Todd Anderson

Todd A.

Portland, OR
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Hello! My name is Todd. I've been playing music for most of my life. My first instrument was a Casio keyboard when I was about ten years old but I moved over to guitar as a teenager and fell in love with it. I recently graduated from Webster University with a BA in music after receiving an AA in guitar performance at SWIC. In college, I learned everything from music theory to conducting as well as playing in the guitar ensemble, jazz ensemble and so on. After music school, I went through a computer coding program at LaunchCode where I learned python and java and built my own application for booking bands. Over the years I have played in a handful of bands in the St. Louis music scene but in January I moved to Portland, OR and am hoping to meet some friendly people here. I look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded St. Louis' 9 Best Albums and 9 Best Songs of 2018 from Riverfront Times

Reviews (9)

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Rebecca C. Sep 15, 2019
Guitar · In home

he is so nice so patient just the best teacher ever

Neha May 14, 2019
Ukulele · Online

Todd is wonderful! The lessons are always a combination of fun and challenging. I'm so engrossed in the lesson, 60 minutes just go right by. He's so patient and calm and encouraging, an ideal personality for a teacher.
Would highly recommend lessons with Todd to anyone who wishes to learn ukulele!

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Neha Apr 30, 2019
Ukulele · Online

Rebecca C. Mar 18, 2019
Guitar · Online

Ryan Jan 10, 2019
Guitar · In studio

I wanted to learn guitar, but I knew absolutely nothing about it. After weeks of failed self-teaching I decided to get a tutor. Best move I ever made and better yet, I stumbled upon Todd. Not only is he extremely talented, but he knows his music theory. Every week he would blow my mind with something new and I actually looked forward to the next week's lesson. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Would highly recommend him to anybody, young or old.

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Parag Jan 10, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Todd taught my daughters, aged 9 and 7 guitar and piano, respectively. I can easily say that Todd is the best thing in music my daughters could have asked for! He was patient with them, let them learn at their pace and was an awesome teacher. Most of, my daughters learnt to love and appreciate music.

I am a guitarist myself and I can safely say Todd is a great teacher and he has set them up for learning music and so much more for the rest of their lives. We would have continued the lessons had he not moved to another city.
We wish him all the success!

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Anthony Dec 1, 2017
Guitar · In home

My son has really enjoyed his lessons and even practices without my nagging!

Chris Mar 9, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Todd is a fantastic guy! He's patient, informative, and genuinely educates you, even at the most basic level.

Highly recommended!

T.C. Mar 3, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Great teacher, Nice and very informative!


Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

How to read music, all of the intervals of an octave, how to build chords, what chords function together, how to analyze a piece of music and know what is happening harmonically.

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Experience

Guitarist
Feb 2011 - Present

The Vanilla Beans

Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Jun 2008 - Present

From a Cloud

Bassist, Back-up singer
Dec 2016 - Jul 2018

Shady Bug

Guitarist
Mar 2014 - Oct 2017

Carte de Visite

Bassist
Nov 2011 - Aug 2017

Billy and the Jets


Education

BA Music with an emphasis in Jazz Guitar
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016

Webster University

Associate's in Guitar Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2014

Southwestern Illinois College


Certifications

Certificate of Achievement
Aug 2017

Launch Code

Immersive CodeCamp Completion Certificate
BA Music
Dec 2016

Webster University

Diploma

Awards

St. Louis' 9 Best Albums and 9 Best Songs of 2018
Dec 2018

Riverfront Times


Affiliations

Phi Theta Kappa
Jan 2012
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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