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Matt M.

10 Reviews
Mokena, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Audio Engineering from Columbia College Chicago
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Matt M.

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I have been teaching classical guitar for over 13 years. Curriculum is student-specific but in most cases will include left and right hand technique, rhythm, dynamics, sight-reading, chord theory, etc.

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.

Paul W.

81 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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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!
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Katie
As a young female, I was apprehensive about choosing a male teacher that teaches in his home. However, Paul has been professional and I have not had any concerns since meeting him and working with him. He is a well-planned, experienced teacher who artfully progresses students from week to week in a manner that is constructive and fun. In only 5 weeks I have learned more about playing guitar and guitar theory than I would have thought. He has been attentive to my goals and it is precisely the experience that I pay for.

Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
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Dave K.

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I have been teaching guitar for 18 years and have taught hundreds of satisfied students. When you sign up for classical guitar lessons with me, you will begin by learning the basics of the instrument including proper holding and playing position, tone production, rhythm, first position notes,basic chords and notation. Once you get the basics down, you will learn how to play a variety of classical guitar pieces appropriate for your level and interests. All of this can happen within the first 4-6 months of playing.

About Dave

Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates

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Howard W.
I haven't played the violin since I was in middle school, and I wanted to re-learn to play it. I am so glad I picked Dave, he is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I jumped in with both feet and Dave made the instructions at our first lesson easy for me to understand. Excellent location and studio is awesome.
Rushia Hendricks
Excellent lesson. Does a wonderful job at taking older students and gently holding their feet to the fire to bring out the best- even under the most challenging of circumstances. Kudos to being such a uniquely great teacher!
Tom L.
I realize it was the first lesson but I was a little disappointed that we spend nearly the entire time on housekeeping items, like canceling and re-scheduling appointments. I think that could have been covered with an e-mail or handout. I also thought we spent too much time going over the differences between acoustic and electric guitars - considering my age and background. Would have liked to see him demonstrate what I was asked to practice before the next lesson instead of just being told to refer to the workbook.

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Mikayla L.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Business Administration from Toccoa Falls College
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Mikayla L.

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Lessons offered for beginner to intermediate players. I have a guitar I can provide, but definitely recommend they have one to practice on.

About Mikayla

My name is Mikayla and I have been playing guitar and piano for 9 years. When I first got started playing music, I was desperate for someone to sit down and teach me what I needed to know. After teaching myself through online videos for a while, I finally found a flexible piano teacher to get me fu

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Owen
Excellent knowledge on how to instruct, already has built rapport with my children and they loved her!
Henry
My boys immediately "took" to Mikayla and are already playing songs after one 30 minute lesson. They are excited to learn more and Mikayla is very knowledgeable about meeting students where they are.

Dirk P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dirk P.

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The lessons will be customized to fit your learning style, your speed, and your taste. Since this is true, we will be learning the songs you have always wanted to play. We will be breaking down the songs components. We will be analyzing the theory behind it and on the way you will learn how to read music.
I have helped transform people into musicians for about 7 years. I was a professional musician for a number of years, so I will past on the tricks of the trade.

About Dirk

17 years ago, I picked up my first guitar. Multiple teachers have helped me develop my craft. Formally, I studied Music at Seminal State College. Professionally, I’ve played in clubs for over a decade. One highlight was playing at the Daytona 500 NASCAR race for a Daytona flash mob event. I also ha

John M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John M.

6 Reviews
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My curriculum includes notes in relation to fretboard, chord shapes and construction, theory, sight singing and ear training, scales, improvisation, strumming/picking techniques, and more. I can come to you!

About John

I have an associates degree in music and I have been teaching lessons for 10 years now. I also have experience as a substitute teacher. As a substitute, I have taught all grades, all subjects, and I have helped out many kinds of students each with their own way of learning. Besides teaching, I l

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Carolynn M.
Great teacher. He definitely knows music.
RJ
John is incredibly smart about theory and understanding the guitar having worked out his own individual way of learning that he is happy to share his trade secrets.
Melinda A.
My son was new guitar player, he has now had several lessons with John. We have seen his skills grown exponentially. John really connects with him and keeps him engaged. He has taught him soo much in such a short span of time. John is a fantastic teacher!

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Average Cost of Classical Guitar Lessons in Oak Forest, IL

The average cost of 60-minute classical guitar lessons in Oak Forest is $67. 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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"Melody is experienced, clear and patient as well as very knowledgeable. Excellent teacher"
Charlie
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Melody S.
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Susan T.
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"Chris is the most understanding, invested, and patient guitar teacher I have ever had. I have been playing for 11 years, and about 6 years into that I began learning classical guitar from Chris. He was able to teach me anything from beginner level until I was ready for advanced techniques. Very responsible and the best experience I’ve had with any guitar teacher."
Joseph
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Christopher J.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons with Mark for a little over a year. She has learned songs she likes and Mark helps build her abilities and confidence. In her words: Mark plays along with you and tells you what you’re doing well and what can be improved. He gives good tips about how to work on what you need to improve. He recommends songs to play but also asks what songs you want to play."
Sean
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Mark S.
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"She's been more than I expected. Personable with a lot of energy with a knowledge base I can't begin to fathom. She's going to make learning guitar a great experience. I only hope is that I can live up to her expectations."
Roger Nash
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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"Keith is patient, professional and supportive. i have made tremendous strides since studying with him. He's the BEST !!!!!"
sherylann
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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"Rachel is outstanding! Very enjoyable experience to date."
Greg
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
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"Loved Ben and Zane liked him also. He was on time and very patient. Loved that the lesson are in our home."
Shelley Davila
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ben H.
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"I was self taught for @ 5 months then decided to get lessons. I wanted a pro to be able to assess where I was at and give me the right instruction.

Tomas was able to to give me just that. He also taught me some neat strum patterns that made it fun. My wife really likes the sounds I can make with the guitar after only 2 lessons with Tomas.

On top of that he is a genuinely pleasant person to be around. I can tell he loves teaching people guitar.

My wife really likes the genre of music I am learning because she grew up with it. I like it as well as the finger skills that go along with it.

I believe this experience learning from Tomas will greatly influence the personal music style that I end up developing into."
Jeff
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Tomas B.
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"She is an amazing and knowledgeable, talented and very patient teacher! I am very delighted to finally pick up my guitar and want to learn. She is able to adjust to the student's needs with different instrument. She is a pretty amazing teacher! She has a very good technique. She motivates me to learn more. I highly recommend she to everybody."
Desiré
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Adrienn L.
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