Guitar & Songwriting Instruction

My name’s Avi and I’m committed to getting you to rock your heart out as quickly as possible. My goal is to guide my clients and cultivate their interest in music into a life-long passion. 

Classically trained with a degree in Music Composition from CUNY City College of New York, I've been teaching for over 10 years!  

My approach is personalized for every student and their specific style and pace of learning. 

Lessons revolve around fun and laughter. We tend to remember things that make us laugh, so it’s my goal to make this learning music as fun as possible. 

Here are some of the concepts I can teach you: 

  • Developing Technique 
  • Practical Music Theory 
  • Reading Tabs and Music Notation 
  • Improvisation 
  • Developing A Personal Style and Sound 
  • Lead Guitar and Soloing (legato, sweep & tremolo Picking) 
  • How To Write A Riff 
  • Developing Your Ear 
  • Creating A Quick And Effective Practice Routine 
  • Songwriting and Arranging 
  • Basic Recording, Mixing, and Mastering 

Styles of music: 

  • Rock 
  • Metal 
  • Punk 
  • Classical (composition and theory) 
  • Blues 


    I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of musical and critical listening skills.

    I specialize in rock, punk, metal, progressive, pop, and blues, and have cultivated my own curriculum which is personalized to each student.

    Let's get started.