Lessons in bk area?

hello community

does anyone in the ny area offer extremely basic lessons? i am a (chamber music) composer who owns a 128 grid and wants to use it with a very specific application in mind (not complicated); i know very, very, very, very, very little about max / pd, sampling software, etc, and need a lesson (or a half-dozen) on basic setup from a patient and smart gal or guy willing to provide ultra-101 tutorials and the requisite follow-up for a few extra bucks at holiday time. i am located in bk but happy to travel anywhere a train can go (philly, upstate) and/or do by skype (though seeing your setup in person would probably prove useful).

thanks, pm me if you want more info about what i’m working on!
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