I play several instruments and teach locally in Jersey City, NJ. I also work with some students remotely over Skype.

I can teach you:

  • Double Bass

  • Electric Bass

  • Guitar

  • Piano/Keyboards

  • Music Theory

  • Music Production, Composition, and Beat making

  • Ableton Live

Click to watch the video below where I bring all of those skills together to cover an Incubus song called “Drive”

I’m playing Guitar, Bass, Upright Bass, and Keyboards on this, as well as doing all the drum sequencing and mixing in Ableton Live.

(and singing!)

How To Schedule A Trial Lesson


Click the button above and fill out the form to request a lesson time.

Or send me an email: emilio@emilioguarino.com


Frequently Asked Questions

What Do I Need?

You will need:

  1. An Instrument

  2. Books (I’ll order them for you and provide books at cost)

  3. A metronome. Many are available online as smartphone apps. Google even made a free one that runs directly in your browser.


Yes! I'm happy to walk you through the process.



I have a teaching space in Jersey City, NJ in the Journal Square neighborhood.

You can also work with me remotely over Skype.

When Do I Teach?

My primary teaching hours are Monday-Wednesday 12pm-8:30pm and Thursdays 12-4pm.

What’s My Background and Education?

I grew up playing instruments and I have a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance from Rutgers University. I went on to study classical music at The Hartt School where I earned my Master’s degree. After I graduated in 2013, I received scholarships to study at the Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland for four consecutive summers.

In addition to teaching I keep busy performing in a variety of groups and producing music.

How Much do Lessons Cost?

My fee for lessons is a firm $60 per hour.

Do I offer discounts?

No, but I’m happy to give you a trial lesson for free so you can decide if you’d like to work together.

Can I get a reference from a Past or Current Student?

Yes. References are available upon request. Here’s one nice review I discovered recently from a Skype student I teach music production to:


Schedule your first lesson with me here: emilio@emilioguarino.com