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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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Brooklyn, 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 twins 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 Philadelphia, and ...

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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 for over 2 years. I've ...

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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!
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 only learn to play, but

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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.

Billy N.

Brooklyn, NY
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Turner C.

Brooklyn, NY
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Stelios M.

Brooklyn, NY
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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.
Turner C. Brooklyn, NY

I have been playing Guitar for almost ten years and have extensive experience in the American musics of Blues, Country, Folk and a little Jazz. I also have a strong familiarity with English folk music in the likes of Davy Graham, Bert Jansch, Donovan, Nick Drake and others. I am comfortable playing with a pick, or finger style and a strong understanding of alternate tunings(Drop D, Open G, DADGAD, Open D and other less common alternate tunings). I have a strong understanding of how similar tunings are related and the usefulness of their application.

About Turner

My name is Turner, I am 25 years old. I am a musician and sound technician living in NYC. I have been playing guitar and piano each for over ten years. I play in a 3-piece rock band that regularly plays in NYC. I attended SUNY Buffalo where I studied History and Music Performance. I have a thorough understanding of music theory and history.

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Sophia C. January 9, 2015
Blues Guitar · In home
As someone with a brain not naturally inclined towards music, Turner's teaching approach proved extremely helpful for me. He was able to pinpoint the threshold between my ability and my potential, and then tailor his method accordingly, so our lessons feel totally cultivated to my limited experience. He is smart, talented and most importantly for me, not an intimidating instructor!
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Will V. November 14, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Turner is a really super teacher- very friendly, patient, and flexible.

He doesn't mind explaining things over again, helps give you other options for chords that are tricky, gives really constructive feedback, and I really feel like I've been making some real progress. I'd highly recommend him to anyone.
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Tati B. August 12, 2014
Piano · In home
Turner is truly an amazing tutor. In just a few months he taught me how to play one of my favorite French songs on a piano. Although he was not aware of the song, he learned it himself and was able to teach me. He accommodates with my schedule and is very flexible.
He is also very patient and knowledgeable.
I would recommend Turner to any of my friends.
Stelios M. Brooklyn, NY

During the past 13 yrs I've been very fortunate to work with over 150 children and adolescents, of ages 5-18, and adults, up to 81 years old. This experience has allowed plenty of time to work with complete beginners as well as advanced students and groups of various ages. I've taught mostly one on one private lessons but during the past 5 years I have been coaching student bands as well as teaching theory & ear training to small groups. I am proud to say I have successfully prepared students for college auditions, taught children of professional musicians and have led numerous student ensembles in performance.

I like to work with the student's inclination and talent, breaking
the lesson down for each individual,making sure not to provide
an overwhelming amount of information, so that the student
is allowed to progress from week to week.

That said, a certain amount of dedication is expected from the
student in order to make the most out of our lesson.
Unfortunately there ...

About Stelios

If you are passionate about the guitar & music in general we will get along real well. Whether your interest lies in the electric or classical guitar I can offer a structured program of study based on my experience studying under some of the leading artists of both musical worlds. After completing Classical Guitar studies & a Musicology degree I moved to Boston to study with some of Jazz's greatest musicians and pedagogues. I believe in structuring the course of study and have seen that setting goals makes a huge difference & therefore there are opportunities for student recitals and/or recording sessions several times throughout the year. While in Boston I was a faculty member of the South Shore Conservatory from 2008-­2010. In NYC along with my a private studio, I freelance

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kem M. October 31, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
Guitar teachers are a dime a dozen.

Stelios is one in a million.

Next to every review of a teacher you'll see
a rating of 1-to-5 stars. For me Stelios gets a 10.

I'm always sorry when my lesson with him ends.
Each time he impresses me more. And each
time I feel I've improved. He's got me playing
classical pieces I never thought I could play.
I'm amazed at how much he knows and how
beautifully he plays. And any style.

What a talent. What s nice guy. And what
a teacher.

If he's got slot open I recommend you grab it.

You won't find better.
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Adam T. October 7, 2014
Music Theory · In studio
Stelios really knows and understands how to guide a student to their objective. He has really helped me understand music more and helped guide me towards my development as a musician. Stelios really is an amazing teacher and knows how to connect with his students.
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Nicole L. October 1, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Stelios shares his extensive knowledge of music with his students while incorporating enjoyment into each lesson. My son has learned a lot and still likes to play the guitar. His demeanor is very calm and pleasant. Overall, a great instructor with tons of knowledge in his field that he is willing and excited to share!

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