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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Lao Tzu
You may be just getting started in music. Or, you may have been working on your craft for years. Wherever you find yourself, we'd love to help you take your next creative step.
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Startsong Studio (Jen & Dave Hawley, est. 2010) is located in Germantown, MD. We exist to help people of all ages develop and strengthen their musical curiosity, creativity and confidence. We love sharing our seventy-plus combined years of music experience with amazing people like you!

We offer in-person and online music lessons, and other musical services such as recording production, consulting and community events. We also love sharing our own music with others.

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CONGRATULATIONS to our 18 students who completed our 100 Day Playing Challenge
we are proud of your accomplishments



"I started working with Dave when I joined the church choir about 15 years ago. His mentorship has helped me graduate to the worship team. Both Dave and Jen have helped me to develop better vocals, and a better understanding of music theory and performance.

I started taking guitar lessons with Dave and piano with Jen. Their lessons have helped me become a better player. They are both very positive and encouraging, which helps a lot when you are trying to grasp something new. They find different ways of explaining things to better help you understand the material. 

I highly recommend working with Startsong Studio!"

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