Steve Mayone

Steve M.

Brooklyn, NY
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Lesson Details

Songwriting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been writing songs as long as I've been playing Guitar. For me, there's nothing more gratifying than putting words together with melody and chords. Let me teach you how to write your first song, help you with a song you're working on or put the finishing touches on your next masterpiece. Songwriting is a craft that takes attention and diligence.
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About

Steve passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Steve delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 70

Teaching since:
1995

Steve has been teaching private lessons since 1995 and is currently available to teach lessons at his studio or at your home. Steve has helped students learn how to play Guitar, Bass, Mandolin and Ukulele. His favorite styles are Rock, Blues, Folk and Bluegrass.

Steve received his training at Berklee College of Music where he received a degree in songwriting and performance. Steve keeps busy as a professional songwriter and accompanist: he plays behind many singer/songwriters, and has toured the states and Europe.

Steve looks forward to sharing his love for music and helping new students achieve their goals. Steve's teaching style is song-based: teaching student songs by bands they love, therefor giving them the motivation to practice and get better. From there, the lessons expand from chords to rhythm, scales and music theory. Singing is encouraged, but not required.

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Experience

Guitar Teacher
Sep 2013 - Mar 2015
New York City Guitar School

Taught Guitar and Mandolin to a wide age range of student in the NYC area

Guitar Teacher
Jan 2008 - Aug 2013
The New School of Music, Cambridge MA

Taught Guitar, Mandolin, Bass and Ukulele to a wide age range of students in the Boston area

Education

Associates Degree/Songwriting and Performance
Sep 1985 - May 1987
Berklee College of Music
Audio Arts Certificate
Oct 1984 - Mar 1985
Center For Media Arts NYC

Photos & Videos

Performing live at Toad in Cambridge, MA

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Performing live at the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC

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Playing Pete's candy Store in Brooklyn with my band The Bastards of Fine Arts
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1 Review

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Pattie Feb 13, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Our son learned to play the guitar with Steve when he was 11 or 12 years old. Steve was always fun, friendly and patient. He is a natural teacher. Our son had a very easy time relating to Steve and always looked forward to his weekly lessons. Steve was his teacher for several years and went above and beyond what was expected of him, for example by attending our son's performances with his school band. Steve instilled in our son what I am sure will be a life long love of playing the guitar. Our son is now 18 and is still extremely into the guitar, so much so that he won a Young Arts award and was accepted to the 2017 Grammy Jazz Camp. While Steve moved away from Cambridge (where we live) to Brooklyn for family reasons, they still stay in close touch, which is a testament to the great teacher-student relationship they had.

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