Private Lessons

Robin Greenstein

Offering private lessons in guitar, banjo, uke and voice in the NY Metro area

Thumbtack Best Pro of 2015
In addition to performing & recording, I offer private lessons in acoustic guitar, banjo, uke and voice lessons in New York City. I work with adults as well as children, and people of all levels and abilities. If you are arriving at this page from a Google search, without having stopped at my homepage, below is a brief bio:

I have been playing guitar since age 11 and banjo since age 17. I have a degree in music from SUNY-Stony Brook (I majored in Classical Guitar).

While at college, I studied and then taught at the seminal music school The Guitar Workshop of Roslyn, NY. I had the privilege of working as a clinician for Martin Guitars in the early 2000’s and travelled with the CEO, CF Martin IV, to Europe and Asia. Bob Dylan’s publishing company signed as a writer early on in my career. I have toured the college market, played overseas, headlined cruise ships, folk venues and other clubs across the U.S, etc. I have a wide repertoire to work from and teach both adults and children. I also have a channel at that has performance and teaching videos.

I welcome the opportunity to discuss how I can help you achieve your music goals. I have many satisfied students who would be happy to give you a testimonial.

Guitar styles taught: classical, flat-picking, finger-style. Basic rock guitar rhythm licks and leads.

Banjo styles taught: frailing, double-thumbing, old time 3-finger picking, basic bluegrass.

Lessons generally include a little bit of music theory. I can use tablature, or if you want to learn to read music, I can write out pieces for you.

The price of a lesson runs from $40-75/hour with an average of $60 per hour ( minimum lesson length is 30 minutes). Due to my touring and performance schedule, it is possible to schedule bi-weekly lessons. I’m pretty flexible, but I do require 24 hours notice for any cancellation; otherwise you are responsible to pay for the lesson.

I teach on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, but travel to your home is available for an extra fee. Video lessons via Skype are also possible.

For more information about me, please visit my main website page. You can hear some sound clips here.

To schedule a meeting, or with any questions, please e-mail me directly. I look forward to hearing from you!