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Billy N.

14 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
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  • BFA Jazz Performance from CCNY
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Billy N.

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I don't consider myself a Flamenco Guitarist but I'm schooled for over 5 years in the techniques and styles. I love the music and as an excellent teacher I have an excellent method from my own guitar master that will get you going on your way. If you stay with Flamenco to a certain level, I'll try to help you find a teacher that would really specialize in advanced playing

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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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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Justin M.

63 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • B.A. Music from California Polytechnic State University
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Justin M.

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After 20 years of playing and a BA in Music, I know how to break down the guitar and teach it to anyone willing to learn. I take the 80/20 approach to learning guitar and will get you up and playing in no time. If you are tired of trying to figure out how to learn guitar online or you feel stuck at your current level, then I can show you the most effective and efficient way to get your playing to the next level. Lessons will teach you the following:

* songs you actually want to play
* how to read music and guitar tablature
* music theory tailored to suit your needs
* composition and improvisation
* performance practices and music history
* how to play solo pieces and jam with your friends

About Justin

Like most guitarists, I had always wanted to play the guitar as a little kid. Luckily, my parents finally caved to the request (ok ok, incessant begging) and I began my guitar journey at the age of 11. After now 20 years of playing and 12 years of teaching, I am excited to share my experience and th

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I wasn’t sure how an online music lesson would go, but a Justin was excellent! I learned several key things that I can practice over the next week to advance my playing skills. Thanks, Justin!
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Juan C.

12 Reviews
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  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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Juan C.

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I have a long experience teaching students of all levels and ages. I am patient, friendly, and I strive to make my lessons as entertaining and informational as possible.
My curiosity as a musician has led me to become familiar with most genres of guitar music. I also have an excellent ear and I can pick out any song you are interested in learning right away and make an easy arrangement according to your level.

About Juan

Originally from Colombia, Juan has been a resident of New York City since 2008. His music blends classical, modern, and avant-garde elements. He draws from his experience as a recording and touring rock guitarist in Colombia and Miami, his studies of East Asian music, inspired by interaction with mu

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Kate B.
Juan is a wonderful instructor: he is knowledgeable, structured, instinctive, kind, patient and I am learning so many technical, practical skills. He's excellent and what he does, and a lovely person!
Adrian
Juan is an exceptional teacher. His method of teaching keeps a student engage and pretty easy to pick up... Not yo M e nation, fun. I've seen continuous interest and effort out of my child after each class, would highly recommend.
Mike
Juan went through many fundamentals of classical guitar, how to place your hands over the strings for articulation and economy of movement. Very useful.
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Edwin I.

123 Reviews
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  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Awarded DownBeat Music Award 1998 from DownBeat
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Edwin I.

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About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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Gustav
Edwin is great at helping you build lesson & practice plans to help build the skills you want on guitar. I couldn't recommend him any higher.
Adriana
Very knowledgeable and enjoyable to learn from!
Gigi
I decided to take lessons with Edwin for guitar because I had been trying to learn on my own but I just wasn't progressing fast enough. Edwin taught me things you just can't pick up unless you work one-on-one with a professional. He is always on time for our online lessons, friendly, and patient. Every week I felt like I was being challenged just a little bit more and picking up new things. I would recommend him to everyone I know in a heartbeat!
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John B.

109 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John B.

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Learn how to play Flamenco guitar!

Learn how to play Flamenco techniques such as, rasqueados, tremolo, chord progressions and improvisation and note reading. Through careful study, students will learn to play various Flamenco styles such as Malaguena, Bulerias, Farrucas, Soleares, Fandangos and more.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of music

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Eugene N.
John is great!
Welton B.
John is great! He is very patient and encouraging. He break everything down so you can digest it.
Tony H.
Just completed my first 45 minute lesson with John. He was really down to earth, listened to what I wanted out of my lessons and we worked on those things. I feel like I’m already make progress.
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Richard C.

101 Reviews
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  • Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Richard C.

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Learn how to play the fiery sound of Flamenco music. Right technique as well as all the necessary left hand technique to acquire that "Gypsy" sound.

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers

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Karen
I needed to start at the basics and he did just that! I feel very confident with his instruction and my hard work, my goal of learning and playing the banjo will become a reality!
Paula
first time being back after i broke my arm and he was really helpful and understanding
Ryan R.
Richard gave me the full breakdown on the pieces of the banjo and how to properly manage it. The exercises assigned have helped tremendously even in the short time I've been practicing. I can feel my confidence and strength building.

Thank you Richard!

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The average cost of 60-minute flamenco guitar lessons is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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"Ben's a great and knowledgeable teacher, always willing to answer whatever questions I have. I'm new to flamenco but have played other styles of guitar, and the lessons are really well-tailored for my experience level."
Malcolm
Took Flamenco Guitar lessons from Ben S.
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"Rene is a talented patient teacher which will give all the tools you need to be a great guitarist. Save yourself months of messing around and book him now! He will teach you anything you want to learn from theory or your favorite guitar riffs."
Anthony
Took Flamenco Guitar lessons from Rene S.
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"This was my first lesson ever and it was a great experience. Guilherme is a very kind, fun, and professional teacher and I would recommend him. He helped me with new techniques and was very patient with me."
stephen
Took Flamenco Guitar lessons from Guilherme F.
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"Cool guy, really easy to work with, gifted, and does't waste time."
Sidd
Took Flamenco Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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"Awesome! Highly recommend"
chance
Took Flamenco Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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"Great lesson - learned the opening phrase of Malaguena and a bit of rasgueado."
Sudin
Took Flamenco Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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"I never picked up a guitar until after age 50, and then for some unknown reason decided I wanted to learn flamenco guitar.

I've been taking lessons with Ed for about 8 months.

Ed is teaching the flamenco basics and techniques, and also makes sure he adds in some easier items so that I can see progress. The lessons are comfortable - Ed has an easy going personality that makes the lessons comfortable and enjoyable.

Very pleased with Ed as my instructor"
Jeffrey
Took Flamenco Guitar lessons from Edward F.
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chance
Took Flamenco Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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"Ben is a nice and patient person. Also he is a great teacher. My son and his friend like his lessons very much. And we'd like to continue our next session with him."
Vincent
Took Flamenco Guitar lessons from Ben S.
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"Extraordinary talent, patient, detail-oriented, and great understanding of both flamenco and classic guitar theory and execution. I have known Edward for seven years now, and his guitar technique is exceptional.

I also called Edward when I was choreographing a play at MiraCosta College and needed a guitarist to create the music for the play and perform it live. He is extremely creative, a problem-solver, and team-player. I couldn't ask for a better person to do the job."
Melba
Took Flamenco Guitar lessons from Edward F.
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Flamenco is a type of rhythmic dance, accompanied by a particular style of music, that's native to Spain. Whether it's the brightly colored dresses, vibrant dance moves, or the unique tone of flamenco singing that draws you to flamenco guitar, taking flamenco guitar lessons can be a truly rewarding experience. 

Flamenco guitar is similar to classical guitar, but features a more staccato style of playing and a slightly different guitar anatomy. This prevents tonal muddiness when playing numerous notes in flamenco's signature staccato style. It's easy to fall in love with the sound and music of the flamenco guitar. Learning to play flamenco guitar and becoming a tacaordes (flamenco player) is fun, too! Perfecting the techniques (called toque) and tone of playing f

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lamenco guitar, however, will require dedication, focus, lots of practice, and passion for the art of flamenco. 

Why Learn Flamenco Guitar?

Playing flamenco guitar requires tremendous dexterity. No flamenco player is born with this type of dexterity. Rather, it's developed as an aspiring musician learns and practices new techniques. As a result, flamenco players develop incredible strength and flexibility in their hands and arms. The development of the dexterity and muscle memory required for playing flamenco guitar, plus the ability to read music imparts a variety of additional benefits on those who play flamenco. Playing flamenco improves several important functions of the brain, such as memory, focus, listening abilities, and the ability to learn.

Playing flamenco guitar has also been shown to lower stress and blood pressure. Simply listening to flamenco music imparts positive benefits, such as reduced anxiety. As a result, picking up this instrument could lead to a healthier and happier heart.  

The Best Way to Learn Flamenco Guitar and What You'll Study

Although you can find plenty of free flamenco guitar classes online, learning with a private teacher is by far the best way. With immediate feedback, you'll overcome personal challenges and pick up new techniques fast. Plus, private teachers customize every lesson to your individual interests, learning abilities, and goals, so no two lessons are exactly alike. Flamenco guitar lessons for kids differ greatly in terms of course content and teaching style from flamenco guitar classes for adults. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Flamenco Guitar Lessons

If you have little or no previous experience playing flamenco guitar, then beginner lessons are for you. In beginner lessons, you'll be introduced to your flamenco guitar, basic guitar playing techniques, and you'll learn what makes flamenco guitar unique. Depending on your existing musical knowledge, your flamenco guitar tutor might choose to cover some of the following topics:  

  • Proper posture, hand position, and hold
  • Guitar anatomy, care, and tuning
  • Flamenco guitar terms
  • Basic chords and fingering
  • Reading guitar tablature and musical notation
  • Introduction to musical theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Flamenco Guitar Classes

In intermediate flamenco guitar classes, you'll be introduced to the styles and techniques that will allow you to achieve the sound and tonality that is unique to flamenco guitar. Plus, your physical ability to play and work through these techniques will improve as your hands and posture become stronger. Your flamenco guitar teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Scales and Arpeggios
  • Flamenco styles and nails
  • Time signature and keeping rhythm
  • Modal and tonal harmonies
  • Flamenco techniques (picado, tremolo, golpe, rasgueado, etc.)
  • Using a capo

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Flamenco Guitar Lessons

Advanced flamenco guitar students should already be familiar with most of the techniques, styles, and nails of playing flamenco guitar. In advanced lessons, you'll work on perfecting your skills to reach virtuoso level. In advanced lessons, you'll develop an individual style and focus on overcoming your individual challenges to become the strongest player you can be. Course topics in advanced lessons depends greatly on the individual student's goals and interests, but your instructor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Agility exercises
  • Improvisation and soloing
  • Composing and developing personal style
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation
  • Music business counsel

How to Find a Flamenco Guitar Teacher Near You

If you're ready to learn flamenco guitar and play the sultry music of greats, like Paco de Lucia and Ramón and Carlos Montoya, then you'll need to find a flamenco guitar tutor. Finding one on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct you to a variety of highly experienced and qualified teachers who offer classes near you and online. We recommend reading through several teacher profiles and student reviews before selecting the tutor who's best for you.

The cost of flamenco guitar lessons varies, but most teachers charge a rate based on the length and frequency of lessons. With a variety of teachers and rates available, you'll be able to find a flamenco guitar teacher who fits into both your budget and your schedule. Regardless of the cost, the payoff of taking flamenco guitar classes is enormous! With just a few lessons, you'll be on your way to enjoying the enchanting sounds of flamenco guitar.

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Falling in love with the sounds of flamenco guitar is easy, but this instrument is fun to learn and play too! In this article, we'll help you learn the basic terms and techniques for flamenco guitar. Some folks get interested in flamenco through its virtuosic guitar playing, rhythmic dancing and colorful dresses, or the expressive nature of Gypsy singing. For guitarists of other styles, playing flamenco is among the most respected styles in the world thanks to its sound, tonality, and tec …

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