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Michael Hoover - Charles Town, WV


Michael is the owner of Music Lessons In Your House and has been teaching since 1987. He holds a degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and is the author of Rhythm Exams 2018. He places a strong emphasis on reading rhythm with his students because it is the foundation that holds music together. He teaches Drums, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Vocals, Vibraphone & Percussion. There is a waiting list to study with Michael in Loudoun County


- Drummer for Messenger (Christian Hard Rock Band)

-  Former drummer for the Billy Joel Tribute Band (Miami 2017)

- Performs as a solo acoustic artist and has recorded 3 CDs of original music.

-  Hard Rock, Pop, Country, Jazz, Latin, Fusion, R&B, Orchestral & Contemporary Worship.

Videos: www.youtube.com/user/testthespirits1


LESSON RATES

$30.00 / 30min  within 15 Miles

$35.00 / 30min within 30miles

$40.00 / 30min outside of 30miles


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Edward C. Habis  -  Manassas, VA


Mr. Edward Habis teachers Piano. He is  a graduate from Shenandoah University Music Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and Piano Performance. He studied Jazz under Dr. Robert Larson, and Mr. Alan Baylock, Jazz Chief Arranger of the U.S.Airmen and Note.  He performs his own arrangements of music fusing video game music & Jazz in the development of fictional story telling and visual animation. His jazz performances reflect Jazz music from the early 20’s to today’s Jazz Modernistic sounds.


He enjoys teaching Jazz music to people of all ages, individually and in groups. His interests in teaching stems from his strong music foundation and his studies in empirical concepts of classical and jazz music and their practical applications for composition and performance. He specializes in jazz piano although part of his studies was in classical music. Through this experience, he draws his teaching approaches of using visuals to teach how to play synchronized harmonies for piano music and the use of other accompanied instruments for jazz to make improvisation fun and easy to learn. Mr. Habis is committed to the state of the arts methods to teach music and using up to date knowledge. He likes to tailor these teaching and learning methods to encourage his students to apply what is being learned so they can enjoy their learning and feel successful in playing.


He is from Arlington, Virginia, but has travelled extensively overseas. He has a deep appreciation and understanding of cultural and language diversities and interpersonal enrichment to communicate with others effectively. During his childhood years, Mr. Habis travelled extensively with his parents who were members of the U.S Diplomatic Service. He received his elementary education including music from the International British and American Schools respectively in Bangladesh, Niger and Yemen, but also travelled to countries in Europe, South East Asia, Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America. He has a good working understanding of Spanish, a language routinely spoken and used at home.



 - Lead Pianist for The Shenandoah Music Conservatory Jazz Ensemble 

- Pianist for The Shenandoah Big Band Jazz Ensemble



 LESSON RATES

$30.00 / 30 minutes within 15 Miles

$35.00 / 30 minutes within 30 miles

$40.00 / 30 minutes outside of 30 miles


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Peter Omelchenko – Fairfax, VA

     

 Peter holds a Master Degree in Music Education, Orchestra Conducting and Arrangement, Solo Concert Performance of the famed Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia). He has been teaching Piano, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Russian folk Balalaika and Domra since 2002. Peter spent his childhood in the south of Russia, where he was surrounded by the rich folk-music traditions of the Cossack people. Now a representative of today's leading school of Russian music performance, Mr. Omelchenko studied at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in the special class of Alexander Tsygankov, who particularly recognized the heartfelt character and distinctive timbre of Peter's string technique. While still a student, Peter won significant awards at many prestigious competitions, such as the “Cup of the North” in Cherepovets.

       Before joining the Osipov National Orchestra, he was a member of the Nekrasov Radio and Television Orchestra, also in Moscow, while performing regularly with several other Russian orchestras and smaller ensembles. Peter has appeared in some of Russia's most famous venues, including the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, and – as a guest artist with the Red Army Ensemble – the Bolshoi Theater. 

        In the United States, he has performed on the Millennium Stage of Washington’s Kennedy Center, presented two solo recitals at the Lyceum Theater in Alexandria, Virginia, and participated in two successive national conventions of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America (BDAA) as a guest artist and teacher of domra master classes. His wide repertoire includes Russian and international folk music, classical music transcriptions, popular favorites, and his own compositions.

        In addition to his performing career, Peter has earned an enviable reputation as an arranger for large and small ensembles. Both the Osipov and Nekrasov orchestras – plus many other groups – have played his arrangements of a wide variety of music. He arranged and orchestrated a Russian folk-instrument interpolation for world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli’s new recording of “Lara’s Theme” from Doctor Zhivago, in which the Osipov National Orchestra participated.

        A consummate entertainer, Peter has also been active in musical theater, performing on stage in a number of roles: singing, dancing, and improvising on multiple instruments, while additionally contributing original music and choreography. He also maintains a popular YouTube channel which presents interesting and unusual videos of folk-instrument and vocal performances. There is a waiting list to study with Peter in all locations.



- Former member of Osipov National Orchestra in Moscow, Russia

- Lead musician and soloist of the Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra

Videos: www.youtube.com/PeterOmelchenko


LESSON RATES

$30.00 / 30 minutes within 15 Miles

$35.00 / 30 minutes within 30 miles

$40.00 / 30 minutes outside of 30 miles


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Paul Jung - Woodbridge, VA


Paul teaches Drums & Piano. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He is an active Jazz performer in the D.C area and a versatile all-around musician. His mother was a pianist and piano teacher. His father is a piano technician. Since 2007 Paul's goal has been to introduce new musical styles to his students to increase their interest and understanding of music, and bring enthusiasm and inspiration. He started teaching at Music Lessons In Your House in 2012. There is a waiting list to study with Paul in all locations.


 LESSON RATES

$30.00 / 30 minutes within 15 Miles

$35.00 / 30 minutes within 30 miles

$40.00 / 30 minutes outside of 30 miles


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Lin Yang - Sterling, VA


Lin teaches Flute & Piano. She comes from an extremely musical family that spans generations. Her father was the principle flutist of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, one of the major orchestras in China, for more than 35 years. Her mother was the first violinist of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. Her grandfather, Tan Shu Zhen, was the executive vice president of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Critics say the Shanghai Conservatory of Music created the new generation of Chinese classical performers from 1949 to 1990. Mr. Tan Shu Zhen also organized, narrated and co-produced "From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China" a documentary that won an Academy Award for best documentary feature. Lin was a student of Professor Lin Ke Ming of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and has performed in numerous cities and concert halls including the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. Most importantly she was one of the only flute players that joined the Church in the city of Shanghai where she regularly performed church and classical music. Since she moved to the United States in 1992, she married and has a beautiful daughter. Although she chose to concentrate more on her family, she has been actively teaching young people in elementary school as well as giving private music lessons. There is a waiting list to study with Lin in all locations.


 LESSON RATES

$30.00 / 30 minutes within 15 Miles

$35.00 / 30 minutes within 30 miles

$40.00 / 30 minutes outside of 30 miles


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Jonathan Spear - Manassas, VA


Jonathan teaches Guitar, Piano, Bass & Vocals. He is an acoustic guitarist / vocalist who has been playing since 2005 with 10 years of experience playing in praise and worship bands. He has 7 years of teaching experience in class settings and private. He studied piano with Michael Hoover. He likes to get students learning chords and playing their favorite songs as soon as possible. He gets into the nuts and bolts of music as they progress. Currently: plays acoustic guitar, sings and is one of the worship team leaders at Calvary Chapel. There is a waiting list to study with Jonathan in all locations.

LESSON RATES

$30.00 / 30 minutes within 15 Miles

$35.00 / 30 minutes within 30 miles

$40.00 / 30 minutes outside of 30 miles


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Frank Clifton Herring - Springfield, VA


Frank teaches piano, voice and bass guitar. In his formative years he was a member of the National Piano Playing Auditions Guild. In 1993 he was the founder / lead vocalist for Messenger (Christian Hard Rock Band). With this band he has also played keyboards, bass and guitar along with programming drums in recording studios.  He has produced 4 CDs with other artists, engineers and producers. He has also been a lay worship leader off and on for the past 15 years at The Arlington Assembly Of God. Frank’s goals in teaching beginning students is to find their passion and vision for playing music. The basic starting point is in developing technique & reading music to achieve and fulfill their vision. 


 - Lead Vocalist / Bassist  for Messenger (Christian Hard Rock Band)

 - Worship Leader for Arlington Assembly of God

- Experienced with the National Piano Playing Auditions Guild


LESSON RATES

$30.00 / 30 minutes within 15 miles

$35.00 / 30minutes within 30miles

$40.00 / 30 minutes outside of 30 miles


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Bolaji Ojumu - Herndon, VA


Bolaji teaches Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, Vocals & Mandolin. He holds a Business & Marketing degree from Virginia Tech and has been teaching all ages and forms of music since 1999. His philosophy is to get students playing their favorite songs as fast as possible to keep them motivated. His goal is for students to develop the confidence and skills to learn to play solo or with other musicians. There is a waiting list to study with Bolaji in all locations.


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$30.00 / 30 minutes within 15 Miles

$35.00 / 30 minutes within 30 miles

$40.00 / 30 minutes outside of 30 miles


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Anjali Nanda - Haymarket, VA


Anjali teaches Piano & Violin. She is a former student of Michael Hoover who started teaching in 2016. She received 1st place trophy in the rhythm competition at Music Lessons In Your House and was selected to play violin in the All County Orchestra. She has performed solo pieces on piano and led percussion ensembles in live performance. She specializes in beginner students, motivating them to learn new songs and enjoy music. There is a waiting list to study with Anjali in all locations.


LESSON RATES

$25.00 / 30 minutes within 15 miles

$30.00 / 30 minutes within 30 miles

$35.00 / 30 minutes outside of 30 miles




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