Steve Boniello

Steve B.

New Windsor, NY
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Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Its great to have a foundation of music theory. We'll talk about foundations of music theory and how to apply it to an instrument or to composing your own music. We'll cover things like reading music, ear training, chord progressions, scales, harmony, and use the tunes that you enjoy as a launching pad to delve into the world of music theory.
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Steve teaches



Steve delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am a bass player, guitarist, piano player, drummer, vocalist, and I write my own music. I've been playing and studying music for 15 years. I started out on the bass guitar because it was what stood out to me most when I listened to music that I enjoyed. I had friends that were playing guitar and drums at the time, so we formed a band pretty much right when I started playing. It's great experience to just jump in and play with others!

The bass always resonated with me when I listened to music as a youngster and deciding which instrument to stick with. I was lucky to have some great teachers in school who inspired me and told me I picked the right instrument for my personality with the bass guitar. I had the benefit of playing in bands even when I was just starting out on my instrument. Learning my favorite tunes was a big part of what kept me motivated as a musician and I strive to cater to each individual and work on the stuff they love so that they stay motivated and inspired. Music theory and the fundamentals are important, but I try to relate the theory to what the student is interested as best as possible.

I've been lucky to be able to study music in college and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and graduated from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. I had the benefit of studying with amazing teachers, attending master classes with some of the best players in the world, and playing in groups and with people that have pushed me to continue studying and excel at my instrument.

I currently teach at New Windsor Music Academy in New York and I have several private students that I work with outside of the school. I try to keep lessons fun and informative, so I plan each lesson with structure so that the student can get the most out of our time together. I get the most joy out of watching my students feel elated when they are able to play tunes that they love, understand the theory behind what they are playing, and progress as musicians.

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Piano/Guitar/Drum/Bass Guitar Teacher
Feb 2018 - Present
New Windsor Music Academy (New Windsor, NY)

Teach various instruments on a regular basis. All in person lessons at a local music school. Various age levels 4 and Up.

Bass Guitar/Guitar/Piano/Drum Teacher
Jun 2014 - Present
Self Employed

Teach private students on bass, guitar, piano and drums. Both in person and via Skype/FaceTime.

Bass Guitar/Guitar/Drum Teacher
Jul 2017 - Feb 2018
Paul Green Rock Academy (Woodstock, NY)

Taught rock music on various instruments.


Music/Spiritual Practice
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Naropa University
Bass Guitar/Composition
Jan 2011 - Aug 2013
Berklee College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music
May 2015
Naropa University

Awards "Top Pro"
Jul 2018

Photos & Videos

Building Finger Strength/Dexterity uses exercises for Bass Guitar
Grooving on Freddie Hubbard's "Povo".
An intro to Steve's Music Lessons
Photo by Steve B.

Photo by Steve B.

Photo by Steve B.

Photo by Steve B.

Photo by Steve B.

Playing Bass with Matthew O'Neill.

6 Reviews

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Art Mar 27, 2019
Guitar · In studio

Relaxed and easy but relevant and expert. I got the detailed guidance in technique I am looking for in a well structured lesson with what looks like a comprehensive plan to cover and develop the skills I want to learn.

Solomon Jul 1, 2018
Guitar · In studio

No words can describe what a great teacher Steve is.
I’m just starting now. And I’m amazed how much you can push in. And learn in one lesson.
Of course It depends on your skills and practice.
Steve is definitely the right place for anyone who wants to learn fast and really easy. And most of all. Really enjoyable.
I’m looking forward to my next lesson
I feel like I’m in the right place.
Thanks Steve.

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Cathy Jun 10, 2018
Bass Guitar · Online

Steve offered great lessons for my child learn bass guitar. The online lessons were clear, effective, and he provided visual materials and things to practice with each lesson. My child really enjoys the lessons and is learning a lot working with Steve. Highly Recommend!

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Casandra May 16, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Steve is a really great teacher! He takes into consideration what I want to learn and what my goals are. His lessons have a perfect balance between learning music theory and basic skills, and working on songs that I’ve always wanted to learn. I feel like I am making progress on the guitar and learning a lot from each lesson. Also, he is flexible with scheduling which has been really convenient for me! I highly recommend Steve as a teacher!

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JT May 15, 2018
Guitar · In home

I’d never even picked up an instrument before and Steve taught me guitar! He’s patient and reliable, and music is his passion so he is very easy to talk to and learn from. Great guy and now a great friend as well! ๐ŸŽฐ Thanks again for everything! -JT ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐ŸŽธ

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Joe May 14, 2018
Bass Guitar · In home

I have been taking Bass Guitar and Drum lessons from Steve for over a year. Steve exhibits the utmost in professionalism and take the time to make sure I've mastered the task at hand before we move on to the next lesson. I would highly recommend Steve to any aspiring musician.

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