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Bijan Z.

59 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Farsi, Swedish, German, English
  • Master of arts (Music Education)/ PhD (Musicology) from Sweden/Germany
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Bijan Z.

59 Reviews
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In this course you'll learn the form and structure of a song. After that we'll work on writing a lyrics to a song, learning how to harmonize a melody and gradually construct a song. Be ready for a lot of work and a fun course!

About Bijan

Hi! I believe that music is rooted in all human beings and cultures in a reach and vast variety of forms. Music unifies and engages thinking and feeling in a direct and immediate way. Music influences individuals simultaneously on different levels of consciousness and form an important device f

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Roger S.
Bijan was very welcoming and encoutaging. His observations about what I need to work on were the kindof couching I was looking for.

I am already looking forward to the next lesson.
Samuel D.
Great singing instruction. Teaches you about music in general and trains your ear.
Wesley
Excellent
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Masashi (Masa) N.

6 Reviews
El Cajon, CA
Starting at $33
  • Speaks Japanese, English, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Masashi (Masa) N.

6 Reviews
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Private Songwriting Teacher

Basics of songwriting, forms, lyrics, music, arranging.

About Masashi (Masa)

I've been teaching/tutoring music since 2007 with experience teaching music theory, aural skills, piano, and guitar. I can help students with a variety of musical tasks. The program I was enrolled in at SDSU ensured that I had a good grasp of a wide variety of instruments. *** Lesson Details ***

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Bob
As a first time piano student at age 70, I find Masa. very patient with me. He encourages me to understand music theory as well as playing. I enjoy the lessons very much, even after 15 months!
Tyler O.
Being the first lesson, I had an instant connection and a really great lesson!
He makes learning fun.
Miranda D.
Great lesson
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Cristopher E.

14 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts from UCSD
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Cristopher E.

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I love songwriting, and have been writing songs pretty much since the day I started playing music. I mostly write songs on the guitar and for voice, but I have plenty of experience writing music for all instruments, as well as writing songs for rock, pop, and jazz bands. I can help you with your own songs no matter what style of music you like. I can help you learn the elements of song writing that are universal to all styles of music so that you can find your own sound, as well as how to get the sound of a specific style.

About Cristopher

If you feel like you're stuck or hit a wall, I can help take your skills to the next level; I can help you improve your technique, learn difficult songs, learn more about gear and gigs and performing, help you learn how to play any chord, key, or scale in any position, or help you learn how to solo

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Lindsay and Aidan E.
My daughter (9), son (7) and myself are all taking lessons and Cris Is able to adapt for all our learning needs and makes it fun along the way too.
Derek R.
I had my first lesson today. Cris is the real deal. He is an excellent guitar player and was able to coax what little skill and talent I possess into a formidable lesson early on. I'll be booking my Son along with myself and returning. We are blessed to have someone in the Rancho Bernardo/Rancho Penaquitos area like Cris!
Yuka O.
Chis was a great teacher - very patient, knowledgeable, and inspiring.

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Frankie P.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
  • Master of Music from Boston University
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Frankie P.

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I have written and recorded well over 100 professional level songs. I teach how to understand diatonic structure and chord resolution and how, once you know the "rules" you can break them all to play exactly what you hear should be in the song.

About Frankie

Hello, future student. I want to tell you just a little about myself to see if you would like to study with me. I have over 20 years of teaching experience with degrees from West Virginia University, Berklee College of Music, the University of West London, along with a Doctorate in Music Educ

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Sarah
Enjoyed my first lesson! Got my work cut out!
Carter M.
Frankie’s great. My son has progressed well and is learning a lot!
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Barry M.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Jazz Voice from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
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Barry M.

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About Barry

Hello! A little about me... I have a Bachelors Degree in Music, 15 years of performing experience, and 10 years of teaching experience. I would love to share what I've learned to help you find your authentic sound. I try to approach each student individually vs treating everyone the same, cater

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Mariah D.
Barry is a phenomenal teacher. He is very patient and passionate about teaching. I look forward to my future classes with him.
Annette
Barry is the greatest!
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Indigo S.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Indigo S.

53 Reviews
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Find yourself through songwriting! Lessons cover everything from the basics of form, content and structure and tools to finding your own unique voice, to performance techniques and how to book your own gigs, record, tour, get press, and establish an online presence.

About Indigo

Indigo has been working in the performing arts since she was biting ankles, first as a dancer and vocalist, and later as a guitarist. She's composed music for and/or sung dozens of international television commercials, spots on Law and Order and songs in Films premiered at the Tribeca Film Festiva

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Elliott
Amazing instructor.
Paul
I just completed my first lesson and it was immediately helpful. I'm really looking forward to on-going sessions and I'm going to bump up the time as well.
Matt
Indigo is an excellent voice teacher. In a short time she’s helped me sing better, feel more confident in my singing, and make me enjoy singing more. She listens carefully to how I sing and provides helpful feedback for improvement and opening up my voice. I’m looking forward to continuing to develop my voice with her!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in San Diego, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in San Diego is $69. 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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$42 average
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$55 average
60 min
$69 average

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"I was really nervous about my performance of an original pop-song for my concert coming up in school. Things weren't working out with my previous teacher and that's when I found Taylor! She guided me through pairing the music with my lyrics, but in a way that really made me feel confident in what I was making! Taylor is super fun and easy to work with and when we weren't writing... we were cracking dad jokes! XD I performed the song at my school concert and I couldn't have been happier with the result! I definitely recommend Taylor and want to work with her soon again :3"
Rebecca (Becky)
Took Songwriting lessons from Taylor A.
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"Dan is really good and creative teacher! I had fun lesson with him!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Dan B.
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"I felt like it was the best experience that I could have with a teacher in the subject that I wanted"
Cortez
Took Songwriting lessons from Rebecca G.
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"Fawn is original, passionate and a musical genius who makes learning fun

Fawn’s way of teaching is quite original, passionate and always to the point. She can make the most insecure person get out of their own way and become more secure. Working with her, I get a glimpse of genius in action. She really is a musical genius and I have been learning an incredible amount from her. My songs keep getting better under her training and guidance and I finally got a placement in a sitcom from her re-write. I look forward to watching my own abilities continue to grow and become stronger."
Donna
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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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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"Paul is an excellent teacher. He was kind, patient and willing to work on whatever it was that our daughter wanted to work on. He not only taught her guitar, but helped with her writing and some recording aspects as well. She was a teenager and loved her time she spent with Paul. She has been very successful so far in her music career and it all started with a passionate music teacher."
LINDA
Took Songwriting lessons from Paul N.
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"El mejor! Muy paciente y apasionado por la enseñanza. Lo recomiendo 100%"
Ramiro
Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"Jeremie met with our daughter and took the time to learn her perspective and talent level and to develop a more individualized approach to working with her. He is incorporating music theory into songwriting. We are super pleased with his beginning work with her!"
Mackenzie
Took Songwriting lessons from Jeremie W.
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"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."
Elizabeth
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonah R.
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"Christiaan has been working on his own music for quite some time and his knowledge of various musical genres to reference and borrow from for influences and ideas is so vast based on his long background in music. What is refreshing about working with him is he is open to so many forms of music. As he states it, " music is music". it provides a fresh approach. I am very pleased with this expanded viewpoint."
Courtney
Took Songwriting lessons from Christiaan S.
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