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Michael B.

3 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • BA Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded Jimi Hendrix Award from Berklee College of Music
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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!

Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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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 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 your favorite guitar riffs and songs. 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.

Paul W.

81 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar from Columbia College
  • Teaching since 2000
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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.

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Logan A.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Awarded Regional Champion of the "Colgate Country Showdown" from Colgate Country Showdown
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Logan A.

21 Reviews
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A few quick things about me:
• Have been teaching for 16 years
• Am a professional studio musician
• Have played in several touring bands
• Play/teach nearly all genres
• Took 12 years of lessons from a master
• Love teaching all ages and genres

Enough about me! We all know that everyone learns differently and has different strengths and weaknesses. My process is to analyze each student's unique abilities and to create a personalized learning experience for everyone. I have taught people from 5 to 83. I believe it is important to be empathetic to each person's needs, for example, I have experience teaching left-handed people, kids with Cerebral Palsy, Asperger's syndrome, people with missing fingers and other difficulties. Parents always ask me how I can be so patient with their kids, (the real secret is that I don't have to take them home ;) but on a serious note, I always remember the extreme amount of frustrating hours I put in before I got any real results. It's the least

About Logan

Hi, I'm Logan. I'm 31 years old and I've been working with students of all ages since I was 16. I currently teach about 40 students locally at my studio. I play for several bands around Ohio and I'm also hired a as a studio musician to play on tracks for one of Ohio's biggest recording studios. I p

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Will M.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded 2020 Runner Up from Baltimore Loves Talent
  • Classical Guitar from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts
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Will M.

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Skilled producer, guitarist, and marketer who has worked on over 100 songs. I started playing guitar at age 13 and graduated from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in 2012.

About Will

Skilled producer, guitarist, and marketer who has worked on over 100 songs. I started playing guitar at age 13 and graduated from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in 2012. Since then, I worked to become an effective collaborator in the indie-pop genre. I take the “random melody you sang in your c

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Eric
Will is a great teacher. He's friendly and makes it easy to learn. I would highly suggest him as a teacher.
Keagan
When it comes to arranging and composing music, I sometimes feel like I fall short as a musician. I usually have a multitude of ideas and some sections written in my head but I struggle with piecing everything together in a coherent way, luckily I have had the pleasure of knowing Will for a number of years, and thankfully he has helped me in this area time and time again, and the finished product is always better than the initial concept. He has a remarkable capability to recive musical ideas from others and weave those ideas into a final arrangement without straying far from the initial ideas. Like I said, I've worked with him a couple times in the past and I'll work with him again every opportunity I can, because the quality of his work and the final product is always remarkable.
David
Will helped me learn the structure of guitar chords and scales while answering any questions that I had when beginning guitar. Throughout my lessons he gave me information about chord diagrams and scale diagrams while putting an emphasis on a guitar's fretboard layout and individual notes. This knowledge allowed me to progress and learn even more about how to properly play and enjoy the guitar. The instruction was done objectively, with attention to detail, and was a great experience.

I also look forward to learning more about musical programs and production thanks to Will.
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Colleen K.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from Columbia College Chicago
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Colleen K.

2 Reviews
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Whether you want to cover your favorite songs, write your own songs or just jam with friends, I can help provide you with all the tools and techniques you need to get there. I have 14 years of experience playing guitar, from jazz and ambient to rock and metal. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree and two years experience teaching students of different levels, ages and interests. There is no limit to what you can accomplish. Want to shred some sick solos? I'll work with you every week to help you get there. Want to play some Taylor Swift? No problem. Want to learn some jazz tunes, how to improvise and the music theory behind it all? Let's do it. I will tailor my lessons specifically to fit your needs, and make sure you get the most out of our time together. No matter what your desires are as a guitarist, I'll help you get there. Message me and let's get started!

About Colleen

I have had a strong passion for music ever since I was in elementary school. I started playing guitar at 11 years old, beginning with rock and alternative music. In high school I got into playing jazz and classical, and started my first band that I performed with consistently and wrote songs for. I

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Rebekka Westermeyer
Great teacher! Colleen knows a lot about the guitar and she cares about working towards completing students' goals.
David S.
Great teacher, very knowledgeable, helps find what techniques or strategies work best to help you learn, will definitely be coming back for more lessons!

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The average cost of 60-minute electric guitar lessons in Oak Park is $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"17 years ago I took lessons from Ahmad (maybe 4 or 5 at most due to moving out of state then as well). Fast forward to this year when I came back for a work contract and decided to give him a call. It just so happened that due to COVID the day I called him was the day he was starting to teach in person again. What great timing!!! Unfortunately I only had about 2.5 months of lessons from him this time, but I have learned so much in that short time.

Ahmad is by far the best guitar teacher I've ever had the pleasure of taking lessons from. The cost of the lessons are completely worth it in my opinion. His ability to break things down , his patience, and his willingness to ensure you have the understanding of the days subject is unparalleled. If I weren't moving out of I would 10000% continue going to him. Definitely do yourself a favor and see what he has to offer."
Sid
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Jason is an amazing teacher! Lessons were fun and informative and Jason somehow ALWAYS had patience for my oh so slow fingers and brain!!"
Rosemary
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Jason T.
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"Donnie is a great teacher. He has good patience. He also gives you material to work which helps to keep you on track."
Herb
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Luke is a very kind and thoughtful teacher! He made the lesson fun and education and I left each day with something new to practice! He found the best way to teach me quickly and was overall a great teacher!"
Savannah
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Luke H.
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"Dave is an awesome instructor! He is very knowledgable and gives me everything I need to have productive practice sessions. He also explains the material really well. The lessons are super chill which makes them fun and I have been improving quickly."
Emily
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Dave B.
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"Ahmad is the BEST! I usually feel pretty self-conscious when learning something new, but never the case with Ahmad. Weekly lessons were always super fun and a great escape from work. He individualizes his classes and keeps your preferred genre in mind. He even wrote out the music based on youtube videos of my favorite songs (guitar or not!) Very talented and knowledgeable about his craft. Cannot think of one negative thing. SUPERB!"
Janet
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Eric is a great teacher. Very patient and extremely knowledgeable."
Christopher
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Matt is a great teacher with an extensive knowledge of guitar and music as whole. He is willing to help teach any song you want and has a great sense of humor."
Joe
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"I started taking guitar lessons from Ryan 2 months ago and he is the first teacher I have stuck to for this long, and more importantly, the longest I have stayed with the instrument! Ryan takes the time to understand my needs and the kind of music I enjoy and tailors the lessons accordingly.

He is incredibly knowledgeable and an awesome guitarist. The lessons are always fun and he is very responsive to any questions I have and encourages sharing musical things I enjoy so he can understand my tastes better.

Very glad to have found Ryan and looking forward to many more lessons with him!"
Karan
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"What can I say that hasn't already been said about Greg. From the beginner guitar player to experienced shredding virtuosos. Greg caters to each individual's needs and wants. As he says he is truly passionate about you and that innate ability of him carries over into his instructing.

As every great teacher I have ever known, he has a balanced approach to his delivery. He wants you to have fun, but he also helps you realize; to be good at playing any instrument... it also takes work and practice. However it's "applied" practice w/ tools to get you where you want to go faster than most other instructors!

Go see GBC today!!"
Vinny Vincent
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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