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Kenny S.

9 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Masters from University of Western Ontario
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kenny S.

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Kenny has been playing guitar since the age of 14, has received awards and grants from the Canada Council, and is an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His approach to teaching guitar helps students learn quickly and maximize musical potential.

I'm a guitar player and singer songwriter from Montreal, Canada, have been living in Chicago for seven years, and have been playing electric, dobro, and acoustic guitar in the studio and on the stage for 20+ years. I play fingerstyle in a variety of tunings and am also a proficient flatpicker covering folk, bluegrass, electric, blues, and country picking techniques.

Whether you are a songwriter looking to improve your basic skills to perform a wider range of material, or a flatpicker looking to refine your improvisation skills or learn fingerstyle and open tunings, I can help you learn the correct approach to help bring your playing to a new level.

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About Kenny

Kenny has been playing guitar since the age of 14, has received awards and grants from the Arts Council, and is an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His approach to teaching guitar helps students learn quickly, have fun, and maximize musical potential. Kenny has played at Fe

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Robert
Great first day!
Jim
I recently started taking lessons with Kenny to try to learn some basic lead guitar in a one on one setting. I've been very impressed with his preparation, taking the time to tailor the lesson to my level of play and the music I am interested in playing. He also is very encouraging and is interested in my learning and progress, even going beyond the one hour lesson time to ensure that I have the tools necessary to continue to work at home.
Zion and Isadora R.
Great 1 st lesson. He was patient and supportive with the kids!
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Ryan B.

76 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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 Jefferson Park 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

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Tim
Ryan provides thorough and patient instruction.
Bob D.
With Ryan's instructions, I am progressing. I've taken private lessons with another instructor before but have not progressed as quickly or learned as much as I have with Ryan.
Barbara K.
Patient teacher and expert practitioner. Really cares about student's growth. He also reminds you to have fun. Always on time for lesson, too.
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Spencer N.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Spencer N.

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I'm into recording and composition using simple apps - students will immediately learn fun sources for loops and ways to level themselves up by learning exercises and how they relate to their own recorded creations. By taking useful tools and making them available round the clock on a phone as well as handwritten notes during a class, students will explore midi, home recording skills, and flexibly learn a vast spread of cool handheld functions.

About Spencer

I'm so excited to get into music with the amazing spread of people out here! It's fairly daunting to take up a new skill, so I'd like to say that we're going to find a path that keeps interest and skill levels up. You are not required to suffer. Using several fun (and, importantly, very free) apps

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Jerry M.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Music Ed from Valdosta State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jerry M.

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I teach you to be a musician, not just an instrumentalist. There is a huge difference. I give you material to learn while doing my best to make it fun as well. I teach you the basics and build on that foundation. You can learn the material as fast or as slow as you want. However, it is not a canned approach because every student is unique and your learning styles reflect that. My goal is your success, truly!

About Jerry

My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands/groups. They all had one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not enjoying learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND

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Michelle
Extremely unprofessional to abruptly cancel scheduled/paid lessons without the courtesy of a message or any notice because this instructor was unhappy with a 12-year-old child's progress. Very surprised by and disappointed in the manner in which he handled this situation, certainly could have been handled with more respect and maturity.
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Will
Jerry is a wonderful instructor. I wasn’t sure how online lessons would go but they have been seamless and fun and my son is making progress with the bugle. I would highly recommend this format and this teacher. The convenience and quality of instruction are excellent. We are signing up for more lessons and may move on to another instrument once my son feels confident on the bugle.
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Quentin S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Double Bass Performance from University of Georgia
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Quentin S.

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While I specialize in upright and electric bass, guitar was actually my first instrument. I've been teaching and playing guitar intermittently for about a decade. Especially capable with chords, reading music, and jazz chord voicing.

About Quentin

I go to the University of Georgia for Double Bass Performance. I've spent about 9 years learning and sharing everything I can about this wonderfully complex instrument. So many genres of music can be played on the double bass, and once you add my secondary instrument, the bass guitar, you're a nece

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Mags
Quentin is a great teacher! He works with all schedules and manners of learning.
Bill
Quentin has given me a lot of insight into voice leading jazz chords on the piano, and making my overall playing style flow. I highly recommend him!
Graysòn
Super helpful with lessons and learning instruments. Great person. Weird hair. 11/10

Billy N.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Composers Residency from Yadoo
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Billy N.

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I'm a specialist in Brazilian Guitar and have played and used American Folk Styles to teach finger picking for many years. This includes Travis Picking, Blues and arrangement of all sorts of melodies for guitar. One of the first world musics I played was Irish music and I have a nice repertoire of these melodies to help the student learn how to play a linear melody. Reading is not necessary but I'm expert at getting people to read by using simple familiar music.

About Billy

Billy N. has played Jazz, Brazilian and Classical music in the NYC area for the last 20 years. He has actively taught both finger-style and pick guitar for the last 20 years. He was on staff at the American Institute of Guitar for 11 years. His book on Brazilian Guitar is published by Alfred Music

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Kay D.
Billy is a patient instructor who is perfect for a beginner with some musical knowledge. I feel like we accomplished quite a bit in one lesson and I am looking forward to advancing under his guidance! #totallyworthit
Flaminia D.
I have been taking lessons with Billy since January 2015. I am a total beginner and I really think I have made the best choice ever to pick him as my teacher. Billy is an experienced guitar teacher and a professional player that knows great techniques for beginners. He has been teaching me basics of guitar in a smart way, and at each lesson I feel I learn something new and at the same time I can clearly see how much progress I have made since our first lesson. He has also been teaching me how to read music and tabs which proofed to be extremely useful every time I want to learn a new song by myself. Highly recommended!
Lynn W.
I cannot recommend Billy enough. I studied jazz improvisation with Billy for three years, and later returned to study Brazilian guitar and Piedmont-style finger picking with him. I had been playing for more than twenty years when I started studying with him and he not only helped me improve my playing technically and creatively (on electric and nylon stringed guitars) but also expanded my knowledge of theory and helped me develop new approaches to composing and arranging. I am still working with the material he gave me and take lessons from him whenever my schedule allows.

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Average Cost of Acoustic Guitar Lessons in Wilmette, IL

The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Wilmette is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"Cant speak highly enough about Adam. I felt he went above and beyond for a guitar teacher. He challenged me to perform at an open mic fairly early (I couldnt play a full song before starting lessons) and took his own time to come support me. He teaches piano too and has a great understanding of music theory. This was big for me as music theory is fascinating to me. Our lessons were very relaxed and always left me excited to get home and practice more. My interest in guitar is fairly schizophrenic and I like to change focus all the time to cover as much ground in our precious weekly hour. Adam did a great job working with my idiosyncrasies and taught me a great amount in the few months we had lessons. (I moved out of town)"
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Adam K.
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"My kids are very motivated and happy with his teacher"
Kiara
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ben H.
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"Michelle has a talent for teaching! My 10 year old has truly come out of her shell with Michelle's instruction. She is kind and caring, yet challenging too. I highly recommend her."
Sarah D.
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michelle W.
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"I have been taking lessons from Kimberly for the last few weeks. As a comparison, I have taken lessons a number of times in the distant past. Kimberly is by far the very best guitar instructor I have had. Kimberly is extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled and very personable."
Mitch
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kimberly A.
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"Nice and solid first lesson. Jason hit the ground running by quickly assessing where I was and then providing me with info to help me move forward. I walked away with straight-forward exercises to get me ready for my next lesson. I appreciated that Jason reached out before my appointment to gauge my experience and was very positive as I moved (that is stumbled) forward. Jason manages to jam a bunch of information in a short amount of time without rushing. I look forward to my next lesson and am encouraged to put in the time to put my best foot forward."
Derek
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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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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"Tim continues to challenge me each week, giving me new material each week to add to my practice schedule and reviewing the material I'm working on. His positive technique of teaching and reinforcement is helping me to become a guitar player. I would highly recommend Tim!"
Martin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim K.
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"Omar taught me how to play the guitar in 2007 when I was 15 years old. I didn't know ANYTHING about playing the guitar. I was so bad, I used to tune my strings down to the same note. Omar laid down the foundation that I needed to follow in order to play good music. The cool thing about him is that he dissects and breaks down every note in ways you can understand. He also has a good attitude and makes learning really fun. Now, 7 years later, I can be able to make my guitar sing! I also played in numerous bands since then. In the 4-5 months he taught me, he really set down the foundation of what I needed to do to pursue my playing. Schedule a lesson with him and you will see what I am talking about!"
D'andre
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Omar W.
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"My son Ben has been taking lessons with Jimmy for over a year now and his progress is astounding. He had previously taken lessons with someone else and in just a few months with Jimmy far surpassed what he learned in 9 months elsewhere. Jimmy is affordable, helpful and really breaks down what is needed to successfully play guitar for a beginner and is pushing Ben further as he grows. TAKE LESSONS WITH JIMMY!!!!! :)"
Amy
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James R.
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"Ben is a great guy. He starts with the basics and focuses a lot on technique. He has played the guitar for 20 years so he has lots of experience.
I really enjoy my lessons with him."
Peg
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ben Z.
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