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Nick R.

20 Reviews
Forest Hills, NY
Starting at $55
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • M.A. in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
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Nick R.

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About Nick

Professor Nick R. (guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, dobro/resonator/slide, lap steel, tenor guitar, baritone resonator, bass, drums, composition) is currently the adjunct professor at Essex College, Jazz clinician for over 19 years via Kupferberg Center (Queens College) and has been on the staff a

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Peter
I first heard Nick play about 4 years ago and a friend of mine took lessons from him. When I decided to start lessons, I naturally decided to go to him. As I went to his place, I thought, "Oh wow! I forget to ask my friend whether he's a good teacher!" I need not have worried. He's superb. He focuses on musicality: listening, hearing, enjoying; and then pulls out the technical things you could improve at and delves deep. I leave every lesson feeling great, and (proof of the pudding) people I jam with comment on how much my playing has improved. I'm an "advanced intermediate" player, but Nick also teaches kids, beginners, etc. In the age of coronavirus, our lessons are on Skype, and they are great, too. He comes out of jazz and plays trad as well as modern, but he also has an Americana band, and he knows classical, and the student before me is learning Hendrix-style rock. So no matter what direction you want to go, Nick is your man!
Cris
I’ve been trying to teach myself guitar from online videos and just started taking lessons with Nick. It’s making a huge difference. He’s worked on my posture, left and right hand positions, started me on basic ear training, sight reading and understanding of rhythm. He’s given me exercises to help with chord changes I’ve been struggling with. Nick’s a great musician who loves to play but also loves to teach, so a beginner with no music training can gain from his knowledge. He’s a kind, patient teacher and an enjoyable person to spend time with. My guitar playing sounds better already.
Bob Tilton
This was my first lesson with Nick. He is a very nice guy. He created a calm, relaxed atmosphere in his studio, and he was clear when he gave me particular instructions. His knowledge of music theory in general, and of the five-string banjo in particular, was quite impressive. I would recommend him highly to both a beginner and to anyone (like myself) who is in need of a refresher course. I am very much looking forward to my next lesson.
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Patrick A.

1 Review
New York, NY
Starting at $42
  • Jazz Guitar Performance from Kennesaw State University
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Patrick A.

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I have been teaching guitar professionally for over 4 years in the Atlanta area. As a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University with a degree in Jazz Guitar Performance, I have developed a deep love for music and the guitar which I thoroughly enjoy sharing with my students. I currently teach and perform, traveling across the United States with various groups performing a multitude of genres, all of which I love teaching and sharing with eager students! I was not a "natural" guitarist, so I have a great method for making guitar/music make sense so that all of my students can be successful. I look forward to working with you!

About Patrick

I am a professional guitarist, composer, and educator living in the Greater Atlanta Area. I started playing guitar while in high school at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. I owe a lot of my success to my time spent here as this school is consistently ranked one of the top schools in the nation. I

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Drew
He’s great! 1 lesson in and already learned some new tricks!

Albert M.

21 Reviews
Highlands, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks english, English
  • Awarded Honors Award from SUNY Fredonia
  • Teaching since 1986
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Albert M.

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Classical reading, performance and theory

About Albert

Thirty three years of performing and teaching experience. Specialty in Rock, Blues, Finger Style, Country, Folk, Classical, Funk and Punk. Bachelor of Arts in Classical Performance from Fredonia University. Proficient in theory, reading, composition and arranging, songwriting. Recording artist for

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Lynn
I would recommend Albert for anyone looking to give guitar a try. I am 40 and had ZERO musical background, and always wanted to play guitar. I was attracted to the way a guitar would light up a room. Albert is the perfect guide to help unlock the mysteries of the guitar. Albert has created an extremely positive learning environment for me both during a lesson and at home. I feel like I take home another piece of the puzzle after each lesson.

Albert as a teacher.
The most notable quality to me is that he truly wants to see you learn guitar and enjoy playing. His attention to detail is great and is completely engaged in the lesson. He introduces music theory in just the right dose, and then shows you how it applies to what and how you are playing. He makes theory fun leaving you excited to unlock the next level. His depth of music knowledge is impressive, and an incredible asset for his students. Albert has a bright positive energy and I always look forward to my lessons with him. Alberts house is at the end of a quiet road across from the water and a marina. His Jam space is very Zen and his lovely wife is one of the nicest people I have ever met. Good vibes for sure. Sometimes I feel like I just left a yoga class lol. Albert is flexible with lesson times and very accommadating. I play the guitar every day and enjoy every moment of it. I have two guitars now (acoustic and electric) I am having fun learning and look forward to my next lesson. If your looking for a guitar guru Albert is a home run!
Chuck
I agree with everything everyone else says about Albert so I don't want to repeat. I started with him when I retired (bucket list litem) and Albert is very patient and helpful ( as well as accommodating my uneven scheduling). You get into songs you like right away and learn technique within the songs as you go. He'll give you as much theory as you want. Shortly after you start with Albert you'll feel like your learning/ playing with a friend... I highly recommend him!
Jaye
The reason Albert is the best instructor ever is that he is really gifted at his craft and at teaching. So many people can do one or the other. Albert makes it fun and instills a desire to practice, and balances theory/performance goals. He is college educated in music and will teach the fundamentals-having said that, he would make a great teacher for the advanced player as well.

Finally, he is the most patient teacher I know, a plus for you and/or your child. I would be pleased to talk personally to anyone considering Albert for lessons.

Meet Online Classical Guitar Teachers Serving Greenpoint

Peter A.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Emerging Media from New York City College of Technology - Media & Entertainment Program
  • Teaching since 2004
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Peter A.

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I've been playing guitar, composing multi-instrumental music, producing music, playing in professional and local bands, and have been an active studio session player for 17 years.
I have been teaching guitar for just as long, and helped many students understand break-through concepts and acquire skills that other teachers were unable to.
I have taught total and complete beginners to play their favorite song after 2 weeks, with 1 hour per day practice time. I taught my best friend and my brother to play guitar, both are now in professional touring bands.

About Peter

I have been composing and producing music for 20+ years. Since I got my first guitar at 13, I've been playing in bands, writing, recording & mixing songs. Touring with bands throughout the U.S. And personally learning from my network of industry veterans who have worked with bands such as: The Roll

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Timothy ..
Peter seems like at nice guy with a true passion for music. In a short amount of time, he was able to share a good place to start with in guitar. Thanks Peter!
George
I had a great time learning how to play guitar and am on my way to playing my favorite songs! Would highly recommend!!
Joseph
I learned everything I know about guitar from Peter, because of him I have an excellent understanding of not only how to play guitar, but how to structure and write music. This has led me to play live music and jam with musicians on a regular basis. He is an amazing guitar instructor, and can teach you whatever you want to learn — I highly recommend him.

Natascha F.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Hebrew
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Natascha F.

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I have been playing and teaching for the last 15 years.
My style is focused on technique and finding passion.
In order to play well, you first need a love for the instrument.

About Natascha

Hello! I am a capable, creative, fun and dedicated teacher. My background includes experience in developing educational lesson plans and behavior modification plans. Through my work as a teacher, I have had the opportunity to work with students with special needs in middle school as well as i

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Kylie
My daughter loved her first lesson! She came home and wanted to practice every few hours. Looking forward to her next lesson.
Kimberly
Natascha provides a warm and friendly experience. She is most knowledgeable and insightful of your individual needs. I strongly recommend and favor her as a Hebrew teacher.
Suzanne D.
Amazing teacher, thank you!
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Jered J.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner
  • BA in Music and Recording Technology from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
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Jered J.

7 Reviews
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Online Classical Guitar Teacher

Learn to play finger-style guitar like the masters!

As a trained Classical guitarist with a BA in Music, I have the knowledge and experience to help you along your playing journey.

You will learn:

Proper right hand technique
Left hand coordination
How to read music
Musicality
Ear Training
Scales
Chords
And so much more!!!

About Jered

🤔Picture this....you get home after a long day of work or school, you feel a little stressed out by the world, wishing you had more time to get the endless list of things done and more energy to do them..... Instead of turning on Netflix and zoning out, you pick up your guitar and play your fav

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Kurt R.
Jered was very patient and very clear. Also very methodical. The perfect teacher.
Eli H.
Great first lesson!

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"Jason is a remarkable teacher! He truly has been able to break through a mental block I've always had regarding thinking in chords rather than just reading notes. His desire to help the student reach a personal goal is so evident. Jason remained so confident that a 'light bulb' would come on that I started to believe it myself. He has put me on a good path now and did it with his confidence in me and by providing the right tools. Thank you for your patience, confidence in me, and your calm, pleasant way of teaching, Jason."
Toddi
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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"Every week I learn more and more!"
Clayton
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Michael W.
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"Sylivan is patient and kind. I have been taking lesson with him for more than a year already. He builds up my confidence in music and gives me encouragment whenever I need it. I'm so thankful for having him as my guitar teacher."
Tiffany
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Sylivan T.
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"Mark played for my wedding, and I was incredibly impressed. I had certain musical portions of my wedding pre-arranged, but those plans ended up falling apart. Mark was able to pick up and play beautiful music right when I needed him to. His flexibility and willingness to go the extra mile helped make my wedding as successful as it was! He really saved the day, and I'm so thankful he was there! If I couldn't have him at other future events, I would be happy to take any of his students because I know they would have learned from one of the best."
Avery
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Mark W.
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"Fantastic! I am learning a ton at my own pace."
Clayton
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Michael W.
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"I enjoy the lessons with Jesse very much!!! He is professional, patient and with a pleasant personality. I never touched guitar before. It's amazing how Jesse taught me from the very begining and helped me to reach the goals each time. Looking forward to the upcoming lessons!"
Yijia
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"Austin is knowledgeable, flexible with time schedule and friendly. I enjoyed learning guitar from him"
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Austin Y.
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"She is an amazing and knowledgeable, talented and very patient teacher! I am very delighted to finally pick up my guitar and want to learn. She is able to adjust to the student's needs with different instrument. She is a pretty amazing teacher! She has a very good technique. She motivates me to learn more. I highly recommend she to everybody."
Desiré
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Adrienn L.
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"Great Teacher

You are really great with Ben, btw. I like how you are patient with him, compliment him and encourage him. He clings on your every word. He is also very impressed with the talent you bring to the table when you play at the lessons. It's fun to be a part of that!"
Kelly
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"Keith is very exacting and wants me to do it right. Even if I know how to read music and meter, ifI made a mistake because I couldn't find the place on the guitar, he would make me start over. Perfect for me"
Babette
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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