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Sam K.

9 Reviews
Oakdale, PA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
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Sam K.

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Basic chords and strumming patterns, picking patterns, bass runs, fills, scales and soloing, improvisation

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

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Catherine
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!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through
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Sam G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sam G.

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Hi there! My name is Sam Genualdi, I've been teaching music for close to 10 years now and have a great passion for helping my students realize their musical dreams. I taylor my lessons to the skills and objectives of each individual student, with the goal of developing their own unique musical voice.

I have experience on many instruments and in many genres. I earned my Bachelor of Music Degree from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, and after have done a number of artist residencies pursuing my own creative work. This has included a year long fellowship to travel the globe studying musical traditions and a year long residency in the remote Cascade Mountains composing music for a non-profit organisation.

About Sam

Hi there! My name is Sam, I've been teaching music for close to 10 years now and have a great passion for helping my students realize their musical dreams. I tailor my lessons to the skills and objectives of each individual student, with the goal of developing their own unique musical voice. I h

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Ari
Sam is a wonderful, patient teacher who will meet you on your level and mould his lessons to your interests! It’s always a pleasure to have a lesson with Sam.
Jonny
I first met Sam in Brazil a couple of years ago and recently contacted him for online lessons as I was looking to go further in exploring folk guitar techniques. Sam's lessons are the perfect balance for me between technical proficiency and learning new skills in a way that he makes intuitive to follow, and also conceptual approaches to the instrument which have made a big difference in the way I play. A combination of these two factors and Sam's down-to-earth and encouraging energy have made the lessons motivating for me. I always finish the lessons inspired and wanting to play and come up with new ideas! Organisation-wise and on the technical side of things, it's been very straightforward on Zoom. I thoroughly recommend Sam's lessons!
Izzy
He's an innovative teacher who's very good at enhancing your strengths and going from there. Whether it's songwriting, guitar, or other things, he makes me feel confident about what I'm doing well and then helps improve where I need to improve. He's also very patient and egoless.
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Ahmad G.

177 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
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Ahmad G.

177 Reviews
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I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, ...

About Ahmad

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained wit

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Jimmy L
I took several guitar classes with Ahmad a while back - he is an excellent instructor and very personable. He was more concerned with teaching me how to play the guitar rather than trying to get me to pay for more sessions. I still have his very helpful teaching notes!

In addition to the actual instruction, he also had great advice on what to or not to buy - I am an expert at the violin (this is not like an Asian thing but I had insisted to learn it) but was a complete novice with the guitar. It also helps that he is a bonafide musician in an actual band - I attended one of his concerts, which was very enjoyable, but had to leave before I could talk to him.
Uma
Ahmad is an amazing teacher. My daughter took guitar from him for over a year and she progressed quickly both in skill level with guitar, but also in confidence and social skills. My daughter has some issues relating to other people, including some speech issues, and I was upfront with Ahmad about this before signing her up. He was amazing the whole way. Always positive and always a great communicator both in person and via email.
Ronald
I love Guitar Lessons with Ahmad. Going on my second year of guitar lessons with Ahmad. Great atmosphere and great teacher.

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Adam K.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Music, Musicology from UCLA
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Adam K.

9 Reviews
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Love music, and especially the guitar? Me too!
For beginners, I'll work with you to teach the absolutely crucial elements of basic music theory as it's applied to guitar, ingraining the necessary essentials such as strumming and picking technique, a wide variety of scales, chords, triads, songs, and more. You will gain a knowledgeable and comfortable skill in guitar playing and I will work with you to meet your needs and learning pace!

I have 15 years playing experience (acoustic or electric), a B.A. in Musicology from UCLA, and spent the last year playing live on the Nashville Broadway stages. I love the guitar and now I want to share that passion with you!

About Adam

Music is undeniably my biggest passion in life. The last ~15 years has found me not only listening to music from Mozart to The Beatles, but indulging myself in discovering the exciting inner threads of its endless wonders. As the years went by I gravitated quickly to the guitar, learning its form a

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Danton K.
Adam is a great teacher and has a passion for music. He's super friendly and patient. He works well with beginners, creating lessons tailored to your individual goals, and can even work with intermediate level musicians who want to spruce up their sound. I 100% recommend him.
Cyrus
WOW! Adam got me flying on my cherrywood acoustic in no time. He knows so much about different playing styles, and helped me get my sound to where I could make great cover YouTube videos! I owe it all to Adam! He’s got great stories too!
Julian
For years I’d try to pick up my acoustic (it was a gift from my uncle) and toy around with it, even trying lessons on YouTube, but couldn’t get anywhere. After my first 3 sessions with Adam, I immediately knew I’d have the tools to take off on my own if I wanted to. 6 months later I’m playing gigs at local bars! This guy knows his guitars! Super fun and chill personality too!
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Jonah R.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • BA in Psychology from University of Southern California
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonah R.

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Fingerpicking is one of my favorite styles of guitar to play! Whether you want to learn the most advanced techniques or are just starting out and want to get down the basics, I'd be more than happy to help you achieve your goals.

About Jonah

Learning to play the guitar is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Whether this is your first time picking up the guitar or you've been playing for years, I'll make sure your lessons are structured and paced in a way that's specifically catered to your goals. I've worked wit

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Shayne E.
Avi
Jonah's a great teacher. He emphasizes the fundamentals, while managing to make the lessons enjoyable and tailored to your interests. I've made far more progress under Jonah's instruction than I could've imagined!
Jose
My son is very happy with Jonah’s class. He’s been very enthusiastic and likes it more and more every day more! Highly recommend!
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaching since 1992
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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Online Bluegrass Guitar Teacher

Basic chords and strumming patterns, picking patterns, bass runs, fills, scales and soloing, improvisation

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

Recent Reviews
Catherine
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!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through

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The average cost of 60-minute bluegrass guitar lessons in Pittsburgh is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $276 per hour.
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"Lucian will listen to whatever it is that you want to learn and give you all the building blocks to play how you want to play and explore your options on the neck in many different ways. I am a intermediate guitar player and within a few lessons with Lucian I was given tools to work on and practice for months to improve my skills and technique/ approach to playing. I would recommend his lessons to ANYONE looking to improve!"
Chase
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Lucian W.
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"Tara has been teaching our 8 year old Evan Bluegrass guitar for a little over two years. He looked forward to his weekly opportunity to learn and play with Ms. Tara. To watch her interact - educate - and entertain Evan - was just a joy. We are sorry she has left Virginia - impossible to replace - if you get the chance - take it! She is an amazing teacher and a great friend of our Son."
Don
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Tara L.
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"Really good instructor. Appreciated his flexibility."
Bob
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Alex has been my guitar teacher now for about 9 months and I have thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. He is always enthusiastic with the music we're learning and has a very clear way of explaining new ideas. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher!"
Catherine
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Alex R.
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"Max was a great teacher. I walked in wanting to learn better soloing techniques for my bluegrass guitar. With Max's help, I got over several humps in my playing and solo creating skills. If you're looking for a solid teacher that listens to what you have to say, Max is your teacher."
Matthew
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Max Z.
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"Brad Farmer is a classically trained guitarist with an emphasis in Bluegrass guitar. He has the perfect teacher "temperament" and never gets frustrated with me...very patient and able to provide great insight on the best ways to practice so that you can obtain your goals quickly. While taking lessons with Brad, I have made marked improvements in a short period of time. Highly recommended!"
Landon
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Brad F.

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