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Just because someone can play guitar,
doesn’t mean they can teach it!

instructors are seasoned professionals
in both teaching and playing, so you can be
sure that your experience will be informative
and enriching.

Meet Our Instructors



Music Instruction Guitar, Ukulele, Bass
Marshall has a bachelor’s degree in music composition. He started playing the ukulele when he could sit up, drums at age 7, guitar at 13, and bass at 17. He has played these instruments in bands of widely varying quality since 1983, and has taught guitar, bass and ukulele at Guitar Works, Ltd. since 1995.


Guitar Instruction
Guitarist and composer Pat Fleming has embraced many types of music, making him well-versed in Folk, Balkan, Jazz, Blues and Rock genres.
Additional bio info HERE.


Music Instruction Banjo, Mandolin, Flatpicking Guitar
Our resident Folk instructor, Gus has over 40 years’ experience as a professional musician and has been teaching music full-time since 1989. He teaches guitar, mandolin, and banjo, and specializes in bluegrass, Celtic music, and traditional jazz.


Music Instruction Guitar, Bass, Ukulele
Dan became interested in bass as a teenager, and played bass and guitar in bands throughout high school.  As an adult, he learned to play the accordion, which haunts him to this day. He has played, toured, and recorded with many Chicago bands since 1992, and has worked at Guitar Works since 1994, where he continues to teach guitar, bass, and ukulele.  Dan is exploring his new interest in the theremin, which has been entertaining his neighbors and cats for some time.

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