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Alec W.

8 Reviews
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Starting at $38
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alec W.

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Greetings! Alec is the Piano Teacher for Kids in Orange County. Along with tutoring piano, he is also a music composer for film, video-games, and multi-media. With over 15 years of piano-playing experience, and 5 years of teaching, Alec is happy and excited to achieve whatever your child's goals are in playing the piano.

Within the first few lessons, you or your child will be able to:
(1) Understand the Foundations of the Piano
(2) Effectively Read Notes
(3) Recognize Patterns in Music
(4) Use Both Hands Fluidly Within a Song

Alec's foremost philosophy in teaching piano is following the student's goals and dreams, not his own. While curriculum work is certainly vital, it is far more important that his students receive help they need in accomplishing their biggest aspirations in music. Whether your child wants to be a music composer, rock-star, or just playing for their loved ones, Alec can bring them closer to that goal.

Alec's promise to you is to ...

About Alec

Children deserve lessons that are customized and focused on their goals! Hi! I am Alec, a piano instructor and experienced music composer based in South Orange County. My purpose on this earth is to serve our future generation and introduce them to the world of music. I now give back to my own s

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Joanne W.
Wonderful
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Alec was great - really helpful to my son great insight
Vern
From the first time Alec met my grandson he was understanding, encouraging, extremely patient and knowledgeable. The next lesson assignments were clearly written out with the expectation that time would be allowed for daily practice.

Thank you, Alec
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Zach P.

4 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Arts in Music with a Minor in Mathematics from California State University: Long Beach
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Zach P.

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Have you ever wanted to create your own original music? Do you want some advice on how to better your songs? I've written songs for over 100 other artists, TV commercials and amassed hundreds of thousands of plays on my own releases. I'm here to help on you on your journey to becoming a fantastic songwriter. Together we'll overcome the physical, technical and mental challenges. Are you ready?!?!

About Zach

“I have a passion for music and my greatest goal in life is to share that passion one way or another.” Zach P. started his musical journey before he could speak with his father starting his ear-training as a toddler. He’s taught all levels of guitar, piano and voice for several years. He gra

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Erica
Zach is awesome! My 15yo daughter has been loving her lessons and is excited to show us what she has learned after every lesson. She picked up the guitar herself about six months ago and after learning some basics from YouTube she asked if she could have lessons to get to the next level. She will definitely be continuing her weekly lessons with Zach for as long as she wants. We love hearing her practice every day and are excited that she is learning to play the music she listens to and has a passion for.
Hayley H.
Zac was a great instructor.
Renay F.
Zach is a great teacher! He has been teaching my son (HS Junior) piano since November and from the start, Zach has been very easy to work with, a good balance of encouragement while challenging Noah to improve his skill level. Definitely recommend :)
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Glenn S.

33 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1979
  • Bachelor's Degree; music composition from UCSB
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Glenn S.

33 Reviews
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Arranging, theory, chord progressions, song form, lyric development

About Glenn

Hi, I'm Glenn. Thank you for viewing my profile. I've been teaching students for over 20 years, playing all styles and levels of music, from day-one beginners to seasoned pros seeking to sharpen their playing skills. I teach both traditional notation and tablature, writing my own teaching method

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TERESA S.
Very knowledgeable. He's a good teacher with great people skills.
Vanessa T.
Glenn is the best!
Jeffrey
Glenn is a great instructor. He is so patient and has a no-pressure style of learning that makes it fun. Highly recommend him......

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Ellysa R.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $150
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Theater with Emphasis on Voice from Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ellysa R.

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As an award-winning singer/songwriter myself, I am here to help you take your own thoughts and emotions and turn them into works of art. In our lessons, we will focus on learning the different types of song structure, accessing your creative brain, and using both words and melody to fully express the emotion or story you're wanting to convey. I am so excited to start this wonderful journey with you!

About Ellysa

Hello! My name is Ellysa and I am so excited to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students realize their potential, gain confidence, and find their own voice. I have been trained in the LAMDA system, as well as attending Interlochen Arts Academy conse

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Ash Harper
Fun times- I've only had my first lesson so it's hard to review Ellysa accurately but I'm looking forward to learning from her.
Oren
As an adult first time learner I was very apprehensive about taking lessons online. I am so glad that I did.

Ellysa is not just a piano teacher. She is a musician. I have learned so many things from her including piano, guitar, songwriting, vocals and the methods behind how music is made. She is knowledgeable about all kinds of technology and music making.

She is extremely intelligent. She’s also very patient. She’s always in a good mood.

I would highly recommend you take lessons from ellysa
Daniella
My daughter had her first lesson with Ellysa, and she said the hour seemed to go by in 15 minutes! She loved Ellysa's enthusiasm, and all the material that she covered in the very first lesson! She is really looking forward to working with her!
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Jared G.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Diploma from Desert Mountain Higschool
  • Teaches students 11 to 65
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Jared G.

9 Reviews
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I can teach you how to write for all styles of music as well as help to produce and fine tune your compositions

About Jared

I have been teaching guitar almost 20 years and as an instructor, My teaching method comes from a curriculum I have developed which uses popular guitar driven rock tunes as musical etudes. Educating the student with valuable theory, reading, technique, and scale theory, while remaining fun. As a so

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Dave F.
Jared has a great understanding of guitar theory, technique and teaches with a good balance of both. Lessons are fun I am learning a lot.
Nicholas K.
Tremendous🤟
Scott
Great teacher! He caught numerous hindrances to my technique immediately and I love that he incorporated theory from the beginning.
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Peter Q B.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Full Tuition Scholarship from Fondazione Siena Jazz
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Peter Q B.

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All of my students write songs! You don't have to, but you'll want to/do it accidentally.

About Peter Q

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down t

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Brenda N.
My first lesson was a lot of fun! Peter is great at helping you feel at ease and comfortable. I was extremely nervous and he was great with making me feel like I was right at home with a friend! I also appreciate that he is not rigid in his teaching techniques or format. He caters your lesson to what your learning desires are and is very good at recognizing your skill level (or lack of 😁). I also appreciate how encouraging he is. I’m super excited to continue on my Saxophone journey!
Owen
My child really enjoyed his first lesson with peter. Peter is a very talented musician and he made the lesson fun! My child seemed to learn a lot from just one lesson with peter and he enjoys practicing what he learned at home.
John G.
Peter is a great teacher. He finds what your level is and goes from there. Peter finds what kind of style of learning best fits you.
For me, when Peter is playing the drums or Piano after he has given me the structures/scales makes it very easy to learn. Very patient and encouraging. Ask yourself- Why aren’t YOU taking lessons with Peter?

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Santa Ana, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Santa Ana 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.
30 min
$43 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$70 average

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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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"Having worked with Greg over the course of several years now, I have the deepest respect for his teaching ability. As a performer with over 25 years of experience, I find it a rare and special talent for someone as gifted as Greg is (as an artist) to be as humble and willing to listen as he most certainly is. He promotes a learning atmosphere of safety while also ensuring excellence is produced by students. His grasp on musical theory is second to none, and his skill as a seasoned guitarist ensures that what is being taught by him is both credible and of the highest standards.
I am privileged to know Greg personally as well as professionally, and I can vouch (once again) for his humility, skill, professionalism, credibility as a working artist, integrity, and work ethic. His heart is to watch the lights go on in his students and his passion in doing so serve to distinguish him as one of th"
Kelly
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"Kory is an excellent teacher, he would drill down every small piece by piece to you, and also very patient. Highly recommend!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Kory I.
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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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"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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"Jonathan is an excellent teacher and very enjoyable to be with. The environment is positive, instructional and after a few lessons has been rewarding and productive. I look forward to continuing weekly songwriting sessions in his comfortable home."
Steve
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonathan G.
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"I feel like I can connect with Tony. I love his positive attitude and energy!"
Greg
Took Songwriting lessons from Tony N.
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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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"Dan is really good and creative teacher! I had fun lesson with him!"
Xi
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan B.
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"Natalie is always very insightful! Excellent!!"
Roger
Took Songwriting lessons from Natalie L.
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