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Jay S.

Pittsburgh, PA

I tailor lessons to match the individual students desires and abilities. Using contemporary and conventional techniques students progress through the learning processes . Bridging the gap between learning and understanding .

About Jay

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate studio: Guitars, amps, recording software, mics

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide both electric and acoustic guitars, but I prefer my students to have there own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
I focus on music theory and apply it to the genre of music the student likes. Most of my students play Rock, Country, Jazz and popular songs over the past four decades. I specialize in teaching guitar
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Jay S.

Jay S.

Pittsburgh, PA 15227
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Sam K.

Oakdale, PA

Sam K.

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. 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. I am experienced and friendly. Parking lot is free and off-street.
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D. B. February 4, 2016
Banjo · In studio
Four lessons with Sam have been amazing. I had previous banjo lessons and plodded from one song to the next. Sam has expanded the entire scope of music for me. I continue with the lesions and enjoy music much more
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Devyn February 3, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Sam was wonderful with my daughter. He took the time to show her around his studio and explained some of the instruments to her. He even let her play a few. That helped her relax a bit and enjoy her first lesson.
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Barbara B. January 28, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Sam is an excellent instructor without question! I spoke with him on the phone to get an idea of where I'm at and where I want to be, so immediately when I came to my first lesson we hit the ground running! I am very pleased with what I've learned so far and it's now up to me to practice and have my questions ready to make the most out of the time given (which is the fastest half hour you'll live ) I definitely recommend Sam to any level student who is serious about reaching the next level.
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Sam K.

Sam K.

Oakdale, PA 15071
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Dylan C.

Pittsburgh, PA

There's no substitute for self-motivation whenever learning a new instrument. Whether it be the song with 500 plays on your iPod, or the theme to your favorite video game, you are much more likely to commit hours of weekly practice to an instrument if you spend that time with a song you thoroughly enjoy. For that reason, the core of my teaching style is simple: students come to me with the songs they love, and I show them how to play those songs. If this calls for specific chords, techniques, or strumming patterns, I make those the priority in the student's instruction. General fundamentals, music theory, and ear training are integrated into lessons as we gradually work toward mastering the songs you love.

About Dylan

I am a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Music, and I plan to use my experience and passion for the art to help students reach their performance goals. I've been playing guitar for ten years, and the mandolin & ukulele for five. Over the years, I have performed in large events like the One Young World Summit with the University of Pittsburgh Carpathian Ensemble, and the Passion of Gamelan and Pop Sunda Concert. I've also played smaller, more intimate concerts at venues like Mr. Small's Theater and the Warhol Museum with my own pop-rock band, The Suburban Sellouts. In 2012
, I had the incredible opportunity to study Romani music abroad in Central Europe through the Romani Music, Culture, & Human Rights study abroad program, and in 2013 I trained in Balkan music at the East European Folklife Center (EEFC) Balkan Music & Dance Workshop. From punk to musicals and everything in between, I love music and I will work with students to master any style that interests them.
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Daniel L. January 25, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Dylan is a great teacher. He is teaching both me and my husband guitar. He is very patient and very skilled at the guitar. He makes learning fun and interesting by teaching us songs that we love. I would highly recommend him.
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Amy Jensen July 1, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Dylan is is very professional and patient...He is able to talk through the challenges of learning new skills and gives attainable goals for the following lesson.
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Dylan C.

Dylan C.

Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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$25 / 30-min
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Donnie R.

Scottdale, PA

Even for players who are more skilled than myself, I can ensure that my input will still benefit their technique and artistic ability. For beginners, I will quickly teach you building blocks.

About Donnie

What I lack in teaching experience, I more than make up for exposing the creativity of an eager musician, along with diagnosing issues that a student encounters in the natural learning process. I have written music for two bands in the past, taught several guitarists along the way, and am furthering my learning of audio engineering using some of my more recent rock/metal material, with hopes of having something concrete in early 2016.
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Donnie R.

Donnie R.

Scottdale, PA 15683
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$15 / 30-min
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Aaron W.

Pittsburgh, PA

In addition to chords, scales and arpeggios, I can show you how to apply music theory on songs you'd like to learn.

About Aaron

I'm a Pittsburgh native who currently plays with a flamenco group and networks with different musicians in the area. I enjoy many genres of music, including jazz. I've studied under Erik Lawrence since 2012. I would like to give lessons. I'm interested in teaching more than just sight-reading and repertoire. I would like to give students a clear perspective on the underlying principles of modern music in order to help them create and improvise their own personal material. Students will know how and how not to practice. I will do my best to offer them the tools they need to perform in va
rious musical situations. Most of all, I look forward to sharing my love of music.
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Jon January 12, 2016
Flute · In studio
Aaron has a great commnad of the flute and made it real easy for me to play with him. He has a great ear and knowledge of music theory which makes it very easy to play with him in any setting. He is very patient and can take any song and expand it to new depths.
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Jules Coulson December 23, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Aaron was very helpful in helping me work on the songs that had been giving me problems, and opened my mind to different possibilities with solos and improvising ideas. Patient and thoroughly interested in his students improvement! Will return for more lessons! Thanks, Aaron!
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Aaron W.

Aaron W.

Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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