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About this pro

Learn from the best. I am a professional master guitarist, and I can really help you learn the guitar. I am a multi talented musician, who plays, records and teaches guitar, bass, lead, finger style, blues, rock, folk, alternate tunings and even song writing and singing, basic drums and keys and performing advice. My goal is to prepare you to know all aspects of playing and performing music. Come to my fully equipped music studio in Staten Island in a safe residential neighborhood with free parking, just 15-20 minutes from both the Goethals and Outer Bridges, at your convenience. My band is the S.I. SNUGS, check us out on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/S.I.SNUGS/     Thanks, -Lou Russo 718-351-1712   
Zee J.
March 4, 2017
5 out of 5 stars
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
We had just finished 1 lesson and Lou is a great guitar teacher.  He is very accommodating and my daughter is at ease learning from him.  Looking forward to many more great classes.

August 1
5 out of 5 stars
This man, Lou, is a walking encyclopedia of musical knowledge and experience and he's an incredible musician, plus+.   I've known him personally and in the music community nearly 4+ years.  He, along with his wife, Terry, make a terrific team.  Lou is always there to lend a hand and an ear and help you help yourself find the answers.  He's a good guy and a fair person... and he's fun.  I recommend Lou Russo. 

Feb 19
5 out of 5 stars
Lou is the man. He can really play, and even though I was already a performer, he brought my act up to the next level. He showed me things I would have never thought of, and he showed me the easy way to incorporate these techniques into my act. He also had amazing insights about my songwriting, and even my singing. Thanks Lou!

Barbara L.
June 3,
5 out of 5 stars
Lou is an incredibly accomplished guitarist who studied with, among others, Eddie Simon (Paul Simon's brother). I needed some structured guitar lessons that would allow me to understand chord structure better. Lou took me through understanding and practicing simple scales through more advanced chords. He always came prepared with charts and tablature for me to keep and his fee was incredibly reasonable. Plus he's really funny.  :-)

August 3
4 out of 5 stars
Lou is a conscientious and dedicated musician and guitar teacher who tries his best tom teach the skills necessary to improve a students understanding of the instrument and guitar technique. He provides charts that focus on learning basic skills and accommodates the students personal interest in learning how they can present their favorite music in a more professional manner. He is also a very kind and supportive human being!

Seeing the first reaction a student has to finally getting clear and simple answers to their music questions. To many it's a revelation. Then, in some cases, seeing a student of mine evolve and eventually perform on stage, and hear the applauds and feel the love from the audience is the greatest reward of all.

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Staten Island, NY 10306
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  • zaleha jaafar

    Zee J. March 4, 2017 5 out of 5 stars Guitar Lessons (for adults) We had just finished 1 lesson and Lou is a great guitar teacher. He is very accommodating and my daughter is at ease learning from him. Looking forward to many more great classes.

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

See what the student may or may not know, and then show my easy method of mastering the guitar.

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

Performin on stage since age of 6.

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

$25 per 1 hour lesson, at my studio.

How did you get started teaching?

By so many people asking me questions about how I play so well.

What types of students have you worked with?

Children, even challenged children. adults of all ages, and ofetn professionals who want to improve their act.