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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
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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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Norman S.
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Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
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
  • Teaching since 2013
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
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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.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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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.

The great thing about this process is it establishes ...

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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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • 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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Justin B.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
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Justin B.

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My name is Justin and I have been playing guitar for over 20 years. I am always learning new things about not only guitar playing, but music in general. Over the years I have been a regular guitarist at church gigs, played random shows, learned cover songs for band settings, jammed with friends for creative ideas and exploration, and have read, studied, and pushed myself to be a better musician and guitar player. I have taken lessons from local guitar players myself, and I am currently enrolled in Jazz guitar courses in school. I am also pretty strong in my understanding of music theory.

What I have to offer you is a better understanding of music, and better control of your instrument through a more fluent technique. If you are interested, I will do all I can to meet you where you are musically, and help you to get to where you want to be. And at the same time, I would like to help you better understand how the mechanics of music operate so that you can eventually map out your own ...

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Listening to Randy Rhoads got me interested in playing the guitar. The first solo of his that really grabbed me was the one he performed in "Over the Mountain." I thought at the time that no one could possibly play any better than that. But over the years I have been exposed to so many incredible pl

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James W.

90 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Canadian French, Australian English, American English, British English, French - Canadian (Quebec) French
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Awarded Songwriting Award from Beat100.com in the UK
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James W.

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Fingerstyle, Chords, Advanced Theory, Getting it Under Your Fingers Fast. Songwriting, and recording. I also teach Guitar Repair, Setup and Maintenance.

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hale

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donaldo
convinced me of the importance of the fundamentals
Alexis C.
James took the time to make me feel comfortable in my skin which is my biggest flaw. He is amazing and I look forward moving forward
Norman
Very knowledgeable guy. Wealth of info.

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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 $68. 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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"Mr. Omar has been my music instructor for over a year. I have learned so much! I can now play the acoustic guitar and am now starting with electric as well. I am 12 years old, and I am comfortable playing guitar in front of others. He is fun and very encouraging, and I recommend him."
Michael
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Omar G.
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"When I started taking lessons with Max, I knew three chords and very little about music theory. I never thought I would get past G-C-D. His patience and structured lessons helped me become a better player. Max is very encouraging and that was most appreciated. I have more confidence in my playing thanks to him. I even understand the circle of fifths!"
Anne
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Max Z.
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"Andrea has a wealth of musical experience he can draw from to help you improve your skills. Additionally, he is extremely dependable and can be relied on by all of his students and colleagues!"
Alex
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"My niece (Jewel) is enjoying her sessions and wants to continue."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tanisha H.
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"Awesome guy to learn from. Very patient and willing to work with what you want to learn."
Josh Belinsky
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Christopher S.
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"Dynamic teacher, highly recommend. When I first started working with Kevin (voice and guitar) he immediately figured out both my strengths and weaknesses and helped point me in the direction of what I need to learn to improve my skills."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kevin T.
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"My daughter is a new learner and Kevin is not only patient, but a lot of fun. She is really enjoying both the guitar and "Mr. Kevin." Kevin has done a great job is trying to teach her a song along with chords so it's more desirable to learn and practice, too."
Lesley
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kevin J.
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"Eric is a super cool guy and a great teacher. I've learned a ton and would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn guitar."
Heather
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric C.
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"Customized to what I needed help with and easy to talk to and understand."
Daniel
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Russell P.
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"Cristine is the best she is so good with my daughter Harlow she is so patient and my daughter has learned so much we absolutely love Cristine!!!!!!!"
Ludim Ferrusca
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Cristine F.
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