I'm a guitar instructor in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Lessons are held at the Music Shoppe (www.themusicshoppe.com) Monday - Saturday.

I'm classically-trained (Master's of Music 2005) but most often perform as a jazz & blues musician. I've taught a wide variety of music - from classic rock like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Green Day & Nirvana, to jazz and blues like B.B. King, Herbie Hancock & Miles Davis, to classical guitar music by Bach, Sor & Brouwer.

I frequently teach beginning guitarists ranging in age from 6 to 64! The lessons are informative but also fun. I encourage students to learn music they know and enjoy.

I also teach advanced students who seek to improve their abilities in chord voicing, music theory, improvisation, applying scales and modes, and finger-picking.

Serviced Areas

  • Bloomington and Normal, Illinois

Contact Details

  Person Erik's Guitar Lessons
  City Bloomington, IL
  Zip Code 61701
  Address 1540 E. College Ave.
  Phone Number (309) 397-2869

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Erik's Guitar Lessons

I'm a guitar instructor and performer living in Bloomington-Normal, IL. I've taught at Lincoln College, The Conservatory of Central Illinois, Heartland College, and currently teaches at Lincoln Christian University.

I currently perform in the Long and Swanson Duo (classical flute and guitar), with guitarist Michael Hull, singer-songwriter Denise LaGrassa, jazz trio Bend and with the avant-indie jazz group Lexicon. I'll also appear as a freelance musician in jazz and classical settings.

Products & Services

Beginner Guitar Lessons

The Beginner Guitar curriculum is designed to be both comprehensive and flexible to my student’s interests. I strive to make the lessons as informative as possible while also low-pressure and fun!

We’ll utilize a variety of well-known Rock, Pop and Folk songs that demonstrate the fundamental techniques you need to know to learn to play guitar. In addition, we will customize your lessons to your interests – since many songs have the same elements in them (chords, strumming, etc) , you will learn the music that motivates you!

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