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Dennis B.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University, Washington D.C.
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
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Dennis B.

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I encourage all students to try writing music or at least coming up with their own basic ideas. I will then work with the student's ideas to help them learn how to develop an initial idea into a large more complete musical form. If the student is able to write more complete songs I will coach them in techniques to improve the structure, harmony and melody of their work. I try to demonstrate ways that they can improve their writing without simply rewriting their ideas for them. For all of this I draw on my many years of experience as a composer. I try to guide the student towards developing a process of writing music that works for them. My main goal is to help them to grow into their own musical voice rather than to simply do what I suggest.

About Dennis

I have been teaching guitar for 25 years in the Washington DC metro area. I work with students 12 years of age and up, but I am especially experienced at teaching adult students regardless of whether they are beginners or have previous guitar experience. I have performed in acoustic Celtic, new age

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Tom
Dennis has been a wonderful guitar teacher and mentor for me over the last 18 months or so. I am in my mid-50s and was starting essentially as a beginner when I signed up to work with Dennis. Thanks to Dennis' patient and individualized approach, I have made great strides and am pleased with how I have progressed. While he is a very accomplished guitarist, he is also a very experienced teacher. Dennis' teaching approach is not to ask the student to follow a rigid learning plan or replicate the journey he took to mastering the guitar, but rather focuses on tailoring the lessons to the student's abilities, musical interests, time constraints, learning modes, etc. The bottom line is that I enjoy working with Dennis each week and practicing what he has taught me.

The pandemic has obviously thrown a big wrench into the giving of guitar lessons. Before, Dennis was teaching me at his house. We now meet online using the Takelessons platform. Online lessons took some getting used to and are clearly not optimal, but I think Dennis has become more and more adept at making it work as well as possible.

I heartily recommend Dennis as a guitar teacher.
Mike M.
Dennis is easygoing and great to work with.
Mark H.
This was my first ever guitar lesson and I thought it was a blast. The instructor took the time to explain best practices and why they were so important. I also really enjoyed seeing the instructor's passion for the guitar and that passion made the whole experience even better!
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Viviana G.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish
  • Awarded Michigan National Competition of Singing from NATS (National Association Teachers of Singing)
  • Teaches students 6 to 75
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Viviana G.

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Writing a song is not easy and you must know the secrets to transform your attempt into a hit!

About Viviana

Music teacher & Italian language teacher (mother-tongue,) with several years of experience and a large number of successful students. Viviana is an awarded vocal performer, composer, and conductor but she is mostly renowned and loved as a caring music teacher. She earned a Bachelor of

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Kira C.
So helpful and kind, really explained things well.
Amber
Viviana is incredibly talented, professional, and kind. She has an amazing ability to take sophisticated concepts and make them accessible to beginners. In just six months I have learned to do things with my voice much sooner than I ever thought possible. My experience has been life-changing, and I leave every lesson feeling more empowered and uplifted than before.
Artun
Viviana is so professional and warm, she has helped me improve my voice in every way and stay positive throughout this journey. She's able to point out what's holding me back and patiently help me overcome it every step of the way. Thank you Viviana!

Amelia H.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Awarded Lynn M. Waldenland Scholarship from Northern Illinois University
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Amelia H.

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Learn basic chord progressions that you can write over 100 songs with!

About Amelia

Discover and refine your unique talent, nail that audition and learn techniques that will help you become the best performer you can be! Gain all of these skills in a relaxed and judgement-free zone. I studied Vocal Performance and Choral Music at Northern Illinois University. I am active in the

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jenine
Amazing!
Sara D.
I had wonderful time with Amelia. She is amazing and she helped me a lot!
I am very happy that I chose her.
James E.
Throughout each lesson, I learned something new about myself. She was very patient, informative, and always had good things to say about you and your acting/voice skills. She helped awaken my creative theatre mind again and I’m thankful for that. I highly recommend taking her if you want a good experience in learning or enhancing your acting/voice skills!

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Matthew K.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Fully Compitant Musician from Life
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Matthew K.

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Learn to combine the elements of story and sound together to move the listener.

Theory and Arranging for a group

Tension and Resolve

Rhythm and Song "Feel"

Harmony and mysticism

About Matthew

Matthew grew up in Austin, TX attending the Waldorf School and playing music of various styles on saxophone and guitar. For his musical education, he took 8 years of private lessons starting at age 12. His first teacher was Billy Green aka Wil Greenstreet who currently plays a residency atop th

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Jensen
so far good
Earnell
Just had my first lesson with Matt and had to come home and immediately write about it. Matt is a fantastic teacher with loads of music knowledge. He truly has a soul for music and can easily break down complicated musical teachings to a beginner level. He is extremely talented and personable and I cannot wait for my next lesson. I have not felt this excited about playing in along time and a lot of this excitement is due to how much learned in my first session with Matt and how much more I have to look forward to. Matt is a true musician in every since of the word and I highly recommend him to anyone that wants more than just to learn how to play notes but learn to play soulful, beautiful music of any genre.
Chiaki Williams
I recommend Matt to be your music teacher.
He's nice, chill, fun, easy to talk to, flexible...

I learned so much from his lessons because he can come down to beginners level.
The way he explains things are simple and easy to understand even I didn't have any music background.

I really enjoyed lessons from him. If my time works out, I would love to come back to his class again!
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Mike S.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Jazz studies. from University of Utah
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mike S.

21 Reviews
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I teach refining your songs until they are "perfect"

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of

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Logan S.
Fun time
Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
Leo F.
Leo loved jamming out with Michael! We can’t wait until next week. Leo was super focused and he normally has a difficult time listening, but Michael was great.
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Jony C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded MLK Foundation Scholarship from Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir
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Jony C.

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Many people think songwriting is all open and has no rules. Though one has a freedom to write how ever they want, there is a great just distinction between those who free write and Grammy award winning songwriters.

There is something very familiar between all the music you listen that is mainstream. The best way to describe this is to ask you to listen to a famous country song and listen to the lyrics.

In our lessons I will expose these to you. After learning from DOVE award winning songwriter Micheal Anderson, there are certain tools and ways you can improve your craft of song writings.

You will learn the structure of a songs, hooks, choosing chords to go with your melody, model interchange, modulation, and transposition.

I'm here to cheer you and support you on your journey to your musical talent and creation. I know that with my style of teaching you'll learn a lot in a fast pace to get you on your way to completing some of your musical goals.

About Jony

Hi my name is Jony Cruz, Your one stop shop for Music Lessons for Guitar (electric/acoustic) Bass, and Piano (Drums coming soon) I am here to help YOU develop your musicianship, whether it be for personal, to play with your band or creating your own composition with a NEW approach to developing

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Apple Valley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Apple Valley is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $276 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$68 average

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"Bill is a great instructor. I haven't been taught something I wasn't going to need to elevate my understanding."
Hardy
Took Songwriting lessons from Bil M.
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"Lorin helped me hone my songwriting skills immensely, by not only teaching but collaborating with me when necessary. It was refreshing to find someone who put his teachings into practical learning, where I could see the outcomes become apparent. He’s a nice dude, and is experienced equally across his fields. He guided me to making intelligent choices for equipment purchases, both instruments and pro audio gear. We first met while he was living in New York, and boy has he traveled since. I think living in so many different states, and being that well journeyed has given him good cultural depth to his work. Check out some of his own collabs with singers and musicians from all over the world...that really says it all."
Rob
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"Great first introductory lesson."
Jordan
Took Songwriting lessons from Rene T.
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"Heather gave me many great ideas as to how to structure melody and lyrics. I highly recommend her."
Karena
Took Songwriting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Avery has thoroughly enjoyed her lessons with Jordon and looks forward to continuing for many more. His approach is easy to understand, tailored to her specific needs, and yet pushes her out of her comfort zone forcing her to learn new things that will help her take her songwriting to the next level."
Avery
Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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"Cool & is really nice. Never have to ask any questions. I would very much recommend Kyle."
Colleen
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"Aleksis was a great teacher. I highly recommend him."
Sienna
Took Songwriting lessons from Aleksis B.
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"I had a great time with my first guitar/songwriting lesson with Dennis, he took the time to listen to my goals that I would like to achieve and was very informative on an approach to achieve them. He was clear in his instructions and presented more complicated methods in an easy to understand way. I'm excited for my next lesson and my development under his tutoring, and highly recommend Dennis as an instructor for beginners to the more advanced."
Arjuna
Took Songwriting lessons from Dennis A.
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"Chrissy really helps me a lot with writing melodies for my lyrics. SHe is very protove and encouraging and creative. I really think she brings out the best in her students. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Truly incredible teacher!

I love her. She is so sweet, she is amazing I would tell all my friends interested in piano, voice, music theory, songwriting or anything having to do with music, to take lessons with her. I can’t believe how much I have improved on my songwriting, voice and playing. I wish I had found her sooner. She's a miracle worker. Incredible and gracious, can’t say enough good things about Fawn!"
Amber
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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