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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 classical harmony, music history and composition at Smith College, and continue to study guitar with private teachers. I am currently studying with the legendary jazz player Gene Bertoncini, and include some of his creative concepts in my teaching.

*** Studio Equipment ***
2 classical guitars, 2 electric guitars (Fender Telecaster, Gibson SG) a Godin fretless electric bass, an upright bass, a Steinway grand piano, a Fender Princeton amplifier, a Gallien-Krueger guitar-vocal amp, a Yorktown bass amp, a jazz drum set and several music stands.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When traveling, I take my guitar or electric bass, a tuner and printed handouts for reference.

*** Specialties ***
Physical freedom is essential to great playing. I give beginners a strong physical foundation using the "emotional rhythm" concept of Abby Whiteside and Sophia Rossoff to facilitate shifting, changing chords and sight-reading.

For intermediate to advanced students, I use Gene Bertoncini's "horizontal/vertical" approach to improvisation as a way to open up and demystify the guitar.
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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
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Stephanie G.

Stephanie G.

Brooklyn, NY 11201
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jeffrey B.

Jersey City, NJ

This is one of my main instruments. I will teach the proper way of playing this instrument to prevent injury. I can teach any style and any type of music.

About Jeffrey

I am a Hofstra University graduate with over fifteen years of experience in music. I have played at many of the venues in the NYC area and have toured with the R&B singer Macy Gray. I am currently working with four different bands in the tri-state area in addition to the session work.

*** Lesson Details ***
In my lessons I take a step by step approach on learn how to move and how to understand the instrument at hand. I require all of my students to learn how to read sheet music and how to translate onto their instrument. I'm a laid back teacher and will teach what is most appealing t
o the student but in an academic style. I teach the student not just to play but to understand what it is he or she is playing. I will cater to any level of playing and help give a path to further their knowledge of playing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright bass, 2 Spector Bass guitars, Keyboard, acoustic guitar, Bass amp, and guitar amp

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have my own instruments and amps. I expect my students to have to same. Student must have piano for piano lessons

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Classical, Latin, R&B, Rock, Arco
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Gerardo A. December 29, 2014
Piano · In home
Carissa Austria, age 8, learned piano with Jeff. Her lessons were instrumental in giving her the incentive to practice on her own. Jeff created lessons that made my daughter curious on how to play on her own and experimented with certain keys and sounds. Thank you Jeff for giving my daughter the deep insight to playing the piano not only from her weekly lessons but encouraging her to practice on her own with minimum supervision.

Sincerely
Gerry Austria
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Jeffrey B.

Jeffrey B.

Jersey City, NJ 07307
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Immanuel W.

New York, NY

Introduction to how to play the bass. Working on bowing, sound, fingering, and reading concepts.

About Immanuel

Immanuel, studies classical, and jazz saxophone at the Juilliard School, Played at the GRAMMY awards, has toured in various places, east coast, west coast, Japan etc., taught in Philadelphia and abroad for 3 years, Immanuel has appeared with Sean Jones, David Sanchez, Christian McBride, Jimmy Cobb, Joe Lovano, Stanley Clarke, Reggie Workman, Gary Bartz, the Odean Pope Sax Choir, Michele Rosewoman's New Yor-Uba; and the 2014 GRAMMY Jazz Band. Immanuel has also played the Montclair, Somerville, West Oak Lane, Cliveden, Cape May, and Philadelphia jazz festivals; the New York Winter JazzFest, the,
Wells Fargo Center, Blue Note, Chris' Jazz Cafe, Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Lincoln Center, and many more.
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Immanuel W.

Immanuel W.

New York, NY 10023
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Brian V.

Brooklyn, NY

I teach classical, jazz and bluegrass on the upright bass, or pretty much any style you can imagine. i teach all levels and have a lot of fun with my students.

About Brian

I have been enthusiastically teaching music lessons since I finished my Bachelor of Music in 2004. I have students of all ages and demographics. I focus on making learning to play an instrument fun and not mundane. I teach guitar, piano, electric and upright bass. It works out great if there are multiple people in the family wanting to study different instruments. My performance experience ranges from Bach to Hendrix. And I have the ability to help you reach your musical interests and goals whether it be just for fun at home or if you dream of being a professional musician on stage, I can get
you there.
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Cree January 9, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Brian is awesome.
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Nate December 12, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
I found Brian to be a very good instructor. He was always on time, very patient, and was very knowledgable about all the different types of music styles. I was a slow learner and he was able to work with my difficulties and he found a way that worked for me. He is very personable and easy to get along with. I'd highly recommend him.
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Michelle Turnbull December 11, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Brian is a great teacher! My first lesson was at Fastlane Studio and I felt immediately comfortable. Brian is professional and extremely knowledgable. I'm looking forward to future lessons!
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Brian V.

Brian V.

Brooklyn, NY 11201
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starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Joanna H.

Long Island City, NY

I specialize in teaching beginner upright bass and in helping students achieve the best posture and sound while having fun!

About Joanna

Joanna H. has been teaching private lessons for string instruments since 2011 and is currently available to teach lessons in-home, in-studio, and online. Joanna H. enjoys teaching beginner students who seek to establish fundamental posture and technique. She also teaches at the intermediate and advanced level, having coached and accompanied many students for the New York State School Music Association's Festival each year. With all students, Joanna H. uses a modified Suzuki method that not only focuses on instrument learning, but also trains basic musicianship and music appreciation.

Joanna
H. graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2011 with a degree in Music Education. She also holds a Masters degree in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. As an enthusiastic and fun music teacher, Joanna H. looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals!
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Joanna H.

Joanna H.

Long Island City, NY 11109
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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