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About Donald Parker

Donald Parker
Donald Parker
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Gambrills, MD
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Ukulele
Education: Education: PGCC, Associate of Applied Science: CIS; Web Technology PGCC, Associate of Arts: GS; Music Studied with Tom Monaco, Mary Dumm and Gary Kirkaby at PGCC Studied with Tom Newman, Marymal Holmes, Latonya Wrenn and Gilbert Pryor at BSU Semester from completing Bachelors in music performance with minor in Music Production Certifications: UMBC, intro to HTML UMBC, Dynamic HTML
Performance Experience: Performed extensively in the DMV area with Louder than Frogs, where he was a producer and songwriter for the group. Performed with Whiskey Bottom Blues Band in Bowie/Crofton area, where he was the producer and co-songwriter for the group. Performs in the DMV area as guest musician, and his own solo projects.
Teaching Experience: 30+ years of teaching experience, 20+ of which being in Crofton, MD and the surrounding areas, starting with S&S Music, and now with M$A in Crofton. 15+ years of small group instruction, for performance, including still extant groups ex. Endless Hysteria
Teaching Philosophy: Basic theory is an emphasis, but teaching from the perspective of the student is primary. While theory is inherent in any student endeavor, tailoring it to the needs of each individual student is my specialty. My hope is to inspire the musician in you by making learning as painless as possible. Our lessons will be based around solid musical fundamentals with the intention to help you attain your personal goals and aspirations as they pertain to your instrument.

Get to know Donald Parker

Will the real Don Parker please stand up?! This Don Parker has been teaching music for over 30 years in the Crofton, MD area, specializing in acoustic guitar, classical guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, and music theory instruction. From an early age, Don has been involved in many facets of the music industry; performing in and recording with, managing, and producing several local bands and musical projects. Don continued his formal music education while attending PGCC where he studied with Gary Kirkaby and Tom Manoco. After leaving PGCC, he then attended Bowie State University and further refined his music skills on a dual-track of Music Performance (with a focus in guitar) and Music Production. While attending Bowie State, Don studied under the tutelage of professors Marymal Holmes, Gilbert Pryor, Latonya Wrenn, and Tom Newman. In 2018, Don began teaching with The Lesson Studio at Music & Arts in Crofton after having spent much of the previous 15 years teaching guitar at S&S Music (formerly of Crofton) until the company closed its doors in 2016. Since joining Music & Arts, Don has been active in leading group guitar lessons and clinics, and in organizing student performances and recitals for his studio. Each winter, many of Don’s private students of various ages and ability levels come together to put on a concert as a group, ensuring that each student gets the opportunity to see how their individual efforts can align in a group setting; in essence, supporting the practical application of what they have learned throughout the year. Don’s vast musical experience allows him to offer lessons for a wide range of musical styles including classical, rock’n’roll, blues, folk, jazz, and pop. Whether you are brand new to the instrument or an advanced player, Don’s ability to cater the lesson to your needs will help you along your path to achieving your musical aspirations!

Can speak English, Un poco de Espanol, und Ein bisschen Deutch.

Donald Parker teaches at:
1153 MD Route 3 N Suite 110
Gambrills, MD 21054
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