Become the Guitar Player You Want to Be!




All Ages - All Levels - All Styles!



Don't wait any longer!

Start learning guitar, or become a better guitarist, with Steve Pederson!

Steve has been teaching guitar since he graduated with a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Minnesota in 1992!

Whatever your style…

  • Folk
  • Blues
  • Country
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Classical

Steve’s got you covered!

Steve has been playing guitar since 1983, performing as a soloist, in duos, with bands and in orchestras. In that time he has become accomplished at many styles of guitar.

Steve has been a private music instructor as well as a music teacher at the high school level. Over the years he has shared his joy of learning and performing music with scores of students. He helps students find the love of playing every day and helps them identify obtainable yet challenging musical goals.

What Makes Steve Unique?

Steve is a father of two girls, so he knows what it’s like to provide gentle, patient and supportive guidance to students of all ages.

Steve treats the “whole musician”. In addition to teaching songs that the students love, he incorporates his unique Seven-Step Approach to the Complete Musician.

Steve has developed his own curriculum to address the students’ every need. He also creates customized curriculum which he adapts for each student’s learning style.

Steve has also been trained in multiple helping modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming and Mindfulness. He uses this background to enhance the learning experience by creating a safe environment for students to explore what is interesting to them while enabling them to overcome blocks that may prevent them from becoming their best.


We’d like to thank Steve for not only teaching our children for the past half decade, but also for his cheery and friendly attitude. He has helped build our children’s characters, in addition to their musical talents. Lastly we all view him as not only as a teacher, but as our family’s friend too.

Stanislaw & Bozena Walewender

Steve Pederson is a fantastic teacher with a great structured approach to learning the guitar. Steve is genuinely invested in all of his students and provides an environment where you feel like you can be proud of any little progress. I highly recommend Steve for anyone who wants to learn guitar.

Cristine Guillermo

My daughters are very happy with their teacher and have shared with me that he is very funny and very good at what he does. He encourages them to continue to do their best, and he finds ways to help them stay on track with their music. I know he’d make an excellent teacher for anybody that wants to explore music and learn.

Joanna Rios

While in high school, my son, David, studied guitar with Steve. He only stopped because he went away to college. He loved Steve’s laid back and flexible teaching style. It was a big change from some of the more rigid learning environments David had experienced. Steve incorporated the music David liked in the lessons. Thanks, Steve, for teaching David great skills and building his confidence!

Dana Hundreiser

Start with a Free Guitar Lesson!

Start with a
Free Guitar Lesson!

Prospective first-time students can start with a free guitar lesson to see if working with Steve would be a good fit. 

Just mention that you saw this offer on the website to claim your free guitar lesson! 

Call or email today to inquire about guitar lessons with Steve Pederson!

Call or email today to inquire about guitar lessons with Steve Pederson!

Steve’s studio, known as the Guitar Lesson Dojo, is located on the northwest side of the city of Chicago in Edison Park. All lessons are given in his home studio or online. 

Piano and vocal lessons are also available!

Call 773-570-0665 or use the form to inquire about current packages and pricing. 

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