John Tocabens

John T.

North Babylon, NY

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John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2012

I am a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Oceanside NY. With a background deeply rooted in punk and progressive rock, my philosophy is focused on developing the musical acuity and passion of my students.

A drum student since age 6 and a guitarist since age 12, I have spent my life studying both the method of music theory as well as the art of songwriting, and received my Bachelors degree in Music from The City College of NY. By focusing on aural development and comprehension, my curriculum is designed to prepare students for the unique challenges that accompany group performance.

In addition to seeing quick improvements in your raw ability to play your instrument, you will also notice your ear for music rapidly expand. You will learn the make up of what creates a great song.

I currently play guitar in It Came From Space, a Long Island based post/math rock band.

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Experience

Multi-instrumental Instructor
Jul 2017 - Present
School of Rock

Multi-instrumental Instructor
Jan 2012 - Jul 2017
Oceanside Music School

Education

Music
Sep 2015 - May 2017
The City College of New York
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Nassau Community College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

My band It Came From Space performing our song "End Transmission" live at Baby's All Right in NYC
The music video for "Soma" by my band, It Came From Space

2 Reviews

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Elaine S. Aug 29, 2017
Guitar · In home

MY first lesson went very well, I know I'll be playing guitar on my owe before you know it. I highly recommend john.

Joe Jul 28, 2017
Drum · In home

I take both drums and guitar from John and he makes them both so easy! In addition to practicing on each instrument, I get to practice jamming with someone in a band setting. He's gotten me into all sorts of new music too. Hire him!!

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