Guitar and Ukulele Lessons in Geneva, IL
Our Approach to Guitar and Ukulele Lessons at Hix Brothers Music School
Our guitar instructors teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical styles. The guitar and ukulele are some of the most versatile instruments. They show up in the classical concert hall, commercial pop music, rock and folk music all around the world.
With such a diverse set of applications, it’s not surprising that approaches to teaching and learning guitar vary widely. Our approaches do, too, depending on the student’s goals. That said, here’s a basic outline of our approach.
Our Approach to Guitar and Ukulele LessonsGET STARTED
Build strength We Make Guitar Lessons Fun!
We all know the feeling: you hear your favorite song come on and you can’t resist the urge to play along on your air guitar! Here at Hix Brothers Music School, we can help you convert your musical fantasies into reality – while preserving that irresistible sense of joy you feel when playing along. We want each of our students to LOVE their musical experience with us!
Whether you come to us planning on becoming the next Jimi Hendrix or simply wanting to play songs around the campfire with your friends, our top-notch instructors will help you progress quickly toward your goals while ensuring you have fun along the way.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Regardless of your ultimate goals, our teachers will prioritize strong fundamentals including proper posture, hand positioning, chords, fretting, picking, and strumming. As students progress, these basics will become second nature – and serve as the foundation from which students can apply their skills across a variety of genres and styles.
We want our guitar students to be literate, well-rounded musicians. Beginners and seasoned performers alike will find value in our approach at Hix Brothers Music School, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.
We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals
Take ownership of your own musical style and grow your talents at The Hix Brothers Music School! Our dedicated instructors are committed to hearing your goals and helping you reach them. We pride ourselves on equipping each student with the tools they need to reach their fullest musical potential.
Creativity, self-discovery, and passion come to life at Hix Brothers Music School. Whether your goal is to pursue the guitar professionally in an orchestra or as a soloist, or just to play for your own personal enjoyment, your guitar teacher will support you throughout your musical journey.
Our Guitar and Ukulele Teachers
Our Guitar and Ukulele teachers help students develop technique and their own unique style.
Piano, Bass, Guitar & Ukulele
Aaron Levy taught guitar, piano, performance and songwriting in the Charleston, SC area from 2002-2015 and owned a vintage record store from 2015-2018. He has coached multiple American Idol and X-Factor contestants…
Guitar & Bass
From growing up playing music all day in the basement with his brothers, to teaching and playing professionally as an adult, Jeremy Schmidt’s passion has always been music. It is an escape, a hobby, a skill, a career, and a meditation.
Guitar & Bass
Ken has over 15 years of experience as a guitar teacher at Hix Brothers Music School. He started playing guitar at the age of 8 years old, and took 10 years of private instruction. He also studied music and guitar performance at Triton College and Musician’s Institute in California.
Bass, Mandolin, Guitar & Ukulele
Brian’s musical journey began at the age of 10 playing trumpet in the grade school band. However, it wasn’t long before the trumpet was put down in favor of the guitar, which proved a much better fit for a 13-year-old Brian.
How it works
Together we explore student musical goals.
We match students with one of our expert instructors.
Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.
“Hix bros has been an exceptional experience. My instructors have been great at allowing me to get a great broad understanding of guitar, and a feeling of overall confidence with it. Shoutout to Brian and Sam, two Awesome instructors.”
“Extremely happy with the quality of lessons and the flexibility and ease of scheduling. Very happy to see my son back into his saxophone and practicing without being asked!”
“We have been going to Hix Bros. for several years now and the teachers have been great. My daughter plays guitar and now bass, and Ken has really helped her become a better musician. The Rock School program is so much fun! Would recommend them to anyone”
“My daughter has been taking beginner guitar lessons with Brian for a few months now and has been really loving her sessions. He keeps her interested by considering her personal music taste. Definitely recommend!”
“TMMA is awesome! What a great place for kids and adults to learn music! Larissa is the best! Such a talented vocalist and teacher. You should go there!”
Frequently GET STARTED
What is a Good Age to Begin Guitar Lessons?
At Hix Brothers, we typically can start guitar lessons for children as young as 6. Playing the guitar does require the physical strength to press down the strings. Additionally, small hands might struggle with reach. However, smaller scale guitars are available.
Please feel free to call us, our expert staff can help you make the right choice.
What Styles of Guitar do you Teach?
We teach all styles, from rock, pop, jazz, and blues to metal, country and classical guitar – on electric and acoustic guitars.
The #1 Reason to Study Guitar and Ukulele at Hix Brothers?
Our instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you, or your child, to craft a lesson plan that fits individual needs and the student’s favorite type of music.
Whether you’re playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the guitar after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
How Qualified are Your Guitar Instructors?
Our guitar and ukulele music instructors have received their education from prestigious institutions all over the country. Each is highly qualified to teach and create personalized lesson plans for yourself, or your child.
What Will I Learn from Guitar Lessons with Hix Brothers Teachers?
Beginner guitar students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory.
Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song.
We use a variety of guitar method books, and encourage students to bring their smartphone or CDs to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
Ready to Get Started?
Here we are ready to partner with you to help you become a more accomplished musician. We truly believe that consistent, compassionate private instruction is the key to your musical growth. We are happy to evaluate and discuss your interests, goals and plans!