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Popular Guitar Teachers Near Brooklyn

Jessica D.

New York, NY
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Eric J.

Brooklyn, NY
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Adam D.

New York, NY
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Jessica D. New York, NY

I've been playing guitar for over 20 years and can teach many styles and techniques including classic rock, folk, r&b and metal guitar. Something to think about when you start taking guitar lessons is your intention. Do you want to rock in a punk band or just learn some of your favorite songs? Do you plan to play electric, acoustic or classical guitar? These are a few things to consider. I'm happy to help you by answering questions, advising you on where to buy a guitar, how much to spend and helping you find sheet music. I can't wait to help you learn to rock out on guitar!

About Jessica

About Jessica:

Jessica is known worldwide for her music which incorporates her original comedy, artwork and videos. She tours the US and the UK regularly and has performed in many festivals including the Reading & Leeds Festival, Latitude Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dublin Comedy Festival, End of the Road Festival, NY Funny Songs Festival, NY International Children’s Film Festival and more.

Jessica’s music and comedy is inspired by being the oldest of 6 girls and growing up in a small town in Maine, where she taught Sunday school and counseled teens and tweens in a local after school program for four years. When Jessica was 19, she moved to Philadelphia to study animation after winning a scholarship to the Art Institute of ...

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Nicholas P. December 4, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Jessica is upbeat and articulate! Her teaching space has an inviting vibe and is full of useful musical resources. I have previous experience playing other instruments, and Jessica was quickly able to craft a game plan to get me started with guitar technique and finger patterns in a very efficient manner. I would highly recommend her to prospective students of all ages and experience levels!
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Brianne C. June 22, 2014
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
It's not easy to find an auto-harp teacher in this city and Jessica was great. She is a fun, easy-going teacher with a knowledgeable answer to any question!
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Jane S. May 9, 2014
Ukulele
Verified Student
Jessica rocks

I have been taking with Jessica for over a year and she has amped up my skills like I never knew was possible. She makes it fun and is a great teacher.
Eric J. Brooklyn, NY

€ Lead & Rhythm Guitar:

Chord voicing: triads, four note open/closed chord voicing, chord melodies, comping, strumming,
fingerstyle, standard grooves in various styles
€ Step-by-step approach to soloing/improvisation:
major & minor scales & modes & arpeggios, blues/pentatonic scales and "licks". Phrasing & line
development over simple - sophisticated harmonic changes
€ Alternate/sweep & tremolo picking, hybrid picking, slide guitar, hammer on/pull offs, (up to 8 finger)
tapping, bending and whammy techniques.

€ Sight reading (standard notation/tablature)
€ Music Theory & Ear Training
€ Composition/songwriting

About Eric

I'm lead vocalist, lead guitarist & songwriter in a widely known touring rock 'n' roll band. I hold a Bachelors of Music in jazz guitar from New York University, and have produced, toured and recorded with internationally known artists/celebrities & legendary producers. My songs have been licensed for national/international TV (E!, MTV, VH1, Oxygen, TBS and more) and in video games.

I have established a solid client base in my home teaching studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn working with guitarists/bassists, vocalists & composers of all ages and skill levels in styles including: Rock, Metal, Pop, Punk, Blues, Jazz, Funk, R&B, Classical.

I am highly experienced as an online (Skype, Facetime and G+) instructor, and I have taught online lessons worldwide ...

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Sabrina H. December 15, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I had a totally different experience working with Eric. With me, he frequently started lessons late, ended them early and was totally checked out during our last couple of lessons. We had a lotta random convos early on and I liked him on a personal level but his teaching style just didn't work for me.
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Rachel M. November 8, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
My teenage daughter is having a great experience being taught by Eric. He is very kind and patient and I have already seen tons of improvement in her playing after just a few lessons. We are a busy family and the convenience of the online classes is wonderful.
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Sunshine B. October 24, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Overly impressed with Eric as a guitar teacher.
I was hesitant about taking lessons online but it worked out just fine.
Eric is extremely patient and knows how to play/teach about any song. I'm convinced he could teach any level player. As a beginner, I appreciate this.
I would say sign up, try it out. You'll be mad that you didn't!
Adam D. New York, NY

Rock. Metal, Shred, Jazz, Blues

About Adam

I'm a seasoned guitarist with over 15 years playing and 9 years teaching experience. I have a Bachelor of Music from NYU, I am Manhattan based and have a multitude of both live and studio session work experience. My studio experience includes having worked with notable producers, doing sessions for a variety of musicians and doing music for advertisements. My performing background includes having played guitar for various rock groups throughout the country at famous venues including The Bowery Ballroom, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Gramercy Theater, 9:30 Club, Electric Factory, Orpheum Theatre Boston, The Roxy and festivals such as Lollapalooza, SXSW and CMJ. I've also written instructional articles for Premier Guitar magazine.

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Zachariah R. August 22, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Adam is awesome. He can teach you theory and how raw notes combine to build progressions - or you can skip the sheet and just rock out.

The lesson is always on point. I've never left without a new ability. I've also never left there without the thought "I cant believe a full hour has already passed!"

Adam, thank you. This has been so much fun - and I promise I'm reviewing that diatonic triad sheet you gave me...
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H.e. Fabris W. August 20, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Adam is patient, very skilled, and knowledgeable and I learn a great deal from him plus I had lots fun learning and practicing drills. Awesome teacher!
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Josh A. June 3, 2014
Music Theory · In studio
Verified Student
I would highly recommend instruction from Adam. His depth of knowledge of music theory and the guitar are very obvious, but his teaching style is very easy to follow, is clear and calculated, and has proven to be a great method for me. My band has seen a significant difference with my communication in the studio, and I'm finally able to understand why I have been doing certain things (by ear) in the past. Before taking lessons from Adam, I had exhausted many instruction books and online tutorials, most of which left out critical steps to really understanding the basics first, in a digestible way. The 1-on-1 instruction with him has been incredibly helpful and I no longer feel intimidated by trying to understand theory!

Mike B.

Brooklyn, NY
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Indigo S.

Brooklyn, NY
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Billy N.

Brooklyn, NY
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Mike B. Brooklyn, NY

I know the guitar inside and out, and have a huge stylistic range. I can help you learn any song or style you're interested in.

About Mike

I'm Mike, and I'm thrilled to be part of the TakeLessons team. I first picked up the guitar at the age of 5, and have never looked back! I began formal Jazz training in high school and continued studying guitar and composition at Oberlin College and Wesleyan University. After graduating, I played Organ Trio and small combo jazz in LA, studied Brazilian and African percussion, and went to Japan to study Shamisen and Taiko drumming. I've been playing in various groups since arriving in NYC in 2005, and have recently been working on engineering and composing for film.

My strength lies in my versatility - I love music of all kinds. Whether it's Soul, Samba, or Salsa, Rock, Pop or Hip Hop, I am very good at communicating the mechanics of music so that my students not ...

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John S. September 30, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Mike's a great teacher and a great guy. He has the rare combination of a ton of knowledge and a lot of patience.
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Ramona R. June 6, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Mike you are awesome. I have learned different techniques both strumming and finger picking. An easy going teacher who is dedicated to his students and music. Always breaks down the music and gives options in chords, strumming and picking. Thanks.
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Skyler R. February 27, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Awesome teacher!

Mike is engaging and wonderful to work with. He is task oriented. After just a month I have learned chords to three different songs and can perform two of them. He does not shy away from different music. He allows you to take your time and always has various techniques of showing you how to learn the instrument. His time is flexible and works with your schedule as well.
Indigo S. Brooklyn, NY

Guitar is my main squeeze. I love to help people enjoy the instrument as much as I do.

About Indigo

I've been working professionally in music since my teens, when I landed my first job, singing in a Pepsi commercial for national TV. Since then I have branched out, becoming an accomplished guitarist, songwriter and composer. I have had the good fortune to perform, record and tour with some exceptional people: Yoko Ono, Jolie Holland, Jeffery Lewis and Marc Ribot, just to name a few, as well as touring the United States and Europe many times, and writing and recording music for film and television.
Music is a great and magical realm, and I get great satisfaction from helping other's gain access to it's mysteries.

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You can expect lessons with me to be fun and challenging. Lessons are custom tailored for each student, and each student's ...

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Juliet C. November 11, 2014
Guitar · In home
Indigo has been teaching my 10 year old daughter guitar for over 2 years and she is fabulous. She is extremely knowledgeable about music performance and theory and she is a patient and skilled teacher. Indigo teaches what my daughter wants to learn as well as technique and music theory. She is now playing Stevie Wonder Superstition and Stairway to Heaven.
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Ed P. July 22, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've wanted to pick up the guitar for years and I'm so glad I found Indigo as her teaching style is a perfect fit for me as a beginner. She makes it easy to grasp the concepts and technique and I feel myself becoming more and more comfortable with the instrument. Highly recommend you give her a try; she's great.
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Kerry M. November 21, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
perfect fit..

I have been lessons for a little over a month and have significantly improved. I'm an adult student working 80-90 hrs a week, so with that in mind, the lesson load is doable and relaxed, but there is plenty of material each week to see the improvement in your skills. She also is approaching the lessons based on what I want to learn, not what a "by the letter" teacher thinks you should know. The studio location is not only chill but convient, literally around the corner. Highly recommend Indigo for anyone picking up a guitar.
Billy N. Brooklyn, NY

Play the music you want to play. I often use a combination of styles to get you to advance in your guitar skills whether you are a stone beginner or advanced. I've been teaching for over 20 years and can tailor lessons to the individual using the music you want and my large repertoire ranging from simple American Folk through Advanced modern music. I can get you to accompany,solo and also read music too( if you wish). I have concise approaches to all matters of technique, scale work and arpeggios. You can be confident that you are coming to an experienced teacher/player who cares deeply about music and loves helping the student progress.

About Billy

Billy N. has played Jazz, Brazilian and Classical music in the NYC area for the last 20 years. He has actively taught both finger-style and pick guitar for the last 20 years. He was on staff at the American Institute of Guitar for 11 years. His book on Brazilian Guitar is published by Alfred Music and currently available. He now offers online lessons via Skype as well as in his private studio. Playing credits include many museums and clubs in the NY area including Museum of Modern Art Museum of the City of NY and an extended stay at the Guggenheim museum in the Summer of 2000. Also he has been in the Brooklyn Museum concert series with his group Afinidades Bronx Libraries Brooklyn College and the Jewish Museum in trio and duo setting with great Percussionist Vanderlei Pereira. He has ...

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Lynn W. December 17, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I cannot recommend Billy enough. I studied jazz improvisation with Billy for three years, and later returned to study Brazilian guitar and Piedmont-style finger picking with him. I had been playing for more than twenty years when I started studying with him and he not only helped me improve my playing technically and creatively (on electric and nylon stringed guitars) but also expanded my knowledge of theory and helped me develop new approaches to composing and arranging. I am still working with the material he gave me and take lessons from him whenever my schedule allows.
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felicia D. October 17, 2014
Brazilian Guitar · In home
I took Brazilian guitar lessons from Billy for several years. His method focuses on absorbing the many rhythms of Brazil and translating them from percussion instruments to the guitar. Much of his effort is devoted on achieving the elusive Brazilian swing, which non Brazilians need to learn. Billy is excellent in breaking down the rhythms and explaining them. He even has a book out on his method. He covers various Brazilian genres: choro, bossa nova, samba, baiao and more.
Billy also is an accomplished jazz, classical and flamenco guitarist with a thorough understanding of harmony and improvisation. He is very patient and has years of teaching and performance experience. You will be lucky to study with him!
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Vivian M. October 7, 2014
Guitar · In home
I took guitar lessons from Billy for over 10 years. He is an outstanding teacher who is challenging but at the same time very patient. We managed to go through a very extensive repertoire of pieces ranging from the many Brazilian styles to Latin music and Flamenco. Not only is he a skilled and talented performer but his love and enthusiasm for teaching coupled with his extensive knowledge makes him the perfect choice for an instructor. For many years I took lessons at home with Billy but due to my hectic schedule we switched to Skype lessons. I was pleasantly surprised to find out the quality of the lessons was not affected in any way.

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