Jackson Heights Guitar Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio Guitar lessons? Our Jackson Heights teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Popular Music Lessons
in Jackson Heights, NY

Why TakeLessons?

Connect Locally or Online

Local

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location. Start by searching in your ZIP code to find teachers near you.
Learn More

Online

Live, Online Lessons

What if the teacher who best fits your needs is on the other side of the country? No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.
Learn More

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress,
we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Perform Search

Your search for the perfect teacher starts with the subject you'd like to learn and your ZIP code. From the list of recommended teachers, compare detailed information about each option before you make your teacher selection.

BrowseListings

Browse Profiles

Take some time to review the teachers in our network. All of our teachers provide detailed profiles, including information about their background, specialties, and teaching style. You can also read reviews from past and current students.

Book Online

Select your teacher and book online. After you book, your teacher will contact you directly to talk about your first lesson and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

GetStarted

Get Started With Free Resources

Popular Guitar Teachers Near Jackson Heights

Eric J.

Brooklyn, NY
405778_6dks273db5kppy2s9lzn
Learn More

VJ B.

College Point, NY
414710_qctth8tnmj674f72bbvt
Learn More

Nick R.

Forest Hills, NY
306668_7mrk2n897y7sm4nbl8xl
Learn More
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 ...

Reviews

Profile_52400_pi_Selfie
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.
Silhouette-280
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.
Silhouette-280
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!
VJ B. College Point, NY

Specializing in various styles including Jazz, Blues, Rock n' Roll, R&B, Funk, Hip Hop, and Classical.

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 ...

Reviews

Silhouette-280
Mehardad A. August 18, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
He is very professional.
Nick R. Forest Hills, NY

Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar

Finger-style and plectrum (pick) techniques

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 ...

Reviews

Silhouette-280
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.
Profile_31658_pi_Goncho%202
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.
Silhouette-280
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.

Matthew O.

Astoria, NY
195266_138894_1229034560
Learn More

Alex S.

Elmhurst, NY
Profile_416074_Screen%20shot%202014-02-10%20at%2010.59.18%20PM
Learn More

Indigo S.

Brooklyn, NY
239888_j9fkr82wj9wz6s78bq2s
Learn More
Matthew O. Astoria, NY

Styles include: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Finger style.

About Matthew

Born and raised in New York City, Matthew "Matt" is an accomplished and respected musician. Matt has been playing guitar for over 30 years and piano for over 15 years and is currently involved in several projects including three bands which have performed in some of NYC's hottest venues including but not limited to CBGB"s, The Bitter End, Crash Mansion, and Kenny's Castaways. Currently Matt is a finalist for an international music competition for Indie acts where he showcases his guitar and vocal abilities.
Matt was formerly educated at Queensborough College. He is competent in multiple areas such as theory, technique, sight reading, ear training, and recording engineering. He has studied under noted instructors such as George Bien and Tom Cipriani. In ...

Reviews

Silhouette-280
Lee H. October 29, 2014
Verified Student
Matt has been great teaching my 9 year old how to play guitar. He has tremendous patience, a wonderful/upbeat attitude, and is always on time for the lessons.

Can't go wrong with Matt!!
244912_v6kxfqr3llf4b4my4rph
William F. February 23, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teacher!

Matthew has been a big help so far in getting me started playing the guitar. We have had 4 lessons so far, and he has taught me several chords, as well as the c major scale. He has been a big help in teaching me to play in time, as well as finger positioning on the guitar.
Silhouette-280
MikeK July 24, 2012
Great Fun teacher

He is a great teacher. He teaches very good and makes learning easy and fun. I've been playing guitar and trying to teach myself for 15 years but kinda hit the limit but he helped me finally start improving. He corrects my bad habit.
Alex S. Elmhurst, NY

Instruction offered in

technique
repertoire
ear training
improvisation
reading music

About Alex

*Note: Availability especially on the weekends can change depending on the week, lessons can be scheduled on a week to week basis

Experience:
Edward B Shallow Junior High School, Brooklyn, NY 2012
Joe's Music And Dance Academy, Queens, NY 2012-2014
Berklee Staff Accompanist Boston, MA 2008-2010
Pike School, Andover, MA 2010
Donn Carr Music Store Peabody, MA 2009
George's Music Store in Berwyn, PA 2003-2004

Notable Performances:
Grammy Award winning artist: Father Goose 2014, 2013
Tony Award winning producer: Dale Badway 2013
Stellar Award and GMWA Excellence Award winning artist: Kim Burrell 2013
Grammy Award winning artist: Tarey Torae 2012
Atlantic Recording Artist: Laura Izibohr opening for Brian McKnight 2012
Stellar Award and GMWA Excellence Award winning ...

Reviews

Silhouette-280
Steve S. December 5, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Alex is a master at what he does and provided great insight during my lessons. He listened to my goals and tailored lessons to my ability. I had a lot of fun and look forward to learning more from Alex in the future!
Profile_37245_pi_Tux%20Headshot
Dr. Daniel C. December 2, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Alex is an incredibly thoughtful and engaging instructor who is always focused and prepared for lessons. His insight is invaluable and makes lessons both fun and extremely rewarding. I would highly recommend Alex to students of any level or proficiency. He will not steer you wrong!
Silhouette-280
Sarah B. October 5, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Alex is a great teacher. I’ve done so much more than I thought I would in the 8 months that we have worked together. He’s patient, calm, nice, and always willing to lend an extra hand. The lessons are fun and they fly by but you still leave knowing you learned something new. I’m happy that Alex is my teacher and I look forward to future lessons.
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.

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

Reviews

Silhouette-280
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.
Profile_32845_pi_2013-05-11-self-640x640
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.
Silhouette-280
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.

Guitar With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Guitar in Jackson Heights and nearby areas. Learn how to play guitar by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Jackson Heights Guitar teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Guitar lessons.

Whether you are a beginner Guitar student, intermediate Guitar student, or advanced Guitar student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Guitar skills. Your choices for a Jackson Heights Guitar instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Guitar instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, ...

What Our Students Think

Lessons taught: 1 , 0 2 3 , 2 3 1 and counting...

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More