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David S.

28 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • B.A. in Music Composition from Salisbury University
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David S.

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David enjoys teaching students from all different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. Whether you are just starting out or a virtuoso shredder in the making, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He usually combines work with reading off of the treble clef (what he likens to "eating your vegetables." You may not want to do it, but it will make you a healthier musician!) with learning more popular songs (or songs the student says they would like to learn) through tablature and chord charts, depending on the style of the song.

David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!

About David

David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Fairfax, VA. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 25 years he has been performing (20 of those professionally) and playing

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Patient, talented and easy to learn from!
Hannah
Great teacher!
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John N.

13 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John N.

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Having written many songs, both for demos and my album, I can teach lyric choice, vocal and guitar phrasing and common pitfalls for songwriters.

About John

I have been playing guitar and bass for over 35 years and traveled the world playing concerts in Clubs and Stadiums. My band ESTUS was signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, I played with the Eddie Kirkland Blues Band, formed Fat City in Woodstock NY, and played toured nationally with Quicksilv

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Cameron R.
Fantastic 1st lesson
Gregory M.
fun interesting & helpful. good start.
Matt
John is great to work with. Very laid back and has a natural feel for just what you need to learn.
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Gabriel C.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gabriel C.

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I teach all ages, from beginner to advanced. I will help you write songs in any genre you like, both children and adult songs.
I will help you unleash your creativity, bring your song to fruition, increase your confidence, and accomplish your goals. You will learn how to put your lyrics to music. I can also help you put together a recording of your song with the full sound of a band behind your vocals!

About Gabriel

From 4th to 12 grade I studied piano under Dr. Anne Karanikolaou. I studied music theory, rhythm, technique, composition, and performance at Saddleback College. My core qualifications are extended piano techniques, lesson plan development, performance assessments, putting on bi-annual recitals, m

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Deana S.
My first lesson was good. He has a very traditional approach but fun delivery. Looking forward to more lessons.
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Gabriel has been teaching my son Riser (age 7 now) for over 2 years now. We feel so blessed! My son progressed so quickly. Gabriel is patient, engaging and has a gift for helping kids grow their piano skills week by week. I love that he's also created "recitals" for his students to play for people! We recently switched from in home lessons to doing them through FaceTime, and it's almost like having Gabe in our home with us.
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Marye L.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Marye L.

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Do you want to sing & play your favorite songs?

Do you dream of writing your own songs?

I have been teaching music privately since 2009 and LOVE to help my students sing and play their favorite songs all while becoming a well rounded musician.

We will get to the joy of playing as quickly as possible and as we go along we will fill in the music fundamentals - reading and writing music, rhythm, technique, songwriting, music theory and more. It will be a fun and enriching experience.

I can't wait to connect with you - to support and challenge you and help you make your musical dreams come true.

About Marye

My name is Marye. I am a Singer/Songwriter and Teaching Artist. I teach voice, guitar, ukulele, piano and songwriting. I have been teaching music privately since 2009 and I LOVE IT! I love sharing what I have learned in my own music career with my students. I love helping my students sing and pl

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Rachel
Marye combines discipline and skill with kindness and patience. She is a gifted teacher who cares deeply about her students, helping us increase our skills and grow and heal and express ourselves as human beings. I recommend her highly.
Wendy
There are piano teachers and then there is Marye. Marye is a graduate of one of the best music schools in the country. She combines yoga, psychology, singing, and digestible music theory to every lesson. You will stretch, sing, and clap your way to greater piano proficiency. Taking piano lessons from Marye is good for your soul.
Sue
“After decades of thinking I'd lost my ability to sing, I learned how to finally sing utilizing my diaphragm while studying with Marye! She helped me locate my vocal range, which was huge, while making it feel so inclusive and safe! The joy of singing has returned to my life through Marye's skilled, sensitive and sweetly cultivated music space.”
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Nicole D.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
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Nicole D.

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I am a songwriting major at Berklee who has been writing music for practically as long as I could write. I focus mainly on pop and musical theater, but I will cater to my students' interests and goals. My specialties are lyric and melody writing, but I also frequently write harmonies and chord progressions. One of my originals was recently selected to be performed in the Berklee Gender Equality Showcase and I also co-write very frequently. I most often write with piano for my harmony, but sometimes write with guitar and ukulele as well.

About Nicole

Hi, I'm Nicole! I am in my junior year as a voice student at Berklee College of Music, majoring in Songwriting and minoring in Musical Theater Performance and Musical Theater Writing. My two favorite genres to write and perform are pop and musical theater. I have experience (both in person and virtu

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Amy Miskovsky
Nicole was a wonderful online instructor. My daughter (9 y.o.) learned so much - chords, how to read notes, rhythms and songs. Nicole also helped her prepare for a virtual talent show. Nicole went above and beyond what we expected and we have really enjoyed lessons with her.
Durga
Nicole is fantastic with our 5-year old. She has been our piano teacher since March and we could not be happier. She is articulate and has patience with our kid and I am sure she will be great with any kid any age. Get Nicole to help your child become an amazing piano player.
Namrita
Nicole is engaging and patient with my ever distracted 6-year-old - and we’ve seen terrific progress even online.
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Eli T.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BFA in Music with emphasis in Audio Production from New Mexico Highlands University
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Eli T.

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From Contemporary Christian Music all the way to Heavy Metal and everything in between, I equip my students with not only the necessary skills to proficiently play most genres, but with the confidence to excel both on the stage and in the studio. With years of professional touring and recording as the guitarist of a Christian Worship band and employment as the worship leader at several different churches, I'm your guy when it comes to all things church-related. But hey, if that's not your thing, don't look away just yet as I also have 15 years of heavy metal/rock and roll experience as well as a deep love for the pop-punk and folk genres (with much experimental dabbling in the areas of blues, jazz and bluegrass). Whether you're a beginner who's still trying to get those tough barre chords down, an intermediate player who's looking to shred the neck even faster, or someone who's never even touched a guitar, I encourage you to take a step of boldness and let me help you become the best ...

About Eli

When I was a child I begged my parents to buy me a guitar, and as I grew up, year after year, I eagerly watched as each of my siblings (I have 7) received their very own "axe" on Christmases and birthdays. I waited and waited...but mine never came. Even my younger siblings got theirs before I did. S

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"Lorin is a wonderful teacher."
Beth
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"Amazing songwriter and a great teacher. She really showed me how to express my feelings in real words not corny rhymes. My songs are a million times better now. She even helps me write in Spanish!"
Isabella Pulido
Took Songwriting lessons from Tanisha H.
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"I love to write but then writing music seemed out of the ordinary. Well.... not any more! Thanks!"
Georgia
Took Songwriting lessons from James W.
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"I have been learning so much from Fawn! I can honestly say I have become a professional songwriter because of her guidance, talent and knowledge. I have had a few placements and I will keep training with Fawn to keep getting stronger as a lyricist and composer. Thanks Fawn!"
BWT
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Greg shares his expertise freely and made the concepts easy to understand. He is an extraordinary musician and comical educator. His presentation was compelling and I couldn’t wait to return for more lessons! Now I can tackle the songwriting process with confidence!"
Brian
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"Absolutely amazing!!

So incredibly sweet, talented, and such an amazing teacher! From the moment I met fawn we immediately connected. She genuinely cares and makes you feel so comfortable, so opening up to her when it came to writing songs was incredibly easy and natural. Very giving with her time and she will help you tackle any problems you're having in order to achieve your goals."
marielle
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"so encouraging without any fluff! I love my sessions with Rosita!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"This was a great first lesson with Kyle. He was very informative and inspiring and patient with me and gave me a lot of good ideas on how I can learn to write good songs. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"I've struggled to write my own songs and Adam has been a huge help in providing not only the knowledge to write but also the support to have confidence in myself. Highly recommended!"
Tory
Took Songwriting lessons from Adam K.
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"So far my daughter is pleased and is looking forward to working with Joe. She has only had 1 lesson so far but it was smooth sailing and all went well."
Katelyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Joe R.
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