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Rob S.

27 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $25
  • Awarded North American Rock Guitar Competition from Guitar Player Magazine and Gibson Guitars
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 1993
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Rob S.

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Learn the kind of music you want to learn. We will always focus on the music you want to play and use examples of the music and performers that you want to play to teach each new technique. That way it’s always FUN! The way it should be.

Learn the techniques to reach your fullest potential in speed, dexterity, strength and musicality. My technique, derived from classical, jazz, fusion, rock, blues, metal and shred players, includes specific exercises to help develop proficiency in both hands for the best results.

Improvisation: Learn soloing, melodic phrasing, rhythmic analysis and how to apply various musical styles and articulations, along with scales for all types of chords and key structures, including major/minor, pentatonic, blues, modes, harmonic and melodic minor modes, as well as exotic and synthetic scales - all skills for lead guitarists. Practice diverse approaches to various musical genres and proficiencies.

Soloing: Master advanced techniques including ...

About Rob

I am an accomplished, award-winning guitarist, composer and teacher and have been teaching guitar and music for 20 years. I have both a Bachelor's and a Masters Degree in Music. I teach all levels from beginner to advanced, including at the university level, and all styles (rock, jazz, blues, folk,

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Juan *.
Great teacher for my 8yr old daughter. He is patient and explains things I'm a way that gets through to my kid. Highly recommended!
Bella
Phenomenal teacher! Rob simplifies advance techniques and organizes your lesson based on your personal goals. My lessons have been very informative but still always fun! I’ve improved significantly since our lessons began and have received guidance on how to make the most of my practice time on my own as well.

During this quarantine, having my lessons virtually is such a light during these challenging times, and they’re just as enjoyable as in person. Rob really is easygoing and has a great sense of humor!
Myles
Excellent teacher! Highly recommend! Feel like I’m going to learn so much and improve greatly!

Jason J.

11 Reviews
Valhalla, NY
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jason J.

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I am versitile in a variety of styles of guitar from rock, metal and pop to classical. Additionally I have experience teaching Suzuki method.

About Jason

Jason received his Bachelor of Music from UMKC Music Conservatory and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Music Performance at the Rudi E Scheidt School of Music where he studied with Lily Afshar. Jason has won several competitions including the "Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition" and h

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Excellent
Mike J.
Great experience. Just 3 lessons and feel I am on the right path with Jason.
John Aldrich
Great first lesson. Can't wait for more
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Juan C.

10 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Associate's degree in art from Miami Dade College
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Juan C.

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Years of experience as a live musician and teacher. I focus on bringing out your personal voice and to acquire the necessary technique to achieve your musical goals.

About Juan

Originally from Colombia, Juan has been a resident of New York City since 2008. His music blends classical, modern, and avant-garde elements. He draws from his experience as a recording and touring rock guitarist in Colombia and Miami, his studies of East Asian music, inspired by interaction with m

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Mike
Juan went through many fundamentals of classical guitar, how to place your hands over the strings for articulation and economy of movement. Very useful.
Dawn G.
Juan is wonderful and very knowledgeable in music. He is very patient and makes you feel comfortable. I leave a lesson feeling like I am accomplished and relaxed. It nice to see progress in such a little time. I go home with enthusiasm to learn more and want practice to do so.
Chrystine R.
With a patient and intuitive approach, Juan tailors each lesson to fit not only the student’s skill level, but also desire for depth of understanding. When I first began taking lessons, I was only able to plunk a few chords and play along with a few basic songs. However, over the course of a year and a half with Juan, I gained a foundational knowledge of the classical guitar, as well as the confidence to site read and play a range of other styles of guitar music. He seamlessly integrated music theory concepts into song studies, helping me learn major/minor scales and chord shapes, and then apply this knowledge to better understand song structures and composition. It has been such a great experience learning from Juan, especially because he is both an exemplary teacher and guitar player!

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Kellen H.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music- Jazz Studies from William Paterson University
  • Teaching since 2003
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Kellen H.

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I have been teaching guitar for 10 years. I specialize in working with beginners, and love to work with children. Whatever style of music you enjoy, I want you to start learning songs right away and having fun. Then we can see how those songs are built, learning musiv theory to broaden your musical horizons.

About Kellen

I believe this is a great time to be a musician. I have come of age as a musician in a time when music making and the music industry have shifted dramatically. There are many positives in this shift, with new oppurtinites opening up for musicians. I also see these changes not being addressed in

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Andrew
Kellen has been a fantastic and knowledgeable bass teacher. I came into this with no background in music whatsoever but his teaching process is very simple and easy to grasp. He got a feel for what I did and didn’t know within 15 minutes on the first day & jumped right into improving the relevant skills I needed to learn next. Every lesson I learn something completely new and there is no wasted time. If you want to be pushed to become a better bass player in a very easygoing and welcoming environment, Kellen is the teacher for you.
Fred Z.
Kellen is a gifted instructor. As an adult learner I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was impressed with his structured and thoughtful approach to creating an excellent foundation and building skills.
Sylvia
Great teacher! Kellen has made me really excited about the guitar again.
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Ben S.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spanish, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ English
  • Awarded Best Surf Band Nominee from Orange County Music Awards
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ben S.

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๐ŸŽธPicking up the acoustic guitar for the first time?

...Or picking up the acoustic guitar for the first time...in a long time?

No problem! Let's get you stringed up and back into the game. Each lesson is simple, effective, and guaranteed to get your fingers in shape and able to reach those frets you had never reached before--sounds a little bit like the intro narrative to Star Trek...?

What you will get in these lessons:

โœ… How to play amazing rhythm guitar

โœ… How to switch chords quickly

โœ… How to play your favorite songs

โœ… How to play solos

About Ben

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hey there guitar aficionado! Ben Stubbs here, your Flamenco guitar go-to-guy. I want to show YOU HOW to PLAY the guitar...but more specifically, the Flamenco guitar. Let me tell you a little about myself, and then we'll get started with a plan for you! EDUCATION I hold an M.P.A. and a B.A.

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Jeff W.
Ben is patient and a likeable instructor. He will challenge you but does so in a way that makes you want to demonstrate to him as well as yourself that you are learning and progressing. I feel good about my progress so far!
Malcolm
Ben's a great and knowledgeable teacher, always willing to answer whatever questions I have. I'm new to flamenco but have played other styles of guitar, and the lessons are really well-tailored for my experience level.
Jeff W.
Very fun and a great kick-off meeting with Ben.

Hugo A.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Diploma in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Hugo A.

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I like to show my students how the guitar can be a small orchestra. The possibilities of sounds and colors that it can provide is unknown to other instruments and that is what makes it so great. Unlike the piano where a small hammer hits the strings or the violin where the bow frictions them, we have to produce the entire sound on the guitar with our own hands. The process is more personal and, even though it can be harsh at times, it is always satisfying. I also try to bring a more creative part of music when studying the instrument, which keeps classes more dynamic and interesting. I bring my own experiences so that the students can relate in different levels of difficulty.

About Hugo

I'm a professional guitarist, composer and arranger. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Diploma in Professional Music. I started playing electric guitar and then expanded also to the classical guitar, which has broaden extensively my approach to different styles of music. Each styl

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Grant
I've had three lessons with Hugo and it has been very helpful already. He has been flexible with me and is supportive and patient. I look forward to future lessons with him!
Lucas
Hugo is a very patient teacher and has a lot of musical knowledge to pass along. I went to my first lesson with him without knowing anything about music or the guitar and now I already feel some confidence talking about the subject. He gradually deepens the subject and always makes sure you understood before going forward. I super recommend him!
Rodrigo D.
Hugo is one of a kind. Great teacher and an amazing human being! Took lessons with him back in Boston while he was still studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and it couldn't have been better. Improved my repertoire and my technique meanly when it comes to fingerstyle. Highly recommended!

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Pleasantville, NY

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Pleasantville is $65. 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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"Lena is very organized and nice. Her knowledge of music is unassailable. I look forward to our guitar lessons."
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Took Guitar lessons from Lena E.
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"Joey was a terrific, flexible teacher who did his best to accommodate my work schedule, etc. He was thoughtful, prepared for each lesson, and really listened to what and how I wanted to learn to play the guitar. I'd highly recommend him for anyone just beginning or wanting to improve."
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Took Guitar lessons from Joseph R.
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"Really enjoying my lessons with Joe. He's patient and encouraging. I feel like I'm really learning the basics of music and guitar."
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Took Guitar lessons from Joe M.
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"Bill is a fantastic teacher. I went to him because I had been trying to teach myself for years and wasn't making any progress. He was able to take topics I struggled with and make them easier to understand. He always had a good drill or song to compliment lessons so I could use what I learned in a musical way. I would recommend him to anyone I know."
Andrew Grabinski
Took Guitar lessons from Bill G.
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"I learned a lot in my first lesson with Brian. He clearly knows the guitar inside and out. The pace was on the faster side, but he answered all my questions about technique and theory. Beyond what I wanted to focus on (technique), he's laying a solid foundation for theory so that I don't have go rely on the capo or online tabs as much. He also gave me useful scale exercises to build up finger independence and articulation. So far so good."
Jina
Took Guitar lessons from Brian C.
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"My experience having Billy as an online guitar instructor over the past several months has been excellent! In regards to jazz playing he has helped me to focus on understanding how songs are structured, the relation of chords to each other and ideas for improvisation. He encourages developing a deeper understanding for the music and is patient when explaining new concepts. I would highly recommend him as a guitar teacher :)"
Jon
Took Guitar lessons from Billy D.
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"I've got to say I've never taken any sort of lessons like i have with Eric. I was nervous about the whole online thing at first. Eric gave me just what I needed. Home work each week. Ideas that stretched my playing. Just after the first week I was playing better and new more, and every week it compounds.

Definitely would recommend for people who are serious about wanting to improve."
Will
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Lexie enjoyed your lesson and looks forward to meeting you again."
Lexie
Took Guitar lessons from Christian R.
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"The first lesson with Michael was fun. He has a great personality and doesn't sound like Ben Stein when he's teaching.

Micheal has a great way of communicating the lesson information through teaching principals, he has a wealth of music knowledge and recognizes my way of learning. I liked that the lesson was broken up into segments and he ensured I understood the concept before we moved on the next portion.

Micheal provided valuable feedback during the lesson and followed up with me via email. Included in the email was tablature and backing tracks to assist with practice.

I'm looking forward to our next lesson!"
Todd
Took Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"I've learned a lot through my lessons with Luke. He's a great teacher, incredibly talented and an all-around good guy. Very highly recommended."
Casey
Took Guitar lessons from Luke P.
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