Guitar & Bass Lessons in Schaumburg, IL
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Our Approach to Guitar & Bass Lessons
Our guitar, bass, and ukulele instructors foster creative expression in their students, encouraging them to pursue their musical goals. At Schaumburg Music Academy, we teach a wide variety of musical styles and genres, and enjoy personalizing lessons to make the learning experience fun for students of all ages.
In addition, we also support our students’ development as musicians by teaching relevant fundamentals, music theory, and proper instrumental technique for guitar and bass. Below is a basic outline of our approach.
Our excellent guitar teachers help cultivate growth in your instrumental and songwriting talents. Get personal, private instruction with one of our awesome guitar teachers.
At Schaumburg Music Academy, guitar and ukulele students receive personalized instruction from highly qualified professionals in a positive and supportive learning environment. We make learning fun by customizing guitar and bass lessons to each student, serving people of all ages and skill levels in the Schaumburg area.
Instructors at Schaumburg Music Academy begin by teaching healthy technique, including proper picking technique, fretting technique, and seated posture. However, our teachers are also attuned to students’ needs; their selection of exercises and repertoire will always be based on your musical interests and goals! Want to become the next singer-songwriter sensation, perform classical pieces as a soloist, or just learn to strum a few chords and sing along with friends? Our teachers can help you get there!
Guitar & Bass 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 Schaumburg Music Academy, 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 Schaumburg Music Academy, 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 Schaumburg Music Academy. 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 & Bass Teachers:
We have several extremely qualified guitar instructors to choose from for people of all ages. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced player, we will find an instructor that will suit your individual needs. Each lesson is catered to you and your unique style of learning. Our instructors will teach you what you want to learn, whether that’s rock music or folk music, it’s all up to you!
Playing the guitar requires more physical dexterity than some other instruments. Pressing down on strings to create chord patterns, fingerpicking, and plucking the strings takes a certain amount of muscular development and coordination in the hands. For that reason, very small hands won’t be effective at forming many chord patterns. In general, we do not suggest beginning guitar lessons before age five.
At Schaumburg Music Academy, we typically work with guitar and ukulele students aged 5-Adult. Adult students of all ages and levels are also welcome. You’re never too old to begin! Please contact us to learn more about our guitar and ukulele program. We would be delighted to help you find a good match for yourself or your child among our wonderful faculty.
David’s students enjoy learning and feeling like musicians while still getting the academic benefits that learning music provides. He includes many songs and pieces that his students are familiar with while making
Mike was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, and has spent the last thirty years learning the intricacies of composing, performing, and teaching the guitar. He’s well versed in most contemporary
Paul Kutylo began playing acoustic guitar at Divine Word College. He played and sang for an overwhelming number of hootenannies, church services and talent shows in college and graduate school. Paul taught
Jason Wickland is a Music Education Major at Elmhurst College with Classical Guitar as his primary instrument. Jason has been playing the guitar since 3rd grade and he is currently involved in
Marty Binder has been playing drums, touring, and recording for over 30 years. He keeps a busy schedule playing local venues, festivals, corporate and private events. He has played with Blues greats,
Eric holds a Bachelor of Music from the Lamont School of Music at University of Denver. He has been teaching guitar for over 15 years. In that time he has taught students
WEEKLY 30 MIN
Great for studying basics & foundation development.
WEEKLY 60 MIN
Longer sessions, great for motivated musicians.
Explore new instruments or prepare for performances.
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.
Heather Tolzien | Parent
“My daughter loves taking guitar lessons here. Her teacher, Carter, is so kind, patient, and knowledgeable. Also, the GM Stephanie is wonderful and very helpful!!”