Andrew Gilbert

Andrew G.

Los Angeles, CA
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I teach folk, rock, jazz, blues, classical, and everything in between. I know that learning anything can be frustrating at times so I like to allow time for serious work as well as lots of time for exploration. The more you explore, the greater the chance for discovery. I like to start out slow, hone in on what your passion is, and then get down to the nitty gritty. We will make goals in relation to what you are interested in and then see how our interests broaden as you progress. I teach scales, chords, and simple techniques for playing any style.
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About

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

Teaching since:
1998

Hello, I am an actor, musician, and teacher from Portland Oregon. I am a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts and founding member of Los Angeles based performance collective Poor Dog Group. I have taught guitar, bass, ukulele, and voice in Los Angeles for over ten years. I am also a theater teacher and acting coach with over six years of experience. I like to include all aspects of performance in my lessons. My main goal is to instill confidence and sense of experimentation in your artistic practice.

Experience

Teaching Artist
Aug 2015 - Present
New Heights Charter

I am currently a Teaching artist at the lovely New Heights Charter in Los Angeles. There I teach theater and acting to students from kindergarten to eighth grade. I integrate music, performance, and social skills into our daily ritual of artistic encounters, and engage my students with real challenges customized for young artists.

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Actor/Teaching Artist
Oct 2010 - Present
24th Street Theater

I have been an actor and teaching artist for 24th Street Theater for over 5 years. I was an ensemble member for 24th Street's field trip show "Enter Stage Right" for four years before I became host of the show. I was a part of 24th Street's Lab24 ensemble and helped them develop plays and programs for their theater season as well as community outreach. I have also been a teaching artist for 24th Street's after school program where I worked with students of all ages.

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Music Director
Jun 2007 - Present
Poor Dog Group

Music Composition, Sound Design, Research, and Live Performance.

Education

Theater/Acting
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
California Institute of the Arts

Awards

Best Original Music
Jun 2009
LA Weekly

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Jan 2012

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jan 2011

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Photos & Videos

This is a song from one of my many music projects Royal Auditorium. I play guitar and lead vocals.
This is me teaching students of all ages at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Music by the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and Monkestra.

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7 Reviews

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SABRINA Jul 15, 2017
Ukulele · In home

Awesome

Ian M. Oct 6, 2016
Ukulele · In studio

Awesome instructor! Very personable. Made my son feel at ease.

Dani Sep 24, 2016
Ukulele · In studio

Andrew is great! He tailors the lessons to my goals and is patient with my learning process. Highly recommended!

Joe H. Aug 24, 2016
Ukulele · In studio

Very challenging and knowledgeable regarding his craft. I look forward to additional lessons.

Dan T. Aug 16, 2016
Acting · In home

Andrew is outstanding. Very professional, focused and lively. Good sense of humor. Knows what he's doing!

Han Y. Apr 25, 2016
Ukulele · In home

Really nice guy and have lots patience. And help me a lot, highly recommend.

Jennie Jan 25, 2016
Guitar · In home

Last year I finally took the time for myself to take some formal guitar lessons, and was fortunate enough to have found Andrew through a friend-of-a-friend. Every week on and off throughout 2015 we had 90 minute sessions, which were some of the most engaging and useful lessons in my educational history. We began with learning some American folk songs that I have always loved and wanted to be able to play, and we used those songs as a launching pad to expand my technical skill and musical understanding in general. By the end of my lessons with Andrew I had more confidence playing chords and scales, I had a better idea of what it takes to improvise, and I felt more confident playing with other musicians of all skill levels. He is a hilarious and serious guy, enormously patient, a wonderful guitar teacher and player. I would highly recommend him to anyone of any age group as a music teacher and I hope to start up again with him soon when my schedule permits it.

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