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Joseph M.

3 Reviews
Skokie, IL
Starting at $29
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
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Joseph M.

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As far as general guitar technique am able to teach to a advanced level except for heavy metal electric and jazz styles. For any kind of fingerpicking can teach to a advanced level.

About Joseph

My Story: As a guitarist in my early years I spent much time reworking my technique and gaining insight in how guitar playing really works. My early struggles gave way to a solid knowledge of the guitar and music. This was gained through no small part through

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Ryan L.
Learning flamenco and classical guitar with Joe. He's got tons of knowledge and skill, and really pays attention to the musicality of things, which is something other teachers often miss.
StephenS1
Great teacher

My daughter enjoyed lessons with Joe. He was patient and good at explaining to a beginner.
JosefP
Great teacher !!!

Matt M.

10 Reviews
Mokena, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Matt M.

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I have been teaching guitar for over 13 years! I cover all playing styles and all guitar-intensive genres including: blues, jazz, rock, classical, pop, and folk. Curriculum is always student-specific.

About Matt

Hi! My name is Matt M. and I am the owner and founder of Black & White Music Services, Inc., a professional music education and production company. I began teaching at a fairly early age and moved to teaching privately over 9 years ago. I have a deep passion for music and the guitar and do my bes

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Denis D.
Great friendly instructor!
Kevin K.
Matt continues to challenge me. His teaching methods are great - he doesn't just teach techniques, he immediately puts techniques to work by applying them to a song I would like to learn. He is also very good about explaining the reasoning behind certain techniques/habits.
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Michael S.

58 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor's of Art in Music from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael S.

58 Reviews
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From topics such as reading sheet music to playing the guitar solo of your dreams, we can do it all! The desire and drive to learn is all you need!

About Michael

Expressing yourself is the ultimate goal of music and my job is to help you get your point across! Like any musician, music is my life. I love to soak it in any way I can! Whether it be listening to records, jamming with my friends or watching all the live concert footage of Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Antonio S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Learning Technologies, Music, Business Music and Entrepreneurship from UNT / University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Antonio S.

3 Reviews
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I teach:
TENOR BANJO - MANDOLIN - TENOR GUITAR - ACOUSTIC GUITAR
Please go to the instrument listing and it will explain about that particular Instrument.

Hello,

I play 2 types of guitars:

Acoustic Guitar with 5 strings, DADGAD - Drop D & Standard tuning
&
Irish Tenor Guitar GDAE
A tenor guitar is smaller then a regular guitar, it has 4 steel strings.
It was initially developed in its acoustic form from Gibson and C.F. Martin so that the four-string tenor banjo players could double on guitar.
The tenor guitar has a distinctive style of its own. It can be heard in Country, Western Swing, Jazz, Contemporary Folk and Pop music.

I accommodate all students differently depending on their level, style of music they would like to learn and the pace that is easiest for them. You will learn melody and chords those are both essentials. We will work from a book as well as print outs and I will send you weekly recordings, you can feel free to contact me anytime between ...

About Antonio

Hello everyone! I have been working as a professional musician since I was 14, playing Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Old Time and Bluegrass tunes. I'm the first in Texas to place first in Tenor Banjo & Mandolin in Mid-west Fleadh to compete in Ireland. I started the band Reel Treble with 2 ot

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Cara Wildman
Antonio is a great musician whose warm and encouraging personality will keep you smiling and progressing on the road of your your musical journey. Be sure and book your lesson today!!
Gordon M.
Antonio is a marvelous and very talented musician and performer with experience far beyond his years. He is very friendly and helpful with a warm personality. He is expert tenor banjoist and very proficient in many other instruments as well.
Catherine
Antonio has been involved in the teaching and learning of music since his earliest years and it has been such a thrill and a delight to watch his talent grow. Not only is Antonio a top-notch musician who is in demand at festivals and other venues, but he is personable and easy going which makes his ability to teach even better. I have first hand knowledge of his ability to work with younger students which is a rare gift that not all musicians can do successfully. Yet, even at his "younger than some others" age, he has the respect and the ability to teach students of all ages. I recommend Antonio on mandolin and banjo in particular but I have no doubt he is excellent on guitar as well. Another wonderful characteristic of a great teacher is their own personal journey in learning. Antonio is always seeking the expertise and advise from other great instructors which is an important part of teaching that is often overlooked. Antonio is truly the complete package and you will be well pleased with his services.

Michael K.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelors in Music Education from University of Texas at Brownsville
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael K.

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With my Bachelors and Masters degree in guitar, I have an excellent understanding about the instrument and can help you start learning or even get you over that edge if you are stuck in a rut!

About Michael

I obtained my Bachelors degree in Guitar Education from the University of Texas at Brownsville as well as my Masters in Guitar Performance from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I am a qualified teacher! My lessons are generally tailored to the individual's needs so that the student maintains

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Carla
Michael Keplinger is a wonderful guitar teacher. My daughter has been taking lessons from him for 2.5 years, and her skill has grown by leaps and bounds. Mr. K, as he is known by his students, is patient and understanding, both with parents that forget things and with the students. He keeps his lessons interesting and focused, and based on the skill of the student. He works with them on a wide range of music and skills that help keep the students interested and growing as musicians. We have taken lessons with him both in person and online, and both have worked well. I highly recommend Michael Keplinger as a guitar teacher.
Eric
Michael is a knowledgeable and patient teacher who is capable of adjusting on the fly to the student and their ability to learn. During lessons he has been able to draw out what I have learned in the distant past and expand upon it in a way that has begun to build a good foundation for me to practice with. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Madi
Michael has been my favorite teacher! He’s knowledgeable, patient, and really helpful. Really good at explaining new concepts to me. Fair pricing and totally worth it. I definitely recommend.

Kevin C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Kevin C.

1 Review
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I am an entirely self taught blues/rock guitarist with experience playin in bands. I have an approach to teaching that is different from many regulay teachers. Being self taught, i have learned from trial and error how to keep inspiration while practicing techniques. In my opinion, the biggest setback for most future guitarists is lack of interest/inspiration wich is the direct result of poor teaching and unnecessary lessons.

About Kevin

I am entirely self taught through trial and error. I have a very simplistic way of thinking about music that is very effective for teaching. In my opinion, the biggest detriment to learning musicians is getting overwhelmed by the vastness of music.

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John
Really an enlightening experience, Kevin is an incredible instructor but also an amazing player. I would highly recommend this instructor to anyone learning any genre of guitar!!

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Near West Side

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Near West Side is $34. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $39 per hour.
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Alex is a talented artist and teacher. You will learn more than just learning your instrument. He is very helpful and generous in giving you related information pertaining to your instrument. You can't go wrong. Want to learn guitar ? Well, call and ask about Alex. Michael Simpson (Jamul)"
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Took Guitar lessons from Masashi (Masa) N.
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"for the first lesson very understanding and easy to follow"
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Took Guitar lessons from Joe M.
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"This was a great first class. Don was very friendly, patient, and full of jokes. I can't wait to go back for my second lesson"
Katheryne
Took Guitar lessons from Don C.
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"Joseph was able to instruct me on jazz music which was new to me. He was very patient in getting me to play chords that I never did before and to do progressions up and down the neck of the guitar. He made it seem easy after a while, even though it was tough to grasp at first. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to play the guitar!"
Mary
Took Guitar lessons from Joseph L.
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"good so far. Wesley really enjoyed!"
Wesley
Took Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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"My son loved His first lesson with David! Can’t wait to have more."
Jack
Took Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Nicole is a wonderful teacher and talented musician. She's very patient with our 9 year old daughter and encourages her every step of the way."
Monty
Took Guitar lessons from Nicole O.
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"Marvin has been awesome and I am glad to have found him here in TakeLessons.com. My son and I are taking weekly guitar lessons with Marvin and he has been a great resource and help for knowledge. Both my son and I are beginners and he's has worked with each one of us in different ways, since we both learn differently and have distinct goals. I feel that his recommendations and exercises are helping the two of us and I look forward to keep working with Marvin and making us better players and have fun with the guitar. His patient and calm demeanor are perfect and important traits to effectively teach adult beginners and kids. Thanks Marvin!"
Fabio
Took Guitar lessons from Marvin A.
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"Justin has been awesome. He really knows his stuff, and he has a natural gift for teaching. I am learning everything from reading tabs to playing my favorite songs. I'm having a blast!"
Chris
Took Guitar lessons from Justin M.
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"Tim has an excellent vocabulary of music knowledge. Patient and willing to listen and answer questions. You can't go wrong if you're looking for a solid foundation to improve on any style of guitar playing."
Jeff
Took Guitar lessons from Tim M.
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