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David M.

45 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Awarded B.M./M.M. Scholarship from Webster Universty
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David M.

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Classical composition and form, jazz composition including scoring and arranging. Other styles include pop, rock, and blues.

About David

Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with

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Brian O.
Patient, encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and always there to answer questions. Everything you could want in a teacher.
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Dave is great. Very patient and a good teacher.
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Richard D.

23 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $28
  • Bachelor's of Science in Business Management (Marketing Emphasis) from University of Missouri St Louis
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Greg
Richie is a great instructor who strikes a good balance between keeping things new and fun while also creating a healthy challenge. I'm only halfway through my lessons with him, and I've enjoyed each one of them so far!
Richard W.
This was my first lesson with Richard, he was awesome. Richard is very knowledgeable, good listener and explained in detail what we were covering for the lesson this evening. Richard is very patient and explained he enjoys working with beginners, highly recommend Richard if you’re looking to learn to play the guitar. Looking forward to learning more from Richard.
Jason
Richie is very knowledgeable and presented the information in an easy to understand way. I would highly recommended him as an instructor!
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Matthew V.

Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $125
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Associate of Arts Degree from Citrus College
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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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

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Stephen H.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Bachelor's of Music and Theatre from University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephen H.

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Curious about Songwriting?
--want to work with a recording artist, ASCAP songwriter, and demo vocalist currently working with a Multi-platinum producer and world-wide team of artists...

You can! --and I will guide you every step of the way.

Learn more about writing thoughtful, concise lyrics, catchy hooks, strong melodies, exploring song structure(s), chords and rhythmic grooves, emotional connection, and unleashing creativity.

About Stephen

If I can do it, you can too! Hi, I'm Stephen. I have been fortunate to perform on Broadway, National Tour, can be seen on Netflix, played lead roles in 3 SAG-AFTRA short films, and currently I am an ASCAP recording artist working with a Multi-platinum producer and worldwide team on my first

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Josana
Best instructor!!!!!! Stephen is knowledgeable, understanding, kind, professional, down to earth and extremely patient. I look forward to my future lessons with him.
Bryan M.
He help and I enjoy having lessons with him
Noel
Stephen is an amazing teacher. He has been super patient, thorough, and clear as I have just recently picked up a guitar for the first time. He does a great job and covering music theory as well as chords, strumming, scales, and more. His musical background is very well rounded and he uses great teaching techniques to get all parts of the brain involved. Highly recommend!
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Holly H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Holly H.

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About Me: I am a singer-songwriter, and have written songs across multiple genres, including Pop, Alternative, Indie, Country, and Singer-Songwriter.

What you will learn: We will work on constructing the different parts of a song, melody, lyrics and form. We will also look at some examples of well-written songs and dissect why they are well-written. Feel free to bring along an instrument to accompany yourself if you'd like.

About Holly

Hi, I'm Holly! :) I have been teaching since 2014. I am a recent Ph. D grad in Philosophy, am ESL certified, and am a working Singer-Songwriter. I am currently undergoing more vocal teacher training with Modern Vocal Training as well. I believe it is important to always refine my skills so that I c

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Rebecca G.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • Bachelor of Music Vocal Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • Teaches Beginner
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Rebecca G.

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In this course I will teach students musicianship skills to help their writing style, along with teach essential tools to help within their writing process. I will also share promoting tips, helpful resources and the industry etiquette.

About Rebecca

My name is Rebecca and I am a Classical/ Pop singer living in Chicago! I received my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts , and my Masters of Music at Loyola University New Orleans. I have sung numerous operatic roles, recitals, have appeared as the guest a

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Pheonix S.
Rebecca is fantastic
Aliyah S.
Wonderful!
Callie
Rebecca was very friendly and thorough. My daughter learned more in one lesson from Rebecca, than in 5 from a prior instructor. She's very excited to learn piano!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Maryville, IL

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Maryville 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 $276 per hour.
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$55 average
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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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"My 6 year old daughter is always looking forward to her lessons with Ro every week. They seem to have so much fun together and my daughter is learning voice, piano, and songwriting at the same time. Ro really amazes me and I'm so glad that our friends recommended her to us."
Sheryl
Took Songwriting lessons from Ro M.
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"Awesome lesson. My son is excited for the next one."
Tristan
Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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"Any time I've needed guitar help with songwriting, Garrett has always come in with something and we've come up with some pretty good songs. I'd recommend him to anyone!"
Faith
Took Songwriting lessons from Garrett M.
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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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"Eric is going to help ignite my ability to write music consistently and with less writer's block in between. He's straight forward with great tips. Looking forward to seeing how this all works out."
Tyler
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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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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"Ahmad is Awesome! Lessons are a must. Before I started lessons, I would find tabs online and it was fun but I was wasting my time. I wasn't progressing and I didn't have any concept of timing and other essential basics. As a result, I was playing the proper notes but I wasn't playing them correctly and I couldn't improvise at all.

Ahmad takes difficult concepts and breaks them down into small, easy to understand pieces. Harmony concepts that I thought I wouldn't be able to grasp, I understand fully and use every day. He has a ton of tips that make learning so much faster. For instance, you learn how to find any note on the neck quickly without having to memorize the whole neck, which is crucial skill. Another great thing is that he uses tablature in his lessons. So, you don't have to know how to read music to get started.

If you ever want to write your own music or play with other people, call Ahmad now. He will make sure you learn the right way. I'm writing music and playing/improvising solos, at a level I thought I would never be able to achieve. Every lesson opens new possibilities."
Tom
Took Songwriting lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Kristina is great! I learned many tips and a few tools so far and am looking forward to my next class with her!"
BJ
Took Songwriting lessons from Kristina B.
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"Fawn is extremely special, a great find! Literally breathed life into my dying career and I am eternally grateful for her help, instruction, guidance, wisdom, insight and talent! She makes me a better me not just in songwriting and singing but all areas of my life! Thank you Fawn!"
Reese
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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