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  • 23 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Falls Church, VA

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I provide the very best music and guitar instruction in the Washington, DC, area. You don't have to take my word for it, though. See my reviews here and on my website. I teach all styles of guitar lessons such as rock, jazz, blues, folk, country, and beginning classical. In addition, you have access to guided rehearsals (Jam Class) in order to develop your skills playing in a group. I emphasize creativity and improvisation, so that you can learn to jam on your favorite tunes with others. Unlike many other teachers, I have studied and continued to study with some of the best music educators (W.A. Mathieu, Mick Goodrick, John McNeil, Larry Snitzler) so that I can bring the best from the conservatory to "just plain folks."

  • 6 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Annandale, VA

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Sam Shin specializes in foundation vocal lessons in Annandale, Virginia. He offers lessons to a broad type of student, ranging from a beginning amateur to professional performing artists. Many people in the industry try to sing pretty and don't really appreciate the sound of their 'raw' voice. Everyone tries to copy the singers and totally forgets about the 'true beauty' of their own voices. That's where 'Sam Shin' comes in. He brings out your unique voices and will teach how to understand the mechanism of your voice for healthy singing. Lessons cover but are not limited to: Breath Control and Support Rhythm Tuning and Control Resonance/Placement Musicianship Ear Training Emoting/Expression/Lyrical Content Improvisation Pop Jazz R & B Soul Musical Theater(Broadway) Bridging the breaks between the lower and upper registers. Learning to read, write, and communicate music to others. Musical chart-writing. Work with crossover artists Jazz Improvisation - Mission Statement- El is the abbreviation for Eternal Love, which is God's love. EL Melody, founded by Sam Shin, is rooted in the following mission:To teach music that flows from God's love, and to teach how to make music with a purpose of loving this generation. At EL Melody, we specialize in Voice instruction. Founded upon a simple goal to spread God's love to all, EL Melody focuses on fostering the best of every student by understanding their needs and desires. We focus on building a strong musical and spiritual foundation. Our highly skilled and passionate instructors accommodate people of all ages, backgrounds, goals, and experiences. This approach allows every student to be equipped for their musical success and sense of fulfillment. EL Melody firmly believes that music is the antidote that will change society, community, and the world, beginning with the sound of every artist. -History- (Established in 2011) EL Melody was founded in 2011 Spring to help people find their true voices and also help them to maintain healthy singing voice, beginning with 5 eager students that have now grown into a business that rated as 'Best voice lesson in DC/MD/VA' and helping out the community church by sharing the singing voices to lift up the spirit. Previous and current students have gone on to perform in singing competitions such as 'The Voice','American Idol','Battle of the band','Sing Off' and 'X Factor'. -About Sam Shin- Sam Shin has been singing since the young age of 5 years old. He came from a musical family as his Grandma and other family members were traditional Korean opera singers. Sam would often sing 4-5 opera songs, which is where he learnt his vocal techniques which has led to his ability to sing in a variety of styles. He is trained in both Eastern and Western variations of classical training. Since he has the experiences of both worlds, he is able to build a strong vocal foundation through utilizing proper breathing techniques. Now he is a professional jazz and soul singer, and has been teaching very successfully for many years. Sam is not the teacher who just sits on time. When his students come in, they will walk out with full knowledge of voice and skill. Here are some of things Sam Shin has done: - Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin's concert opening show at NY Time Square Nokia Center - MTV's reality TV show, Making The Band, 4-series finalist, and Tom Joyer Morning SkyShow winner! - Performed with American Idol season 2 winner, Ruben Studdard,KC-Jojo, Brian McKnight, Constitution Hall - NY Harlem Apollo Theater Competition's winner! - Performed at the Barack Obama presidential fundraising concert - On the Smithsonian documentary, American Music History. - One of the student made Top 40 in American Idol 2013 (Gurpreet Singh Sarin) Group lesson is also available! Please ask for more details. "Let's sing your heart out, and let people hear your soul!" Serious inquires only. Keywords: Voice, Lessons, Singing, Voice Lessons, Teacher, Singing Lessons, Voice Teacher, Singing Teacher, Professional, Private, Washington D.C, Northern Virginia, Vocal Coach, Singing Coach, Voice Coach, Vocal Producer, Healthy Voice, Affordable Vocal Lesson, Best voice lesson, Vocal Technique, Vocal nodules, Vocal nodule, vocal polyp,Guitar Lesson, Voice rehab, Vocal Rehab, Voice rehabilitation

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Haymarket, VA

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What makes me a great music teacher is that not only do I come from a family of musicians and teachers, but I also perform music all around the Washington, DC area. I have done battle of the bands in high school, toured up and down the East and West coasts playing reggae music and now have returned to VA to teach those who want to learn the fundamentals and beauty of music.

  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Winchester, VA

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Lesson Details While taking lessons: I ensure that every student has firm fundamental foundation pertaining to the subject. Knowing that the basics are covered, I advise the student on organizing their materials along with their time. While using the tools given to us as teachers and students, we can treat the heart of a topic with refinement to fully grasp the purpose and reason to ultimately find the life that lies deep within, whether it's math or music. Why? My students have grown with confidence through their sense of accomplishment. These outcomes not only affect their knowledge or art but also all other aspects of their lives. About Me: I am a Florida native and an active doctoral student, teacher and practitioner. My career goals are to perform and record regularly as a guitarist and teach in upper-level academia. My grade school academic strengths were always in math so this reflects my enthusiasm for the subject. The math equivalent in music is music theory, which is another passion of mine. I hope to take these rounded characteristics to teach and influence others with what I have learned in my education and career thus far.

  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Silver Spring, MD

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I have been performing and teaching Irish music in the Washington, DC area for over 35 years. My primary instrument is the fiddle, but I also teach button accordion (B/C tuning), bouzouki, mandolin, tenor banjo, and guitar. Over the years, I have performed at the White House, the Irish Embassy, the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and other venues in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area. I have also performed at local festivals, Ceilis and Fleadhs, and countless private events, weddings, parties, etc. Currently, I lead several sessions a month at the Limerick Irish Pub in Wheaton MD, on Wednesday evenings (8-11pm) and Sunday afternoons (5-8pm). Over the years, I have taught many students of all ages in my home studio in Silver Spring, MD, and, more recently, online through the Skype video chat program. During that time, I have tested and perfected a progressive curriculum which takes students through the intricacies of the traditional style and the art of improvised variation. As an ethnomusicologist, I have done research on Irish traditional music for many years, particularly on history of the Irish dance repertoire as well as the history of early recordings (cylinders and 78rpms) of Irish music. I pass on this knowledge to my students, thus providing context for each new piece and giving them a sense of what it means to be a traditional player.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Baltimore, MD

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I have been playing jazz guitar for about 13 years now. Students of any age/skill level are welcome, and all genres are encouraged. I personally put a large emphasis on technique, as well as learning songs of the student's choice.

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Hi there! I'm Josh, and welcome to "The Guitarmy" -- dedicated to overthrowing bad music and boredom! I've been teaching for over 10 years, and it's my mission to help you learn to play, no matter what your level, age, or previous musical experience is. From total beginners to advanced musicians, I tailor the learning experience to fit your needs, and we have a ton of fun along the way. I'm working for you, and I never forget that. From the basics of the instrument to lead guitar, recording, songwriting, and the business of music, let's rock!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Baltimore, MD

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Peake Music Studios offers individual lessons in voice, piano, and guitar. Dedicated to being Baltimore community's music school, our students showcase their progress twice a year at our student recitals throughout the city. Our teachers are professional musicians who come from prestigious music schools and have extensive teaching experience. They are dedicated to leading students towards their goals. Open to all ages, styles, and experiences, there is a place for everyone to improve their music skills at Peake Music Studios.

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WE provide guitar and bass lessons. Learn lead guitar, melodies and chords. Private and group lessons. Rock and classical music.

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Pasadena, MD

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If you are interested in learning guitar or bass, or picking up your instrument again, contact me for private lessons. All ages, levels and styles are welcome! I have a bachelor's degree in Jazz/Commercial Guitar Performance from Towson University. I have over 20 years experience as a guitarist in the U.S. army. Lessons are customized to your interests and goals with an emphasis on developing technique and creativity. I'll even help you find a guitar or bass suited to your needs. I offer a friendly and fun environment. Don't wait, contact me today to start your musical journey! Lessons are $25/half hour for individuals (hour lessons are also available). Contact me about group rates. You have nothing to lose!

  • 3 years in business
  • Manassas, VA

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Other than a great price compared to other teachers, I will teach not only guitar theory but also how to play correctly. So many guitar players start off teaching their fingers how to play incorrectly, which in turn leads to hand problems, problems in learning, and inaccuracy in playing. Most guitar teachers will just teach their students how to play songs; I teach students how to write and play their own music and develop their ear to play along with others. If interested, message me on Facebook. I am very flexible when it comes to pricing as I believe that everyone should be able to learn a musical instrument to help them grow as a person.

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I play both electric and acoustic guitar and perform often for my high school. I play lead guitar and sing onstage regularly. My rates are very reasonable!

  • Rockville, MD

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I teach voice, guitar and piano lessons. I especially like working with beginning musicians. You are never too old to start learning about music. I've been teaching lessons on and off for about 8 years. I am also a middle school choir and guitar teacher for MCPS. I love working with beginners who are just starting on their journey towards becoming musicians. My teaching methods depend on the instrument, age and experience of the student, and the goals for the lessons. Every student will develop a solid base of fundamentals and music reading that grows into study of a variety of styles of music. I love seeing and sharing my students passion for music. I can be rather silly and love to laugh, but I also believe that excellence is a habit. Therefore, I try to keep each lesson engaging and fun while also setting reasonable goals for my students. I also want to help my students develop consistent practice habits so that they can see how practicing leads to improvement. Lastly, I want to help my students make music that inspires them.

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I teach guitar and piano, specializing in music theory with Music Mind Games, which are innovative music games for all ages. I have a specialty in working with teens wanting to play in bands. I have mics and amps, so we can plug in. I start my children at three using the Suzuki Method. My husband is a lead guitar player, and he helps my students learn to use the sound system. He gives an ear as he is here building guitars and gives a lot of input.

  • Laurel, MD

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I've been playing for 40 years and taught a lot of beginners. I have played in numerous bands. I also play piano, bass, harmonica and banjo. I sing lead and have a lot of fun as a backup singer.

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If you are a beginning to intermediate guitarist, I can help you expand your musical knowledge! Whether you want to learn jazz, country, blues, rock, metal, reggae, or whatever, I can teach it to you! I am capable of teaching both advanced technique and theory for whatever style you would like to learn in. I have been playing for 9 years, coming from three generations of music instructors. I managed at an instrument retailer and was even offered a position to run their lessons department. However, I decided to pursue my own entrepreneurial endeavors, believing my more personalized approach leads to the best experience for both the student and instructor. My pricing is extremely reasonable, being a college student myself. I am just looking to share the knowledge I have because it is what I enjoy doing! I am always teaching my friends new things about music, so why not teach some other people? I'm very patient and personable, so if you choose me to lead you on your learning experience, I promise you will not regret it.

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I am a Washington, DC based guitar teacher with substantial experience in both teaching and playing out. I have been playing guitar for over 15 years, have recorded 3 studios albums, and played gigs throughout the Washington, DC and Philadelphia area. I am knowledgeable in all styles of guitar playing, except for jazz, and hold a music degree from the College of William and Mary. I make playing fun for the student while teaching him/her the theory and technique needed for both rhythm and lead skills.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Baltimore, MD

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If you are in need of musical entertainment for your bar/restaurant or are in need of guitar lessons, I'm your guy. My name is Stevie Matthews and I do much of my work as an acoustic guitar player/singer working anywhere from public bars to private events. I regularly play around the Baltimore area at bars such as The Horse you Came in On, Greene Turtle, Myth and Moonshine, etc. I also have different configurations available depending on the venue (acoustic duo, acoustic guitar with percussion, and full band options). In addition to performing, I spend much of my time teaching lessons specializing in beginners who are just starting their six-stringed journey. I think that it is very important to tailor lessons specifically to the budding star's desires, so that the lessons can be fun and thus more effective. Whether its Taylor Swift or ACDC I enjoy teaching it all! Music is my passion, and I love to share it with as many people as I can!

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We specialize in top-notch quality in music entertainment for both live-band occasions and/or DJ occasions as well. We also provide educational services in all branches of music, from learning how to play the piano, drums, bass guitar, lead guitar, African native instruments, and percussion instruments; we also provide vocal services to individuals and/or groups. We have been in business for the past 21 years, and our goal has always been to provide the best essential customer service! We hope to hear from you soon!

  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fairfax, VA

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As a former (retired) high school lead teacher of at-risk students, I have had many years of experience in both math and English subjects. In addition, I have as many years of experience working with Adult Education Schools with students of all ages, working towards their GED. I am also a seasoned Professional Guitarist having played numerous venues on both the East and West Coasts. Let me assist you in attaining your Educational and/or Musical Goals!

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rockville, MD

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RockMeGuitars is a fun, energy-packed and safe environment where kids are encouraged to love God, music, their band members, and their electric guitar or bass. Our desire is to partner with parents to teach kids (6 and up) basic music skills using technology, rock, blues and worship, and this to serve as foundation for their musical growth and performances in their lives. Music as a language is our priority. The Method 1) Music is a language...... By: Victor Wooten. Both music and verbal languages serve the same purpose. They are both forms of expression. They can be used as a way to communicate with others, they can be read and written, then can make you laugh or cry, think or question and can speak to one or many and both can definitely make you move. "Music works better than the spoken word because it doesn't have to be understood to be effective." In some instances, music works better than the spoken word because it doesn't have to be understood to be effective. Although many musicians agree that music is a "language" it is rarely treated as such. Many of us treat it as something that can only be learned by following a strict regiment under the tutelage of a skilled teacher. This approach has been followed for hundreds of years with proven success... But it takes a long time. Too long. Think about the first language you learned as a child. More importantly, think about how you learned it. "You were allowed to make mistakes." You were a baby when you first started speaking and even though you spoke the language incorrectly you were allowed to make mistakes - and the more mistakes you made, the more your parents smiled! Learning to speak was not something you were sent somewhere to do only a few times a week. The majority of people you spoke to were not beginners, they were already proficient speakers. Imagine your parents forcing to only speak to other babies until you were good enough to speak to them! You'd probably be an adult before you could carry on a proper conversation. To use a musical term, as a baby you were allowed to "jam" with professionals. If we approach music in the same natural way we approached our first language, we would learn to speak it in the same short time it took to speak our first language. Proof of this can be seen in almost any family where a child grows up with other musicians in the family. Here are a few keys to follow in learning guitar or bass: In the beginning we embrace mistakes instead of correcting them. Like a child playing air guitar there are no wrong notes. Allow young musicians to play and perform with accomplished musicians on a daily basis. Encourage young musicians to play more than they practice. The more they play, the more they will practice on their own. Music comes from the musician, not the instrument. 2) RockSmith 2014 becomes your personal accomplished musician or band for you to play in a daily basis as it monitors how you play, dynamically adjusts difficulty to your skill level, then slowly introduces more notes and phrases until you're playing your favorite songs note-for-note. Lead Rhythm and bass lines. Rocksmith 2014 teaches you fast and effectively by letting you plug any real guitar or bass directly into your Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, Windows PC or Mac. The Rocksmith Method will first make sure you can PLAY the instrument. You will play your favorite songs. You will learn a new technique every month. Rocksmith is designed to match the way your guitar is laid out, so there's no need to interpret tablature or learn sheet music to get started. Have strings on your guitar? You'll see strings on the screen.... You'll need a game console, a screen and a electric guitar or bass. It's non negotiable. If you don't have it. I will provide you with a loaner system until you catch up. 3) A dedicated and passionate Teacher to tie everything together and keep you on track. The early you start, the better. Kids age 6 or up are my best customers. They don't have adjust to anything other than to get their little fingers around a guitar appropriate to their size. For young adults and people that tried play the guitar the old fashion way, here's my advise: You will need to take a step back... or maybe two steps. Let me show you a better way. These 3 things changes everything in how to learn or teach guitar. This is just to start the journey. I won't even mention custom songs or our musician club for you to perform your songs. "If music is a language. You should never stop talking." Remember that a language works the best when we have something interesting to say. Many music teachers never find out what their students have to say. We only tell them what they are supposed to say. A child speaks a language for years before they even learn the alphabet. Too many rules at the onset will actually slow them down. In my eyes the approach to music should be the same. After all, music is a language too. Let's Play & Grow Together. $5 Monthly - Group Session (Student comes to me) $20 Monthly - Small Band Session (Student comes to me) $30 Private Lessons 60 Minutes (I will go to student's home) Private guitar and bass lessons are designed for students to progress at their own pace. Private lessons will follow the same RockSmith Journey structure. In a private guitar or bass lesson, the teacher has the opportunity to help the student individually for the entire lesson time, and structures each lesson personally for the student depending on their skill level and goals. The Essentials/Techniques Plus: Tuning Strapping up How to hold a pick Plucking strings Accents Slides Chords Power chords Double stops Barre chords Arpeggios Notes Chords Scales Shifting Fretting Sustains Palm mutes Slides Bends Tremelos Hammer-ons Pull-offs Natural harmonics Strumming patterns Unpitched slides Fret hand mutes Improvising and jamming Vibrato Scales and modes Changing strings Additional Bass Techniques: Fifths Roots Slapping Popping Advanced Players: Double stop, Oblique, and Compound Bends Two hand tapping Articulation and phrasing Pinch harmonics Extended harmonies Hybrid techniques Advanced chords