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Jonah R.

29 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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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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Edwin I.

120 Reviews
El Segundo, CA
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Edwin I.

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All genres - pop, folk, blues, rock, R&B, singer/songwriter, classical, world, etc.
Song structure, harmonic analysis, melodic analysis

About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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Henry
Edwin is a fantastic teacher and so patient. I am amazed at how much my son has learned in just a couple lessons.
David S.
Had an excellent initial discussion with my instructor, Edwin, today. It was big picture but at the same time Edwin’s comments & suggestions gave me confidence in his command of the art (engineering, arrangement, composition & structure, and playing techniques), all the things I’m going to need help with to take my musical projects to another level.
Mike
Edwin is chill, flexible, and conveys a ton of relevant practice tips every lesson.
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Keira M.

23 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Keira M.

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10+ years of songwriting experience. Certified ASCAP songwriter. Winner of 2011 International Smashtune Songwriting Contest. Finalist in Kauai Music Festival Songwriting Contest. Winner of "18 in America" Songwriting Contest. Finalist in 2013 GrammyU Amplifier Center Stage Contest.
I am a singer/songwriter and touring artist that has performed all over the country. My songs have garnered international radio play and I want to share my simple songwriting strategy with you!

About Keira

I am a singer/songwriter and recording artist who has toured Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, and more. Over the years I have studied classical/jazz/pop piano, musical theater/jazz/pop/rock singing, and contemporary songwriting. I am proud to be winner of the 2011 International Smashtu

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Lee Q.

65 Reviews
Inglewood, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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 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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John Bowman
Lee is an excellent music teacher. She has helped me get past my utter lack of confidence in my musical ability. After a year of guitar lessons with her patience and guidance I'm having fun and have gained the confidence to progress much further. I take both online and home lessons from her. I highly recommend her at all levels.
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Stephanie H.

170 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Vocal Performance and Voice from Berklee College of Music
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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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Vanessa Rios
I have been searching for a vocal coach in Los Angeles area for some time and finally came across Stephanie and I’m so happy I did. You can tell that she truly cares for your progress and pays close attention to what needs to be changed in order to improve your voice best. Every class I find myself crossing new boundaries of what I thought my voice was capable of with Stephanie‘s help. She is very knowledgeable and has many methods when teaching me new techniques. The breathing and warm-ups she sends me to do in between our lessons help a ton and keep my progress moving along.
Troy
Impressive. Stephanie is an adept voice teacher that boosted my vocals (and confidence) almost instantly. I cannot recommend her enough. After just 5 lessons, she had me singing my favorite songs. Now, in my 3rd month she has me using vocal techniques and singing songs I never dreamed I’d sing. I thought it would take years. And, she is super nice…and patient with me.
Her instruction has me more in tune with my guitar, and now I can play thousands of songs—singing anything my heart desires. Her personalized vocal training plan for me has even improved my piano skills and knowledge of music theory. She easily transformed me from beginner to intermediate, and we did it all in less than 3 hours a week. This is progress!
Please don’t wait like I did. Sign up for a few lessons with her and hear your “true” voice. I’m so very glad I did.
Thanks Stephanie! ¡Eres exactamente lo que necesitaba!!

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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!
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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
  • Vocal Studies and Vocal Performance Certificate from Musician's Institute
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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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Mary
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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The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Marina del Rey 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 am an older student that has been predominantly self-taught, and wanted some assistance with my songwriting. What better teacher is there than one with than one that is signed, is proficient at music theory and teaches a number of instruments? Natalie has used a variety of resources to help move me forward."
Rich LeBlanc
Took Songwriting lessons from Natalie H.
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"This was a great first lesson with Kyle. He was very informative and inspiring and patient with me and gave me a lot of good ideas on how I can learn to write good songs. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"Paul is an excellent teacher. He was kind, patient and willing to work on whatever it was that our daughter wanted to work on. He not only taught her guitar, but helped with her writing and some recording aspects as well. She was a teenager and loved her time she spent with Paul. She has been very successful so far in her music career and it all started with a passionate music teacher."
LINDA
Took Songwriting lessons from Paul N.
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"Eric is going to help ignite my ability to write music consistently and with less writer's block in between. He's straight forward with great tips. Looking forward to seeing how this all works out."
Tyler
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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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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"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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"Having worked with Greg over the course of several years now, I have the deepest respect for his teaching ability. As a performer with over 25 years of experience, I find it a rare and special talent for someone as gifted as Greg is (as an artist) to be as humble and willing to listen as he most certainly is. He promotes a learning atmosphere of safety while also ensuring excellence is produced by students. His grasp on musical theory is second to none, and his skill as a seasoned guitarist ensures that what is being taught by him is both credible and of the highest standards.
I am privileged to know Greg personally as well as professionally, and I can vouch (once again) for his humility, skill, professionalism, credibility as a working artist, integrity, and work ethic. His heart is to watch the lights go on in his students and his passion in doing so serve to distinguish him as one of th"
Kelly
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"Great first introductory lesson."
Jordan
Took Songwriting lessons from Rene T.
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"Learned things that I never knew existed!"
Carter
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan H.
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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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