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Rodrigo D.

4 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Latin American Scholarship Tour from Berklee College of Music
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Rodrigo D.

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I teach acoustic guitar to students of all levels and ages. My lessons are customized to the student's needs and goals as well with the support of methods that I consider specially important to the learning of the guitar technique, such as: "Fundamentals of Guitar" by Miles Okazaki, "A Modern Method for Guitar Vol. 1, II, III" by William Leavitt, followed by uncountable songs that will be suggested either by the student or me.

About Rodrigo

Rodrigo Moreira is a guitarist/bassist and music educator born in Brazil, Florianopolis/SC, and has resided in NYC area since 2019 where he works with students of all ages and teaches courses focused on Harmony, Improvisation, Guitar/Bass Proficiency, and Musical Beginning to kids and adults. He gr

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Joao
Great teacher! I've learned a lot of cool songs and it was nice how Rodrigo pays attention to details that I wasn't aware of.
Hugo
Rodrigo is a very inspiring guitar teacher! He made me love music even more by helping me overcome every obstacle that came up along the way. Truly recommend having him as a teacher!
Lucas
Rodrigo is an amazing guitar player and teacher. Classes are always fun and informative, I feel like I learn something new every week. I went from not being able to play a single chord to playing my favorites songs on guitar! Highly recommend him!

raphael B.

7 Reviews
Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • 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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Charles C.

3 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Masters Degree in Jazz Instrumental Performance from NYU
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Charles C.

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Want to learn Jazz, folk, blues, rock, music theory in a safe environment with a person you can trust? Compassionate, empathetic and patient, Charles teaches to students from all levels and all backgrounds! Based in New York City, he has taught music at New York University for 2 years and has recorded and performed alongside world renowned musicians Billy Drewes and Alan Ferber. He has taught guitar (acoustic, electric and classical), songwriting, music theory and arranging to students from all over the world. His approach focuses on reaching and building a relationship with his students in order to understand their preferred way of learning and reaching their goals in a timely fashion.

About Charles

Want to learn guitar, Jazz, folk, blues, rock, songwriting, music theory in a safe environment with a person you can trust? Compassionate, empathetic and patient, Charles teaches to students from all levels and all backgrounds! Based in New York City, he has taught guitar at New York University fo

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annabelle J.
Charles has been my teacher for a few weeks now and I am so happy I found him on takelessons. He is an amazing guitar player but also an amazing teacher, he always comes prepared and the class is well organized. He is also open to hearing suggestions to learn your favorite songs. He is very encouraging which gives the motivation to keep going which is so important for a beginner. I am already seeing great progresses after only a few weeks, and I can't wait for more lessons this year. Highly recommend him if you are looking to get started with the guitar! You will really enjoy learning with him, he is also a very cool and fun guy so you can learn in a nice environment, whether it is in his studio at his place, at your place or online.
Gaurav Jung Pande
I learnt music theory and improvisation with Charles for 4 months in New York.

Charles is highly approachable and extremely knowledgeable. He walks the perfect line between making his students feel comfortable whilst also pushing them to become better in every single session.

I got a solid grasp of the basics of music theory and was able to fully improvise in different scales at the end of the course. The growth I had was tremendous - all thanks to Charles' guidance.

Charles will take the time to fully understand the needs, goals and struggles of his students. He will be there for them inside and outside of class time because he genuinely cares about music and his students becoming better.
Nicolas Parada
Super talented, yet super down to earth. Great teacher and ridiculously knowledgeable, yet super funny. I had been a self taught bass player for years before taking Charles' course at NYU and was hoping to try out a new instrument and learn it the "right way" through lessons, expecting things to be very academic. But Charles works in a way that is surprisingly individual-based, and so that while you do learn a lot, you do so at your own pace and having fun along the way. By blending your own formal course goals with his own knowledge and incredible feel for the instrument alongside the songs you want to learn (often times you learn them together- he is great at picking up new, unfamiliar tunes by ear) it creates an experience that keeps you picking up the guitar long after you leave the classroom. Where I am now with guitar and where I started at first are miles and miles apart thanks to him, and he's just a super chill guy who likes playing guitar. Who also happens to be ridiculously qualified. 10/10 would recommend.

Meet Online Acoustic Guitar Teachers Serving Valley Stream, NY

Sam K.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1992
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Sam K.

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Teaching for over 24 years; owner of my own music store/studio for past 14 years.

Teaching beginner - advanced from age 5 to 70+.

I typically use the 21st Century Guitar method book with audio CD and I supplement the text with write-ins or handouts/worksheets as applied to the student's needs and questions. I try to get students playing chords as soon as possible; usually stating with open position power-chords and one or two finger open position chords.

I do flatpicking and fingerstyle ( with or without picks) and encourage students to try both. I try to get the student to sing and play - don't be bashful...I try to have fun with students.

I will help you learn to create chord progressions and write a chord chart and maybe a melody for your first songwriting experience. Usually we will do this using power -chords for beginners or what ever chords the student can handle.

I can train you how to learn songs by ear from recordings once you have some basic abilities.

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my mus

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Catherine
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through

Mike D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students Male: 11 to 69; Female: 11 to 49
  • Art and Music from Gannon University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mike D.

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Learn to improvise in rock and blues. Build your vocabulary of guitar phrases.
Understand basic music theory and how it is useful. Learn the styles of Clapton, Page, SRV, BB King, Southern Rock, Albert King, Joe Bonnamassa and more.
Study with an experienced professional that will teach you as an individual. Mike loves what he does and can help you get more enjoyment out of the guitar!
Get past the pentatonic scale, book a lesson today!

About Mike

I have 40 years experience helping guitarists get better with more enjoyment. I have taught and played professionally all my life. I have performed at many festivals and concerts. I used to sit in with Les Paul in NYC , I am globally known for my video demos on line. I've been the opening act for

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Roger C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 20 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Roger C.

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First and above all, the guitar is FUN. But it can be a challenge to describe all that a guitar is to a beginner. A guitar can be played and used to express any emotion and can become a friend. In addition to conventional music notation, guitars can be learned more easily using a special system called tablature.

I like to ask what the student is wanting to accomplish on the guitar. What kind of music they like, how they want to utilize the instrument, picking, strumming, fingerstyle, etc. I can then structure lessons to help them accomplish their goals.

About Roger

I have been playing guitar for 55 years and was fortunate to have an excellent teacher when I was young. The guitar is a wonderful instrument and tool for expression but mostly FUN. I hope we can use it to bring happiness into your life.

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The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Valley Stream is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"I started with Paul about 6-8 weeks back and i am already starting to play some famous songs. which is great for motivation. He can mold the class as you desire based on your choice of music and style of learning. He is a wonderful teacher for all age groups. I would recommend taking lessons with him."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Chris is an excellent and versatile guitar teacher. He is insightful and able to explain concepts clearly. He tailors to what you want to learn, and has resources and sheets he provides. He follows up after the lesson with a little reminder on things to practice and pdfs you used in the lesson. Super helpful and great that he is totally open to you messaging him with questions between lessons. Yes I recommend Chris for all styles of guitar at all levels. I am a one year in beginner, but if you are years down the road in guitar and a lead player for a band, try him out."
Kat R
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"My first guitar session went great and learned so much! Very easy going guy and explains everything so well!"
Alexander
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Joe M.
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"Donnie is truly an excellent teacher and has every quality you'd want in someone to teach you guitar. He's very patient and understanding but he's also going to push you to get the best results for you. Highly reccomend"
Alex
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Steven is an awesome teacher. Very patient. Highly recommend him for acoustic guitar and for piano lessons."
Maxim
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Steven B.
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"Taking lessons with Greg was awesome! He answers all the questions you have and helps you learn guitar at your own pace."
Rebecca
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! I've been taking lessons from Ahmad for about 6 months, and I can actually play the darn instrument now. Amazing. Ahmad is a complete treasure - skillful and smart, but laid back and fun. He seems to know exactly how to much to push without ever having to ask."
Mary Jo
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Very dedicated and Knowledgeable. Went overtime to make sure work is done."
Harmit
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kory I.
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"I was looking for advanced guitar lessons and came across Ahmad purely by chance. I wanted to get a better grasp of theory and self study wasn't cutting it, mainly because I wasn't disciplined enough and figured paying someone to teach me would make me study harder.

Ahmad got amazing skill and patience. I would often go in early and listen to him teach students new to guitar and be amazed at how well he was able to get them to understand the concepts behind what they were trying to do. Ahmad certainly helped me out.

A year later, I'm playing better than I had been before. I've got a much stronger grasp of music theory, it's helped me with my song writing and I'm happy with the direction I'm going.

Do go to Ahmad if you're looking to get better and learn quickly. Even the 30 minute classes are very helpful. You won't regret it."
Moe
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Paul is a great teacher. He's enthusiast, supportive and flexible. He challenges me a lot and I'm learning faster than before as a result. Thanks Paul!"
Yanis
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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