Electric Guitar is my main instrument these days, and I look forward to teaching any skill level in a variety of styles.
I have been playing and teaching professionally for over ten years. I love to play in all styles, from classical to jazz to rock & roll. I have been playing guitar and singing with a blues rock band for over 6 years now, and have had much experience writing songs and performing live. I have also had my classical compositions performed live by local orchestras and have had some of my music featured in commercials. Recently, I have put together an album of piano and synthesizer based instrumentals.
Lesson plans are based entirely on the student. Whether the student wishes to begin just learning the songs they enjoy, decides to delve into a long term theory based program, or even both, I can create a lesson plan catered to their personal needs.
I specialize in rock & roll and all the of the music that it is built upon. Anything from
blues to country to R&B to bluegrass is something I have a strong fascination and background with. I am also extremely well versed in college level music theory, and have helped many students prepare for their AP Music Theory tests.
Together we will play and begin to understand a multitude of styles and techniques, the role of the guitar pickup and their many styles, uses, and purposes, the amplifier and how it is part of your instrument, and how to utilize effect pedals in your guitar signal chain.
If you're a beginner, we're going to focus most specifically on your guitar playing abilities, including your rhythm, ear training, we'll learn chords, basic fretboard theory and how to fully utilize your entire guitar neck.
If you're a more advanced player, we'll focus on more advanced rhythms and ear training, picking techniques, fingerpicking, more advanced harmony and chord voicings, reading music, extended chords, and getting into effect pedals, and which ones to utilize for yourself.
I have found the best approach to doing this is by selecting music that you like to listen to and play, as it is much more fun to practice something that you enjoy rather than doing busywork to build skill.
Hi, I'm Tyler! Born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico, I am the son of a band director. That being said, I have literally been involved in music since I was an infant! I played trombone, bass trombone, and bass guitar all the way through high school, and went to New Mexico State University where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Music, and then moved to Los Angeles, California, where I received my Master's Degree at California Institute of the Arts, where I also learned to play the other brass instruments, as well as composition and arranging.
Throughout my career, I've been able to do some great things with music. I have been able to travel Europe and work with one of the world's finest brass instrument manufacturers, Michael Rath, I have toured Colombia with my University's Wind Ensemble, I've recorded at Capitol Records in Hollywo
od, and have written and premiered numerous works for orchestra and rock ensemble, trombone choirs, and even a duet for quarter tone trumpets!
I have an affinity for modern and avant garde music, but am well-versed in all genres and musical styles! I also like to play in and record rock and roll bands, I've amassed a quite a few years of recording experience as well. From gypsy bands to thrash metal groups, I've recorded a wide array of music.
I also taught in the classroom from grades k-12 for a few years before following my true passion of teaching privately. I love to reach you at your own level and work to grow with you from there.
My goal is simple: I simply want you to come to love music as much as I do, if not more! I strive to give you the tools to become a successful musician in your own right, and I work to keep my lessons fun and engaging.
Tyler arrived early, spent lots of time with my unruly daughter, and kept her on track! He's a good combination of fun/playful but also has a natural authority so that my daughter actually listens to his instruction. Well done and thank you Tyler!
January 9, 2019
Great first lesson - looking forward to the next one.
July 22, 2018
I feel like I learned a lot in an hour and he really helped me find an anchor point that I can go back to if I am stuck on a note. I realized that he went over every proven method that I learned throughout my experiences from elementary school to highschool and then added on to them by explaining how these methods help. He even showed me methods usually taught to college musicians.
The reason I always believed in private lessons is because no matter how few or how many you take, the learning process gets expedited immensely.
I definitely would recommend this teacher for learning a brass instrument.
Hey! My name is Jamie Bekyarovich. I’ve been playing Guitar since I was 11 years old and have loved every second of it. Although I’m primarily a rock musician, I take pride in being able to play and teach many different musical genres from Rock N’ Roll, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Classical, Blues, Acoustic, Pop, and Funk. I went to a music oriented high school, I’ve played in a multitude of different bands. I also have a diploma in applied music from Mohawk College’s Contemporary Music program where I studied Jazz guitar, music production, and teaching methods. I have 6 years of teaching experience including freelance work, and institutional work, as well as 8 years experience recording and mixing music.
In my experience teaching it’s become completely clear that every student is different. They learn differently, have different goals, mus
ical tastes, aspirations, and all face different obstacles and challenges. For this reason i do not teach a standard curriculum. I like to customize each student’s learning experience to best suite their individual needs. I find that by doing this, students retain their interest and love for music, they start setting and accomplishing goals, and as a result become not just a more confident musician, but a more confident individual. Once students start setting goals for themselves and accomplishing things they thought they never could, they begin to realize that you can do anything you put your mind to as long as you work hard, believe in yourself, and never give up.
Guitar lessons are all online and accepted from anywhere in the world (English speaking only), Im currently working on setting up multiple camera angles for the best possible experience.
For best experience weekly lessons are recommended.
[ Make Up Lessons: Every now and then I may need to reschedule one of our lessons around a gig or recording session, but I try my very best to avoid doing so. I’m also understanding when students need to reschedule a lesson]
Feel free to ask any other questions you may have.
[Things to think about before our first guitar lesson (I will be asking you these questions either before or during our first lesson)
1. Who are some of your favourite musicians/bands? - What are some of your favourite songs? 2. Do you have any experience playing guitar? 3. What are your aspirations? (Hobbyist? Rock Star? Campfire Guitarist?) 4. What would you like to be able to play on the guitar by this time next year?]
Things to think about before our first Pro Tools lesson.
1. Do you have any experience recording music? 2. Do you have any experience inside of Pro Tools. 3. Find 3 recordings(songs) where you absolutely love the production.
My 12 year old daughter took guitar lessons from Jamie as part of the Mohawk College student/teacher after school program. She had no experience when she started and after 4 months she was already playing along to her favourite Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift songs. She always looked forward to her weekly guitar lessons!
May 6, 2018
Jamie's been coming to my house once a week for the last 8 months. I used to play guitar when i was a teenager and decided to take it up again as a hobby since my kids have gone off to University and i have some free time available to me.
At first we worked on relearning the chords i had forgotten, after a couple of months we started learning some Neil Young and Leonard Cohen songs. Im very pleased, never in my life until now have i been able to play a full song from start to finish!
Thanks Jay - See you on Thursday!
May 6, 2018
Ive been taking lessons from Jamie for almost 3 years now and I couldn't be happier with the results! When i first approached him for lessons I was already a fairly decent guitarist but i was having an extremely hard time playing and making my own solos, I told him exactly what i wanted to be able to do and he tailored made each lesson to my goals. He helped brake down the process of learning a guitar solo AND improvising my own solos. Some of the areas we covered we're technique, theory, lifting solos by ear, and how to execute musical phrases with complete confidence.
10/10 would recommend! ...This guy's a beast!
We'll work on guitar fundamentals, sound, technique, combined with learning music from the artists that inspire you. We'll decide on a couple short-term and long-term goals, which will help you see your progress and keep you motivated! I can also teach you the fundamentals of music theory and ear training; perfect for someone planning on applying to music college.
I'm a professional guitar player from Norway and a recent graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. I'm currently doing my graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music. I have toured in places like Argentina, Norway and Japan, and have played some of New York's most famous jazz rooms like Smalls and Dizzy's club at the Lincoln Center, and other notable east coast venues like the Side Door, Scullers, Regattabar and South Jazz Kitchen. I am comfortable showing you the ropes for any style you enjoy within contemporary music, such as rock, pop and jazz. I have won several notable awards and scholarships for my playing and writing, including the notable Berklee Jimi Hendrix award. I am excited to be working with you!
Lesson topics could be: - Guitar fundamentals, technique and sound - Pop/Rock/Jazz guitar playing - Impro
visation - How to learn from your heroes and favorite recordings - Ear training - Preparation for music college auditions/entrance exams
Schedule notes: As I am a full time graduate student, I try to keep most of my teaching to Saturday and Sunday, and possibly Friday. However, you are free to contact me for other times, if these days are very inconvenient for you of course, and I'll try my best to work with you!
Age/experience notes: If you're booking for your child I'd recommend booking 30min lessons, maximum 45min lessons. I'll recommend the same time frame for any age if you are a complete beginner, as I can show you more than enough helpful material in 30mins, that'll keep you busy!
Tim is an amazing teacher! I recently started playing guitar and Tim has helped me improve with each lesson. He is kind, understanding, patient, and knowledgable. Tim teaches students of all levels. If you do well in your lesson, he might even treat you to a homemade Norwegian cat cookie:)
February 19, 2019
Had a great lesson with Tim! I got a lot of helpful advice and while having a great time!!
With my broad performance and compositional background in folk, classical, jazz, rock, bluegrass, soul, blues, and musical theater, I offer students a wide musical perspective and tailor lessons to match student interests. I work with students on music of their choosing to improve technique and develop an understanding of music theory, improvisation, and composition.
For classical guitar students who would like to pursue the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) graded exams, Mark offers coaching in preparation for all aspects of the practical exams.
I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter working in a variety of genres. I regularly perform around the Washington, DC, area as a solo guitarist, as a singer/songwriter, and with numerous classical, folk, rock, and musical theater groups. My primary musical influences include folk and world music, J.S. Bach, cool jazz, prog rock, American primitive, and contemporary guitar music.
I have recorded several CDs of my original compositions, including music for solo acoustic guitar, chamber music for classical banjo, and scores for live theater productions. I have also recorded and produced CDs of other recording artists.
I teach private and group lessons on guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and bass guitar at my home studio in Maryland, at several area music schools, and online. With my broad performance and compositional back
ground, I offer students a wide musical perspective and tailor lessons to match student interests. I work with students on music of their choosing to improve technique and develop an understanding of music theory, improvisation, and composition. For classical guitar students who would like to pursue the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) graded exams, I offer coaching in preparation for all aspects of the practical exams.
Mark has been a great teacher for this adult beginner! I take lessons in clawhammer banjo and ukulele with him, and his easy-going nature and skill in identifying ways to improve make it a joyful experience! Highly recommend.
March 9, 2019
Mr. Sylvester is one of the greatest. He is not just an amazing guitarist, but he is also very kind. He treats people with so much respect. He speaks to me and my mom so nicely. He is very patient. He has a deep knowledge of music and knows how to get the most out of even the least talented people (like me!). He doesn't ever get mad if you make a mistake or forget to bring your music notes. We were so lucky to find Mr. Sylvester.
March 4, 2019
Mark is a talented musician who plays and teaches multiple stringed instruments. His lessons are always informative and supportive. They are driven by the student’s interest, so anything you want o learn— styles of music, how to do a particular technique, music theory— you can bring to class. And every now and then he organizes a recital— terrifying but great practice!
Versatile teacher ranging from funk to folk! Experienced guitar player for 10+ years with local bands and taught by a former teacher now on tour with Karen Jonas Band! ALL people welcomed! I want to get to know YOU and be apart of YOUR journey as an artist and as a person!
I want to help students discover the love of music and develop confidence through craftsmanship the way my teachers did for me.
He is a very friendly and encouraging teacher. Lessons were flexible and engaging. He himself is an excellent guitarist and is very passionate about music. I would highly recommend him as a guitar instructor.
Personalized guitar lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students that are tailored to your needs and goals, all in the comfort of your own home. I offer in-home and online lessons teaching everything from guitar chords and scales to songwriting and music theory. If you are looking to learn a specific genre, I specialize in jazz, rock, blues, Latin and pop. With my formal music education(Bachelors of Jazz Studies) and years of experience, I can help you become the guitarist you want to be. Don't miss out, schedule a trial lesson today!
Hi! I am a musician, composer and teacher. I graduated from the University of Maryland - Baltimore County with a Bachelors in Music with a focus in Jazz Studies.
My focus in teaching is helping you be the best musician you can be. I teach guitarist of all skill levels and ages, from beginners to advanced players. I make sure that the lessons are always tailored towards meeting your goals. With me you will learn guitar chords, scales, and songs that will help you grow as a musician. Aside from guitar technique I can also teach you with music theory, songwriting, and composition. The genres that I teach are jazz, rock, blues, pop, finger style guitar and Latin.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you become a better musician!
I work diligently to be in tune with my students' goals and provide excellent instruction to every student.
Schuyler Kieley holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Instrumental Education from George Mason University. He is extremely passionate about teaching and performing all forms of music. Originally from Poughkeepsie, New York, Mr. Kieley grew up in a thriving musical environment with both his parents having musical backgrounds and was a student in the Arlington Central School District, recognized as one of the best in New York State. In his high school years, Mr. Kieley performed with the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Conference All-State Jazz Ensemble and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-Eastern Jazz Ensemble. He also played both lead and solo trumpet in the Arlington High School Jazz Machine, which placed first at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival his junior and senior years. His senior year, he
received the Judges’ Choice award and Superior Musicianship award at the festival. In the Jazz Machine, he was awarded the Louis Armstrong jazz award. He also received the Arlington Band Boosters Scholarship Award and Arlington Symphony Orchestra Association Scholarship Award.
At George Mason, Mr. Kieley was actively involved in the School of Music. He currently played trumpet in the Wind Symphony under the direction of Professor Mark Camphouse and the Brass Ensemble under the direction of Professor Phil Snedecor. Since his freshman year, he played trumpet, guitar, and bass in the Green Machine Pep Band under the direction of Dr. Michael Nickens, and was also a scholarship recipient and setup crew leader with the band. In the past, he has performed with the Mason Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensembles, and Symphonic Band. Mr. Kieley studied with Professor Phil Snedecor, who performs with the National Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony, and Washington Symphonic Brass. In the past, he has studied with Steve Luck, former principal trumpet of the West Point Military Academy Band, Dr. Dennis Edelbrock, former United States Army Band trumpeter, and James Osborn, trumpet faculty at Vassar College. In the summer of 2015, Mr. Kieley was a trumpet counselor at the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Mr. Kieley currently teaches guitar and jazz band at South County High School and has a private guitar and trumpet studio in the Northern Virginia area.
"Hands down a great teacher. Very experienced, and knowledgable about anything you might want to learn. Great with all ages. He always finds a way to make
lessons fun so you want to come to the next one every time."
"Very patient and kind to my son (age 10). Excellent teacher. My son was excited to learn so much so quickly! Highly recommend him to both kids and adult
"Dave is an amazing guitar instructor! He teaches me theory and scales, but connects that to learning fun songs. He has always had great recommendations fo
r which songs to learn next and also takes my suggestions to make sure that I am playing songs I enjoy. I always look forward to my lessons and have progressed a lot since he started teaching me."
"Ahmad is fantastic. I have never touched a musical instrument in my life. After several lessons, Ahmad taught me to play music, read music, and appreciate
music. Ahmad is very knowledgeable, patient with his students, and just a cool guy that enjoys playing music and teaching music. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate level, or advanced level guitar player, everyone can benefit from Ahmad. Ahmad is the best!"
"Ahmad is very knowledgeable, but most of all, his love for music is obvious. He has a great basic lesson plan, but also tailors to individual needs. Highl
"Jeff masters the balance of professional knowledge and a great, laid back demeanor. He delivers information in a way I can understand and inspires me to
push myself to be the best musician I can be. I highly recommend working with him, you will make tremendous progress if you follow his practice recommendations."
"Greg has been able to help me with all my questions about effects, amps and the terminology associated with their settings and what they actually do for
any of my electric guitar setups !"
"Joe is a great guy and musician, a really easy person to work with, talk to, and hang with. Most importantly he is an extraordinary musician, he knows his
stuff, and he knows how to communicate it to a student. His knowledge spans far beyond a pro and his teaching skills surpass many "professional" teachers I have worked with in the past. Nothing but a joy every lesson. Joe has opened my eyes to what the fretboard displays harmonically. I am grateful for what he has given me. Thanks Joe!"
"Jeff is a great teacher for my 11 year old! He is knowledgeable, patient and encouraging! His passion for music is contagious! My son will definitely con