Chad McLoughlin Guitar Lessons

Chad McLoughlin Guitar Lessons

4.5 (2)
5 hires on
1 employee
10 years in business

About this pro

I have 40 years of teaching experience including teaching well know stars like NY Yankee Bernie Williams. I focus on proper technique, theory, ear training, practice methods and having fun while learning. I have taught all ages of students from 6 to 60 and design customized lesson plans to meet individual student's needs and schedules. You can hear me perform on Facebook here; Chad McLoughlin - Guitar Instruction and my website at

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New York, NY 10031
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2 Reviews


  • Amy Raphael

    Very patient teacher. He tries to accommodate to my music interests without neglecting technique. Shows respect for constraints in my practice and frequency of sessions due to my work schedule. Very reliable and accessible (even helped me by phone while I bought a new guitar.)

  • Jeffrey S

    Chad was an excellent teacher to have. He was able to teach me all different styles of guitar from rock 'n' roll, blues, classical, to flamenco. He was able to teach in a clear concise manner while also making my lessons extremely fun.


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

I assess their development and goals and approach each student individually while still mantaining adherence to high standards of essential concepts of music education and guitar craft that every student should learn.

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

Over forty years of experience teaching privately, for companies such as Musical associates and for schools such as Cornell University. I have also performed all styles of music as a professional musician with such artists as  Mike Stern, Chuck Berry, Little Anthony, Bo Diddley and many others.

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

My base fees are;

1 Hour - $ 70

45 min. - $ 60

30 min - $ 50

If I'm traveling to a student, I will add travel costs depending on distance traveled.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching at the Guitar Works in Ithaca NY to suppliment my income.

What types of students have you worked with?

Children as young as 6, teenagers, and also adults.I have also taught group leson of children and adults. I have taught well known celebrities such as NY Yankee Bernie Williams.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Playing my original Jazz fusion music at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. My set followed a show featuring Mike Stern and Eric Johnson who stuck around to hear our set!

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

Find a teacher who will teach you real music and the correct fundementals. Too many teachers are unaware of the most basic tenets of technique and music theory. There are no shortcuts to learning guitar and many online youtube teachers can show you many riffs but offer little of lasting value. I prefer to show students how to create their own music rather than focusing on someone else's riffs.

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

What are their goals and why do they want to learn guitar?

How much time can they spend on daily practice?

Are they willing to stick with it for extended periods of time measured in years?

What types of music to they want to lrean to perform?