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Elias S.

5 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

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violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Ryan
I've been taking lessons with Elias for over 6 months now and it has been a great experience. I started taking lessons as an adult who previously studied a little violin and wanted to learn Fiddle. He is knowledgeable, patient and has come up with lessons that were perfect for my background. I'm thrilled about the progress I've made so far and taking lessons from someone who loves music as much as Elias has added a real highlight to my week.
Sara
Elias is the best! Such a knowledge and passion of music. He has been my sons guitar instructor going on 5 months. My son has learned so much and always enjoys and looks forward to his lessons. My son is is not only learning guitar but violin as well from him. Fantastic instructor A+
Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!
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Maureen W.

35 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Peabody Conservatory
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Maureen W.

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Hi there! I am a classically trained saxophonist with a Masters from Peabody Conservatory and over 16 years of teaching experience. I tailor my lessons based on your interests and skill level, finding pieces you enjoy which challenge you. I can also give you a strong sense of the fundamentals, focusing on intonation, finger technique, vibrato and tone. Looking forward to hearing from you!

About Maureen

Welcome to online saxophone lessons! While studying with me we will focus on practice techniques to develop your speed, vibrato and intonation (one of the most important aspects of a good sound!) For students in grade school, lessons can help your skills in band class and in participation in solo an

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Lauren S.

4 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Lauren S.

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Whether you want to play classical violin, fiddle like a bluegrass star, or perform like your favorite pop artists, I can set you on the path to success! My private students range in age from 4 to 40 years old, and I have gone on to become music teachers, composers, and professional musicians. My most influential teachers have been members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and graduates of The Curtis Institute of Music.

About Lauren

Lauren is a dynamic violinist, violist, and music educator in the DMV. She has performed with ensembles including American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and the Maryland Lyric Opera, and she has worked with ar

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Cindy W.
Great lesson!
Rafaella L.
Lauren is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to teaching music properly.
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Priscilla L.

57 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Priscilla L.

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First thing I do before first day of class is send out an enthusiastic email to introduce myself. We then Briefly discuss the learning goals for the course based on the visual literacy,technical,and intellectual competencies the students would like to achieve by the end of a period. This is ideal for me to design the course or update an existing course for the student's desired outcomes. The customized syllabus and the schedule are completed along with a comprehensive strategy for what will take place during our lesson together. Your art knowledge will not only be enhanced by understanding contemporary artistic developments but your understanding of what is art in society will most absolutely be enriched.

About Priscilla

Hi! I’m Priscilla also known as Ms. P. to my students. I'm a mentor who values a unique and creative approach to learning music, art, and even photography. In my career, I’ve realized the importance of using a variety of teaching techniques catered to a student's learning style. As a mom, I’m

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Jamar
You can not directly get someone to see that they can be better or do better without a bit of influence.
Ms. P has been a positive influencer to my daughter. She taught techniques and gave her a written action plan for practice. I looked for someone my daughter could look up to and see herself in. She’s played drums and piano in school when she was younger and now wants to focus on being a vocalist. Ms. P offers lessons in singing and playing instruments. I figure she would be a perfect example of what you can do with your talents. My daughter words are below:

“Working with Mrs.P was a great experience. i didn’t realize how much breathing comes into play while singing. She showed me how to elongate my voice and sing from my chest instead of my throat. She’s very funny and kind and makes learning a comfortable experience.”

I'm thankful for Takelessons online options and finding Ms. P for my daughter's vocalist growth.
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Alexia H.
Priscilla has such a calming and warm presence! I love how she opened the lesson with meditation and stretching exercises.

And she jumped right into teaching me the song I wanted to learn how to play. I’m really going to enjoy taking more lessons with her. 😊
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Karen A.

4 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Dutch
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Therapeutic Music/ Certified Music Practitioner from Music for Healing and Transitions Program (MHTP)
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Karen A.

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Hammered Dulcimer lessons, rentals available. From basic playing through advanced arranging, including theory in many styles.

About Karen

Hammered dulcimer lessons - all styles, all levels, music theory included!

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Elizabeth S.
Fun and informative!
Mary W.
Karen is a wonderful teacher. Very experienced and patient with a beginner.
Erika H.
Karen is so friendly, sweet, and methodical in teaching style. It is wonderful to be introduced to dulcimer with her and - literally - learn how to fine tune my instrument with her tips and encouragement. She makes me even more excited to tune and play my instrument. I can easily get happily lost simply in the tuning process with my dulcimer as it brings me a lot of joy just to hear the notes come into tune and playing very small, minor amounts of things on my dulcimer as is... it is so nice to have a guide like Karen to help me better to understand and dance with my dulcimer, learn about music and how the dulcimer strings are arranged, and how to hold the hammers! I thought I was excited to learn before... I'm even more happy and excited now and have some clear, down to earth steps to begin to actually really play with my instrument!
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John B.

111 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
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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 music

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Annie
John is the best! He is super kind, patient, and friendly and he'll meet you where you are skill-wise so that improving at your instrument is fun and not intimidating! :-)
Felicia
John was awesome. This is my first time playing acoustic guitar, and he broke it down and made it palatable for me to chew!
Eugene N.
John is great!

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"Erin is very patient and does not get flustered even when I had technology problems. I can't wait for my next lesson!"
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Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Coach Siddarth worked with my 7 yr old twins this summer .. The kids have phenomenally improved .. From knowing just the basics .. in 20 classes .. kids can now play a decent game ..
Highly recommend !"
Jasmine
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Erin is a great teacher. She was patient and had a very good camera that allowed me to see exactly what was happening as we crocheted. I am so happy to have found her!"
Merryn
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"Hiro is great! He knows his chess and is an excellent patient teacher. Thank you Hiro."
Nancy Takashima
Took Chess lessons from Hiro H.
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"Bonnie is the real deal. She's the BEST KNITTING TEACHER I've ever had - and I've had quite a few - because she actually knows how to teach!

I set up a Zoom appointment so she could help me with a project I started in a local class. She instantly identified an error in the pattern that saved me hours of frustration.

She then showed me how to do three new stitches using her Zoom camera and patiently watched me create them to make sure I understood.

Most importantly, she's the first teacher to explain how to read and analyze a pattern while showing me her process so I can do it myself next time. That knowledge alone was priceless. She then showed me how to write out the next steps of the pattern - including showing me how she did the math to calculate the stitch decreases.

But, I'm most excited about the fact that she also drew a PICTURE that demonstrated what the pattern was saying to do. She did this naturally - that's just her teaching style. I have to say, it's eye-opening.

I feel like I just learned in one hour with Bonnie what would've taken me years to pick up bit by bit with other teachers I've had or family and friends."
Carey
Took Knitting lessons from Bonnie N.
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"Experienced and patient first came to mind. Has been a knitting peer and problem solving friend for more than 10 years, and we knit together weekly when not practicing shelter in place."
Yvonne
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Siddharth is an amazing teacher! His lessons are well planned and highly informative. I am new to chess and he is giving me an excellent foundation. I will definitely continue my lessons with him."
Johanna
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I loved my first lesson with Mya. I feel confident to use my machine now as I was a total beginner. I feel like I accomplished so much in our first lesson, and we are going to make a copy of my favorite pair of lounge pants at our next lesson. Mya is patient and relaxed and I really enjoyed our time together."
Tracy
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Haggit was very flexible when scheduling the day and time to host a group origami event. We hosted the event for an organization at Texas A&M. She was very flexible to provide the information needed for us to provide the correct materials, zoom link, etc to the participants. Due to COVID the event had to be remote and the participants were not able to participate in the same location. The origami project that we hosted was really fun and she ensured to take her time showing the types of folds so that everyone was able to easily follow along. She provided additional information about origami such as books that we could study to become really good at origami."
Marie Kasprzyk
Took Origami lessons from Haggit S.
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"Beatrice was fantastic. I’d recommend her to anyone."
Olivia
Took Sewing lessons from Beatrice U.
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