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 20 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.
Director of Dr. Woods’ Rock University, Eric in charge of coordinating and overseeing Rock U from start to finish. In addition to the Rock U group classes, Eric also teaches individual lessons. Eric studied under Zvonimir Tot and Mike Bazen and performed in the Jazz Ensemble at McHenry County College. Eric also played guitar, mandolin and drums in the broadway in Chicago production of Jersey Boys. Eric works with a wide range of ability-levels and age groups; he has taught Dr. Woods’ Drum and Guitar classes at the local elementary schools, and has been teaching lessons at Dr. Woods for nearly ten years. Whether you are just beginning or looking to improve your existing skills, Eric is available Monday through Thursday & Saturdays to teach piano, drums, or guitar.
Paul has earned his nickname as the "Jazz Man." He has been teaching guitar and bass for more than ten years. Paul studied jazz under Frank Dawson and classical music under Steve Suvada. Paul began with an Associate’s Degree in Musical and Classical Performance, and followed that up with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Musical Performance. At Harper College, Paul performed in the Classical Guitar Ensemble. At Columbia College, he performed in the Jazz Trios, Quartets, and Quintets. Start your weekly guitar or bass lessons with Paul every Monday or Wednesday.
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 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.