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Michael B.

3 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Jimi Hendrix Award from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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!

ryan S.

5 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Art specializing in 3d Animation/modeling from American academy of art
  • Teaching since 2015
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ryan S.

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I have been playing guitar for over a decade and have tons of performance experience gigging in a local rock band. Combine that with a curriculum that starts with fundamentals and expands quickly into playing your favorite songs and you have a great start to beginning or expanding your guitar playing abilities.

About ryan

Hi, my name is Ryan and I would love to teach you how to play guitar. I've been playing for over 10 years and have been gigging for a little less than that in my band. Over the years I have gained a lot of experience performing on stage and teaching to people of all ages. If you want to shred, jam,

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Joey M.
Learned a lot today! Very friendly and helped me improve the quality of existing recordings I made with gain staging and additional compression techniques
Joey M.
Very helpful and provided a lot of useful tips on difficult subject matter
Mark Herr
Ryan was great! He's obviously a talented guitarist and he is very laid back and makes you feel comfortable. He shows you in detail what you need to do to become a better guitar player. My ONLY advice, and the reason he doesn't get 5 stars, is I think he should have more visual aids with his lessons. For example, write down the different scales or transcribe the first several measures of a song. Then, one has something to refer back to when you are practicing and invariably get stuck. Other than that, I would highly recommend Ryan as a guitar teacher!
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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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Eric
He’s extremely knowledgeable and patient. He listens and analyzes in order to give a perfectly tailored lesson plan. Glad to have him as an instructor

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Ben R.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ben R.

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I have taught guitar since 2012 and have been playing since 2000. I am happy to take students at the beginner and intermediate levels. I believe strongly in integrating music theory and ultimately moving students toward musical self-suffiency, rather than focusing exclusively on learning particular pieces.

About Ben

Hi, I'm a lifelong musician and educator with 20+ years of experience writing, recording, performing and improvising across multiple instruments and genres. After years of teaching music on the side, I left my day job as a college history professor in 2018 to devote myself full time to building a c

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Peng D.
I'm a new learner in guitar, I barely read notes. Ben is very patient on me. The learning process is dense but smooth. Ben let me feel I can achieve my goal in near future. Thanks!
Sandra S.
Ben has character attributes one would like to find in a teacher, knowledge, patience and presence! Looking forward to our next lesson. Thanks Ben!
Aena
Fantastic, patient and kind ukelele instructor. I recommend Ben without reservation.
Thanks Ben!
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Ruben D.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Teaching since 2003
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Ruben D.

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Students will learn the chords and rhythms that are most used with blues music. Students will also be able to visualize the fretboard for improvising over common blues progressions.

About Ruben

Over the course of my musical career, I have had the opportunity to learn from many musicians. I am skilled at taking complicated ideas and conveying them in an easy to understand manner for my students. My passion is being able to share my knowledge and experiences with you so you will be able to

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Stephanie L.
GREAT TEACHER!!!
Nalani
My daughters first online lessons and a wonderful experience! Ruben is very engaging, friendly and knowledgeable. He is easy to contact, accommodating and quick to respond to questions. Would highly recommend!
Kevin and Ella M.
My 9-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son have been taking uke lessons for 3 weeks now and they really enjoy Ruben's style of teaching; so do we. He provides a great combination of making it fun while also really teaching them the foundations of music. They are already reading and writing some music and they enjoy doing their music homework. Most important, they are having fun at the lessons and while practicing at home.
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Patricia T.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $46
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Guitar performance and education from Various private teachers including Jazz great Vic Juris
  • Teaching since 1996
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Patricia T.

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I am a full time musician and music teacher with over 20 years experience teaching guitar in one on one as well as group settings. I enjoy teaching all styles of music (especially jazz) and working with students of all ages.
I have founded and currently direct two Rock Band programs as well as teaching between 25-30 private students in my studio weekly. My students range in age between 6 and 73 years. I will create your lesson plan based on your goals and learning style. I can teach you standard notation, tablature or how to better use your ear. We can incorporate all three approaches. As your teacher I will guide you to having the most enjoyable experience you can learning guitar.
As well as guitar I teach beginner and intermediate ukulele and beginner bass. I also teach all levels of music theory. If a student is interested, a knowledge of theory is essential to understanding how songs are written as well as how to improvise.
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About Patricia

Hello! I am a professional musician and guitar/ukulele instructor with over 20 years experience teaching one on one and group lessons. As a child, while learning piano and playing trumpet in the school band I began teaching myself guitar. It quickly became my favorite instrument and I moved on to

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Adam
I can't say enough great things about Patricia as a teacher. Her love of music, her enthusiasm for the guitar and her deep understanding of harmony were standout qualities that really made her a great teacher for me. I recommend her highly.
Gary
Patricia's forte is rock and jazz but don't rule out contemporary and classical. Her knowledge and flexibility enable thinking outside the box and tailoring lessons to every student's needs. Her lessons are always informative, fun, and will give the student a strong musical base from which to build upon.
Adrienne
Patricia is an exceptional teacher! She is flexible and creative, finding ways to interest all ages with an integrative approach to instruction. Not only is she a top- notch player herself, she makes learning fun and accessible for any level of ability. My family has benefited from Patricia’s expertise for four years and I would highly recommend her to anyone! Whether you are just starting out, looking to improve your playing, or simply perfecting your technique, you will benefit from her tutelage!

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Average Cost of Blues Guitar Lessons in Palatine, IL

The average cost of 60-minute blues guitar lessons in Palatine 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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"Nils is very knowledgeable and can help you with growing as a guitar player. He can help you have a better understanding of theory and how to apply it, knows a lot about gear, and has a wide array of skills so he can teach many different songs and concepts."
Daniel
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"Great and enthusiastic teacher who makes sure you feel comfortable!"
Oscar
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"I have been studying with Ahmad for just about 2 months. But that's enough for me to say he is an awesome guitar teacher. I think his teaching experience and method is a huge advantage for people who need professional guidance.

I was self-teaching for about a year before I came to Ahmad. It worked out just fine. I learned something. But I started to get confused at a point where I don't know how to move forward. I like a very specific group of guitarist (mostly Japanese fingerstyle players). And I wanted to learn how to master songs from those guitarist. And there is no such website or book that would teach me how to do that. Most of the guitar books or websites either give out general informations or put all information together as a mess.

Finally I decided to find a teacher. I found the lesson with Ahmad pretty effective. He is an experienced teacher who knows what you need to learn in order to achieve your goal. He has plenty of handouts that really helps me practice. The most important thing I learned from him is the big picture of guitar learning. For example, I learned the connection between scales and chords, why/how to improvise with these, how to go from there to other relevant things, etc.

When I look back over a year, I realize I have wasted some much time and effort trying to teach myself and wish it could have similar outcome as having a good teacher. Studying with Ahmad saves me so much time and effort (because it's actually easier!)"
Nobu
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Awesome guitar instructor!

I have progressed considerably more in a few months taking with him than a year and a half of being "self-taught". He is very thorough with his explanations during the lesson and then uploads notes into a private shared drive for you to keep practicing/progressing on your own. He will also tailor his teaching to your learning style to ultimately allow you to play the style of music you like to play. I guarantee if take guitar from JP and put the time into practice - you'll reach the goals you've set and you'll have a blast doing it!

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Caleb"
Caleb
Took Blues Guitar lessons from JP P.
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"Stan is obviously both knowledgeable and talented but he is also a very good teacher and will tailor your lessons not only to your ability but also to your own personal goals

Stan has my highest recommendation"
Cullen
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Stan M.
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James
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Tom S.
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"One cannot do better than lessons with Alex. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains the most difficult concepts in a clear and perceptive ways."
Richard
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Alex M.
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"I started taking lessons with Ahmad a couple of months ago and would recommend him for anyone who wants to learn guitar"
Jared
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"If you want someone that has years of experience and is an all around awesome person this is your guy!!!"
Vince Galipo
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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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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