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Guitar Lessons Hillside, NJ

Guitar Lessons in
Hillside, NJ

Musika has been offering Hillside Guitar Lessons since 2001. Our guitar teachers create customized lesson plans for each student, and help you bring music alive one note at a time!

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Featured Hillside Guitar Teachers

Craig G

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Acoustic & Electric Guitarist,Composer & Music Educator. Craig's early music influence came from his family; he grew up with Mom's jazz, R&B and soul records and his brother's  Rock & Roll albums. Craig started playing guitar at the age of 9. In high school Craig started performing live with his first rock & roll band. He attended Berklee College of Music and studied with private teachers and attended workshops with great musicians including. Dave Creamer, Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker and many more. For the next 25 plus years Craig has become one of the most versatile guitarists playing many styles including Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass, Latin, Jam band, rock and Pop music.  You can find him playing intimate solo gigs, with orchestras and band in all types of venues. He has toured in Europe, central America, the Caribbean, Asia and the USA. Besides performances in his original bands he also has performed or recorded with great musicians including  Jeff Andrews, Dave Creamer, Vince DelGato, Joe Deninzon, Mark Egan, Ian Froman, Hans Glawischnig, Craig Handy, Molly Holm, Carol  Lawrence, Donny McCaslin, Aaron Minsky, Danny  Paradise, Bill Rogers, Bobby  Rydell, Paul Simon, Ben Vereen Michael Wilcox, Creatrix, Hexbelt, Rural Free Delivery and others. Craig has also been a guitar instructor since the mid 80's                           

Michael W

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I am a jazz musician and composer at heart. The woodwinds (saxophone, flute, clarinet and ewi (Electronic Wind Instrument)) will always be my main performing instruments. Although my journey into composition and teaching has given me practical experience on many other instruments as well, so that I am a competent player and teacher for beginner and intermediate students on piano, guitar and electric bass. Sharing music with others, with an audience or with an eager student, is a magical and rewarding experience that I cherish. I’m happy to say that teaching and performing music has taken me all over the world.

Robert G

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I have been teaching for over 25 years now, and my students have included David Lee Roth, Edward Burns, Joie Lee, and John Leguziamo. Besides teaching music, I also teach fine arts classes in both studio painting and life drawing.   I have also composed the scores and cues for many film projects over the years.  

Ryan D

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Ryan has been playing guitar for the past 14 years.  Ryan has performed and toured throughout the United States, Canada, and Caribbean playing numerous styles.  He has performed at the Blue Note in Manhattan, Paradise Rock Club in Boston, Regattabar in Boston, Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver, Upstairs Jazz club of Montreal, and festivals such as Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, and Floyd Fest in Floyd, VA.

Helena L

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I have a lot of experience teaching, performing guitar and vocals and composing and arranging music.  I performed with different groups small and large and also solo many times.  I have many years of experience teaching guitar and I love teaching private lessons and also group lessons for guitar. I give private and public concerts with different groups, with my students or solo. 
 
 

Why Choose Musika

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Convenient

People are busy these days, we get that. So we work around your schedule, giving you the option of taking lessons right in the comfort of your own home.

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Risk-Free Trial Lesson

We stand behind our teachers. If you are not 100% satisfied with your trial lesson, the lesson is FREE. Go ahead give it a try, you really have nothing to lose.

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Musika Qualified Teachers

Our instructors have been hand-picked for their high standard of musical excellence & love of teaching.

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No Hidden Fees

We are straightforward folks here at Musika. You pay for lessons, that's it. Choose from our pay as you go monthly billing or opt for a set of lessons.

 

More Information About Guitar Lessons

The age of the student will probably determine what kind of guitar you should buy. Younger students usually start with an acoustic guitar, either 1/2 or 3/4 size. Students 10 and up can usually play an electric guitar without too much trouble, and not feel overwhelmed by the extra accessories, cables, and amp. Most teenage students and many adults will want the sound of the electric - just make sure to talk to your teacher about what you need to get started.
Save time by having a teacher come to your home! No need to pack up and transport your guitar between lessons, and no need to guzzle gas either. Our teachers provide a private, customized one-on-one lessons for each student, and your home will be both a comfortable and safe environment.
Our guitar students will learn how to hold, tune, and familiarize themselves with the components and notes of the guitar, basic playing techniques such as fretting, fingering and strumming, and learning the various chord-types that they will need in order to play their favourite songs, such as power chords, open chords and barre chords. Students will also get to learn music theory, and will cover such aspects as; reading music, learning different scales, and how to apply these different elements together as part of a full composition. Students will learn the theory and techniques that underlie a wide range of musical genres, and will have fun developing their guitar playing during their lessons. Eventually, students will get to enjoy learning and playing along to their favorite songs!
At Musika, we suggest that adult students looking to start guitar lessons do so with a specific aim or goal in mind. This goal might be to write your own music, or maybe to be able to jam along with some of your favorite songs. Our teachers have the experience and ability to help you develop your guitar playing skills and achieve your goals. Developing the co-ordination and technical skills required to play competently and fluently can take time. There is no substitute for regular practice and guitar lessons from an experienced tutor.
Kids just want to have one thing when they are learning how to play the guitar - FUN! Our teacher will work with you to make it as easy as possible to start learning the guitar, but it does take a lot of hard work and daily practice in order to improve. Students typically begin by playing easy songs on one or two strings while learning to read music, and only then move on to learning how to strum chords and read chord charts.

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