Christopher Amodeo
Christopher Amodeo

Christopher Amodeo

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Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$30
starting cost


Interested musical styles

Responds in about 1 hour

Introduction: The fastest way to improve on your instrument is to study with an experienced teacher who centers each lesson on your specific musical goals. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a more advanced student looking to take your playing to the next level, studying with a great teacher is the key to reaching your musical potential. My teaching style is very goal oriented so you feel like you have clear direction in where we’re going and and a clear path to success! I've been teaching privately since 2012 and have experience teaching all age groups. I received my bachelors degree in Audio Recording/Engineering with a minor in Jazz Performance and a masters degree in Composition/Arranging. I create detailed lesson plans based on each student's individual needs and create a fun environment for each student to grow as a musician. Included in every lesson is a PDF of everything covered, backing tracks, and video recordings of lesson material upon request. Whatever your experience in music, I believe we learn best when we work with the music that speaks most deeply to us. For my students, I like to work from custom arrangements for each that progress in difficulty as you progress in skill.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 83 times

Serves Oakdale, NY

Background checked

1 employee

10 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Venmo, and 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

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

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

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Melony O.
Sep 1, 2022
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This was my teenage daughter's first guitar lesson, and I thought Christopher was wonderful! Very personable, and obviously musically knowledgeable. It really helped that he understands piano because that's my daughter's musical background, so the way he explained things from a piano standpoint of view helped her visualize the music. Really looking forward to her learning guitar ❣️

Details: 14 - 17 years old • No formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc.

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Adrianna H.
May 27, 2022
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My daughter has been taking online guitar lessons from Christopher for a few months. She always looks forward to her lessons and tells us that Christopher is the best teacher she could ask for. While teaching her solid basics, he makes it fun for her by practicing the songs she likes. I’m highly recommend Christopher to any family interested in guitar lessons.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Bob G.
Apr 5, 2022
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Chris is knowledgeable and easy to work with. I picked up some valuable tools on my very first guitar lesson. I felt like I made progress after being stuck for months trying to learn on my own. I’ve already signed up for more lessons and feel I have a partner to help me accomplish my dream of playing the guitar.

Details: 65 years or older • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Folk • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Franchesca G.
Apr 2, 2022
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Chris has been absolutely phenomenal! My daughter is shy at first but she instantly bonded with Chris. She’s learning so much and we look forward to continue working with him for the next few weeks while she works on her 8th grade final project. Chris does a great job at keeping her interested in the lesson and encourages her while she’s learning to play acoustic guitar.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • No formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • Classical • Rock • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Michelle H.
Mar 30, 2022
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After my first lesson I am very optimistic about my future guitar progression. Christopher was very pleasant, professional and prepared. I feel like I'm getting an excellent return on my investment and look forward to seeing where we go from here.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • Folk • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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FAQs

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

    $30 for 30mins $45 for 45 mins $60 for 60mins I also offer referral deals that get current students lessons free of charge if the referral stays on as a client.

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

    I always assess a new students skill level and musical knowledge to best develop a lesson plan to help achieve their goals as efficiently as possible. Each lesson the student will be given a PDF breaking down everything covered as well as backing tracks, and videos of lesson concepts upon request.

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

    I've taught many students throughout my career from all age groups. I've worked with complete beginners, children, college students, gigging musicians, and adults who are coming back to their instrument after a long break. My goal is to help each student grow and feel comfortable on their instrument. I obtained my master’s degree as well in 2018.

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