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Dennis B.

(17)
Bethesda, MD
Starting at $40
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Background Checked
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University, Washington D.C.
  • Teaching since 1987
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Dennis B.

Bethesda, MD

(17)

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Private Songwriting Teacher

I encourage all students to try writing music or at least coming up with their own basic ideas. I will then work with the student's ideas to help them learn how to develop an initial idea into a large more complete musical form. If the student is able to write more complete songs I will coach them in techniques to improve the structure, harmony and melody of their work. I try to demonstrate ways that they can improve their writing without simply rewriting their ideas for them. For all of this I draw on my many years of experience as a composer. I try to guide the student towards developing a process of writing music that works for them. My main goal is to help them to grow into their own musical voice rather than to simply do what I suggest.

About Dennis

I have been teaching guitar for 25 years in the Washington DC metro area. I work with students 12 years of age and up, but I am especially experienced at teaching adult students regardless of whether they are beginners or have previous guitar experience. I have performed in acoustic Celtic, new age

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November 4, 2019
Charese
Dennis is a fabulous teacher! I took lessons for 2 (?) years from him in high school, entering with decent knowledge of music from other instruments but only beginner-intermediate guitar skills from self-teaching and guitar class in school (what a joke). From the very start he adjusted to my level, asking me to play something I knew and identifying the chords that I had (unknowingly) played, and creating an exercise for me to practice new chords at home. Lessons were nothing but fun and informative; Dennis is a great conversationalist and incredibly knowledgeable about music theory. His lessons are full of variety: scales (different positions and modes), progressions (written on the spot by Dennis), improvisation (with live accompaniment), transcriptions (of your favorite songs), and learning from the book. Looking back, I progressed immensely under Dennis’s tutelage, from barely playing barre chords to writing my own music in different modes! It certainly doesn’t hurt that Dennis treats his students as equals, and that his home is always welcoming. He’s invested, not the type of teacher to chase you off once your “time’s up.” If I hadn’t gone off to college, I’d still be taking lessons from him for sure! Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for enjoyable, enriching guitar lessons.
June 13, 2019
Andrew H.
Dennis has a great comprehensive approach to teaching guitar. He helps you understand the nuances of the instrument, and provides specific instruction based on your individual needs. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge, and shares anecdotes about those experiences to help better understand topics relevant to your own personal pursuit of improved playing.

Even if you aren't sure exactly what you want to get out of lessons, Dennis is quick to provide material that will help you improve your skills. They are laid out in a clear way and act as a great resource to add to your collection of practice material.

I'm happy I took lessons with Dennis, and others should definitely work with him if looking for a laid back atmosphere and a steady pace of improvement and understanding.
January 6, 2018
Mike
Dennis was my instructor and is a bit modest about his experience. He taught me on my mom's crappy nylon stringed spanish acoustic guitar back in the 80s. I hope he reads this and remembers the little studios at Fox's Music in Falls Church. He patiently taught me Rick Springfield songs, probably against his taste and better judgment. Anyway, he got me started in my teens and I'm still playing some of the tunes he taught me (plus a few hundred others) on a slightly nicer guitar these days, in my 40s. Keep rockin', Dennis, and thanks for helping spark a hobby I still enjoy decades later!
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Acacia F.

(9)
Laurel, MD
Starting at $60
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Associate of Arts in Music from Olympic College
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Acacia F.

Laurel, MD

(9)

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Private Songwriting Teacher

I teach the basics of music theory and use these principles to write songs in MuseScore (a free composition software).

About Acacia

I have been a performer for 20 years for places such as Disneyland, Brigham Young University, Olympic College, as well as a featured soloist for several church congregations and community venues. I have directed choirs and helped worship teams sing their best for 10 years. I have an Associates degr

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October 11, 2019
Nelson
Great!
August 27, 2019
Mariah
Acacia is a wonderful teacher! She is patient and Mariah enjoys her class very much!
March 25, 2019
Elisa C.
Acacia is organized, knowledgeable, fun, supportive, creative and inspiring -- everything I could want in a teacher. Highly recommended.
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John N.

(11)
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $39
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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John N.

Chantilly, VA

(11)

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Private Songwriting Teacher

Having written many songs, both for demos and my album, I can teach lyric choice, vocal and guitar phrasing and common pitfalls for songwriters.

About John

I have been playing guitar and bass for over 35 years and traveled the world playing concerts in Clubs and Stadiums. My band ESTUS was signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, I played with the Eddie Kirkland Blues Band, formed Fat City in Woodstock NY, and played toured nationally with Quicksil

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September 9, 2017
Matt
John is great to work with. Very laid back and has a natural feel for just what you need to learn.
January 30, 2017
Robert
John is extremely knowledgeable and the lessons are enjoyable.
January 5, 2017
George
Outstanding knowledge and relaxed supportive teaching style

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Tim B.

(58)
Songwriting
Starting at $23
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks French
  • Awarded King of the Blues-In Store Runner Up from Guitar Center
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Tim B.

(58)

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Online Songwriting Teacher

I started writing songs since I was 17, I have learned that sometimes it takes a hundred songs before you get ten good ones for an album. Well versed in helping create 3 minute songs for radio airplay. If you are into progressive music like Rush and Dream Theatre, I also understand how to write songs without concern of time limit that aren't necessarily made for radio but for pure enjoyment.

About Tim

I love to help anyone who has been told they're not able to play guitar, has quit out of frustration, or been told they're too old or too young to play. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is customized to your learning style and different for everyone depending on what you want to learn. Most o

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November 14, 2019
Caleb
It was a really good lesson. I keep learning so many cool things to learn on the guitar. I'm really impressed with all the little tricks I can learn!
October 29, 2019
Max
Tim is a passionate instructor and flexible to meet your musical goals. It has been good working with him and I have learned a lot in my Blues Guitar sessions.
October 24, 2019
Caleb
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Kevin J.

(38)
Songwriting
Starting at $28
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Elementary Education from College of the Ozarks
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Online Songwriting Teacher

I have written over 100 songs and recorded the and am currently selling on iTunes. I'd love to help you write music.

About Kevin

I truly enjoy teaching. I've taught in the public school classroom for 11 years. Teaching music is so so much FUN! And it should be fun for the students to learn. When I'm teaching I tell all my students that if they don't enjoy and smile about something, then we need to change something.

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April 19, 2019
Kristin
Kevin is an enthusiastic and professional teacher! He has built up my son's confidence, and given him opportunities to perform and hone his percussion skills. I highly recommend Kevin!
May 7, 2017
Aidan
I was out of town when my 15-year old son had his lesson with Kevin, so I sent a text to my son to find out how it went. "He is the best guitar teacher ever!!" my son replied. I think that says it all.
March 29, 2017
Ava Z.
First lesson was great! On the drive home Ava said, " I'm so excited I feel like I could run a marathon!"
Haha Thank you Kevin!
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Edwin I.

(111)
Songwriting
Starting at $49
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
Home Home

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  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Edwin I.

(111)

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Online Songwriting Teacher

All genres - pop, folk, blues, rock, R&B, singer/songwriter, classical, world, etc.
Song structure, harmonic analysis, melodic analysis

About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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September 20, 2019
Antonia D.
Great first lesson. My daughter was super happy after her lesson with Edwin, and very inspired to practice. Edwin was very polite and patient with her during the lesson. I look forward to seeing her make progress in future lessons.
September 11, 2019
Andrew A.
Just what the doctor ordered. Someone that can walk the walk!!!!! Well worth the money. Knows subject and great demeanor. Looking forward to future lessons.
August 3, 2019
Maria
he is so patient and teaches very well

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Hyattsville, MD

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Hyattsville is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Technology today is incredible. I'm in Norway, Fawn is in Los Angeles. Where else could I find a quality teacher with a couple of hit songs help me at my craft? If it weren't for the internet I would have never found such a talented songwriter to help me tighten my songs. I love, love, LOVE the time I spend with Fawn hashing out my songs to record with my band in the studio. She is so gifted, easy going, precise and fun. She really respects keeping the integrity and emotions of my songs and is good at keeping people open to changes that are necessary to make a mediocre song great."
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Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I was looking for a teacher who could help me hone in on my songwriting skills, and was so excited when I found Brittany! Not only was she able to help me improve my songwriting, but she helped with my singing in my lessons too! She is definitely the perfect teacher if you are looking to work on both. She also taught me how to use the Nashville Numbers System to chart my songs and be able to communicate well with my band. I take lessons in Brittany's home, which is in a great location and is really nice. I feel very safe there (her complex is gated) and always love going to see her!"
- Emma
Took Songwriting lessons from Brittany S.
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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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"A great teacher who help me start to write song

I wrote my first song after I started to have lessons with Jeff. Jeff encouraged me follow through my motives, offered effective guidance and advices that helped shaping my first song. I am very happy with what I learnt from Jeff and am looking forward to have Jeff's teaching along my future songwriting journey!"
- Peter
Took Songwriting lessons from Jeff S.
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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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"Mimi is a very patient, compassionate, instructive, and inspirational teacher, and I am learning a lot about songwriting from her. Definitely several points above average!:)"
- Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Mimi D.
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"Avery has thoroughly enjoyed her lessons with Jordon and looks forward to continuing for many more. His approach is easy to understand, tailored to her specific needs, and yet pushes her out of her comfort zone forcing her to learn new things that will help her take her songwriting to the next level."
- Avery
Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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"I've struggled to write my own songs and Adam has been a huge help in providing not only the knowledge to write but also the support to have confidence in myself. Highly recommended!"
- Tory
Took Songwriting lessons from Adam K.
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"Dan is really good and creative teacher! I had fun lesson with him!"
- Xi
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan B.
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"Mimi is very patient and knowledgeable and informative. She is a true inspiration for my songwriting. Definitely several points above average!"
- Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Mimi D.
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