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Andrew R.

18 Reviews
Santa Monica, CA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, French, Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Trinity College of Music
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Andrew R.

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Everybody can write a song, right? Well mainly, yes, with some musical background, a song can be written.
When you're pushing for a certain level though, it can really help to have some tools to analyze both your composition and performance to hone the piece, the style, and the arrangement.
I have written or produced dozens of songs, many of which have been featured in major motion pictures or released in their own right putting me in a perfect position to help you with your work and share all my secrets!!

About Andrew

British born and Educated at London's prestigious Trinity College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music, my professional musical career has spanned over two decades to date. I have performed with world renowned acts such as Sia, Dave Stewart and Horace Andy, and have been a featured recording art

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Caroline
It's been decades, and I feel like I've recovered a lot of confidence and ability already. Can't wait for the next one!
Georgia V.
Andrew is by far the best vocal coach I've ever had - he makes you feel so comfy and really knows his stuff. Every lesson is a total joy - cannot recommend anyone more!!
Georgia V.
Andrew is a total gem - and true expert at the craft and also so easy and great to work with!! So grateful!!
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Fawn A.

400 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $90
  • Speaks Main Language: English. OTHER: Spanish, French, Chineese, Italian, Yiddish, German, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Fawn A.

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'Make one stop at the songwriting shop!" Learn song form, tighten lyrics and melodies, get inspired when you don't "feel" like writing, good prosody, chords, arrangement, copyright, legalities, how to place songs in film and TV, record your finished song in the studio.

About Fawn

"Make one stop at the music shop!" Fawn is not your typical music coach. As a recent Billboard hit recording artist & coaching over 20 years, Fawn immediately gets to your goals & together you reach them. What you learn becomes part of you & that's the key to success. Whether you're beginner, adv

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Selena
Fawn is a highly professional teacher who goes above and beyond to teach excellent vocal technique. My daughter went from thinking that she could not sing at all, to discovering that she had a very pleasant voice after a just a handful of lessons! Her training with Fawn has helped strengthen her voice, has improved her confidence and has given her something truly rewarding to focus on and pursue. I particularly admire Fawn's professionalism and the seriousness and discipline with which she teaches vocal technique. She is strict, yet fun. Her approach gets quick results, so your money is very well spent!
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Miss Fawn's natural, bright, positive, honest and energetic personality creates an ideal learning environment that's comfortable for any student. Whether you're a seasoned professional, or just starting off, Miss Fawn's expertise and natural ability to explain with ease the complexity of singing and inventing tailor made exercises for each individual makes her an ideal mentor and coach. My overall experience thus far with her as my vocal coach has been nothing but a positive and exciting experience. I highly recommend Miss Fawn to anyone who is looking for an excellent vocal coach, piano teacher or songwriting coach. She is excellent in all things music and worth the investment!
Moira
Perfect! Very good teacher! Fawn really builds my confidence. She helps me with. my skills, teaching me. things I had no concept of and also showing me things I never even considered. Really helping me develop my voice and I look forward to working with her more and seeing how far I can take it! She is invested in her students and their success!
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Marcus B.

3 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies-Jazz Bass from California Institute of the Arts
  • Teaching since 2010
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Marcus B.

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Focus on work shopping songs as well as learning forms, methods, and analysis of songs.

About Marcus

I love playing music, and I've spent my whole life doing it. I am very passionate about sharing my love and deep knowledge of music with others. Let's figure out how you can express your self and learn a great skill through the language of music! *** Specialties *** I specialize in Jazz and Clas

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Mark Achuff
Marcus is a great player and good listener on my questions. It's joy to collaborate with Marcus on projects.
Diana R.
I am so thankful to have found Marcus as my bass instructor; he is the exact type of teacher I was looking for. His training and love for music were evident upon first meeting him. I have learned so much in the short time I have been taking lessons. He is a very patient and passionate teacher.
Tyler W.
All around wonderful teacher

Marcus is quite the gifted teacher. By far the best I've had the pleasure to aspire under. He is very easy to understand, and doesn't overwhelm you, taking time on the little things (the most important). He creates an atmosphere that is encouraging to learn in. We all know those teachers that create a stressful environment that inhibits progressive learning, as well as frustration in yourself. Marcus is certainly the opposite. He is also quite easy to communicate with--Creating lesson plans, setting goals, etc... In summation, a professional and a friend I would recommend to anyone and everyone.

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Max W.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, German, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Masters in Music from Manhattan School Of Music
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Max W.

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As a faculty member of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music Precollege, Max has been teaching students of all ages and skill-levels for over 15 years. With his sheer passion for music and extensive teaching experience he is able to inspire his students to achieve their goals, in a fun and supportive environment.

Max is a firm believer that a positive learning experience is achieved by creating an environment in which the strengths and differences of each student are celebrated and encouraged. All lessons are tailored to the individual student, according to their goals, musical tastes, and skill-level.

Instruments and skills taught: saxophone, flute, clarinet, jazz piano, music theory, composition, song writing, ear-training, electronic music production with Ableton Live.

Musical Styles:
Drawing from his wide experience as a performer in various genres, Max is able to teach a broad range of styles, from jazz, classical, to pop, electronic, and World Music.

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About Max

Hi, my name is Max. I have been teaching for over 15 years, teaching a range of instruments from saxophone, clarinet, and flute, to jazz piano. I also teach music theory, ear training, song-writing, and electronic music production. I teach students of all ages and skill-levels and hold a Masters de

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Mohamed
Max is very well experinced music producer he made ableton seem very easy for me..thanks a lot
Ana C.
Great instructor, he’s very knowledgeable and also patient when teaching. Highly recommend.
Amy
My first lesson was extremely productive. I am an adult student and hadn't played in many years and Max focused on techniques to help me with my weaknesses, and to quickly surpass the level of playing I was previously at. He is patient, encouraging and an excellent teacher.
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Ahmad G.

179 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
  • Teaching since 1992
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Ahmad G.

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I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, ...

About Ahmad

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained wit

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Jimmy L
I took several guitar classes with Ahmad a while back - he is an excellent instructor and very personable. He was more concerned with teaching me how to play the guitar rather than trying to get me to pay for more sessions. I still have his very helpful teaching notes!

In addition to the actual instruction, he also had great advice on what to or not to buy - I am an expert at the violin (this is not like an Asian thing but I had insisted to learn it) but was a complete novice with the guitar. It also helps that he is a bonafide musician in an actual band - I attended one of his concerts, which was very enjoyable, but had to leave before I could talk to him.
Uma
Ahmad is an amazing teacher. My daughter took guitar from him for over a year and she progressed quickly both in skill level with guitar, but also in confidence and social skills. My daughter has some issues relating to other people, including some speech issues, and I was upfront with Ahmad about this before signing her up. He was amazing the whole way. Always positive and always a great communicator both in person and via email.
Ronald
I love Guitar Lessons with Ahmad. Going on my second year of guitar lessons with Ahmad. Great atmosphere and great teacher.

Jeremie W.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
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Jeremie W.

26 Reviews
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I've been writing rock songs for 14 years and have played in numerous bands during that time. I can help guide you through many of the trappings that come with writing songs, such as: writing music that strengthens the song not your ego, creating a your own style, avoiding repetition in form, applying advanced harmony to melody, using odd time signatures, and a variety of other options to make your music really stand out.

About Jeremie

I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing for 20 years. I have played professionally in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from jazz to folk to rock, and I've been writing music for the same length of time. I currently perform with one of my students from TakeLessons named Mackenzie O'Brie

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Dave K.
It was great for a first session
Danny
Jeremie is a great instructor. He moves and a good pace, really knows the details of what he is teaching, and caters the lesson material to you to keep it interesting. Would highly recommend!
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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Downey, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Downey 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.
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"Fawn is an amazing teacher. I've been taking songwriting classes from her and I learn something new every lesson. She's very sweet, talented, encouraging, and understanding. I was nervous to take lessons online at first, as I've never done it before, then was unsure who I should take from because I didn't want to get someone who was terrible. I got really lucky though, I highly recommend her. She's absolutely fantastic."
Ashley
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Working with Fawn on my songs the past 3 years has been a complete blessing. What used to be disorganized thoughts have been turned into lyrics and songs. I never thought I'd see the day when my songs would be ready to be recorded in a studio. Also, it's cool to be working with a coach who is current. (She just won for the Great America Song Contest last month). With all the awards she has won and career success she's had, she is still humble and really cares about her students progress and own careers. I love working with her and look forward to continuing."
Ashley J
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"My writing was sub-par, to say the least. Margo helped me to paint a vivid picture with my words, and also create melodies to best express them. Now, I consult her every time I have a song or poem to write!"
Caitlin
Took Songwriting lessons from Margo L.
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"Incredible Teacher

Athena has the ability to cut through and get right into what is going to help you the most. She has an innate ability to be able to find out what's holding you back and devising the perfect exercises to break through those barriers."
Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Athena M.
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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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"He has a good ear and can help quickly with transcriptions. More importantly, he also gave some practical advice."
Daniel
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Amazing songwriter and a great teacher. She really showed me how to express my feelings in real words not corny rhymes. My songs are a million times better now. She even helps me write in Spanish!"
Isabella Pulido
Took Songwriting lessons from Tanisha H.
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"I have worked with and learned from Peter D. for a little over 2 years and am SO happy with how much I have learned. Peter is classically trained but is also open to many music styles and experimentation. Not only is he an exceptional musician himself, he really knows how to "diagnose" each student and create the lesson around their needs. You will not be bored in Peter's class!"
brittany
Took Songwriting lessons from Peter D.
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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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"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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