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Ahmad G.

177 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1992
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Ahmad G.

177 Reviews
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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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Nancy
My kids had great lessons with Ahmad. A friendly instructor with a definite love for music and teaching evident. I think he is a very approachable person for anyone nervous about improving their musical skills.
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Dean
I began taking singing lessons with Ahmad from an online coupon and had a great time. My guitar playing got consistently and measurably better and I felt like I was given quality instruction at the lesson as well as good ideas for practicing at home.

Ahmad is laid back and friendly and a great instructor. Thank you!

Mark B.

26 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded King Of The Blues from Guitar Center
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Mark B.

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I teach and help people how to write songs at all levels. Whether you are a beginner, or more advanced and need new ideas to draw from. There is an endless reservoir of ideas and concepts to help you to create any kind of music imaginable.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. I now perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started playing guitar at age 9, and recorded 2 si

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Tomas
Best instructor ever
Scott F.
great slide lesson today - really patient and effective teaching - breaking the song down and getting into technique - thank you Mark!!
Richard D.
Great instructor, gave me tips that immediately improved my playing.

William M.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $30
  • Music from Yale University
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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William M.

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I've written songs in a variety of forms, but what's important here is what you want to write!

About William

I'm an experience teacher who crafts lessons to the specific interests and needs of each student. My background both as a producer of music and as a performer gives me a professional's perspective on the craft.

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Josh L.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Awarded Songwriting Competition from The Wesleyan Church
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Josh L.

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I frequently take trips to Nashville to co-write with prominent writers, I teach my students to use words appropriately, allow the words to inform the music, and become dynamic songwriters.

About Josh

I am a professional singer, pianist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelors of Music, specifically voice. Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to rel

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Ruby D.
Josh was fabulous! Really talked to both my eight and 10-year-old about their goals and broke things down in a way that was exciting and gave them mastery over what they learned today. Very excited to continue
Blake
Extremely friendly, understanding and explains everything so anybody could understand. I highly recommend Josh to anybody who wishes to learn how to sing.
David P.
great lesson. Excellent instructor

Kelly A.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelly A.

42 Reviews
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Learn how to write songs, develop songwriting ideas, improve your lyrics, and discover new and interesting ways to compose music. Learn how to write the songs down (in music notation) so you can play them with other musicians. Learn to transcribe songs that you like (pick up by ear) and use them for inspiration. You can also work on playing and singing your songs (developing your performance), since I teach those subjects too!

About Kelly

After 13 years of teaching all levels (I also teach music at Cornish College of the Arts - since 2015), and many different styles of voice and piano lessons, I can tell you this-- I LOVE teaching! My students have ranged from 5 to over 65, from classical piano, or jazz/pop piano, to pop/rock/jazz s

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Matt
I'm a 49 year old trying to take my piano skills to the next level. Kelly is very patient and after just two lessons I've learned quite a lot. Looking forward to continuing with her and highly recommend.
Daniel
Kelly is easy to connect with and took the time to find out what my interests were so that she could create a plan oriented towards my goals.
Ryder G.
We are return customers to Kelly. My son loved her as a piano teacher but we stopped when he was taking trumpet during school. Now that he’s over trumpet, we excitedly reenrolled with Kelly. She’s so encouraging and positive. We just did my son’s first online lesson through TakeLessons and it worked flawlessly. I’d recommend Kelly in a heartbeat.

Jordan R.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jordan R.

13 Reviews
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Songwriting is an art as well as a craft. In my lessons, I cover basic song structures in a variety of styles including blues, pop, rock, country, and jazz, lyrical content, melodic phrasing, and telling a story. Guitar is my preferred instrument for these lessons, so a background in basic guitar fundamentals is recommended, although some introductory guitar can be included with these lessons.

About Jordan

I received my education at the University of Wisconsin, majoring in Jazz Guitar. I've studied with some of the best guitarists in the Midwest, and have performed live and in recording studios all across the country in a variety of styles (Rock, Metal, Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical, Country). I've perf

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Josh E.
Jordan was very helpful right from the start. He listened to me on where I am at and where I want to be. He showed me a few things that we will work towards and then helped me understand my instrument much better. Gave me some fun new things to practice before the next lesson. If you're looking for a lesson that is interactive and fun I recommend Jordan and the online thing is supper easy and handy. I don't think it could have gone any better. The lesson was 45 minutes and it felt like 10.
Dave
Jordan is excellent & very patient.
Max
Jordan is a fantastic teacher! He expertly and patiently guided my young son from essentially 0 to reading notes and playing them on the guitar in about half an hour. He is clearly an experienced musician who loves to teach. We are looking forward to the next lesson.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Menlo Park, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Menlo Park is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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$41 average
45 min
$54 average
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$68 average

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"Fawn is an amazing teacher. I've been taking songwriting classes from her and I learn something new every lesson. She's very sweet, talented, encouraging, and understanding. I was nervous to take lessons online at first, as I've never done it before, then was unsure who I should take from because I didn't want to get someone who was terrible. I got really lucky though, I highly recommend her. She's absolutely fantastic."
Ashley
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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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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"He was able to Break down song writing in a very easy way so that I could take lyrics and apply them to cords. I really enjoyed the methodology and how personable he was and patient."
Dana
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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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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"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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"Eric is very helpful when working with you on original music He is motivated and ensures that you approve of the direction/style the song is going in. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs assistance with songwriting."
Lauren Cassidy
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"Keira is an excellent teacher who loves sharing her insight with others. I would recommend her for all ages as she works equally well with children and adults. Her background in songwriting across different genres helped shaped my music into songs I love playing."
Angela
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"Hannah was an incredible instructor. She worked very well with my goals and was kind and patient. She explained concepts well and was extremely knowledgeable and experienced. I could tell she cared about me as a person and not just as a student, which I really appreciated. I would consider her a friend as well as a teacher. I’d recommend her to anyone!"
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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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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"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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