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Billy N.

15 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • 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 a

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Matt H.
Great! Loved it! A high-level teacher, extremely knowledgeable and accomplished. This will certainly challenge me as a beginner.
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
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Ben R.

11 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelors's Degree from Hanover College
  • Teaching since 2012
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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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Andrew
A great present for my wife to learn the ukelele. She annoyingly (jk) brings it out at all gatherings now. Thanks Ben!
Christina
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!
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Daniel E.

37 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $40
  • BA in Music from Florida State University
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel E.

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I believe music lessons should be fun and engaging for students. I am excited to take you to the next level, whether you are an absolute beginner, intermediate, or advanced student. If you are interested in learning classical guitar, rock, jazz, heavy metal, or polka!

About Daniel

Teaching Background: * I have a record of success with students of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and goals * I teach using a variety of methods and styles, including my own authored books * I owned a music academy for 10 years where I trained others to be successful instructors * I have a v

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Teri C.
Great first lesson!
Kate
Great lesson! Daniel was patient, upbeat, and gave very understandable explanations. We covered quite a bit of ground at a pace that kept it all easy to handle. Now it's time to practice!
Diman T.
Studying with Daniel has been an incredible experience. He is very knowledgeable but also very flexible. Whatever aspect of your music adventure you are looking to improve, Daniel has a path for you to follow.
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Juan C.

12 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, Spanish
  • Associate's degree in art from Miami Dade College
  • Teaches Advanced
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Juan C.

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I have taught all levels, using the methods of Giuliani, Carcassi and Sor. Also I encourage my students to develop a basic repertoire for performance, a knowledge of theory and fundamentals.

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 mu

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Kate B.
Juan is a wonderful instructor: he is knowledgeable, structured, instinctive, kind, patient and I am learning so many technical, practical skills. He's excellent and what he does, and a lovely person!
Adrian
Juan is an exceptional teacher. His method of teaching keeps a student engage and pretty easy to pick up... Not yo M e nation, fun. I've seen continuous interest and effort out of my child after each class, would highly recommend.
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.
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Keith D.

26 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1982
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Keith D.

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All phases of classical guitar. Learn to play solely with the fingers of the right hand.

About Keith

I teach students from beginners to advanced & aspiring professional "musicians,singers,songwriters. Each program is tailored to the individual involving all styles of music as per your preference. Theory & reading notated music is taught & required. I am a master guitar teacher/music producer for re

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Raquel B.
Keith is a very good teacher! Very thorough, patient, kind, and flexible. I've learned more from him than I have from trying to learn online or on my own. He develops and introduces concepts gradually, and in no time, you're playing like a pro! I always look forward to my lessons!
Julie S.
I've been casually playing guitar for a few years and came to Keith to improve my technique and become an overall better player. He called me before my first lesson to make sure he understood my goals as a player, and tailors my lessons to match them.

Keith has been great in helping me significantly improve my playing in a short period of time, and makes me excited to continue learning!
Alexa
Great! Very patient and keeps my daughter motivated.
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Nate H.

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Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Master of Music, Master of Musical Arts from Yale School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Nate H.

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I focus on the individual needs of each student, helping them craft a personal practice approach to meet their unique goals and aspirations. The wide-reaching diversity of my performance careers informs my teaching; I'm comfortable teaching classical guitar, jazz improvisation, finger style, folk music, electric guitar, sight-reading; all areas which have been the bread and butter of my 10+ year professional performing experience. I'm always excited to meet my students where they're at, be they first-time beginners or advanced players.

About Nate

I'm a professional musician and doctoral classical guitar student based out of New York City! I have degrees in guitar performance from the Yale School of Music (M.M, M.M.A '19, '20) and the University of North Carolina (B.M. '16), where I've studied classical & jazz guitar, early music, and gene

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Karl
I knew Nate as a friend before signing up for a lesson, and was not surprised to learn he's an awesome insructor too. I hadn't picked up an instrument in my whole life, and assumed a lesson was already light years ahead of where I was, but Nate made me feel comfortable and gave me a manageable amount of building blocks to practice and build on. I never felt like a noob, and am more excited to play, or at least learn, because of it. He gave me an hour which flew by, and the price was incredibly reasonable. Would highly recommend, Nate's the man, give him a chance!

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"Could not ask for more..Fantastic teacher!

As someone who knew nothing about playing/reading music of any sort, I find myself recognizing and playing a few chords and notes just after about 10 classes! All thanks to John. I agree with the other reviewer that he truly has the patience of a saint. He is very laid back and helps me learn at my own pace while enjoying myself throughout the process irrespective of how much practice I put in. Whole heartedly recommend John for learning the guitar. Thanks very much John. You are the best!"
krishna
Took Classical Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Great first lesson. Very personable and engaging. Looking forward to my remaining lessons."
william
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Norman T.
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"My main regret is that I did not start with him when I was much younger!

I have had the pleasure of lessons from Jesse Horner for two years. I started when I was 73 years old and never had any music training before, so I started from scratch. Jesse has been great in guiding me in the direction I seemed to want to go. With almost 40 years experience, I think Jesse has experience and knowledge of every aspect of music theory, guitars and guitar playing(also Ukuleles). He makes the lessons enjoyable and is very flexible and understanding in his teaching process. My main regret is that I did not start with him when I was much younger!

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Jesse
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"Pretty cool! As impatient as I am, Jesse is pretty good at letting me know about improvements and how to play and still makes it a relaxed environment. SO much better than learning when i was a kid in public schools with instructors on a "lesson plan"."
Jackie
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"Brendon is a really excellent teacher who caters to the student in terms of skill level, musical interest, and time constraints. Also he's super patient and nice! I have already learned so much from him! He's terrific"
Sabina
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Brendon R.
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"I pressed the wrong star on my review!!! I meant to press the last start, not the first!!! Alex was a wonderful teacher to our son from middle school all the way up to graduation. Because of Alex, our son developed a love for the guitar and plays for fun while in school and had the opportunity to play for worship bands this past summer!!!"
Diane
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Alex B.
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"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!"
Jeff
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ben S.
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"I like Mark a lot even though I just had my first class with him. Great great teacher - very patient and be able to teach and inspire me both on skills and spirit of the instrument."
Junnian
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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"She's been more than I expected. Personable with a lot of energy with a knowledge base I can't begin to fathom. She's going to make learning guitar a great experience. I only hope is that I can live up to her expectations."
Roger Nash
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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"Paul is a great teacher to work with. He is patient and supportive and I would recommend him as a tutor for beginners."
Vivek
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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