GUITAR TALENT EDUCATION

The Lichodziejewski Guitar Studio

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There is a wide variety of music that students may be interested in when they first want to pick up the guitar. For instance one student may just want to learn to strum chords on an acoustic guitar, one may want to learn to sight read to play the classical guitar, and still another may want to crank up their amp to 10 and jam out some Metallica riffs!

We offer a number of different beginning to advanced lesson plans that can typically satisfy the interests of each student - if you don't see what you may be looking for please ask - we will typically customize the lesson structure based on the students interests whether it may be blues, rock, folk, pop, classical, metal, etc.

All lessons set the student up for what they need to develop a strong foundation on the guitar. Everyone will be coached in proper ways to practice, correct hand positions, use of picks or fingers, efficiency in all aspects of playing, good tone production, control, how to transition between chords, efficient fingering, and most importantly - UNDERSTANDING of HOW we are doing thing and WHY we are doing them.

The general idea is we are setting you up for everything to become efficient and - in the end - easy for you to play.


GUITAR LESSONS

Suzuki Classical Guitar Instruction

This is the best starting place for our youngest student around age 5 and up. Students learn by listening to CD's and playing along to pieces they know by ear. Later on they learn to read music. Lessons are fun and focused and build skills week by week.
Lessons cover Suzuki Books 1-5.


Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Level 1 - Acoustic guitar
Covers essential techniques every guitarist should know applied to songs including basic chords, how to change between chords, proper hand positions, reading chord diagrams and strumming patterns, etc.

Level 2 - Acoustic guitar
Covers additional new techniques and more complicated chord changes, new strumming patterns, barre chords, reading tablature notation, etc. all applied to new songs.

Advanced - Acoustic guitar
Covers more advanced right and left hand techniques, songs and lessons more specifically tailored to the student.


Classical Guitar Lessons

Level 1 - Classical guitar
Covers essential techniques every guitarist should know, beginning hand positions and left and right hand techniques, tone production, beginning sight reading in standard notation, memorization, some beginning pieces selected from Suzuki method as well as standard etudes.

Level 2 - Classical guitar
Covers additional new left and right hand techniques, nail care, more advanced sight reading, memorization, pieces selected from Suzuki method as well as the standard repertoire.

Advanced - Classical guitar
Covers more advanced pieces from the standard repertoire, how to practice left and right hand technique, pieces selected from the standard repertoire as well as more tailored to the student.


Jazz Guitar Lessons for Students in Jazz Band

Level 1 - Jazz guitar prep
Preparations for playing jazz in the middle school or high school band. Pieces are prepared for try outs as well as studied and prepared for school rehearsals. Pieces are selected by the local schools. Learn to play 7th chords, 9th chords, 11th chords, 13th chords, etc. Some beginning scales improvisation.

Prerequisites for Jazz guitar included at least one of the following levels of achievement:
Suzuki Classical Guitar Method Book 3
Advanced Acoustic guitar with standard notation reading
Classical guitar Level 2 with basic chord changes ability
Advanced Level 1 Electric guitar with sight reading ability


Electric Guitar Lessons

Level 1 - Electric guitar
Covers essential techniques every guitarist should know applied to songs including basic chords, how to change between chords, proper hand positions, reading chord diagrams and strumming patterns, etc. Additional instruction on better understanding all the parts and functions of the electric guitar and amplifier.

Level 2 - Electric guitar
Covers additional new techniques and more complicated chord changes, new strumming patterns, barre chords, reading tablature notation, etc. all applied to new songs.

Advanced Level 1 - Electric guitar
Covers more advanced right and left hand techniques, focused on rhythm proficiency, songs and lessons may be more specifically tailored to the student.

Advanced Level 2 - Electric guitar
Covers more new advanced right and left hand techniques, focused on tight defined rhythm articulation along the lines of Metallica, songs and lessons may be more specifically tailored to the student.

Advanced Level 3 - Electric guitar
Covers beginning solo techniques, more advanced right and left hand techniques, beginning useful scale patterns, songs and lessons may be more specifically tailored to the student.

Advanced Level 4 - Electric guitar
Covers advanced solo techniques, challenging right and left hand techniques, finger board mapping, playing in different keys, songs and lessons may be more specifically tailored to the student.

Advanced Level 5 - Electric guitar
Covers more advanced solo techniques, more advanced right and left hand techniques, playing in different keys and modes in all positions, arpeggios, speed, articulation and control, songs and lessons may be more specifically tailored to the student.


Additional Musical Topics Covered

Theory
Harmony
Scales
Modes
Fingerboard Mapping
Playing in all positions
Memorization
Practicing
Tone
Technique
Sight Reading
Repertoire
Performance
Composition and Songwriting Basics
Individual Musical Style and Identity Development

Prerequisites for many of the Additional Musical Topics may require achievement levels consistent with :
Suzuki Classical Guitar Method Book 3
Advanced Acoustic guitar
Classical guitar Level 2 with basic chord changes ability
Advanced Level 2 Electric guitar


GENERAL INFORMATION

The Lichodziejewski Guitar Studio helps guitar students of all ages from beginners to advanced learn all aspects of how to play the guitar - technique, tone, theory, performance, reading, etc. 

Instruction is given by a supportive professional who will help you understand not only what you are learning, how to go about playing it, but most importantly - why you are playing it and how that applies to everything else you will play in the future.

For all questions, including hours available, rates, etc. feel free to CONTACT US:

email: mikelicho@yahoo.com

Phone: 1.847.909.0387

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Location:
The Lichodziejewski Guitar Studio is conveniently located in
the Chicago Suburbs at 715 E. Golf Rd. in Schaumburg, IL near the Woodfield Shopping Center and the surrounding suburbs of Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, and Palatine.

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