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Aliaksandra P.

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Manassas, VA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Belarusian, Russian, English, French, Italian
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, English, Italian) from Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Belarus)
  • Teaching since 2001
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Aliaksandra P.

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I've been teaching Italian since 2003 and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of its culture, travel abroad, and make new friends. Within the first few lessons, you'll understand why Italian is one of the most beautiful languages of the world, and as time goes on you’ll love it forever. I lived in Italy for almost a year and I would like to share my experience about it with you. I love working with students of all ages and levels and I can't wait to meet you! Ti aspetto. A presto)

About Aliaksandra

Hi, there! My name is Aliaksandra and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students communicate in the language they want, make new foreign friends, and travel and study abroad. I went to Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Bela

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Very happy with my first lesson. Looking forward to the next one!
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Awesome.
Irinia V.
Aliaksandra presents the material in a very clear and easy to understand manner. We cover a lot of topics in every lesson. She is very personable and professional.
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Peter W.

4 Reviews
Alexandria, VA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Scottish Gaelic, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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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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!
Cathy
Peter is an outstanding instructor! He has a nice space for teaching and works to understand where the student is starting from - making sure to emphasize a base of fundamentals that will see you through for the rest of your piping career. I highly recommend him!
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David S.

28 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1996
  • 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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Madeline W.

Manassas, VA
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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Madeline W.

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Are you taking lessons in a music store from someone whose primary instrument isn’t the flute? Are you worried you might have fallen behind after a year of online instruction? Are you frustrated with your lack of progress in lessons or band? Do you want to be first chair but aren’t quite sure how to get there?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, get ready to change what you think you know about lessons, and start taking lessons with me today!

I have been lucky enough to have wonderful teachers who helped me learn and grow...but I've also had teachers who belittled and laughed at me when I answered a question wrong or played a passage incorrectly. That isn't healthy, and it surely isn't fair to anyone learning a new skill or subject. This is why I lead with kindness, openness, and encouragement, thus inspiring my students to want to work for more, and to be better - whether that is with music or with any other aspect of life.

I am so happy you are here and am really ...

About Madeline

I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Flute Performance from Central Michigan University in 2010 and my Master's Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Iowa in 2013 I have studied with numerous teachers, performers, and clinicians all of whom are amazing musicians...but I am more than just my

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Oshea T.

Woodbridge, VA
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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Charles S.

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White Plains, MD
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, French
  • Teaches students Male: 4 and up; Female: 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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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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Shari Binkney
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"My experience as working along with Sid as his Chess Aide at various school locations; is he has excellent classroom management skills which in turn the students grasp the lessons more quickly. Also, the students are more engaged in the lessons as well. He is aware of making sure all students understand how each piece moves and knows what to do at the end of each lesson before they play a game. He praises each student on their ability and knowledge of chess and helpful with others who are still learning the basics. As a chess aide and helper for Sid, I thoroughly enjoy working with someone who has great enthusiasm!"
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Took Embroidery lessons from Dawn Z.
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