Guitar lessons in Dupage County.
Learn music the fun and easy way - with a great teacher!
Individual lesson plans designed for each student.
"By the end of our first lesson Robert had me playing music by my favorite band."
Guitar & Bass Guitar Styles
Blues - Rock - Classical - Folk - Alternative - Country - Fingerstyle - Metal - Funk - Jazz - More
Ages 6 and up.
Professional, private one-on-one guitar, bass & beginning drum lessons in your home or my Carol Stream studio.
"Robert is capable of teaching multiple guitar styles, and his skill is unquestionable."
My name is Robert and I've been teaching electric and acoustic guitar in DuPage County since 1989. I've been intrigued by guitar since I found my father's beat up Regal acoustic guitar (his childhood guitar) in his closet when I was very young. I bought my first guitar with paper route money in the early '70s. It was an electric Les Paul copy and a small practice amp. The neighbor kid (my guitar playing buddy) and I learned "Smoke on the Water". I was hooked.
"Whether you are just starting to play or an experienced guitarist I highly recommend Robert as your next guitar teacher."
We had so much great guitar music to listen to and play along with in the 1970's. Over the years I've explored many guitar styles from the old blues of John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and a million others, to James Brown funk, finger style acoustic ala Tommy Emanuel and Chet Atkins, country guitar of Johnny Cash, the metal of Metallica and Megadeth, the rock of just about everybody from the Beatles, Stones-Zep-Jimi-SRV-U2-Aerosmith-Creedence, Miles Davis Jazz, to the latest AFI songs, you name it, I've played it.
"The great thing about Robert is that he is a down to earth musician with amazing skills, who can somehow teach you chords/your favorite song/and guitar theory all at the same time. "
In 1989, I started to teach guitar professionally. I've taught locally at Wheaton's Suburban Music, Mar-Cole Music in Bloomingdale and Guitar E.R. in Lombard, Illinois. I had kept a regular full schedule with over 50 students per week for the last 15 years. In 2006, both Mar-Cole Music (in business since 1959) and Guitar E.R. (in business since 1988) closed. I kept a full schedule of students at both stores until the owners retired.
"...it feels as if Robert teaches because he truly enjoys helping others achieve their musical goals, and to me that makes all the difference. "
Since then, I've been teaching private lessons in my professional home studio and the majority of lessons are in my student's homes in and around DuPage. I always have a few available spots for aspiring guitarists. Please stop by the Student Testimonials page on this web site to see what my students have to say.
"If your child is thinking about taking up the guitar, I would highly recommend Robert as a teacher."
My students range from age 6 and up. I am especially good at teaching beginning students of all ages who have never touched a guitar before. I am also adept with the player who may have dabbled on the guitar for the last few decades and wants to take their playing and understanding to the next level.
I'm not only a teacher. I've performed nationally at music fests and have toured the country extensively playing music. I also have been featured on VH1's website, have had top ten college radio airplay and am an Itunes Apple distributed artist with two cds currently on Apple's Itunes site. And, I have two more cd releases coming this year. I am also a member of the songwriter's performing rights agency BMI, located in New York.
"Within three lessons, my son went from playing Twinkle Twinkle to Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer".
I promise you a great learning experience! Make your dream of playing guitar come true.
Book your first lesson today!!!
Call 630 687 7787
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