Philip Dubitsky was born in Oklahoma and grew up around the Washington DC area. His passion for music was apparent well before he picked up his first musical instrument and it is this passion that he looks to foster in his students. At age ten Philip started playing...
Rachel is a committed and experienced teaching artist who delights in students' progress and success. Able to be highly organized or improvisational as the occasion demands, as a teacher she emphasizes both professional conduct and creative joy. Comfortable with all ages, Rachel utilizes knowledge gained from a wide variety of...
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...
Robert Gailey's music career started at age 7, when he started taking private piano lessons. After excelling four years of piano and music theory he decided to explore other instruments. Robert spent two years playing cello with his school's orchestra and discovered his love of stringed instruments. ...
Alireza (Ali) Rezghi is a guitar, ukulele, and voice instructor in the Washington, D.C. area. Passionate and energetic, he is excited to help his students define what music means to them.
Inspired first by his mother -- a jazz singer - and also by his cousins who were...
Sean "The Rick" Rickman is a native of Washington, D.C. with over 25 years experience as a music teacher. He teaches drums, guitar and bass throughout the D.C. area and also internationally.
Sean's musical ability developed from exposure to all styles of contemporary music. Sean's mother...
Evan Williamson is a guitar, electric bass, and piano instructor based in Silver Spring, Maryland. He believes that the more time and energy you put into something, the more you grow to love and appreciate it. This long-term process is one he hopes to instill in each of...
Justin Price is a Northern Virginian guitar player/instructor. He has had a passion for music above all things for as long as he can remember, finding himself enthralled by Black Sabbath and '90s hard rock in early adolescence, and requesting a KISS theme for his 5th birthday party (He had...
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.)....
Seeking community through music and our shared history, Aaron Levine is a professional musician and Audio Engineer intent on interpreting and passing down our shared history of music. He began taking private lessons on guitar at age 7, continued so through middle and high school, loves to sing and...
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,...
Jonathan Lee Smith, guitarist, is an active musician in northern Virginia and a current doctoral student of classical guitar at Shenandoah University.
Jonathan has received awards in a number of competitions including 1st place "James Stroud All-Ohio Guitar Competition 2014;" 1st Prize "Southern Guitar Festival 2014, chamber division;" 3rd Prizes in...