RRFGL was originally an experiment that I conducted in Columbus Circle and Washington Square Park, in the fall of 2010. I would bring two guitars with me, a sign that read REALLY REALLY FREE GUITAR LESSONS, and of course my trusty tip jar. Then I would wait for my pupils to come to me. Some would sit for just a few minutes, others for a half hour or longer. I taught them at whatever level they found themselves. Sometimes chords, sometimes simple melodies; if they were already excellent players, I might teach them how to read music.
Everyone walked away with a nugget of musical wisdom and sometimes they'd drop a buck or two in my jar as a token of their thanks and wonder.
I did not take on private students at that time, thinking that I wouldn't have the time or energy to do so. But now I'm in a much different existential place. I want to find new students in my neighborhood! So beginning this Saturday, July 21, between 10a-1p, I'll be teaching my RRFGLs at the Inwood Greenmarket (weather is projected to be sunny but much cooler than it's been!) My aim is to spread the love, appreciation, and knowledge of music around the 'hood, as well as to meet and engage many more of my neighbors and potential longer-term students!
If you live here in uptown Manhattan, I do hope you'll come find and join me for a lesson. I'll teach you a thing or two on la guitarra :) And if you're otherwise interested in lessons on guitar, drums, keyboard, bass, harmonica, clarinet or mandolin, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss! Peace.
I teach guitar and drums up to advanced level, as well as keyboard, harmonica, clarinet, mandolin for beginners. I can also help with music theory, songwriting, coaching bands, and more!
I can work with students of all ages in either individual or group settings, at your home in the Heights or mine (on 163 & B’way).
Rates are negotiable, please email me at email@example.com to discuss. Thank you!
¡Hola! Soy un músico y instructor aquí en Washington Heights. Quiero difundir el amor y el conocimiento de la música en nuestro barrio!
Enseño guitarra y la batería hasta el nivel avanzado y el piano, la armónica, el clarinete y mandolina para principiantes. También puedo ayudar con la teoría de la música, la escritura de canciones, la entrenamiento de bandas jovenes, y mucho más!
Trabajo con estudiantes de todas edades, en clases individual o en grupo, y en su casa en El Alto o la mía (en 163/Broadway).
Los costos son negociables, por favor manda me email, firstname.lastname@example.org, a discutir. ¡Gracias!