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Melody S.

31 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Tagalog, English
  • Awarded Service Award from Teklado School of Music, Philippines
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Melody S.

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Your child will receive a warm and fun environment to learn music.

‚ÄčAll lessons contain three main elements in music - Note Reading, Written Work, Music Games/Ear Training. These main elements are integrated to ensure that the lesson time is always fun and engaging.

I am delighted to help children embark on their musical adventure, with a teaching method that caters to their individual needs.

About Melody

Every student is unique and individuals rely on different learning styles. The teaching method of Melody is adjusted to fit the needs and desires of the student, characterizing a plan based around their individual strengths, weaknesses, and music goals. While the focus is founded on teaching the ba

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Kaylana P.
This was my daughter's first singing lesson. Melody was very accommodating with my wife and I observing our daughter. With a musical background myself, I immediately knew that Melody had immense knowledge not only about singing, but also the theory and technique that all singers should learn.
Gianna
My daughter is now 16 years old and has been under Ms. Melody's tutelage for a year now. There are good times and bad, and I am thankful that Ms. Melody did not give up. My daughter will encounter lots of hardships throughout her life, and as a mother, I cannot do all the teachings myself. It is always good to know when you have a caring teacher whom you can trust and know what they are doing both in music and life. I like that Ms. Melody can be lenient, and firm when needed. My daughter has joined her recitals, music playdates, and couldn't be happier. I can't recommend Ms. Melody high enough.
Micala S.
My daughters, 8 and 6, took lessons as beginners from Melody for 10 months before we had to move. SHE IS AMAZING! Not only did she make the lessons fun and engaging, but they learned so much in that short time. I grew up playing piano, violin and French horn and I was very impressed with her approach/methodology and how much of herself she put into her teaching. For the last 3 months we were with Melody, the girls also took voice lessons. The highlight of our spring was watching the girls perform at the recital Melody had so painstakingly organized. It was astounding how much they had progressed musically and my husband and I were in awe at how well they performed in front of people. We were also impressed at the wide range of experience in the students Melody taught. Some had played for years and were clearly continuing to blossom under Melody's tutelage, while others were beginners like our daughters. Melody was always positive, encouraging and extremely patient (even when my six year old had clearly not practiced for a week straight or was tired and whiny). My daughters and I miss her dearly as our mentor and now our friend! We cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Sean L.

17 Reviews
Herndon, VA
Starting at $19
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.M. Music Technology from Radford University
  • Teaching since 2016
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Sean L.

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I teach children, teens, and adults using a variety of music and and methods. I teach keyboard harmony and music theory, as well as by _ear_. I'll happily answer your questions.

I am patient and accomodating to my students. I draw on a diverse body of repretoire and experience.

Exactly what I teach, and how quickly we progress varies from student-to-student.

I have a B.M. degree in Music Technology.

About Sean

Anyone can sound great on a piano! Let me show you how. I am a gentle and patient teacher. My students like me. I have experience with _all_ ages, including little children, older children, pre-teens, teens, young adults, and older. When I started teaching, I assumed that many beginners -- e

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Erika S.
Awesome instructor!
Julia F.
Sean has been FANTASTIC with my 9 y.o. son. I was skeptical about how well online lessons would work for a complete beginner. This clearly isn’t Sean’s first rodeo. He has an excellent system for teaching online by sending annotated music beforehand. I must admit I had to push my son a little to get him to agree to piano lessons. Now he loves playing. He practices everyday on his own without being told and loves to ask me to record videos of him playing to send to his grandparents. I’m so proud of him and so grateful to Sean.
Christian
Our first session with Sean went very well. My kids are looking forward to the next session!
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Michael B.

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Arlington, VA
Starting at $34
  • Awarded Governor’s Award for Musical Excellence from Mike Beebe
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael B.

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Hello! I’m Michael, and I play trombone for the United States Army Band. My lessons focus on fundamentals of playing that last a lifetime!

I am an experienced teacher, having been a low brass teacher for over a decade. Over 90% of my students that study privately through their senior year of high school receive some form of college scholarship for musical ability, as well as excellent standardized test scores. Additionally, my students have received placement in state rankings for organizations such as NYSSMA, TMEA, ASBOA, as well as Interlochen and Tanglewood summer institutes.
My lessons are customized to each students needs and goals, with the primary goal being a cultivation of great fundamentals.
As a performer, my experience as a freelancer in NYC and performing with word class ensembles like the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway shows, and chamber ensembles makes me an excellent choice.

About Michael

Hello! My name is Michael, and I am a low brass musician, specializing in trombone, bass trombone, and euphonium. I studied at the University of Arkansas, and the Mannes School of Music. I currently work as a trombonist in the US Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, and teach at the University of Arkansas S

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F. Martin
Michael was very helpful in working on euphonium parts I had upcoming in an orchestra concert. He’s very professional, and made sure I was 100% on all the parts I was doubling on.

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Melissa C.

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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Melissa C.

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I am a piano teacher and my mission is to teach you to have fun while learning something new. Do you like pop songs, jazz, videogame music or even movie soundtracks? I can teach you all of these and more. I work with all ages, and each lesson plan is designed specifically for you and your musical needs. My goal here is to engage you with your instrument, teach you proper technique, theory and performance skills, but overall my goal is to help you have the best experience possible with a piano. Don’t hesitate to send me a message! Let’s have fun together :)

About Melissa

Hi! I love teaching and love it even more when my students have fun learning. I have been playing the piano since I was a teen, and when university decisions came about, I made it my life’s purpose to be a pianist. I majored in music performance, with a specialty in Jazz and other popular music (Sa

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Hector
Online classes with Melissa Carrasquillo is by far the best experience I’ve had from the comfort of my home. The versatility brought in class is amazing, from playing games to enforce music theory to technical exercise to improve your piano skills. Melissa’s way of teaching makes the boring topics of music fun. Highly trained to teach piano and music theory with a charming enthusiasm and devotion to her students. 5 stars for sure.
Verónica
¡Melissa es la mejor maestra de piano que puedas tener! Siempre atenta a las necesidades que uno tiene como estudiante y consistente con los lessons. No me arrepiento de haberla escogido como mi maestra de piano.

Stephen B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stephen B.

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I am thrilled to hear that you or your kid is ready to start taking drum lessons! I have been teaching drum set and percussion for eleven years, and last year finished my master's in percussion performance at CU, after a music education degree in Michigan.

I start students off with "repeat after me" style exercises to develop technique, coordination, and musical tone on the instruments. Then, we can dig into playing the music (s)he loves! I'm always curious to hear if there is a certain band or drummer my student admires?

About Stephen

Hey drummers! I am a working drummer and percussionist in all major styles, from blues, funk, and jazz to classical and marching band. In my off time, I enjoy playing in the mountains with my girlfriend and our cat.

Jonathan M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English and Tagalog(Filipino)
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Bachelor of Music from University of Santo Tomas--Manila, Philippines
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Jonathan M.

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Not all students are created equal and you need a teacher who has tons of experience to teach you on the level that you can understand and be passionate about.

My lessons cater to you personally--they designed to push and motivate you in the fastest way possible, in line with what you want and need to learn about the Guitar.

Learn from a true master!

About Jonathan

Hi, Jonathan here... but you can call me Johnny. And I'm a Guitar teacher specializing in blues and rock--My blues influence can be heard when I play jazz, soul and funk, so people have told me that I play so passionately. "the blues are the roots, the rest are the fruits" I am also a mul

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Justin Phillips
Very informative and helpful. Looking forward to future lessons
JD
Great teacher. Really knows his stuff! I recommend him.

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"I have had the pleasure of studying with Dr. Sonett for one semester this year during which time I have experienced immense improvements in my playing. Dr. Sonett creates a comfortable, warm relaxed environment, and even though I tend to be shy she put me at ease which exponentially increase my ability to learn from her. Dr. Sonett made sure to know what each student's focus was to make sure that lessons were effective for what the student wanted to get out of them. I have never had a teacher that I felt completely comfortable with and that has increase my love for music. I echo the sentiments of the two above students, Dr. Sonett creates a very welcoming space to express yourself through music and personalizes lessons to fit the individual. During just the few short months I have studied with her I have improved much more than I had in several years with other lesson teachers. I have enjoyed studying with her, and I would highly recommend her to any students looking for lessons."
Siana
Took Flute lessons from Dr. Caroline S.
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Tevi
Took Cello lessons from Don L.
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"Alix is truly a phenomenal teacher! She is compassionate, nurturing, and seeks to improve her student's vocal abilities. All of our lessons have been thorough, educational, and certainly insightful. I have become such a better singer in only a few short lessons, and look forward to becoming a master in the next few!"
Lorenzo
Took Opera Voice lessons from Alix J.
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"Very good teacher and got me up and running on Pro tools. i have already set up another lesson."
Robbie
Took Music Recording lessons from Steve G.
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"Mr. Olivier was very professional and well prepared. He gave my son great advice and took time to make sure he was comfortable. Very Knowledgeable."
Zachary
Took French Horn lessons from Olivier H.
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Kevin taught me how to write lyrics with imagery and to put the chords and inversions behind those lyrics to create pop masterpieces!"
Dylan
Took Songwriting lessons from Kevin T.
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"Shon is a very talented and down to earth guy. His approach to music is different than just simply reading. He lets you use your ears also and tries to train your ears. He is also very patient. I would highly recommend him to any beginners wanting to learn no matter what age and seasoned musicians wanting to take their playing to the next level."
Jason
Took Drum lessons from Shon M.
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"Kelvin is very personable and truthfully critiques your skill based on the level you should be at. I look forward to the class sessions and enjoy practicing what I'm being taught."
Patrick
Took Guitar lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Vanessa is a very good teacher."
Rick
Took Singing lessons from Vanessa G.
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"Will is a great instructor. Highly recommend."
Reese
Took Drum lessons from Will F.
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