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Ian D.

Columbia, MD

(3)

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I have been playing piano since the age of six. Originally classically trained, I made a change to learning Jazz after hearing it on the radio one night while still in high school.

I began my teaching career in 2007, providing private piano instruction to beginners at a small, privately owned music school in Laurel, Maryland.

After the school closed it's doors in the Fall of 2011, I continued working with many of the students privately. It is these efforts I continue to this day.

Having the opportunity to work 1 on 1 with students and see their progression and development on a week to week basis is a truly, rewarding experience that I feel fortunate to be a part of.

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Although the approach you take with each student will be different, basic standard requirements will consist of:

1) Being able to locate notes on the piano in relation to middle C

2) Being able to recognize notes on the staffs and play them in the correct locations on the ...

About Ian

I have been playing piano since the age of six. Originally classically trained, I made a change to learning Jazz after hearing it on the radio one night while still in high school.

I began my teaching career in 2007, providing private piano instruction to beginners at a small, privately owned music school in Laurel, Maryland.

After the school closed it's doors in the Fall of 2011, I continued working with many of the students privately. It is these efforts I continue to this day.

Having the opportunity to work 1 on 1 with students and see their progression and development on a week to week basis is a truly, rewarding experience that I feel fortunate to be a part of.

*** Lesson Details ***
Although the approach you take with each student will be different, basic standard requirements will consist of:

1) Being able to loc

ate notes on the piano in relation to middle C

2) Being able to recognize notes on the staffs and play them in the correct locations on the piano

3) Scale theory- understanding how scales are constructed and being able to play at least 2 octaves of all 12 major scales with both hands at the same time

4) Chord theory- understanding how triads and eventually seventh chords are constructed

5) Sight reading- there is a "trick" to this, if you will, a way to go about approaching tunes that I've found makes them easier to digest

6) And for those interested, we can give the lessons a more Jazz-oriented approach (lessons would then more heavily emphasize scale and chord theory, syncopation, and learning Jazz standards)

Remember, we are all students. Instrument teachers, instructors, coaches (whatever you want to call them) do not represent an end to the learning process, but rather a continuation of it. We're all trying to improve, develop our craft, build up our chops, practice new and uncomfortable things, and expand upon our abilities of what we can do. I have heard from Jazz pianists in their 80s say that they are still learning, still trying to get better. I think that's an important thing to keep in mind as you begin this journey. The journey never ends, it just extends and continues. You'll never run out of new things to learn. The only thing you can strive for is to be the most competent you can be at your instrument. Your playing ability at any point along this journey is only a mere reflection of who you are at this moment in time. So make this moment the most meaningful it can be. The journey begins here.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full Sized, Fully Weighted Electronic Keyboard in living room
Comfortable sitting area in waiting room for parents

*** Specialties ***
music, piano, jazz piano
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March 14, 2016
Kim L.
Ian is a great guy, very patient. My son and I both take piano lessons from him and we are really enjoying it!
October 1, 2015
Toney C.
Ian is a very flexible teacher. I would recommend him as an instructor.
April 14, 2015
Stephanie R.
Ian has been great to work with. He is so patient with our son, and we appreciate him. Our son, Taylor, thinks he is the best.

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Ian D.

Columbia, MD

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Yelena S.

Burtonsville, MD

(11)

I teach piano for all ages and all experience levels. I also play ensembles with students and accompany clarinet and other instruments. Have accompanied at the University of Maryland. 35 years professional experience. I studied at an elite Russian school for musical talent and have been awarded a masters degree from the Kharkiv conservatory. I enjoy excellent interaction and engagement with all my students. Students of all ages and backgrounds welcome!

About Yelena

*** Studio Equipment ***
upright piano seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano or a keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Russian School of Piano Playing

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April 1, 2019
Karen
I’m an older student. She was very patient and I enjoyed my lesson time.
March 29, 2018
JENNIFER &.
Great instructor!
January 13, 2018
Stephanie
Excellent teacher. Looking forward to next lesson.

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Yelena S.

Burtonsville, MD

(11)

Aaron G.

Springfield, VA

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My top priority as a teacher is to instill in the student a love of music through the development of a strong routine. With this goal in mind, I encourage daily practice through the use of prizes, student contests and bi-annual recitals.

Many kids in modern times have developed an expectation of instant gratification which can make piano practicing difficult. I address this fundamental issue head on by teaching my students how to break a song down into smaller more tangible short term goals so that they can walk away from their daily practice feeling satisfied and accomplished. In developing a strategy for goal-setting, children and adults can face challenges throughout their lives with a higher degree of confidence.

About Aaron

Greetings! My name is Aaron, and I am a piano teacher in the Northern Virginia area. I teach to students of all ages from preschool to adult, and I am particularly good with five and six year old beginners. My lessons focus on developing a positive attitude towards learning and efficient practicing techniques. I am a well-versed performer in a broad range of styles, and I enjoy teaching to my students' stylistic interests. I have a BA in Music Composition from James Madison University, and I compliment my lessons with listening examples and music theory.

*BA in Music Composition/Minor in Jazz Studies at James Madison University

*Omega Recording Studios' School of Recording Arts and Sciences

*Great with young children

*Professional experience includes performances at the Kennedy Center, 930club, Black Cat, The Knitting Factor

y, The Charlie Byrd Jazz Festival, The Avalon, The Independent, and many many more.

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I am an engaging teacher who understands the value of fun in a music lesson. My lessons include games, listening examples, and material that the student enjoys learning. As far as curriculum goes, one size DOES NOT fit all! With a wealth of methods and materials, I take the crucial step to find music that makes you want to practice.

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*Lesson materials included

*** Specialties ***

*Classical, Jazz, and Popular styles.

*Music Theory
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Aaron G.

Springfield, VA

Travis P.

Kensington, MD

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About Travis

Hi,

My name is Travis, and I have been playing trumpet for 17 years. I have been teaching for 8. I love working with new students, and became more focused on private lessons during my Sophomore year in college. Speaking of which, I earned a Bachelors of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of Maryland College Park.

While there, I played with the Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra and Jazz Band. I am also a regular performer with the Prince Georges Philharmonic.

As each student is different, so is my technique and teaching method. Generally, I have students work through the fundamentals of the instrument including fingerings, embouchure, breathing and scales. Once mastered, the more difficult obstacles such as range, dexterity, repertoire and endurance are approached. I do not work with a set schedule for s

tudents, and tailor the lesson plan for the student's growth and practice.
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July 31, 2018
Julian
Travis does a great job! I noticed an improvement after the first lesson my son had with him.
November 30, 2017
Levi
Travis is a wonderful, encouraging & enthusiastic teacher. My son (10) loves going there. He learns a lot and progresses quite quickly - and at the same time it’s always fun.
August 17, 2017
Hannah B.
Travis was great. He paced the lesson right for my daughter and started instilling some fundamentals that she was missing. He is kind and friendly. And a great musician!

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Travis P.

Kensington, MD

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Rachel S.

Hanover, MD

(57)

I've been teaching piano for over 8 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to read music and play simple songs and as time goes on you'll be able to play songs in any genre and style that you so choose. I specialize in classical piano and accompanying (especially musical theatre), typically using the Piano Adventures books, but depending on the age and level the repertoire will be adjusted! I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Rachel

Hi! My name is Rachel, and I have been teaching lessons professionally for over 10 years now. My primary instruments are voice and piano, and I also teach music theory/ear training/musicianship skills. I earned my degree in vocal performance from James Madison University, where I taught lessons to non-music majors as well as tutored general music for the student population. I also hold a masters degree in voice performance and pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory. I would describe my teaching style as fun and relaxed, with a strong emphasis on healthy technique. I believe that all students should have a strong technical foundation, and that begins on day one. Genres I teach include classical, musical theatre, pop, and accompanying skills for pianists. I can also help with audition prep on both instruments. I look forward to meeting with

you!
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March 2, 2019
ML
Rachel provides instructions that are understandable, and that you can use to improve your technical skills and make true progress. She has also change my approach to piano practising. I believe I enjoy practising more and with greater efficiency. She is very talented, also has a great personality, bubbly and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend Rachel!
February 27, 2019
Christina E.
Rachel is a fantastic and knowledgeable instructor. My daughter first started with piano lessons and is now taking voice lessons as well. My daughter loves going to lessons with Rachel and looks forward to it every week. My daughter has learned so much. I highly recommend Rachel.
February 27, 2019
Clare K.
Rachel is an extremely wonderful teacher and vocalist. I mainly sing Musical Theatre but have a background in Classical. When I feel like I'm beginning to develop unhealthy singing habits, I usually go back to my classical roots. So finding a teacher with experience in both Musical Theatre and Classical voice is extremely important to me. Rachel really focuses on the technique and finds a way to describe it and apply it in terms her students understand. I highly recommend her whether you have a background Musical Theatre, Classical, both, or more. She'll get you singing with a healthy voice in no time!

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Rachel S.

Hanover, MD

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Marie H.

Bowie, MD

(11)

I am patient as I take my time to work with you through the different levels. I provide the student with positive reinforcement at each level of performance. I also encourage my students to practice and always look forward to playing for guests and at recitals as this boost their confidence level.

About Marie

Hello Everyone,
My name is Marie and I love to teach students and adults all I know about Music. I have been teaching for 16 years. I love what I do and I love to see the smile on my students face, when they reach their goals. My motto is work hard and finish stronger. Thank you!
I am also an elementary trained teacher, and I work with students ages 6-12 on an academic level. Please reach out to me with questions.
Thank you

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July 27, 2019
Diane T.
Maria is a very good instructor, patient and very professional!
I would recommend her to anyone who is in need of gospel singing lessons.
October 7, 2018
Praneetha
I have worked with and seen Marie Hinds' work over the past 8 years. Not only has she taught children and adults of all ages, she has fostered an intrinsic love for music which is at the soul of any artists' teaching. I have seen Pre-K students identify the different families of instruments to performing songs in different languages under her guidance. She knows how to meet a child.or an adult at their ability level and challenge them enough to help them advance and learn songs they dreamed of mastering! I highly recommend Marie Hinds as a music teacher of singing, gospel singing, piano and reading music. She is also a highly experienced reading teacher. She incorporates her knowledge of reading foundations to translate to reading and learning music. You will receive a holistic approach to music education under Marie Hinds.
August 30, 2018
Kayla B.
Ms. Marie was awesome. She was very patient and encouraging. My daughter learned so much in her first lesson. I am looking to how she progresses.

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Marie H.

Bowie, MD

(11)

Alice C.

Falls Church, VA

(12)

Hi everyone!

It is a pleasure for me to teach music. I have been teaching piano and cello for more than ten years. All my students no matter which level of playing are having a good quality time in the lesson. Through my lesson, student learns music from different genres such as music theory,music history, ear training and music appreciation. Because of that, my student always tends to learn quicker than they expected.
Besides teaching, I also perform. My philosophy in music learning is that, it is never easy to learn an instrument. Therefore, learning in a creative atmosphere and giving out precise guidance is not only good for students, but also good for me. By exploring music together each week, it will be a fun and engaging experience for both of us towards music learning.

About Alice

I am a classically trained pianist and piano/ cello teacher. By more than ten years of teaching experience, learning with me is going to be engaging and enchanting. I chose the right method books and design the lesson plan/ practice plan according to your needs. Through my lesson, you are not only learning music but also having a great time learning.

I held a Master degree in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music, , as well as a bachelor degree in piano performance from Taipei National University of the arts. By 27 years of indulging in music, I have to say, it is such a fulfilling journey!

Therefore, I would like to meet all of you. No matter what age you are, what level of playing you are, don't be hesitate to talk to me. I love meeting people and sharing musical thoughts. Looking forward to meeting you.

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May 21, 2019
Satemeh A.
Alice is the best! I have had multiple piano teachers and she is by far the most patient and professional instructor I have had. My playing has literally improved significantly since studying with her. I highly recommend her!
March 27, 2019
Olivia R.
Alice is very professional and patient. She knows how to communicate well with the kids. My 4.5 years old likes her and is making good progress! Highly recommended!
October 20, 2018
Minta L.
Very professional and patient instructor, strongly recommend!

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Alice C.

Falls Church, VA

(12)

Andrew H.

Washington, DC

(11)

Andrew is a gifted teacher who prides himself on making the student feel comfortable, no matter their level of experience or ability. This approach has worked successfully for many of his students, allowing them to be more open and understanding of some of the many concepts introduced and practiced while learning the piano.

Andrew is also very adaptable, understanding that each student is different, responding to unique learning styles and approaches that suits them better than others. But one thing remains the same, and that is the ability to enjoy the work as well as feel clear and measurable progress. This is any student's ultimate goal, and Andrew has a proven track record of success when it comes to learning the instrument.

Andrew will work with you to establish clear goals, if you don't already possess them, and be a steady and comforting guide for you on your journey - no matter how far you intend to go.

About Andrew

Andrew started playing piano at the tender age of 3. His mom wanted him to spend his endless energy on something artistic so she started him on piano lessons. Very early on it was clear Andrew had a natural, unique ability to connect with the piano. He played in school bands throughout grade school and began performing around DC in high school. While Andrew also plays guitar, drums, and bass, the piano has remained his first love and primary instrument.

At the age of 17 Andrew left DC and started college at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. Andrew studied Jazz Piano but also led big bands, wrote and arranged music, produced and engineered. Shifting from Jazz to Rock in his early 20s, Andrew joined the band Ambulance LTD with which he played all over NYC, the US, and internationally.

Upon returning to

New York from a busy touring schedule, Andrew began assisting younger students at The New York Piano Academy—helping them to develop their playing skills, as well as their composing and arranging pursuits. The experience exposed his innate ability to build students’ talents through patience and encouragement, consistently taking them farther than they thought they could go. Andrew discovered his passion for teaching and began working with students of all ages, from 3 year-old children to seniors. As a teacher, Andrew focuses on making learning enjoyable while teaching all types of music—pop, rock, jazz, classical, and even Broadway. Andrew tailors his lesson programs to the uniqueness of each student and teaches them not only how to play, but also how to better hear, enjoy, and love music.
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May 17, 2019
Ji
Never thought l could to be able to learn a Bach invention before. Now I’m playing it. Very enthusiastic teacher.
April 4, 2019
Josie H.
Great first piano lesson for my 10 year old - Andrew was encouraging, patient and inspiring- my daughter connected with him right away and couldn’t wait to get home and practice. Looking forward to more lessons!
March 27, 2019
George
My dad has a wonderful time with Andrew today!

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Washington, DC

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