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Steven B.

23 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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Mandy B.

8 Reviews
San Leandro, CA
Starting at $40
  • MM, BM from California State University, Long Beach
  • Teaches students Male: 12 and up; Female: 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Mandy B.

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Students will study and become familiar with each single element of songwriting-melody, harmony, lyrics, form, chord progressions, and phrasing to name a few.

About Mandy

I have been singing since I was a little girl and began studying voice at age 15. I was singing in my first band when I was in high school and participating in vocal competitions. Professionally, I was a back-up vocalist and percussionist with the Sam Morrison Band from 2006-2012, where I traveled

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Dolores
Manny is awesome!!
Dolores M.
Mandy appears to be a lovely, friendly and competent piano instructor. Her piano space is very suitable and I like her very much.
Zahraa
Mandy is awesome :)

James P.

8 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks French
  • Awarded Song Of The Year from West Coast Songwriters
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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James P.

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I'm an award winning, published songwriter and I have a passion for songwriting and I love to help people with their songs. I can help you shape that music that lives inside you and is longing to get out.

About James

I've played keyboards and sang professionally for the last 25 years. During that time my home has been in the San Francisco Bay Area but I have performed all over the country and have toured several times in Germany, Switzerland, and Japan. I’m a two time winner of the West Coast Songwriters “Song

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Michele L.
I came away from my lesson with James feeling so happy and knowing that he will be teaching and encouraging me all the way going forward. I am actually lost for words to express what an incredibly positive experience I had today. I am also looking forward to my grand daughter taking lessons from James now too. I feel I got lucky that James is the teacher that was found for me.
MIchele
Marcus C.
First lesson for my grandson and James was excellent, looking forward to future lessons.
Thanks James.
Mike W.
James is a great teacher. Patient and inspiring. I have just begun my late in life music learning experience and he is perfect for that.

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Tamara M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Music from York University
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Tamara M.

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I would love to work with you on uour songwriting!

I am currently writing music for television and film. I have been writing songs for 20+ years and can teach you everything from creating that special memorable moment in a song to song structure and marketability.

Look forward to working with you!! All levels welcome.

About Tamara

Hi! My name is Tamara! I am so excited to be teaching you piano lessons online! I have been teaching piano for over 20 years both in private and group lessons. I am a certified School Teacher and have a lot of experience teaching Music and Band in various schools. I love working with children

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Jake
Been taking piano lessons for a few months now.. Tamara is an awesome teacher. You'll learn a lot and love the classes! She's a rockstar instructor!!
David
Thanks Tamara! You are a wonderful teacher. Been learning a lot of new music. Love the classes!
Angel
Thank you for helping me improve my piano skills — Tamara has a great teaching style, very attentive, and is always positive. Teaching online has been great (especially these days!) I’ve always wanted to keep up with my lessons and it’s been so easy and fun! She really is a great teacher. Definitely recommend!
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Ryan L.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Master of Music; Musicology from California State University, Long Beach Cole Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2006
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Ryan L.

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Learn to write piano and vocal scores or just songs with simple voice and chords! I can teach students the fundamentals to advanced concepts in songwriting. Students will learn about lyrics, song form, harmonic movement, intent, styles, and accompaniment.

About Ryan

Ryan L. is a local composer, conductor, musician and musicologist. He holds a Masters degree in Musicology from California State University, Long Beach Cole Conservatory of Music. He is a professor of music at Woodbury University where he teaches a course in Music and Film. Additionally he is also

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Jonelle Pickett
Excellent at giving pointers and exercises to help students improve sound quality. Patient, positive and personable.
Stephanie R.
Fabulous teacher! My son's taking beginning trumpet lessons. Ryan is patient, attentive, encouraging, and knowledgeable. Ryan is punctual and flexible when rescheduling needs to be arranged. He responds to email, phone calls, etc. in a timely manner. My son enjoys learning from him. It's a pleasure to have him as my son's teacher.
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Francesca C.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Francesca C.

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I am a professional singer-songwriter and also studied it and Berklee College. I will give you books to read, as well as a step by step process on how to song write! There are many techniques, but ultimately my goal is for the student to learn all of them and choose what they decide works best for them.

About Francesca

I am a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. I have a Bachelor's in Music from Berklee College and am going back to school in September at Cal State Northridge to get a degree in Music Therapy! My goal is to work with patients with Alzheimer's. I love playing covers of music from the

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Kassidy
She’s very patient. Because my daughter was shy. But Francesca took her time with her. Thank you ☺️
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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Mill Valley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Mill Valley 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
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$54 average
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$68 average

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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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"Truly incredible teacher!

I love her. She is so sweet, she is amazing I would tell all my friends interested in piano, voice, music theory, songwriting or anything having to do with music, to take lessons with her. I can’t believe how much I have improved on my songwriting, voice and playing. I wish I had found her sooner. She's 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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"Jeremie met with our daughter and took the time to learn her perspective and talent level and to develop a more individualized approach to working with her. He is incorporating music theory into songwriting. We are super pleased with his beginning work with her!"
Mackenzie
Took Songwriting lessons from Jeremie W.
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"Kyle is very informative, knowledgeable about the subject, patient, and supportive, and he has a wonderful sense of humor! I am learning a lot in my songwriting lessons and gaining much more self-confidence. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"Chrissy really helps me a lot with writing melodies for my lyrics. SHe is very protove and encouraging and creative. I really think she brings out the best in her students. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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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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"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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"Chrissy helps me build self- confidence in songwriting. She gives very good instructions and facilitates creative thinking . Beyond the technical aspects, she is experienced, , knowledgeable, compassionate, funny, and a joy to work with."
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Triana was great with my two daughters that desperately wanted to learn how to write their own songs. She was patient and listened to them. They've both gained a lot more confidence and love bringing their songs to her each week!"
Laura
Took Songwriting lessons from Triana P.
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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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