518guitar.com

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9 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, value, and responsiveness.
  • Gautami S.

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    It was very easy and informative.

    Feb 21, 2018Verified
  • Jack M.

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    I just got back from my first lesson with Andrew and I have to say, he made me felt very at ease, I am an older learner, and he was very patient, kind, and worked with me till I got the idea he was showing me. I feel great after the first lesson - baby steps - I haven't touched a guitar in about 30 years!! But I love the way he mapped out the path for me - where we are now - where we are going - I feel like he really partnered with me on this and I can't wait to practice this week and see him again. Highly Recommended, A+++ especially for adults.

    Jan 25, 2018Verified
    Andrew W.'s reply

    Thank you for the kind review, Jack, and you are doing so well in lessons. Keep up the good work!

About this pro

I play many styles and love to teach many styles. I have provided examples of my playing on my Thumbtack profile- that is all my guitar work. Country, blues, jazz, rock, and classical. My students enjoy this and I try to "bring it home for them" - I'm not just teaching theory out of the book. I have played hundreds of shows and bring real-world experience to the spectrum. Healthy practice routines and healthy music listening are all related, and we even get to talk about favorite artists. Helping you unlock the key to YOUR inner voice.

Years in business

5

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Number of employees

1

Background check

Completed
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      I offer a half-price first lesson/assessment of skills. I charge $25/half hour, $45/hour -n-person. I charge $20/half hour, $40/hour on SKYPE.
    • 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. I can teach many different styles and I want to assist you in reaching your goals. 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 half-price first lesson/assessment and talk about a game plan.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      12 credits earned in Undergraduate Music at the College of Saint Rose. Guitar certificate from Berklee College of Music (Specialist in Guitar). Second Certificate Berklee College of Music (Professional Guitarist). I recently won the 2015 best solo performer and 2016 best band performance in the blues competition run by the Capital Region Blues Network (International Blues Challenge Qualifying Round) I am going to Memphis in January 2016 to compete Internationally. This is the largest blues competition/conference in the world.
    Coverage Area for 518guitar.com is about 15+ miles of Albany, NY.