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James R.

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North Brunswick, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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James R.

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Please Read : OVERVIEW just below this, Thank you.

The Best way to achieve being a Great Guitar Player is buy Studying Music Theory, Learning Proper Technique and form on the Guitar. Anyone can just learn Chords or Songs buy just Practicing, even though you may be wrong and not know why. But to be Trained and develop the Correct way is 100% Faster, and help to eliminate any obstacles that you would encounter otherwise. You also would have a complete understanding of what you're doing, How it all works, and why.

About James

PLEASE READ : Thank you. I'm a trained Musician (Private Lessons) and have been Studying & Teaching for over 37 years. I've taught, Recorded & Played everywhere from small to Large venues from NJ, NY to CA and back. So you don"t just get the Lesson, You also get all that culture and experience a

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James is a great instructor! Makes music theory easy to understand.
James
Jimmy is a great teacher. Extremely knowledgeable. He has developed an approach to teaching that has me confident that in time I will be able to play the way I have always wanted to , with a complete understanding of what I am doing. I highly recommend taking lessons with Jimmy.
Walt
Very flexible, interesting & engaging
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Tony C.

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Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.S. in Contemporary Music Studies - Jazz Guitar from State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Teaching since 2010
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Tony C.

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Hi!

I’ve been playing guitar for 10 years, starting from a shredhead, evolving to a jazzboy, and ending up as a who knows what. I got my BS in Contemporary Music Studies at SUNY New Paltz studying with Mark Dziuba, one of the baddest dudes around.

I’ve played in bands ranging from funk, straight-ahead and gypsy jazz to indie and surf rock. When it comes to music my mind is totally open; If you’re interested in it, I am interested.

About Tony

Hi! I'm Tony. I am a guitarist and teacher with 10+ years of experience performing in jazz, rock, and funk groups, producing electronic music, and teaching. My goal as a teacher is to create a relaxing and fun environment where we can unlock the latent musical ability that we all have. I focus j

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Patient and funny-great teacher!
Joe M
Working from home for the past 8 months has made me stir-crazy. I decided I needed a hobby. I had an old acoustic guitar that was gathering dust. I had tried to learn to play on my own years ago by reading a book, but gave up quickly. It didnt take long to realize that playing the guitar requires hand manipulations that are at times completely foreign to the human body. Tony pretty much showed me that I was taking the wrong approach from the start. What I appreciated the most is that Tony was able to guide me to getting to a point in just a couple of sessions where I could actually play something recognizable. Tony is a nice guy, very knowledgeable, respectful, and PATIENT (thank god).
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Marcela C.

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Cliffside Park, NJ
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Associates Degree in Guitar Performance from Los Angeles College of Music
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Marcela C.

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Experienced teacher of 10 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate guitar student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Marcela

Hi, I'm Marcela! I would love to be your music instructor. I am a professional guitarist and teacher, with experience of teaching students of all ages, privately and in groups for over 10 years. I teach Guitar, Bass and Ukulele. I structure my lessons specifically around what you would like to

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Natalia
Marcela is an incredible teacher! She is really great at teaching the basics while working you up to playing styles of music that interest you. I'm really excited for our next lesson!

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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

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  • Speaks Serbo-Croatian, English, Spanish
  • Awarded Best Female Guitarist from Rock City Awards
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

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Having taught Guitar for over 20 years, I can help improve your technique while also assisting with any pieces you are preparing to record or for live performance.

About Marija (pronounced, "Maria")

Greetings from Marija (pronounced, "Maria")! Anyone who is curious about playing music or has a passion for it can learn. Whether you are an adult who is brand new at it (and you are NEVER "too old to start"), have been away from playing for a while & would like to get back into it, a performer

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Tina D.
She is soooo GREAT!!

She makes me feel so comfortable, and is a great teacher!
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David R.

17 Reviews
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  • Bachelor's Degree / Bachelor of Music - Conservatory of Music - Concentration: Studio Composition from State University of New York College at Purchase
  • Awarded Most Improved Studio Composition Student, Purchase College April 1997, from Purchase College
  • Teaching since 1999
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David R.

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The first thing I do when I meet a student is to interview the student and find out why they want to learn how to play the guitar and what are some of their goals. Then I find out what style of music they would like to learn. I have the student come up with ten songs they would like to learn. I take this information and structure future guitar lessons around the essential elements of these songs. I design each lesson to teach the specific skills required to learn those songs. I create an organized binder guitar workbook and having a teaching degree I create all of the lessons to meet each students individual needs that include lessons on theory, technique, chords, rhythm, scales, arpeggios, songs, song form, and exercises etc. I use a color coded method to teach scales, chords and theory that I created that help students not only understand scales but also they are able to see visually where chords come from. I break down each song into easy digestible parts so students can learn a ...

About David

Hi my name is David and I love and enjoy teaching guitar lessons to students of all ages and I come to your home for lessons. My goal in life is to enrich people's lives with music. The first thing I do is interview the student and find out why they want to play the guitar and what are some of thei

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Karen C.
I only have high accolades for David. I've learned more from David in the mere 5 lessons then I learned in a years worth of lessons in the past. His method of teaching is perfect with the right amount of homework. He customizes the lesson for the type of music I ultimately want to play with a good balance of theory and practical lessons to get me there. Bravo!!!
Ela
Lessons with David were very inspiring and so much fun. They were well planned, organized and productive. David also was very flexible and accommodating with scheduling the lessons.
James
My son had a great first lesson and knows what to do for practice this week and is excited to continue learning with his next lesson

Chris S.

25 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 10 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Chris S.

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If upi are interested in rock, heavy metal, or alternative music, then my electric guitar lessons are a great fit for you!

material is given weekly and is graded from beginner to advanced. the material you are given is required for you to study, however, you may explore other material at home and ask questions at your lessons.

About Chris

Hi there! My name is Chris and I've been playing music my entire life and I believe that with the right attitude and environment anyone can achieve musical greatness! I was born into a musical family and have studied classical piano since I was 4 years old! I am very well versed in music theory

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Laura Leyden
Chris is awesome. So unbelievably talented. He is encouraging and patient and is the perfect teacher for this mom of 2 college boys. Borrowed my youngest son's first acoustic guitar and am slowly learning and loving it. Sore fingertips and all.
Jenna
Chris was very prompt, polite, and enthusiastic!
Gary G.
Truly alot better than previous instructors trying to rush through time instructing you on sounds then the basic theory of music. Chris made it simple enough, even for a sixty year old adult to understand. Day one of my first class. Thank you.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Jersey City, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Jersey City is $63. 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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"Highly recommended.My son has so much progress with him"
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"The first lesson was very good and we're off to a good start!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Benjamin M.
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"Alex is a wonderful teacher. Our son Kai is a pretty non-traditional student- he was really interested in jingles and commercial music. Some teachers would have gone the traditional route but Alex really listened to Kai and customized a lesson plan that made it fun and interesting for him incorporating the types of music he liked no matter how left field. Kept his interest so it was fun not work and he really developed his skills and appreciation for making music."
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Took Guitar lessons from Alex B.
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Really making progress and enjoying Richard’s method of teaching."
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Took Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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Took Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"We just started with Kevin--my 9 yr old son is planning his career as a musician--and I am very impressed. He listened to what my son likes and noted his current ability and got him started with some simple chords and the first line of a familiar song. An excellent start for a beginning student!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Kevin J.
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"Easy to understand and learn as someone who never touched a guitar before!"
Eliana
Took Guitar lessons from Rob S.
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"Enjoying my lessons. John understands my questions and answers them thoroughly. Has many materials at hand for the student."
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Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Awesome teach, more importantly very motivating!"
Ben
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Joe taught my 13 year old son.

On the lesson side, he brought a great mix of fundamentals (scales, etc.) and keeping my son really engaged by also teaching him tunes he wanted to learn.

On the logistics side, he was equally perfect: great communicator, never late, personable.

A nice guy, great player/teacher, and professional: I can't recommend him highly enough."
Matt
Took Guitar lessons from Joe Danny O.
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Guitar Lessons in Jersey City

It's great to learn guitar by taking lessons, but for the best results, you should also see musicians play live. Fortunately, there are many fantastic venues for you to see live music in Jersey City! It's a fun way to spend some time, and a fantastic way to enhance your guitar lessons in Jersey City!

1) Groove on Grove This square, right on Grove Street and Christopher Columbus Dr., is a frequent host to a wide variety of FREE musical events. You can see all kinds of music - jazz, rock, hip hop, and even classical. There are also plenty of food trucks and other vendors which make Groove on Grove a fantastic way to spend the afternoon with friends or family. (http://www.jcdowntown.org/events/groove-on-grove)

2) The Dopeness Recently purchased and revamped by new owners, this bar/restaurant/venue combo is a great place to hang out, drink, eat and see a show. It's not a huge venue, so you have the benefit of seeing musicians play up close, and even the possibility of hanging out with them after the show. Not only is this a fun, laid back way to spend an evening, it's also a great way to make the most of your guitar lessons in Jersey City. (http://www.thedopenessjerseycity.com/)

3) Hoboken Arts and Music Festival Just a short trip away in Hoboken, there is a great music and arts festival that runs all summer. On Thursday nights in the summer, you can find free outdoor concerts at the Amphitheater in Sinatra Park. There'll be several bands playing all summer.

4) Village Vanguard Looking to make a long night of your musical quest? Head into Manhattan, and check out the famous Village Vanguard. Located in a basement, this cozy venue is as classy as it is intimate, and hosts some of the best-known jazz musicians of our time. The best acts sell out early, so RSVP on their website ahead of time! (http://www.villagevanguard.com/)

5) O'Leary's Publik House O'Leary's is well known for its great burgers, fries, onion rings and fun music. Most of the bands cover alternative rock, though there are also other musical events, like Irish bagpipe bands!

6) Northern Soul Also located in nearby Hoboken, Northern Soul is a great bar to see live music. The vibe is laid back, and the music is mostly fun, local rock bands or DJs. They even host an open mic night if you're feeling brave enough to share your own guitar skills! In addition to the bands, they also have dart boards, pool tables and pinball machines. (http://www.northernsoulbar.com/)

7) Metropolis Music Located right in Jersey City, this great store sells all the guitar gear you could need, including the guitar. They've also got amps, sheet music and some excellent knowledge. Supplement your guitar lessons in Jersey City with a visit here anytime you need anything, even if you need repairs to your equipment.

Remember, it takes more than practicing to learn the guitar! Enjoy the many music venues and resources in and near Jersey City!

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