Lessons

I teach private lessons and group theory and technique classes out of my studio, Brooklyn GuitarWorks, in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn and offer Skype/Facetime lessons worldwide.
If you live in Manhattan or some parts of north and central Brooklyn, I am also happy to travel to you.

“Jayden is doing better than me! He offered to help me play a little faster. I’m so proud, thanks so much.” -Oded Greenberg, student and parent of Jayden Greenberg, age 7

“Maase is a Master Instructor” -Guitar World

I am a full-time professional guitarist with over a decade of teaching experience at all experience levels, ages and styles. I have been teaching professionally since age seventeen, have traveled across the country with jazz groups, metal bands, country bands, and everything in between, and hold a degree in guitar performance from a competitive, accredited university.

Teaching at UNT 2011

Leading a composition workshop at the University of North Texas, January 2011

I my years as a performer ~and~ an educator, I’ve learned a lot about what it means to play, and even more about what it means to teach.

I believe that the instrument is for everyone, that the right attention from a caring teacher can open doors that a student might otherwise think are shut forever, and that all music–be it Bach, Led Zeppelin, or BB King–can be a tool for developing a lifelong relationship with the guitar.

I have overseen students from their first notes to their first performances onstage and beyond, have helped budding professionals fill in the gaps in their music theory, and have helped correct technique that has caused students to give up the instrument due to frustration or physical pain. Many of my students have gone on to study music at reputable universities, and I have also helped actors and vocalists on Broadway and on the road with big-name acts hone their instrumental skills.

I believe that your music is YOUR MUSIC, and as a result my teaching style is a bit more unorthodox than most. I believe in working with each student to develop a custom-tailored course of study so that you can get where YOU need to go. All styles and experience levels welcome. No genre is too foreign and no hands are too large or too small.

I keep a teaching studio in Brooklyn, but if you live in Williamsburg, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, the Lower East Side, Financial District, Chelsea, Midtown, Upper West Side, near Union Square or in the East Village I am more than happy to come to you.