Henry Altenberg

Henry A.

Chicago, IL
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Henry delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:

I'm a native chicagoan with a passion for playing jazz, rock, classical, and musical theater music. I have been a professional teacher since the age of 17 and I began professionally playing music at the age of 15. Now I focus mainly on classical guitar music, musical theater pit band work, and playing back up guitar for local singer songwriters, most recently playing with Frankie on WGN for Chill Fest.
My goal as a teacher is to make my students better musicians in a safe space where learning is akin to musical growth.


Private Lessons
Sep 2012 - Present
Henry Altenberg

Teaching Guitar, Piano, Bass guitar and music theory to all those in need of knowledge!

Guitar and Piano Teacher
Apr 2015 - Mar 2017
Ultimate School Of Guitar

I taught students ages 4-65 guitar and piano in one on one and group settings.


Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance
Aug 2016 - Present
Northeastern Illinois University
Jazz Composition and Guitar
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Berklee College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


NAMED Music Scholarship
May 2018
Northeastern Illinois University
Berklee Five-Week Jazz Scholarship
Apr 2014
Berklee College of Music
SMA Guitar Scholarship
May 2013
Ithica College of Music


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Apr 2015

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Heres a video of a guitar arrangement I wrote for the tune One Note Samba by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Jazz Night

Last show of Footloose with this incredible pit band!

Playing at the Metro with Chai Tulani.

Playing with the Costanza 5.

Playing some chord melody ideas over a famous Duke Ellington tune.

1 Review

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Sarah Dec 1, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

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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