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Elias S.

5 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Oberlin College
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

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violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Ryan
I've been taking lessons with Elias for over 6 months now and it has been a great experience. I started taking lessons as an adult who previously studied a little violin and wanted to learn Fiddle. He is knowledgeable, patient and has come up with lessons that were perfect for my background. I'm thrilled about the progress I've made so far and taking lessons from someone who loves music as much as Elias has added a real highlight to my week.
Sara
Elias is the best! Such a knowledge and passion of music. He has been my sons guitar instructor going on 5 months. My son has learned so much and always enjoys and looks forward to his lessons. My son is is not only learning guitar but violin as well from him. Fantastic instructor A+
Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!
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Lauren S.

3 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Music - Violin Performance from Boyer College of Music & Dance
  • Teaching since 2001
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Lauren S.

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Whether you want to play classical violin, fiddle like a bluegrass star, or perform like your favorite pop artists, I can set you on the path to success! My private students range in age from 4 to 40 years old, and I have gone on to become music teachers, composers, and professional musicians. My most influential teachers have been members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and graduates of The Curtis Institute of Music.

About Lauren

Lauren is a dynamic violinist, violist, and music educator in the DMV. She has performed with ensembles including American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and the Maryland Lyric Opera, and she has worked with ar

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Cindy W.
Great lesson!
Rafaella L.
Lauren is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to teaching music properly.
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John B.

111 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaching since 1986
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John B.

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While studying the mandolin, you'll learn how to read music in standard notation, tablature form or both. You will also learn how to play various chords, scales rhythmic patterns and improvisation while implementing them into various styles of music including, Bluegrass, Country, Basso Nova. or Blues.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of music

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Annie
John is the best! He is super kind, patient, and friendly and he'll meet you where you are skill-wise so that improving at your instrument is fun and not intimidating! :-)
Felicia
John was awesome. This is my first time playing acoustic guitar, and he broke it down and made it palatable for me to chew!
Eugene N.
John is great!
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Maureen W.

35 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 to 18
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Maureen W.

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Hi there! I am a classically trained saxophonist with a Masters from Peabody Conservatory and over 16 years of teaching experience. I tailor my lessons based on your interests and skill level, finding pieces you enjoy which challenge you. I can also give you a strong sense of the fundamentals, focusing on intonation, finger technique, vibrato and tone. Looking forward to hearing from you!

About Maureen

Welcome to online saxophone lessons! While studying with me we will focus on practice techniques to develop your speed, vibrato and intonation (one of the most important aspects of a good sound!) For students in grade school, lessons can help your skills in band class and in participation in solo an

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Ozzie J.

13 Reviews
Mc Lean, VA
Starting at $48
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ozzie J.

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With 10 years of teaching piano lessons and 3 degrees in piano, I have both the expertise and experience to provide a uniquely tailored learning environment to piano students of all ages and levels. Teaching excites me because it gives me the opportunity to find out each student's individuality and to help them reach their inner potential. Since student goals vary from wanting to play chord charts in a garage band to aspiring to become a concert pianist, I do not have a rigid teaching method - rather, I tailor it to each student. Beyond the fundamentals of technique and reading music, piano lessons with me include focusing any amount of the following: classical, improvisation, composition, theory, jazz, popular styles, hymns, etc... I can't wait to begin guiding you on your musical journey with the piano!

About Ozzie

I am a pianist and a passionate teacher of pianists of all shapes and sizes. The joy of playing the piano is one that my skills as a teacher help me infuse into my students. I also find it to be quite a positive feedback loop for me: teaching makes me want to hone my own skills and playing well give

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Jacqueline D.
Ozzie really connected with my daughter and made her introduction to piano a positive and fun experience. A patient, kind, and positive teacher!
Rebekah B.
My sixteen-year-old has been taking with Ozzie since the fall. His sound is richer and cleaner than it has ever been. Ozzie is very technically oriented. He emphasizes the hand work, finger work, and overall technique. Thaddaeus' playing sounds so much more mature after these months with Ozzie! Thanks, Ozzie!
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Priscilla L.

57 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art + Design
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Priscilla L.

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First thing I do before first day of class is send out an enthusiastic email to introduce myself. We then Briefly discuss the learning goals for the course based on the visual literacy,technical,and intellectual competencies the students would like to achieve by the end of a period. This is ideal for me to design the course or update an existing course for the student's desired outcomes. The customized syllabus and the schedule are completed along with a comprehensive strategy for what will take place during our lesson together. Your art knowledge will not only be enhanced by understanding contemporary artistic developments but your understanding of what is art in society will most absolutely be enriched.

About Priscilla

Hi! I’m Priscilla also known as Ms. P. to my students. I'm a mentor who values a unique and creative approach to learning music, art, and even photography. In my career, I’ve realized the importance of using a variety of teaching techniques catered to a student's learning style. As a mom, I’m

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Jamar
You can not directly get someone to see that they can be better or do better without a bit of influence.
Ms. P has been a positive influencer to my daughter. She taught techniques and gave her a written action plan for practice. I looked for someone my daughter could look up to and see herself in. She’s played drums and piano in school when she was younger and now wants to focus on being a vocalist. Ms. P offers lessons in singing and playing instruments. I figure she would be a perfect example of what you can do with your talents. My daughter words are below:

“Working with Mrs.P was a great experience. i didn’t realize how much breathing comes into play while singing. She showed me how to elongate my voice and sing from my chest instead of my throat. She’s very funny and kind and makes learning a comfortable experience.”

I'm thankful for Takelessons online options and finding Ms. P for my daughter's vocalist growth.
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Alexia H.
Priscilla has such a calming and warm presence! I love how she opened the lesson with meditation and stretching exercises.

And she jumped right into teaching me the song I wanted to learn how to play. I’m really going to enjoy taking more lessons with her. 😊

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Took Japanese lessons from Seiko D.
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"My daughter just had her third lesson with Chanée and she loves it! Chanée is so patient (my daughter is 6) and after every lesson my daughter is excited for the next!"
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Took Russian lessons from Marina K.
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"Aimi is obviously fluent in Japanese, but her English also is excellent. She is a very committed, personable, and conscientious teacher. I haven't known Aimi that long, but I already am impressed."
Carrie
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"Signed my 9 year old up for Japanese lessons, she had her first lesson last night. She was so excited to show us what she learned, although my daughter is a little shy Aimi was awesome!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"Teacher is very well organized with a clear plan lesson -objectives for the day and exercises to be completed between lessons to practice the learnings . Teacher brings lots of energy and encouragement to every session which motivates me to keep learning and improve. I will recommend Zhao Yan as a teacher ."
Carlos
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Zhao Yang L.
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"I had an absolutely wonderful time learning with Marjan. Very good teacher and great personality."
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Took Russian lessons from Roman N.
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