Community Music School

WIU Community Music School - Guitar Lessons


Guitar lessons are currently being offered through the WIU Community Music School for players of all levels and in all genres of music. Students study in a one-on-one situation with their private teacher and will learn the necessary skills to allow them to play both lead and rhythm guitar. Students can also study in a variety of musical genres including Rock, Country, Jazz, Classical and Folk. Lessons are taught once per week, though bi-weekly lessons may be available, and lessons can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length.

Lesson Times

Lessons are arranged with the instructor during the Fall or Spring term. Weekend lessons may be available.

Lesson Locations

Guitar lessons are currently offered in Macomb at WIU, in Browne Hall.

Instructor Jared

Jared Rouggly

Jared Rouggly has been playing guitar for 16 years, and giving private lessons for 2 of those. He is in his fourth year at Western Illinois University as a Jazz Guitar Performance major.


Troy Nussbaum

Troy Nussbaum has been playing guitar for sixteen years. In 2012 Troy earned a degree in Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute (GIT) in Hollywood, California. He is currently a Jazz Studies major here at WIU and enjoys playing in jazz combo, guitar ensemble, and the jazz band. Troy's personal interests on guitar are improvisation based music and styles such as blues, jazz, rock, fusion, funk and R&B. Having attended Musicians Institute, Troy is heavily influenced by the methods of their incredible guitar instructors. This provides an easy and step by step approach to learning the guitar. Not only will you learn how to play and practice guitar but with a bit of effort, you can learn to play songs YOU enjoy and want to learn. If you just want to play some songs you enjoy, that's great. If you want to learn to read music, understand and apply theory, and really go into the detail on the guitar, that's great too!

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  • 15 minute lessons - for young children
  • 30 minute lessons - $15
  • 45 minute lessons - $22.50
  • 60 minute lessons - $30

For more information, contact

Richard Cangro, CMS Director
Phone: (309) 298-3114