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Ms. Stephanie G.

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"I can help you make this most fascinating and mysterious instrument your own! When you feel comfortable playing, you practice more, learn more, and have more fun. Beginning lessons focus on finding easy ways to get around a guitar, learning songs you like, and understanding basic music theory through familiar examples. As you advance, I can guide you to explore the possibilities of the fingerboard, learn more...

"I can help you make this most fascinating and mysterious instrument your own! When you feel comfortable playing, you practice more, learn more, and have more fun. Beginning lessons focus on finding easy ways to get around a guitar, learning songs you like, and understanding basic music theory through familiar examples. As you advance, I can guide you to explore the possibilities of the fingerboard, learn to arrange and compose music, and open up your playing with improvisation while maintaining a natural connection to the music. From the start, I promote learning by ear; I encourage students to learn to read music, but only impose it if the student wishes it (or a parent asks.)

I teach at my home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, or at your home. All skill levels are accepted. I recommend that children be at least 8 years old to begin guitar lessons.

A bit about me: I have studied and played guitar from the age of 8. My father was a professional bassist; in recent years I have followed his lead and now am playing jazz and orchestral double bass (for which studying guitar was an excellent preparation.) I play and teach both acoustic and electric guitar in the following styles: Classical, folk, rock/blues, jazz, bossa nova. While I studied classical harmony, music history and composition at Smith College, my guitar training has been only with private teachers. I am currently studying with the legendary jazz player Gene Bertoncini, and include some of his creative concepts in my teaching." less...

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fee: $60 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 5 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Stephanie G. is a certified tutor

Smith College, undergrad

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Grammar - Reading - Music Theory - Writing - English - Spelling - Ear Training - General Music - Guitar - Voice (Music) - Adobe InDesign