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Michael Hoover - Charles Town, WV

Drums, Percussion, Piano, Guitar & Voice

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Michael is the CEO and a teacher at Music Lessons In Your House. He started playing in 1979 and has been teaching since 1987. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the Berklee College of Music. He is an active member of the Piano Guild and the Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship Association. Michael is the drummer for Messenger (Christian Hard Rock Band). He also does solo acoustic shows (acoustic guitar & vocals). Music Composition is one of Michael's passions. He has produced three CDs of original material: Acoustic Pop, Supernatural and Moth & Rust. He is the author Rhythm and Contemporary Compositions For Piano. Michael is well aware that passion for music can't be taught, but appreciation for music can be encouraged. Discovering music that stirs the soul will result in excitement to learn and practice. Michael's philosophy is that he is a guide and the student is the teacher. All students must be self taught. There is a waiting list to study with Michael.

Lin Yang - Sterling, VA

Flute & Piano

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Flute & Piano. Lin 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.

Edward C. Habis - Manassas, VA

Piano

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Edward 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. Music Performance: Lead Pianist for The Shenandoah Music Conservatory Jazz Ensemble & Pianist for The Shenandoah Big Band Jazz Ensemble.

Paul Jung - Woodbridge, VA

Drums & Piano

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Paul 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.

Jonathan Spear - Woodbridge, VA

Guitar, Piano, Bass & Voice

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Jonathan is an acoustic guitarist / vocalist who has been playing since 2005 in praise and worship bands. His experience teaching is in class settings and private lessons. He studied piano with Michael Hoover and has been teaching for Music Lessons In Your House since 2014. His laid back approach to teaching takes down walls that can be counterproductive to learning. Kids are comfortable with his teaching style. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from parents about Jonathan. Students are learning chords right away and playing their favorite songs. The nuts and bolts of music are incorporated as students progress ensuring lessons with be a fun experience and not a tedious task. Jonathan is a musician at Calvary Chapel Church in Manassas, Virginia.

Frank Clifton Herring - Springfield, VA

Piano, Voice & Bass Guitar

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In Frank's 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. 


Bolaji Ojumu - Herndon, VA

Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, Vocals & Mandolin

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Bolaji 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.

Anjali Nanda - Haymarket, VA

Piano & Violin

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Anjali started teaching at Music Lessons In Your House in 2016 and is a former student of Michael Hoover. She received 1st place trophy in the rhythm competitions and was selected to play violin in the All County Orchestra. Her Orchestra also performed at the Kennedy Center and the Virginia Music Educators Association State Conference.  She has performed solo pieces on piano and led percussion ensemble performances. She specializes in beginner students, motivating them to learn new songs and enjoy music.

Shevya Panda - Centreville, VA

Piano, Guitar & Voice

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Shevya is a pianist/vocalist/guitarist who has been learning music for most of her life and has been a student of Michael Hoover since 2014. She is an active member of the piano guild . Her accomplishments include receiving ABRSM and Piano Guild  certificates and many trophies at Music Lessons In Your House. She is a young musician with a unique sound,  heard at student  performances and public venues. She  works very well with young children. Her goal is to share her love for music with beginner students and cultivate their musical growth.