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Popular Songwriting Teachers Near Pasadena

Tramane M.

Houston, TX
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Robert M.

Houston, TX
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Jesse W.

Houston, TX
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Tramane M. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Christian Gospel, Classical Piano, Ear Training, Gospel Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Organ, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Tramane teaches ages 5 and up. He believes that you are never too old to learn to play or sing. He informs his students that music is all around us. Tramane will help bring out the musical gifts that you've never thought that you've had or possessed. With his 20 plus years of teaching experience, you will receive the first class attention and skills needed to further your musical endeavors. Tramane also mentors and tutors to provide support for his students. As a teacher, Tramane believes that you must go beyond the call of duty to make sure that your job is done well by developing an open access to you, receive valuable information and resources in your musical career. He is also known to refer his students for job opportunities in the music field. He also says it is a rewarding feeling when he teaches someone and help them get started on their musical journey.

*** Lesson Details ***
You will receive personal instruction to give you positive encouragement to be the best musician or singer. Lessons will include some of the following, but not limited to. For example: Comprehensive Music Theory, how to play and or sing scales, commonly used musical terms, uses of different clefs, notation, dynamic markings, tempo, time signatures, sight-singing and reading, ear-training, and much much more!!! After 3 or 6 months you will have mastered principle elements to make wonderful music! He prefer to use two different types of curriculum. They are Bastien's and Alfred's. He provide a stress-free learning environment to help you to reach your musical goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Computer and Keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
Portable 67 key Yamaha Keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Gospel, Classical, R & B

Robert M. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

I am a Music EC-12 Certified Educator with a degree from The University of St. Thomas, working as the General Music Teacher for Stafford Elementary School in Stafford Municipal School District. My teaching experience covers many schools and programs in the Houston area, including various HISD schools as well as working for the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory school as vocal, ukulele,bass guitar, music history/theory, and piano instructor.
My background in music is mostly vocal, working in and with choirs and ensembles my entire life. I have also spread my abilities to work with Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, recorder flute, ukulele, and voice. I have teaching experience to work with instruments including Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, and most of Concert Band instrumentation. I have many experiences with different genres such as American Folk Music, Jazz (Early to Fusion), and contemporary Rock/Pop, Christian, Rn'B, and Country music.
As an Music Educator, I have the strengths of being a distinguished musician and Professional educator which provides me with advanced knowledge in my field of study and interest, teaching for every age group from pre-school to Adult as well as influencing the fun, creativity, and expression of music no matter what the instrument.
I am also part of the online instructor team which is a great convenience for students who cannot easily travel, have limited schedules, or even allergies!

*** Lesson Details ***
The music lessons will consist of a concise and strong education of their instrument as well as essential theory and history. I develop individual lesson plans for each student and subject, working on formative goals and objectives to work towards for every lesson and throughout the year. I look forward to being able to help students accomplish and enjoy their instrument, utilizing their interests and genres with a variety of texts and literature at many levels, looking to always expand my own collection to meet the needs of the students. I am comfortable with providing digital and paper materials as well as providing recordings and video studying resources with YouTube. I know in my heart and mind that I have something to offer to any student at any level in my studio, and, I am equally as passionate about providing an honest atmosphere for evaluation and positive criticism. With every lesson I always encourage brief reflection over the practice, study, and instruction, responding to every critical juncture that comes along the way. Being a certified educator and music instructor, I know that respect, understanding, honesty, human emotion, communication, and professionalism are the most critical components of a healthy Teacher-Student relationship.

Over 800 Lessons taught since 2010

*** Studio and Resources ***
I have the necessary tools to operate in and out of my studio. Within my workplace I always have my electric keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, music library, printer/scanner, recording equipment, full sound system with mixer amp, guitar amp, microphone and stand, tuner, music stands, iPad stand, and comfortable space and seating. I also have expanded my studio capabilities that is an entirely digitized database and curriculum.
I expect for the students to provide their own instrument so that they are able to practice at home. I operate on MAC OS and IPad systems that maximize the technological uses of my in home studio.
Be prepared to learn more than you ever anticipated as I provide many resources. I also push for supplemental music instruction within the lessons, adding basic training and music learning skills needed for accompaniment instruments such as the acoustic guitar, ukulele, and piano which allow for students to have a stronger understanding of their music.

Jesse W. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

I began playing guitar at age twelve when I asked my dad to start showing me a few chords. It didn't take long before I came to my own and began practicing many hours a day.

As I got more and more serious about music throughout high school I wanted to take my experience to the next level and so I auditioned for and was accepted to Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. While there I performed with the school’s Small Group Combo and Big Band.

After high school I wanted to go to the next level once again and auditioned for and was accepted to a few different music colleges but decided that Boston’s New England Conservatory was the best fit for me. Here, I had the opportunity to study and perform with some of the world’s best jazz performers and composers. As a sophomore I was a part of a group who received the Honors Jazz Ensemble award and as a senior I was awarded a scholarship for composition.

Every summer since the age of thirteen I have toured the country with a band to play music in juvenile prisons. Music is such a powerful thing and it is great to be able to use it as a vehicle for helping and serving others. This is why I have chosen to make teaching music a part of my life. I am really looking forward to helping my students discover music and discover themselves through music.

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My goal is to be able to relate to my students as much as possible. In some ways I want to be able to get into the head of the student so that we can learn and grow together. As a teacher I like to walk beside the student as much as possible as if we are both on a journey together to discover music. In this sense, I tried to be as laid back as possible. I like to take plenty of time when teaching things. Quality is so much more important than quantity.

As far as curriculum goes, I would like to bring half of it to the table and allow the student to bring the other half. I would probably pick a book that I feel fits where the student is that would help him/her learn more of the technical things (notes chords, rhythms, scales, etc). Then I would want the student to bring to the table the things that they are wanting to learn, the things that excite them about music. Preferably some kind of song. The goal of learning music is to be able to play and perform songs or musical pieces. So learning songs is an important part of my teaching process.

After six months or so it would be great to be able to build a repertoire of songs that the student can play proficiently on the instrument and then find some outlet where they would be able to perform those songs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
LivingRoom: couches and chairs and small table, parents can sit in on lesson

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in improvisation. That would include all styles of music. My improvisation education is jazz-based.

rafael b.

Houston, TX
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Andrew D.

Houston, TX
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Bo W.

Pasadena, TX
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rafael b. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

*** Studio Equipment ***
The teacher's home studio lessons are taught in his home studio with a computer, bass, guitar, electric guitar, and acoustic guitar.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Spanish Guitar, electric guitar, Bass

*** Specialties ***
Got own method non published yet, and some methods for reading, patterns and riffs

Andrew D. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, English, Guitar, Reading, Songwriting

About Me

Music is my life. As cheesy as that phrase goes, for me, it holds true. I'm Andrew. Everything I do and have been doing has been geared towards music. I've been in one working/gigging band or other without break for the past 8 years. I began intensely learning to play guitar at the age of 9 and have not stopped. The second I started learning I knew that that was what I wanted to do. Fast forward to now, and here I am loving every minute of it. I took lessons of my own as a kid, which helped shape me greatly. I then picked up bass at the age of 13.
I've taught personalized lessons for over 4 1/2 years now without a single complaint. At this point in my musical career, the majority of my experience and attitude has come from being "in the field". I've played South By South West, Westheimer Block Party, opened up for bands like the Misfits and Rage Against the Machine, shared the stage with bands like Minus the Bear and Echo and the Bunnymen, and been on tour and lived the whole life more often than not!
YOU can be an active musician. If you have the passion and desire. The first step though, is learning your instrument. Learning an instrument is something that stays with you for the rest of your life. It's an unfaltering companion that can benefit you in so many ways. I like to toss out the strict "teacher/student" regiment and create a laid back, fun, easy going atmosphere. I want to be buds and SHARE music with each other and introduce you into this world that I have grown to love so so much. There is nothing more rewarding. I promise. So let's get started!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very laid back. Your progress is directly linked to you. I will give it my all to teach you and help you, but if you don't practice or soak it in, that's on you! I hate having a tense, seminar type lesson atmosphere. Lessons with me will be easy going and relaxed. I don't want to have to put on a sweater vest and wag my finger as a I scold you. That's just not me.
However, I DO expect you to get things done. Why waste your time with lessons if you're not going to take them seriously on any level? The curriculum will be totally personalized for YOU. After all, not everybody likes the same music and style. The first lesson or two will be getting a handle on exactly what YOU want to learn and what YOU want out of it. Finding out your favorite bands/artists, guitar players, bass players, etc. There's nothing worse than being taught something you have no desire for, but having it drilled into your head week after week! So whether that be blues, folk, metal, whatever, that's the first step. With that information I'll begin constructing and laying out the rest of your lesson plan.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Although I assume you have an instrument of your own (if not I recommend getting one, it sort of helps), if you're looking to just try things out at first I have more than a few extra that I'd be happy to let you use. My teaching studio doubles as a recording studio as well. This means 2 things: if ever you would like to record some of your music you know where to go! And also, I have the means to record the entire lesson if you'd like. You'll need to supply the blank CD(s) of course. It's not a requirement to record the lesson, just an option! Basically, I have everything you could ever possibly need for music lessons here. So you're set.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitars, amps, etc. anything that would be needed I've got!

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I am versed in blues, rock, metal, folk, hardcore, acoustic-finger-style and various other acoustic styles, and more. Through teaching and experience as a working musician I have mastered most genres and styles. When sitting at home jamming in my free time, I probably most frequently find myself playing acoustic finger-style, blues, folk, or hardcore!

Bo W. Pasadena, TX

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

With over 40 years of professional playing on small and large stages I am able to offer my students a diverse range of educational resources.
I am still playing actively in bands in surrounding area.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am easy going and I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus & can have fun doing it.
I utilize various methods , which is determined by the students learning style & needs, so this can change as time goes on
(not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (& continue to do) extensive research into materials available for Piano and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best possible rate. Since each student's potential is different, each will progress differently. This is also determined by your dedication to daily practice (the more you practice, the quicker you will progress & the more accomplished you will become). This is a 'Team Effort'; I give the guidance & tools, and you practice, utilize & learn these tools, & off we go! The sky is the limit!!! :-D

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard with stand
Recording with Sonar X2, assorted mics.
I also can do demo recordings and one sheets for professionals.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Travel up to 16 miles
Portable keyboard with stand and chair

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Country

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