Drew Wesely

Drew W.

Brooklyn, NY
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have extensive experience teaching and playing across many styles including jazz, classical, R&B, funk, rock, folk, improvised music, and more. I approach each student as an individual with their own goals, needs, experience level, and learning style to create a specialized curriculum that helps propel the student towards their best self and enjoy the process at the same time.
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About

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

Teaching since:
2009

Aside from an extensive amount of personal and teaching experience in all of these subjects, I genuinely love connecting with students through music to help them reach their personal goals. I believe that my approach towards learning music is deeply rewarding, engaging, and aids brain development. Below is my bio which details my approach and teaching experience.

Drew received his Bachelors of Music in Jazz and Improvisational Music from the University of Nevada Reno and his Masters of Music in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory. He teaches guitar, piano, songwriting, and composition with an emphasis on intuitive learning, ear training, and music theory. His background includes jazz, classical, rock, blues, reggae, R&B, hip-hop, electronic music, and improvised music. As an educator he has eight years of experience in private studio and has given workshops at the middle school, high school, and college level including his recent outreach work with the Boston Philharmonic to underfunded schools. Drew approaches each student as an individual with their own goals, needs, experience level, and learning style to create a specialized curriculum that helps propel the student towards their best self and enjoy the process at the same time.

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Experience

Private Studio
Aug 2009 - Present
Guitar Lessons

Eight years of private guitar, piano, songwriting, composition, ear training, and music theory instruction in the home and in my studio.

Music Instructor
Jun 2016 - Jul 2017
Onset School of Music

Private and group instruction in guitar, piano, music theory, ear training, songwriting, music production, and composition at Onset School of Music as well as scheduling and production of student concerts.

Education

Masters in Contemporary Improvisation
Aug 2015 - May 2017
New England Conservatory
Bachelors of Jazz and Improvisational Music
Aug 2010 - May 2014
University of Nevada, Reno

Languages

Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Awards

New England Conservatory Merit Award
Aug 2015
New England Conservatory
Reno Jazz Orchestra Scholarship
Apr 2013
Reno Jazz Orchestra

Photos & Videos

"Ask Me Now" by Thelonious Monk
Recording Yelsa's first full length album "Land Squid" available on all platforms

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Playing with Yelsa at 273 Music Festival in San Louis Obispo, CA

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Free Improvisation with saxophonist Dan O'Brien, this duo is know as "Graffiti"
Playing an original composition entitled "Iridium" a house show with Yelsa in Sacramento, CA
Photo by Drew W.
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10 Reviews

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Peggy Aug 2, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Drew is an incredibly talented musician who brings a lot of creativity and variety to his teaching. I have learned a lot from Drew and highly recommend him.

Jon Jul 29, 2017
Classical Guitar · In studio

Was strictly interested in playing classical, nylon string guitar, and was a little nervous because Drew is very proficient and accomplished in Jazz and Improvisational guitar, which is a little outside of my interests.

Drew does a fantastic job at teaching classical guitar, and at the same time introduced me to the more modern world of improvisation guitar, which I now enjoy a lot more than before.

I'd highly recommend Drew if someone is interested in a well rounded musical education that goes beyond just playing an instrument. I not only learned a lot of guitar, but feel I'm an all around better musician after taking lessons with Drew

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Keanu Jul 28, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Drew was a very patient instructor with genuine interest in the material he presents. He builds his curriculum around the student's wants and goals. A flexible and impressive musician, I would (and will) recommend Drew to my friends at all levels of guitar/musical proficiency.

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Bob James Jul 28, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I have had the privilege of working with Drew for a few years. I run a music lessons program in Massachusetts in which Drew was a big part of. Every single one of his students and the parents of younger students spoke very highly of Drew and made great progress in the three years he taught them. If you want an engaging and effective approach to learning how to play music then you found the right teacher.

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Pat Jul 27, 2017
Ear Training · In studio

Great teacher, great musician!

Sara Jul 27, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Drew was always very kind and always enthusiastic. He had a great way of explaining concepts and he made it really fun. I was always looking forward to my next lesson and he motivated me to practice.

Tami Jul 27, 2017
Guitar · In studio

My son and I took lessons together with Drew. Drew was very patient with both of us and was able to adapt to two different learning styles. I highly recommend Drew as an instructor. He is an accomplished musician who lives his art daily. You will not be disappointed.

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Alex Jul 27, 2017
Music Theory · In studio

An awesome player with a masterful understanding of Music Theory and guitar pedagogy!

David Jul 24, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Drew is an incredible musician and a very talented teacher. He helps make some of the more intimidating parts of playing the guitar seem much more manageable. Anyone that can make barre chords seem comfortable is a great teacher in my book! If you are new to the guitar or a seasoned professional, I'm sure that Drew will help you on your journey to becoming a better musician and artist. Highly recommended!

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Gary Jul 24, 2017
Guitar · In home

Drew is a great instructor and an incredible guitarist. I highly recommend Drew!

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