- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
From the very beginning of how to get a sound out of the guitar to playing songs/solos and melodies in various styles.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+
- Teaching since:
My name is Nadav and I have been a professional guitar player and teacher for most of my life now. I have a very extensive experience playing festivals and venues in the U.S and abroad and have been teaching beginner and advanced guitar/bass and musical ensemble classes for 15 years.
I always strive to make the lessons fun (otherwise, what's the point? (: ) all the while being educational and try to have the student start playing actual music (simple melodies/songs) from the very first lesson.
For more advanced students- I focus on many valuable technics for live playing/recording situations as well as theory/harmony and ear training and cover a very wide range of musical styles.
I also teach electric bass and Ukulele.
I have graduated from the Rubin Academy for Music and Dance (Jerusalem) with honors and was a dean's list honoree while attending the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (NYC) I have been awarded with the America-Israel Culture Fund's "Exellence in Jazz Guitar" award as well as many scholarships for various prestigious musical institutions around the world.
I'm happy to teach at both my studio in Los Feliz or online.
Guitar player for the LA afro groove staple band EthioCali. Performances include- Music Tastes Good festival. LACMA, events for the LA times, Blue Whale and many more.
Gili Yalo is a a highly acclaimed figure in the world music/ Afro- pop genres. Have performed extensively with him throughout the US, Europe and Asia as well as live radio performances for the BBC, France National Radio, KEXP and J-Wave (Japan)
Bandleader, composer, arranger and guitar player with Anbessa Orchestra. An Ethiopian-Funk group that has played stages like Terminal 5 (NYC), Brooklyn Bowl, Capitol Hill (DC) and many more.
Musical director, writer and guitar player with Ester Rada, a world famous singer songwriter in the Afro-pop genre.
Speaking from the standpoint of a colleague of Nadav’s for many years and professional musician/educator myself, Nadav is the real deal. He is my top recommendation, without question, for anyone looking to study the guitar and/or music in general.
Nadav is an extremely gifted and skilled musician, composer, and bandleader with very deep understanding of playing the guitar. He has the experience and versatility to so in a multitude of different styles ranging from R&B, Pop, Funk, Jazz and Ethiopian groove music (check out his incredible band: Abbess Orchestra). He is also extremely kind, has a gentle yet “matter-of-fact” demeanor and is the consummate professional.
For anyone who has interest in learning the guitar and needs an instructor, no matter their experience level, it’s impossible to go wrong with Nadav. Just check him out and sign up!
I was a self taught guitar player since a very early age, so when I met Nadav for the first time I already knew many songs and chords. But my technique was a mess.
Nadav helped me establish a healthy and meticulous practice routine that fixed my technique very quickly.
I would recommend him as a teacher for every level.
Great teacher with good vibes! Nadav showed me great ways to practice harmony and soloing on the guitar. Highly recommended.
Nadav is hands down the best guitar teacher I've had, and I've had a few.
Other than being very knowledgeable and a fantastic guitar player, he was extremely patient and sensitive to my needs. He encouraged me at times when I didn't feel like playing or practicing. And most important -he is a super fun and cool guy !!!
Nadav is just fabulous! He has a great attention to detail and is blast to learn from. He is well-versed in many different styles and could help any guitar player from beginner to experienced. He’s a creative player and a great teacher. If any of my friends were looking for a guitar teacher I’d send them to Nadav! Play ON and turn it up!!!!Show More
Nadav is a great teacher! Very kind and patient, and knows the guitar so well.
Nadav is a true master of his craft, and one of the nicest people I've gotten to meet! Not only he's incredibly knowledgable but he has his way with explaining very complex idea with patience and making them seem simple and doable.
An unbelievably skillful guitar player, that teaches patiently and professionally. He's excellent for students that want to improve theyr'e technique, as well as for those who want to develop they're musical skills. Highly recommended!
Nadav is a terrific music teacher. He taught my daughter Ukulele for over a year. During this time she learned a lot and also had fun! Nadav approached his lessons with a deep technical expertise and love of music which my daughter greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend Nadav to beginners as well as those looking to improve and gain new musical skills.Show More