Guitar and Ukulele Teachers

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Maureen Andary

Guitar Ukulele
Days Available: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Maureen Andary is an award winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally from Chevy Chase, DC. She is one-half of the Whammy Award winning duo, The Sweater Set.

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Dave Baise

Dave Baise

Days Available: Thursdays

David Baise earned a Master of Arts in Jazz History and Research at Rutgers University and his Masters of Music in Jazz Performance at San Diego State University. 

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Stephen Baker


Percussion, piano, guitar, bass


Days Available: Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays


Stephen Baker studied music at Western Michigan University before moving to the DC area to pursue a career as a professional gigging musician. He plays piano, bass, guitar and drums with a number of local bands. 


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Nelson Dougherty

Nelson Dougherty

Guitar, bass, ukulele
Days Available: Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Nelson graduated from Brevard College with a major in Jazz. In 2012 he recorded his first album which included many of his own compositions.

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Magdalena Duhagon

Magdalena Duhagon


Days Available: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Magdalena is an accomplished classical guitarist, an international soloist, and holds degrees in music performance and pedagogy from the University Music School of Uruguay and the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins

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Nick Fliakas

Days available: Saturdays

Nick has worked for years as a multi-instrumentalist and singer in the Washington, D.C., area. He has played music around the world and at such D.C. venues as the 9:30 Club, the Black Cat, and the Rock & Roll Hotel. Nick teaches a variety of musical styles from jazz to rock to classical.


Esther Haynes

Guitar, banjo, voice
Days Available: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Esther is a versatile singer, rhythm guitarist, and banjo player. She has won the Whammy award for best jazz vocalist multiple years in a row.

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Brock Holmes

Guitar, bass, piano
Days Available: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Brock Holmes has performed and taught in the DC area for more than 30 years. His expertise covers a wide range of musical styles including classical, jazz, folk, and rock.

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Alicia Kopfstein-Penk

Guitar, theory, sight reading, ukulele
Days Available: Sundays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays

Alicia Kopfstein-Penk, Ph.D. is a teacher, classical guitarist, folk singer, ukulele player, and classical singer as well as award-winning musicologist, and published author.

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John Linn

Days Available: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays

John is a performing singer and songwriter, with 20+ years of experience playing guitar. He grounds his students in the fundamentals of guitar practice, with additional interest in improvisation, harmony singing, and performance development.

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Mark Noone

Mark Noone

Guitar, bass, rock voice, ukulele
Days Available: Wednesdays

Mark Noone is a founding member and lead singer of the legendary band "The Slickee Boys". He has been inducted into to Wammie Hall of Fame and is currently playing with the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, the Yachtsmen, and the Hula Monsters.

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