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David S.

12 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • 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 -- 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
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Awarded Composition Contest Award from Miami Dade College
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Juan C.

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I cover contemporary styles from blues, jazz to heavy metal. Beginner to advanced techniques.

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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John A.

3 Reviews
Suffern, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Education from Nyack College
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John A.

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Classic Rock 1950’s to Beatles, Stones , Cream, Blues-You will learn excellent technique to sound like a professional!

About John

I consider myself to be friendly, outgoing and serious but with a sense of humor. I genuinely love music and I am an artist who enjoys teaching and wish to impart my love for the great masters to my students. I pay attention to details like phrasing, expression and overall musicianship. I am a re

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Isabella
Mr. Aragon has continually shown me his love for music through his teaching. As an instructor, he paid close attention to my technique when playing the piano, guitar, or flute, and helped me improve it. Through the years, he has strongly influenced my love for music, and I continue to use what he has taught me when playing instruments and music outside the classroom. Overall, Mr. Aragon is a great, professional instructor who is passionate about teaching students music through music theory and his love of rock n roll and classical music.
Patricia T.
I went for my first lesson this morning & John was excellent! Very professional & informative. I look forward to more upcoming lessons in the following weeks!!!
Pauline
Mr.Aragon was my son’s grade school music teacher for 8 yrs. He is very patient and encouraging, and my son really enjoyed it when Mr.Aragon would teach the class music from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Now my son appreciates Motown, Michael Jackson, the Beatles, and Billy Joel as much as he does current alternative music, and he is 13!
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Charles C.

5 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, French
  • Masters Degree in Jazz Instrumental Performance from NYU
  • Awarded Oscar Peterson Jazz Scholarship from Concordia University
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Charles C.

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Electric Guitar lessons focused on learning songs, technique, musicality. All styles offered.

About Charles

Want to learn guitar, Jazz, folk, blues, rock, songwriting, music theory in a safe environment with a person you can trust? Compassionate, empathetic and patient, Charles teaches to students from all levels and all backgrounds! Based in New York City, he has taught guitar at New York University for

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Jimmy H.
Charles is the perfect teacher to learn guitar , very understanding and down to earth makes you feel comfortable in learning the guitar
annabelle J.
Charles has been my teacher for a few weeks now and I am so happy I found him on takelessons. He is an amazing guitar player but also an amazing teacher, he always comes prepared and the class is well organized. He is also open to hearing suggestions to learn your favorite songs. He is very encouraging which gives the motivation to keep going which is so important for a beginner. I am already seeing great progresses after only a few weeks, and I can't wait for more lessons this year. Highly recommend him if you are looking to get started with the guitar! You will really enjoy learning with him, he is also a very cool and fun guy so you can learn in a nice environment, whether it is in his studio at his place, at your place or online.
Gaurav Jung Pande
I learnt music theory and improvisation with Charles for 4 months in New York.

Charles is highly approachable and extremely knowledgeable. He walks the perfect line between making his students feel comfortable whilst also pushing them to become better in every single session.

I got a solid grasp of the basics of music theory and was able to fully improvise in different scales at the end of the course. The growth I had was tremendous - all thanks to Charles' guidance.

Charles will take the time to fully understand the needs, goals and struggles of his students. He will be there for them inside and outside of class time because he genuinely cares about music and his students becoming better.
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Ben R.

9 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Ben R.

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I have taught guitar since 2012 and have been playing since 2000. I am happy to take students at the beginner and intermediate levels. I believe strongly in integrating music theory and ultimately moving students toward musical self-suffiency, rather than focusing exclusively on learning particular pieces.

About Ben

Hi, I'm a lifelong musician and educator with 20+ years of experience writing, recording, performing and improvising across multiple instruments and genres. After years of teaching music on the side, I left my day job as a college history professor in 2018 to devote myself full time to building a co

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Peng D.
I'm a new learner in guitar, I barely read notes. Ben is very patient on me. The learning process is dense but smooth. Ben let me feel I can achieve my goal in near future. Thanks!
Sandra S.
Ben has character attributes one would like to find in a teacher, knowledge, patience and presence! Looking forward to our next lesson. Thanks Ben!
Aena
Fantastic, patient and kind ukelele instructor. I recommend Ben without reservation.
Thanks Ben!
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Daniel E.

37 Reviews
Bayonne, NJ
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel E.

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Before learning Classical and Jazz guitar in school, I was a full on Rocker!!! I played SRV/Hendrix style blues rock to what is now old school metal...Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, etc.
I loved early Prog Rock, pre-era of a million extra strings and down tuned everything. I still love to shred, so if you're still reading this, we may be a fit. Thanks!!!!

About Daniel

Teaching Background: * I have a record of success with students of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and goals * I teach using a variety of methods and styles, including my own authored books * I owned a music academy for 10 years where I trained others to be successful instructors * I have a v

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Teri C.
Great first lesson!
Kate
Great lesson! Daniel was patient, upbeat, and gave very understandable explanations. We covered quite a bit of ground at a pace that kept it all easy to handle. Now it's time to practice!
Diman T.
Studying with Daniel has been an incredible experience. He is very knowledgeable but also very flexible. Whatever aspect of your music adventure you are looking to improve, Daniel has a path for you to follow.

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The average cost of 60-minute electric guitar lessons in Ridgewood is $78. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Donnie is a great teacher. He has good patience. He also gives you material to work which helps to keep you on track."
Herb
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Matt is the best. He can play Rammstein which is a big plus with me."
Bill
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"I haven't had lessons in a long time. But I wanted to get back into them as I feel like I missed alot on my musical journey as a guitar player. Greg knew right away where to start to get me going on the right path. He explains things in a way that's easy to understand and I have alot of fun learning from him."
Matthew
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Greg really helped me get started with my love of the electric guitar. He introduced me to a lot of tools and ideas to help me continue on in my crazy busy life. Definitely recommend him for a student at any level."
Andrea
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Blake is a really great teacher. I've been taking weekly vocal/guitar lessons with him for about 4 months and have seen really impressive improvement. On guitar I've gone from playing basic acoustic chords to transcribing and playing electric solos. He's also been teaching me theory at a nice digestible rate which has helped a lot too. I would definitely recommend Blake for anyone who's serious about vocals or guitar. If you put in the time to practice he can definitely make you better!"
Chris
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Blake P.
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"Ben is a great teacher. He is always on time, very easy to comunicate with, and he gets along great with my son. He cares about my son’s progress and whether he enjoys his lessons. My son really likes him and is very excited about his lessons, and I can tell by the progress he has made."
Venelina
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Benjamin E.
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"wonderful teacher, what more can I say."
Tim Jenkins
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"My son took guitar and then bass lessons from Matt. Matt was thoughtful, patient, and ensured the lessons were tailored to my son's musical tastes. Through working with Matt, my son deepened his appreciation for music and learned how to perform at live events. He's awesome!"
Michelle
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"Matt is a great teacher he has helped me learn Enter sandman, wherever I may roam, and seek and destroy By Metallica. I have done lesions for 3 years now and never had a bad experience with him."
Lucas
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"Greg has been able to help me with all my questions about effects, amps and the terminology associated with their settings and what they actually do for any of my electric guitar setups !"
Michael
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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