Guitar Lessons in Naperville, Illinois
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.
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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 & Goals
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
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, 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
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
Jerremiah Smith is a guitarist, composer, and educator with over 20 years of experience. He studied guitar performance and music education at California State University, Chico, where he earned his BA and MA.[…]
“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.”
“We are very satisfied with Musical Expressions and their teachers. The children love to come to their lessons. They have made a lot of progress within the past 2 years. We will continue to recommend the studio.”
“I have three children studying piano with Yee Seer [See]. She is a great teacher. The children enjoy working with her. She has given them great musical experiences.”
“I love my lessons. As a teen I enjoy the independence and respect Erik [Swanson] gives me and his depth of musical diversity is only surpassed by his technical skill.”
“I love the creative ways different teachers explain the art of music. They make learning fun rather than making it seem like a chore. With Alex, he chooses fun warm ups and songs that you will not only learn from, but enjoy doing.”
What you can expect
Together we explore student musical goals
We match students with one of our expert instructors.
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We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget
30 minute lessons are great for learning the basics and building a strong foundation.GET STARTED
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What is the minimum age to start guitar lessons at Musical Expressions?
We work with students of all ages at Musical Expressions. The only requirement for successfully starting guitar lessons is basic comprehension and reading skills. Typically, around five years old is the youngest you’d want to explore guitar lessons, but once you’ve reached that milestone there’s no need to stop!
Do I need any prior experience?
Whether you’re a child exploring music for the first time or an adult who’s looking to try something new, we have a fit for you at our music school. We welcome students from all backgrounds – including first-timers and experienced musicians. If it is your first time learning the guitar, our teachers will walk you through every step of getting started to ensure that you have everything you need to succeed.
What styles of guitar can I learn?
We have a number of guitar teachers on staff who have varied experience in the music industry. From graduates of conservatory study to rock band stars, we have a teacher who can help you explore the style(s) of guitar that you’re most interested in learning, including rock, pop, folk, classical, blues, and so much more. There are no limits on your musical education at Musical Expressions.
What books will I need?
Once we’ve found you the right teacher, they will work with you to understand the goals you’re hoping to achieve through guitar lessons. Upon understanding the direction you’d like to go with your education, your teacher will provide you with a complete list of books and other resources that will support your journey.
Which type of guitar is right for me?
The type of guitar you choose can influence the style of music you’ll be able to play well. If there is a sound or style of music that you prefer, your guitar teacher can make a recommendation for the best fit – whether that be an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar, a bass guitar, or other types of stringed instrument.
For younger and smaller students, the ukulele is a great starting point. The fundamentals aren’t too different and you’ll be able to properly execute the technique on an instrument that is better suited to your size.
Why come to Musical Expressions for guitar lessons?
When choosing a music school that will be the right fit for you, you want to look for an environment where you can truly thrive. Musical Expressions has been a staple for guitar lessons in Naperville for many years. We’re proud of the many happy and talented graduates who’ve participated in guitar lessons at our school.
Our student-oriented philosophy means that you get to choose the direction of your musical journey. Our teachers have the knowledge and experience to support the unique path you choose to walk.
Our fun, supportive, and free environment means you can explore any and all types of music and find the right fit for your goals as a guitarist. There are no limits to the education and experience you can gain through guitar lessons at Musical Expressions.
Ready to begin guitar or bass lessons in Naperville?
If you’re interested in beginning guitar or bass lessons in the Naperville area, give Musical Expressions a call. Our experienced and enthusiastic instructors are ready to help you explore all that the guitar has to offer. Contact us today to schedule your first guitar lesson.
Start your music journey today!
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!