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  • The Music Loft

    The Music Loft

    Herndon, VA 20170

    Thank you for your interest in The Music Loft. Let me tell you a little bit about The Music Loft and what we do: The Music Loft is a center of excellence for music education.  We specialize in private music instruction. All of our teachers are certified music educators and have experience working with all kinds of learners.  Each lesson is customized to fit your child's learning style.  Our lesson program runs in 8 week semesters (you can register at any time however).  We offer 7- 30 minute private lessons here at the studio with the same teacher on the same day and time t

  • Black Rock Center For The Arts

    Black Rock Center For The Arts

    Germantown, MD 20874

    Black Rock stands out because of the huge selection of diverse courses for any and all things related to art, and from the professionalism from all our instructors. With 14 years of experience as a center for all things art-related, Black Rock will work hard to help students reach their goals, whether it be in piano, painting, or performing arts.

  • MPW Studios

    MPW Studios

    Germantown, MD 20874

    32 years experience teaching in-home music lessons to students from age 4 to 84...Music is my life, i do it full time, and i make it FUN for my students. 40 years as a performing musician in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Long time member of the American Federation of Musicians. Very good with children and problem students. Holistic and real world methodology prepares students for: school band, ensemble playing (rock, jazz bands, etc.), note reading, music theory, interpretation, ear training. Most styles taught, with an emphasis on what the student really enjoys, which is the basis of my su

  • Groove: Music Lessons + Recording

    Groove: Music Lessons + Recording

    Leesburg, VA 20176

    Groove offers lessons for students 8 years old to adult for 30- and 60-minute increments. Our lesson curriculum is based on what each individual student wishes to learn. We believe that it is important for students to learn to read music, but is not a requirement. We currently offer lessons on guitar, banjo, drums, bass, vocals, ukulele, piano/keys, songwriting, producing, and composing.

  • Steve Killian Guitar Lessons

    Steve Killian Guitar Lessons

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    My teaching approach: I design lesson plans to fit the individual student. Please visit my website at to hear audio samples, read student testimonials and more! My influences are: Joe Pass, George Benson, Chet Atkins, Barney Kessel My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: My teaching hours are very flexible and I am usually able to accomodate student's schedules. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Improvisation, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises Your first

  • Morgan Henry Guitar Lessons

    Morgan Henry Guitar Lessons

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    5.0 (3)

    My teaching approach: I teach popular styles except classical, hiphop, ethnic and flamenco. Guitar playing is FUN. My teaching style is to find songs you want to play, and inject necessary concepts into the process of learning it. Includes music theory and technique. I use ear training, chord diagrams, tab, even standard notation. Bring songs or use my library. My background is in bands, in living rooms, and in the studio. So I can teach you to play by yourself, with others or in bands. My influences are: The British Invasion and folkies got me going in the last 60's - but I've been in ban

  • Dan Mack Guitar Lessons

    Dan Mack Guitar Lessons

    Germantown, MD 20876

    5.0 (1)

    My teaching approach: I’m a Conservatory-trained guitarist, and I have performed and taught guitar for over 25 years. I teach many styles, including classical, folk, rock blues and more. For beginners, I teach easy notes and chords, basic rhythm, strumming and picking, and how to tune the guitar. Lessons for more advanced students are tailored to their specific needs. All students will use their favorite music as a basis for lessons. I encourage students learn to read standard music notation as well as tabs and chord symbols. I also teach “painless” music theory, using the gu

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  • Larry Rice Guitar Lessons

    Larry Rice Guitar Lessons

    Falls Church, VA 22046

    My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Sunday 9am - 10pm Monday - Wednesday 8am - 10pm Thursday 8am - 7pm Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection

  • Bach To Rock - Bristow

    Bach To Rock - Bristow

    Bristow, VA 20136

    Who We Are at Bach to Rock Bristow Music School Bach to Rock in Bristow, VA provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in Bristow, Gainesville & Manassas. Instruments we teach include guitar, piano, drums, voice, violin, trumpet & more! B2R birthday parties and seasonal camps are great opportunities to play & learn music with your friends and make new ones! We also have early childhood classes for toddlers and preschoolers. Take your skills to the next level in a Glee Club&

  • Aaron Thaul Piano And Guitar Lessons

    Aaron Thaul Piano And Guitar Lessons

    Chevy Chase, MD 20815

    I am a piano and guitar player with many years of teaching experience both privately and at Bach 2 Rock Music School in Bethesda. I studied Jazz at Emory University and spent 3 years playing in Jazz Combos there. I love Rock n' Roll, Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Showtunes and I enjoy learning to play new pop songs as well as writing some of my own music. My greatest strengths as a teacher, I'm told, are that I'm fun, easy to get along with and good at simplifying complicated pieces. Looking forward to meeting you and getting started!

  • Julie Starling  Music Lessons - Piano, Guitar, Uke, Bass

    Julie Starling Music Lessons - Piano, Guitar, Uke, Bass

    Silver Spring, MD 20906

    Learn the Music YOU want to play! I teach piano and guitar, ukulele, and electric bass. Pop, rock, classical, blues, folk, jazz, improvising, arranging, composing, and music theory. Relaxed and fun! 20+ years experience. I started teaching music lessons at age 15.  BA in Drama/Music  CUA 1988.  AFA in Studio Art MC 2010. I currently study online at Berklee College of Music.  

  • M Institute For The Arts

    M Institute For The Arts

    Washington, DC 20007

    We are a non-profit music studio in downtown Georgetown (M & 31st). Why us? -We some of the best faculty in the area, with training from conservatories such as Juilliard, Curtis, MSM, Jacobs School, and AVA with careers that have taken them to major concert halls and stages around the world. Our teachers are experts in their field. -Preparation for the Royal Colleges ABRSM exams, which can be used for school credits, resume-building, and college scholarships internationally.  -Music theory and other instruments also offered. -Music community: Monthly studio classes, large recital oppo

  • Derrick Rush Guitar Lessons

    Derrick Rush Guitar Lessons

    Washington, DC 20073

    My name is Derrick Rush and have recently moved to the DC area to continue my education at AU-Washington, DC. I am currently working towards finishing my BFA in classical guitar performance. At this time, I am looking for new students who wish to start learning guitar or who would like to build off established skills.With 10+ years experience and formal training, I can provide training in all musical methods, including theory, ear training, sight-reading, guitar technique, song writing and guitar performance. Styles include Rock, Metal, Classical and Acoustic. Goals & objectives of student

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  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    Washington, DC 20001

    5.0 (11)

    Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuri



    Alexandria, VA 22302

    We are a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional music lessons studio, with solid experience in the musical classroom. For the past 3 years, we have provided music lessons in-studio and in-home, for child and adult students.   Our educators are very comfortable with all aspects of the music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone colour, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition, and reading and listening skills. Our teachers possess solid understanding of these concepts and skills in the context of variou

  • Fun And Relaxed Guitar Lessons

    Fun And Relaxed Guitar Lessons

    Washington, DC 20002

    I am a young and enthusiastic musician providing professional guitar lessons (Acoustic and Electric) in the DC area. I believe that fun and relaxed lessons provide the best learning experience and I take care in ensuring all lessons are catered specifically for the student's musical ambitions. Wherever you are on your musical journey, I truly believe that I have both the skills and experience necessary to guide you to the next stages of your guitar development. I can help you: - [ ] Develop specific techniques - [ ] Learn to play songs - [ ] Develop your music theory - [ ] Learn about music eq

  • Ottley Music School, Inc.

    Ottley Music School, Inc.

    Hyattsville, MD 20782

    Ottley Music School (OMS) is a multi-faceted, Better Business Bureau A+ rated business accredited, musical learning institution established in the Washington, D.C. area in 1973. Its motto is Founder Nevilla E. Ottley has earned B.Mus. (music ed. and piano)., M.A. (music history and organ performance), M.Mus. (choral and orchestral conducting), and has received about a dozen awards for her work in the DMV. A full biography is found at . OMS offers private lessons with over a dozen qualified teachers in piano, organ, voice and drama

  • Apex Music

    Apex Music

    Oxon Hill, MD 20745

    5.0 (3)

    I stand out by being able to answer your questions,Teaching you every aspect of guitar playing. This includes Reading,Improvisation,Songwriting,Music Theory,Soloing and Accompanying Singers or playing in a band in every idiom of Music from Rock, Metal, Blues, Country & Jazz. I have taught Guitar over 25 years with students from all ages and backgrounds and experience levels, whether Beginner or Experienced. If you are serious about learning to play Guitar,I will take you Seriously! I have the teaching ability and patience to guide you on your journey as a Musician. I have a Bachelors in Mu

  • E. Carter Enterprises

    E. Carter Enterprises

    Greenbelt, MD 20770

    With more than thirty years of experience, I have performed with quite a few well known artists including many grammy-nominated celebrities. My performance and recording resume includes Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle, Mya, Syleena Johnson, Coolio, EU, Tony Terry, Angela Bofill, Alyson Williams, Nick Colionne, Mike Phillips, Gerald Veasley, Michael Lington, Bobby Lyle, Marcus Johnson, Bob Baldwin, Bobby Humphrey, Miles Jaye, Pamela Williams and many others. In addition, I have released eight solo recording projects and worked as the music director for overseas projects, television shows and more

  • Byrd Inspiration Airshows & Guitar Lessons

    Byrd Inspiration Airshows & Guitar Lessons

    Hyattsville, MD 20785

    Friendly and Humble Greetings, My name is Doug Byrd and I am a life student in all my areas of expertise; especially with regards to my instruction. I have to study, learn, and dynamically adapt to each one of my students in order to provide them with the most efficient and effective instruction possible. I am great with kids too. And I have an extremely open mind and am very flexible; so please feel free to talk to me; feedback good or bad always helps to accomplish the common objective. I specialize in Bass/ Lead Guitar, and Aviation. All of which I do professionally. I also instruct Beg

  • Tom Lawrence Music

    Tom Lawrence Music

    Columbia, MD 21044

    I have 30 years experience teaching guitar and have taught over a thousand students how to play. I have refined a method that gets results quickly and makes learning fun. 

  • Tom Lawrence Guitar Lessons

    Tom Lawrence Guitar Lessons

    Columbia, MD 21044

    5.0 (5)

    My teaching approach: First it has to be fun and interesting, not just a boring method book one, two or three experience. I have done this long enough to know how to get people excited about making a commitment to the guitar and give you the things that will get you playing sooner then later. My influences are: Everything from surf guitar, country, classic rock & blues. I love jazz guitar and classical as well. So many nice players I enjoy, just too many to list. Think of playing the guitar as a buffet of food with lots of good things to try. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's

  • Limelight Music School

    Limelight Music School

    Sykesville, MD 21784

    We are a family-owned and operated full service music school in Sykesville, MD. We feature private music lessons with working musicians. Every student receives individualized attention and a curriculum tailored to the student's needs and progress.

  • G4 Guitar School Bowie MD

    G4 Guitar School Bowie MD

    Bowie, MD 20715

    The G4 GUITAR METHOD is a structured method of learning how to play guitar that will help you to focus and stay on track. G4 is a unique system built on 30 years of research and experience based on the 80/20 principle.

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  • Bill's Music

    Bill's Music

    Catonsville, MD 21228

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Please visit our individual instructor's bios by clicking on Lessons and then clicking on Meet the Instructors on our website. Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection

  • ProFusion Music

    ProFusion Music

    Reisterstown, MD 21136

    Hello! I have been teaching music privately and in the Baltimore Public School System since 1990. I offer private lessons, semi-private, and group instruction on guitar, bass, piano, music theory, accordion, etc. I also include students in my performances which gives them a chance to showcase their talent! I graduated from Musicians Institute (G.I.T), Hollywood, CA in 1990. I hold a BA degree in Music Education/Jazz Studies from Temple University, Philadlelphia and a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. I am passionate about teaching and perform

  • EW Guitar Lessons

    EW Guitar Lessons

    Glen Burnie, MD 21060

    5.0 (2)

    My name is Earle Wood and I give private guitar lessons to people of all ages in the Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Fort Meade and Annapolis area.  If you’re a beginner, I can help you get started and teach you how to play the songs you love. If you’ve already been playing guitar a bit but want to hone your skills, I can do that too! I’m here to help you become a better guitar player. I can teach at your home or you can come to my studio. My studio is centrally located in Glen Burnie, a town in northern Anne Arundel County, just south ofBalti

  • Larry Hoffman Music

    Larry Hoffman Music

    Baltimore, MD 21201

    I teach all Levels and Styles of folk, blues, and jazz guitar as well as all levels of music theory. My fees are $60 an hour / $35 a half-hour Details of my program: I teach students to understand the instrument --and music --in such a way as to prepare them for whatever styles of music they choose to play. I will teach you how to play and improvise over songs of all styles, as well as how to create your own arrangements of songs that you choose, in any idiom, as well as creating your own songs. SONGS -- students choose the songs that they most want to play, and I coach them as they create ind

  • James Peterson Music Lessons

    James Peterson Music Lessons

    Baltimore, MD 21201

    4.5 (2)

    I have studied guitar, double bass, piano, theory, bass guitar and composition for over 15 years and have performed all over the DC and Baltimore area in various genres and styles. I have also recieved formal and classical training at The Peabody Conservatory and Tanglewood Music Center.  My teaching approach for insrumentalists: I like to emphasize good technique. This way the students can apply this at home and learn a lot on their own. I like to help students help themselves. I also like to use songs of the student's choice to learn with and I am open to any style of music. I can help

  • Lutherville Music School

    Lutherville Music School

    Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

    Lutherville Music School features patient, university trained instructors, comfortable studios with high quality instruments. Comfortable waiting area with free WI-Fi for parents. We teach lessons on the most popular instruments, PIANO-GUITAR-VOICE-DRUMS-FLUTE-VIOLIN We also feature a ROCK SCHOOL/BAND program for students who want a more rock/pop experience.  No long-term contracts and convenient scheduling, with sibling discounts. Our on-site Recital Hall insures ample performance opportunities.  Our goal is for you or your child to enjoy the process and result of making music. 

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Featured Instructor: Glenn Weiser

Glenn Weiser, acoustic guitarist and string-instrument musician, is a well-respected and sought-after guitar teacher in the Hartford Connecticut (Newington) and Southwick, Massachusetts areas, as well as a writer of such Mel Bay publications as Celtic Guitar (Acoustic Masters), and he stopped by via Skype the other day to fill us in on his approach to acoustic guitar lessons, chicago blues guitar lessons and, in general, learning how to play guitar. We invite you to visit Glenn’s FindaGuitarTeacher page to view the interview, but, if you’d like, you can also read the interview below.

FindaGuitarTeacher: We’re here today with Glenn Weiser, who has a profile on Welcome, Glenn, and it’s great to be here with you today, and thanks for taking the time to talk with us about your guitar teaching.

Glenn Weiser: Thanks for having me, James.

FindaGuitarTeacher: It’s a pleasure to be here with you. Well, first, can you tell us where you teach guitar – what state are you in and what region within that state?

Glenn Weiser: Well, I teach guitar in, actually, two states. I teach guitar in Massachusetts, in Southwick, Massachusetts; I have a studio in my home. I also work in a music store in Newington, Connecticut, near Hartford, called Just Guitars.

FindaGuitarTeacher: And do you also offer Skype guitar lessons?

Glenn Weiser: Yes, I do. I do teach guitar online – webcam via Skype.

FindaGuitarTeacher: And you mentioned your studio in Southwick and the store in Connecticut – do you also travel at all to students’ homes?

Glenn Weiser: No, I don’t do that.

FindaGuitarTeacher: What is the guitar lesson climate there – do you find a lot of people wanting to learn guitar, and what guitar styles are people interested in learning?

Glenn Weiser: Well, I just actually moved here, so that remains to be seen. But, in general, there is a lot of interest in the sort of stuff – acoustic music – that I do in New England – you know, bluegrass, irish music, folk rock, things like that.

FindaGuitarTeacher: What other guitar styles do you you offer? You mentioned those styles of guitar – do you also offer other styles besides?

Glenn Weiser: Oh absolutely! I teach electric and acoustic guitar. I teach rock lead guitar. I teach acoustic and electric blues guitar … the early country blues, delta blues guitar, as well as Chicago blues on electric guitar. I teach classic rock – 60’s and 70’s. I teach folk music; I teach Irish music; I teach bluegrass; I teach alternative, I teach country music, and I also teach classical guitar.

FindaGuitarTeacher: That’s wonderful. Do you teach other instruments as well?

Glenn Weiser: Yes, I teach banjo, I teach mandolin, harmonica, fiddle and electric bass … and ukelele too.

FindaGuitarTeacher: People calling you have a lot of options.

Glenn Weiser: Well, they do.

FindaGuitarTeacher: And do you teach both adults and children how to play guitar?

Glenn Weiser: Yes, all ages.

FindaGuitarTeacher: And can you tell us a little bit … when you’re with a student, 1) How long are the lessons? and 2) Can you describe your basic guitar teaching approach?

Glenn Weiser: Guitar lessons are usually a half-hour. Hours are little bit more appropriate for advanced guitar students. The essential system is, basically, find out where the student wants to go with their musical goals, and help them get there. You could even call it the taxi driver’s school of musical instruction. Where do you want to go? Just tell me; I’ll get you there. You know, I don’t try to force my own tastes on the students. It’s all about what the student likes – not what I like, because I like so many different kinds of music that … You know … It’s not about me – it’s about getting the student to where they want to go musically.

FindaGuitarTeacher: That sounds wonderful, Glenn. And, can you tell us a little bit about what your fees are and what is your scheduling format? How often do you work with students?

Glenn Weiser: Well, let’s see, in the Newington store, it’s $25 a half-hour. At my studio it’s 22.50 – that would be ninety a month for four private half-hour guitar lessons.

FindaGuitarTeacher: Yes. And, when you’re teaching, what kind of equipment do you use? What kind of guitar do you have, and do you ever help guitar students learn how to use recording equipment in order to record themselves.

Glenn Weiser: I don’t do that so much. But, as far as my guitar goes, I have a lot of guitars, so if I’m teaching a bluegrass guitar lesson, yes, I’ve got a Martin D-28; if I’m teaching old country blues, I’ve got this (Gibson) J-45 here; if I’m teaching classic rock, I’ve got Strats, Teles, Les Pauls … things like that.

FindaGuitarTeacher: Sounds like you’re ready to go, no matter what style of music your guitar students want to get into.

Glenn Weiser: Yeah. Sure. I’ve pretty much got what it takes.

FindaGuitarTeacher: And do you offer guidance to students when they trying to buy a guitar?

Glenn Weiser: Oh, absolutely, I’ll help them pick out a guitar. Yeah.

FindaGuitarTeacher: That’s wonderful. This has been very helpful to help us learn more about you and what you do with your guitar teaching. I notice you do have the guitar with you. Could you play something for us to end the interview? You said that’s (Gibson J-45) your, more of … your Delta blues guitar.

Glenn Weiser: Well, yeah …

Editor’s Note: At this point of the interview, Glenn starts playing a compelling and rich country blues guitar riff that exemplifies one aspect of his guitar teaching. To hear a bit of Glenn’s playing style and what you could learn by taking guitar lessons with him, check out the full interview on Glenn’s FindaGuitarTeacher Page.

FindaGuitarTeacher: That sounds wonderful, Glenn. Thanks for playing that for us.

Glenn Weiser: Okay.

FindaGuitarTeacher: And, I also want to thank you for taking the time to do this interview with It’s really great to speak with you and to learn about your guitar teaching.

Glenn Weiser: Alright, thanks, James.

FindaGuitarTeacher: Thank you, Glenn, and best of luck with your guitar teaching in the new area where you are.

Glenn Weiser: Okay. Thank you.

FindaGuitarTeacher: Take care. Bye-bye.

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