John Draganov
John is a robotics engineer by day and a multi-instrumentalist outside of business hours. He began his classical training in violin and piano at the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria, and later studied briefly under Emil Chudnovsky in DC. John teaches students of all ages (6+) both online and in person, and is able to teach in English, Spanish, French, and Bulgarian (with some Russian).
Carson Groenewold
Drawing from his education at KoSa and Berklee College of Music, Carson has over 17 years of real-world drumming experience.
Nick Cameron
Nick Cameron is a prolific mandolinist and three-time vocal finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Competition.
Erik Sharar
Erik Sharar has been teaching students of all ages in a variety of musical styles, including classical, pop, rock, Latin, flamenco and jazz in the DC area and internationally for almost twenty years.
Mari Carlson
A Rockville native, Mari Carlson has been playing violin since she was only three years old. She plays with folk bands and in classical settings, including the Maple Ridge Bluegrass band, MOB gypsy jazz and folk duo, Girl Love Rock Band, Perdondosi quartet (viola), Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, and the Chippewa Valley Symphony.
Gabby Cheij
Gabriella Cheij, soprano, has experience as a performer in opera, opera workshops, musical theater, solo recitals, concerts, and on the stage in theater performance.
Matthew Dayton
Matthew is a music educator, composer, and performer based in Takoma Park. He arranges songs from a variety of styles for his folk/Early Music singing duo, Mountain Tay...
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Marta Samuel
Meet our violin, viola, and piano teacher, Marta Samuel! Her performance experience includes solo concerts, chamber groups, and symphony orchestras....
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Justin Heath
Justin’s zest for music ranges across a variety of instruments, including acoustic guitar, 5-string banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and violin. His musical interests range from jazz to folk and bluegrass to flamenco, but he is currently focused predominantly on solo classical guitar and playing tango music...
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Ethan Foote
Ethan Foote is a composer and performer of concert music, rooted in the traditions of jazz, Western classical, and folk. He writes and plays in many contexts, including theatre and interdisciplinary art.