Richard Parsons

Richard P.

Gwynn Oak, MD

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Richard delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

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Hello, my name is Richard. I love all things music, but my primary areas of focus are Piano and Music Literacy and Theory. My musical journey began when I was 6 years old, shortly after my grandparent's piano came to reside in my parents' home. I began piano lessons during that summer after first grade. By the time I was in junior high, my teacher thought I was ready for a more advanced teacher, and so I began taking lessons from someone who had traveled to Europe to study music. In college, I continued my musical journey, graduating in 2002 with a Bachelors in Church Music with a Piano Principal and again in 2004 with a Masters in the same.

*** Lesson Details ***
My philosophy in music is that everyone can learn to be musical if they truly want to be. I work hard to find the inner musician in people, giving advice and assistance when needed but also trying to let each person grow to be their own musician too. As a teacher, I am flexible and easy-going, but I also expect my students to be actively involved in the learning process. Practicing at home between lessons is essential for us to make the most of our lessons together.

*** Travel Equipment ***
For piano lessons, I expect students to have a regular piano available. For music and music theory lessons, a keyboard instrument (electronic, piano, or organ) would be very helpful, but not required.

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Volunteer Musician
Jul 2014 - Present
Mount Airy Bible Church

Play piano with the band for worship services, oversee administrative duties for church music program, lead worship for mid-week gatherings

Volunteer Musician
Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
Arlington Baptist Church

led instrumentals for worship services as lead musician (piano), served as the primary substitute worship leader

Aug 2004 - Jun 2014
Arlington Baptist School

prepared students and adjudicate regional and state fine arts competitions, accompanied school music programs

Minister of Music
Jun 2005 - Aug 2011
Arlington Baptist Church

planned and produced annual Christmas and Easter programs, directed an orchestra of 5-8 members and a choir of 15-30 members, organized service orders and prepared music, led congregational singing, assisted in school's music program as needed


Master of Music in Church Music
Aug 2002 - May 2004
Bachelor of Music in Church Music
Aug 1998 - May 2002
Bob Jones University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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AtildaS Jun 10, 2012

I am learning very well,, my teacher is very great he helps me step by step until I understand... And I am willing to continue with him...

LindaA Apr 3, 2011

Thank you for teaching me. It has been fun. Hope all the future lessons are as fun as the ones in the past. Anthony

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