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Eamon R.

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Brooklyn, NY
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  • Bachelors in Music from NYU Steinhardt
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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Eamon R.

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I will show you how to play songs, chords, and lead riffs right away. My lessons will also explain theoretical concepts to illuminate your songwriting, improvisation, and jamming. I have extensive experience with audio production and am more than happy to incorporate that into the lesson. My studio in Brooklyn has a private yard where lessons can be given while following social distancing guidelines. I am flexible regarding what students want out of their lessons. If you want to write music, I can help you write, record, and publish songs to streaming services. If you want to play in a band, I can arrange for jam sessions with other musicians.

About Eamon

I grew up in New York City and have been playing in bands since 2nd grade. I have a bachelors in music from NYU Steinhardt, I took AP music theory at Trinity High School in NYC, and I have completed composition programs at The Mannes School of Music. In addition to guitar, I play piano, sing, and

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Waleed & Jenna E.
Finished my first lesson with Eamon. I am a complete beginner, never took any lessons or anything. Ramon is great! After doing some exercises and sounding completely horrible, he gave me some pointers and immediately I sounded much better. He is great for anyone who is looking to learn a new skill and you can tell he knows what he is doing
Natasha Recoder
Great teacher! definitely recommend. Will work with you on what you want to work on or build a curriculum for you if you don't know where to start!

Sally G.

1 Review
Woodhaven, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Commerce from University of Auckland
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Sally G.

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I am a professional guitarist with international touring experience, endorsements, and qualifications in theory and composition. I have been teaching private lessons to students aged 8 to 65 for several years. Tailoring the lessons to reach the your goals, we can explore areas such as learning your favorite songs, writing your own, while forming a solid basis of musical knowledge, and the tools you will need to grow into a capable and fluent musician.

From my experiences in independent bands, I can also offer consultations and advice on soliciting endorsements, creating press kits, writing press releases, and other ways to promote your album.

About Sally

I grew up in New Zealand playing all sorts of instruments before focusing on guitar. My guitar took me all around the country touring with bands, and then eventually to the USA, where I was fortunate enough to tour extensively throughout the States and Canada as a session player. Since then, I have

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Mayesha R.
Sally's teaching style is great! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Looking forward to take more lessons from her.🙂
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David S.

New York, NY
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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David S.

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I have devoted much of my life to music, and through MY decades’ worth of study in the jazz vernacular and wide knowledge of music from the past hundred years, hopes to be able to impart this same enthusiasm to his listeners and students.

I am a guitarist and composer from Seattle Washington. Beginning in 1995 I studied with Seattle musicians such as John Hanberry, Ev Stern and Milo Peterson. I have led and co-lead a number of different groups in Seattle performing at local clubs, weddings and bars ranging in styles including jazz, funk, swing and old time string music. Most notably I hosted the local Thursday night jazz jam session (2015-2017) and played double bass for the ‘20s jazz and Appalachian fiddle music band Porterbelly (2012-2020). In 2020, I moved to New York City to study at NYU.

I have devoted much of my life to music, and through MY decades’ worth of study in the jazz vernacular and wide knowledge of music from the past hundred years, hopes to be able to impart this

About David

I am a guitarist and composer from Seattle Washington. Beginning in 1995 I studied with Seattle musicians such as John Hanberry, Ev Stern and Milo Peterson. I have led and co-lead a number of different groups in Seattle performing at local clubs, weddings and bars ranging in styles including jazz,

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Sarah D.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Florida State University
  • Teaching since 2015
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Sarah D.

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I've been teaching guitar for 6 years and love seeing my students discover their own musicality and style through guitar! I specialize in teaching school-age kids, teens, adult beginners, and secondary instrument learners.

As a beginner, you’ll learn to keep your strumming steady while changing between 2-5 basic chords within a few lessons. You will find in just a few lessons that the songs you know and love are actually accessible and playable! With continued practice, you’ll start to create your own songs using the chords you know, and you will learn more complex chords, strumming patterns, fingerpicking, transposing, and reading melodies on the staff.

I'll make your lessons meaningful to you, by creating many of my own visual aids to meet your level and interests. We will blend your favorite modern genres with “classic” and “classical” tunes, and explore composition and songwriting along the way! I strive to always give you just enough detailed, technical instruction for the ...

About Sarah

Hi, I'm Sarah, and I can help you turn that instrument sitting in the corner into a beloved musical hobby that you can always turn to through life’s ups and downs. Let's make music more often and enjoy the learning process! I specialize in teaching highly individualized, age-appropriate lessons

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Stephenie
Sarah is a kind and knowledgeable hoop instructor. I couldn’t hoop on my waist at all when I started taking lessons with her and now I am able to keep the hoop going indefinitely. And while working to improve my waist hooping I learned a variety of off-body tricks and combinations. Sarah is great at tailoring lessons to any skill level and focusing on your individual goals and limitations. She is also really friendly, approachable, and open to feedback. I would definitely recommend!
Caitlin
I have taken both in-person group classes and online group classes with Sarah. She always does a great job of catering to the students' levels and including some things everyone can do as well as some new things for everyone to learn!
Noelle
Sarah is such a wonderful teacher with just the right balance of patience, sterness, and fun, perfect for my young child just learning to play.

Jake P.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Recipient of the Jane Burkleo Music Scholarship from Macalester Music Department
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from Macalester College
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Jake P.

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Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in beginner/ intermediate guitar, voice and performance. All ages welcome. Whether you're looking to play the blues, serenade your crush, shred face-melting guitar solos, or any other smattering of skills, lessons will be catered to meet the individual goals of the student. Not to mention random bits of musical trivia, picked up from years of obsessive Wikipedia reading.

About Jake

Learning should never be a chore. For me, nothing is more exciting than learning something new and sharing it with other people. I have been teaching private music lessons for 8 years now and have developed a method that allows for students to provide direction to their learning, while still deve

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Monica K.
Super knowledgeable/knows what he’s doing! Loved my first day!!
Caroline W.
Jake has been a wonderful instructor: very knowledgeable, gives great tips & advice, and always encouraging. Thanks, Jake!

John K.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in English from University of Louisville
  • Awarded Employee Of The Month from Ego Music
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John K.

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I've been teaching guitar since 2012, and will help foster a love of music with no pressure! All ages are welcome. Beginner to advanced. I cater to the student's musical interests and pace. With just the right dose of music theory, and modern guitar techniques, I'll show you the way to become a creative, polished, and most importantly, listenable musician. Whether its sounding like a favorite guitarist, learning a beloved song, or finding your own unique sound, I'll help get you there. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Happy to chat about helping you reach your goals.

About John

Hello, my name is John, and I love the guitar! I've had one in my hands for decades now, and have done hundreds of live gigs, along with countless studio recording sessions. I want to help share the beauty of guitar music with you, and help light up your musical soul. I love kids and adults alik

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Laurie
John Krauss has been teaching our 4th grade boy acoustic guitar for the past year. When he started, our son could not clap a rhythm to save his life but now is learning to strum on beat and follow along with lessons successfully. John challenges our 9 year old with different styles and techniques that push him to the next level. He encourages our child in a warm and respectful way. We appreciate John's professionalism and patience with working with a young student. We highly recommend him. "John is a nice guy who helps me learn new chords and licks. I like my lessons!" says the 4th grader.
Mike
I thought trying to learn to play the guitar at the age of 35 with no musical background, with kids and a full time job was a daunting task. That was until I met John. I have had 30 minute lessons with John for the past year and a half. There was a steep learning curve for me in the beginning, but John remained very patient and encouraging. His knowledge of music and his ability to explain and teach in a way that I could understand is second to none! I can now play a couple dozen songs and have a great foundation of skills to play many many more! I recommend John to anyone of all ages who wish to learn how to play the guitar.
Mark
We are very happy that our son takes guitar lessons with John Krauss. John is a very skilled and versatile guitar teacher. He was adept at discovering my son's specific interests and learning style(s) and has tailored his lessons accordingly. My son enjoys, and looks forward to his lessons.
John brings a lot of experience as a musician to his teaching. For much of his life he has performed on stage as a Rock and Jazz guitarist. In addition to teaching music, John Krauss is an award winning sound engineer. He has recorded musical ensembles and soloists, as well as, audio books by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Senator Fred Thompson, and other well known authors, speakers, and public figures.

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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 $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Rhonda was very welcoming and extremely easy to follow her direction. I really enjoyed my first lesson and look forward to my future ones. Thank you Rhonda."
kathy castillo
Took Guitar lessons from Rhonda S.
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"Gino is a top-notch teacher.

Gino is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and personable. He makes learning fun."
Fred
Took Guitar lessons from Gino M.
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"Guitar lesson's with Eric Jayk
any good musician can teach you to play Guitar.
Eric can teach you to create your own music, work with you on songs you create.
and at the same time teach you to play everyone else;s music
I would recommend him to anyone that wants to learn to play Guitar
and anyone who wants to be a good musician and create original music as an art form"
Emilio
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Eric is a fabulous teacher! I have been taking guitar lessons online with Eric for over 1 year now. He is experienced, patient, reliable, and offers feedback without destroying my confidence as a beginner. I would definitely recommend Eric as an online guitar teacher....

Learning with a private teacher without even leaving my house is ideal for my busy schedule...."
Sunshine
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Melaena was an incredible teacher for my daughter's introduction to, and learning of guitar. She brought excitement, inspiration, magic and knowledge to each lesson and my daughter learned easily and with so much joy! I couldn't recommend a better instructor - Meleana is a fun, skilled and natural music teacher.

Thank you so much for everything Melaena!"
Rose
Took Guitar lessons from Malena K.
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"Michelle explained everything, so we could feel comfortable as complete beginners. And she had us playing a tune by the end of the first lesson!"
Steve + Nicole
Took Guitar lessons from Michelle W.
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"Dave has been able to take me on a great journey! We have covered many kinds of music, and I'm greatly appreciative of his patience and encouragement. He was able to tell after just a couple of lessons that my original plans for getting lessons was never going to be enough. He introduced several topics, and whetted my appetite for more! If only all teachers could open doors this way!!!"
Joe
Took Guitar lessons from David M.
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"Charles is cool, makes the learning fun, taught me easy songs so I stay encouraged. If you dont practice, there isn't a teacher that can help. Thanks for the jump start Charles."
Derek
Took Guitar lessons from Charles W.
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"Priscilla was very patient and very knowledgeable. We look forward to going back"
Ceci
Took Guitar lessons from Priscilla D.
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"Great Teacher

Eric has been teaching my my kid since he was 7 years old.
Eric is very patient and know how to get the kids motivated,

He know the weak points and strong points. My son Jesse loves Eric and if i kids likes his teacher the battle is half over!

Eric teaches my son rock... but my son also take classical guitar and music reading and get stuck sometimes with the homework but when Eric comes over he clears everything up for him,.
Nuff said! if you wan to learn guitar Eric is your guy!

If you don't believe this review look me up and you will see i know music!

Tommy Gunn NYC
and Jesse Gunn"
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Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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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

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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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