Guitar and Composition Lessons

I currently have openings during the week for weekly, one-hour private guitar and composition lessons in Capitol Hill. All levels of students are welcome from beginners to advanced players. I cover any style of music that interests you – from jazz and blues to rock and folk – and my lessons focus on technique, musicianship and music theory to help you move forward in your own playing.

I believe strongly in teaching students to read music – both on the musical staff and from chord charts – to avoid reliance on tablature and other specialized forms of guitar notation. By learning to read music, you will be free to explore and master a far richer variety of material than what is available in guitar magazines and online. Learning to read music is also the best gateway to learning to write music of your own and share it with others.

Every student is different, and my lessons are geared to helping you find your own voice on the guitar. We can use any song or piece of music, arrange it for your current level of playing and use it to explore ideas or concepts from your lessons. In addition to the work I assign to help you advance in your musical technique and reading, you can pick music that you are interested in learning, or choose from the wide library of materials I have available, to keep your music lessons musical and fun.

My Guitar teaching was featured in Seattle Magazine's September 2010 Issue: "Fall Arts Preview: See It/Do It."

“So you wanna be a rock ’n’ roll star? The first step is learning how to play more than “Louie, Louie.” Improve your skills with Seattle-based guitar teacher Andrew Boscardin ( The composer/conductor of nouveau jazz orchestra Zubatto Syndicate, Boscardin gives private lessons in all genres to newbies and experienced rockers.” – Seattle Magazine, September 2010


Group lessons are available upon request.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

I look forward to hearing from you!

best regards,

-Andrew Boscardin