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Popular Classical Guitar Teachers Near Cedarhurst

Yakov D.

Brooklyn, NY
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VJ B.

College Point, NY
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Marco O.

Sunnyside, NY
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Yakov D. Brooklyn, NY

Study of basic techniques: finger picking style, playing with the pick,
Basic music notation and tablature reading. Various styles: country, rock, classical.

About Yakov

• I have over 20 years experience as a music teacher, conductor, theater/orchestra director and a performer in Russia, Norway and the United States.
• I possess excellent interpersonal skills and over the years developed the ability to communicate efficiently and connect with every student I teach.
• I am creative and enthusiastic while working with people of all ages.
• I have a reputation of being passionate about achieving professional goals.

Employment:
09/08- Present NYC Board of Education, P.S. 48
• Band & Orchestra Director
• Teach children K-5 to play musical instruments in small groups and large ensembles
• Organize and perform Winter and Spring Concerts

02/08- Present Yakov's Music for Gifted & Talented, Inc, ...

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Yakov D. September 7, 2014
Piano · In home
I began my piano lessons at Mr. Yakov's Music School when I was in fourth grade. Since then, I have progressed far in my piano studies. When I first started taking piano lessons, I thought it was going to be hard and tedious, and that it would take up too much of my time. However, just by practicing fifteen minutes a day, I was able to get through Piano: Primer Level (my first piano book) in a matter of months! I’m not saying that piano is easy, just that you don’t have to spend hours each day to learn how to play. Also, I feel that taking piano lessons has given me something to improve upon and work toward. I feel more motivated to learn songs that I like to play and to display my skills to my family and friends. Sometimes, I play for my family while they are eating dinner, like a mini-concert. Overall, I highly recommend taking music lessons to anyone, at any age. Music lessons have greatly improved my life as a rewarding and entertaining experience.

Anastasia M., age 14
VJ B. College Point, NY

Providing instruction in beginner to intermediate level classical guitar including technique, tone, interpretation, and repertoire.

About VJ

Hello All!
I am a guitarist/composer/educator who holds a M.A. Jazz Performance degree from the Aaron Copeland School of Music at Queens College. I also have a B.A. Music degree with a concentration in classical guitar performance from Buffalo State College in my hometown of Buffalo, NY. However, most of my training and experience comes from playing many different styles of music with many brilliant musicians on the scenes of Buffalo and New York.
If there is just one thing I know about music, it is that playing music is supposed to be fun and satisfying! It is my job to help my students maintain that mindset as they navigate through the obstacles of musical growth. I am looking forward to teaching all of you, as well as learning from all of you myself. Now, lets make some ...

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Mehardad A. August 18, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
He is very professional.
Marco O. Sunnyside, NY

I studied classical for two years as an undergraduate student.

About Marco

I started playing guitar seriously at the age of 12 and have been a guitar teacher for 22 years. My first influences were rock and metal. In my later teens, I became very interested in other music genres such as jazz, fusion and classical. I began my formal music education as a Classical Guitar performance major, ultimately obtaining a Masters Degree in Music Composition from the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music.

The road I have taken with music has been paved with many unexpected twists and turns. Throughout my many years of learning and making new discoveries, I have now arrived at a point where I am able to productively incorporate knowledge from various experiences with music and education into my own creativity and teaching. I never expect to stop learning or ...

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James W. November 25, 2014
Guitar · In home
Marco is one of the best teacher ever, I knew him way back in 1997 when I first came in to the state. At first, one of my friend was taking the session and he didn't mind me just staying and observed. After a few classes, I decided to go with Marco. As a new immigrant, language barrier is a problem. He 's patiently teach me from a to z. Making sure I understand everything. Although, I knew some of the basic of the guitar. I was surprisingly I could learn how to read music. Be able to improvise with him during lesson. You're not just learning how to play song/guitar. You learn music theory all in a packet. I still remember one day I was playing in the local shop in HK, people was whispering this guy is good. This is a good memory that I have until now.
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Myles H. November 24, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I was a student of Marco's for about two-almost three years, and his excitement, love, desire, wisdom and passion for music and teaching is something that can't be described in words. Marco is a teacher that likes to have fun with whatever it is he may be teaching, but he is also very serious about it to make sure his students learn what they want in the best way possible to them. He will encourage his students if they need it and congratulate you every time you complete whatever it is you may have learned from him. I mostly learned techniques/songs from artist's such as Randy Rhoads, Angus Young, and much more from Marco. He will not let you down. He won't give up on you. I would gladly learn from him any time /any chance I'd get.
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mia M. November 19, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Marco has been teaching my son how to play the guitar since 2008. I feel that we were blessed having Marco as my son's first teacher. He really understood him and I was brought to tears at his very first recital when I was amazed how much he had learned in just a short few months. He is a senior in HS now and he has a love for the guitar and a passion to learn new music on his own.
Marco is an exceptional teacher who is very patient and understands his students and listens to their needs. He is extremely talented and anyone would be very lucky to have him as their music instructor. I recommend him highly. He is the best!

Nick R.

Forest Hills, NY
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Brendon R.

Brooklyn, NY
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Stelios M.

Brooklyn, NY
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Nick R. Forest Hills, NY

Classical Guitar

About Nick

Professor Nick R. (guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, dobro/resonator/slide, tenor guitar, baritone resonator, bass, drums, composition) is currently the adjunct professor at Essex College, Jazz clinician for over 16 years via Kupferberg Center (Queens College) and has been on the staff at Great Neck Music Conservatory. Nick has given lectures at Manhattanville College, at Queens College and at schools, nationally.

-Just Jazz Guitar magazine interview [February 2015 issue]

-Vanity Fair magazine (August 2013) interview

"Summer of 2013, Nick R. performed at Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's home. It was an honor to meet Paul McCartney and jam with him while he played toy harmonica. Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Iridium, Bluenote, Birdland, U.N., IAJE, Cape Cod Jazz ...

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Shimun (Sam) A. November 23, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
You can say that I'm a rookie when it comes to playing guitar. So, I decided to do something about it. I'm taking 45 minutes sessions with Nick and I have to say that he is a really talented a teacher as well as he is a musician. While having fun during the lessons, I rake in so many new tricks up my sleeve. I love his individual approach, flexibility, and creativity just to outline a couple. For the short while that I've known Nick, he's been all, a patient teacher, a talented musician, but most of all he's been an inspiration to me. My goal was to learn to read music and learn how to play the instrument more fluently. But now, the whole world of new and fascinating opportunities opened up to me because of his mentoring and support. Thank you Nick! I wish I could take longer sessions with you on a more regular basis.
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Jerry F. August 11, 2014
Jazz Guitar · Online
Finally found a guitar teacher who provides individualized instruction based on what I know and don't know. I previously depended on my guitar to make music. Nick showed me how to make the music yourself in your head and then find it on the guitar. He has great patience and also answers every question . And, most important for me, he writes out the lesson notes at the end and sends them. Every previous teacher told me 20 things in a lesson and I remembered two. Nick makes sure that every minute of my lesson is given proper attention.
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Tom N. February 8, 2014
Guitar
Highly Recommended

I've taken classes with Nick in a group setting (at Jalopy) and privately, and while I studied guitar as a kid and trombone in school, and I've never had a better music teacher. And I do mean music teacher, not just guitar teacher - Nick's approach is to start with the MUSIC you want to play, not just the guitar as a collection of strings and frets or a series of fingerings to memorize. He's realistic about where people are starting and how much time and energy they have to devote to the instrument with all else happening in their lives (school, work, family, whatever), but he really wants all his students to get better, to learn and progress and love the music like he does, and leads by example of his own musicianship and dedication to the art form. Highly recommended for all levels, all styles.
Brendon R. Brooklyn, NY

We'll focus on the fundamentals of good right- and left-hand technique through a mix of pieces and etudes. You'll learn to read standard notation, but my focus is on getting you actually playing music. We'll also talk about issues of muscle tension and musicality.

About Brendon

I am a composer, guitarist, and recent transplant to Brooklyn from New Haven, where I just finished an M.M. in Composition at the Yale School of Music. I have taught extensively for the past five years in a variety of settings, including teaching guitar, musicianship, and running rock bands in public elementary and high schools in San Francisco and New Haven, teaching private composition lessons and working as a teaching assistant for electronic music courses at Yale, and teaching in several music schools and my own private guitar studio in San Francisco. In addition to my teaching work, I've maintained a busy schedule as a composer, guitarist in both chamber ensembles and experimental rock bands, and organizer. I perform regularly with such groups as Bang on a Can, Dither Quartet, ...

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steve A. November 19, 2014
Music Recording · Online
Verified Student
I've had a great experience working with Brendon. He's been reliable, and explains things very well. He's been able to tailor the lesson plan to exactly what I need. I am much further ahead than I expected to be at this point, thanks to him.I give him the highest recommendation.
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Maria D. November 3, 2014
Music Theory · In studio
Verified Student
Brendon is very knowledgeable in Music Theory. We have been working on Schenkerian analysis. He assigns helpful assignments and readings each week to guide my learning.
Stelios M. Brooklyn, NY

During the past 13 years 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.

TESTIMONIALS

"A talented and skillful guitarist, Mr Mihas is able to detect subtle bad habits that I'd acquired over the years and remediate them with targeted skill practice and modeling of exemplary technique."
Jennifer deChiara, Ph.D. - classical guitar

"Stelios' passion for playing and teaching is always evident. My daughter has taken a keen interesting ...

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 ...

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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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