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Elena D.

28 Reviews
Tarzana, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Awarded Nominated for "Album of the year" from Los Angeles Music Awards
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elena D.

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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 p

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Give great information on how to improve singing ability
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I was looking for a way to practice conversational Italian and the lessons have been a perfect way to do that. Very helpful!
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Mike S.

22 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mike S.

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I teach refining your songs until they are "perfect"

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of t

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Sierra
Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson.
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Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
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Jonah R.

29 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BA in Psychology from University of Southern California
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Jonah R.

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Nothing is quite as rewarding as writing your own material, however, it's easy to feel stuck with an idea if you don't know how to fully develop it. I will help you take that one lick/chord change/vocal melody you've been working on and turn it into a fully fleshed out song. We'll take the time to learn the individual roles and functions of certain song sections, and pretty soon you'll be writing your best material with much more focus and confidence!

About Jonah

Learning to play the guitar is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Whether this is your first time picking up the guitar or you've been playing for years, I'll make sure your lessons are structured and paced in a way that's specifically catered to your goals. I've worked with

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Max
I've been taking lessons with Jonah for 6 years now (4th-10th grade) and the experience has been amazing! With Jonah's help, I have learned so much about the guitar, both in technical aspects and in simply "jamming." Jonah is always very patient, kind, encouraging, and his passion for music very clearly shows in his teaching. Every lesson I take is very enjoyable, and I always come out of the lessons feeling like I have made good progress on whatever it was we were working on that week. Whether you wish to learn about complex music theory and lead guitar (like I am currently doing), or just want to learn how to play a few songs, Jonah is a perfect choice as a teacher. Additionally, Jonah is very communicative and flexible with timing. Whenever I need to cancel or reschedule a lesson for whatever reason, Jonah responds to my messages quickly and is almost always able to find another day that week for our lesson to take place on. 5 stars, fantastic teacher, I highly recommend Jonah!
Jamie W.
Johah is very patient and flexible. He identifies and is willing to work on techniques, such as barre chords, in a way that finally helps me to stop the buzzing! I am looking forward to working with him.
Casey
My 15 year old son has been taking virtual guitar lessons with Jonah and has loved it. Jonah is a great teacher who really gets on my son’s level and connects. It’s a fun thing for him to do during this strange year.
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Lee Q.

64 Reviews
Inglewood, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
  • Master of Music in Instrumental Pedagogy, Bassoon from Belmont University
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Lee Q.

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Learn the basics of songwriting, expand your songwriting skills, and step your songs up to the next level.

Never written a song? I'll help you get started... All you need are basic skills (a few chords) on guitar and/or piano. I can even help you record your own songs on your computer with GarageBand.

Have writer's block? It's not a block, just a bump in the road. I'll help get you over the hump and writing songs again.

Lee is a singer-songwriter-guitarist and Katrina refugee with a penchant for folk songs. This Louisiana-born and classically-trained musician writes in a variety of roots, country and acoustic styles, self-produced and self-recorded.

In 2005 Lee survived a forced water-related relocation from New Orleans to Nashville, Tennessee, where she appeared frequently on writers nights around town, including the famous Bluebird Cafe (16+ performances).

Lee has led songwriting seminars for the National Guitar Workshop, hosted songwriting nights, performed her ...

About Lee

Minimum age: 8 for ukulele 9-10 for guitar/bass guitar 12 for bassoon Lee Q. has a master's degree and comprehensive experience in music instruction and performance, including solo performance, orchestra, concert band, folk/bluegrass orchestra, chamber ensembles, rock/blues/folk and cover b

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Really good. I think she is a experienced teacher.
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Gabbi C.

33 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music - Jazz Performance (Voice) from West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Edith Cowan University)
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Gabbi C.

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Students can expect a thoughtful, patient and kind teacher who wants to help them grow and mature as writers. We'll spend time focusing on chords, melodic development, song structure, and (if you're a beginner) analyzing the works of other great songwriters. I also like to include arranging techniques to help my students bring their songs to a full band if they want to.

About Gabbi

I am a professional vocalist and composer, with a BFA and BMus in Jazz Performance, and over 12 years of performance and recording experience internationally, including appearances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center with NY's premiere a cappella ensemble Khorikos, and the Knitting Factory with Broo

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Jade
Gabbi was great, looking forward to the next lesson.
Arlo
Gabbi has been great with my 8-year-old, really good at keeping him engaged and excited about learning.
Georgina
I made the switch from in-studio to online piano lessons with Gabbi and couldn’t be more impressed with how seamless the transition has been. She has been helping me learn the fundamentals of technique and theory and is very good at creating a challenging yet supportive learning environment. She’s also good at helping me to choose pieces to learn that are within my abilities but still enjoyable to play. My playing has improved a ton in just a few lessons thanks to her guidance. Highly recommend!
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Stephanie H.

167 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Teaching since 2010
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Stephanie H.

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You'll learn the components of what makes a good song work. From structure, to chord progressions as well as guidance on lyric writing.

About Stephanie

Stephanie speaks both english and Spanish fluently from having grown up in a multi cultural family, as well as having lived in seven different countries throughout her life. From a very early age, she studied and took lessons both in school and privately, for many different forms of dance, visual ar

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Saul H.
Stephanie is such an amazing vocal coach. Her instructions are very clear and concise which makes it very easy for me to understand and comprehend my mistakes. In just the span of a month and a week I am able to see the progress i've made through Stephanie's teaching. Stephanie also demonstrates her enthusiasm of wanting to help others improve which makes the lessons all the more better. She is definitely a go-to if you want to improve musically!
Armin
Stephanie has been everything I ever wanted and more in vocal coach. She makes it so comfortable for me to find my true singing voice and continuously helps me improve every time I meet with her. Her ears are so trained to heard what I'm doing right or wrong and communicates really well on explaining what I should do or not do to sing correctly which for me is key. Besides the in person lessons she's also helpful with sending back feedback when I send over my voice notes from my phone.
Rosie
Stephanie is the best vocal coach in Los Angeles. She is sweet, caring, and an incredible instructor. She is passionate about teaching and her students. I feel blessed to have found Stephanie online after trying out different vocal instructors that didn’t seem to care beyond the lessons and whether there was any improvement. Stephanie goes above and beyond and she’s extremely talented and has a beautiful voice herself! She is a professional that takes her time with beginners but knows her stuff and will take the time to teach you about your voice. She also creates an incredibly comfortable space where you can be vulnerable and emotional and make mistakes all while nurturing you to do your best! I highly recommend Stephanie to any professional or novice looking to start singing for fun!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Glendale, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Glendale 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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"I wouldn’t have the career I have today or be where am today without the expert coaching of Miss Fawn. Highly recommend!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I was impressed by her passion for music and teaching. She had all the ideas in detail about how she would direct the lessons. I'm pretty sure she could handle the advanced level. I can't wait for the next lesson."
Yo Hwan
Took Songwriting lessons from Jerrica A.
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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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"As a fellow TakeLessons instructor, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be coached by Rosita. She is clearly knowledgable, candid, inspiring, and prepared. She also can run ZOOM like a champ which makes the lesson more valuable per minute! I will leave more reviews as my experience with her unfolds!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"The lessons with Brendon were very excellent. I was very, very satisfied."
Patrice
Took Songwriting lessons from Brendon R.
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"Lorin is a wonderful teacher."
Beth
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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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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"Talented and insightful teacher!"
Cortnie
Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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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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"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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