Devin Arne

Devin A.

New York, NY

About Devin A.

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Devin teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2002
Last sign in: 3 days ago


Devin A. has been teaching private lessons since 2002 and is currently available to teach lessons in NYC, at your home, at his home studio or online on Skype. Devin has worked with students of all ages and levels of playing ability from beginners to professionals.

He holds a Masters Degree in Music from McGill University and a Bachelors from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, where he was a recipient of the Charlie Byrd Memorial Scholarship. He has extensive teaching experience in private lessons as well as group classes in guitar, music production and music ensembles. As an expert in his field, Devin looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.

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Tracking Acoustic Guitar in the Studio.


Adjunct Professor

Dec 2010 - Jun 2014
Nova Southeastern University

Instructor for Instrumental Ensemble, Applied Guitar & Beginning Guitar Class. Music Director for STUEYS student award show, Conductor for the Musical "Once on This Island".

Adjunct Professor

Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
Broward College

Taught and Developed Curriculum for Applied Guitar Lessons and Jazz Guitar Ensemble I & II. Produced concerts for the Jazz Guitar Ensemble. Served as a panelist at the Jazz Area Forums.

Adjunct Professor

Jan 2012 - May 2014
Miami Dade College

Taught and developed curriculum for Applied and Pre-Applied Jazz Guitar Lessons. Advised students, and helped them prepare for auditions into music programs at 4-year Colleges and Universities.

Guitar Instructor

Sep 2009 - Aug 2012
Roxy Performing Arts Center, Miami FL

Designed and implemented group guitar curriculum for students ages 8-12 and 13-18.


Masters of Music in Jazz Performance

Aug 2007 - May 2009
McGill University

Bachelors of Music in Jazz Guitar

Aug 2003 - May 2007
The Peabody Conservatory

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


The Charlie Byrd Memorial Scolarship

Aug 2003
The Peabody Conservatory
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17 Reviews on Devin A.

David O. Jul 20, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Devin is without question the best guitar teacher I have ever had. Aside from being an excellent player, Devin is a fantastic communicator, and he has a way of explaining even the most complex concepts in a way I can grasp. Whenever he leaves my apartment, I'm always sad the lesson is ending, and excited to dig into the assignments he leaves for me.
Jacob W. Jul 14, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I only had a one lesson so far and I feel like I know something about quitar already. We dived right into it. So I have enough to practice until my next lesson. We actually do it through Skype and it worked out great.
Carey Jan 29, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Five stars, he was great!
Carey Dec 11, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
So far I'm learning quite a bit from Devin!
Michael Kazakov Dec 4, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Passionate in music, passionate in teaching. What more can you ask for? Fantastic instructor.
Adryan B. Sep 13, 2015
Ableton · Online
Verified Student
My lessons with him were cool.
Heather L. Jul 6, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son and I cannot recommend Devin highly enough. As a true beginner, my son needed structure and patience. Devin immediately got to know my son and figured out the best approach for his interests, level, and learning style. Each week for an hour, the two would sit and go through lessons in a book, basic exercises, beginning songs, and playtime. My son could not wait to see Devin each week as he really felt Devin cared about him as a student. Devin is timely and flexible, dedicated and thoughtful. As talented as he is kind, Devin is an obvious choice for anyone looking for acoustic guitar lessons.
Nathaniel E. Jun 3, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Amazing first lesson, picked up right away. I look forward to many more! Thank You!
Blanca A. May 11, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Devin is a great teacher. He gave my son lessons on basic guitar playing in a very simple way that made my son comfortable and eager to learn. He makes the lesson interesting and easy to understand. If you live in New York and are looking for a great guitar and music teacher for your son or daughter Devin is your guy.
David O. Mar 19, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Devin is a great teacher. He gave me a lesson on elementary music theory in a way I've never learned it. He makes complex material very accessible, and advanced my learning greatly. I look forward to many more lessons with Devin.
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