Ayme Frye
Chicago, IL
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Ayme Frye

Ayme F.

Chicago, IL
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Teaching Locations:
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When I start lessons with someone I usually like to introduce songwriting early. I do this because I feel it helps to know that you are able to express yourself early on in your guitar experience. I write my own songs from a very intuitive place and feel that it is important to free up that creativity. I like to teach people how to find their voice on the instrument.

About Ayme F.

Music can be as simple or as intricate as you want to make it. I will to teach you how to make the most of whatever knowledge and skill you have and to have fun while you do it. My tastes are all across the board, rock and roll, country, metal, opera, I love it all. So, let me know what you are into and we can go from there.
I started playing guitar about 20 years ago and have fronted several bands that have played all over Chicago and beyond. Although I have studied ethnomusicology, theory, and composition in college, I owe my greatest debt to the Chicago musicians who inspired and later taught me. I began my private studies in flamenco guitar with Tomas de Utrera, Kelan Phil Cohran voice and theory, Hamid Drake instructed me on hand drumming, and from Rockin' Johnny Burgin I learned about the soul of blues guitar. Music is my first love, and continues to be an endless fascination for me.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe the pursuit of musical knowledge and skill should be a fun adventure and therefore, in each and every lesson with me I hope that there is laughter. I like to start off finding out what you are interested in learning, then I will create a curriculum based on those interests. I like to get students going right away playing songs so they don't get bored. By the end of three months you should have a nice little repertoire of 6 or so songs in different keys and a beginning knowledge of your instrument and by six months we will have moved into scales, solos and a bit of theory based on your progression.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room, street parking. I have plenty of guitars, amps, pedals and tuners here. I also have audio recording software so we can record your lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have guitar and tuner, student should also have a guitar.

*** Specialties ***
I would say I am best a teaching rock and blues guitar. I have also studied theory and flamenco guitar and would be able to teach beginners.


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17 Reviews
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very professional and patient.

Posted Sep 21, 2020
Dean S.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Ayme is a great teacher, makes learning very easy to enjoy....

Posted Jan 18, 2019
Sudhir N.
Profile-location-online Online

It was a very good session. Although it’s quite a challenge to see the exact strokes and finger movements online during the class

Posted Feb 4, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Very patient and focused on incremental development of technique and understanding of theory, rather than just playing a song.

Posted Feb 3, 2018
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Allie really enjoyed her first lesson with Ayme! She was so excited to come home and practice!

Posted Jan 8, 2017
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

She is a very nice and experienced Guitar teacher. I enjoyed her teaching lessons for me!

Posted Jan 5, 2016
Mike W.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Ayme is fantastic teacher and very patient. I had to suspend my lessons with her due to some personal things going on, but I can't wait to get back. A really great teacher.

Posted Jan 4, 2016
Steven R.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Ayme is a GREAT teacher. She makes learning Guitar fun.
She will work with you to help you reach your goal.
Highly Recommended!

Posted Jul 27, 2015
Frank D.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Ayme is Good she just think of the lesson's and she remember it

Posted Apr 29, 2015
Lyric G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Ayme is a great guitar teacher. She keeps my daughter, Lyric, wanting to learn more and more. She makes learning fun and constantly pushes Lyric to keep trying. She is very complimentary and patient.


Posted Mar 26, 2015
Megan T.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Ayme has been great, my daughter Ruby has been taking guitar lessons with her for a short time and Ruby absolutely loves it! Ayme is kind, patient and explains things in a way Ruby connects with. My daughter doesn't have any experience with playing an instrument and Ayme is making this experience an enjoyable one for her. Ruby is catching on quite nicely and enjoys going to her lessons. I would strongly recommend Ayme to anyone interested in learning how to play guitar.

Posted Dec 27, 2014
John A.

Great Teacher

Great teacher!
I started with Ayme with no musical skills whatsoever. I wanted to learn the guitar to challenge myself. 10 lessons down the line I am comfortably strumming away and very happy my progress.
Great teacher to learn from; she knows her stuff!

Posted Mar 1, 2014
Bram H.

Great teacher!

Ayme was a great teacher. I started lessons with her when I was 9 now I am 16
and kind of a shredder.
She is really patient, encouraging and has a great sense of humor. I learned a lot
about music theory and soloing without even noticing. When I moved
on to other teachers, I realized what a great foundation she gave me, I was way ahead of the other students and sometimes a little ahead of the teacher. Lol.
She knows a lot about different kinds of music, which was really cool.
I learned blues, some rockabilly, and even a Metallica song while I was
studying with her. She makes learning really fun!

Posted Jan 21, 2014
Erin S.

Awesome Guitar AND Music Teacher

Ayme was an awesome teacher! I learned all the basics and a few full songs in a very short time. Also, her music and artist knowledge is amazing. She introduced me to so many cool artists and songs I had never heard of. Ayme rocks!!

Posted Dec 3, 2013
sho K.

she has great taste of music

she has great taste of music.
and you can tell how honest parson she is when you meet her.
she will teach you guitar, good guitar, you know it is good.
she knows good music and saw, heard good music.
also she will let you know music is a lot of fun !
have a fun lessen with ayme frye, super frye !

Posted Dec 2, 2013
Danny B.
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Posted Apr 16, 2020
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Posted Apr 10, 2018

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Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2001 - May 2006

Long Island University

Music, Theater Design
Sep 1999 - May 2002

University of Illinois at Chicago



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