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Music Teachers Columbia MD

Music teachers teach students music basics, piano lessons, guitar lessons, singing lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons and more. See below to find local music teachers in Columbia that give access to instruction in music techniques, music composition, as well as advice and content on finding a music teacher who is a good fit.

Ian D.
(877) 231-8505
Main St.,
Ellicott City, MD
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
music, piano, jazz piano Jazz
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Dan T.
(877) 231-8505
Fernley Square
Halethorpe, MD
Subjects
Music Theory, Percussion, Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Rock, funk, jazz, blues, hip hop, reggae, rudimental drumming, art music, percussion A wide variety of methods can be explored and incorporated into one's lesson, and will be geared towards the goals of the learner.
Education
Seneca Valley High School - Science and Engineering - 09/00-06/04 (High School diploma received) University of Maryland, Baltimore Co. - Music Education, Percussion, Psychology - 09/04-current (not complete)
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Orlando S.
(877) 231-8505
Nettleton Court
Windsor Mill, MD
Subjects
Singing, Piano, Opera Voice, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Speaking Voice, Songwriting, Music Theory
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Voice, Beginning Piano, Singing, opera Voice, Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Ear Training, Sight Singing, Sight Reading, Speaking Voice, Songwriting Bel Canto, Old World Technique, Belting, Broadway, Opera, Oratorio, Art Song, Sacred Music, R&B, Jazz, Beginning Piano
Education
Parkville HIgh School - Computer Science - 8/2001 - 5/2005 UMBC - Vocal Performance and Composition - 8/2005 - 5/2009 Peabody Institute - 8/2009- 5/2011 Pursuing Master's in voice
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James G.
(877) 231-8505
Harrowdale Street,
Baltimore, MD
Subjects
Songwriting, Piano, Music Theory, Guitar, Music Performance
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
I studied and performed jazz guitar in college, though I perform a wide variety of genres (pop, rock, blues, show tunes, etc.) professionally. My specialties on piano would be pop and rock, as well as beginning piano in any genre.
Education
University of Maryland Baltimore County - music performance-jazz-guitar - 8/2005-5/2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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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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David S.
(877) 231-8505
Montgomery Rd
Ellicott City, MD
Subjects
Guitar, Classical Guitar, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Music Performance, Music Theory
Ages Taught
8 to 70
Specialties
Pop, rock, jazz, blues, classical, metal and funk.
Education
Salisbury University - Music (Composition) - 09/98-05/04 (Bachelor's degree received)
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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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Richard P.
(877) 231-8505
N Rolling Road
Windsor Mill, MD
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
music, piano, music theory classical, hymn playing
Education
Calvary Baptist School - College Prep - 1994-1998 Bob Jones University - Church Music, Piano - 1998-2002 Bob Jones University - Church Music, Piano - 2002-2004
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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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Orlando S.
(877) 231-8505
Old Court Rd
Riderwood, MD
Subjects
Singing, Piano, Opera Voice, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Speaking Voice, Songwriting, Music Theory
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Voice, Beginning Piano, Singing, opera Voice, Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Ear Training, Sight Singing, Sight Reading, Speaking Voice, Songwriting Bel Canto, Old World Technique, Belting, Broadway, Opera, Oratorio, Art Song, Sacred Music, R&B, Jazz, Beginning Piano
Education
Parkville HIgh School - Computer Science - 8/2001 - 5/2005 UMBC - Vocal Performance and Composition - 8/2005 - 5/2009 Peabody Institute - 8/2009- 5/2011 Pursuing Master's in voice
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Finding The Right Teacher

By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

Finding a good teacher is not always easy, at any level. At the beginner level it is important to get on the right foot and as an intermediate player you need to know that your teacher really knows his or her stuff if you want to move forward. What it really comes down to is "Are you getting the right information?".

The big problem when it comes to music instruction is that it is not necessary to have any diplomas or awards in order to set up a teaching practice. Conversely, the best teacher may not have a degree in music, just a phenomenal talent for teaching.

The first thing to understand when finding a good teacher is that the best teachers are not necessarily the best players. And it certainly goes that great players are invariably not the best teachers, possibly because they are far too wrapped up in their own playing to be concerned about anyone else. OK, a generalization but a theory with legs.

So let's assume you are just starting out, an absolute beginner, so what do you do? Well, the first resource I would use is your own personal contacts. You may have a friend or cousin that also took lessons and he or she may be able to recommend someone. Music stores often provide instruction and you can also look in your local paper for private instructors. Even do a Google search. It's actually very easy to find a teacher, but can you count on them to feed you all the right information?

Let's assume you have a short list of teachers in you area. I think it is definitely in your interest to make sure that they are teaching simply because they love to teach. Not because they are waiting for their "big break". This is why I think it is important to find a professional teacher, not an aspiring pop star. So you might ask a series of questions:

  • How long have you been teaching?
  • What teaching qualifications do you have?
  • How many other students do you have?
  • Can you give me the phone numbers of two of your students?

This may seem harsh, but I just think it is so important to get the right person from the start. Why? because as a student you have no idea whether your potential teacher actually knows what they are talking about. So don't be shy to ask.

As an intermediate student you probably need to rely more on word of mouth to get the right teacher to take you forward. In your local neighborhood, especially if you have been playing a while, you are probably already hooked into who the teachers are so it may not be such a problem.

The other issue, aside from musical expertise, is that your teacher and you need to like each other. If you are to be successful studying together this is so important. I remember growing up that I would excel in the subjects where I actually liked my teacher. And of course I dreaded going to class with those teachers I did not like.

I am h...

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