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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

Jeff S

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As a professional guitarist, Jeff is a finger-style acoustic guitar specialist.  Some of his significant influences include James Taylor, Ry Cooder, Keb' Mo', John Martyyn, Eric Clapton, Marcel Dadi, and Jorma Kaukonen.As a music educator, Jeff created and instructed classes in pop songwriting, lyric writing, jingle writing and production that were offered at colleges, universities and private schools from coast to coast, including UCLA Extension, Santa Monica College, Pasadena City College and The Harrison School Of Music.As a songwriter and composer, Jeff's compositions have earned him over 35 awards from various national and international songwriting competitions including finalist selections in two national talent competitions: The Hottest New Artist Competition (in Virginia) and The Telluride Blues Festival's Acoustic Blues Competition (in Colorado).  Jeff is also a former staff songwriter for a long-standing NYC music publishing company and has had a number of his songs and compositions featured in film, TV and other media.A reporter from patch.com recently described Jeff as "a consummate songwriter".As a vocalist, Jeff has a versatile, high-baritone/low tenor able to effectively deliver songs and jingles in a variety of styles including pop, rock, blues, R&B, country, jazz, folk, children’s, etc.   His voice has been recorded and featured in a variety of projects for projects ranging from industrials, children’s television programming, film and jingles.As a live music performer, Jeff has appeared in clubs, coffeehouses, colleges, music and arts festivals coast to coast, mostly as a solo performer (acoustic guitar and vocals). Repertoire varies from all original songs to a combination of original and eclectic cover tunes (running the gamut from Duke Ellington to Elvis Costello to Shania Twain to Alicia Keys).            

Seth J

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I am a devoted and passionate instructor with lots of experience in various genres of music.  I have been teaching adults and children for 15 years and in the last year have been teaching Suzuki Method with children aged 3 and up.  I have performed all over the United States, Europe and Asia in a wide range of settings from solo classical guitar in Paris, to the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, to the Big Wig hip hop festival in Singapore. My private students range from 3 year-old beginners to seasoned professionals wanting to take their playing to the next level.

Summer L

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I'm a pianist and guitarist residing in Brooklyn, NY as an active performer and educator. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with degrees in Professional Music (emphasis in piano performance) and Music Production and Engineering. I began studying piano at a young age, and have since developed a solid foundation in classical, jazz, pop, rock, and folk styles.

John C

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I have been involved with music my entire life. I play a variety of different instruments and offer lessons on flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, guitar and piano. I have performed on these instruments with numerous professional bands including: Frank Bennett Orchestras, The Moonlighters,The Zy Band, The Delivery Boys, Good Foot, Higher Authority, Cruisin' for a Bluesin', Gimme the Gun, The Gospel Shepherds,The Flying Mueller Brothers, Mason and Trux and Yasgar's Farm.  

Munro D

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I am a dynamic entrepreneurial musician and aspiring composer for Film/TV, with over 20 year record of achievement and demonstrated success in teaching, composing, arranging, recording and performing. I've attended "The Juilliard School" in NYC from 2005 to 2009 to further my study of composition and orchestration. During this time the Juilliard Orchestra Students performed two of my major works for orchestra at a reading in 2006 and 2009 with great success. I have been working in a music career all my life. I'm a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. Many of my students that I have trained, that have gone on to pursue careers in music have remained life long friends, and I still mentor them in some way.
 
 

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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

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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

Due to the large size of acoustic guitars, it is recommended that young students begin by playing half size or three-quarter size guitars. It is possible that older students use full size acoustic or electric guitars, as long as they find them comfortable to grip. There are many different student model guitars which are available, and can be purchased within the $150 - $200 price bracket from new. These costs do not include the prices of amplification or cables, which will be necessary for those wanting to play electric guitar. Bare in mind that higher quality instruments are often the easiest to play, and that ease of use is a big factor in how much a student enjoys their playing.
Need to save time because of your busy schedule? Why not try in-home guitar lessons. A Musika teacher can travel to your home and provide excellent quality instruction in the comfort and convenience of your own home.
At Musika, we appreciate that every student learns at their own pace. As such, our experienced teachers produce customized guitar lessons specifically for the requirements of each individual student. Our teachers can design lessons for any student, regardless of their age, experience or ability. Some of the things students can expect to learn during their lessons are; learning all the notes of the guitar, playing and rhythmic techniques such as fretting, fingering and strumming, how to read musical notation and tablature, learning how to play a variety of different chords, such as open and barre chords, and music theory. Over time, as each student progresses, they will learn how to piece everything they have learned together, in order to form complete compositions. Students can learn to play their favourite songs, or even to write their music!
At Musika, we recommend that adult students looking to start guitar lessons have a clear goal in mind. Whether your goal is to learn to play your favorite song, write your own music, develop a certain technique or join a band, our experienced teachers can help you make those goals a reality! It can take time - often months - to develop the techniques and co-ordination required to play the guitar to a good level. The best and quickest way to learn the fundamental skills is to take regular lessons and practice your guitar playing as often as possible.
Students can start as young as age 6 with a half size classical guitar (nylon strings), by playing simple songs on the top strings. Most students are able to form chords by age 7 or 8, and begin learning how to play and sing along with their favorite songs. Older students will graduate to being able to handle a full size guitar around ages 10-12, which is when many students become interested in learning rock guitar and want to get an electric.

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