world-class music education



129 West Patrick Street Suite C Frederick, MD 21701


Current Courses Available

  • Classical Guitar

  • General Guitar, Theory and Improvisation

  • Kindermuzik: Early Childhood Music Class

  • Group Guitar Ensemble

  • General Music Theory and Ear-Training

Certificate Program available in co-operation with ABRSM and Royal College of Music. This program is available for various skill levels and involves a performance examination with ABRSM at the end of the school year.

Pre-College Program offers significant scholarship to gifted applicants who plan on studying music as a major or minor at the collegiate level. Audition required.

2019 Alumni News

Grace Elmer (classical guitar, 2017), has been accepted into Ernesto Bitetti’s studio at the Jacobs School of Music. She was previously accepted into the school in the Fall of 2017 with a full-scholarship.

Julia Siebert (classical guitar, 2018) auditioned successfully into the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin, Germany. Hanns Eisler is Eastern Europe’s premier conservatory for string playing.

Alec Green (classical guitar, 2012) has successfully graduated from a 5-year classical guitar and recording arts program at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore in Julian Gray’s studio.


Our Story

After settling in Frederick with his wife and son, the Segovia Academy’s director, Piotr Pakhomkin, saw the need for a high-level music school in the community. He recalls his own experience as a young music student: “Studying with a great master when I was a teenager didn’t just make me a better classical guitarist. The sensitivity, focus and discipline it required also made me a better citizen.”

By starting this project in Frederick, Piotr aims to provide a strong music education resource to all ages and skill levels ranging from the complete beginner to future professional musician.


“Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.”

— Albert Einstien,


"There is something to be said about wanting to learn from the best. If you want to learn classical guitar from the best in D.C., Piotr is certainly one of them." -CBS Local 2013

The Segovia Academy’s director, Piotr Pakhomkin, was rated as the premier classical guitar instructor in Washington, D.C. by CBS Local News. He holds a Master of Music degree from Johns-Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute and has 17 years of experience in music education.