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Guitar, Music Recording, Songwriting
My name is Omar. I am a musician and a visual artist. I earned a Masters cert. in Songwriting and Guitar from Berklee College of Music. I have been playing guitar and recording music since childhood, am a classically trained sitar player and am currently studying Indian classical vocal. My favorite thing to do is share music with people, I love to discover new things about music, and no better way to do that then to meet new people who love music. As an artist I have been featured on the BBC, NBC, VOA, ARY, MTV and in Alt Press, Rollingstone, LA times, and much more. I am a great teacher for anyone who wants to learn to write songs, or is into Indie, rock, pop, reggae, metal, hip hop, and electronica. I have spent a lot of time developing as a vocalist, songwriter, composer and producer, which helps me in all aspects of my music and teaching, I'm always looking to learn more. I have played in really heavy bands, but have also done slow acoustic stuff, I produced raw hip hop but love old soul and ska tunes. Being well rounded musically and drawing from lots of influences is what makes me a good teacher and shapes me as a musician. I love to answer questions and learn things I don't know, I know a good amount about guitar repair, improvised instrument building, how to buy a good instrument and not spend to much, and I have a vast knowledge of obscure instruments, and audio production as well. Feel free to ask me questions, and expect informative non-judgmental answers.
Bass Guitar, Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele, Harmonica
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.
Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory, Songwriting, Trumpet
I am a recent graduate of Morgan State University. I am now a graduate student. I'm majoring in music education with trumpet as my primary instrument. Teaching for 10 years, section leader of multiple bands for 5yrs. Musical arranger, who understands all levels of students and genuinely loves to teach. Very inviting and understanding, as well as easy to talk to. Trustworthy and honest, performed in numerous groups including jazz and classical.
Acoustic Guitar, Blues Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Banjo
"Ever since I could remember, I have always been in love with the guitar. I just always felt like it was an extension of who I am!" recalls Washington DC guitar and multi-string instrumentalist, Michelle. Michelle is a restless collaborator who is engaged in exploring and extending the boundaries of her instruments. Michelle's guitar playing is often described as incredibly creative and innovative. A FORCE OF NATURE. Her playing is visceral, with a expressionistic approach to creating timbre and velocities. Constantly discovering new sonorities on her guitar, she has created a uniquely personal language which speaks to audiences. "Michelle is the most engaging improvisor I have ever seen. No one is breaking boundaries and taking command of the guitaristic language like Michelle is, NOBODY. She is a percussionist on guitar, indeed she is the GUITAR'S RENAISSANCE" to quote Lydia Cummings Smith (independent improvised music critic) in 2002. Influenced at first by guitarist like Allan Holdsworth, Don Mock & B.B. King, Michelle found great inspiration in the highly charged expression of their music but has created a style all her own, an extended language. Michelle was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. Here she spent the early years of her life immersed in a community of musicians, break dancers, artists and poets. She started playing the guitar at the age of 5. It was rock music that got Michelle hooked on guitar "Rock & Pop guitarist were the biggest examples of guitar playing in my life at the time, they were the most visible and so I guess I just gravitated towards that. It wasn't until later that I started to wake up to all the other great guitar players out there playing other music that I actually liked more, like jazz and reggae. When I realized, really realized these players and their music it was like the whole world opened up for me. " In 1988 Michelle attended the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington DC and studied jazz with DC guitar legend Tom Newman and Saxophone great Davey Yarbrough and in 1992 Michelle received what was at the time the second largest scholarship given to a conservatory student to attend Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin OH. Here she studied with guitarist Bob Ferreza and jazz educators Jimmy Owens and the late Wendell Logan. Michelle moved to Brooklyn New York in 1995 where she expanded her musical career to include becoming a professional composer & sound designer as well as a DJ. After many concerts over the years, Michelle decided to assemble various groups of her own. These groups were instrumental in making Michelle more well-known. Her vast, poliedric repertoire is particularly oriented towards Global Bass.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
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 Gaithersburg, Maryland.
I have been teaching music professionally now for over twenty years. Some students want to take a few lessons to see if it is something they will enjoy, others have worked with me for over a decade. I have mentored several students who have gone on to professional careers. I have experienced a lot of success teaching young children and those with special needs. I have been blessed with a tremendous amount of patience and truly enjoy teaching anyone who wants to learn.
Whatever your goals or abilities, I look forward to working with you!
Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice
Jennifer is a versatile performer with extensive experience in several genres, including opera, and musical theatre. She graduated with a Bachelors of Music Degree from The Catholic University of America, as well as her Masters of Arts in Vocal Performance Degree from George Mason University.
Jennifer is also a certified vocal instructor in Montgomery County, Maryland, having received her National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Certification. She has had a long teaching career which started during her studies at The Catholic University and continues today.
Jennifer is an operatic soprano, and has performed with several companies, including as the Reunion Music Society, Summer Opera Theatre Company, Multimedia Performance Studio, Victorian Lyric Opera Company, and the Damascus Theatre Company. Her performances include the role of Kim in the east coast premiere of Opera.com.edy, Musetta in La Bohème, the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Carrie in Carousel, and Gianetta in The Gondoliers. She also created the role of Lust in The Blue Opera, and starred in that role for its world premiere.
Jennifer has also served as music director for several productions, including Alice in Wonderland with Damascus Creative Stage, Sweeney Todd, The Mikado, and Les Miserables with Montgomery Blair High School, a musical production of A Midsummer Night's Dream with DTC Kids, and Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr. and Disney’s Cinderella Jr with Ballet Petite.
Jennifer also has strong ties to the community and serves as the Co-Conductor of the Kentlands Children’s, Teen, Glee and Adult Choirs, in Gaithersburg, MD. She is also a board member of the Damascus Theatre Company in Maryland.
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Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or experienced musician, you can benefit from working with a TakeLessons Certified™ Instructor in Spencerville to make your musical dreams a reality. Choose from a variety of music lessons taught in the Spencerville area, including guitar lessons, voice lessons, drum lessons, piano lessons, violin lessons and many more! Explore our Spencerville music teachers' profile to learn more about their musical background and specialties, as well as see photos, music videos, and student...
TakeLessons works with qualified music instructors in the Spencerville area, and can help you find the right instructor to fit your interests and skill level. Spencerville music lessons are offered at studio locations throughout Spencerville, and some of our instructors will even travel to you if you prefer in-home lessons. Our music teachers work with students of all ages and offer music lessons for kids, music lessons for teenagers and music lessons for adults. Our certified teachers will strive to give you a personal one-on-one learning experience with a customized music lesson that exceeds your expectations. In fact, we are so committed to your satisfaction that we offer all new customers a 100% Money Back Guarantee on your first music lesson.
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"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."