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Any Good Teachers in the NY/CT Area?

Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by lgehrig4, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm sick of spending all my $$ on gear. It's time to get serious and start really learning how to play. I could check the yellow pages for this, but I would rather use a recommendation or possibly someone from this forum.

    I live in Trumbull, CT and off the top of my head I would say I could make it to most places in Fairfield County CT or Westchester NY.

    thanks
    Jeff
     
  2. voodoo364

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    Paul Gabriel in Trumbull CT. Awesome..a real pro and a great guy. What kind of music do you want to learn?
     
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  4. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    I main interest is Blues and Blues based Rock, however, I would like to eventually learn other styles as well (Jazz, Fingerstyle, Metal, etc)

    Do you know how I would contact him?

    thanks
     
  5. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    esoteric pete Supporting Member

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    drive to philly and see Harryj...hes a muther effer of a player! id say its worth the drive....
     
  7. HarryJ

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    Hey thx Pete, So was that a $100 check? LOL
    Actually, I do have a few students that travel as far as Washington DC and Long Island NY.

    I generally do 3 hour monthly lessons for folks that are willing to travel 3 1/2 hr each way. YIKES!

    HJ
     
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    damn! 3 hours...my pea sized brain cant even take in that much info! i wish you lived closer harry, id love to study with you!
     
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    Thx man... kinna funny 3 hr usually goes by way fast.
    Many of my students are fine players that just came to a fork in the road 'n stopped to ask for directions

    HJ
     
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    esoteric pete Supporting Member

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    thats where im at....

    lol...do you do phone lessons? i can paypal ya...lol...
     
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    I do have a series of 10 instructional video lessons on wacky multi string bending, and inflective ideas that are accessible on line at: www.workshoplive.com
    For anyone interested

    I also teach seminars at various locations across the country in the summer months info at: www.guitarworkshop.com

    In the past I've taught in: Nashville, Austin, Toronto, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and my 20th year in New Milford CT.

    HJ
    www.harryj.net
     
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    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Cool. Thanks again!
     
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    Nicky Nasko in Branford. I've taken lessons with him for years. One of the best, but he may have a long waiting list.
     
  15. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks! I'll keep him in mond.

    I have an appointment with Paul Gabriel this Sat. I've never taken a lesson or played in front of anyone seriously. I hope my finger don't freeze up :eek:
     
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    Paul G. is very laid back. You will immediately feel comfortable. Wait til see his fiddles.
     
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    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Had the lesson with Paul last Sat. He is very laid back and cool. Even though he has a nice collection of vintage instruments he really doesn't seem to care for their value as much as their playability.

    I am technically oriented person and when left to my own devices I become obsessed with gear, tab and theory instead of just playing. He is just the opposite so I am glad you recommended him.

    thanks again
    Jeff
     
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    MY favorite Strat 1957 #023286
    Anybody in TEXAS recognize this guitar?
    [​IMG]
     
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    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm not from TX, but I'm real curious to know the previous owner now. His wife made that strap btw. She does beadwork for a living and he siad that strap would go for $2K. If I had that kind of dough for a strap I would definitely ask her to make me one. Nicest one I ever saw.
     

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