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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
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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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Mark B.

29 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Awarded King Of The Blues from Guitar Center
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons

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The best
Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.

Tracey H.

7 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 10 to 60
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Tracey H.

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I've been writing for 24 years, solo and as part of a band. I think I have an especially unique perspective of writing as a vocalist primarily, which can come with its own unique set of approaches and challenges. I like to work on songwriting as an authentic and intuitive extension of each individual's experience and creativity. There's no one-size-fits-all way to songwrite, and in working with my students on songwriting, my approach is to help guide you through what your process is, including finding and honing inspiration, making writing a part of your every day routine, lyric- and melody-writing, arrangement, dynamics, etc.

About Tracey

I've been singing, performing, songwriting, and studying voice for 20+ years. I'm alumnus of both Berklee College of Music, where I studied Voice/Vocal Performance, and Musician's Institute, where I earned a degree in Voice / Vocal Performance. I've been teaching since 2006, and work with a wide ra

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Craig
Tracy is an expert and has taken me to places in singing that I was ‘scared’ of. I have seen improvements even after 4 lessons. Tracey is a caring and practical tutor. I highly recommend her!
Gemma
I had my first lesson with Tracey today and I can't wait to take more! I'm a person who likes knowing how stuff works, why we may do something a certain way, what I should be paying attention to etc etc, and I love that she is willing to break everything down and explain in a very relatable way. She's very patient, easy-going, and despite how uncomfortable it is for me to sing in front of others, she made me feel like she's truly there to go along the journey with me, to improve and discover my voice with no judgments. Tracey is the best!
Elizabeth N.
Tracey is super nice. I was not with them in the sdudio when she was teaching my daughter . She said I could definitely stay there though. My daughter was very happy with her.

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Trevor P.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar from Webster University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Trevor P.

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Learn to improve your songwriting skills! We'll study chord progressions, melodies, rhythms, intros & outros, arranging & orchestration, form, instrumentation, lyric-writing and much more.

About Trevor

I offer customized lessons based on your interests and the things you most want to learn. Using proven techniques from years of performing, teaching, and study I help my students make consistent progress while having fun. ***Areas of study*** Performance Singing & playing Music Theory Impr

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Liz Layton
Trevor is the real deal! He takes the time to get to know you and listen to what your needs may be or what you desire to accomplish in the lessons.
Then he breaks it down and takes the speed you are comfortable in learning and does not overwhelm you. I feel very comfortable with him and I am tons more advanced then I could even imagine. I’ve only done 3 sessions so far and can’t wait to see my progress with 5 more lessons to go. Great guy on top of it:). I highly recommend Trevor to anyone.
Albert R.
Hands on made simple
Michael B.
I've been working with Trevor for just over a year. His teaching goes beyond just dry technique and theory to answer the question "why am I doing this?" When you work with Trevor, there is purpose behind everything you do. He starts with your big picture goals and breaks them down into actionable steps that you can take feeling like it's going somewhere. This makes for way more efficient and exciting practice sessions. If you don't know exactly where you want to go with your playing, Trevor will help you find that as well.
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Rachel S.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Speaks Italian, German, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Rachel S.

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Talks on specificity, help with chord progressions and an honest objective opinion

About Rachel

Rachel Sigman is a lyric soprano who bracingly locates the heart and soul of every character she embodies. Her roles run the gamut, in both style and character. They range in scope and tone from uproarious comedy to searing drama, all deftly infused with life. Her innate artistry and incisive techn

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Jennifer L.
Rachel was so professional and warm! She helped me feel less nervous, answered my millions of questions, explained some technical things that really helped, and made everything fun The lesson passed in a heartbeat - and considering how nervous I was, that's amazing!
Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk
Rachel is beyond amazing! She is a talented teacher, a gifted and highly trained singer and one of the most patient, supportive and insightful intructors with whom I have had the joy of working. What makes Rachel special, on top of all the traits I have already detailed, is that she seems to have an intuitive understanding of my neeeds as a pupil and provides the perfect amount of encouragement, training and guidance for a beginner, as I am. I have now worked X2 per week with Rachel over the past year and my singing experience with her has been life-changing. She is also prompt, respectful and funny! Thank you, Rachel!
Selita
Rachel is a great teacher. She has patience when working with Selita and Ariana two sister's. Rachel has what it takes when teaching Elementary Children.
Compassion, experience and proficiency.
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David M.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded B.M./M.M. Scholarship from Webster Universty
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David M.

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Online Songwriting Teacher

Classical composition and form, jazz composition including scoring and arranging. Other styles include pop, rock, and blues.

About David

Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with

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Brian O.
Patient, encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and always there to answer questions. Everything you could want in a teacher.
Kelly W.
Robin K.
Dave is great. Very patient and a good teacher.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Oakland 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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$57 average
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$71 average

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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 have been taking lessons with Jimmy for years now for music theory, acoustic guitar, singing, recording, and now songwriting. Its awesome to have all those options in one place. Jimmy has a lot of experience when it comes to writing songs and it shows in the way he teaches. He always shows excitement towards the new songs I bring to him, and encourages me to keep writing. He has taught me how easy it can be to create songs, while taking what he has taught me with music theory to push the song to the next level. The best part is when I decide I like a song, he has the ability to record it for me in his studio. This process of recording and listening to what you have created is invaluable. I always look forward to lessons with Jimmy and highly recommend him."
Doug
Took Songwriting lessons from James R.
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"Great Instructor for someone who really wants to get something out of lessons and not waste time. Fawn has a list of goals that she asks from her students and follows up on the goals and works to hit these goals."
Shin
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Kelly keeps my 12 daughter energized about song writing!"
Saher
Took Songwriting lessons from Kelly A.
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"I was looking for a teacher who could help me hone in on my songwriting skills, and was so excited when I found Brittany! Not only was she able to help me improve my songwriting, but she helped with my singing in my lessons too! She is definitely the perfect teacher if you are looking to work on both. She also taught me how to use the Nashville Numbers System to chart my songs and be able to communicate well with my band. I take lessons in Brittany's home, which is in a great location and is really nice. I feel very safe there (her complex is gated) and always love going to see her!"
Emma
Took Songwriting lessons from Brittany S.
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"Miranda’s writing is exceptional. She alway nails the message we are trying to portray which is a major contributor to bringing the piece to life. Miranda’s lyrics are spot on and her vocal arrangement is alway appropriate to the piece. Additionally, she has a very quick turnaround time which helps to meet all deadlines!"
Steven Pawlyk
Took Songwriting lessons from Miranda S.
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"Learned things that I never knew existed!"
Carter
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan H.
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"El mejor! Muy paciente y apasionado por la enseñanza. Lo recomiendo 100%"
Ramiro
Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"I can't thank Fawn enough for getting me past my mental blocks. She really saved me and now I have put out my first single, with an album in the works. Thank you so much Fawn!"
B. Smith
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I only got to take lessons from Marc for a couple of months in the summer of 2016 (I had to move away for work), but he is hands down the best music teacher I've ever encountered. It's a year and a half later and I'm still benefitting from his tutelage. From beginner to advanced, you've found the right guy for the job."
Chris
Took Songwriting lessons from Marc M.
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