Tony Song

Tony S.

New York, NY
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing and teaching classical guitar for over 10 years. As an experienced classical guitarist for numerous weddings and events, I know what works. A long-time student of mine will have a solid reportoire of songs, strong fretboard knowledge, and good tone/sound.

About Tony S.

Hi, there! My name is Tony, and I'm a guitarist & clarinetist originally from D.C. I graduated from Berklee College of Music (Magna Cum Laude) with a Bachelor of Music in Performance, where I was a recipient of the WST and the BAS Scholarship. I've toured internationally and played at clubs all over the U.S.

On guitar, my teachers have included Mick Goodrick & Richie Hart. I have studied jazz improvisation with Hal Crook & Ed Tomassi. On clarinet, I studied under Kenneth Lee, who was a student of the Juilliard school under Leon Russianoff.

My specialties are in classical, jazz, blues, & pop/rock. A long-time student of mine will have strong knowledge of the fretboard, chords, music theory, a repertoire of tunes, and proficiency in different idioms.

It is important that my students understand the fundamentals really well. In addition to that, proper technique, solid repertoire, reading, and improvisation will be studied.

Reviews

Write a Review
5.0
3 Reviews
5
100%
4
0%
3
0%
2
0%
1
0%
Denise C.

Tony is a great teacher!

I started learning the clarinet half a year ago after playing the piano for almost 25 years. Even though I have a lot of music background, I had to start from scratch since I have no experience in any of the woodwind instruments. I'm glad I found Tony to be my clarinet teacher because not only he is a very patient person, he also notices my strengths and also weaknesses, so that I could spend more time on things that I need to work on to be better at the clarinet.
He is very easy to communicate, lessons are always fun and productive, I've been having a lot of fun picking up this new instrument!

Posted Feb 14, 2013
Harry C.

Amazing

Tony is an amazing teacher, very friendly, and very enthusiastic about teaching. :)

Posted Feb 13, 2013
Ken E.

All great.

Tony is doing an excellant job. He was highly recommended and they were correct.

Posted Jan 20, 2013

Photos & Videos

10 Photos & Videos

Experience

Session Guitarist/Sideman
Jan 2007 - Present

Self-Employed

Experienced session guitarist for weddings, corporate functions, jazz/R&B/rock/classical recordings.

Music Instructor
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013

C&L Music

Privately taught guitar, clarinet, music theory, and jazz improvisation to students of all ages.

Music Instructor
Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

Sweetmusik Studios

Privately taught guitar, clarinet, music theory, and jazz improvisation to students of all ages.

Accompanist
May 2009 - Dec 2010

Berklee College of Music

Worked as an accompanist for Berklee’s top voice ensembles, labs, and concerts.

Lead Guitarist/Co-Songwriter
Apr 2009 - Dec 2010

NAREE

Toured and gigged as lead guitarist and co-songwriter of Boston-based pop/rock band Naree.

Clarinetist/Guitarist
Jan 2009 - Dec 2010

Citylife Church

Member of CityLife Church of Boston’s Music Ministry team as clarinetist & guitarist.

Guitar/Bass Instructor
May 2008 - Aug 2008

Music & Arts

Privately taught students of all ages in both Oakton and Burke branches of store.

Education

Guitar Performance
Aug 2007 - Dec 2010

Berklee College of Music

Biomedical Engineering
Aug 2002 - May 2006

University of Virginia

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Korean

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certified Teacher
Jan 2013

Takelessons.com

Awards

Berklee Achievement-Based Scholarship
Jan 2009

Berklee College of Music

Berklee World Scholarship Tour Recipient
Aug 2007

Berklee College of Music

1st Chair All-State Clarinet
Oct 2001

Virginia All-State Orchestra

Affiliations

Berklee College of Music Alumni
Jan 2011
The Berklee Alumni Affairs Office embraces the college’s alumni as valuable members and vital stakeholders in a lifelong, global community. We strive to foster and strengthen alumni engagement in meaningful and innovative ways that support the interests and goals of alumni in their professional and personal pursuits. Guided by the college’s mission, we seek to build a sense of shared community, pride, professional achievement, volunteerism, philanthropic support, and commitment to Berklee. We celebrate and applaud our alumni as they seek to improve the world around them through their creative pursuits.

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
Reserve Your Spot
Classical Guitar
change subject
  • {{ subject.value }}
{{ (view.locations.length > 1) ? 'Select a ' : '' }} Lesson Location
Other lesson locations may be too far away. show all
Tony's Availability
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fri
Sa
Su
Mornings
{{ time }}
Afternoons
{{ time }}
Evenings
{{ time }}
Time Zone:
Tony's {{ (view.location && view.location.isStudio) ? 'Studio' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isTravel) ? 'In-Home' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isOnline) ? 'Online' : '' }} Lesson Pricing
{{ rate.duration }} minutes
${{ rate.rate }}
{{ view.loadingText }}
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Recently Viewed