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David S.

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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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Ryan H.

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New York, NY
Starting at $17
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Jazz Guitar from William Paterson University
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Ryan H.

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Teaching music is truly one of my passions. Each lesson is personalized towards the students goals, while simultaneously building a solid musical foundation. Music is a great medium for self-expression, and it is in my best interest to help my students achieve their fullest potential as a guitarist and musician.

About Ryan

I began my musical training in Huntington Beach, California, guided by esteemed blues musician Walter Trout. Upon moving to New Jersey in 2010, I was gradually exposed to the New York metropolitan area jazz scene, becoming enamored with it. This passion led me to the New Jersey Performing Arts Cente

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Stacey
My 7 year old son has been taking online lessons with Ryan for over a year now. Ryan is absolutely the most patient and knowledgeable instructor we could have ever hoped for. He really gets his students and their needs. I wasn't sure how virtual lessons would go for my young son, but honestly it has been awesome! I can't say enough good things about Ryan and his teaching style!
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Joshua F.

54 Reviews
Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Joshua F.

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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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Billy N.

13 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Composers Residency from Yadoo
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Billy N.

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I'm a specialist in Brazilian Guitar and have played and used American Folk Styles to teach finger picking for many years. This includes Travis Picking, Blues and arrangement of all sorts of melodies for guitar. One of the first world musics I played was Irish music and I have a nice repertoire of these melodies to help the student learn how to play a linear melody. Reading is not necessary but I'm expert at getting people to read by using simple familiar music.

About Billy

Billy N. has played Jazz, Brazilian and Classical music in the NYC area for the last 20 years. He has actively taught both finger-style and pick guitar for the last 20 years. He was on staff at the American Institute of Guitar for 11 years. His book on Brazilian Guitar is published by Alfred Music a

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Rolf T.
So far great - just started
Kay D.
Billy is a patient instructor who is perfect for a beginner with some musical knowledge. I feel like we accomplished quite a bit in one lesson and I am looking forward to advancing under his guidance! #totallyworthit
Flaminia D.
I have been taking lessons with Billy since January 2015. I am a total beginner and I really think I have made the best choice ever to pick him as my teacher. Billy is an experienced guitar teacher and a professional player that knows great techniques for beginners. He has been teaching me basics of guitar in a smart way, and at each lesson I feel I learn something new and at the same time I can clearly see how much progress I have made since our first lesson. He has also been teaching me how to read music and tabs which proofed to be extremely useful every time I want to learn a new song by myself. Highly recommended!
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Charles C.

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

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Want to learn Jazz, folk, blues, rock, 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 music at New York University for 2 years and has recorded and performed alongside world renowned musicians Billy Drewes and Alan Ferber. He has taught guitar (acoustic, electric and classical), songwriting, music theory and arranging to students from all over the world. His approach focuses on reaching and building a relationship with his students in order to understand their preferred way of learning and reaching their goals in a timely fashion.

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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Jae Young J.

Lyndhurst, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Berklee College of Music Guitar Night Showcase from Berklee College of Music
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Jae Young J.

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I have been playing guitar for 20 years, and have experience playing and teaching most style of guitar including rock, jazz, pop and R&B.
I have taught guitar lessons for 10 years. I specialize in Jazz, Rock, Blues and Pop.

About Jae young

Hello. I am a guitarist/musician, currently living in New York City. I graduated from Berklee College of Music and NYU Steinhardt. I am looking for students who are seeking to become more comfortable with improvisation. Through many years of experiences, I have figured out various concepts for im

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"I am so glad I began taking lessons with Jesse. After maxing out on what I could teach myself I wanted to learn from an instructor who understood music and could explain music conceptually instead of memorizing what to do. Jesse is great at delivering the "why" and also sharing practical techniques to make you better."
Dorothy Boakye-Donkor
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jesse M.
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"Eric is very easy to work with and has a lot of patience. His depth of knowledge will suit a number of playing styles. He's been accommodating with schedule as things have come up on both sides requiring some flexibility. Overall, great experience through the first couple of lessons so don't hesitate to reach out to him."
Christopher
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric L.
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"Edwin is top notch

Edwin has been teaching my son Ethan guitar for about a year and have nothing but great things to say! My son looks forward to every lesson and it's amazing how much he's progressed. Edwin is so patient and really make the lessons fun by using real songs that my son knows and enjoys playing while mixing in skill practice. He communicates very well and couldn't be more dependable. He has our highest recommendation!"
Bryan
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"I was horrible and he waa very patient and detailed during our lessons. I am making great strides rapidly thanks to him!"
Shannon
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jonathan T.
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"David is a former student of mine at the COnservatory of Music at Purchase College. I picked the first category since every one of them fits David. At college, David majored in studio composition, a commercial writing major. So he brings a thorough understanding of musical structure. He knows how what you are playing works, and he uses it to help you achieve a greater understanding of music. I thoroughly recommend this dedicated teacher."
Jim
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Our daughter has been enjoying lessons with Wes! She's progressing a lot!"
Christine
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Wes C.
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"Really appreciate the level of professionalism and skill Kevin brings to lessons for my daughter who is 11. She is challenged to learn and enjoys the lessons. Kevin provides a worksheet of things to work on over the week so my daughter always knows what to do during her practice sessions. We have mostly done private 45 minute lessons, but Kevin has the flexibility to offer semi-private lessons as well, and my daughter has also enjoyed taking lessons with a friend!"
Jennifer
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kevin J.
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"If you like guitar, you'll like James.

I have had about a dozen lessons so far with James, starting out as a complete beginner, with knowledge of only a few chords. In this short time, I have learned a great deal of theory, practice strategy, playing full songs, and even singing along with a few in time. James has been very hospitable and patient, and I recommend him to anyone who loves the guitar, regardless of skill!"
Robert G.
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James W.
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"Jon is a great teacher. He is very patient with my 8 year old and has been very flexible in working with us if we need to reschedule. He makes sure that she continues to build her basic skills (musical notation, playing techniques, etc.) while also making it fun by using current songs. He is amazing- would highly recommend him!"
Paula
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"Daniel’s years of teaching experience show effortlessly. He is so honest and open, my daughter and he have such a great rapore. So happy we signed up with him, and he’s exposing my daughter to so many facets of music. He’s also very accommodating to make lesson times work should something unexpected come up on the customer’s end."
Isabel
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Daniel Z.
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