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Amy K.

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Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Composition/ Creative Writing from Biola University
  • Teaching since 2017
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Amy K.

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I’m a professional singer-songwriter, performing and recording artist. I signed my first publishing deal in Los Angeles in 2004 and spent three years studying music at the Biola Conservatory of Music. I left school to jump on my first tour, opening for Kate Voegele and the Veronicas. I toured the U.S and Europe for many years opening for such acts as: Damien Rice, Colbie Caillat, Andy Grammer and Gavin Rossdale. During that time, I also wrote, recorded and released my own songs as well as songs for film and television. My songs have been placed on: Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, Macy’s (Thanksgiving and Christmas campaigns), Catfish (The Movie), Kleenex, Pringles, So You Think You Can Dance, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf and Hemlock Grove, GUILT, the Runaways and The Rook.

In 2012, I began writing with Michelle Branch and realized my love for co-writing lyrics! Though melody is equally as important as lyrics, I love diving into the story, poetry and the words each specific artist is ...

About Amy

I’m a professional singer-songwriter, performing and recording artist. I signed my first publishing deal in Los Angeles in 2004 and spent three years studying music at the Biola Conservatory of Music. I left school to jump on my first tour, opening for Kate Voegele and the Veronicas. I toured the U

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I really enjoyed my first lesson with Amy, looking forward to more!
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Jonah R.

25 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • BA in Psychology from University of Southern California
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Jonah R.

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Nothing is quite as rewarding as writing your own material, however, it's easy to feel stuck with an idea if you don't know how to fully develop it. I will help you take that one lick/chord change/vocal melody you've been working on and turn it into a fully fleshed out song. We'll take the time to learn the individual roles and functions of certain song sections, and pretty soon you'll be writing your best material with much more focus and confidence!

About Jonah

Learning to play the guitar is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Whether this is your first time picking up the guitar or you've been playing for years, I'll make sure your lessons are structured and paced in a way that's specifically catered to your goals. I've worked wit

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Elizabeth T.
Jonah is an easy-going, kind and talented songwriter, who is already teaching me music theory, and helping me develop my song in just one session! I look forward to our next session. Great, patient teacher.
Shayne E.
Avi
Jonah's a great teacher. He emphasizes the fundamentals, while managing to make the lessons enjoyable and tailored to your interests. I've made far more progress under Jonah's instruction than I could've imagined!
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Mike H.

3 Reviews
Reseda, CA
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 7 to 80
  • BA in Film Scoring & Guitar Performance from Berklee College Of Music
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Mike H.

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With my music lessons you can expect a full education and fun time learning a variety of: songs, genres, techniques, improvising, harmony, music theory and how to craft your very own songs!

About Mike

Hello! My Name is Mike, I'm a touring/session musician and music teacher from LA that specializes in teaching (but not limited to): Guitar, Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Improvising, Arranging, Song Production, Audition Prep, Sight Reading, Composing & Music Theory. I'm a graduate of Berklee Colleg

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Rebecca
Mike is an amazing teacher and a super talented musician! He's incredibly knowledgable, patient, and encouraging. He made me feel comfortable from the very first lesson, and every week I look forward to learning more from him and improving my guitar skills. I highly recommend Mike as a guitar teacher.
Erica
Mike is a fantastic teacher who is knowledgable, kind and patient with my sons. He has a very easy-going teaching style which allows them to feel at ease and more ready to learn. I highly recommend him as a piano teacher, and I have also heard from friends that he is an excellent guitar teacher.
Steve
Mike tailors every lesson to my skill level and needs on any given day. He always leaves me with something new to work on. He is sensitive to my musical tastes and often suggests songs and chord progressions he thinks I will enjoy practicing.
Mike is a talented player and teacher, with a deep appreciation for the many styles and genres of guitar playing. A lesson with him feels like jamming with a friend. I highly recommend him as a teacher.

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Alexander P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Alexander P.

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With my 20+ years of experience as a professional singer/songwriter and performer, all skills that I teach which I incorporate into my "Heart Centered Vocal Coaching" programs (see below), I will work with you one-on-one with the art of songwriting. We’ll work through every step of the process together; from concept/idea, to formulating the melody via various techniques as well as writing the lyrics (e.g. improv/flow writing, etc.). Whether you just want to strictly focus on songwriting, or you want to mix songwriting with singing (which in my experience they obviously go hand in hand to a large degree), we can customize your lessons in the way that will best suite your needs and desires for your personal growth. I am looking forward to creating magic together with you.

Heart Centered Vocal Coaching

- Find and learn to Love your own voice.
- Learn breathing and vocal/singing techniques and practices. Great breath-work practices.
- Practice the art of Improv, or as I like to ...

About Alexander

I am a professional singer/songwriter for over 20 years, with extensive experience with recording and producing music. I am very versatile with various singing styles but my fave and specialty is RnB vocals and harmonies. My more in-depth bio is below if you'd like to read a bit more on me and m

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Will F.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Will F.

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Currently working with 8 clients

About Will

Will Fletcher Instruction has been going strong since 2009. New students starting this year are doing great along w all the older, more musically advanced students. I want you to play music. I don't care how we get there as long as on your specific instrument you want to learn, you are making music

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Gehrig P.
Great for beginners!
Eban P.
Will was everything I expected. I was looking for someone to teach naturally as opposed to rote (boring) learning. I'm sure Will can do rote but he did what I asked.

He really knows his music and can teach in a way that gets my son directly into actually playing music, which is exactly what I was after.

He’s really flexible and can take anything and turn it into something good.

The pace was spot-on, matching perfectly the maximum my son could understand at the time.

I think my son learnt the absolute maximum he could in that short space of time and he learned a LOT.
Eddie
Great Fun!

Dan F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Jazz Performance from William Paterson University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Dan F.

6 Reviews
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I will guide you creating a song during each week's lesson in a fun, engaging process!

Learn from an award winning songwriter who has studied songwriting with famous composers/arrangers including Benny Golson, Joe Lovano, Jim McNeely, and Rufus Reid.

I write in jazz, jazz fusion, hip hop, rock, and pop styles.

About Dan

Hi, I’m a professional tenor and soprano saxophonist. I graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelors in Jazz Performance. I also have an MA in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers University. I enjoy helping students to develop improved technique, sight reading, and musicality.

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Pete C.
Dan is really a great teacher.. firstly, he’s personable, friendly and creates rapport with the student, By asking your interests he makes the lessons about YOU by accommodating those interests and the WAY you want to learn.

I’m an adult and have no interest in traditional approaches to learning an instrument; I’ve been there, done that and found it not only terribly uninspiring (twinkle little star anyone?) but In every way overly difficult by trying to mix too many skills together at the same time. Before you even have a relationship with and “feel for” your instrument and have the technical skills to play it even half way decently, you’re trying to understand how long to hold a dotted eighth note! This is the reason a lot of people quit playing before they even get started…

Dan knew exactly what I was talking about, met me there and then proceeded to get me to do more in one lesson than I probably would have done in a week on my own, and in the way I want to learn!! He knows how to meet you where you are, find your self prescribed limits and then push you through them! He’s truly skilled in all the ways a teacher needs to be effective with a student!
Johnny
Great lesson, finds your weaknesses and then givesYou exercises so you can work on improving them.
Jamal
I've been receiving instruction from Dan for almost a month, and I'm very impressed with my progression. Dan is a very patient, friendly and knowledgeable teacher who cares about my progress and success as a musician. I’ve seen improvement in my embouchure, increased my sight reading speed, and my intonation. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in improving their ability to play the saxophone.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Playa del Rey, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Playa del Rey is $68. 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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$54 average
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"I tried other teachers for my songwriting craft and vocal career. I felt like I was going nowhere fast and became frustrated. Then I tried Fawn. Game changer! Fawn was clear and concise. I finally see progress with her. She has inspired me to become more passionate about music again. I had almost given up. Thank you Fawn! I look forward to continuing lessons with you. You are a blessing."
JayJay
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Absolutely amazing!!

So incredibly sweet, talented, and such an amazing teacher! From the moment I met fawn we immediately connected. She genuinely cares and makes you feel so comfortable, so opening up to her when it came to writing songs was incredibly easy and natural. Very giving with her time and she will help you tackle any problems you're having in order to achieve your goals."
marielle
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I love to write but then writing music seemed out of the ordinary. Well.... not any more! Thanks!"
Georgia
Took Songwriting lessons from James W.
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"Cool & is really nice. Never have to ask any questions. I would very much recommend Kyle."
Colleen
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"So far my daughter is pleased and is looking forward to working with Joe. She has only had 1 lesson so far but it was smooth sailing and all went well."
Katelyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Joe R.
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"Sirena is a charming person and an excellent teacher.
When it comes to songwriting I started with her from scratch and it only took me less than 2 years to greatly improve my songwriting skills.
She was also my guitar teacher, her knowledge and experience helped me a lot to create more music.
Thank you for passing on your passion and enthusiasm for music!"
Melissa
Took Songwriting lessons from Sirena B.
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"I took a songwriting class that Kit taught at Schenectady County Community College, and it was a lot of fun and extremely helpful! She knows tons about all sorts of song genres both as a composer and a lyricist, and helped me understand a lot of basic ideas about music composition that I'd never really grasped. I would study with her again if she were back in town!"
Kim
Took Songwriting lessons from Kit G.
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"Really loving my songwriting classes with Prophet. He's an excellent teacher in a very natural way. He inspires creative expression. I feel lucky to be learning from him."
Diane
Took Songwriting lessons from Prophet C.
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"My son seems interested with Eric class. He said he will continue to take lessen with Eric next week. Thanks to Eric. Please keep Alex to continue. Alex is a fun and smart boy. He likes fun and knowledgeable teacher too."
Alex
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric C.
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"AMAZING!! Outstanding work and makes songwriting so enjoyable! She’s so kind and highly recommend!💕"
Jadyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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