Guitar & Ukulele Lessons in Palatine, IL
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Our Approach to Guitar & Ukulele Lessons
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.
The Music Room offers private and pairs lessons in guitar for students of all ages and all abilities! Our guitar teachers hold university degrees in music, and can offer lessons in our studio or online.
Guitar & Ukulele 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 The Music Room, 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 The Music Room, 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 The Music Room. 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 & Ukulele Teachers:
If you or your child is looking for guitar or ukulele lessons in the Palatine area, we are here to serve you. Our roster of teachers includes guitar players in a wide variety of genres. We have teachers experienced in classical guitar, folk guitar, jazz guitar, and all manner of pop styles. Some of our teachers are accomplished singer-songwriters and can offer instruction in singing while playing, too.
Strings, Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Upright Bass
I was a music teacher at Karnes Music, teaching all stringed instruments for 24 years. I also taught music at Palatine Music for 32 years, and El -Rey Music for 20 years. I
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Piano
Bob Thompson’s first musical experience was in his early teens when he decided to take guitar lessons. He developed basic fundamentals in music theory by learning to play songs and then analyzing
Alex studied jazz and classical music at Harper College for two years and received an Associates in Fine Arts Music degree. He is a licensed sound engineer. Within the last five years,
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Piano
For nearly a decade, Steve Kaiser has enjoyed working with students of all ages, skill levels, and musical interests. As an instructor, he is committed to helping each student reach his or
Piano, Guitar, Trumpet
Luke Chandler received his BA in Music in 2006 from his hometown’s University of Texas at San Antonio and his MA in Music Therapy at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. He comes
A semi-finalist in the 2013 Wilson Center Guitar Competition, Nanae Fujiwara received her associate’s degree in Music from William Rainey Harper College. While studying with Steve Vazquez, Nanae first learned how to
Piano, Voice, Guitar/Ukulele
Ethan’s collegiate career began at William Rainey Harper College where he received an Associate of Fine Arts – Music emphasis in 2016. During his time at Harper, he studied voice with Professor
Eric Drazner 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
Guitar, Ukulele, Piano & Bass
The former owner & director of a Chicago area music school with 600 students & 30 teachers, Kevin has over 35 years experience teaching youth and adults. His emphasis is on building
Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Bass & Harmonica
It seems like music has always been a big part of my life,and it is fun and exciting for me to pass along the knowledge I’ve learned to others. Since I began
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.
Rebecca F. | Parent
“My daughter took lessons at The Music Room for years. She tried a number of instruments over the years; violin, piano, and bass guitar. The Music Room’s team was unfailingly responsive and flexible whenever my daughter wanted to change instruments. I highly recommend The Music Room for rental and lessons. I felt like they really cared and they made working with them easy. Carol, Carley, and everyone else we interacted with was great. The Music Room taught my daughter a love of music without pressure or fuss.”