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Judy G.

13 Reviews
San Mateo, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BS Radio & TV Broadcasting from San Francisco State University
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Judy G.

13 Reviews
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Greetings!
I've been writing songs for over 20 years. I’ve studied with Jai Josefs and taking many songwriting courses. One of my songs one best new song from The West Coast Songwriters Association.

I’ve also been playing guitar for 40 years, teaching for over 15 years. I understand music theory and how to incorporate it into songwriting.

My lessons tailored to the student. We’ll create a Lesson plan with goals and a have live performance opportunity quarterly.

I love working with students of all ages and experience levels. I can't wait to meet you!

About Judy

Greetings! Thanks for checking out my lessons. My name is Judy aka Groovy Judy. I'm a guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer. I've been playing guitar for 40 years and teaching private and group lessons for 16 years. I teach guitar, ukulele, beginning electric bass, beginning piano and songwr

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Molly
She's a good teacher . She also put up with me not knowing anything well.
Rodger R.
Started with some basics and built on that. Was very helpful in showing me tuning, proper hand positioning, and how to improve my fingering (those pesky notes). Got a lot for the first class and enough homework to keep me busy! Will be meeting again next week.
Martin
Lesson was great fun. Judy is very good at making you feel that you're actually making progress and she is very patient with absolute rookies.
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics and how they affect your songwriting. Break down songs that you like to learn about the elements that make you like them and make them compelling to others.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Mandy B.

6 Reviews
San Leandro, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students Male: 12 and up; Female: 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Mandy B.

6 Reviews
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Students will study and become familiar with each single element of songwriting-melody, harmony, lyrics, form, chord progressions, and phrasing to name a few.

About Mandy

I have been singing since I was a little girl and began studying voice at age 15. I was singing in my first band when I was in high school and participating in vocal competitions. Professionally, I was a back-up vocalist and percussionist with the Sam Morrison Band from 2006-2012, where I traveled

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Zahraa
Mandy is awesome :)
Gina Weaver
Mandy has been nothing but lovely to work with, Isabella Ruby has enjoyed her lessons and can't wait to sing more!
Michael P.
She was wonderful,knows what is needed to get things started.Felt very comfortable with her,can't wait for the next lesson.

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Carl W.

52 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from University of North Texas
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Carl W.

52 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 t

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Sara
Great first experience. Look forward to learning more. Very friendly.
Diego R.
My son love it

Brian L.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Jazz Studies from Wayne State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Brian L.

9 Reviews
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Online Songwriting Teacher

In studio or Online

About Brian

Having studied Jazz at Wayne State University, I previously earned both an Associate of Arts degree, and a Music Foundations Certificate from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. I have years of experience as a professional music instructor, working with both children and adults of all ages. I

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Joshua B.
Brian was very patient with my son. He made sure he was aware of his instructions. He even guided him back to the correct path when he was unsure of the information. Great teacher!
Jaesung
Tremendously knowledgeable and able to teach complex things very simply. Everything he taught me was so much more profound and important to understanding music that I could have imagined. Highly recommend him as a mentor if one is at all interested in music.
Maya H.
Brian is wonderful! He is extremely helpful and patient.
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Elena D.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Awarded Nominated for "Album of the year" from Los Angeles Music Awards
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Elena D.

18 Reviews
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Online Songwriting Teacher

I am first and foremost a singer/songwriter. I can help you discover all the possible song structures and song parts, sure, I have studied it deeply and earned a songwriting certificate from UCLA. But mostly I can help you dig deeper and find what you really want to talk about, what the story you want to talk about really is. By doing that I will then be able to show you different technical ways to tell that story, to build the melody that will help tell that story and also help you with chord progressions and music harmony.

About Elena

Hello! Music is my life and my biggest passion. I've been a working musician and a teacher for several years and there's nothing more rewarding than sharing all I've learned so far with my students, to nurture their goals and aspirations and to make them aware of the great instrument they already

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Allen M.
Pretty good lesson. Looking forward to the next.
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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in San Jose is $73. 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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"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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"This was my 3rd lesson with Loralee and I really enjoy her "get to it" attitude. She is always well prepared and has many exercises to work through together. She doesn't waste any time. I feel she understood what I needed early on with little guidance from me. She's pleasant and enjoyable to work with. Looking forward to my next lesson."
- Kristen
Took Songwriting lessons from Loralee W.
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"Super passionate and knowledgable of his craft. His personal story is inspiring. Warning! He will take you to the edge to make you improve."
- Martin
Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"I learned alot on the first hour lesson. Stephen made it easy for me to grasp the basic fundamental of song writting."
- Nelson
Took Songwriting lessons from Stephen H.
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"Mimi is a very patient, compassionate, knowledgeable, and inspiring songwriting teacher. She does not merely give me a fish, she teaches me to fish. I wrote one of my best songs while in lessons with her-most definitely several points above average!:)"
- Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Mimi D.
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"Truly incredible teacher!

I love her. She is so sweet, she is amazing. I can’t believe how much I have improved on my songwriting, voice and playing and I wish I had found her sooner. I would tell all my friends and any one interested in piano, voice, music theory, songwriting or anything having to do with music, to take lessons with her. She is a miracle worker. Incredible and gracious, can’t say enough good things about Fawn!"
- Amber
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"He was able to Break down song writing in a very easy way so that I could take lyrics and apply them to cords. I really enjoyed the methodology and how personable he was and patient."
- Dana
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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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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"El mejor! Muy paciente y apasionado por la enseñanza. Lo recomiendo 100%"
- Ramiro
Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"Lorin is a wonderful teacher."
- Beth
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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