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John B.

107 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaching since 1986
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John B.

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Classical guitar lessons are given to the beginner students up to advanced players looking to hone their professional skills. The lessons include instructions in note reading, exercises,theory and learning repertoire from composers such as Bach, Sor, Guiliani. Carcassi, Villa Lobos and others. Also, within the lessons, a method book will be incorporated to help in learning various techniques like, rest stroke, free stroke, slurs and ornaments and scales.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of music

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Tony H.
Just completed my first 45 minute lesson with John. He was really down to earth, listened to what I wanted out of my lessons and we worked on those things. I feel like I’m already make progress.
Lucy
I took my first lesson with John this afternoon for the 45 minute session. He is very patient and knows how to teach very well. You will leave with homework that is applicable to your skill level and geared for improvement.
Maya B.
John is an excellent teacher, very patient, and helps you work on your technique. He definitely is the best classical guitar teacher I have ever had.
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Timothy H.

45 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from University Of The Arts
  • Awarded Outstanding Jazz Vocals Award from University of the Arts
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Timothy H.

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We concentrate on developing proper technique including posture and fingering, scales and strengthening exercises, beginning to intermediate theory, musicality and knowledge of repertoire in various genres

About Timothy

** Following the COVID-19 pandemic, all students MUST be at least 14 days past full vaccination to be eligible for in-person lessons. Online lessons are still offered for those not yet vaccinated. Thank you for your understanding and patience ** I hold a Bachelors of Fine Arts from The University

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Haughton B.
I love my piano class! The reception was a little faulty but other than that, It was great
Danielle B.
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Peter W.

4 Reviews
Alexandria, VA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Scottish Gaelic, English
  • Ph.D. & M.A. Space Physics & Astronomy; B.A. Physics from Rice University
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Peter W.

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My initial instruction follows the John Sprague school method, which focuses on precise articulation of ornamentation, leading into pipe band music.

Once a grounding in pipe band technique has been achieved, I can continue to work with students along the pipe band path through the intermediate level, or branch off into folk/kitchen piping, informed my extensive experience as a fiddler.

I am also willing to teach small pipe and border pipe students.

About Peter

I am a traditional Scottish musician specializing in 18th century music. I have studied Highland bag piping since 2001 and Scottish Fiddling since 2002 (with a background in classical violin). I teach both Scottish Fiddle and Highland Bagpipes, as well as Scottish Small pipes and Border pipes. I

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Marc L.
I started taking lessons with Peter in person before the pandemic in his studio. He is very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. When I initially told him that I was looking to learn to play the medieval bagpipes, he was very upfront in saying that he did not have any experience with medieval bagpipes, but he was willing to try if I was.

After the pandemic began we started with remote lessons and I find them just as useful- if more convenient. I highly recommend Peter as an instructor.
Colin B.
Very thoughtful lesson!
Cathy
Peter is an outstanding instructor! He has a nice space for teaching and works to understand where the student is starting from - making sure to emphasize a base of fundamentals that will see you through for the rest of your piping career. I highly recommend him!
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Andrew H.

13 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 12 to 85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Andrew H.

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Learn the fretboard, proper hand and finger technique, fingerpicking, picking, scales, chords, patterns, and music theory.

Ultimately we quickly move to playing songs, aiming to work on and learn songs you know and love.

About Andrew

**New updated COVID-19 learning environment, featuring socially distanced piano and keyboard setup for in-person learning, where masks are required and all keyboard, bench, and sheet music surfaces sanitized. See attached pictures of studio near Dupont Circle, arranged for your comfort, maximized l

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Chris
Andrew is a terrific teacher who is adept at crafting lessons to the needs of his students, while keeping things fun and engaging. Would highly recommend!
Alina
Andrew is a fantastic teacher - patient, very knowledgeable and professional. I was shocked by how quickly I was able to progress from a complete beginner to being able to play full pieces. I was nervous but Andrew put my mind at ease and have me confidence with the instrument. He’s very attentive to students needs. Can’t recommend enough!
Ji
Never thought l could to be able to learn a Bach invention before. Now I’m playing it. Very enthusiastic teacher.
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Karen A.

4 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Dutch
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Therapeutic Music/ Certified Music Practitioner from Music for Healing and Transitions Program (MHTP)
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Karen A.

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Hammered Dulcimer lessons, rentals available. From basic playing through advanced arranging, including theory in many styles.

About Karen

Hammered dulcimer lessons - all styles, all levels, music theory included!

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Elizabeth S.
Fun and informative!
Mary W.
Karen is a wonderful teacher. Very experienced and patient with a beginner.
Erika H.
Karen is so friendly, sweet, and methodical in teaching style. It is wonderful to be introduced to dulcimer with her and - literally - learn how to fine tune my instrument with her tips and encouragement. She makes me even more excited to tune and play my instrument. I can easily get happily lost simply in the tuning process with my dulcimer as it brings me a lot of joy just to hear the notes come into tune and playing very small, minor amounts of things on my dulcimer as is... it is so nice to have a guide like Karen to help me better to understand and dance with my dulcimer, learn about music and how the dulcimer strings are arranged, and how to hold the hammers! I thought I was excited to learn before... I'm even more happy and excited now and have some clear, down to earth steps to begin to actually really play with my instrument!
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Alice C.

16 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Manderin
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alice C.

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It is a pleasure for me to teach music. I have been teaching piano and cello for more than ten years. All my students no matter which level of playing are having a good quality time in the lesson. Through my lesson, student learns music from different genres such as music theory,music history, ear training and music appreciation. Because of that, my student always tends to learn quicker than they expected.
Besides teaching, I also perform. My philosophy in music learning is that, it is never easy to learn an instrument. Therefore, learning in a creative atmosphere and giving out precise guidance is not only good for students, but also good for me. By exploring music together each week, it will be a fun and engaging experience for both of us towards music learning.

About Alice

I am a classically trained pianist and piano/ cello teacher. By more than ten years of teaching experience, learning with me is going to be engaging and enchanting. I chose the right method books and design the lesson plan/ practice plan according to your needs. Through my lesson, you are not only l

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Jimmy
Fantastic teacher!
Joelle
Alice is amazing! She's super patient and truly takes the time to make sure you understand the concepts. 10/10 would recommend!
Xue
Great experience with Alice she’s very nice and Professional

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