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John S.
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Learn scales, arpeggios, progressions of all styles, slide guitar, and music!
Guitar lessons, or any music lessons, are about sound and understanding it in a way that is comfortable and fun for the student so that they can apply it as they wish. I don't force students to learn how to read music, in fact, I let them choose the lesson and only guide them if the lessons are not getting slowly but surely harder and more challenging in more than one way. The principle goal is for the student to understand sound, how it can work by moving your hand or just one finger, the difference that can make to the sound, and again, how to apply that sound in a musical context. This applies to both chords, lines, harmony and melody, the works. I teach Jazz Guitar Primarily, but have been playing over 15 years (guitar) and 23 years (piano). I have a wealth of knowledge of theory which I do believe to be extremely valuable, but only after the student is able to comprehend the sounds they are playing, and, of course, if they have questions. I believe lessons are an exchange between the student and teacher - both learn something new every class, and I hope to inspire my students to the degree that the will have many questions - as time goes on, hopefully they will be able to answer many of these questions themselves. Thank you for your time, and I hope I get to meet you and get to work learning music!
About John S.

Hello! My name is John S., and I've been teaching for about ten years now. I was born in Brooklyn, NYC in the summer of 1991 so I was still in my teens (albeit late) when I started teaching. I'm also a working musician and regularly play shows with more than a few groups, ranging from jazz and blues to funk to extreme metal to rock, classical, experimental, and back again. I also frequently play as a soloist and 'improvise' pieces loosely based around musical concepts or ideas. Aside from that I'm a writer, an avid practitioner of MMA, though I can't say I'm all that good, and I need to go camping once a year to survive, at the very least. I've been told I'm a fairly easy going teacher and I can say that's true to a degree - I let students learn in the way that is most comfortable for them, and in the process, the way that is most effective for them to learn the curriculum or material that they are learning about at the time. Hopefully you'll consider me as a teacher - I promise I'm not too harsh. Take care everyone!

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2011

Education

Jazz Music and Composition

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks Spanish, English, Russian, Portuguese

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John S.
Teaches Online
Learn scales, arpeggios, progressions of all styles, slide guitar, and music!
Guitar lessons, or any music lessons, are about sound and understanding it in a way that is comfortable and fun for the student so that they can apply it as they wish. I don't force students to learn how to read music, in fact, I let them choose the lesson and only guide them if the lessons are not getting slowly but surely harder and more challenging in more than one way. The principle goal is for the student to understand sound, how it can work by moving your hand or just one finger, the difference that can make to the sound, and again, how to apply that sound in a musical context. This applies to both chords, lines, harmony and melody, the works. I teach Jazz Guitar Primarily, but have been playing over 15 years (guitar) and 23 years (piano). I have a wealth of knowledge of theory which I do believe to be extremely valuable, but only after the student is able to comprehend the sounds they are playing, and, of course, if they have questions. I believe lessons are an exchange between the student and teacher - both learn something new every class, and I hope to inspire my students to the degree that the will have many questions - as time goes on, hopefully they will be able to answer many of these questions themselves. Thank you for your time, and I hope I get to meet you and get to work learning music!
About John S.

Hello! My name is John S., and I've been teaching for about ten years now. I was born in Brooklyn, NYC in the summer of 1991 so I was still in my teens (albeit late) when I started teaching. I'm also a working musician and regularly play shows with more than a few groups, ranging from jazz and blues to funk to extreme metal to rock, classical, experimental, and back again. I also frequently play as a soloist and 'improvise' pieces loosely based around musical concepts or ideas. Aside from that I'm a writer, an avid practitioner of MMA, though I can't say I'm all that good, and I need to go camping once a year to survive, at the very least. I've been told I'm a fairly easy going teacher and I can say that's true to a degree - I let students learn in the way that is most comfortable for them, and in the process, the way that is most effective for them to learn the curriculum or material that they are learning about at the time. Hopefully you'll consider me as a teacher - I promise I'm not too harsh. Take care everyone!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2011

Education

Jazz Music and Composition

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Spanish, English, Russian, Portuguese

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Oct 2021 - Present
Preply
I teach guitar, both electric, classical, to beginners and adults alike. I also teach piano, ukelele, and the electric bass. I teach all ages, all styles, and have enjoyed it very much, and currently am teaching at Preply and have been for over a year now. I learned first with in person lessons (before Covid), at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. There I took lessons with Michael Rose and am currently taking lessons with Ron Jackson, who is the number one 7 string jazz guitarist in NYC. I continue to push myself in my practice routine so I will never not have new material to learn, and I love to teach to my students needs instead of teaching a strict curriculumn. I then went to Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2014, and have taught before, during, and after that time period. I have played countless live gigs, and still do here in Argentina, where I currently live. I have taught in both places, and I have taught classes that ranged from 2 -14 people, of all ages, from beginner to advanced. I hope you consider me as a teacher!
Jazz Music and Composition
Aug 2014 - Sep 2016
Berklee College of Music
Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2010 - Jul 2014
Pace University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Portuguese
Limited Proficiency
Russian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
TEFL & TESOL
Mar 2017
iTTT
"Successful completion of 120 hour online TEFL and TESOL certification, which successfully acknowledges that John Nolasco S. has been awarded this 'Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language'".

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