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Thomas D.

Greenbelt, MD

About Thomas

My musical life began during the "folk boom" of the 1960's. I began songwriting and performing during my high school years. Later I was a member of a folk-rock band called The Bean Angels. We preformed and recorded in the Iowa City, Iowa area. Later I attended Montana State University where I studied music education. My training included: piano skills, music theory, music history, aural perception, conducting, and vocal pedagogy. I have several decades experience in teaching. I have taught guitar, piano, voice, and ukulele, and have directed a children's choir.

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I believe that each individual has his or her own particular learning style and pace. Accordingly I try to tailor my instruction to best fit the individual student. The first lessons will emphasize such things as posture and holding the instrument correctly, thus establishing a solid foundation to build on. Although I will assign exercises that are designed to build technique, I believe that creative musical expression is the true goal and that technique is just a means to that end.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room with instruments, keyboard, computer, and recording. Parents can sit in on lessons, and waiting area available.

*** Specialties ***
I am probably most proficient in folk and classical styles of guitar. I have some degree of competency in country, rock and roll, gospel, and jazz styles.
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Ginny H. October 29, 2014
Verified Student
I've been taking ukulele lessons from Tom for about 2 months and have just added voice lessons. Tom is a very thoughtful, kind man. He has a great deal of knowledge about the theoretical and practical/performance aspects of instruction. He is also excellent at adapting his lessons to my own particular goals. What more could you want!
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paul V S. November 16, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
What a great experience for our family!

In August, our 7 yr. old daughter, Nathalie, started piano lessons with Thomas. She played her first Christmas carol here in early November! Thomas is a wonderful instructor! Undertstanding, warm, and very patient! I highly recommend his services!!
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Thomas D.

Thomas D.

Greenbelt, MD 20770
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jason F.

Baltimore, MD

About Jason

I have been teaching and performing as a full time career since 1994. Over the years, I have developed an approach to teaching that is customized to the needs and interests of each of my students. I will help you set up musical goals, and then use your preferred learning style to help you achieve those goals.

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Musicians think, learn, and create in many different ways. Some are visual learners, preferring to learn by studying diagrams and reading notes. Others learn intuitively, simply by listening, imitating, and then creating. My objective is to find the lear
ning style which works best for each of my students. I can help you set up musical goals, and then use your preferred learning style to help you achieve those goals.

*** Specialties ***
I'm comfortable teaching any style, from bluegrass to jazz, blues, rock and metal.
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Patrick M. June 7, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Though I was only able to take lessons with Jason for a couple months due to an unexpected move, I was able to learn a lot from him. I came in with very little guitar experience and no background in music. His lessons are very accommodating and I felt I walked away a little bit better every time. Jason is a great guy and it is easy to share your goals and ideas for the future with him. When working with Jason it felt like a team effort in order to help me reach my goals. In the short time I took lessons with Jason I learned a lot about the guitar and I am excited to build upon the music career he helped me to start. A definite Recommendation.
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Tom H. August 26, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Jason is a phenomenal instructor. As an older student who is not musically inclined and is just picking up the instrument seriously for the first time, I was apprehensive about taking lessons. Jason has made the process interesting, fun, and informative.

I have only been taking lessons for a few months and beyond learning songs, Jason has given me instruction on guitar maintenance (beyond the everyday care of the instrument) and music theory. I think his holistic approach to playing the guitar really sets him apart from other instructors. I always come away from each lesson feeling that I learned something new and valuable.

Jason really caters to the individual learning styles of his students. I travel often for work and he has found ways for me to continue to learn, even if I don't have my instrument with me. He is also tremendously knowledgeable and patient. If a certain style of learning doesn't seem to be sticking, he will find new and creative ways to teach until the idea resonates with the student.

I feel very fortunate to have found Jason as an instructor. I unreservedly give him the highest of recommendations.
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April G. May 22, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
The location is great (right by my house), his scheduling is flexible, online payment takes no time at all and perhaps best of all Jason is a great guy, very professional yet very personable and down to earth.

There is no doubt that Jason is a phenomenal guitarist. Very inspiring and encouraging. His guitar abilities are one of the best I have seen in person. Lessons are fun, interesting, and helpful. I have only been taking lessons for a little more than a couple months now, but I already see improvement.

It is great to take lessons with somebody who is both patient and encouraging at the same time. He is especially good at recognizing if the pace is getting too fast/slow and adjusting for that. I consider myself fortunate to have found such a good teacher.
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Jason F.

Pasadena, MD 21122
(14)
starting at
$26 / 30-min
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Shannon F.

Gambrills, MD

About Shannon

Hello! I'm Shannon, and I would love to teach you about music! I have an extensive musical background in both performance and education. I attended George Mason University and the world renowned College of Music at the University of North Texas. I am also an award winning bassist and singer, having performed at such venues as the Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, Rams Head Tavern, and more. I specialize in teaching contemporary styles (pop, rock, jazz, musical theater, etc.). I have taught many successful young vocalists and instrumentalists and believe in a positive, fun, confidence building appr
oach. My students learn music theory, warm ups, and technique in conjunction with songs so they can apply musical concepts in a practical way.
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Shannon F.

Shannon F.

Gambrills, MD 21054
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$25 / 30-min
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Jan E.

Annapolis, MD

About Jan

Jan grew up playing music on the piano, singing in the local Methodist Youth Group Choir, and playing various instruments. He also studied formal music theory at the Washington Conservatory of Music. In middle and high school, he continued to participate in choral singing and played saxophone in the school jazz ensembles. Jan continued to study music theory at the collegiate level, was in three choral ensembles, and took formal vocal training. He began to learn the guitar during this time as well, and shortly after graduating in 2005, started guitar instruction. Since then, he has participate
d professionally in many local ensembles ranging in styles from modern rock to jazz and blues. He recently finished up an original music project, The Booby Traps, which performed locally and regionally, having the privilege of performing at the Purple Fiddle in West Virginia and the 4-A-Cure Fest in Bulls Run, VA; hosted by TV personality Jim Vance. They recorded at the illustrious Omega Studios in Rockville, MD, and produced a music video for an original song named ‘Cruisin’. Omega has been a recording Mecca for artists like Prince and Elton John for decades. They won the Sound Off Live competition in 2013 and were featured artists at Baltimore's esteemed Artscape Festival; a three day event boasting an estimated 300,000 attendees! In addition, Jan produced an event with the legendary NightHawks in the summer of 2014 at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club. This fine supper club is a historic theater in the heart of Bethesda, MD recently renovated to the tune of $8 million dollars. Currently Jan is involved in an original Pop Rock group from NYC, and will be recording and touring with them in the near future!
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Michelle Harris H. March 28, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
great teacher, I love the way he interact with my son, making sure they understand each other. he takes the time to understand how my son learns and listen to his questions. He finds the easiest way to bring the lesson across and ensure that the practice time is chosen by my son so he feels he is a part of what going on and he his responsible for his learning. I will have no reservation in recommending Jan. He is great
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Christina B. November 10, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I was Jan's previous lesson manager, and he was reliable and enthusiastic! Good with kids of all ages. Jan personalizes lessons for each student and patiently works with them to progress to their musical goal.
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Sarah K. November 5, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Jan is easy to work with and a great musician!
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Jan E.

Jan E.

Annapolis, MD 21401
(8)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Randy W.

Odenton, MD

About Randy

I graduated the University of Houston in 1985 with a degree in Music Education specializing in percussion. Whether symphonic, pop-rock, rudimental, Scottish, Celtic or world styles I am proficient and hope to be your instructor. I have taught privately for 30 years, been a band director, performer, including producing 10 albums with my band - The Rogues - and was a member of the Hamilton Pipe Band in Houston when they were the first bagpipe band from the United States to win the World Pipe Band Competition in Grade 3. I also have experience as a drum and bugle corps instructor.
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Donna July 20, 2015
Bodhran · In studio
I've had the privilege of being Randy's Bodhran student. He has a gift for understanding how to construct the lessons around his students abilities so they can grasp the concept and skill needed to move forward in their lessons.

I was very nervous as I had never played any type of drum before but his ability to set his students at ease was apparent from lesson one.

I highly recommend Randy as an instructor.
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Deb June 30, 2015
Bodhran · In studio
I met Randy many years ago when he was playing with the Rogues at the MD Renfest. He is a great teacher and taught me some bodhran basics in the little spare time he had between shows. He is very patient and encouraging. If you are interested in learning the bodhran, dumbek, djembe or full kit, I highly recommend that you seek him out.
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Pam June 30, 2015
Bodhran · In home
Being an older student with a different learning curve than younger students, Randy tailored my lessons to meet my special needs. He was patient beyond expectations when I was having trouble grasping a difficult concept. He is a true professional and dedicated to passing on his musical knowledge. I had to stop taking lessons for a while due to a broken arm, but I plan on continuing them in the future.
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Randy W.

Randy W.

Odenton, MD 21113
(5)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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