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Lars R.

11 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Master of Arts in Music from San Francisco State University
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Lars R.

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What is a song to you? My historical knowledge of the musical medium known as song is well developed, and it would be a pleasure to share it with you. Let's explore different forms, linguistic effects, accompaniments . . . the song is a small form, but very potent!

About Lars

I began to teach guitar at 16 years of age. I have taught seven- to 60-year-old students in a wide variety of styles. I studied jazz guitar primarily with Randy Vincent, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's greatest guitar players, and continue to broaden my horizons under the guidance of Matthew Gr

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Abhi D.
Lars is an awesome instructor. Very knowledgeable and also very articulate with his instructions. I highly recommend him. I am an absolute beginner and yet he was able to share so much in the very first lesson itself! He also makes learning fun.
Subhabrata D.
very good!
Subhabrata D.
Very focused lesson
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Mike S.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Jazz studies. from University of Utah
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mike S.

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I teach refining your songs until they are "perfect"

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of

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Sierra
Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson.
Logan S.
Fun time
Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
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Francesca C.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Francesca C.

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I am a professional singer-songwriter and also studied it and Berklee College. I will give you books to read, as well as a step by step process on how to song write! There are many techniques, but ultimately my goal is for the student to learn all of them and choose what they decide works best for them.

About Francesca

I am a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. I have a Bachelor's in Music from Berklee College and am currently in Graduate school at Cal State Northridge, studying to become a music therapist. My goal is to work with patients with Alzheimer's. I love playing covers of music from the

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Aleksis B.

50 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $43
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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Aleksis B.

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Whether you want to develop your poetic imagery or learn how to put your lyrics to music through understand scales, chords, and rhythms I have a wide variety or experience and accomplishment to offer

About Aleksis

My name is Aleksis B., but many of my students know me as Mr. B. I am a professional instructor and performing musician who combines a love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. I try to make that passion show in everything I do. My educatio

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Evelyn
I wish we could give Aleksis a 5 star rating for each and every lesson!!!
Julia
I have no strings background and I thoroughly enjoyed my first Ukulele lesson with Aleksis. Not only did we go through techniques, we also got to play a Bob Marley song at the end of the lesson. Who knew it was possible to play an entire song on the first lesson?! It was really fun and I really look forward to our next lesson.
Musa A.
Patience kind and positive. We had a good experience
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Jordan P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • B.A. in Psychology from University of South Florida
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jordan P.

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About me:
B.A. in Music Studies from USF
B.A. in Psychology from USF
Currently studying for my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Rider University
Over 4 years experience teaching piano, voice, music theory, and composition
I have worked professionally as a classical singer and pianist for over 4 years
I also have been involved in pop, rock, and jazz bands throughout my musical journey, and even make my own pop music!

In my lessons I focus on the student's goals, so everything I teach will correlate with what you want to learn.

All ages, genres, interests, and abilities are welcome!

About Jordan

Hello there! I have over 4 years of experience as a piano and voice instructor. I taught students of all ages, from children ages 5-17 to adults ranging from age 18 to late 60s. I have taught students at ability levels ranging from the very beginning stages to students doing more intermediate/ad

Alex M.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 8 to 65
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Alex M.

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I have been writing compositions & songs since the day after I picked up music in early 2002, everything from Barbershop Quartets to chamber orchestral music to progressive rock to film scores.

About Alex

My name is Alex. I'm a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, Oud, bouzouki, keyboards, voice, drums, flute, etc.), composer, performer, recording artist, arranger/orchestrator/transcriber, recording engineer/producer & music educator. I graduated from the University of St. Thomas "Cum Laude" in

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Ron P.
Alex was awesome- I really enjoyed the time and learned a lot Alex has a great skill of being able to connect with people.
Cathleen
Alex is a terrific teacher. He really connects with my son and introduces new musical ideas to him. My son is always happy after his lessons with Alex whether they meet in person or streaming.
Richard B.
One cannot do better than lessons with Alex. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains the most difficult concepts in a clear and perceptive ways.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Petaluma, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Petaluma 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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"Very professional & knows his craft well

Amazing - the vast experience & knowledge present themselves with just the first lesson!"
Karissa
Took Songwriting lessons from Lucian W.
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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 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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"Fawn is an investment in my future, money spent well

Fawn takes you on an unexpected fun, whirlwind of learning when you take lessons with her. Can’t read the notes? No problem, she’s got you. Vocal problems? Oh yeah, she fixes that too. Trouble in the studio? Voice off pitch? Need mic technique? Weak on piano? Sight singing? Can’t play the blues? Can’t play classical? Need to learn how to write a song? Can’t find a hook for your song? Don’t worry, Fawn to the rescue! Seriously, is there nothing this woman can’t do? I soak up her wisdom like a sponge. I’m currently working in the studio with her on my debut album and we are half-way finished. It is sounding ah-may-zing! I am learning so much from this studio wiz. Having her in my life the past 3 years has been the right choice and an investment in my future. Here’s to another successful year with Fawn on my team."
Lalah
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Totally Amazing. She teaches me Music theory to improve my songs, she gives tips on lyrics. And she's really cute!"
Joe Lu
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"Prophet is one of the last GOOD GUYS left. Not only that, but he has experience as a real musician. He plays guitar, bass, drums and keys. He has produced me numerous times on songs that I've written, but needed them to come to life. He works FAST and SIMPLE. I can't say enough about his professionalism, musicianship, follow through and kindness. Anyone looking to learn will get a dedicated teacher that will make sure you can walk away with the knowledge you need. Guaranteed!"
Jamie
Took Songwriting lessons from Prophet C.
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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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"so encouraging without any fluff! I love my sessions with Rosita!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"Josh is a fantastic teacher. I learned so much from him and I highly recommend him as a teacher. He is positive and very knowledgeable."
Cortnie
Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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"Carolyn is very patient kind and caring and easy going and also fun I would recemend here and do other lessons she has:)"
Abbie Roles
Took Songwriting lessons from Carolyn O.
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