WGA Online Guitar Academy
WGA Online Guitar Academy

WGA Online Guitar Academy

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Introduction: WALDRON GUITAR ACADEMY (WGA) is an outgrowth of the private teaching studio of Brian Waldron, Los Angeles’ top-rated guitar instructor. We are a collective of professional guitarists dedicated to providing the finest educational experience imaginable. 🚀 OUR MISSION 🚀 Our mission is to match highly motivated students with world-class guitar instructors. 💪 WHAT SETS US APART 💪 1. —Our Singular Obsession— Unlike other music schools, at Waldron Guitar Academy we exclusively teach guitar. Rather than recruit other instrumentalists just to fill out our student roster, we’ve devoted 100% of our resources to providing the finest guitar learning experience imaginable. 2. —Our Commitment to Your Progress— Improvement on any instrument requires efficient, goal-oriented practice. While that might make sense in concept, as a guitar student it can be hard to know exactly what ‘effective’ practice looks and feels like. Our job is to take out the guesswork. After each lesson, you’ll receive a detailed email from your instructor with bite-sized goals you can reasonably expect to achieve before your next meeting, along with tips on how to focus your efforts for maximum results 3. —Our Expert Instructors— Our gifted, friendly instructors are hand picked from across the country. In order to be considered, each instructor must exhibit: ✔️ Mastery of their instrument ✔️ Expertise in a particular genre (classical, fingerstyle, jazz, blues, country, metal). ✔️ Extensive teaching experience (10 years minimum) ✔️ A passion for working with students of all abilities, including total beginners. 4. —Our ‘It Takes A Village’ Approach— When you enroll at Waldron Guitar Academy you’ll have access to decades of wisdom from some of the nation's finest guitar instructors. While you’ll always have a primary instructor you see each week, it’s not uncommon for students to take one-off lessons from other teachers who may specialize in an area their primary teacher does not. Are you a classical guitarist who wants to learn a face-melting metal solo? Or vice versa? We’ve got you covered. Ready to get started? Here’s what to do… **NEXT STEPS** 1️⃣ Reach out via Thumbtack (that’s the website/app you’re on now, if you didn’t know). 2️⃣ Once you reach out, you will receive a text to the phone number you provided. You will also receive a message via Thumbtack. 3️⃣ These messages will usually arrive within 60sec. They are fast, but they are not automated, we promise. There’s a real person on the other end awaiting your response. 4️⃣ You will hear from either Brian Waldron (owner & head instructor) or from Marie (our administrator). 5️⃣ From there, you will set up a time for a phone call with Brian Waldron. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Ellen D.
Nov 2, 2023
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I started with WGA Online Guitar Academy almost 3 months ago and have thoroughly enjoyed being a student with them. Brian contacted me almost immediately after I showed interest in guitar lessons and got me setup with one of the teachers, Jared. I had a trial lesson with Jared to make sure we were a good fit for future lessons, which I appreciated a lot. He’s incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and teaches new concepts in bite sized portions. I’ve been trying to learn the guitar for about 4 years now, on and off with self teaching and even other online teachers, and haven’t seen as much progress as I have since starting with WGA. I highly recommend them if you’re ready to take learning the guitar seriously! :)

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Folk • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

WGA Online Guitar Academy's reply
Ellen, thank you for your warm recommendation. We're thrilled to hear that choosing to learn with WGA, you're finally witnessing the progress and dedication paying off 🎸 We look forward to continuing this musical journey with you 🎶
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Tara W.
Oct 28, 2023
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We have loved the option to have Zoom guitar lessons...us on the East Coast, our son's instructor on the West Coast. Total flexibility and patience for a newbie. We have been impressed with the quality, variety and professionalism of the overall experience and would highly recommend to others. Huge thanks to Brian and Jared.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Country • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

WGA Online Guitar Academy's reply
Thank you so much for the kind words, Tara 🎸 We're thrilled to hear your experience with WGA is going so well 🌟
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Stephen H.
Jun 2, 2023
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Great service, making huge progress with my guitar playing skills. I found Waldron Guitar Academy through an online search and decided to give it a try. Brian, the owner of WGA, got back to me very quickly and was courteous and professional. We set up a brief intro session where we identified my skill level, and we established goals for what I hope to get out of lessons. He set me up with a teacher who was just right for me. I've been taking classes weekly for just over a month now and been exploring concepts that will help me finally get off of "intermediate island." I would highly recommend this service to anyone who is looking for a convenient but high-quality guitar lesson service.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • What the teacher recommends • Jazz • Classical • Rock • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

WGA Online Guitar Academy's reply
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with WGA, Stephen. What a review! 🌟 We’re thrilled to hear our academy was the perfect fit for you, and of course we’re excited about your progress 🎸
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Steven G.
Mar 31, 2023
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Loved having lessons with Ryan. He super helpful and most importantly patient. I definitely recommend anyone who is dedicated to learning the guitar to have lessons.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Rock • Blues • Folk • Jazz • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

WGA Online Guitar Academy's reply
Thanks so much, Steven. You’ve been a blast to work with! 😎 🎸
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Carey J.
Mar 31, 2023
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Jared has been my mentor and Brian has taken care of everything regarding my questions and scheduling. Jared’s lessons have been top notch and I’ve already learned so much in two short months. I highly recommend the Waldron Guitar Academy to anyone interested in expanding their guitar knowledge, regardless of skill level!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read music staff • Electric • Rock • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

WGA Online Guitar Academy's reply
Thanks so much for your kind words, Carey! You’ve been a pleasure to work with 😎 🎸
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