Jimmy Paragallo

Jimmy P.

Woodside, NY

Lesson Details

Blues Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
TAKE CONTROL of your guitar. You absolutely have the potential to learn your favorite songs, make music and most importantly have fun!! I can get you there the comfortable way.

I have taught guitar since I was fifteen years old. Teaching is much more than just imparting knowledge, it's also about connecting with people. We will not just play guitar together. I will help you develop your artistic voice and channel your creativity.

Since starting, it has been a joy to work with many different players. I've had young kids playing country music, teenagers learning jazz, adults rediscovering classic rock solos, and retired bluegrass performers just to name a few. I prefer to build lessons around your style and influences.

Beginners:
I will take you from the very beginning concepts, to learning your first chords, strumming rhythms, basic music understanding into playing your favorite songs.

Experienced Players:
Let's work together to expand your set list, practice new styles, improve your soloing, develop stronger rhythm.

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About

Jimmy passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Jimmy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2006

I have enjoyed music from a very young age and been teaching since the age of fifteen. I have performed as a guitarist and vocalist in solo and duo shows in addition to jazz combo and wedding bands. I love many different kinds of music and I especially connect with classics from the 50's, 60's and 70's. What do you connect with? When I learn about your influences, we will use them to tailor your lessons to YOU.

When I was young I remember teachers who I really enjoyed, and also those I didn't. I try to teach in a way that makes you as the student feel good about your progress and potential. You will always look forward to our lessons together. Prior to relocating to NY, I worked as a private guitar teacher in SC.

In addition to recording, performing, and teaching music. I have also worked in the IT industry and done technical training. I have held roles where teaching and communication skills were essential. This translates really well to music education.

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Experience

Guitarist/Vocals
May 2014 - Present
Wedding Band

Playing dance sets wth songs from the 50's to the current decade. Weddings, engagements, private parties and corporate functions.

Roles:
Rhythm Guitar
Lead Guitar
Vocals
Arranging/Charts
Live Sound

Guitarist/Vocals
May 2014 - Present
Jazz/Cocktail Combo

Playing Jazz standards and cocktail music with two guitars, bass, and drums. Performing weddings, private parties and corporate events.

Roles:
Rhythm Guitar
Lead Guitar
Vocals
Arranging/Charts
Live Sound

Guitarist/Vocals
Nov 2006 - Feb 2014
The Smooth Brothers

Played as an electric duo with my brother. Performed regularly at restaurants, hotels, and private functions.

Roles:
Guitar
Vocals
Booking
Arranging/Charts
Live Sound

Education

Computer Science
Sep 2007 - May 2009
Horry Georgetown Technical College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Net+
Dec 2009
COMPTIA

A+
Jun 2009
COMPTIA

1 Review

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Donnie Mar 29, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Jimmy was an outstanding teacher who saw my potential and had a very well organized and structured lesson plan to help bring me to my next level of understanding music and the relationship that each chord had within its group. He made learning fun and exciting, while coaxing me to unleash my abilities and relax. As a result, I now have the knowledge and confidence to help others unlock their potential. Highly recommended! Glad to have learned from him. Trust his process, find your inner performer with his help.

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