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Joshua F.

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Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joshua F.

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About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua F. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on m

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Ramon L.
energetic and straightfoward.
Evelyn V.
Great with kids. Patient and good teacher. Sends homework to ensure kids are learning. Highly recommend
Tracie
My 14 year old son really enjoys taking piano lessons from Joshua. Joshua is patient, but also fast paced, so your time paid for is used effectively.
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Chris B.

37 Reviews
Butler, NJ
Starting at $35
  • Business Administration from William Paterson University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Chris B.

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My goal as a teacher is to avoid any type of dogmatic "one size fits all" curriculum. I always want to know what music the student enjoys and build my lesson plans based on their tastes. Chords can be physically challenging for beginners so I like to work with single-note melodies early on so that the student isn't quickly discouraged. Learning chords becomes the medium-term goal. As for the long-term, I will then use specific songs as examples for how music theory works in the context of their favorite bands. I am always prepared to adjust my lesson plans based on the students progress and overall comfort zone.

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

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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!

raphael B.

7 Reviews
Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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raphael B.

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Flamenco guitar lessons with Raphael are unique because he grew up, and studied in Spain. And knows all the secrets that you can only learn by living, and working with some of the best Flamenco artists of today. He can teach you how to accompany singing, and how to accompany dancers. As well as teaching full solo pieces. He has been playing guitar for over 25 years, and has toured the world. As well as playing in the opening ceremonies in Barcelona for the 1992 Olympics. He has worked artists such as El Farruquito, El Toromb, and El Manzanita. Just to mention a few. Raphael also speaks Spanish, German,and English. And is a very patient teacher, and gives great attention to detail.

About raphael

Hi! My name is Raphael, and I am a Flamenco guitarist. I've been playing for over 25 years, and lived in Spain for over 10 years. I have had the pleasure of traveling the world playing guitar and working with some of the best Flamenco artists from Spain, as well as here in the U.S. I am a full ti

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Mike
I've worked with Raphael numerous times over the years. An excellent guitarist and teacher.
Stuart
I have been taking Flamenco Guitar lessons with Raphael since I moved to New York. It has been a wonderful experience! There are a few things about him that set him apart from other teachers i have worked with:
1. He is extremely patient - but at the same time points out when you are not in compas. If you have played flamenco before you know how important it is to get that correct - and he holds you accountable to the compas which is very helpful.
2. He intermixes exercises and falsetas in a helpful way. My fear with flamenco is that I wind up with a lot of falsetas that I can't really play right. Raphael is not afraid of giving you some exercises to grind on to get your techniques and timing up to par.
3. He is well connected in the NY flamenco world so you know what is happening and can hear a lot of flamenco out in the city.

My experience has been delightful. If you are looking to learn flamenco guitar and want to sound authentic and in compas- I would recommend Raphael unreservedly. Also he is a great guy to spend time with which is always a plus!
Nathalie
Raphael has been studying, teaching and performing throughout the United States and Europe with the top artists in the world of flamenco. Coming from an artistic family, he has grown up with the dedication,creativity and passion needed to become the unique musician he is. Raphael's vast knowledge and experience has helped people of all ages and levels of playing to learn, improve and grow.
Don't miss the opportunity to work with him!

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Adam T.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded APU College of Music and Arts Dean's Award from Azusa Pacific University – College of Music and Arts
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Adam T.

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During lessons with me, we will tailor what techniques we study based upon your goals. I will always explain why we are working on certain things and how they fit into your goals as a guitarist. Lessons can be structured with any level or style in mind, whether it be classical guitar performance or simply jamming on an acoustic with friends for fun!

About Adam

Adam has been teaching private lessons since 2011, and is currently available to teach lessons at home or at your location of choice. Adam has taught over 50+ students, and many have gone on to read sheet music while playing guitar, make complex musical arrangements, and sing with healthy technique

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Cairo B.
We are really enjoying our lessons with Adam! He's positive and helpful. My son is learning new things every week and looks forward to his lessons. He's motivated to practice.
Elizabeth
So far so good! I learned a lot just in the first lesson and he is patient and kind throughout the whole process!
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Dayna N.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • B.A., Music Production from SUNY Purchase College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dayna N.

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Hello!,

Our lessons will be relaxed and fun. I take pride in tailoring my curriculum to the needs and goals of each individual student- This helps me make sure that you are learning at a pace that feels comfortable for you, yet challenging.

We will work together to develop both your musicianship and creativity. I am a firm believer in music being a healing and mind-opening practice. One of my primary goals while teaching is to give my students an outlet to express themselves in a healthy and meaningful way. Let's get started!

Topics we can focus on together:
- Theory
- Improvisation
- Strumming/finger-picking patterns
- How to sing and play at the same time
- Songwriting/Recording techniques
- Lyric Writing
- Stage Presence
- Exploring different musical genres

About Dayna

Hello!, My classical training began at age 10, when I started to play the viola. From there, I was able to translate my musical skills to violin, guitar, piano, voice, composition, and songwriting. Originally a biology major at SUNY Purchase College, I quickly became restless knowing that I was

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I had a great first lesson and look forward to more!
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Jake F.

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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jake F.

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Berklee graduate and teacher of 6 years with experience in a large variety of genres.

I can help you go from no experience to playing all your favorite songs, can help you prepare for music college auditions, teach you beginner to advance music theory, music production, and more.

I have a patient approach to teaching and always make an effort to make lessons both fun and packed with information.

About Jake

Berklee Graduate. I can teach any range of experience levels, and I also specialize in taking people through the steps of being able to record their own songs and produce their own demos so they can show their work to people! I've worked as a music teacher, professional session guitarist, as a

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"Dave is amazing. My daughter (10) is a beginner guitar player (1 year experience) and having a blast with Dave. Dave is an inspiration. He makes it fun to learn, and custom creates books for her, using music she loves. He is so thoughtful about how to rewrite songs in order to teach the skills and music theory she needs at her level. She loves practicing and looks forward to every class. It's also super convenient that Dave comes to our house, and having an hour long lesson means they can cover a lot of ground. We all love listening to them jam from the other room! Cannot say enough about Dave. He is amazing!!!"
Katherine
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from David R.
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"My son loves Tanesha. He is very shy and she is extremely patient with him."
Paula
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tanesha M.
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"Justin is the essence of professionalism. He's never without a smile and is simply an amazing teacher. We are so glad we found him."
Julia
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Justin W.
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"Kyle is a great teacher and takes the time to understand where you’re starting from and where you want to go. He is very patient and his studio has a relaxed atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Kyle is a great listener and there’s no pressure regardless of your skill level. No one could be more of a beginner than me and I feel like I’ve come a long way in a short amount of time. I would highly recommend him for both beginners and the more experienced alike."
Ray
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kyle K.
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"Both of our kids really enjoyed their first lesson. They talked the whole way home about what they learned and what they needed to practice on. :)"
Tanner
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrew S.
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"Michael was easy going and encouraging. Shared some neat history about the guitar, one of it's "founding fathers" and a very instructive right-hand exercise. Thoroughly enjoyed my lesson and felt like I learned something."
Todd
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michael L.
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"Donnie is awesome and so patient!"
Anjanette
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"James was a great teacher to me! Went above and beyond to teach me. He was very patient with me and really gave me the tools I needed to lead worship at church! I recommend him."
Ethan
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James V.
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"Really enjoying the lessons. Dave has tremendous experience and has made the start of this journey for me really easy. Looking forward to continuing my lessons."
Carol
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Donnie is such a patient and kind teacher. He worked with me every week and taught me all the basics for playing acoustic guitar. I’m so happy to have worked with him and I’m hoping I can continue in the future. If you need a guitar teacher, this is your guy."
Darius
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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