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Olivia W.

Chicago, IL

$45/hour

Chicago Guitar Teacher

In-person lessons

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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Psychology

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Psychology)

About Olivia

I first started playing guitar when I was fifteen, in a year long classical guitar course. At first learning the guitar seemed to be an insurmountable task, and I felt intimidated by the kids in the class who could deftly move their hands across the strings.

With the help of a teacher, I incrementally built up the motor skills necessary to play the guitar. Once I got a hold of the basics, I learned more advanced techniques, and eventually I developed my own style that borrowed from classical guitar, blues, folk, and rock.

Many beginning guitar students give up early on because they don't have enough structure and/or confidence to overcome obstacles. I was lucky to have guitar teachers who helped nurture my nascent skills. As a guitar teacher, I provide a safe container in which the student can feel free to ask questions, make mistakes, and explore new possibilities. I believe that every student has the potential to become well versed enough in the guitar that she can develop her own style and have fun playing.

I have eight years of experience playing guitar, and I am passionate about teaching the instrument to others. I enjoy helping to unlock a student's potential and pointing her in the direction of guitar's infinite possibilities.

I am well practiced on the guitar, but I can easily remember the days when I was just beginning and my confidence wasn't as high. Because of that, I work to instill confidence in beginning guitar players.

Don't hesitate to send me an email or call me to set up free consultation!
I first started playing guitar when I was fifteen, in a year long classical guitar course. At first learning the guitar seemed to be an insurmountable task, and I felt intimidated by the kids in the class who could deftly move their hands across the strings.

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60640
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math
Music:
Guitar,
Songwriting
English:
ACT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading

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Guitar

I have eight years of experience playing guitar. I was trained on classical guitar, but now I play acoustic. I have taught guitar for over a year, and I have also been performing at venues around Chicago for over a year. I am passionate about teaching guitar, and I invest a lot of time and energy into each student.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Psychology

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Psychology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Olivia will travel within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60640.