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Billy N.

14 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Awarded Composers Residency from Yadoo
  • BFA Jazz Performance from CCNY
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Billy N.

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I'm a specialist in Brazilian Guitar and have played and used American Folk Styles to teach finger picking for many years. This includes Travis Picking, Blues and arrangement of all sorts of melodies for guitar. One of the first world musics I played was Irish music and I have a nice repertoire of these melodies to help the student learn how to play a linear melody. Reading is not necessary but I'm expert at getting people to read by using simple familiar music. I have been playing Jazz acoustically fingerstyle for a while and have been a good understanding of Swing guitar styles too. Repertoire and recordings are essential in the process. This I also provide to 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 a

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John
I was a beginner wanting to learn some Brazilian guitar: samba, bossa nova, etc. Billy was great for that as a very accomplished guitarist of that genre. He is very engaging and enthusiastic. He was patient with me in working on the difficult chords and strumming that this type of music requires. Having literally, "written the book", he had an organized approach. I also enjoyed his humor and occasional stories about guitarist he has know. Acho que ele tem Jeito para ensinar violao.
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
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David S.

12 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM -- Jazz Performance from The Ohio State University
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David S.

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My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- notice i say theory, not rules. learning music theory is not about learning rigid rules that will stifle your creativity. when you learn theory, you learn to identify patterns and give them names so you can remember and reuse them. the more you know your theory, the more ways you know to express your ideas
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally. and really, why would you not want to be the best you can be?

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I have been playing music almost my entire life. I first started on trombone in 4th grade then switched to guitar in 6th. I picked up the electric bass in my later teenage years and learned the upright bass (both jazz and classical) in college. My students get the benefit of my education, as well

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Greyson
5 lessons in and David has gotten me to break through some of my bad techniques and has also given me completely different ways to think about my instrument. We're just getting started and I couldn't be more excited to see where this journey is going to take my skills.
Kailie
David was/is a great guitar teacher ! I came to him with some knowledge on how to strum but he completely transformed my technique... making it easier & better to play! I’m looking forward to continuing my lessons with him & improving my guitar skill!! I Highly recommend David !
Jay
Very grateful to have found David on this site and add to the chorus of great reviews. I have entered the world of music through the bass guitar with David's instruction and am already hooked. Bass is a fascinating (and challenging) instrument so I appreciate working with a professional who caters to beginners. I am looking forward to exploring more about music with each lesson and gaining more confidence playing this instrument. Thanks David!
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Sean H.

27 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Sean H.

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I've been playing guitar in pop, rock, and jazz settings for several years, and strive to teach all of my students how to best express themselves musically. If you would like to play in a band, learn how to write songs, or even learn to improvise, I can help you achieve your musical goals.

About Sean

Hello! My name is Sean H, and I am very passionate about helping my students accomplish their musical goals. I have been teaching for over six years and also have extensive experience as a performer. I have received several musical awards, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and hav

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Sean is fantastic. An excellent, patient, and understanding teacher. 10/10 would recommend.
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Ben R.

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

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I have taught guitar since 2012 and have been playing since 2000. I am happy to take students at the beginner and intermediate levels. I believe strongly in integrating music theory and ultimately moving students toward musical self-suffiency, rather than focusing exclusively on learning particular pieces.

About Ben

Hi, I'm a lifelong musician and educator with 20+ years of experience writing, recording, performing and improvising across multiple instruments and genres. After years of teaching music on the side, I left my day job as a college history professor in 2018 to devote myself full time to building a co

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Peng D.
I'm a new learner in guitar, I barely read notes. Ben is very patient on me. The learning process is dense but smooth. Ben let me feel I can achieve my goal in near future. Thanks!
Sandra S.
Ben has character attributes one would like to find in a teacher, knowledge, patience and presence! Looking forward to our next lesson. Thanks Ben!
Aena
Fantastic, patient and kind ukelele instructor. I recommend Ben without reservation.
Thanks Ben!
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Prawit S.

5 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Prawit S.

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As a performing guitarist, music director, arranger, and band leader, I can share my experience with guitar techniques that will help you to achieve the next level in your playing. We can focus on ways to use the guitar to learn songs, technical exercises, creating music with others, understanding the instrument, and learn how to play a variety styles of music ranging from rock to jazz to classical to bluegrass.

About Prawit

Guitarist and Composer based in Brooklyn, New York, with a Masters in Jazz Studies from New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. I have played in a variety of musical groups ranging from rock bands, to samba bands, jazz/fusi

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Sarah
Great first lesson!!
Joris
Wit's understanding and non-dogmatic teaching style made classes high-quality and stress-free. Remote instruction was deeply engaging, which I wasn't expecting as someone who is used to in-person music classes. I definitely learned more than I have in any other guitar class.

I especially appreciated that class felt like a discussion rather than a recital. Instead of following one method or theme, I was encouraged to completely shift our attention at any time if there was anything I was curious about.

Wit presents difficult ideas with enough context that I, having a limited understanding of theory, felt able to keep up and incorporate higher-level concepts into my writing/playing.

Can't recommend Wit's classes enough!
Bianca
Prawit is such an incredible teacher - he structures the lessons to your specific goals, makes sure you understand everything before you move on, and makes it fun!
I love the structure he provides, and also the fact that he makes sure to check in as you are progressing. 👏🏼 I highly recommend him as a teacher
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Ryan H.

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New York, NY
Starting at $17
  • Bachelor's Degree for Jazz Guitar from William Paterson University
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
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Ryan H.

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Teaching music is truly one of my passions. Each lesson is personalized towards the students goals, while simultaneously building a solid musical foundation. Music is a great medium for self-expression, and it is in my best interest to help my students achieve their fullest potential as a guitarist and musician.

About Ryan

I began my musical training in Huntington Beach, California, guided by esteemed blues musician Walter Trout. Upon moving to New Jersey in 2010, I was gradually exposed to the New York metropolitan area jazz scene, becoming enamored with it. This passion led me to the New Jersey Performing Arts Cente

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Stacey
My 7 year old son has been taking online lessons with Ryan for over a year now. Ryan is absolutely the most patient and knowledgeable instructor we could have ever hoped for. He really gets his students and their needs. I wasn't sure how virtual lessons would go for my young son, but honestly it has been awesome! I can't say enough good things about Ryan and his teaching style!

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"It's always overwhelming when your trying out a new instrument for the first time but David is the one to show you in the right direction. In just a short hour, he had showed me the basic principle on how to play and how to read the notes off the page which were greatly helpful. I can't wait to go to my next session!"
Lucas
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Tim is amazing, and patient. I am learning so much about reading music and playing with tempo that I never thought would be possible. He challenges me, which I like very much. Definitely not a boring music lesson..."
Steve
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"Really good at explaining everything concisely and knows what it takes to get better. Thanks Seb!"
Kevin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Sebastian A.
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"Rene is the best!!! I'm a beginner and never played guitar before and after just two lessons I did my first chord progression I didn't even know that I could play so quickly. He's very good at encouraging you and making you comfortable. Looking forward to our future lessons and being able to play songs and sing along to them"
Ms.C
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Rene S.
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"Patient and knowledgeable."
Xinyuan
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Collin D.
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"She is really nice and a great instructor, especially for beginning guitarists. She is patient and encouraging, and tailors your class to your interests."
Violet
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Lee Q.
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"My 8 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Jordan for about two months now. It has been fun to watch her progress and learn. She is very comfortable around Jordan -- he has a gentle spirit that makes her feel "safe" even if she makes a mistake. His encouragement and positive attitude have been immensely helpful in making her enjoy the guitar -- her first instrument ever. I would highly recommend him."
Laura
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Eric is the real deal as a guitar teacher. I personally play the guitar myself, but as any parent knows when it comes to teaching your own child there is going to be some resistance no matter what! Lol. Eric is very well educated in music and has the rapport to teach beginners as well as advanced students. My son looks forward to his time with Eric and considers him a friend as well! In closing, if your looking for an instructor that has a solid music background that can channel that knowledge into your child or self, look no further!"
Ben
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric B.
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"Have been taking guitar lessons with Alan for a few years and I am really happy with his approach. He does a great job of setting me up for success with songs that push me but don't overwhelm me."
Mike
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Al P.
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"She is so well trained in piano, guitar, violin and voice that she can do everything! Her attitude is the best and always encouraging and supportive. Just excellent. Good for little kids to senior citizens such as myself!"
Maura
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Nicole O.
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