Ian Markowitz

Ian M.

Union City, NJ
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Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Want to understand music? I specialize in communicating a rock-bottom understanding of the basics and building you up to a level of fluency where you’ll be able to guide yourself where you want to go next! Not to mention writing, instrument familiarity and improvisation.
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Ian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:

I'm Ian! I've been tutoring in a variety of subjects for over a decade now and I'm an expert at spotting what someone is trying to understand and helping them to really get it and be able to use it. I listen to a wide variety of styles from the softest pop to the hardest rock and I get a kick out of figuring out what makes different things tick. I can help you to pull apart the songs and styles you enjoy to understand what's happening and how you can apply it to your instrument.

I have experience and success teaching people from ages 10-80.


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A little bit of accompanied singing
A riff from a song by Joanna Newsom
Here’s a short song I wrote a few years back
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3 Reviews

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Alex Mar 2, 2018
Music Theory · In studio

I was really happy with my lesson with Ian. In the short time I was with him he managed to break down all the theory I had “known” before and turn it into something I really understood and could actually apply. I found myself listening to music in a completely new way the moment I left my lesson and was able to visualize the music itself more fully. Thank you Ian.

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Antoinette Dec 6, 2017
Ukulele · In home

I was really struggling with some music theory concepts and Ian broke it down for me and gave me some really great groundwork. He's also personable and friendly which make lessons a breeze. Thanks Ian!

Jeff Dec 5, 2017
Ukulele · In home

It was great he was my first guitar teacher and made it very simple for me to learn quickly. I was also taught on the correct gradient of difficulty giving me wins on each lesson. :)

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