theory, in a wide range of musical styles, on multiple instruments. His patience, diverse knowledge and skills along with what appears to be an intuitive approach toward each of his varied students, has been very effective for us. Also, he knows A LOT of music, has a great ear and doesn't seem to mind working with us to play whatever tunes we come up with each week.

If you or your child wants to learn to play an instrument, this is the guy!"
Kimberly
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Andrei P.
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"HE IS HONESTLY AWESOME!! AND MY SON LIKES HIM A LOT. :)"
Louis
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Omar G.
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"My first lesson was heavy on intro and establishing a practice routine consisting mainly of exercises. This traditional method is what I grew up with and I'm looking forward to learning with Jon."
Jeff
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"Matt is a great teacher. Patient, knowledgeable, and always adding little interesting bits to the lessons. He pointed out my mistakes and was guiding me to make my playing much better. He opened me to the various interesting topics in music theory and pointed out importance of posture and exercise – playing scales and various simple arrangements. He has a great repertoire of songs of different genres at different levels, for his students – even those like me, who like classical music. I would very strongly recommend him for anyone wanting to learn or improve guitar playing skills."
Adrian
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"With a patient and intuitive approach, Juan tailors each lesson to fit not only the student’s skill level, but also desire for depth of understanding. When I first began taking lessons, I was only able to plunk a few chords and play along with a few basic songs. However, over the course of a year and a half with Juan, I gained a foundational knowledge of the classical guitar, as well as the confidence to site read and play a range of other styles of guitar music. He seamlessly integrated music theory concepts into song studies, helping me learn major/minor scales and chord shapes, and then apply this knowledge to better understand song structures and composition. It has been such a great experience learning from Juan, especially because he is both an exemplary teacher and guitar player!"
Chrystine
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Juan C.
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"Loved Ben and Zane liked him also. He was on time and very patient. Loved that the lesson are in our home."
Shelley Davila
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ben H.
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"If you have high standards, you'll be pleased

Having moved from Barcelona Spain we were interested in continuing our daughter's classical guitar lessons. He is able to connect to our daughter (age 10) and encourage her while giving her good feedback. She practices on her own (without reminders) and looks forward to Jesse's visits. You won't be disappointed."
Ashley
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"Best Instructor ever!"
Nonye
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Trevor P.
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"Nothing but good things to say about Brendon. Aside from his insane talent as a composer and musician, he was phenom with our son Max. A few thoughts below...

We knew Brendon was the right person to help our son Max on day one with TakeLessons, when we wrote to 4 or 5 potential instructors. The other folks wrote back and just said 'sure, I'm here, happy to help'. But Brendon wrote back with thoughts about the pieces Max needed to learn for his audition, a rough outline of a plan, and shared enough about himself that we knew he had truly 'heard' what we needed were looking for. That kind of thoughtfulness is unique.

Brendon is great with kids, and created instant rapport with Max over the video lessons. Brendon will always spend a little extra time than budgeted, which is appreciated. And his scheduling was flexible which always helps with us busy families. We did a few in person lessons and Max came away inspired - for classical guitar but also for music in general. Max's skills grew throughout, and he never resisted practicing; he looked forward to the lessons and the chance to talk about some guitar-related thing with Brendon.

Brendon isn't a big disciplinarian so after a few weeks I had a little chat with Max about what it means to respect your teacher, even if they seem young and cool and are on video. That's something I think parents need to monitor a little.

Recommended w/o any hesitation. If you have Brendon in mind you're headed in the right direction for sure. -MR"
marc
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Brendon R.
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"Austin is knowledgeable, flexible with time schedule and friendly. I enjoyed learning guitar from him"
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Austin Y.
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