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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steven B.

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I will teach you the basic concepts of how to compose songs and make those musical ideas of yours a reality. Through music theory techniques, progression theory, lyric concepts and ear training, we'll take that song that's "in your head" and make it into a reality you'll be proud of!

About Steven

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano, guitar or electric bass? Or maybe you've just felt like brushing up your musical knowledge and playing skills? Now’s your chance to fulfill those dreams! About Me: San Francisco Bay area pianist/guitarist/bassist; I've been playing music fo

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Debora H.
Wonderful first lesson with Steven. Steven shows a real interest in teaching. My success is his sucess. I learned a lot at the first lesson. He’s very knowledgeable, informative and has an easy going and fun teaching style. Looking forward to future lessons!
Sue M.
Great. He’s very talented I’m excited to begin working with him.
Lavernne
I've been taking lessons from Steven for I think two years now and he's helped me so much not only in reading music but also in ear training and in my song writing. He's incredibly patient and fun to work with. He also has a really nice cat.
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Marwan S.

24 Reviews
Redwood City, CA
Starting at $85
  • Speaks English, Chinese - Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Mathematic Achievement Medal from Euclid High School
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Marwan S.

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I like to call it music theory in reverse. Having a strong foundation in the fundamentals of music and music theory makes the songwriting process much easier.

About my music teaching backgroud: I've taught piano since I was in high school, and continued to teach while I was a student at Cornell University. I also taught theory classes in the Cornell Piano Society, where I served as President for 4 years.

Why? I simply love music, and sharing it with others.

While I'm classically trained, I've dabbled into other genres, such as Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B, songwriting, and music production / audio engineering. I've recently been accepted into the Steinway & Sons (the piano makers) Teacher Partnership Program. Feel free to message me for more details!

About Marwan

I started playing piano when I was 3, and began writing music at the age of 6. I've taught music and piano for over 12 years, and tutoring other subjects for over 5 years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Cornell University in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in

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Albert E.
A passionate and proficient instructor!
Ryan F.
So far so Good. It has only been one lesson, but our son really enjoyed it.
Sandra
My 6 year old daughter is developing a great foundation and is enthusiastic about learning the piano. Marwan is a great match for her!
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Ahmad G.

208 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Duke
I've been seeing Ahmad for about 2-3 months now, and thought a review might be in order to help those looking for guitar lessons.

First off I'm an intermediate player, who has successfully avoided theory since I started playing. Coming to Ahmad for some help to hit the next level, he's cunningly introduced theory into the curriculum, but made it fun to do so with creative exercises I can take home and work on. For the last month I've seen my understanding of playing the guitar improve, and he's also helped with the creative side using the tools I have at my disposal.

I've been through a few teachers in my time, and Ahmad's understanding, patience and vim for guitar really shine through. Would definitely recommend for whatever stage you're at.
Lydia
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Ahmad is a wonderful teacher! He gives you the why when he teaches you something new which is very helpful. I enjoy our lessons very much and know I am learning faster than I normally would because of him.
He also gave me great advice when buying a guitar and helped me pick one out.
Brad
Ahmad has been fantastic. I'm an experienced player and he still introduces me to new ideas and ways of thinking about the guitar and music in general. His lessons have reinvigorated my passion for playing and for songwriting. I definitely recommend him.

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Valerie O.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Tufts University
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Valerie O.

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I've been teaching professionally for 6+ years, and specialize in beginner and intermediate songwriting and music production. I approach teaching songwriting in a holistic fashion, so once you get the basics of song structure and lyric-writing, we can jump into production, how you might arrange, record or "demo" your song. No experience necessary. Ultimately, you will be able to write and record fantastic songs so you can truly express yourself!

About Valerie

I am a professional singer, songwriter, music and podcast producer, recording and performing artist. I was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist in a touring band in San Francisco and NYC. Over the past 10 years, I've recorded and released 3 albums, 2 EPs, and more than a dozen singles. I co-p

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Annemarie O
Valerie brings an incredible amount of passion, experience, and understanding to her online teaching. With over 15 years experience as a songwriter and music producer, she is able to break down the concepts in a way that is clear and comprehensible. Students leave her class feeling successful and wanting more.
Michael
Valerie is a Great teacher!! We have co-taught songwriting and music production classes together and she is a joy to work with. She helps students learn key concepts of songwriting and music production while making it fun. If you are looking to develop your talent, definitely choose Valerie as a teacher, you'll be glad you did!
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Paul W.

81 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar from Columbia College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2000
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Paul W.

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I tailor all my lessons to the individual students interests and wants.
Whatever your goals are, I'll help you get there.

About Paul

I have played the guitar for twenty years and have studied a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, blues and rock. I’m skilled in acoustic, electric and classical styles of the guitar. I have an open mind about music and can appreciate any style or type. I have a firm background

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James J.
I cannot say enough good things about paul. First, despite having so many years of playing, he doesn't judge or look down on you for not having the same level of knowledge he has. Instead - he is able to communicate concepts, both basic and advanced, to you in a way that you can understand. Second, he caters to you in order to achieve the goals you want to achieve, not the ones he thinks you should have. Lastly, he's clearly passionate about playing, and music in general. he's a great guy to chat about, seems really down to earth, and goes above and beyond in order to make the most of the lesson.

I cannot say enough good things about paul. Highly recommend you take his lessons!
Maria
Katie
As a young female, I was apprehensive about choosing a male teacher that teaches in his home. However, Paul has been professional and I have not had any concerns since meeting him and working with him. He is a well-planned, experienced teacher who artfully progresses students from week to week in a manner that is constructive and fun. In only 5 weeks I have learned more about playing guitar and guitar theory than I would have thought. He has been attentive to my goals and it is precisely the experience that I pay for.
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Steven R.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Senior Fellowship from Dartmouth College
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Steven R.

6 Reviews
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I am thoroughly trained in songwriting and have a Masters Degree in Composition

About Steven

Steven is a teacher, composer, vocal coach, and conductor of music. In addition, he is a versatile performer of classical, popular and ragtime music, and has appeared in countless concerts in the US and abroad. Among the foremost performers, historians and interpreters of ragtime music, Steven h

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Joey F.
Steven is an excellent coach - giving me great guidance.
Elisha M.
Knows what he's doing. Very good!
Tom V.
Steven is a fantastic, patient teacher and demonstrates clearly what I should focus on to keep me challenged and to continue making progress.

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The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Los Altos is $68. 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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"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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"I love to write but then writing music seemed out of the ordinary. Well.... not any more! Thanks!"
Georgia
Took Songwriting lessons from James W.
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"Hannah's awesome! I contacted her mainly for songwriting feedback but also for guidance while applying and auditioning for BYU's commercial music program. She always went above and beyond in assisting me from songwriting, to voice lessons, to guidance with production and recording and navigating the local music scene. Hannah knows what she is talking about in both vocal and music techniques, as well as the business side of music. And even more important, she truly loves what she does and has a natural ability for teaching in a way that will help you grow immensely! If you are even slightly on the fence about taking lessons from her, don't be--you won't be disappointed!"
Nicole
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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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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"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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"I have been learning so much from Fawn! I can honestly say I have become a professional songwriter because of her guidance, talent and knowledge. I have had a few placements and I will keep training with Fawn to keep getting stronger as a lyricist and composer. Thanks Fawn!"
BWT
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I've been learning songwriting and music theory from David and it couldn't be any better. He's very professional and personable, and he makes sure to work with you, not above you. He shows a genuine enthusiasm for his students' musical interests and formulates instruction around them. David encourages questions, which creates a comfortable and effective teacher-student interaction. Between my weekly lessons, I find myself impatiently counting down the days until my next scheduled lesson. While the genre of songwriting that I've been working on with David's guidance has been contemporary Christian, I'm sure that he would be an effective teacher in any genre, whether the student were writing songs or playing them."
Martin
Took Songwriting lessons from David M.
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"Christiaan has been working on his own music for quite some time and his knowledge of various musical genres to reference and borrow from for influences and ideas is so vast based on his long background in music. What is refreshing about working with him is he is open to so many forms of music. As he states it, " music is music". it provides a fresh approach. I am very pleased with this expanded viewpoint."
Courtney
Took Songwriting lessons from Christiaan S.
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"Absolutely amazing!!

So incredibly sweet, talented, and such an amazing teacher! From the moment I met fawn we immediately connected. She genuinely cares and makes you feel so comfortable, so opening up to her when it came to writing songs was incredibly easy and natural. Very giving with her time and she will help you tackle any problems you're having in order to achieve your goals."
marielle
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I have really enjoyed my lessons with Heather so far! She has such a calm demeanor that makes you feel like you can accomplish what she has planned. Heather does a great job of quickly assessing what I already know and what I need to learn. I have only been taking lessons with her for a few weeks now and already I am further along then I have ever been before. She is always very prepared and I can tell she has put a lot of thought into my specific needs. She is not just applying a formula of teaching. I would recommend her to anyone."
Heather
Took Songwriting lessons from Heather E.
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