Ari Sadowitz

Ari S.

Brooklyn, NY
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About

Ari passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Ari delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 85 and special needs

Teaching since:
2009

I am a guitarist, bassist, writer and composer based in South Brooklyn. With international touring experience, songs licensed to film and television, and a degree from The New School, I have an approach that is both holistic and comprehensive. I am easygoing, adaptable and excited to approach music education from an inclusive angle!

I teach students of all ages, and have given an average of 40 lessons per week in a variety of formats (private, group, after school programs, online). My tastes in music are as varied as my experiences - nothing is off limits and everything has the potential to teach us both something.

I own and operate an independent music collective/label with a focus on thoughtful rock, pop and R&B. We are adept at finding the right team for our artists, and have had success in music and video production, national touring, marketing and branding, and licensing. I'm currently a member of 3 original bands and have continued to do an array of session work on both guitar and bass.

I am endorsed by Lakland basses and am a member of SESAC. I love coffee, chocolate, and like my eggs over medium.

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Experience

Guitar/Bass Instructor
Jan 2009 - Present
Freelance

• Private instruction to students of all ages, focusing on rhythm and lead technique, music theory, sight-reading, ear training, proper practice routines, songwriting, song analysis, improvisation
• Workshops with Berklee Woodwinds Week, Brooklyn Emerging Artists Camp
• Guitarist on Berklee Press/Hal Leonard’s 'Metal Basslines' instructional book (2015)

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Volunteer Teaching Artist
Oct 2015 - Jul 2016
MIMA Music

• Weekly workshops with teens at W.E.B. Dubois HS, Crown Heights, and W.H. Maxwell Career in Brownsville, focusing on collaboration and songwriting using the MIMA Method
• Helped students write, record and perform original compositions
• Interfaced with school administrators and fellow MIMA teachers

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Guitar Instructor
Sep 2005 - Jun 2007
The Foote School

• Taught students ages 6-15 sight-reading, ensemble and individual performance skills, ear training, music theory
• Reported to parents about student progress, personal goals and practicing structure; collaborated with other instructors and administration

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Guitar/Bass Instructor
Sep 2004 - Mar 2006
All Things Musical

• Taught students ages 7-45 sight-reading, ensemble and individual performance skills, proper practice routines, ear training, music theory, songwriting; assisted and accompanied student recital
• Musical instrument and literature sales

Education

BS, Liberal Studies
Aug 2008 - Jan 2012
The New School for Public Engagement

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

SoundExchange
Aug 2013

SoundExchange helps the music and creative community thrive in the digital age. SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit collective management organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties to featured artists and copyright holders.
We represent recording artists – from unsigned a cappella to acid rock to multi-platinum stars and master rights owners including major and independent record labels. It’s our job to ensure that these artists and copyright holders are compensated when their work is broadcast by non-interactive digital radio.

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Photos & Videos

FUTURECASTLE @ Soda Bar, San Diego, 2017

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Rare Futures "No Ordinary Love" (Sade cover) Live @ the Cadet Academy, 2017
Heavy English - "Since I've Been Loving You" (Led Zeppelin cover), 2013
Model Decoy, 2016

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Hard Rock Cafe, Boston, 2013

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The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 2014

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3 Reviews

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Jonathan Jul 11, 2017
Guitar · In home

Fantastic and versatile teacher, able to cover all styles comfortably. Definitely recommended for in-home lessons for adults or kids. Relaxed & easygoing, Ari can also push when you need to get over that next practice hurdle. Super nice guy and great teacher.

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Carolyn Jul 11, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Wonderful teacher. Creative patient and kind

George Jul 11, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Ari is very knowledgable but presents information in a relaxed, approachable way. It's obvious that he really enjoys teaching and his low key manner makes students feel at ease. Highly recommended!

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