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Omar W.

Washington, DC

About Omar

I receive a very large number of student requests everyday, So to keep things organized please keep the following in mind:

Takelessons is a wonderful service that I use to handle all my payments and scheduling. I want to focus on the teaching, so they help with the rest.

I have a 24 hour cancelation policy, please give me at least 24 hour advanced notice, or you will forfeit your lesson credit.

All scheduling changes or time off can be requested right from the website for your connivence. it's super easy!

Use an email that you will actually check to sign up for notifications,
it's not spam, it's to help us all stay organized.

Remember to please reserve your spot by paying in advance. (I have a waiting list of people asking me for those super convenient days, and times)

Online students please make sure you have the highest connection speed available to you. This will ensure you get the most out of the lessons.

*** Equipment ***

Please make sure you have your own instrument, and a note book or device to take notes with.

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My passion is sharing music with people.

I am musician and a visual artist who earned a Masters certification in Songwriting and Guitar from Berklee College of Music.
As an artist I have been featured on MTV, Rollingstone, BBC, NBC, VOA, ARY, Alt Press, LA times, documentaries and more. I have been playing guitar and recording music since childhood and am a classically trained sitar player and Indian classical vocalist. I sing and play guitar in the Mystical Dance punk band Sarmust, and I also produce electronic music under the name Evilartform.

sarmust.com

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I am a great teacher for someone who wants to write songs, or is into Indie, rock, pop, reggae, metal, hip-hop, and electronica.

I love to answer questions and learn things I don't know, I know a good amount about guitar repair, improvised instrument building, how to buy a good instrument and not spend to much, and I have a vast knowledge of obscure instruments, and audio production as well. Feel free to ask me questions, and expect informative non-judgmental answers.

I have spent a lot of time developing as a vocalist, songwriter, composer and producer, which helps me in all aspects of my music and teaching, I'm always looking to learn more. I have played in heavy metal bands, but have also done solo acoustic singer/songwriting stuff, I have produced raw hip-hop but also love old soul and ska tunes. Being well rounded musically and drawing from lots of influences is what makes me a good teacher and shapes me as a musician.

Learn more about me: https://about.me/omarpitraswaqar

*** Lesson Details/ What to Expect ***

You can expect a custom, fun and attentive one on one lesson. I am thorough and patient. I expect you to love music and put forth effort. I'm laid back, I will work as fast or as slow as you need. I prefer a total immersion technique and get my students playing right away. This boosts confidence and fosters interest because once a student enjoys playing you don't have to convince them to practice.

By the first lesson you will be familiar with the instrument and it's parts, and playing your first chord.

In 3-6 months you will be playing guitar with a greater knowledge of chords, basic harmony and be able to play scales and songs.

Once you have a foundation of chords we can explore more specific music subjects and lessons will become more personalized: songwriting, guitar tones, musicology, making a DIY record, shredding like a metal head, I can guide you to help you achieve your goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***

Studying in my live/studio space located in Artist Lofts near Brookland metro in NE DC. It has a high ceilings and full stage back line including keyboards, drum set, live sound system multiple amps and more. There is seating for parents and recording capabilities.
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Laura November 28, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Omar and I hit it off. He's very friendly, easy going and professional. I look forward to working with him and becoming a better guitar player.
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Carrie November 22, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Omar is super patient, extremely knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with :)
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Whitney September 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson was great! Omar spent some time at the beginning giving some needed TLC to my very neglected guitar (teaching all the while) then we went over some basic chords and got straight to playing. Omar is super chill and personable and puts you right at ease. I'm looking forward to more lessons!
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Omar W.

Omar W.

Washington, DC 20017
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$50 / 60-min
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Gregory B.

Suitland, MD

About Gregory

*** Travel Equipment ***
I am able to provide a full piano. With recording capabilities and metronome.

*** Specialties ***
Gospel, Gospel, a little jazz, and more Gospel.
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Nora May 24, 2016
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
Was great with our shy almost 4 year old!
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Timia March 31, 2016
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
When you have a patient instructor who smiles and has such an awesome attitude I couldn't have picked a better person to teach my daughter!! Super pleased!
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Christine Montgomery February 19, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Brown is very attentive to my 6-year-old with piano lessons. He's very patient and always pleasant. He also tailors his lessons according to my child's development to ensure he's grasping each concept before moving on to the next lesson. I would highly recommend him as a piano instructor.
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Gregory B.

Gregory B.

Suitland, MD 20746
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Rachel M.

Rockville, MD

About Rachel

I have tutored students ranging in age from eight to forty-eight. I specialize in English, history and test prep.
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Mary August 9, 2015
English · In home
Rachel is a very good tutor and has helped our son with both English and World Studies. She is able to help our son stay focused and complete his assignments in a thorough and timely manner. Rachel is very professional.
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Rachel M.

Rachel M.

Rockville, MD 20850
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Pedram R.

Washington, DC

About Pedram

To keep things organized please keep the following general guidelines in mind:

Takelessons is a wonderful service that I use to handle all my payments and scheduling. I want to focus on the teaching, so they help with the rest.

I have a 24 hour cancelation policy, please give me at least 24 hour advanced notice, or you will forfeit your lesson credit.

All scheduling changes or time off can be requested right from the website for your convenience. it's super easy!

Use an email that you will actually check to sign up for notifications, it's not spam, it's to help us all stay organi
zed.

Remember to please reserve your spot by paying in advance.

Online students please make sure you have the highest connection speed available to you. This will ensure you get the most out of the lessons.

*** Equipment ***

For academic tutoring, please send me your latest quizzes/homework or study guides so I can prepare for your specific needs.

For guitar lessons, please make sure you have your own instrument, and a note book or device to take notes with.

For private wrestling training, I am able to come to any training facility you have access to that is within my range of travel. The minimum requirement is a 10x10 mat space.

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Academics -- Experienced in tutoring reading comprehension, vocabulary, mathematics (algebra, geometry), history, geography, international relations, biology, French, Farsi, or SAT Prep.

I have a Masters Degree in Global Communication from George Washington University, having graduated with a 3.75 GPA. Fluent in English, French and Farsi (reading and writing), semi-fluent in Spanish. I also have a Bachelors Degree in International Relations from North Carolina State University, graduating Cum Laude with a 3.6 GPA.

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Guitar -- 15 years experience playing, 3 years experience teaching with Guitars not Guns youth charity, and 9 years private instruction experience. Available to teach beginner to intermediate guitar players of all ages. Can teach beginner to advanced music theory. I am a great music teacher for someone who wants to write songs, or is into blues, soul, funk, hip hop, R&B, classic rock, folk, pop, reggae, or metal.

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Wrestling -- Collegiate D1 125 pound Varsity Starter at North Carolina State University (12-12), 2x Captain and State Qualifier Green Hope High School in North Carolina (107-24). 9 years of coaching experience in a group setting with all ages, 7 years private lessons experience with ages 9-18. Excellent with young, committed wrestlers seeking to grow to the next level no matter their experience level.

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My passion is and always has been sharing my the disciplines I've committed myself to with people.

I am a scholar, athlete, and musician. My focus in academics and athletics paved the road to my professional career, with music being the first discipline I set my mind to. Commitment to these disciplines have taught me the key skills that have helped me succeed and make it to this point in my life: focus, dedication, and a thirst for learning. These three qualities trump any natural talent anyone claims to have.

A link to a single release with my former band, DC Psychadelic/Folk group Color in Numbers:

http://dcmusicdownload.com/2015/04/23/dcmd-premiere-watched-you-by-color-in-numbers/
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Jake March 4, 2016
Guitar · In home
Pedram is a fantastic guitar teacher and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their playing and their understanding of music.

Pedram's lessons combine practical, concrete guitar-playing advice with more advanced instruction on music theory. Together, these have made me a much stronger performer. He's also a really friendly and fun guy. I think he's a great teacher for beginners, intermediates, and experienced players alike.
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Sarah March 3, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Pedram is a fantastic and inspiring teacher. His easy way of explaining chord structures gives me hope that I will not just be able to play along with tabs, but also improvise on my own very soon. I always feel energized and confident after an hour with Pedram, and the training exercises he gives me to practice are really challenging, but skill-building as well.

Definitely hire Pedram if you want to learn guitar like a master!
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Pedram R.

Pedram R.

Washington, DC 20010
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Naomi K.

Washington, DC

About Naomi

I was originally born in Cincinnati, Ohio in a large family (youngest of nine kids), and we all attended Catholic schools... this is where I started learning Spanish. I have studied it (and English Literature) for many years, then eventually won a scholarship to study/travel in Mexico for six months. I returned from Mexico fluent, graduated from college with honors in language and Humanities, then decided to go live in Washington, DC to use that language. I got into corporate training, working 10 years at Fannie Mae as I traveled to 38 of the 50 states to help them train banks on their fina
ncial systems. I later began working in healthcare, and got certified as an interpreter AND as an Instructional Designer. I have designed educational programs ever since at hospitals, schools, educational centers, retail organizations, and with higher education (now at GWU). My hobbies include speaking Spanish, swimming, listening to jazz, playing with my daughter and my beagle.
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Shawvan B. April 5, 2016
Spanish · In home
Verified Student
If you are looking for a Spanish teacher look no further! Naomi is a very skilled and phenomenal teacher. I have taken her class for the last 10 months and I truly can see the progress I have made with her teaching style. She not only has set lessons from the book, but she will bring real-world examples such as food, newspapers, and music! I recently traveled to the Dominican Republic and I was amazed at how easily I was able to hold a conversation. The people there let me know that my Spanish was very good. It was definitely a compliment for me. I believe that a student is only as good as their teacher. Naomi is the right teacher!
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Shawvan B. July 20, 2015
Spanish · In home
Verified Student
Naomi really takes the time to go over with you the culture and language of the people. She setup a lesson plan for me and established goals. I love her teaching style and I feel like I'm taking the time to learn again. If you're looking for a teacher who knows her stuff she is it!
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Naomi K.

Naomi K.

Washington, DC 20001
(2)
starting at
$50 / 30-min

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