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John G.

MSM Grad Online Piano, Guitar, Ukulele and Bass teacher in Brooklyn

MSM Grad Online Piano, Guitar, Ukulele and Bass teacher in Brooklyn

$80/hour

  • 34 hours tutoring

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John has been teaching since 2011, privately and in public and private schools throughout the New York Tri-state area and online. John teaches private lessons on bass (upright and electric), guitar, piano, ukulele, voice, and ensemble music classes.

John is a passionate music educator who works hard to tailor lessons to students of all ages and abilities. His main goal with any student is to help foster and support a lifelong love of music, through teaching students important musical...

John has been teaching since 2011, privately and in public and private schools throughout the New York Tri-state area and online. John teaches private lessons on bass (upright and electric), guitar, piano, ukulele, voice, and ensemble music classes.

John is a passionate music educator who works hard to tailor lessons to students of all ages and abilities. His main goal with any student is to help foster and support a lifelong love of music, through teaching students important musical skills and helping them explore repertoire that excites them.

John has extensive experience teaching online through Zoom and Wyzant's online platform. John's online students have passed auditions into competitive high school music programs, won school talent shows, and performed in recitals. John specializes in optimizing the online lesson experience to be fun, productive, and inspiring for students of all ages and abilities.

John is a graduate of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, having graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2009.

As a performer, John has played with world-renowned classical pianist Xiayin Wang, broadway legend Vivian Reed, jazz luminaries James Moody, John McNeil, John Stetch, Wayne Bergeron, LA session Guru John Philip Shenale, the singer-songwriter Kris Kelly, and is a member of the country/folk/pop group Single Girl, Married Girl.


Education

Manhattan School of Music
Jazz

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  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: I need 24 hours notice for cancelling any in-person lessons, with the exception of illness or possible covid exposure/quarantine.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I have been composing music for small jazz band, rock ensembles, music for TV production and multiple horn arrangements for 13 years. I usually show a beginner student a template for a short song (8 bars or so) and then have them make small choices, such as which of two chords to put in, or which note to put in a melody.

Computer

Music Production

Music Production

I have composed with Logic and other DAW's to make music for commercial broadcast, and recorded professional-level tracks in my studio. I have taught how to record, mix and master audio to student groups, who then recorded and mixed their own album.

History

Music History

Music History

I am a professional musician and teacher in NYC. I have a degree from Manhattan School of Music, where I took classical, jazz and popular music history. I have experience teaching music history as it relates to specific instruments, such as piano, guitar or bass, as well as generally.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I have taught Piano in New York and the tri-state area since 2013, at schools in New Canaan CT, Pelham NY, and Staten Island. I teach mostly beginner and intermediate children, although I have taught adults as well. For children, I usually teach using both the Alfred and Bastien series, helping them learn the basics of how to read music and play with proper technique. For more advanced students, I transcribe or find arrangements for classical, jazz, and pop songs that they like and teach them how to play it and the theory behind the music.

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Piano

Piano

I have taught Piano in New York and the tri-state area since 2013, at schools in New Canaan CT, Pelham NY, and Staten Island. I teach mostly beginner and intermediate children, although I have taught adults as well. For children, I usually teach using both the Alfred and Bastien series, helping them learn the basics of how to read music and play with proper technique. For more advanced students, I transcribe or find arrangements for classical, jazz, and pop songs that they like and teach them how to play it and the theory behind the music.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I have been composing music for small jazz band, rock ensembles, music for TV production and multiple horn arrangements for 13 years. I usually show a beginner student a template for a short song (8 bars or so) and then have them make small choices, such as which of two chords to put in, or which note to put in a melody.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I am a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, where I completed several years of Ear Training. I work with students on identifying chord changes, intervals, and applying music theory to ear training. I have perfect pitch, and have a number of tools to work on ear training, including backing tracks and sheet music.
General Music,

General Music

I am a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, with a degree in Jazz Bass Performance. At the school, I also learned how to play piano, and I have been playing guitar since age 7. For my students, I focus on fundamentals: playing their instrument with proper technique (making sure student is sitting properly on piano bench with fingers curved/making sure thumb is flat against the back of the guitar neck etc.), learning how to read music, and music theory basics. I often transcribe songs that students like, and teach them how to read the written melodies and chords.
Guitar,

Guitar

I have been teaching guitar and bass guitar since 2011, to children and adults. For guitar, I use the Alfred Basic Guitar book to introduce a young student to reading music and basic technique. I try and introduce chords early on; for older students, I try to introduce popular songs earlier, with an emphasis on reading chords and written melodies. My method for teaching bass is similar, I teach how to read basslines and melodies of the same song.
Music History,

Music History

I am a professional musician and teacher in NYC. I have a degree from Manhattan School of Music, where I took classical, jazz and popular music history. I have experience teaching music history as it relates to specific instruments, such as piano, guitar or bass, as well as generally.
Music Production,

Music Production

I have composed with Logic and other DAW's to make music for commercial broadcast, and recorded professional-level tracks in my studio. I have taught how to record, mix and master audio to student groups, who then recorded and mixed their own album.
Piano,

Piano

I have taught Piano in New York and the tri-state area since 2013, at schools in New Canaan CT, Pelham NY, and Staten Island. I teach mostly beginner and intermediate children, although I have taught adults as well. For children, I usually teach using both the Alfred and Bastien series, helping them learn the basics of how to read music and play with proper technique. For more advanced students, I transcribe or find arrangements for classical, jazz, and pop songs that they like and teach them how to play it and the theory behind the music.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

As a songwriter and composer, my original project The Jazz Thieves has performed at festivals and conferences throughout the US, including the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, and Musikfest. I have taught songwriting to my band classes, and they have written original songs and performed/recorded them.
Music Theory

Summer

Piano

Piano

I have taught Piano in New York and the tri-state area since 2013, at schools in New Canaan CT, Pelham NY, and Staten Island. I teach mostly beginner and intermediate children, although I have taught adults as well. For children, I usually teach using both the Alfred and Bastien series, helping them learn the basics of how to read music and play with proper technique. For more advanced students, I transcribe or find arrangements for classical, jazz, and pop songs that they like and teach them how to play it and the theory behind the music.

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