If there is anyone in the Richmond, Virginia area that is looking for a great place to take private lessons for music, may I recommend Swift Creek Academy of the Performing Arts. In fact, if you live in certain parts of Brandermill and the weather is nice, you can walk to the Swift Creek Academy of the Performing Arts (SCAPA). One can take 30, 45, or 60 minute lessons and the teachers are very kind and are flexible as far what you want to get better at. Plus if you are not just interested in music, feel free to talk to them about dance, drama or possible other performing art instruction. The teachers that I had held degrees in the performing arts and played in music groups themselves.