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David Granati Music And Voice Lessons Maplewood  Studio

David Granati Music And Voice Lessons Maplewood Studio

5.0 24 Reviews
I am the owner and founder of Maplewood Studio which is a multi-use facility offering production recording and education. For Those About To Rock Academy and Long Live Rock Academy sessions are held here as well as private lessons and full service audio production.since I have personally done  over 5000 shows , recorded 100’s of albums and taught music for 30 years it’s obvious that music is my life. Experience is the best teacher!! ... View Profile
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RandomMustache Studio

RandomMustache Studio

5.0 3 Reviews
I strive to teach students to have the ability to think for themselves and not be in need of an instructor. I teach the rather simple math behind the music that enables the student to understand and play ANY stringed/fretted instrument they may choose. From my perspective I want my student to eventually FIRE me but only because they find that my services are no longer necessary.
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Jared' S Lessons

Jared' S Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I have been playing guitar for 27 years ..was taught early by the best...have taught beginners and advanced .
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Rick Clew Guitar Lessons

Rick Clew Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I am a graduate of Berklee College Of Music (1988). I have playing guitar and bass for 25+ years. I'm currently performing in the Western Pa. area with The Johnny Holiday Band and also the rock band Mayhem. I cover many areas of the guitar with emphasis on Scales, Chords, Fingerboard memory through sight reading, theory, and improvisation. We also learn many songs in a variety of genres. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Produ ... View Profile
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Pittsburgh Guitar Academy

Pittsburgh Guitar Academy

5.0 1 Review
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Kathy's Music, LLC

Kathy's Music, LLC

5.0 1 Review
Our Music Artistry Program serves over 300 students in the Pittsburgh area - in Mt. Lebanon, McMurray, and Robinson. Our teachers combine teaching and performing to bring students a comprehensive learning experience that is personalized and professional. Each one of our Music Artistry teachers has a minimum of a Bachelor's degree (many of Master's degrees as well) plus a background check and clearances. We are committed to nurturing students in a way that helps them find their passion in music while building self-confidence. Our community of teachers and families enjoy working together and performing together several times a year.  ... View Profile
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Joel Lindsey Guitar Lessons

Joel Lindsey Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Professional singer / songwriter from London, England. Experienced guitar teacher. My influences are: Everyone from Robert Johnson to Jeff Buckley My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: The Pittsburgh area. I have a personal home studio which is a professional, comfortable environment Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, G ... View Profile
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Tim Brown Guitar Lessons

Tim Brown Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Guitar lessons in Shaler/Millvale.PA. Any level, any style. Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Chord Melody plus Reading, Theory, Improvisation, etc. Many years experience. My influences are: Too many to list My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Mon-Fri til 9PM Sat 10AM til 5PM Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your fir ... View Profile
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Lex Kohn Guitar Lessons

Lex Kohn Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been studying guitar for over ten years and hold a college degree in music with foci in jazz guitar and electronic music. I approach teaching on a per-student basis as not every student comes with the same needs. I try to tailor my curriculum to focus on particular music interests of my students, but I also have several universal goals in technical ability, and knowledge of theory that I wish my students to reach. Students will need a metronome, notebook, a binder of material that I created and will provide, and an instrument. Email me for my description of studio policies for more info My influences are: My p ... View Profile
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Scot Fleming Guitar Lessons

Scot Fleming Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have developed a teaching method that addresses the student's needs. Some people want to be able to read music. Some want to be able to play along with classic rock songs. Still others want to record or write songs. My influences are: Brian May, Johnny Marr, Dave Davies, Jimmy Page, My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My home studio in Green Tree, PA Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Rec ... View Profile
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Dov Gurewicz Guitar Lessons

Dov Gurewicz Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Ive been playing for a number of years now, and i love helping people reach theyre full potential. Every player has his or her own voicing and style, and with proper watering and care, can bring that out to its fullest. Thats pretty much it! In general, use a Fender Tele, a fender hot rod deluxe, and certain pedals that really hit the button with tone. My influences are: Steve vai, joe satriani, steffen shakinger, johnny highland, mattrach. etc. My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Squirrel Hill Pittsburg Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipm ... View Profile
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Richie Major Guitar Lessons

Richie Major Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: All material is geared towards what the students interests are as well as a new approach to practicing and other styles of music, Included are reading, technique, performance and composition. I also teach beginner banjo. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Castle Shannon PA Guitar Techniques: Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Performance, Fingerstyle, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Peter King Guitar Lessons

Peter King Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I earned an M.A. in guitar performance from Duquesne University in 1994. I perform frequently, and I have recorded two CDs. I have taught children, ages 7 and up, and adults for many years. My strengths are blues, folk and jazz fingerpicking; rock, blues and jazz improvisation, songwriting, theory and harmony. I am particularly good (patient) with children and teens. My influences are: Tommy Emmanuel, James Taylor, B.B. King, Joao Gilberto, Larry Carlton, Steely Dan, Allman Brothers, Wes Montgomery, Michael Hedges, Joni Mitchell, Robert Johnson, Robert Cray, Ralph Towner, David Russell and many more. My guitar lessons ... View Profile
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Clear Sound Studio Alex Talbot

Clear Sound Studio Alex Talbot

My teaching approach: Theory to sight memorization! I teach all calibers of students, from people studying theory, to people that want to learn a few chords... Whatever your goal is with the guitar/bass is, I can help you reach it! My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh

G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh

My teaching approach: The G4 GUITAR METHOD Using a system to learn guitar will save you time because you will learn more efficiently. The G4 GUITAR METHOD is based on the 80/20 Principle where we focus on the 20% that produces 80% of results. You can literally learn guitar in a fraction of the usual time. Download a FREE copy of the G4 GUITAR METHOD by visiting www.guitarlessonspittsburghpa.com. Learn to read music or tablature, chords and scales, theory and songwriting, soloing and improvisation, and any song you want. Influences are classic rock, progressive, southern, metal, jam band, jazz, blues... My guitar lessons take place in: The tea ... View Profile
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MarcusMusic101

MarcusMusic101

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Playing guitar/bass all my life, teaching at Meyer Music in Ks. Working with my recording abilities as well as drums and perfecting rhythm and theory. Guitar Techniques: Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Performance, Jamming Skills, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar ... View Profile
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Dante Romito Guitar Lessons

Dante Romito Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I grow up playing rock and blues. In college, I studied earned a BA in Music, Jazz Guitar. I also was involved with a classical guitar ensemble. Lessons should be educational, but they should also be fun. I like to alternate whatever songs the student would like to learn with reading music and theory exercises. Every lesson is a little different, as each student has different goals. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Bentley & Romito Professional Music Lesssons, LLC on Rt. 130 in Harrison City, PA. Guitar Techniques: Music Theory, Scales and ... View Profile
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Aaron Griffith Guitar Lessons

Aaron Griffith Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been playing guitar and bass for over 20 years and have been teaching for 10 years. My approach is to combine traditional music theory and reading skills with playing contemporary music. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Butler, PA Guitar Techniques: Recording and Production, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Performance, Rhythm guitar ... View Profile
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Anthony Stankas Guitar Lessons

Anthony Stankas Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: im a professional guitarist who has played countless gigs, both solo and with 3 band's. some of my gear includes a 1967 fender super reverb amplifier(black face), a 1996 american standard fender stratocastor(customized with semour duncan pickups & push pull option), a gibson historic 1957 gold top, a ovation acoustic. guitar ect ect. influences include jimi hendrix,john coltrane, jimmy page..... My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: greater pittsburgh area. will commute as far as 1 hr drive to teach. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment ... View Profile
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Scott Elliott Guitar Lessons

Scott Elliott Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: "Teachers teach the way they've been taught." I'm a graduate (cum laude) of Berklee College of Music, M.M., Duquesne University; post-grad studies, Cincinnati Conservatory. Adj. Asst. Prof. of Music, Instructor of Guitar, WVU Instructor of Guitar, Washington & Jefferson College Performances with Pgh Symphony Orchestra, Pgh Civic Light Opera, Pgh Musical Theatre, Nat'l Philharmonic, etc., etc My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: In my home music studio/library in Washington, PA -- or my office, the WVU College of Creative Arts Guitar Techniques ... View Profile
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Rox Performance Academy

Rox Performance Academy

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Our purpose is to assist artists in developing their abilities through interactive teaching, performance experiences, and providing an outlet for their talents. Rox Performance Academy provides avenues for the beginning, intermediate and advance musicians and artists to perform at professional and semi-professional venues. Our professional teachers use state of the art equipment to teach... Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jammi ... View Profile
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Hollowood Music & Sound

Hollowood Music & Sound

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Since the early 60's, Hollowood Music has played a vital role in music education in the Pittsburgh area. Private, individual, and group instrument, music lessons & programs are now available at two locations: At our flagship McKees Rocks location. And at the Hollowood Music Academy in Robinson. Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: M-Sat. By appointment. Multiple teachers and slots available. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Perform ... View Profile
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Cocron Music

Cocron Music

Georg is a recognized rock guitarist, recording artist, and instructor. Georg teaches rock, blues, jazz, and classical. Students benefit from Georg's experience as a performing and recording artist. Georg has a B.A. in the humanities, from The University of Pittsburgh. Georg's professional accomplishments include the following music industry awards and nominations: ( "Best Instrumental Performance 1997-2001 New Mexico Music Industry Coalition, "Best of 2016, 2017, for guitar lessons and performance ( by a popular web based network). Georg's students get private, personalized guitar lessons to realize their goals. ... View Profile
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McPharlins Music

McPharlins Music

We are a family owned music school and we are passionate about sharing our love of music , in particular all stringed and fretted instruments i.e. guitar , violin , viola, cello , banjo and voice
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School Of Rock

School Of Rock

We are a performance based school that inspires the world to rock on stage and in life. Welcome to School of Rock Wexford, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Wexford has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rockstar status. At School of Rock Wexford, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Wexford together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-b ... View Profile
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G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh

G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh

G4 GUITAR SCHOOLS 3 Reasons Why Our Lessons Are Fun And Easy Easy To Follow Structured Method designed to make learning guitar fun Inspiring Lessons that will ensure you keep progressing Highly Experienced Teachers who know how to make it fun Special Offer For Beginners 5 Weeks of Guitar Lessons with a G4 GUITAR Instructor The G4 GUITAR METHOD Complete (Over 100 pages) 6 months access to the G4 GUITAR Member's Only Website Located in Pittsburgh *Structured Guitar Lessons *Beginners Welcome *Ages 4 Years to Adults *Certified Teachers *All Lesson Materials Included *Located in Pittsburgh Exclusive to G4  ... View Profile
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Jordan Clark Guitar Lessons

Jordan Clark Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Hi, My name is Jordan and I am a local pastor here in Downingtown. I have been playing guitar for more than ten years and have put out an album, toured the north east and opened for some major worship artists like Brenton Brown, Jonathan Lee, and Paul Baloche just to name a few. I know finding a good guitar teacher can be hard. You want to learn what... well... YOU want to learn. I have released an album, taken classes in Pro Tools, and have played all types of music. Whatever you want to learn, as long as your put in the effort with me, there isn't anything we cant accomplish. My influences are: Oh man..... There are s ... View Profile
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Tony Janflone Jr. Guitar Lessons

Tony Janflone Jr. Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Tony's performing credits include opening for B.B.King , The Fabulous Thunderbirds , George Thorogood, Joe Bonamassa ,Hiram Bullock, Reb Beach , Tommy Castro , Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Toninho Horta , Janis Siegel, Steely Dan, The Yellowjackets, David Sanborn, Joe Williams, Diane Reeves, The Manhattan Transfer, Larry Carlton, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana ,Ted Nugent My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales an ... View Profile
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Donald Record Guitar Lessons

Donald Record Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: What I lack in teaching experience, I more than make up for exposing the creativity of an eager musician, along with diagnosing issues that a student encounters in the natural learning process. I have written music for two bands in the past, taught several guitarists along the way, and am furthering my learning of audio engineering using some of my more recent rock/metal material, with hopes of having something concrete in early 2016. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Saturday & Sunday: available all day Monday - Fri ... View Profile
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Les Gutknecht Guitar Lessons

Les Gutknecht Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I like to find out about the student first.How far along they are,what they're interested in etc.I like to get the student using a metronome asap to develop they're rhythm.Ear-training is a must also. My influences are: Jeff Beck,Johnny Winter,Ritchie Blackmore,Roy Buchanan,Robin Trower,Frank Marino,Pat Travers,Joe Satriani,Eric Johnson,Gary Moore My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My studio in Springdale,Pa.(13 miles NE of Pittsburgh) within 10 miles of my studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

How much do guitar lessons cost?

The average cost for guitar lessons is $40 per hour. Available for all ages and all skill levels of guitar playing, the pricing of individual or group guitar lessons can start as low as $20/hour. Teachers charge based on their location, years of teaching, levels of knowledge and expertise, and travel time (if applicable). Lessons can last from half an hour to a full hour, and are priced accordingly.


How long does it take to learn guitar?

If you just want to learn a few chords to strum along to some songs, then learning to play the guitar really isn't that hard for most people. Many students are able to learn a few chords and get a decent strumming pattern going after a few weeks. If you've had prior experience playing an instrument, you can expect to pick it up after just a few lessons.


Should I take guitar lessons online or in person lessons?

Private in person guitar lessons with a skilled instructor that is focused on you, your interests, and your progress is the most sought after experience and hard to replicate online. Plus, you tend to learn faster in person. On the other hand, online guitar lessons are quickly becoming popular. The selection of teachers is not limited to those in your geographical area and you can communicate via video in real time with your teacher in the comfort of your home. When filling out your request on Lessons.com, we recommend you select both online and local options, then compare your options and see what works best for you.


How old should children be before starting guitar lessons?

A child as young as 4 can begin to learn if they are really motivated and have a patient, creative, and devoted teacher. However, we've found almost all kids under six are too young to benefit from formal guitar lessons, as they require dexterity and levels of concentration children their age can't provide. That being said, lessons do not need to be formal right off the bat, and can just provide a fun introduction. Also, your child may benefit from using a ukulele to start, as it's smaller and easier to learn, but very similar instrument.

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