Lute & Guitar Lessons

Remote Lessons

Online Globally

Lessons are available online through Zoom. For the best experience, you will need a webcam, microphone, headphones, and a strong internet connection. Before we begin lessons, I would be happy to meet with you on Zoom to help you with your set up and to adjust your computer's sound settings.

Face-To-Face Lessons

Home Studio in Forest Hills, Queens, NY

Face-to-face lessons are slowly being introduced to current students. Though most lessons are still online via zoom, we may have the ocassional lesson in person

Renaissance Lute

  • Thumb In (under) & Thumb Out (over) Techniques

  • 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 course lutes

  • Renaissance & Early Baroque

  • Music of England, Scotland, Italy, France, Spain, Germany ...

  • Tablature (Italian, French, Spanish, German), modern notation (all clefs), and figured bass (continuo)

Classical Guitar

  • Spanish Technique, French Technique, 19th Century Technique, and other techniques

  • Playing with and/or without nails

  • Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, Contemporary, Spanish, Folk, and many other styles.

Electric & Acoustic Guitar

  • Pickstyle

  • Fingerstyle

  • 6, 7, & 8 string guitars

  • Metal, Fusion, Rock, Pop, Blues, Folk, Ambient, etc...

  • Standard Notation, Tablature, and Chart Reading

For nearly twenty years, Daniel Keene has been teaching lute and guitar to students of all ages and levels in the New York metropolitan area and online globally.

Daniel has been on the music faculty at SUNY Nassau Community College since 2013; directing the NCC Guitar Ensemble, holding weekly master classes, and teaching applied guitar, beginning guitar, and music theory. He has also served on the faculty at Adelphi University where he directed the Adelphi Guitar Ensemble and taught applied guitar and beginning guitar.


Though any amount of time for a lesson is possible, 45-minute and 60-minute lessons are the most popular among my students. Lessons may be taken weekly or scheduled as needed.

Current Rates:






Please feel free to contact me with absolutely any questions you may have or to schedule a lesson!

Email: DanielBKeene@gmail.com

Voice or Text: (5I6) 65O-I757