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Andrew S.

Long Island City, NY

I play bass in Jazz and Rock bands and can really help you lay down the groove!

About Andrew

I've been studying music for 10 years now. Having come to music later in life than most, I find that I am more empathetic to the perspective of the beginning student than many teachers. I spent the Summer of 2009 teaching music fundamentals to groups of severely physically and mentally disabled children of all ages. Since then I've completed my Bachelors degree in Music, taught privately and with several established music schools.

To me, music is above all about transformation. Beautiful sound transforms our experience of the environment, and learning an instrument can help stude
nts approach life as one big instrument they need to practice to master.
Learning to play an instrument is also an experience of training one’s nervous system to gradually act and respond in new ways, and that kind of persistent, focused, training is applicable to any new skill.
Last and definitely not least, playing music is fun.

*** Lesson Details ***

I plan my lessons around getting students to enjoy playing music as soon as possible, whether that means learning how to strum a chord rhythmically, playing their favorite song, or how to take a blues solo.
There are steps that have to be climbed to do more complex things and I encourage students to practice a little every day rather than for a long time once or twice a week. Developing a love of music and steady practice habits are more beneficial over the long term than practicing until your limit.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I currently have a living room space where I can teach, but it's small so it might be preferable to travel to you.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If necessary I can provide amplification, cables, and a microphone.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Folk, Blues, Rock, Hip-hop, Funk, Reggae.
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John K. December 4, 2013
Guitar
Excellent, knowledgeable, patient teacher

Andrew is an excellent teacher. He is a patient listener and has a gentle style. Andrew is knowledgeable in music theory and uses creative ways to explain musical concepts. He gives a lot of encouragement and praise. I have learned so much from Andrew and I always look forward to our sessions together. I highly recommend him.
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Ruth I. December 4, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Already seeing progress

I've only had 3 or 4 lessons with Andrew, but already I'm seeing progress. Andrew is always on time and sometimes stays later to finish the lesson thoroughly. He teaches in terms of what my goals are and leads me in the direction I need to go. He is supportive and above all else he is very patient, especially since I have dyslexia and learning music theory is not an easy thing for me to do. Taking lessons with Andrew is always fun, and he reminds me NOT to compare myself to where I want to be. Learning with him has been stress-free and productive. I look forward to future progress. :)
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Fran S. December 3, 2013
Guitar
Excellent guitar teacher. Patient. Flexible. Knowledgeable.

Even in the first lesson, Andrew got me to freshen up my basic guitar skills. He gave me excellent points on learning chords and helping me to play songs I needed to for solo performances. I look forward to taking my lessons and getting better and I'm sure I will with his help. Highly recommend giving Andrew a try.
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Andrew S.

Andrew S.

Long Island City, NY 11101
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starting at
$24.99 / 30-min
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Tom S.

New York, NY

About Tom

I went to Sarah Lawrence College from 1983 to 1987 and studied early music, chamber improvisation and composition. I also attended Berklee School of Music from 1983 to 1984, and studied bass performance, ear training and arranging. My teachers have included Rick Laird (bass), Meyer Kupferman (composition, improvisation and theory), Karl Berger (improvisation), Michael Manring (bass), Adam Nitti (bass) and Chris Tarry (Bass). I was a guitar and bass instructor at School of Rock NYC from 2008 to 2009, and also a volunteer bass instructor at Gerald Veasley's Bass Boot Camp. I am currently an ins
tructor at Come Join The Band which is an after school program that pairs pro musicians with kids to write original music .

I have taught private bass, guitar and ear training/harmony lessons since 1980.

My Performance Experience includes:
Blue Man Group….Chapman Stick, bass guitar and talking drum from 1991 to present including performing on the Jay Leno Show in 1994; ongoing gigs as sideman and leader (bass, guitar, stick and voice) in NYC from 1981 to present
Tom S. Trio on fretless guitar - NY
Fretless Guitar Festival, 2006
Solo bass CD
Brillliant Coroners CD
Otis Ball and The Chains - I'm Gonna Love You Till I Don't;
Dumptruck For The Country CD

Specializations:
Improvisation
Music Learning (Theory)
Music Technology (MIDI and Digital Recording)

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back, but focused instructor. I use a variety of methods to best improve my students strengths and lessen their weaknesses. After three to six months , most students will be comfortable playing in rhythm and understanding basic harmony.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the music room, upright bass, guitar, electric bass, amps, computer with recording equipment, protools, logic

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring a bass or guitar. They must have an instrument and some form of amplifier.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz
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Alex L. October 31, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
my experience

Tom really knows his way around a bass. Each time I go for a lesson, i leave happy about the things we've accomplished in the lesson. Anything that i would like to learn Tom makes it possible for me to do so. I started getting lessons in order to not slow down on my playing. With my schedule constantly changing Tom has been very nice at accommodating when possible.
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Tom S.

Tom S.

New York, NY 10065
(1)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Alex S.

Elmhurst, NY

Instruction offered in

technique
repertoire
ear training
improvisation
reading music

About Alex

*Note: Availability especially on the weekends can change depending on the week, lessons can be scheduled on a week to week basis

Experience:
BandSeed 2014-Present
Edward B Shallow Junior High School, Brooklyn, NY 2012
Joe's Music And Dance Academy, Queens, NY 2012-2014
Berklee Staff Accompanist Boston, MA 2008-2010
Pike School, Andover, MA 2010
Donn Carr Music Store Peabody, MA 2009
George's Music Store in Berwyn, PA 2003-2004

Notable Performances:
Atlantic Recording Artist: Dyme-A-Duzin 2015
Grammy Award winning artist: Father Goose 2014, 2013
Tony Award winning producer: Dal
e Badway 2013
Stellar Award and GMWA Excellence Award winning artist: Kim Burrell 2013
Grammy Award winning artist: Tarey Torae 2012
Atlantic Recording Artist: Laura Izibohr opening for Brian McKnight 2012
Stellar Award and GMWA Excellence Award winning artist: Maurette Brown Clark 2012
Chris Rob (Roberta Flack, Talib Kweli) 2012
NYC venues such as The Blue Note, Lincoln Center, Irving Plaza, BB Kings, and Joyce Theater 2011

you can find more information on AlexBusbySmith.com

*** Lesson Details ***
I assess where the student is at with regards to where they want to be musically and cater the lesson plan to what the student needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
12-inch guitar amp,12-inch bass amp, 8-inch guitar/bass amp, extra guitar, extra bass guitar, Logic 9 music software and audio interface. Seating is available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I drive I can bring a bass amp or a guitar amp.
They need to have their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Funk
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Daniel J. May 10, 2015
Bass Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Taking lessons with Alex was awesome! He taught me a lot in just a few lessons and has given me tools for me to learn the bass on my own. I had a great experience and would definitely recommend him as a teacher.
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Anthony B. April 19, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Alex is a great teacher.. He helped me learn new skills and reach a potential that i thought i would never reach. He works with your time and schedule. Im still learning for him so i would advise you book a lesson and try it for you self.
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Cooper W. March 23, 2015
Bass Guitar · Online
Alex is a great teacher. Very patient, and dedicated. I was able to learn a lot about bass very quickly from him. I highly recommend him.
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Alex S.

Alex S.

Elmhurst, NY 11373
(14)
starting at
$28 / 30-min
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Indigo S.

Brooklyn, NY

Everybody needs and loves a good bass player. We'll work on on that good solid stuff-- time, feel, how to follow changes, how to feel confident in your abilities and not be thrown off by those wacky guitarists...

About Indigo

I've been working professionally in music since my teens, when I landed my first job, singing in a Pepsi commercial for national TV. Since then I have branched out, becoming an accomplished guitarist, songwriter and composer. I have had the good fortune to perform, record and tour with some exceptional people: Yoko Ono, Jolie Holland, Jeffery Lewis and Marc Ribot, just to name a few, as well as touring the United States and Europe many times, and writing and recording music for film and television.
Music is a great and magical realm, and I get great satisfaction from helping other's ga
in access to it's mysteries.

*** Lesson Details ***
You can expect lessons with me to be fun and challenging. Lessons are custom tailored for each student, and each student's program will be designed to help them meet their personal goals. Whether you're studying guitar, bass, singing, songwriting, or a combination of several disciplines, One of the most important things we'll be working on is developing your ears. You will gain a solid foundation and learn to understand the building blocks of ALL MUSIC, not just from a theoretical point of view. This will provide you will a strong base, from which you can learn any type of music you want. I accept students of all ages and levels, and can teach you how to write a song, to how to play ripping lead guitar, and everything in between!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio with amps, guitars, drum set, and keyboard. Parking available, parents can sit in on lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a guitar, bass, amplifier and PA, but students should ideally have their own instrument in order to practice between lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in electric guitar: Rock, Indie Rock, Country, Ambient, Free Jazz and improvisation, and am competent to teach traditional Jazz at a beginning to intermediate level. I also teach Acoustic: Country, Folk and Blues flat pick and fingerpicking styles. Singing and Songwriting, all styles: Rock, Indie Rock, Jazz, Folk, Country and Blues.
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Spencer M. June 13, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Indigo is great! I look forward to my lesson every week. She's helping me to overcome my self-consciousness and develop a healthy and strong voice. I had doubts before I started about how much of singing could be taught but I'm a convert now for sure.
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Megan P. February 3, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I love my lessons with Indigo ! She makes you feel extremely comfortable and she is great at finding what you are interested in learning and tailoring the lesson to you. Each week I feel like I have a better understanding of the guitar and music and all the practice tips she gives are extremely helpful. I have only been taking lessons for a few months and I feel like they have had such a major impact on my improvement. I have learned so much more about music theory and it has been such a wonderful investment taking these lessons with her. I would absolutely recommend taking lessons with Indigo !
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Juliet C. November 11, 2014
Guitar · In home
Indigo has been teaching my 10 year old daughter guitar for over 2 years and she is fabulous. She is extremely knowledgeable about music performance and theory and she is a patient and skilled teacher. Indigo teaches what my daughter wants to learn as well as technique and music theory. She is now playing Stevie Wonder Superstition and Stairway to Heaven.
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Indigo S.

Indigo S.

Brooklyn, NY 11211
(5)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Jack R.

Woodside, NY

I can take you down the route YOU want to go, whether that is trying to progress with music theory OR simply learning to play your favourite songs, I can help you.

I believe that a practical approach is the most effective way to learn music, we will play EVERYTHING we discuss right then and there, however everything I teach I will provide written handouts for you to take and work on at home.

ALL styles can be learnt, music IS easy! It's all about making the unfamiliar, FAMILIAR!

About Jack

I am a NYC based musician (Bass Player) who graduated on a BA Jazz course in Middlesex University in London UK. I have tons of world experience having worked in many different settings and Cruise Ship experience.

I am an English musician who plays the electric bass. I have 13 years of experience and want to share it!

I teach all styles on the electric bass and have a firm grasp on music theory. I offer competitive rates.

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Christian K. June 11, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home
Jack is a very experienced, patient and inspiring teacher,
who always keeps an eye on the bigger picture...
lotsa knowledge and swing

thanks for a lesson that keeps on giving :-)

christian
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Larry K. June 9, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Jack Redford is an infinite fountain of musical knowledge cultivated by university studies & playing experience. I strongly recommend Jack to teach music to students of all ages; he is a a fantastic bass teacher and he demonstrates the utmost professionalism in his craft.

Jack Redford is a professional bass player with world touring experience including recent show band contract with Carnival Cruise Lines.

Larry Kay Ph.d Nova University
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Christian K. June 9, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home
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Jack R.

Jack R.

Woodside, NY 11377
(9)
starting at
$45 / 30-min

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