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Brian O.

Alexandria, VA

$60/hour

Brian O. Alexandria, VA. Guitar, Music Theory, Technique

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 3/23/16
5.0 average from 9 ratings
Knowledgeable teacher.
— Carlo, Washington, DC on 6/20/16

$60/Hour


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Mannes College of Music
Performance-Guitar

Education

Mannes College of Music (Performance-Guitar)

About Brian

I was a guitar performance major at Mannes College of Music in New York City. I was gainfully employed as a guitar instructor for 16 years at 2 music schools in New Jersey before I moved to Virginia this year. I have many years of teaching experience and enjoyment!

When you absolutely love the subject matter that you're teaching,.. it shows! I'm an experienced and enthusiastic guitar teacher who is well versed in all styles from classical to rock and everything in-between!

I accept students of all ages from beginners to advanced and I'm willing to go the extra distance to make sure that you achieve your goals and realize your full potential playing the guitar! I cover all aspects of Technique, tone production, musicianship, rhythm development and before you know it, you'll be playing some of your favorite Tunes.. I look forward to meeting all of you, so let's get started!

I offer personalized guitar lessons that are catered to each individual to ensure smooth, steady progress no matter what the students' needs or goals are. I draw on a wealth of different teaching materials from many different sources to provide a custom-made and entertaining learning experience!

It's going to be fun, entertaining, and a musically enjoyable learning experience.. be prepared to laugh, practice, laugh some more, and have a blast playing the guitar!
I was a guitar performance major at Mannes College of Music in New York City. I was gainfully employed as a guitar instructor for 16 years at 2 music schools in New Jersey before I moved to Virginia this year. I have many years of Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of Alexandria, VA 22302
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable teacher."

- Carlo, Washington, DC on 6/20/16
Brian replied on 6/20/2016

Thanks Carlo, it was a thoroughly enjoyable session and I look forward to helping you meet your musical goals with a focus on Spanish classical guitar repertoire. Enjoy and be well!

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Approved subjects

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Ear Training

Mannes College of Music has very stringent entrance requirements. I am well-versed in ear training, dictation, theoretical subjects, music history, and of course guitar performance. I am an exceptionally well-rounded, experienced, and dedicated instructor and musician.

Guitar

I was a guitar performance major at Mannes College of Music in New York City. I was gainfully employed as a guitar instructor for 16 years at 2 music schools in New Jersey before I moved to Virginia this year. I have many years of teaching experience and enjoyment!

Music Theory

Having a fundamental understanding of Music Theory is a great way to enhance your knowledge about playing a musical instrument. I always incorporate basic elements of Music Theory into my guitar lessons so the student understands more thoroughly what he or she is playing. It's not as difficult a subject as everyone seems to think. Understanding Rhythm, meter, Scales, key signatures, chord progressions, etc. is actually pretty fun to learn!

Mannes College of Music
Performance-Guitar

Education

Mannes College of Music (Performance-Guitar)

Knowledgeable teacher.

Brian exhibited a wealth of knowledge and experience on classical guitar technique and music theory. He gave me excellent feedback and good hints to how to get proper hand position for right and left hand as well as exercises. I enjoyed the session with him and looking forward to my next session.

— Carlo, Washington, DC on 6/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 20 miles of Alexandria, VA 22302.