Student Testimonials

“My family has been taking lessons with Eric Clemenzi for over 10 years now.  All three of my sons have taken lessons with Eric and all three play well and regularly.  Now that the boys have moved on in their lives, I’m taking time to take some lessons too, and I’m happy to report that Eric can even teach an old dog like me!  No matter your skill level, Eric will make you believe you can play, because he believes you can play.   Eric has made it his life’s work to master all aspects of the guitar — playing, recording, composition, theory, gear set-up, etc. — so he always manages to find a way to meet you where you are and bring you to the next level.  On top of all that, Eric is a fine human being who has been a wonderful influence for my kids and for me.  Rock On Eric!”

Dave Mansur
Ipswich, MA


 

“Prior to applying to college, I began taking lessons from Eric Clemenzi to help tighten up some of the musical areas that I needed work with. Fortunately, I got a lot more than your average music teacher to help me keep my studies on track. Eric’s passion for teaching music surpasses all of the teachers I’ve ever had… by a long shot! He is constantly striving for new ways of educating his students, whether it’s one on one, through clinics, student performances, or camps.  I never left a lesson of Eric’s without feeling inspired to go home and exercise new techniques.  Even after attending clinics of all different levels, I always walk away with a positive desire to take my playing to the next level. Eric is extremely enthusiastic and easily the most positive individual I’ve ever met. Even though I spend a great deal of time working toward my own music career at school in Boston, I’m still lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend many of the functions and clinics that he puts together. Eric always has something to offer and I always enjoy learning new things from him.”

 

Timothy Phillips
Rowley,MA/Berklee Student


 

“Studying guitar with Eric has been fantastic. He has motivated me to learn as much as I can about the instrument and play at the highest level. His emphasis on theory and fretboard knowledge has opened new doors in my playing, helping my improvisation as well as my composition. Eric has also pushed me to further my technical command on the instrument, using songs which contain these techniques in order to master them. My lessons with Eric have been inspiring, and completely focused on helping me achieve my musical goals.”

 

Seth Rosenbloom
Watham, MA/Berklee Student

 

“Eric Clemenzi is one of the finest guitarists I have had the pleasure to hear.  He plays with musical sensitivity and a sense of melody, never losing his way in the midst of just doing tricks.  As a teacher, he is a proven professional.  Any student of mine who has had Eric as a teacher can be counted on to know his stuff – performance aspects and theory alike.  In short, when confronted with anything guitar related, Eric Clemenzi is my first phone call.”

Susan Densmore
Triton Regional High School Fine Arts Director

“You are by far the most inspirational music teacher I’ve known. Never in my 11 years of music lessons did any teacher ask me my goals as you did with my daughter.  You are gifted not just with musical talent but with an inspirational spirit.  Your energy and passion are contagious.  You teach with passion and a sincere desire to share your love of music, while meeting a child where she’s at.  You don’t seem biased toward certain genres of music or types of students.  I appreciate the way you embrace your students and inspire them to be their best.”

Deb Dunham

 

“We moved from out of state and accidentally stumbled upon Eric’s name while visiting area high schools.  Having experienced many music teachers, we know that being a great musician does not guarantee that one will be a great teacher.  We found both talents in Eric.  His accolades and recordings speak for themselves-he’s an elite guitarist.  However, Eric also has a keen ability to teach, listen, mentor and share his passion for music.  Every lesson is a well rounded experience of technique, theory, and goal setting.  He’s interested in his students as people and musicians and continuously inspires and encourages them to be the best they can be. All this and he’s probably the nicest, coolest guy you’ll ever meet!”

Ann Mosby, North Andover

“I have known Eric Clemenzi for many years.  As a guitarist, Eric helped me advance my technique and even establish myself as a musician.  His techniques are on point.   He passes  all of his knowledge down in order for the student to reach full potential.  I have witnessed first hand the outcome of hard work, motivation, and the end product.  Not only did Eric educate musicians on instruments, but also taught studio work.  From working a mixer, software, running cables, miking amps, drums, etc, and even repairs. He went above and beyond as an instructor, but also as a friend.   Thank you Eric for everything you have done, even though I know you won’t take credit, you should!  You are one of a kind.”

Dylan Rutter- Fang Studios, San Mateo, CA

“I have been playing guitar for over twenty years.   Currently, I play guitar professionally for a cover band in Maine that has achieved some great success. We play clubs, functions, weddings and other important events. I wanted to make sure that I was representing myself competently not only as a player, but as a musician as well. That’s when I sought out Eric Clemenzi. I had heard a lot about him, and found that his reputation was well-deserved, and it definitely preceeded him. Eric gave me all I could ever want as an instructor, and more. He went well beyond his call of duty as a teacher to help me in all aspects of my playing, including technical and improvisational aspects, as well as ear training and the overall enjoyment of the instrument we call the guitar. Eric is both a mentor and a friend! I would recommend Eric to any player, ranging from beginner to full-time gigging professional to improve their playing. I will continue to seek out Eric for lessons for a long time to come.”

-Josh Herbert
Guitarist, Time Pilots

“Eric Clemenzi is an outstanding teacher. He is incredibly patient and
always asks if I have any questions. He really has mastered the art of
teaching, he could teach me anything. He really loves playing guitar and
his enthusiasm is contagious. He never chooses songs for me to learn, he
always asks “what do you want to learn”. Because of his enthusiasm,
encouragement, and teaching style I feel I have improved greatly.”

Aaron Levenson, Pingree School

I have known Eric Clemenzi for many years. As a guitarist, Eric helped me advance my technique and even establish myself as a musician. His techniques are on point. He always looks at a client as a friend and passes on all of his knowledge down in order for the student to reach full potential. I have witnessed first hand the outcome of hard work, motivation, and the end product. Not only did Eric educate musicians based on instruments, but also taught studio work. From working a mixer, software, running cables, miccing amps, drums, etc, but also even repairs. He went above and beyond as a friend, but also as an instructor. Thank you Eric for everything you have done, even though I know you won’t take credit, you should! You are one of a kind.
~Dylan Rutter
Fang Studios