Peter Anderson

Peter A.

Brooklyn, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing guitar, composing multi-instrumental music, producing music, playing in professional and local bands, and have been an active studio session player for 17 years.
I have been teaching guitar for just as long, and helped many students understand break-through concepts and acquire skills that other teachers were unable to.
I have taught total and complete beginners to play their favorite song after 2 weeks, with 1 hour per day practice time. I taught my best friend and my brother to play guitar, both are now in professional touring bands.

About Peter A.

I have been composing and producing music for 20+ years. Since I got my first guitar at 13, I've been playing in bands, writing, recording & mixing songs. Touring with bands throughout the U.S. And personally learning from my network of industry veterans who have worked with bands such as: The Rolling Stones, DMX, Wu Tang Clan, ZO2, Type O Negative, Frank Stallone, Twisted Sister, The Ramones, Nirvana, Def Leppard, AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Jeff Buckley, Guns 'n' Roses, Alice In Chains, Nine Inch Nails, and more.

I have taught my brother, best friend, and many others to play guitar from zero experience, to playing their favorite songs in an average of 2 weeks with at least 1 hour per day of practice time.

I'm a self taught guitar player, and a general autodidact - so my teaching approach is individually custom tailored to each student. From day one, we start playing real music, so come prepared with your favorite songs. This is not my main source of income, so I won't keep you on the hook for years like many other teachers. Instead I help you establish a solid foundation, and set you on the right path.

After just a few lessons you'll have the confidence and the tools to:
- know how to develop your own sound
- be able to play in time, and in key with other musicians
- have a clear path to growth and progress for years to come
- check your progress and thinking against a baseline consisting of your favorite artists

In summary, I teach you to teach yourself - I don't like wasting time - whether my own, or other peoples'. I don't think it's fair to charge years of recurring tuition fees for concepts that can be communicated clearly and effectively from day one, and reinforced over the following 2 weeks. I also don't think it's fair to squelch a beginners passion and enthusiasm by pitting them up against things like learning to read music, theory, endless details of "correct" posture and technique, never-ending drills of monotonous exercises - etc... BORING!

No wonder so many give up before they've had a chance to start, I can show you how to learn theory the easy way! To pay attention to details of technique when you reach the level where it starts to matter. A shortcut to reading music - you won't even know you're learning to read!

I can show you the awesome way to learn to play!

For advanced players: One lesson is all you need - I'll work with you to quickly identify your strengths and weaknesses, suggest areas of exploration to enhance playing, and help you to solidify and polish your sound.


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Timothy ..
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Peter seems like at nice guy with a true passion for music. In a short amount of time, he was able to share a good place to start with in guitar. Thanks Peter!

Posted Dec 31, 2019
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I had a great time learning how to play guitar and am on my way to playing my favorite songs! Would highly recommend!!

Posted Nov 12, 2019
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I learned everything I know about guitar from Peter, because of him I have an excellent understanding of not only how to play guitar, but how to structure and write music. This has led me to play live music and jam with musicians on a regular basis. He is an amazing guitar instructor, and can teach you whatever you want to learn — I highly recommend him.

Posted Nov 11, 2019

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Hole (Courtney Love) Stage Tech
Sep 2010 - Sep 2010

Hole & Courtney Love

Provided technical expertise for Drums and Guitars during Courtney Love's performance at Don Hills NYC private show for fashion week.

ZO2 Production Assistant & Road Tech
May 2009 - Jul 2010

ZO2 Band / Z-Rock TV Series on IFC

- Assisted in art department daily during production of series 2 of Z-Rock (Aired on IFC ~2010 & Syndicated) - Provided technical support during ZO2's 2010 U.S. tour


Emerging Media
Jan 2010 - Jul 2014

New York City College of Technology - Media & Entertainment Program



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelors of Multimedia Technology
Jul 2014

New York City College of Technology - Media & Entertainment Program

Certified in sound design, sound synthesis, music production, programming, networking, mixing, composition & performance. School of Emerging Media Technologies & Entertainment.


RIAA Platinum Certification
Feb 2001


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