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Peter W.

6 Reviews
Alexandria, VA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Scottish Gaelic
  • Ph.D. & M.A. Space Physics & Astronomy; B.A. Physics from Rice University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Wayne *.
Excellent instructor that makes learning fun. Highly recommend!
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.
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John B.

111 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Annie
John is the best! He is super kind, patient, and friendly and he'll meet you where you are skill-wise so that improving at your instrument is fun and not intimidating! :-)
Felicia
John was awesome. This is my first time playing acoustic guitar, and he broke it down and made it palatable for me to chew!
Eugene N.
John is great!
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Oshea T.

Woodbridge, VA
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Oshea T.

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Hello everyone, My name is Oshea and I am a violinist teaching in northern Virginia. As a jazz musician I'm comfortable performing and teaching various styles, and I prefer to teach music that my students enjoy. My lesson plans are tailored to each individual student, with an emphasis on technique to avoid injury and promote good musicianship. As a performer I have played at the Kennedy Center, Masonic Temple as well as winning multiple international awards for performance. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you to achieve your musical goals.

About Oshea

Hello people of the world, thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. I've been teaching for about five years now, and playing for 13. I'm a pretty relaxed guy so my lessons tend to have a chill "no pressure" vibe. My teaching style is very positive reinforcement based, so I'm always try

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Lauren S.

4 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lauren S.

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Whether you want to play classical violin, fiddle like a bluegrass star, or perform like your favorite pop artists, I can set you on the path to success! My private students range in age from 4 to 40 years old, and I have gone on to become music teachers, composers, and professional musicians. My most influential teachers have been members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and graduates of The Curtis Institute of Music.

About Lauren

Lauren is a dynamic violinist, violist, and music educator in the DMV. She has performed with ensembles including American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and the Maryland Lyric Opera, and she has worked with ar

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Cindy W.
Great lesson!
Rafaella L.
Lauren is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to teaching music properly.
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Ozzie J.

13 Reviews
Mc Lean, VA
Starting at $48
  • Doctor of Arts in Piano Performance from Ball State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Ozzie J.

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With 10 years of teaching piano lessons and 3 degrees in piano, I have both the expertise and experience to provide a uniquely tailored learning environment to piano students of all ages and levels. Teaching excites me because it gives me the opportunity to find out each student's individuality and to help them reach their inner potential. Since student goals vary from wanting to play chord charts in a garage band to aspiring to become a concert pianist, I do not have a rigid teaching method - rather, I tailor it to each student. Beyond the fundamentals of technique and reading music, piano lessons with me include focusing any amount of the following: classical, improvisation, composition, theory, jazz, popular styles, hymns, etc... I can't wait to begin guiding you on your musical journey with the piano!

About Ozzie

I am a pianist and a passionate teacher of pianists of all shapes and sizes. The joy of playing the piano is one that my skills as a teacher help me infuse into my students. I also find it to be quite a positive feedback loop for me: teaching makes me want to hone my own skills and playing well give

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Jacqueline D.
Ozzie really connected with my daughter and made her introduction to piano a positive and fun experience. A patient, kind, and positive teacher!
Rebekah B.
My sixteen-year-old has been taking with Ozzie since the fall. His sound is richer and cleaner than it has ever been. Ozzie is very technically oriented. He emphasizes the hand work, finger work, and overall technique. Thaddaeus' playing sounds so much more mature after these months with Ozzie! Thanks, Ozzie!
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Elias S.

5 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Oberlin College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

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violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Ryan
I've been taking lessons with Elias for over 6 months now and it has been a great experience. I started taking lessons as an adult who previously studied a little violin and wanted to learn Fiddle. He is knowledgeable, patient and has come up with lessons that were perfect for my background. I'm thrilled about the progress I've made so far and taking lessons from someone who loves music as much as Elias has added a real highlight to my week.
Sara
Elias is the best! Such a knowledge and passion of music. He has been my sons guitar instructor going on 5 months. My son has learned so much and always enjoys and looks forward to his lessons. My son is is not only learning guitar but violin as well from him. Fantastic instructor A+
Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!

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"Had my first lesson today and Vena showed me many tips on how to lay out the pattern properly on the fabric and reviewed what the pattern symbols mean. I learned things I never knew and, as we went along, she gave me the reasons why things are done a certain way which is good so it'll make sense and I won't be as likely to forget them. I'm very happy and can't wait for Lesson 2."
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"Sonya was extremely detailed. I look forward to a long sewing relationship with her as my instructor!"
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Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Good teacher. Can understand all he says. Monty"
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Took Bridge lessons from Ken M.
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"Started slowly - but got into the strategy pretty clearly. Made the overall idea clear. Good added info for work toward next lesson."
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Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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Took Embroidery lessons from Tracy B.
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"First lesson. I think Josh was a patient, kind instructor, very methodical and instructive.
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Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Erin was great, helped me build a pattern from something with no information. From beginner to advanced or an intermediate crocheter like me, Erin’s your girl !"
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Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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Took Sewing lessons from Trivia D.
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