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Popular Music Recording Teachers Near Spencerville

Omar W.

Washington, DC
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Priscilla D.

Silver Spring, MD
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William T.

Alexandria, VA
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Omar W. Washington, DC

About Me

I am musician and a visual artist who earned a Masters certification in Songwriting and Guitar from Berklee College of Music.

As an artist I have been featured on MTV, Rollingstone, BBC, NBC, VOA, ARY, Alt Press, LA times, documentaries and more. I have been playing guitar and recording music since childhood and a classically trained sitar player and Indian classical vocalist. I have my own band in which I play guitar and do vocals. I also DJ and compose electronica.

I am a great teacher for someone who wants to write songs, or is into Indie, rock, pop, reggae, metal, hip hop, and electronica.

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.

My passion is sharing music with people. Discovering new components of music means meeting new people who also love music.

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 heavy metal bands, but have also done acoustic, 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.

*** Lesson Details/ What to Expect ***

You can expect a custom, fun and attentive one on one lesson. I am thorough and patient. I expect you to love music and put forth effort. I'm laid back, I will work as fast or as slow as you need. I prefer a total immersion technique and get my students playing right away. This boosts confidence and fosters interest because once a student enjoys playing you don't have to convince them to practice.

By the first lesson you will be familiar with the instrument and it's parts, and playing your first chord.

In 3-6 months you will be playing guitar with a greater knowledge of chords, basic harmony and be able to play scales and songs.

Once you have a foundation of chords we can explore more specific music subjects and lessons will become more personalized: songwriting, guitar tones, musicology, making a DIY record, shredding like a metal head-- I can guide you to help you achieve your goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***

Studying guitar in my live/studio space located in Artist Lofts near Brookland metro in NE DC. It has a high ceilings and full stage back line including keyboards, drum set, live sound system multiple guitar amps and more. There is seating for parents and recording capabilities.

*** Travel Equipment ***

They must have their own equipment, bring a composition notebook for notes. 

*** Specialties I Teach ***

On Guitar: Heavy Metal, Blues, Indie, Rock, Pop, Punk, Funk Reggae, Ska

Sitar
Classical Indian Music
Classical Indian Vocals
Songwriting
Music Software
Electronica
DIY audio production

Priscilla D. Silver Spring, MD

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

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
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Jackson C.

Washington, DC
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Martim G.

Washington, DC
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Tracy H. Chantilly, VA

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

Jackson C. Washington, DC

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.

Martim G. Washington, DC

About Me

Hi, I'm Martim. I am a drummer, computer musician, and classically trained percussionist. I have performed extensively with orchestras, percussion ensembles, jazz groups, and electronic acts, as well as organized and played in performances of my own music, which focuses on integrating percussion with live electronics. I just graduated from the Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) Master of Fine Arts Program at UC Irvine and am very excited to have time to teach lessons again.

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I teach both drum/percussion lessons and computer music/production lessons focusing on Max/MSP and Ableton Live. While my focus is on drums, contemporary percussion music, and computer music, I will work with you to develop an engaging lesson plan based on your specific interests.

For drum lessons, I can take you from the very basics of how to read music, hold a stick, and play rudiments all the way to advanced limb independence techniques and technical jazz and bop drumming. As a teacher, my priority is to make sure that my students are learning skills that will not only help them in the short-term, but also last them for the rest of their careers. I will work with you to create a custom lesson plan based on your current skill level and make sure that you are gaining a thorough understanding of the material as you progress.

For computer music/production lessons I can likewise take you from the basics of understanding MIDI and how to use DAWs like Ableton Live and Logic Pro all the the way to advanced programming concepts in Max/MSP such as how to build your own Max for Live plugins, controlling external programs using Max/MSP, and using Max/MSP for motion capture with a Microsoft Kinect. In Ableton Live I can take you from the basics of producing and creating/recording your own sound all the way to creating an interactive live set with live audio processing, lighting, and projection control.

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