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Stephen K.

11 Reviews
Mahwah, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Stephen K.

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Throughout my teaching career, I have crafted a strategic approach to giving my students an open, creative learning environment to help them progress rapidly without stress. My students receive thoughtful one-on-one lessons to cater to their individual goals and needs. I strive to see my students succeed and love when they see the progress they are making.

About Stephen

Steve Krause is an American guitarist, producer and sought after music teacher with over ten years of experience in the music industry. Steve has been an avid guitar player for over ten years and has been teaching people of all ages, backgrounds and levels for the last six years. His experience with

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Glenn
From our first lesson I knew Steve was the real deal. His patience and approach was what I needed. I'm 61 years old and never had any music lessons before. So glad to have found him.
Eva
Really personable and patient
Kevin
I've had a lot of difficulty learning the guitar. Stephen was very attentive and patient. He can easily change his strategy if a certain way of teaching does not work with me.
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David S.

14 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BM -- Jazz Performance from The Ohio State University
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David S.

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My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- notice i say theory, not rules. learning music theory is not about learning rigid rules that will stifle your creativity. when you learn theory, you learn to identify patterns and give them names so you can remember and reuse them. the more you know your theory, the more ways you know to express your ideas
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally. and really, why would you not want to be the best you can be?

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I have been playing music almost my entire life. I first started on trombone in 4th grade then switched to guitar in 6th. I picked up the electric bass in my later teenage years and learned the upright bass (both jazz and classical) in college. My students get the benefit of my education, as well

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Sean I.
David is very thorough and professional. He insists on building a strong technical foundation--getting the fundamentals right before moving you forward.
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Greyson
5 lessons in and David has gotten me to break through some of my bad techniques and has also given me completely different ways to think about my instrument. We're just getting started and I couldn't be more excited to see where this journey is going to take my skills.
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Juan C.

12 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Advanced
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Juan C.

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Years of experience as a live musician and teacher. I focus on bringing out your personal voice and to acquire the necessary technique to achieve your musical goals.

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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John L.

16 Reviews
Hastings on Hudson, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks french, spanish, French
  • Awarded Most Valuable Soloist from Berkely Jazz Fest 1995
  • Teaching since 2003
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John L.

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I tried to teach guitar in the same manner in which I teach every instrument. First I teach students the rudiments of the instrument. Also I teach them how to read and a bit of music theory. From that point I like to follow the students lead. They bring in songs that they would like to learn, or possibly how to play lead guitar, or how to finger pick. At every point I try to point out general aspects of music that need to be learned from the material that they choose.

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
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Juan G.

6 Reviews
Paramus, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish, English, English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Juan G.

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Lessons include Technique, Repertoire, Chords, Theory, Improvisation, Finger picking, Scales. (Different music books are used depending on the students age and his level of knowledge).

The lessons are always adapted to every student making the learning process fun and efficient at the same time.

About Juan

Hello there, I'm Juan I. Garcia and I'm a professional musician with a Bachelors degree in Jazz Performance from New Jersey City University (I speak both Spanish and English fluently). Currently working as the lead Guitarist in different bands in NYC and NJ. I have been an instructor for more tha

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Lane A.
Great instructor. My 7 yr. old and his friend take an hr lesson every week. They cant believe how fast it goes by. Its only been 4 lessons so far but they love it and my son now picks up the guitar to practice on his own. Anyone w a 7 yr. old knows that's not normal.
Jamie M.
Juan is a gifted guitarist, extremely knowledgeable in music theory, and a great communicator. I have worked with Juan on many occasions and found him to be extremely professional, patient and fun to be around.

I would highly recommend taking lessons with Juan, it will be a productive and highly enjoyable experience - you will not regret it!
Kim D.
Great teacher!

My 10yr old recently started taking lessons with Juan, and we couldnt be more pleased.
Juan is patient, professional, reliable and easy to work with.
We had a bumpy road finding a good/reliable teacher for my son.
Im glad we gave Juan a try!
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Kathryn Z.

47 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian, French, German, English
  • Master of Music in Voice from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kathryn Z.

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Rhythm guitar, picking patterns and reading notes on the guitar are all taught.

About Kathryn

Kathy believes that variety is the spice of not only life, but also music. Raised singing folk music with a musical family (think accordions, guitars and lots of vocal harmonies), she learned guitar and piano at an early age, but began singing even earlier. Her quest to give the world the best

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Claire Mork
Kathryn is so kind, encouraging and knowledgeable. She is great at working at whatever level you’re at. I’m excited to continue working with her!
Akira I.
I have been having such a great time working with Kathy! She is very knowledgeable and is receptive to my specific goals with singing. Thanks Kathy!
Heather ..
Kathryn has been teaching my 13 year old both voice and guitar. My daughter is just starting out in both and is learning a lot. Kathryn is friendly and has been so great at working with us when my daughter was sick or when we're needing to reschedule. She's been having lessons for a little over a month and her experience has been great. We're looking forward to continuing lessons.

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Mahwah is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $70 and $70 per hour.
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"Ahmad is incredibly skilled not only as a musician, but as a teacher. My 10yo son started studying electric guitar with him as a complete beginner, and his progress within a couple months has been amazing. I appreciate Ahmad's thorough approach which ensures that my son is learning all the different skills needed to become a competent guitarist, including reading tablature as well as traditional notation on the staff. At the same time he makes sure to teach power chords from the get-go that allow my son to play rock songs which inspire him and give him an immediate feel for what it is like to really play the instrument.

Equally important, Ahmad is a kind and patient teacher who is excellent at working with kids, doesn't speak down to them, and has the gift of being able to relate to them where they are.
My son comes away from every lesson excited and inspired.

I'm a professional musician and teacher myself, and know how difficult it is to find a truly competent, dedicated, and inspiring teacher, especially for children. I am thrilled that we discovered Ahmad - he is a true gem."
Mona
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Great attitude every time you came in to practice. You can tell he has a passion for what he does and that he wants you to learn and understand guitar. It was an incredible experience getting to work with him. I still have every song and music theory paper he gave me, and I still study them. All in all he is a great teacher."
Bradyn
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Indigo has a teaching style like no other I have encountered. For a while I've felt stuck & at a plateau with my playing until I started lessons with her. She works to connect your ear & body equally to the guitar, with a goal to be able to express yourself with the instrument as if it were a part of you. The lessons have been truly refreshing, and the work she assigns is stuff I could continue to learn more from for years. I am very excited to see where studying with this teacher will take me in the long run."
natasha
Took Guitar lessons from Indigo S.
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Mark is a great teacher he has given me a great base to build from, Even though I have never read music his ability to add that into our lessons has helped greatly in understanding what I am learning. Mark is talented and easy to follow in his teaching. He tailors the lessons to your abilities while moving along quickly. Best of all he takes the time to review your progress and answer all your questions. Could not be happier with him as my teacher."
Norman
Took Guitar lessons from Mark W.
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"Shon has a way to make the guitar very easy to understand, and his enthusiasm for music and teaching others how to play makes it even more fun to practice because I can't wait to learn the next new step."
Jeff
Took Guitar lessons from Shon M.
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"Donnie is so patient. I have a daughter who is gifted in music and one who is just learning and he is able to teach them both. I'm very impressed"
ASHLEY
Took Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Great lessons! Extremely Patient. Teaches the songs I want to play, and uses them to teach the bigger picture. Great all around experience."
Paul
Took Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Andrea is a very professional teacher and an excellent musician. I am a beginner and love rock music. I just started talking lessons with him and loved his approach and teaching method. His teaching material is appropriate to my level. I am finally learning how to play all rock songs I have always wanted to play! I feel my skills on the guitar are improved so much only in 3 week. I definitely recommend him."
Alvaro
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Albino was very patient and encouraging!"
Hilary
Took Guitar lessons from Albino M.
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Ben was able to evaluate my skill level and plan the lesson accordingly. He is very patient and makes sure that you know exactly what to do. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
Mike"
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