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David N.

7 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • M.M. of Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory
  • Teaching since 2007
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David N.

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Throughout my time at Berklee, NEC, and now Juilliard, I have studied with many great teachers and musicians from Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Henderson, Kenny Barron, Tiger Okoshi, John McNeil, and Laurie Frink to Jerry Bergonzi, and Miguel Zenon. The diverse subjects we went over in lessons and classes gives me a unique knowledge of certain styles and musical ideas. I try to be as personal and individual as I can when it comes to teaching students. That was the thing that stood out amongst my favorite teachers.

About David

A graduate of the Juilliard School, I have performed with some of the worlds most accomplished and well-known musicians, including Wayne Shorter, Dave Liebman, Arturo O’Farrill, Ellis Marsalis, Randy Weston, among many others. Along with performances at the Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Small

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Darrell G.
David is a great teacher at teaching the complex
and making it very understandable regarding the trumpet.
Dave
David was great. The class was a lot of fun and I learned exercises and pointers that I could put to use right away. Looking forward to my next lesson.
Gabby
David's a really cool teacher. He knows a lot and has given me a ton of stuff to improve my playing and get ready for college. He's such a good and helpful teacher I even recommended him to my friend to take lessons.
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Ben R.

5 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Ben R.

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I have studied music theory at the college level and have been writing and composing for over a decade, both alone and in a number of successful bands. I believe in theory as a creative tool rather than simply as an intellectual exercise, and I put strong emphasis on putting knowledge to use.

About Ben

Hi, there! My name is Ben and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have taught students of all ages from 3 to adult. I have experience not just with teaching but also with writing, recording, and performing music in successful bands and on multiple instruments

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Kamal
Ben has been instructing my 2 kids (now aged 11 and 9) in-home for at least 5 years. We started off with piano for the first few years but then switched to a combination of piano and acoustic guitar (half a session dedicated to each instrument).

He is patient, kind, and highly knowledgeable. I clearly see the upward trajectory in my kids' musical capabilities. One of my kids can be difficult to deal with, especially when he is tired, but Ben would mold his approach to the lesson on the spot to keep my kid engaged (e.g., instead of continuing the lesson on the actual piano, he'd switch to a fun music-oriented game).
Lauren
I hadn't played a musical instrument since elementary school when I started Ukulele lessons with Ben. Ben started from the beginning, answered all my questions along the way, and built upon that information in each lesson. It wasn't in a didactic way, but in a way that was really customized to fit my Ukulele lesson goals. Ben's teaching style is very flexible also. I had some Ukulele lesson books I had been gifted and we worked from those. I didn't feel that I had to buy a bunch of additional equipment, books, etc.

I recommend Ben as a music teacher. He is understanding, encouraging, and inspirational. I am looking forward to continuing lessons with Ben and JC Instrumental.
Pam
Ben has been working with our daughter since January 2019, when she turned 6 1/2. He arrives at our home on time each week and he works with her at an age appropriate level. We appreciate that he recognizes the effort she puts into the weeks when she practices often and he gently makes her aware when she hasn't practiced enough. He always speaks with her in a kind way and with us in a collaborative manner. We all want her to enjoy her piano experience, and we are thankful to have found Ben just a few blocks away from our home.
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Chris B.

37 Reviews
Butler, NJ
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Business Administration from William Paterson University
  • Teaching since 2011
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Chris B.

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Music theory is not as difficult as it might seem. It is simply a collection of logical concepts which explain why certain elements of music sound the way they sound.

About Chris

My name is Chris B. and I've been playing music for most of my life. The best lesson that I've personally learned is that a musician is never done learning. Once you start believing that you know everything there is to know about your instrument then you've stopped growing musically. Personall

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Marley
Awesome first lesson for our 14 year old daughter! She’s pumped to continue with Chris, and we’re pleased with the entire process so far.
Ron
I have been taking lessons from Chris for 5 years. He is very open to learn and teach all styles of music. in turn, allowing me learn and play music I though i never would. His guidance in "the technology" of music is also greatly appreciated.
The learning experience with Chris is top notch, never an issue with communication or punctuality.Always able to move around his busy schedule for the "adult" student.
I want to thank Chris for allowing to find my "Soul Mustard" He is the best you can find

Ron Frank
Wayne NJ
Jay
Chris is an awesome instructor! He was patient and professional. I was truly a beginner and Chris helped me every step of the way. I would recommend him to anyone looking to pick up a guitar or further enhance your skills. Thanks for all the help!

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Andrew L.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2013
  • AA in Traditional Music Theory/Composition from American River College
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Andrew L.

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I've been teaching Basic Theory for 3 semesters as a school-employed tutor; my main focuses at the beginner level are: note reading, rhythms, scales and chord recognition, practical piano skills. Intermediate and Advanced levels: we can go anywhere you want to go with it, from Traditional harmonic analysis to advanced modernists topics like 12 tone serialism, modality, chance operations, etc.

About Andrew

NOTE: Due to various health advisories relating to the Corona virus, I will only be doing online lessons for the immediate future. Hi, my name is Andy, and I am a countertenor, composer, and teacher! I studied Music Composition and Voice at American River College and CSU: Northridge, where I

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Rob
Andy is great with our 3 kids (10, 7, and 5). He customized the lessons for them, while finding the right balance between structure and allowing them to explore the instrument. His patience and sense of humor provide a warm learning experience for our children. We are happy to have him as their teacher!
Kim H.
Awesome first lesson! A perfect fit for my piano goals! Andrew is really nice and asked a lot of great questions to figure out what I needed. I can’t wait until my next lesson!
Naomie Cajou
My experience with Andrew was great ! He was awaiting to receive us.
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Bil M.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Masters in Jazz Piano from New England Conservatory
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaching since 1982
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Bil M.

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About Bil

I am one of those individuals for whom teaching is just something that I have to do. I started giving music lessons sometime in the 80's and have loved working with all levels of skill and experience. My students say that I am patient, adaptive and encouraging, committed to making music fun. I

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Britta Hiester
He's great i love my lessons
Lang Tran
Bil is a great instructor. I was looking for an experienced Jazz pianist, as there are a lot of things about jazz you can only learn about someone extremely experienced. Bil doesn't disappoint- he explains things in a very intuitive and logical manner, on top of being extremely personable and enjoyable to learn from. I look forward to my future lessons with him.
Alden
A great introduction. My son is hooked, which is exactly what we are looking for.

Hugo B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Professional Musician from Berklle College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Hugo B.

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I graduated from Berklee College of Music in it's International Network in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm also a producer and mixing engineer. I've played in multiple rock/funk/fusion bands. 

Whether you are just starting out, or are looking to further the knowledge you already have we can work together to help you to achieve your personal goals.
All the lessons will be focused on your interests and level of skill.
I can teach you different levels of music theory.
The idea is to have fun while learning!!

About Hugo

I began playing guitar at the age of 13 as a hobby. When I was 23 I graduated from the Berklee International Network in Buenos Aires. From there, I was able to translate my musical skills to piano and other instruments to became a producer. Later on I started teaching music and guitar. Now, my

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María
Tuve una gran experiencia tomando clases de guitarra con Hugo!! Destaco su paciencia, cordialidad y simpatía!! Tiene mucha apertura a nivel musical. Siempre se adaptó a mi gusto personal. Asimismo, me hizo conocer muchas canciones y amplié mi repertorio!!
Jordi Sastre
I have enjoyed my first guitar lesson. Thanks to Hugo I am looking forward for the second one. Good mix between theory and practice.
Paola
He is an excellent instructor, I learned to play guitar very well.
If you want to learn Guitar I recommend him!

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in New York is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"Love Dave!

Dave is excellent at bestowing his knowledge upon his students! He is engaging, thoughtful, helpful, easy-to-talk-to, and knows how to make you understand the subject matter, is very patient.
He creates a friendly environment in which learning becomes fun, interesting, and fulfilling!"
Daria
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"Tamari is very knowledgeable to music theory, and she is able to turn the deep theory into plain and fun language that children can easily understand. She is also very patient and nice. Our kid is really enjoying her class."
Joanna
Took Music Theory lessons from Tamari (Tamara) W.
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"Marissa is a great instructor. She is very patience in her teaching giving feedback and great tips on how to improve when practicing at home to continue to grow. She does not hesitate to ask how the lessons are going so, if needed, she is able to adjust accordingly to aid with the learner meeting the learning outcomes to benefit all parties."
Lynette
Took Music Theory lessons from Marissa V.
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"Michael's unique way of approaching the methods of teaching complex thoery in a very simple manner, is marvelous !! He is kind and patient and has these rare qualities as a well deserved teacher. Michael is also a very respected and a well known amazing violinist and composer with a unique identity !!
I believe the community is very fortunate to have such a wonderful teacher and musician of his caliber !!"
Sulara
Took Music Theory lessons from Michael C.
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"Carolyn moves at a great pace and is extremely helpful. I especially love when we practice rhythm on a piece of music!"
Olivia
Took Music Theory lessons from Carolyn M.
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"This dude is fire 100%.
I’ve been watching Marks live streams and have been blown away by the quality of his audio in the streams themselves and his quality compositions. He his engaged with his audience at every turn and in his sets and always bring the highest energy to his performance and shares trade secrets and wisdom to his viewers. He is very technically skilled in audio engineering and computers in general. Great dude to have in any musical alliance. His knowledge of theory and his technical prowess are just top notch. Enough said.

-Joe Luckinbill"
Joe
Took Music Theory lessons from Mark S.
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"I have been learning music from Frankie for a couple years now. He has always been extremely knowledgeable about music. Whether I want to learn guitar scales or learn to write songs, he is always able to help. He is also very supportive, friendly, and interested in your well-being as a person and as a music student."
Justin
Took Music Theory lessons from Frankie P.
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"I started taking guitar lessons for the first time 10 months ago and am thankful I found such a great teacher in Ahmad. His positive attitude and love of music helps me stay engaged and lessons are productive and fun.

One of the great things about Ahmad is he listens to you and adjusts lesson content based on the feedback you provide. His ability to listen allows Ahmad to deliver a personalized lesson plan that incorporates your goals and gets you excited about what you are working on.

Ahmad also has taught me techniques to prevent and address minor aches that come up while learning to play. He takes this seriously and shows you how to prevent and resolve any issues that come up.

Overall, taking lessons from Ahmad has been a very positive experience. I look forward to continuing working with him to get better."
Shawn
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Trevor was very engaging and taught the fundamentals of music theory very well!"
Richard
Took Music Theory lessons from Trevor P.
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"Super nice, informative, and easy to understand. Really excited to continue lessons!"
Conor
Took Music Theory lessons from Shelley M.
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