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

Teaching since:
2010

About me:
Based out of LA, I'm a professional guitarist with a dynamic sound. I balance work as a session guitarist, solo artist, and teacher. I can teach you whatever you'd like to learn on acoustic or electric guitar! Jazz, rock, blues, soul, pop, latin, and more.

About my teaching background:
I've been teaching for almost a decade and love helping my students learn. In addition to years of study on the guitar, I have studied different methods and approaches to music education. These include but are not limited to the Kodály Method, the Orff-Schulwerk approach, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and Gordon Music Learning Theory.

About my musical background:
My earliest influences were blues and rock guitarists such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Jimi Hendrix. Later, I fell in love with jazz as well - though I am just as into things like heavy metal! I studied guitar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Mark Koch (Pat Martino) and R.J. Zimmerman (Aaron Shearer).

What our lessons will be like:
Exploring guitar together is a great source of joy for me and I am passionate about teaching. We'll work on reaching YOUR goals and playing the music YOU want to play. I'll help you build a strong foundation in all things musical - theory, technique, song repertoire, etc. But we'll do it in a way that's tied to actually making music and experiencing music. We'll learn by doing, and we'll play as much as we talk - if not more!

For more information, feel free to check out my videos on this website or message me with questions!

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Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

K-12 Music Education
Dec 2012
Duquesne University

Photos & Videos

Anja Wade Guitar/Kendrick Lamar "Be Humble"
Anja Wade/Solo Jazz Guitar/"There Will Never Be Another You"
Anja Wade/Guitar (Live)/"Superstition"
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3 Reviews

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Cara Feb 19, 2018
Guitar · In studio

We had the pleasure of having Anja teach both of our daughters their lessons for ukulele, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and piano. She is an excellent teacher that is able to connect with her students in a way that inspires them as musicians. She not only cares about their growth as technical musicians, but their growth in all facets of music education/leadership. She acts as a mentor and guide for her students as they find their passion.

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Sam Nov 6, 2017
Guitar · In studio

We were lucky enough to have Anja teach my son electric guitar and piano for about two years. During that time, she inspired him to love both instruments. Her attention to technical detail is excellent; she spent a lot of time making sure that his finger positions were correct so that he learned how to play right the first time. S

he introduced him to some great music and also gave him the leeway to work on music that he gravitated towards. The results were amazing. He became very proficient very quickly, and most importantly, started to love playing music.

Anja is very personable and is great at motivating kids. My son loved working with her and we did too!

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Lexi Oct 25, 2017
Guitar · In studio

My daughter started ukulele lessons with Anja when she was 6, then moved to guitar at 8. Anja motivated my daughter and inspired her to want to play and practice. She gave her a confidence from the very beginning. When I ask my daughter why she liked Anja so much, she says it's because Anja is "nice, funny and a really good guitar player." We couldn't have asked for a better instructor.

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