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Popular Music Teachers Near Greenbelt

Justin P.

Fairfax, VA
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Adrienne I.

College Park, MD
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Carol K.

Manassas, VA
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Justin P. Fairfax, VA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Harmonica, Marimba, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

I understand that there are many desires a pupil can have about learning music, especially towards the practicality of the modern world and I hope to gear the student towards that. I have worked with children for almost a decade so I am comfortable with youth education. My experience with working with children is mostly with the Boy Scouts of America since I was 14. From teaching scouts about nature, to directing shooting ranges as an NRA Rifle Safety Officer, to eventually managing a camp. As a young adult who has just finished their music degree from collage and working to further my education, I can understand the process of learning a musical instrument and guide the student on a smoother path to their goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
When taking lessons with me, you can expect for a teacher who listens to the desires of his or her student. I believe music theory and technique is essential to learning an instrument, but it can be rough and boring so I spend a good portion of the lesson working with the student towards their goals. This curriculum brings the most important motivation in learning an instrument, which is achieving improvement while having fun. After 3 months, an adult student should have the ability to read music and play chords so they may learn the songs they love and I can help them along. With a child my expectations are different because in my experience most youth under the age of 9 have not established a recognition for the music around them. To compensate for a child I spend a portion of the lesson introducing different styles of music such as classical, jazz, rock, and world. I hope not only to increase the pupil's interest towards their instrument but into music and art in general. My overall goal with a long term student is to understand the basics of technique, reading music, and understanding theory. Once past there I make a point to make the intermediate student want to practice by applying basic skills learned at the beginner level and bring them into songwriting, improvisation, and learning a their favorite radio songs or show tunes.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Weighted and unweighted electric pianos, harmonicas, marimba, kazoos, guitars, amplifiers, ukulele, drums, other string instruments, my library of music and method books, and just a great room of musical fun. There is a cat in this home if you have allergies.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide the music books, worksheets, amplifiers, bass guitars, pencils and paper.

*** Specialties ***
For Piano I stick to Faber's teaching for youth beginner and than I use Ferdinand Breyer's method for intermediate. My main style of playing that i received in education is mostly in jazz and improvisation. I like to focus of my teaching of music in the genres of jazz, classical, pop, rock, and blues.

Adrienne I. College Park, MD

Subjects Taught

Acting, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting

About Me

Adrienne is a native of Detroit, who recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Opera from the University of Maryland Opera Studio. Before pursuing that degree, she graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance and a Teaching Certificate in K-12 Vocal Music. She has been full time music teacher in a Montessori Academy, an Associate Instructor of Voice at the International School of Music in Bethesda, MD, and has over 10 years of professional experience working with students all ages. Most recently, she had the distinct honor of creating the role of Marva Trotter in the World Premiere of "Shadowboxer," based on the life of legendary boxer, Joe Louis. Other recent performances include the role of Ramiro in Mozart’s "La finta giardiniera" with the Maryland Opera Studio; the title role in Bizet's "Carmen," and winning First Place in the Adrian Boyer Aria Competition at the Bay View Music Festival. She placed first in both the Local and District levels of the 2006 NANBWPC Voice Competition (formerly the “Leontyne Price Competition”) and went on to compete at the National Level. Since the summer of 2007, Adrienne has performed extensively on some of the most infamous European stages as the Strawberry Woman in Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" under the auspices of New York Harlem Productions. She is currently performing with the Washington National Opera, and recently made her solo role debut in Puccini's "Manon Lescaut." Though her training and professional singing career focus is opera, she prides herself on her versatility as a performer who can effortlessly navigate between the demands gospel, musical theatre and pop genres. She also enjoys sharing the secrets to great singing and holds thee ability to teach all styles of singing.

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My philosophy behind teaching has a lot to do with being physically involved in music making. I believe one needs to use one's whole body to support good singing. I'm very much into using movements to help students learn to move their breath through to create sound. I teach classical vocal technique as the basis for all styles. I teach proper breath support in order to build a strong, healthy vocal sound. After months of working with me, students will have a very strong grasp of proper breathing for singing and how to support their sound with their whole body.

*** Studio Equipment ***
keyboard
music stands
free open space

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a portable piano keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Classical technique as a foundation for all singing.
Everything begins with breath
all singing is about connection--connecting to breath, to music, and to audience

Carol K. Manassas, VA

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Piano

About Me

I have always loved music. For me, the process of making music gives me the opportunity to lose myself in the moment. It does not matter what type of music I am listening to, I will find a connection to the music.

I exhibited an interest in music at an early age. On many Saturday afternoons my mom would find me planted in front of the television set watching opera. So, it came as no surprise to family members that mom enrolled me in music lessons, singing lessons to follow.

Throughout my teens I found myself involved in anything related to music. I sang in the school choir, as well as background choral work in musicals and even played the piano occasionally. I also had the opportunity to sing with a group called "Up with People," and performed some of their repertoire around the state.

I would love to share my passion and joy of music with anyone who wants to discover their own journey into the musical world.

After high school I continued my lifelong study of music. I graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Liberal Arts Studies, majoring in piano. I was able to work with Jacequeline-Cursagi Schmitt, who helped me refine my piano technique. I also continued taking voice lessons during college and am currently studying with a local Takelessons teacher.

After college I started teaching piano. I have worked with student's from the age of five through adulthood. I love working with any age group. As a teacher, I am always looking for new and interesting approaches to educating myself and to engage my students in the process of learning music.

I teach to the student's "learning style." I use whatever resources are available to reinforce musical concepts. I am patient, and laid back. I want my students to feel comfortable, and know that they can be themselves when they are working with me. Most of all what a student can expect is a teacher who is interested in them, their progress, and making the our time together as enjoyable as possible. I believe that I help students see the joy music brings to their lives.

I have always felt that one of my greatest strengthens is my ability to interact with children and adults, and I hope that I can continue to share my love of music in the coming years.

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My philosophy of teaching is a mixture of expectation that a student will put forth an honest effort to learn what I have asked. However, I maintain a balance between what I expect and what the student needs. I would hope that a student could come to me, if they are unable to complete an assignment, and together we will fix the problem. I believe in giving a student the space to learn. I do not consider myself a strict teacher. However, I do expect the student to respect my authority and that the time we spend together is productive, yet enjoyable. I am supportive, yet will correct when I believe it is necessary.

Within three to six months I would hope that the student would feel more comfortable at the piano. I would expect him to learn posture at the piano, including hand position. I would expect that his knowledge of the right and left hand notes would become more proficient, and that he would understand what the staff is. I would expect that he understands keyboard geography, distance between notes, the concept of high/low, dynamics, and patterns (both directional and melodic). I would add two-handed playing, at a very basic level. This, of course, would depend on the progress and age of the student, and what the level of hand-eye coordination is.

I use Alfred, however I am eclectic, in that I make use of different books, depending on the need of the student. I believe in setting goals, however I am flexible in that I want to be certain that the student has the time to build a solid foundation.

I also use the computer for music theory, note reading, chord and key signature recognition and for ear training. I have a computer program that allows a student to be creative and develop his skills at composing. In the past year or two, I have begun using the iPad and it's numerous apps that relate to music.

As a vocalist, I also believe in developing the students ear through pitch recognition and thereby start the process of playing by ear on the piano.
I encourage singing, if the student is comfortable, and while I do not teach singing, I have a solid background in voice and I understand the breath support that is needed to sing or play an instrument.

In conclusion, I try make the learning experience as well rounded as possible, preparing him for future study, or simply to enjoy the art of piano playing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
lessons in dedicated music room in basement; computer with electronic piano and keyboard;

*** Travel Equipment ***

*** Specialties ***
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lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.
Mixture of methods, however Alfred, Piano Discoveries, and Faber are the ones I use most often. I teach both classical, pop, and Broadway. I also incorporate music related computer games and for the five and six year olds I use some of the ideas from the Music for Young Children Program

Valencia V.

Fort Washington, MD
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Layla M. H.

Reston, VA
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Jacqueline E.

Phoenix, AZ
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Valencia V. Fort Washington, MD

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Singing

About Me

I believe everyone has the ability to sing … some better than others, of course, -- but regardless, I believe every voice can make a beautiful sound. I believe learning to sing requires team work: with the proper instruction and learning tools from me, the instructor, and with the dedication (practice, practice, practice) from you, the student, a well-rounded singer can emerge.

I began singing when I was five years old in church. I continued singing exclusively inspirational music until I was a teenager. At that time, in addition to the second soprano part I sang in a five-part harmony
a Capella (without instrumental accompaniment) Gospel group, I also sang in a couple of bands (Rhythm and Blues, and Jazz). My undergraduate studies were completed at the American University, where I majored in Communications (B.A.), and minored in Music, voice being my instrument. During my undergraduate studies, I was recruited and performed as the lead female vocalist for a Rock band that a few fellow music students had formed. While in college, I was trained in classical voice, piano, music theory, musical theater performance, and vocal pedagogy (vocal training). My vocal pedagogy studies credentialed me to become a professional vocal instructor. I began teaching voice after I earned my degree, and have been teaching private voice lessons for over ten years.

Most of my present expertise in teaching voice grew from my vocal pedagogy studies, my teaching experience which has developed over time, my own personal vocal dedication, and my training and understanding of various genres of vocal performance. My present singing career is as an inspirational singer; my vocal students encompass various genres in which I have experience, including: Inspirational, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Rock and Classical.

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I teach students by using the tried and true techniques I have found to be successful, and allow the student to be my guide as to which direction to take with his or her vocal training. Whether the student is a novice, a professional, or somewhere in between, each student, after obtaining the basic singing knowledge and techniques, will have a vocal training schedule geared to his or her individual needs and development. Lessons are for the most part very casual in nature, and the student’s dedication (practice, practice, practice) will dictate whether or not the lessons become stricter. A few months into the vocal instruction, students will be given the opportunity to learn more about reading music and sight singing, if he or she so chooses, as well as vocal performance techniques for singing in front of an audience. Within one year, dedicated students may also have the opportunity to show off what they have learned, and perform in front of an audience at a recital with other vocal students. Please note that my preference is to work with teens age 13 through adults of any age. I believe that younger voices need more time to develop and stand to be damaged if too much stress is put on them too soon. However, exceptions for children under 13 may be made for gifted young singers.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio- entry room of home, baby grand piano, seating area, dry erase board, mirrors
Music Studio- one recording studio, seating area, classroom

*** Travel Equipment ***
If needed, I provide a portable piano keyboard, microphone with amplifier, paper handouts of lessons, etc. The student needs to have paper to take notes and a writing instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Most of my voice lesson experience has been with adults, and contemporary popular and inspirational music.

Layla M. H. Reston, VA

Subjects Taught

Abstract Painting, Accent Reduction, Acoustic Guitar, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, American Government, American History, American Literature, Anthropology, AP English, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Exam Prep, AP Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Belly Dancing, Burlesque, Ceramics, College Admissions, Contemporary Dance, Creative Writing, Crocheting, Czech, Dance, Dance Choreography, Dance Fitness, Discrete Math, Drawing, Drivers Education, Earth Science, Elementary Math, Embroidery, English, English Literature, Essay Writing, European History, Farsi, Filmmaking, Fitness, Flexibility Training, Floral Arrangement, Folkloric Dancing, Gaming, Gardening, GED Test Prep, Geometry, Grammar, History, HTML, Humanities, Indian Dance, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Knitting, Language, Life Coaching, Linguistics, Linux, Literature, Math, Meditation, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Modern Dance, Music Theory, Needlework, Painting, Paper Crafts, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Poi, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Psychology, Public Speaking, Quilting, Reading, Religious Studies, SAT, Science, Sewing, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Spelling, Stage Performance, Study Skills, Test Prep, Typing, Violin, Visual Basic, Vocabulary, Web Design, World History, Writing, Yoga

About Me

With a Masters in International Relations from NYU and over five years experience at the college and university levels, I am extremely passionate about education and am willing to help any student willing to accept the assistance. I am excited to begin learning with you!

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College professor available to tutor students in a variety of social science disciplines as well as basic math. Also available for music and dance lessons both online and in person.

Jacqueline E. Phoenix, AZ

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Choir, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Conducting, Ear Training, English, ESL, Essay Writing, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, PSAT, SAT, Singing, Vocal Training

About Me

Do you want a trained, well-rounded music teacher who keeps you motivated and focused, who can show you how to perform with more ease and freedom in a supportive environment? You've come to the right place!

With a solid foundation in classical technique and with experience as a choral and opera singer, I can help tailor a plan to suit your needs to fulfill your musical potential (singing, conducting, piano, music theory). I believe teachers should empower their students with the best tools and bring out the very best in them!

*** Lesson Details ***
More lesson times may be available. Please send me a message if you would like to find out about other arrangements.

The most important thing to know about lessons with me is that you will receive a customized experience tailored to fit your musical desires and goals. I will work to understand your desires in music, and will use existing materials and generate new materials to challenge you and help you reach your goals.

Some examples of goals I can help you with:
- Learning music for church, school choir, or just for fun
- Music fundamentals: notes and rhythms
- Music theory tutoring
- Improving singing technique
- Basic conducting skills
- Phrasing/musicality in piano (classical repertoire)
- Increasing awareness of bodily tension and releasing it
- How to practice more efficiently
- Preparing for an audition
- Giving a successful recital
- Exploring career possibilities in music

I enjoy teaching students of all levels. When I arrive for our first lesson, we'll start by getting to know your musical tastes and aspirations. Then we make a plan. Then we play!

Everybody's path is different, but we must start with a strong foundation in the fundamentals. After we start to establish some techniques for singing/playing, we will explore music that suits you from a practical standpoint in your development and stylistically. Together we will make a plan that keeps you motivated toward your goals and that fits your lifestyle. You can expect a focused, encouraging environment.

Most of all, you can look forward to progress! Hope to hear from you soon.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Office space with good lighting, a mirror, a weighted full size keyboard, and necessary music technology

*** Student Expectations ***
Please be fully prepared for each lesson. I expect students to be punctual because time lost due to tardiness will not be made up. I also require a student to come prepared with sheet music, pencils, a folder, and the texts/books from which they would like to study. You are more than welcome to bring something with which to record the lesson to study after the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I have a strong background in choirs, opera, and classical singing.

My music philosophy:
1. Music is for everyone and anyone can be a musician! Every student has unlimited potential, and it is my desire to unlock that potential, allowing my students to succeed in music.
2. Proper technique and mastering the fundamentals of musicianship can empower you! Whatever your goals, starting with good technique and understanding the music you play will keep you from injury and promote your success.
3. Music is meant to be an expression of one's heart and soul! I believe that while technique and reading music is very important, it is only half the story. I make the learning process enlightening at every stage by helping students connect with the music inside them.
4. Hard work should always be rewarded! I believe that working harder than you thought possible can achieve great results, and I am always positive with my students.
5. Listening is vital to understanding music! Students can expect listen to and analyze recordings of music they like to gain insight and understanding to how the music works. In addition to learning the fundamentals of musicianship, I encourage my students to sing along with recordings to work on the organic elements of music, which cannot be gained from dry academic study.

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Jackie is a classically trained lyric soprano, a rising senior in General-Choral Music Education at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Stage appearances include Catholic University's Spring 2014 production of Don Giovanni (chorus) in Washington, DC and the Yorkshire Opera Workshop's Summer 2014 production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe (Leila) in Yorkshire, England. In Spring 2015, Jackie will be performing in Catholic University's production of Verdi's Rigoletto.

In addition to pursuing her interests in operatic repertoire and liturgical music, Jackie continues to refine skills in piano and conducting to further her development as an aspiring music educator.

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