Phil Steffen - Guitar And Bass Lessons

Phil Steffen - Guitar And Bass Lessons

5.0(4 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


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.


Hired 3 times
1 employee
50 years in business
Serves Newtonville , MA
Offers online services

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  • Reviews

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    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.
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    February 11, 2020

    Heena P.

    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.
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    February 07, 2020
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    Joseph C.

    Phil is a great teacher!
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    February 07, 2020

    Mitch R.

    I was one of Phils first students. At the time he started teaching me, I didnt 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 Phils 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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    August 26, 2017

    Frequently asked questions

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

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

    I've been teaching for a long time, and have had as many at 50 students per week. I myself have studied with some of America's top guitarists and instructors. I learned by ear, although I later taught myself to read and write music. I toured for many years in a band, and learned hundreds and hundreds of songs.

    My studio: $25 per 1/2 hr lesson, $50 per hr

    Zoom: same fees as above

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

    I was asked to teach by people who heard me playing in my bands and my teaching career took off.

    Beginning thru advanced

    Rock, blues, jazz, some basic classical

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

    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?

    Services offered