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Thomas A.

19 Reviews
Burtonsville, MD
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches students 7 to 55
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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1980
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Michael K.

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Guitar

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.

1 Review
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Class A CDL from Napier Trucking
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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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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
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • 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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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.
Lauren B.
I can't wait to have my second lesson!
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Phil C.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship 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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"My son's reaction after one lesson: Charles is awesome!
I whole-heartedly agree! He jumped right in, asked some great questions and quickly deduced Jonathan's skill level.
He was able to give him something tough enough to really challenge Jonathan, but still within his range to be able to do..

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Jonathan
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Roberta has re-invigorated my daughter's interest in playing flute!

My daughter switched to learning with Roberta after 2 years of flute lessons, and the difference now that she is learning with Roberta has been amazing. With her warmth and enthusiasm, Roberta inspires and encourages my daughter to continuously improve, and my daughter has finally started enjoying playing flute again. I am very happy with the rate at which my daughter is progressing, with her lessons having an equal emphasis on technical skill and musicality."
Dina
Took Flute lessons from Roberta M.
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"I’ve had the chance to experience Emily’s coaching in two settings one on one and group voice lessons. Both have left me feeling open and connected to my voice and it’s potential.

Emily’s intuitive nature allows her to tailor the voice lessons to your needs. She uses her background in meditation, yoga, and breath work combined with classic training in voice to curate a transformative experience.

If you are looking for a holistic approach to voice lessons don’t hesitate to reach out to her!"
Laura
Took Singing lessons from Emily P.
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"I really enjoyed my first lesson. Looking forward to working with Joey!"
Alice
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joseph R.
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"A wonderful experience

My daughter is 14 years old, is on the lower end of intermediate ability for piano and has a background in clarinet. Kelvin was wonderful. A great all around teacher. From technique to conveying confidence to teaching you how to convey your emotion through your music, Kelvin does it all. What a wonderful teacher!"
Jennifer
Took Piano lessons from Kelvin L.
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"she is wonderful and very patient! I enjoyed the class a lot."
Susana
Took Guitar lessons from Olivia D.
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"Excellent lessons! Ian teaches fun songs that engage kids but also about technique & theory in a very casual and relaxed manner. Highly recommended!"
Vera
Took Piano lessons from Ian S.
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"Sabrina is a very Patient young Teacher and taught my Grand daughter, May today all basics what May needs to know.
Well it is our 1st visit to Sabrina and we are so happy with her and came across her Mom. All are nice. May'll continue attending to Sabrina for her Piano Lesson at the same time next week...i.e., Thursday 4 pm.
Thanks. ( This is Myo, May's grandpa )"
May
Took Piano lessons from Sabrina P.
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"Edward has been great with
My daughter who is 6 years old. He is very patient with explaining the lesson and also with answering any questions that either of us have. I look forward to booking more lessons with Edward"
Nadia
Took Piano lessons from Edward E.
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"Wonderfully warm and inviting. My daughter is already excited and practicing."
Hazel
Took Piano lessons from Marie-France M.
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