Maria maintains a private teaching studio at 255 River Street in historic downtown Troy, N.Y.
While Maria plays various styles of guitar, she specializes in classical and flamenco. Guitarists of other styles who are "just curious" about classical or flamenco are encouraged to drop in for a lesson or two with no obligation to continue. Beginners are always welcomed.
Click the "schedule now" button below to schedule private 30 minute or 1 hour guitar lessons. You can schedule a single lesson or reoccurring lessons.
PAYMENT POLICY: Lessons are paid for in advance, with payment due the first week of each month.
Cash, checks or credit/debit cards are accepted at your lesson or you may pay online after scheduling your lesson(s).
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance in order to receive credit for that lesson. There are no refunds.
After you register, feel free to send along an email to tell us a little bit about yourself.
What you need for your private classical/flamenco lesson:
- A nylon string guitar
- For flamenco, you will need to put a 'golpeador' or 'tap plate' on your guitar. This will be discussed at your lesson.
- A metronome or a metronome app on your smart phone or tablet
- Classical guitar students will need a footstool or other guitar support. This will be discussed at your lesson.
This offering has developed through frequent requests by students working with other musicians in duet, trio or other ensemble configurations. Maria will teach you how to listen and communicate with other instruments in the ensemble performance context. Stage presence, techniue and repertoire will be addressed during these 1 hour sessions. Ensemble coaching sessions can be reoccurring or goal-oriented in preparation for specific upcoming performances.
Because couples who play together stay together! Pure fun here...grab your partner, grab a couple guitars, learn a song or two or embark on a longer journey into the world of inspired duets. Email Maria to discuss what you would like to learn so that she can tailor your couples lessons to your goals. Again, beginners are never turned away.