Linh Trinh was born in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had her first music lesson at age four. At age six, she became a piano student at the Hanoi Conservatory, now renamed the Vietnam National Academy of Music. She was listed as one of the best piano students for academic...
Mari-Liis Uibo started playing violin at the age of six with Dots Ivi Tivik at the Tallinn Music High School in Estonia. At the age of 15 she moved to Austria, Vienna, where she completed the Bachelor of Music program at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. ...
Sheila Albertson is a piano, guitar and voice instructor based in Northern Virginia. She teaches all age groups and is particularly drawn to working with children. She is as passionate and dedicated to teaching as she is to music itself.
Sheila was constantly surrounded by music...
Alissa Forbes is a music educator in the Northern Virginia Area. She graduated from James Madison University with honors in Music Education- Vocal and Instrumental Endorsements. Upon completing her first year as a full-time General Music teacher, as well as Choral director and Orchestra teacher, in Alexandria City Public Schools...
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...
Jessica Harmon is a Northern Virginia based strings specialist, piano, and general music instructor who also grew up in the area. With an extensive performance and music education background, continuing the tradition of instrumental study is a life-long art and passion for her.
Jessica started playing violin in the Fairfax...
Alicia Maloney is an oboist and teacher who recently relocated to the DC metro area. She formerly held positions with the Claflin Hill Symphony and Boston-based chamber ensemble, Symphony Nova, and has performed with numerous other ensembles, including the Fayetteville Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, New Bedford...
"I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet" -- Ludwig Van Beethoven.
Steven Boone has spent his life being a student and teacher of music. Even though he has reached a high level of success in his craft, he still considers himself -- 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,...
Jim Williams started studying music as a child at the age of four. His education includes a bachelor's of music degree in vocal performance and pedagogy from Oakwood University. While there, he studied with Dr. Julie Moore-Foster, and worked with collaborative pianist Dr. Frank Contreras. While there he studied vocal...
Dr. Natalie Draper is a piano, composition, music theory, and voice instructor based in the greater metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. She actively works with students from young beginners through adults and utilizes a traditional approach rooted in expression and positive reinforcement to share the love of music with her...
Alex Taylor is a teacher, composer, and performer of guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, piano, and music theory. He earned his Bachelors in Music Performance at Towson University, studying classical guitar under Troy King and composition under Thomas Ciufo. As a teacher, Alex's goal is to foster a lifetime of...