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Peter H.

5 Reviews
Concord, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Piano from Dallas School of Music
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Peter H.

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This is the platinum package. If you're a young songwriter looking for a veteran to help hone the craft or a songwriter yourself looking for someone to assist with composition, I'm excited to be of service. My home studio is equipped with all the equipment in my profile, ie. everything. Drop in to jam, drop in to write, drop into record.

I understand it's easy to lose drive when you're constantly drilling scales and fingering. I try to frame all of my lessons in reference to what music really is: the creation of songs. Through composition, my students won't just learn scale and chord structure, but they'll organically develop these skills while writing their own songs and building their personal portfolio.

About Peter

Over the past 10 years, I've worked as a professional touring musician (singer, guitarist, pianist) for the rock band, Inside Switch. I studied piano at the Dallas, Texas School of Music. I also attended the James Madison University music program. I have played piano for 20 years and guitar for 15.

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Belle R.
The lesson was very interesting. Peter was really nice & informative. Looking forward to more lessons with him.
Rose V.
What I Learned From Peter.

- THE METRONOME IS SO IMPORTANT
- The voice guides the guitar if you’re more of a singer
- Repetition is key
- Practice songs that aren’t in your style to ease your way into guitar
- The power resides in strumming rhythmically
- Focus is more difficult that it seems when combining singing and guitar
- Guitar is an art in itself and itself you shouldn’t master guitar, you should be it’s friend.
- Open mics and video content are the key to more success as they expose you to criticism (good or bad)
Again, the guitar is your companion.

For any aspiring musician or any musician that needs guidance and improvement on the guitar, Peter is a great teacher.
Dhiraj
Peter is very patient and great teaching my 9yr old son. We take father and son lessons together which has been amazing. Peter is naturally talented and plays many other instruments all in from his home studio. He is also extremely flexible and accommodating. Highly recommended!
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Brian C.

1 Review
Pacifica, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
  • BA in Music from Humboldt State University
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Brian C.

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I have been writing for years and have been chronicled in the Berkeley Folklore Archive as a songwriter. Let me help you with your adventure into songwriting!

About Brian

My name is Brian C. and I've been featured in the Berkeley Folklore Archive for songwriting! I am a creative person who is adept at a number of musical instruments. While I don't play them all, I would certainly like too. I have a music degree and I would love to teach your student anything from

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Jane D.
Brian is great for kids and adults!

My 10-year-old showed interest in learning piano, and Brian is great! My 8-year-old thought it looked fun, so we added him, and Brian does a great job with him. In fact, my 40-something husband was so impressed, he signed up, too! Brian is terrific with all of them. Everyone is learning at his own speed and each is improving. Brian adeptly teaches according to skill, interest, aptitude, and attitude. I'm so impressed! I heartily recommend for anyone looking for a music teacher.

Tracey H.

7 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 to 60
  • Teaching since 2010
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Tracey H.

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I've been writing for 24 years, solo and as part of a band. I think I have an especially unique perspective of writing as a vocalist primarily, which can come with its own unique set of approaches and challenges. I like to work on songwriting as an authentic and intuitive extension of each individual's experience and creativity. There's no one-size-fits-all way to songwrite, and in working with my students on songwriting, my approach is to help guide you through what your process is, including finding and honing inspiration, making writing a part of your every day routine, lyric- and melody-writing, arrangement, dynamics, etc.

About Tracey

I've been singing, performing, songwriting, and studying voice for 20+ years. I'm alumnus of both Berklee College of Music, where I studied Voice/Vocal Performance, and Musician's Institute, where I earned a degree in Voice / Vocal Performance. I've been teaching since 2006, and work with a wide ra

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Craig
Tracy is an expert and has taken me to places in singing that I was ‘scared’ of. I have seen improvements even after 4 lessons. Tracey is a caring and practical tutor. I highly recommend her!
Gemma
I had my first lesson with Tracey today and I can't wait to take more! I'm a person who likes knowing how stuff works, why we may do something a certain way, what I should be paying attention to etc etc, and I love that she is willing to break everything down and explain in a very relatable way. She's very patient, easy-going, and despite how uncomfortable it is for me to sing in front of others, she made me feel like she's truly there to go along the journey with me, to improve and discover my voice with no judgments. Tracey is the best!
Elizabeth N.
Tracey is super nice. I was not with them in the sdudio when she was teaching my daughter . She said I could definitely stay there though. My daughter was very happy with her.

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving Lafayette, CA

Lorin D.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Audio Engineering from SAE Institute
  • Teaching since 2004
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Lorin D.

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Hi there and thanks for visiting! I have been playing guitar, singing, writing and producing music for the greater part of my life. My endeavor is to guide you to an understanding of one or many of these facets and give you the tools you need to become your own teacher as you continue down this path.

Below is a brief synopsis about the lessons I teach:

Guitar/Songwriting:
There will be very little music theory. I never needed much of it to write my own music, other than a few basic theories to get around successfully, so it’s not something we’ll spend a whole lot of time on. I have organized and constructed a course book to keep things lively and moving along efficiently. I call it NOTEbOOK. It’s also great refresher material to revisit in the future.

I teach basic guitar with accented professional appeal and rhythmic structure. My intention is to guide you to create your own original music using straightforward techniques. My goal, once we part ways, is for you to leave ...

About Lorin

I’ve been a writer and musician since I was a teenager, and have been teaching music lessons for over a decade. I began journaling at 15, mostly free-writing and poetry. This was my segway into guitar and songwriting. Over the years, piece by piece, I’ve gathered many angles to my myriad profession

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Anita D.
Thank you so much Lorin for the remote classes!! You were amazing and I learned more from you than I did from my in-person teacher here in town. Thanks!!
Ewa
I had a great experience learning song writing with Lorin. I would highly recommend his teaching services to anybody eager to learn music.
Rob
Lorin helped me hone my songwriting skills immensely, by not only teaching but collaborating with me when necessary. It was refreshing to find someone who put his teachings into practical learning, where I could see the outcomes become apparent. He’s a nice dude, and is experienced equally across his fields. He guided me to making intelligent choices for equipment purchases, both instruments and pro audio gear. We first met while he was living in New York, and boy has he traveled since. I think living in so many different states, and being that well journeyed has given him good cultural depth to his work. Check out some of his own collabs with singers and musicians from all over the world...that really says it all.

Jake H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Awarded FreshGrass Duo Competition Winner from FreshGrass Music Festival
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Jake H.

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Hi fellow musicians! I am a professional touring musician, songwriter, and recording artist based in Austin, TX. I graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Mandolin Performance and a minor in American Roots Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston.

About Jake

Hi fellow musicians! I am a professional touring musician, songwriter, and recording artist based in Los Angeles, CA. I graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Mandolin Performance and a minor in American Roots Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Every musician has their own voice

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Peter
Jake is a fantastic teacher. He is enthusiastic about the subject matter, and is excited to see you progress and grow as a player. He tailors the lessons to your goals and is pretty much game for whatever you want to focus on.

Since Mandolin is his focus as a musician, he has practical experience and knowledge on the instrument that helps us learn theory in a relatable fashion and has endless tips and tricks to help you grow.

Highly recommended!
Peter
Solid
Mark
Great teacher...patient and thoughtful. I’m a beginner but already learned so much in a short period.

Jorge S.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Novice Teacher Award Nominee from Ysleta ISD
  • Commercial Music from University of Texas El Paso
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Jorge S.

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Student MUST purchase 5 lessons to complete this package.

I will COACH you in these topics.

Topics of Study:
-What makes a song a HIT
-Harmony of the best songs
-Successful Song structure
-Marketing and Distribution
-Hiring "ghost" musicians
-Collaborating with local and distant musicians
-Basic Music Production

By the end of our 5 lessons, you will have written a song with a catchy melody and functional harmony. You will learn how to record it, distribute it, and marketing strategies.

This is for serious people only. Please look at my credentials to see that I am qualified for this. Also, if you have any questions, please send me an email and I will reply shortly.

About Jorge

Jorge is a versatile musician who has worked alongside some of the industry's top performers. His collaborative work and solo work has reached many audiences throughout the world. Aside from recording in many studios, writing, and performing, he is also an accomplished educator with 5 years experie

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Max K.
Jorge is fantastic! He has a really pro setup with a great webcam so it's really easy to follow along while he teaches. He has an endless amount of resources and you always leave with plenty of material to practice with during the week. Amazing guitar player, great teacher. Stop reading this and book a lesson with Jorge!
Peter
Friendly teacher, listens to your goals and helps you quickly pick up fundamentals and almost immediately start building towards those goals. Has lots of resources and is extremely personable.
Ben G.
Jorge is awesome! Not much else to say. He really knows his stuff and teaches extremely well!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Lafayette, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Lafayette 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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$56 average
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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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"Kory is an excellent teacher, he would drill down every small piece by piece to you, and also very patient. Highly recommend!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Kory I.
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"Tony always has ideas on how to improve my songs which he explains very comprehensively. He is a motivating and wonderful teacher!"
Jessica
Took Songwriting lessons from Tony N.
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"Chrissy is very helpful and informative and creative and supportive, with much positive feedback for my songs. She brings out the best in me and gives me much hope and inspiration. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Fawn is an incredible songwriter and coach! She has turned my mediocre songs into hits and I have placed several on television shows since she helped me make them better. Every lesson I learn something new and feel empowered and like I'm finally headed in the right direction. You will learn so much about yourself when you take lessons with her. She is a true blessing."
Bobbie B.
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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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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"Fawn is always on top of her game as an amazing song writer. She is diligent in everything she sets out to do and always comes through for students, co-writers and producers. Whether you need a commercial jingle or a top-notch vocal for your latest trance song, Fawn is there to save the day! She applies this same integrity to her coaching. You are blessed if you get to study with Fawn!"
Nick W.
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I felt like it was the best experience that I could have with a teacher in the subject that I wanted"
Cortez
Took Songwriting lessons from Rebecca G.
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"Rosita is capable of moving forward without leaving you behind! She is knowledgeable and clearly knows the topic she is teaching!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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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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