Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 4:10PM
Az Samad in Guitar Lessons, Guitar Lessons in Kuala Lumpur, Private Lessons in Kuala Lumpur

I am now based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am taking a limited number of private students. More info on Guitar Lessons in Kuala Lumpur with me  here!

Recent Online Lessons/Articles:

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Private Lessons:

I'm available for private guitar lessons in my Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur home as well as via online Skype Video Lessons (available worldwide). Topics may include (but is not limited to) acoustic guitar techniques, fingerstyle guitar technique, composition, alternate tunings, improvisation, chords and music theory.

All levels and ages welcomed! Email me to inquire about availability and rates.

Email: talktoazsamad (at) yahoo (dot) com or via the contact form.

My teaching style and material is influenced by my studies with many great teachers over the years including Mick Goodrick, Bret Willmott, Rick Peckham, David Tronzo, Jon Damian, Hal Crook (during my time at Berklee College Of Music), Eric Roche, Thomas Leeb, Stuart Ryan, Jacques Stotzem, Jon Gomm and Gottfried Gfrerer (in guitar workshops and private lessons in the UK and Austria) as well as John Stowell, Ben Monder, Adam Levy and Sten Hostfalt via one-off workshops and private lessons (in New York, Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area). 

Online Lesson Policy:
Online Lessons are payable via PayPal and is due prior to the lesson. You may cancel a lesson for any reason and receive a full refund if notified at least 48 hours in advance prior to lesson time. You must have Skype installed on your computer and have access to a high-speed internet connection as well as a webcam.


I conduct 1-2 hour long guitar workshops and shorter Q&A sessions. There are also handouts to supplement the workshop learning experience. Besides conducting workshops, I've also been on faculty for the Berklee College Of Music Summer Guitar Sessions.

School Outreach Presentations:

Photo by Jerry Synder.

I've conducted school outreach sessions via Sonart Group in the San Francisco Bay Area. These sessions are a mix of me performing, talking about my experiences in music as a student and my current life as a professional musician. Students often get a chance to perform for me as well and get feedback on their music. Visit the Sonart website for more information on how to get involved or get us to do a presentation at a school near you! You can also contact me here for more information.

I’m also available for freelance writing gigs on guitar and harmony topics. Contact me to inquire.


I'm available for performances for your special event. They include festivals, private/corporate dinners, weddings, parties, public events, club dates and house concerts. I play solo, in a duo, and in larger bands, depending on your needs. Your happiness is my happiness :)

Email: talktoazsamad (at) yahoo (dot) com or via the contact form.

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