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
Teaching since: June 2001
Last sign in: Yesterday


Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Abe Ovadia and I am a guitarist, composer & educator based in Central New Jersey. I was the winner of NYC’s 2016 Hot House Jazz Awards for best guitarist. My group has also performed at many renowned venues in New York City including The Blue Note, The Iridium, The Metropolitan Room, among many others. I hold a B.M. from Berklee College of Music & M.M. from New York University where I was also an adjunct professor.

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.


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2017 EPK


Instructor of Guitar, Bass, & piano
Sep 2016 - Present
Rock N' Music Academy

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

10 Reviews on Abe O.

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Jayson Apr 23, 2017
· Guitar · In home Out of each and every music teacher I have had, Abe was always my favorite. It was an absolute pleasure to be taught by Abe. Not only does he excel at playing and teaching music theory, he also has an understanding of how to take a student to the next level. Abe is a true master of his craft.
David Apr 21, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home I am seasoned beginner Acoustic Guitar Player. I Abe very thorough instructor: Patient , Explains and demonstrates very well. He is definitely an excellent teacher.
Ava Apr 19, 2017
· Guitar · In home I just finished my first lesson with Abe. It was great! I really feel like I learned a lot. I really like how he used the drums and metronome apps to enhance the lesson. And he gave me some handout to practice from, too. I'm excited for my next lesson.
Gustavo Apr 16, 2017
· Guitar · Abe has been teaching me to play guitar for about 2 months now and I'm very pleased with the results. He is very patient while teaching me and will take the time to show me how to play each part. Did I say it's super cool when he plays another instrument while you play what you learned? Awesome part of learning with him.
Jared Apr 16, 2017
· Piano · In home Abe is a great teacher, because of his experience and style, but also because he is a world-class guitarist who inspired me to keep pushing my limits. Abe introduced me to the world of jazz improvisation, and pushed me to feel more and more comfortable with the guitar, using techniques that took me from seeing the guitar in chord pictures to seeing it as a canvas on which anything is possible. I highly recommend Abe, I've had several guitar teachers, and he was the only one who really understood what I wanted to gain from lessons and worked with me to achieve it instead of following a formula.
Eemaan Mar 24, 2017
· Piano · In home Abe teaches two of my kids to play the piano and the guitar respectively.
They both wait for their music lesson all week! Abe is doing a great job and we definitely want to continue with the lessons :)
Teresa F. Jan 12, 2017
· Guitar · In home 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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