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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 Beginner, Intermediate
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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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David S.

28 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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 playing

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Neci Guy
Patient, talented and easy to learn from!
Hannah
Great teacher!
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Aliaksandra P.

24 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Belarusian, Russian, English, French, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Aliaksandra P.

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I've been teaching Italian since 2003 and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of its culture, travel abroad, and make new friends. Within the first few lessons, you'll understand why Italian is one of the most beautiful languages of the world, and as time goes on you’ll love it forever. I lived in Italy for almost a year and I would like to share my experience about it with you. I love working with students of all ages and levels and I can't wait to meet you! Ti aspetto. A presto)

About Aliaksandra

Hi, there! My name is Aliaksandra and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students communicate in the language they want, make new foreign friends, and travel and study abroad. I went to Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Bela

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Alexis R.
Very happy with my first lesson. Looking forward to the next one!
Madelaine S.
Awesome.
Irinia V.
Aliaksandra presents the material in a very clear and easy to understand manner. We cover a lot of topics in every lesson. She is very personable and professional.
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Alice C.

16 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Manderin, English
  • Master Degree of Piano Performance from Manhattan School of Music
  • Awarded Semi Finalist, Selected Taiwan Participant from Manopoly International Piano Competition, Italy
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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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Kristin W.

25 Reviews
Reston, VA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • BA Pyschology from Vassar College
  • Teaching since 2013
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Kristin W.

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you can expect to learn to read music and play a variety of pieces with confidence and enjoyment.

About Kristin

I began playing at 4 years old. I loved classical music and taught myself by listening till I was 6 and started formal lessons. I continued lessons throughout high school with a Juilliard graduate. During my senior year of high school, I had the amazing experience of playing in Weill Hall, locat

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Graham
Kristin is a wonderful teacher implementing the practical and the theory at the pace of the student. She made this 29-year old going through a mid-life crisis wanting to learn their first instrument very relaxed from the start. Kristin also bends the curriculum to your genre's to make it more enthusiastic.
Addison
My 5 year old loves coming to her classes!
Dinil W.
Ms . West was great on our first lesson. My son was very comfortable with her and she took time to understand his level. My son is very excited for the next lesson. Highly recommend!!
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John B.

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

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While studying the mandolin, you'll learn how to read music in standard notation, tablature form or both. You will also learn how to play various chords, scales rhythmic patterns and improvisation while implementing them into various styles of music including, Bluegrass, Country, Basso Nova. or Blues.

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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Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"Fun, creative, intricate, feel-good choreography is hard to find these days and so are choreographers who are able to teach this with the same ease and simplicity as Kenneth.
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"The breadth of Shauna's experience reaches out and informs her students, professionals and newbies like me. I have benefitted enormously and would emphasize the tools to step through and use my fear and insecurity to blossom as a student of acting/performing. Her support has and continues to nurture and bring out my best!"
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"I'm only a few weeks into my acting classes with Kelsey and I've already seen a tremendous amount of improvement in myself. Kelsey is educated in what she teaches. She's so nice and is really good at what she does. I recommend anyone that is new to acting and wants to learn more, to trust Kelsey to be their mentor."
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