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Cristopher E.

14 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts from UCSD
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Cristopher E.

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I love songwriting, and have been writing songs pretty much since the day I started playing music. I mostly write songs on the guitar and for voice, but I have plenty of experience writing music for all instruments, as well as writing songs for rock, pop, and jazz bands. I can help you with your own songs no matter what style of music you like. I can help you learn the elements of song writing that are universal to all styles of music so that you can find your own sound, as well as how to get the sound of a specific style.

About Cristopher

If you feel like you're stuck or hit a wall, I can help take your skills to the next level; I can help you improve your technique, learn difficult songs, learn more about gear and gigs and performing, help you learn how to play any chord, key, or scale in any position, or help you learn how to solo,

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Lindsay and Aidan E.
My daughter (9), son (7) and myself are all taking lessons and Cris Is able to adapt for all our learning needs and makes it fun along the way too.
Derek R.
I had my first lesson today. Cris is the real deal. He is an excellent guitar player and was able to coax what little skill and talent I possess into a formidable lesson early on. I'll be booking my Son along with myself and returning. We are blessed to have someone in the Rancho Bernardo/Rancho Penaquitos area like Cris!
Yuka O.
Chis was a great teacher - very patient, knowledgeable, and inspiring.
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Ruben D.

31 Reviews
Vista, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks english
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
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Ruben D.

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Taking ideas and developing structures to express those ideas with music.

About Ruben

Over the course of my musical career, I have had the opportunity to learn from many musicians. I am skilled at taking complicated ideas and conveying them in an easy to understand manner for my students. My passion is being able to share my knowledge and experiences with you so you will be able to

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Stephanie L.
GREAT TEACHER!!!
Nalani
My daughters first online lessons and a wonderful experience! Ruben is very engaging, friendly and knowledgeable. He is easy to contact, accommodating and quick to respond to questions. Would highly recommend!
Kevin and Ella M.
My 9-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son have been taking uke lessons for 3 weeks now and they really enjoy Ruben's style of teaching; so do we. He provides a great combination of making it fun while also really teaching them the foundations of music. They are already reading and writing some music and they enjoy doing their music homework. Most important, they are having fun at the lessons and while practicing at home.
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Gary R.

40 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $33
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelors Degree in Music Education from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 1981
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Gary R.

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I started writing in 1977 and have not stopped since. I can teach you to construct a song, create lyric, the context of songwriting, and how to find the chords you hear in your head for your song-
Let me show you how to bring your songs to life!

About Gary

Hello, my name is Gary R. and I am a life long music instructor. YES! I teach online and have been for years. If you would like to use your down time to learn something new, let's get started! Whether you are just beginning, or have been making music since you were a kid, you should know that

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Jill B.
Gary is cool
Andy K.
Gary did a great job of getting me started on my first piano lesson. Learned a lot on my first day...hope I can measure up to my practice plan for the week! Bravo!
John R.
Gary's just fantastic. He has the knowledge and the attitude that makes learning both effective and fun. He's working with me to help learn the kind playing I want (mostly modern songs) but knows when to reach for other material to help learn important techniques.
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Ferlyn F.

17 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $120
  • Speaks English, Spanish, American Sign Language, French, English
  • Awarded 1st Place at Autumn Splash - Talent Competition from CSU, Los Angeles - ASI, Inc.
  • Bachelor of Arts | Theatre Arts and Dance - Dance emphasis from California State University, Los Angeles
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Ferlyn F.

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About Ferlyn

My Teaching Philosophy: "Everyone is capable of dancing, playing an instrument, and understanding music & art performance; it is the desire, drive, determination, dedication and discipline instilled within a person and the guidance of my company's methodology that will bring these abilities to ligh

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Cece
Ferlyn has excellent skills in teaching dance. My daughter has improved her dance techniques in 3 classes. We highly recommend her to everyone that needs dance instructor.
Dominique N.
Given all of the positive reviews, I am refraining from giving Ferlyn only one star. I am sure she is relatively competent as a teacher. The unfortunate aspect for which she is receiving such a poor review is a significant lack of professionalism.
I arranged piano lessons with Ferlyn for my mother.
Her first lesson (for which I was present) was fine.
I then found out that at their second lesson, Ferlyn showed up very sick. This was quite concerning, especially given my mother’s age. Ferlyn definitely should have canceled that second lesson and not showed up so sick.
Then, only two hours (!) before my mother’s scheduled third lesson, I receive a text message from Ferlyn stating the following:
“Hi Dominique, wanted to let you and your mom that piano lessons will be cancelled today because it is my Birthday! I will see her next week. :)”
This was incredible. This was a cancellation only two hours prior, not due to some emergency or even due to her illness which should have caused a cancelation the week before! This was because it was her birthday. Something that would have been understandable, were she to have let us know well in advance. I am sure she knew in advance when her birthday is.
This does not reflect on TakeLessons, as I have had great experiences with other teachers.
But this degree of inconsiderateness, first with regard to the illness and then with regard to the manner of cancellation, is appalling.
Mark
Meets you at your dance level and you move forward from there. Excellent attitude and knowledgeable instructor. Professional and thorough.
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Kevin C.

22 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin C.

22 Reviews
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I have been a songwriter for 5 years. Songwriting is often thought to be about writing about your life. It can be, but in fact some of the most prolific song lyrics have been written without any real story behind it. What writers such as The Eagles, Michael Jackson, John Mayer, Nirvana, etc used was their ability to project the feelings of those around them into their song for inspiration. Their imagination, life experiences, and repetition guided them to write lyrics that wouldn’t even be how they normally speak. Through my lessons, I will talk you through my process, we will go over exercises I use to help me overcome “writers block” and talk about what makes a good song. Your homework will include listening to lyrics and analyzing them. We will play rhyme games to improve improvisation, and I can even help with current lyrics you’re working on. If you’ve ever wanted to write songs but didn’t know where to start, sign up and let’s get started!

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theo

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Christian Ruiz
Kevin is really friendly and knowledgeable. He has a good grasp of band production! I look forward to working with him in the future
Steve M.
I had 4 lessons with Kevin. I had to stop due to a medical issue. I am a beginner and Kevin successfully got me to relax and feel comfortable on his awesome drum kit. He made a real effort to meet me on my level and made sure I was solid on the fundamentals. Best of all: I had a lot fun at his lessons! Highly recommended.
Steve M.
Excellent first lesson!
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Masashi (Masa) N.

6 Reviews
El Cajon, CA
Starting at $33
  • Speaks French, Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • AA - Music & Liberal Studies (Honors) from Santa Barbara City College
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Masashi (Masa) N.

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Basics of songwriting, forms, lyrics, music, arranging.

About Masashi (Masa)

I've been teaching/tutoring music since 2007 with experience teaching music theory, aural skills, piano, and guitar. I can help students with a variety of musical tasks. The program I was enrolled in at SDSU ensured that I had a good grasp of a wide variety of instruments. *** Lesson Details ***

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Bob
As a first time piano student at age 70, I find Masa. very patient with me. He encourages me to understand music theory as well as playing. I enjoy the lessons very much, even after 15 months!
Tyler O.
Being the first lesson, I had an instant connection and a really great lesson!
He makes learning fun.
Miranda D.
Great lesson

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The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Encinitas is $70. 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 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!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"Rosita is a firehose of knowledge! She is ultra encouraging, and will absolutely not let you run astray when you are not understanding the process... This makes her SO valuable as an instructor. My goals are being met with Rosita, and I treasure every golden nugget of knowledge I receive from her during our sessions!"
Greg
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"El mejor! Muy paciente y apasionado por la enseñanza. Lo recomiendo 100%"
Ramiro
Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"Jeremie met with our daughter and took the time to learn her perspective and talent level and to develop a more individualized approach to working with her. He is incorporating music theory into songwriting. We are super pleased with his beginning work with her!"
Mackenzie
Took Songwriting lessons from Jeremie W.
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"Kristina is great! I learned many tips and a few tools so far and am looking forward to my next class with her!"
BJ
Took Songwriting lessons from Kristina B.
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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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"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."
John
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"Fawn is one of the kindest, most talented and hard working people I have ever had the pleasure to learn from! Her songwriting skills are A++ top of the line! I can see how she has had three top ten hit songs and won so many awards! She has helped me immensely and I am forever grateful for her input and helping me turn mediocre songs into masterpieces! Thank you Fawn! Can't wait to do more!"
Bruno
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"It was a good lesson."
BarBara
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"Enzo always comes out excited from his class with Axel. Looking forward for more"
Enzo
Took Songwriting lessons from Axel O.
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