Guitar Lessons (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Classical)
Guitar Lessons (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Classical)

Guitar Lessons (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Classical)

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Introduction: Hello! My name is Kaz Araki and I am a guitarist and teacher living in Brooklyn. I have been playing guitar for more than 20 years and have been teaching since 2007. I enjoy teaching people who love music and especially love the guitar. I myself love all types of music (I know it's a cliché to say that but it's true) and wouldn't be doing what I'm doing if I didn't feel a deep passion for this form of expression. It brings me joy to share my knowledge of music and help students feel good about learning something new. I've been teaching remotely but am willing to consider doing in-person lessons if the travel time is less than 30 minutes. Students are also welcome to come to my studio in Sunset Park if that is easier for them but proof of vaccination is mandatory. I can do the same if you'd like. As far as my teaching style goes, I like to think that I'm patient, thorough, down-to-earth, kind of funny (semi-dark and dad jokes humor) and motivational. If all of that sounds appealing to you, reach out to schedule your first lesson! I'm willing to negotiate on rates if you are a student or are making less than 40k a year. Thank you!! "Kaz has transformed my guitar playing and I feel that I have reached a whole other level of creativity. Before the lessons, I knew little to nothing about music theory while only being able to play a couple of chords. Now I am more confident about coming up with guitar parts and playing comfortably with my band in front of an audience." - Peter K. “I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.”-Jimmy Page
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14 years in business

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Naomi S.

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Amazing first lesson for my son. He is excited to continue!!!
Feb 2, 2019
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Omar k.

I am a physician in a well renowned hospital, so I work with excellent teachers and mentors daily. In terms of teaching skills, Kaz is top notch. He perfectly blends didactic lessons but identifies when its time to let go of the lesson and just have some fun. This unique mixture creates an outstanding learning environment. I am in my mid 30s and started guitar for the first time with Kaz, and I have noticed a tremendous improvement despite starting so late in life. I recommend him 1 million%! - Omar K.
Guitar Lessons (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Classical)'s reply
Thank you Omar! I appreciate your response and look forward to continuing lessons with you!!
Jul 31, 2018
Hemlata R.

We have Kaz as my daughter and son's guitar teacher since last 12+ years. We liked him since day one. He is a great guitar teacher. My both kids learned a lot from him and enjoyed having lesson with him. He is very flexible, very good in quality work, enthusiastic and very friendly. He became like our family member after all this years having him and we all love him. Thanks Kaz for everything. -Mr. and Mrs. Rana
Guitar Lessons (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Classical)'s reply
Thank you Hemlata! It was a pleasure teaching Akash and Riddhi and I wish them the best in college!!
Jun 19, 2018
Perry L.

Kaz teaches my son guitar and he is totally amazing. He is very easy to work with and is awesome with children. My son loves working with him and we may ask him to work with our younger son with lessons as well. My kids love him so much that they feel he's part of the family. We trully receccomend Kaz to anyone looking to learn guitar.
Guitar Lessons (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Classical)'s reply
Thank you Perry! I appreciate your review and look forward to continuing lessons with Greyden!!
Jun 18, 2018
Rakesh S.

Guitar Lessons

He is teaches you very simple and smart way to learn playing Guitar. I hired him for few more lessons
Guitar Lessons (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Classical)'s reply
Thank you Rakesh!! I appreciate your review!
Jan 24, 2018
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Kazuya Araki

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Discounts are provided for students wishing to take back to back lessons with siblings, parents or friends. Referral discounts also applicable.

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

    Starting with the basics and seeing what the student is capable of playing. From there, I move onto exercises and songs that I believe would be helpful for the students, while making adjustments, based on the student's progress.

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

    Graduated in 2006 with a Bachelors of music performance from Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers University

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