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MITCH DISTEFANO has been a well established guitar teacher in NYC for years. His vast (and happy) clientele has ranged from absolute beginners to experts looking to perfect their craft, from elementary school kids to urban professionals, from talent show stars to Broadway performers. Mitch brings out the musician in all of them. CLICK HERE to be in touch with Mitch.

Mitch, beyond teaching me how to play chords and scales, instilled in me a love of music which has fueled
my playing and learning.—Robby, student for 3 years

With patience, understanding,  and a sense of humor, Mitch helped my 7 year old explore
his inner rock star.Should Jackson ever play the Garden, Mitch has front row seats.—
Susan, mom to two of Mitch's elementary school students

In the nine years that I have been working with Mitch, his level of guidance has gone far beyond that required of a guitar
teacher. In addition to helping me improve my skills in a fun and comfortable way, Mitch not only broadens my musical
horizons with different styles of music, but has also become one of my best friends. Thank you for everything, Mitch!

I'm not typically the type that responds well to instruction, but Mitch's teaching style has enabled me to learn
a tremendous amount about playing guitar. . . . He has always beem extremely flexible, accomodating, friendly,
and willing to go through almost any weather conditions to give a lesson. He makes the lessons fun by playing
songs we both enjoy - or sometimes songs only I enjoy. He has helped me get to the point where I can play dozens
of songs and actually enjoy practicing. I would give Mitch my highest recommendation to anyone hoping
to learn how to play guitar.