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Mariana P.
(877) 231-8505
Underwood Place NW
Washington, DC
Subjects
Singing
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Voice Classical. Children
Education
San Agustin - Science and Humanities - 1998-2001 Shenandoah Conservatory - Voice Performance - 2002-2006 The Catholic University of America - Vocal Pedagogy - 2007-2008
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jessica P.
(877) 231-8505
Ridgewood Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD
Subjects
Upright Bass, Cello, Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
pop, traditional, classical, baroque, renaissance
Education
Juilliard Pre-College - Double Bass Performance - 1998-1999 (High School diploma received) Eastman School of Music - Double Bass Performance - 1999-2003 (Bachelor's degree received) Cincinnati College Conservatory - Double Bass Performance - 2003-2005 (Master's degree received) Stony Brook University - Double Bass Performance - 2005-Present (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Lisa B.
(877) 231-8505
Modrad Way
Silver Spring, MD
Subjects
Violin, Songwriting, Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach classical violin using the Strictly Strings Music Book with improvisational violin and creative composition, as well as some Suzuki methods. I also teach rock violin. I teach folk guitar and singing, playing chords and note reading, composition, music theory, history and appreciation.
Education
Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico - Business Administration - 1996-1998 (Master's degree received) University of Virginia - Music - 1976-1980 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Khanh-Vi N.
(877) 231-8505
Sydenstricker Road
Springfield, VA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 80
Specialties
Classical music/keyboard styles; Piano pedagogy; contempory/jazz composition; Suzuki Method.
Education
Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus - Music Theory, Piano - August 2002-July 2004 (not complete) Virginia Commonwealth University - Music Education - August 2004-Present (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Wade M.
(877) 231-8505
University Drive
Fairfax, VA
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Recording, Songwriting, Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
Beginning through Advanced/Professional Level Piano; Classical; Introductory Jazz; Music Theory; Composition; Song Writing; Improvisation; Ear Training; Sight Singing; Conducting; Dalcroze method; Orff method; Suzuki method; Artistry at the Piano;
Education
Stetson University - Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance - 2010 George Mason University - Master of Music in Piano Performance - 2012
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Princess B.
(877) 231-8505
Jefferson Street
Hyattsville, MD
Subjects
Acting, Songwriting, Music Performance, Singing, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Performance Technique, Basic Voice, Songwriting & Lyric Analysis, Hip-Hop Theater, R&B, Theater/Acting/Drama (Beginner & Advanced), Public Speaking/Speech Writing & Delivery, Music Business & Entrepreneurship, Arts Workshopping & Outlining
Education
William G. Enloe HS - Theater - 1994-1996 (High School diploma received) North Carolina Central University - Theater - 1996-1999 (not complete) University of The District of Columbia - Theater/Mass Communications - 2000-2002 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Cesar Cartagena
3607 Cooper Lane 3607 Cooper Lane
Hyattsville, MD
Instruments
Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Styles
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
5 Years

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Jan deHoll
Springfield, VA
Instruments
Autoharps, Banjo, Ear Training, Early Music, Electric Bass, Electronic, Ethnomusicology, Guitar, Mandolin, Musicology, Ukelele
Styles
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$56
Years of Experience
6 Years

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Olga Simonova
Reston, VA
Promotion
$0 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
"Piano
Services
Theory"
Service Types and Repair
20 years

Olga Simonova
Reston, VA
Instruments
Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$0
Years of Experience
20 Years

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Tuning Up:

Remember when that insensitive band teacher told you you’re not musical?
Forget it—we are all wired for music. If you can get beyond those self-doubts
and readjust some preconceived notions about how to play and listen to music,
you can touch a medium that can touch you back in powerfully moving ways.

By Allan Richter

From October, 2008

If you feel musically inadequate, your personal history probably tells the story. “Band” was the last elective you ever considered in school. And when it’s time for group singing at religious services, you mouth the words, cower in the pew and wish for the confines of a shower stall.

But those self-doubts about musical talent may be for naught. We are all wired for music. And while few can match the output of a Schubert, Ellington or McCartney, many of us have the capacity to play an instrument and learn how to listen to music with greater appreciation and more clarity.

About 10% of the population simply does not like music, says neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, PhD. “For those that it is accessible to, though, it’s never too late to play an instrument,” Levitin adds. “People who have been told all their lives that they’re not musical shouldn’t listen. When they were 10, some schoolmarm said, ‘Just mouth the words while the rest of us sing.’ So they never got this training that they could have used to be singing better. Most people are more musical than they realize.”

Those discouraging schoolmarms appear to have succeeded. Barry Bittman, MD, a neurologist who heads the Mind-Body Wellness Center in Meadville, Pennsylvania, points to census data that showed that less than 8% of people over age 18 had picked up a musical instrument in the course of one year.

Bittman says research shows the tangible health benefits of playing a musical instrument. In one study published in Medical Science Monitor (2/05), playing recreational music reversed 19 genetic switches that turn on the stress response believed to play a role in the development of cancer, diabetes and other diseases. The research showed that musical expression was three times more effective in reducing stress than simply relaxing with a newspaper, says Bittman, the study’s principal investigator.

Becoming a Player

A big challenge for adult beginners is to avoid getting hung up on years of listening experience. While music therapists employ recognizable strains of music with their clients, familiarity can work against adults learning a new instrument, says Julie Lyonn Lieberman, a violinist and composer who conducts workshops to help musicians avoid injury to body or mind while learning their craft.

“Adults become very agenda-focused because they know the difference between something that sounds impressive or inspiring and something that sounds simple or basic, like a scale or Mary Had a Little Lamb,” Lieberman says. “Adults want to create sound at the level they’ve already heard it” and give up when they can’t play it quickly...

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