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Steve K offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Steve K

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...I use a variety of handouts, method books, tablature and sheet music. When meeting my students, I get an idea of what methods would be appropriate. I often recommend the Hal Leonard Guitar Method. ... Read More

Jason W offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Jason W

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...When students progress to reading, the full line of Suzuki books can of course be utilized, but it is very advisable to incorporate additional materials and techniques. ... Read More

Kari K offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Kari K

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...Hello future students! I am a happy, caring, and kind teacher who balances these traits with a serious expectationfor students topractice and be willing to learn new things. ... Read More

Jay M offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Jay M

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...I am passionate about teaching. Music education is but a second thought of most of our children's primary educational settings, so I wanted to create a learning environment that focuses on performance and execution.... Read More

Wolf H offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Wolf H

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...Therefore, the approach we choose for lessons will be specific to each student and their individual strengths, goals, and schedules. If there is a common denominator, it is that I believe the study of music should be engaging and fun.... Read More

Brian K offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Brian K

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...I will start off with identifying notes in a scale, what they mean and how to use them. From there I'll go over rhythm and understanding time signatures.... Read More

Jeremie W offers guitar lessons in Chicago, IL

Jeremie W

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...I take into consideration adult responsibilities and what your goals are for their choice of study. I keep lesson plans a bit more loose depending on skill level and available practice time.... Read More

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