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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Teaching since 1993
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Phil C.

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I teach every student the technical skills and applied theory necessary to work in any contemporary style on guitar. I use the "Be better than you have to be" approach. Want to be the best on a bad day? Be better than your chosen style requires. I studied classical and jazz in order to excel at rock, folk and blues.
You will learn to read music and charts for guitar, as well as movable scale patterns, movable chord forms, and how to apply it all to master the fretboard.
Have you hit a road block? I can help. Are you brand new and want to be sure you understand the instrument completely? I can help.

About Phil

UPDATE: I'M FULLY VACCINATED, BUT STILL FOLLOW COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES. IN-PERSON LESSONS ARE IN FULL SWING. I ALSO DO ONLINE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART GEAR. MY NEW SPACE IS OPEN IN THE FLAT IRON ARTS BUILDING IN CHICAGO'S POPULAR WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD. I STILL DO ONE DAY IN MY HOME STUDIO

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Norman S.
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Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
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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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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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Adam K.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Adam K.

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My teaching philosophy is all about self-education: not only will I teach you how to play the guitar but I will also help you learn how to teach yourself. The work required to learn an instrument doesn't come from 30 to 60 minutes of lessons from a professional, it comes from the intensity of focus you spend playing the guitar throughout your time outside of lessons.

We will start with the end in mind; what is your goal? What music or songs do you want to learn? Then, together we will build a lesson plan to accomplish that goal. Throughout the lesson plan, along with playing your favorite songs, we will cover several aspects of being a musician: proper technique; musical interpretation and expression; music theory, which will include understanding notes, scales, chords, harmonic progressions, and analyzing music; communication when performing with other musicians; and building habits and techniques toward effective practicing.

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About Adam

Hello future students! I am so excited you are here to learn a little about who I am and what I do. Before I talk about myself, I want to express how important music is for all of us. No matter how long you study or practice music - I have been playing guitar for 22 years - there is something unexpl

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Jakob S.

2 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $47
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jakob S.

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In my 10 years as a professional musician I have performed everything from jazz to punk rock to Broadway classics. I can help you learn to play the guitar in whatever style you are interested in. I like to approach lessons in a way that the student gets an understanding of the fundamentals of music theory while learning music that they want to learn. Whether you're just picking up the guitar for the first time, or you've been playing for a while and hit a rut we can work to improve your skills.

About Jakob

I have been a professional musician for the last 10 years. I graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016 with a Bachelors of Performance in Music with and emphasis on jazz guitar. Since then I have traveled North America playing all kinds of music. I've toured the country with the Broad

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Megan
Jake is such a good instructor! He's not just teaching me how to play individual songs, he's getting into the fundamentals of music theory and how music *works*. I learned more in one lesson than I learned in six months trying to figure it out on my own. He's good at finding fun songs at my skill level that push me through to the next level. I look forward to these lessons every week!
Aman Hemnani
Jakob it's a very knowledgeable and patient instructor. It was very easy to talk to him and let him know what I was wanting to learn. He was able to incorporate music theory and technique in a very easy and simple way to understand and work on. Of the different instructors that I've had lessons from, Jakob was my favorite and the one that I gained the most knowledge from. I would definitely recommend him to others. You won't be disappointed!
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Ayme F.

17 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ayme F.

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I teach students from beginner to intermediate in music theory, chord and solo studies. From there we can get more advanced and work with song writing and more specific styles like flamenco and blues.

About Ayme

Music can be as simple or as intricate as you want to make it. I will to teach you how to make the most of whatever knowledge and skill you have and to have fun while you do it. My tastes are all across the board, rock and roll, country, metal, opera, I love it all. So, let me know what you are into

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Leonard
Very professional and patient.
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Ayme is a great teacher, makes learning very easy to enjoy....
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Irwin S.

Highland Park, IL
Starting at $59
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Irwin S.

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I am a dedicated, talented and enthusiastic music instructor. I love sharing my knowledge on the joys of making music with my students. I teach because I want to teach. Not because I have to teach.

The disciplines that I have acquired through my music have helped me in all areas of my life, and I love the idea that I can share some of those lessons with other people.

I love seeing a child's eyes light up the first time they play a song or grasp a concept. I enjoy working with adults whose life long ambition has been to learn to play an instrument, and have finally found the time for their studies.

About Irwin

I am a dedicated, talented and enthusiastic music instructor. I love sharing my knowledge on the joys of making music with my students. I teach because I want to teach. Not because I have to teach. The disciplines that I have acquired through my music have helped me in all areas of my life, and I

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Park Ridge is $65. 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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"Robert is an amazing teacher. Both my children take from him and have improved dramatically since they’ve started working with him. He keeps my youngest focused and excited."
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"I had the opportunity to learn with Mr. McLaren in high school a couple years ago, around the time I had decided to first pick up a guitar. Along with the essential building blocks every guitarist/musician need to go on about their personal endeavors of understanding the fret board and works of music theory, Charlie would always display a great deal of support, chill company and attitude. This guy has an appreciation for music and guitar that pushed me to open my mind anytime he spoke, whether it was during lessons or down time, it was always genuine. You'll take a lot with you with even one conversation with this guy. Fun teacher and a cool friend for sure."
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Took Guitar lessons from Charlie M.
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Took Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"Greg is an amazing teacher! I have progressed so much in the past few months, going from barely knowing a chord to now being able to play entire songs. He makes it fun while still teaching technique and challenging me. I would highly recommend🤘🤘🤘"
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Tim took the time I needed to understand and explained things so well. Can't wait for my second lesson."
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Took Guitar lessons from Tim K.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons from Matthew for a few months now. She really enjoys his teaching style....she learns about valuable skills and theory and also has fun at every lesson. Matthew is very encouraging about her progress and keeps her motivated to practice to sharpen her skills. He's also very flexible with scheduling which is great for us because of school, commuting etc. Matthew is very friendly and knowledgeable and is an excellent teacher."
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