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ryan S.

5 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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ryan S.

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I have been playing guitar for over a decade and have tons of performance experience gigging in a local rock band. Combine that with a curriculum that starts with fundamentals and expands quickly into playing your favorite songs and you have a great start to beginning or expanding your guitar playing abilities.

About ryan

Hi, my name is Ryan and I would love to teach you how to play guitar. I've been playing for over 10 years and have been gigging for a little less than that in my band. Over the years I have gained a lot of experience performing on stage and teaching to people of all ages. If you want to shred, jam,

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Joey M.
Learned a lot today! Very friendly and helped me improve the quality of existing recordings I made with gain staging and additional compression techniques
Joey M.
Very helpful and provided a lot of useful tips on difficult subject matter
Mark Herr
Ryan was great! He's obviously a talented guitarist and he is very laid back and makes you feel comfortable. He shows you in detail what you need to do to become a better guitar player. My ONLY advice, and the reason he doesn't get 5 stars, is I think he should have more visual aids with his lessons. For example, write down the different scales or transcribe the first several measures of a song. Then, one has something to refer back to when you are practicing and invariably get stuck. Other than that, I would highly recommend Ryan as a guitar teacher!

Paulette L.

10 Reviews
Streamwood, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • High School Diploma from Saint Viator High School
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Paulette L.

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~ Began my approximately nine years of guitar studies at the age of 10, taking a small, two-year break from my general music studies in my early teens.
~ Have experience with both acoustic guitar (approx. nine years) and electric guitar (approx. 5 years)
~ Repertoire consists of: Alternative Rock, Classical, Latin, Pop, and Spiritual
~ 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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William R.

6 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Masters of the Arts in Ethnomusicology from University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
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William R.

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I play and teach nylon-string guitar, steel-string acoustic guitar, and electric guitar. I specialize in finger-style classical guitar, jazz, and folk, but I also have a background in rock, bluegrass, blues, soul, pop, Hawaiian, Celtic music and more. I always start lessons with new students by getting to know what music they love to play and listen to, and I will develop my lessons accordingly.

If you have experience with guitar, I will probably ask you to demonstrate your skill level by playing a song you know. If you are picking up guitar for the first time, the first lessons will be devoted to learning correct posture and technique, and you will begin playing your first scales, exercises, and open chords. After a few lessons, you will begin to learn your first melodies and repertoire.

After a few weeks, our lessons will likely take several different, but parallel trajectories. You will learn to play the lead melodies to songs as well as play the rhythmic accompaniment. ...

About William

Thank you for visiting my profile and for your interest in studying music! Some of my greatest privileges have been studying and performing with master musicians from around the world in various styles, and I hope to be able to pass on what I have learned over the years. My history with music

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James
Bill taught me everything I know about playing the guitar. He made the learning process fun. His enthusiasm about music in general is contagious. I would highly recommend Bill Rice to anyone looking to learn the guitar.
Liz
Bill was a fantastic teacher for my 13 year old son. He was patient and tailored the lessons to my son's learning style.
Ray
Bill is an incredibly patient and insightful teacher! He presented an approach I had not seen before by past teachers, which proved to be useful and inspiring. Thank you Bill for an awesome lesson!

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Gregory M.

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  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 3 to 85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gregory M.

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As a guitar teacher for 12 years, my lessons of a dynamic method which align with the individual goals of the student. Whether just starting out on the guitar, or looking to get over a plateau, we create a path that guides you to becoming a better player.

About Gregory

Hi! My name is Greg. I love music. I have played all kinds of music, from rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and classical professionally. My lessons come from years of study including a University Degree. My method is all about helping you attain your goals on the instrument. My lessons have helped peo

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Tom L.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students Male: 10 and up; Female: 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Classical Guitar Major from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory
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Tom L.

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I can definitely teach any serious student how to play well. I can get you ready to play in a band and perform live. Classic Rock, Blues and Jazz are my specialties. I've been teaching and performing these styles nationally for over 30 years. If you really want to learn how to play well, I'm your teacher. We'll definitely have fun and the more you practice, the more fun you'll have. And if you just want to learn a few chords and a few tunes to strum, we can do that too. You pick, guitar hero or just a fun hobby. Anyone can learn to play and have fun with the way I teach.

About Tom

I've been teaching and playing professionally for over 30 years. I take great care to make sure each student gets what they need to really enjoy music on the guitar. Each student has different musical styles they like and each has different abilities. I work with each student to focus on his or her

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Lydia
Wonderful guitar teacher! Very knowledgeable and informative about everything guitar and music theory galore! Patient, skilled and awesome teacher with a wealth of knowledge! Fun and laid back lessons make learning with Tom a breeze! Highly recommend for all ages!
Lynne
Tom is an excellent music teacher. He has been teaching our granddaughter classical guitar and we have been very pleased. I taught instrumental and vocal music in the public schools. I also taught strings at the Arts School .
He is well educated in the music field and has had so much performing experience so he has a very well rounded background, I think you would be very pleased
to study with Tom.
Sam
I have had a terrific experience working with Tom. Playing guitar for nearly 20 years, I was looking for advanced instruction and coaching. Focusing specifically on Jazz, Tom has helped me elevate my playing ability and understanding of the art form. Tom is a professional musician that has an ability to connect with his students of all ages and levels. I highly recommend working with Tom.

George F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 30
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George F.

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I'll teach you to play the music you want to play while learning the skills to be a great guitarist.

About George

I am so glad you’re here! The music lessons for young children are full of fun, interactive activities with iPads apps and traditional methods that not only help develop a strong musical foundation and build essential life skills, but offer a unique bonding experience for you and your child.

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Gilbert ..
George explained things very simply.
Alexander J.
George, was very patient, kind, and seem very knowledgeable. He seems to understand the pedagogy of teaching to kids and realize they all learn differently. I personally think he went above and beyond for my Son first class and for our first introduction. He offered a more modern approach method of teaching music and Piano to my son who so far seem more receptive in learning and practicing. Will se where that take us but I am very please so far.
Tracie S.
George is totally passionate about teaching. He encourages the kids to practice and do their best. He has great knowledge and understanding of music theory. He is pleasant, easy going and works really well with kids. Overall really good teacher. Recommend!

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Sycamore, IL

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Sycamore is $64. 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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"Matt has taught me SO much and I advanced so quickly in my playing! Matt taught me how to play the songs and styles I wanted to learn. He introduced me to new styles of music and playing to open my abilities up, and backed it up with the theory of what’s happening in the music I’m playing to understand it.

I became a better player, much tighter with my timing, turned my “chunky” picking into smooth, controlled, efficient, much better sounding playing. Matt helped me lock in to better timing (even different time signatures), and through the nuggets of theory he passed on - gave me the tools I needed to write MUCH better music! I started lessons with Matt to just “learn how to play guitar better”. I definitely got that PLUS a fun well-rounded music education too!

Matt is truly an inspiring teacher who is uber friendly and enthusiastic about teaching. His teaching makes you want to keep picking up the guitar as often as possible!"
Bill N.
Took Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"First lesson went well, played some blues, received some lessons to practice. Carla is a competent teacher and I am looking forward to future lessons."
Bill
Took Guitar lessons from Carla U.
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"Wow wow wow. I had my first lesson with Christian, and he absolutely blew me away. Super talented musician. He has such a wealth of knowledge of the fretboard, musical theory, and different genres. I am into prog rock/metal and blues. I’ve never taken lessons before, and do not know scales or many chords, and christian identified exactly where to start off. He broke it down to a science and completely demystified the guitar. In small bite sized chunks we went for over two hours. It was a proper class with 1 on 1 personal attention. He is approachable with any question, and helps you understand the WHY of things, not just how to do something, which gives you such a stronger foundation to build off. I cannot wait for the next session."
Jack
Took Guitar lessons from Christian L.
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"I played clarinet for ten years. I wanted to find a teacher who really knows how to focus on a student's goals and weaknesses. Kevin has provided me with weekly lessons that I can take home and make trues progress in picking, timing, reading, fingering, and listening, Kevin is a true professional."
David
Took Guitar lessons from Kevin T.
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"Robert is very nice and polite. I think the lesson was sufficient for the first lesson. He gave me homework to work on the D, G, and C chords. We went over the right hand numbering PIMA. I need to determine what my goals are in playing the guitar."
Twyla
Took Guitar lessons from Robert C.
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"Good match for me musically....nice guy"
Lance
Took Guitar lessons from Christopher M.
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"Im really excited to learn more"
Desiree
Took Guitar lessons from Gio A.
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"Much more than I could have expected from a first lesson."
Beth
Took Guitar lessons from Ronald A.
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"Donnie is by far the best guitar teacher we've had. We've had three, so that's saying something. He is engaging, keeps my son happy with interesting and familiar guitar music, and is encouraging in his instruction and corrections. He's a gem. Sign up with Donnie, you'll be happy you did!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Eric is a professional career musician who composes, records, and tours. I've taken lessons with him for the past eight months. He teaches everything you'd need to know as a player to improvise and go on to write your own music. Furthermore, he works from his students perception of genres of music, artists, and songs, that are interesting to them - so you will always be playing something that excites you."
Greg
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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