Want to know what’s going on right now? Every week I send out an e-mail to all of my students listing my upcoming classes, jams, workshops, etc. If you would like to be added to my e-mail list and receive my weekly updates, or have any questions whatsoever about my teaching, please e-mail me at tonywatt@gmail.com


I currently have openings available for guitar, mandolin and bass lessons, in the Boston area, the Capital District of upstate New York, and the Connecticut river valley (Hartford, CT, Springfield, MA, North Hampton, MA, etc.). When at home in the Boston area, I primarily teach in North Cambridge, a half mile from where Rt. 2 hits Cambridge at the Alewife T station. If you are interested in lessons in the Boston Area, please e-mail me at tonywatt@gmail.com

I offer private lessons on a per-lesson basis, which means I don’t ask students to sign up for a block of lessons up front (although I offer substantial discounts if you pay in advance for multiple lessons). Generally speaking, I am most focused on teaching my students what they need to know so they can a) progress the fastest without developing bad habits, and b) teach themselves on their own as much as possible.

I usually travel to the Capital District and Hartford to teach classes and host jams. Because I am often traveling and my students are busy people, I schedule students on a per lesson basis, and before each visit. I usually send out an e-mail a week before coming traveling, offering students lessons on a first come, first served basis. I do not ask students to schedule more than one lesson at a time. Instead, I ask that students try not to cancel their lessons with me, as I am coming in from out of town and often have to schedule everything in advance. If you are interested in lessons west of Boston, and would like to receive my e-mails regarding my availability, please e-mail me at tonywatt@gmail.com


After multiple requests, I am finally set up to offer lessons via Skype video conferencing. Although we can’t play in time together, it is a cool way to get immediate feedback. I have lots of flexibility for scheduling Skype lessons, which means I’m able to offer them at a substantial discount. If you would be interested in setting up a private (or group) lesson via Skype, please e-mail me at tonywatt@gmail.com


Although they’re not for everyone, most of my students ultimately end up enrolling in group classes and jam sessions. Both provide a cost-effective, level-appropriate and supportive environment in which to learn and grow. Generally speaking, my group classes are between five and seven 60 to 90 minute sessions, either weekly or every other week. They typically have between 4 and 8 students, although rarely more or less than that. The cost varies depending on the course, but often includes a book and corresponding CD.


I offer a referral discount for current students: for each lesson taken by a new student you refer, you receive $5 off your next lesson. So for example, if you refer a new student who takes two lessons, your next lesson will be $10 off. There are no restrictions and your discounts never expire, so please help spread the word.

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