Professional guitar lessons are available in Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY, for individuals and groups. Beginner and intermediate students of any age are welcome. Lessons can be taken in your home or office or in my Brooklyn Heights studio. The fee is based on how many people are taking part in the session, how long the lesson is (30, 45, or 60 minutes), and how far I have to travel to your location.
My goal is to give my students a solid foundation on the guitar as well as a better understanding of music in general, so they can develop the versatility to play whatever style of music they wish to pursue. Areas of concentration available are rock, pop, blues, jazz, and folk guitar as well as flat picking and fingerstyle techniques. Students can learn how to read music (and/or tab), understand theory, improvise, expand their chord vocabulary, develop different strumming patterns, strengthen their sense of rhythm, improve their technique, and figure out
songs they want to play.
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"Paul Cabri's approach to learning guitar is characterized by patience, methodical practice of the fundamentals, and understanding of a broad range of musical styles. If you want to play like your favorite classical, jazz, blues, or rock musicians, Paul listens to your musical influences and helps shape your talent as encouragement to finding your own voice. As a
performing artist in clubs all over NYC, I still incorporate techniques I learned from Paul."
Charles Park, Guitarist from Audio Fiction
"I recommend Paul Cabri, who has a patient demeanor and has been a wonderful teacher to my son, Alex. "
Paul Cabri has been the perfect guitar teacher for my son. My son started electric guitar with Paul when he was 8 and is now 10 years old and loves playing. Paul taught him some theory, reading and technique all while learning to play cool rock licks. Thumbs up for Paul! - Pros: Helpful, Engaging, Encouraging, Smart, Patient, Funny, Good communicator
Elissa Moser Linowes
My 15-yr-old (a sophomore instrumentalist @ LaGuardia High School, in part thanks to Paul) has been with Paul since he was 8. From the first day Paul spoke to him, clearly and matter-of-factly, as a musician. Paul provides great support for auditions and other performances, allowing for their importance without adding any pressure or forgetting the fun parts of playing. And, maybe most importantly, Paul really takes his students where they want to go: my son is a jazz and blues guitarist, but the girl who first told us about Paul is a pop and rock bassist. As for the business side, Paul is always professional and reliable, his rates are reasonable, and we love that he comes to us. His timing for lessons is very flexible, which works great for us, but if you run on a tightly fixed schedule, just be aware. Paul has helped my son develop a great sense of musicianship, and pleasure and confidence in his abilities. I recommend him whole-heartedly. - Pros: Engaging, Encouraging, Patient, Good communicator
Paul is a wonderful teacher. Paul is patient, persistent, perceptive and persuasive. He not only has developed our daughter's skills but he's encouraged her artistic growth. He knows when to challenge and when to encourage. We feel very fortunate to have him teach our child. - Pros: Helpful, Engaging, Encouraging, Smart, Patient, Funny, Fun, Good communicator
Paul is an extra ordinary instructor. My daughter has been a student for the past 4 years and she would not change him for all the tea in China. She loves classical music and he has nurtured this love, taught her to read music sheets and has been a great source of inspiration. Listening to him hum and sing along as she plays is a beautiful thing. He is a treasure . - Pros: Helpful, Engaging, Encouraging, Patient, Fun, Good communicator
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