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Private Lessons

Beginner, intermediate, or pro, Guitar Works offers instruction in a wide variety of styles. Weekly ½-hour private lessons are available with experienced instructors for acoustic or electric guitar, electric bass, ukulele, mandolin, and banjo.  Check out our Staff pages for a list of our highly experienced instructors!

Lessons FAQ:

How much are lessons?

Compared to the cost of lessons elsewhere in the Chicago area, Guitar Works’ prices are an excellent value. The rate for a single ½-hour lesson is $30.00. To ensure the best rate, most students choose to leave a credit card on file for our convenient auto-pay system.

What happens if I miss my lesson? Will I still be charged for it?

As long as the instructor has 24 hours or more advanced notice, you will not be charged for the lesson or, if you paid in advance via our convenient monthly auto-pay system, you will receive a lesson credit to be applied to the next month’s lessons payment. Any lesson that is missed without at least 24 hours advanced notice will be subject to full payment at the instructor’s discretion.

When can I take lessons?

Lessons are typically held weekly at a scheduled time and offered according to instructor availability.  

Can I take an hour lesson?

Yes, if the instructor is amenable and has two consecutive ½-hour time slots open. The rate for an hour lesson is simply double the ½-hour rate ($60.00). Typically, our students have found that a single ½-hour is more than enough to keep them busy until the next week.

What is the best age for my child to begin lessons?

If your child is able to stay focused during each weekly ½-hour lesson and also practice at home for at least 15-30 minutes a day, they will have a greater chance of learning. Although every child is different, we have found that this typically occurs at around age 7.

How long does it take to learn an instrument?

The key to success in any instrument is consistent practice and regular lesson attendance. Everyone learns at a different pace, which is why we do not have semesters. You may take as many or as few lessons as you feel you need.

Are there group lessons?

At this time, we offer private individual lessons and one-day workshops which are typically one and a half to two hours.

What if I want to take a lesson at the same time with my spouse/child/friend?

Ultimately, it's up to the instructor, but be aware that everyone learns at a different rate, and that lessons are charged per-student.

All of this sounds great! How do I sign up?

You can call us at (847)475-0855 or fill out the email form on this page with your contact info. Be sure to indicate your instrument, current skill level and availability and we will have an instructor get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Store Hours: Monday through Friday 12pm - 6pm, Saturday 11am to 6pm, Closed Sundays

I'd like to take lessons!

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