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Popular Songwriting Teachers Near Saint Louis

Angela H.

Hazelwood, MO
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Richard D.

Saint Louis, MO
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Michael H.

Saint Louis, MO
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Angela H. Hazelwood, MO

About Angela

Hi! My name is Angela, and I teach private piano, voice, and theory lessons. I love teaching, and have taught many ages (3 to 93) 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 ...

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stephanie S. August 4, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Mrs. He is awesome!
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Kathleen N. June 21, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Angela moves at a pretty good clip, which is fine with me. I appreciate that she is tailoring the lessons to suit my abilities, rather than a one-size-fits all approach. I feel like I am a part of making choices, when appropriate. At the same time, Angela is confident in respectfully voicing a different opinion, and explaining it. I'm also taking piano lessons with her and appreciate her finding occasions to combine voice and piano opportunities.
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Ellen W. June 3, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Both my daughter and I are taking singing lessons from Angela. We've been take the lessons for one year and half. Angela is a great teacher. Before I took the lessons, I couldn't sing, by learning from Angela, my singing skill has been improved a lot. My daughter and I are enjoyed the lessons very much and it's great experience to learn from Angela. Thanks! Angela.
Richard D. Saint Louis, MO

Students interested in learning songwriting can explore many different styles and approaches. I have been writing songs for more than 8 years and have recorded 6 full length albums of original material in a variety of genres including rock, blues, country, reggae, bluegrass, Americana, and folk. My students can expect thorough instruction and study based on classic and modern songwriting techniques in the genres of interest. We will study "music first" songwriting, "words first" songwriting, and improvisational techniques, as well as "cut and paste multi-tracking". Poetry, prose, nonsensical, call and response, storytelling, and traditional are all avenues of exploration.

About Richard

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 ...

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Noresheca M. October 5, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My 16 year old son has been taking guitar lesson with Richard D. for a few months now. First I must say Richard is a extremely nice person. My son think he is a cool guy and looks up to him. My son never played the guitar prior to lesson with Richard, now I can actually hear a song when my son play his guitar. Thank you Richard::::
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Lynne Z. March 7, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Perfect fit for my daughter

My 17 year old daughter recently began taking lessons with Richard D., and we couldn't be happier. He is patient and encouraging, and he makes learning fun. She really appreciates the fact that he encourages her to work on music that she likes rather than telling her what songs to learn. He obviously knows his instrument, and clearly enjoys passing on his knowledge. A+ for this teacher!
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JohnY March 6, 2014
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Very good at what he teaches, know a lot about the guitar.
Michael H. Saint Louis, MO

compose melody and chord progressions that make musical sense, learn to create song arrangements using intros, verses, pre-chorus, chorus, bridge and outros, all styles of music

About Michael

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 & ...

David M.

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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David M. Saint Louis, MO

Classical composition and form, jazz composition including scoring and arranging. Other styles include pop, rock, and blues.

About David

Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with Robert C. Howard and classical guitar with Larry Bolles. From 1990 through 1993, he attended Webster University, and became only the second composer in the school's history to receive the BM/MM Scholarship. While at Webster, he studied composition with Dr. Kendall Stallings, Robert Chamberlin, and Kim Portnoy, Jazz History with Paul Demarinis, and 18th Century Counterpoint with Dr. Eloise Jarvis. During his education, he performed with many student ensembles and sat in on master classes by ...

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Martin F. October 24, 2014
Songwriting · In studio
Verified Student
I've been learning songwriting and music theory from David and it couldn't be any better. He's very professional and personable, and he makes sure to work with you, not above you. He shows a genuine enthusiasm for his students' musical interests and formulates instruction around them. David encourages questions, which creates a comfortable and effective teacher-student interaction. Between my weekly lessons, I find myself impatiently counting down the days until my next scheduled lesson. While the genre of songwriting that I've been working on with David's guidance has been contemporary Christian, I'm sure that he would be an effective teacher in any genre, whether the student were writing songs or playing them.
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Geralyn P. July 1, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
After the initial panic of trying to learn something at such a ripe old age I was reassured by other reviews that David would be the best bet. They were correct and I recommend him to any age group. After a welcome at the front door assuring me that I was at the right location, he excels in making you feel comfortable. He listens to questions and told me no question was stupid. Takes everything at your speed and recaps from the week before. Is thorough and stops you when finger placement is not correct so you don't begin bad habits. Looks up and acquaints himself with the songs that you want to learn and will stop covering a certain area if you do not want to learn it. He sends you home with just the right amount of practice work and after 3 lessons I feel like I'm getting all of what he's teaching and am improving and adding on more lessons. So happy that I chose David.
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Don D. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
My Outstanding Journey

I can't say enough about what I have learned over the past year. To be able to play the gift of music and understand the foundation of it's existence, is truly an edifying experience. My instructor has been absolutely fabulous. His patience, knowledge and his keen ability to translate his knowledge to the specific level of understanding of his students, is nothing short of great. Kudos to you all for having the resident talent to make my, and others, dreams of learning to play music a reality.

Best of wishes to all this upcoming New Year.
Bill B. Saint Louis, MO

I love helping others write music. I can teach you how to get your musical ideas from your head onto sheet music, and even produce high quality recordings to CD or online media. I have music notation software and high quality recording equipment for audio production, and have produced a number of CDs and online media.

About Bill

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!

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Bill B. October 16, 2014
Piano · In studio
Bill is such a great teacher and truly loves to teach. He shows patience, kindness and has a real talent he shares with his students. My daughter was a mediocre piano player until Bill started to teach her, the transformation is amazing . The other day while my daughter was taking a lesson I was on the phone. The person could hear the piano playing and asked who was playing? I told her it was my daughter. The lady was very complimentary and before we ended the conversation she told me again to tell my daughter how beautifully she played.

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Bill B. October 16, 2014
Classical Piano · In home
Our boys (ages 12 and 14) have had Bill as their piano teacher a total of 3 years, two years in the beginning until he relocated out of the area, and now we are back with him since his return. He challenges and encourages them in their piano studies, in both piano performance and theory, and he is a very accomplished musician himself. We couldn't be more pleased to have Bill instruct our boys.

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Olivia F. Saint Louis, MO

Learn how to write a radio-friendly song. Lessons will include tips for keeping your song short and sweet, training in poetic and rhythmic lyric writing, counsel in choice of instruments and instruction in how keep your songs appealing, given current radio trends.

About Olivia

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 ...

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Maggie C. September 11, 2014
Piano · In home
Olivia is a wonderful musician, but more importantly - she's a truly gifted teacher. She respects children, and she has the intuition to clue in to each one's interests and abilities. We engaged her for in-one lessons for a school year, and I saw her interact and heard the reports from 3 children: my 6th grade son and his friend and 4th grade sister. She taught my son on his small keyboard - not a piano - and the only reason we stopped was that she moved away. She made the theory interesting enough to hold his attention, taught him the basics of composing your own music, and gave him fun exercises to hold his attention. She organized and held a Christmas recital and reception for all her students. At the end of the school year his school class performed a musical, and she even took one of the numbers, adapted it to his level, and turned it into a duet he performed with his friend, another one of Olivia's students. He started the school year not knowing about middle C and ended the year with an understanding of basic musical theory, knowing how to play dozen beginner to intermediate songs, several chords, and 2 performances under his belt. I highly recommend her.
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Dower C. September 8, 2014
Piano · In home
Olivia taught my son Piano for about 4 years when she was in Rochester. She is a lovely and patient young woman who is great with kids. I've seen my son grow from a beginner to a pretty decent pianist under her guidance. She was very flexible with our time and worked hard to fit our schedule. She would still be his teacher is she hadn't left, so our loss is your gain.

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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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