Andrew Long

Andrew L.

Snoqualmie, WA

Lesson Details



Andrew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
May 2009

I am a flexible, kind teacher who bases lessons on what the student wants to learn. Learning needs to be fun and I do my best to make it that way. I won't only teach but I will also give the reason behind why I'm teaching it. Most of all, I care about people and how my students are doing. I am a recent graduate from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. I earned my degree in Contemporary Music Industry and studied music theory, composition, and recording techniques for 4 years while at the school. I have played guitar for over 10 years and have taught guitar for the last 5 years.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a pretty laid back person and am negotiable on what curriculum and books to use.

A typical lesson for me goes like this:
Warm-up song (something they are familiar with and will help them build confidence)
Work through 1-2 pages of a guitar book
Practice/Learn a song that they're interested in
Practice Scales/notes/chords (outside of the book)
End with a song they like and are working on

I've used several different books in prior teaching experience and adapt to them all. After 3-6 months I would like a student to have a good understanding of sight-reading music, techniques in their specific field and learning basic chords. I'm patient, which helps with younger students, and try to center lessons around what I think each individual student would enjoy.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring my instrument and books. I prefer that the student have their own instrument and books but if they don't, we can make it work.

*** Specialties ***
I think that learning to read music is important and that is generally what I teach first, no matter what I'm teaching. I have taught and tutored in guitar and music theory. I have studied in music recording and songwriting and am interested in teaching those as well.

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Guitar Teacher
Jan 2010 - Present
Andrew L.Guitar Lessons

I have taught independently for the last 5 years and now have over 12 lessons a week. I love teaching guitar and music is my passion.


Contemporary Music Industry (Recording
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Northwest University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

These were songs that I wrote and performed in a coffee shop a few years ago.
Photo by Andrew L.

Photo by Andrew L.


1 Review

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Melissa G. Jun 17, 2013
Guitar ·

Andrew is a great teacher!

I'd been wanting to take guitar lessons for a couple of years and when I finally got around to it, I found Andrew. He was great! He went at a pace that I could keep up with and I learned a lot. He adjusted his lessons to the music and techniques I wanted to learn and it was a great overall experience. I'd highly recommend him!

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