Patricia Tamburello
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Patricia Tamburello

Patricia T.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a full time musician and music teacher with over 20 years experience teaching guitar in one on one as well as group settings. I enjoy teaching all styles of music (especially jazz) and working with students of all ages.
I have founded and currently direct two Rock Band programs as well as teaching between 25-30 private students in my studio weekly. My students range in age between 6 and 73 years. I will create your lesson plan based on your goals and learning style. I can teach you standard notation, tablature or how to better use your ear. We can incorporate all three approaches. As your teacher I will guide you to having the most enjoyable experience you can learning guitar.
As well as guitar I teach beginner and intermediate ukulele and beginner bass. I also teach all levels of music theory. If a student is interested, a knowledge of theory is essential to understanding how songs are written as well as how to improvise.
Wherever our musical journey takes us the most important thing is to experience the joy of creative expression. Learning music should always be fun and I am looking forward to meeting and teaching you.

About Patricia T.

Hello! I am a professional musician and guitar/ukulele instructor with over 20 years experience teaching one on one and group lessons. As a child, while learning piano and playing trumpet in the school band I began teaching myself guitar. It quickly became my favorite instrument and I moved on to formal lessons including a 5 year stint with the esteemed jazz guitarist and instructor Vic Juris.
I currently teach over 30 students (aged 7 to 73!) year-long in my studio and direct two student rock ensembles at that studio. I am the founder/director of the guitar/bass program at the prestigious Mt Tabor Summer Band Camp in NJ teaching students aged 9-17 and conducting the beginner, intermediate and advanced ensembles. I am going into my 12th season there and am very proud of my contributions to this 64 year institution.
I enjoy teaching students of all ages. I can teach all styles: rock, jazz, blues, country, finger-style and classical to all levels from beginner to advanced. I truly love my work and seek to make my students lessons enjoyable and fun. I treat each student as a unique individual and form my lesson plans based on their specific needs, goals and learning style. I look forward to meeting you and teaching you in this exciting new format.


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I can't say enough great things about Patricia as a teacher. Her love of music, her enthusiasm for the guitar and her deep understanding of harmony were standout qualities that really made her a great teacher for me. I recommend her highly.

Posted Feb 7, 2021
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Patricia's forte is rock and jazz but don't rule out contemporary and classical. Her knowledge and flexibility enable thinking outside the box and tailoring lessons to every student's needs. Her lessons are always informative, fun, and will give the student a strong musical base from which to build upon.

Posted Feb 6, 2021
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Patricia is an exceptional teacher! She is flexible and creative, finding ways to interest all ages with an integrative approach to instruction. Not only is she a top- notch player herself, she makes learning fun and accessible for any level of ability. My family has benefited from Patricia’s expertise for four years and I would highly recommend her to anyone! Whether you are just starting out, looking to improve your playing, or simply perfecting your technique, you will benefit from her tutelage!

Posted Feb 5, 2021
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I had always wanted to learn to play, and just couldn't stick with it until I met Patricia over 10 years ago. She's an excellent teacher who is able to present new material in an interesting and methodical way, to teach you how to break things down and figure them out. She's also incredibly versatile and open to all styles of playing. We've worked on everything from jazz to classic rock to heavy metal (I have very broad tastes). She's helped me to learn to read music for guitar and also to improvise and play by feel. I will be taking lessons with her until my fingers don't work anymore. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Posted Feb 4, 2021

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Director of Guitar and Bass studies/Director of Rock Bands
Jul 2009 - Present

Mount Tabor Summer Band

I founded the Guitar and Bass studies programs at this prestigious 65 year old Summer music program. I am responsible for running group classes for lessons and ensemble rehearsals. I am also direct my assistant’s work with the bass students.

Guitar/Ukulele and Beginner bass instructor
Jan 2008 - Present

The Music Shop, Boonton, NJ

I teach one on one guitar, ukulele and beginner bass lessons. I also founded and direct The Music Shop Rock Band ensemble which meets for 2 semesters a year. Each semester culminates in a concert.


Guitar performance and education
Jan 1971 - Present

Various private teachers including Jazz great Vic Juris

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