Springfield VA, 22150
Instruments:Autoharps, Banjo, Ear Training, Early Music, Electric Bass, Electronic, Ethnomusicology, Guitar, Mandolin, Musicology, Ukelele

Styles:Folk – Country – Bluegrass, Rock – Alternative, Blues, Kids
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate
Experience:6 years
Rate:$56 / hr

Personal Statement

I started playing guitar in 1964 with the British Rock Invasion in full swing. I studied the styles of John Fahey, Mississippi John Hurt, Leo Kottke, and others in 1974 under the tutelage of Bob Driver, accomplished fingerstylist from Harrisonburg, VA. I also studied under Duck Baker in the 1990s. I have attended several National Guitar Workshops led by such luminaries as former Wings guitarist Lawrence Juber, Chet Atkins protégé John Knowles (author of John Knowles Fingerstyle Quarterly), Seth Austen, and Ed Gerhard, among others. Around 1999, I began to branch out to other instruments such as banjo, mandolin, Irish Bouzouki, theremin, and didgeridoo. I have taught several guitar and banjo classes through Fairfax County Parks and Recreation, along with teaching private students since 2002. I have also substitute-taught Orchestra, Guitar, Chorus and other non-music related subjects for the Fairfax County Public Schools. I am a graduate of James Madison University and a former member of BNI chapter N-85, Fair Lakes.

Jan deHoll