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Nick R.

54 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English
  • M.A. in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
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Nick R.

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About Nick

Nick performs with Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste (Colbert Show), Zeb Bangash, Antonique Smith, Rob Morrow, John Lithgow, The Hot Sardines, grammy nominated producer/composer/Indian percussionist, Deep Singh (tabla player with Sting, Katy Perry, Robert Plant) and grammy nominated producer/trumpet play

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Kara
Nick was a patient and enthusiastic teacher. I was nervous to start music lessons in my late 30s, but he made me feel comfortable and I never felt embarrassed. He taught me the songs I was interested in learning, but snuck in music theory and the basics along the way! Highly recommend
Shannon
Nick has done a great job with our 14 year old son! He has a great laid back style that is appreciated and keeps the lessons fun and engaging. Not only is he learning to play some of his favorite songs, but he is also getting ear training, music reading, picking, chord building, etc. We would highly recommend Nick!
Rachel
I would very highly recommend Nick as a guitar teacher. I've been taking lessons for five weeks and he has already helped me a lot with my technique. He has a great combination of the knowledge of a professional musician and also the patience and guidance of a very experienced teacher.

I also like that he is helping me with ear training. I've had previous experience with reading music, but he is really expanding my horizons with listening to music and trying to figure it out by using basic principles. This is a way to learn that I hadn't experience before in guitar lessons in the past, and I think it's a great way to learn.

I'm looking forward to many more lessons to come. This has really helped me to enjoy playing the guitar again!
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Kevin T.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Speaks English, Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 3 to 93
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Kevin T.

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I specialize in beginner to very advanced training in Songwriting and Music Composition.

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MUM, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busine

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Keith
I’ve been taking lessons from Kevin for about 2 months. Before that I’d been kind of aimlessly playing around with guitar. I was playing by myself for about 20 years and basically had no timing and rhythm. I’m not a funk master yet but Kevin has given me tools that have greatly improved my timing and for the first time actually believing that I’m going to do this. Thanks
Asam
I started taking lessons with Kevin about a month ago I took lessons when I was a kid, and remember some things, but my hands do not yet so what my head is telling them. Kevin has been great, adjusting to what I already know and adding a lot of music theory, which I never had learned before. Highly recommend Kevin.
Jo
I started learning Ukulele with Kevin and then picked up Guitar lately, Kevin has a systematic way of teaching, instead of covering each and every chords, he summarizes them by different shapes, and also their variations, so you can memorize the basics and find their "relative" chords easier. He also taught music theories, how each chord is formed, and if you want to play a specific song, he's also glad to help on finding the exact chord and transfer them into different notes that suits you. Definitely have your notebook ready since there's a lot to learn. The harder thing for myself is with the online class, it's not as efficient as a face-to-face one, I also tend to be less motivated to practise but you ought to just find your own motivation!
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Matthew H.

145 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Bachelors in Communication from Washington State University - Edward R Murrow School of Communications
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Matthew H.

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Award-Winning Teacher - Networked/played with various members of Heart & Bad Company & Former Queensryche. Learn Your Favorite Songs Quickly & Accurately.
2020 Update - I'm Pacific NW Guitarist for Rudy Parris from "NBC TV's The Voice!" Go Team Blake -

Teaching Songwriting Is My Specialty.. Been Playing & Performing For 35 years now!

Songwriting Is all About Getting It Right Just One Time!
It Can Live Forever! & You can get Paid Forever for Writing It!

Using Music Theory, Ear Training and A Few Secret Odds And Ends, I have students that are writing great songs in as little as
2 months. The More You Try It The Better You Get At It.

I can give you tips that can skip you to the head of the class in record time.
Congrats Ava August 2021 - Your Songs Are Good. You Go Girl!

About Matthew

Master How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Learn How Associates Of Mine Made it On American Idol 2021 & “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! Congrats Ava August 2021 - I'm So Prou

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Eric B.
Matt helped me with exactly what I need.
Denise
I have benefited a great deal from my lessons with Matthew. He has so many suggestions and ideas to help me in my business, and I really appreciate that he asks me what do you need help with that we can work on today. He’s very flexible and accommodating in scheduling our lessons.
Jessica U.
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Dennis B.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University, Washington D.C.
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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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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Juan C.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Associate's degree in art from Miami Dade College
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Juan C.

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About Juan

Originally from Colombia, Juan has been a resident of New York City since 2008. His music blends classical, modern, and avant-garde elements. He draws from his experience as a recording and touring rock guitarist in Colombia and Miami, his studies of East Asian music, inspired by interaction with mu

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Mike
Juan went through many fundamentals of classical guitar, how to place your hands over the strings for articulation and economy of movement. Very useful.
Dawn G.
Juan is wonderful and very knowledgeable in music. He is very patient and makes you feel comfortable. I leave a lesson feeling like I am accomplished and relaxed. It nice to see progress in such a little time. I go home with enthusiasm to learn more and want practice to do so.
Chrystine R.
With a patient and intuitive approach, Juan tailors each lesson to fit not only the student’s skill level, but also desire for depth of understanding. When I first began taking lessons, I was only able to plunk a few chords and play along with a few basic songs. However, over the course of a year and a half with Juan, I gained a foundational knowledge of the classical guitar, as well as the confidence to site read and play a range of other styles of guitar music. He seamlessly integrated music theory concepts into song studies, helping me learn major/minor scales and chord shapes, and then apply this knowledge to better understand song structures and composition. It has been such a great experience learning from Juan, especially because he is both an exemplary teacher and guitar player!
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Lauren V.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2007
  • BA in Vocal Perforamce from McNally Smith College of Music
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Lauren V.

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Songwriting lessons are flexible. If you are a beginner we will work on lyric basics. As an intermediate we will add in chord and melody writing. If you are an advanced writer, I can help critique your works and give suggestions on revisions, give techniques on structure, and/or encourage you by extending your sources of inspiration.

About Lauren

Lauren graduated from McNally Smith College of Music magna cum laude in 2011 with a bachelors in vocal performance. She played everywhere from Duluth. Minnesota to Lima, Peru: sharing the stage with artists as diverse as Andres Prado and Judi Donaghy. In addition to her McNally Smith Degree, Lauren

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Daniel G.
Lauren has all of the qualities you could ever want in a singing teacher. I highly recommend going with her if you’re looking for a patient, kind, talented, adaptable teacher, who takes pride in making a significant impact on maximizing your development and confidence as a singer.
Mary M.
Lauren is the perfect teacher for me - patient and knowledgeable. She knows how to break it down for me. I feel so lucky to have found her.
Janelle
Lauren is great at explaining concepts!! She was super sweet and made lessons fun. I feel much more confident in my singing abilities after my lessons with her! No more strain in my voice!

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The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Royal Oak 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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"My 6 year old daughter is always looking forward to her lessons with Ro every week. They seem to have so much fun together and my daughter is learning voice, piano, and songwriting at the same time. Ro really amazes me and I'm so glad that our friends recommended her to us."
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“The pupil gets to be the star, Cooper Bombadil helps that star shine.”

I wanted to write this review/reference for Cooper because I was impressed with his abilities to instruct while allowing my songwriting creativity and vision to be held as valid. Through encouraging examination of my progress, he illuminated and clarified the project rather than tailoring it to fit his own agenda. He built trust and didn't overshadow my work. This is a gift that should be shared to others with musical aspirations!

His sensitivity, insights and solid suggestions helped me achieve a goal that had lain dormant for ten years. I am beyond satisfied with his songwriting instruction services and plan on exploring his vocal coaching!
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Took Songwriting lessons from Cooper B.
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"Andrew's fantastic musicianship mixed with a low key personality,
is the perfect recipe for a great music instructor.
Aspiring bass players should capitalize on his ability to play
both fluid single note lines-and this is key-his incredibly
funky bottom end. Non-bassists, never fear. He also has the solid music
theory thing down so there is something for everyone to take your musical knowledge to the next level."
john
Took Songwriting lessons from Andrew C.
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"Eric explained everything really well so that I was able to understand and take my playing to the next level. I know understand why chords are formed certain ways and how to easily make variations of the chords"
Walter
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric B.
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"so encouraging without any fluff! I love my sessions with Rosita!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"Thanks Moriah . I have been writing contemporary christian, gospel and kids songs for five years, I needed some help improving my lyric writing and song structure getting my songs from good songs to great songs in today's styles. I hate to say this because she has been so patient and so good I fear she might get over booked now. I think she deserves the compliment . I have worked with many others and so far I think she is the best. She has helped me take one of my song to the next level I am hopeful to get pitched to a ccm artist. I plan on staying with her. I think she really knows her stuff."
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Moriah D.
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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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"Fawn is extremely special, a great find! Literally breathed life into my dying career and I am eternally grateful for her help, instruction, guidance, wisdom, insight and talent! She makes me a better me not just in songwriting and singing but all areas of my life! Thank you Fawn!"
Reese
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Absolutely amazing!!

So incredibly sweet, talented, and such an amazing teacher! From the moment I met fawn we immediately connected. She genuinely cares and makes you feel so comfortable, so opening up to her when it came to writing songs was incredibly easy and natural. Very giving with her time and she will help you tackle any problems you're having in order to achieve your goals."
marielle
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I was looking for a teacher who could help me hone in on my songwriting skills, and was so excited when I found Brittany! Not only was she able to help me improve my songwriting, but she helped with my singing in my lessons too! She is definitely the perfect teacher if you are looking to work on both. She also taught me how to use the Nashville Numbers System to chart my songs and be able to communicate well with my band. I take lessons in Brittany's home, which is in a great location and is really nice. I feel very safe there (her complex is gated) and always love going to see her!"
Emma
Took Songwriting lessons from Brittany S.
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