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Alex V.

22 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, German, Latvian, Russian
  • Awarded Certificate of Excellence from LA Highs School of Performing Arts.
  • Master of Arts in Music from State Academy of Music of Latvia (USSR)
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Alex V.

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Discover the true joy of writing, arranging and recording songs. Learn how to write lyrics, find beautiful melodies and chords.

About Alex

~ COMPLETE VOICE TRAINING ~ EASY PIANO & SONG-WRITING ~ 30 yrs of teaching experience - Europe/USA: Cal State LA, LACHSA, private. All styles & levels. Hi-tech studio: tracks, vocal demos, YouTube videos, CD's, more. Clients include: Miss Universe, Star Search winners, America's Got Talent, pro

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Yaret L.
Best Coach I could've found!
He is amazing!
Ilja
Great teacher with a good sense of humor!
Albina
It’s a wonderful teacher!!! So experienced and creative. I don’t mind to spend 1 hour driving one way. Will not find someone like that near my area.
My 7 years old can’t wait to come to the class every time. We love Varden Music 🎶

Dr. Neil G.

2 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $43
  • Speaks German, French, Dutch
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctorate of Music from University of Southern California
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Dr. Neil G.

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learning how to write down those tunes and songs that you have in your head! If student has some basic music theory knowledge, it is helpful.

About Dr. Neil

*** Travel Equipment *** student should have piano or keyboard instrument. I can provide or obtain instruction materials as needed depending on student. *** Specialties *** all styles and levels of music including classical, pop, rock, very elementary jazz, fusion etc.

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Brandon B.
Neil is a great piano teacher. I took many years of lessons growing up and then stopped playing the piano for 10 years. I picked it up a year ago learning new pieces and hit a "wall" where I wasn't able to improve myself, so I wanted to find a teacher that could help. Neil has been great - proactively pointing out areas where I tense up or could use a different fingering, suggesting helpful sight reading pieces, and even helping me find a better keyboard for my own practice at home. He has a lot of experience and good advice.
Bill
I have the highest praise for Neil. I am an adult, and I studied for nine years as a child and started studying again about ten years ago and have studied with several teachers during that time. I work on some difficult pieces, and Neil can always explain to me how to play the passages I am having trouble with and make it seem easy. Also, he can demonstrate for me how something should be played because he is such an excellent pianist. I am so happy I found Neil, and highly recommend him.
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Eulis K.

45 Reviews
Fullerton, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese, Spanish
  • Vocal Performance Major from California State University, Los Angeles
  • Teaching since 2003
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Eulis K.

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Songwriting is a skill that is as unique and varied as the individual. Learn to cultivate your own creative voice through the craft of songwriting; with or without and instrument! Anyone can learn to write a song, and it doesn't take months or years of instruction to do it. Starting from the very beginning I can teach you the building blocks of a song, and together we can discover how best to express your personality through your music.

About Eulis

--------------- I also teach Online via Skype or FaceTime! ------------------ Hello! Thanks for visiting my Takelessons profile. Let me start off by telling you a bit about myself: I have been performing for over 25 years as a musician, acting since I was a small boy, and working consistently

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Shay
Great experience!

Voice lessons are tough. This isn't like a golf swing where someone can show you physically what to do or reach out and position your elbows where they need to be.

This all has to be articulated by a teacher, and is has to be articulated to someone (YOU) who doesn't even know what parts you're trying to move around.

It takes a great teacher. Eulis is a GREAT teacher. He gave me physical descriptions, character descriptions, accent descriptions, … everything I needed to position everything where it needed to be, even when I didn't always know where it was.

A lot of progress and a lot of fun. Thank you, Eulis.
William R.
Eulis was great and provided plenty of insight. Nice guy and he showed me interesting techniques
Kendall
Eulis has been phenomenal to work with. He's patient, and has worked really hard to understand distinct qualities of my voice and how to improve them.

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Brock C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Master of Music in Music Composition from University of Kansas
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Brock C.

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Every student is different and no two students should be taught the same. During our first meeting we'll discuss your goals, interests and past experiences with music. Based on that conversation we'll create a custom curriculum built around your interests and what you want to learn.

In my five years as a private and group piano instructor, I have taught all ages and skill levels. From a five-year-old to a retired microbiology professor, from beginners who have never touched a piano to students competing at the State and National levels. I feel confident teaching any age and skill level.

Most of my professional experience is in jazz piano and pop/rock music, but am confident in teaching classical music and more contemporary pieces as well as lecturing about music theory and composition.

About Brock

Hey there, I'm Brock! Here's a little more about me: I'm an active composer and professional jazz pianist in the Lawrence/Kansas City area and have been a private piano instructor for over six years. Recently I finished my graduate program at the University of Kansas and have a Master's Degree in

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Sara
My 10 year old son has taken piano lessons with Brock for three years. When my son started lessons, he could not read notes. Brock has been an excellent teacher and my son has learned so much. He now knows how to play numerous intermediate level songs. Brock does a great job with helping my son maintain his interest in playing and practicing the piano. He makes sure to find songs that my son loves to play including some of the popular music on the radio today. I would recommend Brock as a piano teacher for any child or adult.
Laura
Brock has always been professional, punctual, and respectful during his home visits to give our 12 and 10 year old piano lessons over the last couple of years. During that time he has taught our kids and they have performed classical repertoire, jazz tunes, improvised on stage and pop songs. We recommend him highly to anyone interested in the piano.
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Ramona D.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. from Cornell University
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Ramona D.

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About Ramona

I'm a professional musician and audio engineer. I'm a classically trained pianist and I offer lessons in piano, guitar, voice, music theory, music recording, music performance and songwriting. I received my music education from The Brooklyn Music School, Cornell University and the The Institute

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Katerina
My daughter loves it!
Suzie
Ramona is a very thorough singing teacher, explaining everything every step of the way. I really enjoyed working with her. She has a great setup that makes recording and playback really easy. Her studio was conveniently located near my house.
Key
Great experience. Learning theory from Romona was fun and exhilarating.
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Renee H.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Bachelor degree in Music Therapy , Minor in Pschology from University of Dayton
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Renee H.

19 Reviews
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Your first lesson with me will be fun and exciting. You will learn how to play a fun simple song and scales and rhythm. I measure your success by how well you practice using the techniques I give you, I also measure progress according to how many times a week you practice, I am committed to inspire people of all ages and skill levels to learn more about music. I believe that music for every individual should be a pleasurable learning experience. Whether you are a beginner or advanced musiciane or vocalist. I welcome all students of all ages encouraging them. I like to motivate all students to succeed. After 3 to 6 months with you, you will have learned how to play simple songs, 12 scales and read the lines and spaces of Treble and Bass Clef and play 3 rhythm patterns

About Renee

Renee has a Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton in Music Therapy with an emphasis on piano, voice and music theory. She has been teaching children from age five to adult for over 12 years. In 1995 I taught children from Kindergarten to 4th grad

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Jordan S.
Ms. Renee was intentional about meeting my son’s needs. She is very professional and I can tell she will nurture his talent. He is already looking forward to his next practice!
Sharon
Renee is excellent with my elderly brother she helps him so much.
Andrea
Renee was amazing! She is a great teacher who matches her lesson to her learners style

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Pasadena, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Pasadena is $67. 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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$53 average
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"Very patient, friendly and knowledgeable!"
John
Took Songwriting lessons from Kris S.
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"Kristina is great! I learned many tips and a few tools so far and am looking forward to my next class with her!"
BJ
Took Songwriting lessons from Kristina B.
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"Keira made songwriting so fun, my boys didn't even know that they were learning! I would highly recommend Keira Moran."
Val
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"When I worked with Triana, she was very helpful in helping me revise and reconstruct one of my original songs. She was a very constructive co-writer and instructor, as she helped make sure that each section of my song had a purpose and was impactful. Overall, Triana has a lot to offer to up and coming songwriters who may want an experienced musician or writer’s valuable input.

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Lorena
Took Songwriting lessons from Triana P.
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"It was a good lesson."
BarBara
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"Good Instruction. Thanks, Daniel!"
Shea Smith
Took Songwriting lessons from Daniel H.
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"Ellysa is extremely knowledgeable and practical - her lesson with me was amazing. As a first lesson, we went through my existing equipment and goals for writing/producing my own work, and she gave me an online review of what we discussed next steps were for me. I’m so thankful for her clear and focused guidance!"
Ciara
Took Songwriting lessons from Ellysa R.
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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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"Joe was able to work with my daughter to approach some very complex material (using Abelton live to live loop and edit her songs) at a pace and with a vocabulary and tone that completely defused an otherwise intimidating situation. His calm, steady manner spiced with just the right touch of dry wit and his keen ear for a mean beat kept the lessons fun and very productive. Joey's not just a fantastic and unique musician and teacher, however, he's a great person and a fantastic influence to have in your life."
Andrew
Took Songwriting lessons from Joseph C.
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"Heather gave me many great ideas as to how to structure melody and lyrics. I highly recommend her."
Karena
Took Songwriting lessons from Heather M. L.
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