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Ryan B.

76 Reviews
Chicago, IL
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • 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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Ryan provides thorough and patient instruction.

Paulette L.

10 Reviews
Streamwood, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • High School Diploma from Saint Viator High School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Paulette L.

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~ Approximately nine years of acoustic guitar studies
~ Experience with Alternative Rock, Classical, Latin, Spiritual, and Pop genres of guitar music
~ Knowledgeable with: scales, chords, picking styles, tuning, tablature (style of sheet music), and standard notation (style of sheet music)

About Paulette

Hello! My name is Paulette L., and I am a recent graduate of Elmhurst College, which is located in the nearby suburb of Elmhurst, Illinois. In May, I earned my Bachelor's in Music Business along with minors in Communications and Spanish. Music has played a significant role in my l

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Neven
Off to a good start. She seemed good with children and kept my son's interest.
Robert
Paulette is very friendly, knowledgeable and patient with beginners. Her musical experience in many areas serves her students tremendously well.
John G.
Great teacher! Very knowledgeable and enjoyable to learn from.
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Spencer N.

Chicago, IL
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Communications from Southern Illinois University
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Spencer N.

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I'm into recording and composition using simple apps - students will immediately learn fun sources for loops and ways to level themselves up by learning exercises and how they relate to their own recorded creations. By taking useful tools and making them available round the clock on a phone as well as handwritten notes during a class, students will explore midi, home recording skills, and flexibly learn a vast spread of cool handheld functions.

About Spencer

I'm so excited to get into music with the amazing spread of people out here! It's fairly daunting to take up a new skill, so I'd like to say that we're going to find a path that keeps interest and skill levels up. You are not required to suffer. Using several fun (and, importantly, very free) apps

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Sergei Z.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master Certificate in Guitar, from Berklee College of Music
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Sergei Z.

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As a Berklee College of Music alumnus, Sergei applies its curriculum, approaches, and techniques that proved their effectiveness regardless of an age and level of students. Also, Sergei has an extensive educational experience including teaching the Guitar Performance Techniques, and Style classes for British Irish Modern Music Institute in Berlin, Germany, and being enrolled in a post graduate certificate program in Learning and Teaching provided by University of Sussex, UK.

About Sergei

Sergei is a Berklee alumnus, guitar player, improviser, composer, and educator. Awarded a Berklee Online Celebrity Scholarship in the name of Steve Vai, he now serves as a Berklee mentor. Sergei is a leader of the Los Angeles jazz quartet, Deuces Wild Jazz. He has more than 10 years of experience a

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I'm suprised how much my 13 year old daughter is learning after just a couple lessons, it is super fun to watch!
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Ruben D.

30 Reviews
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  • Speaks english
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
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Ruben D.

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Students will learn rhythm and chords. We will work on right and left hand techniques for maximum sound and tone. We will also cover how to improvise over common chord progressions.

About Ruben

Over the course of my musical career, I have had the opportunity to learn from many musicians. From University Professors to Street Corner Musicians, I have gathered much knowledge on how to play music. Applying that knowledge to my guitar playing has opened up many doors of opportunity and has ma

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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.
Mike Markie
Great fun, well done. Excellent teacher!

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Alyssa M.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • General Music Studies from San Diego State University
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alyssa M.

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Ever since Alyssa Miller was 8 years old, she has had a passion for music. Currently Alyssa is minoring in General Music Studies at SDSU. For 2 years she studied under classical guitarist Sean Basset at San Diego State University. Each students lessons will be catered and approached differently based on the students individual goals. Typically, I give students some exercises to help improve techniques and also allow them to pick repertoire they would like to work on. I encourage each student to try and apply some music theory to each repertories or songs they take on. I highly encourage that each student also practice sight reading with their instruments. It is important for a student to develop the ability to read music as well as train their ears musically. I encourage each student to take the time and practice outside of weekly or bi-weekly lessons. The only way to see real growth is for one to put work in. I will work alongside the student as well as work together to open up that ...

About Alyssa

Ever since Alyssa Miller was 8 years old, she has had a passion for music. Currently Alyssa is minoring in General Music Studies at SDSU. For 2 years she studied under classical guitarist Sean Basset at San Diego State University. She also studied under Dr. Bryan Bozenthel, a classical voice teache

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Lila
Alyssa has been working with my 12 year old daughter for a couple of months now, and she is very patient and willing to explain how to play certain things on the guitar! Would highly recommend!!

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The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in River 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 $276 per hour.
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"I have been taking lessons from Kimberly for the last few weeks. As a comparison, I have taken lessons a number of times in the distant past. Kimberly is by far the very best guitar instructor I have had. Kimberly is extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled and very personable."
Mitch
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kimberly A.
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"very informative and mellow....starting with basics and slowly getting to know the speed I need to grasp it! Happy to have Larry in our home, can't wait for next lesson."
Austin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Larry P.
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"Andy was very patient with me and really motivated me on the guitar! He is easygoing, I always felt relaxed and encouraged despite making mistakes in my playing, and he introduced me to so much new music. Lessons were always super fun, I highly recommend!"
Becky
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andy S.
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"He’s awesome! He’s prepared for lessons, patient, clear about his instruction, personable and makes sure you master the concept before you leave. I absolutely recommend Keith!!"
Jessica
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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"David is very talented and knowledgable .He is also very good at explaining complicated material ."
Rose
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from David C.
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"My 9 year Maria is taking a private guitar classes with Nick. I love how nick communicates with her. He is a professional musician and a natural teacher and the most important part Maria Love the classes, I have seeing her applying the guitar lessons to the piano making her own songs!"
Rogerio
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"After having played sax and flute for 7 years, I decided to start to learn the guitar during the quarantine. After a month of learning on my own and through apps, one of my good musician friends pushed me to seek out lessons. I had a few teachers in mind, but he told me that Charles would definitely be the best choice for me.
I have now been taking weekly lessons with him for the past three months, and my progress has skyrocketed. My guitar playing was quickly brought to the next level, and he also gave me a solid foundation in music theory that has helped me a lot on the sax and flute as well.
Charles is excellent at adapting to his student's needs and limitations. When I was traveling and had no access to a guitar, we had a lesson on facetime audio using my flute in the middle of a park, and that was one of the best I have ever had, even without video or the guitar.
Charles is a great teacher and also a great musical mentor. He will not let you stagnate, he will push you to reach your goals and provide you all the tools to do so. The homework he gives after each lesson also helps a lot to consistently reach the goals that have been set.
For any level, beginner, intermediate, or expert, I strongly recommend him to be your next guitar instructor."
Charles Pelletier-Gagne
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Charles C.
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"My 13 year old daughter has been taking lessons from Jared for 4 months. Jared is versatile and really knows music. His stlye is very relevant and he keeps my daughter interested in learning by teaching her music she knows and hears on the radio and at home. I would definitely recommend Jared for anyone who wants to learn not only how to read music but how to master the guitar, the correct way!!"
Merideth
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jared G.
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"Guilherme is a wonderful teacher! He is patient, kind and knowledgeable. He helps me stay on task, stay motivated and learn! I highly recommend him!"
Frances
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Guilherme F.
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"I have been taking lessons with Billy since January 2015. I am a total beginner and I really think I have made the best choice ever to pick him as my teacher. Billy is an experienced guitar teacher and a professional player that knows great techniques for beginners. He has been teaching me basics of guitar in a smart way, and at each lesson I feel I learn something new and at the same time I can clearly see how much progress I have made since our first lesson. He has also been teaching me how to read music and tabs which proofed to be extremely useful every time I want to learn a new song by myself. Highly recommended!"
Flaminia
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Billy N.
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