Akos Forgacs

Akos F.

Brooklyn, NY
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Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner

I am an experienced beginner guitar teacher with 10+ years of professional career behind me.

I'm looking for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of good playing habits (learning the right songs that you makes you a better musician!). I specialize in rock, jazz and funk. I use some of my own transcriptions and the ones I acquired from Berklee College of Music, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recording equipment, sheet music, and more.

Let's plug in that guitar and play some songs.

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About

Akos delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 15+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2010

Hi there and thanks for stopping by.

I'm a bass player and electric guitar player with a history of touring around the world playing rock, funk and jazz styles. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with Bachelor's of Music in Professional Music - Bass Guitar, and am currently teaching and playing music professionally. My students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. I tend to focus on making sure my students learning experience is stress free and fun (most importantly)

Currently, I play in a number of bands in NYC and record with bands in Europe (Serbia - Hungary)

I can teach my students comfortably in my home teaching studio in Crown Heights, Brooklyn or I can travel to students house for extra charge. I work with bass player and guitarist in a wide range of ability, some are beginners and I have some who are professional as well.

Some of the musical styles I regularly teach: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Classical.

Also online lessons is also available upon request by student.

***Lesson Details***

My students will gain the following from consistent lessons

Bass Guitar:

Techniques -

Slapping, Popping, Playing with Fingers vs Playing with a Pick
Improvisation
Creating interesting bass lines
Learning songs in order to have a good foundation for future development.

I tend to focus on learning songs instead of learning "boring" exercises.
You get more benefit from learning songs and working on a difficult groove or phrase rather than spending a lot of time playing non musical exercises.

***Equipment***

I have 5 Bass Guitars, 1 Electric Guitar, 3 Keyboards (NORD, KRONOS, MIDI CONTROLLER)

I have recording devices which can be used to record the lesson and get it in your email after our meeting, so you can go home and really listen to my comments again and learn more! (If you want this feature, you will have to request this at the beginning of each session)

Hope to hear from you and start learning some good music!

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Experience

BASS GUITAR - GUITAR INSTRUCTOR
Sep 2015 - Present
takelessons.com

I teach students how to play the bass and the guitar

BASS PLAYER
Aug 2007 - Present
Freelancer

I have been playing with artists around the world for a number of years. Currently working with a number of NYC based bands.

STAFF
Apr 2013 - Apr 2014
Berklee College of Music

I recorded shows daily in Berklee College of Music


Education

Professional Music
Sep 2012 - Aug 2015
Berklee College of Music
Jazz Bass Performance
Sep 2008 - May 2012
Szabadkai Zeneiskola

Languages

Hungarian, Serbian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor's of Music
Aug 2015
Berklee College of Music

Awards

Berklee Award
Jan 2012
Berklee College of Music

Photos & Videos

jamming on a Kirk Franklin song
Jamming on an Ariana Grande Song
Photo by Akos F.

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Playing some nice grooves
playing a really fast bass solo
Me playing over a Charlie Puth song
playing a brazilian song
Playing a bass solo
covering a great song by Jordan Rakei
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11 Reviews

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Julian J. Aug 6, 2019
Bass Guitar · Online

Akos is the man! He helped me progress so quickly, and knew exactly what was holding my playing back. If you are serious about getting better, take a lesson with him.

Joseph N. Jul 8, 2019
Bass Guitar · Online

Our first lesson was very good, Akos showed me several important techniques to help make me a better bass player. He has a great combination of positive attitude, patience and professionalism — I’m looking forward to taking more lessons!

Jie Feb 20, 2018
Bass Guitar · In studio

Very good! Akos is very patient and helpful. Recommend.

Joseph Feb 11, 2017
Bass Guitar · In home

fun lessons, recommended 100%.

Bob Dec 27, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home

Great Lessons, always looking forward to them!

Kyle Dec 27, 2016
Bass Guitar · Online

I have been studying with him online for some time now and I can only say is that he is a true teacher. Really enjoy taking you lessons!

Greg Dec 15, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio

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!

Amanda Apr 1, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home

Akos is a great teacher, I learned a lot from him. Would recommend him if you want to learn some funky bass lines!

Andor Mar 30, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home

Akos really knows his stuff! I wanted to audition for a jazz program and he worked really hard with me, and I got into the program!

Miguel Mar 29, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home

Simply the Best or one of the Best Bass Teacher I ever had in my whole life !!!!
I've never learned so much from him, Thank you Akos ! !

Gabriella Mar 28, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home

Akos F is an amazing teacher, he really knows his stuff very well and he teaches according to what I need and helped me achieve what I was looking for. He is incredibly patient with me, gave me the tools and guidance that I need and I always enjoy taking his lessons.

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