- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- May 2009
I have a BA in Music from NYU and have been teaching private guitar lessons for 9 years. In 2009 I created the visionary metal band PYRRHON. We've released three full-length albums, all of which have received critical acclaim from noteworthy publications. I am an expert guitarist, composer, arranger and teacher. In my lessons I am able to cover many topics, including rock, metal, jazz, classical, improvisation, transcription, composition, general dexterity and more. My lessons are interdisciplinary, designed to improve musical comprehension, creative wherewithal, and confidence. Let's build something together.
My band PYRRHON is my primary creative outlet. Our recently released third album, What Passes For Survival, received laudatory reviews, landing on Best of 2017 lists for Rolling Stone, Decibel, Quietus and several other notable publications. We have extensive international touring experience and have worked with several renowned metal labels, including Willowtip and Relapse Records.
Outside of PYRRHON, I record and perform solo guitar pieces under my name, improvise avidly, and study classical guitar. I also have 2 in-the-works musical projects that span the breadth of my musical vocabulary. Initial recordings for both projects will surface by late 2018.
Guitarist and main songwriter of critically acclaimed experimental death metal band PYRRHON.
"DiLella functions as a pinwheel of ideas and enthusiasms. In only minutes, he conjures shimmering West African guitar music, twinkling classicism, writhing no wave, and suffocating doom." --Pitchfork
Great teacher - patient, flexible, incredibly knowledgeable, and takes you where you want to go with the instrument. I highly recommend!!
Dylan's an awesome instructor! He's patient, friendly, and open to helping you learn whatever style of guitar playing you'd like. And really flexible and understanding with scheduling. I hadn't played guitar in years when I started back up with Dylan and he was great and informative with helping me through the basics again.+ Read More
Dylan does an excellent job of helping his students achieve their specific goals. When I started taking lessons with him I was only able to play basic rock rhythm guitar. We've moved onto lead playing and more advanced music theory. I can play solos by Tony iommi and frank zappa fluidly now.+ Read More
Dylan was a great teacher. Easygoing, professional but still easy to talk to. In terms of lessons, we went over basic jazz harmony, chord tones, transcription and improvisation. I would definitely go to Dylan for more lessons.