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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

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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.

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*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
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.
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Ahmad G.

230 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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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 with

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Kris
After having been a student of Ahmad's for over a year now, I can earnestly say he is a quality instructor unlike any I've had before. He shapes each individual class specifically to what your guitar goals are, creating incredibly detailed and thorough handouts and exercises to help you get there. I am the type of student who learns best with a well-defined regime laid out clearly in front of me. His handouts are a perfect match for my learning style and you can tell the years of experience and knowledge that has gone into creating each one. He is also a very adaptive teacher helping me surpass some rhythm barriers in unique and creative ways. He had helped me gain a new appreciation and understanding for music theory and most importantly he helps keep it fun.
Tammy
When my son moved to the area, he began playing guitar for the first time. His job kept him very busy, so he wanted to find a guitar instructor where his time would be well spent. Below is his review of Ahmad.

You would be hard-pressed to find an instructor as excellent as Ahmad. With his help, I made an incredible amount of progress on guitar in a matter of months. His lessons are precise and organized, and I always left the lesson feeling like I learned a ton of new stuff. He strikes a great balance between requiring excellence as well as giving encouragement and making sure it's always fun. In a few months, I went from knowing close to nothing about music to being able to play my favorite songs from start to finish. As I have left the area, I will miss Ahmad's lessons, but I'm thankful for getting him to start my journey into the world of music!
Ryan
If you are ready to embark on the journey of mastering the guitar and learning to truly express yourself through music, you will not find a more dedicated, enthusiastic and organized teacher than Ahmad
Ahmad has devoted his life to the art and methodology of teaching the guitar to others. It's not about him and how well he can play or his personal aspirations to be musician. There is no intimidating showing off during lessons - only a sincere desire to be the best teacher he can be. I've always been self-conscious playing in front of great guitar players, but Ahmad creates a safe environment for me to learn and grow as a player.
Ahmad's experience has given him true expertise and it shows in his ability to meet students exactly where they are at - no matter what their experience level. His years of teaching experience and vast, meticulously organized archive of personally-created handouts are perfect for whatever the moment calls for. That is a world of difference from one-size-fits all online materials I've struggled with in the past. Or, unprepared teachers who "wing it" each lesson.
My window of opportunity to be a rock star closed many years ago, if I ever had one. While I am a dedicated guitar student, work and family come before practice and lessons. Ahmad has been extremely accommodating in allowing me to take lessons as frequently or infrequently as my schedule allows. Yet, he always keeps me making progress and never lets me stall out or drift away from my commitment to learn.
Great teachers are hard to find. I discovered Ahmad through searching online and reading his reviews. After over 3 years of studying with him, I know I have a found a superb teacher and an inspiring musical mentor. Begin the journey!
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Marwan S.

25 Reviews
Redwood City, CA
Starting at $85
  • Speaks Chinese - Mandarin, English
  • Awarded Mathematic Achievement Medal from Euclid High School
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Marwan S.

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I like to call it music theory in reverse. Having a strong foundation in the fundamentals of music and music theory makes the songwriting process much easier.

About my music teaching backgroud: I've taught piano since I was in high school, and continued to teach while I was a student at Cornell University. I also taught theory classes in the Cornell Piano Society, where I served as President for 4 years.

Why? I simply love music, and sharing it with others.

While I'm classically trained, I've dabbled into other genres, such as Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B, songwriting, and music production / audio engineering. I've recently been accepted into the Steinway & Sons (the piano makers) Teacher Partnership Program. Feel free to message me for more details!

About Marwan

I started playing piano when I was 3, and began writing music at the age of 6. I've taught music and piano for over 12 years, and tutoring other subjects for over 5 years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Cornell University in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in M

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Albert E.
A passionate and proficient instructor!
Ryan F.
So far so Good. It has only been one lesson, but our son really enjoyed it.
Sandra
My 6 year old daughter is developing a great foundation and is enthusiastic about learning the piano. Marwan is a great match for her!
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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
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Steven B.

24 Reviews
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I will teach you the basic concepts of how to compose songs and make those musical ideas of yours a reality. Through music theory techniques, progression theory, lyric concepts and ear training, we'll take that song that's "in your head" and make it into a reality you'll be proud of!

About Steven

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano, guitar or electric bass? Or maybe you've just felt like brushing up your musical knowledge and playing skills? Now’s your chance to fulfill those dreams! About Me: San Francisco Bay area pianist/guitarist/bassist; I've been playing music f

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Debora H.
Wonderful first lesson with Steven. Steven shows a real interest in teaching. My success is his sucess. I learned a lot at the first lesson. He’s very knowledgeable, informative and has an easy going and fun teaching style. Looking forward to future lessons!
Sue M.
Great. He’s very talented I’m excited to begin working with him.
Lavernne
I've been taking lessons from Steven for I think two years now and he's helped me so much not only in reading music but also in ear training and in my song writing. He's incredibly patient and fun to work with. He also has a really nice cat.
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Mary Ann G.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA Music from CSLA
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Mary Ann G.

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I have been writing music since I was a little girl. I can help you with your song structure musical lines and content. I have helped many students complete and record their original music. I can help you with your personal style and help you expand and explore your creativity/ideas.

About Mary Ann

I have been teaching for over 30 years. I am a singer-songwriter-guitarist and performer. A native born Southern Californian, her life focus has always been music, from her beginnings as a little girl in the church choir to playing guitar in her first all girl band by age 12. She received her formal

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Gary G.
Extremely knowledgeable and also patient
Mike
Awesome! If I can learn to play the Uke anyone can.
Nancy
Mary has been awesome. I am an absolute complete beginner and she is patient and so encouraging! I have booked my next series of session. Highly recommend Mary!
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Eric C.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Eric C.

39 Reviews
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There are so many ways to write a song. Songwriting lessons will cover a lot of ground including but not limited to song structure, dynamics, melody, rhythm, harmony, etc.

About Eric

Performing and recording musician with several groups for over 15 years. I have been teaching private lessons and classes in community education to students of all ages since 2007. I have also taught music in early childhood education, St. Paul Public Schools as well as music therapy programs at

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Jackie L Micklewright
Eric has been very patient and accommodating of our 7 year old who is learning the ukulele. The instruction is age-appropriate and he provides a lot of positive reinforcement/feedback.
Mackenzie
Instructor was well prepared and very clear on what is expected.
River G.
Eric is very patient and personable.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Sunnyvale, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Sunnyvale 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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"I've struggled to write my own songs and Adam has been a huge help in providing not only the knowledge to write but also the support to have confidence in myself. Highly recommended!"
Tory
Took Songwriting lessons from Adam K.
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"I wouldn’t have the career I have today or be where am today without the expert coaching of Miss Fawn. Highly recommend!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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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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"Kyle is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. I am learning things I never knew before about songwriting and developing more hope and self-confidence. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"Tony is a great songwriting teacher! His lesson plans are extremely organized, easy to understand, and very engaging. He is very creative and great at explaining and simplifying the fundamental aspects of songs with detailed examples."
Rin
Took Songwriting lessons from Tony N.
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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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"It's been incredible to see my son grow in his songwriting, audio engineering, and guitar skills. Ro has been a great teacher and mentor for the past 3 years now, and I can see the huge positive impact she's had on Michael's life. I'm so grateful she offers online lessons."
Doug
Took Songwriting lessons from Ro M.
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"Keira made songwriting so fun, my boys didn't even know that they were learning! I would highly recommend Keira Moran."
Val
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"She is super cheerful and helpful. I've been having fun taking lessons from her. I 200% recommend you to have her as your teacher. I don't think 5 stars are enough to rate her. She deserves more! Lol."
Yo Hwan
Took Songwriting lessons from Jerrica A.
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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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