Keith Dobbs

Keith D.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Songwriting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Learn how to construct a tune: both lyrics & music. All keys

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About

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

Teaching since:
March 1982

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.



GUITAR & PIANO

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar & Keyboard

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

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Experience

Owner
Jun 2010 - Present
Guitar/Voice/Keyboard/Recording

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


Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Mar 2008

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Learn how to sing for recordings & record in my professional NYC Recording studio/from demo's to a finished album.

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16 Reviews

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Jessica L. Aug 15, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

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!!

Helen Jun 5, 2019
Piano · In home

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!

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Babette May 2, 2019
Classical Guitar · In home

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

Nate Dec 23, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

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.

Jonathan Sep 17, 2018
Singing · In studio

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.

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sherylann Sep 12, 2018
Classical Guitar · In studio

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

sherylann Sep 12, 2018
Classical Guitar · In studio

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!!

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Alex R. Jun 13, 2018
Guitar · In studio

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

Bhavin Jun 16, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Keith is a great instructor.

Brea J. May 2, 2017
Piano · In home

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!

Jee Hee Jun 20, 2016
Guitar · In studio

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.

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Diane B. May 10, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

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.

Rosales J. Nov 28, 2015
Singing · In studio

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 lesson..it'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.

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Angela P. Oct 2, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Far exceeded my epectations. Only had the first lesson but I definitely feel as though Keith has a great grasp on individual student needs!

Carol Y. Sep 27, 2015
Piano · In studio

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.

Erinn M. Apr 15, 2014
Guitar ·

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.

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