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Timothy H.

47 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 to 70
  • Teaching since 2008
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Timothy H.

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We concentrate on developing proper technique including posture and fingering, scales and strengthening exercises, beginning to intermediate theory, musicality and knowledge of repertoire in various genres

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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John B.

108 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Karen A.

4 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Dutch
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded World Music- Solo Perfomer from Maryland State Arts Council
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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.

About Karen

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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JP B.

11 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $18
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches students 10 to 65
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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
  • Musical Theater from Duke Ellington School for the Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
  • Teaches students 12 to 85
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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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"Paul is very understanding and molds the lesson as per the student interest and capability. He made me fall in love with my guitar in a different way. He is supremely talented and has great knowledge of music n guitar. I have been taking classes from Paul since last 2 months and it has been a great learning.

Thanks You Paul!"
Ravi
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Mr. Greg is very patient in teaching my son, he uses his talents to create music with simple picks and chords that the beginners could easily learn and enjoy. Best instructor ever!"
Xiaoxu
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"Abigail is wonderful she is passionate about what she does and dedicated to really making sure her student learns and excel at piano playing. She encourages and compliments her student when a job is well done. She's patient with my sometimes unenthusiastic child and never discouraging. Amazing!"
Marsha
Took Piano lessons from Dr. Abigail S.
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"I had an instructor prior to him for nearly a year. I hired JR because after that time I didn’t even learn how to read music. I learned more today from JR than the entire time I had my previous instructor. JR is detailed and patient for an old, inexperienced fart like me. Thank you, JR!"
James
Took Classical Piano lessons from John G.
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"Wonderful. Great beginning!"
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Took Piano lessons from Carol K.
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"Carrie is a fantastic cello instructor! I've learned so much from her in a very short period of time. She is cheerful and supportive, while remaining constructive and methodical in her pedagogy. Her love for cello and her passion for teaching are present in every lesson. I recommend her without hesitation."
Mark
Took Cello lessons from Carrie M.
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"Great teacher. Super patient with a lot of knowledge. Would definitely recommend to anyone."
Logan
Took Singing lessons from Eric J.
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"Holly Is a good person and a good teacher looking forward to more lessons with her she is great thanks take lessons"
Robert
Took Trombone lessons from Holly S.
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"Diana is an excellent musician. She has studied under very fine masters in Russia . I have seen her in many concerts as a soloist, part of an ensemble and in an orchestra. Not only is she a fine musician but also a very good teacher. I highly recommend taking flute lessons from a very gifted artist."
Iris Moore
Took Flute lessons from Diana Y.
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"Tanisha has been just awesome! My daughter has gained a lot of knowledge and great tips in a very short time. Tanisha is always upbeat and encouraging. We are VERY, VERY happy with our choice in picking her!!"
Kim
Took Singing lessons from Tanisha H.
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Washington D.C. Music Lessons

Apart from being the nation’s political capital, Washington DC is known for having its own, vibrant music scene. From opera, jazz, soul, rock to the capital’s unique go-go music, Washington has most music genres covered. In fact, it even has its own music awards program called the Wammies. If you’re an aspiring musician living in DC, it would be hard to not to want to join in on all the action. So, why not start your music career today by enrolling in our Washington music lessons with one of our certified local music teachers?

If you’re looking to develop a concrete musical background, our Washington music lessons will provide you with just that. Here, you’ll gain a solid foundation in music and develop proper technique whether you’re playing the guitar, drums, bass, piano, violi

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n or any other instrument. This way you can rock out with an amazing lead guitar solo, romantic piano concerto or funky bass line like you’ve always imagined. On top of that, our Washington music lessons also provide fantastic courses for musicians looking to take their musical knowledge to the next level. Our programs on songwriting, music recording and theory as well as music performance are a great addition to any musician’s repertoire. And with our passionate and friendly teachers tracking your progress guiding you along the way, you’ll be sure to have a fun and exceptional learning experience.

So, if you think you’re set for the stage, be sure to let the TakeLessons team help pave the way for you. Give us a call and let one of our student counselors help you book your first lessons with us. Why wait? Sign up and enroll today!

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