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  • Assaf Kehati Guitar Lessons

    Assaf Kehati Guitar Lessons

    Brooklyn, NY 11218

    5.0 (6)

    * 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. * Improvisati
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  • Mercedes Escobar Online Lessons

    Mercedes Escobar Online Lessons

    New York, NY 10011

    5.0 (4)

    In this course, you are the star! Having performed live for 15 years (and counting), I specialize in providing students with the right tools for them to be able to start playing in an intuitive way. Focusing mainly on practical goals, you can learn quickly and in a motivated way. No one is saying starting something new is easy, but it does get easy if you practice! If what you are looking for is a standard, classically-oriented education, look somewhere else! I'm here to teach you how to start playing songs from week one. If singing is something that interests you, I can also work with you to
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  • SPIROS SOUKIS  Guitar- Bass  &  Music Theory Lessons.

    SPIROS SOUKIS Guitar- Bass & Music Theory Lessons.

    New York, NY 10036

    5.0 (4)

    My teaching approach: I customize the lessons to fit my students level and special needs. 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 tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equip
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  • Kevin's Guitar Lessons

    Kevin's Guitar Lessons

    New York, NY 10009

    5.0 (4)

    I have been teaching guitar for 15 years to beginners, intermediate and advanced students. I also teach finger-style guitar arrangements as well and also solo guitar song arranging. I teach in Manhattan and Brooklyn areas provided there is easy access to public transportation to your area via subway that does not require addittional transferring to a bus. Lessons are booked in package plans of 4, 6 or 8 lessons. Session are one hour. 

  • Guitar Lessons 101

    Guitar Lessons 101

    New York, NY 10032

    5.0 (4)

    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.

  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    New York, NY 10014

    5.0 (3)

    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, ensuri
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  • DJ

    DJ

    New York, NY 10023

    5.0 (2)

    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 cl
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  • Santiago Restrepo Music

    Santiago Restrepo Music

    Staten Island, NY 10310

    5.0 (2)

    My service has 3 ways to learning music: 1- Technique (scales,arpegios) 2- Music and Improvisation (all about music theory) 3-Repertoire of songs I like all types of music and I want to know what is your favorite type of music that you would like to play.

  • John Lehmann-Haupt Guitar Instruction

    John Lehmann-Haupt Guitar Instruction

    New York, NY 10023

    5.0 (2)

    I have over 40 years of experience as a teacher, with 26 years as a staff instructor at New York's American Institute of Guitar. Whether it's classical, pop, folk, blues, or song arranging, I focus on drawing a beautiful sound from the instrument. I performed nightly at Windows on the World (atop the former World Trade Center) for 12 years, and I have two solo CDs out. My song arrangements are published by Mel Bay, and I have written on music for The New York Times, Acoustic Guitar, and other publications; I'm also on the Board of Directors of the NY Classical Guitar society. YouTube video of
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  • Dave Crum Music Lessons

    Dave Crum Music Lessons

    Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

    5.0 (2)

    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
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  • Dom Minasi Guitar Lessons

    Dom Minasi Guitar Lessons

    New York, NY 10025

    5.0 (2)

    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.&n
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  • Take Note Lessons

    Take Note Lessons

    Queens, NY 11106

    5.0 (2)

    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, g
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  • Eric Jayk Teaching Studio

    Eric Jayk Teaching Studio

    Brooklyn, NY 11211

    5.0 (2)

    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, writin
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  • Easy Español

    Easy Español

    New York, NY 10018

    5.0 (1)

    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.
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  • Forever Music Lessons And Recording Studios

    Forever Music Lessons And Recording Studios

    Freeport, NY 11520

    5.0 (1)

    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!

    Best of 2017
  • Phil Goldenberg - Guitar Lessons

    Phil Goldenberg - Guitar Lessons

    New York, NY 10028

    5.0 (1)

    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 '
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  • Chad McLoughlin Guitar Lessons

    Chad McLoughlin Guitar Lessons

    New York, NY 10031

    5.0 (1)

    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
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  • Peter Argondizza:  Musician, Guitarist And Tutor.

    Peter Argondizza: Musician, Guitarist And Tutor.

    Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

    5.0 (1)

    I have over twenty-five years teaching experience at University, Conservatory level, as well as private lessons at all levels. As a passionate and learned teacher, I successfully combine high standards, proven professionalism and a passion for teaching and learning. I have taught internationally in both the UK and the USA and hold advanced degrees from Yale (Doctorate)  and Stonybrook (Masters).  Further information can be found at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-peter-argondizza-7037b241
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  • Music Is Life

    Music Is Life

    Brooklyn, NY 11226

    4.0 (1)

    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.

  • LOU RUSSO Music

    LOU RUSSO Music

    Staten Island, NY 10306

    5.0 (1)

    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 th
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  • Cason Day Guitar Lessons

    Cason Day Guitar Lessons

    New York, NY 10032

    5.0 (1)

    Hi! My name is Cason Day. I'm a guitarist living in New York City. I have been a guitar teacher for over seven years. My career thus far spans several albums and numerous live shows, including work in these genres: -Rock -Metal -Pop -Jazz I love guitar and I want to help others harness that passion and become the best guitar player they can be! I pride my teaching approach in being not only technical, but most importantly: FUN. I believe the most important part of guitar is enjoying it, and having a great time learning. I teach my students practical, effective techniques in a way that keeps th
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  • Jayjay Lozano Music Lessons

    Jayjay Lozano Music Lessons

    Queens, NY 11373

    4.0 (1)

    My service aims to make the student versatile and musically fluent in communication. I've been teaching privately for 10 years now.

    Best of 2017
  • Justin Thompson Guitar Lessons

    Justin Thompson Guitar Lessons

    Long Island City, NY 11101

    5.0 (1)

    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,
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  • John Blevins Music

    John Blevins Music

    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    5.0 (1)

    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.
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  • Music Enlights

    Music Enlights

    Yonkers, NY 10703

    5.0 (1)

    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..

  • GUITAR DAVE

    GUITAR DAVE

    New York, NY 10028

    5.0 (1)

    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.
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  • Iain Greenway Guitar Lessons

    Iain Greenway Guitar Lessons

    Tenafly, NJ 07670

    5.0 (1)

    My teaching approach: I'm an experienced local working musician. I teach a technique based approach in finger style for Blues, Rock, Jazz, Spanish Classical and Bottle neck Slide in both open and standard tunings. My influences are: Clapton, Winwood, Kossoff, Carlton, Ford, Cooder, Lowel George, Abert Collins, Albert King, Bream, De lucia, villa lobos, Rubira. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: I'm available evenings and weekends as well as some week days on appointment in advance. Guitar Tech
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  • Carlos Chong Guitar

    Carlos Chong Guitar

    Clifton, NJ 07011

    5.0 (1)

    Hello dear students ,i am carlos  i have 30 years of experience to playing guitar and 12 to teach,i am from Ecuador . I have a complete and practical method of teaching jazz guitar, rock ,poular, harmony,improvisation, so you can check me on instagram, or on my fan page carlos chong...best regards to all

  • Jeff’s Music Performance And Recording Lessons

    Jeff’s Music Performance And Recording Lessons

    Cambria Heights, NY 11411

    5.0 (1)

    Being self taught for many of the instruments I know, I know a way to connect with students and make it easier for them to understand the lesson put forth to them. When it comes to performance, it is a passion for the art that drives me to excel and I hope to spread that passion. With emphasis on heart versus discipline, I try to find an equal and efficient balance between the two. When it comes to engineering, I’m a graduate of the oldest audio school in the world, top of my class with a burning passion for the art. With an emphasis on creativity as well as critical thinking, you&rsquo
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  • Ricky Pistone Guitar Lessons

    Ricky Pistone Guitar Lessons

    Brooklyn, NY 11237

    5.0 (1)

    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 si
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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.