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Guitar Lessons South barrington, IL

Guitar Lessons in
South barrington, IL

Musika has been offering South barrington Guitar Lessons since 2001. Our guitar teachers create customized lesson plans for each student, and help you bring music alive one note at a time!

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Featured South barrington Guitar Teachers

Artan S

Instruments:

I am a teacher with over 20 years experiencein Europe and USA.  My violin lessons are entertaining while providing a solid musical structure to build upon. I encourage and inspire my students to do their personal best in a creative, positive and enriching learning environment. I teach students of all ages  using a variety of teaching materials based on the individual students learning style. I enjoy teaching students at various stages in their development whether they are preparing for College or University auditions, studying for their own enjoyment or preparing to join a local community string ensemble or orchestra.

Steve K

Instruments:

For nearly a decade, I have enjoyed working with students of all ages, skill levels, and musical interests.  As an instructor, I am committed to helping each student reach his or her individual goals and expectations.  Prior to moving back to the Chicago area in 2013, I studied at Eastern Illinois University, where I earned an M.A. in guitar performance and a B.M. in jazz studies.  Through my studies and experience, I was able to develop a well-rounded perspective on different musical and pedagogical styles.  As I return to the Chicago area, I hope that my mentorship will continue to guide students toward their own aspirations.    

Nate R

Instruments:

My musical education began at a very young age, amidst the folk music traditions of the Allegheny Mountains in western NY.  I never had access to private instruction, though, so I have always been passionate about sharing my knowledge with students.  I was self-taught as a kid, and eventually received a scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music, and later a graduate fellowship from the University of Oregon, where I received my Master of Music in Jazz Studies.  I have followed a career across the country, working as a freelance instrumentalist and educator from coast to coast, as well as internationally.

Abby B

Instruments:

I am a passionate and encouraging music instructor specializing in guitar, music theory, and songwriting. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music in Songwriting & Guitar Performance. I have gigged extensively in the Boston area and Midwest as a singer/songwriter, performed on various studio sessions, co-written songs in several genres, and played guitar for other musicians. My music has been featured on college radios and online blogs, and I have been fortunate enough to play the Berklee Performance Center, Faneuil Hall, and Harvard Square. I moved to Chicago in 2014 to pursue my love of teaching and performing.

Shaun Z

Instruments:

A little about myself, I am a graduate from VanderCook College of Music where I received my Bachelors of Music Education degree. I focused primarily on classical guitar as my major instrument. I have a strong passion for playing guitar and teaching it. I have been teaching lessons for 6 years, and have had a wide array of students. I teach all ages and all skill levels.
 
 

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Convenient

People are busy these days, we get that. So we work around your schedule, giving you the option of taking lessons right in the comfort of your own home.

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Risk-Free Trial Lesson

We stand behind our teachers. If you are not 100% satisfied with your trial lesson, the lesson is FREE. Go ahead give it a try, you really have nothing to lose.

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Musika Qualified Teachers

Our instructors have been hand-picked for their high standard of musical excellence & love of teaching.

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No Hidden Fees

We are straightforward folks here at Musika. You pay for lessons, that's it. Choose from our pay as you go monthly billing or opt for a set of lessons.

 

More Information About Guitar Lessons

Young students are advised to start off by learning to play on a half sized or three-quarter sized acoustic guitar. Older students may wish to start on an electric guitar, as long as they can hold the guitar comfortably and competently. There are many different student model guitars, which will set you back $150 - $200. This does not include the price for cables and an amplifier, which will be a necessary purchase for electric guitar players. Higher quality instruments are often easier to play, which provides the student a greater chance to enjoy their learning.
Musika offers customized one-on-one music lessons at your home - a time saving solution for busy parents and students. The convenience of in-home guitar lessons allows you to save time without having to transport your child to class, allows your child to maximize their busy schedule, and provides a safe and familiar environment in which to learn.
Students typically start with the basics, such as how to hold the guitar, how fret notes with the left hand, and how to strum or pluck the strings with the right. Teachers will cover sight reading, guitar chords, and basic music theory, all of which are needed for students to perform and understands the inner-workings of their favorite songs. More advanced students can work on jazz improvization, classical technique, or rock or blues guitar solos.
For students looking to start learning to play the guitar, we recommend that you do so with a specific goal in mind. This goal may be to learn to play your favorite song, learn to write music or brush up on your current skills. Whatever your goals may be, our experienced teachers can help you achieve them with their expert knowledge. For beginners, learning to co-ordinate the various new techniques you will be learning can take time - usually a few months. To maximize your progression, there is no better way than regular lessons and practice.
The earliest suggested age that students can start their guitar lessons is 6 years old. Students of this age will find it much easier to learn on a half-sized classical guitar with nylon strings. They will start off by learning to play simple melodies on the top strings. Students can begin to form chords, as well as play and sing along to songs by about age 7 or 8. When students get to age 10-12, they should be able to comfortably handle a full-sized guitar. Students often like to play rock music by this age, and will therefore want to play the electric guitar.

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