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David S.

12 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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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 -- if you know your theory, you know the best way to express your idea without having to think about it
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

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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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.
Kailie
David was/is a great guitar teacher ! I came to him with some knowledge on how to strum but he completely transformed my technique... making it easier & better to play! I’m looking forward to continuing my lessons with him & improving my guitar skill!! I Highly recommend David !
Jay
Very grateful to have found David on this site and add to the chorus of great reviews. I have entered the world of music through the bass guitar with David's instruction and am already hooked. Bass is a fascinating (and challenging) instrument so I appreciate working with a professional who caters to beginners. I am looking forward to exploring more about music with each lesson and gaining more confidence playing this instrument. Thanks David!
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Juan C.

10 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Awarded Composition Contest Award from Miami Dade College
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Juan C.

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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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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.
Dawn G.
Juan is wonderful and very knowledgeable in music. He is very patient and makes you feel comfortable. I leave a lesson feeling like I am accomplished and relaxed. It nice to see progress in such a little time. I go home with enthusiasm to learn more and want practice to do so.
Chrystine R.
With a patient and intuitive approach, Juan tailors each lesson to fit not only the student’s skill level, but also desire for depth of understanding. When I first began taking lessons, I was only able to plunk a few chords and play along with a few basic songs. However, over the course of a year and a half with Juan, I gained a foundational knowledge of the classical guitar, as well as the confidence to site read and play a range of other styles of guitar music. He seamlessly integrated music theory concepts into song studies, helping me learn major/minor scales and chord shapes, and then apply this knowledge to better understand song structures and composition. It has been such a great experience learning from Juan, especially because he is both an exemplary teacher and guitar player!
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Dan B.

14 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Awarded 2nd prize in composition, honorable mention in songwriting contest from 1. Rubin Academy Jerusalem, 2. The Billboard international contest
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Dan B.

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From note reading through writing a symphonic score or a movie soundtrack.

About Dan

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing mu

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Mark D.
Excellent teacher
Courtland A.
Dan was an awesome instructor - even after our first lesson I came away with a ton of actionable ways to practice and improve my playing.
Jack B.
I started my mission to learn how to play piano with zero prior knowledge or experience with Dan and I could not be more happy with my results thus far. Dan is an expert piano player there is no question about that. But more impressive is his ability to teach, having no prior exposure to piano lessons Dan was extremely helpful in introducing me to new topics and ideas that have helped me to improve as a piano player. He works based off of your own goals and is dedicated to teaching what you want to learn as well as what is necessary to learn in order to meet your goals. He is very flexible in scheduling lessons which is huge for me having a job who's schedule changes regularly. I will continue to take lessons from Dan in the future and highly recommend from my experience for anyone just getting into piano although I know he works with much more talented and experienced students as well.
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Joshua F.

54 Reviews
Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Joshua F.

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I've written a textbook on the subject, in fact.

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on mu

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AARUSH
Excellent coach. Trained well. My son learn a lot from class and has been using his new moves at home. He loved the chess.
Marisha K.
My son is learning piano and chess with josh. We live in Brooklyn and he’s coming from nj. He’s always on time (even in a thunderstorm)!!! He’s patient but firm with my 5 year old son who’s extremely fidgety and at times absent minded! He’s a very by the book kind of guy and ensures that my son understands the foundation before moving ahead!
George
Joshua is great my 6 years old seems very interested to continue learning
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Granville M.

11 Reviews
Mount Vernon, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music
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Granville M.

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Students can learn how to recognize notes, their names, their values, rhythms, various clefs, cadences, chord progressions and their use in intros, outros, turnarounds, etc. And so much more!!

Most work would be on piano but would include rhythm instruments to convey ideas.

About Granville

I operate in the music arena as a touring musician; a Music Director for musicals, jazz ensembles and choirs; a composer & songwriter; a band teacher at my local elementary school, a private instructor and a producer with a degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee College of Mu

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Elisha
He makes the lessons understandable.
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B. Jones
Although I can only compare Granville to one other teacher as a beginner. I can say that he keeps me very engaged. I'm excited to go to class and he always takes time to explain things in a way that feels personalized to me.
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Joel N.

Westwood, NJ
Starting at $54
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Westminster Choir College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joel N.

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Over my years as both a student and teacher in the music industry, I am a firm believer that Music Theory is fundamental to the ultimate understanding and appreciation of music that we hear. Music Theory can also tend to be a difficult subject for many students, so I am here to share my experience and expertise with Music Theory of all levels. I took the AP Music Theory exam in high school and know what is expected. I have also tutored countless students in both high school and college programs in their studies of Music Theory.

As for resources, I use Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory for beginner students, as well as occasional excerpts for real repertoire to analyze and apply what is learned in the lesson. Online resources are also utilized. For students taking AP Music Theory, I use the Barron's AP Music Theory guide, as well as a number of online resources.

About Joel

Joel is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, having received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. In addition to his intensive studies in teaching music of all areas––general, choral, & instrumental––and all levels, Joel completed a minor in Piano Pedagogy as well. He

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"Marcelo is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. I `ve been taking theory classes with him and it is great. He has a very good methodology and will make everything very clear."
Jason MIller
Took Music Theory lessons from Marcelo M.
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"She was suuuuuper nice and she knew how to explain herself really well"
Daniel
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"Adam is a storehouse of musical knowledge! Very highly recommended if you need a grasp of music theory or need to build a solid foundation for your skills. This teacher is able to transmit a lot of information in a short amount of time, and create a way for you to practice and internalize it, so check him out!"
Anna
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"The first lesson was extraordinary the teacher is very good"
Annmarie
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul B.
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"I play in a rock band that wanted to add some Sinatra type jazz songs to our repertoire. I was tasked to play bass with which I had very little experience. I decided to take some lessons with Gary to learn a little jazz theory and technique. He was a wonderful teacher. He focused in on exactly what I needed quickly and pointed me toward resources that I could use to improve. Despite my limited abilities, Gary was always patient and displayed good humor. When I needed him to write a bass line for me quickly so that I could take it on vacation, he made the time to make sure that I had what I needed. I enjoyed our lessons and recommend him highly. Gary is a teacher who truly cares about his students."
Steven
Took Music Theory lessons from Gary R.
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"Jon knew right away what I needed... Jon drew out cords and progression for me to study. He also advised me how to prolong my sequences and progressions. Fun learning environment..."
Willabe
Took Music Theory lessons from Jon A.
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"As a preface, I am a beginner-intermediate music producer, so very much of what I make is still rather amateur. I have spent tens of hours watching different YouTube videos and reading blogs about music production trying to learn how to get better. If I had to put a time frame, I'd say I've been producing as a hobby for about 4 years now.

Anyway, I had a 1-hour lesson with Mark and I feel like I learned more about mixing in that 1-hour than I have in the months watching YouTube videos. Mark is super knowledgeable about music production and its techniques and he had answers to all of my questions. If you're on the fence about booking, I would highly suggest booking with Mark as he is professional, knowledgable, and easy to understand as he breaks down his methods in a beginner-friendly manner - things some other producer mentors struggle with I feel.

I would definitely book again with Mark in the future. If you want to level up your production, Mark is your best bet."
Isaiah
Took Music Theory lessons from Mark S.
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"I've been taking lessons with David for more than 2 years, he's amazing... he's very knowledgeable, patient, knows how to explain difficult concepts and can adapt to a broad range of topics, covering different areas that I'm interested on, including music theory, songwriting, guitar and bass, and music production.

David is both a professional musician and an experienced instructor, and you can tell the difference that makes in every class.

We started with at-home classes, but switched to online during the pandemic and that's working pretty good for me to.

I'd recommend David to anyone looking to learn a new instrument, get better at it or expand their music knowledge in general."
Mariano
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"Kevin is very good he explains what he wants from my granddaughter and she is very comfortable with him. He has patients with her and works very well
She is learning a lot and really enjoys and looks forward to her lessons."
Cierra
Took Music Theory lessons from Kevin M.
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"Eric is an awesome teacher! Hes helping me get ready for my NYU audition for a masters program and so far he was able to teach me things I struggled learning dor the longest time. Definitely would recommend him!"
Aaron
Took Music Theory lessons from Eric J.
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