The Academy of Music and Art is the only school that teaches the 15 minutes a day method that enables students to quickly learn to play guitar.
Guitar Lessons For All Ages Beginners Welcome! Start Guitar Lessons Today! Call 630-654-8426
If you are looking for Guitar Lessons you are at the right place. We have guitar lessons for children, teenagers and adults. We teach all levels. Beginners are welcome! Students have many different options. We teach both lead and rhythm guitar for all types of guitar:
What kind of music do you like? Learn to play the style of music that interests you. It can be anything from Taylor Swift to John Mayer to Led Zeppelin. Students can choose from many styles of music including:
Rock - AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Zeppelin, all the greats
Pop - Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran
Blues - Stevie Ray, B.B. King
Metal - Ozzy, Steve Vai, Van Halen
Jazz - Wes Montgomery
Classical - Segovia, Bach
Country - Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and more
At some schools, guitar lessons are an afterthought but not here. In fact The Academy of Music and Art, Inc. started as a guitar school. (We were originally called The Chris Wilson Guitar Studio and we evolved into The Academy of Music and Art!)
Q. Can I start with guitar or do I have to learn piano first?
A. Guitar is a great first instrument. You do not need any prior training or experience with piano or any instrument to learn to play the guitar.
Q. Will I learn to read music?
A. You can learn to read music. You should talk to your teacher about your goals. Reading music is a great learning tool. Having a basic understanding of reading music is something that everyone who plays an instrument should be able to do.
Q. Do I have to read music?
A. Reading music is optional. Many guitarists are intimidated by the idea of learning to read music. It's not that hard to learn to read music, give it a try!
Q. Can I learn to play rock music?
A. Yes, you can learn to play rock music or any style of music you choose. Some bands write songs that are very easy. (Almost anyone can learn a Green Day song.) Other artists such as Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin write music that is very difficult to play. Many students use songs to set goals like, "I want to play Stairway to Heaven by the end of the summer. "
Q. Can I start on electric guitar or do I have to start with an acoustic?
A. You can start lessons with an electric guitar. In many ways students find electric guitar easier to play. The strings are lighter and easier to press down and the body of the guitar is smaller and easier to manage.
From Chris The Director
It's hard to believe that I have been in business for so long. My Chicago location opened in July 1990, and my first suburban location opened in Hinsdale in January 1991. I have been in Westmont since September 1993. It's amazing to have second-generation students taking lessons. I personally select and train every teacher. I have really high standards. All my guitar teachers have professional music training and a college degree. These can include universities, colleges, Music Schools, Conservatories or other professional programs like the Musicians Institute. There is also a long list of criteria: personality, ability to teach a beginner, do they like to teach children, can they communicate with parents, etc. I would never hire anyone looking to work for me as a teacher until something better comes along. I believe you deserve the best.