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Thomas A.

19 Reviews
Burtonsville, MD
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 7 to 55
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Thomas A.

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If you want to really rock on the drums I can get you started. I have MANY years of playing, performing, and teaching experience. Want to learn to play your favorite songs? And hopefully develope your own style! Let's rock!

About Thomas

I have been playing drums for over 47 years. For 16 years I played and performed professionally with my band Black Widow USA. We toured the US several times in support of our two internationally released CDs. For about 30 years of my time behind a drum set I had given drum lessons on and off. But b

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Cameron
Tom is a great instructor! Cam is learning so much and making great progress on the drums!
Cheryl I.
This is our first Drum instructor and we are thrilled with Thomas. He is patient, kind, and enthusiastic about teaching. His approach is positive in nature, meeting the student where they are at, takes their interest as the lead, and starts teaching there. My 11 year old son really likes him too! We go to our 4th lesson this afternoon.
Paul
These lessons were great. Regarding drums, I was an absolute beginner, and Tommy's lessons turned out to be an excellent jump-start. I used to play keyboards and guitars before, and I enjoy picking up by ear rather than reading notation, so I really liked informal and 'non-notational' way the lessons went. There was no hard notation drill, and yet Tommy had covered most rudiments, basic techniques, and patterns needed to rock in about 10 lessons. I'd recommend this for anyone who doesn't know how to hold sticks but want to get introduced into rock drumming.
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Michael K.

7 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks ENGLISH
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Michael K.

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About Michael

- I teach beginners, and intermediate guitar students. - My students' ages range from 8 years to older adults. - Styles taught: Folk, Folk Rock, and Classical - I have taught guitar for more than 10 years. - I have performed professionally for o

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Matt
I have been taking lessons from Michael for about 9 months, and it has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. He is an excellent guitar player, and instructor. He is patient, thorough, and very willing to pace his instruction with the ability of the student. I am in my late 50's and he is just the person I had hoped for in a teacher. I consider going to lesson not a chore, but a pleasure.
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Great start!
Mohammed Al Dhaheri
I just started to learn how to play guitar. It is hard to learn , but Micheal makes it easier to learn.
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Jessica P.

20 Reviews
Chevy Chase, MD
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University
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Jessica P.

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Harmony and voice-leading, music analysis, AP music theory tutoring

About Jessica

Jessica moved to the Chevy Chase/Bethesda area in 2009, having grown up and gone to school in New York and Ohio. She loves the area, and she and her husband are thrilled to be putting down roots in the community. As a performer, Jessica has traveled around the world, but throughout her career teach

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Zarya N.
She is an amazing teacher and you should have her as your instructor she taught me all I know about classical piano so I thank her for that.
Les
I had a great first lesson with Jessica. The lesson took place in a comfortable studio in her house. We discussed my goals and then reviewed where I am currently. She paid carefully attention to my body position with the bow and had several great suggestions on exercises to improve it. I'm already looking forward to the next lesson.
Gagnon P.
Jessica is very nice!

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Paul E.

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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 10 to 50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Paul E.

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My lessons will take you from beginner to amateur to professional as long as you stick with me and practice what I teach you! I have several years teaching music under my belt, already, so I certainly know what works. Worth the try!

About Paul

Hello, I'm Paul. I grew up in a family of musicians. I have mastered many instruments and aspects of music in over 30 years! The guitars are my foremost specialty, then singing, percussion, and music theory. Rock is my favorite of many many genre.

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Hank
Good first lesson, got an overview on music theory and practical playing techniques.Paul was very thorough on my first lesson.
Andrew
Paul is a great teacher who is very knowledgeable in all things guitar. A great choice for learning not only how to play the guitar but to know why all the notes fit together
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Pam I.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Science - Music Perfirmance from University of South Florida
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Awarded Volunteer service award 2015 from Straz Center, Tampa,FL
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Pam I.

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I teach piano at the beginning and intermediate levels. I use the Faber Series for all levels.

About Pam

*** Specialties *** I use the Suzuki method for younger flute students and a combination of Blocki Flute Method and Rubank for students who are in fifth grade and above. I work with students to set specific goals for their progress and encourage them to enter solo and ensemble, all county and all

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Tamara
We had a little technical trouble getting started, but overall it was a good first lesson. Excited for next time!
Darlene D.
Outstanding, extremely helpful. Looking forward to our next lesson.
Annette T.
Mrs. Irwin is fantastic with my son. She is very professional and knowledgeable and has much patience with young children. I have been taking my son to her for piano lessons for quite sometime now and he has learned so much. I highly recommend Mrs. Irwin.
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Phil C.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
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Phil C.

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I teach every student the technical skills and applied theory necessary to work in any contemporary style on guitar. I use the "Be better than you have to be" approach. Want to be the best on a bad day? Be better than your chosen style requires. I studied classical and jazz in order to excel at rock, folk and blues.
You will learn to read music and charts for guitar, as well as movable scale patterns, movable chord forms, and how to apply it all to master the fretboard.
Have you hit a road block? I can help. Are you brand new and want to be sure you understand the instrument completely? I can help.

About Phil

I've taught both privately and in the classroom (in schools from Pre-K to college, and through workshops), and have been a working musician and teacher for more than 25 years. I have a degree in music from Columbia College Chicago (Summa Cum Laude). My students have included everyone from absolute

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Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
Ben B.
Phil is very personable in his approach. He is also very knowledgeable and throughout in his explanations regarding the topics we are working on and I'm very happy to be working with him.
Glenn F.
1st meeting/lesson went well....Looking forward to future lessons.

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"Easy going and professional. I really appreciate her making me feel comfortable with my voice."
Patrice
Took Singing lessons from Danielle L.
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"Francesca Valle is more than your average guitar teacher. I never feel like I'm doing her enough justice when I refer to her as "my guitar teacher" because she has honestly been more like a mentor than anything else. I can honestly say that I don't think I would have gotten anywhere with my music if it weren't for her. Because of Francesca, I have grown so much as an artist in songwriting, recording, and performing.

If you are looking for a teacher that knows what they're talking about and how to bring out the best in their students, Francesca is the teacher for you."
Emma
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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"Outstanding instructor! Highly recommended.

I have been taking lessons from Jason for almost two years. He is reliable, patient, and tailors my lessons to address my skills and interests. He also takes the time to provide instruction on music theory and techniques which round out the entire experience. I would recommend him to both young and adult students."
Anthony
Took Guitar lessons from Jason F.
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"I've taken a couple of lessons from Trevor so far and they have been awesome. I've taken lessons from about 7 or 8 instructors in my lifetime and he is definitely one of, if not the best.
The thing that makes Trevor stand out to me is that he took the time to get to know what I wanted to learn and to figure out how I like to learn. He comes prepared to the lessons with material, answers any questions I have during the week by email and has worked with me to develop a specific education plan to meet my goals.
I suggest taking a trial lesson with this guy to see if you're on the same page. I am definitely not going anywhere else while I live in Austin."
Will
Took Guitar lessons from Trevor P.
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"Five stars, he was great!"
Carey
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Devin A.
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"I never met so easy-going teacher as Anastasiia. She is so experienced, talented, and artistic. She gives energy and inspiration throughout every lesson. She provides a lot of short and understandable explanations. I found it really helpful because of plenty of tips to improve singing and listening. You certainly will enjoy the results. I highly recommend her."
Tina
Took Singing lessons from Anastasiia S.
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"AMAZING PIANO TEACHER

What can we say about Mrs. Marty!?? She is absolutely amazing!!!! She is so encouraging and patient. She has taught my son so many things about music in general! He loves learning from her! We appreciate all of her hard work and dedication. She also teaches to each child's individual needs. We love you, you are a wonderful teacher!!
Thanks for all that you do!!!!!!!!"
Keata
Took Piano lessons from Marty W.
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"Love her class, really improved fast!"
Penghuan
Took Singing lessons from Inna D.
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"He pushed me to be better technically on my first lesson!"
Zachary
Took Singing lessons from Eric J.
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"Where was Richie when I first started playing music?

I have had several music teachers in my life and while I learned something from each I wish Richie had been around or at least someone with his patience, technique and passion for music. He has a great knowledge base but still considers himself a student of music. The combination of his humble demeanor and skill level would make anyone feel like they were just sitting down and playing with a friend for and hour.

The best thing about his style of teaching is how he employs practical guitar/music theory to propel you forward much more quickly to a level that you might never have thought possible to reach in such a short amount of time."
Kevin
Took Guitar lessons from Richard D.
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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, violin 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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