Guitar Lessons: Acoustic & Electric

Guitar Lessons

A young student plays guitar at Musical Expressions. Our guitar lessons include acoustic, electric and bass guitar.

We have an excellent staff and teach guitar lessons in many styles from rock to jazz, classical, pop, Spanish and chording.

All of our teachers actively perform in bands. Our guitar teachers have college or university music degrees so they know how to teach the proper theory and technique no matter if a student is interested in metal or in classical.

Guitar lessons at our schools are enhanced by the opportunity of learning how to jam with other musicians in a rock band or how to perform solo in one of our recitals. No matter what type of guitar lessons you are interested in, we have the teachers to help you.

Typically a student would be 7 years old before starting guitar lessons, due to their hand size, but a younger student could start with a junior sized guitar. Our private guitar lessons are one- on-one instruction and lesson lengths are 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour.

Questions? Please visit our FAQs page or call us at 630-355-1110.

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For a long time I’ve wished that I could play guitar and I finally decided to try lessons. Patrick Dugan is absolutely great. Aside from being an amazing guitar player, he’s a fantastic instructor. He goes above and beyond to help me learn and keep it interesting. I recommend Patrick and Musical Expressions to anyone interested in learning guitar. – Chad Buttell

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. – Andrew B.


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