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These Acoustic Guitar teachers are highly rated by students in the Massapequa area, including Great Neck, Rego Park, Howard Beach, Sunnyside and Wayne.

Carolyn O.

New York, NY 10024

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Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

Different way to tune your guitar
Learn basic chords & strumming patterns
Playing basic songs
How to target the tough areas and speed up your playing level
How to care for your guitar so it sounds beautifully
How music theory & alternative tunings create your personal creativity

About Carolyn

Coming from a large extended family in Hawaii, I was surrounded by luau music, kachi-kachi dancing, Japanese bon dances, handsome local guys singing and playing their guitars and my aunties strumming their ukes and singing old songs. I reveled in walking alone in Nature or playing piano and singing in empty, stained-glassed churches - just wailing in the dark and colored light!

I studied: piano, organ, oboe, clarinet, violin, voice, and guitar. I started as a teenager to make a small living playing for various churches, choirs, weddings, and funerals. As a young adult, I sang in jazz trios and pop bands, and continued playing as a church organist/choir accompanist, and began teaching private piano lessons to students of all ages.

Upon arriving in New York City, I entered into a journey of playing at a Washington Heights gospel chur

ch, living in a building filled with musicians, studying Sanskrit and mantra chanting, and sound and light healing. And, I sang! And wrote my own songs.

By blending traditional teaching methods and everything I've learned, I create meaningful experiences for students by:
- being patient, flexible, and creative in approach
- using visual, aural, and tactile teaching tools

*** Lesson Goals ***
After 3 to 6 Months of Lessons, you can use the important music fundamentals you've learned to create music you love.
After about a year, you are able to share your music with your family and friends - and maybe even perform as a service to your community!

*** My Studio Equipment ***
Upright piano, synthesizers, guitars, ukulele, percussion instruments, cool learning tools and charts

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can carry my own guitar, ukulele, teaching aids, manuscript paper, pen/pencils, and handouts.

*** My Specialties ***
Playing instruments thoughtfully, with feel, especially with vocals.
Taking basic techniques & music theory to expand, create one's vision.
Creating music to nourishes the body and soul.
Making lesson times fun and meaningful.
Singing from an unguarded voice - to be as authentic as possible.
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June 20, 2019
Mike
Carolyn is great! She brings an amazing chill energy and makes it feel more like time hanging out with a friend than a lesson. Definitely recommend her, I think kids would love her as well.
April 14, 2019
Bon-Jay
First lesson with Carolyn in the books! She is a wonderful teacher - positive, encouraging and while thoughtful with her lesson plan, is happy to take the lesson in a direction of your choosing!

Very much looking forward to my future lessons with her!
July 17, 2018
Vasco
Carolyn is terrific! I decided to finally learn to play the piano and learn music theory at 50! I am having an incredible learning experience with Carolyn. She is patient and is always one step ahead anticipating my challenges and helping me learn and improve.

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Carolyn O.

New York, NY

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Benjamin K.

Brooklyn, NY 11222


Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

I’m good

About Benjamin



*** Studio Equipment ***
basses, upright bass, guitar, amp, 66-key keyboard (not weighted, no sustain pedal)

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I teach at home I provide bass amps, guitar amps, keyboards. If I go to them, what I expect depends on the situation.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Funk

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Benjamin K.

Brooklyn, NY

Paul Jared N.

New York, NY 10025

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Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

With 30 years of guitar experience, I favor a flexible style of teaching, tailored to fit the particular profile of each student as an individual. As a published author of guitar instruction books in the fingerpicking, classical, flamenco and acoustic blues styles, I have a large library of materials to choose from, so that every student's level, musical taste can be accommodated – and let's not forget to have some fun with the guitar, since after all the important thing is to enjoy playing.

About Paul Jared

Hi, I am a native New Yorker and a guitar player since age 13. I played in blues/rock bands throughout my teens, getting to play the legendary clubs of my Greenwich Village neighborhood. My discovery of Spanish classical guitar music occurred in college at UC Berkeley, and I graduated with a BA in Music, then spent two years playing in Europe, before returning home and forming the band Not Heaven; we played the club circuit, Danceteria to CBGB.

I also began teaching at the American Institute of Guitar in NYC, and writing guitar instruction books (still in print!). Along the way I did a Master’s in Guitar Performance at Stony Brook, and have continued to publish, perform and teach the music which inspires me.

Classical and Flamenco music are my primary involvement, as a teacher, performer and composer.

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January 23, 2019
Ben
Ben was really pleased with the first lesson and looking forward to the weeks to come!
February 28, 2016
Elsie
I learned so much from this guy! Very articulate and funny.

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Paul Jared N.

New York, NY

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Dave M.

Woodside, NY 11377

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Many people think playing acoustic guitar is the same as playing the electric. While this isn't completely untrue, there are subtle differences that are key to mastering either or both. When we sit down to work on building our skills on an acoustic guitar, we'd go at a pace comfortable for you, and you'll be playing like a pro in no time.

About Dave

Hi, my name is Dave, and I've been teaching guitar & bass for almost 15 years. Working as a professional musician, I've made the time to teach students of all ages. Teaching has been my passion alongside performing since I first picked up an instrument, and I look forward to meeting and working with you all soon!

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January 14, 2019
Adam
My kids loved Dave and can’t wait for him to come back!
October 29, 2018
Van
As highly as Dave's previous reviews spoke of him, he still managed to exceed any expectations I had. He was calm, reassuring, and it was immediately apparent just how comfortable he is teaching small children. Dave managed to hold the attention of my 5 year old for the entire lesson, and left my son excited about learning and confident that he can do it! I feel very fortunate to have found such a great teacher for my child.
May 6, 2018
Kevin J.
Very nice professional. The kids really felt comfortable with him and they said it was easy to learn with him. The kids are looking forward to our next sessions

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Dave M.

Woodside, NY

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Payton K.

Brooklyn, NY 11207

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Experienced teacher of 5 years able to teach all levels of experience. I am a graduate of The New School of Jazz and Contemporary music. While at the New School I studied with some of the masters including Reggie Workman, Billy Harper, Jane Ira Bloom, Matt Wilson, Dave Glasser, Peter Bernstein, Vic Juris and many others. Additionally, I was a tutor for three years in every subject so I know their curriculum back to front. I am available to teach Ear training, Sight Reading, Improvisation, Music Theory, Rhythm, Arranging, Composition, Music Appreciation, Guitar doubling on bass and much more. I am able to teach all music styles. I also play French Horn and bass at a high level. I love teaching and helping students on their own musical paths. I am looking forward to meeting you!

About Payton

Payton is an guitarist, French hornist, composer, and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. Payton’s music is rooted in everything from jazz, rock, classical, and pop. Along with his unique combination of influences, his music is focused around expressing specific emotions and feelings through composition. He has had the opportunity to perform in the Burlington Jazz Festival, Flynnspace, as well as several venues in New York City. Payton is a graduate of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

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July 21, 2018
Jay V.
Very professional my son really like the class
May 1, 2018
Nick
Payton has done a great job helping me grasp the material. He knows how to pinpoint what is giving you trouble and how to effectively solve it. Overall my playing has greatly improved since taking lessons with him and I would highly recommend.
May 1, 2018
Marie
Payton is a fantastic musician and guitar instructor. He is able to teach any type of music from beginner to advanced. He is fun to take lessons with and very helpful with any problems you may come across. I have improved tremendously since taking lessons from him. He also can help with composition, theory and ear training. I would highly recommend him!

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Payton K.

Brooklyn, NY

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Daniel O.

East Meadow, NY 11554

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Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

Hi there, I'm Dan. I've been playing guitar as my main instrument for 16 years, as well as Bass, Ukulele, Piano, and Vocals. Music is my passion, and I cannot imagine a better way of devoting my time than spreading the gift of this amazing craft.

I've been giving one-on-one musical instruction since 2012, beginning at the Oceanside School of Music and then transitioning to private lessons. I pride myself on the ability to cater each lesson to every student's individual needs, tastes, and goals. Someone once told me, "the goal of the teacher is to make themselves obsolete," and I couldn't agree more. Whether you've never picked up a guitar before or want to perfect your already advanced technique, I'll be here to make sure you achieve your goals and have fun learning.

About Daniel

I am a working performer, singer-songwriter, and guitar player. I currently am the songwriter and frontman of a regularly gigging band and have been leading this project since 2014.

I have years of extensive jazz and music theory training on guitar and bass.

Hi there, I'm Dan and I hope to meet you soon! I've been playing guitar as my main instrument for 16 years, as well as bass, ukulele, piano and vocals. Music is my passion, and I cannot think of a better way of devoting my time than to spreading the gift of this amazing craft.

I pride myself on my ability to cater every lesson to each student's individual needs, goals, and taste in music. A wise teacher of my own once told me, "the goal of the teacher is to make themselves obsolete," and I couldn't agree more. Whether you've never picked up an instrument before or want to

perfect your already advanced technique, I'm here to ensure you achieve your goals and have fun learning.
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May 28, 2019
Sanford W.
Great Guitar instructor with a lot of patients.

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Daniel O.

East Meadow, NY

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Phil H.

Brooklyn, NY 11211


Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

With a Berklee degree in Professional Music with an emphasis on Performance as well as over five years of performing and teaching full time, I offer a unique combination of talent, experience and a love for teaching. You are getting a teacher who defies the standard, "those who can't do, teach" because you are gaining an instructor who regularly performs in addition to teaching. At the same time, you are not getting a teacher who only plays and has no concrete lesson plans or goals for you because I have extensive teaching experience as well. For me, one of the greatest joys of teaching is watching students take all the hard work they've done and perform for their school or get accepted to a conservatory.

About Phil

I have taught students as young as four years old to adults and everything from pure beginner to advanced students who want to learn more about jazz, music theory or technique. I teach a wide range of styles including current pop/top 40, classic hits, jazz, funk and classical.

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Phil H.

Brooklyn, NY

Franklin R.

Freeport, NY 11520

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Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

The main goal of my lessons is for my students to genuinely enjoy the guitar and to walk away excited to put their knowledge into action. As someone who has been studying the guitar for 15+ years, I know the challenges of practicing and moving beyond the technical knowledge of the instrument. I help my students learn using their personal musical interests and inspirations. All ages and abilities welcome.

About Franklin

As a guitarist, composer, and educator, music has always been at the heart of life. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a BM in Jazz Composition and recently graduated from NYU with a MM in Jazz Studies, where I also taught as an adjunct guitar instructor.

Currently based in New York, I teach guitar and general music at a number of institutions including Harlem School of Arts, The Brooklyn Waldorf School, The Winchendin School, and the New York Jazz Academy.

In addition to teaching, I'm a freelance guitar player and have performed with a wide range of artists, some of which include Chris Potter and Micah Stampley, as well as with my own trio.

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September 8, 2019
Georgia
Franklin is a fantastic teacher of jazz guitar who my son loves. They worked together all last year and my son made great progress and they will work together again this year. Franklin is very personable, reliable and also flexible. Highly recommend.

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Sariah
"Very Satisfied."
Daniel
"I have had a few guitar teachers in the past but none as personable and approachable as Paul. It truly makes a difference when you are not afraid to ask q
uestions or not afraid to mess up. Paul worked with me at my pace and met me at my level. In addition to the lessons about guitar Paul is also very knowledgeable about music in general and has been opening me up to new artists. I recommend this teacher for anyone whether they are just starting out or looking to pick up where they left off. Paul's the best!"
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Christina Durr
"My son had his first lesson this week and is excited to learn guitar! Matthew was great!"
Brendan
"Lessons with Corey for 15 years and I still suck but it ain’t his fault! Seriously, Corey is a very cool guy and a very capable instructor. Highly reco
mmend him if u want to have fun while you’re learning."
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Dario
"He was amazing!! My son loved him. He's very patient and very sweet to boot. Dario can't wait until his next lesson."
Hailey
"The first lesson went great!!"
John
"Justin is the quintessential professional in every way. His approach is to make you a better student of music not necessarily just learn guitar. He is p
atient with you and very positive and reinforcing. The passion he has for music is obvious from the first time you meet him. As with any good manager, just by the way he teaches, makes you want to be a better student."
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Marianne
"As an 'older' beginner, Derek tuned into what it is I'm wanting and tailored my lessons perfectly!"
Amanda
"Hi,

My name is Amanda and Marlon is the greatest teacher. We’ve been working on acoustic guitar lessons for about a year now. He’s fabulous and easy
to learn from. My favorite kind of music is Blues. Of course, I know all the scales and some Classic Rock songs. I would recommend Marlon as a guitar teacher."
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