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G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh
G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh

G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh

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Introduction: Learning a musical instrument takes a commitment of daily practice that cannot be done in one lesson. I want you to succeed so that is why I start new students with a 5 week intro course. That way we both can see all the progress made and I can help you keep up your momentum. Most music teachers don't have the experience to see what students need and get them playing efficiently. It doesn't feel like a job. It's more like jamming with friends.

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Great 4.8

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Mike L.

Bass Guitar Lessons (for adults)

Monte is an amazing music teacher. In a short amount of time he he was able to guide me from novice musician to fulfilling my life long dream of playing in a band. I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn an instrument!
Oct 20, 2020
Jim K.

I decided to start learning guitar at the age of 53 and have been working with Monte Erwin for over a year. In this time I have had a blast and have learned enough to enjoy many of the classic rock songs I loved as a kid. Today I’m working on Plush by STP!! The G4 Method is clearly geared to music I like, unlike some of the other instructional books on the market, and includes theory that helps to understand everything. All that is required is time to practice! Monte is super knowledgeable, flexible, accessible and friendly....a real pro at this. I strongly recommend Monte Erwin and the G4 Method.
Oct 21, 2020
John A.

I have been taking in-person and virtual lessons with Monte at G4 for 1 year now. He moved me into a class with 2 experienced guitarists several months ago which has been very beneficial, sped up my learning curve and increased my knowledge in theory. I have followed Monte’s motto which is to practice G4 guitar lessons 30 minutes a day before playing songs...he likes to say “Eat your salad before your dinner”. If you are looking for a musical education that is fun and affordable, look no further.
Oct 21, 2020
Valerie W.

Violin Lessons

Monte was excellent! My daughter loved her lessons even though she was not the most dedicated student. The price was extremely fair and he went above and beyond what I expected.
Feb 10, 2020
John H.

Monte is an amazing musician and a very gifted teacher. More importantly, he is simply a first class person. He makes the complicated easy and seemingly unachievable goals both fun and achievable!
Oct 21, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Lessons are $99 for a 5-week intro course including 5 half-hour lessons once a week for 5 weeks and the complete G4 Guitar Method, downloads, access to the G4 international online network and more.

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

    I meet with new students one on one and determine what musical experience they have. Most have no experience so I start with the most basic G4 Guitar Method. The skills necessary to play guitar are thoroughly covered like picking, chords, arpegios, scales, rhythm, reading and theory. G4 is great for advanced students too. I use benchmarks to progress through the G4 Guitar Method and have experienced students join a small group of other students around the same age, level and musical interests. My most advanced students play real concerts with me in a band.

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

    Certified G4 guitar teacher and franchisee.

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