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About Jennifer T.

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Chantilly, VA

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About Jennifer
My name is Jennifer. I got my degree in vocal performance and minored in Jazz. I began voice lessons myself when I was eight. I am a mezzo soprano, and can teach both female and male voices. I have performed in several opera productions including but not limited to The Marriage of Figaro, Dido and Aeneus, Tenderland, and Hand of Bridge. I have worked and performed in masterworks by Brahms, Chopin, Mozart to name a few. I studied in French, English, Spanish, Italian, and German. I studied diction, ear training, piano, music history, pedagogy, and music theory. I have also performed with artists such as New York Voices, Bobby Mcferrin and Kurt Elling. I was blessed with many learning opportunities to grow in my passion and I would love to pass that knowledge and passion to anyone who wants to learn.

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Lessons are de
signed around the needs of each student. The first lessons is always spent testing range, knowledge and abilities already known by the student. Then the student weighs in on what kind of music they would like to learn and what they hope to gain from the lessons. Theory and ear training are incorporated into the lessons. We work on breathing, technique and style. Generally we start with English or Italian. We work on vocal performance from a classical standpoint but Jazz and Broadway can also be taught if desired by the student. Scales and exercises are given each week to be worked on until the next lesson. A recording device is encouraged if the student cannot play the piano. Also, a voice note book to take notes during the lesson to be used during practice during the week.

*** Specialties ***
classical voice, jazz voice, musical theater, audition preparation
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Lynn N. August 2, 2019
· Classical Voice · In studio
Jen was really nice, put me at ease right away!! I'm looking forward to my next lesson!
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Hannah G. May 23, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Hannah is really enjoying her lessons and is always letting me know how much she is learning. I hear her practicing every night. Jennifer is professional, very experienced and wonderful to work with
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Jin March 4, 2019
· Singing · In studio
I had an amazing first singing lesson with her. She made me relaxed and encouraged me to sing comfortably. Cannot wait till the next lesson with her!
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Jennifer T.

Chantilly, VA 20152
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About Harry W.

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Chantilly, VA
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About Harry
I have been teaching piano, music, movement and dramatic arts in the Northern Virginia area since 1993. Besides teaching lessons in students homes, I've taught in studios, public and private schools, camps and afterschool programs.

I teach all ages, but most of my Beginner students are between the ages of 7 and 12. I really enjoy working with this age group-- they are alot of fun and it' great to see how quickly they learn things!

Some of my students started with me as Beginners and are now teenagers, playing at the Intermediate Level. Besides playing more complex pieces, they also play popular songs they know and like. Music from the TV show "Glee" is a big favorite!

Some of my favorite composers are Anton Dvorak, JS Bach, Ludwig Von Beethoven, Scott Joplin, and Cole Porter. Some of my favorite musicians and bands are The Be
atles, U2, Paul Simon, Tori Amos, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, and B-52's.

*** Lesson Details ***
For beginners, I generally use the Bastien Beginner series starting at the Primer Level and going through to Level Four. Depending on the student, going through the beginner level can take anywhere from four to six years. I use a lesson book, supplemental song book which features concepts learned, and a Theory book for written homework. Within 3-6 months, starting at the Primer Level, student will be reading notes on the musical staff and playing short pieces with both hand together.

Intermediate level students work on repetoire pieces from classical, ragtime, modern, jazz and popular music.

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Students need to have a piano or keyboard in their home

I am thoroughly background checked every year and work with local after school programs in the area.
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Harry W.

Chantilly, VA 20151
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$35 / 30-min

About Mike T.

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Manassas, VA

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About Mike
I have played bluegrass banjo since I was 16 (I am now looking at Social Security). I have been instructing for eight years since semi-retiring from my day job. I use various teaching methods and aids and have participated in training programs with the finest banjo players in the country, including Sonny Osborne, Bill Emerson, Tony Trischka, Ned Luberecki, Pete Wernick, Jim Mills, Bill Evans, Charlie Cushman and Alan Munde.

My banjo philosophy is that while we may aspire to play banjo like Earl Scruggs, it is not necessary to be at that level to enjoy playing bluegrass music. The organic simplicity of bluegrass songs, the repetition of components, and the strong melody lines makes entry level playing fun and rewarding and within the reach of anyone who is willing to try.

When bluegrass musicians are jamming together, usin
g new skills, learning with and from each other, there's little chance they will give up playing music. I'd say they're hooked -- on bluegrass! More people spending less time in front of a TV, and more with each other. Wholesome fun. A bigger, thriving bluegrass community. A better world!

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I believe that anyone learning bluegrass should first learn the chords to favorite easy songs, and a simple way of accompanying. Playing songs smoothly in real time while using a songbook (or a fellow picker) for the words, is easy, fun, and builds a rhythmic/chordal foundation and repertoire.

Easy jamming is highly recommended and will be part of the learning program. Good sounding rhythm techniques can be added easily as they are learned. Through this process, overall technique is expanded and the music sounds more interesting. Once we have the chords and rhythm, different types of soloing can be added. The easiest method is to "fake it" by just playing simple licks and rhythm techniques while following the chord changes. The next step up might be to play an exact tabbed (a form of written banjo music) basic solo, or (better) a self-composed one featuring melody. This phase is exciting to enter, and of course it creates motivation to really improve and master those solos we all want to play. Since all students come to bluegrass banjo with their own unique skills and experience - I will design a program just for you to ensure you reach you playing goals.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Little equipment is required for bluegrass banjo other than the instrument.

*** Specialties ***
5 string Bluegrass Banjo
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Sue July 8, 2019
· Banjo · In studio
Mike was awesome. He really worked on my banjo to get it into tip top shape. Lots of adjustments were made. He really knows his stuff, even builds instruments. He explained what we would be working toward and gave me a little exercise to start on. I enjoyed my lesson with Mike. I liked Barney the Bulldog too!
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Reed September 16, 2018
· Banjo · In home
Mike is a super musician himself, but he has met me at my true-beginning level. Mike has a way of making you feel very comfortable while imparting proper techniques and advice. He is very patient with my beginning fumbles, while challenging me to make some progress each week. I really recommend him as a teacher. In three weeks, I have three songs I am working on and four finger rolls, with advice on how to learn to be more smooth when chording. This pace was adjusted for myself, as he will adjust to your own current level. You get some funny stories too (always helps).
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Christine November 10, 2017
· Banjo · In studio
Very good at teaching technique as well as breaking songs down so they are easier to pick up.
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Mike T.

Manassas, VA 20109
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$35 / 30-min

About Lola M.

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Front Royal, VA
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About Lola
I have more than 30 years of musical experience. I’ve taught guitar, piano, bass, and theater in private schools, art schools and I’m currently teaching at Classic Axe Guitar Gallery in Gainesville, VA. I’ve taught over 250 students in all levels of experience, tailoring each lesson to fit each student, covering all genres, so that learning their instrument is fun. It’s been exciting to see some of them become music majors, some of them become performers, and some using their skills and gifts to teach others. I love teaching and sharing my musical knowledge with people of ALL ages. I believe anyone can learn music, with the right approach and encouragement. Nothing gives me more pleasure than watching my students accomplish more than they ever dreamed possible.
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Barb C. January 11, 2019
· Piano · Online
Lola and I connected right away, and she takes the time to get to know me and my goals. We had a very successful first lesson, and look forward to more!
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Gary November 23, 2018
· Country Guitar · In home
Very excited about her lesson plan.
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Deserai February 16, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Lola was amazing and very personable :) she made me feel at ease on wanting to learn a new instrument
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Lola M.

Front Royal, VA 22630
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$25 / 30-min

About Hanaa H.

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Fairfax, VA
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About Hanaa
Hi there! My name is Hanaa. I have a Bachelor degree in Music Education and have worked as a classroom teacher and a private tutor for ten years. I am patient, passionate, self-motivated and responsible teacher. I am also an effective instructor with the ability to create a fun-filled atmosphere and develop strong rapport with students and parents. I teach piano and guitar. I also do recitals. I look forward to meeting and teaching you!
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Mahera August 8, 2019
· Piano · In home
She is a great teacher and I highly recommend her. She is patient, kind and makes students to learn in a fun way. She is a remarkable teacher.
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Aleksander H. July 14, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Mrs. Hanaa is very committed to our kids piano lessons. She really cares.
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Jakub H. May 4, 2019
· Piano · In home
Hanaa was very patient with my 8 and 5 year old boys. She is also quite professional and passionate about what she does.
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Hanaa H.

Fairfax, VA 22033
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About Selena B.

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Chantilly, VA
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About Selena
I offer beginner to advanced violin lessons for all ages. I have gotten to perform in many different ensembles and styles. This allows me to adapt to students' interests. Having taught privately for over a decade now (has it really been that long?), I have developed many ways of explaining specific concepts since one student may understand it perfectly if explained differently than how another student grasped it. Teaching violin is one of my greatest loves because I get to constantly see students fall in love with music and violin.
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Alexa P. September 29, 2017
· Violin · In home
Great job, really worked well with my 9 year old
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Prashanth S. January 23, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Very comfortable to work with.. Considers the interests of the student..
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John May 8, 2016
· Violin · In home
Selena has been a wonderful instructor for our daughter. Her patience and ability to work with your children is admirable. Our daughter has really taken to her and the violin. We are looking forward to our future lessons, and plan to bring our younger daughter to her when she's a little older.
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Selena B.

Chantilly, VA 20152
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$45 / 30-min

About Deborah C.

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Brunswick, MD

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About Deborah
I have been a private music instructor for over 20 years. I earned a B.A. in music (oboe performance) from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, and a M.A. and PhD in musicology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

I enjoy working with children and teenagers. While my approach to teaching piano and oboe is classically based and my approach to violin instruction is Suzuki based, I adapt my method depending on the learning style of the student. My primary goals in teaching is to inspire the student and instill a love and passion for music.

On a practical note, I have four fluffy and very friendly cats living at my home studio. If the kitties create a problem for you, I can travel to your home.

If I do not have a time open that meets your schedule, please message me and we can discuss finding a time that fits b
oth of our schedules.
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Deborah C.

Brunswick, MD 21716
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$34 / 30-min

About Amy G.

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Winchester, VA

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About Amy
I am a Classical Trained Pianist. I began my musical Education at the age of 6 and quickly progressed through several teachers to an Advanced level. By the age of 12, I was being tutored by College Level Music Professors. Upon moving to Virginia in 2009, I finished up my musical education at Shenandoah University and Academy. During my high school and college years I participated in recitals 3-4 times a year with all memorized pieces, participated in and won several music competitions, as well as accompanied and performed for many social engagements and weddings.

I have been teaching piano for the last 8 years and love having the opportunity to pass my love for music on to the next generation. I am familiar with teaching students of all ages and love the challenge of tailoring each music lesson specifically for the student. With this
experience comes patience and willingness to think outside of the box in order to keep music interesting and captivating.

I primarily teach classical music as this a great fundamental learning tool that will help a student be able to cross all genres when they become a seasoned performer. Along with the classical music, I like to supplement with method books, Disney, pop, and some contemporary music to bring dimension and fun into learning. I use activity worksheets and other incentives to encouraging memory retention and to maintain familiarity with all the musical terms and rules.
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Mitra Westover May 30, 2019
· Piano ·
We love Amy! She is such a patient, kind and talented piano instructor. My 6 year old loves her and is excited for lessons every week! Thank you, Amy!
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Dana May 29, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Amy has been instrumental in training many of my children in the study of piano. She has laid a great foundation in music theory and instilled in them the discipline of practicing and a love of classical music. We discovered that classical training lays an excellent foundation for all other genres. Amy’s passion for the classical can be heard no matter the style that is being taught or performed. Some of our children have since branched off into other instruments. However, their instructors have been amazed with their knowledge of music theory. They were able to skip the beginning basics of their instruments and move on to harder selections. I would highly recommend Amy as an instructor. She is professional, fun, and passionate.

We have since moved to another state and I am still searching for an instructor of her caliber.
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Amy G.

Winchester, VA 22601
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$34 / 30-min

About Irina D.

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Herndon, VA

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About Irina
I am a classically-trained and educated Cellist with deep experience playing with Symphony Orchestra’s, Chamber Orchestra’s, Ensemble’s, Quartets, and Solo. I began my musical education at the age of ten, have played for 21 years, and have fourteen years of formal musical education. I specialize in classical music, and can play any musical style required. I am a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States.

I am a patient and sociable person who loves to teach. I am enthusiastic about my work, and am always thrilled to see the success of my students and share in their success. I was born in Uzbekistan in a Russian family. I graduated from the Music Conservatory of Uzbekistan with a degree in stringed instruments, as well as from the University of Foreign Languages with a degree in English, I am a classically-trained and educated C
ellist with deep experience playing with Symphony Orchestra’s, Chamber Orchestra’s, Ensemble’s, Quartets, and Solo. Currently I am working in Loudoun symphony orchestra and Pro Arte chamber orchestras. I have been teaching both Russian and English to children and adults since 2012.
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Paul D. August 8, 2019
· Cello · In home
I am coming to the cello as a brand new beginner. I have play around with some fretted instruments, ukulele, banjo, etc. But Irina was super at getting me relaxed, focused on basics and encouraging me with small, but important mechanics and technical details. I have taken other music lessons like sax, so could compare. I totally enjoyed the start of my cello training.
Oh, btw, I'm retired and over 65!!!
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Irina D.

Herndon, VA 20171
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About Anton N.

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Winchester, VA
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About Anton
My name is Anton Nelson. I am currently a student at Shenandoah Conservatory, studying under Dr. John O’Conor for a bachelor degree in piano performance. Before Shenandoah Conservatory, I received much instruction from Dr. Edvinas Minkstimas, a Juilliard graduate, at the Washington Conservatory of Music. I have also had private instruction with Tatiana Ioudenitch, and Professor Steven Spooner from the University of Kansas. I’ve also received masterclasses from world renowned pianists such as Orion Weiss and Brian Ganz at The Music Center at Strathmore.

I have also won numerous awards for my piano skills, most notably:
• 1st prize in the 5th Piano Festival at the Washington Conservatory of Music. The judges Bradford Gowen and Jose Ramos-Santana, for the first time in the history of the festival, awarded me the Certificate of Merit.
• 1st
prize in solo category and 3rd prize in concerto category at the “Music Without Limits” competition in Lithuania, which was also my first orchestral debut.
• 1st prize at the George Mason University Music Competition
• The Luciana Montanari-Mendola Award presented by The Italian Cultural Society of Washington D.C.

I have also performed numerous times with orchestra, including the Symphony Orchestra of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, conducted by maestro Laurynas Sadauskas, and Washington Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Scott Wood.

I have dedicated my life to the piano, and now, I would like to share my knowledge and love for music with others, of all ages and skill levels. I believe that it is important for me to share what I know about the art of piano performance to ensure that this skill is passed on to future generations, regardless if it is for simple personal enjoyment, or a competitive professional pursuit of mastery of the skill.

Thank you for your attention.
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Anton N.

Winchester, VA 22601
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$25 / 30-min

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