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Fawn A.

446 Reviews
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Starting at $95
  • Speaks Main Language: English. OTHER: Spanish, French, Chineese, Italian, Yiddish, German, Spanish
  • Bachelor Of Music from Berklee College Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Fawn A.

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Rhythm and flow, writing, endurance training, breathing, performance and more will be covered.

About Fawn

"Make one stop at the music shop!" Fawn® is not your typical music coach. As a Billboard hit recording artist, songwriter, TV & film composer & coaching over 20 years, Fawn immediately gets to your goals & together you reach them. What you learn becomes part of you & that's the key to success. Whe

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Jessica S.
A+mazing! I've been to several Take Lesson Instructors and as an advanced student, I had the best experience with Fawn. Fawn is an expert in her craft. Results are fast and effective. She is organized, to the point, and efficient. She knows her stuff! Also, very nice and uplifting. Thank you, Fawn! :)
Miriam and Allie
We can not express how grateful we are to have Fawn for our daughters coach! She is sounding fantastic on both piano and voice! Thanks Fawn!

Here is the BEST Vocal coach ever. Allie has improved so much working with Fawn and her confidence is soaring. She tried out for a small part on a theatrical play and got one of the lead roles. Thank you Fawn, we are eternally grateful!
Gregory King
A most excellent piano teacher. Fun, patient, talented, a great communicator with a profound impact on my improvement. Never though online lessons would work, but they do and Fawn is fantastic!
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Bernard M.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $79
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelors Degree Business Administration/Music Marketing from Devry University
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Bernard M.

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We can make you sound like a star!!!! RAP, HIPHOP, TRAP, R&B, DANCE & POP are our specialties. WE have wrote songs for SONY RECORDS, 300 ENTERTAINMENT, QUALITY CONTROL MUSIC, CASH MONEY RECORDS & YOUNG MONEY RECORDS & MORE! We can help you like the styles of Future, Migos, Rick Ross, Eminem, Cardi B, down to Beyonce, Drake, Chris Brown, Usher etc. We can make turn up music, we can make relaxing music, we can make songs with verses that include a lot of wordplay, complex bars and we can make music that make people move.

About Bernard

The Ultimate HipHop/Rap Teacher. I have wrote songs for SONY RECORDS, 300 ENTERTAINMENT, QUALITY CONTROL MUSIC, CASH MONEY RECORDS & YOUNG MONEY RECORDS & MORE! I have over 17 years of experience in the HipHop/Rap music industry. I have written over 1000's songs. I have worked with all types of art

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Franek
very interesting and usefull lessons!
Justin L.
Very caring teacher. Very wise and master of his craft. Understanding of the students need and helps him or her to reach his or her goal. Sky is the limit is what he instilled in his students
Jewell
After the 1st session, I felt inspired and motivated to follow my dreams. I look forward to working with him in the future and being challenged. He is personable and humble, will be an essential part of my growth and development. If you are seeking someone that is genuine about what he does. This is your guy! I have to finish writing a song, so you know, what to do. Look no further....I’ll see you at the top
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Rick C.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rick C.

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You are a 1-of-1 and 100% unique.Your only competition is YOU and as your instructor, I will help you find your voice as an Artist and empower you to tell your story to the world. Hip Hop saved my life and it can change yours if you decide to put in the time to develop your craft.

Please take a minute to read more about my approach as a Coach below and feel free to send me a message with any questions you have. I look forward to connecting with You!
Keep in mind that I am a very adaptive leader, if the methods or ideas you read below are not in-line with your learning style, just let me know. I'd love to imagine a plan that fits with YOU.

I am a Hip Hop Artist and Educator. My lessons are tailored to the goals and aspirations of each student. We will collaborate on a plan, based on your purposes for seeking guidance.

As a student, my lessons will give you tools that you'll be able to use daily for the rest of your life. I will teach you methods and help you build routines ...

About Rick

I am a Hip Hop Artist and Educator. My lessons are tailored to the goals and aspirations of each Student. We will collaborate on a plan, based on your purposes for seeking guidance. As a student, my lessons will give you tools that you'll be able to use daily for the rest of your life. I will te

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Harsh
Rick is an awesome teacher that is willing to learn with his students to get what his students require to succeed, he’s going to push you towards your goals and also enable you to open your mind up to new ideas. The best part about Ricks lessons is that he makes every one of your goals achievable by making it a step by step process.
Collin
My son started working with Rick recently and so far so good. Rick is the real deal and very positive, smart and encouraging. I look forward to seeing the progression in my boy.
Drew
Rick an extraordinary teacher. There is a difficult balance to strike between creating a positive, inviting space for collaboration, and holding a high artistic standard that drives you to improve. Rick is great at both. He immediately invested a lot of time in learning more about who I am, what I want to accomplish, and crafting a vision of the best way to support me in getting there.

I intend to work with Rick for a long time and I'm excited, motivated, and inspired by where I think that the work can take us.
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Prophet C.

80 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Basic from Granada Hills Highschool
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Prophet C.

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I am a professional award winning rap artist with 25 years of experience, 6 full length albums, 2 mixtapes and 20 years of stage and touring experience.

I also own a professional record label with 19 full-length CD releases and 6 signed artists. I know how to teach everything regarding rap from songwriting and lyrics, Freestyling, breathing, and music industry advice. If you wanna be a rapper then you need this information.

Sign up now and you will be rapping by the end of your FIRST LESSON!

About Prophet

Prophet C. is professionally known as The Prophet X. He is a professional rap artist, music production company owner, record label owner, website design company owner and more. Currently, Prophet is teaching all of the following classes both in students home locations, in his Teaching Studio and

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SUSAN
very helpful, and a great teacher!
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Lan
Awesome and inspiring! Looking forward to my second lesson. Thank you!
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Rene S.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 9 to 55
  • Associate´s Degree Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute
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Rene S.

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Graduated from Musicians Institute California.
Graduated from Fermatta-a Berklee College of Music affiliated School.

Former lead guitar player at #1 Tribute to Metallica - Masters of Puppets, you probably heard of it.

All the rest in Bio

About Rene

15 Years teaching professionally makes me charismatic, nice, patient and cheerful, I can teach any age. Singing, Guitar and Piano. Also, years as a working musician in the music industry allows me to teach you what you need to succeed in the music industry, or maybe you just want to learn a few son

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Liam N.
Rene has helped me gain confidence, skill, and curiosity when I approach to singing. He brings humor, personality, and patience to each lesson. Despite being an absolute beginner, he helped me feel proud and valued each lesson. I can not recommend Rene for singing lessons enough!
Romeo C.
Rene is a great teacher that teaches not only technique but also music theory and shows you how to practice effectively and with purpose instead of just noodling on the guitar. Overall, I personally have learned a lot since I started my lessons with him.
Athena
Rene has provided me with high quality singing lessons at an affordable price. He is brilliant in the field of music and provides his students with a very professional atmosphere. His lessons have also been very comprehensive. I feel very comfortable when instructed by Rene and I’m confident in what I’m learning from him.
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Jonathan B.

35 Reviews
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  • Speaks German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Jonathan B.

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There aren't too many schools for rapping that I know of. I learned the way most people learn: on the streets of the city they live in. I've listened heavily to records across Hip-Hop history and I practice MCing regularly as part of my work as a song improviser. I combine techniques from Classical Poetry to modern vocabulary to raise the ceiling on what is possible for an MC.

Things you can expect in rap lessons from me...

-Freestyle: we'll build your confidence and toolset for off-the-top rhyming
-Verse-writing: I'll examine your verses and teach you to refine the writing and delivery to help you reach your audience
-Music Theory: most rappers don't even consider this, but I emphasize understanding music and knowing how to improve your technique and writing through deep understanding of poetry and music theory
-Career Advice: I make sure you get the most bang for your buck when you study rap with me

About Jonathan

I studied music therapy and music theory at Temple University from '06-'10. Learned a lot. Then again, I learned even more teaching at a school for kids with learning disabilities and working as a traveling street performer. Once you see the world and work with some unexpected challenges, you learn

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Ramon L.
great human beign.
Jim M.
The first class was very good. We covered a good amount of ground. There's only so much an instructor can do during a first class as the teacher and student get to know each other, however, so I'm looking forward to future classes to get deeper into the lessons
Ramon L.
very patient.

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Average Cost of Hip Hop & Rap Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute hip hop & rap lessons is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $59 and $75 per hour.
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"I found Fawn because my friend has been working with her for 4 years on rap and R&B music. His rapping, writing and singing has improved 500%, so when I needed help with my spoken word and my rapping, I knew who to go to! Fawn is cool. She pulls out of me what I need to succeed. Her skills are on point. It's her perfectionism, enthusiasm and expertise that keep me improving my craft and my end game. She is in on every recording for my new project and I am getting paid now for my talents thanks to her."
Leilian
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"I never thought I would see my daughter rapping but she now is am she loves it!"
Ryan
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Bernard M.
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"Amazing guy. He is an absolute blast to work with and a great teacher."
Marcia
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Prophet C.
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"very interesting and usefull lessons!"
Franek
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Bernard M.
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"More than just hip hop and rap instruction. My lessons with Rick quickly turned to one of the best mentorships I have had. Gained lots of very pertinent knowledge in music and culture as well as self help, mental health and overall dedication to craft. 10/10"
Lucas
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Rick C.
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"Great teacher, I had no clue what I was doing and was very spectacle about what I could really learn in an hour. Walked out of the first class feeling like my knowledge ofrap and how to write had increased tenfold. Will be back for my classes"
Mustapha
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Prophet C.
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"After the 1st session, I felt inspired and motivated to follow my dreams. I look forward to working with him in the future and being challenged. He is personable and humble, will be an essential part of my growth and development. If you are seeking someone that is genuine about what he does. This is your guy! I have to finish writing a song, so you know, what to do. Look no further....I’ll see you at the top"
Jewell
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Bernard M.
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"Bernard was awesome! So knowledgeable and so passionate about teaching. I was impressed by how much he really wanted me to "get it." And, WOW.... that guy can hear the intricacies of a rap song after ONE listen through."
Jeff
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Bernard M.
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"CRAZY TALENT THIS GUY"
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"Bernard has been a blast to work with, couldn’t recommend him more"
Nick
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Bernard M.
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Private Hip Hop & Rap Lessons Near You

Rap and hip hop are deceivingly simple musical forms that actually deliver the complexity of the most challenging poems with the musical theory of complex rhythms, intricate beats, and a range of expressive sounds delivered by percussion and other instruments. To master the art form, one must master a long list of skills, including the ability to rhyme quickly, create interesting beats and rhythms, to tap into and express emotions, the ability to understand and use poetic devices, and the confidence to deliver all of this on stage or behind a microphone. 

Rappers are versatile artists. They inspire a range of emotions in their audiences. They can inspire a group to get up and dance, to cry, to laugh, or to sit back and think. If you have a notebook full of rhymes or a head filled

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with new beats, then lessons can help you hone your talent and learn new skills to improve your ability to rap. 

Why Learn to Rap?

In spite of the somewhat negative reputation rap and hip hop music have earned throughout the years, perhaps for using questionable language or promoting sensitive themes, they're actually quite good for the brain. Rapping, especially freestyle rapping, requires an artist to think fast and hard about a variety of subjects. Rapping has been shown to strengthen the areas in the brain responsible for creativity, motivation, focus, language, emotion, and motor skills. 

Rap is a truly versatile form of musical and lyrical self-expression. It pairs flow, rhythm, beat, melody, rhyme, and meaning to create a sound, style, and message that'll captivate an audience. If you want to improve your freestyling skills to compete with other rappers on stage or hone your abilities to write impressive raps to perform and record on your own or with another artist, signing up for rap lessons will help you accomplish your goals. 

The Best Way to Learn Hip Hop and What You'll Study in Hip Hop Classes

Although it's easy to find free rap classes online, the best way to learn is with a private hip hop tutor. In private lessons, students learn at a pace that's comfortable for them. They avoid developing bad habits early on and overcome challenges quickly, as they receive immediate feedback. 

Plus, your hip hop teacher will customize every lessons to help you meet your specific goals while studying the type of rap, lyrics, or beat you love most. No two lessons are alike. Whether you're taking hip hop classes for kids or rap lessons for adults, your teacher will make sure the course content and teaching methods used are appropriate for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Hip Hop Lessons

If you're just starting out, then beginner lessons are right for you. Your teacher will introduce you to the basic skills you'll need to become a well respected rap or hip hop artists. Your rap teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Practice your freestyle flow
  • Single syllable rhymes
  • The art of the rhyming couplet
  • Learn the structure of a rap or hip hop song
  • Access online rhyming tools and beat generators

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Rap Lessons

If you've been practicing on your own and are familiar with the basic skills of rap and hip hop, then you'll feel at home in intermediate classes. You'll improve your existing skills and learn new techniques to bring your rhymes up to the next level. Your rap tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Multi-end rhymes
  • Indirect rhymes
  • Assonance, consonance, and internal rhyme
  • Creating complex beats
  • Focus on lyricism and topicality

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Hip Hop Classes

If you've been rapping for a while and are already comfortable with the art form, then you'll benefit from advanced lessons. You can workshop your rhymes with a professional and continue you to improve your skills, techniques, and delivery. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's individual interests and goals, but your rap teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Workshop lyrics and beats
  • Develop personal style
  • Professional production and sound engineering
  • Performance preparation and coaching

How to Find a Hip Hop Teacher Near You

It's easy to find a private hip hop tutor on TakeLessons. A quick search will direct you to a list of teachers who offer private lessons both near you and online. It's a good idea to choose a tutor who specializes in the genre of music that interests you — rap, hip hop, R&B, pop, or another. To narrow your search, you can read reviews left by students. 

If you're concerned about the price of rap or hip hop lessons, you should be able to find a teacher who charges a rate that's affordable for you, as prices vary depending on the teacher and length of lesson. Studying with a private tutor is well worth the investment; with just a few lessons, you'll learn new concepts fast and improve with ease!