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Billy N.

14 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • BFA Jazz Performance from CCNY
  • Teaching since 1982
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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.

3 Reviews
Hoboken, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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David S.

14 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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 -- 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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Ben R.

10 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • 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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Marcelo M.

13 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Awarded Berklee College of Music Scholarship Recipient from Berklee College of Music
  • Performance/Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music
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Marcelo M.

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My classes are very flexible when it comes to what the student wants. On the first class, I give the student the choice of controlling our lessons materials about what they want to learn. Or the student can choose to let me control our classes, in which I will bring my own materials and ideas in which we should work and will go through the whole academic process of learning music.

About Marcelo

Established New York musician. Berklee College of Music Graduate. Have been teaching for many years and know that each student has their own mindset and we need to work around each person`s goals and interests. I teach mainly pop, rock, blues, jazz, classical, funk, RnB. All ages and levels are welc

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Anthony B.
My son just had his first lesson with Marcelo. It went really well. Looking forward to the next lessons.
Zion B.
Wonderful!
Rafael
Marcelo is great. He is very patient and flexible.
Recommended.
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Joshua F.

66 Reviews
Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • 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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Rosalin
I was surprised that my lesson could be cancelled without any communication. This is our first experience with piano lessons and was excited to try it for the first time. ;(
Melissa
My son has had 2 lessons so far. Joshua has worked with him at the level he is at and helped him when he gets stuck on certain chords and notes. He assigned homework for him to practice during the week and helped him figure out the parts he was stuck on.
Norik P.
Great first class

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"Donnie is patient and encouraging. He has all kinds of ways to help me get past some the tough stuff. Absolutely recommend him to anyone."
Andrea Hessig
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"I came to Chris with no knowledge on how to play guitar and he helped me develop great habits and start playing. He was very flexible with scheduling and even came to my place multiple times. I recommend Chris to anyone ready to get into guitar it was a fantastic experience."
Jacob
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"My daughter, Emma, had a fantastic experience with Travis this Summer learning beginner guitar.

He was extremely patient teaching her beginner techniques and taught the concepts in a kid-friendly manner (I.e. mnemonic for learning the string names, “caterpillar crawl” for finger picking, etc.)
We will definitely be returning in Fall!"
Holly Ford
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Travis B.
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"Keith is the most patient and inspirational teacher I've ever known. He figured out my learning style and tailored my lessons to suit me during my first lesson. I am very fortunate to have found him and look forward to continuing my leaning wit him."
Diane
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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"James is a great teacher! I left my first lesson completely energized and excited to learn more. He explains things really well and is very patient. I'm very happy with the choice I made!"
Olivia
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James S.
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"My kid really likes his teacher and is picking up reading notes.we will continue to with lessons"
Enrique
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michelle W.
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"He is an awesome teacher who knows what he is doing and how to do it. He has taught me well."
Brenda
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"I observed my 6yr old daughter's first guitar lesson with Rina. She is patient while providing proper technique, posture, reading music and teaching new notes (remember, this is a 6yr old!). My daughter left the lesson with an ear to ear smile and immediately told me how nice Rina is and how she loved it. I am very pleased with our experience so far and my daughter and I are both excited to continue.

As far as logistics, Rina is quick to respond via phone and email. Although she is in Westfield, her location has plenty on-street parking."
Olivia
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Rina M.
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"Such a great instructor!! Teaches a variety of different styles of music. My daughter picked up guitar fast!"
Carrie
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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"My son Gavin took lessons with Noah last year and as a result found a love for music! Noah was able to introduce subject matter in a unique and personalized way which allowed my son to gain knowledge and skill quickly."
Kevin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Noah T.
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