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Popular Songwriting Teachers Near Saint Louis

Angela H.

Hazelwood, MO
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Barry S.

Saint Louis, MO
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Richard D.

Saint Louis, MO
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Angela H. Hazelwood, MO

About Me

Hi! My name is Angela, and I teach private piano, voice, and theory lessons. I love teaching, and have taught many ages (4 to 92) and ability levels (novice to advanced). I am a dependable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic teacher. I offer lessons for 30, 45, or 60-minute weekly sessions in my home studio. I do not offer bi-weekly lessons or lessons in the student's home.

My home is a split-level, with my private living area above and my music studio below. There is a waiting area just outside the music studio, as well as a half-bath specifically designated for students and parents. The studio itself contains a piano and organ, my personal music library, and additional seating for parents. There is a full-length mirror for vocal students to watch their performance skills grow, and a gumball machine for when younger students have an exceptionally good lesson.

Making music is a skill which can bring lifelong joy to the musician as well as everyone around them. While I can easily ensure that my students enjoy music-making while they are taking lessons, my ultimate goal is that students continue to want to make music throughout their entire life, even after they stop taking lessons. I firmly believe that my job as a teacher is to train my students to be independent and self-sufficient musicians. Many teachers teach by rote, playing a passage to a student and then having the student play it back. Though this method is helpful in some situations, students who are taught in this manner often find that they are only able to play the songs taught to them in lessons, and that to learn a new song they must have a teacher by their side showing them how the song goes. In my lessons, however, students are taught to learn their own music through sight-reading, ear-training, music theory, and listening to and critiquing their own playing. Over time, this allows the student more and more freedom to make music without a teacher.

Barry S. Saint Louis, MO

About Me

There is no one too young or too old to have fun in music. My professional life as a working musician and private instructor is based on that idea. There is no one too good to learn something new, so every day something new needs to be learned. And no one too old to have a great time playing music!

My instructors from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass, my Alma Mater, gave that encouragement to me, and I pass that on to my students.

My experience has also shown me that, as those better than me teach me much, I also love to share whatever I learn that will give my students the same joy that I have received learning and playing music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a laid back approach with my students that allows them to be aware of what is expected of them without taking away the fun of getting there.

As I emphasize playing music as being fun, reading and theory(being goals to achieve) will be worked on next to the students choice of one song/tune each lesson that they want to learn.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons take place in living room; 1 six-string and 2 four-string electric basses, electric upright, acoustic six-string guitar, cables/amps

*** Travel Equipment ***
Basses and/or guitar, depending on the students needs. Amp may also be supplied.

*** Specialties ***
The styles I teach range from Rock, Pop, R&B, Funk, and Jazz. Each of those genres are inclusive of Reading, Writing, and Performance technique.

Richard D. Saint Louis, MO

About Me

Music is my life. Since the age of 16, I have studied the guitar extensively. During my high-school years I was involved in band, marching band, choir, and independent music theory. I started my first band when I was 19 in the U.S. Army, and my life has never been the same since. I played music professionally in local bands while attending UMSL and have been teaching guitar and musical performance to many students privately for the last 7 years while developing and exploring my own musical goals. Recently I have written, produced, and performed on 5 original music albums, toured from St Louis to Texas and Colorado, and have learned many things about humanity and our culture's relationship to music. Those who share a passion for music form an extraordinary community. Come take the first step toward your potential...

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect professional, expert advise from a working performance artist. One of my main philosophies is a focus on fun. If music is fun, then students will practice more - which leads to accelerating returns. My students can expect lessons tailored to their specific goals. First I will discuss with the student musical influences and genre preferences, then I will assess the student's current abilities and we will begin designing a weekly regimen of practice and study. As a product of the Internet generation, I recommend using all the tools available to my students including the Internet to further their goals. My students will also learn to perform with other musicians, so we will typically have a segment of each lesson dedicated to jam time. Whether my students aspire to be professional performance artists, impress their love interests, or just rock out in their bedrooms, I work with my students so that they can do exactly that.

*** Studio Equipment ***
one bedroom apt...hardwood floor...central room for studio...music stands, room parents to sit, chairs...

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a music stand, an acoustic guitar, my handout literature, and any other equipment (mic, stand, vocal amp, electric guitar, guitar amp) based on what my students want to learn. I expect my students to own whatever instruments they want to learn.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching acoustic and electric guitar and stage performance. I teach using handouts that I customize for students and have lessons made up around different concepts such as - learning to identify what key a song is in - how to use 3 chord combinations - learning scales and when to use them - these type of things. I usually teach based on how I learned, which includes - using the Internet to learn songs - how to figure out how a particular song is played - getting into good practice habits - etc. My genres of specialty are Blues, Rock/Classic Rock/Southern Rock, and Acoustic Singer/Songwriter. What I like to do is ask a student what kind of music or songs they would like to learn, then build them up to the level they need to be to play those songs or that style of interest.

Michael H.

Saint Louis, MO
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Bill B.

Saint Louis, MO
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Olivia F.

Saint Louis, MO
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Michael H. Saint Louis, MO

About Me

Active musician performing live and in the studio.
Band leader
Born and raised in St Louis, lived in CA 1983-2009, now in St Louis since June 2010
Completed guitar courses at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and received scholarship for music study at Dick Grove School of Music in Studio City, CA
Taught individual lessons at Musician's Institute, Hollywood, CA.
Guitarist for The Crossing - Newport Beach CA, Calvalry Costa Mesa CA, Sand Canyon Church Irvine CA (acoustic and electric)
Music Arts and general education at Meramec Community College in St. Louis, MO.
I use Line 6 guitar amps, Fender amps and various efx, Fender Strat
I have worked as a product specialist and regional manager for PRS Guitars, Gallien-Krueger Bass Amplification, Line 6, D'Addario & Co.
Musical Director for The Kids from AtoZ and TnT teens in Orange County CA during 2008-2010(a singing and dance group of kids from age 5-19)
I am capable of teaching all ages and getting results that will have you playing guitar or bass for fun or a career.
I also tutor bands in preparing energetic entertaining shows
Additional experience with pro-audio, video, stage lighting and DJ gear.

*** Lesson Details ***
I can teach you all the latest songs by any of your favorite artists; Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, any classic rock or metal songs you love, even Taylor Swift. Every lesson you take gets you closer to your goal of being a guitarist or bassist. I can help you enjoy your practicing by showing you how to make the most of 5,10, 15 min or more of practice time. I know you want to play guitar or bass for fun. There are no tests in playing music; just fun times playing. In addition, If you want to read music and understand music theory I can also help you reach that goal, your choice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Line 6 POD, DT25 amp, Stratocaster, Line 6 VariAx
Fender amps, MXR Dyna Comp, Cry Baby Wah

*** Travel Equipment ***
Line 6 POD, DT25 amp, Stratocaster, Line 6 VariAx
Jeep Liberty

*** Specialties ***
Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Electric Bass. Metal, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Blues. I enjoy and will teach any style of music.

Bill B. Saint Louis, MO

About Me

Hi, I'm Bill Boyer! I have over 12 years teaching experience, and more than 20 current students. I have a bachelor's degree in music (piano performance).

I love helping others foster their passion for music and become proficient at the piano. I can help you learn the pieces YOU want to play, whether the style be classical, jazz, pop, spiritual, etc. I can help you with: sight reading, playing by ear, chord theory, and more. I have experience with both children and adults of all skill levels.

I can't wait to hear from you and help you start your musical journey!

Olivia F. Saint Louis, MO

About Me

I have been providing private lessons and services in music and the arts for over a decade. I love my job! My philosophy of teaching is as follows: "Express your soul. Perfect your skill. Transform your world." I believe that every individual has something worth saying and the capacity to make a unique impact on the world. However, the better skilled one is, the more profound and extensive this impact will be. I am here to help you be a better you, through music and the arts!

I have a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. Over the past decade, I have taught private music lessons, performed in international and classical music groups, scored the music for professional films and served as a piano accompanist to choirs and soloists. I have also worked as a paper crafter for wedding needs and my work has been sold in craft stores.

I would be delighted to work with you.

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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 Saint Louis 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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