Stephen Krause

Stephen K.

Mahwah, NJ

Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Music theory is the foundation upon which young musicians learn to strive - it is so much more than analyzing everything. Together, we will take the music theory and apply it to songwriting, improvisation and music to help improve your musicianship skills overall.
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Stephen teaches



Stephen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2013

Steve Krause is an American guitarist, producer and sought after music teacher with over eight years of experience in the music industry. Steve has been an avid guitar player for over ten years and has been teaching people of all ages, backgrounds and levels for the last six years. His experience with professional musicians includes studying under guitarist Jack Broad, attending a masterclass with jazz musician Bruce Forman, vocal lessons with Zuke Smith, showcasing with Sony, Island Records, Universal Music Group and touring with his band. Steve is currently in the process of writing, recording, producing and mixing his own album. Steve’s goal is to help people expand their love for music and creativity all while improving drastically on their instrument. His lessons are goal-oriented and non-stressful. Whatever your goal as a musician may be, Steve hopes to help you achieve it in the most natural, fun way! Steve specializes in jazz, rock, blues, songwriting, music theory and sight reading.

Anything else you may be curious about, please, feel free to reach out. I'm here to help! I hope to hear from you soon and look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Guitar Instructor
Feb 2018 - Present
Music & Arts

Guitar Instructor
Dec 2017 - Present
North Jersey Guitar & Music Center

Private Lessons
Feb 2013 - Present
Steve Krause

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Photo by Stephen K.

Rockwood Music Hall with aReJay Ella
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10 Reviews

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Eva Jul 11, 2018
Guitar · In home

Really personable and patient

Kevin Mar 25, 2018
Guitar · In home

I've had a lot of difficulty learning the guitar. Stephen was very attentive and patient. He can easily change his strategy if a certain way of teaching does not work with me.

Aidan M. Feb 26, 2018
Guitar · In home

Good first lesson. Worked on teaching son how to strum some strings and how to properly hold guitar, also gave some ideas as to what guitar we should buy.

Simona (. Aug 28, 2017
Guitar · In home

Steve is a natural teacher. He is very methodical and demanding but also knows how to intrigue a newbie. He was able to engage my 9 year old daughter and at the same time he kept her challenged. She has learned so much in just 5 lessons. Most importantly, she now has the confidence and desire to attempt to develop her newly acquired skills on her own.

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Benjamin B. Jun 9, 2017
Guitar · In home

Very professional.

Robbie Jun 7, 2017
Guitar · In home

My son absolutely loved this instructor. He was more excited about learning to play the guitar after Stephen left then ever before! He is absolutely looking forward to his next session.

David B. May 11, 2017
Guitar · In home

Very helpful. Kids enjoyed the lesson.

Gene Jan 17, 2017
Guitar · In home

Great first lesson!

Avery Jan 16, 2017
Guitar · In home

Stephen was awesome! He was on time, friendly, and covered a lot in the first lesson. Highly recommended teacher!

jack Nov 16, 2016
Guitar · In home

I've been giving Stephen jazz guitar lessons for a little over a year and he's an absolute pleasure to teach. In that short amount of time I've seen (and heard) him grow leaps and bounds musically! I think Stephen's greatest assets are his understanding and knowledge of many styles of music, his commitment to improving as a musician and willingness to help others, his very friendly demeanor, and his inquisitive nature. I can't recommend Stephen highly enough!

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