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Brooklyn 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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Jamie Fox Guitar Lessons

Jamie Fox Guitar Lessons

5.0 5 Reviews
Jamie Fox, originally from California, has performed world wide, in concert and on television, including the Montreaux Jazz Festival. A semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz competition in 1995, he has workedwith artists as diverse as Brother Jack Mc Duff, Dr. John, Ernie Watts, Gene Harris, Tiger Okoshi, Carla Thomas, Otis Clay and The Shirelles. He played guitar and served as Musical Director for the Joan Baez World Tour (1989-1991), filming a popular PBS television special with Baez and Jackson Browne. He was lead guitarist for Blood, Sweat, & Tears (1998-2000), touring the USA and Canada. In addition to per ... View Profile
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Frank's Music School

Frank's Music School

5.0 5 Reviews
Hello students my name is Frank. I've played guitar for 9 years now and want to enter students into my journey with the Guitar. If you listen to my advice and techniques It'll get you rocking out in no time!
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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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Guitarscool

Guitarscool

5.0 4 Reviews
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.
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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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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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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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Nicholas Jozwiak

Nicholas Jozwiak

5.0 3 Reviews
Hi! My name is Nicholas. I am a highly-trained, multi-instrumental musician. I graduated the New School of Jazz in 2012. I play classical, jazz and pretty much every genre. I make the lessons fun and engaging for all students. My yoga teaching style is very slow and personal, not a sweaty vinyasa style that most beginners are familiar with (think Yoga to the People). I aim to teach you skills that you can utilize daily at home, with our weekly lesson checking in and building on that. We will work with healing any specific concerns and building an internal physical and mental strength that will go on to serve your daily life. I have a shared s ... 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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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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Richard's Music Lessons! Complete Studio Equipment!

Richard's Music Lessons! Complete Studio Equipment!

5.0 2 Reviews
My name is Richard, I have been teaching, piano, guitar, voice, opera, music theory, music performance, singing, drums, for more then 25 years. I have my own studio with all you need to study and become the best musician you can be, or I can travel to you!. - Music is a universal language of its own. I teach from 6 - 70 years of age. I also teach special educational techniques for students with a disability. Feel free to give me a call! "Lets create beautiful Music together" - "KEEP A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND A SONG IN YOUR HEART, AND THE WORLD WILL SING IT'S BEAUTIFUL SONG!" I am a certified Music Teacher, as well as a certified Music Therapi ... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Bass And Music Theory Lessons

Guitar, Bass And Music Theory Lessons

5.0 1 Review
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 interests are. Don't hesitate to call. Consultati ... View Profile
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Kelly Guitar & Ukulele

Kelly Guitar & Ukulele

5.0 1 Review
I offer both guitar and ukulele lessons in one sitting. Ukulele is a stepping stone to guitar and I find going from beginner to guitar is infinitely easier when you're playing a full ukulele song in the first 20 minutes. I provide both instruments for my unique strategy that yields faster results. 
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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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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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Learn How To Play In The Easiest Way

Learn How To Play In The Easiest Way

5.0 1 Review
Hey my name is Gal i'm a pop/rock singer/songwriter and a music teacher and i would love to get your dream come true and help you to play on guitar and piano in the easiest way.
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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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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.
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