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Pete A.

Morrisville, PA

Learning to play the banjo can be a ton of fun. I offer lessons for people of all skill levels and all playing situations. I can especially teach guitarists how to translate their existing skills and knowledge onto the banjo through a simple conversion method. This expedites the learning progress and produces immediate results.

About Pete

My name is Pete. I've been playing guitar for over 15 years. In 2011 I graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Professional Music. There, I spent several semesters studying with Tomo Fujita (former teacher of John Mayer and Eric Krasno). I've also studied with legendary guitarist Pat Metheny and Jack Pezanelli. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Wes Montgomery, and Jimi Hendrix are responsible for inspiring me to play guitar and I specialize in teaching blues and jazz guitar, bass, and piano. I firmly believe that every serious musician should study ear training and
music theory and I incorporate these areas in my lessons as long as the student wants to study this way. I've performed with a bunch of great artists in the Boston and Philadelphia area.
In 2011, I successfully obtained my master's degree in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The master's program was an intense submersion in music performance that shaped me into the musician that I am today. I was lucky to study with Don Glanden, Mike Kennedy, and Kevin Hanson.
I am also well versed in computer recording software and DAWs. I teach students how to use software programs such as Logic and Reason as well as notation software like Sibelius and Finale. With some basic training in these programs, I can teach a student how to effectively record and produce professional quality recordings so that a student can write, record, and produce their own music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Because I've studied with some legendary teachers who have taught some legendary students (like John Mayer), I'm able to pass on to my students the same knowledge that these incredible teachers passed on to me. I guarantee that I will be unlike any guitar teacher that you've had before. Along with instrumental training, I offer extensive lessons in music theory and ear training. My family is full of educators and I've experienced the teacher-student relationship from a young age. I am fully committed to developing lesson plans based on the route that a student wants to take, whether it's just learning the basics and playing along to your favorite songs or engaging in serious study and preparing for college auditions. I am available to teach at any location within the Philadelphia area.

*** Stylistic Focus ***
I specialize in jazz and blues. At Berklee, I was able to take instrumental labs that spent an entire semester focusing on the playing style of certain guitarists. I've taken the Wes Montgomery lab, the Pat Martino lab, the Jimi Hendrix lab, the John Scofield lab, and the Stevie Ray Vaughan lab.
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Katia B. July 27, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Pete is doing a great job! Nice, accommodating and highly skilled.
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David B. March 2, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
So far so good
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Noreen D. November 5, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
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Pete A.

Pete A.

Morrisville, PA 19067
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Chris R.

Philadelphia, PA

About Chris

I've been playing music since I was in 5th grade. I started out playing cello, then eventually moved to electric bass when I was in 7th grade. After playing around on an old guitar in my home, I found a passion for guitar and started playing that when I was about 13. I started writing tunes and playing with people around this time as well. Throughout high school I played in bands and took lessons. Eventually, this would lead me to music school for classical guitar at my community college. In two years, I got my associates with a 3.7 GPA. I then went to SUNY New Paltz for jazz guitar. In this t
ime I learned how to play piano and sing as well. I graduated with a 3.5 from New Paltz in two years. I moved to Brooklyn in August of 2013 and am currently trying to make a living playing music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a patient teacher who is focused on teaching people what they actually want to learn. First, we will discuss what it is you like in music and want to get out of it. After we are on the same page, we will develop the skills you need to get that and also learn how to actually play and compose the music you love.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide guitars and textbooks. Students should provide their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I have gotten A's in every music theory class in college except one and I took theory even semester. I'm particularly good at theory, songwriting, and playing guitar.
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Cristina F. June 8, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Chris is such a wonderful and patient teacher to my son. He takes time to explain him the theory and to show him the secrets of a successful guitar practice. My 9 years-old son cannot wait for Chris to come every week, and is excited about the new things he will learn.
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Chris R.

Philadelphia, PA 19146
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Joe M.

Bethlehem, PA

All styles and levels

About Joe

Professional musician, vocalist and entertainer.

Perform at: Hershey Park, Musikfest, Steel Stacks, Mesa,
The Sands Casino............
BA Moravian College, MM Combs College

Dir. of Guitar Studies at Lebanon Valley College

Adjunct Professor of Music Northampton Community College

Moravian College Faculty member

Artist in Residence at Lehigh Valley HS for the Arts

Recording Artist for Aardvark Records

Director of M.MUSIC

*** Lesson Details ***
Fun and exciting lessons on Guitar, Piano, Bass and Voice.
Beginners to advan
ced students will develop their skill and take their music to the next level. I tailor each lesson to your interests and ability. You will see progress right away. Unlock your hidden talent, discover new directions, experience the joy of music.
Sound technical foundation with the fun of playing your favorite songs right away. I have a passion for music and love teaching and performing. Come join the fun! There are plenty of lesson times available. It is best to call first before signing up for a specific time. We can work around your busy schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full studio for voice and instrumental demos.
Amps, Drum Kit, Digital Piano, Mics, Protools

*** Travel Equipment ***
Full Mackie PA

*** Specialties ***
Beginners to advanced. You want to get working on your music right away. No gimmicks, just the quickest path to experiencing the true JOY of music making.
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Karyn G. March 25, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Really enjoying my lessons with Joe. He's patient and encouraging. I feel like I'm really learning the basics of music and guitar.
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Patton R. March 11, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
for the first lesson very understanding and easy to follow
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Frida Rundell February 1, 2016
Banjo · In home
Verified Student
A great experience with Joe. He is able to motivate and encourage you with great skill and experience.
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Joe M.

Bethlehem, PA 18016
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$25 / 30-min
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David K.

Somerville, NJ

My goal is to establish a solid base with you for frailing and clawhammer techniques then help you establish your own style / voice with the banjo.

I emphasize learning to play with others, being creative, and helping you to always move forward.

I even have an extra banjo for you to use during our lesson if you don't have one yet.

About David

Dave is available for clawhammer (frailing) banjo lessons. He has been playing and teaching banjo & guitar for over 10 years and has a passion for helping new players start out - so he prefers to teach beginner to intermediate experience levels.

Dave's method of teaching aims to improve the following areas: dexterity, ear-training, memorization, improvisation, musical theory, and ability to play with others. First creating a solid base, then helping you find your musical voice and style.

His goal as a teacher is to provide an environment where a student feels comfortable learning to ex
periment in music and take musical risks.

Artists and genres that Dave has experience with range from: Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled by Turtles, Steeldrivers, Mumford and Sons, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and more.

Dave has a BA from Rutgers University and is constantly continuing his education with music theory and banjo through private instruction and performance.
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David K.

David K.

Somerville, NJ 08876
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$25 / 30-min
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Brennen E.

Philadelphia, PA

I have been teaching five-string banjo for about a year, and played for about 9. I do not teach from a book, though I am happy to work with any instructional material the student is currently using. With beginners, I start by showing simple chords and easy, catchy songs, and an overview of different music that has been played on the five-string banjo. For intermediate and more advanced students, I will focus more on the technical aspects of the student's playing style (clawhammer, or three-finger "bluegrass" with picks) and help them to be able to play with others, and eventually develop good timing and musical taste.

About Brennen

Hey, I'm Brennen Ernst, and I am an experienced musician looking to share my knowledge and love of music with new students! I am laid-back but eager, and focused on cultivating the same excitement and wonder that I've felt towards music since I was 5 years old, when I first started taking piano lessons myself. I will work hard to help you learn the instrument and music that you want to play and makes you happy! I am very learned in theory, but am perfectly comfortable teaching without it.

I come from a small town in Northern Virginia, and first started learning piano at age 5, picking up
guitar and banjo 9 years later. I have spent the past 6 years performing many different kinds of music — jazz, bluegrass, country, blues, folk, and more! — in the United States, Canada, and Europe. I now reside in West Philadelphia, and in addition to performing around the area I am looking forward to taking on many new students, and I can't wait to start working with you!
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Brennen E.

Brennen E.

Philadelphia, PA 19143
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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