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Nicholas S offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Nicholas S

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...In 2008, I graduated with a Master's degree in Guitar Performance from the University of Wisconsin Madison while studying under internationally famed performer and recording artist Javier Calderon. ... Read More

Jon N offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Jon N

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...For instance, if I were to be teaching a kid who is maybe 10 years old, I would start off by introducing the notes on the instrument. Then, I would create games or exercises based on the new stuff we'd cover. ... Read More

Steve K offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Steve K

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...These books provide a step-by-step approach to reading music, learning the notes across the fretboard, and playing lead and rhythm guitar. My additional handouts pertain to scales, chords, and music theory. ... Read More

John G offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

John G

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...Regardless, I feel it's vital that students are exposed to a variety of different musical styles. Focusing solely on one hampers creativity, pigeon-holes you as a musician, and, at least in my travels, makes you an EXTREMELY boring individual.... Read More

David B offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

David B

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...I am well versed in music theory,and have played many different styles of music, from Rock and Pop to Blues and Jazz. I am a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students of all ages,and I believe that each lesson is tailored to the individual student.... Read More

Wolf H offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Wolf H

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...I like the atmosphere to be relaxed. There will be opportunity for discussion and an occasional tangent or experiment, but the focus will be on you, the student, and on your music.... Read More

Jeremie W offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Jeremie W

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...I think that'll rub off on how a student views music. Setting realistic goals with tons of encouragement will help accelerate learning. I see the most success when my students hit their first milestone and they finally realize all their hard work pays off and they can make music!... Read More

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