About Stuart Pollard
, French Horn
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,...
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...
Robert Wolk, composer/percussionist/guitarist, lives in the DC/Baltimore area. As a percussionist he has given numerous world premieres including works by Thomas DeLio, Stuart Saunders Smith, and Dawn Avery. He is the drummer and composer for the group Kabob-o-taj with whom he has recorded two albums. He also plays with the...
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...
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...
Diego is a NoVA based Drum, Guitar, Piano, and Violin instructor who works with students of all ages and abilities. Music has been a part of Diego's life from a young age, and his passion for sharing his art with others naturally led him to music education.
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. ...
"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...
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.)....
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...
Brent's musical journey began at the age of 5 with piano lessons, and he added guitar to his study in his early teen years. Through various outlets, including his local church and middle school ensembles, Brent also pursued percussion and has been a part of many jazz and classically...
Claire is a board-certified music therapist and private piano teacher in the Washington D.C area. At the age of 6, she began taking piano lessons with the late Rhona Pulman of Springfield, VA and continued lessons until her sophomore year of high school. Claire started playing percussion when she was...