Dr Woods offers both individual and group music lessons from seasoned, professional musicians. Whatever your musical interest and whatever your age, our instructional staff can help. Blues, rock, metal, bluegrass, country, pop, classical–you choose the style you want to learn!
Dr. Woods offers music lessons for piano, guitar, drums, violin, cello, mandolin, dulcimer, ukulele, banjo, woodwind, voice and brass instruments. We recognize that your personal interests are important; we want learning an instrument to be fun for you. Some students may want to learn only basic playing skills while others might want instruction in music theory. Perhaps you’ve had some musical lessons or musical training or none at all. Tablature or notes? You and your instructor decide together.
No one is too old or young. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to strengthen existing skills, our instructional staff can improve your skills and find your talent.
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MEET THE TEACHERS
Buddy Wiegelman – Guitar Lessons
Buddy “the Doctor” Wiegelman is the owner of our great establishment. A professional rock star, Buddy has performed with many great musicians. His bands have toured with Rush, The Scorpions, and John Mellencamp. He is a professional musician, playing music in and around the Chicagoland area for more than 40 years. Buddy opened Dr. Woods Guitar Emporium more than 30 years ago, wanting to share his love of music with others in the community. He works closely with individual students, as well as with groups, teaching how to play music in a professional and cohesive manner.
Eric Justen – Guitar, Ukelele and Piano Lessons
Eric also teaches individual guitar, ukelele and piano lessons. Eric studied under Zvonimir Tot and Mike Bazen and performed in the Jazz Ensemble at McHenry County College. Eric also played guitar, mandolin and drums in the broadway in Chicago production of Jersey Boys. Eric works with a wide range of ability-levels and age groups; he has taught Dr. Woods’ Drum and Guitar classes at the local elementary schools, and has been teaching lessons at Dr. Woods for nearly ten years. Whether you are just beginning or looking to improve your existing skills, Eric is available Monday through Thursday & Saturdays to teach piano, drums, or guitar.
Clayton Janssen – Guitar and Ukelele Lessons
Clayton is a seasoned musician and studied in the Harper Music Program. He has been teaching lessons at Dr. Woods for ten years. Clayton also teaches guitar in the Dr. Woods satellite program at the Wauconda Public Library. He has loads of experience touring and playing with bands. If you’re looking for someone with a jazz or rock background, Clayton is available to give lessons every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Sean Shiel – Guitar, Ukelele, Banjo, Mandolin Lessons
Sean is a jack-of-all-instruments, and a master of each one. After starting on guitar at age 14, he decided to expand his musical horizons. So he picked up mandolin, bass guitar, banjo and ukulele, teaching himself each intrument as he went. Sean’s main occupation is playing music professionally, and between his solo career (aptly named “Sean Shiel”) and his band (Miles Over Mountains), Sean can typically be found playing gigs up to five nights a week. In addition to playing shows, Sean has been giving music lessons for over a decade. He is available for lessons on guitar, mandolin, and banjo every Tuesday
Serving the Following Areas:
Proudly Serving McHenry County, Lake and Cook Counties to include the cities of : Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Lake In The Hills, Algonquin, Barrington, Island Lake, Wauconda, Fox Lake, Grayslake, Volo, Spring Grove, Long Grove, McHenry, Woodstock, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Bull Valley, Lakemoor, Kildeer & Deer Park.