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Paul S.

9 Reviews
Novato, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Paul S.

9 Reviews
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I have been teaching bass and composition for the last 10 in many different styles of music such as: rock, jazz, funk and folk/americana. I am here to help you achieve your goals as a musician! We'll start with what you are currently interested in and expand outwards from there. Feel free to message me and we'll take it from there!

About Paul

I am a composer, professional musician and music educator. I have recorded and performed with many different artists, but am best known for my work with the Central Coast band Still Time. Starting in 2004, Still Time steadily expanded from a local college band to a national touring act and we succe

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Nadia S.
Paul has been an incredible teacher. He is helping me learn the guitar and I’m a lot further ahead then I thought Id be. He is also helping me with my song writing and composing. I highly recommend him.
Jeffrey
absolutely brilliant bass player. he's great at breaking things down in a way that you'll understand and he's extremely supportive.
Robyn
Inspirational! I love working with Paul. He is patient, fun, and incredibly talented and versatile.

I have improved so much working with him-- and he's also a really great person and all around cool guy.

Lars R.

11 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Master of Arts in Music from San Francisco State University
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
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Lars R.

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What is a song to you? My historical knowledge of the musical medium known as song is well developed, and it would be a pleasure to share it with you. Let's explore different forms, linguistic effects, accompaniments . . . the song is a small form, but very potent!

About Lars

I began to teach guitar at 16 years of age. I have taught seven- to 60-year-old students in a wide variety of styles. I studied jazz guitar primarily with Randy Vincent, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's greatest guitar players, and continue to broaden my horizons under the guidance of Matthew Gr

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Abhi D.
Lars is an awesome instructor. Very knowledgeable and also very articulate with his instructions. I highly recommend him. I am an absolute beginner and yet he was able to share so much in the very first lesson itself! He also makes learning fun.
Subhabrata D.
very good!
Subhabrata D.
Very focused lesson
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Autumn Maria R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2012
  • AA in Liberal Arts from Madison College
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Autumn Maria R.

5 Reviews
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Learn how to compose, part write, and produce a full album!

About Autumn Maria

I'm Autumn Maria. I'm passionate about everything music! I teach and tutor EXCLUSIVELY online in my virtual studio. When I'm not composing, I keep busy playing in community orchestras and ensembles in Wisconsin. I spend my spare time indulging in web design, studying languages, comparin

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Stacey H.
Autumn's musical knowledge and musicianship skills are superb. She is very experienced and professional with an obvious love of music and she has the ability to instruct, inspire and motivate.
She is very patient and communicates creatively and with enthusiasm, and also has a wonderful sense of humour. Autumn teaches my 6 yr old daughter piano and my daughter is excited about seeing Ms. Autumn, she counts the minutes to when lessons start.
JAN
Autumn Maria is an excellent musician and composer who is pleasant and easy to work with.
Purvi
I have had 2 classes with Autumn Maria, so far a great experience! This is my first time taking piano lessons and enjoying it very much!

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Reina M.

82 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language, Spanish
  • B.A. Music from Seattle Pacific University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Reina M.

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If you have something to say, I can help you say it musically. In songwriting classes you will learn how to write a song you can be proud of. These classes are tailored to the individual artist, and can be added in to the curriculum of any singing or vocal training class.

About Reina

Note****I am currently only accepting schedule-as-you go students for the month for January. Please feel free to message me with any questions you have. I look forward to working with you! ❤️ In your lessons we can work on beginning vocal technique, artist development, increasing vocal range, au

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Michelle R.
Tatianna M.
Super fun and informative classes.
Noelle K.
Even though we had some technical issues with the online training, Reina was able to work with my daughter using my cell phone to give her her first lesson. She could not see what my daughter was doing, so she explained every thing in detail. Hopefully the technical issue on our end will be resolved for her next lesson.
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Glynis D.

68 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Associates of Arts in Professional Music from Southwestern Community College School for Music Vocations
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Glynis D.

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I love to write and arrange music. It can be really fun if you have a few more tools.

About Glynis

Glynis has been reading music since before she knew how to read words. Her mother started teaching her piano lessons at age 3, and she started taking voice lessons at age 7. She learned from an early age to practice every day. She has taught all levels and ages of piano and voice for many years. Gl

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Seher S.
Thanks for the lesson! I'm really glad that I have some improvement, and hope to go further with you!
Gigi T.
Glynis is such a good Teacher. She’s very knowlegeable and down to earth all at the same time. She can pinpoint where you need to improve and help you get there quickly. I look forward to future classes. I have no doubt my voice will improve with her help.
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Elena D.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Vocal Studies and Vocal Performance Certificate from Musician's Institute
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Elena D.

24 Reviews
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I am first and foremost a singer/songwriter. I can help you discover all the possible song structures and song parts, sure, I have studied it deeply and earned a songwriting certificate from UCLA. But mostly I can help you dig deeper and find what you really want to talk about, what the story you want to talk about really is. By doing that I will then be able to show you different technical ways to tell that story, to build the melody that will help tell that story and also help you with chord progressions and music harmony.

About Elena

Hello! Music is my life and my biggest passion. I've been a working musician and a teacher for several years and there's nothing more rewarding than sharing all I've learned so far with my students, to nurture their goals and aspirations and to make them aware of the great instrument they already

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darren L.
Elena is a great voice teacher. I'm enjoying my lessons with her. She's helping me polish an original song I'm going to record soon. She is offering me excellent guidance on how to improve my vocal technique to make it sound as good as possible.
Madeline R.
My first lesson with Elena was wonderful. She is so encouraging and warm.
Kendall
Bought my daughter (adult) lessons as a gift. She called me today to tell me how much fun she is having and how wonderful Elena is. Said she is positive and fun, and has taught her so much already. Very happy!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Cotati, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Cotati 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 $300 per hour.
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"Greg is a master of music theory and knows about all the practical applications of guitar and bass. He is just a plain good guy too!"
Wylie
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"So far so good with the first lesson excited for next!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Ricardo 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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"Fawn is original, passionate and a musical genius who makes learning fun

Fawn’s way of teaching is quite original, passionate and always to the point. She can make the most insecure person get out of their own way and become more secure. Working with her, I get a glimpse of genius in action. She really is a musical genius and I have been learning an incredible amount from her. My songs keep getting better under her training and guidance and I finally got a placement in a sitcom from her re-write. I look forward to watching my own abilities continue to grow and become stronger."
Donna
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"My voice has significantly improved after lessons with Hannah. My tone and pitch have also improved dramatically. If you are interested in writing songs, Hannah is also a great teacher for that. I have written many songs since taking lessons from her. You don't even have to leave your home because Hannah can teach skype lessons. Many people don't like Skype lessons because they seem impersonal. I recommend trying a free lesson. You will see that Hannah makes it seem like she's there in person. I live in the country so this has been very convenient. I love her teaching style. She has empowered me to create many beautiful songs. She is very well qualified and knows what she's talking about."
Eliza
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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"Greg shares his expertise freely and made the concepts easy to understand. He is an extraordinary musician and comical educator. His presentation was compelling and I couldn’t wait to return for more lessons! Now I can tackle the songwriting process with confidence!"
Brian
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"I have been taking songwriting with James for 4 months now. I have learned so much in that time. I still continue to grow my songwriting skills with his lessons. I would recommend James if you’re looking for songwriting lessons."
Dave
Took Songwriting lessons from James R.
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"Hannah was an incredible instructor. She worked very well with my goals and was kind and patient. She explained concepts well and was extremely knowledgeable and experienced. I could tell she cared about me as a person and not just as a student, which I really appreciated. I would consider her a friend as well as a teacher. I’d recommend her to anyone!"
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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"Keira is an excellent teacher who loves sharing her insight with others. I would recommend her for all ages as she works equally well with children and adults. Her background in songwriting across different genres helped shaped my music into songs I love playing."
Angela
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"Awesome lesson. My son is excited for the next one."
Tristan
Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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