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Guitar Lessons NYC New york

Guitar Lessons in
NYC New york

Musika has been offering NYC New york 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 New york Guitar Teachers

Howard F

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Howard played drums for seven years (1975-1981) for renowned singer/songwriter Harry Chapin whose hit records include "Cat's In The Cradle" and “Taxi”. During those years with he performed over 900 concerts with Harry Chapin and made numerous appearances on national TV shows including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Midnight Special, Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, The Merv Griffin Show, and The Mike Douglas Show. Howard also recorded 7 LPs with Harry Chapin including the gold & platinum LP "Greatest Stories Live". Howard has had over 20 books on drumming published by Warner Bros. Music, Hal Leonard Music, CPP Belwin, and the Cherry Lane Music Co. His studio is well equipped for lessons on drumset, guitar, piano, and bass guitar. A comfortable, friendly waiting room adjoins the studio.

Morris Jack G

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I have been an band and orchestra director for several decades and was director of  the brooklyn college big band for 4 years as a grad student.I am quite familiar with concert band,  jazz orchestra & symphonic as well as pop music repertoire .  I have a background of 8 years in percussion ensembles as well as having studied afro cuban, caribbean and indian music. I currently teach drum and percussion classes to children from 5-17 years olden have also taught a few children with autism and ADHD.  I can teach general music appreciation, history, theory, ear training,  and courses re: american music. I can conduct jazz band, symphonic, orchestra, rock band, pit orchestra or percussion ensemble classes as wells perform in musicals as pit drummer.  I  have had 40 years experience performing and directing orchestras in many music genres from broadway pit orchestra, big band jazz, pop,rock, latin, symphonic, military, percussion ensemble and more.  I love music and have performed in all kinds of music events from pop, symphony, opera, rock, big bands, broadway shows and national tours. I have taught hundreds of students drums and percussion since 1970s and will be able to bring a lifetime of performance experience to a teaching position. I play percussion, drums, and have also studied piano, guitar,saxophone,flute, violin and trombone.

Noel B

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Hello everyone and welcome!   My name is Noel Brennan and I am a drummer living and working in New York City. I have been fortunate to perform with jazz legends such as John Scofield, Pascal Niggenkemper, Andy Milne, Dave Pietro, Dave Douglas and the list continues.  These shows were at many first rate jazz clubs including:  Blue Note, The Jazz Gallery, The Stone, The Tea Lounge, Tomi Jazz, Cornelia St. Cafe, The Falcon, Twins Jazz, Trumpets Jazz and many others.  While receiving my Masters degree at NYU, I was also employed as an adjunct music faculty member.   In 2012 I was selected as one of Half Note Records musicians in the "Promising Artist Series."  The award included responsibilities such as giving concerts and leading clinics.   My drumming education began with Les Harris Jr., a long time student of the legendary educator/player Alan Dawson.  I have also studied with drumming greats Jeff Ballard, Billy Drummond, Ari Hoenig and Tony Moreno.   In 2011, I was accepted as a disciple of tabla maestro Anindo Chatterjee.  This has also been an amazing opportunity.  Chatterjee spends half the year residing and teaching in NYC.  Just three blocks away, I am able to spend ample time learning from him.  In the winter of 2013, I spent several months in India living the music.  This included daily talim (lessons) from Gurujee as well as many all night concerts and sessions with local musicians.   My study of tabla began in 2008 with Amos Libby of Portland, Maine.  He is a talented teacher who introduced me to Hindustani/Carnatic music.  I also traveled to India in 2010 to study with Amos's Guru, Vidwan Vasudeb Rao.  While in Bangalore, I studied mridangam and experienced life in India for the first time.      Another interest of mine has been listening to and studying electronic music.  Turntableism was a large influence.  I have turntables and a sampler and have been working with them for years.  It has been a great inspiration to follow in the footsteps of DJs including DJ Craze, DJ Shadow, Mix Master Mike and Q-bert.

Ileen Z

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I work with classical and acoustic players. For intermediate and advanced players, emphasis on sight reading/crossover styles is given. Group coaching for guitar with all combinations of instruments is available. I have a quiet rehearsal studio 3 miles west of Manhattan via NJ Transit #168 & 175. My early career as a concert musician began in the 1970s. I'm a working musician and musicologist/annotator, published at any given time in approximately 75-100 running technical and cultural publications. In early 2006, I was included in who's who in American Women and who's who in Education in America, and as of 2009, was included in the international who's who in Music. I attended Wittenberg University (sacred music) where I studied conducting and orchestration with John Williams and Ian Polster, New York University for humanities, and the Mannes College of Music (MM classical performance and theory) where I studied with Robert Secrist, Frederic Hand, Charles Kaufman, Julius Levine, Yakov Kreizberg, Leo Edwards and Marie Powers.

Carlos M

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As an instructor and professional musician, I teach and motivate my students to develop their skills and expand their musicanship. I graduated from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, NYC, with a Master of Music. I'm very fortunate to have the opportunity to play with many extraordinary musicians here in New York City and around the world. I'm passionate about music and I love to teach students how to focus their passion for music into a finely honed technique.  
 
 

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More Information About Guitar Lessons

For young beginners, it is suggested that they start their guitar lessons by playing half or three-quarter sized acoustic guitars. Older students may be able to start off using an electric guitar, under the condition that they find it comfortable to hold. A student model guitar can be purchased in the $150 -$200 price range new, however, extra costs will need to be considered for electric guitar players, as amplification and cables will need to be purchased as well. Higher quality instruments tend to be easier to play, which will facilitate students enjoyment and progression in learning to play the guitar.
Taking in home guitar lessons saves you time, energy, and money. There is no need to pack up the guitar or amp to take them to the teachers studio, since a qualified, talented teacher can travel directly to your home. We make finding a teacher easy by matching you with a teacher who fits your needs and schedule.
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.
The earliest suggested age that students can start their guitar lessons is 6 years old. Students of this age will find it much easier to learn on a half-sized classical guitar with nylon strings. They will start off by learning to play simple melodies on the top strings. Students can begin to form chords, as well as play and sing along to songs by about age 7 or 8. When students get to age 10-12, they should be able to comfortably handle a full-sized guitar. Students often like to play rock music by this age, and will therefore want to play the electric guitar.

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