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Popular Music Teachers Near Richmond

Jesse S

Doswell, VA
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Geoff B.

Richmond, VA
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Sandra H.

Henrico, VA
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Jesse S Doswell, VA

About Jesse

I started to fall in love with music when I saw the Beatles Anthology on TV; got my first guitar when I was 15 and have been hooked ever since. I started playing in Rock Bands in high school and started teaching lessons my senior year of high school in Dale City Virginia; then I got real serious about music and decided to go to Music School.

I received my Bachelor Degree in Music Performance from VCU in 2006 and have been teaching lessons in the Richmond area ever since. I play many instruments around Richmond and Central Virginia, and you can most notably see me playing mandolin with bands such as, The River City Band and A Good Natured Riot.

I teach every style that a student is willing to learn, everything from Italian Opera to Hip-hop funk. If a student is passionate ...

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Sharon D. October 15, 2014
Guitar · In home
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Jesse is a great guitar teacher. He is engaging and fun and tries to pursue whatever type of music your student is interested in. He has a high skill level and is very clear and patient when explaining theory. I highly recommend him!
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Rick O. August 29, 2014
Piano · In studio
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Enthusiastic and provides very good instruction in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages learning.
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Tamra G. August 2, 2014
Guitar · In home
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Jesse has been great with my 7-year-old daughter! He is very patient, keeps the lessons fun, and focuses on her interests. He is always on time and very polite and professional.
Geoff B. Richmond, VA

About Geoff

Geoff is an drummer, teacher, music producer, and recording engineer based in Richmond, Virginia. He specializes in drum set and percussion performance and instruction. He also provides music recording services for musicians and bands as well as modern music production tutoring for Ableton Live.

A graduate of University of Richmond, Geoff is a practicing musician of over 20 years, and now plays professionally up and down the east coast in several bands. He has studied rhythm and drumming from some of the who's who of drum instructors including, Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood), Rich Thompson (Eastman School of Music), Tobias Ralph (NYC Drummers Collective), Howard Curtis (University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria), and Tony Martucci (Virginia ...

Sandra H. Henrico, VA

About Sandra

I studied under Mr. Willis Ley at Ley Studio for eighteen years. She was an accompanist for the Heritage School of Dance for twelve years and also played for the School for the Richmond Ballet for One Year. Sandra was trained in contemporary, patriotic and classical music as well as music theory. She has taught children and adults piano both in their homes as well as in her home. She is an accomplished pianist who will give the student a rewarding and fulfilling experience in mastering the keyboard to their fullest potential and play any song for there own enjoyment and for the enjoyment of others.

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As a teacher, I would work with the student on learning there favorite song. This would be a goal to set for the student for the first three months. They would be ...

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Chidi A. November 24, 2014
Piano · In studio
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Sandra is patient with the kids and appears knowledgeable. I will recommend her for future students.
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Hidden Garnet C. July 3, 2014
Piano · In home
Sandra H. is a teacher you can rely on to encourage you to perform not only for yourself, but for an audience. I can't remember a lesson day when Ms. Sandra wouldn't tell me, once I had mastered a piece, to play for the church congregation, or to one of her colleagues' open recitals. One specific time, I was asked to play 3 songs for the congregation by someone who heard Ms. Sandra specifically praising my skill. I was told to form a group of 3 total, so I invited a friend and my brother to play the trumpet and the violin, respectively. Ms. Sandra was very encouraging and determined to assist in perfecting the pieces I would do within the week I had to prepare, and I'm certain that without the help, the performance would have been a complete, total disaster. She not only provided a teacher's support - helping me practice the correct rhythm and speed, to name the parts I had trouble with - she also gave me a friend's support, telling me not to allow stage-fright to consume my confidence before I even had a chance to start.

What can I say? She's a great teacher, and cares for her students beyond the borders of the musical world.
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Betty R. January 11, 2014
Piano
Great teacher for beginners and advance

My 4-year daughter has never been to school so I thought it would be a challenge to have her first lessons to be in a PIANO class. But she is doing well because Ms Sandra made it easy and fun for her. At the same time my elder daughter who is more advance had stopped for 3 years. Transision was easy and she is catching up fas because she enjoyed Ms Sandra's lessons. Over all I am very please with her teaching technique. Very passionate in what she's doing. It really shows that her first GOAL is for her students to learn and appreciate good music. I would recommend.

Connor T.

Richmond, VA
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Jonathan G.

Richmond, VA
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Art L.

Newport News, VA
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Connor T. Richmond, VA

About Connor

I first fell in love with music at the age of 7 after hearing Led Zeppelin's "ÂśBlack Dog". I soon after received my first guitar and started learning all of my favorite classic rock songs. Over time my tastes began to branch out to include all kinds of music from country to jazz. Knowing that I wanted to pursue a long-term career in music, I decided to choose a college with a strong music program, and received a bachelor's degree in music performance and jazz studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2010.

As a jazz guitarist, I perform regularly in a variety of settings with various ensembles. For the last several years I have played at various venues in the Richmond area, such as Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Tobacco Company restaurant, Havana ...

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JeffJ May 15, 2012
My kid loves his lessons.

Connor has done a great job with our 9 year old. He is very patient and tries to make the lessons fun. Our son is even more interested in learning guitar since he started the lessons.
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AlbertT August 20, 2011
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i'm having a good time learning and Connor has been great at keepimg my inteest in mind,rhanks
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SeanD April 4, 2011
Connor is a great teacher! He has alot of patience and takes his time with the students.
Jonathan G. Richmond, VA

About Jonathan

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in 1985. Recorded with the Ray Charles rhythm section, Jimmy Knepper, Kenny Washington, Loren Schoenberg, Joel Futterman, Paul Renz, Russell Scarborough, Steve Bassett, The Upper East Side Big Band (Pollack Prize Winner), Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra (CVJO) which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Currently performing with my own Jazz Warriors, Emme St James & Her Jazz Gentlemen plus Attraction & CVJO.

I teach students on an individual level according to what they want to accomplish. Each lesson is ...

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Roy S. October 2, 2014
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Jonathan has extraordinary knowledge of music and teaching technique. He has patience and understanding which is both helpful and encouraging. It is a pleasure and an honor working with him.
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Debra B. July 3, 2014
Singing · In studio
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Jonathan has an exceptional background in music theory, which has been implemented well throughout my daughter's lessons. He is positive and encouraging as her vocal abilities rapidly expand. Jonathan has gone above and beyond measures I expected. He is an excellent vocal instructor!
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edgardo arias May 14, 2014
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Art L. Newport News, VA

About Art

Arthur has been hosting Drum Circles in Richmond VA, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. He is professionally Trained in the art of Drum Circle Facilitation.
His goal is to teach has many students as possible the art of Hand Drumming for relaxation, fun, musicality and spiritual awakening. Each person has rhythm inside of them. I help you find your inner rhythms to play with everyone. My specialty is helping you build confidence to play for yourself and with everyone in a Drum Circle.

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Individual private lessons at your home or my studio for those who think they can't play. If you want to learn how to play for fun for yourself and to participate in a Drum Circle group with others. 

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LOTUS H. February 28, 2014
Percussion
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I started taking djembe lessons from Mr. Lopez just over 6 months ago. I had been wanting to participate in a drum circle but had never played an instrument before, I was very apprehensive and no confidence in myself. Right away he made it easy for me by making it fun, which was important. It's so exciting to see how far I have come knowing the correct techniques he has instilled in me as I have found that many players don't use. I am having fun and have been to many drum circles now without lacking skill and confidence in my new found abilities thanks to Mr. Lopez
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James J. February 19, 2014
Percussion
Art Lopez is a Wonderful long time teacher

Art Lopez is such a wonderful hand drum instructor; I only wish I had started with him in the very beginning. I say that because it is now harder to unlearn the incorrect way that I was playing all these years, before he showed me how to play correctly. I can now get all the different sounds out of my drum and sound really good. Also my hands don’t hurt like they use to. He approaches each lesson with enthusiasm and humor. It makes learning a lot easier. I have had some other instructors and Art Lopez is by far the best. I don’t usually write reviews for anyone but I was inspired to do so in this case.

Richmond Music Lessons

Richmond, Virginia is known for its diverse musical contribution to American culture. From Piedmont blues and country to urban and rock, Virginia’s state capital is known in the region for having talents such as Tim Barry, D’Angelo, Lamb of God and the River City Gang. With such a blend of musical talent, it’s no wonder that this college town is one of the best breeding grounds for aspiring and popular musicians.

Like these artists have done, you can also help put your hometown on the map. However, for you to do that you would first have to learn a thing or two about music. Of course, the best way for you to do this is by taking our Richmond music lessons with our certified music instructors. Our instructors will help bring out the best in you whether you want to take up the ...

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