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Popular Guitar Teachers Near East Pittsburgh

John W.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Cory P.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Andy H.

Carnegie, PA
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John W. Pittsburgh, PA

Any style... Geared toward your goals

About John

Learn to play the songs you want to play.....

I am a professional performing Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter with 25+ years experience playing and teaching. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from Temple University and spent 6 years performing in NYC with various groups and ensembles. I have studied and teach Classical guitar, Theory from both a classical and Jazz view point, Composition/Arrangement, Counterpoint and performance techniques such as repertoire building and maintenance.

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I will tailor the lesson toward you goals..... It's all about making music and having fun....

For beginning students we will begin with chromatic exercises to start building hand dexterity and comfort with the guitar as well as working out of Mel ...

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ChuckC May 10, 2012
John is an excellent teacher. He is obviously extremely knowledgable about music in general and the guitar in particular.He combines patience with high expectations of his pupils (at least this pupil).Very encouraging.I recommend him highly!
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BrianH1 April 30, 2012
Patient and knowledgeable

John has been teaching my 9 year old daughter for several months now and I am extremely impressed with his knowledge and patience. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and practicing comes much easier and regular with John's laid back approach. I highly recommend John to anyone looking to take any level of guitar lessons.
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JeremyR March 26, 2012
Very patient. Great motivator. Excellent delivery of instruction and material. John makes learning guitar FUN!
Cory P. Pittsburgh, PA

About Cory

I grew up around Atlanta, GA and started playing piano when I was around 7 years old and bass when I was 11. Most of my education has been on the upright bass. I've studied classical bass performance at major music schools on the east coast and in the midwest. I've studied and worked with musicians from many of the great orchestras around the world.

I enjoy working with students who are just coming to the bass or piano for the first time and getting them started with music in a rewarding way as well as more advanced students that need finer musical direction or audition coaching.

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I try to keep a relaxed environment while still being motivating and inspiring. I tailor lessons around what the individual student's goals are. There are materials ...

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Barry H. November 27, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
awesome teacher

great and very helpful teacher. his willingness to listen to your ideas is wonderful! couldn't have asked for a better teacher to learn from! grt job!
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Jill D. November 1, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great piano teacher

Cory was willing to take on the challenge of teaching my 4 year old daughter piano. She has now been in lessons for 1 year and is doing far better than I had imagined she would be doing at this point. She is already reading music, playing with both hands at the same time, and playing chords. Cory is very patient and kind and my daughter really enjoys taking lessons with him.
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Michelle S. May 4, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
caring, patient, reliable teacher

Always patient, positive and upbeat. Tailors the lesson plan to fit the needs of the individual. A lot of progress made this year!
Andy H. Carnegie, PA

I've performed some very tricky stuff on the guitar, from Eddie Van Halen to Jimmy Page to ZZ Top.

About Andy

Learn from an Internationally recognized musician! In 2008 I set two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for continuous guitar playing. I've performed at nearly every important music venue in Pittsburgh, notably: Heinz Hall, Heinz Field, the (old) Syria Mosque, The Electric Banana, Nick's Fat City, Graffiti, the Decade, the Hard Rock Café (Pittsburgh) and Stage AE.

Since starting classical piano at age 5, trumpet, french horn and bass have all been primary instruments for at least several years, but the guitar has remained since age 10. I have developed an extensive and well-rounded set of sensibilities from performing jazz, blues and rock bands, bell choirs, marching bands, orchestras and musicals.

Along with decades of experience in music performance, education, ...

Sam K.

Oakdale, PA
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Daniela S.

Presto, PA
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Scott H.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Sam K. Oakdale, PA

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About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. Other teachers at my studio teach guitar, bass, piano, clarinet, saxophone and flute. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my music studio/store for over 10 years. I have instructional book/cd(s) and instruments for purchase or rentals usually available on-site. Our teachers are experienced and friendly. Parking lot is free and off-street.

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Michelle W. October 31, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Harlie enjoys her lessons! Sam is a very enthusiastic teacher and helps to keep her focused
Daniela S. Presto, PA

I began teaching myself to play guitar five years ago and quickly became enamored with the instrument. I know the difficulties and frustration that can come of learning a new instrument, and use my personal experiences to help guide the novice learner. What makes me a good teacher is that I have an infectious love of music and am committed to helping people explore their passion for music as well!

I think it is important to identify first what draws you to music – what inspires you.. Quickly, I find out what types of music to work on, what style of playing, and what learning style works best for my student. The aim is to make the learning experience as fun and encouraging as can be!

About Daniela

I have been teaching private lessons in varying disciplines since 2011. I am currently available to teach lessons at your home or online. I have helped students get an A in Chemistry, improve their Spanish conversation skills, learn songs on guitar, improve tactical skills in soccer, and explore their creative writing.

I graduated with a BA Cum Laude in Biology and Society from Cornell University in January of 2014. My interdisciplinary studies have enhanced my knowledge in all aspects of my life, from academics to the arts. I am a strong proponent of hands-on learning. Additionally, I think it rather important to identify a personal connection to the subject matter. I have found that taking a personal and creative approach to the subject (such as relating a love of cooking to ...

Scott H. Pittsburgh, PA

I learned guitar in a very systematic way, with an emphasis on music theory. I believe I have a very efficient method of instruction. If you want to play songs as quickly as possible, I can teach you the most useful skills. If you want to learn music deeply and understand the theory side of it, I can incorporate that into your lessons as well.

About Scott

I learned guitar in a very systematic way with a healthy emphasis on music theory. I currently play in a country band, and formerly played in a cover band, each of which has played shows and open stages throughout Pittsburgh. I believe I have a very efficient method of guitar instruction. If you want to start playing as quickly as possible, I can teach you the skills that really pay off. Alternatively, if you want to learn music deeply and understand the theory side of it, I can incorporate that into your lessons as well.

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Whether you are a beginner Guitar student, intermediate Guitar student, or advanced Guitar student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Guitar skills. Your choices for a East Pittsburgh Guitar instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Guitar instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, ...

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