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Henry A.

2 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Henry A.

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Classical music is a major passion of mine. I personally love playing Baroque music, but my studies have lead me to cover music from renaissance, classical, romantic and modern eras. My favorite classical composers to play on guitar are J.S. Bach, Leo Brouwer, Antonio Lauro and Mauro Giuliani. Each lesson we will work on developing our right and left hand technique so as to have better control over dynamics (volume), articulation (staccato, legato, and specific technical demands for hitting notes), tone (the depth and timbre our notes have) as well as exercises to help your hands feel less pain and gain the dexterity/strength to accomplish the demands of the piece you are working on. I’ll also teach you different performance practices for different styles (i.e., the difference between playing in the style of Baroque music versus 18th century or 20th century music).

About Henry

I love playing and teaching guitar and my goal is to help every one of my students gain the skills to make music that is fulfilling and fun. I teach Rock, Classical, Jazz, and many other styles of music which I’ve had to learn to play for my career as a session musician and guitar teacher i

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Otto
I send Henry students for guitar lessons. They come out looking like little george bensons .

Highly recommend.
Sarah
Henry taught my son how to play all his favorite songs on guitar and was always prompt, polite and interested in our needs. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher!
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Kelvin L.

136 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
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Kelvin L.

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I have been teaching guitar for more than 15 years.
Every student is unique. We all have different ways of learning and retaining information: by rote, from a printed score, by ear, etc... Each student is interviewed and consulted to gain an understanding of how they learn most effectively and to create customized private lessons on the guitar.
For classical guitar, there again are strict technical guidelines to achieve a beautiful tone and effective movement. To supplement my private instruction, I use different method of books and others for technical training and basic music theory as they relate to the guitar.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Mike
Kelvin was great! Very professional and welcoming. He was very open to know what I waned to learn. Kelvin was also incredibly patient with me and did not pass any judgement whenever I made a mistake. I'm really looking forward to my next lesson with him.
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Paul W.

77 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Paul W.

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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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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!
Steve
Paul is an awesome guitar teacher and all around great guy. I clicked with him immediately. His knowledge of music is vast on pretty much any genre. He delivers instruction without any pretense in easy to understand digestible portions. For me, he promoted important fundamental learning principles but custom designed to my skill level and to help me fulfill my personal goals. I give Paul my highest recommendation. You will be glad you took lessons from Paul! I am.

Meet Online Classical Guitar Teachers Serving Westchester, IL

David L.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Jazz Studies from University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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David L.

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Just like a classical approach on piano, I believe that a similar approach on guitar is the best method. It helps establish good technical foundations, it gets you playing better, sooner and it also helps remove the mystery from some aspects of music.
A classical guitar approach takes lots of patience, but is very rewarding. Studying from a method book such as the “Berklee Guitar Method” is the first step. Then, learning to play Bach and other early composers is next. Playing in all major and minor keys and learning solo pieces is a long term goal.

About David

My name is David and I'm a professional musician who just moved to North Austin. I came from Cincinnati, where I went to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, taught dozens of students at all levels and played regular gigs every weekend. I have been teaching for over fifteen y

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David T.
David , arrived on time at my home for my first piano lesson in 25 years.
He was friendly and knowledgeable and soon found some things for me to work on, but he was patient with this 53
Year old guy.
I feel confident that my piano skills will improve greatly with David’s tuition.
I eagerly look forward to my next lesson.
Tam T.
David is the best and the sweetest piano teacher we have ever have. He is so patient, kind, caring and creative in his teaching method.

My 5 year old has a little autism symptom so she's very easy to get distracted. Yet we have great fun time in every class with him. His class worth 20 min driving there and 20 min driving back, using toll road!
Lori
David has been so amazing with out 9 year old daughter. We have gone to him for over 2 years and she has come so far with her skills! He has so much patience. He's so kind and wonderful with kids. We were recommended by a friend and now we recommend him! He's high in demand for sure! We are sad we can't use him anymore due to scheduling issues. His prices are better than others too!

Adrienn L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Hungarian, German
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Adrienn L.

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Experienced guitar teacher of 20 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical guitar skills.

About Adrienn

I am a music teacher. I graduated from Liszt Ferenc Music Academy of Budapest. I studied music in YALE University and Northwestern University. I have been teaching for 20 years. I teach piano, guitar, violin, singing, solfége , music theory and music history. I teach all different ages and exper

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Matthias
Adrienn is an excellent teacher. She is a very patient, kind, knowledgeable and fun teacher. She is energetic, and caring person as well as being immensely talented! She helped me a lot. She knows how to analyze your vocal technique right away. She teaches you how to breath throughout your whole body. You even have a chance to work with het own your own songs!
Desiré
She is an amazing and knowledgeable, talented and very patient teacher! I am very delighted to finally pick up my guitar and want to learn. She is able to adjust to the student's needs with different instrument. She is a pretty amazing teacher! She has a very good technique. She motivates me to learn more. I highly recommend she to everybody.
Rose
Adrienn is a wonderful and extremely qualified teacher! She is a brilliant concert pianist!
My kids really enjoy working with her. She inspires them to play and practice. She is very friendly and patient. We have a lot of fun with her. We love her!
She is the best teacher!

Ben S.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $85
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Ben S.

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I have three goals for each individual student. First, is for the student to understand and learn the fundamentals of the basic flamenco forms and techniques. Second, is to take what he or she has learned and apply it (e.g., composing his or her own riffs and/or accompanying other musicians). Finally, I want each student to share what he or she has learned with others--pass it on!

About Ben

EDUCATION I hold an M.P.A. and a B.A. from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in Public Administration (what does that have to do with the Flamenco guitar?); prior to that those degrees, I received an A.A. in Political Science (again, what does that have to do with Flamenco guitar?).

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Tatiana
Kristen M.
Ben is an amazing instructor. I hired him for a group lesson and he was fantastic!!!
Leo
Ben is very kind and courteous with my 11 war old son. The lessons and material are well organized. So far I’m very happy with the progress and I would recommend Ben to anyone looking to learn Flamenco guitar.

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"Great first lesson. My daughter was super happy after her lesson with Edwin, and very inspired to practice. Edwin was very polite and patient with her during the lesson. I look forward to seeing her make progress in future lessons."
- Antonia
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"Mr. Sylvester is one of the greatest. He is not just an amazing guitarist, but he is also very kind. He treats people with so much respect. He speaks to me and my mom so nicely. He is very patient. He has a deep knowledge of music and knows how to get the most out of even the least talented people (like me!). He doesn't ever get mad if you make a mistake or forget to bring your music notes. We were so lucky to find Mr. Sylvester."
- SK
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Mark S.
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"Ben is great. Really knows his stuff. I had my first lesson with Ben and look forward to many more with him."
- Peter
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ben B.
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"Very helpful and willing to go the extra mile to help his student's succeed."
- Tyler
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David R.
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"I began taking one-on-one lessons with Joseph a couple months ago, and he is an awesome instructor! He is very professional and patient. Joseph takes the time to explain and answer questions, and ensures you understand before he moves on. I highly recommend him!"
- Sarah
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joseph G.
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"Excellent, safe and trustworthy.

Josh has been the best guitar teach I have had (I have had three others in the past). He is exceedingly patient, flexible and very knowledgeable about the subject, for both theory and practice.

I have a better understanding of the mechanics, style and technique of classical guitar than I had coming in and have learned some really excellent pieces. Josh works at my pace and understands when work and 'life' interfere with my ability to practice during the week."
- John
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Josh G.
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"Ahmad is no doubt one of the most humble, approachable, and skillful guitar teacher you can find around the bay area. I have been studying with Ahmad for the past 3 and a half months. Ahmad was not the first music instructor I had. He is however, the best one so far by a large margin. Since the first lesson Ahmad has been extremely professional and organized in his teaching methods. He is able to quickly identify my strengths and weaknesses as a player, tailor his lessons to fit my capabilities, and help me improve in great effectiveness.

I took lessons once a week with Ahmad, and every week I could see noticeable improvements because Ahmad assigned me homework that was fun and challenging but never frustrating. But beyond this, not only have I become a more skilled guitar player, through Ahmad's help I was also able to apply a lot of the theoretical music knowledge in other aspects. When I hear a piece of music, I find that I am slowly able to identify parts of the music, break it down into logical steps, and connect the music to the fretboard of the guitar.

I am a college student with a busy schedule both on and off work, but with Ahmad I was able to greatly improve nonetheless. Thank you Ahmad, I really look forward to coming back to the Bay Area and be your student again."
- Danny
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"She is a amazing teacher and she is very fun and she focuses very well on what she is teaching and I am very happy that she is my teacher."
- Frank
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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"I've been studying classical guitar with William (at his location) for almost 3 months now. Initially, he helped me find an instrument that would meet my needs and taught me how to care for it. I'd call him a connoisseur of classical acoustic guitars! He know how they should sound and has valuable guidance to provide for beginning guitarists like me who may not be as able to see or hear the differences. I'm glad I got his advice before making a commitment / investment on a particular instrument.

I am 46 and have a musical background (I already play both piano and trombone). William has very effectively adapted his teaching to fit with the skills I already have. In some cases that means speeding up and in other cases going back to basics to make sure I have the fundamentals down.

His knowledge of music and musical instruments enables him to very effectively describe to experienced musicians how the guitar is different from what they are used to and what they'll need to pay attention to.

William has been very focused on the details of correct technique, preferring to slow down and work specific things rather than moving on or cutting corners for the sake of getting through the method materials. If you want to learn how to play completely, correctly, efficiently and without hurting yourself William is your teacher.

One of the things I appreciate the most is William's patience. He's a stickler for correct technique so he doesn't let errors slide, but he corrects in a way that is both helpful and encouraging. There's no bit of guidance that he's given me that, when I put it into practice, doesn't dramatically help my progress. I've learned in a very short time to really listen to him. He knows what he's talking about.

I can wholeheartedly recommend William to anyone wanting to learn to play guitar. He's one of the best music instructors I've ever had!

I'm happy to answer anyone's questions on my experiences with William or this review."
- Dana
Took Classical Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Could not ask for more..Fantastic teacher!

As someone who knew nothing about playing/reading music of any sort, I find myself recognizing and playing a few chords and notes just after about 10 classes! All thanks to John. I agree with the other reviewer that he truly has the patience of a saint. He is very laid back and helps me learn at my own pace while enjoying myself throughout the process irrespective of how much practice I put in. Whole heartedly recommend John for learning the guitar. Thanks very much John. You are the best!"
- krishna
Took Classical Guitar lessons from John B.
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