Andrei Pilipetskii
Matawan, NJ
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Andrei Pilipetskii

Andrei P.

Matawan, NJ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have been teaching since 2008 and have a BA in Music. I have been studying flamenco guitar just as long as I have studied classical guitar. I know many of the improvisation techniques and ideas in flamenco music. Come learn some tricks for the Spanish guitar and feel.

About Andrei P.

Teaching music is one of my passions. I value each student and the time I have with them; helping them to explore the world of music. After each lesson, my students walk away with a deeper understanding of music and have enjoyed their time. Music is a lifelong skill that can always be practiced and built upon. I can and have taught all age ranges.

I am a husband and father. I received a BA in Music and have recently graduated with a Juris Doctor.

I am a composer of music and have experimented with many music theory concepts. I composed for the Classical Guitar, Rock Band, various Classical configurations, and Jazz Ensemble. I like exploring concepts of counterpoint.

I enjoy discussing concepts of improvisation and practicing with my students as they develop. I can teach improvisation in rock, blues, and jazz environments. I work through scales, arpeggios, phrasing, improvising over the melody and soul.

I have played in various ensembles ranging from rock, jazz, and classical on both the guitar and bass. I can teach a student to follow a conductor, follow cues, and to use dynamics with an ensemble.

*** Lesson Details ***
I approach each lesson differently because every student is unique. During the initial lesson I will begin to assess the student's ability, determine the best teaching technique for them, and setup a practicing at home guideline. My job is to help the student reach their individual goals and support them along the way. I feel every student deserves to learn to read music, learn theory, and practice their ear. I will concentrate on these fundamentals as a student progresses as a musician.

Lessons are currently taught in the students home or through an online format. There may be specific books and supplies I recommend purchasing (these will enhance the success of a budding musician). I work with the students to create song repertoire that the student finds enjoyable.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Classical Guitar, Upright and Electric Bass, music theory and music composition. I can teach many different styles such as Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, etc. I am always learning, and push myself so that my students get the best experience possible.

*** Instruments and Subject Matter Taught ***

Guitar, Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Electric and Upright Bass, Beginner-Intermediate Piano, Beginner- Intermediate Banjo, Beginner- Intermediate Drums, Music Theory, Composition, Counterpoint, Basic Arrangement

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Xenia W.
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He was very encouraging and knowledgeable, and hope to take lessons with him again.

Posted Apr 20, 2021
Larry
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I have the pleasure of being a student of Andre he is a true master of the art of music. Now that my Cancer is in remission I can't wait to get back in the swing of things.

Posted May 6, 2017
Aleksander F.
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Great and thorough teacher!

Posted Apr 7, 2017
John
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Andrei was very patient, knowledgeable and competent in the way he gave lesson. Great teacher

Posted Jul 12, 2016
Xenia W.
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I've already improved very much, and I love it that Andrei is giving me music theory as well! Deatil oriented but very patient.

Posted Jun 24, 2016
Melissa S.
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He was great! Learned what I was looking for. Recommend!

Posted Jan 20, 2016
Illina K.
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I am very happy with lessons. The teacher young, but very competently gives material. I am 60 years old. With me it isn't easy. I had only THREE!!!! lesson. And I already play on the ukuleel. Many thanks.

Posted Dec 25, 2015
Illina K.
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I am very happy with lessons. The teacher young, but very competently gives material. I am 60 years old. With me it isn't easy. I had only THREE!!!! lesson. And I already play on the ukulele. Many thanks.

Posted Dec 25, 2015
Larry S.
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I wish i done this sooner, Andrei was very easy to work with.Looking forward to my next lesson, Great guy Super instructor.*****

Posted Dec 3, 2015
William C.
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He was patient with me and encouraging. He gave me lessons that I can use to increase my dexterity, and I also gained some knowledge.

Posted Nov 7, 2015
Sarah Cohen C.
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Very nice first less. Generous with his time.

Posted Sep 10, 2015
Marge Voigt
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Enjoyed meeting with him. He was very interested in finding out what my goals were and how he could help me achieve them. The first lesson was fun! Looking forward to the next one!

Posted May 17, 2015
Anupam H.
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I have a great experience in my lessons with Andrei. He is a great teacher and gives me constant encouragement.

Posted Mar 4, 2015
Kimberly D.
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Andrei has been our weekly music teacher for more than three years. He teaches my son (now 9 years old) to read music and play the drums and the piano, and he teaches me to play the guitar.

Andrei has been nothing but reliable and generous with his time. He is proficient in music history and theory, in a wide range of musical styles, on multiple instruments. His patience, diverse knowledge and skills along with what appears to be an intuitive approach toward each of his varied students, has been very effective for us. Also, he knows A LOT of music, has a great ear and doesn't seem to mind working with us to play whatever tunes we come up with each week.

If you or your child wants to learn to play an instrument, this is the guy!

Posted Oct 30, 2014
Barbara C.
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My 10 year old son has been taking guitar with Andrei for a few months now.
Adam loves sports first so we knew anything else would be more of a struggle
To keep him interested.
From the 1st lesson I knew Andrei was right for him. He is very patient with a
Wonderful disposition for teaching...my son leaves every class excited because
He learned something new!
We have a structured class time which works well For us but most of all I appreciate this teachers reliability & flexibility as needed. I recommend Andrei whole heartily for anyone looking to learn the guitar!!

Posted Jul 27, 2014

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Experience

Luthier
Sep 2008 - Present

Self

Collector of unique and historical instruments. I repair, refurbish, and rebuild vintage/antique stringed instruments.

Adj. Music Camp Counselor
Jul 2017 - Aug 2017

Rutgers University Mason Gross Jazz Camp

Summer Jazz Camp adjunct counselor for middle school students.

Music Teacher
Oct 2008 - Aug 2017

Multiple Employers

I have many years of experience teaching all ages (from beginner to advanced students). I contracted through various music studios throughout New Jersey. My students have performed in elementary, middle, and high school ensembles. Adults students have performed professionally as solo musicians and/or as part of ensembles.

Education

Juris Doctor - Law
Sep 2017 - Jan 2021

St. John's University School of Law

BA in Music
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016

Valley City State University

Associates in Music
Sep 2009 - May 2011

Brookdale Community College

Languages

Russian

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