with Brett VanDonsel

Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Bass, Music Theory

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced player looking to expand your musical horizons, Brett can help. Brett has been teaching guitar lessons to students of all ages for over 15 years. He offers private guitar instruction to children and adults in a variety of musical styles.


Brett brings patience and a wealth of expertise to each lesson to help you or your child expands his/her knowledge and enjoyment of the guitar. Lessons are carefully crafted to complement each student’s particular skill level, learning style, taste, and goals.


Brett earned a Bachelor of Music from Northern Illinois University where he studied under renowned Jazz and Classical guitarist, Fareed Haque. In addition to individualized instruction, Brett has experience working with groups of middle and high school students; leading ensembles and teaching Master Classes in Music Theory and Ear Training.  Over the years, he has lent his talents as a performer and composer to a variety of local bands, theater productions, corporate events, weddings, and independent film scoring projects. He has also been cobbling guitars here since 1998.


Phone:  (708)484-5603                Email:


LESSON RATES & POLICIES                                                                                

30 minutes                    $30

45 minutes                    $40

60 minutes                    $55     

Payment Options:  Cash preferred.  Personal Checks, Visa, Mastercard & Discover accepted.



One trial lesson is offered to each new student before committing to a weekly schedule & monthly payment plan.  Trial lessons are to be paid for at the time of the lesson.



Weekly lessons are to be paid for on a monthly basis.  Lessons fees are due at the first lesson of each monthly session.  If you know of a scheduling conflict in advance, you may *reschedule that week’s lesson or simply exclude it from your schedule & payment for the month. To ensure that each student can maintain his or her reserved lesson day & time, we require that 3 out of 4 or 4 out of 5 weekly lessons be paid for in any month regardless of a scheduling conflict.



At least 24 hours notice is required to be eligible for rescheduling.  Students are allowed 1 makeup lesson per monthly session (when at least 24 hours advance notice has been given to the instructor by telephone).



Our scheduling and payment terms are structured based on the contracts we hold with our instructors. Learning an instrument requires a commitment on the part of both the student and teacher.  To be courteous to our teaching staff and fellow students, we appreciate attendance at all lessons at their scheduled times. Both student and teacher benefit, when we maintain a regular schedule.