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John A. Staten Island, NY

About John

Meet Musician John A: • Over 40 years of experience as a professional musician • Performed and held jam sessions with many groups and artists. Most notably Steve Augeri(Journey), Frank Infante(Blondie guitarist and founding member), and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Studied with guitar greats Carl Barry and Billy Newman • Now accepting beginner to intermediate level students. • Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Gospel/Christian, Fingerstyle, R+B, and more! • Acoustic and Electric Guitar • Learn chords, lead guitar solos, read music, play your favorite songs and more! *** Lesson Details *** My personality and teaching style is friendly and laid back. I am very patient and encouraging towards

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John A. June 6, 2013
Guitar
GREAT LESSONS FROM AN AMAZING PLAYER

When I first started lessons with John A, I could barely play a song! LOL! But after about 4 months of diligently practicing what this highly competent and skilled teacher taught me, MY GUITAR PLAYING HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED!!!! I am grateful for finding this GEM OF A TEACHER!!! John A is very down to earth, also patient with thick headed students, like me LOL! I truly went from "I wish I could" to Yeah I can play that!
Thanks John A
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Ray B. June 3, 2013
Guitar
A-1 Teacher

John A. is a very good instructor. He covers many styles and uses all his experience to benefit his students. All is has shared about himself is correct. Any person would benefit greatly from his instruction.
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Pappandrea A. June 1, 2013
Guitar
Great website

If anyone is interested in taking guitar lessons or if you have kids who want to learn how to play the guitar, I highly recommend John. He's an amazing guitarist but even more, he's a wonderful teacher.
When I was starting out many moons ago, he gave me a couple of pointers that I still remember to this day.
John is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. From music theory to mastering the guitar, John has it all.
Cem M. Jersey City, NJ

About Cem

Thanks for checking out my profile. I look forward to helping you reach your musical goals in drum and percussion! Here's a little info about my musical training: Born in Istanbul, Turkey and raised in Tulsa, OK, my first musical experiences were on my grandmother's old piano. I was later introduced to a drum set when my brother and I received a drum set as a gift. I played in several local bands and in my high school jazz band in Tulsa, playing a range of musical styles from rock, swing, funk, and Latin. I decided in my senior year of high school to take music seriously and moved to NYC to study at the Drummer's Collective. During this period, I also focused on Middle Eastern hand percussion (doumbek, riq, and frame drum) and studied with Mehmet Akatay in Turkey. After ...

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Jonathan R. November 18, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Cem is a great musician and instructor. His lessons are always informative, and best of all not boring. He plays alongside you and he is always patient, and helpful. Cem is a excellent teacher who wants to see his students progress, and I would recommend taking lessons with him.
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Kendra T. December 1, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
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Cem is an excellent instructor, a very patient teacher that takes the time to discuss the importance of form and sound quality. I have always had the desire to play drums and have never played so I appreciate his approach of making me feel at ease by playing along with me so I can see his form and technique. All the feedback I have received I have been able to return to the next class with improved skill and understanding. I really enjoy and look forward to my classes and I am happy with my progression during a short period of time.
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Elizabeth B. November 11, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
this product is amazing

He is a great coach, and is very patient and creative in his teaching
John Henry S. Bayonne, NJ

About John Henry

*** Studio Equipment *** music room seating for parents *** Travel Equipment *** I would provide copies of some pages from the book. Just a need a guitar and quiet place to study. Also, parents should be present if the student is a minor. *** Specialties *** folk acoustic, electric blues, About Me I grew up in the South Bronx during the 70s and 80s. I understand the importance of community and how a neighborhood can be destroyed if the people do not get involved and work together for real solutions. Music and films were my salvation. I began to write songs and play guitar at the age of ten, and 15 years ago I started a band to raise the awareness level of teens and adults regarding the world around them. The band is called Glass of Know. The group had songs playing on ...

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Saleem B. March 3, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I have been a student of John for a few weeks now and I am amazed at the progress I have made under his instruction. I attempted to learn guitar about 15 years ago and after a few months of very little progress I got frustrated and quit. My experience under John has been a completely different experience and I couldn't be happier!
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Natalia D. October 2, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
John is an amazing instructor and keeps inspiring me to reach for new heights in my musicianship and just life in general. I also had a pleasure of witnessing him in action as a film director and an actor - such a fun and easy person to work with, and highly professional! With his extensive experience and teaching ability, I believe he can work with the student of any level, while adjusting the pace to the student's needs. Highly recommend to any person who loves music, film, and arts in general.
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Jorge V. October 1, 2014
Guitar · In home
I must say I feel totally privileged to have John as my guitar instructor, He has guided me through an incredible journey while giving me the ability to learn at a comfortable pace. I always look forward to our lessons knowing that I will always leave feeling accomplished! Thank you John for this great experience!
Matthew W. Brooklyn, NY

About Matthew

I am a music teacher with a very eclectic background. I am a musical theatre composer, but I also have experience performing as a guitarist, vocalist, bassist, pianist, and percussionist in various bands (many different genres of music). I have a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre. I completed the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop. I also am currently a graduate student at the Hunter College Music Education Program. I offer private instruction on: - the guitar - voice - the piano - the electric bass - various percussion (drum kit, djembe) - ukulele - fun instruments (kazoo, harmonica) - songwriting I can also offer: - vocal coaching - monologue coaching I can... -work with your schedule and find a time that works for you -provide affordable rates -teach specific

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Justin D Q. March 16, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
While I'm a complete beginner to Acoustic Guitar, I have previous musical experience that I told Matt about at our first lesson, which he is refreshing and building on in addition to teaching me the new instrument. He's an excellent listener and an intuitive teacher - often answering questions I have before I ask them. His approach is laid-back and friendly, but he's not afraid to challenge my abilities. By the third lesson he taught me a simple song, and had me re-teach it to him challenging me to learn the chord progression, remember lyrics, sing along and repeat the information I had just learned to help it sink in - an excellent, unexpected and fun exercise. I highly recommend Matt for serious students who want to push themselves.
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Rebecca P. March 6, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Matthew is an Excellent ukulele teacher! As a beginner, I was able learn seven chords (C, Em, F, G, Am, D, & Dm) in two (1 hour lessons), how to strum, tune and hold my ukulele. Matthew is encouraging, patient, works at your pace and makes learning fun. He challenges you to learn and is very knowledgeable about music.
I look foward to continuing my lessons with Matthew.
With confidence, I highly recommend him as your music instructor! :)
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Alexandria C. March 2, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Matthew has been wonderful with my little Brother Joel (who runs on energizer batteries). He's patience is his virtue. I look forward to watching my brother grow from a total beginner to future star!
Vincent C. Staten Island, NY

About Vincent

Dr. Vince is a musician, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and a producer. Vince has three cds out with one in Germany. Dr. Vince has two master degrees one in music and in education with a PhD in Music Vince was produced by" Badfingers" Joey Molland, which was the Beatles first band signed to Apple Records. My band VitalpointRocks was also recorded by Ron Thal aka Bumblefoot and is now playing guitar for Guns and Roses I also performed with the Del Vikings, Ben E. King, and many local groups Vince wrote two instructional books one for guitar and vocal and is currently writing a book he also plans to record more music. *** Lesson Details *** Through my methods of teaching a student could excel, learn, and become an accomplish musician at any age. I work within the age ...

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John L. November 1, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great Teacher

Vince has shown patience and professionalism since the first day I started.
He answers questions fully and allow the lessons to flow at a pace that works for me.
His lessons stay on point and we don't proceed unless I have a grasp of the technique or principle.
I recommend him for prospective students of all ages.
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John L. February 10, 2013
Verified Student
its comprehensive

Very friendly, and especially patient with adult learners.
He makes you feel comfortable and is interested in individualized learning plan and goal setting
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JOHN L. February 7, 2013
Guitar
The Man is Patient & Helpful

Since Dr. C. and I are the same age, we connected musically and share the same taste in artists and musical genres.
He takes the time to answer all questions and allows me the freedom to experiment while under his supervision.
I feel I am grasping the rudimentary basics of the instrument and look forward to my next visit.
There's an ease to our lessons and I never feel as if I'm being rushed.
Recommend him highly.
Wi-Moto N. Brooklyn, NY

About Wi-Moto

Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Wi-Moto worked in regional theater as a music theater performer before moving into music composition with the Funk, Soul & Hip-Hop musical collective Community Education. Since then she has toured Western Europe with the group making television appearances on Second Channel in Germany and has been a featured artist at Tanzhaus NRW International Dance Theater in Dusseldorf, as well as CKUT FM-90.3 Radio in Canada, WFMU FM-91.1 in New York and New Jersey and Tilos Radio FM-90.3 Budapest, Hungary. Wi-Moto has gone on to work with multi-media artists to write and produce seven (7) online graphic musical webisodes, The Last Days of Kartika. She has brought the graphic musical to the stage in a live cabaret show in Budapest, Hungary. Most recently, the ...

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Matthew M. January 26, 2014
Broadway Singing
Verified Student
Wi-Moto is an incredible teacher

Wi-Moto creates a stress free environment where productivity is always guaranteed. After working with her for only 8 weeks my vocal range was expanded dramatically. She helped me snag the lead in my schools musical and worked with me on my college audition monologues until they were perfected. If your looking for a acting or vocal coach look no further.

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