Keith Dobbs
New York, NY
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Keith Dobbs

Keith D.

New York, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Piano is taught either as a solo instrument or singing accompaniment. All ages welcome.

About Keith D.

I teach students from beginners to advanced & aspiring professional "musicians,singers,songwriters. Each program is tailored to the individual involving all styles of music as per your preference. Theory & reading notated music is taught & required. I am a master guitar teacher/music producer for recordings/published, author of guitar instruction books. I WILL TRAVEL WITHIN MANHATTAN EAST & WEST FROM THE 30'S TO THE 80'S FOR MY CLIENTS TO THEIR HOMES TO GIVE LESSONS/or MY MIDTOWN STUDIO FOR MUSIC INSTRUCTION & RECORDING.

*** Lesson Details ***
A thorough lesson plan is created for each student according to their individual goals & types of music. They will be proficient readers of notes so they can play whatever they desire. I'm a patient teacher who can reach all student levels; beginners to advanced.

*** Studio Equipment ***
365 Track Pro recording studio
Demos to completed CD's.


*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar & Keyboard

*** Specialties ***
All styles from blues to classical


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25 Reviews
Raquel B.
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Keith is a very good teacher! Very thorough, patient, kind, and flexible. I've learned more from him than I have from trying to learn online or on my own. He develops and introduces concepts gradually, and in no time, you're playing like a pro! I always look forward to my lessons!

Posted Nov 15, 2021
Julie S.
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I've been casually playing guitar for a few years and came to Keith to improve my technique and become an overall better player. He called me before my first lesson to make sure he understood my goals as a player, and tailors my lessons to match them.

Keith has been great in helping me significantly improve my playing in a short period of time, and makes me excited to continue learning!

Posted Jul 5, 2021
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Great! Very patient and keeps my daughter motivated.

Posted May 19, 2021
Maggie B.
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Very quickly assessed my skill level and began putting together a curriculum tailored to my skill level. I can't wait until our next lesson!

Posted Apr 24, 2021
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Wow! I adore Keith. He’s so patient & knowledgeable. The lessons are constructed according to the students pace. I’ve learned more in just 2 lessons with him than I did with weeks of online courses. Would definitely recommend!

Posted Feb 10, 2021
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I didn’t have any musical background but always wanted to try. And I got so lucky to met Keith. He is very encouraging and scrupulous teacher. We have piano and singing lessons, he offers me to practice songs and melodies that I like but makes sure that I get all the basics right. And the best part is that he loves playing and teaching music, which creates a great atmosphere in the class

Posted Oct 19, 2020
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I have few lessons with Keith so far. Keith is a very patient and flexible teacher. He customizes lesson plan accordingly to my level and needs. I have learned a lot in short amount of time. Thank you!

Posted May 2, 2020
Princesse S.
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He is the best! It’s been 3 weeks and I’m singing everywhere I go!

Posted Mar 29, 2020
Julia C.
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Keith is very knowledgeable, patient and methodical. By letting me play a few notes and asking a few questions, he already knew where I should start and had the whole study plan figured out. His lessons are very productive but not in an overwhelming way. After two classes, I actually already feel I've improved significantly. I'm getting more and more comfortable playing to musical notes, which I tried to teach myself several times but all failed. I finally feel I'm on the right track!

Posted Nov 5, 2019
Jessica L.
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He’s awesome! He’s prepared for lessons, patient, clear about his instruction, personable and makes sure you master the concept before you leave. I absolutely recommend Keith!!

Posted Aug 15, 2019
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We just had our first lesson with Keith. Keith is a wonderful instructor. He is very patient to 6 years old daughter and he tailors the lesson to fit her. He challenges her without making her feel uncomfortable.

My daughter especially likes when Keith makes up accompaniment parts to play along with her songs. She enjoyed her first lesson so much that she kept playing the new tunes she learned and looking them
up on her iPad!

Posted Jun 5, 2019
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Keith is very exacting and wants me to do it right. Even if I know how to read music and meter, ifI made a mistake because I couldn't find the place on the guitar, he would make me start over. Perfect for me

Posted May 2, 2019
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Incredible teacher. Highly knowledgeable and passionate about music. I like how he asks me about where I want to go with music and tailors his teaching approach accordingly. He's patient but also pushes you to do your best.

Posted Dec 23, 2018
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Keith is an outstanding instructor. He knows how to communicate with you in a very effective manner. He's helped me tremendously and i have learnex alot. I feel myself getting better with every lesson. His method of teaching is easy to understand. I recommend anyone to have him as an instructor. If you want to get better and improve as a singer he is the man.

Posted Sep 17, 2018
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Keith is patient, professional and supportive. i have made tremendous strides since studying with him. He's the BEST !!!!!

Posted Sep 12, 2018
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I have been trying to master an instrument forever. By that i mean guitar or piano since age 12. In my first five lessons I have made more progress than in all those years. I admit that the demands of everyday life can get in the way of my goal of being a musician, but Keith has brought me so very far.His empathy and professionalism has helped me to begin to overcome performance anxiety. His support has been priceless!!

Posted Sep 12, 2018
Alex R.
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Keith is a great teacher. Very patient, and capable of teaching someone from the ground up. Also very flexible and accommodating to schedule changes, as well as being very generous with time

Posted Jun 13, 2018
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Keith is a great instructor.

Posted Jun 16, 2017
Brea J.
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Keith is wonderfully patient and truly gifted at teaching young children. My 6-year-old can't wait to have her piano lesson every week!

Posted May 2, 2017
Jee Hee
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I really love his guitar lesson. I am a beginner and needed professional's help to improve and Keith taught me step by step from the basic and I was able to understand a guitar better and enjoyed playing a guitar more. From every lesson, I learnt new things. I really recommend his guitar class.

Posted Jun 20, 2016
Diane B.
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Keith is the most patient and inspirational teacher I've ever known. He figured out my learning style and tailored my lessons to suit me during my first lesson. I am very fortunate to have found him and look forward to continuing my leaning wit him.

Posted May 10, 2016
Rosales J.
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Wow! He's great! I enjoyed so much our first lesson. I feel so comfortable, excellent teacher, very calm , soft spoken , very patient and talented! I'm so excited for our next's also a great perfect location. I thank God and Britney for recommending him to me.. God bless you all and all the very best! Thank you.

Posted Nov 28, 2015
Angela P.
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Far exceeded my epectations. Only had the first lesson but I definitely feel as though Keith has a great grasp on individual student needs!

Posted Oct 2, 2015
Carol Y.
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Keith teaches my 7 year old and is extremely patient. He wants to make sure the students are enjoying themselves so adjusts his teaching style to each student. He also emphasizes music fundamentals as well as some theory. I highly recommend him.

Posted Sep 27, 2015
Erinn M.

Wonderful Teacher!

Keith is a wonderful teacher. His so patient and dedicated. He has been teaching our 9 year old daughter guitar over the past year and she has learned so much. He makes an effort to personalize his teaching to her musical interests and aptitude. I highly recommend him. He is always on time and always so pleasant and trust worthy.

Posted Apr 15, 2014

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Jun 2010 - Present


Creating Cd's & Streaming digital recordings for singers & songwriters


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Mar 2008
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