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Sam K.

Oakdale, PA
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1992
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
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Teaching for over 24 years; owner of my own music store/studio for past 14 years.

Teaching beginner - advanced from age 5 to 70+.

I typically use the 21st Century Guitar method book with audio CD and I supplement the text with write-ins or handouts/worksheets as applied to the student's needs and questions. I try to get students playing chords as soon as possible; usually stating with open position power-chords and one or two finger open position chords.

I do flatpicking and fingerstyle ( with or without picks) and encourage students to try both. I try to get the student to sing and play - don't be bashful...I try to have fun with students.

I will help you learn to create chord progressions and write a chord chart and maybe a melody for your first songwriting experience. Usually we will do this using power -chords for beginners or what ever chords the student can handle.

I can train you how to learn songs by ear from recordings once you have some basic abilities.

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 mus

June 13, 2019
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
June 18, 2018
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
October 8, 2016
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through
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Andrew H.

Pittsburgh, PA
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Independent Music Award from IMA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years my comprehensive lessons will help you to quickly realize your musical goals. I tailor each lesson to fit your individual needs and will get you strumming your favorite songs, reading music, taking soaring solos, or writing your own melodies while simultaneously deepening your understanding of the language of music. At the end of each lesson you’ll receive an MP3 of all the material covered.

I believe in building music fundamentals while fostering a love of playing. My fun, imaginative, and age appropriate classes are just right for any budding musician! Each lesson is customized to get the individual student excited about music, that means playing songs they like and having fun while learning the essential techniques and developing musicality. I have extensive experience working with children 5-16 and adapt my teaching to promote success for each unique student.

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About Andrew

*Adults* Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years my comprehensive lessons will help you to quickly realize your musical goals. I tailor each lesson to fit your individual needs and will get you strumming your favorite songs, reading music, taking soaring solos, or writing your o

November 25, 2019
Johnny B.
Andrew is great!! My 6 yr old has really enjoyed learning from him.
October 14, 2019
September 3, 2019
Gary Bonnewell
Great start with an amazing musician
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Gregory V.

Washington, PA
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Teaching since 1986
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from Hands 4 Hope After School Arts Program;Lydia Floyd:CEO, Diane Allen:Program Director-North Hollywood Arts District
  • B.A. Music Composition, Credits toward M.A. Music Education from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa
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Everything you want to know is pretty much at my fingertips. Just leave it to me and you won't be disappointed, you'll be thrilled you are moving along so quickly!

About Gregory

Just moved back home from Los Angeles for the past 21 years and looking for new students who want to really take that first step or take it to a whole other level! Join me! The shortest and most direct methods to unveiling one's musical dreams. Voice, Guitar, Keyboard & Bass Private & Group

August 29, 2019
Annabelle J.
Super patient and very good with kids. Added on guitar lessons as I see us being long term students.
August 13, 2019
Cole S.
Gregory is a great teacher, he is so patient! He has a great way of getting through to the student. My son really enjoys going to piano. 🎹
May 14, 2019
Victoria B.
Gregory was great! Looking forward to the next lesson :0)

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Lucian W.

Acoustic Guitar
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lucian W.


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Online Acoustic Guitar Teacher

- chords
- learning songs
- using the pick
- strumming patterns
- finger picking

About Lucian

Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York

October 27, 2019
Lucian is a great guy and very knowledgeable about all things jazz. Enjoyed my lessons with him and can recommend for those wanting to get into jazz.
January 17, 2019
First lesson so far and took in just enough info so as to not be overloaded but enough to practice st home and keep interested. He was patient as I'm a true beginner.
April 5, 2018
Salvatore D.
Has a lot of experience and knowledge, and puts in the effort to show it.
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Christian L.

Acoustic Guitar
Starting at $40
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 15 to 82
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Alongside the general guitar techniques and methods, I like to focus on the aspects that are important to acoustic specifically, such as chord voicings, alternate tunings, fingerstyle, and hybrid picking

About Christian

My name is Christian L. and I am a 29 year old guitar/music instructor in the Orlando area. My interest in guitar began when I was 12 years old and blossomed into a full time obsession about 3 years later when I started playing small gigs as a solo guitarist playing simple jazz and classical pieces

November 3, 2019
Christian is not only a talented musician, but he is also a true guitar teacher. So far, I have taken 4 classes and I've learned more with his methods than any other way. I've had tried from the Fender Play app, YouTube videos, to other instructors, but nothing compares to his teachings. He is patient and truly pays attention to what I am struggling with. He breaks everything down piece by piece. If one way doesn't work, he tries a different way until I understand. As mentioned before, he is a gifted teacher. One thing is to be a great guitar player who teaches how to play a few chords, and another is to be a great guitar player who puts him/herself in the student's shoes and help them progress with each lesson. He is one of a kind. Thanks, Christian!
May 2, 2019
Kevin G.
Christian was beyond what I have expected and look forward to our next sessions ...great teacher and took time to show and explain the correct way of playing
April 8, 2019
Lessons with Christian have been very informative and fun. He is not only a talented player, but knowledgeable regarding music theory. Most importantly, he has the ability to teach and communicate concepts and and content in practical ways that are beneficial to the student.
He has been proactive, supportive and will go beyond time constraint in order to take advantage of the moment and accomplish the goal of each lesson.
So far, a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended!
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David L.

Acoustic Guitar
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Online Acoustic Guitar Teacher

Many students start on an acoustic guitar rather than an electric. I did, as a matter of fact. Acoustic guitars can be tricky if the student doesn’t have one that is the proper fit for them. My first goal with acoustic students is to make sure they are comfortable with their instrument, and that they can get the best sound out of it without using too much energy.
I find that many acoustic students turn out to be great at playing and singing after just a few months. Some of my youngest students have even composed their own music.

About David

My name is David and I'm a professional musician who just moved to North Austin. I came from Cincinnati, where I went to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, taught dozens of students at all levels and played regular gigs every weekend. I have been teaching for over fifteen y

October 22, 2019
Tam T.
David is the best and the sweetest piano teacher we have ever have. He is so patient, kind, caring and creative in his teaching method.

My 5 year old has a little autism symptom so she's very easy to get distracted. Yet we have great fun time in every class with him. His class worth 20 min driving there and 20 min driving back, using toll road!
September 7, 2019
David has been so amazing with out 9 year old daughter. We have gone to him for over 2 years and she has come so far with her skills! He has so much patience. He's so kind and wonderful with kids. We were recommended by a friend and now we recommend him! He's high in demand for sure! We are sad we can't use him anymore due to scheduling issues. His prices are better than others too!
July 4, 2019
Quickly contextualized my needs as a student, and got me familiar with components and techniques of composition. The goal was to be able to help me more easily communicate ideas and designs to audio engineers at a company I work at. There has been a very observable benefit to this in the expedience of discussions, and fidelity of concept being engineered.

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Average Cost of Acoustic Guitar Lessons in Pittsburgh, PA

The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Pittsburgh is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $25 and $176 per hour.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$69 average

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"I used to play drums, but since I live in a small studio apartment, I had to give it up for a while. I decided to take guitar lessons as a replacement. I did some research online for teachers and based on the reviews and videos, I decided to contact Jimmy.

I knew nothing about guitar, music theory, scales, chords, etc...nothing! I was nervous and overwhelmed about learning and studying it all. I've been taking lessons for about three months now and within the first month, I was already learning scales and chords. Jimmy's structure is very efficient and thorough and tries to make the learning process easier for his students to understand.

As a person, Jimmy is cool, laid back and very down to earth. He's very flexible if you need to re-schedule a lesson. He's always available by phone/text or email if you have any questions or if you're stuck trying to figure something out. The stuff he teaches and the advice he gives will definitely help you apply it for when you perform or jam with other musicians. A quote he repeatedly says has stuck to me: "It's not about practice, practice,'s about WHAT you practice." And it's true. Jimmy will teach you how to be a trained musician, not just an average guitar player.

Even though it's only been three months, I've learned so much! I really look forward to where I'll be in the next few months/years. He's also giving me the opportunity to get back into drumming! I'm very glad I decided to take lessons with Jimmy!"
- Kevin K.
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James R.
"Can’t wait for the next one!"
- Lisa
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Al T.
"I have no idea what I'm getting into when I first register for the class. Mrs. Hanaa was one of the instructor that have great reviews and a good price rate. Everyone who have reviewed her probably mention how closely she work with her student and how she allow them to learn in their own pace. I totally agree and she also provide a great atmosphere that allow the student excited to learn. If other review does not convince you to choose her, I hope this one will."
- khang
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Hanaa H.
"My lessons were always very refreshing, challenging, and inspiring. I always looked forward to the lessons and left feeling supported and excited to continue to improve my playing."
- Zach
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Eric is a super cool guy and a great teacher. I've learned a ton and would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn guitar."
- Heather
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric C.
"Cole is an excellent guitar instructor! He is knowledgeable and engaging, and he makes learning a fun and rewarding experience. He helps his students set learning goals and achieve them. He follows up with feedback, tips and assignments after every lesson which is very helpful. My son is excited about learning to play guitar with Cole and he looks forward to his online lessons!"
- Yuliya
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Cole P.
"Incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and encouraging! I’m a beginner and I felt very welcomed immediately."
- Kaitlynn
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Paul W.
"Michael is always enthusiastic and excited to work with my daughter on her guitar skills. He makes afternoon activities something my daughter thoroughly looks forward to. Michael is passionate about music and it is contagious to all his students! Ask Michael to teach you or your kids!!!"
- Sarah
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michael B.
"This was Christa's first lesson ever and Chris was very patient."
- Christa
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Chris B.
"I have taken lessons before with a few teachers. Claire is the first one I have had that I felt I really walked away learning something in our first meeting. She is very personable, open, and knowledgeable. I really enjoy our lessons."
- Merrill
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Claire C.
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