Welcome to the School of Musical Traditions
The School of Musical Traditions is a private music lesson studio dedicated to the instruction of the world’s many musical styles and traditions. We are well-versed in the art of teaching music and take great delight in getting to know each of our students and their individual learning goals and styles.
We are delighted to make your acquaintance!
In addition to teaching a wide array of instruments, our teachers specialize in folk traditions from the US and around the world, jazz, blues, rock, pop, and classical music.
For students who are ready to create and share their own material with the world, we offer instruction in songwriting and recording & production.
Many of our students work one-on-one with a teacher whose expertise matches their learning goals. With lessons available online every day of the week, we will match you with a teacher who fits both your style and schedule.
Our workshops and classes allow students to learn from the finest musicians in the region.
We are always accepting new students! Email, call, or fill out our lesson request form and our admin team will assist you.
All instruction is online at this time. We look forward to re-opening our studios in Takoma Park and Rockville, MD as soon as it is safe to do so!
Highly recommend School of Musical Traditions. Our son has been taking guitar lessons for over 6 months now. Communication has been very good. Our son enjoys the lessons and his teacher is very knowledgeable. Staff are professional and courteous. Great place for lessons for people of all ages.M. S. Powers
News at the School of Musical Traditions
Introducing the first SMT Raffle! Purchase a minimum $40 gift card and get entered into a raffle for another gift card! Our raffle ends 11/30.
We hope you are looking forward to a weekend of meaningful and safe interactions with your family and friends! The School of Musical Traditions is closed from TUESDAY, November 24 through SUNDAY, November 29. Students were not charged for lessons during this time. Some teachers are available for an extra lesson this week. As always, … Continue reading Thanksgiving Studio Closures
Happy October! We have some exciting workshops and classes coming up this month and next month. Check it out: Finding Melodies on Your Instrument with Ira Gitlin – October 11 Multi-Track Recording in GarageBand with McKinley – October 21 Home Production with McKinley – October 28 – November 18 You can get 10% off McKinley’s … Continue reading Happy Fall and Workshops!