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Popular Songwriting Teachers Near Pasadena

Troy W.

Houston, TX
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Rafael B.

Houston, TX
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Jeremiah L.

Houston, TX
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Troy W. Houston, TX

I have been teaching this subject for over 10 years. There is no specific curriculum as each student will come to lessons with their own unique skills, needs, and goals. Lessons are tailored to those specifics. It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons. Many young composers have great ideas but can only hear them in their heads or play them on an instrument. Lessons will allow you to obtain the skills to write them down with greater speed, accuracy, and clarity. More advance students will also include exploring a wider range of harmonic languages, advanced notation, instrumentation, orchestration, and aural skills. Students should come to the first lesson with examples of their work, either notated or recorded in a digital format. They should be prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study. Lessons are a minimum of 60 minutes once per week.

About Troy

Composer Troy W. graduated from the New England Conservatory, earning his Bachelors, Masters (cum laude) and Graduate Diploma while studying with mentor Malcolm Peyton. After spending a year studying with Lukas Foss in Boston, Mr. W. moved to Houston in 2001 where he continued graduate studies at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. During his time as a teacher with the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Troy taught classes in music fundamentals and music theory for pre-college students. He has also served on the faculty of the Summer Institute for Piano teaching courses in Form & Analysis for pre-college students. Troy also has maintained a private studio, tutoring and teaching private lessons in composition, ear training, ...

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Hao H. February 16, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Tony is a great piano teacher! Tony has a great grasp on the material that he teaches. Tony's helpful and diligent teaching style helps further my progress.
The schedule that Tony has also works great for us which is always a plus! Thank you Tony!
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Christina S. February 15, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Troy is the best vocal instructor ever! I feel like I hit the jackpot in finding him as my coach. He is extremely knowledgeable and great at communicating concepts that might otherwise be difficult to understand. My vocal technique and confidence has improved so much since I started taking lessons from Troy in September 2014. I was so impressed with my progress with Troy that I have now expanded my lessons to twice a week. Troy is great at making a plan to help me achieve my goals, and he is right with me every step of the way. I am so grateful to have an instructor that not only helps me get better, but also has an inspiring attitude to share a love for music.
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Donald D. January 29, 2015
Ear Training · In studio
Verified Student
I am 3 lessons in, and I am very satisfied with the pace we are taking the lessons and the advice I am receiving for my music career. I like to cover a lot of material in lessons and in homework and we are keeping busy as I like. If you're serious about music, you will probably like Troy as your instructor.
Rafael B. Houston, TX

Basic understanding of music of compositional structures or Forms (Binary, Ternary, and Irregular forms), enough to get you started and be able to organize your own compositional ideas...

About Rafael

*** Studio Equipment *** The teacher's home studio lessons are taught in his home studio with a computer, bass, guitar, electric guitar, and acoustic guitar. *** Travel Equipment *** Spanish Guitar, electric guitar, Bass. *** Specialties *** Got own method non published yet, and some methods for reading, patterns and riffs.

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Loyda R. November 5, 2014
Electric Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Rafael is a very knowledgeable instructor. He Is great and very patient with my 10 year old daughter. She has been taking lessons with him for two months. She has learned so much from him in the short time. I highly recommend him.
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Laura R. October 20, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I find Rafael very patient and encouraging. I am absolutely new to the guitar.

I am a senior and needs lot of help. I am also a retiree; and since I was always interested in learning to play the guitar I thought I would give it a try. I selected the right teacher.
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Lucas L. August 13, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I really recommend Rafael. He is a teacher, is not a person that knows only how to play. He is a person that also knows how to teach. He finds the way to explain things so I can understand them.

Recomiendo a Refael como profesor. No solo sabe tocar sino tambien sabe enseniar. Busca la forma de explicar las cosas y que estas sean entendibles para alguien que no sabe mucho de musica.
Jeremiah L. Houston, TX

*Rock
*Metal
*Blues
*RnB
*Cuban
*Latin
*Song Writing
*Jazz
*Country

About Jeremiah

As a Musicians Institute graduate, I've learned from exceptional drummers in the Los Angeles music industry. I gained and learned many tricks of the trade and can offer the same quality education to anyone. As a student myself, I realized that having great sound, solid timing and grove are just as essential as having cool beats to play. There are more technicalities to drumming than being able to play fast or having the best chops. Aside from learning how to play drums, knowing how to think about music, how to listen to music, and how to study music will give a great foundation to any student of any style. I first like to determine the students ability and understanding by working on a few coordination exercises and reading exercises. From a good foundation, I build a curriculum,

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Henrique R. January 24, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Honestly, best drummer ever. He likes to give you exercise that you are into and enjoy. He'll go out of his way to make sure you are getting the exercise perfect. Best drum teacher ever period.
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CarlosL1 April 28, 2012
Getting Schooled

Technique is paramount when learning to play drums, if you don't have a good, solid technique, your just another sloppy drummer. Enter Jeremiah, an instructor with an excellent ear, picking up quickly on what it is I'm doing wrong, establishing a path to quick correction and selecting a technique right for my style of play. 3 lessons in and my playing is dramatically different, much cleaner and solid on the grooves. This guy has pushed my creativity to a new level and my confidence in live play stacks up to the crowd
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DinaG April 11, 2012
Reading music

My 10 year old is excited about learning to read music. Jeremiah is doing a great job. Jeremiah has alot of talent and has been very patient with my son.

Daniel Z.

Houston, TX
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Bo W.

Pasadena, TX
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Zane W.

Houston, TX
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Daniel Z. Houston, TX

About Daniel

For more than 10 years, Daniel has maintained a private teaching studio of piano, guitar, bass guitar, and composition students. He has also taught music technology and music theory at Rice University, The Art Institute of Houston, and Collin County Community College. Daniel encourages students to think deeply, work hard, and earn achievements by concentrating on music that moves them. Lessons will include technique, note reading, varied literature, and theory. Thanks to his background in classical, jazz, popular, and experimental music, learning music from him will give you a well-rounded learning experience. Besides being a musician, he is also known to be a video artist, cartoonist, and origami enthusiast. *** Lesson Details *** Piano lessons Guitar lessons Bass guitar ...

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Andrew D. September 11, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Quite knowledgeable and strong teaching skills!
Bo W. Pasadena, TX

In this course you will learn to get in touch with your good or sad stories and put them to words in a song format.

About Bo

With over 40 years of professional playing on small and large stages I am able to offer my students a diverse range of educational resources. I am still playing actively in bands in surrounding area. *** Lesson Details *** I am easy going and I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus & can have fun doing it. I utilize various methods , which is determined by the students learning style & needs, so this can change as time goes on (not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (& continue to do) extensive research into materials available for Piano and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best ...

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Vicky S. September 22, 2014
Songwriting · In studio
Verified Student
I am extremely pleased with the lessons that Bo has provided. And I'm very impressed with his music capability as well. I highly recommend him if you're interested in improving your songwriting skills. Or even if you are a beginner like I was.
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Deisy A. June 21, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He explains very well and most important has patience.
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Mine P. April 4, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
More than just taking a lesson

Some teacher is know how to give you a good lesson on what you choose for, but with Mr. Bo, you will learn beyond that. My 13 years old son is learning piano with Mr. Bo for a month now. He really enjoys the lessons. Moreover, Mr. Bo always give my son a good advise, not only about how to play piano, but also guide you to the right way to learn and he will tell you how to benefit the most out of learning. Thanks to you, Mr. Bo.
Zane W. Houston, TX

Songwriting is arguably my greatest talent. I encourage you look me up on YouTube or iTunes.

About Zane

Zane W. starting taking lessons from Guitar Institute of technology graduate, Charlie Lair at 12 years of age and studied with him for 6 years. Zane began serious classical voice lessons when he was 18 from Dr. Paul Busselburg, and is now currently taking speech level singing. He has taken 8 music theory courses and 8 ear training courses. Also, he is a proficient song writer. Zane has been teaching both singing and guitar lessons for 4 years. ***He recently lost touch with most of his previous students due to working with t.v. show "The Voice" but is passionate about sharing his gift with others now that he is back in Houston.

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Samreen Z. October 14, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
He's an awesome instructor! Made me feel very comfortable and went at the perfect pace for me.

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