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Popular Songwriting Teachers in Los Olivos, CA

Ben B.

Santa Barbara, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Ben B.

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Explore your inner voice! We will develop your ideas to fruition and develop techniques to give your music and lyrics dynamics and depth. We will break down your favorite songs from harmonic, rhythmic, and form based perspectives and learn how to utilize popular techniques in combination with original ideas.

About Ben

I am a self-taught, multi-instrumental soloist and have been performing and writing music since the age of 12. Now 24, I have developed my show to include a mix of genres from rock, jazz, and hip-hop using a looper to layer instruments and voice to create the dynamic effect of a live band. In 2018

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Jaxon W.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master's of Music, Guitar Performance from Arizona State University
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Jaxon W.

25 Reviews
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Here's how I help teach songwriters:

-Chords/Progressions: I help instrumentalists get out of ruts they're stuck in and find new chord progressions. OR if you're new, I'll show you what's out there. I will also show you commonly used progressions so you know what's used. We will analyze successful songs to see what the writer did and then attempt to emulate those ideas in writing exercises
-Melodies: We'll learn what makes a good melody, and we'll write melodies that are good hooks.
-Lyrics: We'll talk about what makes good lyrics and learn to write good lyrics by modeling lyrics after other songs and writing and rewriting your own lyrics.
-Music Business: If you're interested as well we can learn how the music business works for songwriters.

About Jaxon

*See further below for lesson details!* Jaxon the Guitarist: I have a Doctorate in classical guitar from USC's renowned Thornton School of Music. I have been playing the guitar for 25 years and teaching for 17. My main style is classical, and due to the technical training I have had since I w

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Rio
Always learn a lot and have a great time with Jaxon. Highlight of my week, im looking forward to my next lesson!
Jay
Jaxon is awesome! He teaches at my level, is patient and very knowledgeable. His techniques and feedback is always useful and helping me improve. He provides written feedback and lesson plans that keep me on track and moving forward. I highly recommend.
Rio
Great start! Learned a lot!

Lucciana C.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Audio Engineering from Washtenaw College
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lucciana C.

28 Reviews
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Songwriting is a magical and personal art. I will facilitate your strengths and assist you with your desired outcomes as a songwriter. We focus on lyrical structure, story detail, plot twists, word choice, chord structure and–above all–letting your unique personality shine through your work. Accountability is often the biggest step towards a consistent and developed writing practice. I am here to help you drill through the dirt and bedrock of everyday life until we reach the undercurrent of creative flow that makes life worth writing about.

About Lucciana

Hello! My name is Lucciana (Loo-Chee-Ah-Nah...I was named after Italian opera legend Luciano Pavarotti). Background: I began formally studying music at age six. I spent my childhood and teen years participating in choir, orchestra, private instrument lessons (piano, voice, violin, Dobro), mu

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Donna D.
Luciano is a very good musician and an even better teacher. She is patient and proficient with the dobro. I look forward to our weekly lessons with great enthusiasm. Thankyou!
Seth M.
Lucciana was excellent with my son. My son is 9yrs old and Lucciana knew exactly how to talk to him and how to teach him. She is perceptive and creative, excellent with children!!!

Seth said in his own words, ‘I love her!’ I think that says it all! We are excited to take advantage of all her talents, songwriting, composing, ukulele and guitar!
Joanne K.
really enjoying my lesson and super excited for next week

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving Los Olivos, CA

David C.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Original Music Score from Animadness 2006 Film Festival
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David C.

29 Reviews
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With a masters degree in music composition and production, I can teach about nearly any aspect of composition, including arrangement, production, recording, formal structure, counterpoint, orchestration, notation, and more. From beginner to advanced.

Whether you just want to get better at your own song writing, or you want to write the next great symphony, I can accommodate you. I can help teach you how to write it, how to arrange it, how to orchestrate it, and how to record it at industry broadcast standard.

About David

Hello! My name is David, and I am a music teacher of many different subjects. These include guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, recording, music theory, production, composition and film music composition. All styles, and all ages. Classical, Rock, Alternative, Slide Guitar, Blues, Jazz, and more!

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Albert Cerrato
Well I’m 76 years old and took guitar lessons and piano lessons years ago and kind of faded away but Always a music lover. And now I need a guitar which they said they would tell me where to buy one I’m looking forward to this very professional operation. I am impressed.
Jennifer & Sarah G.
I actually feel I got somewhere on the first lesson. He starts by teaching a song. Love it.
Jordan Waits
Awesome lesson very knowledgeable and fun to be around
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Christopher M.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English only
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
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Christopher M.

38 Reviews
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Learn how your favorite songs work, what patterns are being used and what the song is really doing. Learn to write your own!! What chords work together and why! What parts go where and why! The harmonies to the music, why they work and what they are really implying! Writing multiple parts to a song (Rhythms, leads, melodies and solos). We can even record and work on your own songs at my studio!

About Christopher

My name is Chris and I am a professional guitar player. I have been teaching sense 2008 now and sharing the joy of music with others has become a passion of mine. I started playing the piano at the age of five, the trumpet at nine and the guitar at thirteen. Over the years I have also learned to

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Mahfuz R.
Chris is very helpful and open to listening to my needs and plans and he is very knowledgeable. I look forward to working with him to achieve my goals.
Anthony
Knowledgeable, personable and a lot of fun. Would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking to start or improve there guitar practice.
Levi B.
We've completed 3 lessons with Christopher and I am planning on signing my other kid up for lessons with him. He is on it! He is super patient and helpful. We come from a rigid piano and cello background and my son needed to learn to loosen up for this instrument and he seems to be the perfect teacher to help with that. My son is currently learning ukelele. the first 2 lessons seemed to be great confidence boosters that did teach new skills, but weren't too hard.Now after the third we are getting into harder stuff where my son is really challenged. I love it!!! I highly recommend.
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Joe S.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Sociology / Psychology from Illinois State University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Joe S.

18 Reviews
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I try to help each songwriter become the best writer they can be through their own sound and language. During the lessons, I do quite a bit of analysis of a student's favorite pieces, as well as my own...then incorporate that into their own songwriting process.

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient

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Carson C.
First lesson was great.
Analyzed previous progress with my 12 yr old and had a plan for future growth.
John P.
Very happy so far
Grant
Terrific instructor...just what i was looking for.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Los Olivos, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Los Olivos is $73. 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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"This was my first songwriting lesson with Mimi. She helped me with one of my sings and listened to 2 of my other songs. I have found Mimi to be a very knowledgeable and patient and creative teacher who inspires self-confidence in her students. Definitely several points above average."
- Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Mimi D.
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"Incredible Teacher

Athena has the ability to cut through and get right into what is going to help you the most. She has an innate ability to be able to find out what's holding you back and devising the perfect exercises to break through those barriers."
- Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Athena M.
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"Although my pursuit is songwriting, Indigo quickly recognized that more guitar background will help me - so we started there. I'm very encouraged with Indigo's approach, and I'm looking forward to continuing these lessons!"
- Jeff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo 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've been taking guitar and songwriting lessons with Frankie for over 5 years now, and I'm so glad I found him! Very patient, easy-going and excellent teacher. Lately we've been working on songwriting, and his expertise is top notch. He lets you go at your own pace and cater's to your style. Thanks Frankie!!!"
- Anne
Took Songwriting lessons from Frankie P.
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"My son seems interested with Eric class. He said he will continue to take lessen with Eric next week. Thanks to Eric. Please keep Alex to continue. Alex is a fun and smart boy. He likes fun and knowledgeable teacher too."
- Alex
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric C.
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"Bill is a great instructor. I haven't been taught something I wasn't going to need to elevate my understanding."
- Hardy
Took Songwriting lessons from Bil M.
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"I really enjoyed my first lesson with Amy, looking forward to more!"
- Steven
Took Songwriting lessons from Amy K.
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"Jordan is excellent at providing a smooth chord structure and consistent rhythm in an original song. He is a proficient guitarist and delivers an edgy lyric style. He is a versitle adept musician that is also patient and relates well to his students."
- Karen
Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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"Mimi really helped educate and inspire and encourage me in my songwriting today, She is truly a gifted teacher and most definitely several points above average!:)"
- Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Mimi D.
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