Pete McCann Music Teacher

Pete McCann Music Teacher

5.0 (4)
Best of 2022
2 hires on
1 employee
40 years in business

About this pro

37 years of professional-level teaching by a University of North Texas graduate. Pete McCann is a NYC-based musician giving lessons in guitar of all styles, music theory, composition, and improvisation. He has taught classes at NYU, New School, City College of New York and the Maine Jazz Camp. 

I really enjoy helping beginning students learn a new instrument! It reminds me of how important music can be to a new player. I also love helping established musicians expand their ablities on their instrument.

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Tenafly, NJ 07670
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4 Reviews


  • Maria Diodonet

    Pete is very patient and thorough. He provides a lot of helpful sheets to aid in the learning process.

  • Devin C

    Pete is very enthusiastic and a great player and composer. His knowledge of chords and scales is very advanced. He put in me in the direction of things I wouldn't have thought of otherwise.

  • Eliane Amherd

    I have learned from many different guitarist and am a teacher myself. That being said, Pete is my favorite guitar teacher. His stylistic versatility and profound knowledge of the instrument covers any question I ever have. Pete knows how to brake down any challenge, so it becomes an easy and fun task. Last but not least, Pete is a very generous instructor and makes sure, you have all the material you need to get ahead.

  • Marlon

    He knew exactly what he was talking about and was the real deal. Was very good at explaining musical ideas and teaching how to implement them into your playing.

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

My first lesson with a student begins with finding out what he or she knows about their instrument, whether they had lessons with a previous instructor and if they have any experience on another instrument. 

I also inquire if the student has any experience with reading music, and for how long. 

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

I have been a private instructor for 37 years. I recieved a bachelors of music from the University of North Texas, and studied further at the Banff Center for the Arts. 

I have taught lessons and classes at NYU, New School, City College of New York and Maine Jazz Camp.

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

My online fee is $60 for an hour, $45 for 45 minutes and $30 for a half hour lesson. My rates go up by $15 if I have to travel for a lesson. If a student comes to me, the rates stay the same.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching when I was 16 years old at a local music store in my home town of Eau Claire, WI. I have taught private lessons through my entire career as a musician.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students at every level, begginer through pre-professional. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently completed a mid-west tour with my jazz quartet. We performed in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. We did 6 concerts and 4 master classes in one week! 

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

It's always a great idea to get lessons when you start a new instrument. It's also great to expand your musical abilities by taking lessons in an area of music that you are not familiar with.