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About Gio A.

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New York, NY
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I have been playing guitar for about 25 years and teaching for about seven years now. I played in a punk/rock band in high school and have since studied classical and jazz guitar. Currently I write and perform songs in a folk/acoustic style.

I studied classical guitar at the University of Central Florida, performing solo and ensemble repertoire. I can teach proper technique with both hands, music notation, tablature, sight reading, harmonic theory, and how to realize "orchestral" compositions.

I can teach shredding lead guitar riffs or strumming rhythm (typically acoustic) guitar. Whatever genre or style you're into, and whatever skill level you find yourself - I can help you play the songs you love.

About Gio
I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums.

I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put some time into practicing, then I will help them go far!

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I have several guitars, a drum kit, djembe, mandolin, clarinet and full-size keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar: Classical, jazz, American or Irish folk, rock and pop; lead or rhythm.
Drums & Percussion: All genres
Piano: Classical (includes sight reading)
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Tom E. August 14, 2019
· Harmonica · Online
He came up with just the right exercises to help with my current problems. Answered questions lucidly. Very patient.
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Maryan July 29, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
Gio was really encouraging and I look forward to continuing lessons with him!
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Brian July 1, 2019
· Clarinet · In studio
Gio was great- very patient with my son who is a clarinet beginner.
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Gio A.

New York, NY 10034
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$28 / 30-min

About Martin N.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Martin
Hello students and parents!

I have been teaching bass, guitar, and piano for over 10 years and have been playing all those instruments for over 12 years. I have experience teaching kids as young as five as well as adults. I enjoy having a variety of students.

I received a Bachelors in Music from Manhattan School of Music where my major was Jazz Bass Performance. I also studied a wide range of other subjects including piano, composition, and arranging. I also have a Masters in Music Education at Teachers College (Columbia University).

I am very passionate about music as well as teaching and I want to inspire my students.

I play with a variety of artists in New York City and have toured extensively both nationally and internationally.

I have performed with artists including Ethan Iverson, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Billy Hart, Gr
eg Osby, Jason Moran, Dave Liebman, Steve Wilson, Ambrose Akinmusire and Aaron Parks and have studied with teachers including Jay Anderson, David Grossman, Larry Grenadier and Ben Street.

I look forward to helping you grow as a musician and learning from you as well!

All the best,
Martin

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My primary mission is to help you accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. Within the first lesson I want to learn what you hope to achieve. I always ask my students what music they love and want to learn more about.

I want to use the music that you connect with to help you grow on your instrument. I will also teach you the techniques needed to play the instrument and expose you to the different styles possible on the instrument.

I tailor my teaching to each student's needs, concerns, strengths and weaknesses. I use a variety of teaching tools, including books and recordings, based on what I think will help you.

I am very patient, fun, and engaging. I guarantee that within 1 lesson you will feel inspired and ready to embark on an exciting musical journey.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio lessons take place in the living room with a piano, upright bass, and guitar. Seating is available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I use public transportation. I expect the student to provide an instrument and if possible, the book we are working through. Otherwise I will provide the book.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz, but can teach classical, rock, pop, funk, r and b,
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Joseph Occhiogrosso February 10, 2019
· Upright Bass · In studio
I've just started with Martin and I couldn't be happier. He is very knowledgeable and attentive to details in our lessons. He posseses all of the basic qualities of a good teacher. I'm excited that I'm finally playing upright bass.
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Martin N.

Brooklyn, NY 11225
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About Matt Patrick W.

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Brooklyn, NY

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I have been playing the guitar for over thirteen years. I have knowledge of nearly all genres of guitar music from metal to bluegrass. I provide an education rooted in theory, sight-reading, chordal knowledge, and songwriting.

About Matt Patrick
Hi there! I'm Matt. I'm a composer, lyricist and playwright. I have been playing piano and guitar for over 12 years professionally as a session musician and solo artist. I am a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College (BA), Hunter College (MA) and the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.

I offer private instruction on:
- the guitar
- voice
- the piano
- the electric bass
- various percussion (drum kit, djembe)
- ukulele
- composition
- fun instruments (kazoo, harmonica)
- songwriting

I can also offer:
- vocal coaching
- monologue coaching

I can...
-work with your schedule and find a time that works for you
-provide affordable rates
-teach specific genres (rock, folk, jazz, reggae, funk, metal, classical)
-vocalists: get you playing rhythm guitar/piano/bass and singing simultaneously

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Past projects include Je
alous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot (with Nathan Brisby, dir. Tom Wojtunik, SoundBites Festival: TheatreNowNY), The Coincidentals (with Emma Jeszke, The Pitch: Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival), How's This Sound?! (The Duplex; multiple sold-out runs), The Adventures of Manny McDougal, and Zombie Friend. My original material has also been featured at the Detention Series (Primary Stages), Tune in Time (The Triad Theatre), The Metropolitan Room, 54 Below, The 2012 and 2017 Annual Gala (The Duplex), Pianos, The Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, The 45th Street Theatre and Arlene's Grocery. I have also competed in over ten national video game jams as a composer and sound designer.
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Sara F. May 12, 2017
· Piano · In home
My kids love him. He was a great teach just schedule issues caused us to find a new teacher
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Ke C. August 26, 2016
· Songwriting · In home
Matt has a lot of ideas and I can gain a lot in taking one lesson from him
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Caleb McDaniel June 30, 2016
· Singing · In home
My experience was phenomenal, i learned so much in only 45min!!! I recommend take lessons to everyone, I guarantee you will love it as much as i do.
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Matt Patrick W.

Brooklyn, NY 11218
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About Spiros S.

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New York, NY
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Electric,Acoustic.

About Spiros
SPIROS S.

I have many years of teaching experience and many happy and satisfied students, some of them are now professional musicians.
I am Conservatory trained with a
Music Theory-Harmony degree from the Athens Conservatory
(Athens -Greece)
A Degree in Musicology from Stockholm`s (Sweden) University.
Jazz Studies in Stockholm and in Athens .
I do Music Therapy sessions while teaching how to play the tunes that you love.
Some of my students come from the corporate world and use my lessons as a music therapy.
Other students of mine are now well respected pro guitar players.
All of my students love my lessons and benefit greatly from them
in so many ways.
I have been playing at BBKING`s in NYC since Jan. 2006 till 2018
and to all other major NYC venues.
Blues-Rock specialist.
My playing is influenced by the British mas
ters
Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour,
and American guitarists Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan,B.B.King,Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton and many others.

*** Lesson Details ***
I customize the lessons to fit the level of proficiency of my students,and to fit to their schedule of practicing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars,Bass,Amps,recording equipment

*** Specialties ***
Guitar,Bass,& Music Theory teacher.
Blues/Rock/Jazz
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Nicholas April 12, 2019
· Greek · In home
Spiros was really great. Very friendly. I look forward to taking more lessons from him.
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Adi March 15, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Spiros is my guitar instructor for over a year now, I’m so happy to be learning with such an amazing Guitar master ūüėä.
Not only did I learn how to play, he actually thought me how to read music and work on my vocals.
I couldn’t be happier ūüėÉ.
I absolutely recommend to take him as your teacher, you will not regret it!
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Lawrence September 28, 2017
· Greek · In studio
Spiros is an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgable and employs very effective pedagogical techniques.
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Spiros S.

New York, NY 10036
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$60 / 45-min

About Sam M.

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New York, NY

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The most important thing to me is to keep the student interested and engaged in the lessons. This way learning guitar is easy and fun, not a struggle. A great place to start is by learning songs you enjoy listening to. Then later moving on, applying theory and scales to the songs we have learned.

About Sam
Hi!
I'm a recent graduate of Berklee College of music where I majored in professional music. This included music theory and guitar instruction, as well as reading and writing music notation and charts in different styles. I also play frequently, including shows at The 9:30 Club, The Howard Theater, Shamrockfest, The Black Cat, Half Street Fairgrounds. and Gaylord National resort.
For the past three years I have been teaching guitar lessons to student of all ages, with excellent results! I always keep the students interested by teaching songs they are excited to learn, while also making sure that they continue to grow as a guitarist and musicians. Lessons can be in Rock, Jazz, or Pop styles, and on acoustic or electric guitar. Music theory is included to the extent that the student and/or parents are interested. Lessons can be at my hous
e or yours.
Thanks!
Sam
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Dara July 10, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
It was an excellent lesson! I really learned a lot from it. I was able to learn one song and start on a second on my first lesson only! Definitely recommend Sam to anyone thinking about picking up the guitar!
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Karen .. June 21, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Sam is awesome! He listened to my learning objectives and background, he instructs clearly (and kindly), and I’m super stoked for my next lesson.
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Anabel H. June 2, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Sam is very patient.
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Sam M.

New York, NY 10002
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$30 / 30-min
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About Stephen B.

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Brooklyn, NY
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I've been studying, teaching, and performing on guitar for over ten years, playing both as a solo musicians and in a variety of bands. I have a performance degree in Jazz Studies and am well-versed in traditional and contemporary jazz and improvisation. I am a proficient composer and sight-reader, yet I also have spent much time training by ear. I have played in countless rock, jazz, funk, pop and afrobeat bands, in addition to studying classical guitar for a year at Oberlin.

About Stephen
Hi, I'm Steve, a dual-degree graduate from Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio with a BM in Jazz Studies and a BA in English Lit. I spend most of my time performing and composing music on guitar, drums, and piano, specializing in a range of musical styles that include indie/alternative rock, traditional/modern jazz, funk & soul, samba/bossa nova. Generally speaking, I love song-writing and improvisation, and finding ways to combine the two.

I am classically trained, meaning I have a strong background in music theory, standard notation, ear training. I also have studio experience, having recorded albums with several bands (Drama Section, Idol Hour, Native Eloquence, StaG), as well as tons of experience in home recording on Ableton and Pro Tools.

I've been making music on guitar and drums since I was ten years old in sunny San
ta Monica, CA. On a typical weekend, you can find me cycling through Prospect Park, reading in a coffee shop, and making stir-fry at home.
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Stephen B.

Brooklyn, NY 11213
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$50 / 30-min

About Peter S.

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East Setauket, NY

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Experienced teacher of 12 years, working with all ages and playing abilities. I will organize a individual lesson plan and help you reach any of your goals. I can teach technique, songs, theory, reading, exercises in any style wether it's rock, jazz, pop, or classical. I also can help with songwriting and recording/producing your own music.

About Peter
I am a professional guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer. I graduated from the Purchase College Conservatory of Music with a Bachelors in classical guitar performance. I am currently working on a Masters degree in film scoring at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema in Brooklyn New York.

I've been writing my own music since the age of 12. I've recorded and released several albums with different groups along the way and will continue recording and performing music as long as I live.

I've performed with bands all over New York as well as New Jersey, Boston, and Maine. I've played in original bands, cover bands, jazz combos, big bands, pit orchestras, and solo shows.

I've been teaching for 12 years and in that time have had students who came to me as beginners become professionals and teachers themselves. I've worked wit
h students on becoming better players in specifics styles such as jazz, blues, classical, and rock/pop.

Some of my biggest influences are Pat Metheny, Steve Howe, Juliam Bream, David Russel, Jeff Beck and many more.
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Omar January 28, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Very chill dude, very knowledgeable, prepared, and willing to work with students interests.
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Ryan J. January 5, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
I started with Peter when I was 13 years old and continued taking weekly lessons until I was 19. In those 7 years Peter helped take my playing from an intermediate level to a near expert level. Our weekly meetings ranged from just learning new songs, music theory, or just jamming over backing tracks we would create. Peter is knowledgable in every form of music. In our years of lessons we enjoyed playing classic rock, blues, jazz, classical, and gypsy jazz. Peter was able to walk me teach me through the beginning levels of Music Theory.

Most importantly through our 7 years together, became was able to take me from a very shy musician to someone who was very confident on stage playing at different bars. Peter went from being a teacher to a very close friend as he helped me grow. Although I do not take lessons with him anymore due to being away at college, I keep in touch with Peter every time I am home.

I would highly recommend Peter to anyone at any level guitar playing. He has the patience someone needs if you're just starting out and the expertise to help take even some of the best players to the next level.
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Doug L December 24, 2018
· Classical Guitar · Online
Peter I’ve played guitar for 30 years and since playing under your guidance I feel I have rediscovered my own nstrument..... I truly thank you....
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Peter S.

East Setauket, NY 11733
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About Marcela C.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Experienced teacher of 10 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate guitar student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Marcela
I'm a rock blues guitar player, graduated from the Los Angeles College of Music. I've played with some of the most renowned musicians of nowadays, such as Guthrie Govan and Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai).

My debut album was released in 2016, featuring some special guests such as the guitar legend Scott Henderson. I've toured all over Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. promoting my original music and giving guitar masterclasses. I have over 10 years of experience teaching guitar (electric and acoustic), ukulele and bass.
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Natalia February 11, 2019
· Electric Guitar · In home
Marcela is an incredible teacher! She is really great at teaching the basics while working you up to playing styles of music that interest you. I'm really excited for our next lesson!
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Marcela C.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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$30 / 30-min

About Julian J.

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Brooklyn, NY

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I have been teaching for the past 8 years, and have worked with any age or skill level you can imagine. This has allowed me to create a methodology that will make sure you obtain the foundation you need in order to thrive at playing an instrument, but never lose track of what kind of music you're looking towards learning, and where your interests lie. I also have extensive performing experience having played and learned styles such as Flamenco (my first introduction to music), Jazz (I have a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Jazz Performance), Rock, Blues, Classical music and many more.

About Julian
I have a Bachelors degree in Jazz Performance from Berklee College of Music, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude, and a Masters Degree from Queens College in Jazz performance, studying under musicians such as Mike Moreno, Antonio Hart, Alain Mallet, David Berkman, Michael Mossman, Tim Miller and many more. I have also extensively studied other styles such as Flamenco, Classical, Rock and Blues.

I am an active bandleader in the New York City Jazz scene playing with my group in Jazz clubs through the city, as well as all around the United States, Spain, Italy and Ecuador. I addition to my personal projects, I also play as a sideman with groups such as the Konection Trio, Flying Robin Project, Dailza Ribeiro etc
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Aaron August 6, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Our lessons with Julian are eye opening. He showed me many great exercises to become a better guitarist. He has a great attitude and knows a lot about music! If you want to learn guitar, Julian is the perfect teacher. Always looking forward to my lessons.
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Nick July 26, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
If you're serious about learning Guitar, you should talk to Julian. Seriously, my playing has improved exponentially since studying with him, 100% recommended!
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Mike July 25, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Julian is the man! I started learning guitar from him a while ago and I can't believe how far we've come. I can now play some songs by myself, even learn them without his assistance. I had this idea that I wasn't cut for music making (I used to play some violin when I was younger, never got any good at it) but I couldn't resist the idea of learning how to play some guitar. Thanks to Julian (and his patience!) I no longer feel like I'm unable to do this. Take a lesson with him, you wont regret it!
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Julian J.

Brooklyn, NY 11207
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$38 / 30-min

About raphael B.

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Ridgewood, NY
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Flamenco guitar lessons with Raphael are unique because he grew up, and studied in Spain. And knows all the secrets that you can only learn by living, and working with some of the best Flamenco artists of today. He can teach you how to accompany singing, and how to accompany dancers. As well as teaching full solo pieces. He has been playing guitar for over 25 years, and has toured the world. As well as playing in the opening ceremonies in Barcelona for the 1992 Olympics. He has worked artists such as El Farruquito, El Toromb, and El Manzanita. Just to mention a few. Raphael also speaks Spanish, German,and English. And is a very patient teacher, and gives great attention to detail.

About raphael
Hi! My name is Raphael, and I am a Flamenco guitarist. I've been playing for over 25 years, and lived in Spain for over 10 years. I have had the pleasure of traveling the world playing guitar and working with some of the best Flamenco artists from Spain, as well as here in the U.S. I am a full time guitarist, and if I'm not performing, or accompanying Flamenco dancers who come here to give workshops, or if I'm not composing new music, I am usually teaching. I love being able to pass on my experiences as a Flamenco guitarist to my students. I try and emphasize the importance of rhythm, and the accompanying of the singer. Which in Flamenco is the most important element. I also teach solo pieces for the student who only wants to play solo guitar.
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Stuart August 6, 2019
· Flamenco Guitar · In studio
I have been taking Flamenco Guitar lessons with Raphael since I moved to New York. It has been a wonderful experience! There are a few things about him that set him apart from other teachers i have worked with:
1. He is extremely patient - but at the same time points out when you are not in compas. If you have played flamenco before you know how important it is to get that correct - and he holds you accountable to the compas which is very helpful.
2. He intermixes exercises and falsetas in a helpful way. My fear with flamenco is that I wind up with a lot of falsetas that I can't really play right. Raphael is not afraid of giving you some exercises to grind on to get your techniques and timing up to par.
3. He is well connected in the NY flamenco world so you know what is happening and can hear a lot of flamenco out in the city.

My experience has been delightful. If you are looking to learn flamenco guitar and want to sound authentic and in compas- I would recommend Raphael unreservedly. Also he is a great guy to spend time with which is always a plus!
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Nathalie August 5, 2019
· Flamenco Guitar · In home
Raphael has been studying, teaching and performing throughout the United States and Europe with the top artists in the world of flamenco. Coming from an artistic family, he has grown up with the dedication,creativity and passion needed to become the unique musician he is. Raphael's vast knowledge and experience has helped people of all ages and levels of playing to learn, improve and grow.
Don't miss the opportunity to work with him!
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Marion August 5, 2019
· Flamenco Guitar · In home
Raphael is both an inspiring performer and an excellent teacher! His lessons are focused, and challenging (and fun!), with musicality and technique presented in practice as inseparable elements, from day #1.

Beyond his obvious expertise —reason enough to seek out his teaching!—Raphael is patient, highly attentive teacher, with an excellent (and fast!) eye for details... As well, he’s a very, very nice guy!
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raphael B.

Ridgewood, NY 11385
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