Samuel J Roland

Samuel J Roland

4.0(1 review)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Well hello there!

Thanks for inquiring about my guitar lessons. My name is Samuel and I've been playing guitar for over fifty years as well as teaching for over twenty years.

Although l specialize in gently encouraging lessons for beginners to facilitate the fun part, learning to play songs, l also work with more experienced players to expand their skills..

While my repertoire is primarily the folk, folk-rock, protest, and classic rock of the 60’s and 70’s, l easily adapt my style to each individual and focus on what interests my students.

I charge $50 per hour and $35 per half hour at my home and $65/$50 plus applicable tolls if l travel to you. I also offer online lessons.

In any case, l strongly recommend weekly hour long lessons to maximize your progress while you build on your skills from one lesson to the next.

Please feel free to first text and then call me at 657/480-6211 with any questions you may have. I look forward to helping you play songs that inspire YOU!

Peace & blessings,



Hired 4 times
1 employee
12 years in business
Serves Leonia , NJ
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Zelle

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Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Folk

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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    dennis j S.

    Easy to work with very flexible
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    August 01, 2023

    Frequently asked questions

    I am personable and ask the student what qualities they desire in a teacher.  I am professional and utilize gentle accountability in my process and am quite supportiver and encouraging as well as break down the process into manageable pieces so the student can achieve the success of playing their first and/or next song as soon as possible

    I first taught guitar over thirty years ago to first time learners in a summer camp environment and have worked with students in various styles and levels of experience.

    For in home lessons, I charge $65/hour and for students traveling to me, I charge $50/hour

    As I started learning and asking others for tips, others began to ask me and I found that my gentle and supportive style was highly successful.

    Primarily beginners and am flexible and experienced enough to adapt to most effectively meet my students’ needs.
    It is pure joy to see a complete beginner progress to playing their first song, most commonly by the end of their first lesson! I cannot recount how frequently this occurs with my students. 😀
    Most importantly, l’d strongly recommend finding someone with whom you can develop a open, communicative, friendly working relationship that can explore different modes and adapt as the learning process continues.
    What they hope to accomplish. Are they looking to play a few chords primarily to accompany their voice or do they want to make it their profession? How clear and realistic are their goals? How committed are they to ongoing lessons and REGULAR practice? Are they willing to establish and work in a collaborative style or are their ideas more firmly entrenched? These are some of the considerations l suggest to maximize the effectiveness of their lessons.

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