Akos Forgacs

Akos F.

Brooklyn, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner
I am an experienced guitar teacher with 10+ years of professional career behind me.

I'm looking for eager students of all ages who would like to start learning the basics of the guitar! 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 and techniques that you makes you a better musician!). I specialize in rock, funk and pop. I focus on playing by memory but sheet music and cheat sheets are also available upon request. I also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recording equipment, sheet music, and more.

Let's grab the guitar and let's start play some songs :)

About Akos F.

Hi there and thanks for stopping by.

I'm an electric bass 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. I am currently teaching and playing music professionally. I have had the opportunity to play on countless records and to play with many Grammy award winning artists. My students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. Currently, I play in a number of bands in NYC and record and tour around the US and in Europe as well.

Currently I am only offering online lessons. I work with bass player in a wide range of ability, some are beginners and I have some who are professional as well. I can help you prepare to nail an audition, or if you just want to get into music I can also help. I tend to focus on making sure my students learning experience is stress free and fun (most importantly)

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

***Lesson Details***

My students will gain the following from consistent lessons

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. Although there is one exercise I really like to use, but I make sure I put it in a playing context rather than playing it by itself.

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.

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

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Nancy G.
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Posted Sep 14, 2020
Camila R.
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Posted Sep 1, 2020
Bryce S.
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Akos is patient, explains well and teaches mostly with songs instead of exercises. Definitely worth it!

Posted Jul 10, 2020
Shannon B.
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Posted Jun 23, 2020
Harper H.
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Posted Jun 9, 2020
Don
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I am a complete novice and am grateful to have a patient teacher like Akos. So happy to have connected with a teacher who is patient with a complete novice

Posted May 19, 2020
Jennifer Burrell
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Posted Apr 26, 2020
Terran E.
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Posted Apr 25, 2020
Bryan T.
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Great first lesson! Very patient and easy to understand.

Posted Apr 7, 2020
Gerald S.
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Fantastic.

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Jack
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Posted Mar 30, 2020
Cruz
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My 10 year old really enjoyed his first lesson! Akos was very patient and helpful. I was unsure about an online lesson, but everything went smoothly and my son learned

Posted Mar 19, 2020
Terri C.
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Very patient and clear in his communication.

Posted Mar 10, 2020
Adam
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Great lesson. Akos is a really good player and also a fantastic teacher! ! 100% recommended

Posted Mar 7, 2020
John
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Great lessons. Love that he teaches online, it’s super convenient! Thanks Akos!

Posted Mar 3, 2020
Stewart
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I’ve been taking online bass lessons with Akos for a while now and I have to say, that he is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. He really knows what he is talking about and is really patient. Whatever your goal is do not hesitate to book lessons with him.

Posted Mar 2, 2020
Greg
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I had online acoustic guitar lessons with Akos. He was the perfect choice because he has a good attitude and is really patient. I noticed how quickly I’m learning and after a couple of lessons I could already play a couple of songs on the acoustic guitar. Really recommend him.

Posted Feb 28, 2020
Nick
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I’ve been studying with Akos for a few years now and I must say that he helped me a lot! I was struggling with my bass playing for a while and I couldn’t find the right teacher, but as soon as I started taking lessons with Akos I noticed a huge improvement in my playing. He’s an amazing player and an incredible teacher. Don’t hesitate to contact him if you want to get your playing to the next level.

Posted Feb 17, 2020
Coleman
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Akos is an incredible instructor. He is flexible to your goals and style of music you want to play. He is incredibly knowledgable, patient (and good at bass, himself!). I noticed a huge improvement in my learning from lesson 1, even bigger in the first 2 months and now 7 months in, I am still learning a ton. I highly recommend Akos for your bass lessons!

Posted Dec 2, 2019
Luke A.

awesome teacher!

Posted Oct 22, 2019
Davita R.
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Akos is a fantastic instructor. He is very knowledgeable and so patient. You will learn a lot very fast. And he is an amazing bass player!

Posted Sep 25, 2019
Julian J.
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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.

Posted Aug 6, 2019
Joseph N.
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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!

Posted Jul 8, 2019
Jie
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Very good! Akos is very patient and helpful. Recommend.

Posted Feb 20, 2018
Joseph
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fun lessons, recommended 100%.

Posted Feb 11, 2017
Bob
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Great Lessons, always looking forward to them!

Posted Dec 27, 2016
Kyle
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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!

Posted Dec 27, 2016
Greg
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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!

Posted Dec 15, 2016
Amanda
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Akos is a great teacher, I learned a lot from him. Would recommend him if you want to learn some funky bass lines!

Posted Apr 1, 2016
Andor
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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!

Posted Mar 30, 2016
Miguel
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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 ! !

Posted Mar 29, 2016
Gabriella
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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.

Posted Mar 28, 2016

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Experience

BASS 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

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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

International Festival of String Instruments
May 2010

Sremska Mitrovica

Affiliations

Berklee College of Music Alumni
Aug 2015
The Berklee Alumni Affairs Office embraces the college’s alumni as valuable members and vital stakeholders in a lifelong, global community. We strive to foster and strengthen alumni engagement in meaningful and innovative ways that support the interests and goals of alumni in their professional and personal pursuits. Guided by the college’s mission, we seek to build a sense of shared community, pride, professional achievement, volunteerism, philanthropic support, and commitment to Berklee. We celebrate and applaud our alumni as they seek to improve the world around them through their creative pursuits.
National Association of Music Merchants
Jan 2014
NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

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