“My 10-year-old son has been taking guitar lessons from Braden for 2 years and he’s had a great experience. He’d never taken any music lessons when he started, so Braden taught him to read music, recognize the different chords, keep time, etc. He’s not just learning to play 4-chord rock songs but really learning individual notes and getting a great basis for further musical education in addition to having fun playing the guitar! Braden is extremely patient and willing to work with my squirmy boy. He’s also a great musician himself and we’ve had fun going to see him play with his swing band at Two Boots. He organizes recitals for all his students twice a year and it’s also been fun to see what the older kids are learning — very motivational for my son. I would recommend Braden highly.”  from ParkSlopeParents.com

—Laurie M. - Park Slope

“I have been taking lessons from Braden for over 5 years. I started with no guitar background and am now writing and recording my own songs and performing live at local open mics in NYC. This is a huge accomplishment for me given that I have a very demanding work schedule and many social obligations! This is because Braden has been so accommodating to my schedule and helps me set attainable goals each week that are specific to my musical endeavors so that I don’t waste any time. He is always completely professional, but what I really appreciate about Braden is his fun personality and laid-back teaching approach, so I never feel stressed out or bored. In addition I have seen Braden play at multiple gigs around NYC and am inspired to be working with a truly gifted working musician.”  

—Cynthia B. – Prospect Lefferts Gardens

“Braden has been a real inspiration and support for my daughter – he has nurtured a broad range of skills, encouraged her to try new things, and talked with her about music-related subjects (such as bands/musicians, public schools with good music programs, websites, etc.). He has been very accessible and flexible for me, as a mother – willing to reschedule and work on specific challenges we might request (such as how to audition for public schools). I have recommended him many times and continue to do so enthusiastically.”  

—Betty H. – Boerum Hill

“Both of my stepdaughters (9 and 13) have been taking guitar lessons with Braden since 2011, and they’ve had a wonderful experience with him. He has taught them to read music, instilled a sense of responsibility about practicing in them (which is itself a miracle), and has helped them to overcome their hesitations about playing in front of others. Braden is a phenomenal teacher, and both girls respect him highly and really value their time with him. When we had to make decisions about which activities to stay committed to this year, both girls fought hard for lessons with Braden, both because they enjoy guitar, and because they thought that the mentoring relationship they had built with Braden was really valuable. He gives them a lot of flexibility in choosing to play songs they like, while also steering them towards things they can manage. He is also very generous with his time, and has been endlessly gracious about managing our changing schedules. Our girls have done a wide range of after-school activities, and Braden is easily the best teacher we have ever encountered. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”  from ParkSlopeParents.com

—Jordan P. - Windsor Terrace

“Braden is a terrific teacher! My daughter has studied with him for nearly six years. He knows how to make her lessons challenging yet fun. While teaching her all she needs to know, he also works in pieces she really wants to play, which keeps her motivated to practice.”

—Amanda P. - Windsor Terrace

“My son Erik at 8 years old started guitar lessons with Braden in January of 2005 and couldn’t play a note. Today he is a rock guitar wizard playing Green Day, Led Zep, Hendrix and the like. I highly recommend Braden.”

—Steve D. – Park Slope

“Besides being a talented musician with diverse styles in music (rock, blues, classical, and jazz), Braden is unbelievably amazing with children! My son (15), who only played the Guitar Hero video game before, has liked him from the beginning over two years ago. He practices consistently, is always excited about the lessons, and always strives to learn more. Braden has even helped him form a band by getting him together with another one of his students. Braden has worked with their band, and has helped them prepare for shows and with writing songs. Further more, with Braden’s help, my son has learned patience and humility, two skills that have helped him outside of his musical studies. For all these reasons, I would highly recommend Braden Palmer to anyone who not only wants to learn how to play the guitar, but who also wants the opportunity to become a great musician!!!”  from ParkSlopeParents.com

—Sigal G. - Park Slope

“Our 7 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Braden for about 6 months. He is a patient and understanding instructor and we have already seen improvements in her technique. In addition, he has gone above and beyond just teaching her by helping us get a (free) hand-me-down childs’ sized guitar as her original one was too large. Braden is also very flexible with scheduling and conflicts when they arise. Our daughter looks forward to her lessons and enjoys what she learns. So far we have been very pleased!”

—Julie S. - Kensington

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