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Billy N.

15 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1982
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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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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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David S.

14 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Sean I.
David is very thorough and professional. He insists on building a strong technical foundation--getting the fundamentals right before moving you forward.
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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.
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Nicholas Z.

3 Reviews
Hoboken, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Philosophy and Political Science from Rutgers University
  • Teaching since 2020
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Nicholas Z.

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If you are seeking to develop the skills necessary to become a competent guitarist that can find comfortability playing in any genre, you have come to the right place! I am a touring rock and metal musician and have been playing guitar and drums professionally for 14+ years, with 4 LPs under my belt along with numerous singles, splits and EPs. In my lessons, we will explore various techniques and topics ranging from basic music theory topics like the circle of fifths to advanced techniques such as sweep picking and tapping. I emphasize not only understanding the skills one needs to play their favorite riffs but developing an ear for relative pitch, songwriting and the tone one desires to achieve what they are hearing in their head. My genre specializations are in rock and heavy metal. All skill levels are welcome!

About Nicholas

Hey there! My name is Nick Z. and I am a gigging guitarist, drummer, and songwriter in various rock and metal bands. As a guitarist of 14 years and drummer of 12 years, I have recorded numerous albums, singles, and splits of my own original music and music written collaboratively with band members.

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Stephen
As an instructor, I’ve found Nicholas incredibly helpful in learning guitar. I truly appreciate Nicholas’ patience, guidance and his command of musical theory. I would highly recommend him for learner’s of any level!
Julian
Nick is an incredibly talented guitarist, let alone musician overall. His mastery of the instrument from basic chords to intricate scales, harmonies, and counterpoint makes him a great candidate as a guitar instructor!
Jacob
Incredibly professional, easy going, fun to work with, and knowledgeable. Fully recommended.
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Ben R.

11 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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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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Marcelo M.

13 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Berklee College of Music Scholarship Recipient from Berklee College of Music
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Marcelo M.

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My classes are very flexible when it comes to what the student wants. On the first class, I give the student the choice of controlling our lessons materials about what they want to learn. Or the student can choose to let me control our classes, in which I will bring my own materials and ideas in which we should work and will go through the whole academic process of learning music.

About Marcelo

Established New York musician. Berklee College of Music Graduate. Have been teaching for many years and know that each student has their own mindset and we need to work around each person`s goals and interests. I teach mainly pop, rock, blues, jazz, classical, funk, RnB. All ages and levels are welc

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Anthony B.
My son just had his first lesson with Marcelo. It went really well. Looking forward to the next lessons.
Zion B.
Wonderful!
Rafael
Marcelo is great. He is very patient and flexible.
Recommended.
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Joshua F.

67 Reviews
Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
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Joshua F.

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About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. 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 mu

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Cristiana
I purchased the lessons for my 9 yr old son. He has never played the piano or any instrument before these lessons. Joshua is very talented in his field but I feel he needs to work on his patience. He was always professional but his tone and expressions made my son nervous. I had to stop the classes and loose my payments. I wanted to push my son to finish the classes, however, I didn’t want him to loose his love of music. I hope this comment helps to improve the next person’s experience.
Rosalin
I was surprised that my lesson could be cancelled without any communication. This is our first experience with piano lessons and was excited to try it for the first time. ;(
Melissa
My son has had 2 lessons so far. Joshua has worked with him at the level he is at and helped him when he gets stuck on certain chords and notes. He assigned homework for him to practice during the week and helped him figure out the parts he was stuck on.

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"I started taking lessons from Jordan 5 weeks ago and in that time have progressed from a self taught beginner to playing Led Zep's famous riff on Black Dog. This is simply amazing to me and now I look forward to playing with other friends/musicians that share the same interest in music. Jordan is a great teacher and tailors lessons to my specific interests and abilities. I highly recommend Jordan to anyone interested in learning guitar."
Jon
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Daniel, is currently working with our 7 year old daughter. She is really enjoying her lessons and he does a great job working with her and making it fun."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Daniel G.
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"I started taking lessons with Ahmad over 5 years ago as a wee beginner. Looking back at where I started, I'm surprised at how much progress I have made and have learned more than I ever expected to.

You're probably reading this review because you're looking for a guitar teacher. At the time I was looking for a teacher, I was most impressed with Ahmad's website, the content of which demonstrated a care and attention to detail that gave me the feeling that the person behind it would have a similar attitude towards teaching. If you don't have an instrument yet, don't worry, Ahmad will give you all the advice you need on choosing the right one.

It is obvious from the start that Ahmad is not only an phenomenal guitar player, but also, and more importantly, displays a strong passion and dedication for teaching. Each lesson is carefully designed and structured to build off of techniques previously learned and Ahmad has a knack for making even difficult concepts easy to digest. He imparts simple tips and tricks, mined from years of experience, that have helped me master techniques and avoid tedious memorization exercises which would have made the learning process agonizingly painful. Having one-on-one lessons also allows Ahmad to give me the personal attention needed to provide feedback, positive and negative, and nip bad habits in the bud before they become ingrained. Additionally, each lesson comes with handouts which are handy to practice with and use as a reference.

Ahmad has a diverse set of musical tastes and a secondary benefit of taking lessons with him is that he's exposed me to a plethora of great music that I would not otherwise have discovered on my own. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, advanced, or think you can rival Joe Satriani, there's something for you to learn from Ahmad. Also, I've found that lessons are very motivating in terms of encouraging me to keep practice because, yes, I do get lazy sometimes. With Ahmad, if you put in the time and effort, you will be rewarded greatly with the freedom to be as creative as your heart desires and you will have more fun playing the guitar than a mouse running loose in a cheese factory.

Oh, and Ahmad is a super cool guy too."
Erika
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"she is nice and has good advice!"
Efrain Cornejo
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kat M.
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"I took a number of guitar lessons from Greg. I knew very little about playing, just some very basic stuff. He was very encouraging, yet pushed me to try some new things. I enjoyed his style of teaching very much and would recommend him highly. Great sense of humor to boot. At least some of the reason I’m still playing today is from that earlier teaching. Thanks for the help Greg"
Bill
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Excellent job! My daughter can't wait for the next lesson!"
Madison
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Rachel C.
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"I had been wanting to learn guitar for years and I finally came around to trying it out! Loving it so far with Wes!"
Cheryl
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Wes C.
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"Our son has a blast with Wes!"
Zion
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Wes C.
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"Keith is the most patient and inspirational teacher I've ever known. He figured out my learning style and tailored my lessons to suit me during my first lesson. I am very fortunate to have found him and look forward to continuing my leaning wit him."
Diane
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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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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