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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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

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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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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Oliver H.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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.

Learning guitar requires a lot of patience and a good attitude. I focus on fundamental exercises to help any beginner guitar player reach an intermediate level. I cater my lessons to learn tunes that my students care about and love. I let them guide the work!

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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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Ryan B.

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I've been teaching guitar for 5 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. There are many styles I'm comfortable teaching from folk (fingerpicking or flatpicking), rock, blues and funk and I would love working on developing a unique style of your own. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of strumming, picking and chord changes and even a few simple songs under your belt. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Logan Square who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he

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Ryan
I have been working with Ryan on the Banjo for over a year now. He is incredible patient, encouraging and seriously knows his stuff!
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Paul W.

82 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2000
  • 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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Adam K.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Associate in Arts - Music Performance from Count College of Morris
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Mundelein, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2014
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
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I have been playing guitar for 21 years. I make lesson plans based on each individual, so I don't teach every one the same boring songs or use the same regiment with everyone. I want to teach you what YOU want to learn.

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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"Andrea is the best teacher ever. He is patient and professional. He is very knowledgeable and I enjoy every lesson!"
Alba
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"I was extremely pleased with our first lesson. Donnie was very attentive and provided great instruction and teaching. Would highly recommend."
Westin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Greg was an incredible guitar teacher for me, he consistently worked with me to make lessons that I would want to learn, and helped me find my own path in music. Often times teachers have a set curriculum and idea of how someone should progress through their learning, and I'm sure Greg did too but I was probably not the best student for that. I was so focused on wanting to be a song writer and also maybe not the most practiced student, but he'd work with me and come up with these lesson plans that revolved around learning new chords and progressions and then when we'd get to a point where I had a basic understanding of some of it we'd try writing a song with these new learned chords. It was very helpful and even if I wasn't making leaps and bounds of progress every week Greg helped me feel like I was. I can't thank him enough for the experience. I would recommend him to anybody that asked and if I still lived in Helena I'd definitely still go to Greg for lessons."
Anthony
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Olive has been loving her lessons with Eric, he's so knowledgable and teaches some really good music theory lessons in a fun way."
Olive
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric C.
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"Our son has a blast with Wes!"
Zion
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Wes C.
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"An excellent teacher. Patient, attentive and precise. I finally managed to improve my musical performances."
Giuseppe U.
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"I started with Jeff 3 weeks ago and am very happy with him & lessons. I started playing guitar off & on as a folkie in the 1960's, no lessons - learned by osmosis + a couple of songbooks with chord diagrams, played off & on, (mostly off). I retired in July 2014 (at 71) and promised myself I would really learn to play. He started by asking me to play the chords I knew, and what kinds of music I wanted to play, and started me off with basic strums etc. For me at least it is a good approach. We go at my pace and no pressure - + a lot of talk about life in America etc. Plan to continue with him and highly recommend him. (I'm the old guy in the picture)"
Pat
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"Keith is the most patient and inspirational teacher I've ever known. He figured out my learning style and tailored my lessons to suit me during my first lesson. I am very fortunate to have found him and look forward to continuing my leaning wit him."
Diane
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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"Donn'es patient and skilled instruction is very helpful."
Tim
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"I’m a relative beginner and Chris has done a great job at making me feel a lot less overwhelmed than my previous instructor. He is very patient and has a great demeanor. He is extremely focused for the entire lesson and is a great communicator."
Bill
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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