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Popular Songwriting Teachers Near Alexandria

Omar W.

Washington, DC
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Justin P.

Fairfax, VA
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Robert M.

Upper Marlboro, MD
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Omar W. Washington, DC

Featured on MTV, Rollingstone, BBC, NBC, VOA, ARY, Alt Press, LA times, documentaries and more. Masters certification in Songwriting and Guitar from Berklee College of Music. Teaching guitar, songwriting, vocals, sitar and music production for over 10 years. I specialize in indie, rock, pop, punk, funk reggae, ska, blues, heavy metal, musicology and Indian classical music. My lessons are customized, fun and attentive one on one.

About Omar

I am musician and a visual artist who earned a Masters certification in Songwriting and Guitar from Berklee College of Music.

As an artist I have been featured on MTV, Rollingstone, BBC, NBC, VOA, ARY, Alt Press, LA times, documentaries and more. I have been playing guitar and recording music since childhood and a classically trained sitar player and Indian classical vocalist. I have my own band in which I play guitar and do vocals. I also DJ and compose electronica.

I am a great teacher for someone who wants to write songs, or is into Indie, rock, pop, reggae, metal, hip hop, and electronica.

I love to answer questions and learn things I don't know, I know a good amount about guitar repair, improvised instrument building, how to buy a good instrument and not spend to ...

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Eric A. December 10, 2013
Guitar
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Totally successful lessons

I've been playing bass for literally decades, and when I needed to get my guitar playing up a level, I took lessons with Omar. Very useful overall, Omar knows his stuff and is excellent at communicating it. We were able to talk about chords, modes, improvisation and songwriting, covering everything I needed. I would recommend Omar highly.
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Bair S. August 15, 2013
Songwriting
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I've learned a lot about playing guitar, songwriting, recording, and singing from Omar and taking lessons with him definitely has helped me become a better musician. The lessons are interesting, fun, and really helpful. Great teacher.
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AngeloS July 12, 2012
Operations Manager for the U.S. Government

Working with Omar is great. He is very knowledgeable about different styles of music and can teach songs or music theory very well. As a singer/preformer he can teach singing, songwriting, producing and performance. He is also very friendly and accommodating, all in all making him a well-rounded instructor I enjoy taking lessons from.
Justin P. Fairfax, VA

I think every musician should be composing no matter what level they are at on their instrument. It is important for personally growth musically and in general.

About Justin

I understand that there are many desires a pupil can have about learning music, especially towards the practicality of the modern world and I hope to gear the student towards that. I have worked with children for almost a decade so I am comfortable with youth education. My experience with working with children is mostly with the Boy Scouts of America since I was 14. From teaching scouts about nature, to directing shooting ranges as an NRA Rifle Safety Officer, to eventually managing a camp. As a young adult who has just finished their music degree from collage and working to further my education, I can understand the process of learning a musical instrument and guide the student on a smoother path to their goals.

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Brent C. February 15, 2014
Music Theory
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Justin was very timely with his response and has maintained a strong reliability. he has confidence in everything he explains, and always speaks clearly, concisely, and in a manner easily understood. he never seems to mind going the extra mile for me...
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Pritisha P. February 8, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
not good and professional

He cancelled his class in last min. and ask for more money on phone then we paid.
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Dianne P. February 20, 2013
Piano
Justin is a natural teacher!!

I had a great experience learning under Justin's guidance. He really took the time to learn how much understanding I had of my instrument before he started teaching, so he knew exactly what I needed more work on. I can see he definitely tailors lessons for each individual student's needs. He was patient and introduced new ways of learning that really helped me grasp the material. Although he sticks to a general lesson-plan for each session, he gave me plenty of freedom to play around and jam. I would recommend him to anybody, and have already referred him to some friends. If you're looking for a professional, yet fun and relaxed teacher, you've found him!
Robert M. Upper Marlboro, MD

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About Robert

I am a recent graduate of Morgan State University. I am now a graduate student. I'm majoring in music education with trumpet as my primary instrument. I currently teach Music at Nathan A. Pitts Ashburton Elementary/Muddle School.Teaching for 10 years, section leader of multiple bands for 5 yrs Musical arranger, who understands all levels of students and genuinely loves to teach. Very inviting and understanding, as well as easy to talk to. Trustworthy and honest, performed in numerous groups including jazz and classical.

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I am a laid back teacher, very encouraging and and always upbeat. Students can expect to have fun, and never feel nervous. Not like an English or History class. The learning happens on both sides. I focus on making the instrument a voice, ...

Mayila J.

Washington, DC
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Jackson C.

Washington, DC
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Ethan P.

Silver Spring, MD
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Mayila J. Washington, DC

"You wind up creating from silence, like painting a picture on a blank canvas that could bring tears to somebody's eyes. As songwriters, our blank canvas is silence. Then we write a song from an idea that can change somebody's life. Songwriting is the closest thing to magic that we could ever experience. That's why I love songwriting."
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Rodney Atkins explained briefly what songwriting means. It is the ability to create something from nothing. It is a powerful gift and every gift has the opportunity to grow with continuous practice and study. Mayila will help the students find the magic within and help to foster the creativity she believes lives inside each of us. With creativity exercises, writing exercises, and the student's willingness to learn; Mayila will help you to realize your potential in the songwriting field.

About Mayila

Mayila is a native of Columbus, Ohio and has studied classical voice with premiere vocal instructors including Dr. Mary Jane Ayers of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Dr. Kathryn Hearden of George Mason University. She is currently studying music obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts of Classical Music Performance at George Mason University. Mayila has taught at Metropolitan School of the Arts, Joy of Dance, and has taught many students through takelessons. She is currently voluntarily teaching students at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and is performing locally in the metropolitan area. Mayila has had the opportunity to perform with legends such as Patti LaBelle and Earth, Wind, and Fire at the Kennedy Center and has also performed with Maroon 5 and Sara Bareilles at ...

Jackson C. Washington, DC

I am a current songwriter and poet.

I have taught and coached in the area of songwriting and phrasing (word painting) with lyrics.

About Jackson

Jackson is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is one of the most sought after male vocalist in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This exciting and versatile tenor received his degree from the University of the District of Columbia with a Bachelors in Vocal Music. He has studied Voice Pedagogy both at Oberlin Conservatory under Richard Millar and Ann Manz and Shenandoah Conservatory (CCM) Commercial and Contemporary Music with Kathryn Green. Jackson has wowed audiences with his talent and skills, performing in four languages and five genres- attracting crowds of various ethnic backgrounds.

Jackson has experience working with youth and adults in churches, and privately. He has taught music and accompanied the production "KIDS" at the Kelsie Collie Children's ...

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Keith M. October 30, 2014
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Jackson has been a superb teacher. He pushes me to become better each lesson and this has and is building my confidence even the more. I really appreciate his passion for music and how he EXPECTS me to bring my best every week and he teaches with a spirit of EXCELLENCE. I will highly recommend him to anyone
Ethan P. Silver Spring, MD

I don't have extensive experience teaching songwriting and have only worked with beginners. However, I have arranged other musicians compositions and worked with them to improve their compositions. I also compose regularly.

About Ethan

Hello, my name is Ethan. I'm a 2014 graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory where I studied Jazz Bass.

My main performance experience is in jazz settings--I've performed with jazz artists like Rufus Reid, Gary Bartz, Steve Turre, and Marshall Keys. Additionally, I've received Outstanding Soloist and Outstanding Small Jazz Combo Awards from Downbeat Magazine.
While the majority of my experience is in jazz settings, I've also taught rock, pop, funk, and gospel styles to electric bassists and classical styles to upright bassists. While at Oberlin I taught bluegrass, funk, jazz, arranging, improv, and classical lessons to 18-40 year olds. My teaching approach focuses on performance--it doesn't matter what style the student is interested in.

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Whether you are a beginner Songwriting student, intermediate Songwriting student, or advanced Songwriting student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Songwriting skills. Your choices for a Alexandria Songwriting instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Songwriting instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details ...

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