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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
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Phil C.

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I work with any bass player to give them the tools necessary to excel with any group. I bring all my experience as the front of multiple band line-ups, and a full understanding of the importance of a strong rhythm, section to each session.

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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Oliver H.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelors in Upright Bass and Vocal Performance from Knox College
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Oliver H.

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I am here to demystify the music world--with my teaching methods any student can accomplish their dreams! First, we will start with simple techniques to embark on your musical journey and work our way towards our lofty musical goals together.

I focus heavily on time, attitude, technique and determination in my lessons. Being a bass player is arguably one of the most important parts of a band without taking the spotlight. I'll be sure to make sure you sound good in any situation!

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also tea

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Brookelynn C.
Amazing first experience. Oliver made me super comfortable and shared a lot of knowledgable resources
Benjamin
My son is very happy with Oliver as his teacher. They seem to have a good rapport and he (my son) is enthusiastic about his lessons.
Brittany W.
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Paul W.

82 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar from Columbia College
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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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Michele V.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bass & Nature from Wooten Woods
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Michele V.

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I’m a professional bassist with 10 years experience in writing, recording, live performing. I have studied under bass great Victor Wooten, (as well as Anthony Wellington and Steve Bailey) at multiple Wooten Woods music camps. I’m currently receiving coaching from award winning music instructor Phil Circle.

My goal is to help beginning students discover their unique musical creativity while building a strong foundation of theory and technique.

About Michele

Hello! I’m a professional, working bassist with 10 years of experience in writing, recording, and performing. I play and listen to a wide array musical styles including Funk, Jazz, Rock, Pop, and Motown. Being mostly self-taught, I have discovered music through a variety of unique methods. Thi

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Michele is an inherently talented bass player with a wide knowledge of styles and a real comfort with the fretboard. She is an asset to any young musician who's looking to pursue music, and to any group that hires her. As a teacher, her love of the craft and desire to share make her a natural.
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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from Roosevelt University
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Matt O.

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My bass 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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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Mundelein, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Jeremie W.

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I've been playing electric bass guitar for about 15 years now. Similar to guitar, I can teach either finger-style or with a pick.

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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"Marcelo is a great instructor. He very quickly found my "level" and by the end of the first lesson had a plan for me which has been just perfect so far. He will challenge and train your brain along with your technique, and gently push you beyond your comfort zone. I'm extremely happy to be studying with Marcel and would recommend him to anyone."
Peter
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Marcelo M.
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"I've had a good experience with Alex. He has a very thoughtful approach and is very knowledgeable. I think he is a great teacher and would fully recommend him."
jeff
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Alexander A.
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"I am a 28 year old bass player. Mirco is a fantastic bass instructor who is skilled across all genres and tailors his lessons specifically to my needs. I am an intermediate bass player that has been seeking to raise my skills to a more professional level for gigging and recording. Mirco has been instrumental in providing me with engaging material that challenges me to continue expanding my bass knowledge and proficiency on the instrument.

I would HIGHLY recommend Mirco as a bass instructor to players of all ages as well as skill levels."
Mitch
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Mirco M.
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"Chris adapts to different learning styles very well, and he's very approachable and kind. His passion for music is inspiring and he makes complex ideas simple and easy to understand. If you're a beginner (like me), he makes sure you completely nail down the fundamentals to prevent any later confusion. It's also very helpful that he provides lesson recordings and short lists, summarizing what you should be practicing each week."
Steph
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"Paul's enthusiasm for the bass is infectious and a great motivator. I actually feel like I may be able to learn to play! In just one lesson I learned more than 5 hours of You Tube tutorials could have taught me."
Deborah
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul S.
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"As a beginning, self-taught bass player of four months, I wanted to find a teacher who could analyze and critique my playing. I scheduled five lessons with David over a time period of three months. David was instrumental in analyzing and critiquing bad techniques and habits I acquired. He very thoroughly emphasized proper fretting technique and finger positioning; exercises were given that helped me obtain full tonal quality and efficient fretboard navigation skills. We also reviewed basic theory, scale modes, rhythmic weight, pentatonics and arpeggios; seminal knowledge for the beginner.

A technical type player, David has excellent playing skills as well as a comprehensive knowledge of theory and its practical application. He is a good listener and showed a genuine interest in helping me achieve my goals. I definitely can see an improvement in my playing skills....playing more confidently and efficiently.

Highly recommended......."
Robert
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David S.
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"Kyle is awesome. Does a great job of breaking things down into understandable pieces. Appreciate his patience as well."
Dana
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Kyle K.
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"Excellent lesson.Alex is very knowledgeable and the whole vibe was very
relaxed.Will be happy to continue my lessons with him.Great recommendation you made!👍"
Gregory
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Alex M.
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"I started with Jeff in 1976 after becoming frustrated with my teacher who only taught the Carol Kaye method. Jeff was a breath of fresh air with his encouraging me to perfect my basic skills and expand the genres of music I listened to and played. After a few months he understood exactly the way I learned and my lessons became focused on my personal progression that was always changing at that age of my life.

What remained a constant during my years of lessons was Jeff’s caring nature, commitment to better my skills, understanding reading music, theory, and playing by ear. These skills he imparted to me continue today, over 40 years later.

Thank you Jeff!"
Tim
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"Teaches just the way I learn, very methodical, and starting with good technique from the beginning."
Pete
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rob D.
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