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- Donnovan T.
So far I’ve had only one lesson with Nick, but needless to say, it wont be my last. He’s very knowledgeable and straight forward with how he teaches, and does a great job making sure you’re following along at a pace that’s comfortable for you. His teaching style really forces you to engage yourself and was exactly what I was looking for in a teacher. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a quality guitar instructor.Oct 2, 2020Verified
- Ana C.
My teen daughter has been wanting to take guitar for the last 3 years. Looking over Mr. Russo’s extensive qualifications, gave me pose in hiring him, after all she was so new she did not even know how to old a guitar, I figured he would be over kill. That plus the fact that he seems to tour a lot made me concerned that, once the pandemic receded he would be back to touring extensively, leaving us to find another teacher. I am glad I decided not to let my fear guide my decision because, he really is an excellent teacher. He put my teen who is people shy at rest, now you cannot tell her she is not the next Joni Mitchelle in the making.Jan 7, 2021Verified
- Lynn w.
We are so lucky to find Nick for the first time when my daughter wants to learn Guitar. Nick is a professional musician and I can imagine he is very busy. But he is very nice to give response fast and he is patient and helpful. My daughter is excited to learn with Nick in the future.Oct 16, 2020Verified
- Matthew E.
I am an adult beginner, Nick has been excellent at helping me understand the building concepts and is tailoring the lessons to help play the music I would like learn.Oct 15, 2020VerifiedNick Russo's reply
Thanks, Matt. It's great to work with you. I look forward to our weekly lessons!
- John G.
Nick has helped me to use my ears to hear what I am trying to do with the guitar. Not only am I working on the kind of music that I want to play, but is showing me the theory behind the music.Oct 2, 2020VerifiedNick Russo's reply
So appreciate it, John! It's been such a pleasure to work with you! I'll see you on line this afternoon for our weekly lesson!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge$40 or $45 a half hour to 35 minutes, $65 for 45 minutes; $85 an hour.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I help students reach their goals, learn music and genres they are most interested in and teach them to teach themselves via listening, ear-training and sight-reading. I focus on proper technique, rhythm training, hearing and internalizing music organically through listening, singing and ear-training.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?B.S., M.A. I.A.J.E. performance with Miles Griffith and education certificate Classical guitar training Jazz guitar training lead jazz master clinician at Kupferberg Center (The Colden Center via Aaron Copland School at Queens College) North Indian Classical training African rhythm training Gulla-Geechee rhythm training Alexander Technique Midori & Friends classroom management training and experience