South Riding, VA Piano Teachers
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Last Name  Castro
First Name  Victor
Address you as  Mr.
Street Address   25531 Hussar Terrace
City   South Riding
State  VA
Zip Code 20152
Phone  571-245-9213 and 703-373-7121
Fax
E mail   vcastromusic.edu@verizon.net
Website
Instruments taught Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Voice, Drums, Songwriting, Music Theory
Education  Studied Piano and Organ at the National School of Music UNAM in Mexico City, Mexico.  As a child, member of the "Miguel Bernal Jimenez" boys choir in Mexico City for about 10 years.  Extensive performances at important venues throughout Mexico.
Affiliations  Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship
Activities/Services  Mr. Castro is a professional Pianist and Organist performing at different venues and churches in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.  Currently maintaining an active private studio offering piano, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, voice, and drum lessons for children and adults in South Riding.  All levels and ages welcome!  Lessons are given in a fun and respectful environment.  Music styles taught range from Classical to Modern, and Pop to Jazz.  Hosts two recitals per year, Spring and Christmas, showcasing the students' talent and hard work in front of a robust audience. 
Additional Info/Specialties   Mr. Castro prepares and arranges student ensembles for recitals and music shows featuring piano, keyboards, drums, guitar, bass guitar, and vocalists.  Mr. Castro performs as a solo pianist and with bands for special events (weddings, corporate, birthday parties, etc.)
Available as Performer Yes
Available as Accompanist No

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Last Name  Dockery
First Name  Mylinda
Address you as   Ms.
Street Address   41934 Cinnabar Square
City   Stone Ridge
State  VA
Zip Code   20105
Phone   859-351-0822
Fax
E mail   stoneridgeschoolofmusic@gmail.com
Website   www.stoneridgeschoolofmusic.com
Instruments taught   piano, organ, violin,
Education  BS - Salem College, MM - North Carolina School of the Arts
Affiliations   Suzuki Association of the Americas, Project Management Professional
Activities/Services   Mylinda Dockery has over 30 years teaching experience in the Suzuki and traditional piano methods for ages 4 - adult. She received her degrees in piano and organ performance and has performed over 3,000 concerts throughout the southeast, New York and Switzerland as both a soloist and a chamber musician.
Additional Info/Specialties   Early Childhood music specialist, and awarded the "Music For Learning Master Teacher Award" from Musikgarten. I am also certified in Kindermusik and third level Orff. My master's degree is in organ where I have over 17 years experience as a church music minister.
Available as Performer   Yes
Available as Accompanist   Yes

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Last Name  Edwards
First Name  Esther
Address you as Mrs.
Street Address 43089 Edgewater St.
City South Riding
State  VA
Zip Code 20152
Phone 703-470-2270
Fax
E mail EstherEEdwards@gmail.com
Website   Edwardspianostudio.org
Instruments taught Piano, Music Theory
Education  B.S. in Music (piano and flute) - University of Valley Forge
Music Education Certification K-12 - Rowan University
Affiliations  MTNA (Music Teacher's National Association)
NVMTA (Northern Virginia Music Teacher's Association); Kindermusik International
Activities/Services Private piano lessons, monthly group classes, bi-annual piano recitals, local performance opportunities
Additional Info/Specialties Esther considers it a great honor to inspire students to love music and develop their skill so they can be successful in creating and making music. She has taught piano for over 20 years, owned and operated a community music program, and taught in the public school system. She also served as church music and worship band director, and has directed children, youth, and adult choirs.
Available as Performer  No
Available as Accompanist Yes

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Last Name  Edwards
First Name  Stephanie
Address you as  Ms.
Street Address  43089 Edgewater Street
City  South Riding
State  VA
Zip Code  20152
Phone  703-327-2541
Fax
E mail  sedwar18@gmail.com
Website   www.edwardspianostudio.org
Instruments taught  Piano
Education  MM in Piano Performance - George Mason University; BA in Music - Evangel University
Affiliations  Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA),  Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship (FLMF), VA Federation of Music Clubs
Activities/Services  All ages and abilities welcome! Edwards Piano Studio offers private and semi-private piano lessons, monthly group classes, bi-annual piano recitals, and local festival opportunities.
Additional Info/Specialties  Stephanie began actively teaching piano in 2011. She attended the 2012 Piano Pedagogy Seminar at George Mason University and founded Edwards Piano Studio. Stephanie intentionally tailors lessons to suit the needs and goals of individual students while challenging each student to reach high musical standards. Stephanie has a diverse background in teaching and performing.  From 2014-2015, she taught English and Music in Pakistan. She has served as music director and/or accompanist for various community theater productions and camps. During her time at Evangel University, she toured the US and Europe with the Concert Orchestra. Stephanie enjoys sharing music with people, whether through teaching lessons, performing at special events (banquets, weddings, ceremonies, etc.), or accompanying other musicians and performers.
Avaiable as Performer  Yes
Available as Accompanist  Yes

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See also  Kimberly Engel

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