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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.

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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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Jim T.

5 Reviews
Fairfax, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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William M.

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

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish (Espanol)
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Francisco V.

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Songwriting has so many aspects. We will learn how to put chords, lyrics and melodies together. There are endless ways to be creative. I have learned songwriting from songwriting. I have so many storytelling techniques, musical tricks and word/rhyming tricks. You will love learning to write songs and will write a lot of songs.

About Francisco

Hi! I will help you play popular songs, improvise your own rock and roll. We will sing the words and develop an understanding of rhythym, harmony, feel and experience. This is to learn contemporary piano. If you want to learn classical, you should consider a different teacher. Learning bas

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Cyrus N.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Awarded Jazz Scholarship from International Trumpet Guild
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cyrus N.

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Taking the ideas in your head and fleshing them out into full songs can be daunting. I can help you organize your thoughts, hear what the music is asking for, and find your voice as a songwriter.

About Cyrus

Playing the trumpet is my absolute favorite thing in the world! I am a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans (B.M. Magna Cum Laude) working as a freelance musician & teacher. I have been playing for over 14 years, and am versed in classical music as well as jazz and other popular music genres.

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Matthew H.

125 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Awarded Student Favorite from Takelessons Community from TakeLessons
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Matthew H.

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Award-Winning Teacher - Networked/played with various members of Heart & Bad Company & Former Queensryche. Learn Your Favorite Songs Quickly & Accurately.
2020 Update - I'm Pacific NW Guitarist for Rudy Parris from "NBC TV's The Voice!" Go Team Blake -

Teaching Songwriting Is My Specialty.. Been Playing & Performing For 35 years now!

Songwriting Is all About Getting It Right Just One Time!
It Can Live Forever!

Using Music Theory, Ear Training and A Few Secret Odds And Ends, I have students that are writing great songs in as little as
2 months. The More You Try It The Better You Get At It.

I can give you tips that can skip you to the head of the class in record time.

About Matthew

Learn How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! See How Associates Of Mine Made it On “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Learn Easy Achievable "Baby Steps" To Get You Started. 12 Steps

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Steven Jones
Learned piano, harmonica & guitar... Matthew is a wonderful teacher!
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Kevan
Matthew is a very good teacher. He has spent a lot of time to teach me the theory of music so I can understand how the harmonica fits in as a musical instrument.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in El Cerrito, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in El Cerrito is $68. 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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"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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"I got so much value for my daughter's piano lessons. I was surprised when she played her own songs to me. On top of that, Alec was very on top of things when it came to lesson planning, homework, and attendance. If you are new to piano, I would recommend signing up with Alec."
Sarah Jones
Took Songwriting lessons from Alec W.
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"I've worked with Sirena as a collaborator for a while now. Although she wasn't my teacher, she does have the capacity and the skills of a great teacher; she is passionate about her craft and is willing to help others out as a songwriter. The advice she gives is constructive and helpful and she is understanding, patient, and is great at listening attentively to the people she works with - all qualities of not only a great teacher, but a great person to work with."
AJ
Took Songwriting lessons from Sirena B.
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"AMAZING!! Outstanding work and makes songwriting so enjoyable! She’s so kind and highly recommend!💕"
Jadyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"Chrissy was very instructive and positive and friendly and she worked with me for my individualized songwriting learning needs at this time. We worked on my first song, and she gave me very good information and feedback and homework for our next lesson. Definitely several points above average!!!!!!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Bob is the real deal! Bob brings a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience to any project. His approach is always a cooperative effort with an uncomplicated goal of a soulful melody over intriguing lyrics and chords. I've know Bob for more than 30 years."
Richard
Took Songwriting lessons from Bob W.
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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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"Really loving my songwriting classes with Prophet. He's an excellent teacher in a very natural way. He inspires creative expression. I feel lucky to be learning from him."
Diane
Took Songwriting lessons from Prophet C.
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"This was a great first lesson with Kyle. He was very informative and inspiring and patient with me and gave me a lot of good ideas on how I can learn to write good songs. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"Ahmad is Awesome! Lessons are a must. Before I started lessons, I would find tabs online and it was fun but I was wasting my time. I wasn't progressing and I didn't have any concept of timing and other essential basics. As a result, I was playing the proper notes but I wasn't playing them correctly and I couldn't improvise at all.

Ahmad takes difficult concepts and breaks them down into small, easy to understand pieces. Harmony concepts that I thought I wouldn't be able to grasp, I understand fully and use every day. He has a ton of tips that make learning so much faster. For instance, you learn how to find any note on the neck quickly without having to memorize the whole neck, which is crucial skill. Another great thing is that he uses tablature in his lessons. So, you don't have to know how to read music to get started.

If you ever want to write your own music or play with other people, call Ahmad now. He will make sure you learn the right way. I'm writing music and playing/improvising solos, at a level I thought I would never be able to achieve. Every lesson opens new possibilities."
Tom
Took Songwriting lessons from Ahmad G.
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