Christian Ortolf is a percussionist and drummer from Yardley, Pennsylvania who is currently studying under Dr. Lee Hinkle and Danny Villanueva at the University of Maryland School of Music. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities, especially those who are new to percussion. It is his...
"The real job is to try to inspire the students, because if they're inspired, then they're going to work. I try to help them find their musical calling, their musical direction, because that's a really important thing." -Casey Scheuerell (Professor at Berklee, Paul's teacher)
Paul Jung was born in South...
Donovan Duvall is a multi-instrumentalist (drums and keys), producer, and composer. He began playing music at the age of 9 by joining the orchestra in the percussion section at his school. In middle school, he started playing drum set in the rock band at Sidwell Friends School. ...
Aaron Saha was born in the quiet suburbs of Lorton, Virginia. Every day, he thanks the thick walls of his basement enabling him to sing, strum, hit, and press down the keys of his keyboard to his heart's content, either at pianissimo or Fortissimo. His musical education started when he...
Guitar, Piano, Percussion, and Voice instructor Juan Méndez appreciates all kinds of music, but has shown an obsessive taste for the indigenous music of his home country, Guatemala, and Jazz (Latin, Blues, Bebop, Dixieland, Straight-ahead, Free, Avant-Garde, Big Band, Cool, Fusion, Gypsy, Post-Bop, Modal, West Coast, Soul, European Free, etc.)....
About Stuart Pollard
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Instructor Stuart Pollard is an accomplished, multi-instrumental music educator originally from Pontypool, South Wales who resides in the Northern Virginia Area. As a brass specialist, he offers lessons on all instruments in this section including trumpet, euphonium, trombone, French horn and more. He also teaches piano, voice, guitar,...
David Agee is a devoted drum and percussion teacher in the Washington, D. C. area. He is equally passionate about both performing and teaching, and possesses over 15 years of experience with all ages and talent levels.
From his earliest memory, David has had music in his soul. He...
Margot Cohen is an all-ages voice, piano, guitar, ukulele and percussion instructor based in College Park, Maryland. Music has always been the center of Margot's life and she believes music has the ability to bring people together and enhance lives in ways that nothing else can. She strives...
Born and raised in the DMV, Brandon is an active performer and educator specializing in Drums and Percussion. He is very passionate about sharing his knowledge of drums and "the stage" with the next generation of musicians.
Brandon's journey started in his school when he joined his first ensemble. ...
John Gelderloos is a multi instrumentalist singer-songwriter who has enjoyed learning music since he was ten. He attended Northern Virginia Community College and has been teaching guitar and drums for four years.
After playing the viola and clarinet during elementary and middle school, John's enthusiasm for music began in earnest at...
Benjamin Sacks is a multi-threat instrumentalist and singer/songwriter residing in Rockville, Maryland. Ben's main instrument is the guitar and he has been playing the guitar for almost 13 years. Ben plays and teaches many different styles of music ranging from Jazz to Metal. Ben has been playing the...
Ben Tufts has played over six hundred shows in the past four years, with over sixty bands and artists, covering most of the continental U.S. 2017 marks his eighteenth year teaching orchestral percussion, drum-set, piano, and electric bass in the DC metro area. A self-described musical omnivore, Tufts's...