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Peter H.

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Concord, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Piano from Dallas School of Music
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Peter H.

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This is the platinum package. If you're a young songwriter looking for a veteran to help hone the craft or a songwriter yourself looking for someone to assist with composition, I'm excited to be of service. My home studio is equipped with all the equipment in my profile, ie. everything. Drop in to jam, drop in to write, drop into record.

I understand it's easy to lose drive when you're constantly drilling scales and fingering. I try to frame all of my lessons in reference to what music really is: the creation of songs. Through composition, my students won't just learn scale and chord structure, but they'll organically develop these skills while writing their own songs and building their personal portfolio.

About Peter

Over the past 10 years, I've worked as a professional touring musician (singer, guitarist, pianist) for the rock band, Inside Switch. I studied piano at the Dallas, Texas School of Music. I also attended the James Madison University music program. I have played piano for 20 years and guitar for 15.

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Belle R.
The lesson was very interesting. Peter was really nice & informative. Looking forward to more lessons with him.
Rose V.
What I Learned From Peter.

- THE METRONOME IS SO IMPORTANT
- The voice guides the guitar if you’re more of a singer
- Repetition is key
- Practice songs that aren’t in your style to ease your way into guitar
- The power resides in strumming rhythmically
- Focus is more difficult that it seems when combining singing and guitar
- Guitar is an art in itself and itself you shouldn’t master guitar, you should be it’s friend.
- Open mics and video content are the key to more success as they expose you to criticism (good or bad)
Again, the guitar is your companion.

For any aspiring musician or any musician that needs guidance and improvement on the guitar, Peter is a great teacher.
Dhiraj
Peter is very patient and great teaching my 9yr old son. We take father and son lessons together which has been amazing. Peter is naturally talented and plays many other instruments all in from his home studio. He is also extremely flexible and accommodating. Highly recommended!
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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 students 5 and up
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
  • Teaches Advanced
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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.

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Dan B.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dan B.

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I have written many songs, one of them got an honorable mention
at the billboard international song contest, another is the theme song
of the movie "Falling Star" (AKA "Goyband") starring (and singing) the magnificent Adam Pascal.

About Dan

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing m

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Mark D.
Excellent teacher
Courtland A.
Dan was an awesome instructor - even after our first lesson I came away with a ton of actionable ways to practice and improve my playing.
Jack B.
I started my mission to learn how to play piano with zero prior knowledge or experience with Dan and I could not be more happy with my results thus far. Dan is an expert piano player there is no question about that. But more impressive is his ability to teach, having no prior exposure to piano lessons Dan was extremely helpful in introducing me to new topics and ideas that have helped me to improve as a piano player. He works based off of your own goals and is dedicated to teaching what you want to learn as well as what is necessary to learn in order to meet your goals. He is very flexible in scheduling lessons which is huge for me having a job who's schedule changes regularly. I will continue to take lessons from Dan in the future and highly recommend from my experience for anyone just getting into piano although I know he works with much more talented and experienced students as well.

Stephen H.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 6 to 55
  • Bachelor's of Music and Theatre from University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephen H.

32 Reviews
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Curious about Songwriting?
--want to work with a recording artist, ASCAP songwriter, and demo vocalist currently working with a Multi-platinum producer and world-wide team of artists...

You can! --and I will guide you every step of the way.

Learn more about writing thoughtful, concise lyrics, catchy hooks, strong melodies, exploring song structure(s), chords and rhythmic grooves, emotional connection, and unleashing creativity.

About Stephen

If I can do it, you can too! Hi, I'm Stephen. I have been fortunate to perform on Broadway, National Tour, can be seen on Netflix, played lead roles in 3 SAG-AFTRA short films, and currently I am an ASCAP recording artist working with a Multi-platinum producer and worldwide team on my first

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Josana
Best instructor!!!!!! Stephen is knowledgeable, understanding, kind, professional, down to earth and extremely patient. I look forward to my future lessons with him.
Bryan M.
He help and I enjoy having lessons with him
Noel
Stephen is an amazing teacher. He has been super patient, thorough, and clear as I have just recently picked up a guitar for the first time. He does a great job and covering music theory as well as chords, strumming, scales, and more. His musical background is very well rounded and he uses great teaching techniques to get all parts of the brain involved. Highly recommend!
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Sidsel B.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Danish, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sidsel B.

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In English, Spanish and Danish. Dive into your creative songwriting universe and get powerful tools to get started on how to write and compose your stories/melodies/words, how to nurture your creative process and how not to kill and judge your own ideas too soon, how to break out of your box, how to break the writing blocks, how to finish your songs, get constructive feed-back and more.

I have a master degree in vocals, teaching and songwriting and my teaching method is based on different creativity theories and my own personal experience as a professional performing/recording artist since 2006 where I’ve written and co-written many songs for my own projects and for other artists.

It's of upper most importance to me that you have a safe container in our lessons, so that you feel safe to grow and unfold your songwriting skills to it's fullest potential.

In the lessons we set a goal for what you wish to focus on and I tailor the lessons with all my expertise and experience so we ...

About Sidsel

I love teaching, music and supporting others to find the strength and tools to unfold their highest potential! I believe that we can achieve anything with dedication, the right inspiration and support. I can teach in English, Spanish or Danish. I have a Masters Degree in vocals, teaching and son

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Pleasanton, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Pleasanton 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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$56 average
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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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"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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"Working with Fawn on my songs the past 3 years has been a complete blessing. What used to be disorganized thoughts have been turned into lyrics and songs. I never thought I'd see the day when my songs would be ready to be recorded in a studio. Also, it's cool to be working with a coach who is current. (She just won for the Great America Song Contest last month). With all the awards she has won and career success she's had, she is still humble and really cares about her students progress and own careers. I love working with her and look forward to continuing."
Ashley J
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Rosita is capable of moving forward without leaving you behind! She is knowledgeable and clearly knows the topic she is teaching!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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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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"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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"Jessica is great: she is knowledgeable, flexible, and super helpful! I liked my classes with her a lot!"
Jessica
Took Songwriting lessons from Jessica R.
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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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"Great energy, really hit it off with my child."
Lila
Took Songwriting lessons from Francesca V.
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"I am an older student that has been predominantly self-taught, and wanted some assistance with my songwriting. What better teacher is there than one with than one that is signed, is proficient at music theory and teaches a number of instruments? Natalie has used a variety of resources to help move me forward."
Rich LeBlanc
Took Songwriting lessons from Natalie H.
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