Guitar Teacher in CT, NYC, or Westchester?

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  1. prsflame

    prsflame Member

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    Can anyone reccommend a good teacher? The time has come for lessons, as I'm stuck in a rut, and can't seem to break out of it on my own. I live in Fairfield County CT, but I work in NYC, so NYC/Westchester area is also an option. I'm looking for someone who teaches on a bi-weekly basis, or just does one lesson per month, and loads you up with material to work on. I'm not interested in anyone who teaches "online"

    Thanks in advance!:)
     
  2. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    I used to take lessons from a guy in Westchester named Lou Ubrachio (sp?). He was a great player and a really good teacher who helped me quite a bit. That was a long time ago though and I have no idea if he is still around or not. Maybe try the white pages or give a call over to Ossining Music Center and see if they know how to contact him. The number is 914-762-0877.

    I have dialed that number so many times in my life it is burned into my memory, lol :D
     
  3. Seegs

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    isn't there a couple of TGPers that teach in NYC?

    Jmcerlain (NGSW I was there in the early 90s and Jeffs great) and or Jackaroo I think?

    Chow,
    Seegs
     
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    Jackaroo! He teaches in NYC and is a very tasty player and nice guy too.

    Best, Pete.
     
  5. johnboggs

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    Check out Geoff Hartwell (http://www.geoffhartwell.com/home.html). He teaches at National Guitar Workshop in the summer. I've had several of his classes there. I think he lives in the Mt. Vernon (or maybe Pleasantville) area and runs a Tuesday night jam somewhere in the same area. He's a great slide player and a pretty good teacher, too. There's an email contact on his web site.
     
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    Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn, Chip Flynn.....

    PM me and I will put you in touch with him...

    Chris
     
  7. IbanezAFS75

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    Where in CT are you?

    Seth Hedu is a great guy, located in Watertown.
     
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    Rob Stoner from the Rolling Thunder Revue is in West Nyack, about 25 minutes or so north of the GW bridge. I went to him a few years ago.
     
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    One of the most passionately dedicated teachers I've had the pleasure of spending time with. And his slide playing is state-of-the-art! :eek:
     
  10. joeh77

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    I take lessons from a guy in New Canaan, CT. I was looking for exactly the same situation, once a month, and then HOMEWORK! His name is Ken Volpe and he also does amp sales for Ultrasound Studios in NYC. He is also the co-founder of http://www.guitarjamdaily.com/ . Ken can be contacted at kengit@optonline.com. I think Ken would be great for what you're looking for!

    Joe:)
     
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    Rob Stoner heh heh heh very cool

    I'd give Jackaroo a look see and a hearing his tracks are more then refined and tasty

    as far a loading you up JZucker here also at TGP has a couple of books that from what I understand could be described as a breakthrough in approach
     
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    Maybe I'm mistaken but doesn't that studio rep Komet/Trainwreck in greater NY
     
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    Yes that's me. I commute to NYC from CT.
     
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    Hi.....I teach in Harrison NY, which is about the halfway mark in your travels to and from the city.

    Drop me a PM or give me a ring. Happy to help....
     
  16. EBGB

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    I teach in my nice studio by Penn Station 34th and 8th Manhattan
    There are guitars to use if you come straight from work
    100s of handouts on the computer
    I have my own method and use books here and there

    I'm former National Guitar Workshop faculty

    www.ethanfiks.com has good info and faq
    www.myspace.com/ethanfiks has a medley of my playing in different styles-- elec and acoustic

    mail at ethanfiks dot com
     
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    frank varela

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    played with larry coryell
     
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    Terry is great!
     
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    Froc Filipetti. He may be a bit too far away for you though. Amazing player, amazing teacher, builds guitars, and is a good person. A bit eccentric, but a really nice guy.
     
  20. tdh

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    Hi,
    I'm in trumbull if you want to try a lesson.You could try a google search or my space.
    Tim DeHuff
    203-261-4303
     

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