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Rachel P.

(38)
Washington, DC
Starting at $35
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded 6 Top Ten Club Charting Singles (From 2005-2009) from Billboard Magazine
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Musical Theater has a rich and exciting history, evolving from opera to operetta, to major movie productions from the golden era of Hollywood in the 1940's/ 1950's to radical social and political themes from the 1960's (a la Hair) to present day Hamilton. We survey this history with songs spanning the Musical Theater genre, and focus on songs of student's choosing. Exploration of story-line, character study, and "song as monologue" are major considerations within lessons. Audition preparation can be part of the lessons as indicated by the student.

About Rachel

A graduate of Duke Ellington School for the Arts and the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Rachel Panay is a 6 time Billboard Club charting singer/songwriter in the Dance music genre. She recently returned to her musical theatre roots appearing as Rose in Theatre Lab's production of The Secret

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June 12, 2019
Jackie
Rachel knows her stuff but I felt like she was rushing our lessons or cutting them short for the next student. The lessons were also generic and all we did was warm-ups. She'd promise we'd get to the song next time but we never got through the entire thing after five lessons and there was no progression.
May 12, 2019
Brian
Piano lessons with Rachel were a gift from a friend and it has been one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. From day one I knew I had the right teacher because of how she responded to all of my questions of “why”. She appreciates and feeds off of my curiosity which in turn nourishes and excites me. She explains the theory and why music works the way it does. We’ve even dabbled into voice a bit. Continuing piano lessons with her has been the best thing I’ve done this year and I’m looking forward to many more lessons.
March 3, 2019
John
Rachel is an outstanding piano teacher -- especially for adult students.

As an exceptional teacher, she knows exactly how to motivate a student by making the subject both fun and rewarding. She knows music theory so extensively that her lessons are more than simply about playing keys on the piano. My understanding of the piano is so much richer because she presents every lesson in the context of theory.

Rachel is particularly adept in tailoring a piano program around the student's interests and learning style. This has made the lessons fun as I quickly learned to play songs that interest me.

I would recommend Rachel for any student -- young or mature -- who is interested in learning to play the piano as a lifetime skill.

John from Alexandria
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Jake P.

(13)
Bethesda, MD
Starting at $34
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Background Checked
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Recipient of the Jane Burkleo Music Scholarship from Macalester Music Department
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Jake P.

Bethesda, MD

(13)

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As a highly experienced accompaniest, students can expect to learn all the subtle nuances of background playing such as rhythmic consistency, dynamic contrast, and properly following the subject performer.

About Jake

I have been teaching guitar for over 7 years and recently graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. My approach to teaching is student focused, emphasizing the individual goals of each student rather than adhering to more traditional, standardized notions of music educatio

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November 1, 2019
Marwane boudriga
Great instructor
July 24, 2018
Monica K.
Super knowledgeable/knows what he’s doing! Loved my first day!!
June 28, 2018
Caroline W.
Jake has been a wonderful instructor: very knowledgeable, gives great tips & advice, and always encouraging. Thanks, Jake!
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Irina D.

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Herndon, VA
Starting at $34
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  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2012
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Irina D.

Herndon, VA

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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 am currently working at Loudoun symphony orchestra and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. If your goal is to start learning how to play cello, improve your skill, to play any particular piece, get ready for any special event, develop your sight reading or just enjoy playing this beautiful instrument - I am happy to help you. I know how to find inspiration, making interesting even exercise routine, we will work at developing your artistic and professional skills and find the best way to express yourself by the cello.

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

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August 8, 2019
Paul D.
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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Dylan T.

(12)
Ableton
Starting at $40
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 10 to 60
  • Awarded #1 song on ThisSongSlaps.com from ThisSongSlaps.com
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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About Dylan

Hi! My name is Dylan T., aka Dyluxe, and I'm available for in-home, in-studio, and even online music lessons worldwide! I offer tutoring and mentoring on electronic music production with Ableton Live software, Ableton Push Hardware, and other software plug-ins, as well as DJing on the professional

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September 4, 2019
Maximus D.
Awesome experience, really knows how to teach you and not just show you
August 22, 2019
Jeremiah
Very fun, focused, and great at explaining things.
August 15, 2019
Maximus D.
Awesome first lesson!!! Cant wait to learn as much as I can and look forward to the knowledge I can gain!!
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Gigi G.

(2)
Singing
Starting at $55
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Awarded Winner of The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award 2017 from ASCAP & The Herb Alpert Foundation
  • Teaching since 2006
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Gigi G.

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All ages are welcome. I am an experienced musician and educator with a B.M dual degree from Berklee College of Music, as well as a Master of Music Theory and Composition Degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia from New York University.

I encourage learning with creativity and curiosity, which makes the lessons both fun and productive. I mainly teach voice, piano, music theory and composition lessons for all ages.

Besides these subjects, I also give lessons for ABRSM exam prep, college-bound musician prep, music theory placement exam, music history placement exam, ear training, arranging, orchestration, counterpoint, classical harmony, jazz harmony, Logic Pro, Sibelius and Pro Tools.

Formerly, I taught voice at City Music Mentoring Program in Boston, and worked as a music tutor at Berklee College of Music Learning Center for subjects such as harmony, ear training, arranging and counterpoint. As a music tutor, I was responsible for helping students, who were having trouble, ...

About Gigi

All ages are welcome. I am an experienced musician and educator with a B.M dual degree in Jazz Composition and Performance from Berklee College of Music, as well as a Master of Music Theory and Composition Degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia from New York University. I encourage learning w

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July 11, 2019
Megan Kim
She was the great teacher for my son. She has helped my son to build up strong foundation on voice. She is kind and pleasant as well!
May 4, 2018
Lincoln
My 6yr old just took his first lesson and is hooked. Gigi is very sweet and stirred up an excitement in him. My son definitely liked the "idea" of learning the piano but is now confidant and actually writing his first song! Who knew, 5 notes and you can become a composer! BRAVO GIGI:)
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Kathleen L.

(18)
Fiddle
Starting at $40
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 4 to 75
  • PhD Ethnomusicology from Indiana University
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Kathleen L.

(18)

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I teach Irish, Scottish, Bluegrass and Old-time fiddle. I am a Scottish Fiddle Regional Champion and have performed at the Celtic Colours International Music Festival, as well as playing Bluegrass fiddle at the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival.

About Kathleen

With a PhD in Ethnomusicology and a Masters in Violin Performance, Kathleen teaches everything from Celtic fiddle tunes to classical concertos. Dr. Lavengood has performed with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Indiana's Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Reno Chamber Orc

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October 25, 2019
Kim V.
Where do I begin. Kathleen is extremely patient with me and very encouraging. I have loved the violin for a long time. However, over the years I would get discouraged and quit. With Kathleen, I look forward to our sessions. She's very knowledgeable and I like that she will play along with me and send audio clips that reinforce the place where I struggle. I have learned so much in such a short period. She's a keeper! I'm truly blessed to have her in my (music) life. Thank you so much Kathleen.
January 29, 2019
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Lynn is a great teacher. Of many that I have had over the years, she is the best, most knowledgeable, and most fun."
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"She is absolutely great!! Can’t say enough about her! I learned more from her in one day than I did in one year from another instructor!"
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"Grant is great. He works to your level and is also able to tweak what he does for your maximum benefit. He's been creative in things this week which allowed me to pick up some steam. - Chuck K."
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"Josh has a very flexible teaching style and a wide range of musical knowledge so he can teach you to play the way you always wanted.

I've taken piano lessons with Josh for over a year, and it's the most fun I've had learning an instrument. He's a great teacher, and can teach theory while still keeping the lessons fun and applicable. He's fun to be around, and I would highly recommend Josh as a teacher if you're looking to learn piano while having a good time!"
- Yosef
Took Piano lessons from Joshua F.
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"Kristen has been so patient with me and already taught me many things to help me be a better violist. Many thanks!"
- Andrea
Took Violin lessons from Kristen K.
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"Erik was an amazing teacher. I was only a beginner but after my first month I felt really comfortable with what he was teaching me. Traveled to me and I would recommend him for any level of student."
- Susana
Took Guitar lessons from Erik A.
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"Numan first of all is a great guitar player. He has studio experience, and has played professionally for years. He has taught me many great techniques in playing guitar. He has patience and is very clear and thorough when teaching and works at the students pace. In just a short while I was already learning some of my favorite songs, reading music, scales, music theory and writing my own tunes! I definitely recommend this teacher if you want to learn the guitar from top to bottom."
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