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Janeen F.

8 Reviews
San Gabriel, CA
Starting at $55
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Janeen F.

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Do you love to sing? How would you like to turn your passion for singing into your own songs that you can perform for the world to enjoy?

My name is Janeen. I am a worship leader, singer, songwriter, voiceover artist, composer and producer. I've been singing professionally for over 30 years.

My class specializes in singing, audition preparation, songwriting, recording, music production and performing. I teach out of my own professional recording studio in Southern California.

I've worked with multi-platinum, Grammy award winning producers Maurice Starr (New Edition and New Kids on the Block), Michael Jonzun, Donnie Wahlberg, Gerald Lee (songwriter for the multiple Grammy award winning singer Patti LaBelle) and Grammy nominated producer / saxophonist Scott Mayo. I've toured around the U.S. for many years performing, recording and opening for numerous national acts including multiple Grammy Award winners The Fugees.

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More than singing lessons - RECORD your voice in a professional, state of the art recording studio with me! Hi. My name is Janeen. I am a Christian. I am a worship leader, singer, songwriter, voiceover artist, composer and producer. I've been singing professionally for over 30 years and teaching fo

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Karen
Janeen has been working with my teenage daughter for less than a year. During that time, my daughter has made noticeable improvements with her singing and confidence. Janeen has also tapped in to my daughter's creative abilities and started teaching her to write her own songs. Janeen's ability to build relationships with her clients is what makes her shine above the rest. She is professional, experienced, knowledgeable, and shows great care and patience when mentoring my daughter. Singing with Janeen is more than just learning and enhancing a skill. Her mentorship also helps build my daughter's character.
Katherine
Janeen was inspiring on visit 1! Looking forward to working with her. Thanks Janeen!
kaylee
best teacher someone could ask for, don’t know what i would do without her, perfect for everyone, everywhere.
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Lee Q.

64 Reviews
Inglewood, CA
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music in Instrumental Pedagogy, Bassoon from Belmont University
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
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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 ages: 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 pep

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Matthew B.

1 Review
La Puente, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Matthew B.

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Analysis and application of popular songwriting approaches.

About Matthew

I'm a performer/instructor residing in Los Angeles,CA. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where I founded the band Synasis with my brother. We played several local shows, as well as opening for national touring artists. While living in Ohio I also attended The Recording Workshop, where I studied audio en

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Lisa A.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Honored Lifetime Member from Wellington Who's Who of Executive and Professionals
  • Teaching since 1997
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Lisa A.

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I am well known for both my ability to arrange songs for specific needs/players as well as for my composition. I will teach you how to develop melodies, chords and lyrics.

About Lisa

Lisa Abrams has a Vocal Music Education Degree from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. She graduated in 1997 and has been teaching professionally, both in schools and privately, since that time. She has taught General Music grades K-8 in the Parochial School System. She has been the Music Dir

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Denis D.
Got more than was expected. A+
Tyler
My lessons are great! She is incredibly knowledgeable in both experience, and the literature aspect of the piano instrument and I plan on keeping my lessons with her as long as I can.
Lorraine D.
going to be a lot of fun starting me out right where I want to be
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Dan H.

77 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks German, Russian, Danish, Swedish, English, Norwegian
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Dan H.

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Highly saught-after. Some of Dan’s past students have been finalists in televised talent shows and now enjoy professional music careers. For example, Sofia Olsson, (”True Talent" Finalist, Sweden), Feridah Rose ("Denmark's Got Talent" Semi-Finalist), and Rasma Freimane ("Top Overall Vocalist", Tech Music School, London) —see videos.

Now you have an opportunity to learn from acclaimed producer, composer, pianist, and vocal coach, Dan whose resume includes studio recordings, Radio- and TV broadcasts, and concerts in venues such as the Presidential Palace of Ukraine, the Latvian Cabinet, the nationally televised talent show, ‘Clash Of The Choirs’, Christmas Spectacular, Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan, Northwest Folklife Festival, and Leavenworth’s 50th Anniversary Christmas Lighting Festival. Dan has performed in 30+ countries on four continents, and his music is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, etc.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from Uppsala University

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Highly sought-after. Some of Dan’s past students have been finalists in televised talent shows and now enjoy professional music careers. For example, Sofia Olsson, (”True Talent" Finalist, Sweden), Feridah Rose ("Denmark's Got Talent" Semi-Finalist), and Rasma Freimane ("Top Overall Vocalist", Tech

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Dave
Dan has a great style of instruction, he is very friendly and easy going and this makes taking the lessons very comfortable. Dan has great patience as I was too busy to do much preparation for the lessons but Dan made it work and I still progressed with the Danish language. I will be back as soon as things slow down for me.
Dave *.
I had a great first lesson! Dan makes it very comfortable.
Sarah K.
Great start; looking forward to more lessons w Dan. He is intuitive, personable, and fun to work with. So far so good.
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Gary J.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 6 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gary J.

3 Reviews
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Songwriting and production for all levels. Lyric writing, melody writing, song arrangement, and producing in a DAW.

About Gary

I am a songwriter, composer, producer, keyboardist, saxophonist and educator based in New York. I earned BM and MM degrees from New England Conservatory, both with distinction. My lessons are tailored to the appropriate goals, interests, and level of the student. If you are a complete beginner, o

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Jack
Gary has taught my son for about 7 years. He is a wonderful teacher, as skilled with small children as he is with more advanced musicians. Professionally trained and credentialed, there are few aspects of music he is not ready to teach. Piano, saxophone, production, theory--he can do it all.

He taught my son piano when he was small and then when the kid switched to upright bass, he comped him for years and taught him the tricks of the jazz trade (the kid is ready for an arts high school because of Gary's teaching)

Gary is incredibly punctual and responsible about times and dates. In person, he is warm and supportive but very focussed on the student's development. Gary loves what he does and loves watching his students develop. i would recommend him for all levels, and as an added bonus he is a very cerebral and thoughtful individual. Let this musician teach you or your child and you won't be disappointed!
Katherine
Gary taught both our kids for several years. He was enthusiastic, entertaining, and cared very much about teaching. We really enjoyed him and recommended him to many friends who ended up also working with him for many years.
Sara
It was a great experience having Gary Joynes teach piano to our middle school son for several years. With his upbeat and collaborative approach, Gary really connected with our son and worked efficiently and constructively to help him improve. Gary has a wealth of advanced music and performance knowledge - but he also has the ability to make the basics fun. We miss you, Gary!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Los Angeles 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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"Fawn is original, passionate and a musical genius who makes learning fun

Fawn’s way of teaching is quite original, passionate and always to the point. She can make the most insecure person get out of their own way and become more secure. Working with her, I get a glimpse of genius in action. She really is a musical genius and I have been learning an incredible amount from her. My songs keep getting better under her training and guidance and I finally got a placement in a sitcom from her re-write. I look forward to watching my own abilities continue to grow and become stronger."
Donna
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Truly incredible teacher!

I love her. She is so sweet, she is amazing. I can’t believe how much I have improved on my songwriting, voice and playing and I wish I had found her sooner. I would tell all my friends and any one interested in piano, voice, music theory, songwriting or anything having to do with music, to take lessons with her. She is a miracle worker. Incredible and gracious, can’t say enough good things about Fawn!"
Amber
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"My voice has significantly improved after lessons with Hannah. My tone and pitch have also improved dramatically. If you are interested in writing songs, Hannah is also a great teacher for that. I have written many songs since taking lessons from her. You don't even have to leave your home because Hannah can teach skype lessons. Many people don't like Skype lessons because they seem impersonal. I recommend trying a free lesson. You will see that Hannah makes it seem like she's there in person. I live in the country so this has been very convenient. I love her teaching style. She has empowered me to create many beautiful songs. She is very well qualified and knows what she's talking about."
Eliza
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah 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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"My writing was sub-par, to say the least. Margo helped me to paint a vivid picture with my words, and also create melodies to best express them. Now, I consult her every time I have a song or poem to write!"
Caitlin
Took Songwriting lessons from Margo L.
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"so encouraging without any fluff! I love my sessions with Rosita!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"Amazing songwriter and a great teacher. She really showed me how to express my feelings in real words not corny rhymes. My songs are a million times better now. She even helps me write in Spanish!"
Isabella Pulido
Took Songwriting lessons from Tanisha H.
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"It’s really fun and you’re surrounded by people who want the best for you. It’s a great environment!"
Kayla
Took Songwriting lessons from Janeen F.
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"Totally Amazing. She teaches me Music theory to improve my songs, she gives tips on lyrics. And she's really cute!"
Joe Lu
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"Indigo is a fantastic teacher! Able to speak to a variety of musical styles and elements of music - from songwriting, to guitar technique, to theory. Highly recommend"
Amy Jo
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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