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Grateful Dead Workshop w/Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers at House of Musical Traditions

March 19, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm
Saturday March 19, 1-3pm at House of Musical Traditions (7010 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD)Fee: $30Space is limited! Register here.Bring the music of the Grateful Dead to life on your guitar in this workshop based on the best-selling Homespun video series Learn Seven Classic Grateful Dead Songs for Acoustic Guitar. Jeffrey…See More
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Gillacamp Guitar Workshops w/Richard Gilewitz at House of Musical Traditions

April 5, 2014 from 12pm to 3pm
American fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz packs in years of experience from playing and conducting guitar seminars worldwide, sharing some real live hints on increasing playing skills - unlocking the mystery of the right-hand language to propel you to the next level. Sessions are individual and group study, designed for all levels from beginner to advanced player.This is a rare opportunity to study with this master teacher who is the creator of "GillaCamp," the ultimate guitar experience,…See More
Feb 23, 2014
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Guitar Workshop with Tim May & Dan Miller - "An Approach To Improvisation" at House of Musical Traditions

May 20, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Guitar Workshop with Tim May & Dan Miller: "An Approach to Improvisation on Guitar"WHEN:Friday May 20, 7:30-9:30 pmWHERE:HMT's lessons studio: 7010 Westmoreland Avenue Takoma Park, MDFEE:$40.00An Approach to Improvisation on Guitar Tim May and Dan Miller (co-authors of the popular 8-volume Flatpicking Essentials Guitar Course and 3 instructional DVDs), will conduct a hands-on, all-level Guitar Improvisation Workshop.The idea of learning how to improvise can be overwhelming. Tim May and Dan…See More
Apr 27, 2011
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"We sure do! Check out for a pretty current list of used accordions in stock, and we've got a couple new ones too."
May 28, 2009
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"Got any accordions hanging around?"
May 28, 2009
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Patrick Smith left a comment for House of Musical Traditions
"Welcome david, Glad to see my neighbors here."
Mar 24, 2009
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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Retail shop
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Mandolin, Lap-style slide guitar, Banjo, Resonator guitar, Travel guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Our store carries Alvarez, Bourgeois, Breedlove, Steve Carmody, Goodall, Tacoma, Yairi and various other new, used & vintage guitars. We also carry mandolins by Breedlove, Weber, Michael Kelly & Eastman; banjos by Deering and Gold Tone, amps & electronics by Crate, Fishman, SWR, LR Baggs and much much more!
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk, acoustic, blues, jazz, world.
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About House of Musical Traditions

House of Musical Traditions is a music store in Takoma Park, MD, right outside of Washington DC. As of June 3 2008, we have moved our location (just across the street) to 7010 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD. Since 1972, HMT has been specializing in acoustic musical instruments from around the world. You can see our complete catalog on our website, We also have lots of cool stuff for sale in our Ebay and Amazon stores.

We also carry instructional books, folk music tunebooks, general interest music books, and amplification systems (focused on the acoustic side of things). We have a recordings department that is focused exclusively on artists who are local to the Washington, DC area. We are huge supporters of local music!

HMT is considered an invaluable resource to the local music community. We advertise local events; you can always find out what's going on in the area by browsing our bulletin board. Our sister concert series, Institute of Musical Traditions, is a non-profit (501)(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional music and folk arts.

We also offer many services at our store. We do instrument rentals, repairs, and appraisals. We offer in-store lessons on many instruments and have a large network of qualified teachers in the area (covering almost any instrument you can think of) that we can refer you to. We rent sound systems and can provide sound engineers and musician referrals for your event. We deal extensively in used instruments and offer trade & consignment. We've been doing mail order sales for over 30 years and can ship worldwide.

You may have also seen our satellite booth at various festivals around the area, such as the Maryland Renaissance Festival, Potomac Celtic Festival, Southern Maryland Celtic Festival, Virginia Scottish Games, Takoma Park Folk Festival, etc...

Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about music. We're willing to go the extra mile for our customers and are happy to special-order that odd item that you just can't find anywhere else. Remember our motto: "If it's in stock, we may have it!"

Please visit our various online incarnations:
Main Website & Online Store
eBay Store
Amazon Store
HMT Blog
YouTube Channel

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At 8:23pm on March 24, 2009, Patrick Smith said…
Welcome david,

Glad to see my neighbors here.

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