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Richard D.

23 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $28
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's of Science in Business Management (Marketing Emphasis) from University of Missouri St Louis
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Richard D.

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Students interested in learning songwriting can explore many different styles and approaches. I have been writing songs for more than 8 years and have recorded 6 full length albums of original material in a variety of genres including rock, blues, country, reggae, bluegrass, Americana, and folk. My students can expect thorough instruction and study based on classic and modern songwriting techniques in the genres of interest. We will study "music first" songwriting, "words first" songwriting, and improvisational techniques, as well as "cut and paste multi-tracking". Poetry, prose, nonsensical, call and response, storytelling, and traditional are all avenues of exploration.

About Richard

Music is my life. Since the age of 16, I have studied the guitar extensively. During my high-school years I was involved in band, marching band, choir, and independent music theory. I started my first band when I was 19 in the U.S. Army, and my life has never been the same since. I played music

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Jason
Richie is very knowledgeable and presented the information in an easy to understand way. I would highly recommended him as an instructor!
Stephen
Richard was amazing! Always a joy to have him in the house. He was always on time and well prepared for our daughter's lessons. He also kept the lessons entertaining for her. Our daughter learned a lot and definitely improved quite a bit during the time he worked with her. We would highly recommend Richard to any parent with a child interested in learning and playing guitar.
Jenna
Richie is an incredible instructor. Every lesson I have with him is fun, and he pushes me to try new skills in order to develop my abilities. Always prepared with a valuable lesson, but also ready to work through the songs I bring. Overall awesome experience!
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Matthew V.

Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $125
  • Awarded Best Instrumental from The Orange County Music Awards
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Associate of Arts Degree from Citrus College
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Matthew V.

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I teach because I love it: I love seeing a student reach their goals.

I’ve been working with music students for long enough now that I am able to quickly determine what their next best action should be… the action that will enable them to grow & evolve as guitar players. I have a keen sense of ascertaining a student’s skill level, so that I can quickly get them into working on the musicianship skills that will transform their playing. My sessions are efficient: they are very effective, very quickly.

I love working with players of any level... just started out or a seasoned professional.

As a beginner, you can approach the learning process in a way that keeps it fun & exciting while building the techniques & vocabulary that you use every day.
The cool thing about the guitar is that all of the chords & strumming patterns that you learn from day one are the same chords & strumming patterns you’ll use as an intermediate or advanced player. You don’t have to start with super basic ...

About Matthew

I teach because I love it... I love seeing a student reach their goals. I’ve been working with music students for long enough now that I am able to quickly determine what their next best action should be… the action that will enable them to grow & evolve as guitar players. I have a keen sense o

Angela H.

67 Reviews
Saint Charles, MO
Starting at $26
  • Speaks English, French, German
  • Awarded Lucette Stumberg Flanagan Award in Fine and Performing Arts from Lindenwood University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Lindenwood University
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Angela H.

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About Angela

Hi! My name is Angela, and I teach private piano, voice, and theory lessons. I love teaching, and have taught many ages (3 to 93) and ability levels (novice to advanced). I am a dependable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic teacher. I offer lessons for 30, 45, or 60-minute weekly sessions in my home

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Maggie
She is incredible!
Maggie
She connected with my daughter immediately. Her teaching was playful, fun, and smart. We are looking forward to the next lesson.
Michael
Angela is the most inspiring teacher I've ever had. Aside from having played the violin for a year prior, I was a complete adult beginner on piano. My passion is Baroque-era keyboard works, and Angela immediately got me started on Bach Prelude No. 2 from 12 Little Preludes. Within 12 lessons, I was able to play the entire piece with ease. Before starting with Angela, If you would have told me that in under 12 weeks I'd be playing Bach, I'd have called you crazy. Angela's strong suit is that she is confident that you can play any piece you put your mind to, regardless of experience, while inspiring and motivating you to do so.

Aside from technique, each lesson was equivalent to a college course in music theory. She understands that technique is only half of playing an instrument and the importance of knowing the reason each note falls where it does. This may sound overwhelming, but Angela never gives you more than you can handle, while challenging you to improve at a rapid pace. It was an extremely gratifying experience and I am thrilled at the progress that I made in under a year.

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Shubha V.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Hindi, Spanish
  • Awarded Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award from Contemporary A Cappella Recording Society
  • Teaching since 2014
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Shubha V.

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My goal with songwriting is to refine your lyrics and melodies by studying songs that you like and figuring out how to bring your authentic voice to the front!

About Shubha

I'm a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has over 3 million streams on both my original music and cover material. I was a semi-finalist on American Idol season 12, have opened for Grammy-nominated acts like Train and Lindsey Stirling, headlined concerts for over 3 thousand people, performed for

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Dania
Shubha was an excellent instructor. She is clearly well trained, and breaks everything down for any and all levels. She also makes every lesson fun with her sense of humor! Would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone.
Tessa
Shubha is one of the best vocal coaches I’ve ever had. She’s kind and patient and she knows how to get results. Before taking lessons with her, I was auditioning for shows using songs that weren’t the right fit for my voice. She helped me master my audition and I got the role! I’m going to continue lessons with her and I highly recommend her!
Swati
I have been doing online vocal lessons with Shubha for a short time, and it was an amazing choice!! I love to sing, but I've never been super confident in it. She helps me learn vocal warm ups that have really allowed me to expand my range and feel like I have the confidence to actually perform live. The practice has been invaluable to me and really inspiring. She's given me that nudge to say yes to singing and feel like I can accept more gigs and feel ready to perform.
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Oliver E.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks German/Deutsch
  • Concurrent Enrollment high school student. GED. from University of Colorado, Boulder, CO -
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Oliver E.

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Songwriting for me is not a job but a way of life. It has gotten me through some of the hardest times of my life. I will create a safe space for you to find your voice as a writer, and give you tools and exercises to write the most powerful songs possible. I have worked with Grammy Nominated songwriters and producers such a Neilson Hubbard and Mary Gauthier and studied under Pat Pattison and Bonnie Hayes, among many others.

About Oliver

I absolutely love teaching music and believe it one of the most powerful tools of expression. I work to give my students the tools to express themselves, which include repertoire, technique, knowledge of music theory and musicality. I also have extensive experience with the music industry i.e. book

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Ron
I have a true appreciation for Oliver, as a musician, songwriter, and most of all, as a person. You will not be disappointed if you choose to take lessons; having done so I find myself a better human being.
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Steve K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steve K.

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I've been teaching Songwriting for several years, and was a 2007 John Lennon Songwriting Contest finalist. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Steve

I'm is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. I've been teaching private music students since 1995. I've also developed and taught classes at both the high school and college level. As a Songwriter, Producer, and Recording Artist I recorded the single, The Friend of Africa - Steve Kercher

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Alton, IL

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Alton is $69. 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.
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"Marwan has put a lot of effort both in and out of our lesson slot to make these sessions a great learning experience for our 14 year old daughter. His weekly recap emails are terrific, too."
Kate
Took Songwriting lessons from Marwan S.
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"great lesson. Excellent instructor"
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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"Axel is very welcoming and have an easy and entrenaining way to teach kids. My son, 10 years old, is very happy with his classes and is very excited for the upcoming classes and feels he will be able to achieve his goals with Axel’s guidance"
Renata
Took Songwriting lessons from Axel O.
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"Really enjoyed my first lesson with Prophet! Very talented artist and a great teacher! Thank you!"
Diane
Took Songwriting lessons from Prophet C.
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"I learned alot on the first hour lesson. Stephen made it easy for me to grasp the basic fundamental of song writting."
Nelson
Took Songwriting lessons from Stephen H.
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"I have a true appreciation for Oliver, as a musician, songwriter, and most of all, as a person. You will not be disappointed if you choose to take lessons; having done so I find myself a better human being."
Ron
Took Songwriting lessons from Oliver E.
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"I had a great time with my first guitar/songwriting lesson with Dennis, he took the time to listen to my goals that I would like to achieve and was very informative on an approach to achieve them. He was clear in his instructions and presented more complicated methods in an easy to understand way. I'm excited for my next lesson and my development under his tutoring, and highly recommend Dennis as an instructor for beginners to the more advanced."
Arjuna
Took Songwriting lessons from Dennis A.
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"Super talented recording artist, songwriter and AH_MAZING music coach! We do Piano, voice and songwriting with Fawn and have learned so much! We all love her in this household! Can't praise her teaching enough! If you get to train with Fawn, count yourself one of the lucky people!"
Eileen and Evan
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"EDwin has been a great help over the last couple of years. Don't know how I wrote and recorded songs without his help"
Dan
Took Songwriting lessons from Edwin I.
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"I didn't really know what to expect from songwriting lessons but Adam is very flexible with his teaching, knowledgeable, and responsive. He gives you the tools you need to pursue any path you choose and to feel good about what you're achieving. Adam is very nonjudgmental and just loves music. Thanks to him I've come very far in a short amount of time."
Danielle
Took Songwriting lessons from Adam K.
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