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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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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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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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Kathryn Z.

47 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, German, French, Italian
  • Master of Music in Voice from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaching since 2014
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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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Claire Mork
Kathryn is so kind, encouraging and knowledgeable. She is great at working at whatever level you’re at. I’m excited to continue working with her!
Akira I.
I have been having such a great time working with Kathy! She is very knowledgeable and is receptive to my specific goals with singing. Thanks Kathy!
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.
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Matthew K.

26 Reviews
New York, NY
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  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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Matthew K.

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Students can expect to discover or re-discover their love for music and and their own natural musical inclinations. Many students report an increased sense of joy and possibility in their own lives. Curriculum depends on level of student, but is focused on being able to play favorite songs, develop comfort and ease in playing style, and accessing creativity and originality in approach. After 3 to 6 months working with me, most students can feel comfortable calling themselves a musician!

About Matthew

I have been playing professionally for over 30 years and have taught for over 10. I am proficient on keyboards, guitar, bass, ukelele, as well as lead and harmony vocals and songwriting. My focus is on developing your musical intuition through ear training, and accessing the music within. I have a

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Paul
I had a one off single lesson with Matthew, I was only in New York for a couple days and was lucky enough to get a sing writing session with him. He gave some great insight and valid techniques towards song writing. He was easy going and very friendly. Would certainly recommend.
Sami
Matt is an awesome instructor. Unlike a traditional guitar teacher, Matt understands what his students want to play, making lessons much more interesting and making practicing much easier. I've had a few lessons with Matt and have learned more in those lessons that I could have ever learned by myself. Highly recommend.
Diana
Just had my first piano lesson with Matthew today. He is a truly great artist and instructor who will teach you not just about the playing technique but about the music theory/history behind it. Would definitely recommend!
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Sean H.

27 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sean H.

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I've been playing guitar in pop, rock, and jazz settings for several years, and strive to teach all of my students how to best express themselves musically. If you would like to play in a band, learn how to write songs, or even learn to improvise, I can help you achieve your musical goals.

About Sean

Hello! My name is Sean H, and I am very passionate about helping my students accomplish their musical goals. I have been teaching for over six years and also have extensive experience as a performer. I have received several musical awards, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and hav

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Joshua
Sean is fantastic. An excellent, patient, and understanding teacher. 10/10 would recommend.
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Juan C.

11 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese, Spanish
  • Awarded Composition Contest Award from Miami Dade College
  • 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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Adrian
Juan is an exceptional teacher. His method of teaching keeps a student engage and pretty easy to pick up... Not yo M e nation, fun. I've seen continuous interest and effort out of my child after each class, would highly recommend.
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.
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Paul M.

27 Reviews
Staten Island, NY
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  • Speaks
  • B.S. Business Management from St. John's University
  • Teaching since 1990
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Paul M.

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I am an experienced guitar teacher with over 20 years of experience. I teach students of all levels and ages. I structure your lesson around what you want to learn while also building a solid foundation in music theory. I usually use Mel Bay guitar instruction books.

About Paul

I have been teaching music for about 30 years mostly on the guitar but I also give lessons on the bass, piano, and ukulele. I give lessons to beginner and intermediate students of all ages. If you want to learn and have fun I am ready for your lesson. In addition to teaching I have played in vari

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Ishita G.
He is very kind and patient teacher
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Dion
instructor is great,student needs to study more

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"I purchased four weeks of lessons and loved working with Ahmad so much that I continued weekly sessions with him after! I am a beginner and Ahmad did an incredible job walking me through the basics but in a way that was still interesting - we chose songs that I actually wanted to learn and that made it much more fun to practice. He took advantage of every minute of the lesson and often times went over - really nice when you only have 30 minutes sessions. Plus he is hilarious! If you are thinking about taking lessons with Ahmad, no matter what level, do it! :)"
Natasha
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Awesome Guitar AND Music Teacher

Ayme was an awesome teacher! I learned all the basics and a few full songs in a very short time. Also, her music and artist knowledge is amazing. She introduced me to so many cool artists and songs I had never heard of. Ayme rocks!!"
Erin
Took Guitar lessons from Ayme F.
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"Andrew is super knowledgeable, and a super nice guy. He was also able to adjust his lessons to my particular needs and my pre-existing ways of thinking. I will be back ;-)"
Chris
Took Guitar lessons from Andrew C.
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"Very patient and explains very clearly. I tried learning guitar from a teacher before and this experience is much better! Strongly recommend!"
Jeneva
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Awesome instructor and I am very happy with everything."
Joseph Cassanello
Took Guitar lessons from Steve G.
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"Really awesome first lesson!"
Sawyer
Took Guitar lessons from Matt M.
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"Scott is amazing he was patient and support Scott started the fire and passion I once had so long ago. That I can not put a price tag on. As a Head Softball coach for 50 years I know how much that means."
Dean
Took Guitar lessons from Scott M.
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"We were a little disappointed going into the lesson because we have had our last two instructors stop teaching to pursue other things and my son was bummed about another change. However, he said this was the best teacher yet and he learned so much in just his first lesson with Aidan! He felt more confident and excited for the next lesson! Thank you!"
Stetson
Took Guitar lessons from Aidan C.
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"My son has been taking lessons from Matt for almost 2 years and we could not be happier with his progress. Matt provides the personal attention that each of his students needs for growth in guitar skills and also music theory. I also appreciate his flexibility and willingness to accommodate our hectic schedule."
Derick
Took Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"David taught my son guitar for several years. We really loved him. He was a great guitar teach and Really related well with my son."
Mary
Took Guitar lessons from David R.
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