Lola McDonald

Lola M.

Front Royal, VA

About Lola M.

Lola teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 2002
Last sign in: Yesterday


I have more than 30 years of musical experience. I’ve taught guitar, piano, bass, and theater in private schools, art schools and I’m currently teaching at Classic Axe Guitar Gallery in Gainesville, VA. I’ve taught over 250 students in all levels of experience, tailoring each lesson to fit each student, covering all genres, so that learning their instrument is fun. It’s been exciting to see some of them become music majors, some of them become performers, and some using their skills and gifts to teach others. I love teaching and sharing my musical knowledge with people of ALL ages. I believe anyone can learn music, with the right approach and encouragement. Nothing gives me more pleasure than watching my students accomplish more than they ever dreamed possible.

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My band at Hard Times Cafe - just before going on.



Aug 2008 - Present
Classic Axe Guitar Gallery

I teach individual private lessons to students 5 and up on piano and guitar. Each student has their own lesson plan and we tailor lessons to fit the musical interest/genre that you love most. This makes learning fun and easier to meet goals. My students love their lessons almost as much as I love teaching.


Music Therapy

Sep 1981 - May 1982

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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6 Reviews on Lola M.

rose Mar 22, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Lola is great!She is an excellent guitarist.
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Heather E. Mar 15, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Lola has been my guitar teacher off and on over the past 18 years. She has always made understanding easy, fun, and interesting. She has taught me not only how to play but also how to teach so that I can use my passions the way she has! I've never had a more devoted teacher!
Brannigan Mar 11, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Lola is teaching piano to my 8 year old son and 10 year old daughter. She is an excellent teacher: extremely patient and thorough, with a terrific personality.
Sophie M. Feb 12, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Stephen C. Feb 18, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am new to the guitar and I have to say Lola is making it an enjoyable experience. She does an exceptional job of explaining steps and pushes the student to progress. I couldn't of asked for a better instructor.
Julie D. Jan 26, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I loved taking guitar lessons with Lola! She's excellent with beginners of all ages. I've seen her coax actual chords out of clueless eight-year-old and empower adults to take the stage for the first time ever. Lola is a wonderful encourager and always easy to work with.
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