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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
  • Teaching since 2000
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Lisa B.

24 Reviews
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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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Tommy W.

8 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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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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Dennis B.

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

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving Sandy Spring, MD

Andrew P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks patois, english
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Andrew P.

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I have been writing and performing/recording my own music for about fifteeen yrs. check my soundcloud page for examples.

About Andrew

Hi! My name is Andrew, I also go by Drew, or AP, I have been making music for over fifteen years now. I started producing music at age 14 in a home studio environment and since then have made music in Westmoreland, Jamaica, New orleans, LA, Tuscaloosa, AL, Denver, CO, Atlanta, GA (I also attended A

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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Sign Language (Very basic)
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • The Art Of Belcanto from The Hages Music Studio
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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
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Learn helpful hints and tricks to make the most of your song writing time so that you can start writing not just good songs but eventually write hits. Learn how to copyright your songs. I can help you with lyrics and song melodies as well as song structure and style. If you aren't a singer but want your song sung, I can help find a singer that can sing it for you. Since I'm also a singing teacher I can also help you sing your own songs.

About Rachel

Rachel is fully background checked by three different companies and is also fingerprinted. Rachel's private studio is where you not only learn healthy technique, but how to become a self-sufficient artist. Professional training and customized programs in singing and acting technique. All learnin

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Zoe
Racheal did a wonderful job helping my daughter with her stage presence.
Sara V.
My 9 yr. old daughter received singing lessons with Rachel. Rachel was SO wonderful, patient, and creative with every session with her. She was constantly coming up with different ways to keep her engaged and was always reassuring her to increase her confidence. She gave great constructive feedback on how my daughter was doing and what she can work on to improve. I give her 5 stars! Thanks so much, Rachel!
Steve
Overall, very impressed. She is direct and doesn't tell you something you want to hear. Her evaluation process is well rounded and planned. She puts together a great curriculum to know what to expect in the coming lessons. Very easy going person and makes you feel completely comfortable at the initial lessons.
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Carolyn K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Bachelor of the Arts - Violin Performance with a Minor in American Roots Music from Berklee College of Music
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Carolyn K.

3 Reviews
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Stuck on how to improve as a songwriter? Book a lesson now to learn all about tools for lyric writing, rhyme scheme, chord options, melodies, and more!

About Carolyn

Hi, I grew up in Northern California in a family of Texan musicians, who knew from the start I'd be a musical trouble maker. From my early days of Suzuki violin, to marching band, and then to bluegrass and Billie Holiday, I make myself musically at home wherever there's a groove. Now a graduate of

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vanessa
This was my first lesson with the violin. Carolyn was very patient and informative. I'm looking forward to learning more from her!
Ruth
Carolyn is fun, knows her stuff, and is really respectful of what the student wants to learn!
Jake H.
She is a great teacher and knew where to help me the most. I feel like a better musician after one lesson!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Sandy Spring, MD

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Sandy Spring 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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$42 average
45 min
$55 average
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$70 average

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"I write contemporary Christian and inspirational music. Mimi was great and helped me with my song melody's and structure. She was very encouraging, and knowledgeable. Showed me how to change the melody in the bridge to make my song stronger. I am pitching songs to have them recorded by Christian artist. I think one of the songs we worked on has good chance of being recorded. Thank you Mimi. Will come back for more sessions."
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Mimi D.
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"He just makes our music so much better. An exceptional teacher.

Randy has worked with my partner and I for 15 years. He took our melodies, arranged them, and turned them into songs that were actually singable. Watching Randy run a rehearsal and teach people songs is a sight to behold. He makes it happen quickly and efficiently, and we always have fun.

In all sincerity, I consider Randy to be the most talented musician I've ever known. He is a great teacher, even of inexperienced adults, and fun to work with. A winning combination all the way around.
John B."
John
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"Incredible Teacher

Athena has the ability to cut through and get right into what is going to help you the most. She has an innate ability to be able to find out what's holding you back and devising the perfect exercises to break through those barriers."
Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Athena M.
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"Enormous Student base an affirmation of an Enormously Successful Teacher

Fawn is a warrior for justice. She rights all the wrongs of other teachers bad coaching. She turned my sons bad piano habits around in just 2 lessons! My daughter's bad vocal habits changed after the first lesson! I have never seen anything like it. We are grateful to have found her. I now have confidence that my children are in the best hands possible. I love the energy she puts into her recitals and the enormous student base she has is an affirmation that she is doing great things in California!

-mimi"
mimi
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Fantastic lessons! I learned a lot about songwriting and even made a portfolio of songs I've written!"
Melissa
Took Songwriting lessons from Alec W.
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"Bill is a great instructor. I haven't been taught something I wasn't going to need to elevate my understanding."
Hardy
Took Songwriting lessons from Bil M.
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"Although my pursuit is songwriting, Indigo quickly recognized that more guitar background will help me - so we started there. I'm very encouraged with Indigo's approach, and I'm looking forward to continuing these lessons!"
Jeff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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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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"Henri understands my goal of wanting to learn to cover songs and eventually write my own. It's exactly what I'm looking for."
Chris
Took Songwriting lessons from Henri B.
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"My voice has significantly improved after lessons with Hannah. My tone and pitch have also improved dramatically. If you are interested in writing songs, Hannah is also a great teacher for that. I have written many songs since taking lessons from her. You don't even have to leave your home because Hannah can teach skype lessons. Many people don't like Skype lessons because they seem impersonal. I recommend trying a free lesson. You will see that Hannah makes it seem like she's there in person. I live in the country so this has been very convenient. I love her teaching style. She has empowered me to create many beautiful songs. She is very well qualified and knows what she's talking about."
Eliza
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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