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Mike T.

18 Reviews
Manassas, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 16 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mike T.

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Scruggs Style Bluegrass 5-String Banjo

About Mike

I have played bluegrass banjo since I was 16 (I am now looking at Social Security). I have been instructing for eight years since semi-retiring from my day job. I use various teaching methods and aids and have participated in training programs with the finest banjo players in the country, includi

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Reed
Mike has done a great job teaching me. In a year and a half, I have gone from never playing a stringed instrument, to being able to jam with friends and family. I learned basic three-finger Scruggs style bluegrass banjo, and I making moves now to become an intermediate player. I really recommend Mike. He is kind and warm-hearted, and works with you to meet you where you are and improve your game. I now know about 10 songs that I can play lead on, and I can roll or vamp as back-up on any other bluegrass song. Mike has set me up now to work with intermediate techniques. Mike will help you learn!
Lorie
I have been taking banjo lessons with Mike for two months. The instruction has been really useful for me. I debated for a long time about whether or not to take formal lessons. I am so glad that I did. Mike is a very good musician and instructor. I am progressing and enjoying the experience. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Billy C.
First lesson was great. I was nervous, but Mike put me at ease and made me feel right at home. The lesson flew by, and I can't wait until we meet again.

Barbara R.

9 Reviews
Fairfax Station, VA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 1986
  • BA in Languages from George Washington University
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Barbara R.

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About Barbara

Singing is my life! I trained classically from 4/1972 - 4/83, then continued concentrated self study for 5 years. I sang for Voice of America and National Geographic Explorer specials before becoming voice coach for the MD Renaissance Festival. I have sung professionally since '83 and have taught

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Marc E D.
I have been taking lessons from Barbara for 3 to 4 months now.I live in a condo so when I practice every 2 weeks I take my PA.over to my x girl friends house to practice .She is the person who got me started 12 years ago and she knows my voice well.She rarely compliments me on anything which is common for an x girlfriend, however the last 2 times I practiced at her house ,she cracks a big smile and says with suprise"You have gotten better!"Thanks Barbara!
Marc E D.
Barbara was great,she knows her stuff.Looking foward to my next lesson with her.Also fantastic personality!
Frank B.
Barbara is fantastic. She has such a strong background in vocal performance and taking good care of your instrument. She's lso a lot of fun and has great enthusiasm.
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Melody S.

31 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Tagalog, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Music Education, Piano, Choral Conducting, Voice from Santa Isabel Conservatory of Music, Philippines
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Melody S.

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Your child will receive a warm and fun environment to learn music.

‚ÄčAll lessons contain three main elements in music - Note Reading, Written Work, Music Games/Ear Training. These main elements are integrated to ensure that the lesson time is always fun and engaging.

I am delighted to help children embark on their musical adventure, with a teaching method that caters to their individual needs.

About Melody

Every student is unique and individuals rely on different learning styles. The teaching method of Melody is adjusted to fit the needs and desires of the student, characterizing a plan based around their individual strengths, weaknesses, and music goals. While the focus is founded on teaching the ba

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Kaylana P.
This was my daughter's first singing lesson. Melody was very accommodating with my wife and I observing our daughter. With a musical background myself, I immediately knew that Melody had immense knowledge not only about singing, but also the theory and technique that all singers should learn.
Gianna
My daughter is now 16 years old and has been under Ms. Melody's tutelage for a year now. There are good times and bad, and I am thankful that Ms. Melody did not give up. My daughter will encounter lots of hardships throughout her life, and as a mother, I cannot do all the teachings myself. It is always good to know when you have a caring teacher whom you can trust and know what they are doing both in music and life. I like that Ms. Melody can be lenient, and firm when needed. My daughter has joined her recitals, music playdates, and couldn't be happier. I can't recommend Ms. Melody high enough.
Micala S.
My daughters, 8 and 6, took lessons as beginners from Melody for 10 months before we had to move. SHE IS AMAZING! Not only did she make the lessons fun and engaging, but they learned so much in that short time. I grew up playing piano, violin and French horn and I was very impressed with her approach/methodology and how much of herself she put into her teaching. For the last 3 months we were with Melody, the girls also took voice lessons. The highlight of our spring was watching the girls perform at the recital Melody had so painstakingly organized. It was astounding how much they had progressed musically and my husband and I were in awe at how well they performed in front of people. We were also impressed at the wide range of experience in the students Melody taught. Some had played for years and were clearly continuing to blossom under Melody's tutelage, while others were beginners like our daughters. Melody was always positive, encouraging and extremely patient (even when my six year old had clearly not practiced for a week straight or was tired and whiny). My daughters and I miss her dearly as our mentor and now our friend! We cannot recommend her highly enough.

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Damon Y.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Damon Y.

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We've got to be able to communicate musically as step one. Furthermore you will need a basic understanding of the guitar. I will explain both of these essential steps in an easy to understand fashion the works best for you. Next we will apply what we have learned to learning a simple song you like. Where we go from there depends how your personal goals and how much time you have to practice.

About Damon

I am easy going, friendly, patient and professional. I believe in making music lessons fun and effective. Knowing an instrument is a skill you will have for the rest of your life. I aim to get my students playing fun songs and knowledgable about music ASAP.

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Quentin S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Double Bass Performance from University of Georgia
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Quentin S.

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I am a Bass Performance student at UGA. I love to teach electric bass in all styles! I personally play jazz, classical, funk/jam, musicals, rock, and bluegrass. I love to help students get their low notes sounding good and grooving!

About Quentin

I go to the University of Georgia for Double Bass Performance. I've spent about 9 years learning and sharing everything I can about this wonderfully complex instrument. So many genres of music can be played on the double bass, and once you add my secondary instrument, the bass guitar, you're a nece

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Milo
Quentin has an easy going manner that makes my middle school student want to learn from him. My son is working on improving his technique and Quentin was able to assess an appropriate level of instruction.
Poojitha *.
Quentin's teaching style is chill and simple. But you learn a lot during the process. He is calm and patient as well!
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Justin P.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.M. Guitar Studies from Berklee College of Music
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Justin P.

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Lessons for beginning piano, guitar, bass, music theory, and ear training. Justin holds a B.M. from Berklee College of Music and an M.M. from the New England Conservatory. He has been teaching students of all ages and skill levels for over 20 years. Justin uses traditional and contemporary methods, instilling an appreciation of the fun and joy that music can bring.

About Justin

Justin Piper resides north of Boston where he teaches, composes and performs. His 2016 album 'Avant Funk' has been re-released through Arabesque Records and is available from all major online retailers. His new album, 'transcend' was released in August 2017. He is the musical director for the ban

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"I had basically no experience when I started taking lessons with Aaron and he was incredibly helpful and patient as he started me off from the basics of tuning, chords, etc. into more complex chord switching and actually playing songs.

The experience taking lessons with Aaron has been amazing and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an extremely knowledgable and patient instructor!"
Adam
Took Guitar lessons from Aaron D.
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"Molly was fantastic for our 11yr old daughter. Looking forward to the next lessons!"
Rachel
Took Vocal Training lessons from Molly M.
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"Kathryn was a tremendous teacher! I not only progressed in my singing technique but Kathryn helped be grow my confidence as a performer and a composer! Kathryn also has an amazing personality on top of everything which I believe makes her a great person to learn from."
Dylan
Took Singing lessons from Kathryn K.
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"Susanna established a great rapport with our 7 year old. He's been enjoying the lessons very much, and learning the technique."
Henry
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"One lesson with this guy and I'm singing eay beyond my expectation. He knows how to work the vocals. I highly recommend this guy"
Daniel
Took Singing lessons from Eric J.
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"Great experience so far. David has been teaching my daughter who is a beginner in Drums, so far so good. He makes sure to send us an email after classes to follow up and assign Homework. Will definitely recommend."
Brinda
Took Drum lessons from David E.
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"Joan is very patient as an instructor. I appreciate the feedback she has given me on nuances in my body posture, my grip on the sticks, and seating position to help me be comfortable during the lessons. I began drum lessons with her early in my pregnancy and she has been very accommodating to my busy and hectic schedule."
Azine
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"Dena was great! My daughter is pretty bashful but she warmed up quickly and can't wait for her second piano lesson."
Charlie
Took Piano lessons from Dena C.
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"Aaron is great and wonderful with my girls."
Jen
Took Piano lessons from Aaron C.
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"Relates to a 13 year old very well and is very professional."
Abby
Took Singing lessons from Zachary J.
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