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Rachel P.

43 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 6 Top Ten Club Charting Singles (From 2005-2009) from Billboard Magazine
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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.
Stephanie
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It is with deep regret that I have to report that Rachel was clearly INTOXICATED during her lessons with my children today (ages 14 & 11). We will not be using Take Lessons again. There is no way an app can sufficiently vet all these teachers. Please don’t put your children in danger and learn this lesson the hard way like we didi.
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.
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David S.

29 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Music Department Award 2003 from Salisbury University
  • B.A. in Music Composition from Salisbury University
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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 playing

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Patient, talented and easy to learn from!
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Great teacher!
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John N.

13 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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 Quicksilv

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Cameron R.
Fantastic 1st lesson
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.
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Christopher C.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Christopher C.

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Another forte of mine, and the subject in which I have a degree. Composition is an incredible art form; easy to learn but difficult to master, logical and emotional, it is the thinking person's approach to music. I highly recommend pursuing it to anyone who would learn more about themselves and being a creative artist.

About Christopher

NOTICE!!! Currently accepting online students due to the COVID-19 crisis! If your finances have been affected by the current global pandemic, please reach out and we can work on finding a price that works for your budget. Everyone should have access to music lessons regardless of these kinds of eve

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Steve
I have really enjoyed working with Christopher. I was a complete beginner when we first started. He made feel relaxed and comfortable with each and every lesson. Always been encouraging and supportive of my efforts. It's been a lot of fun learning early on.
Divya S.
Chris is fantastic, first lesson with our 5 yo, showed a lot of patience!
Ryan
Great with kids as young as 5!
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Mary W.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Mary W.

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Hi, I'm Mary! I just graduated from Berklee College of Music where I studied voice and majored in Songwriting with a minor in Music Production.

In addition to my Berklee education, I am also a credited songwriter, producer and artist. I have experience teaching vocal lessons, however I am ready to expand my lessons to students interested in songwriting, music production, and developing themselves as a musician/artist.

My lessons are unique and perfect for those looking to develop their skills and obtain a career in the music industry. I use a very personalized and modern approach with my students and tailor each lesson to their genre, level and personal goals.

I myself have been mentored by and am in touch with amazing music industry professionals that have shaped me into the writer, producer and artist that I am. Together, we can take your music to the next level!

About Mary

My name is Mary Ward, I am a professional and credited singer, songwriter, producer and top-liner. I love working with other musicians to create projects, as well as help artists and songwriters bring their visions to life. Please ask and I will do my best to help you! I am a graduate of Berklee C

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Wendy Ward
Mary has a passion for music and for bringing out the best in others. She believes in lifting others up. Mary will listen to your goals and aspirations and be able to design a program to help you meet and exceed them. Her knowledge, skills, and training in songwriting and production through Berklee College of Music has prepared her today's music industry. You won't be disappointed.
Tucker
Mary is an incredibly skilled songwriter. Her education from Berklee College of Music is apparent in her raw skill as well as in her ability to help others get a grasp on song writing. I was having trouble even forming my thoughts into decent lyrics before coming to Mary, afterwards I am now confident that I could hold my own in a writing session with others or by myself.
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Dan H.

78 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks German, Danish, Russian, Swedish, English, Norwegian
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Master's Degree from Uppsala University (Sweden)
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Dan H.

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Highly saught-after. Some of Dan’s past students have been finalists in televised talent shows and now enjoy professional music careers. For example, Sofia Olsson, (”True Talent" Finalist, Sweden), Feridah Rose ("Denmark's Got Talent" Semi-Finalist), and Rasma Freimane ("Top Overall Vocalist", Tech Music School, London) —see videos.

Now you have an opportunity to learn from acclaimed producer, composer, pianist, and vocal coach, Dan whose resume includes studio recordings, Radio- and TV broadcasts, and concerts in venues such as the Presidential Palace of Ukraine, the Latvian Cabinet, the nationally televised talent show, ‘Clash Of The Choirs’, Christmas Spectacular, Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan, Northwest Folklife Festival, and Leavenworth’s 50th Anniversary Christmas Lighting Festival. Dan has performed in 30+ countries on four continents, and his music is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, etc.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from Uppsala University

About Dan

Highly sought-after. Some of Dan’s past students have been finalists in televised talent shows and now enjoy professional music careers. For example, Sofia Olsson, (”True Talent" Finalist, Sweden), Feridah Rose ("Denmark's Got Talent" Semi-Finalist), and Rasma Freimane ("Top Overall Vocalist", T

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abbey allen
My son has been singing with Dan for almost a year now. Dan has been incredibly patient and caring. He's an excellent singing instructor.
Dave
Dan has a great style of instruction, he is very friendly and easy going and this makes taking the lessons very comfortable. Dan has great patience as I was too busy to do much preparation for the lessons but Dan made it work and I still progressed with the Danish language. I will be back as soon as things slow down for me.
Dave *.
I had a great first lesson! Dan makes it very comfortable.

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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 $300 per hour.
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"I took a songwriting class that Kit taught at Schenectady County Community College, and it was a lot of fun and extremely helpful! She knows tons about all sorts of song genres both as a composer and a lyricist, and helped me understand a lot of basic ideas about music composition that I'd never really grasped. I would study with her again if she were back in town!"
Kim
Took Songwriting lessons from Kit G.
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"Truly incredible teacher!

I love her. She is so sweet, she is amazing. I can’t believe how much I have improved on my songwriting, voice and playing and I wish I had found her sooner. I would tell all my friends and any one interested in piano, voice, music theory, songwriting or anything having to do with music, to take lessons with her. She is a miracle worker. Incredible and gracious, can’t say enough good things about Fawn!"
Amber
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Chrissy helps me build self- confidence in songwriting. She gives very good instructions and facilitates creative thinking . Beyond the technical aspects, she is experienced, , knowledgeable, compassionate, funny, and a joy to work with."
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Rosita is capable of moving forward without leaving you behind! She is knowledgeable and clearly knows the topic she is teaching!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"In the course of a few lessons with Gfire, I (with coaching) wrote a song that I felt pretty good about. I've written a few songs before and had learned the basics, but I enjoyed learning her method (which, in a phrase, would have to be "keep going") and I plan to use it to see if it'll help with my productivity. Gfire was always very upbeat and positive without being phony, encouraging without being demanding, so the lessons were always enjoyable. I would recommend her."
Jim
Took Songwriting lessons from Gfire
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"Totally Amazing. She teaches me Music theory to improve my songs, she gives tips on lyrics. And she's really cute!"
Joe Lu
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"Jonah is an easy-going, kind and talented songwriter, who is already teaching me music theory, and helping me develop my song in just one session! I look forward to our next session. Great, patient teacher."
Elizabeth
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonah R.
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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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"Learned things that I never knew existed!"
Carter
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan H.
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"Christopher is a wonderful teacher. He truly cares and does his very best to help you learn. He knows exactly how to effectively help you understand and move forward. I appreciate what I am learning from him and how he is so patient. I feel safe enough to take creative chances during our lessons (I'm pretty rusty). I'm grateful to have found him. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, conscientious, caring, trustworthy and genuine - and a really great guy. I highly recommend him without reservation."
Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Christopher M.
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