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Arthur W.

Abingdon, MD

About Arthur

I began playing electric bass in 1984 performing in rock bands in the late 1980's to the present. When I began my formal education in 2006 I realized the importance of understanding chord structure/theory and began a love of studying guitar. Studying music theory and music composition/arranging completed my understanding musical concepts and how they apply directly to the instrument.

*** Lesson Details ***
Beginner students will learn the basics: learning proper left-hand/finger placement, learning the notes on the neck of the guitar, basic scales and chords, proper right-hand picking and/or
finger-style (proper technique will pay off in the long run, improper technique/ bad habits take longer to break). Learning can be boring if you're limited to just exercises; adding a few easy songs always make the learning process more engaging.
Intermediate students will learn hands on application to musical concepts: how to build a solo, chord progressions, alternate chord voicings, etc.

Good/proper practice habits are important for everyone; it's important practice what you've learned at slow pace rather than rushing to achieve the quickest (and not the best) results.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to have instrument(s), proper instruction books, and staff paper.
For lessons I can provide a music stand and amplifier if needed.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar teacher, beginner to intermediate.
Associates degree in music performance for both classical guitar and jazz electric bass in 2010.
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Arthur W.

Arthur W.

Abingdon, MD 21009
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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David S.

Highland, MD

As mentioned above, David enjoys teaching students from all different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. Whether you are just starting out or a virtuoso shredder in the making, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He usually combines work with reading off of the treble clef (what he likens to "eating your vegetables." You may not want to do it, but it will make you a healthier musician!) with learning more popular songs (or songs the student says they would like to learn) through tablature and chord charts, depending on the style of the song.

David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!

About David

David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Baltimore, MD. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 18 years he has been performing (13 of those professionally) and playing guitar, he has released 4 CDs and written over 200 original songs. He has opened for major national acts like Journey, Maroon 5, Toby Keith, My Chemical Romance, The Used, Thrice, Story of the Year, The Bouncing Souls, Eric Hutchinson, Virginia Coalition and Graham Colton. In the process, he ha
s performed at such notable venues as FedEx Field, Nationals Park, Jiffy Lube Live/Nissan Pavilion, the 9:30 Club, Rams Head Live and the Recher Theatre.

As a teacher, David has taught in numerous locations in the Maryland area for the last 16 years. His students generally range anywhere from 4-70+ years old and come from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of proficiency, from basic beginners to advanced. Some of his students have also gone on to pursue careers in music, others have just learned as a hobby, and some have been somewhere in between the two. All are welcome!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in living room with couches, chairs, cables/amps, as well as extra guitars (acoustic and electric) and a bass guitar, if needed.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide amps and stands, etc if needs be. However, if they are already provided for the student's sake/in terms of the student (i.e. I'll bring the equipment needed for myself), this would be ideal.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, rock, jazz, blues, classical, metal and funk.
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MichaelW3 July 20, 2011
Good Teacher

My son has really enjoyed his lessons with David.
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PadiA March 14, 2011
Excellent Teacher

I'm very pleased to have him as my daughter's teacher..very patient..nice personality....P.Asuncion March 14-11
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DawnG February 1, 2011
Dave is GREAT!

Dave has been a great guitar teacher! He is patient and teaches songs my son enjoys playing. Thanks Dave!
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David S.

David S.

Highland, MD 20777
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Nathan R.

Windsor Mill, MD

I can teach all genres as well as all the different techniques, such as slap and pop, two handed tapping, etc.

About Nathan

I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservatory (Masters). I can teach just about any age and skill level and cover anything you are interested in learning; whether its a certain style, genre, technique or song.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are laid back, with a focus on perfecting the basics. Most students work out of a method book a
ppropriate to their skill level. Aside from that we'll also spend time learning songs and pieces of the students choice. With the right amount of effort, you'll know your way around your instrument in no time at all

*** Travel Equipment ***
Will provide sheet music and exercises. My students should have a working instrument as well as any method book or sheet music we are working on.

*** Specialties ***
I teach all styles and genres
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Debbie G. April 18, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
We are so happy that he shared his talent with us. He gave my son beneficial skills to practice and assessed what he would work on during our next lesson. Thank you for connecting us.
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RichardW June 28, 2012
Bass Lessons

Patient, knowledgeable teacher. Very helpful in helping me attain my goals.
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NormanE1 February 29, 2012
Great Teacher

Nathan is a great teacher. I had always wanted to learn the bass guitar and had zero experience. He has a great feeling for music and teaches it very well. I really have enjoyed my lessons.
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Nathan R.

Nathan R.

Windsor Mill, MD 21244
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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David G.

Baltimore, MD

I have played the bass guitar for a church. I understand the fundamentals and can teach people how to play and enjoy watching them express themselves through music. I will use any materials that the student has in their possession. When necessary I will research materials.

About David

Hello, my name is David G. I have been playing music for 20yrs. I currently play at a church, and have been the lead musician for the past 8yrs. I am the son of a preacher, so that is the reason for the help in Bible Studies. I was interested in becoming an architect/engineer, that is the reason for the math skills. Above all, I enjoy seeing people learn and grow and I want to help people accomplish their goals. I look forward to learning from the students, just because I am a tutor does not mean that I know everything. I welcome the students questions. If I know the answer I will try
to thoroughly explain the answer so the student understands. If I do not know the answer I will research and find the answer to help all of us learn. Thank you for the opportunity.
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David G.

David G.

Baltimore, MD 21215
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Michael R.

Baltimore, MD

We will work on left-hand and right-hand technique as well as music reading skills.

About Michael

Michael has been playing the bass professionally and teaching private lessons since 2001. He is currently available to teach lessons at his studio and your home. Michael has helped students of all ages and ability levels enjoy playing music.

Michael received his Masters of Music degree and Performers Diploma in Double Bass at Indiana University in 2009. He also received a Bachelor of Music degree and a Bachelor of Music Education degres from the Florida State University in 2006. Michael currently plays with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Bass, Apollo Orchestra as a
section member, and is an active free-lance musician throughout Baltimore and DC. As an expert in his field, Michael looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.
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richard F. June 17, 2015
Upright Bass · In studio
Michael was very patient, took the time to explain theory which helped put thing in a better perspective. He is also very knowledgeable and an awesome musician.
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Michael R.

Michael R.

Baltimore, MD 21209
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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