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  • Octo School Of Music

    Octo School Of Music

    Brooklyn, NY 11208

    5.0 (10)

    Our piano lessons for kids are really fun because we use lots of interactive teaching methods that makes learning music fun. Piano lessons for adults are fun also we use many interactive methods geared for adults.  Piano lessons for kids are different than those of our adult students but it is equally loaded with fun. As you can see in our glowing reviews on google. We operate under the name Octo Music Studio. Whiles considering which place to take your lessons, please read how our piano lessons for beginners will benefit you. We teach music differently than most music schools in Brookl
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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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  • Concetta Abbate Teaching Artist

    Concetta Abbate Teaching Artist

    Brooklyn, NY 11221

    5.0 (5)

    Concetta Abbate is a violinist, violist, vocalist and composer in New York City. Concetta began studying classical violin and ear training at age 4, with Irene Lawton as her primary teacher. She later continued her classical studies with Jody Gatwood (Catholic University), Tanya Kalmanovitch (New England Conservatory) and Emily Ondracek (Columbia University). After a childhood dedicated to classical training, Concetta became interested in delving further into her interest in folk music, pop, and jazz. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry in Sp
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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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  • 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. 

  • The Purple Planet Lessons

    The Purple Planet Lessons

    Brooklyn, NY 11226

    5.0 (4)

    I am a lifelong performing guitar player and teacher that specializes in teaching people to improvise. My favorite styles of music include rock, jazz, funk, and folk.  I have taught beginners to advanced players how to develop their improv skills I have my own home music studio we can work with or I will travel to you! You can check out my original material here! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sCUEj64w3o0
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    Best of 2017
  • Guitarscool

    Guitarscool

    New York, NY 10002

    5.0 (4)

    You don't work a guitar! Learning to play should be fun. Strum through the songs you love while mastering Guitar Technique & Music Theory. Full time pro musician with over a decade of teaching experience will motivate you & take the time to get you where you want to be on your instrument.

  • Pomarico Music

    Pomarico Music

    Brooklyn, NY 11205

    5.0 (3)

    I am a NYC public school music teacher, with 28 years experience. I teach all ages and abilities. I specialize in prepping students for auditions to Magnet schools, NYC Arts high schools and college auditions.  Music lessons are held in my studio on Saturdays in the Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn. I travel after school to Bay Ridge where I have a number of students I teach in their homes.  I hold a BFA from Long island University in Jazz Performance on Trombone. I hold a Master of Arts from Brooklyn College Conservatory in Secondary Education.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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
  • Rebel Rose Music Studio

    Rebel Rose Music Studio

    Maspeth, NY 11378

    5.0 (1)

    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
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  • Hunter Somogie Guitar Lessons

    Hunter Somogie Guitar Lessons

    Brooklyn, NY 11205

    5.0 (1)

    For over five years, I have been teaching guitar lessons. I have a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Perfomance from the Crane School of Music. Whatever a student's goal may be, I will always help them achieve it.I 

  • 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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  • 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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  • Billy Libby Music Lessons

    Billy Libby Music Lessons

    Brooklyn, NY 11225

    5.0 (1)

    Billy has been writing songs since first picking up an instrument. Because of that, Billy believes learning music and taping into one’s own creativity to hand in hand. He has been working with kids and adults doing song writing workshops and lessons for the past 8 years working through Ethical Culture Fieldston School and other organizations and has cowritten with and produced records for both professional songwriters who have written hit songs for A Great Big World and Kesha, and amateur songwriters including refugee youth and youth have gone through traumatic experiences
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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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  • 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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  • Guitar, Bass And Music Theory Lessons

    Guitar, Bass And Music Theory Lessons

    Levittown, NY 11756

    5.0 (1)

    Hello my name is Joe W. I have been teaching privately for over 30 years. I am Experienced with all age groups and styles. You the student will learn what you are looking to learn. Much emphasis is put into you developing your own style. I can help you with learning to read and write the Universal language of music. Learn Harmony and Theory to understand what makes music tick. Or of course If you just want to learn to play favorite songs, we could do that. I have a huge inventory of music, and what I don't have, I can write out for you. I look forward to talking to you to discuss what your
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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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  • 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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Brooklyn Guitar Lessons

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Brooklyn Guitar Lessons

Rick Stone · Brooklyn, NY


What or who inspired you to start teaching?

I never really set out to be a teacher initially. I'd learned to read music when I started at 8 years old, played in blues rock bands for about 7 years and music was the only thing that mattered to me, but I grew up in a very blue collar neighborhood, and the idea of actually being a professional musician was not something that even entered anybody's mind (my parents wanted me to get "a real job").

It was 1974 and I didn't really know what I was going to do with my life, so I enrolled in the community college (which was walking distance from my house) and started taking random courses. I soon discovered the music department and it was like the sun came up! I started enrolling in every music class I could; Theory, Class Piano, Music History, Classical Guitar, and suddenly I was surrounded by others my age who were very serious about music. We also had the very good fortune to have a great professor Dr. Joseph Howard. He was an accomplished local pianist in both classical and jazz and instilled a very high degree of musicianship in everyone who studied with him and had a profound influence on my life.

Around that same time, I was over at a friends house listening to records (one of our primary activities back then) and he happened to have a self-help book lying around. I don't remember the title, but it was all about creative visualization and being the author of your own life. I remember very clearly thinking about this and then going home and writing my goals in a notebook. They were basically; Play and teach music professionally, be financially independent, and own my own home with a recording studio.

Over the last 40 years, I've fulfilled all of those goals, and of course I've had other teachers and inspirations along the way (Barry Harris, Jimmy Heath, Ted Dunbar, Hal Galper, and many others) but I think I can trace it all back to Dr. Howard (we remained close friends up until his death in 2010).

What do you love most about your job?

I love to be the instigator of that ah-ha moment. When I show a student a piece of the puzzle that makes the little imaginary light-bulb appear over their head and they can suddenly see the simplicity of a concept. And of course I love it when I see them later (sometimes years down the line) and they're playing music at a level they never could have imagined back when they were students.

What types of students have you worked with?

Pretty much all kinds. I've taught absolute beginners through very advanced professional level players. I will say that I'm better at teaching people who have at least a little prior experience (some basic first position chords, etc.).

Tell us about your passion for teaching

As I mentioned earlier, I've had the benefit of studying with some excellent teachers and have learned different approaches from each of them. I've tried to distill these down into my own style, but at the same time I'm basically pretty adaptable and will adjust my approach to each student. I enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to get somebody over a major hurdle. Sometimes it's a matter of finding the right piece of music that excites and challenges them to reach the next level. I'll often write studies and exercises specifically because an issue we encounter in a lesson. I've spent whole summers writing thousands of pages of this material, so my passion for teaching may border on obsession.

What advice would you give aspiring students?

Practice DAILY at least 2-hours, and more is better (up to a point). Keep a practice journal and write in it daily; what did you practice, what did you accomplish, what do you need to work on tomorrow? etc. Every once in awhile, evaluate yourself and your longer term goals (these will probably evolve as you progress). Keep lists of the things you're working on; songs, technical exercises, scales, arpeggios, patterns, etc. and stay focused. Find something that excites you, go to live performances often, listen to recordings and transcribe (learn by ear, not always from written music or tab). Say "yes" to every playing opportunity in the beginning because you never know where it might lead or what you might enjoy. Just stay engaged with music every day. In the end, any teacher is just a guide on the path, you have to do the real work for yourself. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.