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Suzie D.

Woodbridge, VA

Experienced music teacher of 16 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of music skills. I specialize in Classical, Jazz, typically use Faber books.

About Suzie

*** Specialties ***
I teach many styles and tailor lessons to each student.
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Lisa December 30, 2015
Piano · In studio
Suzie is a wonderful piano teacher. She is very patient and teaches a variety of music that our daughter enjoys and looks forward to learning. Suzie also provides constructive and positive feedback during each session so that our daughter can continue to be motivated to learn/progress even more.
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Miguel T. December 22, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Could' be more pleased
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Cayden B. November 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Suzie is a great teacher, my son loved his first lesson and can't wait to go back for another
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Suzie D.

Suzie D.

Woodbridge, VA 22191
(14)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Charles S.

Waldorf, MD

I'm a music teacher in DC and also case manage special needs students.

About Charles

Outside of teaching percussion and musical performances I have worked in special education for over 15 years.

My life of music started knee high at the age of 4 playing drums and piano. At the age of 15 I gave my first musical performance, from that stage on I knew my talent had found a home.

In the 11th grade I toured with a local funk group in Washington DC through 26 cities learning music and the life of travel at an early age. During my last high school and college years I performed extensively playing classical, jazz, rock, funk, go-go, gospel, marching band, R&B, and with local
rap artist.

Recording credits and highlights include work with Def Jam artist Steady Eddy, recording go-go Mario with Double Agent Rock, and recordings with Little Benny and the Masters.

My other musical passion is teaching. Throughout my college years and beyond I served as a percussion instructor and assistant band director at Morgan State University. As part of the Morgan State University Magnificent Marching Machine I served as a instructional leader in music and performance mentor for the team. I taught part time as a percussion instructor at Milford Mill High School giving individual lessons for over 10 years.

Musical inspiration is an important element to the refinement of my craft. A few personal musical influences are Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Neil Peart (Rush), Dennis Chambers, (Santana), George Gray (Roberta Flack), Ricky Wellman (Miles Davis), Quinton Mack-Davis (Rare Essence) and Michael Bland (Prince).

*** Lesson Details ***
Within the first three months of lessons student will gain a strong foundation of sight reading and basic drum techniques in both rudiment studies and playing the drum set. My style of teaching music consist of breaking each skill down into chunks and allowing students to learn using their individual learning styles. I utilize rewards for perfect practice and each lesson contains a safe, fun learning atmosphere with students exhibiting in their best behavior.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in store front studio, drum kit provided

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring a practice pad. Students should have a drum set.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Funk, pop, and classical.
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Zachary B. April 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Our 5 year old son is currently taking lessons with Mr. Stewart. Mr. Stewart is a fantastic teacher who is able to communicate effectively with our son. Mr. Stewart sets expectations at the beginning of each class and gives assignments until the next lesson. He asks that our son dedicate ten minutes a day to his lessons. We are overjoyed that our son has learned so much in just three lessons. We look forward to a wonderful journey with Mr. Stewart.
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Chebo T. March 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Stewart is the best instructor you will need to start off with your child's music lessons. He has a way of getting down to your child's level and making them comfortable and excited about their lessons. My daughter can't wait for her next lesson every week. She looks forward to meeting Mr. Stewart and follows every instruction Mr. Stewart's gives her including the number of minutes she needs to practice each day. I highly recommend Nr Stewart for your child's lessons as I purchase additional lessons for my daughter.
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Chebo T. March 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Stewart is the best instructor you will need to start off with your child's music lessons. He has a way of getting down to your child's level and making them comfortable and excited about their lessons. My daughter can't wait for her next lesson every week. She looks forward to meeting Mr. Stewart and follows every instruction Mr. Stewart's gives her including the number of minutes she needs to practice each day. I highly recommend Nr Stewart for your child's lessons as I purchase additional lessons for my daughter.
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Charles S.

La Plata, MD 20646
(6)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Dwight H.

Fort Washington, MD

Learning to play the piano is one of the keys to a strong musical foundation, upon which playing everything else becomes a little bit easier. I've been playing piano for more than 20 years, and possess the know-how to help you up your game whether you're a neophyte, mid-level, or advanced player. I'll expose you to a variety of styles, show you how to read if you can't already, drill scales and chords, and get you started improvising and learning to play on the fly.

About Dwight

Are you looking for a seasoned musician to help you achieve your goals of learning to play an instrument? Look no further! I'm a veteran performer and instructor with more than 20 years experience playing and 10 as a music coach. Be it piano, bass, drums, or guitar, I can provide the help you need. My overall teaching philosophy emphasizes technical mastery of the instrument, strong music reading and theory, along with creativity and improvisation to turn you into a well rounded player. I've studied and performed a number of genres, and stay current on the latest in gear and trends in order to
remain on the forefront as a competent musician. I'm formally trained, having taken piano lessons since youth, and studying jazz and orchestra in both high school and college. I have experience playing over a wide range of other genres (blues, country, funk, rock, metal) and can help you learn, whatever your goals might be.

During lessons, we will go over the fundamentals of what make a strong musician. By learning the rudiments first, each of my students is able to develop a strong bedrock upon which a personal playing style can be built. In addition to note-reading, technique drills, and timing exercises, we will also learn popular songs that reinforce each of the lessons covered, so that you can see the application of every new concept we encounter.

My home studio is equipped with a wealth of high-end gear, to maximize the lesson experience:

Full Size Upright Piano
Roland 5-piece Electric Drum Kit
Pearl 5-piece Acoustic Drum Kit
Schecter 5-string Fretless Bass
Yamaha 5-string TRBX305 Bass
Fender 5-string Deluxe J-Bass
Ibanez Jetking II Guitar
Schecter Maus C-7 Guitar
Peavey MAX 115 II Bass Amp
Fender Champion 100 Amp

I welcome prospective students of almost all ages and skill levels, as long as they are ready to learn and have a great time doing so. I hope to see you soon, and would love to help you in reaching your own personal musical goals!
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Kyla M. March 30, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter and I have loved the lessons to date and can't wait to continue to learn.
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Dhakshan R. March 3, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Dwight is awesome!! I purchased the lessons as a surprise bday gift for my boyfriend, who has never played a guitar. Dwight is patient, friendly, and very informative. I would absolutely recommend him...I'm actually thinking of taking piano lessons from him for myself.
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Jeremy February 28, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I was nervous going in, but he was very focused on the music and didn't dwell on the mistakes I made.
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Dwight H.

Fort Washington, MD 20744
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Sammy H.

Alexandria, VA

-Piano Instructor at the Harmonic Music Studios and Music and Arts.
-Provides a thorough and strong foundation in piano skills and music theory.

About Sammy

An alumnus of The Juilliard School, Sammy Huh is an accomplished vocal instructor and artist. He has studied with renowned vocal pedagogue Marlena Malas (vocal coach of Luciano Pavarotti). He is well-regarded in the Washington D.C. area as a vocal instructor teaching at two music schools in Washington D.C. as well as maintaining a private studio in Alexandria, VA. He has been a guest instructor at the University of Maryland and teaches online lessons through Skype.

He has sung at esteemed venues such as Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Strathmore Mansion, President's residence at UMD, Meyer
hoff Symphony Hall, Chautauqua Opera, Aspen Opera, Alice Tully Hall, Maryland Opera Studio, Juilliard Opera, & etc.
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DT February 9, 2016
Singing · In studio
Sammy is truly an excellent music instructor -- his professionalism, talent, and skill are truly top notch. He has an infectious enthusiasm that energizes you to be better and to reach your goals efficiently. I have a number of years of experience with singing already, so I asked him to be a little aggressive in my instruction at my first lesson. He took that request and ran with it, and so I've noticed an even bigger improvement than I thought possible after only a few lessons! I would definitely recommend Sammy for anyone interested in developing their singing skill and confidence in a big way.
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Stella November 15, 2015
Singing
Sammy is the first vocal teacher I’ve ever had and I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher. Starting vocal lessons is difficult and it can be nerve raking trying to sing in front of someone for the first time, but Sammy is so encouraging and patient that it put me totally at ease. Voice seems like a difficult thing to teach, there all kinds of abstract concepts that are hard to grasp unless you’ve grown up singing, but Sammy is so great at explaining them. I always thought my voice was weak and quite, but it has improved so much since I started taking lessons with Sammy that I barely recognize it.
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Jeff November 7, 2015
Singing · In studio
Sammy Huh is extremely professional while presenting an infectious enthusiasm for his student's progress. I noticed immediate improvements in my voice, and the environment he created during lessons made me unafraid to take risks and go farther. My schedule is complex, and Sammy worked with me to find compatible times for class. All in all I am completely satisfied with this service.
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Sammy H.

Sammy H.

Alexandria, VA 22303
(15)
starting at
$75 / 60-min
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Christine P.

Alexandria, VA

I specialize in setting students up with very clear and strong fundamentals in reading, music theory, counting, interpretation and reasoning.

I teach students how to simplify music, even students who have struggled significantly in the past with their reading comprehension.

I have a very clear methodology for setting students up for success and becoming musically independent. My technique is based in Russian technique.

I teach in the traditional route, but I include it into other styles of music.

I work with many client's with impairments that have found success in my methods. Please ask me how if you have any questions.

About Christine

Intro:
Christine is a professional voice coach who has over 6 years of experience in helping beginning to expert level students develop the proper intonation and vocal technique within all legitimate styles of singing. She is considered an expert in her field.

She offers voice lessons that are based on the assessment of the student's individual structure and voice type. She received her music education in classical vocal performance from George Mason University.

She is also a highly sought out piano instructor for her ability to establish an exceptional foundation in beginning piano students
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Bio:
First and foremost thank you for taking the time to view my profile and I look forward to helping you work toward your musical aspirations.

Professional recording artist with two U.S. Billboards (2014) in the popular adult contemporary and an E.P. (3 singles) currently playing on radio in the U.K. You may find my music on iTunes and other online distributors such as Spotify. I also have a profile on Reverbnation.com.

Education:
Received music education from George Mason University in classical vocal performance.

I have continued my vocal studies with the incomparable Fabiana Bravo, who studied under the greatest Italian tenor of this past century, Luciano Pavarotti and the legendary Renata Scotto.

From Mrs. Bravo's teachings I have learned the authentic Italian tradition of Bel canto and Verismo in opera. This differs from the American interpretation of the art.

Voice type:
I am a true dramatic soprano. I sit between mezzo and soprano. Having a rare and large instrument has given me invaluable insight and a wider perspective on all other voice types due to it.

Specialization:
I specialize in the intonation of the voice. Students learn specific vocal techniques and how to properly approach the voice in a natural and relaxed manner.

From doing such, students will be able to create appropriate colors for their instrument to then genuinely achieve different styles of music.

The technique will never lose sight of the integrity and authenticity of the voice. It in fact enhances and supports this concept.

We will have very clear and relevant discussions on how the voice works. This is absolutely vital to finding true successful in your studies. It should be noted that one cannot learn without comprehension first.

More importantly from our discussions, the voice will no longer feel like such a mystery.

My approach will help solidify things you continue to struggle with. I have had many, many students agree and come to this conclusion.

This especially includes students who have already studied voice seriously, but are struggling to grasp concepts and or technique.

More times than not, it is the instruction you have received that is inaccurate and ineffective for your voice.

General vocal styles I teach:
Jazz (any variation such as blues), popular adult contemporary (pop), classical, opera, R&B, traditional pop, gospel, spiritual, hymnal, sacred, musical theater, big ballad, country and any variation of these styles.

What to expect during lessons:
My teachings are based on first the individual assessment of the student's structure and voice type, much like the true Italian style. Students will develop their technique through clearly directed vocal exercises and put this into practice through their musical rep.

Beyond this objective we will cover other artistic and technical aspects including interpretation, diction, phrasing, timing, and performance.

We will also discuss the mentality of singing. This unique approach that I have developed helps students learn their instrument immensely better than without it.

Piano:
I teach piano in the European route. I specialize in proper reading skills and developing good technique. Students learn to use strategies to sight read music on their own and develop interpretive skills.

I have developed a method of teaching that helps students systematically identify pitches and counting with accuracy.

Music theory is also heavily emphasized during lessons and necessary to support the study of piano.

We will also work on interpretive skills based on historical context and artistic development. I teach students how to think about music critically and thus create dialogue with the music.

Mission:
My goal is to help students become increasingly independent as musicians. I have worked with many children with disabilities as well. Please ask me how.

Who I am:
I love music, I love life, I love my family, I love my dogs, I love my coffee and I love to laugh a lot (I'm very Italian in that way). :D

Why take lessons now:
I always say to people considering voice lessons to just come as they are. Leave your worries at the door:) I understand that a person's voice is a very personally extension of who they are and it can be intimidating to sing in front of a professional.

I have taught hundreds of students and am well versed in seeing many different vocal issues.

I want to assure any potential students that the space I provide is professional, safe (background check three times, most recently 11/15) encouraging, friendly and welcoming.

Age and Advancement:
Please note: Voice begins at age 12 (the very youngest) and piano at age 5.

I teach beginner to expert level advancement in voice and beginner to late intermediate advancement in piano.

How I developed my studio:
I started my teaching career at Lorton music full time as a vocal and piano instructor and have over six years experience.

At Lorton Music I was so highly recommended by my clients to potential students that a wait-list became necessary to work with me.

My success in teaching has allowed me to open up my own private studio from home, which has been such a blessing:)

Who makes up my cliental:
I have a diverse range of students in terms of age, background, experience and interest for their musically aspirations.

Reasons range from personal to professional gain. Some of my students study voice to improve individually and others study on a more professional level such as getting into a music program for voice or preparing for auditions.

I will note that I am seeking students, especially voice students who view taking lessons on a consist basis as both valuable and necessary. To treat vocal lessons otherwise, will not allow for the full benefits to occur.
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Sydney April 9, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Christine is great - she is very patient but a great for an active 7 yr old.
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Israel A. April 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I felt really motivated taking the lessons today
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Jean February 29, 2016
Piano
Christine is an outstanding piano teacher. My son's skills and love for playing the piano have flourished under her tutelage. She focuses on both theory and practice and listens to her students and their parents to ensure a positive experience.
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Christine P.

Christine P.

Alexandria, VA 22309
(5)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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