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Deborah Magone  -  JoMama Music / Chautauqua Pr...
Deborah Magone  -  JoMama Music / Chautauqua Pr...

Deborah Magone - JoMama Music / Chautauqua Pr...

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Introduction: My service stands out because I've been a professional teacher, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, Grammy international recording Artist, producer, & performer for decades. I specialize in beginning & intermediate students from 6yrs to 65+yrs, truly enjoying what I do, bringing patience & excitement at watching my students grow in whatever style they enjoy! Scheduling is always flexible because teaching is my priority. I bring a hands on approach to my instruction, teaching theory while also giving students real life onstage & recording experience if you desire it , so you can see & actually feel what it's like to be a professional performer playing songs you choose & love, on a live stage or in video creation for those students who are not local. We often do our recitals on stage at the family friendly House of Guitars in Rochester,NY. Recitals & video creation are of course totally optional, and carefully nurtured and supported in every way. My original music receives global airplay and I've been a Grammy member, with several projects that were up for consideration over the last decade. * “ Black on Blue “ (written by Bernie Taupin) For consideration Grammy 2016 * “ It's All About Money" 55th GRAMMY Awards consideration for "Best Video'' * For consideration ''Best New Artist" in the 54th Grammy Awards . ..... and more on the way this year 2021 ! I've also been awarded “Producers Choice Award for Best Female Rock Musician ” from the Los Angeles Music Awards, and was dubbed “ Rochester’s Queen of Blues Rock” by Rochester NY’s “ Freetime Magazine” . " I get CD's from many major blues labels on a regular basis. Also Americana artists. ..... (Deborah Magone's-Alternate Realities) ROCKS & the acoustic tunes are soulful & pretty. ..... The best CD I have received in a long, long time. " Brother Wease, 95.1FM Clear Channel Radio, Rochester, NY My hands on experience, understanding, & knowledge are truly advanced & unique. Between New York & California over the years I've had the great pleasure of opening up for Peter Frampton , Talas, Dakota, Shooting Star, JJ Bad Boy Jones , The Campbell Brothers & had the pleasure of playing with ; drummer Tammy Diddley (daughter of Bo Diddley), GRAMMY winner Janice Marie Johnson ( A Taste of Honey), jamming with Chris Beard , Joe Beard , Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix drummer), & Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge) ,Billy Talbot (Crazy Horse) among many others. Before covid lockdowns I recorded & performed with a band and/ or solo/duo acoustically throughout the United States and Ontario, Canada, Currently I'm collaborating on original music with other Grammy musicians across the country & internationally. Being of service to others in ways that bring joy into their lives . Watching my students , both young and old, grow and develop in their music skills brings a smile to their face and mine as well. Its truly a gift to have the desire & the tools to be able to express yourself through music! It's also one of the best ways to lift your spirits & maintain a healthy mindset during these challenging times. Peace . deborahmagone.com

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    Approx. $50

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John D.

Guitar Lessons (for adults)

Deborah is simply a fantastic teacher. She works with you one-on-one and will tailor lessons based on your time and skill level. Don't hesitate to learn from a great guitar teacher and person.
Deborah Magone - JoMama Music / Chautauqua Pr...'s reply
Thank You John!
Jun 9, 2017
Rick P.

Guitar Lessons (for adults)

Currently taking guitar lessons and Deborah is making it a lot of fun. She also teaches voice lessons and she's been giving me some pointers there as well.
Deborah Magone - JoMama Music / Chautauqua Pr...'s reply
Thanks Rick! Great harmony lesson last night ! Keep up the good work :)
Oct 23, 2016
Mark s.

Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)

I have two daughters eight and six. Deborah was wonderful with them! The first guitar lesson they had they learned three notes and have not stopped playing them all week! Deborah also came with us on her own time to buy guitars for the girls. Deborah is a great guitar teacher and a very nice person. I would recommend her to anyone.
Nov 4, 2015
Tim B.

Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)

Very accommodating with time schedules. Hard to find lessons during the weekends with knowledgeable instructors.Deborah got back to me quickly and genuinely appears to be excited to teach young people music
Apr 11, 2016
John W.

My grandchildren (Corey and Natalie) are students of Deb and absolutely love their lessons. No one could be more pleased with the instruction she has given them and the progress they have made. Nat takes voice and sometimes Deb and her record songs they create together. Corey takes guitar and is playing Rush tunes already!!! Deb has a unique ability to communicate with the kids and they respond to her teaching techniques and always look forward to their lessons with enthusiasim. Even more important to us than her ability to communicate and teach was the fact that she is a wonderfull human being and as such a fine example for children. We are most fortunate to have her as a teacher for our grandchildren.
Sep 21, 2015
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Yes. - Music lessons are $25/ half-hour or $50/hr - Paypal

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

    Usually a Q & A about their goals. Detailed questions are geared toward the clients goals and the service requested. If I'm able to be of service we move forward. If not I'll refer the client as best I can, to someone who might better suit their needs.

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

    Decades of first hand experience & on the job education. Professional Musician/Vocalist/Songwriter/Instructor since 1977 I've trained with Richard Longale one of the foremost jazz musicians & instructors of his time. Please see my LinkedIn page for more details !

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