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Andrew C.

83 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrew C.

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Fun and personalized lessons for aspiring Guitarists of all ages. Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced, my years of experience can show you a practical approach to learning music and exploring the guitar. Enjoy learning your favorite songs in a relaxed environment at my studio or online from the comfort of your own home. My students have many different musical tastes and lessons are always unique from person to person. Learn at your own pace. I build my program around your interests and goals. Become the musician you've always wanted to be and have fun doing it!

About Andrew

Music has been a lifelong pursuit for me. I have played many instruments over the years while performing with various groups in and out of school. Eventually I decided that music was how I wanted to make my living. Since earning my degree in Instrumental Performance/Jazz Studies from University o

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Awesome lesson.
Hannah
Andrew has been a fantastic guitar instructor! I organized lessons for my godson to see if he would develop an interest and he loves it! Andrew is patient, great at providing tailored instruction based on the student's ability, is always positive, and makes it enjoyable. I highly recommend Andrew!
Jeff C.
Andrew does a great job with these lessons. He's a great instructor, is very patient, and has a great personality for teaching. Very happy that we went with him and I would definitely recommend him!
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Billy N.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • BFA Jazz Performance from CCNY
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Billy N.

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I'm a specialist in Brazilian Guitar and have played and used American Folk Styles to teach finger picking for many years. This includes Travis Picking, Blues and arrangement of all sorts of melodies for guitar. One of the first world musics I played was Irish music and I have a nice repertoire of these melodies to help the student learn how to play a linear melody. Reading is not necessary but I'm expert at getting people to read by using simple familiar music. I have been playing Jazz acoustically fingerstyle for a while and have been a good understanding of Swing guitar styles too. Repertoire and recordings are essential in the process. This I also provide to 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 a

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John
I was a beginner wanting to learn some Brazilian guitar: samba, bossa nova, etc. Billy was great for that as a very accomplished guitarist of that genre. He is very engaging and enthusiastic. He was patient with me in working on the difficult chords and strumming that this type of music requires. Having literally, "written the book", he had an organized approach. I also enjoyed his humor and occasional stories about guitarist he has know. Acho que ele tem Jeito para ensinar violao.
Rolf T.
So far great - just started
Kay D.
Billy is a patient instructor who is perfect for a beginner with some musical knowledge. I feel like we accomplished quite a bit in one lesson and I am looking forward to advancing under his guidance! #totallyworthit
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Peter C.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Peter C.

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Music has been my passion since I was 10 years old. I didn't have any real instruments at first, so, I built my own out of coffee cans, ice cream containers and of course: a rubber band shoebox guitar! It might sound funny, but, I believe these early days of trying to create music using my "homemade symphony," forced me to really get to the core of sound and expression without the pre-set curriculum of traditional music study. Early on, I learned a few fundamental concepts of music theory that would forever change how I learned, as well as how I taught music to others. I believe these concepts set a foundation that allowed me to understand music and grow much faster - including learning multiple instruments.

And yes, I eventually acquired a real guitar and went on to study music and computers at the University of California and I currently compose music for TV and film in my own studio. I have taught guitar, bass, piano, drums, theory, composition and recording production to ...

About Peter

I currently compose music for TV, film and other digital media in my own recording studio. Prior to that, I spent about 25 years playing guitar, piano, bass and drums in bands and as a studio musician. At school I studied classical music (theory and composition) as well as orchestration and computer

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Nick
Peter has a wonderful, positive personality and is really easy to work with!
Art
I just started my second year of guitar lessons with Peter and I’m learning so much! Peter is a great teacher who is patient, encouraging and a great listener. He can “hear” the areas that I need to work on, and is able to clearly communicate ways for me to improve . He has helped me get better at my rhythm, my strumming, tempo and even an introduction to music theory. I’m now playing (and singing) some of my favorite songs! Highly recommend!
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Austin K.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Austin K.

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When learning guitar with me I make sure the curriculum is custom fitted for you! All student's aren't the same, and it is important you find a teacher who teaches in a way that speaks clearly to you. Achieving your goals is my top priority, and making sure you have fun learning along the way is my passion!

About Austin

I have been playing piano, guitar and ukulele since 2004. Since 2004 I've tutored others in music, including a high school piano class. Starting in 2017 I began teaching professionally. I evaluate how each student learns best. Set goals with them, and create a curriculum that is fun, exciting, an

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Matthew S.
Great first lesson!
Gideon
My son enjoyed his first piano lesson with Austin! He was engaged and asking Austin alot of questions.
Benjamin
My son really enjoyed his piano lesson with Austin.
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Francesca V.

104 Reviews
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Starting at $125
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Francesca V.

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Francesca has been teaching guitar since 1999 and playing since 1987. Francesca started playing guitar at four years old and considers it her first language.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast array of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage with a chamber orchestra as she is with a rock band.

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Heather
Francesca is wonderful. My son has developed a love of learning piano and reading music. He looks forward to every lesson. I have never had to remind him to practice- he seeks opportunities to share what he is learning and is eager to share his progress with Francesca every week. She is supportive and motivating. I know she loves to develop a love music in her students by her obvious dedication to developing their love and understanding of music.
Nicole L.
My 7 year old son won't stop singing so I figured I'd put him in some lessons. She's a good mix of patient and fun while still keeping him on track. I thought it would just be a lot of scales, but she teaches him all aspects about singing/performance and uses his favorite genres to teach them. Excellent instructor!
Andrea D.
I've been working with Francesca for a few months now, and I feel I've grown so much. Prior to this I've sparsely attempted to play instruments, but she has taken her knowledge and passion and been able to pass that on to me while constantly reminding me that one day I will be good. And I believe it! I've come a long way to establish a regular practice routine, still working on it with her, and I have high expectations for the future. I recommend her to my own people and I recommend her to you.
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Mark V S.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Russian, English, German
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Mark V S.

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The acoustic guitar is a go-to instrument of choice for songwriting, even for top electronic music artists. I can show you the basics of rhythm, chord progressions, and useful tips to inspire you to write your own songs whether pop, folk, alternative, filmic, or simply how to play it for fun and relaxation. Nylon or steel string is up to you -- the approach remains the same, and once you learn my techniques, you can apply them to many other string instruments as well. Ready to have some fun?

About Mark V

Mark V has been “Specializing In Melody” since the age of 5 when he discovered his natural ability to play and create catchy tunes by teaching himself the harmonica by ear. He went on to learn the accordion at 10, the piano at 12, MIDI and synthesizers at 15, the guitar at 30, and a long list o

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Raymond W.
Just had my first lesson and I can already tell I made the right decision going with Mark. Can’t wait to keep learning from him.
John J Conlon
He knows his stuff and is patient with newbies like me who know less than nothing. He knows what he wants to get into you head and how to gt it there------sooner or later.
Jeff
Mark has been awesome. I came into the lessons knowing nothing about the accordion. He is able to break it down into something easy to understand for me. Learning a song already! I am super happy to be learning from Mark.

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The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Excellent teacher!!!"
John
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Jordan has been a wonderful teacher for our 9-year-old. He is so patient and encouraging. She tried piano, but hated to practice. However, Jordan gives her fun songs so that she wants to practice. She loves it!"
Karen
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Best Instructor ever! I learn something new every class! Andrew is a very patient and encouraging teacher. I highly highly recommend Andrew!"
Chris
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrew C.
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"First lesson. Mark really dialed in my skill level and completely exceeded my expectations in terms of material, lesson plan, genre etc. Even got to play one of his ridiculously sweet tele's."
Scott
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Mark B.
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"Daniel is very knowledgeable and kind. He understands student's strength and weakness and also the areas to focus on. I am a beginner and have self learned on and off for a few years. Daniel teaches progressiveIy and I throughly enjoyed my first session with him!"
Girish Shahdadpuri
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Daniel E.
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"Just because you know how to do something does not mean that you can teach others how to do it, but this is not the case with Joel. He is a very knowledgeable, friendly and talented instructor who truly possesses the art of teaching. Joel works with you where you are and scaffolds your lessons in a way that you can't help but learn and feel accomplished every time that you meet with him. I highly recommend Joel as a guitar instructor!"
Tracy
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Joel B.
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"was very cool experience! got significantly better within a few lessons.. very pleased"
Justin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Edward W.
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"This past month I have been taking guitar lessons with Billy. I really love it! He makes guitar seem less intimadting then I thought it was. He is very patient and he seems to really care about teaching. I highly recommend."
Emma
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Billy D.
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"Kenton is a very good instructor, very detailed , explains things, well and let you go at your own pace! Highly recommended."
Antonio M Hampton
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kenton D.
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"just finished first 6 lessons, and I enjoyed Erik's ability to relate to my intentions, and a broader focus of music reading/writing in general..."
Alana
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Erik A.
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Your private instructor can teach you the history of the acoustic guitar, in addition to the technical aspects such as chord progression, strumming patterns, and body parts, so that you can maximize your learning experience. Our acoustic guitar instructors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. We guarantee a customized experience - whether in-home, studio, or online classes - to exceed your ex

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