Private Music Lessons @ Avenue N Guitars: Beginner-Advanced
Private Music Lessons are offered every day starting at Noon, ending at 8pm. We offer private music lessons for every level and style of player and our teachers will customize lessons to tailor to your needs. Enjoy the "1 on 1 Experience" with a professional Chicago musician. Lessons available on Guitar, Drums, Bass, Piano and Ukulele. All of our teachers attended top ranking music colleges and are experienced professional performers with a comprehension and appreciation of various styles of music. They are dedicated to helping you achieve your musical goals. Lessons are booked in half hour increments (for a full hour lesson you would simply book two 1/2 hour lessons on the calendar). Pick the day and time that works best for you or reserve your weekly spot on our schedule. Tell us a little about yourself/student in the 'Comments/Questions' box below, follow the steps and one of our employees will respond within 24hours. Call 773.252.5580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions.
We realize that many adults have a constantly changing work schedule and are unable to take a lesson at the same time each week. It is possible to work out a flexible arrangement to accommodate your needs if this applies to you. Missed lessons are not refundable. Easily Book your Lesson Now Our Online Lesson Scheduling System Below Scroll down to See the Teacher Bio's Below.
Individual Half Hour Lessons
4 Half Hour Lessons Package
8 Half Hour Lessons Package
12 Half Hour Lessons
Individual Hour Lesson
Evan Hand - Teaches Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Beginner Keyboard
Evan joined Avenue N Guitars in 2013 as the Primary Instructor and Director of the Private Music Lessons Program. He is an avid musician, fluent on guitar, ukulele, bass, piano, drums, as well as voice. He began playing professionally in and around Peoria, IL at age 14 and soon toured the states with an original rock band. He attended Columbia College in Chicago where he studied Jazz Performance. His passion for the rhythm of sound is a nourishing approach to music for all of his students. Evan continues to play out with his new band, Big Paraid and can be seen performing throughout the Chicagoland area.
Brian Quinn - Teaches Bass & Keyboard
Brian has been teaching at Avenue N Guitars since 2007. He graduated Summa cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 2005, after which he moved to Illinois where he has been teaching and playing music professionally around Chicago for the last several years. As a teacher, Brian tailors his lessons to the musical tastes of each of his students, keeping them engaged and interested while encouraging the development of an individual sound for each player.
Lindon McCarty - Teaches Guitar
Lindon is the newest member of the Avenue N. teaching staff, having joined in February 2014. He is a Mississippi-born guitarist who is at home playing a wide variety of music such as rock, jazz, blues, country, r&b, and funk among other genres. Lindon studied guitar with Fred Hamilton at the University of North Texas, where he obtained a music degree in 2010. He moved to Chicago in 2012 to pursue a career teaching and performing music he loves music and loves guiding others in their appreciation and understanding of the art.
F.A.Q. About Lessons
Do I Need My Own Instrument?
We definitely recommend you have your own instrument if you plan on taking private music lessons. Not only does the sense of ownership of the instrument help you dedicate yourself that much further, but you will actually have something to practice with when you go home! We have inexpensive instrument options available (between $99-$200 for entry level guitars. $70-$200 for Ukuleles) and can help you find the one that will inspire you to pick it up on a daily basis to get the maximum enjoyment out of your fun new investment.
How many lessons will I need before I can play?
Day one, you will be playing a song! Each lesson is specifically tailored to help students to reach their individual goals. Our instructors use fun, practical approaches to sharpen your skills whether you plan to strum tunes around the campfire, rip your own rockin' solos, or compose your own heart-wrenching ballads.
How old do you have to be to start?
It's never too late to start in our private music lessons program, but sometimes it may be a bit too early. 7 years old is as young as we recommend in order for the student to get the most out of their lessons. You're never too old!! In fact, the majority of our students at Avenue N are adults looking to expand their own musicality and enjoy a fun new activity.
Do I have to have previous musical experience?
Not at all! We take lessons so we can learn something new! Any experience is helpful and we encourage you to use all your resources to expand your musicality. Play with friends, go to jams, ask questions, use YouTube. Nothing tops sitting down with and playing songs with a little guidance. Our staff is friendly, knowledgable, and dedicated to making your musical adventure as fulfilling as possible, so please don't hesitate to ask as many questions as you like!
We repair Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects Pedals and more!
We can repair your electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass and most stringed instruments. We also repair both solid state and tubed amplifiers, effects pedals and vintage synthesizers. Our repair techs have a combined 50 years of experience in instrument and electrical engineering. There are very few repairs outside the range of their expertise. We stress that prices vary per repair but listed below are average prices for a few different jobs (some excluding parts and strings)
Stringed Instrument Repair
Chris Bataille has over 20 years experience in the repair & restoration of stringed instruments. A long time professional musician, Chris understands the importance of a well playing instrument for all your performing needs.
Strings not included in price.
Electric Guitar w/Floyd Rose System
Level / Crown / Polish
includes set up.
New Handmade Bone Nut Or Saddle
includes set up.
depending on binding, finish work, fret board material.
Audio Gear Repair
Amps, Effects Pedals and Vintage Synthesizers: Mark Springer has over 25 years experience in the repair, modification and restoration of professional audio gear. With additional experience as a recording engineer and studio designer he has devoted his career to making your gear function at its best.
Amplifier Repair & Modification
Minimum 1/2 Hour Charge(per hour)$65.00
Effects Pedal Repair & Modification
Minimum 1/2 Hour Charge(per hour)$50.00
Vintage Synthesizer Repair
Minimum 1/2 Hour Charge(per hour)$85.00
Available Fender Blues Junior Modifications
These mods can apply to other amps as well.
Convert to Cathode Bias
Fixed/Cathode Bias Switch
requires minimum of cathode bias mod.
Power Supply stiffening cap
Switchcraft all-metal input jack
TwinStack midrange control mod
Audio-taper master volume
Audio-taper reverb control
Move reverb to pre master volume
included in master volume or reverb control mod.
Add jewel light
available colors: red, green, blue, yellow, violet.