Ojalvo Guitar Lessons

Ojalvo Guitar Lessons

5.0 (6)
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

My lessons offered are flexible yet structured to develope you to become well versed and enhance creativity. I will teach you fundamental concepts that incorporate songs, and music theory while encouraging you to focus on your taste of music. I make learning enjoyable and relaxed by breaking down complex subjects into easy to understand metaphors. There is no pressure in my lessons, I'm only here to help guide you to become your best!

As lessons progress, I enjoy watching my students light up with joy when they can nail their favorite tunes and apply new concepts to their playing!

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Brookeville, MD 20833
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6 Reviews


  • Tristan Griffith

    Samuel Ojalvo is an excellent musician and most importantly, he’s a great guy. He’s easy to work with and he’s a fantastic teacher. Sam’s passion for music is a constant driving force in his life and one can’t help being inspired to dive right in. Sam breaks down complex processes into easily understandable parts and has a knack for creating relatable analogies to explain new concepts. Sam’s wealth of knowledge and experience combined with his laid back attitude makes him the perfect teacher for any player, no matter the style or playing level.

  • Greg Grant

    Sam is very knowledgeable and passionate about guitar, and it shows in the way that he teaches. He is very caring and patient with his students, but still has zeal for technique and fundamentals. He’s a very relaxed and calming presence, so you won’t feel as if he’s overbearing or pressuring you into proficiency. I highly recommend Sam I learned so much from him.

  • Yon

    I had my first ever guitar lesson with Sam. He was really patient with me and very encouraging when I did something right. What I liked best was that he was easily able to identify if/when I was doing something wrong and gave me tips on how I could fix it. If you’re a beginner I highly recommend contacting Sam for your first lesson!

  • Marlena Abramowitz

    Sam is professional and committed to constantly improving his own practice as a guitarist as well as sharing his knowledge and expertise with others. He is passionate about music and helping people find their passion for guitar. Technically, he is an incredible guitar player (one of the best I know) and highly qualified for giving lessons to people of all ages and levels of experience.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Ill assess what you know, and what you like. Then develope your skills while applying them to songs and excersizes.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Bands, live performances, gigs, and previous teaching experiences.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The rate is $40/hr

How did you get started teaching?

After a few years of lessons, performing and recording, my friends started asking me to teach them new techniques and songs. Lessons went very well with friends so I started teaching professionally!

What types of students have you worked with?

Young beginners to intermediate/advanced players of all ages.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Teaching students new songs/techniques and watching them make it their own.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure you have a good feeling about them and that you can ask questions. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What kind of genres will I want to play?

Will I make time to practice during the week?

Do I want to play acoustic or electric?