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David S.

12 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • 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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Joshua F.

61 Reviews
Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Joshua F.

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My most recently picked up instrument

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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Joshua G.
Joshua was very patient and nice. He worked at my son's pace and helped him feel more confident. We had a great experience!
Adam F.
Great as always!
AJ
Had to stop the class within 19 minutes because:
a) he showed a plain chess board with no numbers and letters and was forcing my kid to tell him coordinates/spaces as letters/numbers which my son has never learned before,
b) more importantly, he was extremely impatient with my son- when my son made a move but then immediately changed his mind (he's 6), Josh would be grunting in the background

Not the kind of impatience I would expect with a teacher that claims to be able to teach kids. When I jumped in and said I don't think this is working, he angrily said, "FINE!" NEVER AGAIN.
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Ryan H.

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New York, NY
Starting at $17
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
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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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Billy N.

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

9 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelors's Degree from Hanover College
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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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Jae Young J.

Lyndhurst, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Awarded Berklee College of Music Guitar Night Showcase from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Westwood is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Mark is very good. I'm fortunate to have an instructor of his caliber. He is patient with me and explains why we practice the the that we do.

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Bill
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Mark W.
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"Chris is Phenomenal. He is very helpful to me as a parent of toddlers as he explains how the hw should work and what I need to help my toddlers review. He is also incredibly patient and fun with them as well. I was excited to see my three yr old play a note today. You are in good hands if you hire Chris."
Michelle
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"My daughter's skills and confidence playing the guitar really flourished after we transferred to Greg."
Joe
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Great first lesson. Took the time to see where I am with my skills and took it from there. Looking forward to working with him to get better."
Corinne
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Damien S.
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"I am a complete novice - my first ever guitar lesson. This lesson started from holding the guitar, pick, fingers and finger movement, and form. I started the book and I learned lots. Lyle was very efficient and professional."
Char
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Lyle R.
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"I could not be happier with Jordan as my instructor. I had tried learning the guitar several years ago and gave up after getting frustrated with my lack of progress. With Jordan's patient and professional guidance, I have learned more in 2 months than I did for nearly a year previously. His thoughtful and professional approach is teaching me not only how to play, but to understand how to read and understand music. He is helping me build a strong foundation based on steady and fun learning at my pace. I am now seeing week to week progress, and I am excited about continuing my lessons with Jordan and the enjoyment that playing the guitar will bring to me for years to come."
Mike
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Joel was an inspiration. He is very knowledgeable and most important patients"
Jamia
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Joel B.
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"First lesson- so far so good. I like that Eric gave me two things to practice. Also, I'm completely new to guitar, so what I'm practicing seems hard and feels super awkward, but I like that, because it gives me something to work at. I like that, even though I'm starting from the basics, Eric gave me something to practice that seems worth doing, instead of just going over string names and tuning, like some online beginner videos do. It's nice to feel like I'm practicing something worthwhile, even if it is just the first lesson :)"
Holly
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Just one lesson in but I'm really looking forward to this. I have a little bit of guitar background, but Carla put together a path forward to help me to advance. Great instructor!"
Renee
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Carla U.
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"John is incredibly smart about theory and understanding the guitar having worked out his own individual way of learning that he is happy to share his trade secrets."
RJ
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from John M.
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