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Diane G. Gaithersburg, MD

I teach from the earliest beginner through adult. My violin students are currently performing for different schools and ensembles. When students are performing with orchestras, much time is spent working on that music as well as their regular music.

About Diane

I have a degree and certification in violin and piano from the Boston Conservatory as well as a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland. I have had additional training and certification as a Suzuki teacher from The Suzuki Teacher Training Institute. I am a member of SAGWA-Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area as well as SAA-Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have played all around the world including the Vatican, White House, Paris, Russia, England and Wales as well as in Concert Halls such as Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. I have taken students with me to perform as well in these countries and also every major concert hall in the Washington, D.C. area. I give my students opportunities to perform whenever there is an opportunity. In addition I work with ...

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Kristin W. May 9, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Learned so much in my first lesson

Diane taught me so much in a just a few lessons. She was very clear and had a great teaching personality. I would recommend any student, beginner-advanced to let Diane help you become a great violin player.
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Debra T. December 3, 2013
Violin
Diane is a terrific teacher!

Two of my daughters have been taking lessons -- violin & piano -- with Diane for three years. We love her teaching style, flexibility, and encouraging attitude. Diane is always prompt, positive, and professional. She is the perfect fit for my girls!
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Vivian N. December 3, 2013
Violin
She's a great teacher

Diane has been teaching me the violin for almost four years. As her student I've had the opportunity to play at places such as Strathmore and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. She teaches me both traditional and Suzuki methods, so there's a lot of flexibility concerning learning techniques.
Raycurt J. Washington, DC

If there's music in your head or a song in your heart, but your voice isn't so great, or maybe it is. I teach your to sing with the Violin or Viola. (soprano or Alto). The tough part is learning hold to hold the violin properly.One month of training the muscles a new stance which my help your posture and breathing. After that it's smooth sailing in music and dance. Comprehensive program with ear training and reading the music.

About Raycurt

Raycurt J. aka "Fiddla", Violin-Viola-Voice-Piano-Rhythm-Dance and Event Productions. Music is the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator. We naturally expose our children to music and ignite their awareness to stimulate learning practices within. As a hobby or passion we discover the connections to all the similar disciplines, such as, science and mathematics. How to keep time, the ruler of motion in music. Learn the basics of the music language and idioms of Jazz. How to create melody, the syntax of song. inspiration of effective practice. Basics of Improvisation or Composition. ************************************************************ Native of Washington, D.C. began at the age of seven on the piano. Singing in family church choirs and ...

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Jesse C. November 23, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Raycurt has developed and implemented a constructive way for beginners to understand the violin, comprehend music theory, and figure out how to make this instrument sound good!

(It's not easy to do...)
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Mackenzie M. July 1, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Raycurt was extremely patient and a very skilled teacher. Would definitely recommend!!
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Evva A. February 20, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Excellent

I am an adult learner new to music lessons, and so was very anxious during my first violin session with Raycurt. I can't say enough about his professionalism and easy teaching style. We spoke prior to the meeting, and he told me what I needed to get started. More impressive, he showed up during a snowstorm! I highly recommend him.
Mahdi P. Rockville, MD

About Mahdi

I have a bachelor's degree in psychology from University of Maryland College Park. I started playing the violin at the age of 10. I have been playing it vigorously for the past 15 years. I started teaching violin almost 5 years ago. I love teaching kids. They are so much fun to teach. I have also taught adults. I believe that with adults one can base the lessons more on logic and with kids one almost always has to base the lessons on having fun. *** Specialties *** I really love the Russian method of teaching. I have also taught the Suzuki method of teaching.

Lisa B. Silver Spring, MD

Read and play music, improvise and appreciate violin music, including classical and jazz

About Lisa

Elementary school principal and music teacher for more than 10 years. BA in Music, Graduate degree UMET, Puerto Rico. Recording and performing experience. *** Lesson Details *** Guitar: Strum and play chords, chord progressions and songs. Singing, finger picking, basic theory, reading music, composition. Violin: technique, reading music. *** Studio Equipment *** Dedicated music room, room for parents to wait. *** Specialties *** I teach classical violin using the Strictly Strings Music Book and Essential Elements 2000 with improvisational violin and creative composition, as well as some Suzuki methods. I also teach rock violin. Students may bring their own pieces. I teach folk guitar and singing, playing chords and note reading, composition, music theory, history and ...

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ruth K. August 3, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Lisa is a fabulous and generous teacher. I was very scared about embarking on this venture to try and learn to sing. She has been encouraging and gentle and very, very helpful. She instills hope as well as provides me with the encouragement to keep getting better and better. I highly recommend Lisa as an excellent teacher.
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AngelaT July 22, 2012
Awesome!!!!

Lisa has been very helpful in assisting my nephew with his singing lessons. My nephew expressed that Lisa's very encouraging and does a good job of addressing the genre of music he prefers. He feels that he's making progress with his singing.
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ReeveM July 11, 2012
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I really appreciate the positive feedback. It feels really nice hearing things I do well, especially when I am new to this and can't make awesome music yet. Thank you!
Alex M. Fairfax, VA

In my lessons I want students to develop understanding in areas such as music theory, ear training, sight reading ability, and technique foundation. In understanding these key concepts students will have access to a wider range of musical abilities with an all encompassing conceptualization of music as a whole.

With these principal fundamentals established it is my goal to teach students how to express themselves through the language of music.

I recommend a full hour lesson so a student does not feel rushed. I wish to make each learning experience as meaningful as possible and 30 minutes is not ample time to teach an impressionable lesson plan and foster a students potential in the many areas of music.

About Alex

I have been studying violin for 12 years now and have had various students throughout that time. I am a licensed substitute teacher in my hometown of Chesapeake, VA and work in the high school environment each day! I am currently a senior music education at George Mason University and have studied under Dr. Laura Kobayashi, Jennifer Kim, and Dr. Elizabeth Adams. In addition I have been studying expressional orchestral conducting under Anthony Maiello. It is my hope that in taking lessons with me students will have a better understanding of what it means to be a musician and be a part of something they love!

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Megan A. August 15, 2014
Violin · In studio
Alex is a colleague of mine and has helped me improve my violin skills through the course of our studies. He is patient, understanding, and inspiriting. It has always been a pleasure working with Alex.
Alejandro S. Arlington, VA

I have been teaching for over 20 years, my best referents are my students. I believe the best way to reach your best level is to always do it right!

About Alejandro

Alejandro is an active performer in the Washington DC area. Alejandro has performed with many ensembles such as the Mobile Symphony, the Gulfcoast Symphony,the Pensacola Symphony, the USM Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, Orquesta de Filarmonica del Caribe of Baranquilla, Colombia and the Barranquilla Symphony. Alejandro was a member of the Gulfport Schools string faculty. Also, Alejandro has served as assistant conductor of the Southern Miss Youth Orchestra, chamber music coach for Festival South Music Academy, Music Director of Batuta Atlantico in Baranquilla, Colombia and Violin/ Viola teacher at the Alvin Schutmmat Music School of Baranquilla. Alejandro holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music from the University of Southern Mississippi.. His ...

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Suzanne S. March 3, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Alejandro is an excellent violin teacher to my kids (8 and 5). He is very patient and encouraging to them. He gives them clear assignments that they can work on through the week. I was hesitant to have my 5 year old son start violin because I didn't know if he would be able to understand what to do. But, Alejandro breaks everything down and has him work at an appropriate pace that is doable and very satisfying for my little guy. Alejandro began their first lesson by playing a beautiful song on his violin (he is extremely talented!). Hearing the beautiful music that can be made got my kids so excited to learn violin!
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Angela B. December 5, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Excellent violin instructor. Very professional and extremely knowledgeable about the instrument. His orchestra background has been a huge plus, and he always goes the extra mile to help the student, motivate them, and allow them to reach their potential.
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Mindy W. December 4, 2014
Violin · In home
Mr. Alejandro began teaching our now 10 y/o daughter a year ago. What a difference! She has improved her playing immensely and went from almost dead last in her orchestra seating to second chair violin in 6 months (she worked hard over the summer, too). Mr. Alejandro has an impressive musical knowledge, which places him above the average teacher. He is firm without being too strict, and is giving our daughter a good foundation in music that will hopefully help her go as far as she wants in playing the violin. We highly recommend him.

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