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About Harry

I have been teaching piano, music, movement and dramatic arts in the Northern Virginia area since 1993. Besides teaching lessons in students homes, I've taught in studios, public and private schools, camps and afterschool programs.

I teach all ages, but most of my Beginner students are between the ages of 7 and 12. I really enjoy working with this age group-- they are alot of fun and it' great to see how quickly they learn things!

Some of my students started with me as Beginners and are now teenagers, playing at the Intermediate Level. Besides playing more complex pieces, they also play popular songs they know and like. Music from the TV show "Glee" is a big favorite!

Some of my favorite composers are Anton Dvorak, JS Bach, Ludwig Von Beethoven, Scott Joplin, and Cole Porter. Some of my favorite musicians and bands are The Be

atles, U2, Paul Simon, Tori Amos, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, and B-52's.

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For beginners, I generally use the Bastien Beginner series starting at the Primer Level and going through to Level Four. Depending on the student, going through the beginner level can take anywhere from four to six years. I use a lesson book, supplemental song book which features concepts learned, and a Theory book for written homework. Within 3-6 months, starting at the Primer Level, student will be reading notes on the musical staff and playing short pieces with both hand together.

Intermediate level students work on repetoire pieces from classical, ragtime, modern, jazz and popular music.

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Students need to have a piano or keyboard in their home

I am thoroughly background checked every year and work with local after school programs in the area.
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Harry W.

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Piano is a versatile instrument that can help you in other aspects of musical development. I've been teaching piano for over 15 years, and would love to have you on my student roster!

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"Jonathan's experience as a musician and teacher helped me advance tremendously in my ability to play guitar and understand music on a more advanced level. He's great at relating to his students and takes a genuine interest in their progress. " -Victoria L.

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June 18, 2019
Elijah L.
Jonathan is nice and easy for my son to feel comfortable with. He comes to our house and makes learning easy and fun.
January 25, 2019
laura
Very helpful instructor, great at explaining information
December 1, 2018
laura
Great custom lesson

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Lilia B.

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I emphasize developing a strong foundation in technique and ear training that will carry over to any musical genre, from world-renowned classical repertoire, to classic rock, jazz, and folk, to children's songs or your favorite radio hits from today.
I am dedicated to unlocking every student's musical potential, at any age or experience level, whether the student is just beginning to explore the keyboard or is preparing for an important audition. But more than experience and insight, I teach students to use music as a vehicle for creativity and expression, and develop a sense of true musicianship that goes beyond playing all the correct notes and the right time.

About Lilia

Hello, my name is Lilia! I have over a decade experience in teaching and offer private lessons in guitar, piano, and voice with a balance between theory, technique, and and ear training to help you play the songs you love to listen to.

I created my own lesson book for guitar and am currently working on creating lesson books for piano. These lesson books use popular songs to keep learning engaging and fun! In 2017, my husband and I created our own music lesson program called Suncho School of Music!

In addition to music, I have always had a love of sports and fitness and earned a certification in personal training from the American Council on Exercise. I love to share both my passions for fitness and music with whomever would like to learn from me.

My education includes a degree in Guitar Performance from the California Institute

of the Arts, earned in 2014.

In addition to teaching, I play the role of as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and composer in my rock band, called Karkaza. We are currently working on recording our debut album and playing shows in Los Angeles and other states in the US.

My favorite part of teaching is knowing that I helped the student have a better day and give them a rewarding activity to look forward to every week. Feel free to reach out any time, I would be happy to chat with you!
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October 8, 2019
Annie L.
Great lesson!
January 17, 2018
Dani F.
My daughter absolutely loves her personality and her knowledge of the guitar!
October 15, 2017
Leo E.
Excellent Math and Science tutoring for my boy... And the guitar lessons for both of us great! Much practicing to do...

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Wes C.

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I love to help with all of the basics and then go from there with whatever specific genre or technique each student might be interested in! I do not rely on sheet music! I've learned the basics of sheet music in the past, but I've found so much more enjoyment and freedom in learning by ear and memorization and it really helps you to connect with the music and get a feel for it in the long run rather than always having to have a sheet in front of you!

About Wes

Hey guys! My name is Wes and over the last 6-7 years I've absolutely fallen in love with music. It's amazing to me to see that music affects every single human, no matter what specific genre they might prefer. And to be able to pick up and instrument and join in on it is such an incredible experience. I started by showing a few of my friends how to play some guitar back in 2013 and I've been teaching guitar and piano lessons ever since. I love to help people along and see them progress and overall ENJOY it! Hope I can be a good fit for you!

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August 16, 2019
Nikki Z.
Great teacher my kids enjoy learning with Wes, thank you again.

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Wes C.

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I have played piano since I was five-years-old. I had an amazing teacher who was always engaging and fun -- I strive to be like her with my students. I generally use Alfred or Bastian Methods to start out and then adjust according to my students' needs. I encourage daily practice and always am willing to consult with parents of younger students on how to implement this. I also love to encourage my students to chose music they'd like to learn!

About Becca

I am a friendly, outgoing, and passionate music teacher! I play the harp and piano and absolutely love to spread the joy of music. I started playing the harp because my grandmother was a harpist and I thought it was the most beautiful instrument. After all these years, I still love the amazing sound of the harp. I completed my degree in Harp Performance from University of Denver's Lamont School of Music where I received a well-rounded education in both performance and academics (including theory, history, and technology). Please let me know if you have any questions- can't wait to get started!

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January 22, 2019
Piper
Becca was flexible to come to our home and very sweet and professional. A great first experience into piano.
November 2, 2017
Alison
Becca is a wonderful music teacher. She taught piano to both of my girls (ages 8 and 10). She was patient and inspiring. They couldn't wait to see her every week!
October 30, 2017
Nora
Becca was a wonderful first piano teacher for my daughter. Highly recommend her—professional, patient, kind.

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Christopher N.

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I believe all the most important musical skills can be developed across all genres. My goal is to develop rhythmic, harmonic, and technical fundamentals that will unlock a wide range of repertoire and help a student play all of their favorite pieces. I like to keep it interesting and encourage playing in many different styles, as well as focusing on listening, improvisation, and writing. This well-rounded approach helped me develop as a young musician and I hope to bring that to my students as well!

About Christopher

I'm originally from Columbus and started out on piano when I was 8. I also sing and play trumpet and euphonium, and have dabbled in guitar and bass as well. I particularly enjoy writing and arranging, and I studied composition at University of Miami. I have a passion for teaching and the bulk of my experience actually comes in SAT, ACT, and math tutoring. I believe a musical education enhances those subject areas (and vice versa) and I take the same approach of finding an individualized method to help my student meet their goals. Outside of music and teaching, I enjoy running, tennis and cooking.

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Merav E.

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Hello! I am a professional opera singer and pianist who loves teaching. Whether you are finally finding the time to take those piano lessons you always wanted or whether you just want to brush up on your technique I am here for you. lessons are tailored made to suite each student's goals and needs. Want to play the piano while having fun and making some great music? Let's get started!

About Merav

Hello, and welcome to my profile! I invite you to read and listen to my materials here. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns. I am always available to chat as you make your decision about your next voice teacher!

Originally from Israel with Artist Diploma from Cleveland Institute of Music and Bachelor degree in Voice Performance from The Buchmann-Mehtah School of Music in Tel Aviv. I've been enjoying teaching for the past few years, giving private voice lessons and helping my students reaching their goals. I've worked and learned from some of the best singers and teachers out there including Mark Oswald, Ana María Martínez, Barbara Bonney, Mary Schiller and Sandra Lopez. My favorite music to perform is contemporary music and so I've collaborated and premiered pieces by numerous living composers. I also love sin

ging bel-canto and baroque music.
New and cool projects are what I love the most! and I hope to inspire for a creative use of your voice.

Our first lesson will be all about getting to know you and your needs. We will start with some breathing and vocal exercises that you can also do on your own in between lessons. It is especially important for me to know what are your expectations and goals for the short and long term. I will tailor our lessons according to your goals and interest.

I believe that with good technique you can be in charge of your own instrument which is crucial for any style of singing. That’s why my prime goal is to help my students build a good base of technique that will allow them to approach any musical genre they'll ever wish to.

In our lessons we will work on the strength and flexibility of the muscular system we need to engage while we are singing. I will give you unique exercises to strengthen the different registers of your voice. We will work on coordination and make sure you have as many tools on hand as possible.
I will concentrate in our lessons on the musical genre/s of your choice. We will learn the specific style, the different trends that are out there right now and I will help you develop your unique signature. Looking forward to working with you!

Looking forward to start a new journey with you!
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February 20, 2019
Brian
Thanks Merav!!
February 20, 2019
Alexis
Merav is truly gifted at explaining difficult concepts. She helped me so much in our last lesson that I had to continue. She’s the best!
February 11, 2019
Edith
Super sweet and a beautiful voice!

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Merav E.

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I like to be encouraging and creative in teaching piano. I'm also going to give out points / fake money to the students who practice , do their music theory homework, etc. And there will be a little store that I create for the students to shop with their earnings.

About Lindsay

I am a elementary school teacher assistant right now and work full time at a elementary school.
I have worked in the past as a preschool teacher for 11 years. I have a degree in elementary education.
I taught piano lessons a long time ago. I taught piano at music shop in ft Myers. I wanted to teach my own private piano lessons. I am very creative . I would love to start teaching piano again very soon. Thanks and have a good day and looking forward to meeting you.

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Jen S
"Wow! We are so grateful for Marwan. He comes to our home, teaches 3 hours of 5 consecutive lessons and he still has a smile on his face when he leaves l
ate in the evening. He's knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and enjoyable. His expectations are high, but attainable. I have seen a marked improvement in my children during the last three months of lessons!"
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Keith
"Adaptable, fast, flexible, and positive teacher everyone would want in their home. Breaks down lessons into simple, easy to understand structures for chi
ldren. Makes it easy for anyone to pick it up and start learning from nothing. My fingers are more dexterous than ever after some of her lessons. Easy to get along with and friendly. Her teaching style is not rigid and boring like other piano teachers. She won't have you playing Mozart, she'll have you playing what You want to learn, that gets you excited and wanting to learn more and more. Just make sure to have your keyboard ready!"
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Denina
"Rebekah listens to student interests and builds lessons to develop skills. Practice isn't a chore because the student loves the music. She always listen
s and supports teenagers in way they will listen."
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Leyla
"Both my kids are young and Leidys has lots of patience and love to teach."
Carrie
"Yoon is engaging, motivating, kind and easy to work with. I'm an adult beginner and am enjoying the process of learning to read music, playing the instrum
ent and gaining a greater appreciation for music generally. Highly recommend."
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Nancy
"Sharon has patience and expertise during my piano lesson. She is very positive and encouraging."
Michelle
"My six-year-old daughter has been taking piano lessons from Dora for about a year and I am amazed at how much my daughter has learned and how Dora has bee
n able to capture a young child's interest and passion for music. My daughter always looks forward to going to piano class, which I think is pretty amazing. Dora is great!"
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Kerry
"Great Teacher!

Steve has been a great piano teacher. He has an easy going personality and is very calm and relaxed. He assessed what I knew immediately a
nd where I needed work and designed his style around my needs. He has given me self confidence and showed me how to make piano playing fun!"
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Fandong
"Very patient and an experienced teacher."

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