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John F.

Somers, NY

$60/hour

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Berklee College of Music
Guitar performance and composition

Education

Berklee College of Music (Guitar performance and composition)

About John

I am a guitarist, composer, arranger, and music instructor. I have been teaching since 1991.

My love of teaching comes from my love of music. I specialize in Jazz, rock and blues guitar and bass. I work in composition, song writing, improvisation, chorale writingand transcription of recordings. I have done work in recording sessions, parties, night clubs, special events, weddings, musical theater and have several cable appearances.

Guitarist, composer, arranger, music instructor, musical director, song writer, music history, general music and piano. I usually tutor in my home and I am available most afternoons and evenings. I look forward to working with you and sharing the love of music.
I am a guitarist, composer, arranger, and music instructor. I have been teaching since 1991.

My love of teaching comes from my love of music. I specialize in Jazz, rock and blues guitar and bass. I work in composition, song writing, improvisation, chorale writingand transcription of recordings. I have done work in recording sessions,
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Somers, NY 10589
In-person lessons
Music:
Composition (Music),
General Music,
Guitar,
Music History, Music Theory, Piano
History:
Music History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Composition (Music)

I studied all forms of composition at Berklee including counterpoint, fugue, big band arranging, orchestral composition and songwriting. I have 26 published songs and have written many scores and arrangements for musical theater and jazz and funk bands.

General Music

In addition to teaching guitar, bass and piano I also teach specialty instruments including ukulele, mandolin and bouzouki. I feel that guitarists who double on these instruments can increase their enjoyment and value as band members.

Guitar

I'm a Berklee College of Music alumnist (1986-1990). I've been working a professional guitar player ever since. I play jazz, blues, heavy metal and everything in between. I specialize in technique and improvisation especially over complex chord changes.

Piano

While guitar and bass are my main instruments I also teach beginner to intermediate piano. I feel that every guitarist should know their way around the keyboard and at least be able to get through some simple songs (Beatles etc.).

Berklee College of Music
Guitar performance and composition

Education

Berklee College of Music (Guitar performance and composition)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 20 miles of Somers, NY 10589.