Nicki Neal

Musician/teacher in Western Chicagoland

Music Lessons

For over ten years, Nicki has been teaching guitar, ukulele, and Scruggs-style banjo lessons to beginner and intermediate students of all ages. Her patient and thoughtful teaching style allows students to go at a pace that helps them learn important foundations and tools to play multiple styles of music. Lessons are generally a half hour and are taught at Nicki’s home in Wheaton. Depending on the student needs and goals, she teaches:

  • how to read music and tab
  • chords
  • strumming and rhythm
  • fingerstyle
  • classical guitar
  • jazz guitar
  • blues guitar
  • chord construction and theory
  • stylistic tips and tricks on the instrument
  • songwriting

For students still in school, Nicki can help them learn how to prepare for any orchestra program that allows guitar students to join. She frequently works with students of the District 200 orchestra program.

If you’re interested in music lessons, use the contact form here to send a message.