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Kyle C.

5 Reviews
Hughson, CA
Starting at $27
  • B.A. Music Education / Music Composition from CSU Stanislaus
  • Awarded 1st Place Award in Art Music Category from Modesto Junior College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kyle C.

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I have a B.A. in music composition and am an active composer and arranger for multiple genres of music. I compose music in styles ranging from classical, popular, sacred, video game, and more. I can show you the ropes of songwriting and composition and how to get started making your own music almost immediately. As learning aides, you will also learn some music technology, piano, and of course, a healthy dose of music theory.

About Kyle

Hello potential students! I have a B.A. in instrumental music education and composition. I have taught private lessons for over 12 years. Teaching private music lessons is my primary job, so I have much experience and wisdom compared to teachers who teach "on the side." Students of all ages stay wi

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Amanda M.
Kyle is very patient and good with teaching my daughter the violin.
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Monica
Kyle is a great piano teacher! He is very patient with my 12-year old son. Just yesterday he referred to him as “fun Kyle” because he teaches him small songs on the side that he can show friends and family or are for upcoming holidays. He’s always punctual and respectful of our family and home. I’m grateful to have found him!
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Garrett M.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Distribution and Logistics from East Carolina University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Garrett M.

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I can provide lessons that teach various tips and tricks for songwriting and how music theory relates to creating original music.

About Garrett

I've been playing guitar for about 15 years now and I've played in just about every type of band. After playing in a metal band for about 5 years I switched over to a classic rock group for a couple years. In both of those groups I was lead guitar/lead vocals. Now for the last few years I've bee

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Dave F.
Great lesson, loads to learn!!!
Brad
I tried learning guitar a number of years ago. Garrett was great getting me started back into guitar. He quickly got me going with some simple chords and techniques. He has a strong understanding of guitar and makes it easy to understand. + he can play anything!
Derrick
What can I say about Garrett. I have never met a better guitarist in my 20 years of playing. Taking lessons with him was one of the best decisions I ever made. I would pay him double. No matter the guitar style, Garrett seems to have played it for years and has real insight on any of the different styles from Blues, to Country, to Rock, to Classic Rock, to Metal. He helped me not just learn riffs or songs but scales and has bug in teaching me more advanced music theory as well. He truly is the perfect mix of good person and amazing guitarist. Don’t miss the chance to learn from one of the best no matter your skill level!
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Kris S.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Kris S.

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Learn what makes a good song work. We'll find out how to write songs that capture the emotions you feel.

About Kris

2020 Update: all lessons are taught over Skype or Zoom. Check the remote lessons demo video in my profile to get a sense of what it's like! Music is a rewarding art with infinite depths - the approach you take to learn it should reflect this. When you take piano lessons with me we’ll cover a

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Jason
I feel so lucky to have discovered Kris on TakeLessons. Every lesson begins with him checking in on my progress in a variety of different areas and every lesson ends with notes of our session and different areas for me to practice before our next session. There's always a great mix of homework types that Kris lets you explore in a way that is organic and fun for how you want to learn. He will work with YOU to help find the lessons that inspire you to keep practicing and staying engaged. We also spend a decent amount of time on music theory and composition, so I feel like I'm actually learning the instrument and not just following patterns. Lastly, Kris has a high level of empathy and is great at encouraging his students. He always makes me feel good about the progress I'm making while still challenging me to be better. I can't recommend Kris enough.
Hershey
Kris is great .. always positive and upbeat. Clearly is masterful at understanding music theory and its applications to the piano. Working at a rapid pace and after just 3 lessons, I feel like I understand the piano. I would say that my understanding of some music theory (as a guitarist) helps me keep up with Kris, but he is a great listener and pauses when necessary.
Nicole
Amazing instructor. I've come so far from working with him.

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Scott D.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Associate of Arts, Bachelors of Music from William rainey Harper college, Northern Illinois
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
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Scott D.

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I have much studies in pop and jazz and classical theory, including form and analysis, song structure, and music theory. I have an extensive library of music that I have written and performed.

About Scott

Scott D. was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois in 1967. He expressed a keen interest in music at an early age, and subsequently, began his studies with the clarinet, and percussion while performing in the school band. A short time after that, he decided guitar was going to be his instrument of

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Couldnt ask for more

It's easy to say that Scott knows what he's talking about, he has plenty of experience and does a great job breaking things down to a simpler form. I've enjoyed my first month's classes and look forward to gaining a repertoire with him.
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Eli T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2018
  • BFA in Music with emphasis in Audio Production from New Mexico Highlands University
  • Teaches students Male: 5 and up; Female: 18 and up
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Eli T.

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From Contemporary Christian Music all the way to Heavy Metal and everything in between, I equip my students with not only the necessary skills to proficiently play most genres, but with the confidence to excel both on the stage and in the studio. With years of professional touring and recording as the guitarist of a Christian Worship band and employment as the worship leader at several different churches, I'm your guy when it comes to all things church-related. But hey, if that's not your thing, don't look away just yet as I also have 15 years of heavy metal/rock and roll experience as well as a deep love for the pop-punk and folk genres (with much experimental dabbling in the areas of blues, jazz and bluegrass). Whether you're a beginner who's still trying to get those tough barre chords down, an intermediate player who's looking to shred the neck even faster, or someone who's never even touched a guitar, I encourage you to take a step of boldness and let me help you become the best ...

About Eli

When I was a child I begged my parents to buy me a guitar, and as I grew up, year after year, I eagerly watched as each of my siblings (I have 7) received their very own "axe" on Christmases and birthdays. I waited and waited...but mine never came. Even my younger siblings got theirs before I did.

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David S.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • B.A. in Music Composition from Salisbury University
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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David S.

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David enjoys teaching students from all different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. Whether you are just starting out or a virtuoso shredder in the making, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He usually combines work with reading off of the treble clef (what he likens to "eating your vegetables." You may not want to do it, but it will make you a healthier musician!) with learning more popular songs (or songs the student says they would like to learn) through tablature and chord charts, depending on the style of the song.

David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!

About David

David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Fairfax, VA. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 25 years he has been performing (20 of those professionally) and playin

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Oakdale, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Oakdale is $71. 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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$56 average
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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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"Madyson is excessively skilled in songwriting, endlessly kind, and is extremely easy to work with. Anyone could seek to learn something about the craft from her."
Erik
Took Songwriting lessons from Madyson W.
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"I had a one off single lesson with Matthew, I was only in New York for a couple days and was lucky enough to get a sing writing session with him. He gave some great insight and valid techniques towards song writing. He was easy going and very friendly. Would certainly recommend."
Paul
Took Songwriting lessons from Matthew K.
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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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"Super talented recording artist, songwriter and AH_MAZING music coach! We do Piano, voice and songwriting with Fawn and have learned so much! We all love her in this household! Can't praise her teaching enough! If you get to train with Fawn, count yourself one of the lucky people!"
Eileen and Evan
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Aleksis was a great teacher. I highly recommend him."
Sienna
Took Songwriting lessons from Aleksis B.
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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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"I learned alot on the first hour lesson. Stephen made it easy for me to grasp the basic fundamental of song writting."
Nelson
Took Songwriting lessons from Stephen H.
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"I love working with Keira. She is equally fun as she is serious about teaching and I really appreciate that."
Danielle
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"Brendon is amazing! He's very professional and encouraging. He's actually inspired me to pursue songwriting as a career!"
Patrice
Took Songwriting lessons from Brendon R.
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