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Don D.

10 Reviews
Lake Katrine, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Don D.

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BEGINNERS WILL LEARN: 1. Proper left and right hand, arm, and body positioning . 2. Proper (not common!) pick grip. 3. How to play notes (reading of music suggested but can be worked around) and first position chords. 4. Rhythm focus to play to some of your favorite songs.
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED STUDENTS WILL LEARN: 1.To continue proper positioning (I will remind you... bet on it !) 2. Ear training (very important) 3. Bar chords (you'll hate them initially but they speak the world of you.... you'll get 'em !) 4. Learning and utilization of scales including Minor and Major Pentatonic Scales. 5. Multi-position playing 6. Improvisation utilizing all afore-listed. 7. Incorporating my methods that utilizes a bit of other styles (just a bit) as I have taught such wonderful players I've been sought to create a "next level" Blues Guitarist such as Chris Raabe and Bill Tuthill.... look 'em up (the Chris Raabe Band) for example.

About Don

Hi, My name is Don and have been teaching guitar for many years. Currently I teach at my home studio in Lake Katrine, N.Y. From 2015 - 2017 I taught at the New York School of Music in Walden, N.Y. From 2003 -early 2015 I was a staff instructor at Imperial Guitar and Soundworks of Newburgh,

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Brett B.
Don was wonderful with our son Brett, who enjoyed his first lesson immensely. We are definitely in this for the long haul with Don! He was very patient and very attentive to Brett.
David
Had a great first lesson with Don. I believe I will progress nicely under his tutelage. Already have a lot to work on.
Aneiah
Years ago I took Guitar Lessons at a local music store ( a very prominent one) as a raw beginner and quickly became frustrated with my lack of progress. Although my teacher was a great player and "very hot" to look at I soon began to feel like I was merely his "practice dummy."... I'd play the chords he showed me, endlessly,... while he seemed to be just practicing his solo playing. ... I then tried On-Line Lessons from various sites which were actually even less helpful and soon just lost interest completely.
A friend of mine said she had taken lessons from a Don DeBold for about 5 years before going off to college and highly recommended him.
I've now been taking lessons from Don for almost 2 years and having a blast ! I've learned how to play along with most of my favorite songs (mainly Blues and Rock) and now I'm learning to play Solo Guitar that needs no accompaniment !
Unlike my first teacher, during many lessons Don barely plays or even has his Strat on his lap because he's busy concentrating on what I'm doing !
He's a stickler yet lots of fun at the same time> I super recommend him as a Guitar and Music Teacher !!! Aneiah J.
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Helen S.

Hopewell Junction, NY
Starting at $17
  • Speaks French, English
  • BM Music Education, minor Applied Mathematics from SUNY Fredonia
  • Awarded Dean's List from SUNY Fredonia
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Helen S.

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I began studying music theory in high school, and have taken several semesters of college-level music theory. To complement and support my music theory and ear training knowledge, I have studied piano at the intermediate level. Music theory will help you appreciate, interpret, and enjoy music - I can't imagine not knowing what I know about music theory, and I want you to feel the same way. Here are materials I can use in music theory lessons:

- The Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis (Clendinning and Marvin)

- The Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis workbook (Clendinning and Marvin)

- The Musician's Guide to Aural Skills Sight-Singing book (Murphy, Phillips, Marvin, Clendinning)

- Materials and Techniques of Post-Tonal Music (Kostka and Santa)

- Grand piano (in my College Studio and can be used online)

- Yamaha electric piano (in my Home Studio and can be used online)

About Helen

Hello! I've loved music since I was young, and am very passionate about helping others learn and enjoy music. I started playing violin in elementary school, loved it, and now am a junior music education major at SUNY Fredonia with an instrumental (strings) concentration. I am a graduate of the Mann

David R.

17 Reviews
Brewster, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Awarded Most Improved Studio Composition Student, Purchase College April 1997, from Purchase College
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David R.

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For blues 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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Garrett S.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Awarded 2017 Jazz Society Award from University of California, San Diego
  • B.A. in Music (Jazz Studies) from University of California, San Diego
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Garrett S.

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COVID 19 UPDATE: Currently Offering Online Lessons Via Zoom!

Garrett is a DJ, producer, drummer, educator, and business owner based in Los Angeles, and San Diego, CA. In addition to working with jazz ensembles and symphonies, he performs regularly with local pop/rock bands, and works as a freelance DJ under the moniker “Seth Vitál”. Garrett has a B.A. in Music from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied under two-time Grammy award-winning producer/arranger Kamau Kenyatta, and was awarded the university's 2017 Jazz Society Award. His performances have allowed him to open for acts such as Khalid, DJ Mustard, Schoolboy Q and Bad Suns.

In addition to performing, Garrett maintains private studios in North Hollywood and East San Diego County where he produces his own music/DJ mixes, composes for various high schools, and teaches DJing, drum set, and percussion to over 20 weekly private students. His past teaching experiences include drumlines/concert bands at ...

About Garrett

COVID 19 UPDATE: Currently Offering Online Lessons Via Zoom! Garrett is a DJ, producer, drummer, educator, and business owner based in Los Angeles, and San Diego, CA. In addition to working with jazz ensembles and symphonies, he performs regularly with local pop/rock bands, and works as a freel

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Aakomon J.
Money and time well spent! Garrett is very knowledgeable, capable of discussing multiple DJ methods/styles, and is also great at communicating on different levels of music comprehension.
Mark
Garrett is everything I was looking for in my DJ instructor. He has a thorough background in teaching and working with students, but at the same time is a professional DJ who is out gigging all the time. His studio in North Hollywood is great, and he's made a huge difference in my DJing.
Anna
Garrett has been teaching DJing to my 11 year old son for several months now. Garrett has really helped him find something he's passionate about (something I think is priceless in itself). In addition, I sincerely appreciate his professionalism, and enthusiasm for his craft. I could not recommend him more!
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Arlys A.

85 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Associate of Music from Santa Monica College
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
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Arlys A.

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I help singers develop powerful, authentic voices. If you want to sing with more ease and freedom, deepen your understanding of your vocal instrument and learn tools to help you become more confident performing in public whether it be singing or speaking, THIS is for you! Optimize your voice by understanding how it works.

I use multifaceted exercises to help you find and feel the difference in sound immediately, and we follow-up by with learning daily exercise protocols that help develop the muscular structure to create an easily sustainable vocal resonance.

Singing skills we will develop include:
1) Learn how to hear your starting pitch
2) Learn how rhythm helps you count yourself in at the beginning of the song

Learn singing exercises that help you:
* Increase your range
* Broaden vocal tone
* Explore dynamics
* Cultivate calm energy
* Feel better about your voice

My teaching style is infused with the knowledge that students of voice must be treated with great ...

About Arlys

Are you a singer or speaker who would like a more powerful, authentic voice? My focus is to assist you in finding an easier way to sustain your best posture, breath support, resonance and pitch control by bringing awareness to existing vocal habits while providing a hands-on experience adjusting th

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Lucy
Arlys was friendly, encouraging, and offered a lot of great information. My daughter is excited for her next lesson!
Bill
Arlys is great. She's obviously very experienced and a good instructor. I've never taken singing lessons before, so I don't know what to expect, but I felt relaxed and comfortable with her.
Anne R.
Very helpful!

Benk Joseph W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Indonesian, Taiwanese, Mandarin
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Awarded Best & Creative Yamaha Teacher 2009 from Yamaha Music Foundation
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Benk Joseph W.

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a new method for learning drum and able to play with song.

About Benk Joseph

My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time 15 years ago, and have been consistently teaching private include in Yamaha Music School. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younge

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Norm
Easy to get along with. He started the lesson as soon as he walked in the door, very detailed oriented teacher. His style of teaching is very easy to understand especially in my case with no drum lesson experience.
Cristina M.
I'm so glad to find Joseph as my daughter drum teacher.He's an excellent and professional teacher.He makes it so entertaining whenever he teach.He's a great teacher.Home tutoring make it easy to schedule a lesson .
Krystal B.
Our son loves his Drum lessons.

Benk is very flexible, affordable and our son took to him very well. He even records what he has learned each week so we both can keep track of his progress. He is much more affordable then other drum teachers or studio's in the area, and even will come to your home.
If you are looking for a GREAT Teacher you should take some time to talk to Benk.

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"Jonathan was great! He captured my son's attention and taught him the critically important basics.
Thank you!"
Julian
Took Music Theory lessons from Jonathan H.
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"Moa is so sweet! She's super fun and has helped me so much. I've only taken five lessons so far with her and I already hear a change in my voice. I look forward to my lessons. They are always so exciting!"
Qeila Martinez
Took Singing lessons from Moa M.
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"The lesson was great I told Victor the things I struggle with most & he started me off with some basics that I need to work on & also showed me some bad habits I needed to correct all with a patient pleasant attitude I'm looking forward to the next lesson.Steve S"
Steve
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Victor S.
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"going to be a lot of fun starting me out right where I want to be"
Lorraine
Took Banjo lessons from Lisa A.
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"I'm not a musician. For a long time I was dreaming of playing an accordion. Knowing that David is good with accordion I took a few lessons. The results exceeded all my expectations. I couldn't even imagine it would be so easy to play one of my favorite songs. If you have doubts listen to this clip and see for yourself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh0If13SyEI"
Vladimir
Took Piano lessons from David K.
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"Fawn is patient and brilliant at bringing out the best in you! I learned a ton and very much enjoyed every lesson!"
Brandon
Took Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Rebecca is a very thoughtful and thorough teacher. She brings a very enthusiastic attitude and approach to the student. Our son is very fond of taking lessons with Rebecca, and enjoys his lessons. Rebecca is highly recommended."
Shigi
Took Flute lessons from Rebecca S.
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"Gotta say my first official singing lesson (I've sung a lot for fun and school band I made) but never a lesson per say. And he was very patient, very flexible, definitely one of if not the best tutor on the site would recommend to anyone levels beginner-expert and anything in between. 100%"
Dillion
Took Singing lessons from Phillip F.
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"The lesson with Andrew was very straight forward and alot of positive came out of .
Andrew was very understandingvfor the type of lesson I am looking for.
We will see what happens during the rest of my 5 lesson series.
I liked Andrew right off the bat seems like a nice person also.
I am 71 years old I know when I meet someone after a few minutes what kind of person they are and he is one of those type."
Bob
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"Garrett is super knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to drums. He is also just an all around good guy, and very easy to get along with. I had been playing drums for about 4 years (classic rock) and got to a point where I felt like I wasn't improving, so I decided to look for lessons. Turned out to be a great decision!"
Dan
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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