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Dennis B.

18 Reviews
Bethesda, MD
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
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Dennis B.

18 Reviews
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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.
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John N.

12 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $39
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1993
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John N.

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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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Gregory M.
fun interesting & helpful. good start.
Matt
John is great to work with. Very laid back and has a natural feel for just what you need to learn.
Robert
John is extremely knowledgeable and the lessons are enjoyable.

Geoff S.

13 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • BA Music from George Mason University
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Geoff S.

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Experienced in contemporary song writing, as well as writing and arranging music for church worship music, choral music, strings, and classical guitar. Experienced in both playing and recording by ear, as well as writing down formal music charts and scores.

About Geoff

I played on a toy piano when I was very young, learning a bit of sight reading from my Mother, while listening to classical, jazz, and rock music. When I was 12, I learned guitar and later took private piano lessons from a prominent Philadelphia instructor. After playing in a rock band in high sc

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Cherry
I totally enjoyed my class with Geoff. We immediately started my lesson with tuning the ukulele. Then we went over the cords and strumming. I have been researching on playing the ukulele and his explanation on the strumming was a lot better than the book. He is teaching me how to play by listening to the notes which is great because I would be able to play the Hawaiian music for my hula classes. In addition, his studio is only a 5 minute drive from my house, which means I don’t have to deal with traffic.
Bill Smoot
great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor
McKinley Dyer
Geoff is great! Really knows what he’s doing. I’ve learned a lot in the three weeks that I’ve been working with him.

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Paul S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Awarded Exclusive Registry from Cambirdge Who's Who
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Paul S.

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I have vast knowledge in song construction and composition and have three decades of song writing under my belt. I have many original tunes recorded and know how to teach songwriting skills.

About Paul

Hi! My name is Paul and I'd love to share the joy of playing the guitar with you! I have been a professional musician and teacher for over 35 years. I know much about playing the guitar and being an artist. I am passionate about music, which is why lessons with me are so fun. I know how to custom

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Deborah
Paul's enthusiasm for the bass is infectious and a great motivator. I actually feel like I may be able to learn to play! In just one lesson I learned more than 5 hours of You Tube tutorials could have taught me.
Ken A.
Great Teacher

I played a little guitar throughout my life but was lacking an understanding of how the instrument works. I found myself strumming a few cords here and there but never with focus or improvement. After only three lessons with Paul, I'm now jamming to rock and the blues!Paul was quickly able to access my level of playing and I'm now understanding how the fretboard works and most importantly having lots of fun during lessons and practice. He teaches with passion and doesn't simply open a book but rather instills his lifelong experience and philosophy into lessons. Many can teach the mechanics of guitar but with Paul, you'll also understand the soul.
Meg M.
Paul Rocks !!

I just had my 2nd lesson with Paul and felt inspired to write a review. I have wanted to learn guitar for many, many years now. In the past, I have always gotten frustrated -or bored- and gave up before I ever even learned a chord. Our 1st lesson, Paul started me with some very basic mechanics. It was just the right amount of information to keep me interested and challenged but not so much that I was overwhelmed the 1st week. From just 15 -30 minutes a day of practicing, I have already gained some flexibility in my fingers and am beginning to have a "feel" for the instrument. I have seen more improvement and learned more from Paul and the exercises he has given me in just 2 lessons than I have collectively ever learned from any other teacher in the past or any book or online tutorial. His knowledge of the instrument, as well as music theory, is vast and he knows how to break it down into digestible bits for maximum benefit to the student. So I am not only learning to play guitar, I am also being introduced to music theory in a very easy to understand manner. He is very patient and creates a safe and supportive environment in which to learn comfortably. I am SO glad I found him!!! His way of teaching really works or me ~ I feel hopeful, inspired and motivated for the first time ever in attempting to learn this instrument. Thank you Paul and Thank You Take Lessons !!
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Katie M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Katie M.

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Do you want to express yourself through your passion for music? Having trouble finding the right words or chords? Need help with song structures? I can help you find your voice, style, and expand your skills in songwriting for your career or just as a hobby. *I am also pet friendly so if you'd like to have your pet (pet, service animal, or ESA) present at our lessons feel free to have them around!*
Emphasis on Melody and Lyric Writing
Bilingual (English and Spanish)
Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition/Songwriting, Los Angeles College of Music [Graduating March-May 2020 postponing due to COVID-19 preventions in Pasadena]

About Katie

Hi! My name is Katie and I am just about to graduate from Los Angeles College of Music with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition/Songwriting. I have studied the ins and outs of songwriting and I am most passionate about the melody and lyric portion. I love to have conversations about the histor

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Henri B.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2004
  • B.A. Religious Studies from Arizona State University
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Henri B.

34 Reviews
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Get help finishing, recording, arranging your songs. Also get help with theory, melody, rhythm, timing, production, and lyric writing.

About Henri

Henri is an experienced, focused teacher and musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. Henri has studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon. He is a goal-oriente

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Katie & Emma K.
Henri has been great with my daughter Emma! She looks forward to her lesson every week and is learning a lot.
Bill Rogers
Learning is fun with Henry. Good energy and great teacher.
Jon
Awesome class!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Suitland, MD

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Suitland 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.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$70 average

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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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"Mimi really helped educate and inspire and encourage me in my songwriting today, She is truly a gifted teacher and most definitely several points above average!:)"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Mimi D.
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"I met Keith at a job we had together once, he was a really laid back normal dude & we got along pretty well. A little later on I found he played music & gave lessons so I asked him for some. He was really helpful & nice, & now my songwriting abilities have gotten so much better because of him. Thank you Keith!"
Tony
Took Songwriting lessons from Keith G.
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"Janeen teaches songwriting to my two kids. They always look forward to seeing her for their next lesson. She is great with them. Janeen is patient and loving. She has a special way of getting them motivated. My kids love Janeen!. She’s so inspirational. I love her style. She’s the best! She’s an awesome person and teacher. I highly recommend Janeen!"
Alisha
Took Songwriting lessons from Janeen F.
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"whatzzzzz up, seth, you are the Beethoven of this millenia."
Jonathan
Took Songwriting lessons from Seth D.
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"Mimi helps me to gain confidence in my singing and songwriting and helps me feel good about the songs I write. She also helps inspire my creativity and gives me good ideas for what I can work on. She is a very patient, knowledgeable, and compassionate instructor, definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Mimi D.
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"Mimi is a very patient, compassionate, knowledgeable, and inspiring songwriting teacher, and I am learning a lot and gaining self-confidence from working with her. Most definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Mimi D.
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"I am an older student that has been predominantly self-taught, and wanted some assistance with my songwriting. What better teacher is there than one with than one that is signed, is proficient at music theory and teaches a number of instruments? Natalie has used a variety of resources to help move me forward."
Rich LeBlanc
Took Songwriting lessons from Natalie H.
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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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"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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