Guitar Lessons in Naperville, Illinois
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Our Approach to Guitar Lessons
At Musical Expressions, our approach centers on a few key themes. First and foremost is creative expression. There are no limits to what you can achieve at our music school. Additionally, we strive to ensure that your guitar lessons are fun, you develop the proper technique, and have a customized experience that is tailored to your goals.
We’ve spent many years developing a teaching philosophy that maximizes growth and opportunity for musicians of all ages and skill levels. We believe in providing students with the skills to create a strong foundation upon which they can build, grow, and thrive. We’ll start guitar lessons with basic techniques and fundamentals that are essential to playing the guitar, bass, or even ukulele, before then exploring a wide variety of different styles of music so each student can find what truly excites them!
Guitar Lessons Should Be 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 Musical Expressions, 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 Musical Expressions, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.
We Care About Your Musical Interests
Your unique interests and background will help guide your experience at Musical Expressions. We teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced students who are interested in a variety of styles – including rock, jazz, classical, pop, blues, and more. Whether you’re inspired by modern day singer-songwriters or the rockers of the 1970s, we can’t wait to get started with you!
Our seasoned instructors will draw upon years of playing, performing, and teaching experience to guide you in improving your skills and exploring the many possibilities of your instrument, and advancing toward your goals at a pace that works for you.
Our Guitar Teachers:
Are you interested in learning to play the guitar? There are many reasons to pursue music education – and guitar lessons are a great place to start! At Musical Expressions, we’re passionate about facilitating a warm, engaging, and fun environment where students can grow into their musical talents. Our experienced staff offers diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, making your options limitless when it comes to guitar lessons right here in Naperville.
Guitar & Bass
An exceptional musician, Erik won a major Chicago-area bass solo contest early in his career. He was awarded the grand prize, a $2,000 Modulus bass guitar. He went on to participate in
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele & Piano
John had worked for Hix Bros Music since 1996, starting just after the great flood. His responsibilities included: guitar, piano, bass guitar and ukulele instructor, shipping and receiving manager, data entry and
Tom Navarro is Guitarist from Chicago, IL. Tom started playing guitar at age 15 and was heavily influenced by 80 rock guitarists Eddie Van Halen and Neil Schon of Journey among others.
Guitar & Drums
Cameron Heinz has been playing and studying music from the age of eight. While starting out with the viola, at age nine he transitioned his primary focus to drums and percussion under
Guitar, Bass & Ukulele
Carl Hix has been teaching and training musicians since 1969. He attended Roosevelt University and Northern Illinois University as a double bass major, and was born into an incredibly musical family as
Josh is a songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist with a love for music in many styles. They hold a BA in Music from Carleton College, where they studied vocal performance and composition. “They
WEEKLY 30 MIN
30 minute lessons are great for learning the basics and building a strong foundation.
WEEKLY 45 MIN
Fit for both beginners & intermediate students who need more than 30 minutes.
WEEKLY 60 MIN
Longer lessons, perfect for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.
What you can expect
1. Tell us about your musical goals.
2. Match with one of our expert instructors.
3. Play music! Parents get progress reports.
Tim L. | Parent
“As a band director and published composer, I was particular in finding a musically-rich studio environment for my son. Well, we found it. Musical Expressions is a bright and cheerful enterprise providing top-notch instruction in a most musician-friendly way.”