Joe Kano (online lessons only)
Joe Kano (online lessons only)

Joe Kano (online lessons only)

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Introduction: Hey, I'm Joseph! I'm a jazz guitarist originally from Israel, currently located in Brooklyn. I’ve been living and teaching in NY for the past 5 years. Like most guitar players, I grew up playing classic rock and pop songs, and that's mostly what I teach. I love teaching guitar and helping others make music. I've been teaching music for years and my record of satisfied students can attest that I get results. My motto is to tailor my lessons to each individual student's needs and interests. For beginners, I have a complete curriculum to get you started. Then, as we progress, we will study the songs/pieces YOU want, and develop the general musicality and skill set needed to play basically anything on the guitar.
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Hired 39 times

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13 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and value.

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Alex C.

Guitar Lessons

Friendly, professional, and a great teacher. Joe is able to explain complex musical topics in a way that is easy to understand, and his approach to teaching makes learning guitar both enjoyable and productive. He uses organized lesson plans to guide your progress on guitar, tailors each lesson to your needs, and gives you the flexibility to work on songs that interest you.
Apr 20, 2021
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Verified
Marc F.

Guitar Lessons

Joe has been working with both our 9-year-old and our 6-year-old boys for this past year. In that time, we've found Joe to be not only technically proficient, but more importantly, incredibly patient! Both boys really look forward to their lessons and both have really learned to enjoy music. Particularly with our youngest, who can be a handful at times, Joe always keeps it fun and seems to find a way to stay positive, keep him engaged and be productive. While many people can teach guitar, few can teach kids well; particularly young ones. Joe has that elusive combination of teaching skills, positivity and patience that really make a difference. HIGHLY recommend!
Jan 8, 2021
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Verified
Alexander G.

Guitar Lessons

Joe's the man. Every lesson has at least one moment that feels like a major breakthrough in my understanding the layout of the notes, and at least one more moment that makes me go "oh I know nothing yet". It's cool to feel like you're figuring it and thinking "that's it there's only a few of these repeating patters on the neck I just have to remember these and I know everything" and then it's also cool to be reminded that you're only brushing the surface of what is hidden in these "few patterns". Joe is a master at giving you these moments of clarity and he's a master at introducing new concepts right when you think you've got it figured out. I'm trying learn guitar and music in general later in life than most would and the cynic in me is convinced the adult brain is not as proficient in learning things that make a great musician like technique, theory, note recognition, or even just the memory required to get through scales. But even being convinced I'm fighting an uphill battle Joe is able to get me to remember a new bit of theory while also improving my technique in at least one way every single lesson. Joe is able to take me as far as I can go with music theory for 10 lessons in a row, and then when my brain needs a break he can effortlessly change course and spend a lesson or two just learning a song or focusing on something less mentally taxing like rhythm or fingerpicking. Sometimes those breaks are much needed. He's attentive too. I was worried lessons over zoom wouldn't be as effective as lessons in person. Joe pretty much notices 100% of the time if I used the wrong finger or if I missed a note and will always point it out and encourage me to correct that. Shows he's equally as invested in your progress and I don't know a more desirable quality in a teacher.
Dec 20, 2020
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Verified
Menachem K.

Guitar Lessons

Joe is a great teacher! He’s professional, nice, and very patient. He makes sure that you get the most out of the lessons.
Aug 15, 2021
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Jon M.

Guitar Lessons

Joe was great! We did all our lessons on zoom and I learned so much with Joe. He was also extremely flexible and was able to work around my schedule. I’d strongly recommend!
Mar 8, 2021
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Verified
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FAQs

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

    I offer discounts for students who purchase bundles of 4 lessons in advance.

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

    I believe in a dynamic teaching approach in which I as a teacher help the student play their music and reach their own specific goals. I don't believe in cookie-cutter curriculum. Therefore, each of my student is taught differently. When starting to work with a new student, I will clarify with them their experience level (strengths and weaknesses) and what are their goals; what is their favorite kind of music, and what songs or skills they would want to learn. Although the basics in playing the guitar are similar for most styles and beginners would often learn a similar set of skills at a similar rate, I would still tailor our lessons accordingly. For example, a student interested in classical music would learn to read sheet music, while a singer-songwriter looking to improve their guitar skills would not start with that.

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

    I studied at two conservatories and I was a music major while in high school. I've been teaching guitar independently and as a faculty member of several music schools for the past decade.

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