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David S.

27 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • B.A. in Music Composition from Salisbury University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David S.

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David enjoys teaching students from all different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. Whether you are just starting out or a virtuoso shredder in the making, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He usually combines work with reading off of the treble clef (what he likens to "eating your vegetables." You may not want to do it, but it will make you a healthier musician!) with learning more popular songs (or songs the student says they would like to learn) through tablature and chord charts, depending on the style of the song.

David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!

About David

David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Fairfax, VA. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 25 years he has been performing (20 of those professionally) and playin

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Rachel P.

43 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $35
  • Awarded 6 Top Ten Club Charting Singles (From 2005-2009) from Billboard Magazine
  • Musical Theater from Duke Ellington School for the Arts
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rachel P.

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As a songwriter with 6 Billboard charting singles, I have the experience t help you develop, refine and polish your songs, from whatever stage of completion they, to the point that they are production and performance ready. If you've got poetry that you are trying to put to music, I can show you how! If you've got chord changes and no lead melody or lyric line, I can help you find a multitude of creative possibilities.

About Rachel

A graduate of Duke Ellington School for the Arts and the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Rachel Panay is a 6 time Billboard Club charting singer/songwriter in the Dance music genre. She recently returned to her musical theatre roots appearing as Rose in Theatre Lab's production of The Secret

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Anne
Rachel has taught our son since first grade; he's now in third. She's tailored lessons to his musical taste (the Beatles) while providing a strong foundation on which to build. She's been very flexible and accommodating throughout the switch from in-person to remote lessons, and he really enjoys the time with her. Knowing that so many kids are motivated by short-term goals, she's planned even more recitals during this remote time than when they were solely in-person, and that's been a great motivator for our son to practice.
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Roh
Rachel is a great teacher for my 12 year old child. Rachel builds her confidence and meets her exactly where she is at. I highly recommend her.

Tommy W.

8 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tommy W.

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I am in 6 local bands, and have played in a dozen more in my time. Spread through those bands, I have written approximately 200 songs since I was 18. I have recorded numerous times and have a few releases on independent labels in the Washington, DC area. If you have a vision for a song, but aren't quite sure how to manifest it, I can help you.

About Tommy

My name is Tommy. I've been playing bass and guitar since I was 11 years old. When I was in high school, I won my school's Duke Ellington Jazz Performance Award my junior year. Around this time I began to work at my neighborhood's local lesson shop Let's Play Music! off of W Broad Street in Falls C

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Julia
Tom is a good teacher with solid knowledge which he is able to pass on in a clear and understandable way.
Matthew F.
Tommy is a solid bass guitar teacher. My lesson was better than expected!
Anne P.
Just had my first guitar lesson. Tommy was very patient and supportive and explained clearly what I needed to do.

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Sara H.

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Starting at $30
  • Commercial Music from Belmont University
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sara H.

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We learn songwriting tips and tricks customized to your interests and needs. Then we record your original music in my home studio. I help you find your sound and your vision as a songwriter.

About Sara

Hi! My name is Sara and I'm so passionate about growing alongside my students and empowering them in their musical endeavors. Based in Nashville, TN, I am skilled across the board as an artist, keyboardist, songwriter, producer, composer, arranger, and private teacher. A seasoned songwriter and pro

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Stephanie H.

162 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English and Spanish
  • Awarded Cum Laude graduate (3.7 Gpa) from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephanie H.

162 Reviews
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You'll learn the components of what makes a good song work. From structure, to chord progressions as well as guidance on lyric writing.

About Stephanie

Stephanie speaks both english and Spanish fluently from having grown up in a multi cultural family, as well as having lived in seven different countries throughout her life. From a very early age, she studied and took lessons both in school and privately, for many different forms of dance, visual a

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Charlotte
Stephanie is a wonderful voice teacher! This is my first time taking lessons and she has made it comfortable (even though I was shy at first) and so much fun! You can tell she really cares about her students and loves what she does. Thank you, Stephanie!
Vanessa
I can genuinely say Stephanie is the best voice instructor I’ve ever had! Aside from being the sweetest and most encouraging, she knows her technique well and always makes sure to find out what exercises work best for your voice. I noticed improvements within the first few lessons (that I’ve never felt with other instructors). I highly recommend her. The lessons are so much fun! :)
Rochelle
I love taking lessons with Stephanie! She goes above and beyond for me and really takes the time to help me with my unique vocal needs. She’s an excellent teacher and I look forward to all my lessons with her. Highly recommend!

John L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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John L.

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Song writing for me is a process.
To be able to go through the process, one has to have certain musical skills. If a song writer lacks those skills, I try to impart them with the missing elements. From there we learn to build a song from the ground up.

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Potomac, MD

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Potomac 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 $300 per hour.
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"I got so much value for my daughter's piano lessons. I was surprised when she played her own songs to me. On top of that, Alec was very on top of things when it came to lesson planning, homework, and attendance. If you are new to piano, I would recommend signing up with Alec."
Sarah Jones
Took Songwriting lessons from Alec W.
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"I tried other teachers for my songwriting craft and vocal career. I felt like I was going nowhere fast and became frustrated. Then I tried Fawn. Game changer! Fawn was clear and concise. I finally see progress with her. She has inspired me to become more passionate about music again. I had almost given up. Thank you Fawn! I look forward to continuing lessons with you. You are a blessing."
JayJay
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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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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"Chrissy was very instructive and positive and friendly and she worked with me for my individualized songwriting learning needs at this time. We worked on my first song, and she gave me very good information and feedback and homework for our next lesson. Definitely several points above average!!!!!!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Greg is a master of music theory and knows about all the practical applications of guitar and bass. He is just a plain good guy too!"
Wylie
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"Eric is great! We’ve worked on several songs together. I would write a basic version of the song and he’d help me put it together him being the producer. He knows the audio engineering side as well as the songwriting side and he’s coached me when I’ve done vocals in his studio. Very accommodating and good dude."
Jonathan
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"Stephen has definitely provided me an insightful way of analyzing songs and for writing my own music myself. He is really helpful and gives you many eye opening advices and tools that encourage you to develop your artistry. Furthermore, he provides a friendly and non judegemental atmosphere, which is essential for a student. I totally recommend him."
Alexis
Took Songwriting lessons from Stephen H.
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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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"My son seems interested with Eric class. He said he will continue to take lessen with Eric next week. Thanks to Eric. Please keep Alex to continue. Alex is a fun and smart boy. He likes fun and knowledgeable teacher too."
Alex
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric C.
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"I love working with Keira. She is equally fun as she is serious about teaching and I really appreciate that."
Danielle
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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