Ricky Pistone Guitar Lessons

Ricky Pistone Guitar Lessons

5.0 (1)
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

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.

I enjoy empowering musicians to do what they love. Music can feel like an unattainable subject. I love breaking the boundaries and showing students how easy music can be.

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Brooklyn, NY 11237
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  • Emma Bartolomucci

    Ricky is a patient and knowledgable teacher. Because he's so versatile in the subject of music, he can coach on a variety of styles ranging from jazz to pop, to production to song writing. A true talent and collaborator! Highly recommend for ages 5 and up.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My process begins with finding what the student wants to achieve. I want my students to feel as if their goals are being accomplished. I will examine each student's ability to play, and their ability to be creative. After this, I will develop short term goals for the students. In time, both mine, and the students goals will become a reality.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have my Bachelors of Music. I have experience in all ensemble sizes. I have taught guitar for four years now, and my performing, and composing skills have helped imensly with teaching. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing is based on the distance from each student and how long the commute may take.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching in University. I was studying a lot of improvisation, so I taught blues and jazz to high school students.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with beginners and intermediate students.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would like the student to know what they want to accomplish with music.

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