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Dennis B.

18 Reviews
Bethesda, MD
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University, Washington D.C.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1987
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Dennis B.

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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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Mark H.
This was my first ever guitar lesson and I thought it was a blast. The instructor took the time to explain best practices and why they were so important. I also really enjoyed seeing the instructor's passion for the guitar and that passion made the whole experience even better!
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.
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.

Lisa B.

24 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Remembrance and Readiness Award from District of Columbia, Department of Health, Children and Youth Investment Trust
  • Teaches Beginner
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Lisa B.

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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!
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Acacia F.

9 Reviews
Laurel, MD
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Awarded Solo and Ensemble Contest from Washington Music Educator's Association
  • Teaching since 2012
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Acacia F.

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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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Nelson
Great!
Mariah
Acacia is a wonderful teacher! She is patient and Mariah enjoys her class very much!
Elisa C.
Acacia is organized, knowledgeable, fun, supportive, creative and inspiring -- everything I could want in a teacher. Highly recommended.

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Delaney G.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Delaney G.

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Want to learn how to write a hit song? Interested in learning how to write songs that get synced? I will help you build a solid foundation of songwriting through, musical and lyrical composition and how to deliver your song in a meaningful way while tailoring to your personal tastes and goals. I've released 5 albums, been signed to a record deal, and licensed my music for film and TV. Shoot me a message to see if we're a good match!

About Delaney

Singer/songwriter Delaney Gibson’s unique style of confessional, theatrical-pop music is on full display with her new album Tall Like the Tree (2014). She wrote over 72 songs in her Bronx apartment, while living and defining her sound in New York City. When it came time to record, Delaney turned to

Itai G.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, French
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Itai G.

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Please see the entry for "composition." We can work on both music and lyrics, and I would be happy to listen to what you are working on and offer suggestions and feedback. Also learn techniques for getting your inspiration back to write more songs and overcome writer's block.

About Itai

Itai graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BA in Studio Composition in 2007, and from Hebrew College with a Masters' Degree in Jewish Education in June, 2016. He has been working in after-school, Hebrew school, camp, and other supplementary educational settings for over ten years. Itai's Hebrew stude

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Amos
Amos really liked it and found it interesting and off to a great start!

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Miles
Itai was fantastic. Reliable and knowledgeable. I had been through many teachers to find one as good as Itai. Also very flexible with what I was interested in learning.
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Carlos C.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Awarded Richard Levy Award in Composition from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 1993
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Carlos C.

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I am a composer and have taught professionally for over 20 years. I taught at Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, Musicians Institute, the Cornel School of Music and the California College of Music.

I worked in New York, Boston and later in Los Angeles with many songwriters, producers and vocalists.
With my songwriting students, I work on their melodic development, chord progressions, song forms and how to create music drawing from the best contemporary resources. As a pianist, composer and producer, I am able to assist in giving shape to the songs and ideas of songwriters.

My classes are always fun, stress free but with a strong curriculum, organized and dynamic.
Onsite, I teach music at my studio in Los Angeles. My studio is located in the historical Village Green.
Online, I teach music via Skype or Zoom using different cameras to enhance the music lesson experience.

I would love to work with you!
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About Carlos

My name is Carlos. I am a music teacher and have taught professionally for over 20 years. I have taught at Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, Musicians Institute and the Cornel School of Music. Currently, I teach at the California College of Music and Los Angeles College of Mus

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Tina M.
Carlos is awesome. I am so lucky to have ended up with him as my songwriting teacher. He is extremely professional, very talented and easy to work with. I highly recommend Carlos.
theodore
Carlos is amazing. He is very organized and punctual. My son loves that Carlos gives him clear instructions for homework and provides video of his lesson for review.
He is always looking forward to our lessons.
Michael
Carlos did a great job teaching and is passionate about instruction. He has a very thoughtful sequence of how to develop his students to be the best that they can be and is very patient with his students

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Ijamsville, MD

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Ijamsville is $70. 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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"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"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Axel O.
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"Awesome lesson. My son is excited for the next one."
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Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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"great lesson. Excellent instructor"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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"Lorin is a wonderful teacher."
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Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"I wouldn’t have the career I have today or be where am today without the expert coaching of Miss Fawn. Highly recommend!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Great Fun!"
Eddie
Took Songwriting lessons from Will F.
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"Mimi is a very patient, compassionate, knowledgeable, and inspiring songwriting teacher. She does not merely give me a fish, she teaches me to fish. I wrote one of my best songs while in lessons with her-most definitely several points above average!:)"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Mimi D.
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"I loved her energy and how she jumped right in. Already in the first I learned something new!"
Chanel
Took Songwriting lessons from Nicole C.
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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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"Licity is everything you look for in a great teacher. She is a superb listener, has patience, is well organized and truly cares about you. One only has to listen to her songs and see her videos to know she is a very talented songwriter who has been praised locally and nationally."
Rich
Took Songwriting lessons from Licity C.
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