Juan Garcia
Paramus, NJ
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Juan Garcia

Juan G.

Paramus, NJ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lessons include Technique, Repertoire, Chords, Theory, Improvisation, Finger picking, Scales. (Different music books are used depending on the students age and his level of knowledge).

The lessons are always adapted to every student making the learning process fun and efficient at the same time.

About Juan G.

Hello there, I'm Juan I. Garcia and I'm a professional musician with a Bachelors degree in Jazz Performance from New Jersey City University (I speak both Spanish and English fluently).
Currently working as the lead Guitarist in different bands in NYC and NJ.
I have been an instructor for more than 10 years.

Styles I teach go from Blues/Jazz/Rock /Pop/Bossa Nova, to R&B, among others in Electric or Acoustic Guitars.

Lessons include Technique, Repertoire, Chords, Theory, Improvisation, Finger picking, Scales.

I teach all ages and from Beginners to Advanced players.

The lessons are always adapted to every student making the learning process fun and effective at the same time.

Contact TakeLessons and lets get started!


Juan I. Garcia
Guitar Instructor (Lead and Rhythm guitarist)

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons start with a first session of evaluation to determine the level of the student, his expectations and goals of the learning process.

Then the program is developed according to the personal goals of the student and his level of Knowledge.

The frequency suggested is once a week, one hour lesson but could be adapted depending on the student's schedule.

Subjects taught will be adapted according to the student's musical interests as well. These include: Technique, Repertoire, Chords, Theory, Improvisation, Finger Picking and Scales among others.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Martin Acoustic Guitar, Several Electric guitars for students and an amplifier with two inputs for separate jacks.
Pedal board with different effects (Wah Wah, distortion, chorus, guitar synths, Tremolo, etc)

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have my own means of transportation.

*** Specialties ***
Blues/Jazz/Rock /Pop/Bossa Nova, R&B
Electric and Acoustic Guitars.

Reviews

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Lane A.
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Great instructor. My 7 yr. old and his friend take an hr lesson every week. They cant believe how fast it goes by. Its only been 4 lessons so far but they love it and my son now picks up the guitar to practice on his own. Anyone w a 7 yr. old knows that's not normal.

Posted Oct 29, 2014
Jamie M.

Juan is a gifted guitarist, extremely knowledgeable in music theory, and a great communicator. I have worked with Juan on many occasions and found him to be extremely professional, patient and fun to be around.

I would highly recommend taking lessons with Juan, it will be a productive and highly enjoyable experience - you will not regret it!

Posted Jul 24, 2014
Kim D.

Great teacher!

My 10yr old recently started taking lessons with Juan, and we couldnt be more pleased.
Juan is patient, professional, reliable and easy to work with.
We had a bumpy road finding a good/reliable teacher for my son.
Im glad we gave Juan a try!

Posted Feb 9, 2014
Tracy M.

Great musician

I have worked with Juan for many years now, and he is a wonderful musician, very versatile and easy to work with. He is reliable and always on time, open to communicate and very professional. I fully recommend him.

Posted Nov 12, 2013
Ignacio M.

great for blues and pop

Juan is a great guitar player especially for blues and pop, he knows all the cool licks and riffs. he is very patient and can teach both advanced or beginner.

Posted Nov 12, 2013
Julian S.

Great Teacher

I have taken guitar lessons with Mr. Garcia for a couple of months and I really like his teaching method and profesionalism. I've improved a lot in my guitar. Is by far the best teacher I've had. All best, Julian.

Posted Nov 10, 2013

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Experience

Lead Guitarist
Jun 2012 - Present

Band Men or Myth and Band In the Room

Lead guitarist and back ground vocals for current Cover bands in NYC and NJ

Education

Music Performance in Guitar (Jazz Studies)
Jan 2016 - May 2020

New Jersey City University

Clinical Psychology
Mar 1998 - Dec 2003

Universidad Gabriela Mistral

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Artist of the Month "Whotune Magazine"
Mar 2012

Whotune Magazine

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Mar 2010
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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