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Popular Music Teachers in Mount Airy, MD

Mathew P.

6 Reviews
Baltimore, MD
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mathew P.

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I've been teaching sitar for 5 years and my students have gone on to develop a love for Indian classical music and culture. Within the first few lessons, you'll be properly holding the sitar and playing notes and phrases. Then, we take particular ragas and begin layering in raga and tala theory and more advanced techniques. My greatest joy is taking a student who started with no musical experience and getting them to the point of successfully performing on stage with tabla accompaniment.

About Mathew

I've been teaching sitar since 2013 and my students have gone on to develop a love for Indian classical music and culture. Within the first few lessons, you'll be properly holding the sitar and playing notes and phrases. Then, we take particular ragas and begin layering in raga and tala theory and

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Ben
I have always loved the sound of the sitar but did not think it would be practical to play it. Mat proved me wrong put me at ease by opening the door to this wonderful instrument, and he has made it not so daunting. It is a pleasure to learn from him, and I am really enjoying the fun challenges of the sitar.
Marcelo
He's a great teacher!
Alpa
My daughter really enjoyed the lessons
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Dennis B.

17 Reviews
Bethesda, MD
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University, Washington D.C.
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Dennis B.

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I encourage all students to try writing music or at least coming up with their own basic ideas. I will then work with the student's ideas to help them learn how to develop an initial idea into a large more complete musical form. If the student is able to write more complete songs I will coach them in techniques to improve the structure, harmony and melody of their work. I try to demonstrate ways that they can improve their writing without simply rewriting their ideas for them. For all of this I draw on my many years of experience as a composer. I try to guide the student towards developing a process of writing music that works for them. My main goal is to help them to grow into their own musical voice rather than to simply do what I suggest.

About Dennis

I have been teaching guitar for 25 years in the Washington DC metro area. I work with students 12 years of age and up, but I am especially experienced at teaching adult students regardless of whether they are beginners or have previous guitar experience. I have performed in acoustic Celtic, new age

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Charese
Dennis is a fabulous teacher! I took lessons for 2 (?) years from him in high school, entering with decent knowledge of music from other instruments but only beginner-intermediate guitar skills from self-teaching and guitar class in school (what a joke). From the very start he adjusted to my level, asking me to play something I knew and identifying the chords that I had (unknowingly) played, and creating an exercise for me to practice new chords at home. Lessons were nothing but fun and informative; Dennis is a great conversationalist and incredibly knowledgeable about music theory. His lessons are full of variety: scales (different positions and modes), progressions (written on the spot by Dennis), improvisation (with live accompaniment), transcriptions (of your favorite songs), and learning from the book. Looking back, I progressed immensely under Dennis’s tutelage, from barely playing barre chords to writing my own music in different modes! It certainly doesn’t hurt that Dennis treats his students as equals, and that his home is always welcoming. He’s invested, not the type of teacher to chase you off once your “time’s up.” If I hadn’t gone off to college, I’d still be taking lessons from him for sure! Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for enjoyable, enriching guitar lessons.
Andrew H.
Dennis has a great comprehensive approach to teaching guitar. He helps you understand the nuances of the instrument, and provides specific instruction based on your individual needs. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge, and shares anecdotes about those experiences to help better understand topics relevant to your own personal pursuit of improved playing.

Even if you aren't sure exactly what you want to get out of lessons, Dennis is quick to provide material that will help you improve your skills. They are laid out in a clear way and act as a great resource to add to your collection of practice material.

I'm happy I took lessons with Dennis, and others should definitely work with him if looking for a laid back atmosphere and a steady pace of improvement and understanding.
Mike
Dennis was my instructor and is a bit modest about his experience. He taught me on my mom's crappy nylon stringed spanish acoustic guitar back in the 80s. I hope he reads this and remembers the little studios at Fox's Music in Falls Church. He patiently taught me Rick Springfield songs, probably against his taste and better judgment. Anyway, he got me started in my teens and I'm still playing some of the tunes he taught me (plus a few hundred others) on a slightly nicer guitar these days, in my 40s. Keep rockin', Dennis, and thanks for helping spark a hobby I still enjoy decades later!

Nathan R.

24 Reviews
Hanover, MD
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Peabody Merit-based Scholarship from Peabody Institute
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nathan R.

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I equally cover fundamentals, technique, tone production, solo rep., orchestral music, jazz and anything else the student might be interested in.

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I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservat

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Joshua V.
Very pleasant teacher. First lesson went well. Thank you
Twila
Nathan is kind and encouraging. My son is enjoying the lessons and making progress towards playing tapas and reveille. He sounds good!! Online classes are convenient to add into a busy schedule.
Jonas L.
This is the first lesson I got to listen to of my son working with Nathan. Usually I'm not home from work. I am really impressed with how much he was able to help my son improve so quickly. I wish we had started this much sooner.

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Jonny A.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Recording Engineer/Music Production from Recording Institute of Detroit
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Jonny A.

3 Reviews
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Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate guitar student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of music theory, ear training, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Jonny

I am a Music Instructor for Guitar, Bass, Songwriting, and Recording. I am also a Recording Engineer and Music Producer, having graduated from the Recording Institute of Detroit. I am an accomplished musician/songwriter with experience both on the stage and in the studio. My students can expect

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Eleanor
Jonny is such a great teacher: friendly, energetic and knowledgeable. Look forward to learning a lot and having fun doing it.
Mrs. D.
Thank you, Jonny! My son has really enjoyed his lessons with you! He loves the guitar and you have inspired him with your playing!
Mark
Jonny helped me quickly go from a beginner to an intermediate level on the guitar! I had struggled to make progress on my own---it really makes a difference to have a supportive teacher to show you the way! Thanks, man!

Mariya A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 6 to 45
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Mariya A.

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I have been teaching piano for 10 years. I have experience of teaching as beginners, as advanced students. I have different books depending on wishes of the students. Some of them want to have only basic skills and play popular music, others want to play piano professionally. If you are interested in playing piano, I would be happy to help!

About Mariya

I am a professional pianist. I received my Bachelor's degree at the Conservatory of Uzbekistan. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. Now I am pursuing my doctorate at the University of Iowa. I have taught students more than 10 years. I have experience to teach students of different ag

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Emily M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Emily M.

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Welcome to my violin and viola studio! I believe that every student can enjoy the process of studying an instrument, and can learn to play with ease and joy. As a result, I work to determine each student's learning style, look for ways to encourage individual ownership of learning, and adapt my approach to help meet each student’s needs and goals. I teach both Suzuki and traditional lessons, and draw from a variety of musical styles and approaches to help students develop a broad range of skills that include a strong technical foundation, ear training, sight-reading, ensemble playing, and musical self-expression. Through this approach, I hope to help students develop a lifelong love for music that will serve them in all future endeavors, musical or otherwise.

About Emily

Welcome to my violin and viola studio! I believe that every student can enjoy the process of studying an instrument, and can learn to play with ease and joy. As a result, I work to determine each student's learning style, look for ways to encourage individual ownership of learning, and adapt my app

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Anne
Emily is patient, motivating, encouraging, and knowledgeable - a terrific teacher in every way!
James
Emily is a fantastic teacher! She is very easy to work with, and is great at explaining technical and musical details. I highly recommend lessons with Emily!

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"My first lesson with Ben was great. He got straight to what I was interested in learning and even helped me figure out the chords to a song I've been wanting to play. Can't wait to learn more :)"
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"Teresa really takes the time to help her students learn and develop in music. I've made a good amount of progress vocally in the past year and a lot of it is thanks to her coaching. I hope to learn more as I take more lessons with her."
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Took Piano lessons from Phillip F.
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"This is my first time taking piano lessons from an instructor and Kendra was amazing. Kendra really wants to help you accomplish your goal and takes you into steps that will lead you to that goal."
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Took Piano lessons from Kendra C.
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"Excellent instructor. High recommend!"
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Steve S.
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- Kristen
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"My son started with Keith on snare drum and absolutely loved the lessons so much he bugged me for a drum set constantly! Keith was very helpful in helping us to select a drum set and getting the best price. We found out that we have the #1 music merchant in the world right here in our town and they give Keiths students the best prices since he has sent them so many customers, so we saved an lot of money when it was time to buy a drum set. My son can't wait to get to his drum lesson every week"
- Anne
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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