Beginner, Intermediate And Advanced Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Beginner, Intermediate And Advanced Acoustic Guitar Lessons

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I'm a late bloomer when it comes to playing the guitar. It took me years of perseverance to get my playing to a respectable level of competency. Because of my deep desire to learn how to play, I was able to truly understand and experience all the many pitfalls that lied ahead.

Many of the things I have learned I wish I learned earlier in my development as it would have saved me years of time. I have been fortunate to have some very good teachers and this has helped greatly in building my confidence and seeing another perspective.

The guitar is an amazing instrument. It has a wonderfully versatile sound, is portable and universal in its tone. Playing music has changed my life. I can't imagine it not being in my life. It brings me joy, relieves stress, it's a creative outlet and most importantly allows me to entertain/share this gift with others.

Because learning to play the guitar took me so long, there is that part of me that wants to help people that are just starting out. I want to share with them things I didn't know and see their development happen much faster than mine. It's a way to experience victory over my own shortcomings. Not many things make me happier than sharing my musical knowledge with others and seeing the look on their face when a breakthough is made.

To me the most important part of any endeavor is a solid foundation. I want to build that foundation with my students. I want them to learn how to practice smart over practicing wrong. Better a focused 5 minute practice every day than an hour of incorrect practice.

I truly believe that the principles and techniques I will share, will not only help you play guitar but will instill life lessons for anything you do.

If you are interested in taking lessons, please reach out to me and I will be happy to help!

Thank you,

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cell 518 369 2150


Hired 5 times
9 years in business
Serves Troy , NY
Offers online services


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Folk

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar

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, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 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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    Thomas G.

    Great teacher. Great personality. Would definitely recommend.
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    June 18, 2022
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    Maurizio taught my 12-year-old daughter more in a few lessons than she learned in 8 months with her former instructor. His approach is practical and intuitive, but most of all it is fun. I would recommend his lessons without reservation.
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    January 30, 2020


    Laura C.

    I am an older beginner. Maurizio is very patient and finds different ways to help you accomplish your goal. He is easy to work with and kind. Always professional and makes every effort to give you your moneys worth. He teaches music theory and is a professional musician and songwriter. He is very encouraging and works with your schedule . I highly reccommend this personable artist for your musical aspirations.
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    January 29, 2020
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    Dan B.

    Meeting my objectives.
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    January 08, 2020


    Toni C.

    Maurizio is professional and encouraging.
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    November 23, 2019
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    Frequently asked questions

    Every student is unique in how he or she learns to play guitar. The goals and time frame, lies within the individual. The first lesson is mainly getting to know the student, making sure we are on the same page as far as expectations and that he or she has the proper tools to move forward. Example, make sure the guitar is properly set up and the correct size for the student's hands.

    As a rule of thumb, I believe that if a student faithfully follows my lesson plan, he or she should be a very solid/intermediate level guitar player within 5 years (assuming the student began taking lessons without any prior experience).

    I was born to be a singer-songwriter/guitar player. I grew up listening to my mother sing old Italian folk songs/opera and my older brother of 20 years -playing his records of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, James Taylor etc. I started taking formal guitar lessons when I was in college at the age of 18. After about a year of lessons, I started my first band (power trio) and performed at local bars and concert venues such as the legendary QE2 and Bogies. I opened up for bands such as The Spin Doctors. After playing in a few more rock bands during the 90's, I decided to focus more on singing and songwriting as a solo acoustic act. I found the acoustic guitar to be much more muscular and percussive - which served as a catalyst for developing my own style. In 2013 I decided to take more formal guitar lessons for about 2 years in which I delved deeply into guitar theory and harmony using the Berklee College of Music methodology. I feel that today I am at the top of my game, but always working to improve. I am currently working on Travis Picking, and incorporating my own style.

    If you would like to learn more about me, please follow the links below.

    My standard pricing is $50 an hour. I am flexible however, and willing to discuss and come to an agreeable deal for both parties.

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