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John W.

Pittsburgh, PA

Segovia, Bream, Ana Vidovic... Bach, Villa-Lobos, etc...

About John

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 mak
ing 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......
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ChuckC May 10, 2012
John is an excellent teacher. He is obviously extremely knowledgable about music in general and the guitar in particular.He combines patience with high expectations of his pupils (at least this pupil).Very encouraging.I recommend him highly!
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BrianH1 April 30, 2012
Patient and knowledgeable

John has been teaching my 9 year old daughter for several months now and I am extremely impressed with his knowledge and patience. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and practicing comes much easier and regular with John's laid back approach. I highly recommend John to anyone looking to take any level of guitar lessons.
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JeremyR March 26, 2012
Very patient. Great motivator. Excellent delivery of instruction and material. John makes learning guitar FUN!
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John W.

John W.

Pittsburgh, PA 15205
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$22 / 30-min
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Andy H.

Carnegie, PA

Learn classical finger style, beginning and intermediate repertoire

About Andy

Learn from an Internationally recognized musician! In 2008 I set two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for continuous guitar playing. I've performed at nearly every important music venue in Pittsburgh, notably: Heinz Hall, Heinz Field, the (old) Syria Mosque, The Electric Banana, Nick's Fat City, Graffiti, the Decade, the Hard Rock Café (Pittsburgh) and Stage AE.

Since starting classical piano at age 5, trumpet, french horn and bass have all been primary instruments for at least several years, but the guitar has remained since age 10. I have developed an extensive and well-rounded set of sensibilitie
s from performing jazz, blues and rock bands, bell choirs, marching bands, orchestras and musicals.

Along with decades of experience in music performance, education, composition and production, I also has a profound interest in ear training and harmonic music theory. Dubbed 'human jukebox' and 'iPod,' i have the rare ability to instantly reproduce nearly any popular or known repertoire as a result of advanced work in ear training and music theory. I can help you reach your goals and teach you things which set you on a course of permanent improvement.

*** Lesson Details ***
There are many great study books in publication that we can use and that I can recommend. we will identify and work on specific aspects of musicianship that we decide.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room, recording devices, computer

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should have a tuner, a metronome and a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
music theory, ear training
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Andy H.

Andy H.

Pittsburgh, PA 15234
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Sam K.

Oakdale, PA

Basic classical technique, reading, chords, right hand finger pattern exercises

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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Michelle W. October 31, 2014
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Harlie enjoys her lessons! Sam is a very enthusiastic teacher and helps to keep her focused
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Sam K.

Oakdale, PA 15071
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Eric B.

Wexford, PA

About Eric

Trained as a classical guitarist under Tom Kikta and Irving Kauffman, Eric has performed for years in the Pittsburgh area, as well as the Guitar Foundation of America's International competition. Eric is also well versed in jazz and bluegrass styles.
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Eric B.

Wexford, PA 15090
starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Georg C.

Pittsburgh, PA

About georg

I am a freelance guitarist/recording artist/music instructor. I have twenty years professional experience and numerous music industry accomplishments.
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Georg C.

Georg C.

Pittsburgh, PA 15232
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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