Guitar Lessons in NY/NJ

You can learn how to play guitar at my studio in Jersey City, NJ or your home in the New York/New Jersey area!

Since I started my career as an international touring musician in 2004, I have taught hundreds of students at jazz camps, workshops, and one-to-one private lessons in many different countries.

As a highly experienced guitar teacher, I have worked with all ages and skill levels. So whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced, I can give you the tools to be the guitarist you want to be.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. If you're ready to sign up, please email me to discuss your goals and schedule the first lesson!

Email: nobukitakamen@hotmail.com


Teaching subjects:
Guitar Fundamentals
Fretboard Memorization
Strumming
Finger Picking
Right Hand Techniques
Left Hand Techniques
Scales/Modes
Triads/7th Chords
Improvisation
Sight Reading
Ear Training
Rhythm
Music Theory
Composition

Levels:
I teach students of any levels from a complete beginner to advanced student.

Ages:
I teach students of most ages. I've been enjoying teaching kids (usually age 6+) to adults (age 70+).

Styles:
I teach many different styles including Pop, Rock, Blues, Funk, Jazz, HR/HM and Classical. After learning fundamentals and basic techniques, you can learn to play any song that you love.

Additionally, I work with many students to prepare for high school and college admission, and auditions.
  • Berklee College of Music, Summa Cum Laude
  • Playing the guitar more than 25 years, and teaching since 2004
  • Taught hundreds of guitar students at jazz camps, workshops, and one-to-one private lessons
  • Performed at Blue Note NY, Iridium Jazz Club, Smalls Jazz Club, Blues Alley, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival
  • Released 7 albums as a leader from What’s New Records, Summit Records and his own label
  • Featured in Jazz Guitar Magazine, Guitar International, Jazz Podium, and Jazz Guitar Book
  • Endorsement artist of Acoustic Image Amplifiers, Raezer’s Edge Speaker Cabinets, ZT Amplifiers, Eventide, Sommer Cables, and Reunion Blues
  • Studied with Gene Bertoncini, Sheryl Bailey, Steve Rochinski, Jon Wheatley, and Mick Goodrick
Learn more about my background and professional experiences by reading my full biography.

Lesson Videos
Click here for my Youtube guitar lessons.

Lesson Materials
Click here for my free lesson materials.