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John G.

New York, NY

$60/hour

Manhattan based Piano, Guitar and Bass teacher

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$60/Hour


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Manhattan School of Music
Jazz

Education

Manhattan School of Music (Jazz)

About John

Since moving to New York City in 2005, John has been one of the most in-demand bassists and teachers in New York. John attended Manhattan School of Music, studying bass with Larry Ridley and Jay Anderson while studying piano and composition with Garry Dial and Richard Sussman.

After graduation, John formed a band, and has performed his original compositions with them. His band has played extensively throughout the city at Spike Hill, Rockwood Music Hall, Tea Lounge, Flatiron Room, and the Greenpoint Gallery to name a few. Their first self-titled album was signed to Fervor Records. They have been featured on radio programs throughout the world, and continue to perform in NYC often.

As a teacher, John has taught piano, guitar and bass to students privately, as well as at Pelham Music Arts Studio in Pelham NY, Dea School of Music and Art in Staten Island, and New Canaan Music in New Canaan, CT. John has also worked at the Caedmon School and St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's schools, helping to produce their fall and spring concerts. John works with students to improve their musical skills, teaching them both important works from the past, and modern, popular songs. John's hopes to inspire confidence in the student's musical and life skills with his teaching method.

John also plays in many other projects. John has played jazz with jazz masters James Moody, John McNeil, and Wayne Bergeron. He also had played with with Jason Trachtenburg (of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players) and currently plays with a name indie rock artist, at venues such as the Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, and Glasslands Gallery.
Since moving to New York City in 2005, John has been one of the most in-demand bassists and teachers in New York. John attended Manhattan School of Music, studying bass with Larry Ridley and Jay Anderson while studying piano and composition with Garry Dial and Richard Sussman.

After graduation, John formed a band, and has performed his
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10009
Music:
Composition (Music),
Ear Training, General Music,
Guitar,
Music History, Music Production, Music Theory, Piano,
Songwriting
History:
Music History

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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.

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

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.

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.

Manhattan School of Music
Jazz

Education

Manhattan School of Music (Jazz)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10009.