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About Dom Minasi

hired 16 times on Thumbtack

How does your service stand out?

My teaching stands out because I've been teaching for over 50 years and have taught 100 of students of whom have become professional musicians. I am respected throughout the world as a major player and I am a published author and journalist.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love teaching. I learn as much from the students as they learn from me. It is always a challenge to teach someone new.

Location

New York, NY 10025

Reviews

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  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons (for adults) Verified Review

    Great teacher, patient and very knowledgeable. Great Location

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons (for adults) Verified Review

    Dom is a great teacher. He is very patient with someone who has absolutely no experience playing and is clearly very passionate about teaching!

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons (for adults) Verified Review

    I've been playing guitar for ten years but never learned how to read music or understand theory. Dom is everything you would expect from an excellent teacher. He is kind, patient, encouraging, and knowledgable. Whether you're a beginner or expert player, you can learn a lot from Dom.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons (for adults) Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers) Verified Review

    I brought my 10 year old son for lessons with Dom about 6 weeks ago,
    and we have been very happy. Dom has been moving through one string of the guitar each week, giving L. time to learn the fingering and the corresponding notes. L. is now actually reading music and practicing on his own volition without me having to remind or nag him (mostly!) while he did take some lessons before, he didn't get this level of rigor or progressive movement from the beginning to playing of blues and rock and roll. Dom is very professional, communicative, and is a devoted teacher.
    I give him the highest recommendation.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons (for adults) Verified Review

    Dom is an excellent guitar teacher with tons of experience. He is extremely patient (which is important for me) as I go through my ugly duckling phase. He has also made theory interesting for the first time via his teaching method. I absolutely would recommend.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    Great guy and really willing to do what it takes to make the student a better player. Instructive and encouraging!

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons (for adults) Verified Review

    Dom is a great teacher. As an adult absolute beginner to guitar, I have found him to be encouraging, patient, kind, and nothing short of professional. I would definitely recommend him to a friend. Check him out!

    Dom M. from Dom Minasi replied to this review on December 8, 2015

    Thanks Christine..

  • 5/5 stars

    He's a very patient teacher, and supportive. Two qualities that are very important for beginners. He will push you if he thinks you can handle it.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons (for adults) Verified Review

    Dom is a very professional and experienced instructor. He does not only teaches how to play guitar, but also teaches music concepts. He wrote his own book which is used as teaching material. As such, I learn guitar in a very systematic and professional way. As a beginner, I'm very satisfied with my progress so far.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    Just in the short time that I have been taking lessons with Dom, it is very clear that he is a fantastic teacher and has an amazing amount of knowledge to share. He genuinely cares for his students, and is eager to help them become successful guitar players. I highly recommend Dom. His incredible musicianship, experience in the industry and his genuine love for teaching will make any student confident that they have chosen one of the best.

  • 5/5 stars

    I looked around for a few days trying to find an instructor that was in the city and had experience. I found that with Dom, he is a great teacher and really passionate about music and teaching others. In the short time he has been teaching me he has helped me over come bad habits and pushed me, while still being supportive.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    If you want to learn how to play the guitar from the ground up, understanding all there is to know how to play it properly and understand the language of the guitar, go to Dom. I've had only a few sessions and already I am able to read music, play some simple tunes and feel comfortable and at ease with the instrument. I am so glad I chose him from lineup of teachers that were referred. Thanks Dom!

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    I learned to read music notations and rhythms with Dom in barely one month. His teaching method is perfect and he's a great musician, I mean really great. I look forward for every week's course. I highly recommend him and can't wait for the next lesson!

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    Dom is a funny, kind and inspiring teacher. He has pushed and encouraged me in a way that has greatly improved my focus and skills. Dom creates a pleasant atmosphere and I very much enjoy taking lessons with him.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    Dom is not only a great musician, but also an excellent teacher. He knows how to teach students with different levels (I am a beginner). He has patience and the price for class is fair. i strongly recommend him if you are looking for a guitar teacher.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    I've only had 3 lessons with Dom so far, but I can tell you he is a great guy and a fantastic teacher. He's very organized in his approach to teaching, and I feel my guitar skills have improved quite steadily with him in a short amount of time.

  • 5/5 stars

    Dom Minasi is the finest guitar teacher I have ever known. His knowledge of harmony and substitution is encyclopedic. You will learn more in an hour from Dom than from other teachers in six months.

  • 5/5 stars

    I have been taking jazz guitar lessons from Dom for almost a year and a half now. His particular approach to teaching music is very refreshing from all others I've encountered before. Dom has a certain way of finding a student's particular sound on their instrument and personalizing each lesson to better bring out this sound. My experience so far has been completely positive and I look forward to more lessons.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    I've had an incredible learning experience with Dom. He is an extremely kind teacher who constantly provides you with encouragement, but also knows when to push. He teaches you how to be a complete musician and focuses on your weaknesses as opposed to "blowing smoke" so to speak.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    I had a very positive experience in my lesson with Dom. He was knowledgeable, committed to teach, and very kind. I came to Dom to learn Jazz guitar in particular, and I am looking forward to future lessons.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    Learning a lot! more than i expected.

    Dom M. from Dom Minasi replied to this review on August 25, 2013

    Thanks Alan..appreciate it.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    I had a very pleasant experience working with Dom. He is a great musican and knows theory very well. I was impressed with the patience he had with me and would definitely recommend his teaching methods to others. He is a very good teacher.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    Learning guitar with Dom is something that I enjoy doing the most. He is very passionate about music, patient, and sweet; and all of these are contagious. If you are looking for a guitar teacher who teaches you to be a musician, Dom is the teacher you are looking for.

    Dom M. from Dom Minasi replied to this review on April 29, 2013

    Thank You I appreciate it,

    Dom

  • 5/5 stars

    I find the guitar lessons I have with Dom are very comprehensive and personable. He is very in detail and thorough. He makes sure that I know everything there is to know about playing guitar, before I attempt to play anything that's too advanced for my level. Location is relatively easy to get to, venue is comfy and classes are affordable.

    Dom M. from Dom Minasi replied to this review on January 4, 2013

    Thanks..

  • 5/5 stars

    Dom is an outstanding musician and an outstanding teacher. He has been a professional musician his whole life and he is generous in sharing his knowledge as a teacher. He was able to assess my skill level at our first meeting and has developed the lessons to meet my specific needs. I highly recommend Dom as a teacher.

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    Dom is my current teacher, I can only recommend him: beyond his wide knowledge and experience with music, he is a kind, fun, and patient person who makes it all easier for total beginner learning bass guitar like me. No hesitation here, if you are looking for a good teacher on the UWS he certainly is your go-to person.

    Dom M. from Dom Minasi replied to this review on January 4, 2013

    Thanks

  • 5/5 stars

    I took lessons with Dom 45 years ago. Even then he was a patient friendly guy who was not in a rush or pushing any kind of an agenda. There weren't too many young progressive teachers back then. He would recognize your abilities early and gear the lessons to your speed. I had a lot of fun with him every week and I learned serious guitar theory and technique. If my old man didn't take my guitar away till I finished medical school, I might've become a pro.

Question and answer

Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?

A. I decided very young to teach. I wanted to give back. I had such good teachers, I wanted to pass that on.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Check my website. You can learn all you need to know about me, my music and performances

Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

A. I am dedicated. I love my job and I have teaching since 1962 and I have a BS in musical composition from CUNY

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