Henrik Y.

Henrik Y.

3 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA

About Henrik Y.

Background check: Last verified 11/06/2014
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Henrik teaches: Males 12 and up
Females 12 and up
Teaching since: October 1983
Last sign in: Last week


I'm a pro player, specialist, teach only guitar. You choose your style: folk, blues, jazz, rock, pop, classical or beyond. I've taught over 1,000 guitar students, so you know I'll guide you asap to playing the way you dream of.

Your musical taste & goals is my focus. I make complicated stuff simple. If you like songwriting & composition you can tap my experience, composing hundreds of pieces of music in any style imaginable. I support your guitar playing & music making.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are relaxed & focused, ensuring you progress every lesson. I know how to get you to where you want to be in the fastest way possible. You will be a better guitar playing every single lesson. You will reach your music goals whether playing alone, with friends, performing for fun or professionally.
I will guide you to fulfill your dream of guitar playing.

If you're a pro/semi pro rock pop blues player wanting to get into jazz, I'll guide you through various guitarists' styles from Wes Montgomery over George Benson & Pat Martino to Pat Metheny & John Scofield, their respective trade mark styles, harmony, scales, fret board positions, guitar idioms & musical expressions.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In Studio: two input amp. Students bring their own guitar. Seating available for parents. Gated building with parking.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching:
A) highly motivated / gifted / ambitious students 12 to retirees
B) motivated students from 12 years old to retirees

GUITAR STYLES: folk, blues, pop, rock, jazz, classical, Latin, (salsa, bossa nova, samba), ethnic, world, fusion, strumming, finger- & pick picking, backup, solo, duo & band performance plus the theory/harmony you want, and composition: songs, instrumental, any style, your way.

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Henrik Yde plays his composition for guitar Etude 1


Pro Guitarist Aug 1983 - Present
Henrik Y

Master Of Music, 30 years performer & teacher - since 1983


Masters (minus thesis) Aug 1980 - Jun 1984
University Of Copenhagen, Denmark

Languages Spoken

English, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, French, Spanish Professional Proficiency
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3 Reviews on Henrik Y.

Monisha G. August 1, 2014
Guitar · In home
Henrik is the epitome of a professional guitar player - teacher! I have studied with him for 10 years and learned so many guitar styles and techniques, from classical, to rock, pop-music and Bossa Nova. From the beginning I found myself writing songs using the plucking patterns and chord progressions I learned from Henrik. He has taught me one of the most important concepts of music: breaking down music into pieces and mastering each individual piece. This helps me learn music faster and play more precisely!

You could not ask for a better music and guitar teacher! Henrik teaches with simplicity, patience, and understanding. He masters all music and guitar styles and will teach you any music style you desire. You find yourself improving in a matter of hours! At the end of the day, you will feel lucky to have such a talented, impressive, and unique music teacher.
Mohan V. November 4, 2013
Verified Student
Amazing Guitar Teacher

I am 11 years old and have got taught by Henrik for about one year. He uses techniques that other teachers don't teach (e.g. he doesn't teach a bunch of songs at first but teaches lots of melodies and picking patterns). He doesn't push the students to hard but he does tell you to practice. Henrik is a great teacher and I would recommend him as a teacher for your number one choice!
Ching S. October 29, 2013
Verified Student
Henrik is the ultimate music teacher!

Every class I had with Henrik has been wonderful. He is truly knowledgeable and knows his stuff. He teaches with such honestly and passion and if you are serious about expanding your musical world, Henrik is the teacher you have always dreamed of.

In the three classes i have had with Henrik, i have already gathered a number of techniques in guitar playing..he is an amazing guitar player!! All you need to do is let him know your musical needs and goals and he will provide you with a comprehensive approach in meeting your needs as a musician!