About Us

For almost 15 years, JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons has been providing gear and lessons in all types of music for musicians and students in the far Northwest Chicago suburbs. October 9th of 2004 was JC's Grand Opening and the shop was 2,500 square feet with over 600 guitars on display. However, we were bursting at the seams and had too much gear, so on January 3rd of 2007 we opened up right next door with 5,000 square feet of GUITARS! In January of 2010, we opened up a satellite lesson facility in Lake In The Hills to service our west of the Fox River students better. Then, in June 2011, our St. Charles facility opened and would now wear the title of “the big store,” because in September of 2011, our Algonquin location was relocated 1 mile west to the Fountain Square shopping center. In October 2016, our Algonquin location closed its doors and was consolidated into our Lake in the Hills store, and our St. Charles location closed its doors in November 2018. Our current Lake in the Hills location is conveniently located in McHenry county and continues to provide the area's music students with the best in music eduation.

Today, our instructors teach lessons in all types of instruments. Many of our staff members have been with us for over ten years, and all of our instructors have or are working towards a degree in music and/or education. We teach beginners as young as the age of five to seniors finally taking the plunge after a lifetime of dreaming how to learn to play an instrument.

Our mission at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons is to provide the best in music education to students of all ages with a dedicated and talented staff of instructors who are passionate about music. We strive for excellence in our music instruction and hope your experience with JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons will continue and enrich your appreciation of music and music education for years to come!