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Robert H.

43 Reviews
Pikesville, MD
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservetory of the Johns Hopkins University
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Robert H.

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**Songwriting for all ages and abilities and currently have young children writing their first songs as a way to develop their writing and musicianship skills, to young adults releasing their first recordings of well crafted material. I use improvisation as a bsic tool to assist singers and pianists alike. I also work with guitarists to work on their craft and to develop as artists.

About Robert

Creativity, skill and love of music are the key elements that I work to encourage in every student. Over the years my teaching has evolved and I find it gratifying to take people far beyond their own expectations while helping them achieve their goals. I believe everyone is musical and just needs

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Saqif B.
Robert is an awesome teacher! Really encouraging, patient, and fun!
I only signed up for singing, but Robert has taught me how to play piano and sing at the same time. You really get your bang for your buck :-)
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Tyrique L.
My first session with Robert was pretty good. He's great with breaking down key points needs to improve my voice in higher registers.
Mary Kaye K.
Robert makes learning fun!!
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Paul S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • AA Degree in Liberal Arts from Broward Community College
  • Teaches students 10 to 70
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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 customi

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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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Dennis B.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University, Washington D.C.
  • 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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Austin
I've been taking weekly online guitar lessons with Dennis for a little over a year now and I have nothing but good things to say. Dennis brings decades of playing and teaching experience to the table and it shows in each lesson.

Dennis is particularly great at tailoring the lesson material to the abilities and experience of the student. I had been self learning guitar for about 2 years before signing up for lessons with Dennis. In our first lesson, he got an idea of my skill and interests and built the lessons off of that. I am personally interested in jazz guitar and Dennis holds a wealth of knowledge in that department as well as many other genres and styles.

Ultimately, the greatest thing about Dennis' teaching method is that he helps you pursue your interests and goals and provides you with the tools and information to do so. You won't be spending any time practicing anything you don't feel is relevant to your interests.

Another note I'd like to add is that I have never felt looked down on or judged by Dennis throughout my year of lessons. I know this is common concern among adult beginners like myself (I am currently in my late 20's). I can assure anyone reading this that Dennis is a true professional and conducts his lessons in a stress-free, peer-to-peer manner.
Tom
Dennis has been a wonderful guitar teacher and mentor for me over the last 18 months or so. I am in my mid-50s and was starting essentially as a beginner when I signed up to work with Dennis. Thanks to Dennis' patient and individualized approach, I have made great strides and am pleased with how I have progressed. While he is a very accomplished guitarist, he is also a very experienced teacher. Dennis' teaching approach is not to ask the student to follow a rigid learning plan or replicate the journey he took to mastering the guitar, but rather focuses on tailoring the lessons to the student's abilities, musical interests, time constraints, learning modes, etc. The bottom line is that I enjoy working with Dennis each week and practicing what he has taught me.

The pandemic has obviously thrown a big wrench into the giving of guitar lessons. Before, Dennis was teaching me at his house. We now meet online using the Takelessons platform. Online lessons took some getting used to and are clearly not optimal, but I think Dennis has become more and more adept at making it work as well as possible.

I heartily recommend Dennis as a guitar teacher.
Mike M.
Dennis is easygoing and great to work with.
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Mary W.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music
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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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Aaron B.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Professional Music and Production from The Street
  • Teaching since 2002
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Aaron B.

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About Aaron

I've been a full time professional musician for 18+ years and have toured all over the world performing with music icons like Chacka Khan, Beyonce, and many more. I have a lot of experience with many different styles of music and I love sharing this gift with anyone who's interested. My teaching phi

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John T.
I was surprised at how easy it was to connect with Aaron. His diving right in was fun as we got into playing music from the first moment.
Tate
Aaron knows how to work with kids. After 30 minutes my 6 yo came out confident and ready to play!! He doesn’t realize that he still is terrible because he at least knows one chord!! Lol!
Howie
Very helpful and informative instruction.
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Mariah B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French
  • B.A. Fashion from Arizona State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mariah B.

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Certified voice teacher who has worked with Grammy nominated songwriters ready to help you unlock your songwriting abilities.

Whether you are a singer looking to write songs or are a creative just wanting to learn the art of songwriting, I can’t wait to get to work with you.

I have connections with various producers who create custom beats for me and you, (once you become my student) for us to practice writing on!

I am an encouraging songwriter who can help you turn a few thoughts in your head to a radio ready song. Whether you need help with lyrics, scoring, or an extra mind to bounce ideas off of, I’m the instructor for you.

I can teach you several methods to help you organize your thoughts and feelings and turn them into someone's favorite song!

About Mariah

I am a certified voice teacher ready to take your music abilities to the next level. I have a strong passion for music, which I have been studying for over 13 years. From the time I was ten years old, I have been formally singing in select choirs, musicals, and solo performances; and I have been for

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Brooklyn B.
She is the best! Very patient and very good at explaining things.
Aimee
Mariah was thoughtful and patient. She is delightful.
Nathan C.
made a brand new/shy singer feel comfortable and lessons are alot of fun.

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The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Sykesville 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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"EDwin has been a great help over the last couple of years. Don't know how I wrote and recorded songs without his help"
Dan
Took Songwriting lessons from Edwin I.
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"Heather gave me many great ideas as to how to structure melody and lyrics. I highly recommend her."
Karena
Took Songwriting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Mr. Kenneth Robinson is a professional and a knowledgeable vocal instructor. His sessions are inspiring and motivational. Having him as my instructor, my goals are being met."
Carol
Took Songwriting lessons from Kenneth R.
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"Fawn is one of the kindest, most talented and hard working people I have ever had the pleasure to learn from! Her songwriting skills are A++ top of the line! I can see how she has had three top ten hit songs and won so many awards! She has helped me immensely and I am forever grateful for her input and helping me turn mediocre songs into masterpieces! Thank you Fawn! Can't wait to do more!"
Bruno
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Excellent teacher, very knowledgable!"
Mengdi
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"Rodolfo is an incredible instructor and music entrepreneur. If you are taking music seriously you must work with him!"
Nadreas
Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"Lorin is a wonderful teacher."
Beth
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"The lessons with Brendon were very excellent. I was very, very satisfied."
Patrice
Took Songwriting lessons from Brendon R.
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"Fawn is an investment in my future, money spent well

Fawn takes you on an unexpected fun, whirlwind of learning when you take lessons with her. Can’t read the notes? No problem, she’s got you. Vocal problems? Oh yeah, she fixes that too. Trouble in the studio? Voice off pitch? Need mic technique? Weak on piano? Sight singing? Can’t play the blues? Can’t play classical? Need to learn how to write a song? Can’t find a hook for your song? Don’t worry, Fawn to the rescue! Seriously, is there nothing this woman can’t do? I soak up her wisdom like a sponge. I’m currently working in the studio with her on my debut album and we are half-way finished. It is sounding ah-may-zing! I am learning so much from this studio wiz. Having her in my life the past 3 years has been the right choice and an investment in my future. Here’s to another successful year with Fawn on my team."
Lalah
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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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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