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Popular Music Teachers Near Dayton

Thomas A.

Burtonsville, MD
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Aleksis B.

Germantown, MD
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Ronald I.

Germantown, MD
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Thomas A. Burtonsville, MD

About Thomas

I have been playing drums for 45 years. The last 16 years I have been playing and performing professionally with my band Black Widow USA. We have toured the US several times in support of our two internationally released CDs. For about 30 years of my time behind a drum set I had given drum lessons on and off. But because of my super strong passion for the drums and my desire to share my knowledge of the instrument I decided to start teaching on a more regular basis. Although I can teach most styles of drumming I have been a die hard rock and roller most of my life. With my main influences on the instrument being Carmine Appice, Don Brewer from Grand Funk, John Bonham, Ian Paice from Deep Purple and for double bass Tommy Aldridge. So I really specialize in the old rock and roll, classic ...

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Thomas R. October 28, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My son Brandon was very exited right after the very first lesson with Tom
Tom is a great teacher he is really good at what he does he teaches in a way that clicks very fast and at the same time he makes it real fun
Studio is great nice drums and really nice environment
I would recommend Tom to any parent out there!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bryan K. May 18, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Tom is a great drum instructor. He took an active interest in the music I liked during the very first interest, and when I came back for the second lesson he had taken the time to listen to all of the bands that I mentioned. I wasn't really expecting that and it showed me that he really wanted to tailor the lessons towards what I listen to.

He teaches out of his house, with two drum sets and full electronics setup for other things as well. It really helps when both you and him can play something at the same time, compared to other places where there is only one drum set available.

I would highly recommend Tom to anyone interested in learning how to play the drums.
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James D. May 8, 2014
Drum
Excellent Drum Teacher!!!!

My 7 year old son has been taking lessons with Tom for the past four months and will continue for the foreseeable future. I am particularly pleased with Tom's patience, enthusiasm and adaptability with my son. I am also amazed at my son's progress--he can really play the drums!!!!.

Tom is an accomplished drummer with his own unique style and one of the cool things about him is that he is interested in getting to know my son to encourage and develop his own unique musical taste and style.

Tom frequently requests that my son provide favorite songs, and then teaches those beats and techniques. This is a unique quality which makes learning music instantly rewarding for a young person and ultimately provides a foundation that my son can have fun with, as he learns the more technical and mundane aspects of music that every serious student must work through.

Whether you or your child would like to be the next Buddy Rich, Lars Ulrich, Neil Pert or Questlove Jenkins, Tom will work with you or your child to develop both a familiar and meaningful learning program that builds knowledge, confidence and enthusiasm for the drums.

I have the highest regard for Tom and highly recommend him as a drum teacher.
Aleksis B. Germantown, MD

About Aleksis

My name is Aleksis B., but many of my students know me as Mr. B. I am a professional instructor and performing musician who combines a love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. I try to make that passion show in everything I do. My education includes classical voice training with Michele Howard Hansen, an opera singer that often performs at the Kennedy Center. I studied piano with Geoffrey Chappell, who writes for Jazz Times. I also received compositional training on multiple instruments from Stanley Cowell, who recorded and performed with legends like Miles Davis. I have been performing professionally since 1992. I studied education in college and did my student teaching in a music class at Goshen Elementary School in ...

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Cameron F. September 8, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Aleksis has been the best teacher (in any subject) that I've ever had! He's very calm and patient, but also stays focused on teaching. Every time I have a question he has a good answer, proving to me that he is very knowledgeable.

Most importantly the results of his instruction have been excellent. I've made more progress under his tutelage in two months than I've made over a couple of years on my own.

An excellent teacher and very affable, I can only think of good things to write about Mr. Aleksis!
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Linda T. April 25, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Learning at my age!

I started singing backup vocals in a band and at the age of 57 it's not easy. Alexis has been great. He is very patient, kind and encouraging. I enjoy our lessons and feel he is getting the best of my abilities.
I'm having a great time.
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Mala C. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
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My son is enjoying the piano lesson with Mr Bilmanis.
Ronald I. Germantown, MD

About Ronald

Bach. Music in Music Ed., SUNY-Potsdam/Crane Sch. of Music 1983 (Master of Arts, GWU 1998) 8+ yrs. classroom teaching (general/vocal, inst.), 30+ yrs. Trombone and singing performance experience plus other instruments (Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion)... *** Lesson Details *** Learn to sing or play low brass, either from the beginning or from where you are. The most important part of a wind instrument is the... wind. By the way, the voice is also a "wind instrument"! *** Studio Equipment *** yes... *** Travel Equipment *** I expect them to have a working instrument... I expect them to practice at least 5 days per week, 30-45 minutes per day... *** Specialties *** Low Brass and Vocal Private Lessons - Trombone, Baritone Horn, etc.

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John S. July 10, 2014
Trombone · In home
Mr. Ronald taught trombone lessons to my 11-year-old son in our house. He was very proficient and a patient and kind teacher, and my son made excellent progress. We were also grateful that Mr. Ronald was flexible and good-natured when it came to scheduling conflicts. All in all, it was an excellent experience, and we hope to resume the lessons again soon.
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Laura B. July 10, 2014
Tuba · In studio
Ron was an excellent tuba teacher for my son. He always greeted him with a smile and a positive attitude. He was genuinely interested in my son's progress. My son has some learning difficulties, and Ron was always very sensitive to that. He worked closely with my son to be sure he understood what he needed to do, breaking down the music pieces into smaller segments if necessary.

I would highly recommend Ron as a teacher of tuba and low brass instruments to anyone.
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Kirsten H. July 10, 2014
Trombone · In studio
Our daughter took trombone lessons from Mr. Ronald in his home for the three years she was playing and she had a wonderful experience. He is warm, patient, and challenging. He has a great way of being funny and relaxing, genuinely interested in his students as people, and at the same time keeping them on task and bringing them to the next level. We were very happy to have found him.

Austin G.

Rockville, MD
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Lilly A.

Columbia, MD
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Yulia P.

Rockville, MD
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Austin G. Rockville, MD

About Austin

Music is something that everyone can share and express themselves through, and i want to help everyone to find that avenue of expression! I studied drums at the Drummers Collective in New York City, where i studied several genres of music. I play everything from rock, jazz, soul, R&B, Caribbean, and Latin music. If a student is interested in a certain style of music i would be happy to dive into that further, or explore other genres that may peek interest. The difference between me and many other teachers is that i genuinely love teaching and watching my students grow as players and musicians. *** Lesson Details *** I'm here to motivate students to be the best they can be, and to answer any questions or concerns they may have about their instrument. I teach out of several ...

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Trudy Z. January 6, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Austin was a spectacular teacher. He established my knowledge of music quickly, and then got right to teaching. His teaching style is highly personalized for each person, allowing them to expand on their own music tastes and learn new things. In each lesson, I learned something new, and every half hour there was enjoyable. Austin was also very friendly, allowing me to feel at ease in a comfortable environment as I learned. And learn I did. During the time I was with Austin, I learned much about rudiments, sticking, the drums themselves, and music in general. Besides that, Austin also helped me find a good set to use, advising me on quality and prices.
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Renee M. June 15, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Austin is a terrific teacher. He has a very fun, comfortable rapport with my son, and does a great job of tailoring each lesson to his skill and interest level.
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Rami S. April 18, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Cool and knowledgable

Austin is a great teacher, patient and knowledgable. The lessons go fast as we practice techniques and music styles. Highly recommended!
Lilly A. Columbia, MD

About Lilly

Lilly A. received her Bachelor in Music, Vocal Performance from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. She also attended The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins and received her Masters degree from The University of Maryland. *** Studio Equipment *** The lessons occurs in my living room with a beautiful baby grand piano. A waiting area is available for parents. *** Travel Equipment *** I expect student to provide piano or electric keyboard. *** Specialties *** Breathing Management (Talking and Singing) Music Theory Classical Singing Presentation of yourself

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Christine C. October 18, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Lilly is an excellent piano teacher. She has exceeded my expectations by teaching my young daughter piano in a fun atmosphere. My daughter looks forward to her piano lessons with Ms. Lilly and I am very pleased with her progress.
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Mara K. February 15, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Outstanding artist and teacher!

Lilly is a thoughtful instructor. I loved how she took time to understand my child's level of instruction and ways to learn best. I was particularly impressed with her follow through. She took time during a non scheduled day to e-mail and ask if my student had any questions. These things inspire my daughter to practice and is helping her to love the piano. Thank you Lilly!
Yulia P. Rockville, MD

About Yulia

Born in Russia, I studied at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Master of Arts/Voice) and am a graduate of Bern Opera Studio in Bern, Switzerland (Master of arts/Opera). For 3 years I worked in a children music school as a voice teacher and have taught privately. I am active performer. Mostly I am performing in New York City but also in Dc area and other countries. My performed roles include: Nedda (Leoncavallo's Pagliacci) and Iolanta (Tchaikovsky's Iolanta) with Vocal Productions NYC 2014; Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte) with Bethesda Summer Opera Festival 2014; Mimi (La Boheme), Adina (Elixir of Love) and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) with Dicapo Opera NYC 2013-2014. First Lady (The Magic Flute) with Ash Lawn Opera; Nicolette with State Theatre Bern, Switzerland (Love for Three Oranges); Elisa

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Misha L. January 28, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio
Yulia is a very professional, capable, and patient teacher, who produces results. She has a deep knowledge of the fundamentals of singing and what is takes to build a solid foundation of a vocal technique. Furthermore, she is able to demonstrate and reinforce important points with her own voice and that helps a lot. I definitely recommend Yulia as a voice teacher!!

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