Dom Minasi

Dom Minasi

New York, NY

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I've been teaching guitar a long time. I love to teach. That's why I written so many books .

About Dom Minasi

hired 5 times on Thumbtack

I've been teaching guitar for over forty years. I teach all levels of guitar from beginners to professionals. I am a published author. I do workshops and clinics, and I have performed in many jazz festivals.

Some of my students come to me, and others I teach through Skype on the internet.


New York, NY 10025

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  • 5/5 stars March 24, 2015

    I looked around for a few days trying to find an instructor that was in the city and had experience. I found that with Dom, he is a great teacher and really passionate about music and teaching others. In the short time he has been teaching me he has helped me over come bad habits and pushed me, while still being supportive.

  • 5/5 stars March 23, 2015

    If you want to learn how to play the guitar from the ground up, understanding all there is to know how to play it properly and understand the language of the guitar, go to Dom. I've had only a few sessions and already I am able to read music, play some simple tunes and feel comfortable and at ease with the instrument. I am so glad I chose him from lineup of teachers that were referred. Thanks Dom!

  • 5/5 stars December 29, 2014

    I learned to read music notations and rhythms with Dom in barely one month. His teaching method is perfect and he's a great musician, I mean really great. I look forward for every week's course. I highly recommend him and can't wait for the next lesson!

  • 5/5 stars November 18, 2014

    Dom is a funny, kind and inspiring teacher. He has pushed and encouraged me in a way that has greatly improved my focus and skills. Dom creates a pleasant atmosphere and I very much enjoy taking lessons with him.

  • 5/5 stars October 13, 2014

    Dom is not only a great musician, but also an excellent teacher. He knows how to teach students with different levels (I am a beginner). He has patience and the price for class is fair. i strongly recommend him if you are looking for a guitar teacher.

  • 5/5 stars July 2, 2014

    I've only had 3 lessons with Dom so far, but I can tell you he is a great guy and a fantastic teacher. He's very organized in his approach to teaching, and I feel my guitar skills have improved quite steadily with him in a short amount of time.

  • 5/5 stars April 3, 2014

    Dom Minasi is the finest guitar teacher I have ever known. His knowledge of harmony and substitution is encyclopedic. You will learn more in an hour from Dom than from other teachers in six months.

  • 5/5 stars April 1, 2014

    I have been taking jazz guitar lessons from Dom for almost a year and a half now. His particular approach to teaching music is very refreshing from all others I've encountered before. Dom has a certain way of finding a student's particular sound on their instrument and personalizing each lesson to better bring out this sound. My experience so far has been completely positive and I look forward to more lessons.

  • 5/5 stars March 31, 2014

    I've had an incredible learning experience with Dom. He is an extremely kind teacher who constantly provides you with encouragement, but also knows when to push. He teaches you how to be a complete musician and focuses on your weaknesses as opposed to "blowing smoke" so to speak.

  • 5/5 stars September 2, 2013

    I had a very positive experience in my lesson with Dom. He was knowledgeable, committed to teach, and very kind. I came to Dom to learn Jazz guitar in particular, and I am looking forward to future lessons.

  • 5/5 stars August 25, 2013

    Learning a lot! more than i expected.

    Dom M. from Dom Minasi replied to this review on August 25, 2013:

    Thanks Alan..appreciate it.

  • 5/5 stars August 15, 2013

    I had a very pleasant experience working with Dom. He is a great musican and knows theory very well. I was impressed with the patience he had with me and would definitely recommend his teaching methods to others. He is a very good teacher.

  • 5/5 stars April 29, 2013

    Learning guitar with Dom is something that I enjoy doing the most. He is very passionate about music, patient, and sweet; and all of these are contagious. If you are looking for a guitar teacher who teaches you to be a musician, Dom is the teacher you are looking for.

    Dom M. from Dom Minasi replied to this review on April 29, 2013:

    Thank You I appreciate it,


  • 5/5 stars January 4, 2013

    I find the guitar lessons I have with Dom are very comprehensive and personable. He is very in detail and thorough. He makes sure that I know everything there is to know about playing guitar, before I attempt to play anything that's too advanced for my level. Location is relatively easy to get to, venue is comfy and classes are affordable.

    Dom M. from Dom Minasi replied to this review on January 4, 2013:


  • 5/5 stars January 4, 2013

    Dom is an outstanding musician and an outstanding teacher. He has been a professional musician his whole life and he is generous in sharing his knowledge as a teacher. He was able to assess my skill level at our first meeting and has developed the lessons to meet my specific needs. I highly recommend Dom as a teacher.

  • 5/5 stars July 7, 2012

    Dom is my current teacher, I can only recommend him: beyond his wide knowledge and experience with music, he is a kind, fun, and patient person who makes it all easier for total beginner learning bass guitar like me. No hesitation here, if you are looking for a good teacher on the UWS he certainly is your go-to person.

    Dom M. from Dom Minasi replied to this review on January 4, 2013:


  • 5/5 stars August 1, 2011

    I took lessons with Dom 45 years ago. Even then he was a patient friendly guy who was not in a rush or pushing any kind of an agenda. There weren't too many young progressive teachers back then. He would recognize your abilities early and gear the lessons to your speed. I had a lot of fun with him every week and I learned serious guitar theory and technique. If my old man didn't take my guitar away till I finished medical school, I might've become a pro.

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Check my website. You can learn all you need to know about me, my music and performances

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Is this a really good teacher.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. How long have you been teaching. Can I talk to a student, past or present?

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. They should be looking for someone who is experienced and possibly published. Research the teacher with google.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I've been teaching for a very long time. I am also published and recognized in my field. They can also google me or go to my website.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I love teaching. I learn as much from the students as they learn from me. It is always a challenge to teach someone new.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I am dedicated. I love my job and I have teaching since 1962 and I have a BS in musical composition from CUNY

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I decided very young to teach. I wanted to give back. I had such good teachers, I wanted to pass that on.

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