Dylan Galvin

Dylan G.

Los Angeles, CA

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Dylan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2005

I'll teach you whatever you want: whether it's crash course music theory, songwriting, guitar technique or just learning a couple pop songs. You can get the same education I paid $80k for at Berklee but WAY less expensive. I'm a professional songwriter, guitarist, performer and recording artist. I graduated at the top of my class with a B.A. in Professional Music at Berklee College in Boston, MA.

My students can expect to steadily improve their technique, theory, chords structure, improv, song list, understand of the language of music, writing abilities, and find music to be fun rather than a chore. We can focus on an intense practice regimen or just learn songs together. No pressure at all, we'll go at whatever pace you'd like to.

I've worked with songwriting legends like Paul Simon, co-written with artists who've toured with Justin Beiber, worked with grammy winning producers, toured U.S., self released two albums and I've had a successful career as an independent musician. I can teach you the in's and out's of the business as well, things like: social media for musicians, ad targeting, finding your fans, and a lot more.

Specialties: Pop, Indie-folk, Fingerstyle, Improv, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Two Hand Acoustic Tapping, Music Theory, Ear Training, Harmony, Live Performance, Social Media for Musicians, Lead Guitar, Loop Pedal Performing.

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Private Instructor
Jan 2007 - Present
Dylan Galvin Music

Private one on one Instruction for music students ranging from guitar to lyric writing.

Private Instructor
Sep 2015 - May 2016
Netra School of Music

Private instruction of advanced students in 30min - 60 min lessons, covering technique, theory, sight reading, live performance and song learning.

Classroom Instructor
Sep 2015 - May 2016
Netra School of Music

Classroom instruction of K-12 students. Curriculum included: sight reading, playing melodically, learning chord, improvisation, playing in an ensemble and preparing for a live performance. Students performed for the entire school at the end of the year, with flying colors and a standing ovation.

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B.A. Professional Music
Sep 2006 - May 2009
Berklee College of Music
High School Diploma: Music
Sep 1999 - May 2003
Patuxent High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Magna Cum Laude
May 2009
Berklee College of Music

Graduating with high honors at the top 10 percentile at the college


"Best Adult Contemporary Artist" - nomination
Apr 2015
IMEA (International Musicians and Entertainers Award)
Best Adult Contemporary Song
Nov 2014
IMEA (International Music and Entertainer Awards)
Best Cover Band/Live Performance
Nov 2014
Phoenix Radio Station
"Best Guitarist" in Southern Maryland
Nov 2013
Phoenix Radio Station
"Song of the Year" Honorable Mention
Mar 2013
Song of the Year Songwriting Competition
Annual Songwriting Competition Winner
Dec 2008
Berklee College of Music


Berklee College of Music Alumni
May 2009

The Berklee Alumni Affairs Office embraces the college’s alumni as valuable members and vital stakeholders in a lifelong, global community. We strive to foster and strengthen alumni engagement in meaningful and innovative ways that support the interests and goals of alumni in their professional and personal pursuits.

Guided by the college’s mission, we seek to build a sense of shared community, pride, professional achievement, volunteerism, philanthropic support, and commitment to Berklee. We celebrate and applaud our alumni as they seek to improve the world around them through their creative pursuits.

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Photos & Videos

Recipe - Original by Dylan Galvin 
"Just because you can't cook doesn't mean you can't fall in love"
Don't forget your hometown. Don't forget the people you meet and know and love as you get older.  You only get to grow up once.
Live Looping Acoustic Cover of Eagle Eye Cherry's "Save Tonight" by Dylan Galvin.
I'm Dylan.  I drink way too much coffee I write songs.   This is a dorky love song for dorky peopleThanks for watching.
"Why Would the Devil be Jealous of You" by new singer songwriter Dylan Galvin from his album "Remember to Play" released June 2017
A song to honor those who have found someone they truly love.  
This piece is an ambient acoustic live looping piece.
Just sitting on the roof learning chords...you know...like you do.

I'm smiling because I just had three cups of coffee.  Heyah!

When I'm not playing guitar I'm on the playground, spinning madly on one of these things.
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10 Reviews

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Lauren Apr 29, 2018
Music Performance · In home

Dylan is thorough, detailed, extremely competent and patient. He has a knack for breaking things down and giving you the help where you need it. A thorough knowledge of music theory and understanding and plenty of performance experience. If you're looking for a teacher, you'd be lucky to have him!

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Franny Jan 30, 2018
Guitar · In home

Dylan Galvin is an extremely accomplished musician that can bring out your inner patience while practicing your own music. He will work with a musician striving to find their story in their music, giving that balance of todays artistry and also the basics to enable your own creativity. I highly recommend him.

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Elizabeth Jan 27, 2018
Guitar · In home

As a fairly experienced pianist transitioning to guitar, Dylan was great. He gauged what I knew but still broke down the basics of guitar, helping me get the basics of finger positioning, strumming, and transitions, and tying back to the elements that I knew from my years of playing piano.

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Mitch Jan 27, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Absolutely THE best

Carlos Jan 26, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Dylan is pure talent, fun, eccentric, sane/insane, smart and positive being! He taught my son to play guitar and to compose. Dylan played at my restaurant many times, me and our patrons always loved his innovation and talent!

Cynthia Jan 26, 2018
Songwriting · In studio

Dylan is passionate about the importance of lyrics and music that has meaning well beyond just being entertaining. That passion shows in his teaching. We learn by sharing what we know and Dylan has amazing songwriting skills.

Paul Jan 26, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Dylan's teaching techniques were very good and helped me to greatly increase my playing ability.

Larry Jan 26, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Dylan put me through finger picking boot camp and my technique went through the roof in a short period of time.

Wendy Jan 26, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

I didn't think I would be able to learn guitar but Dylan's expertise and knowledge made it very easy and enjoyable to learn and practice. He made it exciting and I look forward to being to able play out live.

Jenna Jan 26, 2018
Songwriting · In studio

I’ve never considered myself “artistic” or “creative”, but the process he showed me had my song idea come to life!

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