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Popular Music Teachers in Bethesda, MD

Lilan L.

2 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Chinese
  • Awarded First Prize for Solo Instrument Competition at Shanghai Student Art Festival from Shanghai Student Art Festival Commitee
  • Teaching since 1998
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Lilan L.

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I want to inspire my students of all ages to reach their potential as musicians. I work with my students on sheet reading, key and time signatures, developing an understanding of harmonic and tonal concepts, and proper technique. My lessons are tailored to the student’s interests, goals and skill level.

About Lilan

I started my classical music training at four years old and continued formal lessons until high school. I grew up in a very musical household as my father is also a professional musician. Through my formal training and my further study, I have built up a substantial knowledge of music theory. A

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Huanwen
Lilan is an excellent piano instructor with her professional skills and years of playing experience. She provided me with practical guidance on my playing skills as well as the emotion in the performance with her on-stage performance experience. She is also a responsible instructor. She will play the chapter by herself to let me better understand the performance. Thanks to her professional instructions and patience, my playing skills have been improved a lot. I will recommend Lilan to everyone who would like to expect an improvement on their playing skills as well as receiving great instruction experience.
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I cannot recommend Lilan highly enough as a piano teacher. She is calm, patient, and dedicated in making sure you learn both the basics of piano and intricacies of any piece you want to play. She is also an excellent pianist - check out her videos on this page! Thanks, Lilan!

Geoff S.

13 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $32
  • BA Music from George Mason University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1981
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Geoff S.

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Sang in choirs for more than 10 years. Experienced at playing guitar and piano by ear, and learning songs by listening as well as reading written music. Experienced at teaching how to apply music theory and ear training exercises to learning songs. Have taught improvisation and ear training to various instrumentalists, including guitar, flute, violin, cello, and clarinet.

About Geoff

I played on a toy piano when I was very young, learning a bit of sight reading from my Mother, while listening to classical, jazz, and rock music. When I was 12, I learned guitar and later took private piano lessons from a prominent Philadelphia instructor. After playing in a rock band in high sc

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Cherry
I totally enjoyed my class with Geoff. We immediately started my lesson with tuning the ukulele. Then we went over the cords and strumming. I have been researching on playing the ukulele and his explanation on the strumming was a lot better than the book. He is teaching me how to play by listening to the notes which is great because I would be able to play the Hawaiian music for my hula classes. In addition, his studio is only a 5 minute drive from my house, which means I don’t have to deal with traffic.
Bill Smoot
great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor
McKinley Dyer
Geoff is great! Really knows what he’s doing. I’ve learned a lot in the three weeks that I’ve been working with him.
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Milena A.

3 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $62
  • Speaks english, Serbo-Croatian
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Master of Violin Performance from The Catholic University of America
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Milena A.

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I am a professional violinist and violin instructor in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Currently teaching in Arlington, VA and Washington DC, I am now accepting new students to my home studio.
I have a great love for music and hope to be able to pass it on to anyone eager to learn. I teach beginner to advanced violin and viola students of any age, child to adult (adults, it’s never too late to learn if you have always wanted to!). Although there is no specified age limit, children younger than the age of 6 are admitted only at my discretion.
For beginners, I like using a combination of traditional and Suzuki methods. The materials used are Essential Elements and Suzuki Books. All my teaching is adapted to each student individually, catering to their specific level and interest.

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About Milena

My musical career started in my hometown of Belgrade, Serbia, and has lead me on a journey all around the world. After obtaining a Bachelor’s of Music degree from University of Belgrade in 2008, I received The Catherine Royce Alderson Memorial scholarship for an Artist Diploma program at the presti

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Vivian
Milena taught me everything with a firm but gentle hand, and really pushed me to be the best I could be. Her lessons were really personalized to what I was capable of, and although I hit some rough spots it was usually because of my own practice habits. All in all, I’m very glad I had her as my teacher.
Bryce
Milena really knows her stuff. She’s very consistent and really focused on teaching. If you follow her instructions you will improve. Thank you for the lessons Milena! I promise I will get better at practicing!
Rashmi
My daughter has blossomed under Milena and has developed a real love for playing the violin. Milena has very high standards for her students and is supportive and encouraging. My daughter looks forward to her lessons each week.

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Zack S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 to 90
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Zack S.

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Picking up a guitar for the first time (or the first time in a while!) can be very exciting! My hope is that with the help of some lessons you can enjoy playing guitar so much that you never want to put it down. This is why I like to keep lessons laid back and flexible. Lessons are tailored for each student to make sure everyone can have the best experience possible. Your goals are extremely important when it comes to lessons because everyone has different goals.

What are your goals for taking lessons? It could be learning to play your favorite songs, learning to solo, how to write your own songs, advice for playing live or in a recording studio, how to get the sounds of your favorite guitar players. The list could go on and on. Whatever your goals might be, I want to help you achieve them! I love most styles of music and I’m happy to teach most genres but some of my favorites are rock, alternative, blues, pop, and funk.

About Zack

I play guitar and write music in a band called Rosewood Coast, and I’m employed as a Contemporary Band Leader at a church in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have experience playing acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums, piano, and singing. I have at least a little experience in teaching each instrument thr

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Priscilla D.

48 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Priscilla D.

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First thing I do before first day of class is send out a welcoming greeting via email and call a few days before first lesson. We Briefly discuss and establishing the learning goals for the course based on the visual literacy,technical,and intellectual competencies the students should achieve by the end of a period is ideal for me to design the course or update an existing course for the student's desired outcomes. The syllabus and the schedule are completed along with a comprehensive strategy for what will take place during class. Music lessons include: warm ups, exercises, technical and theory work, solfeggio (sight-singing), ear training, repertoire musical coaching, composition writing, preparation for performances and more.

About Priscilla

I go by Ms. P and I have a huge passion for teaching music, art and photography! I am from a musical and visual arts family in Brazil. My background in music ranges from classical, gospel, pop, rock and jazz and my background in photography ranges from portraits, street photography and fine art. I’

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Kara W.
I’m having great time in my lessons with Ms. P. She makes it easy for me to follow along with the materials and I feel that I’m actually starting to sound like a proficient ukelele musician.
Aarti B.
Priscilla is fantastic. My son really enjoys his lessons with her, which have been both in our home and now online. She is patient and understanding and has made it a very enjoyable experience!
Nick
Priscilla was amazing and helped me achieve all the singing goals I had set going in, which were to strengthen my voice and breathing, expand my range, and identify where in the body to sing from. She was very friendly, and by starting each lesson with meditation it really helped set a relaxing tone for the rest of the time.
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Debra R.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music from Morgan State University
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Debra R.

8 Reviews
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My goal is to inspire artistry, confidence, and great self esteem by sharing over 20 years worth of musical experiences and knowledge. All students will learn to play the piano in a fun and creative way that is beneficial and suitable for their particular learning style. I aim to make learning this beautiful instrument as easy as possible and the students love it!

About Debra

Debra has been teaching private lessons since 2002 and is currently available to teach lessons in her home studio, and online. Debra has helped students learn to read, write and perform music in a fun and relaxed environment. Debra received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Morgan State Univ

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Imani
Great teacher! , very kind, patient and experienced, does a great job with teaching your level of skill, she is very supportive and never will make you feel like you can’t do it, the sky is the limit for success in her music room!
Rion
Inaya has gained an incredible interest in playing the piano since beginning her classes. She practices on her own now very consistently. Debra is patient with her and that goes such a long way! I am proud of Inaya and highly recommend Debra as a piano instructor.
David
Debra was patient, fun and very warm. We felt welcomed the moment we met at her studio. Debra creates an environment that truly fosters learning with several brain games and activities for the kids to help them on the instruments.

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"Great, fun first lesson. Chris taught me the rudiments of the instrument and set up (and more
Importantly gave me some guidance on setting up) the cello. We did some basic exercises and looked over some of the theory materials. Overall a very comprehensive first lesson for this beginner!"
Callie
Took Cello lessons from Chris H.
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"Judy is a fantastic teacher. She knew exactly how to help me get started at Ukulele and feel like I was making progress quickly! She makes students feel comfortable and successful. Highly recommended kids or adults!"
Leah Levine-Goldberg
Took Ukulele lessons from Judy G.
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"My son says he likes how Zach is very good with words. Good communicator!"
Nicholas
Took Piano lessons from Zachary W.
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"Beth is an excellent skilled and enthusiastic teacher who made both of my daughters WANT to learn piano. She works well with families and has a flexible schedule. She is so sweet and friendly and we highly recommend her!"
Parastoo
Took Piano lessons from Beth B.
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"Kathryn has a terrific demeanor, and provides clear, thoughtful suggestions for technique!"
Kathleen
Took Singing lessons from Kathryn Z.
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"A gifted teacher for teaching Piano Lessons

Mary has inspired my daughter Joanne to want to play piano. She has a way of balancing what the kids like to play and what the parents want in a music lesson for their kids. Joanne has not lost interest like we thought she might, but has wanted to Accelerate learning piano. She gets them playing music right away and then little by little explains more and more about music itself. It is an all-around winning strategy, especially when teaching kids.
Thank Mary"
Donald
Took Piano lessons from Mary S.
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"A great pick that I refer all my friend to."
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Took Singing lessons from Luis M.
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"My daughter is having such a great experience with Priscilla. This is her first time taking piano lessons and she is very excited about class. Priscilla has been very patient with her and is taking the time to work with her on the basics. She is awesome!"
Rhonda
Took Piano lessons from Priscilla D.
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"Omar is a fantastic teacher. He seamlessly figures out where your instruction should begin, and then creates a tailored lesson plan. He is very enthusiastic, encouraging, and knowledgable. I had a great time during my lessons, and I highly recommend Omar to any new Ukulele players."
Joseph
Took Ukulele lessons from Omar W.
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"I am currently taking piano lessons from Zaid and I am very pleased with my learnings. Zaid is an extremely knowledgeable instructor. His passion for teaching piano shows with every lesson he gives. He is extremely patient, thorough, and helps me thinks outside the box. I would highly recommend him as a piano teacher!!!"
Yesenia
Took Piano lessons from Zaid D.
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