Alicyn Yaffee

Electric and Acoustic Guitar

Teaching Topics and Philosophy

Teaching Topics:
Jazz Fundamentals and Improvisation, Versatility and Genre-Blending, Vocal and Guitar Synchronization, repertoire build up, Performance Skills and Stage Presence

Teaching Philosophy:
Alycin Yaffee’s teaching philosophy is deeply rooted in her diverse and rich background in music, encompassing her experiences in jazz, rock, and beyond.

Alicyn Yaffee is a New York City-based guitarist, vocalist and bassist, and guitar teacher by way of Kelseyville, California. An artist of wide range and depth, she earned her BM in Jazz Studies, with a Double Major of Guitar and Vocals, at Cal State University in Sacramento and her Masters Degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where she studied under Dave Stryker and Conrad Herwig. In the few years since the move to New York, she has toured the U.S. and Europe under her own name, as well as with Becca Stevens, Sean Mason, Grammy-nominee JC Hopkins’ Biggish Band, award winning singer Allan Harris, and bassist Benny Rietveld (Santana ); released her first solo album, “Someone Else”, featuring Cindy Blackman Santana, Ronnie Foster, Jeff Cressman; and played numerous venues with her own groups and with a diverse range of jazz and rock artists, including guitarist Mark Whitfield, China Moses, Kat Rodriguez,Bria Skonberg, Shirazette Tinnin’s Sonic Wallpaper, Arcoiris Sandoval, 13th Law, Tiana Major9, Haitian singer Darlene Desca, Dawn Drake’s Zapote, and Indian progressive rock composer Anupam Shobhakar. Alicyn was featured in Classical Theater or Harlem’s remake of “The Bacchae” where she was performing with the actors onstage with a wireless guitar in Marcus Garvey Park. Alicyn has performed at many venues including; Dizzys Club Coca-Cola, Birdland jazz club, Minton’s Playhouse, Bar lunAtico, Carnegie Hall, Little island main stage as well as many other notable venues.

Private Lessons


Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Students


DurationTrial Lesson4 Lessons8 Lessons12 Lessons
30 Minutes$45$190$380$540
60 Minutes$90$379$739$1080
All Lessons packages can be paid in installments.


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