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Steven B.

23 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steven B.

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I will teach you the basic concepts of how to compose songs and make those musical ideas of yours a reality. Through music theory techniques, progression theory, lyric concepts and ear training, we'll take that song that's "in your head" and make it into a reality you'll be proud of!

About Steven

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano, guitar or electric bass? Or maybe you've just felt like brushing up your musical knowledge and playing skills? Now’s your chance to fulfill those dreams! About Me: San Francisco Bay area pianist/guitarist/bassist; I've been playing music fo

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Sue D.
Great. He’s very talented I’m excited to begin working with him.
Lavernne
I've been taking lessons from Steven for I think two years now and he's helped me so much not only in reading music but also in ear training and in my song writing. He's incredibly patient and fun to work with. He also has a really nice cat.
Chuck B.
Great experience

Mark B.

26 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
  • Awarded King Of The Blues from Guitar Center
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark B.

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I teach and help people how to write songs at all levels. Whether you are a beginner, or more advanced and need new ideas to draw from. There is an endless reservoir of ideas and concepts to help you to create any kind of music imaginable.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. I now perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started playing guitar at age 9, and recorded 2 si

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Tomas
Best instructor ever
Scott F.
great slide lesson today - really patient and effective teaching - breaking the song down and getting into technique - thank you Mark!!
Richard D.
Great instructor, gave me tips that immediately improved my playing.

David W.

19 Reviews
Berkeley, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David W.

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About David

Hi there, and thanks for viewing my TakeLessons profile! I am excited to be a part of the team in Berkeley, CA. I started teaching lessons while in music school for Classical Guitar in 1996. From 1998 onwards, I played with a variety of musicians from Africa and Latin America, as well the as gr

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Alec
David is a talented and extremely knowledgable musician. He has a deep love and respect for the music and imparts this love on his students. Always going above and beyond, he gives all of himself in his students, making sure they not only have proper technique, but a strong foundation of knowledge about the tradition of flamenco. He is able to breakdown and explain the complexities of this arcane art form in a way that is accessible to all levels of musicians. I couldn't recommend him more highly!
Aki M.
David is patient and enthusiastic about teaching how to play the guitar. He is also encouraging!
Adam R.
Had a great experience. David is patient, explains things clearly, and really knows his stuff. Definitely recommended.

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Randy L.

92 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Randy L.

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Are you just driven to express yourself with song?
Well, for years I have helped to get people's songs out of their heads and into the world. We help you with form, syntax, lyrics, melody, hooks, and on and on.

For years I have helped folks to protect their intellectual property. We will help you copyright your songs using ECO the Electronic Copyright Office of the Library of Congress. I will never make any attempt to ensnare your copyrights.

So let's do a song and see if we're a good fit! We can record a working recording of it the first day you bring it in!

An integrated approach:
Music almost always involves several skills. Below are some of the complementary skills that I can help you with.

In my Semper Method, we always address several of them at every session. For example, we record, sing and play all the time. To sing you should be able to pick out intervals at the piano, or better yet, accompany yourself and everyone needs some music theory. So it really is all ...

About Randy

RANDY L. Teacher / Musician / Producer Are you an adult who always wished you could play or sing? Or a homeschooler who wishes you had music for your child? Do you wish you or your child could just sit down and play the music you feel? Is fear or uncertainty stopping you from playing i

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Maribeth M.
My son Liam has been Randy’s student for almost a year. Liam’s superpower is autism, and that means we work in “Liam time.” Randy is great at reading Liam and does an amazing job of helping us balance work on Liam’s music and his voice acting. Randy has taken us far, and we’re excited to see how much farther Liam can go in the next year with Randy guiding the way! I highly recommend Randy L, especially if your student faces extra challenges!
Lisa T.
Thoroughly enjoyed it and looking forward to my next lesson.
Geoff K.
Very comfortable and helpful. Looking forward to the next one.
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Taylor A.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Taylor A.

26 Reviews
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Whether a beginner or an advanced musician, I love working with students of any age and skill level. I tailor each lesson to specifically fit the student’s skills and interests, making sure that they are not only progressing but enjoying the process of making music. 

About Taylor

UPDATE: ~Due to the current pandemic, all lessons are currently online. I am still continuing with lessons and accepting new students, just online only. Thank you for your flexibility!~ About: I'm a video game composer who loves working with students of any age and skill level, whether they a

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Ming
great lesson!
Ashton M.
I just finished my third lesson with Taylor. We are doing piano / digital music production hybrid course, but we are starting with learning to read sheet music as we both agree it will be a very useful skill to have down the line when I start doing my own compositions...even if my focus is digital production.

She is a fantastic teacher, explains concepts clearly, and is patient with my slow learning curve. She also very professionally handles student progress notes, and always emails copies of all relevant notes on each lesson for easy review and practice.

I'm very pleased to have started my journey into the world of music with her as my guide. Five stars.
Geane R.
This was my first lesson, so it’’s a little difficult to critique; however, Taylor was patient with me, and ,knowledgeable, interesting and informative. I like that.

Lisa B.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Music BA with distinction from University of Virginia
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Lisa B.

24 Reviews
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includes lyric writing, music composition and arranging

About Lisa

Elementary school principal and music teacher for more than 10 years. BA in Music, Graduate degree UMET, Puerto Rico. Recording and performing experience. *** Lesson Details *** Guitar: Strum and play chords, chord progressions and songs. Singing, finger picking, basic theory, reading music, com

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Nicole H.
First lesson since I was in 8th grade. Lisa helped me get reacquainted with the instrument.
Shahzad
Lisa is kind, knowledgeable, and encouraging. She is adaptable, too, working well with a student with disabilities. We are glad we found her.
Maggie
Miss Lisa is very nice, patient and encouraging! My daughter loves her!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Castro Valley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Castro Valley is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$69 average

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"Beth is a rare gem. Warm, caring, knowledgable, and makes learning exciting! I couldn't imagine anyone better fit to teach me! I am fully confident in her and her abilities and know you wouldn't be disappointed! ☺️"
Kait
Took Songwriting lessons from Beth B.
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"The lessons with Brendon were very excellent. I was very, very satisfied."
Patrice
Took Songwriting lessons from Brendon R.
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"Ellysa is extremely knowledgeable and practical - her lesson with me was amazing. As a first lesson, we went through my existing equipment and goals for writing/producing my own work, and she gave me an online review of what we discussed next steps were for me. I’m so thankful for her clear and focused guidance!"
Ciara
Took Songwriting lessons from Ellysa R.
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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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"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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"I have had the pleasure of playing, and practicing, with Mr. Cris over the last few years. We actually took guitar class together in high school, and even then, I could tell that he was exceptionally talented. Given his family background in music, and his desire to create wonderful compositions, it was no surprise that he chose to pursue music in his life. Recently I have needed assistance with my songwriting and I have had no hesitation in bringing my work to Cris in order to gain insight into what I may need o do in order to successfully finish my composition(s). He is well educated in music, has learned from many accomplished professionals, and is extremely hard working in his craft. And finally, Cris is very patient, insightful, and motivated, when working, and/or teaching, individuals. I would highly recommend him to anyone of all ages."
Christopher
Took Songwriting lessons from Cristopher E.
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"I’ve been writing songs with Bob on and off since 1989, I think it was. He’s the best: inventive – lyrically and melodically; with a deep understanding of musical structure and a wealth of experience. Our songs have aired on several cable shows and songs of mine he produced and played on were used on NBC, ABC, FOX, public television, as well as on German TV, Sirius, and radio stations around the world. You’ll get what you paid for: Bob’s the real deal.

Karl Williams
CANNY LARK MUSIC
GREENE STREET RECORDS
“First-rate compositions,” wrote Ken Tucker ("Entertainment Weekly" and radio’s "Fresh Air") of Williams’ songs. Both "Publishers Weekly" and "School Library Journal" highly recommend Williams’ two CDs for children. "One out of thousands!” wrote a reviewer for Europe’s "Radio Marabu" of Williams’s pop/folk-rock CD, “...true, honest music…a priceless treasure for a lifetime.”"
Karl
Took Songwriting lessons from Bob W.
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"Mr. Kenneth Robinson is a professional and a knowledgeable vocal instructor. His sessions are inspiring and motivational. Having him as my instructor, my goals are being met."
Carol
Took Songwriting lessons from Kenneth R.
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"Very flexible in terms of what she can teach. A valuable resource of knowledge."
TJ
Took Songwriting lessons from Kaia N.
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"Indigo is an awesome teacher!"
Geoff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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