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Carol K.

25 Reviews
Manassas, VA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian, German, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music/Historic Preservation from George Mason University/Mary Washington College
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Carol K.

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Coursework that explains the concepts of how music is structured, to include basic composition/improvisation techniques. I have over the past few years developed an interest in how to use basic music notation software and basic composition techniques

About Carol

As a young child, I knew I loved music. I was fortunate to have my parents who supported and encouraged me with a variety of music lessons. It is my personal joy and a privilege to pass my love of music to the next generation of musicians. Taking private lessons is a unique environment as it

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Alexander C.
Ms. Carol is so knowledgeable about music and patience with my young son. She changes up class into small bites and keep him engaged. Great and fun experience.
William B.
Awesome teacher. Very patient.
Michael
Wonderful. Great beginning!

Gabriel R.

4 Reviews
Chevy Chase, MD
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • M.M. Flute Performance from California State University, Los Angeles
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Gabriel R.

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About Gabriel

I view my role as an educator to be bigger than simply training a performer. I believe in creating a complete musician--one who thinks deeply about music. I accomplish this by working on, yes, the technical aspects of playing an instrument, but also through constant listening, ear-training, theory

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Esme
My daughter has been very happy with her lessons with Gabriel so far, and she has made considerable progress after just a few lessons. He is calm and patient and works well with children.
Barbara (.
Very satisfied after the first lesson... looking forward to next classes
Jude
Thank you Gabriel for teaching Jude. You are always prepared and know how to engage him in playing the fife. Jude loves the Christmas music you selected for him.

Lisa B.

24 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Lisa B.

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Music Theory by itself and through singing or your preferred instrument

About Lisa

Elementary school principal and music teacher for more than 10 years. BA in Music, Graduate degree UMET, Puerto Rico. Recording and performing experience. *** Lesson Details *** Guitar: Strum and play chords, chord progressions and songs. Singing, finger picking, basic theory, reading music, com

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Nicole H.
First lesson since I was in 8th grade. Lisa helped me get reacquainted with the instrument.
Shahzad
Lisa is kind, knowledgeable, and encouraging. She is adaptable, too, working well with a student with disabilities. We are glad we found her.
Maggie
Miss Lisa is very nice, patient and encouraging! My daughter loves her!

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Andrew H.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, French
  • BFA, Piano Performance from The New School
  • Teaching since 2004
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Andrew H.

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Demistify the music theory you’ve always wanted to access! Whether you are learning and growing with your instrument, or simply want to understand what you hear and why and how things sound the way they do, music theory gives order to this fundamental part of our human lives.
I pride myself on making difficult or confusing concepts clear, understandable, and applicable to your playing or listening. Whether looking for a foundation or want to expand your current knowledge, I bring decades of experience and years of academic study to you and your journey. Having studied music performance, composition, and audio engineering at one of the world’s best conservatories in New York City, I’m well trained, covering the entire spectrum of sound and its expression over time.
Whether it’s jazz, rock, techno, blues, or classical, music theory applies to all genres - it does not discriminate! So no matter your interest, you’ll learn and solidify you understanding of the fundamentals of sound ...

About Andrew

Andrew started playing piano at the tender age of 3. His mom wanted him to spend his endless energy on something artistic so she started him on piano lessons. Very early on it was clear Andrew had a natural, unique ability to connect with the piano. He played in school bands throughout grade school

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Ji
Never thought l could to be able to learn a Bach invention before. Now I’m playing it. Very enthusiastic teacher.
Josie H.
Great first piano lesson for my 10 year old - Andrew was encouraging, patient and inspiring- my daughter connected with him right away and couldn’t wait to get home and practice. Looking forward to more lessons!
George
My dad has a wonderful time with Andrew today!

Travis C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Honorable mention in 2010 Lamont school of music chamber competition from University of Denver
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Travis C.

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I have served as a music theory tutor in college and can help you find your unique way of comprehending!

About Travis

Travis C. classical guitarist, teacher and performer recently completed his Masters of Music at the Lamont School of Music located at the University of Denver, where he also completed his Bachelors of Music in 2009. A native Coloradan, he has established a diverse private guitar studio while perfor

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Kent D.
Travis is a great instructor

Travis has been a great instructor and I am very pleased with the results. He is a great teacher, an amazing guitar player, and is very patient and can handle all of my scheduling issues. I would highly recommend taking lessons from Travis.
TomR1
Really enjoyed taking my first lesson with Travis. He made the experience enjoyable and I could understand clearly what the goals were and what follow up work needed to be done.
JenniferS4
Great experience so far!

I've certainly enjoyed my beginning guitar lessons with Travis. He takes the time to answer my questions and explain things to I understand the music and the best techniques to use. He is also very encouraging and supportive of my just enjoying the guitar, even with mistakes. So far, I am having a great time!

David S.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • B.A. in Music Composition from Salisbury University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David S.

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David enjoys teaching students from all different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. Whether you are just starting out or a virtuoso shredder in the making, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He usually combines work with reading off of the treble clef (what he likens to "eating your vegetables." You may not want to do it, but it will make you a healthier musician!) with learning more popular songs (or songs the student says they would like to learn) through tablature and chord charts, depending on the style of the song.

David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!

About David

David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Fairfax, VA. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 25 years he has been performing (20 of those professionally) and playin

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Ashburn, VA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Ashburn is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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$52 average
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"Great first day back to the basics and then off to tread the deep waters of theory. Allen was able to to explain the theory in a simple to understand format followed up with application."
Vintyre
Took Music Theory lessons from Allen P.
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"Mr. Pleasanton explains concepts thoroughly and great insight on musical theory's."
Tyrone
Took Music Theory lessons from Tyreese P.
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"This man is truly amazing! His understanding of music theory, and fun teaching style makes it very easy to learn new concepts- Highly recommended if you want to take your musicianship to the next level!"
Jonathan
Took Music Theory lessons from Jonathan F.
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"I've been taking lessons from Ahmad for a few months now. It's great. He adapts himself well to my pace. There's a good balance between music theory, real world examples, and practice exercises in his lessons. I really feel I'm learning from someone who has an incredible amount of knowledge and experience."
Marty
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Jon knew right away what I needed... Jon drew out cords and progression for me to study. He also advised me how to prolong my sequences and progressions. Fun learning environment..."
Willabe
Took Music Theory lessons from Jon A.
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"A really interactive and caring teacher he knows his material and really wants his students to learn.very paticent and makes his material very easily understood"
Sinead
Took Music Theory lessons from Keith G.
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"I felt very comfortable practicing with Michael and he focused on exactly what I needed to learn."
Jackson
Took Music Theory lessons from Michael L.
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"Music theory has always fascinated me but I could never quite get the hang of it. Zack explains things clearly and works thoroughly to make sure you understand each topic and how it works before moving on. I recommend him to all of my music friends, and if you're reading this I recommend him to you,
too! You won't regret it, he's worth every penny."
Ginnie
Took Music Theory lessons from Zack D.
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"I had taken piano lessons as a child but never learned music theory. Claire has patiently taught me about theory in a way that makes sense to me. She listens to my questions and tailors our lessons to aspects that I want to learn. Plus, she is in a band and is super cool! Great teacher!!"
Geri
Took Music Theory lessons from Claire C.
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"Jillian's really smart and nice

I started taking lessons with Jillian around when i started high school a couple years ago. I play french horn in school, and I'm considering studying music in college, so I definitely needed to know more music theory. I play guitar too, so we started studying songwriting, too, so that I can write some songs with my band. Jillian's so nice, and really smart, so she makes it really easy to learn! I really like classes with her."
Eugene
Took Music Theory lessons from Jillian V.
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