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Alex S.

19 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelor of Professional Music (magna) from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alex S.

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About Alex

*Note: Availability especially on the weekends can change depending on the week, lessons can be scheduled on a week to week basis Experience: 21st Century Community Learning 2013-2017 BandSeed 2014-2016 Edward B Shallow Junior High School, Brooklyn, NY 2012 Joe's Music And Dance Academy, Que

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Emma
Alex has been giving piano classes to my almost 6-yr old girls and he has really well connected with them. He is very flexible and he even introduced guitar to one of the girls when I had expressed that she should maybe try something else! Thank you Alex!
Brandon
Alex is a great teacher, very positive and excellent at using custom teaching techniques to work with the student.
Bryan
Alex was truly a wonderful teacher. He was so kind, down to earth, patient and educational. He showed such an interest with my son. We're more than happy to invite him in to our home again for more lessons.
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David S.

11 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • BM -- Jazz Performance from The Ohio State University
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 wel

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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!
Kim
David has been immensely helpful in getting me on my way to understanding timing and getting me through some of my mental blocks. In 2 months with David, I feel like I understand more about music than I ever have. His explanations are clear and that makes all the difference in the world for me. He has an abundance of patience, knowledge, and a passion for music. I'm nowhere near where I want to be, but I'm closer than I've ever been...All thanks to David.

Andrew A.

Astoria, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Andrew A.

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Hey, I'm Andrew. I've been teaching guitar lessons for almost twenty years! I am currently 37 years old. Over the years I have developed a very effective way of creating a fun and encouraging learning environment for my students. I have a great sensibility of popular music, and can help students wi

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Julian Y.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $47
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Bachelor of the Arts in Music from University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Teaching since 2010
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Julian Y.

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I have been playing bass guitar professionally since 2010, and have had the chance to tour all over the US with a handful of groups. After only a few weeks, I can help a beginning bass student play basic baselines in any genre, while simultaneously teaching them to understand their role as bass in the music. It is the foundation, which determines the role of everyone else in the group. Intermediate to advanced students might enjoy coming to my home studio for lessons, so that I may hop on the drum set and we can jam together. My specialties are "feel" and fluency in the genres listed below and pattern based learning of the instrument and music theory.

About Julian

My musical background is uniquely rooted in classical training and popular music (non-classical) experience. I have professionally played toured and/or taught on a variety of instuments including Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele and Voice for the past 8 years all over the world. My main focus ha

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Grant -.
This was my 14 y/o and my very first lesson. We learned chords, strum patterns, and melody. Super fun evening! Julian even gave my 12 y/o a lesson on his drum set while we practiced on our guitars. Now the family is hooked! Excited for our lesson next week.
David
Julian has spent lots and lots of fun time with his nephews and nieces (age 13-2), playing music with and teaching--ukulele, piano, guitar and drums over the last few years, and as a result they all have some great skills, confidence, and excitement about music. He's kind and very tuned in to where his students are.
I'm his Dad so I've seen how rewarding it can be for his students. He's also given me a basic set of skills on the guitar. It goes without saying, I recommend him highly!!
Josh D.
Great instructor.
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Brandon M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Master of Double Bass Performance from DePaul University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brandon M.

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I am excited to begin teaching bass students. I have performance experience as a Carnival Cruise Lines musician. Teaching is also something that excites me. I have had students of all ages, and enjoy teaching online or in person. Teaching bass is something I learned while studying music at DePaul University. Please contact me in order to start lessons!

About Brandon

I'm Brandon M. I am a bass teacher who teaches upright bass and electric bass guitar. My passion for teaching began when I was a student at DePaul University's Music Program. Since the beginning of my teaching career, I get excited to see my students progressing in bass and in life.

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Rob D.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Music - Vocal Performance from Phoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)
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Rob D.

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We're gonna play some grooves and HAVE FUN! I'm a professional musician and have been a performing bassist for over 20 years, and I hope to pass along some of my knowledge and expertise to you. I customize your lessons to your needs and what you want to do with your ability to play bass. I can prepare you for any genre as I include fundamentals (for example, scales and arpeggios) in your practice. I use these books for reference and/or lesson work:
- Hal Leonard's Bass Method-Books 1, 2 & 3 (Ed Friedland)
- Mel Bay's Deluxe Jazz & Rock Bass Method (Vincent Bredice)
I can help you learn how to play with a pick, how to "slap & pluck," how to sing and play simultaneously, and even how to sightread.

About Rob

Hey there! I've been performing music for as long as I can remember, and performing professionally for over 30 years. I have formal training and 12 years of teaching experience. I teach with positivity, patience, and perseverance and help you express the music in you! *** Lesson Details ***

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Jaycee
Great on time and did great
Parker C.
Rob was great working with my 11 year old. This was our first lesson and it was obvious Rob has a background in teaching and working with kids. He explains things in a simple manor and has a lot of patients. We look forward to working with him.
Wayne L.
Rob Is there a professional knowledgeable and patient I was very satisfied with my very first bass lesson

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Average Cost of Bass Guitar Lessons in Hastings on Hudson, NY

The average cost of 60-minute bass guitar lessons in Hastings on Hudson is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"This is the guy you are looking for.

At 42 I finally got around to buying my first guitar (no musical background other than fan) and set about teaching myself with books and videos. 10 months later I realized that in spite of working at it every day I was going to get to the 1-year mark and not be able to play a single song all the way through (of the 70's and 80's hard rock that I love, I could play "Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star" pretty well). I was rapidly becoming "that guy" who can play sloppy intros to 300 songs, but nothing else.

I looked around the web, and settled on Ahmad because of his credentials and reviews, and I could not be happier with my choice.

The thing that makes Ahmad special is that he put as much effort into becoming a great guitar teacher as he did in becoming a great guitar player. Every lesson is tailored exactly to my ability at that time. If ever I have had particular trouble with something Ahmad is ready with additional material, alternate ways to learn it, different ways to explain it. No matter what the technique or concept, Ahmad has seen this mistake before and knows just what to do. Some days I leave with many pages of material to master, and some days just one or two. It is all about how slowly or quickly I am picking up the new thing, and all about learning things the right way so that the foundation is solid when I am ready to advance to the next level. There is no schedule or competition (except with myself) and the only objective is to learn more and get better.

To show examples in action Ahmad routinely finds 70s and 80s hard rock for me (not every single note is from Guns-n-Roses of course, but if a particular concept relates to something in a familiar song from the genre, that's the one Ahmad will pick for me to master). You do not have to learn jazz! (I mean if jazz is your thing I am certain that Ahmad can teach you that.)

I really doubt that there is a player at any level (or in any style) who would not learn a lot from Ahmad (that is if you are prepared to be humble and possibly review some foundational material you think you know already... if you knew it, Ahmad would not be teaching it to you... he can hear that your timing is off, or if you didn't hit all of the strings in that chord, and so can your audience). (Once, while I was performing an exercise from the previous lesson, Ahmad had his back to me digging in his filing cabinet for my next materials and said "Did you play the fifth note with an upstroke?"... He heard that, it was supposed to be a down stroke and he heard a difference so slight I didn't even know I was doing it.)

If you are a beginner as I was, my advice is to commit to four lessons with Ahmad. By the end of that time you will hear that you are advancing, and more importantly you will understand where you were and where you are going. It might seem kind of basic at first (which is why I say to go with at least four) but it does not take very long to understand how much better you will be with strong fundamentals. If, instead, you learn to play badly, and you practice regularly, eventually your speed will improve... and then you will play badly fast which actually sounds worse than playing badly slow... all that work for less than nothing.

I have been taking lessons for about a year and half. I can play some Lead Guitar now. And I can play some real songs now. Even those 300 intros are getting tight, that is to say I now play them with the right timing, technique, phrasing and feel!

PS - If Ahmad says "it's time for the Harmony Classes", do it! Like most things Ahmad has taught me, I have resisted it in some way at first, and the harmony lessons are no different. Like everything Ahmad has taught me, the harmony classes have immediately made me better at playing guitar, and have provided a foundation that makes the next thing and the next thing and the next thing easier, faster, and better."
Richard
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Rob is great!

Rob is great. His teaching style is informal and comfortable. He is very laid back. Rob is very patient with beginning students and can really coax their talent from them. I've seen him with more experienced students too, and their sessions seemed to be almost a jam session.
Rob has taught my son since he decided to take up the Bass and so we have known Rob for many years and have become friends. We've seen him perform in a lot of venues. He can sound like Paul McCartney or John Lennon as a Beatle or Geddy Lee in Rush. I'm sure he can surprise me with his stylistic range. Even as a bassist, which usually are very staid, he leads the group with his vocals.
He can act too, and make us laugh with just the right timing.
As a teacher, you can't do better than Rob."
Dean
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rob D.
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"I am very new to the instrument. Michael is patient and teaches me a lot of new knowledge to learn and practice."
Karl
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Michael C.
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"Was a great time!!! Was able to learn songs that I was interested to learn how to play and was really helpful to learn to shred. Wish I had more time to continue going to lessons but life happens haha would 10 outa 10 go back tho to shred again. Best instructor I've personally ever had!!!"
Garrett
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Chris has great energy and is super passionate about playing. I like that he teaches what I want to learn instead of a set curriculum!"
MITCHELL
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"Learned a lot from Greg! Helped me understand my bass better and how to use it. Worked with me where I was at and challenged me to get better. Gave me tools that I still use years later."
Kevin
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"As a music instructor myself, I recognize Mr. Borkovski as an incredibly passionate and skillful musician and a bass guitar instructor to my 13-year-old son.
He recognizes and respects every child's personality and needs, and tries to find ways to approach every student to achieve maximum results.
Mr. Borkovski carries with him the idea that children can be successful in making music if given the foundation on which to begin. Therefore, he is very patient and meticulous in teaching every technique. He also expects his students to follow his instructions while practicing at home for greater results. Mr. Borkovki is very personable, friendly, with a great sense of humor. My son likes his personality and looks forward to his guitar lessons every week. In addition to building a sense of understanding and trust with his students, Mr. Borkovski embraces the parents of his students and values them as allies in their children’s musical education.

Angela S., a mom of a 13-year-old student of Mr. Borkovki."
Angela
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Vladislav B.
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"David went over basic music theory and rhythm with me, and corrected some technique issues. He explained things clearly and when we put some of it into practice in the final minutes I saw instant results. Absolutely excited to do my homework and for my next lesson."
Chris
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David S.
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"I am so glad I chose Ray. He is a natural teacher. He has a great personality and immediately I felt very relaxed with him. He has a great way of breaking down ideas and is very patient. I look forward to years of training under Ray."
Michael
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ray M.
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"If you want to funk up your bass, Aaron is your person. A lot of road tricks that will make your tone great!"
Diego
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Aaron B.
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