Jacqueline Westerduin

Jacqueline W.

Hawthorne, NJ

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Jacqueline delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 5+

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My name is Jacqueline W. I am a classical guitarist and guitar teacher in Hawthorne, NJ. I am a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music with a B.M. in classical guitar performance, and am currently completing my masters in guitar performance. Additionally, I have attended and completed Level 1 of the Orff-Schulwerk music education program, and am pursuing my certification in teaching the Suzuki method.

I have been teaching guitar for over ten years. I teach most styles, so we can discuss the type of music you'd like to play and work from there. Regardless of style, we would work on guitar technique, reading music, and playing by ear. I usually recommend one hour lessons, once a week.


Guitar Instructor
Jan 2015 - Sep 2016
Dal Maestro

Classical Guitar Outreach Instructor and Coordinator
Jan 2016 - May 2016
San Fransisco Conservatory Outreach Center

Guitar Instructor and After School Music T.A.
Jan 2015 - Aug 2015
Music on the Go

Classical Guitar Instructor
Sep 2013 - May 2014
Manhattan School of Music Outreach Center


Bachelor of Music
Sep 2010 - May 2014
Manhattan School of Music
Guitar Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2010
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (High School)


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Orff-Schulwerk Level One
Jul 2014
American Orff-Schulwerk Association

Every Child Can!
Jun 2013
Suzuki Association of the Americas

3 Reviews

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Nick Mar 20, 2017
Classical Guitar · In home

Jackie is a wonderful teacher! I know a few chords from high school, but not nearly enough to teach myself any more than that, so it's really awesome to have Jackie. Her feedback is helpful and she's very patient in helping me to learn and augment my skills. She seems invested in my own growth as a guitarist and I feel motivated to practice. It's so great to hear myself really improving!

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Kristen Mar 20, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

She was understanding and patient with me as a student with 0 experience. The way she taught was easy to understand and treated me as an equal rather than as a another student. I would definitely recommend!

Catherine Mar 20, 2017
Classical Guitar · In home

Had a wonderful experience with Jackie as my teacher. Sadly my family moved out of the area so I could not continue, but she was extremely patient and versatile, and really helped me develop guitar skills that I still practice.

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