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Erasmo R.

11 Reviews
Saratoga, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English and Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • MIDI “- 2006 (Degree received) from Riverside City College
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Erasmo R.

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Students can expect a relaxed atmosphere, but also making sure that there is a high level of professionalism and expectation of attentiveness from the student.

Of course, I also understand that this all depends on the age of the student, and as we meet and get to see what it is that you want to focus on and I will make sure to concentrate on that and help you reach your goals!

About Erasmo

Hello Parents and Students, I have been teaching and writing music professionally for sixteen years. My first introduction to music was just like some of you, starting in high school, where I had a great teacher that encouraged me to play. This helped me so much, and I wouldn't be where I am if

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Sachin G.
Erasmo is very patient with my 9 year old who had stopped his drums lessons for about a year and his technique of teaching is different from the previous teacher as in he's touching up on more basic techniques and working on fundamentals in addition to just practicing some songs every class. I think in the long run my son will benefit from that.
Ashton G.
My son Enjoyed very much
Mari Larios
Hes such a great tracher. Julia is five years old and enjoyed learning with him. Hes flexible and patient. Thank u Erasmo.
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Ahmad G.

177 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ahmad G.

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I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, ...

About Ahmad

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained wit

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Beth
Here's why I dig Ahmad. The atmosphere is casual, personable and relaxed, but he is a real professional who know what they're talking about and don't just give you Green Day tabs (unless you're into that, I'm sure). I've taken all kinds of music lessons with all kinds of folks in all kinds of places and settings and what I learn with Ahmad is comparable to what I could get at any serious school without the pretentiousness.

My lessons with Ahmad have been illuminating. I totally appreciate his willingness and ability to work through my various neuroses with patience, grace and clarity. Ahmad brings a refreshing combination of content knowledge, adaptability, professionalism and humanity to his instruction--the cherry atop my Tuesday evening parfait.
Nancy
My kids had great lessons with Ahmad. A friendly instructor with a definite love for music and teaching evident. I think he is a very approachable person for anyone nervous about improving their musical skills.
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Alyssa P.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Presented Paper from National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, 2016
  • Teaching since 2010
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Alyssa P.

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I collaborate extensively with composers and songwriters of all backgrounds, using experimental and standard techniques. My own compositions are being premiered with internationally acclaimed ensemble Alarm Will Sound in 2020. In addition to writing my own music, I collaborate on various projects as a songwriter and recording artist.

About Alyssa

I am a composer and violinist. I have been in the arts my entire life (by the age of 5, I danced in renditions of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and Swan Lake!) I am passionate about helping others find their personal expression though music, and I have a wide range of experience via classical, folk,

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William
My first lesson was very good. She took the time to explain and we progressed at a good pace. She explained things and showed me proper techniques to hold the violin and the bow. Overall the lesson was fun and exciting.
Rachel
I started working with Alyssa in person when she was teaching violin in Salt Lake City. Once she moved to Los Angeles I agreed to try the online lessons. I have found this method of learning to be very valuable. Alyssa has a unique way of teaching. While the traditional principles of violin playing are taught Alyssa includes mindfulness and breath in her methods. She also introduces improvisation and takes music beyond its notes on the page.
Maggie
Alyssa was very thorough and met my objectives.

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Kirstie G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Kirstie G.

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I'm a board-certified music therapist with experience teaching songwriting classes for adults, as well as mentoring individual songwriters. My own love of songwriting is one of the things that inspired me to become a music therapist, and I enjoy having the opportunity to help others express themselves through this medium. I can teach basic accompaniment skills on the guitar, piano, or ukulele for students who prefer an acoustic instrument. I am also familiar with popular digital audio workstations for students who prefer to incorporate technology into their songwriting process. I'm especially passionate about working with students with disabilities (such as autism, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, or cerebral palsy).

About Kirstie

I'm a board-certified music therapist with experience teaching children and adults in 1:1 and group settings. I'm especially passionate about working with students with disabilities, and making adaptations as necessary in order to help them succeed. I have taught piano, guitar, bass, drums, and rec

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Victor L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Applied Music (Performance): Percussion; Music Theory from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Victor L.

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I'm here to help you explore your creativity and write songs as your heart desires! I can teach across a wide range of abilities and levels of experience, from basic melody and chord writing to advanced chord voicing, song form, and orchestration. I'm currently pursuing an MM degree in Composition and Theory Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins, and I have a BM degree in Percussion and Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music.

About Victor

I've been lucky enough to study with some amazing teachers during my time at Eastman and Peabody and I'm excited to pass that experience on to you. I've performed across the U.S. as a percussionist, and have had my compositions performed both nationally and internationally from Texas to Japan by a

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Fawn A.

425 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $90
  • Speaks Main Language: English. OTHER: Spanish, French, Chineese, Italian, Yiddish, German, Spanish
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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Fawn A.

425 Reviews
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'Make one stop at the songwriting shop!" Learn song form, tighten lyrics and melodies, get inspired when you don't "feel" like writing, good prosody, chords, arrangement, copyright, legalities, how to place songs in film and TV, record your finished song in the studio.

About Fawn

"Make one stop at the music shop!" Fawn is not your typical music coach. As a Billboard hit recording artist & songwriter, TV & film composer & coaching over 20 years, Fawn immediately gets to your goals & together you reach them. What you learn becomes part of you & that's the key to success. Whe

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Pete
Training with Fawn changed the direction of my career. I am more confident, and started booking jobs shortly after taking her advice and working on what I needed to work on. I look forward to booking more jobs and growing more and becoming better, Thanks Fawn!
Denise
I couldn't ask for a better teacher. Fawn is incredible.
Jayne
Fawn is direct, yet compassionate. Her honesty and passion are career altering! I am so grateful I found her as my vocal coach! Training with her has changed my life and direction of my career. Thank you Fawn, so much!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Scotts Valley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Scotts Valley is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$68 average

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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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"Indigo is a fantastic teacher! Able to speak to a variety of musical styles and elements of music - from songwriting, to guitar technique, to theory. Highly recommend"
Amy Jo
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"Incredible Teacher

Athena has the ability to cut through and get right into what is going to help you the most. She has an innate ability to be able to find out what's holding you back and devising the perfect exercises to break through those barriers."
Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Athena M.
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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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"Eric is great! We’ve worked on several songs together. I would write a basic version of the song and he’d help me put it together him being the producer. He knows the audio engineering side as well as the songwriting side and he’s coached me when I’ve done vocals in his studio. Very accommodating and good dude."
Jonathan
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"I've been learning songwriting and music theory from David and it couldn't be any better. He's very professional and personable, and he makes sure to work with you, not above you. He shows a genuine enthusiasm for his students' musical interests and formulates instruction around them. David encourages questions, which creates a comfortable and effective teacher-student interaction. Between my weekly lessons, I find myself impatiently counting down the days until my next scheduled lesson. While the genre of songwriting that I've been working on with David's guidance has been contemporary Christian, I'm sure that he would be an effective teacher in any genre, whether the student were writing songs or playing them."
Martin
Took Songwriting lessons from David M.
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"I'm not being hyperbolic when I write that Kelly is one of the finest teachers I've ever had. I'm a singer-songwriter with unlimited drive, but frustratingly limited musical skills, and Kelly has been able to teach me theory and any number of other related skills such that I've made great progress. She is very patient, extremely musical, and has great taste, which sure doesn't hurt!"
Susan
Took Songwriting lessons from Kelly A.
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"Sirena is a charming person and an excellent teacher.
When it comes to songwriting I started with her from scratch and it only took me less than 2 years to greatly improve my songwriting skills.
She was also my guitar teacher, her knowledge and experience helped me a lot to create more music.
Thank you for passing on your passion and enthusiasm for music!"
Melissa
Took Songwriting lessons from Sirena B.
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"My writing was sub-par, to say the least. Margo helped me to paint a vivid picture with my words, and also create melodies to best express them. Now, I consult her every time I have a song or poem to write!"
Caitlin
Took Songwriting lessons from Margo L.
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"Great first introductory lesson."
Jordan
Took Songwriting lessons from Rene T.
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