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Noah D.

38 Reviews
Carteret, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English (North American), Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Noah D.

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Whether you're a beginner, an intermediate or advanced, my acoustic guitar lessons cater to all!

All ages are welcome! We will definitely learn songs, but in order to truly become an amazing musician you must also focus on building strong technique. Taking lessons with me will ensure that you’ll be able to learn songs and parts by ear. No more tabs! Here’s what we’ll focus on:
- building technique
- transcribing songs and solos
- learning theory
- ear training
- learning to read

Feel free to message me at any time if you have any questions!

About Noah

*IMPORTANT: I am now offering in-person lessons again! However, you must provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination before our first lesson together. If you do not send me a picture via text or email of your vaccination card, I will cancel the lessons and will not teach you. Thank you for your un

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James R.

125 Reviews
North Brunswick, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Private Lessons from Private lessons from teachers whom they them self were trained Musicians. You won't necessarily know their Names because in this Business it has a Lot to do with word of mouth, when it comes to teachers. Here are some of the people I studied with, Fortune Petri, Tony Scarpa (Guitar Lessons) Bill Riley, Kathy Schwartman (Vocal Lessons) Bob Ross (Music Theory) Lou Stallman (Songwriting Lessons) Big Noize Sound, RC Audio (Engineering, Live Sound, Mixing) Pulse Stage Lighting (Lighting Tech)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1980
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James R.

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I've Been teaching for over 37 years, & I Teach all ages from 8 years old and up, and all levels from Beginners to Advanced. My Goal is to help the student to have a clear understanding of how to view Music & the Instrument that which they chose to play, and in the process keeping them Inspired and having fun. You will learn the correct way, from the beginning, and rise above all expectations of what you thought you could achieve. I Guarantee you'll Learn more in one year studying with me then with anyone else around.

About James

PLEASE READ : Thank you. I'm a trained Musician (Private Lessons) and have been Studying & Teaching for over 37 years. I've taught, Recorded & Played everywhere from small to Large venues from NJ, NY to CA and back. So you don"t just get the Lesson, You also get all that culture and experience al

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Jon
Extremely knowledgeable teacher. I wanted to understand the music theory, not just how to memorize chords. James is a great instructor for this because his whole approach is understanding the why, not just the how. Also very flexible and available for his students.
James
Solid knowledge and good guidance on theory and exercises to develop fretboard strength.
Kevin
As someone who came in with little to no experience playing an instrument, Jimmy was the perfect start for my musical journey. He taught me not only the fundamentals of the bass guitar, but also the fundamentals of music in general, which I can carry with me as I develop as a musician. Highly reccomended.
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Ben R.

10 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelors's Degree from Hanover College
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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!
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David S.

14 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BM -- Jazz Performance from The Ohio State University
  • 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 -- 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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Billy N.

14 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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. I have been playing Jazz acoustically fingerstyle for a while and have been a good understanding of Swing guitar styles too. Repertoire and recordings are essential in the process. This I also provide to the student

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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John
I was a beginner wanting to learn some Brazilian guitar: samba, bossa nova, etc. Billy was great for that as a very accomplished guitarist of that genre. He is very engaging and enthusiastic. He was patient with me in working on the difficult chords and strumming that this type of music requires. Having literally, "written the book", he had an organized approach. I also enjoyed his humor and occasional stories about guitarist he has know. Acho que ele tem Jeito para ensinar violao.
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
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Nicholas Z.

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Hoboken, NJ
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  • Philosophy and Political Science from Rutgers University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
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Nicholas Z.

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If you are seeking to develop the skills necessary to become a competent guitarist that can find comfortability playing in any genre, you have come to the right place! I am a touring rock and metal musician and have been playing guitar and drums professionally for 14+ years, with 4 LPs under my belt along with numerous singles, splits and EPs. In my lessons, we will explore various techniques and topics ranging from basic music theory topics like the circle of fifths to advanced techniques such as sweep picking and tapping. I emphasize not only understanding the skills one needs to play their favorite riffs but developing an ear for relative pitch, songwriting and the tone one desires to achieve what they are hearing in their head. My genre specializations are in rock and heavy metal. All skill levels are welcome!

About Nicholas

Hey there! My name is Nick Z. and I am a gigging guitarist, drummer, and songwriter in various rock and metal bands. As a guitarist of 14 years and drummer of 12 years, I have recorded numerous albums, singles, and splits of my own original music and music written collaboratively with band members.

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Stephen
As an instructor, I’ve found Nicholas incredibly helpful in learning guitar. I truly appreciate Nicholas’ patience, guidance and his command of musical theory. I would highly recommend him for learner’s of any level!
Julian
Nick is an incredibly talented guitarist, let alone musician overall. His mastery of the instrument from basic chords to intricate scales, harmonies, and counterpoint makes him a great candidate as a guitar instructor!
Jacob
Incredibly professional, easy going, fun to work with, and knowledgeable. Fully recommended.

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"My son and husband have been taking lessons with Brad for 6 weeks. They are thrilled with him and they have both made a lot of progress. Brad is the first teacher that has inspired my son to actually practice between lessons. :) He is highly recommended."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Brad F.
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"Wes has been awesome with our kids! They're loving it!"
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Wes C.
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"Ahmad has made learning guitar a great pleasure. He is extremely patient and fun to work with. I have small hands and not much of a musical background and was sure I was doomed to fail but Ahmad has really made me feel confident about my abilities. I have improved SO much over the past few months. I highly suggest studying with Ahmad."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Tim is teaching my son guitar. I am extremely pleased on how my son's guitar playing is progressing. He looks forward to his lessons every week."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim M.
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"Mark has a systematic way of teaching guitar. He is teaching me fundementals of the fret board so I can understand this amazing instrument. I have homework every week and he has taught me how to practice, he is a thoughtful, gifted musician and I am so glad. Found him."
Kathy
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Mark W.
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"Oliver is a wonderful teacher. This is my daughter's second guitar teacher and what a difference from the first. He is enthusiastic, talented, patient and a lovely person. All qualities that truly make him the best instructor. She is learning quickly and really looks forward to her guitar lessons each week. So happy that we found him!"
Megan
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Oliver H.
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"I had lessons when I was younger but I lost interest because it just seemed a little too difficult for me. Wes started with the basics for me and helped me form that into being able to play songs that I loved so that "practice" was enjoyable! Highly recommended!"
Grant
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Wes C.
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"My son just had his first lesson with James. My son said he felt at ease with him and that he was friendly and fun. My son said James made him feel confident that he could learn to play guitar. He's excited!"
Levi
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James S.
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"As a beginner & my first lesson was today , Robin was very helpful and had so much to share. I feel confident in her ability & knowledge to help me in learning to play the guitar ."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Robin O.
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"Chris has went above and beyond my expectations as his student. I have tried teaching myself guitar for over a month, only learning basic chords. I have been to three lessons, and I am already playing songs!"
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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