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Jon A.

22 Reviews
Cincinnati, OH
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Blue Note Guitar Competition from The Blue Note
  • BA in Classical Guitar Performance from The College of Mt. St. Joseph
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jon A.

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I have written and recorded with numerous songwriters and Artists such as Dell Grey from Little Texas, Josh Brock and Russel Jenkins.

About Jon

I have been playing guitar since the age of 9. I have studied Classical, and Jazz at CCM's Prep Dept. in middle school and throughout high school as well as rock, folk, country etc. with other local teachers. I started teaching lessons at the age of 18 in local music stores and have never stopped

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Mariah R.
Jon is an awesome teacher! He is great at explaining things and has helped me learn so much already, all while learning some awesome songs
Julia
Jon is an awesome instructor. I was a beginner at age 50, and he never made me feel insecure. He met me at my level, and has helped me with songs I wanted to learn. I highly recommend Jon.
Katie
Jon is AWESOME! His patient yet enthusiastic demeanor made my 9yr old look forward to her lessons, and really enjoy learning! I plan to continue with him as long as her interest holds!!!!
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Susan T.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students Male: 7 to 60; Female: 4 to 70
  • Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Susan T.

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I teach the basics of theory and have some great tools to make composing your own music easy - your creative mind, time spent in silence and imagination will do the rest!

Being a late beginner or intermediate/advanced piano/guitarist will pretty much be mandatory, unless you are a beginner and want to learn to play first. I can help anyone explore their creative abilities ... and at any level.

About Susan B.

I teach online lessons via Zoom, FaceTime, or Messenger. I have built a successful teaching business based on teaching children and adults alike, who love music, want to play for personal pleasure, or eventually work professionally, and/or gain entry into various academies. If you (or your ch

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Raymond F.
The best instructor I had an experience with by far.
Bianca
Fantastic and patient with kids
Fiona
My daughter has been under the wonderful care of Ms. Taylor for over 2 years now and she has learned and grown tremendously under her care. From not knowing how to read notes or any finger placements, to reading notes and switching things up ( different tempos) while playing the piano on her own.

Ms. Taylor pays attention to detail and is very easy going that makes it easy for my daughter to learn. She is very compassionate. She has also taught her breathing techniques along with voice training. She keeps her grounded and motivated. My daughter has a passion for music and is in the best possible hands. She is very flexible and accommodating!

Thank you so much for everything you do to help her flourish!!

We LOVE and APPRECIATE YOU!!
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Elizabeth W.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, Russian, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elizabeth W.

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You’ll learn how to start creating your musical masterpiece using chords, melody notes, and lyrics too, if you like. You will learn the basics of music theory and rhythm that will help you compose beautiful melodies that your listeners will adore. You’ll be introduced to music software that will aid you in writing your song and matching up your lyrics to your notes and rhythm.

About Elizabeth

I grew up in a musical family. My mother was a piano teacher for 20 years, and my father could play any instrument he decided to pick up. From as young as I can remember, music was always surrounding me. I came to love it in all its forms and styles. I began playing piano when I was a little girl,

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Steve W.
Elizabeth is just the teacher to get your music journey off to a great start! Despite my stiff old hands, she had me playing up to speed and showing steady progress in no time. She has the requisite insights and patience to guide any serious student along the road to improvement. Highly recommended!
Melissa
A great teacher, Elizabeth always makes sure that her student understands a concept and will come up with explanations and tools to help a student better grasp it. She is patient, and explains things in very easy to understand while also making the lessons enjoyable and lighthearted.

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving California, KY

Timothy K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Timothy K.

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About Timothy

I draw on my experience, as a professional musician of 25 years, in my teaching of others. This experience includes - Church music; both as a soloist and as a music director. Touring musician; stage presence, improvisation, sound. Carnival Cruise Lines staff musician; '99 -2000 *** Lesson Detai

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kevin
great communication! Very motivating!!!
Maryann
I'm not really good with word but Tim is a very knowledgeable Guitar instructor, very patient, and friendly!
Lynn M.
Excellent musician, vocalist and performer. Worth your time and money to utilize T King as your instructor.
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Gretchen T.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Vocal Performance and Music History, B.A. from Keene State College
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Gretchen T.

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When it comes to songwriting there are a lot of moving parts, journaling, creating lyrics, picking styles, and chords are the things you can expect when you want to learn songwriting.

About Gretchen

My name is Gretchen Tucker. I am a classically trained soprano. I have been singing for over 20 years. I hold a B.A. in Music from Keene State College and I am currently training to become a board certified music therapist. The way I have succeeded in lessons and my teaching philosophy is a holisti

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A talented, patient teacher, Gretchen epitomizes the best qualities for musical instruction. Her technical knowledge of music theory is by far the most complete and deepest of anyone I have encountered. She has encouraged the gradual emerging of a latent talent talent I never knew I had as I was always discouraged from attempting any musical education.
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Samantha W.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2020
  • B.A. Songwriting, Minor: Music Business from Belmont University
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Samantha W.

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Being a senior songwriting major at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, I have been taught by some of the top names on Music Row. I have been a songwriter for over 10 years, and have experience co-writing and writing for other artists. I want to help you develop your craft and unique writing style. I specialize in pop, folk, Americana, and country music. I will create lesson plans that fit where you currently are on your songwriting journey. I will also develop songwriting plans curated to your individual goals.

About Samantha

Hi, there! I am currently a senior songwriting major at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. I'm a professional singer, songwriter, producer, and performer with 8 years of musical theatre experience. With my experience and knowledge, I would love to help you or your child grow in their confi

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Anna M.
Sam has a plethora of knowledge about singing, music, and the professional industry. She is one of the kindest instructors I have ever met and mentors everyone with care and compassion. I have never felt intimidated or discouraged with my voice. If you're new to singing, she's the one!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in California, KY

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in California 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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$41 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$68 average

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"He was able to Break down song writing in a very easy way so that I could take lyrics and apply them to cords. I really enjoyed the methodology and how personable he was and patient."
Dana
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"I've learned so much about songwriting with Melaena and can't recommend her highly enough! I've had some really important break throughs from our sessions and I always leave feeling inspired and excited about music."
Matt
Took Songwriting lessons from Malena K.
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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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"Heather gave me many great ideas as to how to structure melody and lyrics. I highly recommend her."
Karena
Took Songwriting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Cool & is really nice. Never have to ask any questions. I would very much recommend Kyle."
Colleen
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"AMAZING!! Outstanding work and makes songwriting so enjoyable! She’s so kind and highly recommend!💕"
Jadyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"Gary is extremely knowledgable and a great communicator of complex musical ideas and concepts. He has a way of breaking things down into "easy to understand" bite size pieces. This allows anyone to comprehend and master the rules of music in a third of the time other teachers have taken to teach the same information. He is professional, personable and an all around great teacher .
He has taught my daughter as well. We study songwriting together.
I highly recommend Gary!"
Steve S
Took Songwriting lessons from Gary R.
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"My writing was sub-par, to say the least. Margo helped me to paint a vivid picture with my words, and also create melodies to best express them. Now, I consult her every time I have a song or poem to write!"
Caitlin
Took Songwriting lessons from Margo L.
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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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"Truly incredible teacher!

I love her. She is so sweet, she is amazing. I can’t believe how much I have improved on my songwriting, voice and playing and I wish I had found her sooner. I would tell all my friends and any one interested in piano, voice, music theory, songwriting or anything having to do with music, to take lessons with her. She is a miracle worker. Incredible and gracious, can’t say enough good things about Fawn!"
Amber
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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