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Lisa B.

24 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2000
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Lisa B.

24 Reviews
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includes lyric writing, music composition and arranging

About Lisa

Elementary school principal and music teacher for more than 10 years. BA in Music, Graduate degree UMET, Puerto Rico. Recording and performing experience. *** Lesson Details *** Guitar: Strum and play chords, chord progressions and songs. Singing, finger picking, basic theory, reading music, com

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Nicole H.
First lesson since I was in 8th grade. Lisa helped me get reacquainted with the instrument.
Shahzad
Lisa is kind, knowledgeable, and encouraging. She is adaptable, too, working well with a student with disabilities. We are glad we found her.
Maggie
Miss Lisa is very nice, patient and encouraging! My daughter loves her!

Geoff S.

13 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • BA Music from George Mason University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Geoff S.

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Experienced in contemporary song writing, as well as writing and arranging music for church worship music, choral music, strings, and classical guitar. Experienced in both playing and recording by ear, as well as writing down formal music charts and scores.

About Geoff

I played on a toy piano when I was very young, learning a bit of sight reading from my Mother, while listening to classical, jazz, and rock music. When I was 12, I learned guitar and later took private piano lessons from a prominent Philadelphia instructor. After playing in a rock band in high sc

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Cherry
I totally enjoyed my class with Geoff. We immediately started my lesson with tuning the ukulele. Then we went over the cords and strumming. I have been researching on playing the ukulele and his explanation on the strumming was a lot better than the book. He is teaching me how to play by listening to the notes which is great because I would be able to play the Hawaiian music for my hula classes. In addition, his studio is only a 5 minute drive from my house, which means I don’t have to deal with traffic.
Bill Smoot
great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor
McKinley Dyer
Geoff is great! Really knows what he’s doing. I’ve learned a lot in the three weeks that I’ve been working with him.

Matthew M.

4 Reviews
Lorton, VA
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Matthew M.

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Proficient songwriter with 20 years of experience. I specialize in rock, pop, folk, and singer/songwriter styles. I keep songwriting fun, yet challenginng. I tailor the lessons to my students interests and goals. I’ll teach chord progressions, work on lyrics/melodies, and develop ideas to full songs. Let’s rock out and have fun!

About Matthew

I am a professional guitarist, songwriter, and drummer. I have been performing and teaching for over 14 years. I’m the singer/guitarist/songwriter of a local band and have gigged at all over the DMV area. I graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors of Music, emphasis in Music Indus

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Dean M.
Great guy, made me feel extremely comfortable.
Didn’t make me feel awkward at all on my first ever lesson.
I definitely recommend him to anybody.
Dan S.
I had a great session with Matthew covering some theory, blues chord patterns and scales - a lot covered in an hour and lots of things for me to practice in the meantime. Looking forward to the next lesson. Two thumbs up!
Boris
Matthew is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable & patient. He always answers my son’s questions, gives him advise and homework. My son has learned alot from Matthew and he always looks forward to his Guitar lessons. We are both very happy with matthew. If you need guitar lessons, contact Matthew. You won’t regret it. he is an excellent teacher.

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Ian M.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Ian M.

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About Ian

I started playing guitar originally in 1991. I picked up bass and ukulele (and then over the ensuing years, gradually a plethora of other instruments, such as voice, drums, piano, and harp). I started teaching in 2001 throughout the Chicagoland area. First in music stores, then schools, then people

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Janet B.
Excellent!
William Z.
First lesson was great. It took a little time setting up and getting to know each other. For a first lesson, I came away with some very useful information on a song I was having a problem with. I like the direction it is going. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Krista S.
Well hello there budding musician- I started taking ukulele lessons with nearly zero previous experience and little idea what to expect a few months ago. As a teacher, Ian is extremely patient, accommodating, and attentive, but remains very much human throughout the whole process. His years spent teaching across instruments, ages, and levels of expertise make for a trustworthy experience. Definitely recommend.

Ali R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French, English, Greek, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Dean's List from Berklee College of Music
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Ali R.

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Songwriting is something that comes from the heart.

In my lessons, we learn the structure and forms of songs and how to write musically and lyrically. What flows and what doesn't, etc.

About Ali

Ali has had music in her life since she was in the crib. She has performed professionally in the musical theatre world and she has studied in several universities for Musical Theater, Jazz, Pop, Blues, and R&B. Since the age of sixteen, she has been selected to sing as a guest soloist for venues s

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Charles and Rebecca C.
she was fun and she let try she also gave great advice
Nya Monet M.
My Granddaughter, Nya, LOVED Ali from the time she met her. Ali is a Great Teacher, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER! My Granddaughter wants to continue with Ali on a continuous basis! Thanks Ali
Theresa
Friendly and effective with elementary age children.
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James R.

107 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Private Lessons from Private lessons from teachers whom they them self were trained Musicians. You won't necessarily know their Names because in this Business it has a Lot to do with word of mouth, when it comes to teachers. Here are some of the people I studied with, Fortune Petri, Tony Scarpa (Guitar Lessons) Bill Riley, Kathy Schwartman (Vocal Lessons) Bob Ross (Music Theory) Lou Stallman (Songwriting Lessons) Big Noize Sound, RC Audio (Engineering, Live Sound, Mixing) Pulse Stage Lighting (Lighting Tech)
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James R.

107 Reviews
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You don't need to be a musician to be a Songwriter, But it does Help if you are an artist and want to maintain control of how your Songs are Played. You achieve what you want in some cases buy just having a Basic understand of Music, Chords, & Chord Progressions.

About James

PLEASE READ : Thank you. I'm a trained Musician (Private Lessons) and have been Studying & Teaching for over 37 years. I've taught, Recorded & Played everywhere from small to Large venues from NJ, NY to CA and back. So you don"t just get the Lesson, You also get all that culture and experience a

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Farreen
Great at making sure you understand the basics of music theory before proceeding to the instrument itself. Helping me become a more confident and smarter musician.
Francine D.
I've taken lessons before and have always become disappointed because there was never any structure to the lessons and theory was treated as secondary. I wanted to really delve into theory because that is the knowledge needed to have no limits. Finally, I found Jimmy. He is a true teacher. Jimmy makes sure he teaches you the theory behind what you are doing. I have been playing for over ten years and was not progressing. After just a few lessons with him, I am starting to truly see the fretboard. I am finally excited again!
Claire
Great at explaining music for beginners in a way that is simple, fun and efficient!

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"Fawn is an incredible songwriter and coach! She has turned my mediocre songs into hits and I have placed several on television shows since she helped me make them better. Every lesson I learn something new and feel empowered and like I'm finally headed in the right direction. You will learn so much about yourself when you take lessons with her. She is a true blessing."
Bobbie B.
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Triana is a phenomenal songwriting instructor. I had a basic understanding of songwriting when I first took a lesson, and Triana helped me hear my own songs from a whole new perspective. She knows exactly what will improve your song and your writing technique but is also so considerate about staying true your style and taste.

My songs have gone from decent to catchy, fun, and powerful! Anyone looking to get into songwriting or looking to write stronger songs would be lucky to take lessons from her! I can't recommend her enough!"
Emy
Took Songwriting lessons from Triana P.
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"Fantastic lessons! I learned a lot about songwriting and even made a portfolio of songs I've written!"
Melissa
Took Songwriting lessons from Alec W.
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"Indigo is an awesome teacher!"
Geoff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"Greg shares his expertise freely and made the concepts easy to understand. He is an extraordinary musician and comical educator. His presentation was compelling and I couldn’t wait to return for more lessons! Now I can tackle the songwriting process with confidence!"
Brian
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"I have been taking songwriting with James for 4 months now. I have learned so much in that time. I still continue to grow my songwriting skills with his lessons. I would recommend James if you’re looking for songwriting lessons."
Dave
Took Songwriting lessons from James R.
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"I had a one off single lesson with Matthew, I was only in New York for a couple days and was lucky enough to get a sing writing session with him. He gave some great insight and valid techniques towards song writing. He was easy going and very friendly. Would certainly recommend."
Paul
Took Songwriting lessons from Matthew K.
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"Fawn is a beautiful soul whose songwriting reflects her heart for humanity and her desire to uplift the human spirit. Certainly deserving of greater attention. She is an incredible songwriting teacher."
Dave C.
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Great Teacher

I've learned a lot about playing guitar, songwriting, recording, and singing from Omar and taking lessons with him definitely has helped me become a better musician. The lessons are interesting, fun, and really helpful. Great teacher."
Bair
Took Songwriting lessons from Omar W.
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"Mimi really helped educate and inspire and encourage me in my songwriting today, She is truly a gifted teacher and most definitely several points above average!:)"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Mimi D.
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