Jed K., Pilot, Engineer

Studio Member Since 2013

Whether you're just starting out or if you want to hone your skills and confidence as a musician, you need to be at Middleway. I happily stumbled upon them through the Washington Post Magazine article that described their instructional philosophy and emphasis on live performances. I was immediately excited and reached out to Manny hoping there was room for me at Middleway. It has been an incredible experience! I have progressed by leaps and bounds, growing as a musician and enjoying the collegial atmosphere of the studio. We are truly a family, not just a group of students. Manny makes it fun and he is truly is invested in the progress of his students. He goes far above and beyond the typical guitar instructor experience of 30 minutes in a small room at a music store. He makes you feel like you are his only student. He skillfully tailors his instruction to the individual, and knows how to push you to do things you didn't know you could do. The live concerts are amazing! These are top-notch productions that bring the students (and their fans!) together for a magical show that is full of energy and the joy of performing together. Middleway gets you through the nervousness of playing in front of an audience and the feeling is indescribable. I'm so glad I happened to buy that Sunday paper several years ago.