My teaching approach: I’m a leading guitar and bass guitar teacher in the Long Island and New York City area. I have over 20 years experience teaching, recording, and playing guitar. I’ve worked to gain the respect of many students and parents as a patient and effective teacher who promotes having lots of fun in a learning environment. In addition to teaching regularly, I’m also an experienced musician–leading bands, recording (including doing recording for students and their bands), and live touring with major acts. I’m diverse and teach all guitar styles at all levels. I teach using music from any era. If my student wants to learn a specific song, I teach him / her their favorites. My influences are: Too many! My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: I teach 7 days a week 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 Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: Introductory lesson is free! I like to get to know my student by talking to them, listening to what they want out of lessons, then make a goal oriented plan catered to their desires. A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: Lessons are catered to my students goals, desires, and specific needs. The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: One who loves to listen to and play music, and enjoys his/her time with me.
Jaf is a great and very patient teacher. I haven’t played the guitar for over 20 years and he helped me to start off again and progress fast.
He is very good!!!!
Jaf has been working with my boys (she’s ages 7 and 10) for a few months now. They both enjoy working with him, he has a calm demeanor and patience. They have improved their playing and contribute to look forward to their lessons. Highly recommend!
I hired him to teach my grandson to play guitar. My grandson is playing well and is anxious to learn more.