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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.
Adam D. New York, NY

Rock. Metal, Shred, Jazz, Blues

About Adam

I'm a seasoned guitarist with over 15 years playing and 9 years teaching experience. I have a Bachelor of Music from NYU, I am Manhattan based and have a multitude of both live and studio session work experience. My studio experience includes having worked with notable producers, doing sessions for a variety of musicians and doing music for advertisements. My performing background includes having played guitar for various rock groups throughout the country at famous venues including The Bowery Ballroom, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Gramercy Theater, 9:30 Club, Electric Factory, Orpheum Theatre Boston, The Roxy and festivals such as Lollapalooza, SXSW and CMJ. I've also written instructional articles for Premier Guitar magazine. I'm a versatile player, comfortable teaching a wide ...

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Michele G. December 19, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
For what concern me and my needs, is the best one, the competencies that I was looking for, the right music knowledge, patient, clear. Thumbs up!
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Zachariah R. August 22, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Adam is awesome. He can teach you theory and how raw notes combine to build progressions - or you can skip the sheet and just rock out.

The lesson is always on point. I've never left without a new ability. I've also never left there without the thought "I cant believe a full hour has already passed!"

Adam, thank you. This has been so much fun - and I promise I'm reviewing that diatonic triad sheet you gave me...
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H.e. Fabris W. August 20, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Adam is patient, very skilled, and knowledgeable and I learn a great deal from him plus I had lots fun learning and practicing drills. Awesome teacher!
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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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
Alex H. Brooklyn, NY

All ages, from beginners to intermediate players welcome. Acoustic and electric guitar.

Some topics that we address include:

-Learning the neck
-Chords
-Rhythm exercises
-picking
-Reading music/tablature
-training your ear
-Scales
-guitar care/maintenance

and much more

About Alex

Having grown up with a father who ran a guitar shop and a professional singer for a mother, music was just another language to communicate with in our house. Learning to speak through music (and vice versa) taught me how to focus and develop new skills, which helped me in school with anything new that I have ever had to learn. In 5th grade I started playing bass guitar at home, trombone in the school music program, and private lessons for piano.This got me exposed to a uniquely wide range of music very early on. When I was a teenager, I was honored to be the youngest person to study at Victor Wooten's first bass/nature camp in 2000, a star-studded week long master class with some of the world's most decorated musicians in Montgomery Bell State Park outside of Nashville. I played

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Michael S. May 19, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Enjoyable Learning Experience

Alex is not only a great teacher, he's a great musician. His ability to share any level of musicianship, playing, listening and learning made my time with him very well spent, My guitar playing has improved and I enjoy my guitar so much more since having worked with him. It's noticable.
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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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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