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Gio A.

23 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gio A.

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I have been playing guitar for over 20 years and teaching for about eight. I studied classical and jazz guitar at the University of Central Florida, but I've been playing blues and rock guitar for almost 15 years now.

I am happy to teach the basics of blues guitar to the beginner or intermediate player - chord progressions and harmonic theory that underscores blues music, pentatonic and other appropriate scales and modes, rhythm and syncopation, and perhaps most importantly - how to improvise on the guitar.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Ian L.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Swedish, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Ian L.

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HI guys! I'm Ian, and I would love to play music with you. I've been playing guitar since I was 10 and began giving lessons at my local guitar shop when I was 15. I love to help people deepen their understanding of and physical ability with music. Teaching is an important part of my musical life, and I learn as much from it as any of my students do. We will get to work quickly, starting by identifying your goals and fashioning a practice routine that is both appropriately challenging and suited to your life. My strength as a teacher comes from thousands of hours of professional experience. My teaching style - excited, engaged, encouraging and patient. Choose me if you're interested in any of the following: popular music of the last 70 years (all of it!); classical music; jazz & American songbook; music theory; ear training; playing with other people; recording music; writing music; singing; and the list goes on. Please let me know if you have any questions!
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About Ian

HI guys! I'm Ian, and I would love to play music with you. I've been playing guitar since I was 10 and began giving lessons at my local guitar shop when I was 15. I love to help people deepen their understanding of and physical ability with music. Teaching is an important part of my musical life, a

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Lasse
I love taking lessons with Ian - He knows how to challenge me, and how to explain things in a way I can understand
Benjamin Grubin
Ian is an incredible music teacher. He has that rare combination of TOTAL mastery over all things technique and theory along with the ability to share the information in an understandable, fun and engaging way. I've been a professional musician for over 15 years and since working with Ian i've been hitting new levels of achievement. If you're looking for a teacher, it doesn't get any better.

ALFIA V.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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ALFIA V.

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Some recent student accomplishments include: *Leading roles in musicals and operas *International concert tours *Acceptance to multiple NYC performing arts high schools *Multiple scholarship offers from universities to study music *Acceptance to pre-professional training programs such as Paper Mill

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Steven S.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $33
  • Bachelor of Music from California State University, Northridge
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1981
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Steven S.

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Guitar lessons are fun for all ages, styles and levels. I'd love to help you learn to play the songs that YOU love on the guitar! Beginners are encouraged to apply. You'll have fun while reaching your musical goals. In addition to learning great songs, you'll learn improvisation and applied music theory. Also, I'll enjoy assisting the you in creating a practice regimen that fits in your time schedule.

About Steven

Steven graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge and obtained his teaching credential from Cal Lutheran University. While at C.S.U.N., Steven was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, St

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Thomas S.
Fun experience.
Fredrick B.
Steve is an exellent instructor. Easy going and brings a beginner like me to ease and motivated. Look forward to my next class!
Linda
Wow! My son had absolutely NO prior experience and after just 4 lesson's he was rocking it and even reading music! Steven is absolutely wonderful with teens. My son looked forward to every lesson. Best teacher ever!!!!!
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Brian C.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music from New York University
  • Teaches students 8 to 65
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Brian C.

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We learn the minor and major pentatonic & blues scales in all postions on the guitar and in all keys. We also learn note for note solos by the blues masters. B.B. King, Buddy Guy,Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, etc. We discuss how to use this knowledge in your own solos.

About Brian

I graduated Cum Laude from New York University, where I received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance. I have performed all styles of music on club dates, college shows, concerts, and recording dates. I have also released a full length commercial recording of my original pop/rock musi

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Serena
My teenage son is enjoying his lessons. Brian is a very knowledgeable teacher and obviously wants his students to enjoy playing (chooses songs that interest them). He also gives a good amount of material for my son to learn throughout the week. Fun to hear him practicing!
Samuel
Brian is a wonderful teacher, our son has been learning and enjoying the classes. Would definitely recommend Brian.
Jina
I learned a lot in my first lesson with Brian. He clearly knows the guitar inside and out. The pace was on the faster side, but he answered all my questions about technique and theory. Beyond what I wanted to focus on (technique), he's laying a solid foundation for theory so that I don't have go rely on the capo or online tabs as much. He also gave me useful scale exercises to build up finger independence and articulation. So far so good.
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Kenton M.

12 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kenton M.

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Over fifteen years experience. If you wish to learn a specific song just let me know and we will learn it either during the current lesson or the next. Other than that we will learn standard tunes. You can choose to learn by ear, notation, tab, or some combination of these. Blues is a universal music and fun to learn.

About Kenton

I have been teaching for over fifteen years. I play various styles including jazz, rock, blues, classical, country, and bluegrass. Instruments I teach include guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. I also teach the Q Chord. I have performed in many different bands including rock, top forty

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Joyce B.
I'm very happy with the communication and technics I have from Kenton. He makes me feel supported in my progress.
Joseph J.
very good dulcimer instructor, especially for a beginner
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Average Cost of Blues Guitar Lessons in Ridgewood, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute blues guitar lessons in Ridgewood is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"Ahmad is awesome. Super knowledgeable, flexible and professional with scheduling, and a bad ass guitar player. If you're looking to take your playing to the next level give him a call!"
Joey
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Jon immediately saw my playing ability and provided written lesson plans, and explained/described what benefits deeper music notation and music reading would do for me. Jon is very straight foward no nonsense instructor, A+..."
Willabe
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"I've been taking guitar lessons with Kimberly since the beginning of 2011. At the time I'd had several years of lessons using a traditional method on acoustic guitar and was looking for a teacher who could help me focus on electric blues rock and move me beyond my intermediate skill level.

Kimberly has a real focus on and talent for teaching. My lessons are tailored to meet my interests. A large part of the lesson is devoted to learning her method for blues soloing--at least 5 approaches to improvisation and comping. After several years, I've come to see how these approaches interweave, complement each other and have become an intuitive part of my musical vocabulary.

Also, because I expressed an interest, part of the lesson involves sight reading, learning blues and jazz theory, developing rhythmic playing sense, and learning a few favorite solos. Kimberly has an amazing ability to tab out and teach any song you give her. Which leads to the best part--after 6 months I was invited to play with one of her ensemble classes. While I was absolutely petrified with fear at the beginning, this has turned into one of the highlights of my week every week. It is just downright fun! It's a safe and forgiving environment where you can make mistakes and learn, or try things out that might flop, or turn into something cool. Every teacher and guitar magazine article all point to the need to play with other musicians to develop your skills and this is where Kimberly Allison really delivers. I feel that I could now sit in with other musicians and contribute.

I give my highest recommendation for taking lessons with Kimberly."
Peter
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Kimberly A.
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"Ahmad has opened up the world of music to me. Before I started taking lessons with Ahmad, music was simply something I enjoyed listening to, but was a bit of an abstraction. I had always wanted to learn an instrument, specifically the guitar, but had suffered an injury to my finger when I was a teenager and thought there was little point in trying with a significant handicap. Now at middle age I decided to try anyway.

For two years I've been taking lessons with Ahmad every week or two and have found a lifelong hobby. Ahmad has been patient and understanding to my level of ability and has guided me to not only improve dramatically my level of playing, but also has taught me the basic fundamentals of music which makes me appreciate listening to and playing music more than I ever had. Ahmad is a gifted teacher who can quickly uncover and fix fundamental problems with technique and builds lesson plans to teach one how to play the guitar as a musical instrument.

I am so happy I found Ahmad. He has given me a lifelong passion to improve my playing and a deeper understanding of the music I've loved my entire life. If you've ever thought about learning the guitar, do yourself a favor and see Ahmad now."
Mike
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"It is fun to learn basics with Richard. Looking forward to the next lesson."
Mac
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"I started taking lessons with Ahmad a couple of months ago and would recommend him for anyone who wants to learn guitar"
Jared
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I cannot say enough about Ahmad! Ahmad provides an incredible opportunity for kids to learn about music from a phenomenally talented musician, how to create their own band, how to record, and most importantly how to have a blast while doing it!"
Ellen
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Great guy to work with. If you have been playing for a while and the playing is getting no where. See Ahmad! He has tips that will make you a better player."
Norman
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"To be honest, I wouldn't know exactly where to begin to write this review so I am going to just speak from the heart - and a little bit of experience. I started with Christian about a month ago. I held off leaving a review because a good teacher of anything shows they are good by also showing how they build off what what they are teaching and how the student reacts to what he/she is being taught.

I can honestly say that Christian has exceeded my expectations, but it might be for the non-musical aspect that he has. As far as ability goes, just watch his videos and you will see he knows much more than necessary to teach anyone else how to play. However, what makes Christian so great at teaching is that he doesn't translate that ability into unreasonable expectations for his students. He realizes the personal nature of music and will help the student achieve their own personal goals and even more, if the student wishes to do so and puts in the practice and effort of learning.

He has been very good at building on what he has previously taught. Christian has also given much attention to where I seem to connect with music, which is personal only to me. I don't connect to music the same as he does. He knows that and makes an effort to see music from the way I am seeing it, at least he does that during our time in the studio together. This helps each student be the best that THEY can be. This is what a good teacher does. A great teacher also, with time, slowly makes himself obsolete. He teaches the student to figure out how to teach themselves. Christian does this as well. It is not his intention to lose students. But he absolutely wants me to see WHY I am doing what I am doing so I can apply that theory to other aspects of the guitar ON MY OWN.

So, I am not saying he is the best teacher out there. "Best" is a funny word anyway. What I am saying is: Christian will help you be as good as you can possibly be within the realm that you want to be in, as long as you want to actually learn the instrument fully by putting in the work -- work is always necessary.

So I should also mention that I am a song writer and a piano player, and have been for over 20 years. That is why I can say I am speaking from experience. I have had instructors before. I know what it is like and I know what to look for. You can't go wrong with Christian, if you are really looking to learn how to play the guitar and get the most out of your dedication to the instrument."
Arty
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Christian L.
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"Amazing teacher.. super patient and happy person"
Davide
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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