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Sam M.

9 Reviews
Potomac, MD
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Sam M.

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I specialize in contemporary music theory and also have an intermediate knowledge of classical theory. Students will learn the basics such as roman numerals for chords, all the way to advanced concepts such as chord scales, modulation and chord substitution. Unless otherwise requested, all lessons will be taught using music notation.

About Sam

Hi! I'm a recent graduate of Berklee College of music where I majored in professional music. This included music theory and guitar instruction, as well as reading and writing music notation and charts in different styles. I also play frequently, including shows at The 9:30 Club, The Howard Theater

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Mady
Sam is great! He is attentive and great with my 9 yo. He is also flexible and easy to schedule. We plan to continue in-home guitar lessons with him for a foreseeable future.
Jaye
Terrible experience. I bought a package of 20 lessons for my 9yo nephew. He looked forward to it ever day from Xmas to the first week of January. Sam canceled the first lesson only 2hours prior its beginning. Then canceled the second lesson 10 minutes before he was supposed to be there because he “forgot” he had a “recording session today”. During the only lesson my nephew had, Sam didn’t show any ability to tailor a lesson to a child. Instead he gave him a pick, which dismayed me, and taught him a rock song we never heard of.
When I contacted the company they were very nice about it but I had to challenge their vetting process of teachers.
Dara
It was an excellent lesson! I really learned a lot from it. I was able to learn one song and start on a second on my first lesson only! Definitely recommend Sam to anyone thinking about picking up the guitar!
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David S.

26 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Music Department Award 2003 from Salisbury University
  • B.A. in Music Composition from Salisbury University
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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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John N.

12 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $39
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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John N.

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In addition to teaching specific songs and 'riffs' that students want to learn, I like to teach basic music theory that can be applied to any musical situation.

About John

I have been playing guitar and bass for over 35 years and traveled the world playing concerts in Clubs and Stadiums. My band ESTUS was signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, I played with the Eddie Kirkland Blues Band, formed Fat City in Woodstock NY, and played toured nationally with Quicksil

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Gregory M.
fun interesting & helpful. good start.
Matt
John is great to work with. Very laid back and has a natural feel for just what you need to learn.
Robert
John is extremely knowledgeable and the lessons are enjoyable.

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Liz Fanora J.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, German, Spanish
  • Awarded Director's Award for Band from Chamberlain High School
  • BFA in Musical Arts from California Institute of the Arts
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Liz Fanora J.

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With 20 years of music and theory experience, Liz teaches how to identify all aspects of music, as well as how to build and identify chords and key signatures, and how to make your way around the Western scale.

About Liz Fanora

After graduating California Institute of the Arts with a multi-focus on several aspects of music including African dance, Indonesian gamelan, songwriting, recording, classical voice and piano, folk guitar, and more, Liz had the excellent opportunity to teach theater to a local musical theater summe

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Addison-Preston K.
Delightful instructor!!
Monique
Liz love's what she does, very patient & caring . I am so glad to have her as my Teacher . I do recommend Liz :)
Marco P.
My 8 year old son LOVED his first singing lesson with Liz! He was sad when it was over because he was having so much fun!
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Claire A.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Awarded 1st Prize Winner, Cello Concerto Competition from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
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Claire A.

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Have you always wanted to learn a musical instrument, but held yourself back because reading music seemed like an impossible task? I will break down the basics of written music & musicianship so that you feel comfortable, confident, and ready to apply your new knowledge to your instrument of choice.

We will start from the basics of music and work outwards. Our topics will include identifying elements of the staff, key signatures, time signatures, rhythms, note values and notation, dynamic markings, major and minor scales, musical phrasing, and sonata form, among others. Lessons will be tailored to your level of experience, so if any subject is already familiar to you, we can lightly touch on it before diving in to more complex details or other subjects.

My goal is to make understanding written music accessible to all, so there is no limit on age or level of musical experience required for lessons. The study of music theory can be a great way to add to lessons you're already ...

About Claire

Claire is a professional musician based in NYC. She performs regularly with the Sarasota Orchestra and the Sarasota New Music Ensemble. She toured the United States with the Weimar Staatskapelle, and has spent many summers performing in the Aspen Music Festival. She frequently collaborates with pre

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Amanda
Claire is an incredible instructor with so much information to share and a very approachable, adaptable teaching style. She sent me over a lot of additional resources to review after our first lesson, and I am very excited to continue learning under her.
Brian
I have always wanted to learn cello, and I was really intimidated when I first started but Claire made it super fun and easy to understand. I started with 30 mins and I'm moving up to 45 for extra time. Highly recommend her as a teacher.
Tara H.
Great first lesson, thanks!!
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Lauren V.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA in Vocal Perforamce from McNally Smith College of Music
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Lauren V.

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A must for every musician! I love teaching music theory because of how important it is. Once you understand the basics, your appreciation for music will only grow!

About Lauren

Lauren graduated from McNally Smith College of Music magna cum laude in 2011 with a bachelors in vocal performance. She played everywhere from Duluth. Minnesota to Lima, Peru: sharing the stage with artists as diverse as Andres Prado and Judi Donaghy. In addition to her McNally Smith Degree, Lauren

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Eden K.
My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson
Adrian L.
Very interesting first lesson. I feel she is going to be a great teacher for Adrian.
Ki
Kind, patient, and knowledgeable.

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Took Music Theory lessons from Jerry M.
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"Kevin is very good he explains what he wants from my granddaughter and she is very comfortable with him. He has patients with her and works very well
She is learning a lot and really enjoys and looks forward to her lessons."
Cierra
Took Music Theory lessons from Kevin M.
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"I had started taking some gigs with new bands but was struggling with my sight reading and general music theory. I found Kellen through a friend and I'm so glad. He was clear and friendly and I was able to learn easily online from my home in Portland. I continue to take lessons because I keep learning more great tips about performing and music theory! Kellen's awesome!"
Emilie
Took Music Theory lessons from Kellen H.
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"We hired Brian to work with our barely 3 year old to play the drums we got him for his birthday. He loves it! We don’t have any grand aspirations for him, but he likes to bang around and we wanted to give him some direction to see if he latched on to it. Our main objective is that he has fun. Brian is GREAT with him and he looks forward to it every week. 10/10!"
Cliff
Took Music Theory lessons from Brian H.
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"The first lesson was extraordinary the teacher is very good"
Annmarie
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul B.
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"Ahmad is an amazing teacher to say the least!! I've playing guitar for years with never a full grasp of harmony, and within a few short hours he caught me up on some of the most vital information I was missing. A true expert teacher.. Give him a chance... You won't be disappointed!!!"
Bill
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Billy is a great teacher! He really knows a lot about Theory and he really helped me in detail with how to get something right. I would recommend Billy for any teaching job, he's really great! Thanks Billy! :)"
Misia
Took Music Theory lessons from Billy D.
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"Paul not only has a passion for music, but he has a passion for teacjing music and sharing his gift with others."
George
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul M.
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"Thanks Rosita for your patience, for your cares and effort on making us better singers. Although some of us in the Church quire had no idea of what correct singing was u helped us excel and move forward in knowledge of musical notes, pitch ranges, tuning, proper breathing, diet and all that good stuff about singing. I can only describe u as an AWESOME teacher!!! Love u bunch your friend and student always
Marichuy! :-);-)"
Maria D. Aburto
Took Music Theory lessons from Rosita R.
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"Nils opened my mind to the musical potential I've always dreamed of. He is incredibly kind and was always positive no matter how much, or how little(!), practicing I did in between lessons. I feel so grateful to have finally found my music sensei!!"
Drew
Took Music Theory lessons from Nils B.
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