Warren Lessons

Warren Lessons

5.0Exceptional(13 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Students constantly tell us that we are so much more than just music lessons, because of how we connect with each and every one of them. It feels like a loving, caring community. Knowing they feel that, is exactly why we love being peoples choice for guitar, drum, piano, voice, ukukele and bass lessons in Schenectady, NY


We love observing how confidence and a sense of excitement comes to life as students see their progress. As the owner, It thrills me to hear music and laughter coming out of each room. The energy here leaves the stress and anxiety of the daily grind behind.



Hired 3 times
9 employees
21 years in business
Serves Schenectady , NY
Offers online services

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Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    George Y.

    Great teachers. The Music Camps are a great and a very positive experience.
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    December 25, 2022

    Randy J.

    Not only are they are extremely knowledgeable and talented musicians,
    but the are great teachers.
    My lessons always provide a challenge, yet I feel I am always progressing.
    It helps my confidence even when I’m struggling with something new…that’s their teaching skills working with me and for me.
    If you want to learn or improve on playing an instrument, go to Warren Music
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    December 25, 2022

    Ann A.

    Jimmy Page once said that everyone has their own identity coming through the guitar, and its been a pleasure finding and developing mine with Don. Unlike other teachers, Don doesnt use a book, so the lessons are customized to fit each students unique personality and taste in music. If youre an adult, you wont have to feel ridiculous playing childrens songs, because Don will start you out with the music YOU like. Within a few short weeks, I was already playing Nirvana, Green Day, Led Zeppelin, and Lynyrd Skynyrd songs.
    Don also has a great way with people. Im a shy individual, but I feel at ease working with him and his other students (who are also some pretty amazing people). Don challenges me to step outside of my comfort zone, but at a pace that I feel comfortable with. The experience of working him and the other students has given me a lot more confidence and has brought a lot of joy to my life. I feel so fortunate to have Don as both my teacher and friend.
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    January 28, 2018

    Pam D.

    My daughter was very shy when she started taking lessons from Don. She has been taking lesson for just over a year now, and is much more comfortable with performing. While she is still shy, Don has helped boost her confidence. Don is paitent with his students and really listens to his students. I can wait to see the next generation of musicians that Don and Mike help produce.
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    January 27, 2018

    Matthew M.

    Don Warrens approach to teaching guitar is perfect for an older student like me. I was learning songs - not scales - at my very first lesson. Don made a point of learning what music I wanted to play and has customized my lessons to my musical tastes.
    But wait - theres more! Don is the Mr. Miyagi (see The Karate Kid films) of guitar teachers. Although I didnt realize it at the time, Don was teaching me guitar technique and music theory while teaching me songs I wanted to learn (wax on, wax off).
    I have made more progress in six months than I ever imagined I would. I recommend Don Warren to any guitar student.
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    January 26, 2018

    Steve R.

    Lessons and learning based not on formulaic approaches, using instead a very personal approach based on the students interests, abilities and progress. Ive said it over and over - I learned and was able to do more after my first lesson with Don Warren than the previous 50+ years of struggling and learning bad habits.
    After a few lessons with Don he turned those bad habits into a positive and after improving what I was doing said: This is your signature way of playing. It is. And I like it.
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    January 26, 2018

    Frequently asked questions

    The Warren Lesson approach is based on each individuals personal goals and needs. Each instructor is gifted in tapping into the style of teaching each student responds to best.

    Some like a traditional "Here's the lesson, learn it, get more" while others enjoy a more interactive style where we explore what music has to offer, through the songs they like.

    Some want to read music off a page, while others want to do it like they see their favorite performer do. 

    It's Never a one size fits all approach. 

    When the founder has given lessons to classic rock icons as well as many of the areas top music instructors, you can be sure each Warren Lesson instructor is more than qualified.

    More than that, each coach/instructor has proven track records of connecting with students in a way that brings so much more than just reaching their music goals.

    kids, teens and adults love the sense of confidence and energy they feel after a lesson.

    Students of our program have gone on to many avenues of success, including:

    Earning scholarships to schools such as Julliard, Berklee,  Crane, Belmont etc.

    Becoming professional music educators in each level of academia

    Performing and recording professionally

    I love working with beginners, though I've coached and provided ongoing guitar instruction to multiple classic rock icons,

    Have given lessons to other noted guitar instructors and has mentored multiple, now-established guitar instructors both locally and nationally. 

    Has unprecedented skills to connect with and develop any level of student

    Has developed and assisted students who went on to earn significant scholarships to Berklee, Crane, and Belmont.

    Invented and sold a training pick to the world’s largest music accessory supplier (D'Addario / Planet Waves)

    Founded the U-Rock Camp weekend music experience for kids, teens, and adults. This has been a life changing event for countless people of all ages in building playing ability, skills, performance confidence, networking, andrelationships.

    Proficient in multiple genres of music, including rock, R&B, blues, folk, pop, metal, country, bluegrass, gospel, reggae, funk etc.


    Voting member of the Grammy's

    Worked with Blink 182, Blue Oyster Cult, Dan Toler (Allman Brothers) etc.

    Shared stage and/or studio credits with multiple well-known recording artists including Trey Anastasio (Phish) Hall Ketchum, John Sebastian (The Lovin Spoonful), Richard Bell (The Band)

    Has performed annual sold out shows at Caffe Lena spanning more than 25 years

    Created and developed a unique, unprecedented sounding guitar, including securing a national endorsement for guitars with a Nashville session legend.See www.warrenguitars.com

    Why does this matter?

    My personality and teaching style, combined with my vast and varied experience and musical knowledge at the highest levels, allows me to guide students anywhere they desire. 

    Whether students want to play for their own personal satisfaction, play a simple campfire song, play in a group, perform in public, attend music school, pursue a musical career, or just play for fun, I can lead you there.

    We will work together to accomplish any music goals you have at a speed you are most comfortable with. Building relationships and musical skills is my forte. I love what I do, and my students can feel that. 

    $140.00 per month, which invludes any 5 week months. Each lesson is 30 minutes, and a discount is offered for an hour long lesson or if more than one family member takes lessons.

    Because I have worked at high levels within the music industry in a number of capacities, It just came naturally. I was teaching adults and teens since I was 15.


    Touring Pros

    senior citizens




    Services offered

    Voice Acting
    Public Speaking
    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory
    Audio Production