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Do you want to learn how to play the guitar, the piano, the drums, the violin, or any other instrument of your choice and become extremely talented? Perhaps you’d like to sing to your heart’s content and get the audience all hyped up with your immaculate singing. Maybe you want to write a song that will be remembered forever. Or perhaps you’d like to dance like pop sensation Michael Jackson or the Jabbawockeez.

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Barry H.

Carmel, NY

About Barry

For over 20 years, Barry has been active working as a producer, engineer, composer, arranger and musician (bass, guitar, piano and saxophone). Barry received a master of arts degree in music (composition) from CUNY Hunter College and a bachelor of music degree in Music Engineering Technology from the University of Miami, studied composition at the Juilliard School and music for film at NYU. In addition to teaching private lessons, Barry is currently teaching audio production and sound design courses at CUNY Hostos Community College. Barry draws on his diverse background performing and recordi
ng on multiple instruments in numerous styles to provide a stimulating and creative experience for the student.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are designed around the student's interests and personality. Reading, writing and improvising as well as listening to recordings are an integral part of the lessons from the beginning, regardless of skill level. Students will not only learn how to play their instruments correctly but will also develop an expanding appreciation of all kinds of music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
music studio seating for parents f/w keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect all students to provide their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Pop, Rock, Funk, World, Classical
Jazz Improvisation for ALL instruments (even if I don't play them)
Composition, Arranging, Orchestration, Counterpoint, Finale
Home & Commercial Studio Recording, Acoustics, Analog & Digital, Troubleshooting.
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Carlton W. July 30, 2016
Saxophone · Online
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Barry H.

Barry H.

Carmel, NY 10512
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$30 / 30-min
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Danny S.

New Paltz, NY

About Danny

Blues Folk Classic Rock Jazz Avante Garde Latin Classical
Skype Lessons are OK
https://dannysilversmith.com/
*** Lesson Details ***
Let's play songs, and learn how to relate ideas aurally, visually, and mentally.

Teaching, like jamming, should be a conversation. I look forward to learning as much from you as you do from me!
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Andrew S. July 30, 2015
Guitar · In home
I'm an experienced player and Danny taught me some cool new tricks, like tapping, and how to use guitar pedals more effectively. He is a great guy and really cares.
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Alivia M. September 21, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Danny is an excellent teacher. He is patient, encouraging, and a lot of fun. He takes the time to plan lessons around the songs and styles that I'm interested in. He is knowledgeable and passionate about music, and the way he explains basic music theory has helped me understand it so much more than I thought I would. Learning a new instrument with Danny has been stress-free and inspiring. I highly recommend him!
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Danny S.

New Paltz, NY 12561
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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David R.

Brewster, NY

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 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 requir
ed to learn those songs. I create an organized custom guitar lesson workbook for each of my students at no cost to the student or parent. This way, my students have a weekly organized practice routine and they become successful. Having a teaching degree, (B.A. Music - Conservatory of Music - Concentration: Studio Composition / Master's in Education - M.A.T. / Adolescence Education (Grades 5-12) 3.56 GPA).

I create all of the guitar lessons to meet each students individual needs that include lessons on theory, technique, rhythm, chords, scales, riffs, arpeggio's, songs, and exercises etc. I break down songs into easy digestible parts so students can learn a song in a logical and most manageable way. I use a color coded method to teach that I created that help students not only learn and understand scales and chords but also they are able to see visually how scales and chords are created. I currently teach private guitar lessons and have worked for 12 years in our local schools as a teacher with students K through 12. For 2 years, from 2012 to 2014 I taught an after-school enrichment guitar and songwriting class. I created the curriculum and music workbook specifically for 6 and 7-year old children whom I taught at Pequenakonck Elementary School in North Salem, NY. In College I won an award for the most Improved Studio Composition Student at Purchase College. I incorporate lessons that I have learned in the classroom as a teacher to help my guitar students learn. I feel the most important thing for my students to learn about music is to have a lot of fun.
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Carol September 11, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Really enjoying the lessons. Dave has tremendous experience and has made the start of this journey for me really easy. Looking forward to continuing my lessons.
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Marcus B. September 8, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
David was very organized, thorough and connected well my son. We are off to a great start.
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Marcus B. September 8, 2016
Guitar · In home
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David was very organized, thorough and connected well my son. We are off to a great start.
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David R.

Brewster, NY 10509
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Shane S.

New Windsor, NY

About Shane

Hello everyone, my name is Shane Scarazzini! I am a professional guitarist; I have toured all over the United States with a variety of groups ranging from rock n' roll bands to theatrical productions and beyond!

While pursuing my music career, I also developed a passion for teaching the art of the guitar. Since 2011, I have taught students ranging from toddlers handling a guitar for the first time all the way to grown adults preparing to play in a live band!

I am looking forward to helping you enrich or begin your guitar journey! Welcome aboard!
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Hank August 26, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Shane's guitar lessons opened everything up for me: quickly, he got me comfortable soloing anywhere on the fretboard. And music theory? He'll give you as much or as little as you want, always keeping it practical and immediately applicable to your playing. Taking lessons with Shane is a pleasure too. He's a gentleman and has a big heart and generous spirit!
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James August 25, 2016
Guitar · In studio
A common road block for talented, experienced performers is that they struggle with breaking down the basic fundamentals of their art form because they are so far past the basics, but this is not the case for Shane. He is receptive and clear in his explanations and he supports both successes AND mistakes as each are so valuable to learning any instrument. A very experienced guitarist and a flexible, helpful, inspiring teacher.
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Evan August 21, 2016
Guitar · In home
Shane is an all around great guy and it's a pleasure to learn with him and to know him. He is very receptive, thoughtful, kind, and patient, always willing to take the time to help out people that he knows. He has a heart of gold, and every single time that I have played music with him it has been a wonderful, rewarding experience and I always learn a lot even if it's not necessarily a guitar lesson, even when I jam with him I feel like I walk away a better guitarist and musician because he exuberates talent, class, and most of all: positivity. Take lessons with this man, you will not be disappointed.
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Shane S.

Shane S.

New Windsor, NY 12553
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Olivia W.

Lagrangeville, NY

About Olivia

I've taught music lessons for over six years. I have taught a variety of instruments to intermediate and beginner students including clarinet, piano, guitar, and voice. Some of the special events that I host as a teacher is an annual music recital and a Holiday party where the students play music that they have been working on for their families. I prepare and bring students to the competition NYSSMA which happens in the spring. A little about myself, I grew up second oldest of five children. I was put in piano lessons at age 5 and clarinet at age 7. I have sang in choir and taken lessons sin
ce age 12 along with the guitar. In high school, I had the opportunity to play on Carnegie Hall in New York City. Currently, I am taking a leave of absence from school and studying music education to record my Debut Album in Nashville TN with Lighthouse Music and Charlotte Avenue Pictures. I have been a musician my entire life and I cannot wait to pass my love and skills for music down to others.
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Olivia W.

Olivia W.

Lagrangeville, NY 12540
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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