Anja Wade
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Anja Wade

Anja W.

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Levels taught:
Beginner
“I’m a professional guitarist with a dynamic sound. In addition to guitar, I play ukulele. I navigate diverse styles of music with ease, including jazz, rock, blues, soul, pop, latin, and more. I have also 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. With a blend of these methods, I provide a unique and personalized experience for each ukulele student based on their needs, strengths, and goals.”

When you take lessons with me, you will:
Take lessons catered to YOU
MAXIMIZE results
MAKE MUSIC immediately
Receive SPECIALIZED training with your goals and interests in mind
LEARN from an instructor with top-notch performance credentials AND formal pedagogical training!

About Anja W.

About me:
Based out of LA, I'm a professional musician with a dynamic sound. I balance work as a professional guitarist, solo artist, and teacher. I also play piano and ukulele. I can teach you whatever you'd like to learn on your instrument! Jazz, rock, blues, soul, pop, latin, and more.

About my teaching background:
I've been teaching for almost a decade and I love helping my students learn. I studied classical piano from the age of 7 through college and fell in love with the guitar as well. Along the way I also picked up the ukulele! In addition, 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:
As a guitarist, my earliest influences were blues and rock musicians such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Jimi Hendrix. Later, I fell in love with jazz as well. I studied guitar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Mark Koch (Pat Martino) and R.J. Zimmerman (Aaron Shearer). I am an avid performer as well as an educator.

What our lessons will be like:
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 for 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!

Reviews

Write a Review
5.0
7 Reviews
5
100%
4
0%
3
0%
2
0%
1
0%
Jim
Profile-location-online Online

My name is Jim Sheets from Pittsburgh Pa. I have been taking lessons with Anja for the past 4 years. Being a senior citizen and with a lot of bad starts with teachers, i finally found a great teacher in Anja wade I was ready to give up with guitar all together when I decided to try one more time. Anja is very patient with me and she is a great listener. Anja has a gift in teaching and she had brought me further than any other teacher . I am now learning the songs I love for the last 50 years thanks to my teacher Anja Wade . If you are stuck in a rut with no directions to go . Anja is the right choice for you Let Anja custom tailor a lesson plan for built with you in mind . Even if you have failed,and people have told you you can’t play .Anja will open many new doors for you in the songs you you want to learn . I highly recommend Anja wade as the teacher for you . Your on your way to a new beginning in the music world , and Anja will be with you each step of the way sincerely Jim Sheets

Posted Apr 28, 2020
Shri B.
Profile-location-online Online

Anja is a great instructor to take lessons from. She is knowledgeable and you will get to learn different techniques and basics which will open multiple doors for creative music.

Posted Dec 28, 2019
Nyah L.
Profile-location-online Online

Anja is a wonderfully responsive teacher. Nyah’s perfect match! When a teen describes a lesson as “fun” then know you found the right instructor.

Posted Mar 10, 2019
Kara L.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Feb 23, 2019
Cara
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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.

Posted Feb 19, 2018
Sam
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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!

Posted Nov 6, 2017
Lexi
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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.

Posted Oct 25, 2017

Photos & Videos

4 Photos & Videos

Education

K-12 Music Education Certification
Jan 2010 - Jan 2013

Duquesne University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

K-12 Music Education
Jan 2013

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
Reserve Your Spot
Ukulele
change subject
  • {{ subject.value }}
{{ (view.locations.length > 1) ? 'Select a ' : '' }} Lesson Location
Other lesson locations may be too far away. show all
Anja's Availability
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fri
Sa
Su
Mornings
{{ time }}
Afternoons
{{ time }}
Evenings
{{ time }}
Time Zone:
Anja's {{ (view.location && view.location.isStudio) ? 'Studio' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isTravel) ? 'In-Home' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isOnline) ? 'Online' : '' }} Lesson Pricing
{{ rate.duration }} minutes
${{ rate.rate }}
{{ view.loadingText }}
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Recently Viewed