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Best Places For Guitar Lessons In Chicago

The guitar is a versatile and beautiful instrument; individuals at all levels can benefit from guitar lessons. No matter the age, there is never a bad time to start learning to play the guitar, and learning a new instrument can be a rewarding experience.  Chicago is city of music, and there are many places where individuals can take guitar lessons; here are the best places for guitar lessons in Chicago.
The Chicago School of Music
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Chicago School Of Music
900 N. Franklin
Chicago, IL 6065
(312) 416-0622

Chicago School of Music prides itself in offering music teachers who are not only highly qualified, but who are also able to get students engaged and motivated to play the guitar. Students are excited to return for additional lessons because the Chicago School of Music Instructors make the experience so positive. The environment is creative and conducive for guitar lessons.

Guitar Cities Chicago
150 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 863-8588

Private lessons and group themed lessons are offered at Chicago Cities Chicago, the rates are reasonable and group lessons can also help to keep the costs down. All ages and abilities are welcome and instruments are provided. For those who do not live near the city, do not want to leave their home and or who are home-bound, Guitar Cities Chicago offers the perfect alternative, Skype lessons are available.

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New Music School
900 N. Michigan Ave., Level 6
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 612-1969

Guitar lessons are available in the New Music School, satellite locations and in client's homes. No matter where an individual lives in Chicago, chances are there is a location nearby. Individuals can choose the traditional guitar lessons or the Suzuki violin methods, and instructional is available for kids and adults. Instructional master classes are available with highly-qualified instructors.

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Klotz Guitar Studio
1338 W. Winona St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 669-4721

Erick Klotz of Klotz Guitar Studio is a seasoned musician and has over 15 years of experience teaching guitar. He offers beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons for individuals of all ages. There is an option to take a free trial lesson to get an idea of what Klotz Guitar Studio offers, this is excellent way to test out if this particular studio is the right fit at no cost — even materials handed out on the day of the lesson are at no cost.

Music Institute Of Chicago
126 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(847) 905-1500 ext. 143

This highly respected music institute offers guitar lessons to individuals of all ages, there are satellite and permanent locations available. Individuals from all over the city of Chicago should be able to find a satellite or permanent location that is near their home. The Music Institute of Chicago offers many programs and even music therapy options are available. The Music Institute of Chicago is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Michelle Guilbeau is a writer, reviewer, teacher and business owner. She also has experience in school administration, literacy coaching and is proud founder of and Michelle enjoys sharing her knowledge of cities, food, travel, education and parenting issues with her readers. Her work can be found on


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