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Popular Songwriting Teachers Near Camarillo

Melissa J.

Camarillo, CA
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Christopher C.

Camarillo, CA
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Anna M.

Los Angeles, CA
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Melissa J. Camarillo, CA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

Melissa has been singing all of her life. She began her vocal training at a very cute age, learning every song she heard, and passionately performing them for friends and family. She later went on to pursue a formal education in Classical Vocal Performance and Jazz technique from California State University, Los Angeles. While completing her Bachelors degree, Melissa was fortunate to have worked with many established artists, bands and producers of various styles, including jazz, blues, rock, pop, soul and funk. These collaborations have allowed her to hone her own voice and successfully pursue professional work.

Melissa has enjoyed the opportunity of lead local elementary school music programs, and has most recently expanded her private vocal studio Sing Your BEST Self to include skills training in piano, music theory and ear training.

Melissa specializes in LIVE improvisational performance, and can be seen performing under a stage name around the Ventura County and Los Angeles areas. Additionally, She is an accomplished songwriter, and has lent her voice to many recording projects, art collaborations, as well as, T.V. and Film.

*** Lesson Details ***
I thoroughly enjoy sharing what I've learned about music. In my voice studio, students will master the fundamentals of the voice to ensure natural, healthy singing. In my teaching approach, I seek to provide a complete experience, in which, standard vocal technique is taught with the whole singer in mind, with specific attention to the individual students needs and goals.

Singing should be enjoyable for the singer as well as the listener. Helping students to experience that joy is my intention. Music lessons are fun, energetic, and productive. You will become an empowered musician and learn to Sing Your BEST Self!

*** Studio Equipment ***
recording studio/performance space: students of all ages, keyboard, mirror, stools, dry erase board

*** Travel Equipment ***
Onsight lessons are at teacher's discretion and are reserved for advanced students, and pre-arranged coaching sessions related to student learning goals.

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained singer and teach from that method. I perform Jazz/ blues, soul/ funk and can teach these styles with applied pedagogy. I perform often and would also enjoy coaching in more modern styles of music that require microphone and stage technique. Additionally, hands on vocal recording technique would be of interest to me

Christopher C. Camarillo, CA

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Hi! My name is Christopher, or Chris for short. I am a composer, arranger, pianist, vocalist, and private tutor. I have taught private lessons in classical and contemporary piano performance, vocal performance, guitar performance, music theory, and musicianship to local students for the past 3 years. I currently attend CSUN'€™s school of music where I am a year away from obtaining my Bachelor'€™s of Music in Composition. My other experience includes teaching Confirmation classes to teenagers at St. Jude'€™s church for 2 years, and teaching English to Japanese high school students through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

*** Lesson Details ***
My philosophy when it comes to doing anything with music is that it should be fun! Whether you're practicing a piece, playing with a band, writing something new, or even learning music theory, music is primarily about enjoying yourself and the others around you. The same is true of my lessons!

The best way to ensure that you enjoy yourself is to learn what you want to learn and play what you want to play. In addition to a standard curriculum, I want you to tell me what kind of music you're interested in and what kind of pieces you want to play! Do you love classic rock? Do you love pop? Blues? Jazz? Folk tunes? Opera? Or maybe you're a lover of the classical masters? Whatever the case may be, my number one goal is to make sure you're having fun while you develop your new talents.

I'm comfortable teaching students as young as 7 years of age, although I can teach even younger if they are especially well-behaved.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I am part of a local music studio in Oxnard that is equipped with everything we'll need for our lessons; however, students MUST at least have a small electric keyboard to practice on.

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*** Specialties ***
Classical, Blues, Jazz, Improv, Original composition

Anna M. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Ear Training, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Anna M. is an international singer and songwriter. With five #1 hits in Europe, she is a sought after electro/dance singer and top line pop writer. She has released 5 independent records in the US, toured with Grammy winner, Shelby Lynne, and appeared on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, David Letterman, and the Ellen Show. She is the recipient of both a Los Angeles Music Award and Los Angeles Women in Music Comet Award and can be heard throughout film and television.

Anna has been teaching voice and piano for over 17 years. The last 5 years she has added song-writing, ear training and music theory to her list of subjects and views instruction as an important part of her own discipline as well as her contribution to other artists of all ages and skill level who are striving to learn and keep their instrument in shape. Her professional experience in the studio and on stage gives her students who want to pursue music as a career the advantage of her relationships within the industry. Don't let that scare away those students who just want to pick up an instrument or learn about their voice for the sheer joy of making music! That is the best kind of student, and MORE than welcome to Anna's practice.

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice students (all levels) will learn the Bel Canto method of proper resonation, the blending of the three registers of the voice, and forward placement. You will learn the mechanics of your instrument and increase your range.

Whether you are a complete beginner, a jazz crooner, or a screaming rock 'n roll singer, I can break your bad habits and lead you through the production of all sounds and tones you desire to make without tension, pain or damage to the voice.

Piano students (beginners -intermediate) will learn the basics of rhythm, intervals, ear training and sight reading- as well as music theory, scales, chords and chord chart reading.

Songwriters will learn how to craft a good lyric with meaning and hooks. Whether you choose to write in the folk or singer/songwriter tradition or commercial pop songs, I can take you all the way from concept to finished demo and all the steps in between, including learning an instrument to accompany yourself, or co-writers to work with if you are only a lyric and melody writer.

*** Specialties ***
Voice:
Method: Bell Canto - forward, focused placement.
Styles and genres: pop, rock, jazz, r&b.

Piano:
Method: note reading- Francis Clark and James Bastien series
non-note reading- learn how to read chord charts of your favorite pop and traditional songs.

Songwriting:
Crafted lyric, hook writing, commercial and art songs.

Fernando H.

Glendale, CA
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Steven S.

Ventura, CA
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Mike T.

Simi Valley, CA
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Fernando H. Glendale, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Mariachi, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Stage Performance

About Me

I have taught thousands of students, with some of my students being major Hollywood actors and actresses.
I'm proud to say that many of my students have also gone on to major colleges and universities.
I am a Senior teacher at Instrumental and love to make lessons fun, exciting and very enjoyable!

I have been performing and recording for over 25 years and have performed with many top name artist, bands and performers from around the world.

My education includes a Bachelors Degree from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA; an AA degree in Music from Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA; and a certificate from Musicians Institute Guitar Institute of Technology, Hollywood, CA.

I've been lucky enough to have studied with such acclaimed teachers as Michael Sweet (Stryper, Boston), Jon Finn, Joe Stump, Jim Kelly, Richard Smith, Norman Brown (Mojazz), Pat Pattison and Beth Marlis.

I teach all ages, levels, and styles including Rock, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Folk and Latin. I also teach Songwriting, Harmony and Theory. I use both the Berklee Method and the Guitar Institute method for teaching guitar.

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you're a hobbyist, looking for an enjoyable relaxing activity or looking to become a professional, I teach my lessons geared with the individual student in mind. We tailor fit a curriculum the student is comfortable with and we pursue goals the student and teacher have agreed upon. I use different method books based on the students likes, abilities and goals. I am pro active and make the lessons fun and enjoyable. Methods I am comfortable teaching, Berklee college of music, Musicians Institute, Suzuki, Mel Bay, Hal Leonard, Yamaha and many others.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home with piano, amp, chairs, music stands,

studio---small room with amp, chairs, boom box

both have guitars, basses, etc..

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an amp, sheet music & handouts (If any) and music stand.
I would like the student to provide their own guitars, picks and strings.

*** Specialties ***
Berklee method, Musicians Institute, Alfred, Mel Bay, Ernie Ball, Hal Leonard, Suzuki, Yamaha

Steven S. Ventura, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

Steven graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge. While at C.S.U.N., Steven was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, Steven has studied with many guitar greats such as Christopher Parkening and Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne). Currently, Steven is recording and performing with the virtuoso violinist Hekar Rivera and is the guitarist in a super cool instrumental Rock/Jazz/R&B fusion quartet. In addition to performing, Steven teaches guitar at his studio in Ventura. Also, Steven is the head of the music department at North Hills Preparatory School and teaches guitar workshops at the Ventura College Institute.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are available for all ages, styles and skill levels. Beginners are encouraged to apply. Students will have fun while reaching their musical goals. Students are taught to be musicians and artists through the study of the guitar. Students will learn cool songs, improvisation and music theory. I really love teaching music because I think music make the world a better place!

*** Studio Equipment ***
More information upon booking

*** Travel Equipment ***
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*** Specialties ***
I am able to teach all styles from blues to jazz and all points between. My areas of expertise would most likely be in hard rock, metal, rock/jazz fusion, classical guitar, improvisation, songwriting and application of music theory.

Mike T. Simi Valley, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

My name is Mike T. and I'm a professional musician of 10 years. I started playing piano at the age of 8 and studied classical, rock, pop, ragtime, blues, and impressionistic styles. At the age of 11 I got my first drum set and started jamming to bands like Metallica, Foo Fighters, Blink 182, NOFX, Black Sabbath and of course Led Zepplin. By the time I reached the age of 21 I was a well established, mutli-instrumentalist.
I then attended Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA where I honed my skills as a drummer and overall musician. I can now play all styles of drumming from Rock and Metal, to Latin and Jazz, to Reggae and Funk..you name it. I also studied Harmony & Theory, Ear Training, Technique, Sight Reading, and Performance. I graduated in 2010 and never looked back. I've toured the country with numerous rock bands, recorded many albums, and taught hundreds of students.
I've been teaching now for 5 years, and let me tell you I've seen it all. From a crying 5 year old who cant play a scale to a born natural with skills only a prodigy should possess. My main goal as a teacher is to intrigue my students with the art of music. I keep my lessons fun, interesting, and informative. Each one of my students receives a custom lesson plan based on their skill level and musical goals. I'm very personable with my students and always make sure they enjoy what they learn. I teach students how to play songs they desire as well as basic progressions and song structure. I also teach the importance of time keeping, technique, reading, and performance.
So if you're looking for a great teacher with a commitment to his students and a passion for the shaping musical minds look no further. I'm the teacher for you.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm easy going and relaxed, yet strict when called for. I use all sorts of curriculum in my piano teaching, from beginner books to advanced classical pieces. I teach the importance of good technique, reading skills, rhythm, and improvisation. My goal for my piano students is to make them knowledgeable, skilled, and well-rounded individuals. With me as your teacher I can expand your musical mind and help you reach your goals.

For drums I teach basic grooves to complex rudiments and fills. I stress the importance of rhythm, groove, tone, technique, and reading charts in all of my lessons. You can pick out songs that you wanna learn and ill show you how to play them correctly. Drums are difficult for any person to pick up, but i make the process a while lot easier by catering to each student and pushing them to play their best. Practice makes perfect in this game.

*** Studio Equipment ***
drum set and keyboard at home

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a drumset or keyboard if necessary

*** Specialties ***
For piano I specialize in classical, hip-hop/r&b, and modern rock.

For drums my specialty is rock, metal, jazz, reggae, pop, hip-hop/r&b, and funk.

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