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Ian M.

8 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Ian M.

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Chords, rhythm, left and right hand coordination and technique, theory and more. The sky's the limit (the side of a campfire :))

About Ian

I started playing guitar originally in 1991. I picked up bass and ukulele (and then over the ensuing years, gradually a plethora of other instruments, such as voice, drums, piano, and harp). I started teaching in 2001 throughout the Chicagoland area. First in music stores, then schools, then people

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Bobby P.
Ian has been wonderful with my bonus son. He's learning the ukelele quickly, and I'm so excited to see the world of music beginning to open up for him!
Janet B.
Excellent!
William Z.
First lesson was great. It took a little time setting up and getting to know each other. For a first lesson, I came away with some very useful information on a song I was having a problem with. I like the direction it is going. Looking forward to the next lesson.

Kenny S.

9 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Masters from University of Western Ontario
  • Awarded Arts and Letters from Council for the Arts
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Kenny S.

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Kenny has been playing guitar since the age of 14, has received awards and grants from the Canada Council, and is an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His approach to teaching guitar helps students learn quickly and maximize musical potential.

I'm a guitar player and singer songwriter from Montreal, Canada, have been living in Chicago for seven years, and have been playing electric, dobro, and acoustic guitar in the studio and on the stage for 20+ years. I play fingerstyle in a variety of tunings and am also a proficient flatpicker covering folk, bluegrass, electric, blues, and country picking techniques.

Whether you are a songwriter looking to improve your basic skills to perform a wider range of material, or a flatpicker looking to refine your improvisation skills or learn fingerstyle and open tunings, I can help you learn the correct approach to help bring your playing to a new level.

We all have within us, the ability to be an excellent player. ...

About Kenny

Kenny has been playing guitar since the age of 14, has received awards and grants from the Arts Council, and is an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His approach to teaching guitar helps students learn quickly, have fun, and maximize musical potential. Kenny has played at Fe

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Robert
Great first day!
Jim
I recently started taking lessons with Kenny to try to learn some basic lead guitar in a one on one setting. I've been very impressed with his preparation, taking the time to tailor the lesson to my level of play and the music I am interested in playing. He also is very encouraging and is interested in my learning and progress, even going beyond the one hour lesson time to ensure that I have the tools necessary to continue to work at home.
Zion and Isadora R.
Great 1 st lesson. He was patient and supportive with the kids!
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Ryan B.

76 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 Jefferson Park 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

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Jeff G.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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Jeff G.

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Learn basic open chords and scales. Learn the notes on the fretboard. Learn how to play songs using chords.

About Jeff

Hi, there! My name is Jeff and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 1996 and have loved helping my students become piano/keyboard players, guitar players, singers and songwriters I went to Spokane Falls Community College and earned a degree in Jazz and commercial music

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Kevin O.
Sorry to have seen him go. He was a lot of fun and I learned a great deal from him. I have started playing again and hope to find an Instructor like Jeff G
Kevin O.
Jeff is a excellent Teacher. He truly is interested in helping reach my goals . Thanks
for taking the time to listen to me , when I asked for a teacher to help me reach my music goals. I give Jeff five stars
Joy D.
I have been taking singing and guitar lessons from Wonderful Jeff!!! and I feel so comfortable learning new skills and songs from him and now I have got my confidence back so I would like to perform anywhere!!! Definitely I would recommend Jeff for you music teacher!!! He is a humble and great musician!!!

Richard G.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications from Rowan University
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 80; Female: 6 to 70
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Richard G.

6 Reviews
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Steel String 6 and 12 string.

Students will be taught "Expressive Practicing", a technique emphasizing skills earned through inspired playing. This is a highly individualized method based on the students instinctive capabilities such as having an natural "ear". Fundamentals are taught as applied through a run-before-you-walk set of exercises and structured improvisation techniques.

About Richard

I can't wait to work with you! I am passionate about the subjects I teach, and find nothing can compare to seeing a student "get it", so they may too enjoy the passion that comes from learning and doing something they love. Everything I teach I've learned most completely by doing as a Profession

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Doug B.
Very knowledgeable, I hope I can retain what he has taught me !!
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Teresa B.
Richard is so patient and knowledgeable. I am very happy with our lessons. Because of my background with classical guitar he wondered if the fact that he doesn't read music and I am renewing my mind back into it would not be a good teaching set-up. Not at all. I now have an electric guitar and the five years spent playing classical, now fifteen years ago, did not give me a good foundation for understanding music theory unfortunately. I have a genre I had already picked out fingerstyle electric and now with some thinking my way through the basics I did have I still need to learn just basic strumming etc. I understand what he is referring to in music so we still speak in the same key. Also and lastly my daughter has a severe seizure/dementia disorder that is very unpredictable and our caregiver's mom just passed away so there will be times when I just can't do a week/day. He has been very understanding. I am smiling from my soul because music is my healing path for difficult stuff I couldn't pay any doctor/therapist to even call me back for. Thank you so much for your assistance. Sincerely Teresa
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Justin M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2005
  • B.A. Music from California Polytechnic State University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Justin M.

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After 20 years of playing and a BA in Music, I know how to break down the guitar and teach it to anyone willing to learn. I take the 80/20 approach to learning guitar and will get you up and playing in no time. If you are tired of trying to figure out how to learn guitar online or you feel stuck at your current level, then I can show you the most effective and efficient way to get your playing to the next level. Lessons will teach you the following:

* songs you actually want to play
* how to read music and guitar tablature
* music theory tailored to suit your needs
* composition and improvisation
* performance practices and music history
* how to play solo pieces and jam with your friends

About Justin

Like most guitarists, I had always wanted to play the guitar as a little kid. Luckily, my parents finally caved to the request (ok ok, incessant begging) and I began my guitar journey at the age of 11. After now 20 years of playing and 12 years of teaching, I am excited to share my experience and t

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Carolyn H.
This was my first lesson ever on a stringed instrument but I was very impressed with Justin, my instrument ended up having an issue and he still came up with stuff for us to work on despite the mandolin having a malfunction. He also helped me figure out what needs to be adjusted for my mandolin to play correctly. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
Michael Y.
It was nice to have a teacher that is passionate and interested in hear other people’s perspectives. Good aspect and enjoyed the lesson
Joe
I enjoyed my first lesson. The time flew by. Justin was friendly and professional. I'm looking forward to the next lesson.

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The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Palos Heights 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 $276 per hour.
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"Donnie is very knowledgeable and makes guitar lessons fun! It was our first lesson and we were a little discombobulated, but he was patient and got us on our way. We are excited to keep learning with Donnie"
Andy
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Great first lesson with Adam!"
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Adam B.
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"I had been wanting to learn guitar for years and I finally came around to trying it out! Loving it so far with Wes!"
Cheryl
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Wes C.
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"Great lesson! Learned a lot and plan on continuing to take lessons with Eric. I love the ability of being able to take lessons in my home."
Mia
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric C.
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"Incredible teacher. Highly knowledgeable and passionate about music. I like how he asks me about where I want to go with music and tailors his teaching approach accordingly. He's patient but also pushes you to do your best."
Nate
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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"I have had a year's worth of lessons with Michael- our first lesson was 1 Feb 2016. When we hit our anniversary, I wrote down what I was able to accomplish because of his efforts in helping me to learn to play the guitar. I went from knowing NOTHING about the guitar to playing in 3 regular "gigs" (as he calls them) during our 1 year of lessons together. I would call that a success.

I had the guitar for a year before lessons, but with only using Youtube video tutorials and zero experience, I was not dedicated enough to learn anything on my own. So, that guitar just sat there until I ran across this site and chose Michael for my very first lesson, 1 Feb 2016. Well it is now 1 year later and after a year's worth of lessons, I want to publish a review. Michael was very patient with me. I am a very busy homeschooling mom. Originally, I signed up for guitar lessons thinking that it was an affordable option for me to learn and then teach my children- but it ended up being really fun for me to be able to play a tune all on my own! Well, after only 6 months of hard work, I joined (and still continue to play) on my church's praise and worship team. Michael helped me with questions about the music I was given to play. I knew NOTHING before and now I am on a worship team! I have also been asked to play in other places- it is all because of this teacher. I had A LOT of questions and Michael did an exceptional job explaining things without the frustration I would have had since I am not able to physically touch their guitar or their fingers. Before I joined the team, I emailed Michael songs that I was interested in learning how to play and he figured out the chords and strumming patterns and would teach me the song. He would record himself playing back the song (slow and then normal tempo) as well as provide a written tab or whatever it was that I needed in order to "get it."

I made a recording to document my journey (video below with a link to the written part). I know it's not the best, but I know from where I came and how far I had come with the guitar. If you are looking for a teacher who takes any kind of music that you are interested in and helps you reach your goals- whatever they might be for the guitar- then this guy is your guy. Thank you Michael for all of your hard work. Also, thank you for for being so patient with me when I did not do my homework as much as I should have. Your accountability and grace kept me going. Look at me now!!! https://youtu.be/l8yixvi1ohM"
Sejana
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"Jeff has beat a great instructor to my daughter, and very patient! Thanks :D"
Katie
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jeff C.
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"I've taken lessons from William for several years. He helped me choose several of my guitars and worked with me on my acoustic, classical and electric guitars. His knowledge is extensive as guitars are his life. I've had other guitar instructors who teach to make money, or on the side. William on the other hand, teaches because he lives guitar, it's his passion.

William is exceptional with many of the technical aspects that improved my playing efficiency and increased my safety on the guitar. You might ask, "What do I mean by safety?" He taught me how to hold my guitar and reinforces playing it in a manner that reduces the potential for injuries and allows me to play for longer periods of time without getting tired. That's very important if you love the guitar!

No matter what style of playing I'm interested in, William has been excellent in showing me how to achieve the sound I'm looking for. If I want to play a particular song and he doesn't know it, all I have to do is play it on I-Tunes for him. He immediately shows me how to play the song, or adapt it to my level so that I can.

William is a patient and enthusiastic teacher that encourages and challenges me to continue to improve. That's why I continue to take lessons from him and recommend him to anyone who is serious about learning to play.
Cheers,"
Larry
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Chris has really helped me improve my technical skills in guitar as well as gain a deeper understanding of music theory. He always takes into account what your individual interests/needs are and is super encouraging as a teacher. I started lessons with Chris having a basic knowledge of guitar (consisting of a handful of youtube videos) that I felt sort of stuck in. Even after my first lesson with Chris, I felt like I had improved and had tangible goals to work toward. My guitar playing has improved tremendously because of taking lessons with Chris and I highly recommend him as a teacher!!"
Lili
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Christopher G.
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"My daughter is learning fast with Eric. Variety of techniques. Worth the money. Highly recommended."
Asterio
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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