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Avi B.
Brooklyn, New York
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Experienced Guitar teacher of over 10 years available for 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 musical and critical listening skills. I specialize in rock, punk, metal, progressive, pop, and blues, and have cultivated my own curriculum which is personalized to each student. Here are the tools available to use during lessons: Ovation Celebrity, Gibson SG Standard, Schechter Diamond Series, Marshall AVT50, Digitech RP500 effects pedal, and Logic Pro X. Want to learn to play your favorite songs and find out why they're your favorite songs? I'm your guy! Note: I also do double-lessons for parents/guardians and kids or friends to learn together. For this option, please choose the “60min— $120” offer. Thanks and see you soon!
About Avi B.

***COVID-19 UPDATE: Until authorities have deemed it safe, all of my lessons will take place online. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this strange and important time.*** Greetings! My name’s Avi and I’m committed to getting you to rock your heart out as quickly as possible. My goal is to guide my students and cultivate their interest in music into a life-long passion. Learning to embrace our creativity through music won’t just get you playing and having fun; but can teach us about ourselves, about life, and aid us in reaching any goal that we set for ourselves. Classically trained with a degree in Music Composition from CUNY City College of New York with over 10 years teaching experience, my approach is personalized for every student and their specific style and pace of learning. As a heavy empath, I'm the kind of teacher who will connect with you to make sure you are understanding and resonating with the material we learn; whether it’s a concept in music theory or learning a new riff. My teaching style revolves around fun and laughter. We tend to remember things that make us laugh, so it’s my goal to make this process as fun as possible. My main subjects are Guitar, Music Theory, and Songwriting for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Students. No matter what age or level you’re at, from hobbyist to professional, I can help you reach your goals, or guide you into creating them in the first place! Here are some of the concepts I can teach you: -Developing Technique -Practical Music Theory -Reading Tabs and Music Notation -Improvisation -Developing A Personal Style and Sound -Lead Guitar and Soloing (legato, sweep & tremolo Picking) -How To Write A Riff -Developing Your Ear -Creating A Quick And Effective Practice Routine -Songwriting and Arranging -Basic Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Styles of music: -Rock -Indie -Emo -Prog -Metal -Punk -Classical (composition and theory) -Blues If you have any questions, feel free to ask using TakeLessons' amazing “Ask A Question” feature. There, I can give you personalized answers to start you on your journey to becoming the musician you want to be!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2007

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BA in Music

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Teaches ages 6+

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Avatar of the tutor
Avi B.
Brooklyn, New York
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Make real progress with an expert guitar teacher who tells you the truth
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Experienced Guitar teacher of over 10 years available for 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 musical and critical listening skills. I specialize in rock, punk, metal, progressive, pop, and blues, and have cultivated my own curriculum which is personalized to each student. Here are the tools available to use during lessons: Ovation Celebrity, Gibson SG Standard, Schechter Diamond Series, Marshall AVT50, Digitech RP500 effects pedal, and Logic Pro X. Want to learn to play your favorite songs and find out why they're your favorite songs? I'm your guy! Note: I also do double-lessons for parents/guardians and kids or friends to learn together. For this option, please choose the “60min— $120” offer. Thanks and see you soon!
About Avi B.

***COVID-19 UPDATE: Until authorities have deemed it safe, all of my lessons will take place online. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this strange and important time.*** Greetings! My name’s Avi and I’m committed to getting you to rock your heart out as quickly as possible. My goal is to guide my students and cultivate their interest in music into a life-long passion. Learning to embrace our creativity through music won’t just get you playing and having fun; but can teach us about ourselves, about life, and aid us in reaching any goal that we set for ourselves. Classically trained with a degree in Music Composition from CUNY City College of New York with over 10 years teaching experience, my approach is personalized for every student and their specific style and pace of learning. As a heavy empath, I'm the kind of teacher who will connect with you to make sure you are understanding and resonating with the material we learn; whether it’s a concept in music theory or learning a new riff. My teaching style revolves around fun and laughter. We tend to remember things that make us laugh, so it’s my goal to make this process as fun as possible. My main subjects are Guitar, Music Theory, and Songwriting for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Students. No matter what age or level you’re at, from hobbyist to professional, I can help you reach your goals, or guide you into creating them in the first place! Here are some of the concepts I can teach you: -Developing Technique -Practical Music Theory -Reading Tabs and Music Notation -Improvisation -Developing A Personal Style and Sound -Lead Guitar and Soloing (legato, sweep & tremolo Picking) -How To Write A Riff -Developing Your Ear -Creating A Quick And Effective Practice Routine -Songwriting and Arranging -Basic Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Styles of music: -Rock -Indie -Emo -Prog -Metal -Punk -Classical (composition and theory) -Blues If you have any questions, feel free to ask using TakeLessons' amazing “Ask A Question” feature. There, I can give you personalized answers to start you on your journey to becoming the musician you want to be!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2007

Education

BA in Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

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Avi has been very patient over the course of several lessons.

Posted Feb 24, 2022
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Absolutely amazing teacher. Helped me work out some fundamental issues I had and then moved on to more of theory and workshopping. Very knowledgeable and very helpful.

Posted Oct 12, 2021
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Taking lessons with Avi has been a great experience. He has been more than willing to work with my complicated schedule and very obviously cares about teaching. I tried learning guitar off of youtube for a little while but eventually hit a block. Learning with an actual teacher has been a world of difference.

Posted Apr 10, 2021
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Guitar
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$75
45 minutes
$85
60 minutes
$95
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30