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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Music Composition and Performance 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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Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Ryan B.

93 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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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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Michael
The best!
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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Matthew N.

30 Reviews
Naperville, IL
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Percussion Performance from University of Iowa
  • Teaching since 2000
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Matthew N.

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Matthew has been teaching guitar for 10 years. Students can expect a wide curriculum full of different styles and theory.

About Matthew

Matthew N. has been an educator and performer in the Chicago area and suburbs for over 15 years. Currently holding a studio of nearly 50 students he has become one of the area's many successful private instructors. Teaching piano, drums, and guitar Matthew can accommodate any student's needs and mus

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Veronnica P.
Practical, efficient, patient, supportive. Matthew is able to assess quickly and keep things progressing forward while still highlighting fundamentals. Great for adults. Gentle for those on the lower end of confidence with an instrument.
Kevin C.
Matt taught me for a 3 month period and helped me drastically with learning how to improvise guitar solos. I can't thank Matt enough for his help in helping me with a rather unorthodox time to start getting lessons. Each week he told me to bring 3 songs with a guitar solo I would like to learn in different genres and each week we broke down the solos for me to practice and gather their techniques. Thank you so much Matt!
Tejas A.
My 9 year old son had his first session yesterday, and he loved it. Matthew is great, responsive and especially patient! My son is looking forward to having more sessions!
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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
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  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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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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J.J. M.

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Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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J.J. M.

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I have played acoustic guitar since 1990, and have played several different styles from John Denver to The Eagles to many praise and worship acts. I've been on many worship bands since 1995, and I'm ready to meet you where you are in your guitar learning. I will choose music with my students to they get the maximum enjoyment out of what they play, as well as learn the skills needed to learn any given style. We will set goals periodically, and as they are met set new ones.

About J.J.

My name is JJ and I love music! Music is not only what got me through the tough Jr High and High School years, it also got me through college and paved the way for all of my career moves ever since. Whether it was repairing instruments, teaching others how to repair instruments, or leading a worship

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Average Cost of Acoustic Guitar Lessons in Schiller Park, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Schiller Park is $69. 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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"Stephen, is the first guitar instructor where I was able to successfully follow along with him and play an entire song from start to finish. I felt like a real guitarist! He's fun, supportive and has an upbeat positive attitude. He'll be patient with you and meet you where you're at musically.

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Bernadette
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Stephen B.
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"Daniel, is currently working with our 7 year old daughter. She is really enjoying her lessons and he does a great job working with her and making it fun."
Nelly
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Daniel G.
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"Our first meet went very well. Jake likes working with Matthew and it is easy to follow his instructions."
Jake
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Matthew N.
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"He started out at my level and has gone forward from there. He has knowledge of popular music of the last 6o years. I would recommend him for anybody that is interested in any guitar based popular music. Pop rock, blues, anything!"
Pat
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"A great teacher and all in all a great person!"
Robert
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Great teacher who knows a lot...and is patient with a slow learner like me!"
Mike
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"Adam is the best instructor ever for guitar! He teaches you at your own pace and helped me figure out something I had been trying to learn for a very long time by myself! His teaching helped me pass my guitar test last semester!"
Madeline
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Adam T.
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"Christopher is a fantastic teacher! He makes everything fun and is great with my son who is just beginning guitar. Highly recommended!"
Tyler
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Christopher B.
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"Francesca makes difficult things to learn Easyer to understand and shows you step by step what to do to become better in what you were looking to learn about"
Manny A
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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"excellent teacher/mentor.. My Son, has enjoyed his lessons."
Jerry
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Adam B.
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