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Steven B.

23 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • Teaching since 1978
  • 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.

David W.

19 Reviews
Berkeley, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelors of Science from Charter Oak State College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David W.

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About David

Hi there, and thanks for viewing my TakeLessons profile! I am excited to be a part of the team in Berkeley, CA. I started teaching lessons while in music school for Classical Guitar in 1996. From 1998 onwards, I played with a variety of musicians from Africa and Latin America, as well the as gr

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Alec
David is a talented and extremely knowledgable musician. He has a deep love and respect for the music and imparts this love on his students. Always going above and beyond, he gives all of himself in his students, making sure they not only have proper technique, but a strong foundation of knowledge about the tradition of flamenco. He is able to breakdown and explain the complexities of this arcane art form in a way that is accessible to all levels of musicians. I couldn't recommend him more highly!
Aki M.
David is patient and enthusiastic about teaching how to play the guitar. He is also encouraging!
Adam R.
Had a great experience. David is patient, explains things clearly, and really knows his stuff. Definitely recommended.
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Marwan S.

23 Reviews
Redwood City, CA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, Chinese - Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Marwan S.

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I like to call it music theory in reverse. Having a strong foundation in the fundamentals of music and music theory makes the songwriting process much easier.

About my music teaching backgroud: I've taught piano since I was in high school, and continued to teach while I was a student at Cornell University. I also taught theory classes in the Cornell Piano Society, where I served as President for 4 years.

Why? I simply love music, and sharing it with others.

While I'm classically trained, I've dabbled into other genres, such as Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B, songwriting, and music production / audio engineering. I've recently been accepted into the Steinway & Sons (the piano makers) Teacher Partnership Program. Feel free to message me for more details!

About Marwan

I started playing piano when I was 3, and began writing music at the age of 6. I've taught music and piano for over 12 years, and tutoring other subjects for over 5 years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Cornell University in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in

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Ryan F.
So far so Good. It has only been one lesson, but our son really enjoyed it.
Sandra
My 6 year old daughter is developing a great foundation and is enthusiastic about learning the piano. Marwan is a great match for her!
Oliver
Funny and engaging teacher who was willing to go the extra mile to structure a lesson plan that met my specific piano goals. Very knowledgeable and accomodating.

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Eric C.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Eric C.

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There are so many ways to write a song. Songwriting lessons will cover a lot of ground including but not limited to song structure, dynamics, melody, rhythm, harmony, etc.

About Eric

Performing and recording musician with several groups for over 15 years. I have been teaching private lessons and classes in community education to students of all ages since 2007. I have also taught music in early childhood education, St. Paul Public Schools as well as music therapy programs at

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Mackenzie
Instructor was well prepared and very clear on what is expected.
River G.
Eric is very patient and personable.
Burnam
Always great!
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Richard B.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Parisian (rather than Quebequois) French
  • Diploma. Piano, Theory, and Composition Major, Academics Minor from Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Richard B.

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I will show you how to start with creating poetry. I have won priizes as a poet. Then how to sing your poetry, and fiinally, how to harmonize the resulting melody in the style of your choice.

About Richard

I can take any student to the pro level within a year with my unique color-coded methods. I was educated at Interlochen Arts Academy, near Traverse City, Michigan. I taught the bass player for LeVert how to play keyboards with LeVert. His name was Mike Ferguson. If you want to be a star and you are

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Andrew W.
By teaching how to train your hands to just learn to play instead of mountains of memorizing, Richard is able to teach absolute beginners to play complex scales, melodies and songs in no time (if you put the practice in, of course!).

Many piano teachers love the complexity of theory, reading music, and heaps of complicated techniques. Richard makes it easy and simple, focusing on kinesthetic memory--getting your hands trained with muscle memory rather than thinking about the scale, chord, etc.

The theory he does teach is all colour-based and highly intuitive. No more counting lines on a stave of sheet music!

While his background is stronger in jazz and blues, he was able to give me a TON of useful compositional techniques for rock and classical as well.

I went from a non piano player to proficient in about 6 weeks. 15 weeks in, I'm a better piano player than one of my lifelong friends. And all without the pain in the ^%$@ of reading sheet music.

Thank you Richard, and to anyone considering him, I would strongly recommend!
Vicky
Richard is very sweet and patient. We worked at lightning speed within my understanding. Looking forward to the rest of our lessons.
Yvette T.
He was professional, supportive, and kind.
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Tamara M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Tamara M.

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I would love to work with you on uour songwriting!

I am currently writing music for television and film. I have been writing songs for 20+ years and can teach you everything from creating that special memorable moment in a song to song structure and marketability.

Look forward to working with you!! All levels welcome.

About Tamara

Hi! My name is Tamara! I am so excited to be teaching you piano lessons online! I have been teaching piano for over 20 years both in private and group lessons. I am a certified School Teacher and have a lot of experience teaching Music and Band in various schools. I love working with children

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Jake
Been taking piano lessons for a few months now.. Tamara is an awesome teacher. You'll learn a lot and love the classes! She's a rockstar instructor!!
David
Thanks Tamara! You are a wonderful teacher. Been learning a lot of new music. Love the classes!
Angel
Thank you for helping me improve my piano skills — Tamara has a great teaching style, very attentive, and is always positive. Teaching online has been great (especially these days!) I’ve always wanted to keep up with my lessons and it’s been so easy and fun! She really is a great teacher. Definitely recommend!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in San Carlos, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in San Carlos is $68. 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.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$68 average

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"Lorin is a wonderful teacher."
Beth
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"Bob is the real deal! Bob brings a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience to any project. His approach is always a cooperative effort with an uncomplicated goal of a soulful melody over intriguing lyrics and chords. I've know Bob for more than 30 years."
Richard
Took Songwriting lessons from Bob W.
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"I had a great time with my first guitar/songwriting lesson with Dennis, he took the time to listen to my goals that I would like to achieve and was very informative on an approach to achieve them. He was clear in his instructions and presented more complicated methods in an easy to understand way. I'm excited for my next lesson and my development under his tutoring, and highly recommend Dennis as an instructor for beginners to the more advanced."
Arjuna
Took Songwriting lessons from Dennis A.
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"Fawn is an incredible songwriter and coach! She has turned my mediocre songs into hits and I have placed several on television shows since she helped me make them better. Every lesson I learn something new and feel empowered and like I'm finally headed in the right direction. You will learn so much about yourself when you take lessons with her. She is a true blessing."
Bobbie B.
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I've struggled to write my own songs and Adam has been a huge help in providing not only the knowledge to write but also the support to have confidence in myself. Highly recommended!"
Tory
Took Songwriting lessons from Adam K.
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"Keira is an excellent teacher who loves sharing her insight with others. I would recommend her for all ages as she works equally well with children and adults. Her background in songwriting across different genres helped shaped my music into songs I love playing."
Angela
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"So, if you need a music coach, Fawn is the one! She teaches just about all things music! She is honestly the best. Fawn is always friendly and works with you on all possible songwriting, melodic and lyrical issues. She is also great with working with your schedule.
Fawn is easy to talk to and she brings up thought provoking topics I would have never thought to write about. We work in Google Docs so I can see as she makes adjustments and changes. I am learning more than I thought imaginable and my
songwriting is getting stronger and tighter. Thanks Fawn!"
Trent
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn 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've been learning songwriting and music theory from David and it couldn't be any better. He's very professional and personable, and he makes sure to work with you, not above you. He shows a genuine enthusiasm for his students' musical interests and formulates instruction around them. David encourages questions, which creates a comfortable and effective teacher-student interaction. Between my weekly lessons, I find myself impatiently counting down the days until my next scheduled lesson. While the genre of songwriting that I've been working on with David's guidance has been contemporary Christian, I'm sure that he would be an effective teacher in any genre, whether the student were writing songs or playing them."
Martin
Took Songwriting lessons from David M.
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"Eric is going to help ignite my ability to write music consistently and with less writer's block in between. He's straight forward with great tips. Looking forward to seeing how this all works out."
Tyler
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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