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Gary R.

40 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $33
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Outstanding music student from Richland jr College
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Gary R.

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I started writing in 1977 and have not stopped since. I can teach you to construct a song, create lyric, the context of songwriting, and how to find the chords you hear in your head for your song-
Let me show you how to bring your songs to life!

About Gary

Hello, my name is Gary R. and I am a life long music instructor. YES! I teach online and have been for years. If you would like to use your down time to learn something new, let's get started! Whether you are just beginning, or have been making music since you were a kid, you should know that

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Jill B.
Gary is cool
Andy K.
Gary did a great job of getting me started on my first piano lesson. Learned a lot on my first day...hope I can measure up to my practice plan for the week! Bravo!
John R.
Gary's just fantastic. He has the knowledge and the attitude that makes learning both effective and fun. He's working with me to help learn the kind playing I want (mostly modern songs) but knows when to reach for other material to help learn important techniques.
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Christina B.

5 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Film, Television, & New Media Master's Program from SDSU
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Christina B.

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My students learn creative strategies for writing original music, based on my studies and many years of experience. Even students without a solid musical background will learn fundamentals that will help them to create songs in a short time. We also work on how to brainstorm lyrics and revise and refine. As we progress, we can also learn about skills like writing for a band, transcribing, recording, and self-production.

About Christina

Openings now available for at-home and online lessons! I have been vaccinated and am following social distancing guidelines. I teach piano, voice, music theory, songwriting, and production. I love finding out what gets my students excited about music and working with their strengths! My stude

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Michaela V.
My daughter and I both loved our first lesson with Christina! Can't wait to learn more :)
Meira
Christina really listened to what I wanted to get out of the lessons and catered her instruction for that. She was also very encouraging and made me feel good about what I had learned on my own before starting lessons with her.
Justine F.
I think we all hit it off right away! Thank you Ms. Christina, we look forward to working with you.
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Ferlyn F.

17 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $100
  • Speaks English, Spanish, American Sign Language, French, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ferlyn F.

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About Ferlyn

My Teaching Philosophy: "Everyone is capable of dancing, playing an instrument, and understanding music & art performance; it is the desire, drive, determination, dedication and discipline instilled within a person and the guidance of my company's methodology that will bring these abilities to ligh

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Cece
Ferlyn has excellent skills in teaching dance. My daughter has improved her dance techniques in 3 classes. We highly recommend her to everyone that needs dance instructor.
Dominique N.
Given all of the positive reviews, I am refraining from giving Ferlyn only one star. I am sure she is relatively competent as a teacher. The unfortunate aspect for which she is receiving such a poor review is a significant lack of professionalism.
I arranged piano lessons with Ferlyn for my mother.
Her first lesson (for which I was present) was fine.
I then found out that at their second lesson, Ferlyn showed up very sick. This was quite concerning, especially given my mother’s age. Ferlyn definitely should have canceled that second lesson and not showed up so sick.
Then, only two hours (!) before my mother’s scheduled third lesson, I receive a text message from Ferlyn stating the following:
“Hi Dominique, wanted to let you and your mom that piano lessons will be cancelled today because it is my Birthday! I will see her next week. :)”
This was incredible. This was a cancellation only two hours prior, not due to some emergency or even due to her illness which should have caused a cancelation the week before! This was because it was her birthday. Something that would have been understandable, were she to have let us know well in advance. I am sure she knew in advance when her birthday is.
This does not reflect on TakeLessons, as I have had great experiences with other teachers.
But this degree of inconsiderateness, first with regard to the illness and then with regard to the manner of cancellation, is appalling.
Mark
Meets you at your dance level and you move forward from there. Excellent attitude and knowledgeable instructor. Professional and thorough.
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Kevin C.

22 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Guitar Proficiency from Minooka Community
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Kevin C.

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I have been a songwriter for 5 years. Songwriting is often thought to be about writing about your life. It can be, but in fact some of the most prolific song lyrics have been written without any real story behind it. What writers such as The Eagles, Michael Jackson, John Mayer, Nirvana, etc used was their ability to project the feelings of those around them into their song for inspiration. Their imagination, life experiences, and repetition guided them to write lyrics that wouldn’t even be how they normally speak. Through my lessons, I will talk you through my process, we will go over exercises I use to help me overcome “writers block” and talk about what makes a good song. Your homework will include listening to lyrics and analyzing them. We will play rhyme games to improve improvisation, and I can even help with current lyrics you’re working on. If you’ve ever wanted to write songs but didn’t know where to start, sign up and let’s get started!

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theo

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Christian Ruiz
Kevin is really friendly and knowledgeable. He has a good grasp of band production! I look forward to working with him in the future
Steve M.
I had 4 lessons with Kevin. I had to stop due to a medical issue. I am a beginner and Kevin successfully got me to relax and feel comfortable on his awesome drum kit. He made a real effort to meet me on my level and made sure I was solid on the fundamentals. Best of all: I had a lot fun at his lessons! Highly recommended.
Steve M.
Excellent first lesson!
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Masashi (Masa) N.

6 Reviews
El Cajon, CA
Starting at $33
  • Speaks French, Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • AA - Music & Liberal Studies (Honors) from Santa Barbara City College
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Masashi (Masa) N.

6 Reviews
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Basics of songwriting, forms, lyrics, music, arranging.

About Masashi (Masa)

I've been teaching/tutoring music since 2007 with experience teaching music theory, aural skills, piano, and guitar. I can help students with a variety of musical tasks. The program I was enrolled in at SDSU ensured that I had a good grasp of a wide variety of instruments. *** Lesson Details ***

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Bob
As a first time piano student at age 70, I find Masa. very patient with me. He encourages me to understand music theory as well as playing. I enjoy the lessons very much, even after 15 months!
Tyler O.
Being the first lesson, I had an instant connection and a really great lesson!
He makes learning fun.
Miranda D.
Great lesson
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Cristopher E.

14 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Cristopher E.

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I love songwriting, and have been writing songs pretty much since the day I started playing music. I mostly write songs on the guitar and for voice, but I have plenty of experience writing music for all instruments, as well as writing songs for rock, pop, and jazz bands. I can help you with your own songs no matter what style of music you like. I can help you learn the elements of song writing that are universal to all styles of music so that you can find your own sound, as well as how to get the sound of a specific style.

About Cristopher

If you feel like you're stuck or hit a wall, I can help take your skills to the next level; I can help you improve your technique, learn difficult songs, learn more about gear and gigs and performing, help you learn how to play any chord, key, or scale in any position, or help you learn how to solo,

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Lindsay and Aidan E.
My daughter (9), son (7) and myself are all taking lessons and Cris Is able to adapt for all our learning needs and makes it fun along the way too.
Derek R.
I had my first lesson today. Cris is the real deal. He is an excellent guitar player and was able to coax what little skill and talent I possess into a formidable lesson early on. I'll be booking my Son along with myself and returning. We are blessed to have someone in the Rancho Bernardo/Rancho Penaquitos area like Cris!
Yuka O.
Chis was a great teacher - very patient, knowledgeable, and inspiring.

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The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in National City 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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"So far my daughter is pleased and is looking forward to working with Joe. She has only had 1 lesson so far but it was smooth sailing and all went well."
Katelyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Joe R.
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"Any time I've needed guitar help with songwriting, Garrett has always come in with something and we've come up with some pretty good songs. I'd recommend him to anyone!"
Faith
Took Songwriting lessons from Garrett M.
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"Indigo is an awesome teacher!"
Geoff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"I felt like it was the best experience that I could have with a teacher in the subject that I wanted"
Cortez
Took Songwriting lessons from Rebecca G.
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"Madyson has a wonderful ability to relate to people. She is a phenomenal music instructor with amazing skills, musical experience and talent. Would highly recommend!"
Marcela
Took Songwriting lessons from Madyson W.
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"EDwin has been a great help over the last couple of years. Don't know how I wrote and recorded songs without his help"
Dan
Took Songwriting lessons from Edwin I.
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"Kyle is very knowledgeable, informative, patient, and creative in his teaching style. I am learning a lot about how to write good songs, and my self-confidence with this is improving. And I am just a beginning songwriter! Definitely several points above average."
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"The lessons with Brendon were very excellent. I was very, very satisfied."
Patrice
Took Songwriting lessons from Brendon R.
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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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""Gaby is a wonderful musician! By working with her, I have learned so much about songwriting and musical composition. During our sessions, we covered topics such as piano, vocals, recording, melody, etc. Our sessions have made me a more confident singer and writer. She truly cares about her students and works hard to deliver the best results. She encouraged me as a teacher and helped me to finish and record my first demo. After working with her, I am even more inspired to create music and sing! Overall, she is a an excellent teacher and a genuinely kind person!!!""
Paulina
Took Songwriting lessons from Gabrielle L.
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