I am a professional guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of Illinois.
I tailor lessons toward what each student wants to accomplish, whether it's to learn their favorite song or a whole new style of playing. This helps keep lessons fun and engaging as students can stay focused on their personal goals and learn more broad musical concepts at the same time.
Teaches students 5 and up
Noah is very patient, encouraging, and enthusiastic. I felt comfortable and encouraged when taking lessons with Noah. I've taken private lessons for other instruments, but I'm a beginner with formal guitar lessons. Noah made it easy for me to get started at the first lesson. I would highly recommend Noah for beginners or experienced musicians.Show More
Noah is an excellent teacher who does a fantastic job of tailoring his lessons to his students interests, and clearly communicating the concepts he is teaching. I've been taking lessons with him for several months and he has been able to keep the lessons fun and engaging.Show More
Noah was a great teacher because he knew his stuff and he was patient. From jazz to rock, Noah had the tricks for licks! 10/10 would recommend. Why aren't you taking lessons from him already?
I was only an amateur when Noah began teaching me, and I made more improvement in my first month of lessons with him than I had in the last year. He's extremely knowledgeable and makes playing the guitar seem easy. He always gives 110% and wants to help you learn and improve. 12/10 would recommend.Show More
Noah taught my son for 2 years before moving out of the area. He was always extremely patient with his students. He taught my son the RIGHT tools that beginners need to know. He didn’t just teach him rock song after rock song. Rather, he explored different scales, different genres, and beginning steps into improvisation. As a college music professor myself, I can absolutely say that Noah excels in any academia arena. Not only does he teach well, he’s a monster player.Show More
Noah is so talented and such a patient teacher. He is great at meeting you where you're at, and really takes the time to make sure you understand something before moving on. He offers resources to help you practice and is an overall great teacher!
When Noah started teaching me on guitar, I had already been playing for a few years and considered myself an amateur. I soon realized there was much more to learn... But within a few weeks, I started to see myself progress as I learned scales, bar chords, strumming methods and more. In classes, he would express a deep understanding of the guitar and would show it through his playing and his enthusiasm in the subject. Overall, Noah was a fantastic teacher and I would definitely recommend lessons to anyone interested in playing, or already knows how but wants to learn more!Show More
Noah is an awesome guitarist and an awesome teacher. He has an advanced understanding of all things Jazz, Rock, and Pop. He has a clear and fun approach to teaching it. You can tell that he loves guitar, and it’s hard not to love guitar too when in a session with him. Highly recommended!Show More
Noah is extremely knowledgeable about the guitar and a fantastic teacher as well. I observed my skills on the guitar grow steadily week by week as I continued to go back and learn under him. Noah was also able to listen to the intricate riffs and solos that inspired me and play them before my eyes, without having heard the songs before. Noah has a very high music IQ and knows how to explain things in a way that draws the best out of people.Show More
Noah is the reason I know anything about guitar! He is patient, diligent, and kind as a teacher and makes learning fun. His guidance has helped me write countless songs and become more confident as a performer. I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking to expand their chord / scale vocabulary, or just get more comfortable on the instrument.Show More
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching for 6 years and I hold a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Guitar Performance. Additionally, I have the experience of playing various styles of music professionally on a cruise ship for 6 months. Whether you're a more intermediate player or a complete beginner, I'll help you achieve your own personal musical goals while learning theory and technique along the way.
Played various styles of music and accompanied guest entertainers
Taught students of all ages, provided open office hours
University of Illinois
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