Private Music Lessons

Debby and David each offer private online music lessons using the Zoom video meetings platform
as well as occassional in-person lessons in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse.
504 Garfield Street, Avoca, Nebraska

(Videography by Django)

We have our favorite teaching times (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturdays), but we are flexible. If you have questions or would like to set up a specific lesson time call 402-275-3221 or send an email to g-s@greenblattandseay.com.

Private Lessons with Deborah Greenblatt

Deborah Greenblatt is a classically trained, professional musician who is equally at home performing on violin or viola in a symphony orchestra as she is fiddling up a storm playing tunes from a multitude of cultures and periods. Debby has been teaching privately for over 45 years and offers 60 minute lessons for $30 or 30 minute lessons for $20 via Zoom. For in-person sessions in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse she offers 60 minute lessons for $40 or 30 minute lessons for $30. In addition to classical violin, viola, and fiddle she also teaches recorders (soprano, alto, tenor, bass, and sopranino), acoustic guitar, mandolin, beginning banjo, baritone uke, hammered dulcimer, and nyckelharpa. Debby believes that one is never too young or too old to start an instrument as long as there is a desire to play.

Read what folks have to say about Debby’s teaching.

Private Lessons with David Seay

David Seay is mostly self-taught and has been teaching private music lessons for over 35 years. 60 minute lessons for $30, 45 minute lessons for $25, or 30 minute lessons for $20 via Zoom. For in-person sessions in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse he offers 60 minute lessons for $40, 45 minute lessons for $35, or 30 minute lessons for $30. Lessons are available for diatonic 10 hole harmonica (straight harp and cross harp), ukuleles, banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, beginning bass guitar, and pennywhistle. Introductory sessions are available for mountain dulcimer, upright string bass, bowed musical saw, bugle, didgeridoo, 3 hole English tabor pipe, and low D pennywhistle.

Read what folks have to say about David’s teaching.

Quotes about Debby...

“Thank you for getting me off to a good start!”
...William Welter, Principal Oboist, Chicago Symphony, Former violin/recorder student

“At one point I asked her if it (lessons) was too much with school starting. She didn’t want to stop! You challenge her creatively in many good ways. In this pandemic there have been some blessings and you and Zoom are two of them!”
...Mother of a middle school mandolin student

“I love working with you and your teaching approach. It’s exactly what l was hoping for..”
...On-line violin/fiddle student

“I took a very enjoyable lesson with Debby and plan to take more once my workload eases.”
...On-line violin/fiddle student, from Germany

“..both these guys, and obviously many others, owe a lot to you for their music education and upbeat approach to a creative musical life. You’re a major block in their foundations as productive citizens.”
...Happy parent of college students

“I marvel at the excellent quality of instruction I received from you as a child and am so thankful for the solid foundation.”
..Former student

“I would like to express my appreciation to you. I learned more in our 45 minute lesson than any teacher I have ever had.”
...Happy adult violin student

“I just love my daughter taking lessons from you! It’s too fun!!”
..Proud parent of high school viola student

“Thank you for instilling in me the love of the violin, the love of practicing and the many music challenges you introduced me to.”
..Adult student

Quotes about David...

“You’re the best teacher I ever had! I hope you are still teaching whenever I have kids who are old enough to take lessons.”
..Teenage acoustic guitar/songwriter student

“I love your energy and how you have contributed to my music and performance education.”
..Adult guitar/mandolin/banjo student

“Thanks a lot for all your help in my bass experience so far. I absolutely love it!”
..Young adult electric bass guitar student

“My wife told me about the lesson and how much fun it was to watch. It’s been great to see our son progress, and we both love the way you teach music to kids.”
..Parent of fourth grade harmonica student

“I want to thank you for being so nice. You are just a wonderful teacher and I learned so much from you!!!”
..Adult acoustic guitar student

“You are a wonderful instructor. Thank you for taking the time to share your love of music with others.”
..Mother of pre-teen electric guitar student

“I walked in your school one day with a harp. I never put it away, I blow to this day... 20 yrs later I still stand. Because of you two. Your family gave me a gift I’m grateful for. Thank-you!”
...Ex-student/current harmonica player

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