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Popular Classical Guitar Teachers Near Pittsburgh

John W.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Sam K.

Oakdale, PA
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Grant W.

Pittsburgh, PA
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John W. Pittsburgh, PA

Subjects Taught

Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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 Bay's guitar method book 1 for note reading, or straight into chords and strum patterns. Intermediate students will be evaluated based on goals and will be given supplementary material to build repertoire of tunes in the style of your choosing....

If you choose I can delve into Theory, Improvisation, Composition or any of the other more advanced concepts to take you as far as you want to go and meet all your goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dining Room, excellent acoustics, office has computer for lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should have own guitar and provide chairs, music stand, metronomes and guitar tuners. Access to computer is helpful but not required.....

*** Specialties ***
beginning to advanced guitar..all styles....improvisation.....jazz .... beginning classical.... rock, country, bluegrass performance including singing.... I try to get the student having fun playing music as soon as possible.... Students achieving success playing and (hopefully singing) songs that they like and are excited about is my goal.... building and maintaining a performable repertoire......

Sam K. Oakdale, PA

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Country Guitar, Country Singing, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Violin

About Me

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.

Grant W. Pittsburgh, PA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Theory

About Me

My name is Grant Watkiss and I am looking to educate people of all ages in playing Guitar and learning music theory. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor's of Music. As a student, I performed with Pitt's Carpathian Ensemble and Carnegie Mellon University's Classical Guitar Ensemble. In addition, I have performed with multiple groups/bands as well as a soloist.

I have been playing the guitar for over 12 years. Although I have learned under traditional teaching methods, I specifically tailor lessons for each and every individual student. My goal as a teacher is to ensure that all students improve their abilities as an artist and a musician. I am an easy going, reliable individual with hopes of sharing my knowledge and skills with others.

**Studio Equipment**

Martin Custom DCPA Acoustic

Manuel Rodriguez Classical Nylon

Epiphone SG 400 Electric

Sibelius 7 Notation Software

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