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The gold star standard in music education!

Starwish Music School is located in the heart of historic Occoquan Virginia. We provide Virtual and in person lessons for Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, Percussion, and Piano. We provide the highest quality music lessons available in the region! We do this by customizing the lesson curriculum based on the students needs. We build a program based on the students level and genre of music. It's like having your own music personal trainer! We draw from many resources to provide the best approach for each individual. Special needs students are welcome! Everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and respect. We have experience in teaching students with a variety of special needs including Autism, ADHD, and also the visually impaired. 


Lessons With an Array of Instruments

From Strings to Piano to Percussion, we offer lessons in many different instruments.

Meet the Owner and Instructor

Kareem Darwish is a musician, composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Originally from NY,

he has been teaching and playing professionally for more than 25 years.

Testimonials from

Our Students

“Kareem is an excellent guitar teacher. My daughter has learned so much, even virtually! Kareem has a great rapport with teens, teaching with empathy and enthusiasm.”

Lisa G.

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