Dan is a well-experienced instructor with a passion for learning, performing and teaching music. He enjoys students who want to learn how to play guitar, bass or ukulele and in whom he can inspire and nurture the love of music by passing it along to others.
While Dan has advanced education in humanities disciplines, he is mostly self-educated in music. It’s a lifelong learning experience of more than 40 years that has led him to perform in local pop, rock, country and jazz groups and to teach music as a way to share his inspiration, gifts and talents. Dan teaches a variety of styles to students of all ages.
Lisa Lim is a three-time WAMA (Washington Area Music Association) award winning multi-instrumentalist, performer, clinician, music educator and songwriter!
Lisa offers guitar lessons, acoustic/electric—all styles and levels—and beginner to intermediate lessons on keys/piano, mandolin, electric bass guitar, and tenor ukulele. She also offers lessons in music theory, performance and songwriting.
Lisa has toured and performed extensively throughout the U.S. for the past two decades. She is a National Guitar Workshop faculty member and writes instructional columns for various national music publications. In 2015, Lisa was one of the top five finalists in Truefire’s Next Top Guitar Instructor Competition. Lisa Lim is endorsed by GHS Strings, PRS Guitars, Taylor Guitars, Daisy Rock Guitars, Retro-Sonic Pedals, Source Audio Pedals, Spectraflex Cables, Levy’s Leathers, Pedaltrain Pedalboards & G7th Capos.
Brett Minard has played guitar for 12 years and taught privately for 7 years. He has been involved in the punk rock community in the DC area and has toured across the country in a number of rock bands. Brett has also worked with local praise and worship bands and is one of the directors of the Rockademia program at BANG! Music.
Becca Bass has been teaching private music lessons in the Stafford area for over 20 years. Singing/voice, piano/keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, and ukulele. Beginner to professional. Classical, Pop, Broadway, Rock/Metal, Jazz, R&B, Country, and everything between. She specializes in theory and live performance so students can quickly excel on their own in high production environments.
Becca is a local worship leader and consultant to churches, known for developing leaders and teams, streamlining productivity in bands for professional productions. She performs regularly locally under the name Rebecca Rose, and was also was voted “Best of Stafford” Music Instructor in 2021.