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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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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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Brandon E. August 26, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I've been working with Jason for about a year now and have grown so much as a musician since we started. Jason is extremely good at assessing your skill level and your goals in order to place you on a path that leads you to your higher musical self. His methods of teaching are extremely efficient and effective for getting you to where you want to be and I always look forward to our next lesson. I'm proud to call Jason my instructor and friend.
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Helen August 18, 2016
Classical Guitar · In studio
Jason Free is an excellent teacher. He is able to tailor lessons to the individual student's interest and experience. I really recommend him.
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Robert F. July 7, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My kid really enjoys the lessons with Jason, he says that he is a nice teacher that shares some of his own experiences that he can relate too and makes the lessons fun.
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Jason F.

Jason F.

Pasadena, MD 21122
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Richard C.

Glen Burnie, MD

About Richard

I am a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory with a Bachelor's Degree Major in Piano and a Teaching Certificate. Through my world-class teachers I can trace my musical education lineage directly to Mozart, Liszt, Haydn, Chopin, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. Over several decades I have taught more than 3,000 beginning and advanced students, a number of whom have gone on to earn piano performance scholarships from prestigious conservatories, music schools and universities. I have composed my own course method based on the piano teaching method of Carl Czerny, a student of Beethoven and the teacher o
f Franz Liszt. I often compose compositions for students that are based their four or five note ideas. Beginners quickly gain confidence to perform in public and learn to perform increasingly difficult and lengthy compositions such as the Beethoven sonatas, Chopin scherzos, works of J.S.Bach and many others all from memory. One of my students just completed, from memory, a Beethoven sonata of 28 pages. Every year my students perform, with a least three pieces from memory, at a public recital where each of them gets the opportunity to play before an audience.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students must have a piano or keyboard at home and are expected to practice every day. I have written and published the music and the course of study for all first year beginners; They learn proper fingering, how to memorize music by learning finger patterns, and how to count in rhythm. The time they spend in practice will determine how quickly they advance, and upon completion this initial course, they begin to study works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin. Children can begin lessons from the age of 4, but until a child is 7 years old, parents must agree to be fully engaged in the process, willing to participate in the lessons and to practice regularly, with the child at home.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In my studio are two Mason Hamlin grand pianos. A professional concert adjustable stool and a collection of nearly all classical piano music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When students come to my studio, I provide a grand piano; When I teach in my students' homes, they must have a piano.

*** Specialties ***
Vengerova Method based on the French School; Close Fingering Techinque
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AGNES MORRIS August 25, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I am a senior in my 70s. Teacher very cordial. Liked his way of explaining the way to learn the piano. I never played so was a bit nervous. He inspired me. Practice lessons were enjoyable. Looking forward to my additional lessons. First time in my life with belief that I will be able to play the piano.
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Neha J. October 23, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Our daughter was really impressed and loved his teaching, his techniques and his interaction.
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Richard C.

Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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$35 / 30-min
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Earl C.

Greenbelt, MD

About Earl

International guitarist Earl C. is now offering in-person and online coaching sessions. With more than thirty years of experience, he has performed with many well-known artists including grammy-nominated celebrities and others such as Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle, EU, Angela Bofill, Alyson Williams, Mya, Syleena Johnson, Nick Colionne, Mike Phillips, Michael Lington, Bobby Lyle, Marcus Johnson, Bob Baldwin, Pamela Williams, and more. In addition, he has released eight solo recording projects and was the music director for multiple live and televised house bands. Earl has been teaching, produc
ing and running an independent record label for some time and recently secured an international marketing and distribution deal. In the past, his 200 to 300+ yearly live performances limited the amount of coaching clients he could take on. However, he is now dedicating more time to helping others by sharing the knowledge that has enabled him to succeed as a professional full-time guitarist/bassist/producer!
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Ken October 22, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Earl Carter is extremely knowledgeable, and very patience. You will find that each session is enjoyable yet challenging. I would recommend Him to anyone from the beginner all the way to the more advanced student. If you have the desire to learn the art of music then you will enjoy His instruction. I couldn't ask for a better instructor.
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Jocelyn S. September 18, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Although I lacked the commitment to follow through with my lessons, Earl's teaching ability is STELLAR!!! In the short time I was taking lessons with him, I learned a lot, relatively quickly.
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John September 17, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Aside from being a Master Guitarist himself, he is a Master Teacher! His teaching style is very unique and the little tips and tricks he has taught me has helped me advance as a guitarist by leaps and bounds. I highly recommend him!
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Earl C.

Earl C.

Greenbelt, MD 20770
(6)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Jeremy B.

Curtis Bay, MD

About Jeremy

I have been an avid music lover my entire life and have also been playing music for almost 20 years, while having experience playing music in multiple bands around the Baltimore/D.C./Virginia area. I enjoy listening and playing all types of music and genres. I graduated from Anne Arundel Community College with an Associates degree in Transfer Studies while focusing and completing their music theory program. Currently I am attending the University of Maryland Baltimore County while pursuing a Bachelors degree in Music Education.
I have proficient skills in music performance, sight reading
, sight singing, music theory, part writing and I play guitar, bass and some keyboard.
I look forward to teaching all inspired musicians to help them fulfill their aspirations.
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Reggie June 7, 2016
Guitar · In studio
I am a beginner guitar player inspiring to become the next Eddie Hazel (Of Funkadelic fame for you unenlightened ones). I was referred to Jeremy by a former music teacher at Anne Arundel Community College. I was able to set up a weekly time with him at his house. He has a very clean and professional setting. I have been taking lessons under Jeremy's tutelage for a few months now. I have to say I am surprised at my own progress. My technical skills are blossoming but it's the music theory that is the real gift that Jeremy has given me. I always shrugged theory off thinking if I can hear it, I can play it. But now I am beginning to see the doors that music theory can open. Music is a vast universe and I have to give him credit for opening my ears, eyes, and mind to the possibilities of soooouuunds.
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Jessica June 6, 2016
Guitar · In home
Jeremy has been teaching my daughter, for the past nine months. He is a great instructor and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to take guitar lessons! He is very patient with my daughter and has a great knowledge of what he is teaching. Jeremy comes to our home to give lessons which is very convenient since I work full time. I am hoping he will be able to start giving my son lessons as well as he has expressed a great interest in playing since his daughter has started.
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Betty M. January 31, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Jeremy has been working great with my daughter. He shows up on time and most important he has a lot of patients working with her. She is accomplishing a lot and is doing really well. Thank you Jeremy for a great job.
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Jeremy B.

Curtis Bay, MD 21226
(3)
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$25 / 30-min
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Jordan G.

Glen Burnie, MD

About Jordan

Hello,Im Jordan. I have experience as a performer and as a teacher,i have been a full time musician for my entire adult life.Ive been on tour all over the country,Ive taught students from age 3-83.This experience allows me to take my students in whatever direction they want to go. Some of my past students have been concerned that they may not be talented enough to reach there goals on the instrument and Im happy to say a lot of them were shocked at what they are capable of and have even exceeded their goals at times.

I teach Guitar,Bass,and Piano,I can guide you with a practical method tha
t allows you to grow progressively based on your natural skill set,needs,and interest

I teach Virtually all genres of music,not just how to play the music,but the fundamentals that go along with it,so that you can always continue to improve,so whatever your interested in...Lets make it happen!
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Gary July 19, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Jordan is an excellent teacher, he can play just about anything on the guitar and he teaches you how to teach yourself. Ive been with Jordan for 3 years and I've gone from complete beginner to being in a band myself. I used to feel so overwhelmed and didn't know which direction to go,now i know how to learn a song on my own and how to build up my technique,i can improve on my own. Jordan is a great teacher and he pushed me and i'm super lucky to have found him. p.s.... Jordan is super beast of a guitar player too, i have my own band now but i still haven't seen anyone that's better than him
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Yvonne N. June 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Patience unlimited here. thanks Jordan. I hope I won't let you down. Had a good grasp of what is expected. Enjoyed my lesson.
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Irene June 26, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Jordan is an amazing and talented teacher! He has so much experience and it shows with all his music knowledge. My son has learned so much from him. He is patient and positive all the time. Having him cone to our house makes our busy lives easier. We feel blessed that we have found him. We are looking forward to many more years of music with Jordan.
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Jordan G.

Jordan G.

Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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