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Popular Classical Guitar Teachers Near Brooklyn

Check out some of our most popular teachers near Brooklyn including New York, Hoboken, Sunnyside, Long Island City and Maspeth.

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
major & minor scales & modes & arpeggios, blues/pentatonic scales and "licks".
• Alternate/sweep & tremolo picking, hammer on/pull offs

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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Xander T. April 14, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Great coach! I definitely feel more confident after my first lesson with Eric. I am looking forward to continuing to learn from him.
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Jakki C. April 2, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My experience with Eric has been fantastic. He is a cool, chill person but is enthusiastic for his student! Would recommend him in a NY minute!
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Zoe P. March 22, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Eric truly are a great teacher. Very Patients and talented. He gives 110% into his teaching. Keep going Eric. Blessings!!!
Jeffrey A. Brooklyn, NY

About Jeffrey

Learn what only personalized instruction from an attentive teacher can provide. "I want to make good citizens. If a child hears fine music from the day of his birth and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart." --Shin'ichi Suzuki (creator of the Suzuki Method) I am a professional musician, educator, and music therapist who has traveled the world musically... and literally! I look forward to working with you. EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Private Music Instructor 2003 – Present, Self Employed – Greater NYC *Private, personalized, in-home bass and guitar music instruction for beginning to advanced-intermediate level students Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (Music Therapist) 2012 -- Present, New York City ...

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SrikantA March 1, 2011
Great Teacher

I would highly recommend Jeff as a guitar teacher. I have been taking lessons with him over the last 6 months and my playing has tremendously improved. Jeff has made our lessons fun and he has even helped me work through a song I plan to play at my upcoming wedding. My overall skills have also improved and I have really enjoyed playing the guitar again after a long time of not playing or taking lessons.Jeff is also very prompt and easy to communicate with and very flexible in terms of working around my schedule. Again, I would highly recommend Jeff if you're looking for a great guitar teacher. He will definitely help improve your skills in a short period of time.
Mike B. Brooklyn, NY

I love playing and practicing classical guitar - I probably spend more time on it than any other particular style. I am mainly self-taught in this genre, so I can definitely get you started, but I wouldn't take on more advanced students.
Send me a message - I know some fantastic classical virtuosos in NYC if you need advanced training!

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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Hugo F. March 17, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
great teacher, smart, enthusiastic, and knows his intrument
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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.
Stephanie G. Brooklyn, NY

About Stephanie

I can help you make this most fascinating and mysterious instrument your own! When you feel comfortable playing, you practice more, learn more, and have more fun. Lessons focus on finding easy ways to get around a guitar, learning songs you like, and understanding music theory through familiar examples. I teach improvisation as a natural outcome of listening, singing and building a strong connection to melody. I have studied and played guitar from the age of 8. My father was a professional bassist; in recent years I have followed his lead and now am playing jazz and orchestral double bass (for which studying guitar was an excellent preparation.) I play and teach both acoustic and electric guitar in the following styles: Classical, folk, rock/blues, jazz, bossa nova. I studied ...

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Stacey G. October 28, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
As an adult learner, coming at this late in life, Stephanie has been the perfect instructor for me. First of all, I just love the way she talks about the instrument. It was kind of mesmerizing - at our first lesson, she picked up the old beat up guitar I had inherited from my father and accurately guessed it's origin based on the sound; "a lovely dry tone". She allowed me to choose the direction I wanted to go in and never made me feel like the rank beginner that I was. She challenges you while at the same time appreciating the depth of a simple strum. I'm learning to read music because of Stephanie! Not because she insisted, just because I thought I'd like to try. This is thrilling to me. I can't believe my good fortune that I came on this site and discovered her.
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Luis P. October 22, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
A great, patient and resourceful teacher. Has been teaching myself and my little daughter for about a month now and we love it! Thanks for everything, Nilah & Luis
Billy N. Brooklyn, NY

I've been teaching 20 years. Classical Guitar technique is the foundation for most fingerpicking styles. Exploring the repertoire of Bach, the classic guitar composers - Sor, Guliani, Carcassi and learning how to arrange melodies for the guitar even if not written for guitar are some of the goals when I teach this style. My specialty is Brazilian Guitar and I have available vast repertoire of guitar music for the "Classical Guitar" plus I've explored the works of Piazolla and Leo Brouwer to name 2 guitarists. For Beginners we begin with 2 fingers, basic reading, getting a feel for your instrument, all made fun through the use of melodic material from various sources, sometimes pop tunes chosen by the student

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.
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 private studio, I freelance

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Margaret C. April 9, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I’ve had many music teachers over the years and I can confidently say that Stelios is among the best. He is extremely passionate and knowledgable about music, and genuinely enjoys digging into any and all material that you want to learn. Whether you want to learn a new song, work on your own songwriting, or dive into music theory, Stelios is always attentive and ready with encouragement and constructive feedback. He can very quickly figure out how to play a song after listening to it once or twice, and can always break it down so that it’s easy to learn. If you’re interested in songwriting, Stelios often accompanies you and will provide feedback that fosters both growth and independence. He is able to pinpoint both your strengths and your areas for improvement, and tailors his lessons to meet your needs as a student and a musician. Stelios makes his students feel comfortable immediately with his warm, sincere personality and his hospitality. It is clear that Stelios truly loves music of all varieties, and truly loves to teach and learn. These qualities, among many others, make him a rare and excellent guitar teacher.
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Kairavi C. April 8, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I've been learning with Stelios for about 6 months now, and I started with a very very basic knowledge of guitar. I can definitely say that I've made a lot of progress and commend him for being a patient teacher. He also has a lot of insight into why different techniques work and can pinpoint exactly why I'm not getting something — which comes from the years of experience with teaching. He's also just a great guy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable in class. : )
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Jamie H. March 30, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Stelios is the best! I had never played guitar before and came to our first lesson as a complete beginner. Stelios teaches in a very clear and light-hearted manner. We've been doing everything from learning to read music to learning how to play my favorite songs. I'm always impressed by how quickly he's able to identify how to play the song and teach it to me. Lessons are always fun and very engaging. I highly recommend him!!

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