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Nick R.

27 Reviews
Forest Hills, NY
Starting at $55
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
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Nick R.

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basic mandolin technique; Bluegrass, Country, world music repertoire, rhythm training

About Nick

Professor Nick R. (guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, dobro/resonator/slide, lap steel, tenor guitar, baritone resonator, bass, drums, composition) is currently the adjunct professor at Essex College, Jazz clinician for over 19 years via Kupferberg Center (Queens College) and has been on the staff a

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Jim
I have been taking guitar lessons with Nick Russo since February 2018. In my opinion, Nick Russo is a terrific musician and an outstanding teacher. He is an active gigging musician with an encyclopedic knowledge of music theory and music history and is well-versed in various types of music including,but not limited to classical, jazz, metal, folk, world music, etc., etc. Nick comes from a musical family and is very passionate about music, and this comes accross loud and clear in his lessons.He lives and breathes music.

I came to Nick after taking lessons for several years with another teacher. I liked this teacher very much, and the lessons only ended because the teacher moved to another geographic location. Although I did like this teacher, the lessons were starting to get stale and repetitious. When I started working with Nick that feeling was turned around. Lessons with Nick are very stimulating and interesting. Although Nick knows sight reading and theory well, he places a great emphasis on aural (ear) training. I have worked with him learning intervals, scales and songs, using my ears instead of my head. It’s a little hard to explain, but it’s a very organic kind of way to learn music. You learn the instrument more intuitively and I have had a number of’ “aha” moments when some pattern or connection or aspect of theory makes sense in a deep way. In the time that I’ve worked with Nick, my knowledge of the fretboard, and my ability to figure things out by ear has improved tremendously although I still have a long way to go.

Nick is also an incredibly kind and compassionate person, and he has shown a great deal of patience when working with me. If I don’t understand something he will try to break it down or present it in such a way that it finally makes sense to me. He has also worked a lot with me on my technique, and has tried to help me play more efficiently and ergonomically. Earlier in my guitar playing career, I developed

tendonitis in my left hand from playing. In addition, I have chronic lower back problems. Nick has made numerous helpful suggestions so that I don’t exacerbate these problems or injure myself again. One suggestion that was particularly helpful was to use a bass guitar strap for my electric guitar. Because the bass strap is much wider than a regular guitar strap, the weight is more evenly distributed across my back, resulting in less back strain.

I began my lessons with Nick face-to-face, but this changed to video due to the coronavirus pandemic. We utilize Skype and it seems to work pretty well, although there’s no substitute for meeting in person. Nick seems very adept at working in this modality. For example, he will have me position the camera so he can see how I am playing something. He will also provide close-ups of his own fingering to show me how he is playing something. In addition, Nick sends his students notes regarding the most salient points of each session. This is something he did even prior to the pandemic. Nick allows me to audio tape the sessions, and when I am able to go through the tape I gain an even deeper understanding of whatever was covered.

In short I feel that Nick is great person and a terrific teacher and that I was very lucky to have found him. I would recommend him to anyone with no reservation.
Brian
He is fanstastic! A very patient teacher who was always willing to go the extra step to help me learn and improve. I miss our lessons. However I still follow much of the advice and tricks he taught me!
J.E.P.
My son, who is 10 and has been playing guitar for two years, has been taking Nick’s band class for the last 9 months and we are very happy with it. Nick is not only a great musician, but as a father himself knows well how to teach kids and make them engage in whatever they are playing.

He has taught my son not only how to play with well with other musicians, but also how to find his “voice” within a band both in the rhythmic and solo sections of the songs.

He was accommodating when we had to reschedule a class due to personal reasons, and is always willing to make the class a little bit longer if necessary to finish what they were practicing.

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to have the lessons remotely, he started to use ZOOM and, while things remotely cannot be the same, he did a great job at making sure that they stayed as close to true form as possible.

Concetta A.

35 Reviews
Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Masters from Columbia University Teachers College
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Concetta A.

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Mandolin lessons for people who want to learn classical music, bluegrass, folk or jazz. This instrument is so versatile there are so many types of music one can play. Students learn how to read charts, improvise, comp with chords as well as take lead solos.

About Concetta

Concetta is a NYC based violinist, strings specialist and composer. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album entitled Falling in Time in February 2015 on Waterbug Records. She was a visiting comp

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Jim
My first lesson with Concetta was great. I received a lot of good feedback and things to work on for this first week. Really looking forward to lesson 2 next week!
katherine
Concetta is a super knowledgable and supportive teacher! She adjusts her teaching to student interests and needs. She teaches in a lovely space and if you are super lucky you will meet her adorable dog, pepper <3. I highly recommend her!
Micaela
Hire Concetta, especially to support a beginning violin player! She is warm, professional and very adept at finding your child's musical strengths and then identifying material to help them access and enjoy the music and instrument. AKA GOOD TIMES for all and excited to continue...as it should be. Thank you Concetta for your expertise and flexibility with schedule. Keri-Ann
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Allyson C.

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New York, NY
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Violin from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Allyson C.

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I can teach folk, classical, bluegrass, jazz- tunes from around the world. I’m patient and a highly trained musician.

About Allyson

I’m a friendly, passionate teacher with over twenty years experience and a drive to bring out the best in each student. Whether you are wanting to learn how to play with a great position and sound from the start, play your favorite songs, or wanting to apply to the Conservatory of your dreams with

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Adrian
Both really knowledgeable and really good at explaining things in a way you can understand!

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Edwin I.

113 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Awarded DownBeat Music Award 1998 from DownBeat
  • Teaching since 1993
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Edwin I.

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All styles - strumming, single note playing
Improvisation soloing
Proper technique
Repertoire
Music analysis

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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Justin D.
Fantastic first lesson. Edwin is patient and gets me focused on what really matters.
Suzanne W.
Antonia D.
Great first lesson. My daughter was super happy after her lesson with Edwin, and very inspired to practice. Edwin was very polite and patient with her during the lesson. I look forward to seeing her make progress in future lessons.
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John B.

97 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
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John B.

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While studying the mandolin, you'll learn how to read music in standard notation, tablature form or both. You will also learn how to play various chords, scales rhythmic patterns and improvisation while implementing them into various styles of music including, Bluegrass, Country, Basso Nova. or Blues.

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 musi

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John
Fabulous. John is very patient, extremely knowledgeable, and paces his lessons perfectly.
Keith P.
a great start, gonna be fun
Aysha
Awesome! Very welcoming and extremely patient.

Jason J.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Jason J.

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Learn how to read for mandolin, how to play chop chords and more!

About Jason

Jason received his Bachelor of Music from UMKC Music Conservatory and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Music Performance at the Rudi E Scheidt School of Music where he studied with Lily Afshar. Jason has won several competitions including the "Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition" and h

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Mike J.
Great experience. Just 3 lessons and feel I am on the right path with Jason.
John Aldrich
Great first lesson. Can't wait for more
ralph H.
Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to. He has helped me with my technique, hand positioning which is very important with classical guitar. I highly recommend Jason.

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Cranford, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Cranford is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $106 per hour.
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"Mel has done a fantastic job getting me started on Mandolin. I have a tiny bit of musical background, and he has been able to help me quickly move to where I need to be in order to challenge me to grow. I highly reccomend him."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Mel P.
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"Will is a very talented mandolinist and natural instructor! A+ !"
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Took Mandolin lessons from Will R.
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"Great Teacher very patiant."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"This was my first lesson with Grant and the lesson was very personal,informative and educational.
Looking forward to the next lesson with him."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Linda is great. I left with a big smile on my face!"
Nan
Took Mandolin lessons from Linda L.
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"Great first lesson! Alex is a thoughtful and experienced mandolin player."
Leah
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
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"very impressed with Will. I'm a bit older than most students and may not have the dexterity in my fingers so Will was very understanding and helpful. I must admit that it's all a bit overwhelming but I will practice and hopefully get to a place I want to be. By the way, I'm only giving 4 stars but assume Will will get to 5 stars within the next couple of weeks. I never give 5 stars on day one."
Jeff
Took Mandolin lessons from Will R.
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"I have been taking guitar and mandolin lessons from Victor for around two years. I had originally started on guitar and eventually became interested in learning mandolin. He has been nothing short of accommodating both in my schedule and musically. Highly Recommended."
Hailey
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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"David is a mandolin/musical magician. Anyone would be very to lucky to have him as their teacher."
Rachel
Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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"JT makes learning fun and is very knowledgeable in many areas of music!"
Lisa
Took Mandolin lessons from Jonathan T.
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