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Guitar Lessons Scarsdale, NY

Guitar Lessons in
Scarsdale, NY

Musika has been offering Scarsdale 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 Scarsdale Guitar Teachers

Craig M

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Craig has a unique approach to playing and teaching. Blending many different styles to create an individual voice that speaks truth. His goal is to bring out the best in every situation while teaching or playing. 

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.

Liz F

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I'm an energetic instructor who loves teaching all things guitar! I'm in the process of completing my undergraduate degree in Classical Guitar Performance at Mannes College of Music and would love to share all that I've learned. Though classical is my academic focus, I also enjoy playing and composing rock, blues and electronic music.

Alan L

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Hi, I'm Alan. I'm a music fanatic who's on a lifelong quest to share the joys and benefits of music with as many people I possibly can. Having witnessed first-hand the effects music can have on a person's ability to gain confidence, communicate, and engage with the world around them, I see music as more than just a fun thing to do, but as an essential element of building positive communities. Having performed and taught for many years, as well as having received my Bachelor's degree from New York University, I've been able to hone my skills as a musician and have become properly trained to spread my love of music. 

Gerry M

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I have had the privilege to make my leaving as both a musical performer and teacher for over thirty years. In that time I have taught and played many different styles of music. I have studied jazz with Steve Khan, classical with Jerry Willard, alternate tuned fingerstyle guitar with Peter Lang, bass with Jerry Jemmott...I am still an avid student of the craft and art of music and teaching.
 
 

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

Young students are encouraged to start their guitar lessons by playing half size or three-quarter size acoustic guitars. Using an electric guitar is a viable alternative for older students who are able to hold the instrument with comfort. A student model guitar bought from new will cost in the vicinity of $150 - $200. For electric guitar players, amplification and guitar cables are required, which will need to be purchased at an additional cost. As a general rule, the higher the quality of the instrument, the easier it is to play. This is important as it affords the student the best possible chance of enjoying playing and learning the guitar.
Musika deals primarily with home lessons for students. The location is the only difference between our in-home lessons and our studio lessons. As they do not have to travel to their lessons, home guitar lessons can be highly convenient for those parents and students with a busy schedule. For younger students in particular, having guitar lessons in the comfort of their own home can be of great benefit. They will feel more safe and relaxed in familiar surroundings, allowing them to focus on learning and enjoying playing the guitar.
Musika plans its guitar lessons with the specific requirements of each individual student in mind. During the course of their guitar lessons, students can expect to 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 favorite 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!
We recommend that older students looking to take up guitar lessons have a clear goal in mind, such as learning some of their favorite songs or learning to write their own compositions. At Musika, our experienced teachers can help you to achieve your guitar playing goals, whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced level player. It takes time, dedication and patience to acquire the co-ordination, techniques and skills necessary to meet your aims. Those who commit to taking regular lessons and daily practice will see the fastest progression in their guitar playing abilities.
Students are able to start taking guitar lessons with Musika at age 6. For students this young, we recommend that they start off by using a half-sized classical guitar with nylon strings. Students in this age group will start by learning to play simple melodies using the top strings of the guitar, as will be able to progress on to forming chords and playing more advanced songs by the ages of 7-8 years old. Students are able to graduate to using a full sized guitar by ages 10-12, and will likely want to learn to play rock on an electric guitar.

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