Cheryl Cronk

Cheryl C.

Morris Plains, NJ
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn repertoire that ranges from pop to contemporary, fingerstyle, and jazz, with a bit of blues thrown in.

You can use a pick or fingers, learn to read music or tab, learn technique idiomatic to the guitar as a melodic or accompanying instrument.

We can explore song writing and recording as well!

About Cheryl C.


Learning an instrument teaches focus and goal setting strategies, develops self-direction and self-esteem, plus the added benefit of developing the brain for academic achievement.

And, it's just plain FUN!!

I specialize in teaching music and guitar to children ages 7 through adult including college prep for auditions. I hold a music degree from Montclair State University and have over 12 years of teaching experience.

Your child will learn how to read music, play melody and chords and progressively acquire skills as a musician and guitarist. Music theory, ear training and rhythm study are included.

This is perfect for home schooled children or as a supplement to public or private school music programs.

I specialize in acoustic guitar - both classical and contemporary, steel string and nylon.

I have been a musician for over 25 years. In addition to guitar, I'm a vocalist, composer and arranger as well as a music publisher. I actively perform as both a classical guitarist and singer-songwriter.

PLEASE SPEAK TO ME before purchasing your child's instrument. A standard size steel string guitar can be difficult to handle and may discourage your child.


1. Usually, learning disabilities, ADD & ADHD go together just fine with guitar lessons and frequently give these precious young people a creative outlet. Speak to me about your child's needs so I can prepare the best lessons possible!

2. Be aware that there are stairs to my home studio. Please take this into consideration if you have an ambulatory disability. DOES NOT APPLY TO ONLINE LESSONS

3. All minor children (up to age 18) must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian who must stay for the entire lesson. Dropping off a child or leaving during the lesson is not permitted and will result in cancellation of future lessons. DOES NOT APPLY TO ONLINE LESSONS


Home Studio, dedicated space, guitars and recording equipment, keyboard and amps, music stands, chairs, comfortable waiting area for parents.


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14 Reviews
Sanjay G.
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Very interesting and systematic good start of learning curve of guitar. She is patient to answer your questions. Looks like found the right instructor.

Posted Feb 26, 2019
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Cheryl is an outstanding instructor with many years of experience. She is patient and supportive with a talent and insight that has helped me progress beyond my expectations. Lessons always begin on time. I’m thankful I have Cheryl as a teacher and always look forward to going to class!

Posted Jan 14, 2018
Mark Higgins
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Cheryl is a great teacher. She loves music and that enthusiasm is inspiring.
I am looking forward to many lessons
ahead and advancing my playing skills.

Posted Nov 30, 2016
Bill L.
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Cheryl laid back person with a great teaching method. Can't wait until next lesson.

Posted Oct 18, 2016
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Ms Cheryl was excellent. My 9 year old loved her first lesson and can't wait until next week. We highly recommend.

Posted Sep 8, 2016
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Cheryl is great. This is the first time I'm taking professional guitar lessons, and I was very nervous when starting, but she made me feel comfortable. She is very patient, and even after only 4 weeks of lessons I feel that I've learned a lot and I'm very excited to continue!

Posted Nov 19, 2015
Phil L.
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My daughter Michelle learned from Cheryl since 2015 Spring. After three months, Michelle could play a song in June in front of audience in Madison Hotel, NJ. Michelle got inspired from Cheryl so much and she liked to attend guitar lessons all the time. We believe that Cheryl is an outstanding guitar teacher for any beginning guitar learner.

Posted Aug 11, 2015
Phil L.
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Cheryl is a wonderful teacher that my our 9-year-old girl loves so much to go to her lessons! She is very patient and enthusiastic. My girl is very happy to have the guitar lessons and always so wants to practice.

Posted Aug 7, 2015
A. John M.
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Like anything new - exciting, followed by frustration because it's new and takes some learning and patience.

Cheryl is patient - I know I will get the hang of it as I continue with her.

Posted Jun 10, 2015
Jacqueline M.
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Cheryl is a patient and caring teacher. Very professional - helped us with finding the right guitar, books and so on. Very caring. My shy daughter is very comfortable with her and we highly recommend her.

Posted Mar 25, 2015
Steve R.
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Cheryl is an excellent instructor and is patient
With a new student like me. I would highly recommend
Her to any level of guitar student.

Posted Sep 19, 2014
Lila S.
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Cheryl is an excellent teacher and I am so glad I started my guitar lessons with her. I have played guitar on my own for a few years but I felt stuck at my current level and wanted to expand my guitar skills. Cheryl is very patient and encouraging. The exercises she gives me are challenging but she teaches me everything I need to work on them and I am making so much progress. Cheryl is very knowledgeable about guitar and extremely qualified. I would strongly recommend her to any level guitar player!

Posted Jul 30, 2014
Austin M.
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Just recently retired, I decided to try guitar. Cheryl C. has been my instructor for the last 4 months. Cheryl is knowledgeable and instructs at a good pace. She is quick to recognize strengths (and weaknesses), and gives good feedback and instruction. Cheryl is very interactive in the sessions, and always keys on the accomplishments, while letting me know what needs to be done to get to the next level.

Posted Jun 26, 2014
Susan D.
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As a guitar teacher, Cheryl has been the perfect mix of knowledge, patience and encouragement. I haven't learned how to play an instrument in 30 years and her expert instruction as well as her ability to make me feel at ease about missteps and applauding my successes has made the experience a real pleasure. I can also see that I am making progress. I highly recommend her.

Posted Jun 19, 2014

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Feb 2005 - Present

Music Teacher

Teacher of guitar, music theory, composition and song writing as an independent contractor.

Composer, Publisher, Guitarist, Vocalist, Owner
Jan 2001 - Present

Private company

We are a music publisher which sells sheet music and MP3 files of projects composed/arranged by or in collaboration with Cheryl C.

Guitar Duo
Jan 2014 - Apr 2018

Gallagher & Mills Duo

Acoustic Guitar Duo, from Classical to Pop

Guitar Duo
Jan 2016 - Oct 2017

Program: The Music of Maria Linnemann


Bachelor of Music
Sep 1997 - Jan 2000

Montclair State University



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