Pete Andreev

Pete A.

Morrisville, PA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I offer piano lessons to students of all ages at any skill level.

For beginning students, we focus on fundamental techniques, introductory concepts such as scales and triads, and learning to read music. Together, we'll map out a curriculum based on what you want to be able to do and what we need to focus on to get there. Again, beginners of any age are welcome. I've educated children as young as 3 years old and also taught a 65 year old student who was a total beginner.

Advanced areas of study include jazz and classical performance and improvisation in any style. Students can elect to include any amount of additional topics into their lesson curriculum, such as music theory, ear training, songwriting, etc.

About Pete A.

My name is Pete. I've been playing guitar for over 18 years. In 2011 I graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Professional Music. There, I spent several semesters studying with Tomo Fujita (former teacher of John Mayer and Eric Krasno). I've also been lucky enough to study with some incredible guitarists like Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Jonathan Kreisberg, Jack Pezanelli, and Gilad Hekselman. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Wes Montgomery, Dave Matthews, and Jimi Hendrix are responsible for inspiring me to play guitar and I specialize in teaching blues and jazz guitar, bass, ukulele, and piano. I firmly believe that every serious musician should study ear training and music theory and I incorporate these areas in my lessons as long as the student wants to study this way. I've performed with a bunch of great artists in the Boston and Philadelphia area.
In 2011, I successfully obtained my master's degree in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The master's program was an intense submersion in music performance that shaped me into the musician that I am today. I was lucky to study with Don Glanden, Mike Kennedy, and Kevin Hanson.
I am also well versed in computer recording software and DAWs. I teach students how to use software programs such as Logic and Reason as well as notation software like Sibelius and Finale. With some basic training in these programs, I can teach a student how to effectively record and produce professional quality recordings so that a student can write, record, and produce their own music.



*** Lesson Details ***
Because I've studied with some legendary teachers who have taught some legendary students (like John Mayer), I'm able to pass on to my students the same knowledge that these incredible teachers passed on to me. I guarantee that I will be unlike any guitar teacher that you've had before. Along with instrumental training, I offer extensive lessons in music theory and ear training. My family is full of educators and I've experienced the teacher-student relationship from a young age. I am fully committed to developing lesson plans based on the route that a student wants to take, whether it's just learning the basics and playing along to your favorite songs or engaging in serious study and preparing for college auditions. I am available to teach at any location within the Philadelphia area.

*** Stylistic Focus ***
I specialize in jazz and blues. At Berklee, I was able to take instrumental labs that spent an entire semester focusing on the playing style of certain guitarists. I've taken the Wes Montgomery lab, the Pat Martino lab, the Jimi Hendrix lab, the John Scofield lab, and the Stevie Ray Vaughan lab.

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Christina & Marisol C.
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Peter is great! Friendly, clear, patient and easy to understand. My daughter and I loved our first lesson and we are so excited to finally learn how to play the ukulele!

Posted Mar 29, 2019
Steve
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Pete is very easy going and explains things in a simple and understanding way. I will say I am a little sore from practicing, but it is worth it. Looking forward to my net lesson.

Posted Jul 6, 2017
Steve Powell
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Well thought out lesson. Pete knows how to help overcome hurdles for the beginning guitar enthusiast.

Posted Dec 28, 2016
Katia B.
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Pete is doing a great job! Nice, accommodating and highly skilled.

Posted Jul 27, 2016
David B.
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So far so good

Posted Mar 2, 2016
Noreen D.
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Patient

Posted Nov 5, 2015
Bob W.
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Peter is a great teacher who can be very flexible according to the 'path' the student wants to take. In my case it was classical, but we branched off into Electric Bass and steel string a few times.
This guy is phenomonal with a steel string - and a very thoughtful teacher.

Posted Aug 24, 2015
Marc F.
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Terrific instructor. Highly recommend.

Posted May 9, 2015
Gregg N.
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Great guitar teacher. Incredibly knowledgeable. Really takes the time to understand my playing ability and needs and then develops the perfect lesson plan. I have improved dramatically after just 5 lessons.

Posted Apr 19, 2015
Bob W.
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Peter is the second teacher I have studied under for the guitar. The first taught me, as a raw 60 year old, a few chords, tab and strumming technique. It took years. Peter has taken me in a few months far beyond this. Classical guitar, music theory and 'finger style' playing. I am amazed that this young man has the patience and teaching ability to move an old timer like myself forward. He is incredibility flexible, not only in scheduling lessons but in shear musical ability - it didn't phase him in the least when I showed up with a electric bass one day and asked him to show me some basics. Now I'm studying both! Highly Recommended.

Posted Dec 4, 2014
ChristopherB

Exceeds Expectations!

Peter not only has the credentials and talent, but also possesses a keen ability to effectively instruct by adjusting the pace and content of each lesson. I had high expectations and he exceeded them. Furthermore, Peter is very flexible and selflessly accommodating, when needed, which is invaluable to me considering my busy schedule coupled with the fact that I must travel 1.5 hours each way to attend lessons (Confirmed, it is worth 1.5 hrs. to get there.). I fully endorse Peter and believe he would be a perfect fit for all levels and musical interests, especially if you are interested in blues and / or jazz. Believe me... don't hesitate.

Posted Jun 23, 2011

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Education

Master of Music in Jazz Studies
Jan 2012 - May 2013

University of the Arts

Bachelor of Music in Professional Music
Sep 2008 - May 2011

Berklee College of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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