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West New York Guitar Lessons

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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Assaf Kehati Guitar Lessons

Assaf Kehati Guitar Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
* 18 years of teaching experience privately and in colleges * 7 years of teaching experience privately via Skype * 5 star reviews on Google * Active musician performing nationwide and worldwide * Masters in Music (Jazz Perfromance) * Fun lessons and fast progress * Very personal, each student gets a tailored program that matches his goals, skills, and personality * Unique exercises * Detailed homework every lesson * Teaching in Brooklyn or worldwide via Skype * Happy students from NYC, L.A., D.C., Idaho, Boston, Denmark, Sweden, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan, and more. * Improvisation, chord progressions, theory, composition, rhyth ... 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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Guitar Lessons 101

Guitar Lessons 101

5.0 4 Reviews
My service  is to provide music Lessons that will allow you to grow musically. I believe in the capacity to transfer every bit of knowledge i have accumulated in these 10 years of experience. I promise to shape you into a musician rather than just a guitar player.
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Lincoln

Lincoln

5.0 4 Reviews
Working like a guitar instructor is my passion my students and I have a wonderful relationship about the guitar secrets to play. They always enjoy the lesson. 
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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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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 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 Guitar, Fin ... View Profile
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SPIROS SOUKIS  Guitar- Bass  &  Music Theory Lessons.

SPIROS SOUKIS Guitar- Bass & Music Theory Lessons.

5.0 4 Reviews
My teaching approach: I customize the lessons to fit my students level and indiviual musical taste. My influences are: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Robin Trower, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Lee Ritenour, Sonny Landreth, Robben Ford. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tunings, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson ... 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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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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Take Note Lessons

Take Note Lessons

5.0 2 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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Howie's Guitar School

Howie's Guitar School

5.0 2 Reviews
My service stands out because I have successfully taught people who previously failed with other teachers. For example, my plumber came to fix a leak while I was finishing up a lesson. I asked him if he ever thought of playing guitar. He said he actually took guitar lessons from two teachers but he failed. He quit and he decided guitar wasn't a thing he could do. So I said take some lessons with me. I'll give you a free lesson right now. He took the lesson and he came back for many more and he got really good. He could play many complicated songs and solos too. So the teacher really does make a big difference. ... 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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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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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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Guitar By Anthony Music School

Guitar By Anthony Music School

5.0 1 Review
Teaching for over 25 years I have developed a proven program that will advance any student on any level.All the while keeping the joy and fun intact. Real life applications to obtain tools that last a lifetime. I myself am a working musician from live to studio experience so I will instill necessary tools and skills to meet any goals.  Extensive experience with all levels and ages.Check out the website for more info. www.GuitarbyAnthony.com    212 532-3620 ... View Profile
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JC MUSIC

JC MUSIC

5.0 1 Review
I have been a musician that has performed with many bands and have been playing for more than 40 years. I have an enormous passion for music and is a big part of my life. I have great patience in my teaching and love to teach people and seeing them learn. I have taught all ages for more than 20 years and enjoy working with all ages
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Antoine Guitar Lessons

Antoine Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I chose music in the first place because of the relationship I had with my childhood teacher. I believe that music lessons are about more than just the music, they are also about building a strong personal relationship between teacher and student.
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Annamaria Menconi, Music Instructor

Annamaria Menconi, Music Instructor

5.0 1 Review
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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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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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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Jayjay Lozano Music Lessons

Jayjay Lozano Music Lessons

4.0 1 Review
My service aims to make the student versatile and musically fluent in communication. I've been teaching privately for 10 years now.
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Mr. Tony Rivera Guitar Lessons

Mr. Tony Rivera Guitar Lessons

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 system for challenging, attention d ... View Profile
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Phil Goldenberg - Guitar Lessons

Phil Goldenberg - Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I provide high quality guitar lessons to motivated students. I have a masters degree in classical guitar studying under a Grammy winning artist and have won several national guitar competitions. What sets me apart from other top classical musicians is my commitment to exploring other genres. My musical journey started in rock and blues before shifting towards jazz and finally classical. I have been teaching private lessons and group classes for 6 years. I give my students the solid technical and musical background that they need in order to forge their own musical journeys. Bachelor of Music '13 - Music Performance, Rowan University Masters o ... View Profile
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Rebel Rose Music Studio

Rebel Rose Music Studio

5.0 1 Review
Elaine (Mary) Akins is a Graduate of CUNY with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Music, Elaine is a professional Pianist, Vocalist, Guitarist Music Teacher as well as a Songwriter and Performer. Elaine has taught at New York City Public Schools and La Guardia College, studied Music Performance at CW Post College, Greenvale Long Island as well as at Touro College for a Master’s degree for Special Education. Elaine has been teaching privately for twenty five years of piano, guitar and vocal lessons children and adults from age 4 and up. Elaine believes in inspiring and motivation of her student’s creativity to train them to be ... View Profile
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Ricky Pistone Guitar Lessons

Ricky Pistone Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I teach guitar with a different angle. I let the student choose what they want to learn, and we go from there. I have been playing for eleven years and my last gig was performing on a cruise ship. I have my Bachelors of Music from James Madison University. I compose, record, perform, and teach. Guitar is my life and I would love to keep teaching others how to play. I began teaching in University with high school students. I then moved on to beginners while working on a cruise ship. I have experience with all types of guitarists whether it be people who want to improvise or those who want to sing and strum chords. ... View Profile
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Forever Music Lessons And Recording Studios

Forever Music Lessons And Recording Studios

5.0 1 Review
We provide our students with the opportunity to join one of the most effective and comprehensive music instruction and audio engineering programs available on Long Island. We also offer NYSSMA coaching, band coaching, studio time and more!
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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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West New York Guitar Lessons

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West New York Guitar Instruction

Ron Rothschild · West New York, NJ


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We recently interviewed West New York Guitar Teacher, Ron Rothschild about his guitar teaching, and we’re posting a transcript of the interview on today’s blog post. To see Ron’s full interview and hear what he has to say about his guitar teaching approach visit his guitar teacher page on Lessons.com today.

Lessons: So hello, Ron Rothschild. Thank you so much for joining us here on Lessons.com

Ron Rothschild: Hi. Thanks for having me.

Lessons: We’re really looking forward to hearing all about your guitar teaching. Maybe you can start by telling us where you teach.

Ron Rothschild: I teach guitar in Manhattan. I have a studio on the Upper West Side, but I also travel to students’ homes along the West Side and also the Upper East Side

Lessons: And, do you find that you teach more adults or children or is it a mixture of both?

Ron Rothschild: It’s probably about a fifty-fifty mix. It varies. Sometimes I may be teaching more adults. Sometimes I may be teaching more children.

Lessons: And how would you describe the level of interest in learning guitar in Manhattan? Do you find that a lot of people want to learn to play guitar?

Ron Rothschild: I think a lot of people do want to learn guitar. In fact probably more people are contacting me or other guitar teachers. I think playing guitar is something a lot of people want to do, and I’ve found with a lot of guitar students, they’ve wanted to do for a long time, and it takes a while for them to sort of make that call … take those steps. Yeah, I think people will always want to play guitar.

Lessons: And what styles of music do you find that people are most interested in? What do you find that people request most often to learn?

Ron Rothschild: It’s a varied mix. It seems like classic rock is very popular, also more … today’s music, the kids are more into that. I find people who are into folk and blues … reggae – all styles which I teach, along with jazz. My main focus is rock and pop and blues, which does seem to be what most people are into learning … wanting to learn how to play.

Lessons: And can you give us a sense in general terms, in straightforward terms, what is your approach to teaching guitar? What do you tend to focus on?

Ron Rothschild: Well, I really like to try to find out what each individual student wants to learn, whether that’s singing and playing at the same time, or they want to learn about playing lead guitar and solos – so they’re more interested in scales. I try to find out what artists or genres they like and find simple songs by those artists, or similar artists, to introduce concepts like playing lead or strumming along with a beat, or even figuring out songs by ear.

Lessons: Can you tell us what your fees are and what’s your scheduling format? How often do you work with people?

Ron Rothschild: Right now I’m charging $50 per hour, whether I go to someone’s house or they come to my studio. I work with all my guitar students a minimum of an hour a week. I feel that’s the minimum students need to play to start showing progress. I do work with students more often than that, or for longer durations, and progress tends to happen faster.

Lessons: Can you tell us a little about your equipment? I see a couple of guitars behind you there.

Ron Rothschild: Yes, there’s a Yamaha acoustic – I guess the guitar that I play most often, just hanging out or I want to play on my own. I also got a Telecaster, a Stratocaster, and a Precision Bass that I also use with my students – either myself accompanying them or some students are interested in, and I teach them the basics of bass guitar.

Lessons: And do you offer guidance to students about purchasing their own equipment?

Ron Rothschild: Yes, I do. I find that a lot of beginning guitar students are nervous that they don’t have a guitar for their first guitar lesson, and that’s really not a problem, because I can help them by recommending a guitar that’s going to be right for them, at a price that’s also going to be right for them.

Lessons: Well, Ron, thank you so much for joining us here. It’s been great to hear about your guitar teaching.

Ron Rothschild: Thank you so much.
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