Lessons

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.

 

Group and Individual Music Lessons

Lessons

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.

 

Group and Individual Music Lessons

Individual Lessons

Individual lessons are available with any of our great teachers at Dr. Woods. We offer individual lessons for piano, guitar, drums, violin, cello, mandolin, dulcimer, ukulele, banjo, woodwind, voice and brass instruments. Please fill out a lesson form so we can find the perfect individual lesson teacher for you.

Learn More About Our Lesson Options

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Group Lessons

Current Group Classes Available:

Buddy’s Adult Classes
Buddy’s Adult Classes are held weekly in the basement band room. The classes concentrate on collaboration with fellow musicians in a band environment. Members decide what songs to play, and then spend time each week practicing and perfecting their sound as a group.

Electric/Blues Class
The Electric Class plays mostly rock and blues classics, including songs by Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more!

Acoustic Class
The Acoustic classes play classics that fit more under the genre of soft rock and singer/songwriter, including the works of The Eagles, Van Morrison, Foo Fighters, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and more!

Individual Lessons

Individual lessons are available with any of our great teachers at Dr. Woods. We offer individual lessons for piano, guitar, drums, violin, cello, mandolin, dulcimer, ukulele, banjo, woodwind, voice and brass instruments. Please fill out a lesson form so we can find the perfect individual lesson teacher for you.

Learn More About Our Lesson Options

7 + 6 =

Group Lessons

Current Group Classes Available:

Buddy’s Adult Classes
Buddy’s Adult Classes are held weekly in the basement band room. The classes concentrate on collaboration with fellow musicians in a band environment. Members decide what songs to play, and then spend time each week practicing and perfecting their sound as a group.

Electric/Blues Class
The Electric Class plays mostly rock and blues classics, including songs by Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more!

Acoustic Class
The Acoustic classes play classics that fit more under the genre of soft rock and singer/songwriter, including the works of The Eagles, Van Morrison, Foo Fighters, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and more!

Meet the Teachers

Meet the Teachers

Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Bass, and Mandolin Teacher

Caleb

Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Bass, & Mandolin Lessons

Caleb is one of our veteran teachers here at Dr Woods. He started out playing classical piano at age 8 and by age 11 had realized that his real passion was string instruments. He’s played everything from Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin to Grateful Dead and is passionate about all music. In the past decade he’s been a professional touring musician in a handful of bands, currently Miles Over Mountains & Lucky Pickers. His touring acts play a modernized style of bluegrass/americana music. He’s an excellent mentor and teacher of all things music on a variety of instruments including practice routines, technique, chord structures and music theory. He has 25 years of playing experience, and 8 years in teaching. Caleb is available for lessons on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Drum and Piano Intructor

Brian

Drum & Piano Lessons

Brian has been teaching drums and piano for 27 years in the Chicagoland area and has played professionally for over 30 years. He earned an Associate Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Music Performance in the early 1990s, and was already being offered opportunities as a musician at a national level. These opportunities established his career as a professional musician and music educator. Spanning genres from jazz to cinematic to progressive electronica, Brian has many works published and his music has been licensed for products and productions that include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and Armani. As a teacher, Brian’s influence on musicians is as positive and vast as the lengthy list of his own influences are. John Coltrane, Tony Williams, Allan Holdsworth, Luke Vibert, Augustus Pablo, J Dilla, John Hartford, Jaco Pastorius, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Lyle Mays and Barry Harris just to name a few. Brian is accepting new students Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Dr. Woods Guitar Emporium.

Guitar Intructor

Riley

Guitar Lessons

Riley is a talented musician and instructor that was homegrown at Dr. Woods. He began as a self taught musician at the age of 13 before signing up for lessons at Dr. Woods and taking his playing to the next level, and it didn’t take long before Riley was the one teaching. He has a wide array of musical experience and plays in several bands spanning genres from jazz to pop. In addition to performing he has also done work in musical theater and regularly assists with productions at local schools. Riley is currently accepting new students on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Dog Store Mascot

Lila

Store Mascot

Lila is our resident store mascot. Feel free to give her a hello when you visit the shop!

Guitar Intructor

Buddy

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.

Clayton

Guitar, Bass, & Ukulele 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

Guitar, Ukulele, 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.

Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Bass, and Mandolin Teacher

Caleb

Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Bass, & Mandolin Lessons

Caleb is one of our veteran teachers here at Dr Woods. He started out playing classical piano at age 8 and by age 11 had realized that his real passion was string instruments. He’s played everything from Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin to Grateful Dead and is passionate about all music. In the past decade he’s been a professional touring musician in a handful of bands, currently Miles Over Mountains & Lucky Pickers. His touring acts play a modernized style of bluegrass/americana music. He’s an excellent mentor and teacher of all things music on a variety of instruments including practice routines, technique, chord structures and music theory. He has 25 years of playing experience, and 8 years in teaching. Caleb is available for lessons on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Drum and Piano Intructor

Brian

Drum & Piano Lessons

Brian has been teaching drums and piano for 27 years in the Chicagoland area and has played professionally for over 30 years. He earned an Associate Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Music Performance in the early 1990s, and was already being offered opportunities as a musician at a national level. These opportunities established his career as a professional musician and music educator. Spanning genres from jazz to cinematic to progressive electronica, Brian has many works published and his music has been licensed for products and productions that include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and Armani. As a teacher, Brian’s influence on musicians is as positive and vast as the lengthy list of his own influences are. John Coltrane, Tony Williams, Allan Holdsworth, Luke Vibert, Augustus Pablo, J Dilla, John Hartford, Jaco Pastorius, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Lyle Mays and Barry Harris just to name a few. Brian is accepting new students Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Dr. Woods Guitar Emporium.

Guitar Intructor

Riley

Guitar Lessons

Riley is a talented musician and instructor that was homegrown at Dr. Woods. He began as a self taught musician at the age of 13 before signing up for lessons at Dr. Woods and taking his playing to the next level, and it didn’t take long before Riley was the one teaching. He has a wide array of musical experience and plays in several bands spanning genres from jazz to pop. In addition to performing he has also done work in musical theater and regularly assists with productions at local schools. Riley is currently accepting new students on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Dog Store Mascot

Lila

Store Mascot

Lila is our resident store mascot. Feel free to give her a hello when you visit the shop!

Guitar Intructor

Buddy

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.

Clayton

Guitar, Bass, & Ukulele 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

Guitar, Ukulele, 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.