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Juan F.

Chevy Chase, MD
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Juan F.

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I have experience working with beginners and advanced singers. I work with the "Functional Voice Method" which aims to develop a free and comfortable voice technique that can be applied to any music, from jazz or rock to classical.

Each lesson will include exercises focused on your voice technique and work with repertoire as well.

I am a professional singer, guitarist and voice teacher with more than 10 years of experience.

About Juan Manuel

I’m a professional Singer and Voice Coach from Buenos Aires. I’ve been teaching voice technique and music for over 10 years in different private studios as well as my own studio in Buenos Aires before moving to the DC Area. I studied in “Escuela de Música Popular de Avellaneda” where I’ve approache

John B.

105 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John B.

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While studying the mandolin, you'll learn how to read music in standard notation, tablature form or both. You will also learn how to play various chords, scales rhythmic patterns and improvisation while implementing them into various styles of music including, Bluegrass, Country, Basso Nova. or Blues.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of musi

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Maya B.
John is an excellent teacher, very patient, and helps you work on your technique. He definitely is the best classical guitar teacher I have ever had.
Anna
John is very patient and listens to what you are trying to get out of your lesson. I cannot recommend him enough.
Syed M.
Very approachable and knowledgeable!
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Makai G.

Baltimore, MD
Starting at $17
  • Bachelors from Towson University
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Makai G.

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Music is a universal tool of communication that breaks language barriers around the world, It can be used in many ways to bring people together and create change. My name is Makai Guest and my implement of change is the trumpet! I've had experience at schools like Berklee College of Music and New School of Jazz and I will pass down all my knowledge.

About Makai

WORK EXPERIENCE BSA Twigs Teacher 2017–2018 Saturday Arts program at Baltimore School for the Arts teaching grades 2-8 about music. Baltimore City Youth Works 2016–2017 Worked at several Baltimore City schools painting & other maintenance projects to help keep city schools beautiful. Baltimor

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Kelsey R.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: Not accepting at this time; Female: 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Kelsey R.

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As a teacher, I focus on teaching my students how to sing with ease and confidence. I create a calming and positive atmosphere so that my students feel comfortable to grow artistically and technically. I teach a range of genres and styles. Student repertoire includes classical, opera, musical theatre, sacred, country, folk, pop ,and rock depending on age, skill, and interest. After evaluating the student’s goals, I offer a curriculum tailored to the students needs and repertoire goals. In order to guide the student to sing with confidence and ease, my teaching technique emphasizes posture, breathing, vocal production, diction and communication. My years of intensive training with some of the finest pedagogues in the country combined with my continued performance experience help me to offer the best experience to my students.

About Kelsey

Praised by the New York Times for her “verisimilitude” and “legato,” Kelsey R. is quickly establishing herself as a singer to be heard. In the Spring of 2017, Ms. R. made her New York City Opera debut in the role of Fuego in the U.S. premiere of Los Elementos. The New York Classical Review praised

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Peter C.

2 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Peter C.

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Music has been my passion since I was 10 years old. I didn't have any real instruments at first, so, I built my own out of coffee cans, ice cream containers and of course: a rubber band shoebox guitar! It might sound funny, but, I believe these early days of trying to create music using my "homemade symphony," forced me to really get to the core of sound and expression without the pre-set curriculum of traditional music study. Early on, I learned a few fundamental concepts of music theory that would forever change how I learned, as well as how I taught music to others. I believe these concepts set a foundation that allowed me to understand music and grow much faster - including learning multiple instruments.

And yes, I eventually acquired a real guitar and went on to study music and computers at the University of California and I currently compose music for TV and film in my own studio. I have taught guitar, bass, piano, drums, theory, composition and recording production to ...

About Peter

I currently compose music for TV, film and other digital media in my own recording studio. Prior to that, I spent about 25 years playing guitar, piano, bass and drums in bands and as a studio musician. At school I studied classical music (theory and composition) as well as orchestration and compute

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Nick
Peter has a wonderful, positive personality and is really easy to work with!
Art
I just started my second year of guitar lessons with Peter and I’m learning so much! Peter is a great teacher who is patient, encouraging and a great listener. He can “hear” the areas that I need to work on, and is able to clearly communicate ways for me to improve . He has helped me get better at my rhythm, my strumming, tempo and even an introduction to music theory. I’m now playing (and singing) some of my favorite songs! Highly recommend!

Katie S.

4 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Katie S.

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I receive my bachelors degree in musical theater from the Boston Conservatory of music! I have performed in musical theater productions all over United States and having teaching musical theater for over a decade! My favorite musical theater performers are Audra McDonald and Liz Callaway! I hope I can share the gift of music and theater with you!

About Katie

My name is Katie ! I have been singing, performing, and teaching voice and musical theater for over a decade! I have my degree in musical theater from The Boston Conservatory of Music. Many of my friends have gone on to star in Broadway musicals, TV shows, and movies. I love to stay in contact w

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Chloe T.
Amazing with my 10 year old daughter
Tracey
We met Katie a few months ago and we’re so glad we did! She is kind, compassionate and patient. She has taught my daughter how to expand her vocal range and she is helping to boost her confidence by encouraging her to perform on stage. I really feel that my daughter has greatly improved since she started lessons with Katie and I know she’s only going to get better with Katie as her coach. Finally I just have to add that Katie has a beautiful voice. The first time I heard her sing I got chills and when she sang at a group performance I actually got teary eyed. Her voice moved me because she had so much emotion and that’s exactly the kind of coach I want for my daughter.
Stefanie
Mrs. Sherman is a wonderful music teacher. My daughter started in her class at preschool when she was 2 years old. She was shy and timid but Sherman’s music class really helped her shine. She loves singing and playing the piano! She’s got amazing rhythm and Sherman really helped bring that out in her. Sherman has such great talent and the teaching skills to go with it. She’s great with children and it shows much she enjoys what she does

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Steve is an excellent teacher and a great player. he has a deep knowledge of guitar and other instruments as well. I enjoy taking lessons from him very much and think one would be fortunate to learn from him."
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"Zack has identified where I need to work on in identifying chords."
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"We LOVE Ryan!!!! He has really been such an amazing piano technique and knowledge to our teen! So talented!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Matt M.
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