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  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC

Richard L.

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I have used Alvin Smithson's services for over five years as a piano tuner, teacher and performer. I am always impressed with his skills, artistry and professionalism. Alvin first came to tune my 100-years old Steinway after it had been neglected for a number of years. He first examined the instrument, diagnosed what needed to be done and then proceeded with his expert tuning. Immediately after he was done and started playing, I was amazed at how good the piano sounded. Alvin explained that with a piano that hasn't been tuned or played in so many years, it will take some time to achieve its best form and sound for which it was built. A short time after, my wife started taking piano lessons from Alvin and as she started gaining proficiency in playing under his guidance, the piano itself gained a rich pleasing sound. Alvin paid close attention and adjusted notes or did a full tuning whenever needed. He also took the time to clean the strings and do minor technical adjustments. When a string needed to be replaced, Alvin recommended a technician from a highly reputable company. Overall, we owe it to his expertise to have the wonderful old piano do what it was built for by the Steinway masters. I should also mention that I heard some great musicians at venues where Alvin is the regular piano tuner. People who visit our house and hear our piano, or play it themselves, always compliment its sound. But the best comes when Alvin himself sits at the keyboard, whether at our house, at a social function or performing in the theater, it's such a joy to hear him play some great classical pieces as well as his own wonderful compositions. He is truly a very talented, sensitive and highly knowledgeable artist. And such a pleasant person, too. My wife and I feel fortunate to have Alvin give us the best piano sound to enjoy live music in our home. I would recommend him to anyone as piano tuner, teacher and overall musician.

Thumbtack Customer

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Great experience with Smithson Music. Alvin did a wonderful job getting my long-unused and untuned piano back to sounding wonderful. The price was exceptionally good and we will absolutely use Smithson Music going forward. Couldn't be more pleased.

Joanne S.

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Alvin was great - patient with the kids and distractions in the house, skilled with our old and out-of-tune piano, and passionate about the piano and music.

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  • 25 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Nadia A.

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Do far so good, she has had two lessons with my headstrong 6 year old son and she has been patient with him and he has been really excited to show off what he has learned. She gives homework to reinforce what he is learning during his lessons .

David G.

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My daughter really likes Debbie's style of teaching and has learned more from her in a few lessons than she had with a previous instructor in an entire year.

Ashok D.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Lesley A.

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After a great stint of piano and violin lessons, we just began with Johnny Walker, Aida's strings teacher, to start my son on cello. We are so impressed with him - he knows HOW to teach, asking questions, guiding my son to think and understand rather than a mere demonstrate-and-repeat style. My son immediately took to him and can hardly wait between lessons for the next. Thank you!

Lesley A.

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Tona is an amazingly compassionate and dedicated instructor. She provides voice, violin, and piano lessons to my 3 children; with great flexibility to their varying interests and moods. They are developing a wonderful appreciation for music and the capacity to make their own. Tona is very talented, open, and dedicated to her profession. I would recommend her without reservation.

Monica B.

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My daughter received her first violin lesson yesterday. My daughter loved it, thanks so much!!!

  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • Washington, DC

Chris K.

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Joshua has been a superior teacher. His time and effort both during the lessons and between them has been instrumental in my appreciation of the piano. Though I played for a number of years, I haven't touched a piano in almost 15 years. Joshua has found music and a training method that really appeal to me, making learning the piano (again) a great joy. I would recommend him to anyone looking to rekindle their appreciation for music.

Dexter S.

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Joshua is patient, kind and brings with him a thoughtful approach to teaching young people the piano. My son was reluctant to having formal piano lessons (similar to Joshua, my son was self teaching himself). But he has responded favorably to having Joshua as a teacher/coach. Kudos Josh.

Charles M.

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Joshua really knows his stuff but does not overwhelm you. An excellent piano teacher

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Don Bruce

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  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min
  • Fairfax, VA

Vanessa G.

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Don was fantastic. I'm so excited to continue my violin and piano lessons! I definitely recommend him...he obviously has a lot of knowledge to offer his clients.

David R.

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Guitar lesson for me and drum lesson for my daughter. Don was well versed, switched teaching styles and instruments quickly and i found his rates reasonable.

June L.

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Don is very professional yet friendly. My daughter is currently taking piano lessons from him. Very happy with his lessons.

  • 21 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 hours

Reshma N.

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“It has been a great learning experience for my two daughters. I don’t think I could ever find a better piano teacher. Not only does Ms. Heather share her great talent with my kids, she is also very friendly and always cheerful and looking forward to teaching them. My daughters have improved dramatically since we started with her a few years ago. We also really enjoy the convenience of in home lessons! I highly recommend Lessons In Your Home for music lessons. My daughters now look forward to their piano practice daily”. Great Falls, VA Resident

Tina W.

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Very professional, Andrew Pendergast is awesome. My daughter has had 3 voice lessons and now we are incorporating guitar with the lesson. I highly recommend Lessons In Your Home.

Ken H.

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Very good, easy and clear about lessons for my son.

  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours

Michele R.

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Dr. Whited has been instructing my teenage son for about 90 days. He is a classical musician who has several years of musical experience on the string bass. He is an accomplished high school string bass player who participates in several local symphonic orchestras. He wanted to take piano lessons over the summer break to obtain a proficiency on the piano that he could use as he approaches college, and potentially a career in music. As a young adult with a lot of technical knowledge of classical music, the challenge was to create an educational environment that was interesting enough to keep him fully engaged, while providing instruction on the beginner-level basics that he needs on the piano. Dr. Whited has done an outstanding job of providing this education in an interesting and challenging manner. We are still taking lessons (at the request of my son who does not want to quit now that school is starting) and hopefully my son will accomplish more than just basic piano proficiency as he moves forward with his instruction over the next year or so. Whatever the outcome is, we feel like Dr. Whited has the maturity, professionalism, flexibility and experience to provide him with the individual approach that he needs. We highly recommend her to all prospective students of all ages as an outstanding teacher.

Sanson M.

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My daughter is a teen, and she has been taking piano lessons from Mrs. Whited for about two years now. Since the first day she has been enjoying her lessons. After my daughter came back home from her first piano lesson her excitement was beyond what I expected. I enjoy listening to my daughter practicing her piano pieces at home, and I always see improvements. Thanks to Mrs. Whited for her outstanding effort, and for going above and beyond what parents expect.

Kaiyan J.

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My six-year-old son started taking piano lessons with Mrs. Whited since May 2014. I like her balanced teaching method which keeps my son interested and encouraged. I am very impressed with my sons progress in just 6 months. Mrs. Whited is an excellent teacher.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Jennifer R.

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Laurie is very thougtful and kind. She has been taught piano to my 10-year-old daughter since this June. Laurie is always calm and helpful. We love our piano lesson. These days, my daughter plays piano pretty well and I’m happy I can enjoy beautiful piano!

Maitri P.

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She is a really good teacher and a person. She taught me with lots of patience and always provided me flexibility of timing. She makes sure that I am grasping everything whatever she teaches. She is never in a hurry. Very calm and composed.

John L.

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Love the lessons! Great pace of instruction-- just enough so that you make steady progress but I never feel rushed

  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Gale N.

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Sammy Huh is an outstanding music instructor with a true love for music and a desire to assist his clients with meeting their goals. Sammy has awesome patience with a keen ear to listen to what his clients seek in their music goals; listening to the current skill level and method and assessing practice lessons during the session and comparing homework assignments during next sessions to help meet the notes needed to support owning the piece. He is a wonderful instructor with an easy going smile, very friendly, courteous and highly professional. Sammy takes music to heart, personally participating in several performances and choirs (he can sing and he provides vocal lessons!). Sammy is an instructor you want to work with. I'm glad he is my piano instructor. I have learned a lot from him and thank him very much for his wonderful patience as I grow in my piano study.

Jennie T.

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I have been taking vocal lessons with Sammy for six months. He has been the utmost professional, personable, and flexible with scheduling. However, my favorite part about our lessons remains the way in which Sammy works with you to get every song to its best quality without compromising a fun experience. All in all, he's not only talented, but a great teacher. There are also adorable cats to accompany most lessons. Highly recommend.

David G.

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I started piano lessons with Sammy a month ago and he 's been great for me because Im self taught and play by ear and Sammy's been working with me on learning how to read and understand music theory . He is very patient and explains things so I can understand it ! I look forward to being one of Sammy's best students !!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 min

Thumbtack Customer

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I am a fan of piano lessons with Sean primarily because he works at your pace and works with the direction you want to move toward with your music. He is extremely flexible with scheduling lessons - I decided to meet on a bi-weekly basis and whenever a need has come up to postpone a lesson, he has always been very understanding and hasn't had any problem with rescheduling. I have only been taking lessons for a few months with Sean and this was my first time learning how to read and play piano music, but I can already hear the difference from what it was like when I first started to now. He does focus in on technique, yet also allows time for playing music that you want to play. If you're a student that enjoys a little more flexibility and less rigid lessons, this is the instructor for you. He is extremely reliable and great with responding back to you. His passion for piano music is clear and if you ever get a chance to hear him play, he's great to listen to on the piano!

Corinne B.

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Sean has instructed both of my children in piano (6 and 8 years old) since summer of 2017. He is very patient and adjusts his style to meet their learning styles, interests and personalities. He is less structured than how I experienced learning piano as a child (kids do not have extensive homework, warm ups, drills etc.). However, his style has helped them make progress in both their technique and ability to read music and has inspired them to keep going. Sean has a calm demeanor and interacts with the kids in a way that is both supportive and respectful. We have also appreciated Sean's willingness to be flexible to our busy sports/social schedules - rearranging days/times when needed. Lessons in our home is a big bonus as well!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Bo L.

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My 6 year old son took the piano lessons with Lisa for over a year and I am amazed at his tremendous improvement in such a short time span. She is very patient and encouraging and my son really enjoys her class. Great experience with Lisa all the way around. Highly recommended!

Melissa H.

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We enjoy working with Lisa, my son has learned piano with her for one year and she is always patient and professional. We also thanks her for the performance opportunites each semester and we do see my son thrive wither guidance! ( FYI: My son is 7 year-old)

Jeremy S.

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I really enjoy working with Ms. Chang. She has a great understanding for piano pedagogy and teaching foundational skills. She has really helped me improve my piano skills in such a short time!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Peggy K.

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My 13 year old is taking saxophone classes with James. He is wonderful teacher, always on time, very positive and great at motivating students. We feel my daughter has make much improvement in just a few lessons. I highly recommend Cadenza Studios!

Thumbtack Customer

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Just set up a trial lesson. Response was quick and pleasant. Looking forward to our first meeting soon.

Thumbtack Customer

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Wanlu is an excellent instructor, she is patient, fun, and seems knowledgeable about her craft.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Silvia S.

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Mr. Cobbins is great piano teacher. He has taught my son Jeffrey Shih since he was 7 till he graduate. Jeffery had won so many Maryland State competitions and chosen for honored concert every year. Mr. Cobbins pay attentions in details for child's strength.He take time and work to make it better. He also work around the kid's busy school schedules. We have fun and learn through out these year learning piano with him till he goes to colleague. Even though my son didn't choose to be in music career, we highly recommend Mr. Cobbins as a great piano teacher for your children. Thank you for giving your best guidance to let Jeffrey Shine. We really appreciate your professionalism. Sincerely, Silvia Shih

Rachel S.

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My son has been playing the piano for the last eight years but was getting bored and wanted to give it up. He thought he might prefer composition. I thought we should try switching teachers before giving up playing the instrument, and we found Mr. Cobbins. I am so thankful that we did! My son really likes learning with him and is enthusiastic about playing again. He also has been experimenting with composition, and Mr. Cobbins has been very helpful in this regard. We would highly recommend Mr. Cobbins.

Megan K.

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Mr. Cobbins was extremely knowledgeable. He tailored the piano lesson to meet my sons needs. He was patient yet set a standard. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours
  • Woodbridge, VA

Carroll H.

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Brenda has been a conscientious, highly motivated and passionate musician. In her eagerness to share her love for music, she has volunteered in many arenas. Her focus on the rudiments of the craft, makes her a dedicated instructor who cares about laying a solid foundation and the progress of her students,

H. S.

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Brenda Louise is very knowledgeable as a vocal coach. She is patient and very prepared with her lessons. She has performed Opera and is quite strong as s singer/performer.

Karyn F.

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Brenda contacted me immediately. I felt like we "connected" immediately. Looking forward to lessons with her!

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Ursula P.

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Vicky has been a great fit for our son. He is almost 13, but with the deep voice of a 21-year old. Being autistic, proper singing is not only fun, but also an integral part of breathing and speech for him. Vicky has been knowledgeable and very patient!

Tamara K.

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Vicky is an excellent teacher for my son who is learning guitar. My son has autism and we needed a teacher who could work with him, help him stay focused, and have fun. She is patient, understanding, open to ideas, and very reliable.

Sharon C.

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Vicki is a patient teacher and can adapt to different styles depending on your child or adult. She can teach at any level and even can add voice lessons. My son has never been happier!

  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Maris I.

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Singing in church choirs has been a wonderful outlet and enabled me to find a community as I moved every few years to different parts of the globe. Finally putting down roots, I wanted to find a voice coach who would help me improve breath control, strengthen the range of my voice, and improve the overall quality of my singing. I am blessed to have found Keely Bosworth Borland, a gifted soprano and performer. Keely has been the perfect coach for me. She has a unique ability to both nurture and push me. Keely has identified and helped me work on my breath control. She has used a wide variety of music to foster my confidence while stretching my vocal range. Her lessons include a selection of vocal warm-ups and breathing exercises each week that compliment the music we sing. I have found that recording her lessons and rehearsing them between lessons to be of great help. I highly recommend Keely to anyone looking for a voice coach from the novice to the serious performer.

Craig P.

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Our daughter, 13, has been taking voice lessons with Keely for almost a year, and has had a terrific experience. Keely has taken the time to get to know our daughter, her strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, and she makes effective use of the lesson time, finding music our daughter enjoys (musical theater), as well as challenging her with music she might not otherwise have been exposed to. Keely is very encouraging, abounding in patience, and a lot of fun to work with. Our daughter loves her lessons!

Thumbtack Customer

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Keely is great. My daughters are loving their voice lessons with her.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min
  • Bristow, VA

Vicki B.

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John Kunu is flexible in his approach to teaching, he brings many styles & skills to the keyboard, and he is willing to teach to what the goals of the student are rather than a regimented steps approach. John has been my daughter's piano teacher for several years. We are a musical family so it was important to us to choose a teacher with the depth in classical but also the breadth of knowledge in contemporary pop music, in order to keep our teen engaged in what she was learning. John's flexibility to teach to her interest areas while still making sure she mastered foundational skills and repertoire are rare in a piano teacher. We love that he weaves both classical instruction and improvisation so that a student is comfortable playing a piece of Bach as well as the latest songs on the radio. This has kept the learning fresh and relevant. But the greatest thing of all is when we hear our daughter wander over to the piano and just play -- she sounds beautiful and it is utter joy hearing your child make music and know that she will have this for a lifetime.

Jeff B.

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John has been teaching my daughter to play piano for a long time. He is an outstanding musician, is very patient and incredibly flexible. His understanding of music theory and approach to the piano is inspiring. He can play and explain any style of music that we have asked and we could not be happier. I highly recommend John.

Ryan H.

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John tutors our family in piano. He has an excellent method of progression of lessons and the role of lessons to expand the appreciation and the understanding of the music. He has a gentle approach which is good for the little ones but also drives the older ones with goals and instills passion for music.

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Sophia G.

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SooJi was fantastic. She was very patient and had a great sense of humor. Very likable and I learned so much Korean. She really tailored the lessons to my needs

  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 28 min

L. O.

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Mrs. Dotson is one of the most experienced, patient, kind, knowledgeable, and gracious professors. We have had other piano professors before but none truly as wonderful as Mrs. Dotson. She demonstrates genuine interest in the growth of her students. She caters her teaching towards the individual interest of her students in order for them to reach their true potential and keep the classes always interesting and challenging. Consequently, she's an amazing professor for students of all ages. We can't rave enough about her. We always recommend her to any of our friends who are looking to either have their children or they themselves want to learn not only how to play the piano but also music theory, virtuosity, composition, and develop an authentic love for piano music of all genres.

Mary J.

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As an adult returning to piano after decades, I found Suzie to be an amazing teacher who has empathy for where her student is at the moment. Always encouraging and understanding, there is never a stupid question for Suzie so I know she is also excellent with children. Suzie is excellent in teaching theory as well, in ways that are clear. Moreover, Suzie is willing to teach favorite songs if you have them, and she seeks out music that is appealing to the student. I highly recommend, without any reservation, the Dotson Piano Studios for both adults and children.

Eunsook B.

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I am glad that we found her! 11year old my son he also happy with her. So far so good!

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 44 min

Claire M.

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Mr. Cromwell is an excellent teacher. His expertise is unmatched. He is patient and professional. I have learned so much from him.

Sandra L.

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He is a very attentive teacher. He answers all my questions and gives encouragement 👍🏽

Darlese R.

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Nice young man. My son really enjoyed his lesson and personality.

  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 28 min

Sarah D.

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Marc is such a delight to work with. He is an excellent piano teacher, patient with the kids, teaches them not only how to play but the music theory and historical context. He is super organized and helpful when it comes to scheduling too. So glad we found Marc!

Claire D.

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Excellent teacher who teaches music very holistically: not just how to play the piano but ear-training, theory, improvising, music history, and more. My son has made huge gains in just two years. Highly recommend.

Patrick O.

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Marc was friendly and I very much enjoyed my voice lesson.

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“Need a Piano Instructor”

Bristow, VA

Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Student age
10-13
Experience
Beginner
Lesson type
Private lessons, Other (looking for weekend lesson)
Details
Started private lessons at Randolph-Macon Academy at night while a boarding student in Front Royal. No longer a boarding student, lives at home in Bristow and takes the bus every day back and forth to Front Royal so can't take lessons there at night anymore. Bus stop in Haymarket, pick up at 7pm so weeknights are out.
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Germantown, MD

Frequency of lessons
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Student age
18 or older
Experience
Beginner
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“Need Piano Lessons”

Churchton, MD

Frequency of lessons
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Student age
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I am a 51 year old adult looking for a good piano instructor who teaches beginning piano lessons.
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