Abe Ovadia

Abe O.

Morganville, NJ

About Abe O.

Background check: Last verified 08/12/2016
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Abe teaches: Ages 6 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2000
Last sign in: Today


Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Abe Ovadia and I am a guitarist, composer & educator based in Central New Jersey. I hold a B.M. from Berklee College of Music & M.M. from New York University. I was also on NYU's adjunct faculty as a private instructor. This past year, I won best guitarist in the 2016 Hot House Jazz Awards.

My experiences in high school, college, & graduate school of studying with several different teachers on various instruments influenced the direction of my life in a profound way. These experiences instilled in me a deep appreciation of music that I believe is an important part of any well-rounded person. Furthermore, taking music lessons exposed me to a way of life that I otherwise would not have considered: a life in music.


Photos and Videos

Live at The Blue Note, NYC


Instructor of Guitar, Bass, & piano

Sep 2016 - Present
Rock N' Music Academy

Instructor of Guitar & Bass

Jan 2016 - Present
Central Jersey Guitar Lessons

Instructor of Guitar & Piano

Jun 2010 - Jul 2014
Sweet Music Academy

Instructor of Guitar & Piano

Aug 2011 - Jun 2013
Academy of Music & Drama

Adjunct Guitar Instructor

Sep 2009 - May 2011
New York University


Jazz Studies

Sep 2009 - May 2011
New York University

Guitar Performance

Sep 2005 - Dec 2008
Berklee College of Music

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Hot House Jazz Awards

Sep 2016
Hot House Jazz Magazine

Promising Artist of the 21st Century

Mar 2010
New York University
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4 Reviews on Abe O.

Teresa F. Jan 12, 2017
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Abe is the most amazing instructor. He knows your potential & pushes you to achieve it. His patience is incredible & his motivation is second to none. I could not have chosen a better instructor as he has confidence in me & helps me to see it. 5 stars for sure! Thanks Abe for all you have taught me.
Steven Nov 20, 2016
Blues Guitar · Online
I learned so much from guitar lessons. Abe is very organized and has lessons planned very well. I really enjoyed having him as an instructor.
Jake Nov 20, 2016
Guitar · In home
An incredible and dedicated teacher. I grew as a guitarist and as a person every time I take a lesson. Very passionate and inspirational.
Morris Nov 16, 2016
In home
Abe inspired me to practice every day and I got better!
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