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Timothy H.

47 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from University Of The Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Timothy H.

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We explore the fundamentals of music theory including sight reading, ear training, rhythmic and melodic dictation. Through this work, students begin to understand the language of music and utilize it in practice with voice and/or piano

About Timothy

** Following the COVID-19 pandemic, all students MUST be at least 14 days past full vaccination to be eligible for in-person lessons. Online lessons are still offered for those not yet vaccinated. Thank you for your understanding and patience ** I hold a Bachelors of Fine Arts from The University

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Haughton B.
Great Internet, great teaching, positive attitude. Amazing!
April
Tim is wonderful. He's patient, but also pushes you to stretch. He lets you decide where you'd like to go and what you'd like to work on, but has excellent exercises, ideas, and guidance when you need some direction. He's an excellent, kind, and fun teacher.
Haughton B.
I love my piano class! The reception was a little faulty but other than that, It was great
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Karen A.

4 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Dutch
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Karen A.

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Hammered Dulcimer lessons, rentals available. From basic playing through advanced arranging, including theory in many styles.

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Hammered dulcimer lessons - all styles, all levels, music theory included!

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Elizabeth S.
Fun and informative!
Mary W.
Karen is a wonderful teacher. Very experienced and patient with a beginner.
Erika H.
Karen is so friendly, sweet, and methodical in teaching style. It is wonderful to be introduced to dulcimer with her and - literally - learn how to fine tune my instrument with her tips and encouragement. She makes me even more excited to tune and play my instrument. I can easily get happily lost simply in the tuning process with my dulcimer as it brings me a lot of joy just to hear the notes come into tune and playing very small, minor amounts of things on my dulcimer as is... it is so nice to have a guide like Karen to help me better to understand and dance with my dulcimer, learn about music and how the dulcimer strings are arranged, and how to hold the hammers! I thought I was excited to learn before... I'm even more happy and excited now and have some clear, down to earth steps to begin to actually really play with my instrument!
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John B.

108 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Welton B.
John is great! He is very patient and encouraging. He break everything down so you can digest it.
Tony H.
Just completed my first 45 minute lesson with John. He was really down to earth, listened to what I wanted out of my lessons and we worked on those things. I feel like I’m already make progress.
Lucy
I took my first lesson with John this afternoon for the 45 minute session. He is very patient and knows how to teach very well. You will leave with homework that is applicable to your skill level and geared for improvement.
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JP B.

11 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $18
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1989
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JP B.

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Dedicated French teacher with over 15 years experience helping students meet their goals, whether starting at the beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. Easy-going, flexible and able to easily adapt to students' needs.

About JP

Bonjour, My name is Jean-Philippe and I have taught French in a variety of settings (small classrooms, larger classrooms and one-on-one settings) for over 25 years. I have taught well over 250 students. Teaching for so many years has allowed me to strengthen my teaching skills and ability to shar

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Nikisha R.
Very patient with me and was thorough! Made learning enjoyable!
Kelsey
JP is lovely and a very good teacher! I am a total beginner, and I had a great time in the first lesson learning the alphabet and French pronunciation.
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Rachel P.

43 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rachel P.

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I use the Faber method books for children including the Lesson, Theory & Performance books which all work together to introduce and reinforce musical concepts. I follow the student's interest is specific genres of classical, jazz, blues or pop and add pieces from those genres that students will find interesting and exciting.

For teens & adults, I generally use an all-in-one method book and then allow students to choose what pieces they'd like to work on, or suggest pieces based on the style of music that student prefers

For younger children just starting out, I implement early childhood techniques to include creative movement and percussion instruments. These enhance and reinforce the musical elements we are working on in piano. They also extend the attention span and infuse the lesson with a sense of action and fun.

About Rachel

A graduate of Duke Ellington School for the Arts and the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Rachel Panay is a 6 time Billboard Club charting singer/songwriter in the Dance music genre. She recently returned to her musical theatre roots appearing as Rose in Theatre Lab's production of The Secret

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Anne
Rachel has taught our son since first grade; he's now in third. She's tailored lessons to his musical taste (the Beatles) while providing a strong foundation on which to build. She's been very flexible and accommodating throughout the switch from in-person to remote lessons, and he really enjoys the time with her. Knowing that so many kids are motivated by short-term goals, she's planned even more recitals during this remote time than when they were solely in-person, and that's been a great motivator for our son to practice.
Stephanie
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It is with deep regret that I have to report that Rachel was clearly INTOXICATED during her lessons with my children today (ages 14 & 11). We will not be using Take Lessons again. There is no way an app can sufficiently vet all these teachers. Please don’t put your children in danger and learn this lesson the hard way like we didi.
Roh
Rachel is a great teacher for my 12 year old child. Rachel builds her confidence and meets her exactly where she is at. I highly recommend her.
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Andrew H.

15 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, French
  • BFA, Piano Performance from The New School
  • Teaching since 2004
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Andrew H.

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Learn the fretboard, proper hand and finger technique, fingerpicking, picking, scales, chords, patterns, and music theory.

Ultimately we quickly move to playing songs, aiming to work on and learn songs you know and love.

About Andrew

**New updated COVID-19 learning environment, featuring socially distanced piano and keyboard setup for in-person learning, where masks are required and all keyboard, bench, and sheet music surfaces sanitized. See attached pictures of studio near Dupont Circle, arranged for your comfort, maximized l

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Usama
Andrew is well within my radius, accepted the classes, and then canceled them. This is unreliable and unprofessional behavior.
Roh R.
Andrew is a delight. He has a gentle and kind demeanor and teaches with clarity and enthusiasm. I highly recommend him.
Chris
Andrew is a terrific teacher who is adept at crafting lessons to the needs of his students, while keeping things fun and engaging. Would highly recommend!

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"My daughter enjoyed her first lesson. It was interactive and Hiro made sure she understood the lessons by asking her questions, and challenging her to think of good strategic moves."
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"We have been doing chess and it's been great. Both our kids are playing in tournaments and their rating has increased a lot since they starting working with Samuel. Over all its been a great experience for my kids and they really love working with Samuel. We can only give our best recommendations."
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Danial has been and continues to be an inspiration to my son. He encourages students to think for themselves and apply what they already know to challenge them even further. I am grateful that Danial is part of my son's life."
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