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Popular Songwriting Teachers Near The Lakes

Paul P.

Henderson, NV
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Stanley D.

Las Vegas, NV
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Glenn W.

Henderson, NV
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Paul P. Henderson, NV

About Paul

I grew up and went to high school on Long Island , New York, and started playing guitar around 12 years old. I received an Associates degree in Music from Suffolk College in New York and attended UNLV for a B.S in music composition. I also enjoy reading and writing , and believe in using any and all resources available to become a better player. We should always keep learning !

I have been teaching private guitar lessons for 3 years now. I teach piano as an after school program in group settings and teach music theory and guitar at the Nevada Art Academy in Las Vegas.

My teaching style is diverse, I like to pull ideas from all kinds of sources so that I can relate things easier and hopefully make learning more fun. I also stress the importance of being disciplined and focusing on ...

Stanley D. Las Vegas, NV

I have written over 1,000 musical compositions (many recorded).

About stanley

I HAVE BEEN A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN, COMPOSER, RECORDING ARTIST , MUSIC TEACHER (PIANO, BASS, GUITAR & CELLO) FOR OVER 4-DECADES. I use a "situational approach" in teaching and gear my lessons towards making lessons & Music FUN!!! I stress "collaboration" with all students and build a strong foundation with a goal towards performance and a thorough knowledge regarding theory, harmony, reading skills and self-motivation.

I have multiple music, music therapy and sound technology (studio) certifications from: Kansas State University, State University of New York (New Paltz), Catholic University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) & UNLV (University of Nevada Las Vegas). I have an extensive background in individual student teaching as well as group leadership ...

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Suzanne H. April 23, 2014
Upright Bass
Verified Student
Simply Fabulous

After a few disappointing attempts to locate a music teacher for my 11 year old I almost gave up, but then we found Stanley. He is truly a gem. You cannot ask for a better teacher. My child's playing and understanding has greatly improved under Stanley's tutelage. We definitely recommend Stanley, you won't be disappointed.
Glenn W. Henderson, NV

Reading the detailed "About" section below should give an aspiring singer/songwriter all the information relevant as to how and what I teach, with regard to vocal performance and technique. I have associated with published songwriters my entire 40 year career, and have gathered viable and pertinent knowledge of the craft that I can now pass along to a new era of writers. We will unpack the secrets of good songwriting, and we will write songs. We have the capabilities in my studio to record and mix your songs as well. I have co-written songs with my students that have been nominated for rewards in Nashville. Look at our sessions as practical, relevant clinics that will produce original musical material that will be heard, as you absorb the knowledge you need to be successful in this genre. To capsulize my mission statement as an instructor: You WILL be a better singer/songwriter and performer. THIS I GUARANTEE!!

About Glenn

I have been active in the entertainment industry since the age of 12, when I gave my first professional performance. Prior to that I was already being introduced to music with years of guitar, and then vocal instruction. I do not remember a time of my life when I was not singing somewhere; in the house, in the yard, in the classroom. That is perhaps why I identify so well with the young people who gather so much enjoyment from "just singing" at every opportunity. I studied professionally for over 10 years with renown soprano and voice teacher Sylvia Jensen, who was instrumental in the enhancement of my vocal knowledge and technique. She is now the Director of Education for the Miss Ohio pageants of the Miss America competitions, elevating many young ladies to the national ...

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Michelle O. November 13, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Glenn style for teaching is spot on. Encouraging positive and great feedback with positive criticism. Helping my daughter reach her full potential and with humor love and kindness. Great environment to improve anyone's voice at any level. Highly recommend him.
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Julie B. November 7, 2014
Singing · Online
Verified Student
We have only had four lessons so far, but they have been great.
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Sherry B. October 30, 2014
Singing · Online
Verified Student
My daughter is 14 years old. She has been taking voice lessons for the past two years. We moved to a very suburban area where there were no voice teachers close to our town. We tried online lesson with Glen for the first time. We are re-signing up. My daughter and I are pleased to find a instructor as gifted as Glenn.
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Sharon T.

Las Vegas, NV
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Andrew C.

Henderson, NV
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Nick B.

Las Vegas, NV
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Sharon T. Las Vegas, NV

From Beginner writing to professional writer

About Sharon

Sharon T. is a professional singer, international recording artist and songwriter. She released her first single here in the US in 2003 and reached number 7 in the Tower Records€™ chart. Her single €œTell Me€ a dance version of the Philippines€™ legendary composer/producer Louie Ocampo's composition was released in Europe in 2004. This landed Sharon T gigs in London, Burgundy, France and Italy. Sharon T is currently with Kult Records, a New York based recording company and is soon to release her own composition €œDon€™t Tell Me€
under the same label. She is also in a joint venture with Dauman Music, Universal Music Group doing songwriting and musical arrangements.

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Diana C. July 20, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Sharon is an amazing teacher! She taught me how to gain more power within my voice and better to hit the high notes I would most definitely recommend her to anyone who's serious about learning to sing better
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tanya M. May 21, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Sharon was absolutely fabulous and got my son prepared and confident for his auditions!! She was always on time, easy to reach and sincerely took a personal interest in preparing him to be successful in his immediate goals but also has given him the tools to continue to practice on his own and hone his skills. I would absolutely recommend her and she more than exceeded our expectations!!
Andrew C. Henderson, NV

the art of writing

About Andrew

Andrew is a multi-instrumentalist (with focus on electric, acoustic, and nylon-string guitars) from Pennsylvania that settled in Las Vegas with his wife in the autumn of 2013. After completing a music degree in Los Angeles in 2008, he spent one year in L.A., composing music for The Weather Channel, and backing a singer-songwriter that performed at venues all over the city and regularly on a few local TV and radio shows. In the summer of 2009 he and two of his fellow graduates began working as orchestra and top-40 band musicians for a well-known cruise line. One contract grew into ten, eventually spanning five years, three cruise lines, and 70 countries spread across five continents, while playing different shows every night, from instrumentalists and singers of every genre, to jugglers ...

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Howard N. July 25, 2014
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
We relate. He is teaching me music theory as well as the instrument. I am well pleased with our sessions.
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Howard N. July 5, 2014
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
On time. Showed me that my uke was flawed and needed to be replaced. Started with the basics. Explanations clear. Left homework for next lesson. Session was encouraging.
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Kevin K. May 20, 2014
Mandolin · In studio
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Nick B. Las Vegas, NV

I will show you tried and true methods that are calculable to write songs that will sound just like your favorite hit song.

About Nick

About Nick:

He is a full-time professional musician who has taught hundreds of students how to play.

Nick has also transcribed over a dozen books for the Hal Leonard Publishing Co.

He has spent time as a private guitar and bass instructor at an accredited Conservatory of Music, two music stores, three private schools, as well as in his own private studio before relocating to Las Vegas to pursue more playing opportunities!

His playing experience includes, but is not limited to: original funk/rock/fusion groups, jazz ensembles, metal bands, improv bands, and various cover/tribute bands. His performance experience has found him entertaining on large festival stages throughout the midwest, as well as intimate club and casino gigs, private parties, corporate events and weddings. ...

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Ricky G. May 14, 2014
Guitar
An excellent teacher and guitar player at the same time

When I first approached Nick I was a complete newbie and had no idea what I was doing on the guitar. Not knowing how to truly spend my practice time, read notes or even hold the pick correctly, Nick taught me the basics from the first lesson and eventually so much more. Ultimately, he helped realize a level of playing I couldn't have achieved on my own.

With that said, many things impressed me about Nick. First and foremost of these was his versatile and creative teaching style. He consistently adapted each lesson to fit my level, interests and problem areas. Whatever I needed to work on he made sure the lesson was spent wisely so I could get the most out of my time with him and address those issues that would improve my overall level of playing. If a technique or musical piece wasn't improved on after one or two lessons, he made sure to go back to it in subsequent lessons until he was convinced I was able to play it properly. He never settled for something being played in an average manner, but constantly pushed me to master the issue at hand. At the same time he made sure I was always being challenged with new material to continue building on my skills and in the process would not become bored.

Secondly, Nick is an outstanding guitar player who not only has amazing technique, but is well versed in his knowledge of the instrument and the many ways it can be played. He's not a one sided guitar player who only sticks to a single variety of playing, and I feel that gives him a unique ability to provide well rounded instruction to his students. When I was being taught by Nick I truly felt that I was being taught by a teacher who knew what he was talking about and could provide the best instruction possible.

Lastly, supporting his abilities on the guitar is Nick's knowledge of music theory and ability to make it both easy to understand and fun to learn . Learning about the theory behind the instrument aided my understanding of the guitar and gave me an additional layer of knowledge that I didn't think I'd ever get from a guitar lesson.

In the end Nick guided me in correcting many errors that I had ingrained into my playing from hours of incorrect self-practice and helped me vastly increase my skill level on the guitar. I can honestly say that had it not been for him I would never have gotten out of the beginner stage, nor would I have been able to learn as much as I did without his help. If you want to learn guitar or improve your skills I highly recommend getting in touch with Nick and taking lessons with him. He'll help you learn the instrument on both a macro and micro level that will improve your playing abilities and knowledge. Whether you're a beginner or advanced he'll make sure you master the proper techniques given your skill level, while still making the lessons enjoyable and introducing you to material that will test your limits.
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Chandler C. May 13, 2014
Guitar
Fantastic Teacher!

Nick is a fantastic teacher! I had him teach me guitar a while back for a few years and I've learned so much more from him other than just learning how to play! I've learned how to write music, memoriation and finger techniques to play, tips and help to play on stage, and so much more! He's a great teacher and a fun and awesome guy! I highly recommend him as your guitar teacher!
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Jennifer R. May 11, 2014
Bass Guitar
I learned a lot from Nick!

I learned so much from Nick. He is an excellent teacher, one I highly recommend.

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