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Guitar, Upright Bass and Bass Guitar Lessons; with Professional, Full-Time Internationally Performing Musician, 40+ years experience. MFA, BSc (Hons.), Royal & Guildhall School Of Music (UK)

Principal and Instructor: Alisdair MacRae Birch
Teaching Studio Location: White Plains, Westchester, NY

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Prospective Students
I offer private, personalized, one to one guitar, upright bass, bass guitar and music lessons ( ear training, songwriting, theory, preparation for music exams, etc, ) to serious students of all ages and skill levels. If you are really looking to learn music and live in the tri-state area (New York, Connecticut, New Jersey) contact me to have a friendly no-obligation discussion about what you are interested in studying.

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  • Patient, friendly teacher, advanced & beginners welcome.
  • Coaching in instrumental technique,  ear-training, sight-singing, theory & harmony.
  • Specialist in jazz and blues, improvisation, sight reading, ear training, theory, harmony & technique.
  • Style studies: jazz (all styles), blues, rock, pop, r&b, funk, folk, african, latin & caribbean music.
  • Preparation for music exams, graduate schools, music competitions.
  • Great track record & results, references, recommendation letters and many long-term students.
  • Certified World-wide Educator/Clinician - Universities, Colleges and Rock School (UK).
  • International concerts, performances, tours in name bands - Europe, Africa, US States.

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