Beginner Guitar Lessons

Beginner Guitar Lessons

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I have played classical guitar for 12 years. I've studied with Allen Krantz, the head of the Temple Guitar program and John Williams, a Curtis graduate and current professor at Rowan University.

I have always been appreciative of my teachers and have experienced first hand how effective communication and sufficient motivation translates into better playing. I am new to teaching but feel very confident in teaching beginning players the basics - right and left hand positioning, how to strike the strings to achieve good tone, how to shape nails, reading both notes and tablature, rhythm, and maybe most important of all how to practice.

I am a dentist by trade and many of my patients are scared or haven't seen a dentist in years - I pride myself on my ability to put patients at ease with effective communication, finding common ground and helping my patients understand what's going on. I think this ability will translate well to teaching beginners on guitar. My goal is to treat each student as an individual and learn their strengths and weaknesses, and by what method they learn best.

I am available on weekends and weekend evenings. I live close to Broad and Spring Garden in Philadelphia. My rate is $30/hr but we can do a free first lesson to see if it's a good fit.


1 employee
1 year in business
Serves Philadelphia , PA

Payment methods

Venmo, Paypal

Social media


Musical styles

Rock, Classical, Recommendations available

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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Randy B.

Nick was very patient with me, I havent picked up a guitar in years. He showed me some basic exercises to improve my left and right hand agility and also how to improve my tone.
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February 07, 2022

Frequently asked questions

After getting to know the student a little, we will begin with the basics: right and left hand positioning, how to strike a string properly, I will recommend getting a method book we can go through together.

I studied with Allen Krantz, head of Temple guitar department and John Williams, Curtis graduate and current professor at Rowan University


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