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Stephanie H.

147 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English and Spanish
  • Vocal Performance and Voice from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephanie H.

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You'll learn the components of what makes a good song work. From structure, to chord progressions as well as guidance on lyric writing.

About Stephanie

Stephanie speaks both english and Spanish fluently from having grown up in a multi cultural family, as well as having lived in seven different countries throughout her life. From a very early age, she studied and took lessons both in school and privately, for many different forms of dance, visual a

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Joey
Stephanie is fun to learn from and knows how to grow your vocal strength and ability! She also has a lot of insight and desire to help you sing in a healthy way that preserves your throat, while still producing a good sound. She’s also well rounded in singing styles and abilities; I definitely recommend taking lessons from her
James
Because of the pandemic, I decided to venture way out of my comfort zone and try something new:
Singing .....for the very first time in my life.
I did an Internet search, and it turns out the universe was very good to me. I discovered Stephanie.
She is a beam of energy and positive light… That makes everything fun, interesting and exciting. She has a knack for mixing physical, mental and technical intricacies of music, voice and sound… with the ability to deliver it in a succinct, understandable package… that even a complete novice like me was able to digest, and to my surprise, eventually execute.
Personal discovery can be a very exciting event. This was certainly no exception. I have Stephanie to thank for this one!
I would highly recommend her for anyone searching for a music or voice teacher.
Next up… Piano. My teacher… well, Stephanie of course!
Angelo
Stephanie is a master of teaching technique and bodily awareness. In addition, she is passionate about singing and dedicated to her students.

Rachelle G.

5 Reviews
Valley Village, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Rachelle G.

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About Rachelle

Hello! My name is Rachelle and I'm a professional singer, songwriter and pianist from Victoria, BC, Canada. My background in music is a blend of Pop, Rock, Jazz Classical, Blues and R&B. I was featured in Keyboard Magazine’s November 2012 Issue as one of the 6 Best Keyboard Heroes to watch out for

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James E.
Rachelle is extremely personable, knowledgeble, and communicative in her technique training. She is really helping me to unlearn all the bad habits that have naturally developed over the years, and I'm already more cognitive of my vocal projection. She's at the top of her game. Would highly recommend her to ANYONE in search of the best instructor.
Emmanuel M.
A fantastic teacher

In just my first few lessons with Rachelle, I learned more about the anatomical aspect of singing than I had in 10 years of choir/singing. She put great emphasis on the technique and skill aspects, while still balancing it with emotional connection. Perhaps my favorite thing about Rachelle is that instead of giving you songs to practice or telling you exactly what kind of songs you need to be doing, she allows you to bring in any music that you like and allows you to pick the focus of your lessons (whether you want to work more on breath support or volume or tone quality etc.). She maintains a flexible, laid-back and supportive attitude and has been a wonderful help for me.
Taliya S.
Rachelle is a great teacher!

I took lessons with Rachelle for about 2 years and I'm so glad I did. I have improved so much vocally as well as performance-wise. It was a lot of fun to be able to work on my own favorite songs instead of purely classical. I would definitely recommend taking lessons with Rachelle!

Vir M.

3 Reviews
Topanga, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Best Bay Area World Music Band from S.F. Weekley
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Vir M.

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Over the years I have studied the art of songwriting in the pop music world and other styles. In addition I have written hundreds of songs and can get you writing to your hearts content.

About Vir

I am a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.;I have been teaching and performing music for over 15 years. I have toured the United States and other countries playing many types of music. I play Guitar and Bass, Drums, Keys and Sing   I teach in a fun style that emphasizes the students creativity.  Styles rang

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Karen T.
Although I only had 1 lesson with him so far, I can say he's a very good teacher and I had fun.
caroline S.
Vir is a gifted teacher. He has taught my son guitar for more than a year. He meets my son where ever he's at in his practice, attention and interests with calm, skilled focus and intention . Vir's background as performing musician infuses his teaching with an enthusiasm and creativity of practicing his teaching. We are truly grateful for Vir.
Alexander S.
A Guru

Vir is beyond your typical vocal coach. He was a huge help on things like pitch accuracy and phrasing, but more than anything, his focus on getting me to tap into and harness my inner power has already paid huge dividends in my recordings and performances. Further, Vir is an amazing person to know and his home-studio in Berkeley is magnificent!

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Joseph M.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joseph M.

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35 + yrs playing/teaching/composition experience
Classical to Jazz
Fun mixed with work

About Joseph

Local tutor; Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs. My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current clients), full of succes

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Tyler G.
Excellent job and I am looking forward to my son having more lessons
Adeline
We went with online piano lessons at the moment due to COVID, but I was nervous about the format as the lessons are for my five-year-old daughter, so I was concerned the additional technology would be an impediment. Dr. Merkel was wonderful. He was friendly and encouraging to my daughter, ensuring she knew she could ask any questions she might have at any point. He absolutely made the technology work for us, and my daughter learned more than I would have thought possible in 30 minutes. She is counting down to her next lesson!
Ashna S.
Very knowledgeable. My daughter enjoy learning from him.
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Lauren V.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lauren V.

17 Reviews
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Songwriting lessons are flexible. If you are a beginner we will work on lyric basics. As an intermediate we will add in chord and melody writing. If you are an advanced writer, I can help critique your works and give suggestions on revisions, give techniques on structure, and/or encourage you by extending your sources of inspiration.

About Lauren

Lauren graduated from McNally Smith College of Music magna cum laude in 2011 with a bachelors in vocal performance. She played everywhere from Duluth. Minnesota to Lima, Peru: sharing the stage with artists as diverse as Andres Prado and Judi Donaghy. In addition to her McNally Smith Degree, Lauren

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Janelle
Lauren is great at explaining concepts!! She was super sweet and made lessons fun. I feel much more confident in my singing abilities after my lessons with her! No more strain in my voice!
Eden K.
My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson
Adrian L.
Very interesting first lesson. I feel she is going to be a great teacher for Adrian.
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Christian L.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Classical Guitar from Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Christian L.

22 Reviews
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Emphasis on basic music theory knowledge and heavy emphasis on transcribing and learning songs.

The absolute best way to become a competent songwriter is by listening to and learning other artist's music. By listening, you discover what elements you want in your own music and by learning (with a basic understanding of music theory), you discover how to put those elements into your own music.

Some topics I like to go over in a given songwriting lesson are as follows:

-Chord progressions and use of "color" chords
-Note choice and how to decide what note to sing/play
-Dynamics (basically intensity of the sections)
-Instrumentation (what instruments are playing what)
-Melodic phrasing (how you string notes together to make your musical "sentence")

About Christian

My name is Christian L. and I am a 29 year old guitar/music instructor in the Orlando area. My interest in guitar began when I was 12 years old and blossomed into a full time obsession about 3 years later when I started playing small gigs as a solo guitarist playing simple jazz and classical pieces

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Robert
Christian is great. Excellent communication and knowledge of the guitar. Most importantly, his enthusiasm for the guitar is infectious. I'm very much looking forward to my next lesson. Highly recommended.
Dylan T.
A teacher of this caliber comes around once in a blue moon. His knowledge of the guitar and music is vast and he knows how to pass that on simply and effectively. He can take you where you want to go musically if you have the dedication. My creative potential has expanded beyond what I thought was possible. I am beginning to have a real experience of myself as a musician and the unfolding of my own music through the insight of his teachings. I definitely recommend learning from him!
Joseph
Christian was super helpful and helped me get a better idea of how i want to learn. Thanks so much!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Westlake Village, CA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Westlake Village is $68. 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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"Rodolfo is an incredible instructor and music entrepreneur. If you are taking music seriously you must work with him!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo 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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"Lorin is a wonderful teacher."
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"Terry was on time - professional - and inspiring. We're excited to keep working with him!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Terry P.
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"Keira is an excellent teacher who loves sharing her insight with others. I would recommend her for all ages as she works equally well with children and adults. Her background in songwriting across different genres helped shaped my music into songs I love playing."
Angela
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"Really loving my songwriting classes with Prophet. He's an excellent teacher in a very natural way. He inspires creative expression. I feel lucky to be learning from him."
Diane
Took Songwriting lessons from Prophet C.
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"Brendon is amazing! He's very professional and encouraging. He's actually inspired me to pursue songwriting as a career!"
Patrice
Took Songwriting lessons from Brendon R.
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"He has a good ear and can help quickly with transcriptions. More importantly, he also gave some practical advice."
Daniel
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Great energy, really hit it off with my child."
Lila
Took Songwriting lessons from Francesca V.
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"I love lessons with Keira! She is so friendly and knowledgeable, and she really cares about her students."
Maria
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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