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Yakov D.

22 Reviews
Richmond Hill, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Awarded Gold Award from Forte International Competition
  • Teaches Beginner
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Yakov D.

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Study of basic techniques: finger picking style, playing with the pick,
Basic music notation and tablature reading. Various styles: country, rock, classical.

About Yakov

• I have over 20 years experience as a music teacher, conductor, theater/orchestra director and a performer in Russia, Norway and the United States. • I possess excellent interpersonal skills and over the years developed the ability to communicate efficiently and connect with every student I te

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He is just excellent.
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Very knowledgable and enthusiastic teacher. He has a way about him that makes the lesson exciting.
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Sylivan T.

5 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Cantonese, Mandarine
  • Teaches students 5 to 30
  • Teaching since 2001
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Sylivan T.

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I am an experienced Guitar Teacher of 20 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation guitar skills.

As a beginning students, I will help you to learn the basic and proper hand gestures and fingering, for I always believe that proper position is the founding cornerstone of great playing, especially for Classical Guitar. Moreover, you will be able to read music notations and begin to add up your music repertoire as you progress.

About Sze Lim

Hi parents/students, My name is Sylivan. I'm a dedicated musician who is passionate in music education and guitar music. I have majored in Music and received my professional training at City College of New York with a minor in Education. I have been playing music for 20 years and have performed

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Joseph B.
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Clare
Passionate and patient instructor. Always takes the time to answer my questions and makes sure I understand each topic before moving on to the next.
Sharon C.
Sylivan is a great teacher with great personality. He was there to help me not only when I struggled with music and guitar but also when I felt down. I asked him why he cared so much and he told me a healthy mind is most important which helps in music learning =) Sylivan is also patient; even sometimes I can't stand myself but he was there to help me to learn lol He has passion in teaching and you can see it once he's in action.
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Billy N.

13 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Awarded Composers Residency from Yadoo
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Billy N.

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I've been teaching 20 years. Classical Guitar technique is the foundation for most fingerpicking styles. Exploring the repertoire of Bach, the classic guitar composers - Sor, Guliani, Carcassi and learning how to arrange melodies for the guitar even if not written for guitar are some of the goals when I teach this style. My specialty is Brazilian Guitar and I have available vast repertoire of guitar music for the "Classical Guitar" plus I've explored the works of Piazolla and Leo Brouwer to name 2 guitarists. For Beginners we begin with 2 fingers, basic reading, getting a feel for your instrument, all made fun through the use of melodic material from various sources, sometimes pop tunes chosen by the student

About Billy

Billy N. has played Jazz, Brazilian and Classical music in the NYC area for the last 20 years. He has actively taught both finger-style and pick guitar for the last 20 years. He was on staff at the American Institute of Guitar for 11 years. His book on Brazilian Guitar is published by Alfred Music

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Rolf T.
So far great - just started
Kay D.
Billy is a patient instructor who is perfect for a beginner with some musical knowledge. I feel like we accomplished quite a bit in one lesson and I am looking forward to advancing under his guidance! #totallyworthit
Flaminia D.
I have been taking lessons with Billy since January 2015. I am a total beginner and I really think I have made the best choice ever to pick him as my teacher. Billy is an experienced guitar teacher and a professional player that knows great techniques for beginners. He has been teaching me basics of guitar in a smart way, and at each lesson I feel I learn something new and at the same time I can clearly see how much progress I have made since our first lesson. He has also been teaching me how to read music and tabs which proofed to be extremely useful every time I want to learn a new song by myself. Highly recommended!

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David R.

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Starting at $84
  • Speaks Hebrew, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
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David R.

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“I teach all ages, 7 years old and up, at any level, and in all styles of music including rock, folk, blues, reggae, classical, funk, afro beat, traditional and free jazz, as well as advanced avant-garde concepts. All of my lessons are geared toward the individual students’ needs in transcription, composition, reading, improvisation, theory and performance. I like to create an environment that is friendly and laid back while addressing the personal goals of the student. I also teach special needs kids.”

"In 2001 I was asked if I could teach children with autism. I never could have imagined the amazing rewards and loving reciprocation I would receive from these truly gifted children and their families. Now, more than 19 years later I've had the pleasure of teaching scores of children with autism. It's been one of the single greatest joys of my profession as a musician watching these amazing children grow and flourish. I feel a true calling and blessing in my uncanny ability to connect

About David

Hello! Thank you for taking a look at my profile. I'm so excited to meet you and join you in your journey to learn the guitar. Dave Ross has over 25 years of teaching experience and has been actively playing, touring, recording and writing music for over 30 years. He has a bachelor of music degre

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David R.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Awarded Most Improved Studio Composition Student, Purchase College April 1997, from Purchase College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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David R.

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For classical guitar the first thing I do when I meet a student is to interview the student and find out why they want to learn how to play the guitar and what are some of their goals. Then I find out what style of music they would like to learn. I have the student come up with ten songs they would like to learn. I take this information and structure future guitar lessons around the essential elements of these songs. I design each lesson to teach the specific skills required to learn those songs. I create an organized binder guitar workbook and having a teaching degree I create all of the lessons to meet each students individual needs that include lessons on theory, technique, chords, rhythm, scales, arpeggios, songs, song form, and exercises etc. I use a color coded method to teach scales, chords and theory that I created that help students not only understand scales but also they are able to see visually where chords come from. I break down each song into easy digestible parts so ...

About David

Hi my name is David and I love and enjoy teaching guitar lessons to students of all ages and I come to your home for lessons. My goal in life is to enrich people's lives with music. The first thing I do is interview the student and find out why they want to play the guitar and what are some of thei

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Karen C.
I only have high accolades for David. I've learned more from David in the mere 5 lessons then I learned in a years worth of lessons in the past. His method of teaching is perfect with the right amount of homework. He customizes the lesson for the type of music I ultimately want to play with a good balance of theory and practical lessons to get me there. Bravo!!!
Ela
Lessons with David were very inspiring and so much fun. They were well planned, organized and productive. David also was very flexible and accommodating with scheduling the lessons.
James
My son had a great first lesson and knows what to do for practice this week and is excited to continue learning with his next lesson
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Eloy O.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Guitar teacher from National Conservatory of Buenos Aires
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Eloy O.

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Let me being your guide on learning guitar, you will learn all the concepts you need to play everything you want, I will help you to get a proper technique to play clear and fluid. Everyone's needs are not the same, so I will write exercises just for you and we can work with a big spectrum of repertorie.

About Eloy

I've been playing electric and classical guitar for 16 years and I've been teaching since 2011. In 2012 I released an album "Burn In Flames" and collaborated with Hipshot Products recording a video about "Tremsetter". In 2016 I joined to a jazz trio and we recorded songs as "You Must Believe In Spr

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Lina L.
Eloy is a very patient and committed instructor. He spends the time making sure you understand the material and he is prompt sending the notes/music from the lesson. He is also very accommodating with lesson times. Overall an excellent instructor and I definitely recommend him.

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"I love taking lessons with Raymond! I have been studying classical guitar with him for about three years, and look forward to my lessons more now than when I started them. I have some musical background, but always felt stuck when taking instrumental lessons from other instructors, wondering if I would ever be able to work hard enough to truly learn an instrument well. Raymond's expertise, his kindness, sense of humor, and holistic teaching style--that reaches me on my level, rather than just telling me what to do--really shows the results of great instruction. Plus, some of Raymond's methods for learning guitar apply to other areas in life and help me work through other "challenges"! Thank you for inspiring me, Raymond!"
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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"Good instructions, and perfect teaching pace according to student's skill level."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Daniel E.
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"Outstanding, I don't think I could learn proper form without a pros help.
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Mark F.
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"Great Teacher

Whatever you need in the six string, guitar arena - Marc delivers! From rock to classical; from insights on music theory to quick and easy/just play around the camp fire type chords. Whatever level of interest you have, genre or style you want to play, Marc is the teacher you are looking for!"
Amy
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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"Fantastic teacher. I'm retired and most of Ingo's students are above 40, he says. He has some young ones too of course but it's nice to know I'm not the only one. Matter of fact he told me his oldest student is 82 years old. Fantastic! Ingo is extremely knowledgeable about classical music in general and especially the classical guitar. I love the time we spend together and always look forward to my next lesson. Our conversations are as good as the guitar lessons. I encourage all people of all ages to see him for their classical guitar lessons. I have learned a lot and have made very good steady progress since I started. He is the real deal."
David Ragsdale
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ingo S.
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"Edwin inspires, challenges, and encourages. My son couldn't be more excited about the instruction he is receiving. Thank you, Edwin!"
Brandt
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"Great Person....fantastic musican....as a soloist and in the band....the best guitarist i know...especially in the classical and latin amercan skills... a teacher with best pedagogical skills...
Honestly "the best you can get""
Hans
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Juan P O.
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"I've been studying classical guitar with William (at his location) for almost 3 months now. Initially, he helped me find an instrument that would meet my needs and taught me how to care for it. I'd call him a connoisseur of classical acoustic guitars! He know how they should sound and has valuable guidance to provide for beginning guitarists like me who may not be as able to see or hear the differences. I'm glad I got his advice before making a commitment / investment on a particular instrument.

I am 46 and have a musical background (I already play both piano and trombone). William has very effectively adapted his teaching to fit with the skills I already have. In some cases that means speeding up and in other cases going back to basics to make sure I have the fundamentals down.

His knowledge of music and musical instruments enables him to very effectively describe to experienced musicians how the guitar is different from what they are used to and what they'll need to pay attention to.

William has been very focused on the details of correct technique, preferring to slow down and work specific things rather than moving on or cutting corners for the sake of getting through the method materials. If you want to learn how to play completely, correctly, efficiently and without hurting yourself William is your teacher.

One of the things I appreciate the most is William's patience. He's a stickler for correct technique so he doesn't let errors slide, but he corrects in a way that is both helpful and encouraging. There's no bit of guidance that he's given me that, when I put it into practice, doesn't dramatically help my progress. I've learned in a very short time to really listen to him. He knows what he's talking about.

I can wholeheartedly recommend William to anyone wanting to learn to play guitar. He's one of the best music instructors I've ever had!

I'm happy to answer anyone's questions on my experiences with William or this review."
Dana
Took Classical Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Very systematic and logical"
Anibal
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Damien S.
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"I couldn't have asked for a better teacher!

Blake Clifford goes beyond the 'call of duty' & really takes the time to make sure that his students receive exactly what they need. The teaching environment is comfortable & relaxed with all of the professional resources you would expect & more.

With Blake Clifford you get real professional training - he knows what he's talking about, & he gets straight to the point. In just the little time that I've been taking classical guitar with Blake, I've learned so much. He teaches skills that you can actually apply - it's not just a bunch of theory, and that helps me out a lot by getting to the real 'meat' of the training fast.

I highly recommend Blake Clifford to anyone who is absolutely serious about improving their musicianship & getting over stubborn plateaus."
Gavin
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Blake C.
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