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Popular Music Recording Teachers Near Spencerville

Jon W.

Washington, DC
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Scott G.

Silver Spring, MD
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Priscilla D.

Silver Spring, MD
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Jon W. Washington, DC

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording

About Me

I have been playing guitar for 10 years and have been writing for about 6. I have taken lessons from various teachers for multiple years including notably the University of Maryland jazz professor Gerry Kunkel.
I can teach songwriting and performance as well as many different forms of music, with a specialty in modern rock and indie rock. I write for a DC indie rock band that has sold out the 9:30 Club & Black Cat and has played other iconic DC venues such as The Howard Theatre.
I have been teaching friends in their 20's and children for 3 years now and love working with all ages. I have a true passion for teaching and music and I look forward to getting to know my students and to help mentor them to be the best musician and songwriter they can be.
I believe I can offer an unmatchable dedication to helping my students succeed and become passionate about music. In my life, my teachers became not only great friends but mentors and role models as well, and I plan on doing nothing less.

Scott G. Silver Spring, MD

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Singing, Songwriting, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass

About Me

A native of Washington DC, Scott has performed for over 45 years in various shows, bands & theaters. He has worked with The Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Modernaires; The Peter Duchin Orchestra; The Ink Spots; The Tokens; Rory (Disney Channel); Charlie Byrd; Susannah McCorkle; Keely Smith & John Colianni (accompanist for Mel Torme) to name a few.
He has also toured for the USO with Miss USA in Europe 85’ (With an 18 year old Halle Berry) and Miss USA in Central America 86’.
Besides playing a in few theater pits, Scott has also performed on the stage as a musical character in the Kennedy Center’s ‘92 production of “Pump Boys & Dinettes”, taking the role of inbred “Eddie” to new lows.
In 2005, upon the return of guitarist Dan Hovey from a NY career joined with drummer John Zidar to form Gigahertz [GHz]. The trio was an effort to reconnect with the music he grew up with. The band quickly became a known entity on the DC music scene.
Currently he is in his 15th year as a member of the Adjunct Jazz Faculty of Montgomery College, MD teaching electric bass and converting his students to upright bass players.
As a versatile musician, Scott is constantly changing hats to survive in an ever changing music climate and continues to work as a
full time musician in and around the Washington DC area. He has developed a reputation as a go to guy subbing for bands when they need
someone who can walk in and get the job done.
Besides teaching at Montgomery College and privately, he owns a recording studio making demos for local groups and also creates sheet
music for bands and singers.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am more than a teacher, I am a musical coach. I will offer exercises that will stimulate your musical creative juices. I quickly assess my students strong and weak points and guide the student how to become a balanced player. Emphasis on rhythm is always important. Whatever genre you wish to study I can guide you through the channels to reach your musical dreams.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pro-tools Recording studio
Fender deluxe hot rod amp for guitar
Fender Super Champ amp for guitar
Mark bass amp 1x12
Mark bass amp 2x6
Genz Benz shuttle 9 bass head
Genz Benz Uber cab. 4x10
Genz Benz bass cab' 2x10
Electro voice PA system.
Rogers Drum kit
Kurzweil Keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
Anything needed including amps, music, cables, books, metronome, etc.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, dixieland, swing, bebop, contemporary and smooth.
Rock old school and contemporary
Folk and country

Priscilla D. Silver Spring, MD

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

I'm not just personable and qualified but I am a versatile professional who truly love to mentor young creative enthusiasts music and visual arts and I truly believe in the importance of adapting my teachings to each students needs. Through my 15 years of studying and teaching Music in both here in the US and in Brazil I've come to realize with the support of my mentors, peers and my family that my goal is to educate children in the arts for the enrichment of culture in our community here in the DC metro region. It's vital to me to teach arts alternatively and I'll do so for always with great passion that is contagious! So get on board with me and let's CREATE ART!

*** Lesson Details ***
I have an easy-going, yet structured approach that allows each student to achieve results effectively at his or her own pace. I believe that there is a connection between music, movement and language that intertwine and support each other through the development process. I specialize in teaching all kinds of styles from Classical, Pop,Bossa Nova in guitar, piano and music theory lessons. I Love to emphasize various playing techniques, music theory, ear training, music reading, and more.The materials for teaching varies.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Books, Metronome, Guitar

*** Travel Equipment ***
note book, assigned books and sheet music assigned

*** Specialties ***
Guitar, Piano, Music Theory and Performance is what we do !
My main goal is to present students with simplified arrangements of standard repertoire concentrating on sight-reading and writing composition as well as playing all sorts of variety of music genres. Use of the metronome is needed, and very often the exercises defy the tendency to play by ear or in the position pattern.We will focus 1/2 of the lesson on repertoire and 1/2 the lesson on the technique. I have my students let me know via email what songs they would like to work on for the weeks lesson a few days prior to the lesson, then I cater the technical study during the lesson to help them learn the song we are working on. It has been proven to be very effective and makes the technique and theory are less uninteresting.
Through good vibes we all learn and grow tremendously so with that said come and Jam with me.

William T.

Alexandria, VA
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Tracy H.

Chantilly, VA
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Jackson C.

Washington, DC
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William T. Alexandria, VA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

My interest in music began when I was about 8 years old and learned to play the piano. A few years later, I joined the middle school band and fell in love with the trombone. I've played the trombone almost everyday for 17 years and I'm now a member of the prestigious US Air Force Band in Washington D.C.

I have a passion for teaching that is rarely matched. I love seeing the light bulb turn on when a student begins to understand specific concepts that unlock the next level of musicianship. This inspires me to keep inspiring the student! I'm one of the most patient teachers, not minding if a student is working hard but has trouble grasping something. I'll work through it many different ways until it clicks.

I taught freshman level music theory and ear-training at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music while getting my Masters Degree in music performance. I've also studied with teachers at Juilliard and have played under the baton of the most famous conductors of our time while I was a member of the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami Beach, Florida.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy a creative learning environment where I approach difficult technique from many different angles, boiling it down to the most simple form when needed. I enjoy having fun in lessons while accomplishing the goals I set out. I expect students to practice as I teach them to, and present any problems they are having at the beginning of the lesson so I give them the guidance that they need to overcome them. Lessons are most effective when the students are enjoying what they are learning and welcome new challenges. Learning a new instrument is difficult, only when you aren't having fun!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full sized keyboard with weighted keys.
Trombones
Pedal Harp
Professional Microphone and recording equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide sheet music for each student

*** Specialties ***
Styles: Classical (solo and orchestral), Jazz, Contemporary

Tracy H. Chantilly, VA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Recording, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

4Singers, located in South Riding VA, is a DBA of DMH Records and was founded by voice instructor and international recording songstress Tracy. This Baltimore native unveiled her soulful, exquisitely impassioned voice to the world at the La Fountain Blue at age eleven. She has been traveling the globe as a lead singer ever since, from Sweden to Japan to Morocco. Her single, "Drive Me Crazy,” is presently traversing charts across Europe, Asia, and Africa, having occupied the #1 spot for top sales four times over a three month duration. Tracy's immeasurable vocal and songwriting talents bestow upon audiences a remarkable experience, replenishing one's hopefulness, love, and aspiration.

On a substantial foundation of education, Tracy developed classical proficiency and dexterity; learning to sing in French, German, and Italian at the Baltimore School of the Arts and the prestigious Peabody Preparatory School of Music.

Tracy has performed alongside numerous music legends including Gloria Gaynor, Carlos Santana, Marcus Miller, Jonathan Butler, and Chaka Khan. She also toured internationally as the lead vocalist with Heads Up International recording artists, Pieces of a Dream and was featured on ‘Love’s Silhouette’ (2002) and ‘No Assembly Required’ (2005).Tracy's executive produced three solo albums through her own label, DMH Records, LLC, ‘Seasons’ (2005), ‘Better Days’ (2009), and ‘This is My Life’ (2013). ‘Seasons’ set the tone for Tracy taking her place center stage, exhibiting a breathtaking presentation of her rich vocal tones.

‘Better Days,’ an exceptional successor to ‘Seasons,’ provides a truthful and transparent portrayal of Tracy's musical universe. Songs such as “You’ve Got To Let Go” and “No Regrets” compassionately guide one through self-reflection, while “Better Days” and “Free” offer warming reveries of belief and optimism. With help from collaborative producers Phil Davis, Eric Valentine, and Kelvin Wooten, “Better Days” takes listeners on an inspiring odyssey.

Tracy’s third release, ‘This is My Life,’ hit the airwaves June 2013, immediately gained the attention of music lovers globally, and held the #1 position for two weeks on the UK Soul Charts.

Before the release of her third solo album, Tracy teamed up with DJ Spen in 2012 to release a string of successful house music singles including “Drive Me Crazy” which was #1 for top downloads/sales for 3 consecutive weeks on Traxsource, “Got To Be Strong” reaching the top 10 list for top downloads/sales, and “Never Too Much” also reaching #1 for top downloads/sales.

The success of these house singles led to Tracy recently being signed to House Music label, Quantize Recordings, and the anticipated release of her debut LP with the label entitled ‘Home’ due October 2013. On this musical offering, Tracy fuses the boundaries between Soul, Jazz, R&B and House music, making 'Home’ an exceptional showcase of what Tracy represents.

Tracy performs upon request at a myriad of venues and festivals. She also tours internationally as lead background vocalist for Disco Queen, Gloria Gaynor. Tracy's aspiration is to continue her development and growth as an artist, while performing amongst audiences around the globe.

*** Lesson Details ***
Parking
Students are reminded to drive slowly in the South Riding neighborhood. Please park as close to the studio as possible. You are also welcome to park on the right side of the driveway.

Arrival at Lessons
Please arrive at the studio on time. If you are early, please wait outside or in your car. If you need to come in to use the restroom, please feel free to do so, and then either go back outside or sit quietly. You do not need to knock on the door before you enter. Come in at your scheduled lesson time. You are welcome to get water so you can sip during your lesson.

Recitals and Workshops
Students are expected to participate in two recitals and two workshops during the year. Students must attend as either a performer or as part of the audience. Workshops will be held in the studio and are for students only (parents, etc., do not attend). They are designed to help you prepare for future performances. A fee will be charged for the workshops and recitals to cover the cost of the accompanist, and the cost of the hall rental for recitals (if needed). The fee will be announced prior to the event and can be included with the monthly lesson payment.

Competitions, Adjudications, and Honors Choruses
Students are encouraged to enter vocal competitions and adjudications, as well as to audition for district, state, and regional honors choruses. These activities are optional, and at times I will recommend that some of my students participate.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio has midi keyboard and sound equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
N/A

*** Specialties ***
Jazzy R&B Vocals

Jackson C. Washington, DC

Subjects Taught

Christian Gospel, English, Gospel Singing, Jazz Voice, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Spanish, Speaking Voice, Vocal Training

About Me

Jackson is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is one of the most sought after male vocalist in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This exciting and versatile tenor received his degree from the University of the District of Columbia with a Bachelors in Vocal Music. He has studied Voice Pedagogy both at Oberlin Conservatory under Richard Millar and Ann Manz and Shenandoah Conservatory (CCM) Commercial and Contemporary Music with Kathryn Green. Jackson has wowed audiences with his talent and skills, performing in four languages and five genres- attracting crowds of various ethnic backgrounds.

Jackson has experience working with youth and adults in churches, and privately. He has taught music and accompanied the production "KIDS" at the Kelsie Collie Children's Musical Experience.

Words and phrases that best describe Jackson's vocal performances are: (G.R.I.P.) Graceful, Refreshing, Inspiring, and Powerful.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I only teach voice and piano. Therefore, a piano/keyboard would be ideal.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Inspirational, Gospel, Classical, Contemporary Jazz, some musical theater.

Spanish:
Countries visited; Mexico and Peru.
I can guarantee that within a few months you'll feel confident and sure that you're conversationally ready to Speak Spanish. Therefore, if you're preparing a trip to a Spanish speaking country, you'll find Peruvian Castellano pronunciation straightforward and as good as any other, with few of the dropped letters or peculiarities found in some other countries.

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