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Elias S.

5 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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, ukulele, 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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Priscilla L.

57 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art + Design
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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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.

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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Hanaa H.

22 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Arabic, Arabic, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Hanaa H.

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I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of piano and guitar skills. I typically use Alfred's Basic books: lesson, technic, and theory books. I also provide students with homework sheet that explains what we have been focusing on, what they have achieved, and what is the expectation for next lesson.

About Hanaa

Hi there! My name is Hanaa. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and have worked as a classroom teacher and private tutor for fifteen years. I am a patient, passionate, self-motivated, and responsible teacher. I teach piano and guitar. I am also an effective instructor with the ability to

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Naomi M.
Love Hanaa already. My girls thought she was fabulous and patient!
Yasmina R.
My first lesson and experience with the teacher was impressive. She listened to my goals and adjusted the lesson accordingly. She also seems to be organized and has a system in place.
Mahera
She is a great teacher and I highly recommend her. She is patient, kind and makes students to learn in a fun way. She is a remarkable teacher.
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David S.

30 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. in Music Composition from Salisbury University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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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Great first lesson
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Patient, talented and easy to learn from!
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Joe B.

12 Reviews
Rockville, MD
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Portugues, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joe B.

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Rocksmith Method Music as language

About Joe

Fully Vaccinated and ready roll, let's do this together. My method is a fun, energy-packed and safe environment where kids are encouraged to love God, music, their band members, and their electric guitar or bass. My desire is to partner with parents to teach kids (6 and up) basic music skills

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SAHIN
Joe is awesome. He has a unique teaching style that makes learning fun for the student. He helps in every aspect, both technically and inspirationally.
Rishi A.
Kids liked Joe a lot!
Sophie D.
Joe continues to work with my 7-year-old daughter, she loves his technique and style.
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Marvin A.

12 Reviews
Montgomery Village, MD
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Filipino, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Marvin A.

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I can teach students how to play along to their favorite acoustic guitar songs from artists like John Meyer, Taylor Swift, and so on.

For more Intermediate and advanced students. I can show special acoustic techniques such as chord voicings and introduce them to fingerstyle guitar.

For even more advanced students, I can breakdown the construction of solo acoustic guitar arrangements of songs and chord melodies.

About Marvin

I help students make the guitar a part of their life, teaching them to play with individuality, creativity, and proper technique. ***for DC In-home students, minimum lesson time must be 60 minutes.*** Taught privately in the Washington DC area for 3 years before moving to NYC to earn my Bach

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Marvin is a terrific teacher, demonstrating knowledge and love of music in our sessions. He is warm and respectful and I trust his instruction. I've been impressed with his insightful and accurate notes about our sessions.
Marcus
Mr. Marvin is a fantastic teacher. My son really likes the class.
Rosie
Marvin is an excellent instructor who works with your skill level and customizes teaching accordingly. He also gives homework to your range and tips depending on your schedule. Goal is to have fun, learn, and one of your favorite songs.

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"Outstanding! First lesson and already learned a ton. Highly recommend Michael if you are a beginner or someone who has experience and looking to take your craft to the next level."
Sean
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michael L.
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"He's really knowledgeable about different genres and will work with you at the level your at. He has a gift for teaching!"
John
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Adam T.
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"Great first lesson. Sean was patient and engaging. Really enjoyed the learning experience."
Robert
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Sean S.
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"Eric is the real deal as a guitar teacher. I personally play the guitar myself, but as any parent knows when it comes to teaching your own child there is going to be some resistance no matter what! Lol. Eric is very well educated in music and has the rapport to teach beginners as well as advanced students. My son looks forward to his time with Eric and considers him a friend as well! In closing, if your looking for an instructor that has a solid music background that can channel that knowledge into your child or self, look no further!"
Ben
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric B.
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"Our first meet went very well. Jake likes working with Matthew and it is easy to follow his instructions."
Jake
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Matthew N.
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"Eric is a great teacher, very patient and provides a lot of great feedback and homework! I can't believe how quickly I have learned to play!"
Jamie
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Matt has a great background in music anchored in rock n roll with over thirty years of experience. He shows his knowledge with patience and step by step instruction. He has a firm knowledge base and an easy style for teaching. I would recomend Matt for any level of instruction from novice to experienced guitar playing."
Steve
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"Adam is very good at explaining difficult music theory concepts, he is patient, and he makes sure you understand before moving on."
Lola
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Adam T.
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"I would recommend Greg, hands down, over any other teacher I've learned music with. He has an amazing way of simplifying it for people just learning, and plenty of knowledge for experianced players. Someday I hope I can take my children to him so that they learn the love of music like I did! Thank you for your kind teachings."
Tucker
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Very good instructor, very detailed, explains things very well and lets you go at your own pace! Awesome app!!"
Antonio Hampton
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kenton D.
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