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Nick A.

7 Reviews
Woodside, NY
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Alexander Kouguell Award for Excellence in Cello from Aaron Copland School of Music
  • Bachelor of Music from Aaron Copland School of Music
  • Teaching since 2014
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Nick A.

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I like to teach students how to play along to the music they know and love, while developing their technique, and encouraging them to explore their creative side!

You will learn music theory, scales and chords, musical notation, and aural skills all while playing along to your favorite tunes.

I will help you become the guitarist you want to be!

About Nick

I am a multi-instrumentalist from Queens, NYC, and I was the cellist/guitarist for the first national tour of the hit broadway show "Waitress". I trained as a classical cellist at the Aaron Copland School of Music, and I am a lifelong guitarist. Before starting my broadway career, I worked a

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Barbara
I so appreciated my first Lesson with Nick! We had planned to meet in person, but because of the current quarantine had to have class online - and it was wonderful! He was encouraging and clear and was able to diagnose some of my bad habits and give me ways to get past them. He also generously shared resources and repertoire. I'm much looking forward to continuing with him - just what I needed both musically and to keep my spirits up!
Anthea T.
Nick is calm, encouraging, and clear. I feel capable!
Amory &.
Great first lessons. I have 2 boys, each learning a different instrument (violin & guitar), and Nick was great with them. Looking forward to the future lessons.
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Nick R.

25 Reviews
Forest Hills, NY
Starting at $55
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • M.A. in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
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Nick R.

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Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Blues Guitar (including slide guitar)
Rock Guitar
Singer/Song Writer
Funk/fusion and many other genres

Finger-style and plectrum (pick) techniques

About Nick

Professor Nick R. (guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, dobro/resonator/slide, lap steel, tenor guitar, baritone resonator, bass, drums, composition) is currently the adjunct professor at Essex College, Jazz clinician for over 19 years via Kupferberg Center (Queens College) and has been on the staff a

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Jim
I have been taking guitar lessons with Nick Russo since February 2018. In my opinion, Nick Russo is a terrific musician and an outstanding teacher. He is an active gigging musician with an encyclopedic knowledge of music theory and music history and is well-versed in various types of music including,but not limited to classical, jazz, metal, folk, world music, etc., etc. Nick comes from a musical family and is very passionate about music, and this comes accross loud and clear in his lessons.He lives and breathes music.

I came to Nick after taking lessons for several years with another teacher. I liked this teacher very much, and the lessons only ended because the teacher moved to another geographic location. Although I did like this teacher, the lessons were starting to get stale and repetitious. When I started working with Nick that feeling was turned around. Lessons with Nick are very stimulating and interesting. Although Nick knows sight reading and theory well, he places a great emphasis on aural (ear) training. I have worked with him learning intervals, scales and songs, using my ears instead of my head. It’s a little hard to explain, but it’s a very organic kind of way to learn music. You learn the instrument more intuitively and I have had a number of’ “aha” moments when some pattern or connection or aspect of theory makes sense in a deep way. In the time that I’ve worked with Nick, my knowledge of the fretboard, and my ability to figure things out by ear has improved tremendously although I still have a long way to go.

Nick is also an incredibly kind and compassionate person, and he has shown a great deal of patience when working with me. If I don’t understand something he will try to break it down or present it in such a way that it finally makes sense to me. He has also worked a lot with me on my technique, and has tried to help me play more efficiently and ergonomically. Earlier in my guitar playing career, I developed

tendonitis in my left hand from playing. In addition, I have chronic lower back problems. Nick has made numerous helpful suggestions so that I don’t exacerbate these problems or injure myself again. One suggestion that was particularly helpful was to use a bass guitar strap for my electric guitar. Because the bass strap is much wider than a regular guitar strap, the weight is more evenly distributed across my back, resulting in less back strain.

I began my lessons with Nick face-to-face, but this changed to video due to the coronavirus pandemic. We utilize Skype and it seems to work pretty well, although there’s no substitute for meeting in person. Nick seems very adept at working in this modality. For example, he will have me position the camera so he can see how I am playing something. He will also provide close-ups of his own fingering to show me how he is playing something. In addition, Nick sends his students notes regarding the most salient points of each session. This is something he did even prior to the pandemic. Nick allows me to audio tape the sessions, and when I am able to go through the tape I gain an even deeper understanding of whatever was covered.

In short I feel that Nick is great person and a terrific teacher and that I was very lucky to have found him. I would recommend him to anyone with no reservation.
Brian
He is fanstastic! A very patient teacher who was always willing to go the extra step to help me learn and improve. I miss our lessons. However I still follow much of the advice and tricks he taught me!
J.E.P.
My son, who is 10 and has been playing guitar for two years, has been taking Nick’s band class for the last 9 months and we are very happy with it. Nick is not only a great musician, but as a father himself knows well how to teach kids and make them engage in whatever they are playing.

He has taught my son not only how to play with well with other musicians, but also how to find his “voice” within a band both in the rhythmic and solo sections of the songs.

He was accommodating when we had to reschedule a class due to personal reasons, and is always willing to make the class a little bit longer if necessary to finish what they were practicing.

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to have the lessons remotely, he started to use ZOOM and, while things remotely cannot be the same, he did a great job at making sure that they stayed as close to true form as possible.
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Indigo S.

47 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Indigo S.

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Guitar is my main squeeze. I love to help people enjoy the instrument as much as I do. learn to shred a rock solo, fingerpick a folk song, or transcribe miles davis. learn to play what you hear on records without resorting to you tube instructional videos (wink). or if you are already an accomplished musician, enhance your ability to employ techniques like chord weaving on the guitar, craft better solos, write more sophisticated chord progressions, etc

About Indigo

Stuck at home under Corona quarantine? Might be the perfect time to do a deep dive into music! I’m offering sliding scale online lessons for the duration of this madness, as a way to offer some light and connection for all of us stuck at home. Guitar, music theory for guitarists, improvisation, so

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Maddie B.
I have been self-taught for a couple years and felt very stuck, learning disjointed online material, but Indigo has absolutely put me on a musical path! It feels really empowering to finally start having a grasp on theory and technique. I highly recommend.
Amy Jo
Indigo is a fantastic teacher! Able to speak to a variety of musical styles and elements of music - from songwriting, to guitar technique, to theory. Highly recommend
Shwaun G.
For me, what makes a good teacher is good communication, patience, and experience. That's Indigo! She discovers what your goals are and works with you on the best route of getting there, ensuring that your theory and technique are being developed accordingly. She is meticulous about maintaining good habits while playing guitar, and devises custom exercises tailored to help you overcome obstacles. She's simply the best!

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Daniel E.

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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel E.

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Nothing is more satisfying than hearing yourself playing a song that moves and inspires you! With 15 years of playing guitar I now pass on that knowledge to my students. Helping people learn the fundamentals of guitar playing and music is both an amazing and invaluable experience. We will not only go over how to play the guitar but also music theory and how to write your own songs! I try to keep my lessons both fun and engaging as they are not just about drills and lesson plans but instead are catered to the individual student and what they want to learn. I teach all ages as it is never too late to pickup a guitar and start playing! I also rent out guitars to students just starting out who do not have an instrument yet for $5 a week and give advice on how to pick their first guitar! I am also available to teach online or in person!

About Daniel

Nothing is more satisfying than hearing yourself playing a song that moves and inspires you! With over 15 years of playing guitar I now pass on that knowledge to my students. Helping people learn guitar and music is both an amazing and invaluable experience. We will not only go over how to play the

Sam L.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Communications from University of Tampa
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Sam L.

6 Reviews
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Guitar lessons with me would be best with beginners and intermediate people. I would suggest myself only if you are a beginner— and if you are an intermediate, I specialize is Christian Worship Leading rhythm guitar (guy up front). I will teach the best Chords for certain moments and songs, songwriting with guitar (if interested) and how to lead worship with your guitar!

About Sam

Hi! My name is Sam Lee and I was once a student of the takelessons website too. I moved on to college and was a vocal performance major for a year and then switched to a degree in communications. I continued my practice in singing with the lessons on campus separate from my major, and continued to

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Courtney
Sam is a great person and great teacher. He gave me a lot of practical things to work on. I feel like he really helps his students improve.
Natalia
Sam did a wonderful job helping me with my vocal skills. He showed me lots of techniques to help refine my skill, and helped me find the courage to sing as well. He’s very friendly and really cares about teaching and helping, he’s very professional and has great training. I highly recommend.
Shaun
Sam is an amazing singer and guitar player in his own right. He is technically brilliant and easily inspires, teaches, and leads others around him. He has helped improve both my guitar playing and my singing so much in so little of a time! Sam is patient, kind, and very constructive in his teaching, meeting his students where they are and helping them improve one step at a time!

Christopher D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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Christopher D.

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I have over 15 years playing experience. I've played in many local bands ranging many genres from Rock, Blues, Folk, Funk, R&B, and Heavy Metal. My goal when teaching is to gauge where the student is at with their playing skills and help them achieve what they personally want from the instrument. I consider patience one of my greatest strength's as an instructor, as everyone learns at their own pace and shouldn't feel pressured to "get" everything right away. I hope that in helping you achieve your goals I can also open your mind up to some new ways of seeing/hearing music as well!

About Christopher

I have over 15 years of playing experience ranging many genres from Rock, Blues, Folk, Funk, R&B, and Heavy Metal. My goal with all students is to get a sense of where their playing skills are currently at and help them achieve what they really want out of the instrument. I don't believe there is "

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"I enjoyed the learning process; I just hope my short fingers will stretch & curve in order to play the strings properly!"
Marla Robbins
Took Guitar lessons from Emerson W.
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"Joe is a great teacher and very accomplished guitar player. My skills have increased so dramatically over the last 18 months under his instruction that I'm kicking myself for not finding him sooner!

We generally focus on electric guitar - Blues, Rock and Jazz, but I know Joe teaches many acoustic-oriented clients as well. I highly recommend him."
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Took Guitar lessons from Joe N.
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"Great with young kids"
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Took Guitar lessons from Eric B.
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"Omar is an amazing guitar teacher!

We have been working through a challenging topic- learning Indian classical Raga's for the guitar. I feel that with every lesson i've been more inspired and walked away with new ideas (both technical and...philosophical). This is a type of music that I never thought was accessible to me but based on his talent as both a sitar player and guitar player i'm happy with the curriculum that he is providing me with. Thanks Omar!"
Sarang
Took Guitar lessons from Omar W.
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"Great first lesson, my grandson is looking forward to learning from Norman"
Liam
Took Guitar lessons from Norman T.
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"Andrew gets you excited about learning guitar

I really wanted to start learning an instrument and Andrew has thus far been an amazing teacher. He's fun to work with and as serious as you need him to be. He is very good at explaining how everything works and how to get things done. His relaxed, hands on teaching style makes the learning fun and progressive. Don't be fooled he is very adept at what he does. He can decipher exactly what notes are playing when he listens to a song. You will learn if you try and even if you cant find the time its still a wonderful experience, I would recommend anyone who wants to learn guitar at their own pace to shoot for this great teacher and cheerful personality."
Richard
Took Guitar lessons from Andrew D.
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"My daughters teacher was very patient, encouraging and accommodating. he was up to date on her style of music and helpful in getting her to select the type of music and guitar she wanted to learn."
Manon
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"Chenyu was very patient, friendly and informative.
My daughter really enjoyed the lesson and is eager to practice what she learned.
She can't wait for her next lesson!"
Amanda
Took Guitar lessons from Chenyu Z.
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"One of the best guitarist and person I know, I’ve bine a student of his for 4 years and have improved greatly ever since. He’s bine a great guide in learning music theory, soloing, and vocal practices while also allowing me to learn songs I enjoy, and teach me skills I wish to learn to become the type of guitarist I want to be. He’s a great teacher and friend who I would highly recommend to people wanting to learn to play and appreciate guitar and music."
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Took Guitar lessons from Steven E.
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