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David S.

26 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
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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Jennifer T.

37 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $39
  • Bachelor of music from Christopher Newport University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jennifer T.

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Proper technique transfers to all styles of music. Some of my students sing with their guitar and in bands, some work purely on gospel, some on classical. I tailor lessons to you, to work on your passion and show you how proper technique improves your singer no matter what style you perform.

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

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Cecilia K.
Our daughter absolutely LOVES her lessons thus far with Miss Jennifer! She has come home very excited and inspired and eager for more. :)
Travis F.
Jennifer is an absolutely amazing instructor. She is not only knowledgeable of her craft but engages and cares about her students. She is skilled to help any voice part at any age and actively goes out of her way to learn what she doesn’t know to best help her students. I loved taking lessons with her.
Sienna, S.
My kids are really enjoying working with Jennifer.
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Anne R.

Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Singing through transliteration only: Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, African songs., Singing in: Spanish, Latin, German, French, Italian, Russian, English
  • Awarded The Lois Bolyard Award for Excellence in Music from Hamline University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anne R.

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I have spent 37 years teaching Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade music, using an active program of singing, moving, playing, improvising and performing. I follow the principles of the Orff-Schulwerk process of teaching children, but also draw upon my technical and artistic background as a performer: Voice, Cello, Recorder (all voices), Native American-style Flute, Piano, Guitar and the Bass Viola da gamba (I teach all of these privately, as well, up through adult learners). Skills and repertoire are taught with an Historic and Cultural sensibility, especially drawing tunes and activities from the cultural and personal interest of my students. If your children are home-schooled, I would love to work with them and keep the music curriculum going!

About Anne

I love working with young students, to get them started on the path to becoming Musical People. Whether I'm teaching them to play one specific instrument, helping them develop their singing voices, or leading them through a performance-based curriculum based upon The National Standards of Music Ed

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Arlette C.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, spanish
  • Awarded Full & Partial Scholarship from University of Michigan & California State University of Northridge
  • Master of Music Performance in Cello from University of Michigan
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Arlette C.

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In my studio my students are to play 2 recitals per year. One in December and June. This will give the parents and the student the opportunity to show each other the improvement they have made in 6 months. Every student will improve in different stages so the concerts are always fun and interesting. Everyone participates no matter what level they are presently.

About Arlette

Arlette C. grew up and attended schools in Culver City, California. She attended Los Angeles Valley College where she received an Associate of Arts degree in Music. She then received a partial scholarship and received the Margaret Aue Award for outstanding cellist while attending California State

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Francisco Gonzalez
No words can express how good she is at teaching cello
Layla
As an adult learner, I was intimidated by the prospect of learning the cello because it’s such a demanding instrument, but Arlette has put these apprehensions at ease. She is wonderfully experienced which gives the student a very solid foundation; essential to playing the cello well. Highly recommend her as an instructor for any aspiring cellist.
Joshua
I started playing cello at 26 years old with absolutely zero musical experience of any kind. After 6 months of attempting to teach myself the cello, I decided I needed help and begun my journey to find myself a cello instructor. I was so fortunate to find Arlette! Arlette was abundantly patient with me, from my habit of asking too many questions to my very unpredictable availability. Before Arlette started teaching me music theory and how to play the cello, I never appreciated the value of having an instructor. After having taken lessons from her for nearly a year, I would simply say having a fine instructor like Arlette is a necessity. The first time I played a duet was with Arlette, and it was a moment in my life I am so thankful for and I will never forget! She is kind and consistent, very professional but also very personable which is a very hard thing to balance. She pushed me to excel without making me feel overwhelmed. I could go on forever about how great a cello instructor Arlette is so I will finish with this... If you are looking for a cello teacher look no further.
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Jerry M.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Music Ed from Valdosta State University
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jerry M.

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My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands. It all one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not having fun while learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND educational at the same time. I have had many parents tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever seen. (A couple of them were public school teachers themselves). I truly want my students to succeed and I will do everything in my power to help them accomplish that!

About Jerry

My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands/groups. They all had one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not enjoying learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND

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Michelle
Extremely unprofessional to abruptly cancel scheduled/paid lessons without the courtesy of a message or any notice because this instructor was unhappy with a 12-year-old child's progress. Very surprised by and disappointed in the manner in which he handled this situation, certainly could have been handled with more respect and maturity.
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Jerry is a wonderful instructor. I wasn’t sure how online lessons would go but they have been seamless and fun and my son is making progress with the bugle. I would highly recommend this format and this teacher. The convenience and quality of instruction are excellent. We are signing up for more lessons and may move on to another instrument once my son feels confident on the bugle.
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Hien N.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Vietnamese, Hungarian, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hien N.

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I have 10 years of live performance experience.

About Hien

Hien is a sound designer, composer, and singer living in New York. The Budapest-born musician’s deep attachment to music and sound began at a very young age. Currently, she is working as a freelance UX/UI sound designer, composing for commercials. She studied Electronic Production and Design, and M

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Moonsun
Hien is a knowledgeable and caring instructor who taught me so much! She is well versed on a variety of disciplines within the realm of music and production.
Ramo
Great vibes and very articulate. She goes so in depth with her explanations but also manages to do it in a very chilled and fun way. Perfect for Ableton newbies. I'd also recommend her as a teacher if you want to take your Ableton chops to a whole new level!! :D

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Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons in Fairfax, VA

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in Fairfax is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"A Great Teacher!

Heather is first and foremost an amazing teacher!
I came to her as a complete novice at 28 years old. The sound I was producing most people were trying to avoid best they could. My closest would actually just tell me to stop.
After a quick assessment Heather recognized all my problem areas and with a smile pointed out what was positive.
She then proceeded with fun exercises, starting from breathing and on to ear training. She was building me up "block after block" into an educated musician. I could feel myself progress.
She made me hear the difference!

Now not even short 6 months later I am, though still learning, enjoying my music with my friends and family.
Heather is very personable, incredibly perceptive, and her knowledge is very well-rounded. She is somebody that approaches her craft with integrity and is always researching new training material.
Thank you so much!"
Alexander
Took Music Performance lessons from Heather A.
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"Bill is a thoughtful teacher, an amazing musician, and a really caring guy

I would highly recommend Bill! He is such a great player and teacher! He has helped enormously with my saxophone playing, clarinet playing, and improvising.

Since my saxophone playing is already fairly advanced. In our lessons on saxophone focus heavily on advanced jazz improvisation topics, like standard tunes, and transcription. He is so knowledgeable on these advanced topics but is really great at showing me the basics so that I can learn at my own level and pace.

On clarinet Bill and I work on more classical studies and instrument technique to get my clarinet playing more on track.

Bill is such a patient and motivating teacher. It is clear that he cares deeply about MY SUCCESS in music. He has helped me feel good about my musical progress and inspired me to work harder!

He has even given me lots of great music business advice, and helped me think about what I want out of music in my life.

Bill is so easy to get along with and is really careful to explain things in a way that I can understand them.

Its been really awesome getting to know and work with him!"
Jason
Took Music Performance lessons from Bill T.
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"She is the best she gives u great pointer you would love her and she is very nice."
Princess
Took Music Performance lessons from Cyndi E.
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"My son, who is 10 and has been playing guitar for two years, has been taking Nick’s band class for the last 9 months and we are very happy with it. Nick is not only a great musician, but as a father himself knows well how to teach kids and make them engage in whatever they are playing.

He has taught my son not only how to play with well with other musicians, but also how to find his “voice” within a band both in the rhythmic and solo sections of the songs.

He was accommodating when we had to reschedule a class due to personal reasons, and is always willing to make the class a little bit longer if necessary to finish what they were practicing.

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to have the lessons remotely, he started to use ZOOM and, while things remotely cannot be the same, he did a great job at making sure that they stayed as close to true form as possible."
J.E.P.
Took Music Performance lessons from Nick R.
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"For the past couple months, I've been holding down the drum chair for a local San Diego band Aaron and I play with regularly called Quel Bordel! Aaron is super passionate about creating music and provides a fun atmosphere when playing live. He's encouraging, quick witted, enthusiastic and REALLY GOOD! Watching a crowd go crazy during his solos is definitely a testament to his skill as a guitar player and performer. Playing with someone with such a high skill set pushes me to play better myself and hopefully so will you!"
Chad
Took Music Performance lessons from Aaron D.
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"I was Lilia's mentor at California Institute of the Arts for three years. She is a hard worker, very determined and disciplined and a very promising, unique artist. Although she is primarily a guitarist she is also a highly trained and accomplished gymnast and acrobat. I have no doubt that Lilia makes an exciting, flexible and compassionate teacher."
Miroslav
Took Music Performance lessons from Lilia B.
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"Simply amazing. Best decision I've made in a long time."
Don
Took Music Performance lessons from Shanita J.
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"Michelle helped me prepare for a voice audition for a musical production, and I got the role I tried out for!"
Emma
Took Music Performance lessons from Michelle Kei I.
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"Wendy was the best instructor ever. Always very humble, sweet & honest. She truly teaches from the heart and genuinely wants one to do better than the lesson before. She knows what she is talking about and explains thouroughly what needs to be worked on. She not only corrects you but praises you when you have achieved something great. You will always have her support & knowledge that will take you a long way."
Jessica
Took Music Performance lessons from Wendy P.
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"Greg is a very talented teacher, who is always patient and is able to explain music theory and music components in ways that are easily understood. I really truly enjoy learning from Him. He’s very knowledgeable, and clearly works hard at his lessons."
Kelly
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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