On a quest to save the world through music, Alex is devoted to performing jazz and teaching his students to discover the joy of playing an instrument and all the magic that it brings along. Despite being a bass player by trade, Alex is a very experienced piano, guitar, and...
Nate McLean is an accomplished teacher, performer, and music engineer based in the Northern VA area. As a multi-instrumentalist, he teaches violin, guitar, and piano to students as young as age 5 through adults.
Nate began playing the violin at the age of 5 following the Suzuki method. He...
About Andrew Pendergrast
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Andrew Pendergrast is a multi-instrumentalist music educator and composer from Atlanta, GA. He relocated to the D.C. area in 2009 and has performed in many different settings, including classical ensembles, jazz groups, choirs, rock bands, musical theater companies, and solo recitals.
Andrew has a B.A. in music from the George...
Sam Matheson is a guitarist based out of the DC metro area. He teaches all ages of students, from beginner to advanced, and he specializes in teaching rock, pop, country, folk and jazz.
Sam began performing at the age of 16 with friends from school in the band...
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.)....
Tony Porreco is a guitar instructor based in Silver Spring, MD. With over 15 years of study, Tony has performed in a wide variety of musical settings and projects including rock/pop bands, theater productions, pit orchestras and solo. Tony designs students' lessons to closely align with the music that they...
Chris Watson is a violin, piano and guitar instructor in the Washington, D.C. area. He enjoys making lessons fun and intriguing to improve his students' literacy, as well as increase their sense of musicianship.
Chris started playing the violin when he was 9 years old. He continued his study...
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...
Holly grew up in a musical family, her father was a classical pianist and her mother was a country singer-guitarist. As a result, she learned classical piano as pop/folk guitar as there were always instruments in the house. As a young child, she tagged along to her mother's gigs...
Sean has taught guitar and piano for the past 5 years and has performed for 12 years in the Maryland/DC area. He began his study of music at his high school and even worked with several Salisbury University teachers like Danielle Cummings while in high school. He is...
Ivan Liptak is a Piano, Guitar, and Voice instructor who enjoys teaching performance, composition, and the many forms of music. With experience in a wide range of settings, Ivan is eager to grow further in his own journey and share his knowledge with his students.
As a child in New...
Nicole Morris is a Northern Virginia native who has been working with students ranging from young beginners through adults since graduation from college. She attended North Carolina School of the Arts, as well as Northern Virginia Community College, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Nicole's musical experience began with an...