B&B Music Lessons

B&B Music Lessons

5.0 (1)
34 employees
14 years in business

About this pro

B&B Music Lessons is a Washington DC small business which has been providing at home music lessons since 2005B&B has created a community of reliable and talented teachers in the DC/MD/VA area. Private music lessons with B&B are fun and engaging while still covering the fundamentals of music. Our music students are excited about taking lessons because we make it easy and fun for them to learn. We know that not every music student wants to become a professional musician and we make sure that music lessons are enjoyable and individually tailored for the music student.

Since 2005 we have served 1000's of young students. Watching kids learn and grow is rewarding in itself, but the most exciting part is enjoying the performances at our Student Showcase! Twice per year we put on our Showcase at the beautiful Strathmore Mansion in Rockville MD so kids get the experience of performing in front of a live audience. There is nothing better to build up confidence like playing in front of a live audience. We know not everyone wants to be a pro musician, but the benefits of performing live translate into many other areas of life. Participation in our Showcase is the highlight of the year for many of our students.

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Beltsville, MD 20704
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1 Review

5.0

  • Kathleen Mallory

    I enjoy working with B&B Music Lessons because Brad is knowledgeable, patient, and takes the time to make sure I understand what I'm doing. I have learned a lot and made a great deal of progress in the short time I've been working with Brad.




FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Please watch my short video about our process: https://vidmails.com/v/aCY7HF7q1d


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

B&B Music Lessons has teachers that have a PhD, Masters Degree, Udergrads and others with no degrees who happen to be exceptional. The common denominator for all B&B teachers is that they measure up to my own standards. As the owner I've never stopped refining and improving my processes to attract and retain the best talent possible. After 15 years I am feeling very comfortble with the quality of my current teachers. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Most of our lessons start at $199/mo. for a subscription to weekly 30 minute lessons at your house. When you fill out our contact from we will get back to you with more details, including the exact price of the teacher(s) we want to match you with. Here is our contact form: https://www.bnbmusiclessons.com/start-lessons/


How did you get started teaching?

I'm the founder and owner of B&B Music Lessons which I started in 2005. I've been teaching music and playing professionally for almost 30 years now. I am a professional trumpet player and was with DC's legendary Chuck Brown for the last 15 years of his life. In 2012 I toured with Bootsy Collins for 3 years. Now that I've got two small kids of my own, I don't like traveling and I'm focused exclusively on providing reliable and talented teachers to my followers. 


What types of students have you worked with?

We have worked mostly with piano and guitar students at the beginning end of the spectrum. Over the years we have helped many students with Autism and a few other special needs students. We can usually accommodate voice, violin, cello and ukulele too. Location is key since our teachers travel to you. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love theater! I just finished playing trumpet in a production of FAME at a DC theater. There is nothing like live theater to me. It's a thrill to play shows and I've done 6 productions in the last 3 years. Theater can be very inspiring for young performers and I always enjoy the student matinees where we play for middle school and high school aged kids. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Why roll the dice on someone you don't know at all! I invest a lot of time into finding and hiring reliable and talented teachers. After 15 years I know what to look for and my growing customer base agrees! If you choose B&B to provide your teacher you will be savign time and also increasing the liklihood of a great outcome for you and your young learner!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

I recommend that you sit with the idea of lessons before starting. It is a committment of time and resources that shouldn't be taken lightly. My teachers are serious about their craft and although kids might not be sure what they want yet, my teachers require committment to lessons in order for this to work. Has your student been asking about lessons for a while? Do they already have an instrument and have reached the limits of what they can teach themselves? Are they always listening to music and seem totally into it? Does your student get the idea that learning music requires effort? If the answer to these questions is YES, then you are ready.