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Sam K.

9 Reviews
Oakdale, PA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sam K.

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Sam K.

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my mus

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Catherine
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through
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Kelly J.

16 Reviews
Pittsburgh, PA
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Sign Language
  • Bachelor in Science of Music and Arts from Chatham University
  • Awarded NA from NA
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Kelly J.

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I have written at least 20 songs in my entire music career. I have written, instrumental music, R&B music, Soul music and children music for my children.

About Kelly

Kelly has been teaching private lessons since June 2011 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home , at her home studio and online. Kelly received Music trainings at Community College of Allegheny Campus and Chatham University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in where she received a degr

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Great Teacher!
Nivea W.
Kelly is very friendly and she took the time to get to know my granddaughter and what Her singing goals are. Kelly then laid out a plan to achieve those goals.
George
Kellys is an awesome person and great teacher. She's extremely talented and an inspiration

Gregory V.

28 Reviews
South Park, PA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1986
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Gregory V.

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I've been teaching [subject] for [#] years and my students have gone on to [student accomplishments]. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to [beginning goal] and as time goes on you'll be able to [intermediate goal]. I specialize in [specialty, style], typically use [book names] books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: [equipment list]. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Gregory

Los Angeles & East Coast native currently looking for New Students who are excited about taking that first step to unveiling their musical dreams! The most direct & illustrious methods to unveiling one's musical dreams. Some prefer to take the round-about way...also my specialty. I am kind, unde

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Diana Y.
First lesson was so informative. Jumped right in and he knew exactly where to start with me and what I needed. .Great personality and knows how to teach, that coming from a teacher myself. Looking forward to the next one!
Sean
Great Lesson!
Conor M.
Great first lesson! Was great with my 7 year old son.

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Makala W.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $43
  • Speaks Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
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Makala W.

33 Reviews
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About Makala

I have loved music as long as I can remember. I know its cliche© to say so, but it's true! :) For me, having parents of different ethnicity and siblings that were much older than me, I was heavily impacted by the wide variety of music to which my family members listened. The force of this crayon

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Myriam L.
Excellent teacher and flexible related to schedule so I can take classes and work normally! Full of knowledge. Awesome class👍
Ophelia C.
My daughter LOVED her first lesson! She was smiling from ear to ear following her lesson and was excited to share what she learned. Makala provided tips to support at home practice. I am happy to have found such a wonderful teacher to introduce piano to my daughter.
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Mike B.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, French
  • B.Mus in Music Composition and Piano from University of British Columbia
  • Teaching since 1997
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Mike B.

15 Reviews
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As a songwriter with a degree in Music Composition and fluency in several instruments, I can show you how to musically spice up your songs with several little music theory tricks. I can also show you how to analyze your favorite songs, or moments in favorite songs, so you can use these same techniques and make them your own!

About Mike

I've studied piano and other instruments for 30 years, have been teaching music for 20, and have been a full time professional musician and music teacher for 11 years. As a musician who was raised on classical piano but has also spent his life playing in bands, jamming, and composing in several ge

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Sarah P.
Hi, Mike! I like the songs you pick for me to learn.
Max F.
Mike was awesome in my first lesson. He knew exactly how to keep pace with my progression...looking forward to #2!
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Brendon R.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Morton Gould Young Composer Award from ASCAP Foundation
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Brendon R.

20 Reviews
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Lessons will be highly tailored to each individual student, songwriters on any instrument welcome. Topics may include storytelling, structure, chord progressions, arrangement, accompaniment, the relationship of music to text, emotions vs intellect, beats, recording, and more.

About Brendon

I am a composer, guitarist, arranger, engraver, and songwriter located in Brooklyn. I have taught extensively for the past ten years in a variety of settings, including teaching private guitar lessons at Saint David's School in Manhattan, teaching private composition lessons and TA'ing two electro

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Pittsburgh, PA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Pittsburgh 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.
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$42 average
45 min
$56 average
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$70 average

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"This was a great first lesson with Kyle. He was very informative and inspiring and patient with me and gave me a lot of good ideas on how I can learn to write good songs. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"This was my 3rd lesson with Loralee and I really enjoy her "get to it" attitude. She is always well prepared and has many exercises to work through together. She doesn't waste any time. I feel she understood what I needed early on with little guidance from me. She's pleasant and enjoyable to work with. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Kristen
Took Songwriting lessons from Loralee W.
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"Incredible Teacher

Athena has the ability to cut through and get right into what is going to help you the most. She has an innate ability to be able to find out what's holding you back and devising the perfect exercises to break through those barriers."
Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Athena M.
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"My daughter (age 9) had an excellent time working with Fernando and has been super motivated to keep songwriting. They wrote the cutest songs and we're planning on having Fernando record her in the studio when he gets back to Fort Wayne!"
Elliot
Took Songwriting lessons from Fernando T.
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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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"Any time I've needed guitar help with songwriting, Garrett has always come in with something and we've come up with some pretty good songs. I'd recommend him to anyone!"
Faith
Took Songwriting lessons from Garrett M.
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"I have been learning so much from Fawn! I can honestly say I have become a professional songwriter because of her guidance, talent and knowledge. I have had a few placements and I will keep training with Fawn to keep getting stronger as a lyricist and composer. Thanks Fawn!"
BWT
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I was really nervous about my performance of an original pop-song for my concert coming up in school. Things weren't working out with my previous teacher and that's when I found Taylor! She guided me through pairing the music with my lyrics, but in a way that really made me feel confident in what I was making! Taylor is super fun and easy to work with and when we weren't writing... we were cracking dad jokes! XD I performed the song at my school concert and I couldn't have been happier with the result! I definitely recommend Taylor and want to work with her soon again :3"
Rebecca (Becky)
Took Songwriting lessons from Taylor A.
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"Great energy, really hit it off with my child."
Lila
Took Songwriting lessons from Francesca V.
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"I'm not being hyperbolic when I write that Kelly is one of the finest teachers I've ever had. I'm a singer-songwriter with unlimited drive, but frustratingly limited musical skills, and Kelly has been able to teach me theory and any number of other related skills such that I've made great progress. She is very patient, extremely musical, and has great taste, which sure doesn't hurt!"
Susan
Took Songwriting lessons from Kelly A.
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