Dylan Pagillo

Dylan P.

Independence, MO
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All Styles and genres, acoustic and electric. pop, rock, jazz, blues. I specialize in classical guitar and finger-style acoustic guitar.

About Dylan P.


I have been teaching guitar for several years. I have experience performing, recording and writing in various genres. From originals to covers, from classical to jazz to rock pop and blues.

I am also trained and experienced with developmentally disabled individuals and children with special needs.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students of any level are welcome in my studio. My goal is to help you learn to play your favorite songs while also improving your technical abilities. In lessons I introduce basic music theory concepts in relation to playing, so you will not only be able to play, but be able to make sense of what you’re playing. I work with each student individually based on skill level, prior knowledge (or lack thereof), and personal taste. You’re never too young or too old to start playing!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fender Acoustisonic
Epiphone Les Paul
Alvarez Steel String
Alhambra Classical Guitar
Large library of sheet music and and instructional material
Mac Book Pro:
- Guitar Pro
- Finale
- Garage Band

*** Travel Equipment ***
Macbook Pro

*** Specialties ***
I write/perform pieces for percussive fingerstyle guitar. Basically I take an acoustic guitar and use extensive techniques such as tapping, drumming, and scratching on the strings to play a whole piece of music. There are some great players in this genre, and I love to teach it to interested students.


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7 Reviews
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Dylan has extensive guitar experience, both teaching and performing. Highly recommended.

Posted Aug 5, 2015
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Before I met Dylan I was a sad excuse for a musician. I had confidence and zeal and was eager to impress. I knew nothing of communicating and of creating with out a selfish desire to be something instead of produce something. After my time with Dylan I had a sense of what performing wholeheartedly felt like. Although I don't think I made the best of my time with him because of my own attitudes towards things, in retrospect I realized learning with him about performing was one of the best lessons I could have learned and I frequently call upon our time together as one of the most productive and formative years of my life. Great person and great musician!

Posted Jul 30, 2015
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Before I met Dylan I was just a guy who played bass. After working with him for a few months I found myself much more comfortable with calling myself a bassist. By the time our time was done I was something more, I was a musician. As someone who is now living as a professional musician I have much of that to thank to Dylan and the time we spent together. This is the teacher for you.

Posted Jul 28, 2015
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Dylan is passionate for his craft, immensely knowledgable, down to earth and personable. Whether instructing or inventing parts he has an intuitive sense of invention and originality and a genius ear for creativity, writing with him has been instructive and inspiring, and I'm a better person and artist for it.

Posted Jul 28, 2015
Blake S.
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Best teacher I've had to date. Patient, articulate, prepared, and extremely knowledgeable. I progressed more in 6 months with Dylan than I had in the 4 previous years.

Posted Aug 9, 2014
Malaika H.
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Excellent teacher who really knows his stuff!

Posted Jul 31, 2014
Diego E.
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awesome dude

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Photos & Videos

10 Photos & Videos


Jan 2011 - Present

Maria and Dylan Duo

This is a professional duo featuring myself and a very talented singer. We play jazz standards, pop hits, and anything in between.

Guitar Instructor
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

Inspirations Performing Arts Center

Taught private guitar lessons. I ended my employment here in 2012 when I moved out of state to finish college

Guitar Instructor
Jan 2011 - Sep 2012

Family Melody Center

Taught private guitar lessons. I ended my time here in 2012 when I moved out of state to finish college.

Nov 2010 - Sep 2012


This was an indie rock band that featured my original music. We performed in NYC and on Long Island


Classical Guitar Performance
Sep 2012 - May 2014

Portland State University

Jan 2008 - May 2011

Suffolk County Community College



Fluent / Native Proficiency


A.S. in music
May 2011


Associates degree in music performance


Leonard Godstein Scholarship
May 2010


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