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NYC Guitar Lessons


Thanks for stopping by. Please have a look around to learn a little about me and what I do. 

I graduated Berklee College of Music in 1995. I'vebeen playing professionally and teaching privately since then. I appears on albums by Norah Jones, James Taylor and The Lemonheads to name a few and have performed live with everyone from Brian Wilson to Miley Cyrus.


Since 2005, I've been helping students of all ages learn to play guitar and bass. I offer guitar lessons in Brooklyn or online for beginners and advanced students in a fun, comfortable and inspiring environment. Whether you're picking up a guitar for the first time or you've been playing for a while and are looking to break out of a rut, I can help. If you're a singer/songwriter I can help you with song structure, arrangements and performance. 

In-person or remote lessons

Flexible scheduling 

Lessons for adults and kids

Gift certificates available  

Lessons are complimented with personalized videos, songs charts, chord sheets and more. These materials are easily accessible through each students online portal using Google Classroom.


Songs you love

Core fundamentals 

Reading tabs

Traditional notation


Flat picking 


Self accompaniment 

Song writing concepts 

Music theory

Guitar Playing

Every student has different goals.

We'll discuss yours and custom tailor a lesson program to meet your needs.  

Kind Words

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Jim Andralis


I didn't know one thing about playing guitar when I started taking lessons from Josh. He is the best kind of teacher. He loves music, is so skilled, patient and knowledgable, teaches so well, and can tell what's going to help you move into a new level of learning but paces it so you don't get overwhelmed and give up. I returned to taking more lessons since this pandemic happened, and they have totally saved me. I'm writing songs differently, staying sane, plus get to spend an hour each week with one of my all-time favorite hangs.

Jul 24, 2020


Casey McQuillen


Sep 20, 2018

Josh is seriously the BEST! He helped me guitar skills improv so quickly, and was really able to help me in the specific ways I was looking for. I'm a singer/songwriter and am MUCH more comfortable accompanying myself at shows because of our work together. My improved skills have also led me to write more interesting music! I couldn't recommend Josh's teaching enough! I am improving much more quickly than I thought possible

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Doug Russell

Jul 23, 2019

I’m having a total ball playing guitar again after a long hiatus and Josh’s instruction has made it so much more rewarding. He’s helped me envision the kind of player I could become and contextualizes the lessons in support of that.

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