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Services : Lessons & Workshops

Our lessons program is the School of Musical Traditions, with locations in Rockville and Takoma Park, MD.
Currently, lessons are held online.

School of Musical Traditions w locations in Takoma Park & Rockville, MD

School of Musical Traditions has a staff of expert teachers offering one-to-one and duo lessons on the following instruments:

- guitar (acoustic and electric)
- voice 
- piano
- 5-string banjo
- mandolin
- ukulele

- violin/fiddle

- viola 
- cello

- bass (upright & bass guitar)
- flute
- accordion
- recorder / early music

We teach all ages and all styles, from traditional folk and classical to today’s hits. Most of our students are interested in popular music, but we’re also available to go deep into jazz, blues, Irish, Appalachian, Cajun, country and bluegrass styles. Lessons are also available for composition, film scoring, music theory, jazz theory & improv, songwriting and recording.

If you don't see the instrument you want to study listed above, please contact SMT. We maintain a network of other area teachers and can provide referrals for instruments such as trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, dulcimer (hammered & lap), harp, harmonica, didgeridoo, drums/percussion and more.

Lessons start at $40 per half hour (45 and 60 minute lessons are also available). More information on fees and discounts for registering for full and half terms can be found on SMT's website. Lessons are currently held online (mostly on the Zoom platform) - but when we're able to safely go back to in-person lessons, our studios are located at 1057 Rockville Pike (Rockville, MD) and 7008 Westmoreland Ave (Takoma Park, MD - next door to House of Musical Traditions). We're convenient to Silver Spring and the greater DC area - and just a couple of blocks from the Takoma Park Red Line Metro stop!

To register for lessons and for more information, please call 240-690-1910 or email lessons@schoolofmusicaltraditions.com . You can also visit schoolofmusicaltraditions.com to fill out an inquiry form online.

SMT also offers group classes and workshops. Visit their website to view the current schedule & register online.

Upcoming SMT Online Group Classes/Workshops:

- Beginner 2 / Right Hand Techniques Ukulele Group Class w/Maureen Andary: Saturdays starting September 19th (5 sessions + recital)

- Intermediate Beatles Ukulele Group Class w/Maureen AndarySaturdays starting September 19th (5 sessions + recital)

- Django For Ukulele with Marcy Marxer: Tuesdays starting September 22nd (6 sessions)

- Jazz Standards for Ukulele, Baritone Uke, Guitar, Tenor Banjo & Mandolin w/Marcy Marxer: Tuesdays starting September 22nd (6 sessions)

- Finding Melodies On Your Instrument w/Ira Gitlin: Sunday, October 11th. All string players welcome (guitar, mandolin, banjo, uke, fiddle).