George Pittaway
Richmond, VA
George Pittaway

George P.

Richmond, VA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I’m a multi-instrumentalist and teacher specializing in electric and acoustic guitar, and artist development. I spent the early ‘80’s as major- label recording artist, and founded the College Radio- dominating band 4 out of 5 Doctors. My major-venue touring/performing credits include tours with The Clash, The Cars, Hall & Oates, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Pat Travers, UFO, even Screamin' Jay Hawkins, to name a few.

I spent the last three years teaching guitar, bass, and band, at my local music academy. During that time, I was fortunate enough to bring in major-name, platinum-selling artists/producers to mentor my younger students, whom they recognized as exceptional.

Application of my musical skills were honed by major record producers, including Jeff Glixman (Kansas, Black Sabbath, KISS) Alan Winstanley (Bush, Elvis Costello, Morrissey), Bil VornDick (Allison Krauss, Bob Dylan, Ricky Skaggs).

About George P.

I’m a multi-instrumentalist and teacher specializing in electric and acoustic guitar, and artist development. I spent the early ‘80’s as major- label recording artist, and founded the College Radio- dominating band 4 out of 5 Doctors. My major-venue touring/performing credits include tours with The Clash, The Cars, Hall & Oates, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Pat Travers, UFO, even Screamin' Jay Hawkins, to name a few.

I spent the last three years teaching guitar, bass, and band, at my local music academy. During that time, I was fortunate enough to bring in major-name, platinum-selling artists/producers to mentor my younger students, whom they recognized as exceptional.

Application of my musical skills were honed by major record producers, including Jeff Glixman (Kansas, Black Sabbath, KISS) Alan Winstanley (Bush, Elvis Costello, Morrissey), Bil VornDick (Allison Krauss, Bob Dylan, Ricky Skaggs).

I also created a specialized teaching method that focuses on lead guitar derived from simple folk-picking patterns. This effort garnered me a top-selling instructional DVD followed by a Full U.S. patent award for teaching hi-speed guitar picking. This effort has now garnered me a grant to pursue these sciences.

What gets me going is the student’s playing, not mine. I use a lot of advanced technique in my own playing and love to teach those skills, but at the same time, I also get novice players up and playing very, very quickly.

I also worked at Music Educator’s National Conference (MENC), and is a music industry veteran at the international trade level, including a stint representing U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair’s music industry and artist promotion efforts in the USA.

I have experience teaching the minutest, fine musical technique up to and including the 50,000 foot view of overall musicality. This effectively eliminates musically limiting blind alleys the student might otherwise encounter.
I tailor each lesson to the needs of the student. Skills taught include most every style of acoustic and electric guitar, bass, songwriting, song dissection, scales, fingerpicking/fingerstyle, band/artist development, and production.

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Charles
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I was so impressed with George he had me playing the first day really fast I have gotten so good everybody asks me to play now !

Posted Oct 16, 2019

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