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Russell S.

22 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $120
  • Speaks English
  • Music Theory from Las Vegas High School
  • Teaching since 2000
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Russell S.

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If you are ready to take your music skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument themselves. My name is Russell and I have been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and teaching music and producing records for over 10. I have worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Lifehouse, Disney's Caityln Taylor Love and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Want to learn to shred? produce? write? dive into theory?

About Russell

Russell is an American Platinum-Selling record producer / songwriter / and guitarist based in Los Angeles, CA. With his first #1 Billboard record under his belt and previous clients such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, and Red Velvet, Russ has found endorsements and support from major music companies

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Max H.
Very skilled, helpful, and easy to work with! Highly recommend!
Joe
Russ is a straight up musical genius that has decades of experience playing the guitar. He will make you think of music in an entirely different way and his unique approach to the guitar makes learning so much easier. Definitely worth it!
Jera
Russ is such a wonderful teacher. He's so passionate and teaches in a way that's interesting, easy to grasp and fun! I've learned so much so quickly
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Elena D.

30 Reviews
Tarzana, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Elena D.

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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 p

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Jordis K.
My teacher was really nice. I’m excited to continue.
IC *.
Just had my first lesson with Elena and I’m excited to continue learning with her!
Kayden
Give great information on how to improve singing ability
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Mike S.

22 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mike S.

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I teach refining your songs until they are "perfect"

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of t

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Sierra
Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson.
Logan S.
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Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
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Jonah R.

29 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • BA in Psychology from University of Southern California
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Jonah R.

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Nothing is quite as rewarding as writing your own material, however, it's easy to feel stuck with an idea if you don't know how to fully develop it. I will help you take that one lick/chord change/vocal melody you've been working on and turn it into a fully fleshed out song. We'll take the time to learn the individual roles and functions of certain song sections, and pretty soon you'll be writing your best material with much more focus and confidence!

About Jonah

Learning to play the guitar is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Whether this is your first time picking up the guitar or you've been playing for years, I'll make sure your lessons are structured and paced in a way that's specifically catered to your goals. I've worked with

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Max
I've been taking lessons with Jonah for 6 years now (4th-10th grade) and the experience has been amazing! With Jonah's help, I have learned so much about the guitar, both in technical aspects and in simply "jamming." Jonah is always very patient, kind, encouraging, and his passion for music very clearly shows in his teaching. Every lesson I take is very enjoyable, and I always come out of the lessons feeling like I have made good progress on whatever it was we were working on that week. Whether you wish to learn about complex music theory and lead guitar (like I am currently doing), or just want to learn how to play a few songs, Jonah is a perfect choice as a teacher. Additionally, Jonah is very communicative and flexible with timing. Whenever I need to cancel or reschedule a lesson for whatever reason, Jonah responds to my messages quickly and is almost always able to find another day that week for our lesson to take place on. 5 stars, fantastic teacher, I highly recommend Jonah!
Jamie W.
Johah is very patient and flexible. He identifies and is willing to work on techniques, such as barre chords, in a way that finally helps me to stop the buzzing! I am looking forward to working with him.
Casey
My 15 year old son has been taking virtual guitar lessons with Jonah and has loved it. Jonah is a great teacher who really gets on my son’s level and connects. It’s a fun thing for him to do during this strange year.
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Howard R.

46 Reviews
West Hills, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Howard R.

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My specialty is helping you write amazing melodies. I can coach lyrics too but that is not my biggest strength. I can help you learn how to put chords to your melodies and then how to convert your song into the style of your choice. I can then help guide you on making a demo of your song.

About Howard

I enjoy working with complete beginners as well as seasoned professionals. I teach classical and popular styles. I specialize in teaching learning how to learn, sight-reading, technique, improvisation, chord-reading, songwriting. One of my specialties is to help you break through your most stubborn

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Ghan P.
Patient and supportive teacher, I’m happy with my progress and enjoy my lessons!
Jia
I feel so lucky to find Howard as my piano teacher. His teaching approach is very creative. I enjoy every class and he is very knowledgeable and inspirational.
Nancy G.
Found Howard knowledgable not only about music but how to teach. Very happy to have found him!!
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Becky S.

7 Reviews
Burbank, CA
Starting at $40
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Becky S.

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I've been writing songs since I was very young, but I first learned about song structure while writing comedy songs. I like to start with the fun and freedom of writing a well structured song with a strong comedic point of view, then translate those skills into songs that are meaningful to you in other ways as well.

About Becky

I believe that if you want something, you have to go for it. I encourage my students to pursue their passions with music and reach as far as they dare imagine. I act as a resource and a guide, helping my students to find their way to their music goals. *** Lesson Details *** I give my students

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Jennifer M.
My daugher Savannah has really flourished in her guitar lessons. Both my daughter and I LOVED Becky and were able to establish a great student teacher relationship. Due to Becky's instruction over our time with her Savannah was accepted into a school of the arts and she is taking things to the next level! I could not have been more satisfied with our experience! Thank you Becky!
Joel B.
Great first lesson. She's very patient and explains things very well.
Subhankar A.
Becky is awesome. My job takes away most of my time and because of that I haven't been able to be very regular in attending all sessions. She had been very patient with me and adjusted the pace as needed for a student like me. She is an enthusiastic teacher and I would recommend Becky as the first guitar teacher for students of all ages. Keep rocking Becky!

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The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Sun Valley 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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"Chrissy really helps me a lot with writing melodies for my lyrics. SHe is very protove and encouraging and creative. I really think she brings out the best in her students. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for years now for music theory, acoustic guitar, singing, recording, and now songwriting. Its awesome to have all those options in one place. Jimmy has a lot of experience when it comes to writing songs and it shows in the way he teaches. He always shows excitement towards the new songs I bring to him, and encourages me to keep writing. He has taught me how easy it can be to create songs, while taking what he has taught me with music theory to push the song to the next level. The best part is when I decide I like a song, he has the ability to record it for me in his studio. This process of recording and listening to what you have created is invaluable. I always look forward to lessons with Jimmy and highly recommend him."
Doug
Took Songwriting lessons from James R.
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"I've been taking guitar and songwriting lessons with Frankie for over 5 years now, and I'm so glad I found him! Very patient, easy-going and excellent teacher. Lately we've been working on songwriting, and his expertise is top notch. He lets you go at your own pace and cater's to your style. Thanks Frankie!!!"
Anne
Took Songwriting lessons from Frankie P.
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"I took a songwriting class that Kit taught at Schenectady County Community College, and it was a lot of fun and extremely helpful! She knows tons about all sorts of song genres both as a composer and a lyricist, and helped me understand a lot of basic ideas about music composition that I'd never really grasped. I would study with her again if she were back in town!"
Kim
Took Songwriting lessons from Kit G.
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"The lessons with Brendon were very excellent. I was very, very satisfied."
Patrice
Took Songwriting lessons from Brendon R.
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"Fawn has been my teacher for a year now and is an excellent influence on both me and my brother. We've definitely improved in all of the subjects she has taught us: Songwriting, Singing, Voice-over's, Acting and Piano. Fawn is very patient and understanding during lessons and is a very capable instructor who knows what she is teaching in music, the business and the arts. I am very happy to be able to work with such an amazing teacher who is a star in her own right! Thank you Fawn!"
Mirad
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Fawn is my favorite music teacher. There have been real problems with the attendance of other teachers but come rain or shine Fawn is there. In 4 years I have learned more about music - piano, songwriting and voice than through any other teacher. She has a professional, enthusiastic and kind manner and I wholeheartedly recommend her."
Mike
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Indigo is an awesome teacher!"
Geoff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"Heather gave me many great ideas as to how to structure melody and lyrics. I highly recommend her."
Karena
Took Songwriting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"So far my daughter is pleased and is looking forward to working with Joe. She has only had 1 lesson so far but it was smooth sailing and all went well."
Katelyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Joe R.
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