Jim Steed Music

Jim Steed Music

5.0Exceptional(10 reviews)
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Top Pro
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The Best In-Home Music Lesson Experience in the DC Metro Area! I Teach Guitar, Vocals, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, and Songwriting and Production....At YOUR Home! I teach students of all ages, but I specialize in teaching kids!

Music is my passion. I love what I do and I believe it shows in the results that I'm able to acheive with my students. Many of my students have studied with me for 10 years. I invite anyone that is considering music lessons to go to my website, www.jimsteedmusic.com, or check out my facebook page.


Current Top Pro
2 employees
38 years in business
Serves Bethesda , MD
Offers online services

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Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Edmund T.

    I have worked with Jim for six years, in that time I have gone from a child who did not know how to hold a guitar to a young man who has become an exceptional guitar player. Jim is a very patient teacher and he would never give up on any of his students. If you need someone to teach you how to play the guitar Jim will make you into a great guitar player.
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    January 22, 2019

    A. R.

    So thrilled to have Jim as my daughter’s instructor! He’s incredibly friendly, kind & patient. He has an obvious love for all music & is a wonderful teacher. In just two lessons my daughter is already playing one of her favorite songs & she’s so excited about her lessons! Couldn’t ask for more!
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    January 04, 2019

    Ethan m.

    Jim is an amazing teacher. I really enjoyed how he kept me on track with the basics I needed to learn and definitely came in handy but also was always checking in and making sure I was learning songs, techniques, and chords I wanted to know well. He knows everything about music and how to teach someone the guitar which definitely showed when I increased my skills, speed in switching chords, finger picking, and overall comfortability
    with the guitar in only 1-3 months.
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    December 30, 2018

    Talia W.

    Jim Steed is a phenomenal guitar teacher. He is fun and patient and he believes so strongly in every single one of his students. I took guitar with Jim for 6 years and he always pushed me to do my best, because he believes in every students full potential. He was always listened to my wants as a guitar student, and threw in ideas of his own where he thought I would thrive, and he was always right! Jim became part of our family over the years, and we are so grateful for that. It has been 6 years since I stopped taking lessons from Jim, and I can proudly still play the guitar to my fullest potential, and know I can always reach out to Jim when I need guitar help, or want to start lessons again.
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    December 09, 2018

    Chaz F.

    Jim was very patient but also determined when it came to teaching me how to improve my guitar playing. He definitely took my talents to new levels and was a huge influence on my music career well after I stopped taking lessons! Highly recommend Jim Steed Music to anyone.
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    November 29, 2018

    Evan D.

    Jim taught me for 4 years. I am primarily a drummer so if he could teach a dumb ol’ drummer, he can teach anybody. In those 4 years, I went from knowing nothing about the guitar to singing lead vocals and playing rhythm guitar at my live shows. He was also very helpful in the studio and would produce a lot of our songs. Hands down the best music coach I’ve ever worked with. He WILL elevate your musical prowess. Guaranteed.
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    November 28, 2018

    Frequently asked questions

    Every student is different. Each has their own dreams and aspirations. It's my job to make the process of learning a new instrument, voice, or just improving their existing skills, as enjoyable as possible. I love what I do, and it shows in my results for my students.

    I have over 33 years of private teaching experience. I have taught in private studios as well as offering in home lessons for the last 12 years. I have nearly 40 years of live performing experience, having opened for dozens of national acts, and have played to tens of thousands. I am also a session guitarist and vocalist. I have been featured on radio and television programs in the Washington, DC area. I have appeared on hundred's of TV, Radio, film, and other recording projects. I have two recordings that have been released and are available on CDBaby, Amazon, ITunes, as well as other music services across the world.

    Services offered

    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory