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Paul W.

78 Reviews
Mount Prospect, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Paul W.

78 Reviews
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I tailor all my lessons to the individual students interests and wants.
Whatever your goals are, I'll help you get there.

About Paul

I have played the guitar for twenty years and have studied a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, blues and rock. I’m skilled in acoustic, electric and classical styles of the guitar. I have an open mind about music and can appreciate any style or type. I have a firm background

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Katie
As a young female, I was apprehensive about choosing a male teacher that teaches in his home. However, Paul has been professional and I have not had any concerns since meeting him and working with him. He is a well-planned, experienced teacher who artfully progresses students from week to week in a manner that is constructive and fun. In only 5 weeks I have learned more about playing guitar and guitar theory than I would have thought. He has been attentive to my goals and it is precisely the experience that I pay for.
Darian B.
I've been with Paul for about 3-4 months. I came to him having a minor in music and a lot of guitar under my belt, but frustrated with my consistency. I did a check in on my abilities recently and I'm able to play pretty much any song in the real book now after 1 or 2 tries. This is great, especially because I don't feel like I'm working that hard. So yeah he's great. I recommend him.
Daniel K.
Paul’s experience of the bass and acoustic guitar are so helpful to growing your skills as a musician. He is such a great teacher with patience and clear directions in how to develop as a musician and learn music theory. I’ve learned so much from him in how to play in a band and also writing music.
I already signed up for more lessons!
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Matt C.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt C.

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If you only want to learn "Wonderwall" then please turn back now! I'm just kidding -- it's great that you're interested in learning acoustic guitar! Whether you want to be the next James Taylor, Robert Johnson, or Ed Sheeran, I can help you get there. I have been playing guitar for 9 years. I am self-taught on guitar, but my classical piano and music theory training helped me learn, along with collaborating frequently with other musicians. I can teach you basic to advanced jazz chords on acoustic guitar, as well as different strumming and finger-picking techniques. As I spend a lot of my time audio engineering when I'm not teaching, I also offer the option of recording your completed pieces as a keepsake. Many of my students find that this option is a great way for them to critique their own playing and boost their confidence!

About Matt

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, in a Philadelphia suburb. I am classically trained on piano, and I have been playing for 15 years. I also have been playing guitar and writing songs for the past 9 years. I have written and played with lots of bands around Philly, and my abilities have grown e

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Ian M.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ian M.

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Chords, rhythm, left and right hand coordination and technique, theory and more. The sky's the limit (the side of a campfire :))

About Ian

I started playing guitar originally in 1991. I picked up bass and ukulele (and then over the ensuing years, gradually a plethora of other instruments, such as voice, drums, piano, and harp). I started teaching in 2001 throughout the Chicagoland area. First in music stores, then schools, then people

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Savoy
I have taken guitar lessons in the past and wanted to revisit one of my passions again. I decided to take lessons with Ian since he is in my neighborhood and I’m really glad I did. Ian has been very patient and attentive to my learning style. As our lessons have progressed so has the direction of each class. It’s really cool to see how all the concepts we have gone over build on each other. I feel like Ian really goes above and beyond to learn about his students and what they are hoping to achieve. Ian has also been very flexible with my work schedule. After several months of lessons with Ian I can say I’ve learned several things from finger picking, timing, and reading notes. I can’t wait to continue my journey!
Juie S.
I wish I could leave a review on his teaching but unfortunately, I couldn't even experience his teaching prowess. I gifted 5 in-home guitar lessons to my fiance as a birthday present. After speaking to Takelesson representatives I was told that we were in Ian's in home radius. Ian did not teach my fiance because he did not find "parking", which felt like a little bit of an unreasonable answer. When my fiance asked to be taught on weekdays he declined that too and instead offered online classes. The point of in-home is flexibility and 1:1 attention and we were disappointed that we could not have that opportunity due to how unaccommodating it felt. Would like to leave feedback to both Ian and Takelessons to include these nuances as customers are often really excited only to be let down.
Jen K.
Ian is an incredible teacher. Very patient and professional. The way he teaches is very straight forward and easy to understand. I can’t wait to learn more & more... less than a week has passed since my lesson. I already feel so comfortable with my ukulele,
All the utube lessons were useless for me. I realized this after 1 lesson with Ian. The frustration factor on utube was a waste of time for me. I am so happy I chose ian & this company.
Thank you so much, jen

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Maya M.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Maya M.

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I've been teaching acoustic guitar for 7 years (since I was a teen myself!). Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to read and play from basic tabs, and as time goes on we can work on songs you pick yourself. I generally don't teach guitar students to read sheet music unless they ask; this is because in the "real world" of playing musicians, guitarists rarely use actual sheet music except in a classical setting. I specialize in beginner and intermediate acoustic, pop, country and fingerpicking style. Students should have and bring their own guitar. I will work with students ages 6+, but I recommend waiting until close to age 10 for guitar, as it requires some hand size/strength to reach many chord shapes. Ukulele is a fun option for smaller kids 6+ and I teach that too!

About Maya

- I am classically trained in piano and music theory (attended college for both from the age of 15) and have a strong emphasis on music theory and good technique in my lessons, but I also understand the importance of ear training. I practice with and encourage each student in developing relative pi

Joe R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Grammy Music Educator of the Year (Quarterfinalist) from The Grammy Association
  • Teaches students 5 to 18
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Joe R.

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Whether its pop, rock, or classical finger style, we can choose repertoire that fits your skill set and interest!

About Joe

Half of being an effective educator is being a genuine human being. To your lessons, I aim to bring unparalleled enthusiasm, attention, and purpose. It was in my early stages of music making and learning that I fell in love with music. To provide your students with that same love and fulfillment

Jeremie W.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremie W.

25 Reviews
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I have been playing guitar for 15 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'Brie

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Danny
Jeremie is a great instructor. He moves and a good pace, really knows the details of what he is teaching, and caters the lesson material to you to keep it interesting. Would highly recommend!
Anoop A.
Danny
Jeremie is knowledgeable and easy to work with. He caters the lesson to your goals and I have no doubt I will achieve what I want if I stick with it! Would definitely recommend!

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Average Cost of Acoustic Guitar Lessons in Vernon Hills, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Vernon Hills is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $20 and $276 per hour.
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"I have had a year's worth of lessons with Michael- our first lesson was 1 Feb 2016. When we hit our anniversary, I wrote down what I was able to accomplish because of his efforts in helping me to learn to play the guitar. I went from knowing NOTHING about the guitar to playing in 3 regular "gigs" (as he calls them) during our 1 year of lessons together. I would call that a success.

I had the guitar for a year before lessons, but with only using Youtube video tutorials and zero experience, I was not dedicated enough to learn anything on my own. So, that guitar just sat there until I ran across this site and chose Michael for my very first lesson, 1 Feb 2016. Well it is now 1 year later and after a year's worth of lessons, I want to publish a review. Michael was very patient with me. I am a very busy homeschooling mom. Originally, I signed up for guitar lessons thinking that it was an affordable option for me to learn and then teach my children- but it ended up being really fun for me to be able to play a tune all on my own! Well, after only 6 months of hard work, I joined (and still continue to play) on my church's praise and worship team. Michael helped me with questions about the music I was given to play. I knew NOTHING before and now I am on a worship team! I have also been asked to play in other places- it is all because of this teacher. I had A LOT of questions and Michael did an exceptional job explaining things without the frustration I would have had since I am not able to physically touch their guitar or their fingers. Before I joined the team, I emailed Michael songs that I was interested in learning how to play and he figured out the chords and strumming patterns and would teach me the song. He would record himself playing back the song (slow and then normal tempo) as well as provide a written tab or whatever it was that I needed in order to "get it."

I made a recording to document my journey (video below with a link to the written part). I know it's not the best, but I know from where I came and how far I had come with the guitar. If you are looking for a teacher who takes any kind of music that you are interested in and helps you reach your goals- whatever they might be for the guitar- then this guy is your guy. Thank you Michael for all of your hard work. Also, thank you for for being so patient with me when I did not do my homework as much as I should have. Your accountability and grace kept me going. Look at me now!!! https://youtu.be/l8yixvi1ohM"
Sejana
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"I started taking lessons from Jordan 5 weeks ago and in that time have progressed from a self taught beginner to playing Led Zep's famous riff on Black Dog. This is simply amazing to me and now I look forward to playing with other friends/musicians that share the same interest in music. Jordan is a great teacher and tailors lessons to my specific interests and abilities. I highly recommend Jordan to anyone interested in learning guitar."
Jon
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Michael is a careful, patient and fun teacher. He took time to make sure I was learning and applying my new guitar skills. He would not move beyond until I got it. I highly recommend Michael for beginners and intermediate guitar players."
Ben
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michael B.
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"My 7-year-old daughter started guitar lessons in March 2014 with Calvin as a beginner. He immediately engaged her by finding out her favorite songs and using those songs as very effective teaching tools, with such patience and enthusiasm. She has been learning to read music and play, and she's come so far already due to his incredible talent and his way of being able to break things down to teach them in a way that really reaches her! He's also very reliable, always on time. I couldn't be happier with Calvin's teaching, and I highly recommend him!"
Kathryn
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Calvin A.
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"James brings experience, patience, and a solid plan to help make you a better musician. As a beginner he is helping me grasp the fundamentals so that I have the tools necessary to take on the next challenge in my journey to become a musician."
Charles
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James R.
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"If you like guitar, you'll like James.

I have had about a dozen lessons so far with James, starting out as a complete beginner, with knowledge of only a few chords. In this short time, I have learned a great deal of theory, practice strategy, playing full songs, and even singing along with a few in time. James has been very hospitable and patient, and I recommend him to anyone who loves the guitar, regardless of skill!"
Robert G.
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James W.
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"I alredy submitted one review but I failed to notice the rating stars at the top!!

A;ex is a 5 star instuctor and he has been my instructor for nearly four years. There isn’t a style of music or song that he can’t play. More importantly, there isn’t a style of music or song that he can’t teach. He is flexible, adaptive, patient, and an overall great teacher. I highly recommend Alex for beginner to advanced players and everyone in between"
Eric
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Alex B.
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"Excellent instructor!"
Daniel
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Great start to my first lessons on the guitar. Exciting and fun. I'm ready to learn more."
Maria
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kirk R.
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"Curtis is a fantastic teacher! He is patient, enthusiastic, and encouraging. He teaches the type of songs you want to learn and not some song from a guitar guidebook. My first lesson was two hours and it quickly went by. I learned a lot, had a lot of fun and am looking forward to my next lesson. If you are in search of a guitar instructor, I would highly recommend him."
Alan
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Curtis L.
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