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Paterson Guitar Lessons

Sean Faust's Art Of Music

Sean Faust's Art Of Music

5.0 9 Reviews
Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: The idea is to get to know each other so that any discomfort of being around "just another teacher" goes away. Making the lesson fun also helps!  A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: We're all individuals. Some of us learn faster than others. Some of us take our time. A lesson with you revolves around YOUR wants and desires as a musician. The qualities I look for in an ideal g ... View Profile
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Rufomusic.net

Rufomusic.net

5.0 8 Reviews
See website     https://anthonyrufo.com/music-services An environment where there are No-Limits to what you can achieve.  Working at your own pace, with practice and patience, all of your goals can be realized!
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East Village Guitar Salon

East Village Guitar Salon

5.0 8 Reviews
The East Village Guitar Salon offers a comfortable and professional home studio for focused lessons in classical guitar and blues and jazz studies. The East Village Guitar Salon does not teach 'general' guitar lessons. Students of all levels are accepted but not under 12 years of age. For advancing students, studies in music theory and improvisation may be requested. The East Village Guitar Salon is conveniently located in the heart of the East Village, just off Tompkins Square. For more information, please visit: Manta.com/East Village Guitar Salon ... View Profile
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DJ

DJ

5.0 5 Reviews
Education: · Piano course at Institute for musicians “Tom Jobim” –Sao Paulo – Brazil · Intensive Drums practice at Conservatory “Souza Lima” – Sao Paulo – Brazil · Clarinet and Saxophone lessons at Sao Paulo state music conservatory · Guitar (acoustic and electric) at institute of guitar and technology · Intensive piano class in VA with Maestro James Westerhouse · Guitar Classes at NOVA (North Virginia University College) Manassas VA · Piano Certified at Juilliard school – NY · Jazz classes at Mannes - NY · Musician include on ... View Profile
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Littman Guitar Studio

Littman Guitar Studio

5.0 4 Reviews
My teaching approach: I truly enjoy teaching guitar as well as all aspects of performing and composing music. I believe that learning to play the guitar, Ukulele, or bass should be fun and rewarding, and I have developed an exciting, multi-faceted approach to teaching. My influences are: call for details My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: North Haledon, Wycoff, Franklin Lakes Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Slide G ... View Profile
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Brazilian, Jazz And Classical  Guitar Playing/composing/arranging/theory

Brazilian, Jazz And Classical Guitar Playing/composing/arranging/theory

5.0 4 Reviews
I offer a unique approach to guitar and lessons in general.  I don't believe in a linear process in my method of teaching, however I do believe that learning fundamentals such as sight reading, music theory and understanding/learning about chord structures and harmony are very helpful tools to better express yourself as an artist. I will focus on your goals and helping you reach them. Whether you are looking to write your own music, arrange for different instruments, play songs you love on guitar, learn solos, develop your own sound/voice. I'm dedicated to helping you express yourself and your story better.    I have been play ... View Profile
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Lincoln

Lincoln

5.0 4 Reviews
Working like a guitar, violin, ukulele instructor is my passion my students and I have a wonderful relationship about the instrument secret to play. They always enjoy the lesson. 
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Unconditional Music

Unconditional Music

4.8 4 Reviews
Ashley has been teaching music privately for over 10 years and has made it a point to make every lesson highly individualized. She takes pride in knowing that her students reap multiple benefits from her teaching style. The learning environment is fun and comfortable, guiding students to feel encouraged to work through their mistakes. Not only do they learn music, they also learn life lessons, improve their academic skills, and find that their self-esteem is improved.  The lessons provided by Ashley are catered to each students' needs and wants. She takes a 'You Want, You Need' approach when handling lesson planning and implementation. T ... View Profile
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Dave Ross Productions

Dave Ross Productions

5.0 4 Reviews
You can check out Dave's lesson profile @ http://www.shakabliss.com/the-inspirational-guitar-lessones
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Paul Meyers

Paul Meyers

5.0 4 Reviews
Paul Meyers here, I'm a jazz guitarist, both a performer and teacher ( at William Patterson University and New Jersey City University ) for many years. I have recorded and toured world-wide with my own groups and with name jazz artists. Please take a look at my website for more info - www.paulmeyers.info  
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Take Note Lessons

Take Note Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
I have been teaching for over 10 years. I teach privately full-time and run my own company. I personally hire other enthusiastic and experienced music teachers to work with me. I believe learning music should be fun. While it also takes hard work and dedication, a student must first enjoy music in order to continue and progress. My teachers and I incorporate well-known songs into lessons so that students can relate to what they are learning. We also use many of our own games and worksheets to keep students engaged at all times. We offer many different types of lessons including voice, piano, guitar, and songwriting.  ... View Profile
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Yonder Recording

Yonder Recording

5.0 3 Reviews
Hi, my name is Chris I have been teaching guitar for over 20 years and have been playing guitar since I was 7 years old. I am an enthusiastic teacher and I love teaching for so many reasons. The way I teach is simple, I teach my students how to play correctly while having fun. Whether you are a beginner or someone with a few years experience, take lessons with me and I promise that you will get better and enjoy your lessons. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals! ... View Profile
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Shlomo Golombeck Orchestra

Shlomo Golombeck Orchestra

5.0 3 Reviews
Shlomo Golombeck has been performing at concerts and events of all types since the age of 11. He performed all over the country with the Miami Boys Choir as a child, and is a past member of the Miami Alumni. Shlomo currently teaches full time at Tenafly Chabad Academy. His classes range from General Studies, to martial arts, and music. He performs at many of his schools functions, as well as those of many schools in the Greater NYC area.   ... View Profile
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
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North Jersey Guitar & Music Center LLC

North Jersey Guitar & Music Center LLC

5.0 2 Reviews
North Jersey Guitar & Music Center is a full service music store and music school. Located in West Milford New Jersey, we have been serving the needs of local families and musicians for nearly 2 decades. Family owned and operated, we are dedicated to personal one on one service with every customer. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority and we are confident you will not find better service anywhere else. We will find a way to bring the love of music into your life. Learn music with Fun, Caring, & Patient teachers at the areas largest music school ... View Profile
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James Gulino Piano

James Gulino Piano

5.0 2 Reviews
I teach quality private lessons for piano, guitar, and mandolin, using the great classical European techniques, and I give my students skills that guarantee them a lifetime of playing.  Also, my students can join the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra (BMO) and be a part of other performance opportunities that I regularly arrange. There is a right way, and a wrong way, to study music.  Allow me to show you what European masters have taught for centuries! ... View Profile
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Eric Jayk Teaching Studio

Eric Jayk Teaching Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
I'm lead vocalist, lead guitarist & songwriter for a well-known touring rock band with a worldwide fan base and over 3 million youtube views. I graduated from New York University with Bachelor's of Music in jazz guitar, and am currently teaching around 50 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun.Currently, I play in 3 active bands gigging regularly & produce artists for their own projects. I spent much of the past 15 years touring, writing and recording for my bands and with internationa ... View Profile
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Dave Crum Music Lessons

Dave Crum Music Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I've been performing and teaching professionally for over 20 years. While the guitar is my main instrument, I have a degree in Music Education from NJCU, where I learned to play and teach multiple brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. I have been an elementary  public school band director in North Jersey for 17 years. I have been honored with the Governors' Teacher of the Year Award in 2008 and have won several awards with my school ensembles. I can teach beginning through intermediate levels on most instruments, and advanced/professional lessons on all styles of the guitar. Please check out my website for more information: www.dav ... View Profile
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Tripp Dudley Lessons

Tripp Dudley Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
My teaching approach: My teaching approach really depends on the student. I don't know what they need until we meet. But some things are across the board. I feel that technical skills are necessary tools for getting you where you want to go. Scales, chord shapes and arpeggios are very important to being able to get around on a guitar. I also like to teach students to apply Indian vocal rhythms (tala) to guitar. My guitar lessons take place in: either your home or my studio Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Recording and Production, ... View Profile
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Chad McLoughlin Guitar Lessons

Chad McLoughlin Guitar Lessons

4.5 2 Reviews
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 www.chadmcloughlin.com ... View Profile
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Dom Minasi Guitar Lessons

Dom Minasi Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I have been teaching guitar and electric bass a long time at my studio on the upper Westside (10025). Although I am a jazz musician/composer/ recording artist/ performer, author and journalist, I love teaching. I teach all genres and levels of music including improvisation, harmony, theory and composition etc. I may charge a little more, but many students come to me from other teachers because there is so much lacking in their musical education. All my lessons are customized to meet the students’ needs. I use all available tools such as, the internet, mp3's, pdf and customized videos.  I have many guitars at my studio, so there is ... View Profile
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Justin Thompson Guitar Lessons

Justin Thompson Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: 23 years of teaching experience Berklee College of Music graduate Author of six transcription books for Mel Bay W.O. Smith teacher of the Year -- Nashville's non-profit music school Best Jazz Musician of Nashville Two-time winner of Nashville's Starving Artist Award Top pick from the NY Times, NPR, USA Today, and 4 stars from Down Beat for Django Bells My guitar lessons take place in: either your home or my studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, ... View Profile
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Music Is Life

Music Is Life

4.0 1 Review
I love teaching guitar  and I'm  a music lover anyone who interested to learn guitar,I can teach you 20$ dollars an hour of lessons. I know many people want to learn to play an instrument  I live in Brooklyn. I teach you to play music in weeks try me and you won't regret it.
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John Blevins Music

John Blevins Music

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I like to tailor my teaching towards both students' interests and needs. I've found that the best way to keep students engaged and excited about practicing is to learn music and songs they enjoy, and I try to incorporate the necessary technical and theoretical instruction within that framework. I have experience teaching students of all ages and abilities, and I've taught with a variety of NYC teaching programs including Creative Play for Kids, Feed Your Mind Music, and The New York Pops. I've also served as an adjunct guitar and trumpet professor at New York University. My influences are: Most of my favorite music is ... View Profile
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O. DiBella Music, Inc.

O. DiBella Music, Inc.

5.0 1 Review
O. DiBella Music is a 107 year old musical instrument retailer that is in its third generation as a family business. Our knowledgable sales team and superb teaching staff are ummatched. Our service stands out because we consistantly go above and beyond to satisfy our customers.
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Handmade Music LLC Guitar/Piano/Bass Instruction

Handmade Music LLC Guitar/Piano/Bass Instruction

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I’m a firm believer in thoroughly covering all subject matter, including music theory and staff and chord chart reading. Learned in acoustic, electric and bass guitar and piano instruction, I incorporate computer-aided teaching techniques to capture students’ attention and maintain a logbook of student progress, supplementing reports with digital images of each student’s technique. I’ve developed a chord specific teaching methodology and created my own teaching curriculum. I Offer points of motivation and obtainable objectives to encourage each student’s growth and developed a teaching syste ... View Profile
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Easy Español

Easy Español

5.0 1 Review
Ours is one of the best programs to learn Spanish.  We have thousands of hours of teaching experience and have created an exclusive approach: The Audio-Cognitive mehod. Learning a new language is a remarkable human experience but sometimes it can lead to frustration and disillusionment. We take great pride in how we teach the language and how quickly our students learn. We are experts in the field and have incorporated coaching and mindfulness in the way we teach Spanish. We have worked with students of all levels and ages. ... View Profile
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Guitar Instructor At Van Martin Entertainment

Guitar Instructor At Van Martin Entertainment

5.0 1 Review
Productions. A full-scale entertainment company providing talent worldwide, we represent top name artists, character actors, variety acts, musical groups, stage shows and revues. In addition, we always have fresh new acts, illusionists, hypnotists, contortionists, fire-eaters and more. For parties and corporate events, please check out our custom written Murder Mystery package or the incredible team building event, the Treasure Hunt, the perfect tool for special corporate needs ... View Profile
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Music Zone

Music Zone

5.0 1 Review
Hi my name is rich I've been playng guitar for fifteenth yrs....music is a lot like God in my opinion it's has no beginning and no end..
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GUITAR DAVE

GUITAR DAVE

5.0 1 Review
I have been teaching over 20 years. I'm also a music therapist. I'm very patient and have a lot of experience working with special needs students and adapting lessons to the individual needs of the students. I have a masters degree in music therapy from New York University and have also played professionally and have recently performed at the Bitter End as part of the NYC Songwriters Collective. I've recorded a CD 'Soul Harvest' which can be found on most of the online streaming services. ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Want to learn how to play the guitar? Go from knowing nothing about the guitar and learn to play songs everbody loves with this free course.
12 lessons 1.5 hours All levels English
Guitar Chords

Guitar Chords

Learn the best guitar chords, how to read guitar chords, and how to play guitar chords. Easy step-by-step lessons for beginners. Want to check out the lessons?
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Frequently asked questions

How much do guitar lessons cost?

The average cost for guitar lessons is $40 per hour. Available for all ages and all skill levels of guitar playing, the pricing of individual or group guitar lessons can start as low as $20/hour. Teachers charge based on their location, years of teaching, levels of knowledge and expertise, and travel time (if applicable). Lessons can last from half an hour to a full hour, and are priced accordingly.


How long does it take to learn guitar?

If you just want to learn a few chords to strum along to some songs, then learning to play the guitar really isn't that hard for most people. Many students are able to learn a few chords and get a decent strumming pattern going after a few weeks. If you've had prior experience playing an instrument, you can expect to pick it up after just a few lessons.


Should I take guitar lessons online or in person lessons?

Private in person guitar lessons with a skilled instructor that is focused on you, your interests, and your progress is the most sought after experience and hard to replicate online. Plus, you tend to learn faster in person. On the other hand, online guitar lessons are quickly becoming popular. The selection of teachers is not limited to those in your geographical area and you can communicate via video in real time with your teacher in the comfort of your home. When filling out your request on Lessons.com, we recommend you select both online and local options, then compare your options and see what works best for you.


How old should children be before starting guitar lessons?

A child as young as 4 can begin to learn if they are really motivated and have a patient, creative, and devoted teacher. However, we've found almost all kids under six are too young to benefit from formal guitar lessons, as they require dexterity and levels of concentration children their age can't provide. That being said, lessons do not need to be formal right off the bat, and can just provide a fun introduction. Also, your child may benefit from using a ukulele to start, as it's smaller and easier to learn, but very similar instrument.

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Paterson Guitar Lessons

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Paterson Guitar Instruction

Ileen Zovluck · Paterson, NJ


Featured Instructor

Ileen Zovluck is a dedicated classical guitarist, who gives classical guitar lessons in Paterson, NJ, and we were fortunate enough to recently speak with Ileen and learn about her approach to teaching her guitar students the art of playing classical guitar. We invite you to watch our interview with her and find out more about how she guides students to becoming the guitarist they want to be. You can click here to view the video profile or read the interview below.

Classical Guitar Teacher Ileen Zovluck

Lessons.com: We’re here today with Ileen Zovluck, who teaches guitar, and who has a profile on Lessons.com. Welcome, Ileen. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us today.

Ileen Zovluck: Oh, thanks, James. It’s a pleasure.

Lessons.com: It’s a pleasure for us also. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your guitar teaching. Can you tell us, first, where you teach guitar? What city and what state are you in?

Ileen Zovluck: I’m in the state of New Jersey – in Paterson, New Jersey, which is about six miles from Midtown Manhattan

Lessons.com: And do guitar students come to you, or do you travel to your students’ homes?

Ileen Zovluck: Students exclusively come to me, in my studio here, and the reason for that is because students usually do better with no distractions, and when they’re in their homes, there’s lots of distractions, obviously, even in the most quiet home. There’s televisions and refrigerators, and this (Ileen’s guitar studio environment) is very, very concentrated; it’s very quiet, and it’s soundproofed, and there’s no distractions here.

Lessons.com: How would you describe the guitar lessons climate in Paterson? Do you find that there are a lot of people who want to learn guitar?

Ileen Zovluck: Yes! I was actually very surprised when I moved here a few years ago that it’s probably more guitar lesson … guitar friendly … instrument friendly than even Manhattan. People here are very culturally and arts oriented, and they really want to learn an instrument, especially one that’s portable, as much is guitar is. So, it’s really very embraced here.

Lessons.com: That’s great! And, what styles of music do you teach?

Ileen Zovluck: Well, I’m trained classically, but I teach about 80% classical, and the rest are a combination of folk, pop, a little blues, but, usually, all acoustic.

Lessons.com: And, tell us, Ileen, what guitars do you use? Are there any particular instruments that you play frequently when you’re teaching guitar?

Ileen Zovluck: Right now I’m exclusively playing guitars by a Massachusetts luthier, who is still making guitars. His name is Alan Chapman; he’s in central, rural Massachusetts, and I’ve got two guitars of his. One is a … they’re both vintage now … One is a 1980, and that’s custom made, and one is a 1984 that wasn’t custom made, but I’ve had customized quite a bit. The next instrument I have, I actually have on order, and it’s a shout-out to the fabulous New Jersey luthier, Garrett Lee, who lives in Wayne, New Jersey. And, he’s making me a double top guitar. It will be ready in a couple years.

Lessons.com: I’m sure that will sound beautiful when it’s ready. Do you have either of the Chapman guitars available to play? We’d love to hear you play something, so that we could get a feel for the guitar style that you play.

Ileen Zovluck: Oh, yeah. Yes. Sure. (Ileen picks up a guitar) This is the Chapman 1980. I call it Guitar A, because I just like it better. I’m going to play a little Ponce – a little Ponce Prelude, which is F#minor Prelude – the first one. (Editor: Ileen plays a resonant interpretation of the prelude, and we invite you to listen to her performance by visiting the Ileen Zovluck guitar teacher page.)

Lessons.com: That’s beautiful, Ileen. Thanks for playing that for us.

Ileen Zovluck: You’re welcome.

Lessons.com: Well, that leads me into my next question. Hearing you play makes me think about your approach to guitar teaching. When you’re with a student who comes to you – 1) Do you teach different levels of guitar students – beginners, intermediate, or advanced?

Ileen Zovluck: I teach all levels, up to professional. Beginners – that’s an interesting question. I prefer to take beginners who have already played an instrument or can, at least, read a little music, or have played by ear in the past. Rank beginners are a little … it depends … I’m a little … I screen them. But, I prefer to teach the intermediate and advanced levels, but any level will do.

Lessons.com: And say, when a typical guitar student comes, who would be a more intermediate or advanced, what would be your approach to teaching that student guitar?

Ileen Zovluck: You mean in regards to what methods I use?

Lessons.com: Exactly. Say a prospective guitar student is watching this interview … What would you say to them to explain to them how you would be teaching them they’d come to you?

Well, no matter what instrument you play, it’s important to know how to play, regardless of the style. Whether you’re a jazz player, or a classical player, you still have to know the layout of an instrument well, and that frees you up to do whatever you want. With most students, I begin with either the Alfred Method, especially for younger students, or the Mel Bay methods, or, very often, the Frederick Noad methods, which are super. I incorporate, with intermediate and advanced players, a lot of individual pieces, not necessarily method books. And, that’s a gradual process, beginning with Carcassi, or Sohr, or Albeniz, or Granados … very much of the basics. Then you can get to more advanced work.

Lessons.com: Of course. And, can you tell us a little more about your guitar lesson fees and your scheduling format? How often do you work with your guitar students?

Ileen Zovluck: The lessons are once a week – no more than that, because you need that much time to prepare what you’ve played over the course of a few days. It’s too soon to do it twice a week. My lessons are usually hourly. I do do thirty minute lessons for young children – children under the age of twelve. The one hour lesson is sixty dollars, and the half-hour, for children under twelve, is forty.

Lessons.com: Going back to equipment and guitars and so on, I would imagine guitar students have a lot of questions about what guitar to buy. Do you offer guidance to your students?

Ileen Zovluck: Oh, yes! It depends on how little or how much they think they want. It’s often a question of budget. But there are … We’re very lucky, because in this area of New Jersey, there are quite a number of really reliable, trustworthy instrument retailers … guitar retailers specifically. And, I work with them because I want my students to get the best guitar suited for them, so I don’t want to have it with the retailers to sell me something. So, I ask them to keep some instruments in stock. But there are quite a few, and I will either choose a guitar for them, and they can just come and pick it up, if they feel comfortable with that. Or, very often, I’ll go shopping with a student. They usually do better when they have a buddy system, especially one that can hear what they’re doing to buy an instrument.

Lessons.com: That helps out a lot, when you’re going to choose an instrument. It can be something that can cause a lot of anxiety, when you’re first playing the instrument, and you’re thinking about purchasing one of your own. So, it sounds like a good approach to it.

Ileen Zovluck: It gives a lot of anxiety even when you know what you’re doing. It’s a purchase. It’s a purchase and it’s a bit of a stretch to buy something that you’ve never seen before. So, it works out really nicely. It’s hard to do that in a lot of cities, but it’s really, really easy here.

Lessons.com: Once again, it sounds like Paterson is a great place to be to teach guitar.

Ileen Zovluck: It is. Yeah.

Lessons.com: Well, Ileen, I want to thank you so much for taking this time to be with us today and discussing your guitar teaching with us, and we look forward to seeing you on FindaGuitarTeacher very soon.

Ileen Zovluck: Great. Thank you.

Lessons.com: Thank you, Ileen, and take care. Have a good day, now.

Ileen Zovluck: It’s been a pleasure. You too!
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