Andrew Wilson

Andrew W.

Roanoke, VA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I enjoy working with students of all ages and ability levels. With over 10 years of teaching experience, I’m confident that I can help you learn how to play more proficiently on the guitar and gain more satisfaction from your playing. I do not think that there is one “correct” approach to learning and I find that working on a variety of genres helps students grow the fastest while enjoying the process.

With an efficient combination of exercises, technical development and song learning, you'll see yourself improving on your instrument faster than you thought possible.

About Andrew W.

Hi, my name is Andrew. I'm a professional guitarist, bassist, and recording artist located in Virginia. I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with a B.A. in Music Performance and Technology. I have over 10 years of experience teaching and enjoy working with students of all ability levels.

Students can expect to work on a variety of exercises and techniques, mixed with song learning and music theory. I've found that this well-rounded approach helps students learn faster and gain more mastery over their instrument. Additionally, this foundation of general music knowledge aids students to learn additional instruments and jam with other musicians in various settings.

Some of my favorite genres to listen to, teach and play include: rock, classical, blues, southern rock, funk and reggae.

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Andrew is an excellent instructor and group director. He understands his craft very, very well and is able to instruct in a clear and effective manner. He has the ability to teach all ages, from young beginning musicians to senior citizens of all experience levels. His instructions lead to learning how to play very quickly. He matches his level of instruction both to the student's needs and desires. Andrew does not get locked into strict methods that can become quite boring like some other instructors, but rather tailors his instructions to the individual. If you have the desire to learn, Andrew will take you where you want to go with music. It is important to note that, as well as guitar, Andrew can play and teach drums, keyboard, bass guitar, and trombone. Thus, Andrew knows well how to blend these instruments into an effective group. He knows how to lead a band and get the most from the group.
Andrew is well educated in music. In addition to his teaching and directing abilities, he demonstrates exceptional professionalism in all he does. I have seen him work with venues to set up performances. He is clearly respected by the venues as well as his peers. I have seen his peers seek his advice on music matters relating to instruction, direction, and arrangements. While serious in his endeavors, he also demonstrates a great empathy for people and a terrific sense of humor. I have seen parents and students request him specifically because of these fine qualities. Some people are born to do certain things in life. Andrew was born to inspire and teach music to anyone interested in learning.
People enjoy music in different ways. Andrew is able to understand people's musical interests and abilities and is able to adapt his instructions according to the individual's talents and desires. He responds well to his students questions and needs. He is interested in seeing his students grow and keeps adding more challenges as his students advance. If a student prefers to go in a different direction with lessons, Andrew quickly revises his approach. I was taught by Andrew for 4 years in private lessons and group band. He presented many different types of music, riffs, and styles. It is not a stretch to say that learning from Andrew is exciting and challenging.

Posted Jan 29, 2020

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Experience

Online Music Instructor
Sep 2014 - Present

Skype

I've been teaching online guitar lessons to private students for the last 5 years via the internet/webcam.

Instructor and Show Director
Sep 2014 - Oct 2019

School of Rock

I spent the last 5 years teaching at School of Rock in Chatham, New Jersey before moving back to my hometown. This experience allowed me to greatly improve my teaching skills and work with a variety of age groups in both group and 1 on 1 settings. I also taught brass, keyboard and drums during my time there.

Praise Band Lead Guitarist
Oct 2009 - Aug 2015

Blue Ridge Church

Education

B.A. in Music Performance & Music Technology
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013

Virginia Tech

Advanced Diploma
Aug 2006 - Jun 2009

Hidden Valley High School

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2014
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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