Peter Wagner
Baltimore, MD
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Peter Wagner

Peter W.

Baltimore, MD
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Based on my experience as a working professional guitarist and music educator, with extensive experience touring in the U.S. and Europe, I have come to believe that every student has the ability to rapidly grow and flourish into an accomplished guitar player. The trick is to find the type of music that the student is most excited about playing, and then to teach them the basic skills they will need to play in that style. I always do this through a combination of working with students to learn the songs or pieces they love, and teaching them some of the underlying principles of music theory and instrumental style that define that genre of music. Through this process, I want to ensure that students acquire a skill set that allows them to continue teaching themselves, even outside of our lessons, learning new songs by ear, and even writing their own music using the techniques we practice in lessons. I make a point of ensuring that, after every lesson, my students come away with a new guitar skill to develop, or a new musical idea to put into practice. In this way, I strive to empower students to follow their own musical curiosity, wherever it may lead. I have a B.A. in guitar performance, and over ten years of experience teaching guitar students at all levels. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player, send me a message, and we can work out a personalized program, based on your favorite music genres and goals, to get you where you want to be as a guitarist

About Peter W.

As a professional guitarist and bass player with a degree in music performance from Berklee College of Music, I've toured and performed extensively across the U.S. and Europe, and recorded on numerous records. With over ten years experience teaching students of all ages and skill levels, I really strive to help students of any skill level reach their full potential on their instrument.

I usually teach through the lens of songwriting and improvisation. I believe that in addition to just learning songs, students should learn what makes a song tick: how is it structured? what kind of music theory does it use? How can a student use what they learn form a song to write their own music? I tailor my lessons to the age and experience of each individual student, and work with the student to constantly readjust lessons as necessary to meet their needs and interests. Lessons with me are always fun and relaxed, but focused. I want to help you get excited about your own increasing ability. If I can inspire you to work hard at your instrument on your own, then I feel like I've really done my job.

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Peter
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I wanted to learn some Black Sabbath songs for my dad’s birthday and Peter was extremely helpful instructing me to do so. He was extremely patient with me and my lack of rhythm.

Posted Mar 17, 2020
Bernardo
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Super positive experience. I’m not the most dexterous person in the world, and peter is super patient and clear in his instruction. 10/10

Posted Mar 17, 2020
Samantha
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Peter is hands down the best teacher ever! I had such a hard time learning the basics of acoustic, but he taught me so many tricks and made the learning process smooth. I feel like a pro now! Will be continuing learning from him!

Posted Mar 17, 2020
Alina
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Peter is a knowledgeable & super patient instructor, which made me feel at ease as a total beginner. I can tell that I'm visibly improving with each piano lesson and look forward to taking more of them. I would highly recommend him as a teacher!

Posted Mar 17, 2020
Alex
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Peter is awesome! I got back into playing guitar after a (very) long hiatus. It's super fun to learn to play again, and he is patient with me. He knows a lot of music theory and is walking me through the basics in a way that's easy to understand. Thanks Peter!

Posted Mar 16, 2020

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Experience

Guitar and Piano Teacher
Apr 2013 - Dec 2016

Private Music Studio

My music lessons company was formed in Brooklyn, New York with a teaching partner. We provided piano and guitar lessons, in-home and in our studio, to students of all ages from all over Brooklyn.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance
Sep 2009 - Jan 2013

Berklee College of Music

High School Diploma
Sep 2007 - May 2009

Interlochen Arts Acadey

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