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I have been teaching songwriting for 30 years.
I have studied with world class songwriters.
We work on song forms, lyric writing, harmony and melody.
I have an easy style and like my students to enjoy their lessons.
So you want to play an instrument? Well I have taught for over 40 years and have developed special programs for you on piano, guitar, bass, voice and other instruments for you to learn. From easy beginner to the most advanced, I will help you to learn the songs you love! Whether we use the most modern technology in my professional recording studio or just some chords or perhaps learning to sight read something for a talent show, I can take you all the way to the highest performance level. Your goals are my goals.
I have studied with some of the most famous teachers in the world, including Charlie Parker's pianist Walter Bishop Jr. and Dizzy Gillespie's musical director Mike Longo, among many others.
I also have the experience of over 400 gigs a year to bring to ...
Having written songs all her life, Crystal now coaches beginners through the process of generating their own work. She has done this in individual tutoring sessions, as well as in Rock the Classroom - a songwriting/literacy course for grades 3-6.
Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical theater, jazz, classical, rock, pop and soul styles. Her performing career has taken her from L.A. church meetings to London’s Houses of Parliament.
Crystal hails originally from Los Angeles, CA - where her musical parents gave her a head start by including her in the family business the moment she was able to contribute. She went on to study classical voice, piano and music theory at The Boston Conservatory of Music. After concluding her studies in London, she returned home and ...
I am a professional songwriter who is signed to a national record label. Check out my projects Grandfather Child and the New Mercies to hear my songwriting styles. Although these projects lean more on rock and RnB, I can teach many different genres.
Hello! My name is Lucas and I am a very smart guy who is also nice. I have years of experience teaching and have an enthusiastic passion for it.
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I would provide my own instruments, instrument stands, music stands, music paper and writing materials.
I would expect/prefer students to provide their own instruments and musical listening equipment (CD player, iPod, etc)
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I can teach a wide range of styles including but not limited to rock, jazz, blues, funk, classical, country, and different 'world' music styles. Some examples are Latin/salsa and African guitar and percussion. I also specialize in teaching musical improvisation, songwriting, composition, and production.
I use student-specific musical instruction texts ...
Learn to write songs, find your creative voice in melodies and emulate your favorite songwriters!
Nicolette has a BA from UCLA in Ethnomusicology, and a background in both classical violin and bluegrass fiddling. She has taught privately, in camps and schools for over five years, with students of all ages and levels. Nicolette also writes and arranges her own music both for her band, Alto, and other ensembles. In her lessons she encourages ear training, sight reading, and improvisation, to help her students become the most well-rounded musicians they can be! Whether you need basic violin training, help with songwriting, or want to learn to fiddle, Nicolette has the experience and methods to help.
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In lessons you or your child will learn basic classical violin technique side by side with American folk styles including bluegrass fiddling. Important lessons ...
Graduated from the Musicians Institute and released five albums of original material, spanning many genres, such as: Funk, Jazz, Metal, Electronic, Acoustic and Experimental; also, one album of covers, including pieces by Paul Gilbert, Frank Zappa, J.C. Bach, Randy Newman, Bernadette Peters, Parliament, etc.
Recorded with notable artists, as well as new up and comers, such as: Marco Minnemann, Ric Fierabracci, Laura Vall, Morgan Agren, Genevieve Artadi, Paula Stefanini, Jordan Ferreira, James Max Thompson and Raia Braziel!
*I have a vast quantity of examples that demonstrate my work, but unfortunately TakeLessons does not allow links to be posted in the description. I will however attempt to post as many videos, relevant to this and other skills for which I am available to teach.
Lee W began taking private lessons in guitar at the age of nine and continued to do so until graduating from the guitar program at The Musicians Institute, which also included classes in recording engineering and mixing/mastering. Throughout those years, he also began taking private lessons in other instruments such as bass, drum and piano.
As a dedicated artist he has released six albums, four of which under his own name and two under his band's name "Rejectionary Art". These albums span stylistically across many genres, including: Jazz, Funk, Metal, Avant-garde, score written for a live theater performance and most recently an album of cover songs with material ranging from J.C. Bach to Frank Zappa. Appearing on Lee's albums are many highly esteemed musicians, ...
I will teach you how to express yourself through music and show you how to create songs you are proud of.
My degree and my experience in teaching people of all types of learning styles qualifies me to teach you the principles of music theory and the chordal and modal vocabularies you need to take your compositions to the next level.
I will increase your chord and progression vocabularies; teach you the concepts of rhythm sets and structure; familiarize you with triads, modes, scales; and show you how to construct melodies, harmonies, and riffs for your songs.
I can also teach you how to compose for other instruments such as drums, bass, vocals, piano, and more.
If you want to take it to the next level, I can teach you how to read sheet music, how to create chords using intervals, and how to identify and transcribe music by sound through ear training.
Your progress and enjoyment is my primary concern. You can be sure that you will progress dramatically if you follow my instructions and practice guidelines.
Whether you are a beginning guitar student, a songwriter hoping to enhance their compositions, or a veteran player hoping to hone their skills, I can help you achieve your goals and become the musician you want to be.
If you have been wanting to start a band or simply play with friends, I can also teach you the fundamentals to playing in a group.
Music is fun; practice should not seem like a chore. I make it manageable for you by breaking down the techniques you need to learn into simple exercises that you can apply to the songs you want to learn.
My lessons are 100% customized to your needs and what you are ...
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."