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By JP S. - New York City Guitar Teacher
As the busiest city in the United States, New York City has some of the most exciting and challenging opportunities for aspiring guitar artists. So depending on what you want, and how hard you are willing to work for it, living and working here provides one of greatest opportunities you can find in this country!
I live and work mostly in upper Manhattan, but occasionally have gigs in the Village or other places around town. I teach most of my private guitar lessons in NYC up here in Inwood, and while a little noisy at times; this is a way more low-key area than the rest of the island. Plus, on a beautiful spring day we have up to three different parks in easy walking distance from the A train to take our practice outside. My personal favorite is Fort Tryon, with several different unique spots to get the creative juices flowing.
I specialize in rhythm players and singers/songwriters. We work hard to learn the basic techniques and how to tap into your creativity to write songs that really matter to you. If they matter to you, they will matter to someone else. As an instructor, it’s also important that my beginner students understand the history of the styles of music they want to play as well. For example, did you know that just about every form of American popular music (particularly guitar-based music) has its roots in traditional Blues of the early 20th Century? It’s true! We explore how all the pieces fit and what comes before to get us into the future!
My lessons are fun, individually paced and geared to what you want. Sign up with a New York guitar instructor today!
Styles include: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Finger style.
Rhythm guitar, picking patterns and reading notes on the guitar are all taught.
I will break down the nuances of learning the guitar in a friendly, clear, and articulate manner. We will discuss various concepts of the acoustic guitar in the styles and songs you enjoy most.
I've written, played in bands and made it my goal to know everything I can about the guitar. Students can be sure to get comprehensive, personalized instruction
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