Fabio Teran

Fabio T.

Springfield, VA

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Fabio delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
March 2012

Fabio is an accomplished and experienced musician. Beginning with percussion at the age of 9, he has over 15 years rocking out behind the kit. He has played in many local bands and as well as some internationally. He is sought after for his wide variety of styles: Classic rock, Modern Rock, Alternative, Punk, Metal, Blues, Funk, and Latin. He is currently working on a Hard Rock project whom are finishing up some demos before they start gigging around the area.
Aside from drumming, Fabio has also been trained in classical and electric guitar, as well as Music theory, which he acquired while obtaining a BS Mechanical Eng/ and Acoustics.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe it is important for a student to feel he/she is in a comfortable environment, which is why I tailor each lesson based on the student. I take into account not only natural talent and level of experience, but also progression and devotion. Whether the student is an adult looking to start a new and fun hobby, or a child with major aspirations to be come one of the greats, I can make sure either one gets the necessary instruction at a comfortable pace. Se Habla Español!

For beginning drummers, I like to start with fundamentals and light theory, and certain physical exercises (which help make the limbs independent of each other). I also like to get the student to familiarize themselves with the instrument. I start of with easy rhythms on a drum pad (usually from a beginners percussion book), and slowly work up to working with a high-hat, snare, bass drum configuration. Once you're ready for the fun stuff, we can start incorporating easy songs you've always wanted to play, and then start moving the difficulty level up and up. All in all I try to combine the fun that comes with playing along to the songs you love, with a strong foundation of fundamentals and theory which will help you progress faster but with ease. For students that have already had some experience either percussive or behind the kit, we can assess your level of experience and move from there.

For beginning guitarist, I begin by familiarizing the student with the instrument, and some very basic theory and tuning. We then move on to simple patterns to get those calluses on those finger tips. Then we start with chord charts and strumming rhythms. Followed by the fun stuff, which is actually playing a song. I am very open to my student's tastes and encourage them to bring in songs they would like to learn, because I when someone is familiar with a particular song, it can be almost as if your fingers naturally know what to do. I can teach both electric, classical acoustic, and steel acoustic guitars. For students who are further along, I like to assess their particular level first, and go on from there.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drums: I provide a full kit, with necessary extras to for accompaniment. A stereo for playback, some recording equipment if needed. Books and necessary copies, although I encourage students to purchase their own instruction books. practice pad and extra sticks, music stand
Guitar: Amps, pics, stereo for playback, recording equipment, mics for non electric/acoustics, music stand.

*** Specialties ***
modern rock, classic rock, blues, metal, punk, alternative

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BS Mechanical Eng/ and Acoustics
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
University of Hartford


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

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16 Reviews

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Eli Mar 13, 2018
Drum · In studio

Fabio is so patient with my son. He’s very quick to respond and even assisted us with purchasing a drum set for our home. He’s incredibly skilled and is a very engaging instructor. My son is making leaps in progress all thanks to Fabio!

Judy B. May 27, 2017
Guitar · In home

Fabio is a great teacher. I am learning music concepts as well as to play the guitar chords, riffs, for a huge variety of classic and newer rock songs. He is flexible and open to my requests or to go over areas that I need repeating. You will really enjoy being taught by Fabio. BTW he has a different hair cut now.

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Kiersten N. Apr 10, 2017
Drum · In studio

I cannot thank Fabio enough for what he has given our son. More than just the lessons, he was wonderful with communication and expectations. A great match. We are moving so we have to stop lessons but highly recommend him as an instructor. Thank you so much Fabio!

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Brian Oct 25, 2016
Guitar · In studio

My boy really liked the guitar class with Fabio.

Alden N. Oct 12, 2016
Drum · In studio

Excellent first lesson with our son. Patient & great communication. Our son has Down Syndrome. Looking forward to next week!

Gosia R. Sep 15, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Very good teacher!

Linda Jun 27, 2016
Drum · In studio

Fabio worked very well with my 9 yr grandson at his first drum lesson. Fabio was positive, encouraging, and patient with my grandson who does not always have a very long attention span. And my grandson wants to go back for more, which is a good sign.

Kailyn, Jaylen, Lamar J. May 24, 2016
Guitar · In home

Awesome instructor. Patient and professional delivery. Kids were ecstatic to learn as much as they did and they look forward to practicing.

Kailyn, Jaylen, Lamar J. May 24, 2016
Guitar · In home

Awesome instructor. Patient and professional delivery. Kids were ecstatic to learn as much as they did and they look forward to practicing.

Zaman K. Mar 21, 2016
Guitar · In home

Great introduction lesson. Played two songs (Last Kiss and Glycerin). More importantly helps with understanding music theory and techniques.

Megan G. Mar 3, 2016
Drum · In studio

Great instructor! He walked me through everything, taught me how to read music (since I was a beginner and hadn't learned), and gave me homework each week to keep me motivated and get me ready for the next class. I have learned so much in such a short period of time. I highly recommend him as an instructor.

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Lu Anne P. Feb 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Fabio is very knowledgable about the guitar (and other instruments) but what is most important to us is his gentle spirit and consistent patient instruction. As the grandparent of a high spirited and sometimes difficult to teach 7 year old boy, I really appreciate Fabio's ability to stay on task and encourage while teaching. He also tailors the lessons so that what is most important to the student is what he teaches so that we are having much more success with practicing and improvement that we did with previous teachers. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a guitar teacher!!

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Judy B. Oct 21, 2015
Guitar · In home

learned so much in first lesson. Really liked his approach

Tim P. Mar 22, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Fabio is friendly, knowledgeable and provided a great introductory overview, customizing my lesson and practice plan to my specific wants and needs.

Cameron B. Sep 22, 2013
Guitar ·

helped me expand my knowlege of the guitar

this is a very good teacher he really opened the door for my by helping me physically and mentally understand the interment better and really gave me a hole new prospective at music i was already an intermediate guitar play and he helped me figure out more complex music and really progressed me muscly.

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Tyrone C. Jul 2, 2013
Drum ·


Man,this guy is amazing! Three weeks ago I couldn't keep a beat. Now, this guy Fabio has got me jamming with him on the guitar. No kidding he is that good. I would recommend his lessons to anyone.

Drumming Happy!


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