Guitar Cities - Chicago

Private Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Vocal, and Piano Lessons in Chicago's Loop

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Welcome to Guitar Cities Chicago

Guitar Cities Chicago (Guitar Chicago) is a music school located on the 28th floor of 150 N Michigan Avenue in Chicago's Loop. We provide private guitar, bass, piano, vocal, and ukulele lessons in addition to themed group lessons. Lessons are provided in a friendly and open atmosphere and are available as private lessons for 1-2 students.

Vocal Lessons Now Available!
Yaocheng has begun instructing vocal lessons on Saturdays. Click on her piano schedule to find a time that will work for you!

Why Select Guitar Cities Chicago?

*Our instructors are part of an international team of tutors, chosen out of the top 3% of applicants based on their instrumental knowledge/playing ability, but more importantly, their ability to be an effective, experienced communicator and teacher (this can be a very difficult thing to find when selecting an instructor).
*Our instructors cater a program to your individual needs, so you learn exactly what you want to, providing you an efficient and enjoyable learning experience.
*We instruct as early as 7:00am! Want to get your workday kicked-off with some creativity so you can hit the ground running? Pick up the guitar!
*We provide the instruments at no charge and a comfortable environment to play in, so all you have to do is walk over and get started.
*Guitar Cities Chicago is open to students of all ages and abilities.
*Lessons can involve theory, song learning, song writing, ear training, lead guitar, rhythm guitar and much more.
*All genres welcome, including classical, bass guitar, modern, pop, jazz, rock, R&B, metal, slide, country and blues.
*No registration fee!

Piano lessons are now available! Piano lessons are given Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Please contact us to get started.

Get started

Lessons are available all day, 7 days a week. Lessons can be scheduled via the schedule page, by phone at (312)863-8588 or just fill out the form above.

Want to take lessons from your home or office? Skype lessons available!

Even if you don't live in a city that features a Guitar Cities studio, lessons are available with any of our international team of instructors via Skype. Live in Iowa and want a Guitar Cities instructor from our London location? Just contact us and we can set that up!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email us directly at

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"Jim is so encouraging and patient while navigating the lesson through all the complexities and beauty of the guitar. One does not have to have a musical background to study with him. The Guitar Chicago style of teaching allows the student to have a practical learning experience first. I highly recommend Guitar Chicago." -- Catherine Z.

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