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I offer lessons in:

  • Pop Bass
  • Rock Bass
  • Composition
  • Ear Training
  • Jazz Guitar
  • Classical Guitar
  • Electric / Rock Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Improvisation
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music History
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Sight Singing
  • Songwriting
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    Nicholas AndersonOffering private lessons in
    Olympia, Washington
    About MeContact MeBlog
    Are you frustrated with the lack of progress in your playing?
    Are you just beginning and don't know how to make significant progress in a short amount of time?
    Are you a seasoned player and want help making it to the next level?
    Are you the parent of a child who has shown an interest in playing guitar?

    If any of these describe you, I can help you reach your music goals so you're free to express yourself and find greater fulfillment in your guitar or bass playing.

    With me, you'll get a personalized lesson plan so you learn what you want, goal setting so you achieve what you want, practice tips so you know how and what to play in order to make huge progress, and much more!

    To sign up for a free no obligation introductory lesson, go to

    My Teaching Background
    I have been playing bass and guitar for the past 17 years. I earned a BA in music in 2005 and a MM in Composition from Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University in 2008. I've been teaching music for the past 10 years doing both private lessons and group formats as well as at the university level.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I use an innovative approach to teaching guitar that was developed by my guitar teaching mentor over the past 25 years. Instead of using the logical, linear system used by most guitar teachers, I use a 3 dimensional approach that helps the student progress much faster. Consequently, most students end up playing longer and becoming better guitarists and musicians. It's also a lot more fun than the linear approach because the students gets to explore many aspects of guitar playing at the same time while integrating everything they learning together.

    Rates And Availability
    I currently teach out of rented space centrally located between Olympia and Lacey.

    Lesson rates vary depending on the wants and needs of the student. I have formats and programs to fit almost any budget, so come in for a free intro lesson and we can discuss what is best for you or your child.

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    Don't Make This One Mistake; It Will Cost You A Lot
    October 8, 2013
    If you don't know how to do this, you will fail to make significant progress
    September 14, 2013
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