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Eric J
Brooklyn, New York
Learn to play the songs you love on Classical Guitar with a pro
• Lead & Rhythm Guitar: • Chord voicing: triads, four note open/closed chord voicing, chord melodies, comping, strumming, fingerstyle, standard grooves in various styles major & minor scales & modes & arpeggios, blues/pentatonic scales and "licks". • Alternate/sweep & tremolo picking, hammer on/pull offs
About Eric J

I take pride in my students growth and accomplishments. My experience as an online music teacher is unmatched. I've taught lessons on all video conferencing platforms to students all over the world. I began teaching music as a teenager and I've been coaching well-known musicians/actor/actresses & celebrities. I was hired many times as an on-set tutor for Hollywood feature films, but my experience includes vocal coaching at recording sessions, preparing students for high school/college music conservatory admission, casting calls for TV/Film, major tour preparation/major label industry showcases. I am a professional, flexible, reliable and treat all my students with top respect. For the past year and a half, I've been promoting my latest album release 'III' (released 6/25/21 via Golden Robot Records) and I’ve been touring internationally. During the pandemic, my band brought live music back to the people. We played 185 shows in two years. We were the first to bring live music back to the USA and Europe. We also toured Mexico this year. My unique experience (23,000 lessons on Takelessons in 10 years) and stage experience makes me able to quickly problem solve and find a way to communicate to every student I teach. I have released 8 singles since my last album (June 2021), been featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, and performed the largest festivals including Rockfest and Rocklahoma, toured and taught hundreds of students, including group classes on Takelessons Live. I’m endorsed by PRS guitars, Elixir Strings, Godin Guitars/Bass Guitars, & Metaldozer Mic Stands. ______________ I graduated from New York University with Bachelor's of Music in Jazz guitar and trained with the most highly respected rock/pop vocal coaches in the world. In 2015, I signed a major label publishing deal with Fieldhouse Music/BMG). My songs have been licensed for national/international TV (E!, MTV, VH1, Oxygen, TBS and more), commercials for CBS, Nike, Coca-Cola, Samsung and in video games. Styles I regularly teach include: Pop, Rock (Classic Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock), Metal, Punk, Jazz, R&B, Blues, Funk, Soul, Classical, Folk. ______________ Lesson Details My students learn the following techniques and more... Voice: ∙ intonation / resonance ∙ proper breathing & breath support ∙ diction ∙ vocal placement ∙ understanding chest / head voice ∙ bridging registers & 'the high note' ∙ vowels and modification techniques ∙ mixed voice ∙ edgy/bright ∙ clean/distorted - runs and riffs ∙ vibrato ∙ screaming ∙ rhythmic singing ∙ vocal health/maintaining your voice ∙ touring, recording, performing ∙ writing songs/melodies/lyrics to suit your vocal strengths and personality Lead / Rhythm Guitar: I've developed a step-by-step approach to learning to solo and improvise. Using simple, "guitarist-friendly” techniques you will quickly learn and begin to apply major/minor scales/modes, blues/pentatonic scales and “l

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Classical Guitar
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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$64
45 minutes
$74
60 minutes
$84
90 minutes
$148
120 minutes
$168
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First 3 lessons
$30
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Just wrapped up 2 lessons for my daughters (6 and 9) Eric did a wonderful job with them !

Posted Nov 6, 2022
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It's only been a few months but I have learned so much and am way more comfortable working with the guitar.

Posted Jul 6, 2022
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Eric is a rare gem of a teacher and I am so thrilled I started taking lessons with him. I am an experienced singer, guitarist, and songwriter and Eric teaches everything. I want to shred, I want to soul sing, I want to write better songs. Now I have a wonderful instructor who can do all these things. In addition, Eric has a relationship to the music that I care about, that I want to study and play. I have taken lessons from jazz guys in the past who wanted to teach jazz while I wanted to rock. Eric rocks. As an instructor, Eric is patient, positive, complimentary and encouraging. His philosophy is 1. Music is fun and 2. Music is most fun to play with other people. YES! I recommend him highly.

Posted Jul 5, 2022
Vocal / Guitar Instructor
Sep 2022 - Present
School Of Rock
Signed artist
Sep 2020 - Present
Golden Robot Records
I am signed to a worldwide record deal for songs I wrote/cowrote, and sing/play on.
Songwriter, Producer, Instrumentalist/Vocalist
Apr 2015 - Present
Fieldhouse Music / BMG
2015 I signed my first major publishing deal with Fieldhouse Music / BMG
Voice : Guitar : Bass : Songwriting : Music Production : Music Theory Instructor
Jan 2013 - Present
Takelessons.com
I teach students all over the world how to sing, play, write & perform great music!
Producer
Jan 2005 - Present
(Freelance)
I am an experienced producer and currently, write/record/mix music for a wide range of international and US artists, musicians and labels.
Professional Vocalist / Guitarist / Bassist
Jun 2001 - Present
Freelance
I have an extensive discography and toured in the US and Europe. I have performed at some of the largest music festivals in the world!!
Lead Guitarist/Bassist for Sandra Bernhard
Oct 2005 - Jan 2011
Sandra Bernhard
I toured, recorded and played 7 shows 6 days a week with the legendary comedian/actress.
Bachelor's of Music
Aug 1997 - May 2001
New York University
English
Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Bachelor's of Music
May 2001
New York University
Major: Jazz Guitar Performance Minor: Jazz Composition
Signed artist
Sep 2020
Golden Robot Records
Music Cares Grant
Apr 2020
National Recording Academy
BMG songwriter
May 2015
BMG Music Publishing / Fieldhouse Music
Endorsed Artist
Feb 2014
PRS Guitars
Endorsed Artist
Jan 2014
Godin Guitars & Basses
Endorsed Artist
Sep 2013
Elixir Guitar Strings
Broadcast Music Inc.
Jan 2006
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Instructor details
Classical Guitar
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Kingsland Ave F
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$64
45 minutes
$74
60 minutes
$84
90 minutes
$148
120 minutes
$168
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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