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Tommy W.

8 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Jazz Bass Performance from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tommy W.

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Since high school, music theory has always interested me. For my students this means theory will almost always be included in a lesson, not just to know it, but to know why and how it influences the notes we play. Due to my college experience, most of my theory knowledge has a jazz tinge to it, so some terminology might vary between that and classical language. Regardless, if you're looking to learn how to use a Babbitonian Matrix, or where to apply a Hexatonic scale, or even just want to know what notes make up a chord, we can definitely discuss it and have a good time doing it.

About Tommy

My name is Tommy. I've been playing bass and guitar since I was 11 years old. When I was in high school, I won my school's Duke Ellington Jazz Performance Award my junior year. Around this time I began to work at my neighborhood's local lesson shop Let's Play Music! off of W Broad Street in Falls C

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Julia
Tom is a good teacher with solid knowledge which he is able to pass on in a clear and understandable way.
Matthew F.
Tommy is a solid bass guitar teacher. My lesson was better than expected!
Anne P.
Just had my first guitar lesson. Tommy was very patient and supportive and explained clearly what I needed to do.
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Jennifer T.

33 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $39
  • Bachelor of music from Christopher Newport University
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jennifer T.

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I teach sit down lessons and also incorporate theory into private lessons for students.

About Jennifer

My name is Jennifer. I got my degree in vocal performance and minored in Jazz. I began voice lessons myself when I was eight. I am a mezzo soprano, and can teach both female and male voices. I have performed in several opera productions including but not limited to The Marriage of Figaro, Dido and

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Diana
For three years my daughter has taken voice training with Jennifer and has learned so much and loved her lessons. She loves theater and acting and Jennifer has built up her confidence to sing in public and feel good about her singing. The recitals are always well done and much appreciated by parents and family.
Amy T.
Great experience
Ronald K.
Jennifer is great! Customized the first lesson to match my skill level and goals.
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Andrew H.

11 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2004
  • BFA, Piano Performance from The New School
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Andrew H.

11 Reviews
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Demistify the music theory you’ve always wanted to access! Whether you are learning and growing with your instrument, or simply want to understand what you hear and why and how things sound the way they do, music theory gives order to this fundamental part of our human lives.
I pride myself on making difficult or confusing concepts clear, understandable, and applicable to your playing or listening. Whether looking for a foundation or want to expand your current knowledge, I bring decades of experience and years of academic study to you and your journey. Having studied music performance, composition, and audio engineering at one of the world’s best conservatories in New York City, I’m well trained, covering the entire spectrum of sound and its expression over time.
Whether it’s jazz, rock, techno, blues, or classical, music theory applies to all genres - it does not discriminate! So no matter your interest, you’ll learn and solidify you understanding of the fundamentals of sound ...

About Andrew

Andrew started playing piano at the tender age of 3. His mom wanted him to spend his endless energy on something artistic so she started him on piano lessons. Very early on it was clear Andrew had a natural, unique ability to connect with the piano. He played in school bands throughout grade school

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Ji
Never thought l could to be able to learn a Bach invention before. Now I’m playing it. Very enthusiastic teacher.
Josie H.
Great first piano lesson for my 10 year old - Andrew was encouraging, patient and inspiring- my daughter connected with him right away and couldn’t wait to get home and practice. Looking forward to more lessons!
George
My dad has a wonderful time with Andrew today!

Meet Online Music Theory Teachers Serving Potomac, MD

John A.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German, English, German, French
  • BA Composition from University of California Berkeley
  • Awarded Emmy Award for Music Direction from Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
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John A.

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I have a BA in composition from the University of California at Berkeley, and am qualified to tutor you on harmony, counterpoint and all aspects of both classical and pop music theory.

About John

My job is to get your child crazy about the piano. If you have to nag your child to play, something is wrong. The basics are, of course, important, but until you have gotten the child to accept and love the piano as an object of enjoyment, all that practicing will go nowhere. How do I do it?

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Andrew R.
John has been teaching my 6 year old daughter for 3 months now and not only has he done a tremendous job gauging her abilities and teaching her but he has made it so much fun she wants to play the piano all the time.
Janet S.
John's biggest strengths are his patience, understanding and seeming endless facility with music. I read music but not fast enough to allow me to play good pieces, so John translates everything into physical movements. This makes it very easy to play interesting music, which makes me want to play more. I think he has shown me how learn, how to refine things so they are satisfying. I highly recommend him as a teacher, for beginners or advanced.
Heather S.
My son is six years old and has been taking piano lessons with John for six months. John is a unique and engaging teacher. His extensive knowledge of music and skill at the keyboard were apparent from the beginning. He can easily demonstrate a multitude of songs and then teach them on the spot. My son is excited to play a "whole song," be it Sponge Bob or Beethoven. John's teach-by-numbers technique appeals to my son's love of numbers and patterns yet he is also quickly learning how to read sheet music. John really is skilled at disguising a lesson on technique or theory as a game. He is goofy while at the same time encouraging and supportive of my son. He keeps it light, fun, and skill appropriate. Since he comes to our home, I also appreciate John's focus on the lesson - he arrives and departs in a timely manner. I highly recommend John as a piano teacher.

Chang L.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chang L.

5 Reviews
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I'm holding a doctoral degree at USC in flute performance and minoring in music theory. I teach students at all levels.

About Chang

Dr.Chang Lu is both an active musician and dedicated instructor in Los Angeles. Born into a family of musicians, she was introduced to piano at the young age of four, and the flute at age of nine. She has given performances on both instruments throughout her music career. Having attended elementary

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Rebecca H.
Chang is an incredible teacher! she made learning fun and easy and even helped me to find and purchase the perfect flute for my needs! So glad I found her.
Michelle ..
Great !!!
Sofia
Excellent

Robert M.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Education, B.A from The University of St. Thomas
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Robert M.

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I enjoy sharing the necessary knowledge of music theory and history as it applies to all music forms. Luckily, i find teaching music theory through playing and improvising is best without having to be bore down with too much reading and text.

About Robert

I am a Music EC-12 Certified Educator with a degree from The University of St. Thomas and a Masters of Music Education from Texas Christian University. My previous career roles include being Children's Choir Director for All Saints Catholic School (2015-16), instructor at Cool Cats, General Mus

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Isidro V.
Very encouraging with my dad. He gave him confidence and positive reinforcement. And very thankful he was so flexible with scheduling.
Robert Turner
He did a good job
Gay
Excellent teacher and very patient.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Potomac, MD

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Potomac is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"We enjoy taking lessons from Melissa

My child has a lot of fun in the Musikgarten class that Melissa teaches. He has learned a lot and looks forward to going to class each week. Melissa is a great teacher and keeps the kids engaged."
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Took Music Theory lessons from Melissa F.
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"David really listens! Not only to what I want and need, but to where I am and to when I'm being too ambitious. I look forward to the rest of our lessons; I know I'm going to learn a lot."
Diane
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"Tom rocks my socks! I am inspired by his passion, knowledge and ability to teach in a way that is easy to understand and be excited about. Tom has taught my teen and I would recommend him to any one with a desire to learn or improve their skills'"
Ariana
Took Music Theory lessons from Thomas M.
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"Adam is very knowledgeable in music theory. He has helped me on multiple accounts by being able to explain things in simple ways."
Dan
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Excellent lovely sense of humor very patient with me. Thank you Ryan!"
Michael P
Took Music Theory lessons from JunZhao(Ryan) D.
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"Kelly really knows her theory, inside and out. And she can explain how it all works. It's much easier to memorize a piece once you understand the theory behind it: the progression of the chords, and their functions. I wish my former teachers had known theory instead of making me memorize all those notes with no explanation."
Andy
Took Music Theory lessons from Kelly A.
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"Fantastic all around. Deep knowledge and excellent teaching skills. He is also a truly kind and caring person too. He made it easy for me to understand concepts that were always lost on me in the past. It was the best money I have ever spent to get my skills and knowledge where I need them to be. I highly recommend Shon as both a theory and instrument (guitar/piano) instructor. Definitely the best option if you want to take you or your child's playing to the next level."
Andrew
Took Music Theory lessons from Shon M.
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"My middle-school aged son did a two hour session with Dr. Darrell one day where I would venture to say they covered a month's worth of music theory material. After a while I got tired listening to it, but my son didn't. Darrell is patient yet firm, tough but caring. The pairing of Darrell's deep knowledge with a student who wants to learn is a powerful combination. He is committed to the success of his students."
Andy Gallo
Took Music Theory lessons from Darrell V.
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"This was my boys first lesson and they loved it. They were so excited after class. Telling me that it felt way to short and that they are eager to have more lessons with Alyssa.
I’m also very pleased as she is a warm and welcoming person and I had an easy time communicating with her about what exactly I am looking for, our schedule, and also difficulties with entering our first lesson.

The boys will definitely, and with joy, continue their music journey with Alyssa."
Santiago
Took Music Theory lessons from Alyssa W.
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"He's great, which is what I expected after having read his reviews.

We've only had one lesson but I've learned more with him than I did with an adult self teaching piano book.

So far, very good."
Zaida
Took Music Theory lessons from Eric J.
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