Samuel Dickey

Samuel D.

New Orleans, LA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching guitar for ten years. My teaching style is very personal, with the focus on the student's musical goals rather than a set curriculum. Once I understand what the student's goals and interests are, I provide a personalized course of study that will allow the student to progress towards their goals. Subjects covered may include:

-Learning songs by ear
-Reading music
-Music theory
-Improvisation and soloing
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Samuel teaches



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

Teaching since:
April 2005

I've been teaching music for about a decade. During that time I've taught guitar privately and in masterclasses, theory and improvisation in a classroom setting, and coached ensembles. My teaching philosophy is focused entirely on helping my students attain their musical goals. Whether the goal is to play Carnegie Hall or play a few songs with friends around a campfire, I use my varied teaching and performing experience to help the student attain that goal through personalized lesson plans. Through this approach, I find students are able to stay engaged, have fun, and make exciting musical discoveries. Nothing is more gratifying to me as a teacher than to see someone have a breakthrough while learning to do something they enjoy!

Performing credits:
-Toumani Diabaté
-Wil Blades
-Toubab Krewe
-Joshua Redman
-John Ellis

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MA in Ethnomusicology
Sep 2012 - May 2014
Wesleyan University
Bachelors in Music Performance
Sep 2006 - Dec 2009
Berklee College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

3 Reviews

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Brendan M. Mar 28, 2016
Guitar · In home

First lesson went well. I will be famous soon.

Sophia S. Feb 1, 2016
Guitar · In home

Samuel is doing a good job. My daughter feels comfortable with him. I would recommend him to others

Nikita W Castle Jun 2, 2015
Guitar · In home

First lesson was great! Sam assessed my skills, catered a lesson plan, then pulled me in... Right where I wanted to be! Looking forward to next week's lesson!

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