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Cristopher E.

12 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Arts from UCSD
  • 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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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.
Caleb
Great teacher. Very helpful and patient
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Kevin T.

21 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kevin T.

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I specialize in beginner to very advanced training in Songwriting and Music Composition.

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MUM, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busin

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Anthony
Kevin offers helpful advice and insight. An instructor with a deep understanding of music, he demonstrates a great ability to guide new students. He brought clarity to problems I experienced as a new guitar player. I highly recommend inviting Kevin into your music journey.
Taya Ziegler
We covered a lot today! I think we're going to work well together
Daniel
Kevin was very knowledgeable and patient
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Chris L.

4 Reviews
Temecula, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English, Spanish/Español
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Assiciate of Art in Music from Mt. San Jacinto College
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Chris L.

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I am a professional gigging blues/rock/indy musician who is well versed in a multitude of genres, I have toured while playing both modern and classic country and recently graduated college while studying jazz. I have spent the last 8 years of my life dedicated to learning about the guitar and want to pass it along and teach for a living. I specialize in rock and blues, with an emphasis on improvisation for all genres.

About Chris

I began teaching music professionally in 2015 and since then it has become my passion. I graduated college with a degree in music and teach professionally as my primary source of income. I regularly teach guitar and bass (4 string 5 string and fretless) as well as introductory piano and even colleg

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Brenten D.
First lesson was great! My son is very excited for the next one!
Carrie
Chris makes learning guitar fun for my son and has motivated my son to practice regularly. Thank you!
James W.
Chris was patient and informative. I'm an actual beginner with literally just picking up guitar for the first time. He focused on the basics and asked what style I liked to be taught. I'm looking forward to working with him more

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Victor L.

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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Presser Award from The Presser Foundation
  • Applied Music (Performance): Percussion; Music Theory from Eastman School of Music
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Victor L.

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I'm here to help you explore your creativity and write songs as your heart desires! I can teach across a wide range of abilities and levels of experience, from basic melody and chord writing to advanced chord voicing, song form, and orchestration. I'm currently pursuing an MM degree in Composition and Theory Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins, and I have a BM degree in Percussion and Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music.

About Victor

I've been lucky enough to study with some amazing teachers during my time at Eastman and Peabody and I'm excited to pass that experience on to you. I've performed across the U.S. as a percussionist, and have had my compositions performed both nationally and internationally from Texas to Japan by a

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Loralee W.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Media Arts and Technology from Michigan State University
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 4 to 18
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Loralee W.

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Making music is such an incredible creative outlet and songwriting allows you to bring your own story and individuality to the music that you make. In lessons with me, I will give you the building blocks to expand on your songwriting and create interesting and complex songs. We will work with various accompaniment styles in your instrument of choice to move beyond simple chords and structures. We will use music theory to understand how to create songs and melodies that work harmoniously and to build upon the base of a loose song structure, and we will learn about lyrical flow and how to create beautiful lyrics that roll off the tongue rhythmically. Once we have built a song from the base up, or if you already have a finished song, then we can work together to analyze it and improve on it through these techniques and create a beautiful finished piece! I also have experience with recording and producing music, so I can teach you to bring your song to fruition in a polished and ...

About Loralee

Loralee began exploring music at a very young age, as part of a musical household. She enrolled in flute lessons at the age of 4, giving her solid roots in music theory and an appreciation for classical music. Her flute lessons later led her to take part in marching band and numerous musical ensemb

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I'll be honest. I randomly chose an instructor for my 10 year old voice lessons. So pleased! She keeps in contact when there are issues with a lesson. Very flexible when it comes to platforms. Encourages and teaches my beginner in all the areas shes unfamiliar with. Super duper!
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Zak S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Zak S.

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How do you learn to write songs? What are the nuts and bolts of songwriting? Isn't it all just passion and self expression? No. There are tricks to learn, mistakes to avoid, and processes to develop that make songwriting more easy and fun.
I've been a teacher and record producer for over 15 years, not to mention a singer/songwriter and sideman. Over the years, I've studied songwriting to learn what makes a great song work and now I'd like to share that with you. Focusing more on the songs than the beats or the singing, I'll help you develop airtight songs that stand up to scrutiny and can be played anywhere, anytime in any format.

About Zak

I've been a touring musician, solo performer and teacher for almost 20 years. I've taught guitar, piano, bass and drums, but currently I am focusing on songwriting. I've released several records and have had many songs licensed to film and TV. My approach to songwriting revolves around improving

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Oceanside, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Oceanside is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $276 per hour.
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"My writing was sub-par, to say the least. Margo helped me to paint a vivid picture with my words, and also create melodies to best express them. Now, I consult her every time I have a song or poem to write!"
Caitlin
Took Songwriting lessons from Margo L.
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"I have been taking songwriting with James for 4 months now. I have learned so much in that time. I still continue to grow my songwriting skills with his lessons. I would recommend James if you’re looking for songwriting lessons."
Dave
Took Songwriting lessons from James R.
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"Technology today is incredible. I'm in Norway, Fawn is in Los Angeles. Where else could I find a quality teacher with a couple of hit songs help me at my craft? If it weren't for the internet I would have never found such a talented songwriter to help me tighten my songs. I love, love, LOVE the time I spend with Fawn hashing out my songs to record with my band in the studio. She is so gifted, easy going, precise and fun. She really respects keeping the integrity and emotions of my songs and is good at keeping people open to changes that are necessary to make a mediocre song great."
Anneke Grace
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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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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"I'm not being hyperbolic when I write that Kelly is one of the finest teachers I've ever had. I'm a singer-songwriter with unlimited drive, but frustratingly limited musical skills, and Kelly has been able to teach me theory and any number of other related skills such that I've made great progress. She is very patient, extremely musical, and has great taste, which sure doesn't hurt!"
Susan
Took Songwriting lessons from Kelly A.
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"Dave really knows the music business inside and out, and he is doing a great job of shepherding my songwriting project along!"
Cece
Took Songwriting lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"I really enjoyed my first lesson with Amy, looking forward to more!"
Steven
Took Songwriting lessons from Amy K.
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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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"Marwan has put a lot of effort both in and out of our lesson slot to make these sessions a great learning experience for our 14 year old daughter. His weekly recap emails are terrific, too."
Kate
Took Songwriting lessons from Marwan S.
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"I was really nervous about my performance of an original pop-song for my concert coming up in school. Things weren't working out with my previous teacher and that's when I found Taylor! She guided me through pairing the music with my lyrics, but in a way that really made me feel confident in what I was making! Taylor is super fun and easy to work with and when we weren't writing... we were cracking dad jokes! XD I performed the song at my school concert and I couldn't have been happier with the result! I definitely recommend Taylor and want to work with her soon again :3"
Rebecca (Becky)
Took Songwriting lessons from Taylor A.
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