Song of the Sea's Folk Groups, Teachers & Players Directory
for Maryland
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Karen Ashbrook
820 Dennis Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20901
and the Greater Washington, DC area.
Instruments taught: hammered dulcimer, Irish pennywhistle
Wooden flute (performance only)
Lessons on hammered dulcimer: all levels, many styles. Lessons include music theory, ear training and how to arrange. 30+ years of experience.
Concerts, weddings, receptions and more, solo or in ensemble. I perform frequently with my husband, Paul Oorts (harp guitar, accordion, cittern).
I also offer Irish music & culture summer camps for children at the Sligo Creek Hedge School. Visit the website for a free Irish tunebook!
January 2014
Teacher: Rudimental Snare/Bass Drum Revolutionary War and Civil War Periods 410-342-6380
Charlie Terzi <>
Baltimore, MD USA

Celtic Band with violin guitar,percussion in search of strong female lead vocal with some other instrumental playing skills.
Ray Shanklin
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Prominent Bowie, Maryland Celtic Harp teacher Mary Fitzgerald regularly played for princes, prime ministers and presidents during her 20-year career as the US Navy's chief White House support musician, and distinguished herself as the only Navy Band soloist to perform inside the White House,  appearing before the President and First Lady and at high-visibility engagements for Heads of State, including President George Bush, Sr.'s Luncheon for Nelson Mandela, President Clinton's St. Patrick's Day parties, and Vice President Gore's private dinner for Russian Prime Minister Chornomyrdin.
Her harp instruction includes ornamentation, improvisation, theory, arranging, accompaniment and reading chord charts as well as tunes. She has her BA (music performance) from St. Mary's College of MD and has recorded with local Celtic groups "Connemara" and "IONA.".
Mary Fitzgerald’s students who were candidates for the International Trinity College London performance exams all passed with “Distinction” (the  highest category).  You too can learn harp this side of Heaven (TM).  Contact her at 301-352-3690 or email at    September 2007

Hi, this is Sepehrdad Aazami. I'm a violin teacher in Maryland. I've been teaching for three years working independently or with various music institutions.
My email address is :
My phone number : 240-645-8227    March 2007

Pauline Lerner
Rockville, MD   301-770-0973
I am a patient, encouraging violin / fiddle teacher for beginners of all ages.  I teach classical/folk/trad/world/Irish/Scottish, etc.
September 2006

Robin Roys, harpist, pianist
Silver Spring, MD  20905
Instruments:  harp, piano and organ
I live in the Burtonsville/Spencerville area. I am a professional harpist and will teach classical harp as well as piano lessons. 20+ years of experience.  August 2005

Ken Kolodner
3806 Fenchurch Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Instruments: hammered dulcimer and old-time fiddle
Styles: Celtic, old-time, French-Canadian, International repertoire

Teach all levels. 20+ years teaching and performing across the United States and beyond. May 25, 2004

Flute Teacher in Baltimore:  With a Master’s Degree in flute performance, I have over ten years of experience in teaching flute to students of all ages and levels.  Beginners through advanced and pre-school through adult accepted.  Call Sarah Andrew Wilson at 410.243.6475 or e-mail at  For more information, feel free to visit
May 20, 2004

I teach flute and piccolo players of all ages and levels in my home. I am also interested in any performances at weddings, receptions, etc.  BM Flute Performance, Winner Flute Society of Washington Collegiate Competition 2003, two student recitals per year. Contact Karen at or 301-947-3656  (Maryland)   March 23, 2004 

I am interested in giving private flute lessons to beginning flute players.
The first lesson is free!  If interested please contact Candace Trostel at (301)-990-9240 or at
Gaithersburg,Maryland. March 21, 2003

Performer, Producer of Celtic and Christmas stage shows Teacher - ALL LEVELS,Music Tune Books, CDs and tapes. (Mel Bay Publications) Maggie's Music, PO BOX 490, Shady Side, MD 20764 (410)867-0642 ( Ext.5- MON-THURS-10-4)
Maggie Sansone <>
Shady Side, MD USA - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 10:57:29 (EDT)
Neal Walters

class: teacher_performer
9507 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring MD 20901-4821
phone: 301-587-6652
fax: 301-588-5466
instruments: Lap Dulcimer Autoharp Guitar Banjo Fiddle Mandolin
music: Traditional Appalachian Contemporary Folk
Greencastle, PA USA - Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 14:52:20 (EST)
I teach violin (including fiddle)and mandolin students of all ages in my home studio in the Baltimore-Washington area, convenient to I-95. Styles include classical, bluegrass, folk, Irish and Klezmer. I am also a freelance musician, available for public and private events of all kinds.

Alan Oresky <>
Burtonsville, MD USA - Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 12:52:34 (EDT)
I would like for someone to assist me with installation. Also i would be most greatful if I could get directions to a tutor. All my life I wanted to have the opportunity of playing the pipes. My wife surprised me with a gift at Christmas. Thank You,

David Johnson <>
Riverdale, MD USA - Friday, January 21, 2000 at 16:32:09 (EST)
Recording artist, singer, songwriter, acoustic electric guitarist and performer recently relocated from the State of Wyoming to Maryland. Music includes outdoor-based themes with a positive underlying message/story. Includes creative, instrumental work.

Floyd Christopher <>
Brunswick, MD USA - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 09:39:48 (EST)
Player, hopefully soon to be performer. Have many written songs but never play in public.

Jon James <>
Adamstown, MD USA - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 00:40:46 (EST)

Celtic and American music with a modern twist contact: Brooke McLoughlin PO Box 25 Williamsburg, WV 24991 Instruments: guitars, bodhran, bones, banjo, whistle, flute Information: We have been performing on the road for the past four years and are now settling down in the Maryland area. Our WV address is always good, and we can be reached via cell phone until we get a permanent MD address cell phone: 954-415-3014
Brooke McLoughlin <>
USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 00:26:52 (EDT)
Great Highland Bagpipes Teacher, Player, Performer

Lesley Seplaki <>
Columbia, MD USA - October 15, 2004

group: Doofus
class: folk performance group
contact: Neal Walters
9507 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring MD 20901-4821
phone: 301-587-6652
fax: 301-588-5466
instruments: Lap Dulcimer Autoharp Guitar Bass Hammered Dulcimer Banjo Fiddle
music: Traditional Appalachian Contemporary Folk Sentimental and Nostalgic Songs

Chuck Goolsby
12240 Brittania Circle
Germantown, MD 20874
phone: (301)353-8498
Instruments: Conga, Bongo
Music: Cuban, Puerto-Rican, Colombian, Bolivian-Andean Folklore

Walt Michael, teacher, performer
group: Walt Michael & Co.
contact: Walt Michael
1644 Stone Chapel Drive
New Windsor, MD 21776
phone: 410-857-4075
fax: 410-857-2729
Instruments: hammered dulcimer, guitar, mandolin
Music: folk, celtic, bluegrass

group: Mill Run Dulcimer Band
class: folk performance group
contact: Keith Young
3815 Kendale Rd
Annandale VA 22003
phone: 703-941-1071
instruments: Lap Dulcimer Autoharp Bass Banjo Fiddle Psaltery Mandolin
music: Traditional Appalachian Sentimental and Nostalgic Songs Contemporary Folk

David Moore
class: teacher_player_performer
group: Dancerye
contact: David Moore
Silver Spring Maryland 20701
phone: 301-445-3273
instruments: Appalachian Dulcimer, Voice
music: Old Time, Celtic, Jazz, Swing, Classical

Wendy Morrison
7040 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Instruments: accordion, concertina, whistle, 5 string banjo (perform, teach, and record)
Music Styles: Klezmer, Scandinavian, English, Irish, old-time, French Canadian, New England, Balkan
Band: Klezmos (Klezmer & World music)

Sue Richards
class: performer
group: Ensemble Galilei, Ceoltoiri
contact: Sue Richards
612 East Lynfield Drive
Rockville MD 20852
phone: 301-424-9239
instruments: Celtic Harp
music: Irish, Scottish ,Welsh, some Scandinavian

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24 Ledgelawn Ave. Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 USA

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