Crash Course Information

What is a "Crash Course"?

A Crash Course is 7 days straight of multiple hour guitar lessons held at a private studio with Guitarist and Composer George Bellas as your music instructor. Lessons focus on a concentrated amount of material within just one week.


Who is it for?

Designed for guitar students that would like to take private lessons with George Bellas but are located outside of Illinois and/or located in foreign countries.


How do you get there?

Students can fly into O'Hare International Airport (Located in Chicago, IL. USA), and stay at a new, 1st class hotel that is walking distance from the lesson studio. The student will receive a 2-3 hour private lesson every day for one week. Lessons are well documented using notation (tab and standard notation), audio recordings and also videos of lesson highlights. All transportation to and from the Airport, as well as to and from the hotel and lesson studio, is the students responsibility.


How much does it cost?

Two Crash Course packages are available with their cost listed below...

Crash Course Lesson Packages

Lesson Package 1

  • 2-hour Lessons Everyday
  • 7 Days Total
  • $2100.00 USD

Lesson Package 2

  • 3-hour Lessons Everyday
  • 7 Days Total
  • $3150.00 USD

Extra lesson time can be added on to a package for $100.00 USD per each additional half hour.

Hotel Information

Extended Stay America

  • 1075 Lake Street
  • Hanover Park, IL 60133 USA
  • Telephone: (630) 893-4823
  • Fax: (630) 893-4824

Directions From Airport:

From the airport (Chicago O'Hare Int'l Airport), take I-190 East 2 miles. Take I-294 South for 7 miles. Take I-290 West for approximately 8 miles. Take the Thorndale Ave. Exit to the Elgin O'Hare Expy. Turn left onto the Elgin O'Hare Expy. Travel approximately 6 miles. Turn left onto Lake St. Travel approximately 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Bartels Rd. Extended StayAmerica will be on the left.

  • 25 Miles From O'Hare International Airport
  • Hotel rates from $279 per week; $55 per night.

For hotel reservations call 1-800-804-3724

Airport Information

O'hare International Airport

Schedule Information

Crash Course Example Schedule

Sunday

8:00-10:00 am

Melody

Monday

8:00-10:00 am

Harmony

Tuesday

8:00-10:00 am

Rhythm

Wednesday

8:00-10:00 am

Counterpoint

Thursday

8:00-10:00 am

Composition

Friday

8:00-10:00 am

Improvisation

Saturday

8:00-10:00 am

Recording

For information regarding schedules and available times:

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