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Frederick V.

Church Road, VA
Starting at $29
  • Woodwind Performance from Armed Forces School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Navy and Marine Corps achievment medal from United States Navy
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Frederick V.

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In saxophone lessons with me, we learn the following topics as you are ready and/or interested: Note reading, rhythmic accuracy, music theory, ear training, jazz theory, scales, articulation, extended technique, repertoire, and woodwind doubling. Thanks so much!

About Frederick

I have spent nearly 20 years performing with various groups such as theme park bands, military bands, critically acclaimed big bands, pit orchestras, church band/orchestras, function bands, and chamber groups. As an educator, I have maintained a private lesson studio where I taught clarinet, saxop

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Michael M.

4 Reviews
Powhatan, VA
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Michael M.

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I've been teaching Oboe for 8 years and my students have gone on to College, and other performing goals.I use a variety of books from the typical book you would use as a student in a band program to a more advanced method for other players. Each student is different so I try to evolve to meet their specific needs and learning styles. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you! I plan and offer yearly professional student performances to give each student practical applications to their instruction!

About Michael

Hello, My name is Michael and Im excited to meet you! I've been teaching private & Professional lessons since 1997! I love helping students accomplish their goals like, getting into college, hit auditions, and more, but above all I love to inspire the love of Music and Performance Arts! Throug

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Michael K.
Stellar teacher! He really knows his stuff and how to convey it!
Justine
I am an adult who has no experience with any type of instrument and was very nervous and intimidated at first. Then I met with Michael, and though there was a ton of information we had to go through, he really made me feel at ease. He has the knowledge, patience, and understanding I was really looking for in a teacher and I'm so happy I found him!
Holly
With his flexibility and willingness to accommodate us my daughter learned a lot from him. He was a wonderful teacher and a great person to do business with.
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Sandra H.

34 Reviews
Glen Allen, VA
Starting at $29
  • Business Diploma in Office Service from George Wythe High
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sandra H.

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"Experienced Piano teacher of 7 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical and popular piano skills. I specialize in rock, spiritual, patriotic and standard music and typically use the Alfred series books for all ages. I teach music theory, ear training, dynamics, technic as well as sight reading. I also have the following tools available to use during lessons: piano, sheet music, keyboard charts and more. Let a caring teacher bring the love of music into your life. Let your talent shine.

About Sandra

I studied under Mr. Willis Ley at Ley Studio for eighteen years. She was an accompanist for the Heritage School of Dance for twelve years and also played for the School for the Richmond Ballet for One Year. Sandra was trained in contemporary, patriotic and classical music as well as music theory.

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Asbelis Gabriela O.
Es una hermosa maestra ..... Enseña muyyyyyy bien.
Jayden J.
She is very engaging , my 6 year old son enjoyed his first lesson!
Dodd C.
So far so good. Sandra seems to have the patience I need as a beginner. Thank you Sandra.

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Tom D.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Science in Music with a Minor in Psychology from University of Oregon
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Tom D.

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Pick a song you want to learn - I'll teach you how to play it! Want to learn how to write your own song? I can teach you!

I focus on your interests as a guitarist, and develop the lessons from there. I really listen and get to know you as a guitarist, a songwriter, a bandmate - however you see yourself, and help you achieve your dreams. All my lessons are rooted in a firm grasp of music theory, proper guitar technique, and a deep understanding of music history.

I've been teaching private guitar and songwriting lessons for over 10 years and have been a performing professional guitarist for 15 years. I've earned a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Oregon and have performed all over the United States and Canada in one band or another. I have extensive experience as a recording artist, and my work has been featured in several full length albums, EP's and singles as well as several independent films. I have also produced music for American Express commercials and ...

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I'm a professional guitarist, songwriter, and music producer. I graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors of Music, specifically guitar. Every guitar player has their own unique interests and influences. I teach students to find their own voice through the instrument, all the while

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Haley
After years of working on my scales and feeling like I still didn't know my way around the guitar, Tom was able to explain how to play scales vertically in both major and minor keys in just one lesson. No one before him had been able to explain it in such a way for it to finally click for me. Since then, I feel like my shredding skills have improved 10 fold and I have fallen even more in love with playing and jamming along to my favorite songs. Tom is patient, kind, calm, and an incredibly skilled guitarist that anyone would be lucky to learn from!
Nick
Thomas Dawson is a very informative, positive, and educational guitar teacher. He’s degree in music from University of Oregon is proof of his vast musical knowledge. His focus on rhyme will be sure to help you become a great guitar player. Above all he is a great person and fun to be around. After taking lessons with Tom my guitar skills and musicality vastly improved. I highly recommend him has a teacher.

James G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 50
  • Teaching since 1987
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James G.

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Learn from one of the best rock drummers. Fundamentals and basic essentials are a major key in achieving success in anything in life. Through a relaxed and inspiring approach you can learn the fun asset of the drumming world. Theory and rudiments are included in order to learn the language. There is nothing better than to witness the eyes light up when a student is inspired. Climb aboard!

About James

*** Travel Equipment *** Lessons can start without drums. Students need a drumkit in the near future. This can be an electronic, acoustic, or practice pad set, and a notebook. I buy and sell used drumkits so a great deal is provided. I can provide study materials. I have three decades of experienc

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Rhonda
James is a reliable instructor. He always meets at the scheduled time, and instructs with patience and persistence. Our son has been a student for 8 or 9 years now, and likes Jame's style of teaching. Our son has learned many techniques for playing drums, starting with simple beats. James is well liked and respected. For 11 years James instructed our oldest son on the drums. When the boys started showing an interest in piano, we bought a keyboard for them, and James started teaching them the basics of piano.
Currently James instructs our youngest son on drums and keyboards - rotating each week.
When our son wants to go over something he's been learning at school in his Advanced Keyboarding class, James has been a great help in this area!
Heather
My son has been taking drum lessons from James for a few years now and has grown so much in his love of music and his ability to play. He looks forward to his lesson every week. We are grateful to James for cultivating his passion.
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Milton J.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Milton J.

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I've been teaching guitar for over four years. I've previously been a part of two bands during my formative years and recently have been a session guitar player for four upcoming indie rock, alternative, and R&B/Soul albums.
For children and beginners, I use the Mel Bay publication Children's Guitar Chord Book as well as Hal Leonard's Guitar Method series. I also apply basic music theory that includes learning the Circle of Fifths and basic reading of sheet music.

For intermediate guitar players, I utilize the Hal Leonard Guitar Method series to teach Power Chord Formation and Delivery, Fingerpicking, Pentatonic Scales, Reading Tabulature, and tackling some of classic rock and jazz's favorite tunes.

For guitar lessons at my studio, I leverage Guitar Pro to project and display tabs and play-alongs with ease. For in-home lessons, I use the software for select lessons as we begin song selection and play-alongs.

I can't wait to rock out with you as you find your inner ...

About Milton

Hey there, everyone! My name is Milton J. and I teach vocal, guitar, piano, and musical theatre lessons in the Inland Empire area. I help those young, middle-aged, and not-as-young tap into their own soul through music so that they may help others find theirs as well. I believe that in orde

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Ivan C.
Very professional, upbeat, and everything he teaches is helpful
Gerardo L.
shanti G.
Made me feet so comfortable. He is patient and breaks down lesson into steps with clarity.

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"Michele is excellent. She makes you feel comfortable, relaxed, and says just the right thing to help you understand how you should think about what and how you're singing. she's helped me tremendously."
Joel
Took Singing lessons from Michele M.
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"Just had my first lesson and it went great! Janet is just the kind of teacher I was looking for. I am 67 and play the piano, but had not played in a long time. I want to get back to it and also learn some music theory which I never had. She is super nice, and makes you feel really relaxed. It was a very positive experience and I am looking forward to my lessons!"
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Took Piano lessons from Janet B.
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"Been with Eric for "2" years. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be singing a once difficult song of mine -/ and much more.

He's one of the best."
Richard
Took Vocal Training lessons from Eric J.
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"Lucas is among the finest teachers I've worked with. As a colleague of his at a yearly summer music festival, I've seen him teach privately and coach chamber music. The ability to communicate effectively and precisely but also passionately and positively is rare, and Lucas makes use of it always. He's an outstanding teacher on a technical, musical, intellectual, and mentor level. Can't recommend him highly enough."
Matt
Took Cello lessons from Lucas B.
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"Holly turns the frustrations of learning the piano into fun. I highly recommend her as a teacher. Her instruction has greatly enhanced my enjoyment of trying to learn to play the piano as an adult. She is active in instruction, giving an excellent demonstration of the material and sometimes singing along. When she is enjoying herself teaching, I can't help but enjoy learning. She ensures that whatever is being learned, is mastered before proceeding. She gives clear directions as to what I should practice next, and even loaned out a book she though I might enjoy. I did."
Paul
Took Piano lessons from Holly T.
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"Desmond was very nice. He was extremely knowledgeable and talented. We just started however he taught me so much already. I am extremely excited for the progress we will make together to make my voice better. Desmond is a terrific teacher. I would recommend him for sure!!!"
Janet
Took Singing lessons from Desmond M.
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"Patient

Lisa is so patient with my active 5 yr old. She keeps my daughter interested in coming back!"
Pam
Took Violin lessons from Lisa G.
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"My five year old son had his first drum lesson and loved Andrew. He makes learning about music fun and is great with him. We are looking forward to many more lessons."
Jacob
Took Drum lessons from Andrew M.
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"Wonderful teacher!

Ms. Jessica has been teaching my daughter- a beginning violin student- for the past 4 months and couldn't be happier with her progress! She's currently working on Go Tell Aunt Rhody from book 1 of Suzuki and loves her lessons with Ms. Jessica."
Julia
Took Violin lessons from Jessica B.
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"I had a few great 🥁 lessons from Joe. Great talent. This drummer has patience, knowledge,and a wealth of information pertaining to his passion for Drums. I highly recommend Joe Napoleone. I am now a "Drummer" and Joe and myself get together and have our own battle of the bands. Thanks Joe."
Mccloskey
Took Drum lessons from Joseph N.
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