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Edwin I.

118 Reviews
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Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
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Edwin I.

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All genres - pop, folk, blues, rock, R&B, singer/songwriter, classical, world, etc.
Song structure, harmonic analysis, melodic analysis

About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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Mike
Edwin is chill, flexible, and conveys a ton of relevant practice tips every lesson.
Vic
I've had 4 lessons with Edwin so far and have already made a lot of good progress, by learning songs and theory and strumming patterns and fingerpicking. Edwin has a genuine interest in my improvement.
Vic ..
Edwin is an excellent guitar teacher and I had an excellent first lesson with Edwin.
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Rick P.

32 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rick P.

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Learn about the four principal elements of a song:Lyrics,Melody,Harmony and Rhythm and how to combine them.
Learn about: Intros, bridges,codas and Key Changes.
How to Use Chords and Inversions and how to write good melodies, plus much more

About Rick

I been playing the guitar professionally for over 20 years. In that time I had the good fortune to perform and record with some really good musicians. I've played in various bands ranging from rock to jazz and flamenco. I received my bachelor's degree in recording engineer and record producer from

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It was awesome experience my dye enjoyed it.
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Ian M.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Ian M.

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About Ian

I started playing guitar originally in 1991. Over the years I eventually picked up bass and ukulele as well (not to mention a plethora of other instruments, such as voice, drums, piano, and harp). I started teaching in 2001 throughout the Chicagoland area. First in music stores, then schools, then p

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Bobby P.
Ian has been wonderful with my bonus son. He's learning the ukelele quickly, and I'm so excited to see the world of music beginning to open up for him!
Janet B.
Excellent!
William Z.
First lesson was great. It took a little time setting up and getting to know each other. For a first lesson, I came away with some very useful information on a song I was having a problem with. I like the direction it is going. Looking forward to the next lesson.

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Sean S.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sean S.

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Do you have ideas for songs but wonder how to structure them into complete songs? Do you hear great tunes in your head but not know how to fit them to chords? Are you puzzled by how weave a magical melody to match your lyrics? Stumped by limited rhyme possibilities or awkward phrasing?
Perhaps you could benefit by having a seasoned songwriter as a mentor to coach you in creating beautiful songs in your own unique style. That's where I can help.

About Sean

COVID-19 Update: Due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases, I will be teaching all lessons online for now, using the TakeLessons app or through your web browser, with no download necessary. I've found the clarity and responsiveness excellent. Don't hesitate to give it a try! When things settle d

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Robert R.
Great first lesson. Sean was patient and engaging. Really enjoyed the learning experience.
Patricia L.
Sean is a great instructor. He is very encouraging and pushes me to do my best!
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Sean V.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Sean V.

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I bring to lessons an expansive education in music performance, theory, and composition in different styles, as well as the ability to explain and display the necessary skills in a variety of ways for a diversity of learning styles.

I teach an aggressive curriculum, but one that is tailored to each student's individual strengths and weaknesses, and I always remain gentle and patient while guiding my students through the rewarding process of learning to create music.

I enjoy so much about my work, and here are just a few elements:

-Sharing my love for music with those eager to learn the art for themselves.

-The moments when the student finds expression the music, transcending the notes as they're written on the page.

-Seeing my students perform at their recitals, where they share everything they have learned.

-Meeting so many incredible people who are all connected by a love for music!

About Sean

Sean Vigneau-Britt is a jazz pianist, composer, and teacher. He composes using a broad stylistic palette that includes work for musicians, theater directors, and choreographers. He co-founded the Brooklyn Composers Alliance and authored the book "Jazz Scales." He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree fro

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Elisa Gonzalez-J
Our daughter Sarah has been taking piano lessons with Sean for 5 years, both in person and now by Zoom. Sean is a wonderful teacher, firm and focused, yet kind and encouraging. A lot gets accomplished in each lesson and Sarah has advanced steadily over time. She looks forward to her lesson each week. We would recommend Sean to anyone looking for a piano teacher for their child.
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Carl W.

60 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Carl W.

60 Reviews
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all styles including jazz, gospel, pop, rb, classical

About Carl

As far back as I can remember I have always enjoyed performing music. I can remember during my elementary school years how I would play drums during church service. Some days I would sneak in my dad's closet to play his saxophone. I began learning how to play saxophone in middle school and by the ti

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Dee
Carl is a wonderful instructor. I may get a little overzealous at times, but he’s always patient and he indulges my imagination of being Kenny Dee. :)
LaRon Archibald
GREAT INSTRUCTOR!!! Carl is very patient when teaching technique. I liked the approach he'd take to help me understand fingering and learning theory behind what I was doing. Just unfortunate covid 19 came and disrupted my in-home teachings.....I'd recommend him to anybody looking for an good instructor.
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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in San Dimas, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in San Dimas 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 $300 per hour.
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$41 average
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$54 average
60 min
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"My voice has significantly improved after lessons with Hannah. My tone and pitch have also improved dramatically. If you are interested in writing songs, Hannah is also a great teacher for that. I have written many songs since taking lessons from her. You don't even have to leave your home because Hannah can teach skype lessons. Many people don't like Skype lessons because they seem impersonal. I recommend trying a free lesson. You will see that Hannah makes it seem like she's there in person. I live in the country so this has been very convenient. I love her teaching style. She has empowered me to create many beautiful songs. She is very well qualified and knows what she's talking about."
Eliza
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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"I have been taking songwriting with James for 4 months now. I have learned so much in that time. I still continue to grow my songwriting skills with his lessons. I would recommend James if you’re looking for songwriting lessons."
Dave
Took Songwriting lessons from James R.
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"I love lessons with Keira! She is so friendly and knowledgeable, and she really cares about her students."
Maria
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"I wouldn’t have the career I have today or be where am today without the expert coaching of Miss Fawn. Highly recommend!"
Ascap Songwriter GIA
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Brendon is amazing! He's very professional and encouraging. He's actually inspired me to pursue songwriting as a career!"
Patrice
Took Songwriting lessons from Brendon R.
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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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"Dan is really good and creative teacher! I had fun lesson with him!"
Xi
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan B.
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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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"The Music, Media and Entertainment Technology Department (MMET) which is part of The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts.(APA)
MMET is an Apple Distinguished Program and has been selected as a California Model School by the 
CA Department of Education in the Arts, Media and Entertainment industry sector.

Taylor taught a master class in Songwriting for our
Songwriting Master Class Series in May 2018.
She was outstanding and kept all 60 teenagers engaged.
Taylor has a very calm and relatable style that worked for my students.
I highly recommend Taylor as a teacher!!!"
Jamie
Took Songwriting lessons from Taylor M.
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"A great teacher who help me start to write song

I wrote my first song after I started to have lessons with Jeff. Jeff encouraged me follow through my motives, offered effective guidance and advices that helped shaping my first song. I am very happy with what I learnt from Jeff and am looking forward to have Jeff's teaching along my future songwriting journey!"
Peter
Took Songwriting lessons from Jeff S.
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