Live And Skype Guitar Lessons In Boston

Live And Skype Guitar Lessons In Boston

5.0 (4)
3 hires on
1 employee
49 years in business

About this pro

Will teach in your home, in my studio, or by Skype or Facetime

Many years playing and teaching experience

Personalized teaching approach

Competitive pricing

Patient, helpful teacher

I feel an obligation to share my guitar and music knowledge, as well as life experience, with my students.

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Newton, MA 02458
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4 Reviews


  • Naum K

    Phil is a wonderful experienced teacher and a fantastic guitar player. Perfect for all skill levels. Great foundation and methodology for beginners like myself. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Heena Pandya

    My son enjoys taking lessons from Phil! We like his approach to learning the basics and also play to enjoy the music. The overall experience has been very positive and motivating.

  • Joseph Chance

    Phil is a great teacher!

  • Mitch Rolling

    I was one of Phil's first students. At the time he started teaching me, I didn't even know how to play bar chords. He was not only the inspiration that motivated me highly, he certainly put me on the right path to follow my dream to become a successful guitar player. He was more than willing to help me with my teenage desire to play rock and roll, but much more importantly, he set me on a path that went way beyond that. I took lessons from him for over 3 years. During that time he not only helped me learn how to actually play, but helped me expand far beyond my goals of learning my favorite Doobie Brothers songs. He introduced me to some basic jazz concepts, that have significantly helped me develop to this day. He expanded my musical vocabulary with new scales and chords. He had patience when I needed it, and yet still "pushed" me into new directions that I would not have been able to accomplish on my own. I could go on and on, but I will conclude by saying that with Phil's guidance, I have been a professional guitarist for the last 40 years. It has been quite a ride. I sincerely rate my time with Phil as an outstanding 5 star experience.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First there is an interview to assess level, beginner , intermediate, or advanced.

A program of study will be designed according to each individual.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I began teaching guitar in 1973. At one point I had over 40 students per week. I myself have studied with some of America's top musicians and instructors.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Skype: $40 per 45 min. lesson

My studio: $50 per one hr lesson

Packages available

Payment by cash, check, Paypal, Venmo, and credit cards

How did you get started teaching?

I was asked to teach by people who heard me playing in my bands

What types of students have you worked with?

Beginning thru advanced

Rock, blues, jazz, some basic classical

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for value. Teaching and playing experience.  Location, methods of teaching ( live or online).

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Ask yourself what your goals are. Do you want to be able to play a few chords to accompany yourself singing, or are you interested in play leads? Do you want to be able to play in a band? Rock? Jazz? Blues? Classical? Are you interested in sight reading?