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Popular Music Teachers Near Takoma Park

Omar W.

Washington, DC
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Ayanna G.

Washington, DC
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Charles T.

Silver Spring, MD
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Omar W. Washington, DC

About Omar

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 ...

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Eric A. December 10, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Totally successful lessons

I've been playing bass for literally decades, and when I needed to get my guitar playing up a level, I took lessons with Omar. Very useful overall, Omar knows his stuff and is excellent at communicating it. We were able to talk about chords, modes, improvisation and songwriting, covering everything I needed. I would recommend Omar highly.
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Bair S. August 15, 2013
Songwriting
Verified Student
Great Teacher

I've learned a lot about playing guitar, songwriting, recording, and singing from Omar and taking lessons with him definitely has helped me become a better musician. The lessons are interesting, fun, and really helpful. Great teacher.
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AngeloS July 12, 2012
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Working with Omar is great. He is very knowledgeable about different styles of music and can teach songs or music theory very well. As a singer/preformer he can teach singing, songwriting, producing and performance. He is also very friendly and accommodating, all in all making him a well-rounded instructor I enjoy taking lessons from.
Ayanna G. Washington, DC

About Ayanna

I am a jazz vocalist, spoken word artist and brass player, all of many genres. I also play percussion in a West African drumming ensemble. I have been teaching in public schools for 9 years and I am happy to call Washington DC my new home. I have been teaching private lessons on trumpet, euphonium, trombone and tuba for 12 years and jazz voice, guitar and spoken word workshops for 6 years. I have earned a BA in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University. I have experience singing in clubs and in choirs, playing baritone for church and community bands, playing trombone for the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra of Portsmouth, NH and performing with the Bele Bele Rhythm Collective. Music Lessons are goal oriented and fun. ...

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Dena H. September 17, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Ayanna is the best!!! She is a beautiful singer herself, and she is the perfect match for my daughter. She is never critical, always positive, and so good at pointing out ways to make the songs special. She also works with vocal exercises that are fun. We have tried other voice teachers, and nobody comes close.
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Kara D. November 6, 2012
Verified Student
Ayanna is great teacher - so patient

Ayanna has been so patient with me. She has a gift for being able hear and correct my learned behaviors related to singing. I really enjoy our sessions and look forward to checking off 'singing in a band' from my bucket list!
Charles T. Silver Spring, MD

About Charles

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The student must have their own instrument and access to that instrument in order to practice regularly.

Other than piano, I bring my own instrument to the lessons.

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Guitar Electric and Acoustic I teach Jazz Rock, Pop, Folk and how to read charts and music,, I make a living playing guitar and singing. 17pc Jazz.
Rock, Pop
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I utilize printed materials as well as my own books.
Also, supplemental pieces appropriate to the student's ability and tastes. I transcribe and arrange music for guitar that is not otherwise available. Also, technique exercises specifically designed to help the student progress and excel but are also interesting to play and listen to.

Grant F.

Washington, DC
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Jeff N.

Silver Spring, MD
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Ethan P.

Silver Spring, MD
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Grant F. Washington, DC

About Grant

My name is Grant and I have been playing the guitar/piano for almost 20 years. I am 30 years old and have a passion for playing and recording music. I love sharing what I know and bringing students to the level they want to be playing. Lessons will be different for students of different skill level, but all will revolve around catering to what the student wishes to learn. I can play many different styles on the guitar and would love to share them all.

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julie L. October 27, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Grant is GREAT! Very knowledgeable about the guitar. His positive and encouraging attitude was a wonderful bonus.
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Tim T. July 17, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Over the last year, I have taken many guitar lessons in the greater DC area in search of a teacher that will help further craft my amateur skill set. To-date, Grant has not only been the most knowledgeable out of any of the musicians, he also beams with passion for the trade. Not to mention his patience and encouragement - a quality that makes even the most rookie guitarist feel like he is the next "The Edge."

- Tim T.
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Jon T. July 16, 2014
Guitar · In home
I have always wanted to learn to play guitar but I never pushed myself passed learning basic cords and several elementary songs via videos and books. Recently, I decided if I wanted to really learn it was now or never and I started taking lessons with Grant. In addition to his ability to shred on the guitar, which he gladly did when I asked for a demonstration, he is a great teacher. He has been a patient teacher when I repeatedly make mistakes and always sends me off with something cool to practice before the next lesson. I strongly recommend Grant and will continue to use him as my teacher.
Jeff N. Silver Spring, MD

About Jeff

Hi, I’m Jeff and I have been playing the drums for over 40 years and an instructor for the past 10 years. I began my teaching career at The School of Rock where I spent one (1) year helping the drum students learn to play along to songs from various rock groups such as The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Rush, Kiss and Led Zeppelin. We also covered funk artist Sly & The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Parliament Funkadelic and James Brown, to name a few. From there, I started teaching at Dale Music, Co., where I served as the Director of Drum Set Studies for the past nine (9) years with a concentration on performing jazz. My personal drumming style has been influenced by Steve Gadd, William Kennedy, Jimmy Cobb, Art Blakey, Steve Smith and Ndugu Chancler to name a few. ...

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Damian H. October 17, 2014
Drum Set · In studio
My son has been Jeff's student for almost 2 years. We are very grateful for the knowledge and skills that Jeff has. He has taught my son how to play the drums the correct way, and it shows! Jeff is easy to work with, and always willing to help whenever and however he can.
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Jeff N. October 12, 2014
Drum Set · In studio
My son (13) is a current beginner student of Jeff's. Jeff has been a great instructor - patient, thorough and always positive. Jeff is encouraging and supportive - my son enjoys his lessons with him. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone looking for an outstanding drum instructor.
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Jeff N. October 8, 2014
Drum Set · In studio
Jeff taught me for 7 years. Over that time he became more than just a drum teacher, he became a friend and mentor to me. I was always excited to go to his lessons because I would improve every day with him. Every lesson I would learn something new. Jeff is a great teacher and wonderful company, I'd recommend him to anyone. Perfect practice makes perfect and there are no short cuts.
-Carter Howard
Ethan P. Silver Spring, MD

About Ethan

Hello, my name is Ethan. I'm a 2014 graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory where I studied Jazz Bass.

My main performance experience is in jazz settings--I've performed with jazz artists like Rufus Reid, Gary Bartz, Steve Turre, and Marshall Keys. Additionally, I've received Outstanding Soloist and Outstanding Small Jazz Combo Awards from Downbeat Magazine.
While the majority of my experience is in jazz settings, I've also taught rock, pop, funk, and gospel styles to electric bassists and classical styles to upright bassists. While at Oberlin I taught bluegrass, funk, jazz, arranging, improv, and classical lessons to 18-40 year olds. My teaching approach focuses on performance--it doesn't matter what style the student is interested in.

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