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Gary R.

40 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $58
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelors Degree in Music Education from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 1981
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Gary R.

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I started writing in 1977 and have not stopped since. I can teach you to construct a song, create lyric, the context of songwriting, and how to find the chords you hear in your head for your song-
Let me show you how to bring your songs to life!

About Gary

Hello, my name is Gary R. and I am a life long music instructor. YES! I teach online and have been for years. If you would like to use your down time to learn something new, let's get started! Whether you are just beginning, or have been making music since you were a kid, you should know that

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Jill B.
Gary is cool
Andy K.
Gary did a great job of getting me started on my first piano lesson. Learned a lot on my first day...hope I can measure up to my practice plan for the week! Bravo!
John R.
Gary's just fantastic. He has the knowledge and the attitude that makes learning both effective and fun. He's working with me to help learn the kind playing I want (mostly modern songs) but knows when to reach for other material to help learn important techniques.
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Christina B.

4 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $44
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Film, Television, & New Media Master's Program from SDSU
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Christina B.

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My students learn creative strategies for writing original music, based on my studies and many years of experience. Even students without a solid musical background will learn fundamentals that will help them to create songs in a short time. We also work on how to brainstorm lyrics and revise and refine. As we progress, we can also learn about skills like writing for a band, transcribing, recording, and self-production.

About Christina

Openings now available for at-home and online lessons! I have been vaccinated and am following social distancing guidelines. I teach piano, voice, music theory, songwriting, and production. I love finding out what gets my students excited about music and working with their strengths! My stude

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Meira
Christina really listened to what I wanted to get out of the lessons and catered her instruction for that. She was also very encouraging and made me feel good about what I had learned on my own before starting lessons with her.
Justine F.
I think we all hit it off right away! Thank you Ms. Christina, we look forward to working with you.
Rhonda
I have been taking lessons with Christina for some time now and have been extremely impressed with her teaching style. She knows how to break down the music in ways that are understandable, and instills excitement about the learning process. I strongly recommend her as a teacher for any child or adult.
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Cristopher E.

14 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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Kevin C.

20 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Guitar Proficiency from Minooka Community
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Kevin C.

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I have been a songwriter for 5 years. Songwriting is often thought to be about writing about your life. It can be, but in fact some of the most prolific song lyrics have been written without any real story behind it. What writers such as The Eagles, Michael Jackson, John Mayer, Nirvana, etc used was their ability to project the feelings of those around them into their song for inspiration. Their imagination, life experiences, and repetition guided them to write lyrics that wouldn’t even be how they normally speak. Through my lessons, I will talk you through my process, we will go over exercises I use to help me overcome “writers block” and talk about what makes a good song. Your homework will include listening to lyrics and analyzing them. We will play rhyme games to improve improvisation, and I can even help with current lyrics you’re working on. If you’ve ever wanted to write songs but didn’t know where to start, sign up and let’s get started!

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theo

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Steve M.
Excellent first lesson!
Connor J.
I have learned so much in just a few short lessons with Kevin. He is a great teacher, and a great musician. We explored so much more than I anticipated and he put me on the right track to teach myself more on my on time, which I am very grateful for. You will learn a LOT from Kevin!!
Sergio P.
Great lesson, I leaned so much from Kevin! He has so much patience and is really good with giving tips and tricks.
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Masashi (Masa) N.

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

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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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Glenn W.

75 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Glenn W.

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Reading the detailed "About" section below should give an aspiring singer/songwriter all the information relevant as to how and what I teach, with regard to vocal performance and technique. I have associated with published songwriters my entire 40 year career, and have gathered viable and pertinent knowledge of the craft that I can now pass along to a new era of writers. We will unpack the secrets of good songwriting, and we will write songs. We have the capabilities in my studio to record and mix your songs as well. I have co-written songs with my students that have been nominated for rewards in Nashville. Look at our sessions as practical, relevant clinics that will produce original musical material that will be heard, as you absorb the knowledge you need to be successful in this genre. To capsulize my mission statement as an instructor: You WILL be a better singer/songwriter and performer. THIS I GUARANTEE!!

About Glenn

I have been active in the entertainment industry since the age of 12, when I gave my first professional performance. Prior to that I was already being introduced to music with years of guitar, and then vocal instruction. I do not remember a time of my life when I was not singing somewhere; in the ho

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Keith Z.
Has a good insight in today’s vocal music!
Charlie M.
Glenn is fantastic!
Aaron
Such a confidence boost. Glenn helps you know what you’re already doing well, as well as what to improve on.

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The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in San Ysidro 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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"Fawn is one of the kindest, most talented and hard working people I have ever had the pleasure to learn from! Her songwriting skills are A++ top of the line! I can see how she has had three top ten hit songs and won so many awards! She has helped me immensely and I am forever grateful for her input and helping me turn mediocre songs into masterpieces! Thank you Fawn! Can't wait to do more!"
Bruno
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"things are going well.....Will is a very helpfull and agreeable teacher....am considering more lessons in the future....but i don't like this company's auto renewing me for lessons...but...that ain't Wills fault....i look forward to seeing his Studio in Action!.....that's the next lesson....."
Alan
Took Songwriting lessons from Will F.
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"Fawn is an amazing teacher. I've been taking songwriting classes from her and I learn something new every lesson. She's very sweet, talented, encouraging, and understanding. I was nervous to take lessons online at first, as I've never done it before, then was unsure who I should take from because I didn't want to get someone who was terrible. I got really lucky though, I highly recommend her. She's absolutely fantastic."
Ashley
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I loved her energy and how she jumped right in. Already in the first I learned something new!"
Chanel
Took Songwriting lessons from Nicole C.
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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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"In the course of a few lessons with Gfire, I (with coaching) wrote a song that I felt pretty good about. I've written a few songs before and had learned the basics, but I enjoyed learning her method (which, in a phrase, would have to be "keep going") and I plan to use it to see if it'll help with my productivity. Gfire was always very upbeat and positive without being phony, encouraging without being demanding, so the lessons were always enjoyable. I would recommend her."
Jim
Took Songwriting lessons from Gfire
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"Enormous Student base an affirmation of an Enormously Successful Teacher

Fawn is a warrior for justice. She rights all the wrongs of other teachers bad coaching. She turned my sons bad piano habits around in just 2 lessons! My daughter's bad vocal habits changed after the first lesson! I have never seen anything like it. We are grateful to have found her. I now have confidence that my children are in the best hands possible. I love the energy she puts into her recitals and the enormous student base she has is an affirmation that she is doing great things in California!

-mimi"
mimi
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Stephen has definitely provided me an insightful way of analyzing songs and for writing my own music myself. He is really helpful and gives you many eye opening advices and tools that encourage you to develop your artistry. Furthermore, he provides a friendly and non judegemental atmosphere, which is essential for a student. I totally recommend him."
Alexis
Took Songwriting lessons from Stephen H.
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"Really fun and I really enjoyed it"
Alyssa
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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"great lesson. Excellent instructor"
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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