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Ryan B.

90 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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The best!
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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Mike G.

3 Reviews
Wheaton, IL
Starting at $18
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Music Education from Elmhurst College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mike G.

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I have played the guitar for over 20 years and love its range and versatility. With lessons from me, you can expect to learn a variety of styles, proper technique, and keys on how to correctly practice.

About Mike

Hi there! I am an elementary music teacher by day looking to work with students in a one-on-one setting to help them reach their music/performing goals. I have also taught high school drum line for 5 years, in addition to beginning 5th grade band. I provide piano, drum, guitar, and ukulele less

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Melissa D.
Mike has been wonderful with my twin girls! He's so patient with them and gives them lots of encouragement along the way. They have really enjoyed working with him as well!
Meredith L.
Meredith loved her first lesson. Thanks!
Cheander Harris
Very insightful and enthusiastic about teaching the ukulele! Very excited to continue to learn.
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yusuf M.

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

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Rina M.

71 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English, the language of music
  • M.M. Master of Music from Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America
  • Teaching since 2001
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Rina M.

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Accomplished guitar teacher for students of all ages, 6 to 96. Learn to hold the guitar properly and how to tune it. Read notes and tabs. Strum, pluck, and pick the guitar strings with your dominant hand. Learn to play melodies and chords with your non-dominant hand. Begin with the basics and progress to playing your favorite music from popular to jazz, folk, country and more. Enjoy the process and the progress!

About Rina

I am a music educator, classically trained with an advanced performance degree. As a soloist and collaborative musician, I have performed professionally in ensembles, bands and orchestras both here and abroad. With a high degree of knowledge and proficiency, I teach proper technique and practice s

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Linda Moore
A great first lesson even though my oboe didn’t work. I learned a lot of fingerings and about reed making. Great fun.
Eleni
We feel very fortunate to have Rina M. as our daughter’s music instructor, for oboe and guitar. Our daughter’s musical ability and knowledge has grown exponentially, and her music teacher at school has praised her understanding of music / music theory, most of which she learned since working with Mrs. Rina. We are so happy to have found TakeLessons, as this is how we were introduced to Mrs. Rina. She is very special to us, and we highly recommend her!
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Kirk R.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Kirk R.

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The guitar is an incredibly flexible and diverse instrument. I have played in a variety of styles and genres (though I certainly have my favorites!), and I want to help you unlock the tools you already have so that you can play your favorites as well, regardless of what they may be. They key is understanding not only how the guitar works, but how you work when you're playing the guitar. I always strive to help my students understand the music they're playing, the instrument they're playing on, and themselves. With a good understanding of those things, there's no limit to what you can accomplish in music!

About Kirk

I have been studying music for most of my life and began teaching when I was 16. I have been given the opportunity to learn from some of the best musicians and teachers around. Before relocating to Denver, I regularly gave performances throughout the Cincinnati area, as well as in surrounding state

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Deanna
Very good experience with Kirk! He was knowledgeable and patient, and I could tell he really enjoys teaching.
Deanna
Kirk was very patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging as he taught me to play a special song on the ukulele for my husband to be. Highly recommend!
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Max Z.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Awarded 2017 Texas Flatpicking Guitar Championship- 3rd place from Bay Area Bluegrass Association
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Max Z.

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Learn to play lead, rhythm, jam, improvise

Beginner to advanced, ages 12 and up

Private in-studio lessons tailored to your level and goals

If you’re just starting, we’ll begin with
Basic technique (holding the pick, struming)
Playing chords
Playing simple melodies

As you advance, you’ll be working on

Good tone production
Keeping solid time
Alternating bass patterns, single-string lead notes
Various picking techniques, dynamics, fingering
Variations, ornamentation, slides, hammers, pulls
Learning your favorite licks
Increasing repertoire
Learning more complex rhythms and improvisations
Developing fast and clean picking

Learn by tab, standard notation, or by ear

We'll focus on tunes you want to play, or take a broader approach incorporating reading music, ear training and theory

About Max

I am a Berklee College of Music graduate in guitar & mandolin performance, and play in two 4-piece bluegrass/country bands and an acoustic duo. I've played over 400 shows since returning to Austin in 2016. Lessons are tailored to your level and goals. We can focus on tunes you want to play, inco

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Anne
When I started taking lessons with Max, I knew three chords and very little about music theory. I never thought I would get past G-C-D. His patience and structured lessons helped me become a better player. Max is very encouraging and that was most appreciated. I have more confidence in my playing thanks to him. I even understand the circle of fifths!
Larry S.
Max is a very patient and experienced teacher. I enjoyed my lesson with him and will be back for more.
Erika tatum
Max was prepared and was flexible with teaching both guitar and mandolin. He was very patient and knowledgeable.

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Average Cost of Acoustic Guitar Lessons in Oak Forest, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Oak Forest is $68. 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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$56 average
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"Excellent teacher, easy to understand and fun"
Richard
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Randy D.
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"I am very pleased with Lee. She is very helpful, knowledgeable and very friendly. We spent time assessing where I am skills wise and what I am seeking from these lessons. I really appreciate that so as to not waste either of our time. Thanks Lee."
Monciella
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Lee Q.
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"Steve is a patient and encouraging teacher to my seven year old daughter. She enjoys the lessons very much."
Eva
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Stephen O.
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"Lucian has a life time of experience as a practing musician, and also has been teaching for many years. I've had other guitar teachers, but Lucian​ is great at explanation and practical instruction. He's not just teaching you how to strum chords, but also about music theory.

He has the patience, and demeanor that is perfect for teaching. No easy task. I've seen other students of all ages here as well.

Great teacher"
Nelson
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Lucian W.
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"Mark played at my wedding with tremendous ability. He was very professional and adaptable to the requests made. Mark shows extreme proficiently in all areas of guitar and would be a formidable teacher in any musical pursuit."
Anthony Botticelli
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Mark W.
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"Donnie is knowledgeable, patient and helpful with my lessons. He is a very nice person and a polite guy.
I would highly recommend him as a teacher."
Blaine
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Mark has been teaching our 11 year old son for the past 3 years. He is always engaged and excited about learning his next songs and going to his lessons. Mark is very relaxed in his style of teaching but has high expectations for learning the songs and improving overall. We are lucky to have him as a teacher."
Eve
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Mark S.
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"Adam was a delight! He was thorough in his teaching. He showed patience and offered tips that were very helpful. I look forward to strumming with Adam. He plays effortlessly and makes magic with the guitar. I look forward to working with Adam as I embark on the road to becoming a guitar player."
Rosemarie LoSardo
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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"What I like about lessons with Greg:
1. He has a great personality and is very enthusiastic and understanding, which makes any struggles during lessons less painful.
2. He tailors your lessons to what *you* are interested in. (While teaching the fundamentals you will need to make your goals happen)
3. He is always thinking of new ways to revolutionize lessons and peoples' perspectives on music.
I really enjoyed my lessons with Greg and you will, too!"
Sarah
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Gavin is thorough, patient & engaging. Wonderful instructor I would recommend to everyone!"
Brady
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Gavin L.
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