Andrew Wheeler Guitar Lessons
Andrew Wheeler Guitar Lessons

Andrew Wheeler Guitar Lessons

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: Hello Guitarist (or future guitarist!) I am a guitar teacher in Albany, NY and I offer online lessons, and in-person lessons if you live near me. Your needs come first! I don't feel successful unless you do. I'm a Berklee College of Music certified instructor who avoids the cookie-cutter approach. Also, If you need help picking out your first (or next) guitar, let me know. I'm glad to share my insight and help you shop. Many students come to me who have had bad/discouraging lessons with other teachers before. I want to assist you in reaching success through identifying (and then breaking through) the barriers and obstacles that cause most learners to stop. I work with all ages and skill levels. Vision + Goals = Success. I am patient, professional and consistent and want you to feel welcome in the learning environment. Helping you unlock the key to YOUR inner voice. I enjoy seeing when the students connect the music they love to play or want to learn with the guitar, and you almost literally see the guitar fretboard light up in the minds. It's amazing. That "Aha!" moment for the student is the reason I work in this field. It's important to enjoy those moments so that when the practice might seem too challenging from time to time, you remember those breakthroughs and they inspire and motivate to keep going.
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Hired 19 times

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9 years in business

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Ellerina l.
Jan 24, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Always professional, my daughter is very comfortable and happy with each lesson both in person and through Zoom.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Electric • Rock • No, but the student is planning to purchase an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Michael D.
Aug 14, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Great teacher. Patience is essential to providing clear instruction and Andrew does a great job. Be prepared to have a lot of "Wow, I can actually play the guitar moments!"

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location

Andrew Wheeler Guitar Lessons's reply
Thanks so much, Michael. It's great to be working with you.
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Thumbtack Customer
Aug 2, 2019
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From Google

From Google

I am a baseball player for the Tri City Valley Cats in the Astros organization and I have been getting guitar lessons from Andrew for a month and a half now and it has been awesome! He is very flexible and accommodates to your schedule needs. I started from not knowing a single thing about guitar playing to already learning hammers, slides, and various chords to play different songs. He does a phenomenal job at teaching guitar, and certainly will help you achieve the goals you wish to reach at playing guitar. I recommend everyone to get lessons from Andrew! I look forward to having more lessons from him.
Andrew Wheeler Guitar Lessons's reply
Thanks, Derek! It's been a pleasure to assist you in getting started on guitar. You're learning so quickly, you'll have a full set of music under your fingers quite soon!
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Thumbtack Customer
Jul 29, 2019
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From Google

From Google

As a 59 year old picking up the guitar for the first time, I wasn't sure what to expect from any teacher. Andrew has turned out to be so much better than I expected. He is not intimidating, he is friendly, he is super talented, and has the knack for giving me a lot to work on without overwhelming me. I thought I would be a project for any teacher, but thanks to Andrew I feel I am making steady progress. I would highly recommend Andrew as a teacher.
Andrew Wheeler Guitar Lessons's reply
Thank you so much! It is a pleasure to work with you and so rewarding to see and hear your development.
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Thumbtack Customer
Jul 2, 2019
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From Google

From Google

Since my first lesson with Andrew, he's done nothing but help me improve every aspect of my playing. He has helped me improve my theory, musical vocabulary, technique, and expanded my taste in various genres of music. He has turned me from a mindless shredder to a guitarist who knows when to take a backseat and play less bombastic. I have nothing but praise for what I learned with Andrew and I'm thankful to have a teacher who helped me grow so much as not only a musician, but a person as well.
Andrew Wheeler Guitar Lessons's reply
Trent, it has been so awesome to work with you. Your guitar journey has been amazing, and I'm glad to have been able to assist. You have a wonderful life of professional guitar playing ahead of you!
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer a free phone consult followed by a buy one half hour, get one half hour free first lesson(s). My pricing for lessons is $30/half hour or $60/hour for one time lessons. Enrolled students with a weekly slot get a significant discount as follows: price reduced to $25/half and $50/hour when paid monthly. Several times a year I will run some group lessons, as well, which are quite affordable and convenient for learners in the same skill group.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I always want to know more about the potential client's goals to ensure we are a good fit. What does success look like to you? So, typically, we will talk on the phone or email about your goals and make a time to meet at the studio or over SKYPE for a free first lesson/assessment and talk about a game plan.

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

    Certified Professional Guitarist - Berklee College of Music. Certified Specialist in Guitar - Berklee College of Music. Additional Undergraduate Music credits (Bachelor-level) earned at the College of Saint Rose. Voted 2015-16 best solo performer and 2016-17 best band performance in the blues competition run by the Capital Region Blues Network (International Blues Challenge Qualifying Round).

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