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Dave Muto Music Lessons
Dave Muto Music Lessons

Dave Muto Music Lessons

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$40
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Introduction: Started in a small Washington Heights apartment in the summer of 2016, Dave Muto Music Lessons has made it a point to create a learning experience unique to each student. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced musician, Dave Muto Music Lessons will make it our priority to help you reach your goals in a way that works best for you! We offer lessons for Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Accompaniment, Composition, and Arrangement.
Overview

Hired 4 times

Serves New York, NY

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3 employees

5 years in business

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PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

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

Excellent 4.9

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Joel S.

Guitar Lessons

I've been taking acoustic guitar lessons with Dave for about a month now. I played for years without any training and then put it down for a decade or so. Now that my kids are getting older and I've been stuck in quarantine, I decided to get back into it and to do it right. Dave responded to my Thumbtack request and quickly jumped on the phone to get a better sense of my abilities, goals, musical taste, etc. We scheduled a trial lesson in the following week, and I then signed up for a 4 pack. Dave is very conscientious about cost and expenses during these tough times, and will thus offer a discount when you buy multiple classes, which is in my mind a good idea anyway since you need to commit for a period of time if you really want to see some results. He's fun, easy going, and a student music. If you tell him you're interested in something he's going to roll up his sleeves and dig in with you. He wants to puzzle things out and teach you how to do the same. He understands theory and will go there with you to the extent that you want to understand the why behind the music rather than simply memorizing the how. And he's never going to shame you if you don't get a chance to practice as much as you ought to. Again, you get out of it what you put into it, and he's willing to work with you at whatever level of effort you wish to provide. Last thing I'll say is that Dave is on the younger side and thus has both an appreciation for and willingness to learn about all genres of music. He and I have been talking about and exploring Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Rush, but I wouldn't be surprised if he could be just as adept with a completely different set of artists. Dave's the man!
Feb 11, 2021
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Dylan D.

Guitar Lessons

Been taking lessons from Dave for a little over a month now and have nothing but good experiences throughout the lessons! He does a great job structuring our lessons based on my goals and gives proper feedback. Also very flexible and accommodating with our schedule since we are in different time zones that’s 3 hours apart.
Dave Muto Music Lessons's reply
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, Dylan! Excited to get into D.O.S.E. tomorrow!
Nov 13, 2020
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Lydia Cohen H.

Dave is the best teacher ever!! He taught me so much about how music works. I took piano lessons with him and am definitely going back for more because he teaches so many instruments so well. In addition, he is fun, positive, and encouraging. Thank you, Dave!!!
Dave Muto Music Lessons's reply
Thank you for leaving this review, Lydia! I look forward to starting up again soon and delving into some theory!!
Sep 16, 2020
Nami R.

Dave's guitar lessons inspire my teenager son to practice on his own and challenge himself to learn more and even create his own riffs. I'm grateful for the way Dave communicates with his students - it's respectful, understanding, and sets a great example. Their lessons always begin on time and they get a lot accomplished. Wish I could've chosen all five merits for this post!
Feb 4, 2021
Julie C.

My 5 and 8 year olds have been taking lessons with Dave online for several months now and I can't say enough about him. My kids are young and fickle and energetic and it can be hard to pin them down for things. Not to mention the Zoom fatigue we're all dealing with. And yet they don't (usually) complain when it's time for guitar practice and never do when it's time for class. I don't know how Dave does it but he's firm enough that they're really progressing but lighthearted enough that they really have fun. I even caught my eldest one day working overtime on her scales because she had "promised Mr. Dave" that she would shred them. Now that's motivation. I recommend him without reservation!
Jan 5, 2021
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FAQs

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

    I offer discounts on bulk purchases for music lessons! Shoot me a message to learn about my bulk rates!

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

    Typically, before we begin, we discuss goals. Are they looking to train and really hone their abilities on this instrument? Or are they just looking to learn the instrument and have fun. Once we learn what the student wants out of these lessons, we proceed accordingly: from learning the fundamentals, to the techniques needed to play how THEY want to play!

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

    Joanna Hu, our vocal teacher, has a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from New York University. Jinjoo Yoo, our piano teacher, has a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from Queens College. Dave Muto, our guitar teacher, founder, and CEO, studied Music & Theater at Purchase College before completing his degree at Suny Westchester.

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