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Ryan M.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Contemporary Urban and Popular Music from Columbia College Chicago
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Ryan M.

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I like to craft a lesson plan that revolves around the interest of the student. If you like country but not funk, we'll focus heavy on country and not do any funk. If you want to focus on theory, we will. If you don't want to learn "hot crossed buns" we won't. Let me know the music you like and what you want to accomplish and we can go from there!

About Ryan

Hello! My name is Ryan and I play guitar/sing/write/record with local alternative rock/jam band, Lunar Ticks. I also am a guitarist with the all improvised cover band, Fate Nite. I also book shows, produce a comedy show, started a podcast, write for a local music publication, have spoken at schools

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Patrick M.
Kind, helpful, and attentive - I enjoyed getting to know Ryan very much and despite the fact that first lessons can be a challenge, I feel as though it was time well spent. I look forward to more!

Paulette L.

10 Reviews
Streamwood, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • High School Diploma from Saint Viator High School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Paulette L.

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~ Approximately nine years of acoustic guitar studies
~ Experience with Alternative Rock, Classical, Latin, Spiritual, and Pop genres of guitar music
~ Knowledgeable with: scales, chords, picking styles, tuning, tablature (style of sheet music), and standard notation (style of sheet music)

About Paulette

Hello! My name is Paulette L., and I am a recent graduate of Elmhurst College, which is located in the nearby suburb of Elmhurst, Illinois. In May, I earned my Bachelor's in Music Business along with minors in Communications and Spanish. Music has played a significant role in my l

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Neven
Off to a good start. She seemed good with children and kept my son's interest.
Robert
Paulette is very friendly, knowledgeable and patient with beginners. Her musical experience in many areas serves her students tremendously well.
John G.
Great teacher! Very knowledgeable and enjoyable to learn from.

Susana O.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
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Susana O.

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I was born and raise on Peru, South America. My interest in music began when I was 9 years old. I came to USA when I was 17 and started attending college. I have take several music classes at college level like Music Theory, Music History, Piano, Voice and Ensemble. I finished my Associates degree in Fine Arts in Music in 2010. I have over 10 years of experience teaching music to students of all ages. I teach guitar and piano and I use different methods according to the student's needs. I also hold 2 recitals a year so students can show their hard work.

About Susana

Education is one of the most valuable things you can acquire. Knowledge stays with you wherever you go and you can use it in the less unexpected situation. I was born and raise on Peru, South America. My interest in music began when I was 9 years old. I came to USA when I was 17 and started atte

Meet Online Acoustic Guitar Teachers Serving Near West Side

Matthew S.

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Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Matthew S.

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Nothing is more rewarding to me that seeing my students reach their fullest creative potential. Everyone has a unique learning style and my goal is to ensure that I adapt to your specific needs.

About Matthew

Hi! My name is Matthew Sammy and I am a graduate of The National Academy for the Performing Arts at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. I currently live in Caribbean and work as a part-time teacher.

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Mark C.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $52
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mark C.

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Mark is an American composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer.

I started teaching private music lessons my senior year of high school, in 2006. Since then I've taught over 50 different students of all ages from 3 years old to 61 years old. While still living in Ohio, I was the one and only official guitar teacher for Guitar Center Youngstown through the duration of 2008-2009. In late 2009, after moving to Los Angeles, I continued to teach privately all around the city. I currently live in West Hollywood with my wife and dog. I plan to continue teaching private students for the rest of my life.

About Mark

Mark is an American composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer. I started teaching private music lessons my senior year of high school, in 2006. Since then I've taught over 50 different students of all ages from 3 years old to 61 years old. While still living in Ohi

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Mark is a patient, friendly, experience and pleasant teacher. I enjoyed working with him very much. I learned a lot of new things during his classes. I need to practice all. I am very happy to recommend him to anyone else who is looking for a great teacher .
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Edwin I.

112 Reviews
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Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Awarded DownBeat Music Award 1998 from DownBeat
  • Teaching since 1993
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Edwin I.

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"Experienced guitar teacher of over 20 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of acoustic guitar skills. I specialize in all styles of music including pop, fingerpicking, folk, jazz, rock, etc.

All styles - strumming, fingerpicking
All genres - pop, folk, blues, rock, R&B, singer/songwriter, classical, world, etc.
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About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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Justin D.
Fantastic first lesson. Edwin is patient and gets me focused on what really matters.
Suzanne W.
Antonia D.
Great first lesson. My daughter was super happy after her lesson with Edwin, and very inspired to practice. Edwin was very polite and patient with her during the lesson. I look forward to seeing her make progress in future lessons.

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"Wonderful and thoughtful approach. So lucky to have met Mallory!"
Jeremy
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Mallory B.
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"First lesson was great!"
Jack
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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"He is patient and very kind. He also has awesome technique."
Hiro
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor"
Bill Smoot
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Geoff S.
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"Very friendly, encouraging and I felt Tim genuinely want to help me succeed and personalize our lessons to my strengths as a singer/songwriter. I am very excited to be working with Tim."
Julie-Anne
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"Donnie is truly an excellent teacher and has every quality you'd want in someone to teach you guitar. He's very patient and understanding but he's also going to push you to get the best results for you. Highly reccomend"
Alex
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"I learned a great deal from Eric in just one lesson! I was feeling frustrated re the guitar but I feel like I am sounding better already! Learned a lot of great tips!"
Allie
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"I have been to 4 guitar teachers over the past couple of years and Jordan is the best! His passion for music is inspiring and you can just feel that he loves sharing his wisdom and knowledge. He is PATIENT which is so important, and he really knows how to explain things in a way to make you understand."
Tim M
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jordan G.
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"Richard is a great teacher, very friendly and nice and knowledgeable. Highly recommend! Thanks TakeLessons."
Nicole
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"Great first lesson."
Zan Farooq
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Carla U.
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