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Chevy Chase, MD

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Classical music-focused, fun and relaxed environment, experienced teacher with top conservatory background

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 teaching has been one of her most important focuses. "As a relative newcomer to the DC area, growing my private studio has been a great way to get involved in the community. My teaching style is individualized, but I always try to include two important things: building a strong basic skill set, and developing creativity."

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Whether your goal is to make it into All-State, give a solo recital, play tunes at family gatherings, or just try something new for the very first time, I will help you succeed and have a good time along
the way.

In my view, the most interesting thing about performing music is that it is one of the few activities that engages both the left and the right brain at the same time. With that in mind, my teaching places equal importance on developing strong technique, and developing creativity. Students learn all the basics of music, and also spend time developing strong ensemble skills and strong background knowledge of style and repertoire, so that they can enjoy music in all kinds of settings, all their lives.

Knowing from experience how "boring" it can be to learn by rote, I combine technical work with fun time playing duets together, improvising, and exploring a wide variety of styles and genres of music. After all, there is no experience so motivating as hearing a new piece that you HAVE to learn to play yourself!

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lessons in either living room or upstairs office; Steinway baby grand piano in living room;

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I expect piano students to have daily access to either a piano or a keyboard with 88 full-sized, weighted keys. Bass or cello students must have their own bass or cello.

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classical, baroque, renaissance
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Les March 16, 2018
· Upright Bass · In studio
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.
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Gagnon P. January 12, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Jessica is very nice!
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TeriE February 5, 2012
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I really enjoy taking piano lessons with Jessica. It had been 40 years since I took lessons (as a teenager). Jessica's manner as well as her knowledge and love of music is just what I was hoping to find in a teacher. Her ability to explain musical concepts and her thoughtful approach to teaching has far surpassed my expectations. She gives great constructive feedback and ensures that you understand what she is saying. She is very positive and patient. I thoroughly enjoy my lessons with her and recommend her strongly.
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Jessica P.

Jessica P.

Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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About Travis P.

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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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Julian July 31, 2018
· Trumpet · In studio
Travis does a great job! I noticed an improvement after the first lesson my son had with him.
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Levi November 30, 2017
· Trumpet · In home
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.
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Hannah B. August 17, 2017
· Trumpet · In home
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.

Travis P.

Kensington, MD 20895
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About Rachel S.

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Hanover, MD

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Experienced piano teacher of 9 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical skills. I specialize in technique, typically use piano adventures books, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: a piano, metronome, etc.

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
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Gretchen November 6, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Rachel was able to excite my girls to faithfully practice and look forward to lessons. You wouldn’t be disappointed.
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Loreal November 6, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I have been taking lessons with Rachel for almost a year and I love working with her. I have noticed a marked improvement in my singing abilities and my confidence has increased dramatically because of it. Rachel starts with a great basic foundation and works with you to bring out your own talent and style. She also has a great balance of teaching you not only the how but the why, which helps to deepen the understanding. I highly recommend.
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Rebecca November 6, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Rachel is an incredible teacher. She is so good at helping you highlight your strengths as a singer and performer. I don't know what I would do without her for help with audition prep. She knows how to slightly change one or two things to elevate your performance to a new level. Working with Rachel is one of the best decisions I've made as a singer!
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Rachel S.

Rachel S.

Hanover, MD 21076
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About Emily O.

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Millersville, MD
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I have been teaching piano since 2014 after graduation from college with a Bachelor's in Management and Piano Minor. I have been a church pianist for over 10 years and specialize in Hymnplaying Improvisation. The age range is 4 and up and I use a variety of methods depending on the student. Music for Little Mozarts, Thompson, Bastien and my own supplemental materials are some of the methods and techniques I use to develop good piano skills and a love for music!

About Emily
Hi, there! My name is Emily and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2013 and have loved helping my students learn musical theory, ear training, and memorization. My speciality is hymn playing improvisation, but also teach classical, gospel, and pop. I went to Pensacola Christian College and earned a degree in Business Management and Piano in 2013. My teaching style is fun, interactive, and paced to the student. I look forward to helping you reach your goals and begin your musical adventure!
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Carol November 20, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Emily is a very kind and patient piano teacher. She is knowledgeable about music and piano, and coveys the information to my daughter in ways she can understand. We've been very pleased with Emily so far and my daughter looks forward to lessons each week. We're happy we found her!
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mona July 2, 2018
· Piano · In studio
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Emily O.

Emily O.

Millersville, MD 21108
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About Alice C.

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Falls Church, VA
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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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Minta October 20, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Very professional and patient instructor, strongly recommend!
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Savannah E. October 15, 2018
· Cello · In studio
My daughter enjoyed her lesson & is excited for her next session.
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Kara V. February 7, 2018
· Piano · In home
Alice was very kind and knowledgeable! She was also very patient with our annoying dog who wouldn't leave her alone! I'm looking forward to more lessons!
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Alice C.

Alice C.

Falls Church, VA 22043
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About John F.

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Baltimore, MD

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What I enjoy most about teaching piano is:

The opportunity to transform the piano into much more than a box with buttons that sits collecting dust day after day in millions of homes around the world, but rather an instrument capable of communicating every type of human emotion in limitless ways, that is, if our physical bodies are up to the task.

Let me explain=

As a musician who takes excellent care of his health and wellness through a wide-range of physical activities and sound (pun intended) nutrition, I'm a firm believer that playing the piano requires tremendous physical control, dexterity, and poise.

This notion is consistently proven true again and again when I give lessons to children and adults who are engaged in sports and other athletic/physical training outside of studying music.

Because they are in good shape, they can demand much more from their bodies, which instantly heightens their overall musicianship and individual artistic expression.

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About John
What I enjoy most about teaching piano:

The opportunity to transform the piano into more than a box with black and white buttons, but rather, a device capable of communicating every human emotion in limitless ways, that is, if our physical bodies are up to the task.

Let me explain:

As a musician who takes great care of his health through a wide-range of physical activities and sound (pun intended) nutrition, I'm a firm believer that playing the piano requires tremendous physical control, dexterity, and poise.

This notion is constantly proven true again and again when I give lessons to children and adults who are engaged in sports or any other physical training outside of studying music. Because they are in good shape, they can demand much more from their bodies. This instantly heightens their overall musicianship and individua
l artistic expression.

My approach to piano lessons simply put is: How do we form as close a physical bond as possible between the instrument and student? In terms of piano, I acheive this goal by training the student's hands to move; in the best way; in the right way; in the most healthiest way; in an athletic way.

Now, you *do not* have to be an athlete to see results. My point is= I take an athletic position in terms of teaching piano.

I fully understand music theory, chords, scales and rhythm. So does every other teacher.

What other teachers *do not know* is: How to teach students of any age how best to move at the piano.

This specifically is what seperates me from 99 percent of piano teachers.

Overall point= If we did not have a body with which to move, we would not be able to make any music at all. So on a fundamental level, your body is the first thing that needs to be trained when learning a new instrument.
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John F.

John F.

Baltimore, MD 21239
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$45 / 30-min

About D'Andrew P.

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Washington, DC

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Many piano teachers begin teaching you how to read music before you actually learn how to play. I work backwards. My goal is to get you playing, so that when you start reading music, it makes more sense! I want to teach you to play piano in a way that is not dry and boring. YOU SHOULD HAVE FUN! Also, don't you want to improvise? I'll never understand how some people have had piano lessons for years and years and can't play Happy Birthday without sheet music. With 15+ years of experience tickling the ivories, and 4 years of working as a professional music educator, my methods get you enjoying the feeling of playing with freedom. :]

About D'Andrew
Feel like you're stuck in a rut with your piano playing?
There are probably hundreds of songs that you want to learn to play on piano, and you're probably using outdated methods to learn to play them without even knowing it! That's why I'm here, so you can discover an entirely different way of learning how to play the piano. Don't spend another seven years learning how to play happy birthday! I am looking forward to working with you and showing you everything that I have acquired over 15+ years of playing piano.
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Camille October 2, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Amazing teacher learned a lot
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Jayne SZ October 2, 2018
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Wonderful and personalized vocal and music instruction. Working with D’Andrew has improve my voice in so many ways and brought many opportunities for me showcase what I’ve learned. Learning from him has pushed my voice to new heights. The best voice teacher ever!!
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D'Andrew P.

D'Andrew P.

Washington, DC 20009
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$42 / 30-min

About Natalie A.

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Frederick, MD
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I am one of the most diverse piano teachers you will find. I can thoroughly teach both classical and jazz, as well as theory, composition, and music technology. My teaching style is fun, motivating, and challenging all at the same time.

About Natalie
I have been playing piano since I was 7 years old and grew up with classical training and spent a lot of time composing and learning things by ear at a young age. In high school I attended the Arts & Communications Academy at Thomas Johnson High School. I then traveled to Shepherd University with almost a full ride to study classical piano and composition. After one year I decided I wanted to intensify my studies and attend Shenandoah Conservatory where I began studying jazz piano. While at Shenandoah, I was immersed in a rich learning environment that increased my knowledge and experience in classical repertoire, and gave me my foundation in jazz harmony, improvising, and performing live in a variety of settings and ensembles. In 2017 I graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory with my BM in Jazz Studies. Since graduating I have become a pa
rt of the DC music scene working with R&B artists, singer-songwriters, jazz groups, funk groups, fusion groups and traveled to major cities all over the east coast performing in these various musical groups. Music has been my life for as long as I can remember. I am always performing, rehearsing, jamming, and writing. When I started teaching in high school I realized I had a similar passion for sharing my knowledge with others and inspiring my students. So join me in my studio where you can learn everything from classical piano, to jazz piano, to dealing with synthesizers and learning what all those knobs and buttons mean!
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Natalie A.

Natalie A.

Frederick, MD 21702
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$30 / 30-min

About Christine H.

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Alexandria, VA

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Are you a complete beginner, or are you looking to dust off the keys and pick up where you left off? With over five years of teaching experience and a lifetime of playing, I provide customized private lessons based on each student's skill, pace, and learning style. An age appropriate curriculum is chosen to maximize both learning and enjoyment. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome! During lessons, students will learn proper hand techniques, artistic expression, and music theory while mastering songs from classical, folk, jazz, and pop genres. If you're interested, send me a message!

About Christine
I have been teaching the piano since 2010 after graduating from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. My goal as a teacher is to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in their own musical journey, whether they pursue the piano for the rest of their lives, switch to other instruments, or decide to pursue other interests.

I started studying the piano when I was four and began participating in piano competitions in the 5th grade. When I was in 8th grade, I won first place in a concerto competition and was able perform my piece before a live audience, while accompanied by an orchestra. That opportunity helped me realize that I love sharing music with others, be they students, fellow musicians, or members of an audience. Throughout the years, I have pursued this love by playing the p
iano for/with friends and family, singing in choirs, and playing the violin in orchestras and ensembles. While attending the University of Maryland, I was a member of the Gamer Symphony Orchestra, where I sung with the choir and led the soprano and alto sections in rehearsal. Today, I also work as a piano accompanist and church musician, where I sing with the choir and play the violin, in addition to playing the piano.
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Christine H.

Christine H.

Alexandria, VA 22314
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$40 / 30-min

About Kenya W.

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Baltimore, MD
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There is a creative force in all us waiting to be tapped into!

Learning to be fluent in the language of music (playing, reading, and writing) is a lifelong journey that should be fun, enriching, and revelatory. I am an outside-of-the-box teacher whose goal is to guide and coach the learner through their time of creative exploration and discovery; learning about themselves and their unique mode(s) of expression. Lessons are customized to fit each student's interests and rate of learning.

There is no one way to learn; let's find your path and start making beautiful music together!

About Kenya
Kenya is highly motivated to teach and share her passion and joy of music with all ages. Her approach is innately exploratory, using the piano, voice, percussive instruments, writing, art, and various artistic modalities to stimulate learning outside of the box and inspire innovation. Kenya has specializations in Music Theory and General Music from the Berklee College of Music.
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Kenya W.

Kenya W.

Baltimore, MD 21215
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$50 / 30-min

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