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David S.

14 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Ben R.

10 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 been playing the bass guitar as my primary instrument since 2000. I have performed, recorded and written with a number of successful bands in the past. I am happy to take students at any skill level, and for any style. 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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John L.

16 Reviews
Hastings on Hudson, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks french, spanish, French
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded Most Valuable Soloist from Berkely Jazz Fest 1995
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John L.

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College Performance Degree in Bass
Diploma from Grove School of Music in Bass
20 years professional experience of Bass Playing

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
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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. I can go from just teaching very basic bass playing to advanced harmonic concepts and jazz improvisation. 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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Steve M.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steve M.

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electric and acoustic bass lessons
from accomplished patient teacher

rock
jazz
blues
reading
theory
beginners ok

About Steve

Steve teaches at the Bass Collective in New York City and is the author of several books for bassists: Developing Reading Skills for the Contemporary Bassists, and Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian Rhythms for the Bass. Topics specialized in: Jazz Blues R&B Rock Reading Music Theory Musicia

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Noah D.

38 Reviews
Carteret, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English (North American), Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors in Performance and Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music
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Noah D.

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Whether you're a beginner, an intermediate or advanced, my bass guitar lessons cater to all!

All ages are welcome! We will definitely learn songs, but in order to truly become an amazing musician you must also focus on building strong technique. Taking lessons with me will ensure that you’ll be able to learn songs and parts by ear. No more tabs! Here’s what we’ll focus on:
- building technique
- transcribing songs and solos
- learning theory
- ear training
- learning to read

Feel free to message me at any time if you have any questions!

About Noah

*IMPORTANT: I am now offering in-person lessons again! However, you must provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination before our first lesson together. If you do not send me a picture via text or email of your vaccination card, I will cancel the lessons and will not teach you. Thank you for your un

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Olivia
Great first lesson! he was fun and made me feel comfortable. He let me tell him what I liked about playing piano and what music I like.
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"Rob is great!

Rob is great. His teaching style is informal and comfortable. He is very laid back. Rob is very patient with beginning students and can really coax their talent from them. I've seen him with more experienced students too, and their sessions seemed to be almost a jam session.
Rob has taught my son since he decided to take up the Bass and so we have known Rob for many years and have become friends. We've seen him perform in a lot of venues. He can sound like Paul McCartney or John Lennon as a Beatle or Geddy Lee in Rush. I'm sure he can surprise me with his stylistic range. Even as a bassist, which usually are very staid, he leads the group with his vocals.
He can act too, and make us laugh with just the right timing.
As a teacher, you can't do better than Rob."
Dean
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rob D.
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"Akos is great! He was understanding, and working with me to achieve my goals, which was to play a small concert with my band. He helped me work on the songs we play! Thanks a lot!"
Greg
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Akos F.
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"Kevin was very knowledgeable and patient"
Daniel
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Kevin T.
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"Greg is an amazing instructor!! In just a few lessons, I've already learned a lot and I feel even more excited and confident about learning bass. He really takes time to understand my goals and interests, and incorporates them into his lessons.

I feel really fortunate to have found such a great teacher and would recommend him to anyone, at any level of experience."
David Hickman
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"This is the guy you are looking for.

At 42 I finally got around to buying my first guitar (no musical background other than fan) and set about teaching myself with books and videos. 10 months later I realized that in spite of working at it every day I was going to get to the 1-year mark and not be able to play a single song all the way through (of the 70's and 80's hard rock that I love, I could play "Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star" pretty well). I was rapidly becoming "that guy" who can play sloppy intros to 300 songs, but nothing else.

I looked around the web, and settled on Ahmad because of his credentials and reviews, and I could not be happier with my choice.

The thing that makes Ahmad special is that he put as much effort into becoming a great guitar teacher as he did in becoming a great guitar player. Every lesson is tailored exactly to my ability at that time. If ever I have had particular trouble with something Ahmad is ready with additional material, alternate ways to learn it, different ways to explain it. No matter what the technique or concept, Ahmad has seen this mistake before and knows just what to do. Some days I leave with many pages of material to master, and some days just one or two. It is all about how slowly or quickly I am picking up the new thing, and all about learning things the right way so that the foundation is solid when I am ready to advance to the next level. There is no schedule or competition (except with myself) and the only objective is to learn more and get better.

To show examples in action Ahmad routinely finds 70s and 80s hard rock for me (not every single note is from Guns-n-Roses of course, but if a particular concept relates to something in a familiar song from the genre, that's the one Ahmad will pick for me to master). You do not have to learn jazz! (I mean if jazz is your thing I am certain that Ahmad can teach you that.)

I really doubt that there is a player at any level (or in any style) who would not learn a lot from Ahmad (that is if you are prepared to be humble and possibly review some foundational material you think you know already... if you knew it, Ahmad would not be teaching it to you... he can hear that your timing is off, or if you didn't hit all of the strings in that chord, and so can your audience). (Once, while I was performing an exercise from the previous lesson, Ahmad had his back to me digging in his filing cabinet for my next materials and said "Did you play the fifth note with an upstroke?"... He heard that, it was supposed to be a down stroke and he heard a difference so slight I didn't even know I was doing it.)

If you are a beginner as I was, my advice is to commit to four lessons with Ahmad. By the end of that time you will hear that you are advancing, and more importantly you will understand where you were and where you are going. It might seem kind of basic at first (which is why I say to go with at least four) but it does not take very long to understand how much better you will be with strong fundamentals. If, instead, you learn to play badly, and you practice regularly, eventually your speed will improve... and then you will play badly fast which actually sounds worse than playing badly slow... all that work for less than nothing.

I have been taking lessons for about a year and half. I can play some Lead Guitar now. And I can play some real songs now. Even those 300 intros are getting tight, that is to say I now play them with the right timing, technique, phrasing and feel!

PS - If Ahmad says "it's time for the Harmony Classes", do it! Like most things Ahmad has taught me, I have resisted it in some way at first, and the harmony lessons are no different. Like everything Ahmad has taught me, the harmony classes have immediately made me better at playing guitar, and have provided a foundation that makes the next thing and the next thing and the next thing easier, faster, and better."
Richard
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson."
Sierra
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Mike S.
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"Robert has been great to work with. He comes to our home weekly to work on bass guitar with our daughter. She has come so far in only a few months. They work on all aspect of the music- theory, finger placement, drills, and they pick some really fun music. He has let my daughter pick several songs she really likes so that she stays engaged. Meeting time been flexible which is a huge bonus! So much easier on all of us! Thanks Robert!"
Kathy
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Paul was great. Easy to talk to and understand. Looks like a good fit for me. Looking forward to my next practice."
Mark
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"I've had 4 lessons with Paul and they've been very good. I've had 4 other teachers over the years but Paul had tailored the lessons to my goals as a student rather than feeding me random information. He's very knowledgeable and his ear training is excellent. He's easy to work with and helpful. Highly recommended."
John
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Christian was very careful as I knew nothing about music. He explained the guitar’s basic function in language that I can understand. I am more enthusiastic about playing than I thought possible."
Charlie
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Christian R.
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