Ukulele RULES. And so does Erin. She makes it interesting, understandable and fun. Even on the days when I am particularly plonky.”

— Allie Bell

About Red Hook Guitar

Erin Hobson is a partner in an independent record label and publishing company, a director of Rhinebeck School of Music, and an accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist, who has been teaching private and group lessons for 20 years. Erin has studied with amazing guitarists, like local legend Steve Gravino, before attending SUNY New Paltz for Jazz Performance with Tom Dempsey and Mark Dziuba. She later moved to Los Angeles, CA where she studied wth Jazz greats Ron Eschete and Ted Green and eventually landed her first teaching job at Instrumental Music in Thousand Oaks, CA. 

Erin is a warm, approachable person, who truly cares about her students and helping them to achieve their goals, big or small. She is especially patient with young children and beginners.

Catch Erin performing locally with The Compact, an original band with an eclectic repertoire. For more information about The Compact, and seeing Erin live, visit


Lesson rates are $35 for a half hour and $65 for an hour.

Remote lessons are offered via Skype and Zoom.

Pre-recorded lessons are made for Patrons of our Patreon channel. First tier starts at only $5/month. Become a Patron at


Erin currently offers guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons through Rhinebeck School of Music in Rhinebeck, NY, Monday through Saturdays.  

Online lessons are available for students who can't attend sessions locally. I currently teach people in the Mid West and beyond via Skype and Zoom. Message me for more information!

Instruction Offered

Sight Reading, Basic and Advanced Music Theory, Chord Construction, Chord Melody, Lead Guitar, Scales and Modes, Improvisation, Acoustic Finger Style. I cover anything in the genres of Folk, Funk, Jazz, Blues, and Rock. Lessons are catered to the individual student and their musical taste and skill level. Beginners and hobbyists are welcome.