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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

  • James Peterson Music Lessons

    James Peterson Music Lessons

    Vienna, VA 22181

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    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 recieved my bachelors in music from the Peabody Conservatory, and I am a conductor with the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra. 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 m

  • Dan Lamaestra - One Step Up Studio

    Dan Lamaestra - One Step Up Studio

    Vienna, VA 22181

    I have played music for my entire adult life, and started on guitar at the age of 16. The US NavyBand is my main job, where I work as a classical and jazz pianist, and occasionally play guitar and bass as required for the job. I have been there for 13 years, and hold the position of presidential support pianist, for the White House and other official VIP functions. I am a student of music history and music theory, and believe every music student should have a well rounded approach to playing music. If you play by ear, I can help you read and understand what you are playing. If you are a r

  • Life Music Academy

    Life Music Academy

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: We have lessons in vocals, piano, drums, guitar. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection

  • Christopher Henry Guitar Lessons

    Christopher Henry Guitar Lessons

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    My teaching approach: I am a Murphy Method teacher, and I teach completely by-ear with no written materials such as tablature used. My guitar lessons take place in: either your home or my studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Winchester, Vienna, McLean Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection

  • Jensen Kvarnes Guitar Lessons

    Jensen Kvarnes Guitar Lessons

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    My teaching approach: I teach beginning and intermediate acoustic and electric guitar to students of all ages above 8 yrs. I am friendly, fun and patient and will start you playing right away. Older students will start with two chords they can strum and play in the first lesson, and youngest students will start with melodies on the thin (high) strings until their hands are strong enough to play chords. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, John Prine, John Hammond Jr (blues), Frank Zappa, Beatles, Beach Boys, Joao Gilbertoa My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar lessons t

  • Justin Pirocchi Guitar Lessons

    Justin Pirocchi Guitar Lessons

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    My teaching approach: Students of mine will learn starting from some of the very basics all the way up to some more advanced techniques. They will learn the theory behind the music and how to compose their own songs. My areas of expertise are blues, improvisation, rock, pop, and folk guitar. I teach on a Fender Telecaster or an Epiphone Dot. My influences are: My influences are constantly expanding but Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Muddy Waters, Chris Thile, Led Zepplin, Jack White, Muse, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Thrice, and Keith Merrow just to name a few.

  • Mark Maggiolo Guitar Lessons

    Mark Maggiolo Guitar Lessons

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    My teaching approach: Almost 40 years of professional playing and teaching on guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, dobro, keyboard and fiddle. My influences are: Influences range from guitarists of the 1920s to the modern greats. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Studios in Warrenton, Culpeper and Hume 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

  • Jerry White Guitar Lessons

    Jerry White Guitar Lessons

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    My teaching approach: I specialize in creative learning. Students will learn how to read tablature, sheet music, & chords. My students also learn to improvise by playing melody over a chord structure. They will learn how to create background tracks and play melody over it. I also incorporate creative marketing and I show the student how to go about getting gigs, and keeping them as a steady income. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Students' homes in Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland & Washington DC. Guitar

  • Tony Greenfield Guitar Lessons

    Tony Greenfield Guitar Lessons

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    My teaching approach: Low Stress… No Pressure… Set Your Own Pace… Have Fun! I have no teaching degree, but I've taught many and they all Love it! If you REALLY Want To Play Guitar… I can help you achieve this goal in a very Fun and Relaxed way… Singing too! R E A D Y ? ? ? Let’s Go! Call Me: 703-407-8277 Hi! I’m Tony Greenfield. I’ve enjoyed playing acoustic guitar and singing for over 37 years. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My home studio - Sterling, VA 20164 Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar

  • Anthony Vespoli Guitar Lessons

    Anthony Vespoli Guitar Lessons

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    My teaching approach: I believe in teaching beginner students their favorite songs using tabs. Then after they become comfortable playing a guitar, we can begin to slowly integrate musical theory and I can teach them how to read sheet music, identify chords, create scales, etc. My influences are: My previous guitar teachers and my current high school teacher Jon Signorelli. My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: In students' homes in Leesburg, Sterling, Ashburn, and Alexandria Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm

  • Accelerando Music

    Accelerando Music

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Accelerando believes that teaching music is not just a profession, but a passion. The strongest teacher is one who is not only accomplished on his/her instrument, but who is also trained in HOW to teach, and loves doing so. Katie Ribik is an accomplished pianist/guitarist with 20 years playing experience. She has a BA in Music from UVA & a Music Ed Teaching Certificate from Montclair University.

  • Michael Hill Guitar Lessons

    Michael Hill Guitar Lessons

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    My teaching approach: Student will learn blues basics and move into generic rock as we go. Blues is the basis for most modern music, so we start with the basic blues and rudimentary guitar skills, then move into learning full songs. My influences are: Anything good :) My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Home studio. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Jamming Skills, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Performance

  • RockNfunmusic

    RockNfunmusic

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Lessons are in home or in our Arlington studio. Students should start with learning the songs they enjoy playing while simultaneously learning the basics of their instrument.

  • 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 www.stevekillian.net 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

  • Alex Salser Guitar Lessons

    Alex Salser Guitar Lessons

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    My teaching approach: I am a nationally touring musician with the folk band Dear Creek and play in a wide variety of groups in the D.C area. I have a degree from Shenandoah Conservatory in Arts Management and Jazz Guitar. I like to help my students develop their musical style and get them to where they are playing shows or just using music as an art that they can share with family and friends to better their life. I approach music through ear training, chord and scale study, site reading and improvisation. I like to use songs that my students are interested in and work on those techniques in

  • Rich Russman Guitar Lessons

    Rich Russman Guitar Lessons

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    My teaching approach: Learn guitar by building a repertoire. Ear training, music theory, improvisation, playing technique, and practice methods are all incorporated into the songs you learn. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Pete Townshend, The Allman Brothers, Robben Ford, Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Albert King, Freddie King, BB King, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Flexible Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle,

  • B&B Music World

    B&B Music World

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: We provide private music lessons at the homes of our students. Our teachers are dedicated to sharing the joy of music. Because Music Matters! B&B Music Lessons is a Washington DC small business which has been providing at home music lessons since 2005. Our primary goal is to change lives through music, one lesson at a time. Its founders are Brad Clements and Bhagwan Khalsa. Both are DC natives and are professional musicians, dedicated to sharing the joy of music through performance

  • Deffenbaugh House Of Music

    Deffenbaugh House Of Music

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    My teaching approach: Mark Deffenbaugh is the founder and operator of The Deffenbaughn House of Music In addition to his work at The Deffenbaugh House of Music, Mark is an active music educator, pianist, keyboardist, drummer, guitarist, composer and producer. Mark started making music at the age of six. At sixteen, he was playing the vibes, drums and guitar and started playing gigs in D.C. Within a few short years, he had numerous live and television performances to his credit. Mark attended The Berklee College of Music, where he studied with Gary Burton. Gary took Mark under his wing and bec

  • Alexander Rani Guitar Lessons

    Alexander Rani Guitar Lessons

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Best describes my music education organization: music school offering a guitar curriculum, guitar studio offering guitar lessons Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: A professional guitarist, composer and guitar instructor with 15 years plus experience. Lead performor on major stages. Prepares and organizes concerts for his students. Specializes in making the academic teaching of guitar a fun and interactive experience.

  • The Guitar Gallery

    The Guitar Gallery

    Fairfax, VA 22031

    We have specialized in Classical and Flamenco guitar since opening in 1987, but our teachers are fluent in many other musical styles and genres. All of our instructors are professional musicians with many years of experience performing and teaching.

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