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Eric J.
Brooklyn, New York
Learn to play the songs you love on Classical Guitar with a pro
• Lead & Rhythm Guitar: • Chord voicing: triads, four note open/closed chord voicing, chord melodies, comping, strumming, fingerstyle, standard grooves in various styles major & minor scales & modes & arpeggios, blues/pentatonic scales and "licks". • Alternate/sweep & tremolo picking, hammer on/pull offs
About Eric J.

I give my students 110% and take pride in my students growth and accomplishments. I began working with takelessons in 2013 teaching students of all different ages, ability levels in-person and online. I teach many different subjects, and my experience as an online music teacher is unmatched. I've taught lessons on all video conferencing platforms to students all over the world. I started teaching music as a teenager. My experience includes coaching well-known musicians/celebrities, being an on-set tutor for Hollywood feature films, vocal coaching at recording sessions, preparing students for high school/college music conservatory admission, casting calls for TV/Film, major tour auditions, and industry showcases. I am a professional and treat all my students with respect. I am reliable, and flexible with scheduling. In 2020, I received a sponsorship grant from The National Music Health Alliance & The National Recording Academy (Grammy Awards) and my band was featured in Billboard magazine, and signed a worldwide record deal. In 2021, we've released a top ten hard rock single and will be touring internationally. I've recently been the featured singer on a benefit for Save Our Stages, and co-wrote and sang on single which features members of Slash & The Conspirators, KISS' solo bands. I’m endorsed by PRS guitars, Elixir Strings, Godin Guitars/Bass Guitars, & Metaldozer Mic Stands.  ______________ I'm the vocalist, lead guitarist & songwriter for a well-known touring hard rock band with a worldwide fan base and nearly 6 million You Tube views and 1.8 million Spotify streams. I graduated from New York University with Bachelor's of Music in Jazz guitar and trained with the most highly respected rock/pop vocal coaches in the world. In 2015, I signed a major label publishing deal with Fieldhouse Music/BMG). My songs have been licensed for national/international TV (E!, MTV, VH1, Oxygen, TBS and more), commercials for CBS, Nike, Coca-Cola, Samsung and in video games. Styles I regularly teach include: Pop, Rock (Classic Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock), Metal, Punk, Jazz, R&B, Blues, Funk, Soul, Classical, Folk. ______________ Lesson Details My students learn the following techniques and more... Voice: ∙ intonation / resonance ∙ proper breathing & breath support ∙ diction ∙ vocal placement         ∙ understanding chest / head voice         ∙ bridging registers & 'the high note'         ∙ vowels and modification techniques ∙ mixed voice            ∙ edgy/bright            ∙ clean/distorted - runs and riffs ∙ vibrato ∙ screaming ∙ rhythmic singing ∙ vocal health/maintaining your voice ∙ touring, recording, performing ∙ writing songs/melodies/lyrics to suit your vocal strengths and personality Lead / Rhythm Guitar: I've developed a step-by-step approach to learning to solo and improvise. Using simple, "guitarist-friendly” techniques you will quickly learn and begin to apply major/minor scales/modes, blues/pentatonic scales and “licks.” You will learn triads, arpeggios, interval studies, and extensions and how to use them to create interesting and melodic solos. With my line development/phrasing techniques, you will have your own library of “licks” that will help you navigate both simple and sophisticated harmonic progressions. I will help you to become a become a well-rounded, three-dimensional guitarist with a unique voice! A few of the techniques I teach: ∙ triads / arpeggios ∙ strumming ∙ alternate/sweep picking ∙ tremolo picking ∙ hybrid picking ∙ scales/modes ∙ slide guitar ∙ hammer on/pull off ∙ (up to 8 finger) tapping ∙ bending / double stops / unison bends ∙ whammy bar techniques ∙ diagonal scales ∙ arpeggios & note groupings ∙ 3 and 4 finger per string scales ∙ fingerstyle ∙ Jazz scales, chords including         4 note open/closed voicing         7th, 9th, 11th, 13th chords ∙ chord melodies ∙ rhythm and grooves of various styles Bass Guitar: Right hand: ∙ finger style, pick ∙ slapping/popping ∙ groove, rhythms and playing time ∙ time signatures, walking bass lines, ∙ arpeggios, double stops, ∙ chords & improvising ∙ writing bass lines. All of my students learn: Sight reading (standard notation/tablature) ∙ music theory & ear training ∙ rhythm / timing (including reading rhythms) ∙ composition/songwriting We will focus half of the lesson on repertoire and half the lesson on technique. Many of my students message me a few days prior to our scheduled lesson with a song selection for the week. I focus our lesson's technical study with the song in mind. It has proven to be very effective and makes the technique and theory are less "boring." Studio Equipment I have (8) guitars: including (4) electric, (1) acoustic/electric, & (3) electric basses (2) tube guitar amplifiers, and various guitar effects pedals. (1) full-size 88-key MIDI keyboard, and (1) Arturia MINILAB MIDI controller. I have an assortment of industry standard dynamic & condenser microphones for live performance and recording applications. DAW recording software (Pro Tools 12.x, Logic 10.x, Ableton Live) Software Instruments by Arturia, Fabfilter, Native Instruments, Spectrasonics, Steven Slate, Toontrack and more. I use plugin effects by Izotope, Fabfilter, Plugin Alliance and Universal Audio and Waves for many of my lessons and recording projects. Specialties: I am a performer with many years of touring/stage experience (I played 100+ shows in 2021). I'm a major label published composer and a producer who is fluent in the latest recording technology and "vintage" recording. In addition to technical studies, my students receive helpful tips from my experience and performance coaching/career development. I will help you (a singer, or instrumentalist) to find your unique voice, and a polished and distinct sound. You will find 'your voice' and personality as an artist. I am 100% committed to making you a success! I will ignite a new, or recharge/rekindle your passion for music, and to sing/play the music you love a lot better!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1994

Education

Bachelor's of Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish

Speaks

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Eric J.
Brooklyn, New York
Learn to play the songs you love on Classical Guitar with a pro
• Lead & Rhythm Guitar: • Chord voicing: triads, four note open/closed chord voicing, chord melodies, comping, strumming, fingerstyle, standard grooves in various styles major & minor scales & modes & arpeggios, blues/pentatonic scales and "licks". • Alternate/sweep & tremolo picking, hammer on/pull offs
About Eric J.

I give my students 110% and take pride in my students growth and accomplishments. I began working with takelessons in 2013 teaching students of all different ages, ability levels in-person and online. I teach many different subjects, and my experience as an online music teacher is unmatched. I've taught lessons on all video conferencing platforms to students all over the world. I started teaching music as a teenager. My experience includes coaching well-known musicians/celebrities, being an on-set tutor for Hollywood feature films, vocal coaching at recording sessions, preparing students for high school/college music conservatory admission, casting calls for TV/Film, major tour auditions, and industry showcases. I am a professional and treat all my students with respect. I am reliable, and flexible with scheduling. In 2020, I received a sponsorship grant from The National Music Health Alliance & The National Recording Academy (Grammy Awards) and my band was featured in Billboard magazine, and signed a worldwide record deal. In 2021, we've released a top ten hard rock single and will be touring internationally. I've recently been the featured singer on a benefit for Save Our Stages, and co-wrote and sang on single which features members of Slash & The Conspirators, KISS' solo bands. I’m endorsed by PRS guitars, Elixir Strings, Godin Guitars/Bass Guitars, & Metaldozer Mic Stands.  ______________ I'm the vocalist, lead guitarist & songwriter for a well-known touring hard rock band with a worldwide fan base and nearly 6 million You Tube views and 1.8 million Spotify streams. I graduated from New York University with Bachelor's of Music in Jazz guitar and trained with the most highly respected rock/pop vocal coaches in the world. In 2015, I signed a major label publishing deal with Fieldhouse Music/BMG). My songs have been licensed for national/international TV (E!, MTV, VH1, Oxygen, TBS and more), commercials for CBS, Nike, Coca-Cola, Samsung and in video games. Styles I regularly teach include: Pop, Rock (Classic Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock), Metal, Punk, Jazz, R&B, Blues, Funk, Soul, Classical, Folk. ______________ Lesson Details My students learn the following techniques and more... Voice: ∙ intonation / resonance ∙ proper breathing & breath support ∙ diction ∙ vocal placement         ∙ understanding chest / head voice         ∙ bridging registers & 'the high note'         ∙ vowels and modification techniques ∙ mixed voice            ∙ edgy/bright            ∙ clean/distorted - runs and riffs ∙ vibrato ∙ screaming ∙ rhythmic singing ∙ vocal health/maintaining your voice ∙ touring, recording, performing ∙ writing songs/melodies/lyrics to suit your vocal strengths and personality Lead / Rhythm Guitar: I've developed a step-by-step approach to learning to solo and improvise. Using simple, "guitarist-friendly” techniques you will quickly learn and begin to apply major/minor scales/modes, blues/pentatonic scales and “licks.” You will learn triads, arpeggios, interval studies, and extensions and how to use them to create interesting and melodic solos. With my line development/phrasing techniques, you will have your own library of “licks” that will help you navigate both simple and sophisticated harmonic progressions. I will help you to become a become a well-rounded, three-dimensional guitarist with a unique voice! A few of the techniques I teach: ∙ triads / arpeggios ∙ strumming ∙ alternate/sweep picking ∙ tremolo picking ∙ hybrid picking ∙ scales/modes ∙ slide guitar ∙ hammer on/pull off ∙ (up to 8 finger) tapping ∙ bending / double stops / unison bends ∙ whammy bar techniques ∙ diagonal scales ∙ arpeggios & note groupings ∙ 3 and 4 finger per string scales ∙ fingerstyle ∙ Jazz scales, chords including         4 note open/closed voicing         7th, 9th, 11th, 13th chords ∙ chord melodies ∙ rhythm and grooves of various styles Bass Guitar: Right hand: ∙ finger style, pick ∙ slapping/popping ∙ groove, rhythms and playing time ∙ time signatures, walking bass lines, ∙ arpeggios, double stops, ∙ chords & improvising ∙ writing bass lines. All of my students learn: Sight reading (standard notation/tablature) ∙ music theory & ear training ∙ rhythm / timing (including reading rhythms) ∙ composition/songwriting We will focus half of the lesson on repertoire and half the lesson on technique. Many of my students message me a few days prior to our scheduled lesson with a song selection for the week. I focus our lesson's technical study with the song in mind. It has proven to be very effective and makes the technique and theory are less "boring." Studio Equipment I have (8) guitars: including (4) electric, (1) acoustic/electric, & (3) electric basses (2) tube guitar amplifiers, and various guitar effects pedals. (1) full-size 88-key MIDI keyboard, and (1) Arturia MINILAB MIDI controller. I have an assortment of industry standard dynamic & condenser microphones for live performance and recording applications. DAW recording software (Pro Tools 12.x, Logic 10.x, Ableton Live) Software Instruments by Arturia, Fabfilter, Native Instruments, Spectrasonics, Steven Slate, Toontrack and more. I use plugin effects by Izotope, Fabfilter, Plugin Alliance and Universal Audio and Waves for many of my lessons and recording projects. Specialties: I am a performer with many years of touring/stage experience (I played 100+ shows in 2021). I'm a major label published composer and a producer who is fluent in the latest recording technology and "vintage" recording. In addition to technical studies, my students receive helpful tips from my experience and performance coaching/career development. I will help you (a singer, or instrumentalist) to find your unique voice, and a polished and distinct sound. You will find 'your voice' and personality as an artist. I am 100% committed to making you a success! I will ignite a new, or recharge/rekindle your passion for music, and to sing/play the music you love a lot better!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1994

Education

Bachelor's of Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

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Classical Guitar
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Eric has been awesome with myself and my daughter. I’m learning guitar and she the piano. He shows a great deal of patience with the both of us and makes it super simple. Would highly recommend

Posted May 24, 2022
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I have been a Guitar student of Eric's for the past 4 years! The years have truly flown by and I have immensely grown as a musician with information and skills. Eric is such a great teacher ! He is patient, consistent and is extremely knowledgable. He is encouraging me to break out of my shell and play in front of others and Im getting there. He is awesome !!!!

Posted Mar 26, 2022
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Hes a pretty cool dude, he taught me a few things and they make it seem like i know what im doing with a guitar 👍🏾

Posted Mar 26, 2022
Signed artist
Sep 2020 - Present
Golden Robot Records
I am signed to a worldwide record deal for songs I wrote/cowrote, and sing/play on.
Songwriter, Producer, Instrumentalist/Vocalist
Apr 2015 - Present
Fieldhouse Music / BMG
2015 I signed my first major publishing deal with Fieldhouse Music / BMG
Voice : Guitar : Bass : Songwriting : Music Production : Music Theory Instructor
Jan 2013 - Present
Takelessons.com
I teach students all over the world how to sing, play, write & perform great music!
Producer
Jan 2005 - Present
(Freelance)
I am an experienced producer and currently, write/record/mix music for a wide range of international and US artists, musicians and labels.
Professional Vocalist / Guitarist / Bassist
Jun 2001 - Present
Freelance
I have an extensive discography and toured in the US and Europe. I have performed at some of the largest music festivals in the world!!
Lead Guitarist/Bassist for Sandra Bernhard
Oct 2005 - Jan 2011
Sandra Bernhard
I toured, recorded and played 7 shows 6 days a week with the legendary comedian/actress.
Bachelor's of Music
Aug 1997 - May 2001
New York University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Bachelor's of Music
May 2001
New York University
Major: Jazz Guitar Performance Minor: Jazz Composition
Signed artist
Sep 2020
Golden Robot Records
Music Cares Grant
Apr 2020
National Recording Academy
BMG songwriter
May 2015
BMG Music Publishing / Fieldhouse Music
Endorsed Artist
Feb 2014
PRS Guitars
Endorsed Artist
Jan 2014
Godin Guitars & Basses
Endorsed Artist
Sep 2013
Elixir Guitar Strings
Broadcast Music Inc.
Jan 2006
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Instructor details
Classical Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Kingsland Ave F
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$64
45 minutes
$74
60 minutes
$84
90 minutes
$148
120 minutes
$168
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30