Dave Cipriani (ONLINE) Guitar Lessons
Dave Cipriani (ONLINE) Guitar Lessons

Dave Cipriani (ONLINE) Guitar Lessons

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: Hi, my name is Dave Cipriani. I have come to firmly believe that music is, or can be MEDICINE to heal our soul/mind/body. It is the way to release our pain - and our joy! - and to access deeper parts of ourselves that we may not be able to, or feel comfortable with, accessing in our everyday life. It is a way for us to connect with our hearts - and with other people’s hearts, to find solace, to find comfort, and to find our joy that we may be forgetting to connect with. It is a way to find wholeness and acceptance for our entire experience — good, bad & ugly, and I believe it can be a great force for change and good in the world. As I have progressed as a musician and a teacher, I have really loved watching my students connect with parts of themselves they had moved away from. It is truly beautiful! Now as for what I teach from a "technical" point of view, because I love the diversity of what I can teach, and I want you to know about it: I teach beginner to advanced (pro level) guitar, ukulele, beginner to intermediate piano, bass and vocals. For guitar, I can teach you how to read music, improvise in ANY style, strum chords, play beautiful classical guitar pieces, even write songs, compositions and lyrics. I work with Piano & voice students as beginners to intermediate, as help with songwriting, learning popular songs, etc. I’ve worked with students from 6 to 75, all levels, including students that are recording albums themselves. I have helped people find their creative spark to write instrumental pieces or songs (even a 9 year old!), to get past performance anxiety, or even to learn how to just sing in tune and find their voice. I teach most styles, including a few you probably haven’t heard of: jazz, rock, folk, classical, blues, African, Celtic/Irish, Balkan (Eastern European), and North Indian Classical. (If there is something you are interested in that’s not on the list, let me know, I can probably help!) I will work with you (or your child) to find a balance between fundamentals of good technical development and working on music that really will inspire you to practice. I often use concepts from Indian music in particular to teach melodic and rhythmic ideas that I think they have worked out the best - I always teach Indian rhythm if you want to learn to play Funk for example! I also teach Indian slide guitar (Mohan Vina), Indian music for western instruments, and basic Indian (raga) vocals. My basic rate is $80 per hour, $60 for 45 minutes and $40 for 30 minutes, but I also offer packages of 6 or more to reduce the rate, as well as I offer a sliding scale to those who are serious about lessons but can’t afford the full rate. For the last year, i have done bi-annual Online Recitals, which will continue as I have students in several states and Brazil. For Payment, I accept Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, Cash and Check.
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16 years in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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Virginia I.

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Dave is awesome!! He’s got an amazing way to engage and teach! My son is truly enjoying learning how to play the guitar!
Aug 24, 2021
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Jennifer M.

Dave has been instructing our 8 year old daughter in piano the last few months. She has learned so much and enjoys her lesson! Dave's creativity and individualistic approach sets him apart from other teachers. We are so grateful for Dave!
May 24, 2021
Jen M.

Dave is an incredible teacher! He has been teaching guitar to my son for 2 years and his progress is amazing! Dave incorporates my son's musical preferences and always inspires him with new challenges while still honing the musical foundations. I love their ongoing musical conversation. You get out what you put into it and Dave makes the work fun. Thank you Dave!
Dave Cipriani (ONLINE) Guitar Lessons's reply
It has been fun to teach Jen's son - he is a teenager but had the unusual request of wanting to work on Gypsy Jazz - jazz in the old style of Django Reinhardt. It has been great fun to teach him!
May 13, 2021
Molly L.

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My daughter took guitar lessons via Skype, and we had a great experience! Dave was flexible and worked really well with my daughter. She tracked her practice time and had lessons to work with each week. I highly recommend!
Jul 8, 2019
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Sandra C.

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I am so happy with Dave, he made a good match with my son, he's on time, prepared and my son enjoy his lessons. I'm impressed because I hear my son playing the guitar and he asks me for my favorite song and I believed he's going to play it very soon.
Mar 23, 2015
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I can offer a sliding scale for those that are needing a discount, I also can offer packages.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I usually evaluated what they are interested in learning, making a list of songs they would like to learn and discussing skills they want to develop. Most beginner guitar students start the same, but we can quickly expand into pieces or songs that are closer to the student's goals.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    BA in Classical Guitar from St. Mary's College of Md 1994, English minor MFA in World Music on Guitar from California Institute of the Arts, 2010 And Lots of gigs & recording!

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