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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks German, English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Music from Roosevelt University
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Matt O.

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My acoustic guitar teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship from Columbia College Chicago
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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.
very helpful
Norm
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
  • 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 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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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jeremie W.

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I have been playing guitar for 21 years. I make lesson plans based on each individual, so I don't teach every one the same boring songs or use the same regiment with everyone. I want to teach you what YOU want to learn.

About Jeremie

I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing for 20 years. I have played professionally in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from jazz to folk to rock, and I've been writing music for the same length of time. I currently perform with one of my students from TakeLessons named Mackenzie O'Brien

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Paul R.
Jeremie is patiently progressing me, very encouraging
Kris
Jeremie has been awesome. Super patient and works on what you want to play!
Didi L.
Based on my first lesson with Jeremie, I feel very confident that he will be able to help me achieve my music goals, to learn jazz guitar and music theory in a gradual manner without feeling overwhelmed.
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Scott S.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • middle and high school clarinet student, 7 years from local
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Scott S.

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Through the foundation I've gained by the influences of Mel Bay, Hal Leonard, and Suzuki musical instruction methods, I compile my own teaching materials. Using personally constructed guitar lessons, I demonstrate, instruct, and guide the student based on my assessment of their individual needs, skill level, and progress. Lessons are formulated in Modules, and advancement through them is based on the student's personal aptitude, skill level, and practice commitment. Learning is accomplished by ear as well as through essential methods of musical notation (tablature, 5-line staff, rhythmic comprehension). Students are trained to perform written music as well as to write and express the music within themselves.
I'm an encouraging and motivating guitar teacher with a casual relaxed approach. Teaching new guitarists is very rewarding to me. To see the light come on and watch a student perform a song, express themselves musically, and create their own composition is an awesome experience.

About Scott

The key to learning guitar......is finding the right instructor! I am an encouraging, effective guitar instructor and an experienced performing musician, offering in-person beginner through intermediate guitar instruction in my home and on line. It is very rewarding to me to help others along

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Gabe D.
Scott is an accomplished player and a patient, knowledgeable teacher, i highly recommend him
Lucas
Scott takes his time to teach you proper techniques to take your playing to the next level.
Joan B.
I'm enjoying my lessons with Scott. He has taught me a lot. He makes playing and learning exciting. I can't wait for my next lesson.
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Kevin K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin K.

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Do you love music? Great, me too!

I'm here to help you along your journey with music and guitar/bass. Whether you're just taking your first steps or you're already on your way, my goal is to provide you with information, direction, and clarity to help you grow.

Our lessons will be focused on your individual needs and goals. I don't believe in a cookie-cutter formula to lessons so we will work together to build a structure that is optimal for you and fits your needs.

About Kevin

In short, I'm a young professional musician from southern California working on a bachelors of commercial music and jazz performance at California State University Fullerton. For teaching I specialize in electric bass and acoustic guitar, but can also play/teach electric guitar and upright bass. Cu

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Average Cost of Acoustic Guitar Lessons in Schaumburg, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Schaumburg is $68. 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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"I am a professional peer, and fellow guitar instructor. Having known Kayla for the last several years, I have seen how her simple, yet masterfully thorough approach to instruction can excite and entertain students of all ages.

Kayla uses her collegiate level music theory and performance background to educate on a plethora of subjects. However, she clearly communicates beneficial concepts to both children and adults alike.

I highly recommend Kayla both as a peer, and a student. I’ve benefited from her wisdom, and insight throughout the years, and I know you will too."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kayla K.
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"Jordan is a wonderful teacher to work with and has a very patient and approachable attitude! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for quality music lessons."
Tyler
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Great instructor! I recommend Mark because he lets you learn, but he makes it fun! (He is also REALLY nice!)"
Amy
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Mark C.
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"I would definitely recommend Robert Martin as your music teacher. He is very patient and motivating. He has a great way of explaining techniques or concepts so you can easily understand them. He is very knowledgeable about many music genres and music theory. With his instruction, I have come along way in my guitar playing since I first starting taking lessons. Very nice man and great teacher."
Anna Claire
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"I have been playing the guitar for over 20 years, on and off.At first I just wanted to learn a few songs and impress people. I LOVE music and really wanted to play for myself. i have taken lessons from multiple people. Taking lessons with Jimmy took me to a new level. I thought I just wanted to to play fast but Jimmy taught me technique, music theory, composition, live playing concepts. I have learned more with Jimmy in 1 year than 4- 5 years with other teachers. The Light Bulb is on and I am playing better then I could imagine. BTW: people are impressed but I don't care, because I love music!"
Darryl
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James R.
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Tashonna
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tanesha M.
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"Tanesha is very patient and helpful"
Scott
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tanesha M.
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"Brian is an excellent teacher. he is very knowledgeable in music."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Brian C.
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"Very good first lesson."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Brian C.
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"I've really enjoyed working with Tim, as an adult learner, my goal is to learn how to play guitar to just have a few sing a-longs with friends. I've also had an event where I was performing a song, and Tim helped me gear up to learn the song from the ground up. We even had more lessons as the time got closer to perfect the music and get it refined. I really appreciate his support, his teaching style, and patience. I am not a quick learner and while learning guitar is a tough road for me, Tim is very patient even when I'm at whits end, bringing me back so I can keep making progress."
Deanna
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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