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Popular Songwriting Teachers Near Sacramento

David M.

Carmichael, CA
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John F.

Sacramento, CA
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Art P.

Sacramento, CA
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David M. Carmichael, CA

About David

I have been a working musician and occasional private music teacher for over 40 years. During that time I had a career in the professional audio and video industry, during which I learned how to successfully deal with people. I recently returned to school and completed a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree at CSU Sacramento. My goal is to bring excitement and enthusiasm for music and playing an instrument to my students, and to create musicians who will make and enjoy music throughout their lives. I play guitar, bass guitar and flute, and enjoy teaching all of them to all age groups.

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Playing music is supposed to be fun. Lessons include playing, so they should be fun as well. My lessons are both focused and fun. I believe you get out of music what you put ...

John F. Sacramento, CA

About John

John was born and raised near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began playing the guitar and composing music at the age of twelve. From 2002 to 2004, John attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he studied classical guitar performance and became the guitarist for the University Jazz Ensemble. John transferred to Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2004. At Berklee, he performed in guitar quartets and quintets and majored in Composition. He received his Bachelor's Degree in May of 2012.

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As a private guitar instructor, my primary goal has always been the development of each students' musical creativity. Whether a student of mine hopes to become a songwriter, composer, or jazz guitarist or if they simply wish to learn guitar for their own enjoyment, ...

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RobertH2 February 27, 2012
A great first experience ...

John has been outstanding. He's very patient yet he keeps the train rolling. My son is a beginner but he has progressed very well and enjoys his guitar sessions with John. It has been a very positive experience. John is a great teacher.
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Miak July 17, 2011
A1 teacher

John F is a kind, respectful teacher who knows his teaching methods. We really enjoyed his musical expertise and patience. He was a joy to work with and learn from- a great teacher and person.-John H
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PeterM1 May 15, 2011
John is a very talented guitarist with much knowledge of classical composers as well as compositional elements including scales and modes.John is also very personable and seems willing to teach in any format to which his students respond.
Art P. Sacramento, CA

About Art

Hey! I've been playing guitar and performing for about 20 years. I love rock/pop/metal/punk/country so that's what I focus on when I teach. I've toured around the US and Canada, my bands have performed at The Vans Warped Tour, Journey's Backyard BBQ, NAMM, and South By Southwest. I have performed with the following: Escape The Fate, The Used, Falling in Reverse, Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), Karmin, Eve6, Switchfoot, Milo Greene, Family of the Year, Toshi Yanagi (Jimmy Kimmel Band), Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), Lindsey Pavao (The Voice on NBC).

I am mostly self taught but did take formal lessons with Tommy Armstrong-Leavitt at Skips music in Sacramento. I also went to school and received my A.A. in Music from American River College.

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Kevin B.

Sacramento, CA
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Gaw V.

Sacramento, CA
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Raquela B.

Elk Grove, CA
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Kevin B. Sacramento, CA

About Kevin

Hello everyone! My name is Kevin and I am a pianist, vocalist, and instrument connoisseur. I have been playing the piano since I was 10 and taught myself how to play by ear. Growing up in a church environment I first taught myself gospel and later jazz. I personally love jazz, and this is one of my areas of strength. It wasn't until I was about 16 years old, while attending my first college, that I started exploring music in depth and as a potential career. As I started to delve deeper, I began to compose and have had some ensemble groups perform my pieces. I have arranged pieces for choirs and accompanied them as well. I also play guitar and bass guitar. As a well rounded musician I can teach you how to play the piano, how to learn music theory, how to compose and the ...

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Daniel G. June 12, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Good experience with Kevin very helpful and willing to take time to explain the fundamentals of Basic Guitar. Daniel Galvez
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Alexander N. December 2, 2013
Music Theory
Verified Student
excellent ability to work with the student

You will enjoy taking lessons with Kevin, because he adapts very well to your skill level and is very intuitive as to whether you 'get' what's being discussed. He is patient as well, just like he says.
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Sandra K. November 29, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Kevin is an excellent piano instructor who has formed a very good student/teacher relationship

During the first 2-3 lessons Ryan was easily distracted, very playful, and frustrated because structured piano lessons were not the same as banging on the piano and shouting words to a song. After a few lessons, we noticed a difference in Ryan's attention span and maturity concerning his piano lessons and school work. He is more focused and he takes pride in having a great lesson (note recognition, theory, fingering, and completing a song). Ryan is having a wonderful time in his piano lessons with Kevin! Ryan likes the encouragement and praise that Kevin gives him for a lesson well done. Kevin has even incorporated a "mini voice lessons" at the end of the piano lesson. Ryan loves it and now looks forward to his piano lessons!
Gaw V. Sacramento, CA

About Gaw

Gaw is a voice artist, music teacher, and arranger local to the Sacramento area, specializing in styles such as Jazz, Pop, R&B, and Classical. She began her music experience with the baritone at age 12, and eventually learned to play the violin, trumpet, French horn, piano, and percussion. She received her B.M. in Jazz Studies and currently working on her Master in Voice Performance at California State University of Sacramento.

Gaw sings locally in various Sacramento venues, such as Shady Lady, JB lounge and Capital Garage. She won multiple Downbeat Awards with vocal jazz ensembles at Sacramento State. She performed with Schola Cantorum under the direction of Dr. Donald Kendrick and performed with world class choir RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace). Gaw played brass ...

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Dora S. June 19, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Gaw is a wonderful instructor. I love her motivational energy
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Meredith K. April 9, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

My daughter, who is 12, learned so much from Gaw. She improved greatly under Gaw's instruction. I highly recommend Gaw for anyone looking for a teacher for their kids, or themselves! She was honest, but kind, and really encouraged my daughter to reach her potential. You will no be disappointed with her.
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Wes B. March 12, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Gaw is a Knowledgble, Caring and Talented Music Teacher

My 5 year old daughter has been taking vocal lessons from Gaw for the past 4 months. I am always pleasantly surprised as she continually teaches new techniques each week. What a great musical foundation my daughter will eventually have. additionally Gaw is always encouraging and supportive especially when my daughter wanders off key. Thanks Gaw for your inspired training and support.
Raquela B. Elk Grove, CA

Wrote for over 40 years and some of my songs charted on Billboard. Many were played on terrestrial radio all over the world.

About Raquela

I am an all-round Singer-songwriter, vocalist and performer. I teach from my humble small home here in Elk Grove, CA. I grew up right here in South Sacramento where I started singing solos in church choirs, playing guitar and songwriting since the age of 9. I studied opera (at BIOLA University) for 3 years then receive my B.F.A. in Music and Theatre from California State University of Irvine (Southern California). I moved onward and upward playing several leading roles on Broadway (New York City) for 18 years. Before that I performed in Japan, Brazil and all over parts of the Caribbean and South America. I also sung and performed at Universal Studios Florida and Disney World. My extended biography consists of being a 5 time Billboard Dance music charter, a voting member of the ...

Songwriting With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Songwriting in Sacramento and nearby areas. Learn how write songs by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Sacramento Songwriting teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Songwriting lessons.

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 Sacramento 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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