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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
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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

COVID-19 UPDATE: I'M ONLY DOING SOCIALLY DISTANCED IN-PERSON LESSONS, WITH MASKS. I WILL BE HAPPY TO DISCUSS THIS WITH YOU BEFORE SETTING UP OUR SESSIONS. IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME THAT WE ALL FEEL SAFE AND COMFORTABLE IN OUR WORK TOGETHER. I ALSO DO ONLINE SESSIONS WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT. I

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Norman S.
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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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yusuf M.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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yusuf M.

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I spend a lot of time gearing my lessons to each specific student. Obviously we will learn songs that you are interested in. But in addition to that I write out specific exercises to help my students learn while also making it something that is fun and interesting to play so that we are not tied solely to learning from a book when it is not necessary. I can also help with songwriting, improvisation and other creative pursuits. The genres I am well versed in are pop, rock, classical, jazz, blues, funk, etc.

About Yusuf

I've been playing guitar for 14 years. I have always had a passion for learning as well as performing music and I continue both of those practices to this day. I am a strong believer in gearing each lesson plan to a students individual interest and will write out individual exercises and arrangemen

Michael B.

3 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • BA Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Awarded Jimi Hendrix Award from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael B.

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I am a recent Berklee College of Music graduate living in Chicago. At Berklee, I was the first rock/metal guitarist to receive the "Jimi Hendrix Award." This award is given to the best guitarist at the school. I've played and studied many styles of music ranging from classical, traditional, blues, country, rock, and metal.
Besides teaching, I have a passion for songwriting and performance. Here in Chicago, I am currently playing with various bands and writing my own music. My teaching style is very "goal-oriented," and I will teach students to set short-term goals, medium goals, and then demonstrate to them how reaching the short and medium-term goals leads to accomplishing long-term goals. I envision teaching much like my teachings at Berklee where once my lesson was finished, I only wanted to go home and learn more. If you want to learn multiple styles from someone who is truly passionate about the instrument, I'm your guy!

About Michael

Hello, my name is Michael! I have been playing guitar since I was 10-years old. Aside from being a teacher, performer, and songwriter, I would define myself as a "guitar nerd" because I love every aspect of playing. I still practice every day and have an insatiable hunger for new opportunities to p

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Colin C.
I'm 2 lessons in and so far Michael has been a great teacher. He is exceptionally skilled and has a wealth of knowledge to share, as well as being very good at listening to what I am trying to accomplish and creating well thought out exercises to help me progress. Highly recommended!
Lori
Michael has incredible patience with students from beginner to extremely advanced. His excitement about mastering guitar is infectious. He instills confidence in any student and is genuinely thrilled when they achieve their goals. I highly recommend Michael as a teacher.
Sarah
Michael is an amazing guitar player! He is extremely disciplined with a wide array of experiences. He was acclaimed by peers and professors at Berklee. Michael brings the dedication and talent that will help students succeed. If you want to learn from the best of the best, learn from Michael!

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Ben H.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best of teachers in 2015 from Thumbtack
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Ben H.

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In a blues rock band we play around town monthly. Took many classes on blues at musicians institute. Was taught by Keith Wyatt at musicians institute.

About Ben

Hello, my name is Ben and GUITAR IS MY BUSINESS...AND MY BUSINESS IS GOOD so please consider me. I've been playing guitar for over 18 years and have been in playing bands for 12 years. Recently after the band broke up, I decided to further my education and went to Musicians Institute in Hollywood C

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Roy H.
Great
Britta S.
Pretty much let my kids run the show which meant not a lot got accomplished. He's nice the kids liked him though.
Johnathan P.
Ben was super understanding of my busy schedule. He jumped right in and worked well with my 15 year old son.
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Steven G.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA Music from The Evergreen State College
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Steven G.

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Steven specializes in finger-style acoustic blues and jazz guitar. Lessons can be via Take Lessons or Zoom. Lessons are often customized the students' interests.

Steven studied Classical Guitar, Lute, and Electronic Music at Humboldt State University, College of the Redwoods, and The Evergreen State College, where he obtained his degree in Music in 1984.

About Steven

Steven specializes in finger-style acoustic guitar. His styles include Classical, Acoustic and Jazz. Steven founded and currently manages a nationwide group of 40,000 audio professionals (Music & Audio Professionals on LinkedIn). His credits include the album "The Forgetting" and “Old Cal

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Lani
Steven is a very knowledgeable teacher who makes learning fun. He is encouraging, patient, and thorough, making sure I understand and have mastered each new technique or concept. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to play guitar in a self-paced, relaxing way, without ever feeling overwhelmed. He’s a fantastic musician!
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Marty L.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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

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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.
darryl thornton
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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Average Cost of Blues Guitar Lessons in Northbrook, IL

The average cost of 60-minute blues guitar lessons in Northbrook is $70. 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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"I had been trying to learn the guitar for a while and met several teachers along the way. However it was with Ahmad that I developed the interest and excitement you experience when you play a guitar. Ahmad is the best guitar teacher hands down. In a very short time I have been able to understand not just how to play the guitar but also music in general. Ahmad is a very enthusiastic teacher who keeps the momentum going throughout the session. If you are in the area and want to learn the guitar you should definitely pay Ahmad a visit."
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Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I have taken my first few lessons with Ryan and so far they have all been awesome!! Ryan is an extremely knowledgeable and talented guitarist, but he meets you right where you are. I feel my confidence growing more and more with every lesson. I look forward to many more!!"
Brandon
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"A great instructor, very patient and prepared, helped become a much more advanced player. Strongly recommend!"
Lisa
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"My son really enjoyed his first lesson. He is looking forward to the next session 😊."
Melissa
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Albino M.
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"Great guy to work with. If you have been playing for a while and the playing is getting no where. See Ahmad! He has tips that will make you a better player."
Norman
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Tom is an incredible instructor with an intuitive feel for what you are trying to accomplish in guitar playing. Takes his time to thoroughly explain music concepts and theory without making it too heavy, and has an ability to push you to the next level without overwhelming you. Thanks tom, hope to be back at lessons soon!"
Jolene
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Tom S.
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"William is a great guy, loaded with patience. I would recommend him to anyone who asks. You won't be disappointed."
Charlie
Took Blues Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Aleksis is a very patient and enthusiastic teacher!"
Elisa
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Aleksis B.
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"It is fun to learn basics with Richard. Looking forward to the next lesson."
Mac
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"Very rare to find someone who can really teach. This instructor really knows. Highly recommend!"
Chelsea
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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