Services : Lessons & Workshops


HMT has a large network of local private teachers of all kinds of instruments. We take great care in the selection of our recommended teachers. Every regular HMT teacher must pass an audition and undergo a Maryland State background check. Many of our teachers have advanced music degrees and performing and recording credits as well as years of teaching experience. Find out more about each teacher listed below by clicking on their name to visit their specific page.

Most of the instructors on this list teach from their homes in the Washington, D.C. metro area. If a teacher's location is listed as "HMT," that means they hold lessons in our teaching studios at 7008 Westmoreland Ave. (next door to our store and upstairs from Ace Hardware - visit this page for more information about this space). Free parking is available in the lot behind our store.

If you are interested in contacting any of the teachers below about setting up lessons, please email the Lessons Coordinator at lessons@hmtrad.com or call 301-270-9090. We will provide you with the teacher's direct contact information. All scheduling and payment is handled between you and the teacher. If you are not sure which teacher(s) to select, we'll be happy to make recommendations.

Please also visit our Workshops page for information on upcoming workshops and group classes.

See our list of teachers

 


Music Teachers
Listed alphabetically by instrument: A B C D F G H L M O P R S T U V

 

Teachers' recommendations for instruments and study materials

 

Instrument Style Teacher Price Location
Accordion piano accordion, beginning diatonic Wendy Morrison $50 - 1 hour Silver Spring
Accordion diatonic button, Irish, B/C system, beginner Philippe Varlet $70 - 1 hour Silver Spring
Banjo Irish tenor, beginner & intermediate Keith Carr $65 - 1 hour Falls Church
Banjo bluegrass Ira Gitlin $60 - 1 hour Takoma Park
Alexandria
Banjo clawhammer/old time Wendy Morrison $50 - 1 hour Silver Spring
Banjo most styles Mark Sylvester $30 - 1/2 hour Silver Spring
Banjo Irish tenor, all levels Philippe Varlet $70 - 1 hour Silver Spring
Baritone Horn classical, jazz Brian Weber $30 - 1/2 hour
$60 - 1 hour
HMT's lessons studio
Bass most styles Mark Sylvester $30 - 1/2 hour Silver Spring
Bass electric Brian Weber $30 - 1/2 hour
$60 - 1 hour
HMT's lessons studio
Bodhran Irish frame drum, beginning Rowan Corbett $50 - 1 hour College Park, MD
Bodhran Irish frame drum, beginning Keith Carr $65 - 1 hour Falls Church, VA
Bodhran Irish frame drum Scott Morrison

Group Classes at HMT

Bones All levels Rowan Corbett $50 - 1 hour  College Park, MD
Bouzouki Irish, beginner to advanced Keith Carr $65 - 1 hour Falls Church
Bouzouki Irish, all levels Philippe Varlet $70 - 1 hour Silver Spring
Cello classical, folk, rock, improvisation, looping Wytold Lebing $30 - 1/2 hour
$50 - 1 hour
Takoma Park
Cello classical & other styles Carol Anne Bosco $30 - 1/2 hour Takoma Park
Clarinet classical, jazz Denis Malloy $30 - 1/2 hour Takoma Park
Concertina English, Anglo Wendy Morrison $50 - 1 hour Silver Spring
Cornet classical, jazz Brian Weber $30 - 1/2 hour
$60 - 1 hour
HMT's lessons studio
Didgeridoo most styles Chris Colvin $25 - 1/2 hour
$50 - 1 hour
Takoma Park
Drum African hand drums, djembe, ashiko Jaqui MacMillan $65 - 45 min.
group lessons (2 options)
Takoma, DC
Drum hand drums, frame drums, dumbek, djembe Stream Ohrstrom $25 - 1/2 hour
$50 - 1 hour
Silver Spring
Drum: Drumset rudiments, rock, reggae, jazz, Afrobeat Tosin $30 - 1/2 hour
$55 - 1 hour
Hyattsville
Dulcimer, Hammered all levels, all styles Karen Ashbrook $60 - 50 min. Silver Spring
Dulcimer, Hammered all levels, all styles Jody Marshall $65 - 1 hour McLean VA
Fiddle, violin Classical, Folk/Traditional, all levels Julia Borland-Ferneborg $60 - 1 hour
$30 - 1/2 hour
Takoma Park
Olney
Fiddle, violin all styles, all levels Ken Giles $50 - 1 hour
$30 - 1/2 hr.
HMT's lessons studio
Fiddle, violin all styles, all levels Andrea Hoag $70-75 1 hour
$35-40 1/2 hr.
(sliding scale)
Silver Spring
Fiddle, violin Irish, all levels Philippe Varlet $70 - 1 hour Silver Spring
Flute classical & Irish Elise Kress $55 - 1 hour Arlington
Flute classical Wendy Lanxner $35 - 1/2 hour
$60 - 1 hour
Silver Spring
Flute folk, Native American Stream Ohrstrom $25 - 1/2 hour
$50 - 1 hour
Silver Spring
Guitar traditional bluegrass, blues, classical
beginning to advanced
Tom Espinola $30 - 1/2 hour
$60 - 1 hour
HMT's lessons studio
Chevy Chase
Guitar most styles Esther Haynes $60 - 1 hour HMT's lessons studio
Takoma Park
Guitar beginning to intermediate acoustic Wendy Lanxner $35 - 1/2 hour
$60 - 1 hour
Silver Spring
Guitar classical, acoustic, electric Erik Sharar $35 - 1/2 hour
$70 - 1 hour
Takoma Park
Guitar most styles Mark Sylvester $30 - 1/2 hour Silver Spring
Guitar Irish accompaniment, all levels Philippe Varlet $70 - 1 hour Silver Spring
Guitar blues, rock, folk, fingerstyle Brian Weber $30 - 1/2 hour
$60 - 1 hour
HMT's lessons studio
Hammered Dulcimer all levels, all styles Karen Ashbrook $60 - 50 min. Silver Spring
Hammered Dulcimer all levels, all styles Jody Marshall $65 - 1 hour McLean VA
Harmonica most styles Chris Colvin $25 - 1/2 hour
$50 - 1 hour
Takoma Park
Harp Celtic, folk, classical -- all levels Abigail Palmer $30 - 1/2 hour
$50 - 1 hour
Germantown
Lap Dulcimer beginning Chris Colvin $25 - 1/2 hour
$50 - 1 hour
Takoma Park
Mandolin traditional bluegrass, blues, classical
beginning to advanced
Tom Espinola $30 - 1/2 hour
$60 - 1 hour
HMT's lessons studio
Chevy Chase
Mandolin most styles Mark Sylvester $30 - 1/2 hour Silver Spring
Mandolin Irish, all levels Philippe Varlet $70 - 1 hour Silver Spring
Oud 5-course; Arabic, Sephardic, African Marcus Webb $30 - 1/2 hour
$60 - 1 hour
Takoma Park
Pennywhistle Irish Elise Kress $55 - 1 hour Arlington
Pennywhistle Irish Scott Morrison  
Pennywhistle Irish Wendy Morrison $50 - 1 hour Silver Spring
Piano all levels, classical Susan Levi $30 - 1/2 hour
$60 - 1 hour
Takoma Park
Piano classical, blues, jazz, pop/rock (all levels) Brian Weber $30 - 1/2 hour
$60 - 1 hour
HMT's lessons studio
Recorder classical, folk (all levels) Marcia Diehl $30 - 1/2 hour
$45 - 1 hour
HMT's lessons studio
Saxophone classical, jazz Denis Malloy $30 - 1/2 hour Takoma Park
Trumpet classical, jazz Brian Weber $30 - 1/2 hour
$60 - 1 hour
HMT's lessons studio
Ukulele most styles Mark Sylvester $30 - 1/2 hour Silver Spring
Ukulele beginning Brian Weber $30 - 1/2 hour
$60 - 1 hour
HMT's lessons studio
Viola beginning to intermediate Julia Borland-Ferneborg $60 - 1 hour
$30 - 1/2 hour
Takoma Park
Olney
Violin, fiddle classical, folk/traditional, all levels Julia Borland-Ferneborg $60 - 1 hour
$30 - 1/2 hour
Takoma Park
Olney
Violin, fiddle all styles, all levels Ken Giles $50 - 1 hour
$30 - 1/2 hr.
HMT's lessons studio
Violin, fiddle all styles, all levels Andrea Hoag $70-75 1 hour
$35-40 1/2 hr.
(sliding scale)
Silver Spring
Violin, fiddle Irish, all levels Philippe Varlet $70 - 1 hour Silver Spring
Voice most styles Esther Haynes $60 - 1 hour HMT's lessons studio
Takoma Park
Voice blues, rock Janine Wilson $50 - 1 hour Hyattsville
Voice most styles, including folk, country, bluegrass Dede Wyland $60 - 1 hour Takoma Park
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