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Julian J.

3 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $38
  • Speaks Hebrew, French, Italian, Spanish
  • BM Jazz Performance from Berkee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Julian J.

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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

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Aaron
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.
Nick
If you're serious about learning Guitar, you should talk to Julian. Seriously, my playing has improved exponentially since studying with him, 100% recommended!
Mike
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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Sam M.

8 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Sam M.

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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

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Jaye
Terrible experience. I bought a package of 20 lessons for my 9yo nephew. He looked forward to it ever day from Xmas to the first week of January. Sam canceled the first lesson only 2hours prior its beginning. Then canceled the second lesson 10 minutes before he was supposed to be there because he “forgot” he had a “recording session today”. During the only lesson my nephew had, Sam didn’t show any ability to tailor a lesson to a child. Instead he gave him a pick, which dismayed me, and taught him a rock song we never heard of.
When I contacted the company they were very nice about it but I had to challenge their vetting process of teachers.
Dara
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!
Karen ..
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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Adam C.

8 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Adam C.

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I will break down the nuances of learning the guitar in a friendly, clear, and articulate manner. We will discuss various concepts of the guitar in the styles and songs you enjoy most.

About Adam

A graduate of the University of Rochester with a B.A. in Music and Psychology and trained at renowned National Guitar Workshop, Adam is an experienced teacher and performer on the guitar, piano, ukulele, and bass in a variety of styles, including rock, pop, jazz, classical, and folk. Adam loves to

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David
David, 8yo, just started his guitar lessons with Adam and he is extremely happy with what he already knows after only one lesson! We cannot wait for the next one!
Vincent
Adam is awesome! Thank you so much!
Herbert
Adam is a teacher par excellence. I am self taught from a well known book. I was doing well I thought until I got stuck. Adam gently showed me where I erred and made great suggestions for me to move on correctly. I never felt rushed or “ put down.” Adam was patient, open for questions, encouraging, comforting. I know I need much help to correct and advance in guitar from matters such as tuning, restringing, reading, and other things too many to write about. I look forward to my next lesson with enthusiasm.

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Jarred G.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jarred G.

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I teach in a variety of styles, including blues, country, funk, Jazz, and rock. I can teach acoustic, electric, slide and finger style. I also am knowledgeable in music theory and reading music. I will base my lessons on how/what my current students want to learn.

About Jarred

I am a semi-professional guitarist and I have played in the local Dover - Seacoast area with different groups over the years which is given me a greater understanding about my craft. Students can expect to improve incrementally after each week as we explore different techniques and styles that

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Dan M.
Great 1st lesson with Jarred.
John
I have worked with Jarred for several years, not only is he a talented player but he is very knowledgeable about many different aspects of music inlcuding theory and reading. He helped me teach a class at an adult center and showed a real ability to patiently help students throughout their lesson time. I would highly recommend!
Sean L
Jarred is an incredible guitarist. This guy is the real deal and I highly recommend studying with him. Seeing him play live is always mesmerizing.

Jeremiah U.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jeremiah U.

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6 stings. Infinite possibilities.

About Jeremiah

My name is Jeremiah. I am a multi-instrumentalist and a producer. I have recorded 3 of my own albums and am currently working on a 4th. I have a firey passion for creating and sharing music. Did you know spiders use harmonic series by plucking their webs and that is how they can attain architectura

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Cristopher H.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Music Theory from Canada College
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Cristopher H.

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I can teach students from anywhere between a beginning level or an advanced level attempting to advance technique.

About Cristopher

As a musician that has played for about a decade, I have studied and worked to become a teacher. I've played in numerous bands, have worked in studios, and have been teaching for about four years now and am always finding new ways to understand and help accomplish my students' goals. I've studied m

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Ben C.
Cris is great so far... one lesson in and my son is looking forward to the next.
Elena M.
Only our first lesson, but my sometimes shy, sometimes easily frustrated 8 yo daughter responded very well to Chris and gave the lesson literally 2 thumbs up. Looking forward to see her learn how to play!
Alex
Very knowledgeable and helpful. A good skilled teacher and tailored the lesson plan to our needs. Overall an enjoyable experience for our 16 year old son.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in New York is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"In just four lessons my daughter has learned a lot from Scott and is excited about practicing and learning more. He is a very easy going, patient and fun teacher."
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Took Guitar lessons from Scott S.
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"Tom is a super nice guy with a great positive attitude and teaching style to match. He has lots of experience both playing and instructing. Two thumbs up!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Tom N.
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"Ben is great with the girls. I have 10 and 7 yr. old granddaughters one is taking piano and the other guitar. He does great with both. And they seem to be learning from and enjoying the lessons."
Maddy
Took Guitar lessons from Ben U.
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"Greg is a awesome teacher with the knowledge of all types of music.
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg D.
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"It's hard to imagine a better guitar instructor than Indigo.
As an aspiring singer-songwriter, I came to Indigo a few months ago pleading that she teach me the ins and outs of the instrument. I tasked her with this: save me from joining the masses of capo-dependent hopefuls.
Not only does she customize lessons with my goals in mind (ear training, technique, theory), but she breaks down the 'intimidating' concepts in a sneaky way. One day, while practicing, I started to realize her genius! No longer is the guitar a complete mystery to me.
She is easy-going, patient and encouraging.
I look forward to my lessons with Indigo every week. I think of her as a mentor and hope to work with her for a long time.
Needless to say, I highly recommend!! I imagine with her brilliant skills and experience Indigo would make a wonderful teacher for just about anyone!"
Maggie
Took Guitar lessons from Indigo S.
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"Richard is awesome! Really knows his stuff and funny too!"
Jordan
Took Guitar lessons from Richard W.
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"This instructor very good. Very patient and I learned a lot today.. very happy customer"
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Took Guitar lessons from Lucas M.
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"I was extremely impressed with Tim. Not only is he an excellent and inspiring teacher, he is able to focus in on just the right and appropriate approach. He makes one want to learn and imbues his student with confidence and knowledge. A truly unique and positive experience. Looking forward to my homework and our next lesson!"
Mike
Took Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"Billy is a very good and patient teacher. He understands that it takes time to learn something completely new (which for me is music theory) especially when besides the lessons you also work full time. My previous teacher didn't have that patience which makes me value Billy's approach even more. He will do his best for you to understand whatever topic you're struggling with. Highly recommend"
Karolina
Took Guitar lessons from William D.
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"Joao was the best guitar teacher I've ever had! Patient, an excellent musician and with an amazing methodology to teach (either kids or adults). He also was my niece's guitar and piano teacher and she learned so much from him. Both of us, always excited about the class. I'm really sad he left NY."
Caroline
Took Guitar lessons from Joao M.
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Guitar Lessons in New York City

By JP S. - New York City Guitar Teacher

As the busiest city in the United States, New York City has some of the most exciting and challenging opportunities for aspiring guitar artists. So depending on what you want, and how hard you are willing to work for it, living and working here provides one of greatest opportunities you can find in this country!

I live and work mostly in upper Manhattan, but occasionally have gigs in the Village or other places around town. I teach most of my private guitar lessons in NYC up here in Inwood, and while a little noisy at times; this is a way more low-key area than the rest of the island. Plus, on a beautiful spring day we have up to three different parks in easy walking distance from the A train to take our practice outside. My personal favorite is Fort Tryon, with several different unique spots to get the creative juices flowing.

I specialize in rhythm players and singers/songwriters. We work hard to learn the basic techniques and how to tap into your creativity to write songs that really matter to you. If they matter to you, they will matter to someone else. As an instructor, it’s also important that my beginner students understand the history of the styles of music they want to play as well. For example, did you know that just about every form of American popular music (particularly guitar-based music) has its roots in traditional Blues of the early 20th Century? It’s true! We explore how all the pieces fit and what comes before to get us into the future!

My lessons are fun, individually paced and geared to what you want. Sign up with a New York guitar instructor today!

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