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Peter W.

5 Reviews
Alexandria, VA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Scottish Gaelic, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Ph.D. & M.A. Space Physics & Astronomy; B.A. Physics from Rice University
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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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Michael M.
It was an excellent lesson and I am feeling more confident with the chanter.
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!
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John B.

108 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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Welton B.
John is great! He is very patient and encouraging. He break everything down so you can digest it.
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.
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Charles S.

25 Reviews
White Plains, MD
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, French
  • Awarded Sabian Educator from Sabian
  • Teaches students Male: 4 and up; Female: 5 and up
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Charles S.

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Proven teacher in drums Piano, Feature student recitals with professional musicians. Outside of teaching percussion and musical performances I have worked in special education for over 15 years. My life of music started knee high at the age of 4 playing drums and piano. At the age of 15 I gave

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Best piano teacher ever!!!
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David S.

28 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Music Department Award 2003 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 playing

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Patient, talented and easy to learn from!
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Great teacher!
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Hanaa H.

22 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Arabic, English, Arabic
  • Awarded ABC School, Certificate of Cooperation from Amani Jondeh
  • Teaches students 6 to 17
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Hanaa H.

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I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of piano and guitar skills. I typically use Alfred's Basic books: lesson, technic, and theory books. I also provide students with homework sheet that explains what we have been focusing on, what they have achieved, and what is the expectation for next lesson.

About Hanaa

Hi there! My name is Hanaa. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and have worked as a classroom teacher and private tutor for fifteen years. I am a patient, passionate, self-motivated, and responsible teacher. I teach piano and guitar. I am also an effective instructor with the ability to

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Naomi M.
Love Hanaa already. My girls thought she was fabulous and patient!
Yasmina R.
My first lesson and experience with the teacher was impressive. She listened to my goals and adjusted the lesson accordingly. She also seems to be organized and has a system in place.
Mahera
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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Alice C.

17 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Manderin
  • Awarded Semi Finalist, Selected Taiwan Participant from Manopoly International Piano Competition, Italy
  • Teaching since 2002
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Alice C.

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Hi everyone!

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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Laura
We have been very happy with Alice. She's a great teacher. She is currently teaching both our children - one on piano, one on cello. She does a really good job tailoring the lesson to the child.
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!

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