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Billy N.

13 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

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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Charles C.

5 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded Oscar Peterson Jazz Scholarship from Concordia University
  • Teaching since 2015
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Charles C.

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Want to learn Jazz, folk, blues, rock, music theory in a safe environment with a person you can trust? Compassionate, empathetic and patient, Charles teaches to students from all levels and all backgrounds! Based in New York City, he has taught music at New York University for 2 years and has recorded and performed alongside world renowned musicians Billy Drewes and Alan Ferber. He has taught guitar (acoustic, electric and classical), songwriting, music theory and arranging to students from all over the world. His approach focuses on reaching and building a relationship with his students in order to understand their preferred way of learning and reaching their goals in a timely fashion.

About Charles

Want to learn guitar, Jazz, folk, blues, rock, songwriting, music theory in a safe environment with a person you can trust? Compassionate, empathetic and patient, Charles teaches to students from all levels and all backgrounds! Based in New York City, he has taught guitar at New York University for

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Jimmy H.
Charles is the perfect teacher to learn guitar , very understanding and down to earth makes you feel comfortable in learning the guitar
annabelle J.
Charles has been my teacher for a few weeks now and I am so happy I found him on takelessons. He is an amazing guitar player but also an amazing teacher, he always comes prepared and the class is well organized. He is also open to hearing suggestions to learn your favorite songs. He is very encouraging which gives the motivation to keep going which is so important for a beginner. I am already seeing great progresses after only a few weeks, and I can't wait for more lessons this year. Highly recommend him if you are looking to get started with the guitar! You will really enjoy learning with him, he is also a very cool and fun guy so you can learn in a nice environment, whether it is in his studio at his place, at your place or online.
Gaurav Jung Pande
I learnt music theory and improvisation with Charles for 4 months in New York.

Charles is highly approachable and extremely knowledgeable. He walks the perfect line between making his students feel comfortable whilst also pushing them to become better in every single session.

I got a solid grasp of the basics of music theory and was able to fully improvise in different scales at the end of the course. The growth I had was tremendous - all thanks to Charles' guidance.

Charles will take the time to fully understand the needs, goals and struggles of his students. He will be there for them inside and outside of class time because he genuinely cares about music and his students becoming better.
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Daniel E.

37 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • BA in Music from Florida State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel E.

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Music lessons should be fun and engaging for students. I am excited to take you to the next level, whether you are an absolute beginner, intermediate, or advanced student. If you are interested in learning classical guitar, rock, jazz, heavy metal, or polka!

About Daniel

Teaching Background: * I have a record of success with students of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and goals * I teach using a variety of methods and styles, including my own authored books * I owned a music academy for 10 years where I trained others to be successful instructors * I have a v

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Teri C.
Great first lesson!
Kate
Great lesson! Daniel was patient, upbeat, and gave very understandable explanations. We covered quite a bit of ground at a pace that kept it all easy to handle. Now it's time to practice!
Diman T.
Studying with Daniel has been an incredible experience. He is very knowledgeable but also very flexible. Whatever aspect of your music adventure you are looking to improve, Daniel has a path for you to follow.
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Ryan H.

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New York, NY
Starting at $17
  • Speaks
  • 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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David S.

12 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Prawit S.

5 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
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  • Teaching since 2007
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
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Prawit S.

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As a performing guitarist, music director, arranger, and band leader, I can share my experience with guitar techniques that will help you to achieve the next level in your playing. We can focus on ways to use the guitar to learn songs, technical exercises, creating music with others, understanding the instrument, and learn how to play a variety styles of music ranging from rock to jazz to classical to bluegrass.

About Prawit

Guitarist and Composer based in Brooklyn, New York, with a Masters in Jazz Studies from New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. I have played in a variety of musical groups ranging from rock bands, to samba bands, jazz/fusi

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Sarah
Great first lesson!!
Joris
Wit's understanding and non-dogmatic teaching style made classes high-quality and stress-free. Remote instruction was deeply engaging, which I wasn't expecting as someone who is used to in-person music classes. I definitely learned more than I have in any other guitar class.

I especially appreciated that class felt like a discussion rather than a recital. Instead of following one method or theme, I was encouraged to completely shift our attention at any time if there was anything I was curious about.

Wit presents difficult ideas with enough context that I, having a limited understanding of theory, felt able to keep up and incorporate higher-level concepts into my writing/playing.

Can't recommend Wit's classes enough!
Bianca
Prawit is such an incredible teacher - he structures the lessons to your specific goals, makes sure you understand everything before you move on, and makes it fun!
I love the structure he provides, and also the fact that he makes sure to check in as you are progressing. 👏🏼 I highly recommend him as a teacher

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"Matt taught both of my kids over the course of three years. He taught them how to play acoustic, electric, and even the ukulele. He’s an amazing student of music and I believe he has a degree in music as well. He started them with the basics and foundational skills required to play. Not only does he know the instrument inside and out, he is super attentive in understanding how to teach the instrument to children as well as adults. Highly recommend him for any of the string instruments. He is the real deal, not a hack that taught themselves guitar."
Kevin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"It was nice to meet and begin lessons. David asked some good questions and we set some goals in advance. I look forward to learning a lot from David who is very welled versed in all styles of guitar repertoire."
Geoffrey
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from David C.
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"Jordan is an amazing teacher. He teaches in a way we can put on in our thoughts. Very enthusiastic and comfortable person to learn on. He is very patient even when we make mistakes he teaches until we learn the nerves. Will recommend Jordan who really wants to learn the kith and kin of what they learn. very remarkable approach in his teaching methodology. Above all very comfortable person."
Hindu
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Natasha is an incredible teacher! She’s super knowledgeable, very patient and fun! Love taking learning guitar with her. I’ve noticed a big improvement in a short time working with her. She gives great suggestions to get your playing to the next level. I highly recommend working with no matter what your level of playing."
Michelle
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Natasha C.
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"He is patient and very kind. He also has awesome technique."
Hiro
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"Chris is an awesome teacher. He adapts the lessons entirely to you as individual - letting you pick the songs you want to learn & the pace you want to learn them, meanwhile giving you enough structure to make substantial progress."
Melissa
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Christopher G.
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"Scott is great! My daughter is leaning so much from him and looks forward to her weekly lessons."
Jennifer
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Scott S.
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"Both of our kids really enjoyed their first lesson. They talked the whole way home about what they learned and what they needed to practice on. :)"
Tanner
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrew S.
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"Andrea is patient, prepared and an outstanding musician. I am happy to recommend him to you :)"
George
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"My 9 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Jimmy for about six months. She has learned a lot about the guitar in general, as well as music as a whole, and I love to hear her strumming away in her bedroom. Jimmy is a patient and kind teacher, he's very good with kids and my daughter looks forward to her lessons with him all week. I am astounded by how much she's learned in just six short months."
Sharon
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James R.
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