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William M.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Music from Yale University
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William M.

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I've written songs in a variety of forms, but what's important here is what you want to write!

About William

I'm an experience teacher who crafts lessons to the specific interests and needs of each student. My background both as a producer of music and as a performer gives me a professional's perspective on the craft.

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Jim T.

5 Reviews
Fairfax, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Jazz Piano and Modern Music Theory from Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
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Jim T.

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I teach how to develop chord progressions from basic triads to advanced jazz chords. Lyric writing, phrasing, arranging, and basic music theory are also covered. Melody and rhythm and syncopation are studied to develop songwriting skills and performance and recording are also included.

About Jim

My career in music began at an early age (four!) with classical piano lessons until the age of thirteen. After expanding my musical horizons in high school listening to jazz, blues and rock I attended Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA where I studied jazz & music theory with renowned jazz educator Ray

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Mario L.
Very good at tuning into my needs. Jim is an excellent musician and teacher.
Sarah
Jim is a great instructor. His knowledge of theory and his piano skills are really amazing. I appreciated his no-stress style of teaching, and it is obvious that he has a true love of music and musicians.
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Peter D.

24 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Awarded Music Teacher of the Year from California Music Studios
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Peter D.

24 Reviews
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I have coached hundreds of songs with a wide variety of students in pretty much any style of music, accelerating their understanding of the three basic elements of song craft: lyrics, melody, harmony.

Using techniques acquired through the Berklee School of Music system, I work closely with each person's temperament and personality, and help them in drawing out their own unique mode of expression into song.

About Peter

Whether piano, voice, songwriting/composition, music theory or music production, I bring all that I have learned and developed as a musician to the lesson in the interest of the student’s growth. Whether we work in classical, jazz, or pop, We focus on what will directly fit your individual goal

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Zora
Peter has a great rapport with our daughter and is "meeting" her where she is in her interests. She loves Lord of the Rings--they've started on music from Lord of the Rings!
Wick A.
Great instructor. Friendly, easy to understand, talented and can teach piano, theory, composition, etc.
Susan
My 10 year old son loves playing little riffs on the piano but really didn't want lessons for fear it would be too much like school. Peter has been awesome about tailoring the lessons so that my son can choose the Music he likes and move forward from his place of interest. Peter is a skilled and gifted pianist, and my son is totally inspired to keep playing and put in the work to improve.

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Aimee B.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BA Philosophy and Art from St. Edward's University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aimee B.

12 Reviews
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Individually catered songwriting lessons in a co-write session.

All in-home lessons are an hour minimum.

About Aimee

Aimee's Teaching Mission: To provide an inspiring environment for students to learn their favorite songs and to encourage creativity through exploring songwriting. Aimee demonstrates a clear self-awareness…revisionary”–Austin Chronicle “Nothing short of a work of art”–Performing Songwriter

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Dave
I am a beginner that was stuck with not knowing what to do with the knowledge I had from online sources, ie chords, scales and phrasing. Everything I did sounded the same because of my strumming patterns were all the same. Aimee got right to work in just the right area to help me hear new sounds by different strumming patterns. I am very pleased with Aimee's teaching style and environment. Looking forward to second lesson.
Dennis M.
Came in there and learned exactly what I wanted to learn. Was ultra stuck at moving past 8 bars and Aimee helped me get past that. Now I'm finishing full arangements all thanks to her.
Edward
Fantastic teacher. Amazing lesson plans. Really really happy with it

Alex L.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded 2nd Place from Taichung International Jazz Saxophone Competition
  • Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music
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Alex L.

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I have experience playing saxophone for 25 years. I've studied with some of the worlds greatest music educators and incorporated their techniques with my own. I hold a Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music where I studied Jazz Saxophone with Bob Mintzer and Composition from Dr. Mark Stambaugh. My experience as a performer ranges from playing in Jazz Clubs in New York City, to traveling the world on Carnival Cruise Lines, and orchestra Pitts in Las Vegas.

About Alex

*** Studio Equipment *** Digital Piano, stereo, Logic Studio *** Specialties *** Saxophone, Improvisation, Jazz, Composition, Sibelius. Logic

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Robert
Thanks for letting me provide a reference for Alex. I have taken alto sax lessons from him over the years, starting about 4-5 years ago. Alex is a great musician and teacher. Each lesson was consistently structured for: sound quality and listening, technical work and reading, duets, and improvisation. Rather than heavy music theory, he would instead provide routines to reinforce these concepts. He was always patient, and emphasized what I did well, with subtle redirection to correct problems. I definitely improved under his guidance and teaching.

The only reason I stopped seeing him was that my job became very demanding, and I could not devote enough time to practice and justify the time and cost of lessons. But even when I showed up unprepared, he was understanding and flexible to work with me.

If it would have been possible to have Alex come to me, I would have welcomed that.
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Waldemar R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BA in Music Education from Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico
  • Teaching since 2000
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Waldemar R.

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Experienced guitar teacher of 20 years with a BA in Music Education available for eager students of all experience, levels and ages! I have performed, toured and recorded many times with major artists around the world and I want to share my knowledge with everyone. Has successfully completed tours with artists including Latin Grammy Award Winners Ricardo Arjona and Robi Dräco Rosa. Has shared the stage with accomplished musicians like Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney) and Gaby Moreno (Latin Grammy Award Winner). I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of music skills. I specialize in acoustic instruments (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, Puerto Rican cuatro and ukulele). I’m also an accomplished music producer and songwriter, so I can also help students interested in music production and songwriting skills. Originally from Puerto Rico, I have extensive experience in pop and Latin-pop music. Lessons in ...

About Waldemar

Acoustic Guitar . Electric Guitar . Classical Guitar . Puerto Rican Cuatro . Ukulele . Music Production . Songwriting Based in Austin, Texas, Waldemar R. currently works as a producer, session player, songwriter and guitar teacher. Waldemar is professional guitar player with a BA in Music Educa

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Mabel
Waldemar is the best guitar teacher, ever!!! I've improved so much since I started taking lessons from him. He's kind and patient, clear when explaining/teaching, and super talented. I love that he's a professional musician and producer, so he definitely knows what he's doing. AND, he's bilingual!!! I've been taking one-on-one lessons in his studio, and some online lessons as well -which work really well, too-, in Spanish!

Waldemar es el mejor maestro de guitarra!!! He mejorado muchísimo desde que comencé a tomar clases con él. Es un maestro amable y paciente, muy claro al explicar, y muy talentoso. Además, es un músico profesional, así q sabe lo que está haciendo. Y es bilingüe!!! Tomo clases en su estudio, y a veces online, en Español!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Daly City, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Daly City is $69. 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.
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$55 average
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"Kyle is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. I am learning things I never knew before about songwriting and developing more hope and self-confidence. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"He just makes our music so much better. An exceptional teacher.

Randy has worked with my partner and I for 15 years. He took our melodies, arranged them, and turned them into songs that were actually singable. Watching Randy run a rehearsal and teach people songs is a sight to behold. He makes it happen quickly and efficiently, and we always have fun.

In all sincerity, I consider Randy to be the most talented musician I've ever known. He is a great teacher, even of inexperienced adults, and fun to work with. A winning combination all the way around.
John B."
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Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"This was my 3rd lesson with Loralee and I really enjoy her "get to it" attitude. She is always well prepared and has many exercises to work through together. She doesn't waste any time. I feel she understood what I needed early on with little guidance from me. She's pleasant and enjoyable to work with. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Kristen
Took Songwriting lessons from Loralee W.
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"Desmond is very passionate and full of great ideas that his students can use to help their progress. He's a great teacher!"
Soo
Took Songwriting lessons from Desmond M.
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"I had a one off single lesson with Matthew, I was only in New York for a couple days and was lucky enough to get a sing writing session with him. He gave some great insight and valid techniques towards song writing. He was easy going and very friendly. Would certainly recommend."
Paul
Took Songwriting lessons from Matthew K.
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"Indigo is an awesome teacher!"
Geoff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"Stephen has definitely provided me an insightful way of analyzing songs and for writing my own music myself. He is really helpful and gives you many eye opening advices and tools that encourage you to develop your artistry. Furthermore, he provides a friendly and non judegemental atmosphere, which is essential for a student. I totally recommend him."
Alexis
Took Songwriting lessons from Stephen H.
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"Good Instruction. Thanks, Daniel!"
Shea Smith
Took Songwriting lessons from Daniel H.
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"I met Keith at a job we had together once, he was a really laid back normal dude & we got along pretty well. A little later on I found he played music & gave lessons so I asked him for some. He was really helpful & nice, & now my songwriting abilities have gotten so much better because of him. Thank you Keith!"
Tony
Took Songwriting lessons from Keith G.
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"I have been looking for somebody to help write and notate my songs. I went to some producers and music teachers for help with my songs. I wish I would have to run into Carlos back then. Carlos is very knowledgeable about songwriting and just music in general. He takes his time to always listen to my ideas and then helps me organize my melodies and chords. He even helps me write my songs down. I am glad I am working with him and would like to recommend Carlos to any songwriter."
Peter O.
Took Songwriting lessons from Carlos C.
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