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  • Don Warren Music

    Don Warren Music

    Schenectady, NY · Don Warren

    (5 reviews)

    Which Student are you? ADULT: I have been helping adults realize their dream of learning an instrument in a way that is truly enjoyable. My adult students tell me that my style turns their guitar time into a needed stress reliever and pleasurable experience they look forward to at the end of the day. TEENS: You will not only get the skills to play, any style in a short amount of time, you will gain confidence and a great feeling of self empowerment.  The reviews and testimonies from parents and students have said this for years. My teens have an incredible time both with individual lesson
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    Albany, NY · Andrew Wheeler

    (3 reviews)

    I am an award-winning acoustic and electric blues guitarist with a passion for teaching. I am formally trained, play some classical method, country method, jazz method, and rock method. I have two certificates from the world-reknowned Berklee College of Music - Boston, and I continue to enroll in world-class guitar lessons so I bring the best to my students. I gig regionally and nationally (Memphis, Boston, NYC) and teach. I do NOT use a cookie-cutter approach; I teach each student based on their own desires and goals.
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  • Harry Pellegrin Classical Guitar Lessons

    Harry Pellegrin Classical Guitar Lessons

    Schenectady, NY · Harry Pellegrin

    (2 reviews)

    I have been teaching privately for 28 years and currently teach at Union College in Schenectady. My teaching approach: It is my belief that mastery of the instrument and a thorough understanding of music is essential regardless of the style or genre of music one wishes to perform. Yes, I will teach beginners some simple chords so that they can strum a song or two--this affords the new student a sense of accomplishment. However, this is not the main thrust or goal of my teaching method. Please google me. My influences are: John Williams, Julian Bream, Andres Segovia, David Russell, Manuel
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    Schenectady, NY · Cathy Winter

    (1 review) My teaching approach: I love teaching all ages and levels, working with everyone from young children to retirees and everyone in between, whether they are absolute beginners or advanced players. I teach the way I learned, figuring out what kinds of music you'd love to play and how to get there, including the songs you already love, ones you've written, or pieces that expand your repertoire and musical knowledge.. My influences are: go to for more info My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days
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  • Mike Campese Guitar Lessons

    Mike Campese Guitar Lessons

    Capitol Hill, NY · Mike Campese

    My teaching approach: I teach all levels and styles. I'm a GIT honors grad of MI in Hollywood, CA and write lessons for many magazines such as Guitar Player, Guitar World, Premier Guitar etc. I have a lot of experience performing, played with many national acts such as the "Trans-Siberian Orchestra" and has released several Cd's. I help each student become a better guitarist and I have patience. My influences are: many musicians throughout the years. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writi
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  • Charlie Button Guitar Lessons

    Charlie Button Guitar Lessons

    Capitol Hill, NY · Charlie Button

    My teaching approach: Be yourself and play like nobody else. Online guitar lessons with Charlie Button include customized instruction specifically tailored to YOUR individual needs in the form of guitar technique, music theory, composition, and more to help you achieve your goals. Experience in addition to private lessons: - Peer tutoring in music theory at SCCC - Music teacher's assistant at Oswego Middle School - Assoc. degree in Music Business from SCCC (3.9 GPA) - Bachelor's degree in Music from SUNY Oswego (3.93 GPA) My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, J Dilla, The Beatles, Miles Davis, St
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  • Joseph Adee Guitar Lessons

    Joseph Adee Guitar Lessons

    Capitol Hill, NY · Joseph Adee

    My teaching approach: I want my students to have fun while learning. Students can learn songs they want, from their favorite artist. Students will learn the fundamentals of Guitar , Bass, Drums, Harmonica, Mandolin and Voice. I teach ages 5 to 85. All lessons are private. All students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent. We have a yearly recital. There is no contracts, pay as you go. Call for more info. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music T
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  • Joseph Noval GUitar Lessons

    Joseph Noval GUitar Lessons

    Capitol Hill, NY · Joseph Noval

    My teaching approach: I've recently come back from Los Angles, where I was working in a band called The Hills, signed to Stewart Records. Upon returning to New York, my home of 18 years, I have worked on several studio recordings with many bands, as a hired gun, or as a friend. I have also played with several bands. I put an emphasis on developing a personal style, and give my students the tools to get there. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Performan
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  • Graham Tichy Guitar Lessons

    Graham Tichy Guitar Lessons

    Capitol Hill, NY · Graham Tichy

    My teaching approach: For the past six years I have taught roughly 40 students a week, teaching beginning children to experienced adults, covering many styles and skill levels. I encourage proficiency in reading, theory, technique, and ear training in my lessons. These skills are applied to music styles that the student wants to learn. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing
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  • Michael Ward Guitar Lessons

    Michael Ward Guitar Lessons

    Capitol Hill, NY · Michael Ward

    My teaching approach: I'm a big believer in fundamentals. I teach students how to read music, theory, ear-training, technique, etc. Students will also learn how to play their favorite songs and play in the style(s) of music they find most interesting. Having a solid foundation in all of these areas will accomplish my personal goal of helping students develop the ability and skills to do whatever it is they would like to with music, whether that is just simply learning their favorite tunes for their own personal enjoyment, or if they have great dreams of one day becoming a professional musician
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  • Mike Warren Music Lessons

    Mike Warren Music Lessons

    Schenectady, NY · Mike Warren

    Electric/acoustic guitar, bass guitar and song-writing lessons. Can teach the styles of Rock, Pop, Metal, Acoustic, Indie, Blues, Hip Hop and more. Established guitarist/bassist and songwriter with training in music theory, song-writing and music history. Have played in established bands, have played KOA Campground tours, and perform out regularly with in-demand local acts, as well as appearing on albums as a session guitarist and co-songwriter. Previous experience in running rock camps and instructing/directing live performance rehearsals. I believe music is the language we all understand.
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  • Brian Fredericks Guitar Lessons

    Brian Fredericks Guitar Lessons

    Capitol Hill, NY · Brian Fredericks

    My teaching approach: I am a young, new musician and I can teach kids more recent styles of music. I have been playing for over 10 years and have been playing in a major band for 3, so I may teach more than just playing skills, but also writing and for those in bands, stage presence. I am very patient with people's learning abilities, because I am a self-taught musician. My influences are: Modern guitar players and song-writers. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompani
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  • Jon Tario Guitar Lessons

    Jon Tario Guitar Lessons

    Capitol Hill, NY · Jon Tario

    My teaching approach: Lessons are designed around the goals of the student and are highly student driven. Basically, I can help you learn what you want while feeding you meals of what you should know along the way. I am a NYS certified Music Teacher and have my Master's Degree in Music Education. My influences are: The Beatles, Hendrix, Segovia My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Acc
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  • Rob Skane Guitar Lessons

    Rob Skane Guitar Lessons

    Rexford, NY · Rob Skane

    My teaching approach: My teaching approach is very laid back. I don't micro manage a student during our lessons. I try to keep things fun. I have been a working musician for 20 years and have had the pleasure to tour throughout the United States and Canada. My influences are: There are many, but mostly it'sthe Beatles. My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance
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  • Music Lessons By Justin

    Music Lessons By Justin

    Troy, NY · Justin Davis

    Offering inexpensive lessons across the spectrum of music. Guitar (beginner), bass (beginner and intermediate), and music theory (beginner, intermediate, advanced).Contact me now for inquiries and reservations!

  • Learn Guitar In 10 Weeks

    Learn Guitar In 10 Weeks

    Schenectady, NY · John Bissonnette

    Hey! I'm John Bissonnette.I've been playing guitar for almost 15 years, and teaching for over 10 years. I've helped hundreds of people improve their skills at all levels. I have a new program starting up soon - Learn guitar in 10 weeks.I will give you very specific instructions each week for you to work on each weekBy the end of the 10th week, you'll have played 3 songs - including basic chords, strums, and rock riffs!I look forward to hearing from you, and helping you out with your guitar playing soon!
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Albany Guitar Lessons

(11 reviews)

Don DeBold Music Instruction

Don DeBold · Lake Katrine, NY

About Don

My name is Don DeBold and my love of guitar began on Christmas Day when I was 9 years old and received my first guitar. I first learned the basics and soon began taking Classical Guitar instruction from re-known instructor and performer Ignaccio Vecchio. Years later my interest in other styles would bloom. In my late teens my touring career as Lead Guitarist in various Rock and Metal bands ensued with such bands as Black Rose, the Answer, and Rise throughout the Northeastern, U.S.A.

Years later I became a husband and father and discovered a love of teaching as well as performing. Over the past 20 or so years my performing has been generally as Solo Classical Guitarist for weddings and events(such as the black-tie U.S. Marines Birthday bash in Newburgh, N.Y. … YEAH, BIG BUCKS ! … and everything reasonably local) while having the privilege of sharing my knowledge and guidance with many students.

Because I teach such styles as Classical and Flamenco Guitar(including ABRSM exam prep.), Blues, Rock, Shred, Metal, Jazz, Country, and General Instruction for just having fun for all ages and levels I tailor instruction to my students’ goals, not mine. Though many of my students have gone on to have performing careers many others just wanted to play the guitar for their own enjoyment. The exhilaration I get when a student gets over a hump and suddenly “gets it” with that smile of joy and accomplishment is priceless!

I have been a staff instructor at Imperial Guitar and Soundworks when they were located in Newburgh, N.Y. for 12 years and at the New York School of Music in Walden, N.Y. but would like to focus more at instruction from my home in Lake Katrine, N.Y.

I hope we can have fun with guitar lessons soon. Music instruction should of course be fun as well as for technique practice and theory. After all, despite what many of my peers believe, this shouldn’t be confused with Navy Seals Training !

Yours Truly,

Don DeBold