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David S.

12 Reviews
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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Juan C.

10 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Associate's degree in art from Miami Dade College
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Juan C.

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Years of experience as a live musician and teacher. I focus on bringing out your personal voice and to acquire the necessary technique to achieve your musical goals.

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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Juan G.

6 Reviews
Paramus, NJ
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, English, Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Performance in Guitar (Jazz Studies) from New Jersey City University
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Juan G.

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Lessons include Technique, Repertoire, Chords, Theory, Improvisation, Finger picking, Scales. (Different music books are used depending on the students age and his level of knowledge).

The lessons are always adapted to every student making the learning process fun and efficient at the same time.

About Juan

Hello there, I'm Juan I. Garcia and I'm a professional musician with a Bachelors degree in Jazz Performance from New Jersey City University (I speak both Spanish and English fluently). Currently working as the lead Guitarist in different bands in NYC and NJ. I have been an instructor for more tha

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Lane A.
Great instructor. My 7 yr. old and his friend take an hr lesson every week. They cant believe how fast it goes by. Its only been 4 lessons so far but they love it and my son now picks up the guitar to practice on his own. Anyone w a 7 yr. old knows that's not normal.
Jamie M.
Juan is a gifted guitarist, extremely knowledgeable in music theory, and a great communicator. I have worked with Juan on many occasions and found him to be extremely professional, patient and fun to be around.

I would highly recommend taking lessons with Juan, it will be a productive and highly enjoyable experience - you will not regret it!
Kim D.
Great teacher!

My 10yr old recently started taking lessons with Juan, and we couldnt be more pleased.
Juan is patient, professional, reliable and easy to work with.
We had a bumpy road finding a good/reliable teacher for my son.
Im glad we gave Juan a try!
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Ryan H.

1 Review
New York, NY
Starting at $17
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor's Degree for Jazz Guitar from William Paterson University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Kathryn Z.

45 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, German, Italian, French
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kathryn Z.

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Rhythm guitar, picking patterns and reading notes on the guitar are all taught.

About Kathryn

Kathy believes that variety is the spice of not only life, but also music. Raised singing folk music with a musical family (think accordions, guitars and lots of vocal harmonies), she learned guitar and piano at an early age, but began singing even earlier. Her quest to give the world the best

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Heather ..
Kathryn has been teaching my 13 year old both voice and guitar. My daughter is just starting out in both and is learning a lot. Kathryn is friendly and has been so great at working with us when my daughter was sick or when we're needing to reschedule. She's been having lessons for a little over a month and her experience has been great. We're looking forward to continuing lessons.
Mary-Clare
Amazing!!! A bright, joyful light!
Thiago
My experience with Kathy has been great. It's been roughly five months and I learned a lot and I'm also much more confident to sing. Learning the right techniques is crucial. Kathy is extremely patient and she adapts the classes to the student goals and aspirations. English is not my first language and she was also always very respectful and patient in explaining everything twice or maybe three times until I get it.
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Billy N.

13 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1982
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Billy N.

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Play the music you want to play. I often use a combination of styles to get you to advance in your guitar skills whether you are a stone beginner or advanced. I've been teaching for over 20 years and can tailor lessons to the individual using the music you want and my large repertoire ranging from simple American Folk through Advanced modern music. I can get you to accompany,solo and also read music too( if you wish). I have concise approaches to all matters of technique, scale work and arpeggios. You can be confident that you are coming to an experienced teacher/player who cares deeply about music and loves helping the student progress.

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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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Westwood is $65. 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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"Dave is great. Very patient and a good teacher."
Robin
Took Guitar lessons from David M.
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"Wow! She is the instructor I was looking for. It's hard to find a guitar teacher that knows music theory and knows how to relate it to playing jazz guitar improvisations which I'm trying to master."
Gary
Took Guitar lessons from Rebecca F.
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"Excellent first lesson with Andrew. I have a song I needed to learn on acoustic for a wedding. He gave me a good breakdown at a pace I needed."
Justin
Took Guitar lessons from Andrew D.
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"Theresa has been superb in all areas of teaching--pacing, expectations, understanding, tone, content coverage, core skills---you name it. Highly recommended!"
Tom
Took Guitar lessons from Theresa S.
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"Grant is an amazing teacher. Veeeeery patient, encouraging and really flexible with scheduling lessons. He lives up to the hype in the reviews. I will definitely be continuing my lessons with Grant."
Brandie
Took Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"I have been a student with Ahmad for about 6 months doing beginning acoustic guitar. I decided to try Ahmad based on the reviews, and am glad I did. Of all the music teachers I have had (previously I took piano lessons), I enjoy Ahmad's teaching style the most. He has taught me a good blend of theory and practice. This has kept lessons and practice interesting, while still letting me feel like I am learning all of the important fundamentals.

Ahmad's flexibility with make up lessons is also appreciated. There have been times where my work schedule has been hectic, so I had to miss a lesson, and he was able to squeeze my lesson in later in the week. There have also been a few times where I have had follow up questions about a lesson, sent him an e-mail, and gotten a response within a few hours.

I recently wanted to get an electric guitar, but had no idea what to look for, so I asked Ahmad for some recommendations. Instead of just giving me recommendations, he offered to go to a guitar store with me to try some out. We went and he helped me pick out a great beginner electric guitar!

Ahmad is clearly passionate about music and willing to go above and beyond for his students. I highly recommend Ahmad to anyone who is thinking about taking guitar lessons."
Kenneth
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I have been playing guitar for more than 10 years. Decided to go back to lesson again. He is a guy who listen to your concern and apply his knowledge to help you improve. Coming up with his own lesson.. going over the material in a pace where I can follow through."
Dennis
Took Guitar lessons from Stephen O.
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"A very good teacher

Rina is an outstanding instructor, who make learning enjoyable. I look forward to my lessons, and as a result have no problem finding time to practice. She's a real pro!"
Al
Took Guitar lessons from Rina M.
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"Al is the best teacher

My son started learning the guitar with NO experience at the age of 9. He is now playing the songs he always wanted to learn, is always excited to go to his weekly lesson, and above all has the upmost respect for AL as do I as Anthony's mom. I couldn't think of anyone I would rather my son learn from. Al's extensive knowledge of musical instruments is nothing short of remarkable! I would recommend AL to anyone looking for a teacher in the musical arts."
Juline
Took Guitar lessons from Al P.
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"Very sweet and patient with my 12yr old son. And super knowledgeable; my son has learned so much in just 2 lessons! we love him!"
Dylan
Took Guitar lessons from Erik A.
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