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Troy W.

61 Reviews
Houston, TX
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Ancient Egyptian, French
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Troy W.

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I have been teaching this subject for over 16 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 R

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Rafael V.
Good and accurate tips on what needs to be worked on. Thank you
Rich
Troy W. is a phenomenal teacher. He has a passion for teaching and prepares each lesson for his students before they arrive. He has high standards and expects you to work hard but it understanding when a situation arises in your life. He is a warm and friendly person and has a great sense of humor. I have been taking lessons for a year and a half and feel fortunate to have found him. I recommend anyone living in Houston or in this country or other countries to study with him. He is easily the best teacher I have ever had in any subject throughout my life.
Rich T.
Troy Wayne is a phenomenal teacher. He has a passion for teaching and prepares each lesson for his students before they arrive. He has high standards and expects you to work hard but it understanding when a situation arises in your life. He is a warm and friendly person and has a great sense of humor. I have been taking lessons for a year and a half and feel fortunate to have found him. I recommend anyone living in Houston or across the country or in other countries to study with him. He is easily the best teacher I have ever had in any subject throughout my life.

Andrew D.

35 Reviews
Houston, TX
Starting at $29
  • Associate of Arts from HCC
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrew D.

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Hi there. I'm Andrew. I have been teaching for about 10 years now and it has become one of the things I truly love to do. When I am not writing, reading, gigging, touring, or recording, I love to teach people the things that have made my life so colorful.

With a little push in the right direction, you can become an active participant in the things you love. No more watching from the sidelines. Become the musician, writer, speaker, reader that you have always wanted to be. It's never too late! Trying something new or asking for help can be intimidating, but I am happy to show you that the rewards far exceed the costs. Trust me, I speak from experience. I've taught personalized lessons for nearly 10 years now without a single complaint. At this point in my musical career, the majority of my experience and attitude has come from being "in the field". I've played everything from small dive bars to music festivals with crowds of thousands and been on tour and lived the whole life more ...

About Andrew

Music is my life. As cheesy as that phrase goes, for me, it holds true. Everything I do and have been doing has been geared towards music. I've been in one working/gigging band or other without break for the past 10 years. I began intensely learning to play guitar at the age of 9 and have not stop

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Candice C.
Andrew has the patience of a saint! He will put you at ease and teach you step by step. I feel very lucky to have a found such a nice, patient teacher! Can't wait to learn more from him!
joe S.
Andrew is an amazing teacher and my son is so happy learning from him!
jacob
my son has taken an interest in guitar. good summer experience may become serious interest. only time will tell.
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Rachel H.

52 Reviews
Houston, TX
Starting at $25
  • Finance from San Jacinto College - North
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Rachel H.

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I've been teaching songwriting sessions for Girls Rock Camp, the Girl Scouts and a few Youth Programs in the area. Song writing sessions is a workshop that helps my students place their words into a rhythm. This class is great for group lessons.

About Rachel

I started my musical path in a Ballet Studio. I fell in love with the crackle of the vinyl record playing as I learned to listen and dance with the rhythm. I started playing the guitar when I was in elementary and took classical lessons until I was a teenager.I really enjoy the art of practice

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Jim T.
Rachel is an excellent teacher. She has vast musical knowledge and the ability to communicate on a level that the student can easily understand. Rachel is extremely personable and puts the student at ease from the very beginning. She takes the time to understand the student’s goals and musical interests and tailors the lessons to keep the student motivated. In addition to being a great teacher, Rachel is a genuinely nice person.
Angela
She breaks things down like a dream!
Jenny
My daughter loves her guitar lessons with Rachel!

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Kierstyn S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Superior rating from National Federation of Music Clubs
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Kierstyn S.

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Want to write more descriptive lyrics? Struggling with the same chord progressions? I will help you write music that is unique and compositionally sound with lyrics that express your thoughts clearly and powerfully. I can also help with recording and production tips.

About Kierstyn

Kierstyn St. John is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer who possesses a repertoire of more than 1,000 memorized songs in every genre from classical to jazz to contemporary/pop. She has played piano for twenty one years, and has been extensively classically and jazz trained, studying eve

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Peter
Kierstyn is very knowledgeable and very easy to understand and work with.
Jacob
Very well trained piano teacher. Was able to teach the kids in a meaningful way that hooked them on learning the piano.
Jacob
Kierstyn had the incredibly unique ability to teach me every single song I wanted to learn while still teaching a range of classical, jazz, and pop fundamentals all along the way. I couldn't recommend her more.
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Olivia D.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Olivia D.

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I studied Songwriting at Berklee College of Music and carry a Bachelor's Degree in that subject. I worked with Pat Pattison at Berklee, learning his techniques and studying his practices, such as object writing.

About Olivia

I love to create. The way I'm most comfortable creating is through writing; whether it's a song, a short story, a poem or a script. Writing has always been the bass line in my life; the heartbeat. Music and film are both passions of mine. I graduated from Berklee College of Music where I studied

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Kyle
Olivia made it fun and I felt like a rockstar day 1!
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Phillip Z.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • I am currently in a doctorate program, my primary emphasis is classical guitar performance. from Arizona State University
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Phillip Z.

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I consider 'song writing' one chapter in the larger context of composition. Composition involves utilizing the various musical elements (rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, form) to create a musical work. Great composers are very accomplished musicians, as are great improvisors. The art of improvisation is the art of spontaneous composition.

All my advanced students study composition in some form, as part of learning their instrument. My 'composition' students usually learn chord function theory (12 assignment course) and are generally proficient enough on a chordal instrument (piano or guitar) to at least play simple chord progressions.

One aspect of composition studies involves analyzing a variety of songs to see what makes them work. We also approach writing from a variety of points of view. As with learning a musical instrument, the art of song writing and composition can result in a lifetime of exciting musical exploration.

About Phillip

I teach music. The guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele just happen to be the particular instruments I choose. Music as a language, discipline, and art, is the goal. I've been teaching, performing, studying, composing, for some thirty years. I've studied and gigged in the classical, jazz, rock, bl

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Thomas
Phillip demonstrated a high degree of professionalism while making my son feel very comfortable.
Carolyn P.
Phil is a naturally gifted teacher. He listens well and took time to understand what I feel I need to concentrate on right now. He knows how to work with a person effectively.
Carolyn P.
Phil is a naturally gifted teacher. He listens well and took time to understand what I feel I need to concentrate on right now. He knows how to work with a person effectively.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Highlands, TX

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Highlands is $69. 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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$55 average
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"It’s really fun and you’re surrounded by people who want the best for you. It’s a great environment!"
Kayla
Took Songwriting lessons from Janeen F.
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"I didn't really know what to expect from songwriting lessons but Adam is very flexible with his teaching, knowledgeable, and responsive. He gives you the tools you need to pursue any path you choose and to feel good about what you're achieving. Adam is very nonjudgmental and just loves music. Thanks to him I've come very far in a short amount of time."
Danielle
Took Songwriting lessons from Adam K.
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"Licity is everything you look for in a great teacher. She is a superb listener, has patience, is well organized and truly cares about you. One only has to listen to her songs and see her videos to know she is a very talented songwriter who has been praised locally and nationally."
Rich
Took Songwriting lessons from Licity C.
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"Creative Music Writing

Kevin taught me how to write lyrics with imagery and to put the chords and inversions behind those lyrics to create pop masterpieces!"
Dylan
Took Songwriting lessons from Kevin T.
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"Hannah was an incredible instructor. She worked very well with my goals and was kind and patient. She explained concepts well and was extremely knowledgeable and experienced. I could tell she cared about me as a person and not just as a student, which I really appreciated. I would consider her a friend as well as a teacher. I’d recommend her to anyone!"
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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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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"He just makes our music so much better. An exceptional teacher.

Randy has worked with my partner and I for 15 years. He took our melodies, arranged them, and turned them into songs that were actually singable. Watching Randy run a rehearsal and teach people songs is a sight to behold. He makes it happen quickly and efficiently, and we always have fun.

In all sincerity, I consider Randy to be the most talented musician I've ever known. He is a great teacher, even of inexperienced adults, and fun to work with. A winning combination all the way around.
John B."
John
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"Stephen has definitely provided me an insightful way of analyzing songs and for writing my own music myself. He is really helpful and gives you many eye opening advices and tools that encourage you to develop your artistry. Furthermore, he provides a friendly and non judegemental atmosphere, which is essential for a student. I totally recommend him."
Alexis
Took Songwriting lessons from Stephen H.
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"I have been taking songwriting with James for 4 months now. I have learned so much in that time. I still continue to grow my songwriting skills with his lessons. I would recommend James if you’re looking for songwriting lessons."
Dave
Took Songwriting lessons from James R.
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"whatzzzzz up, seth, you are the Beethoven of this millenia."
Jonathan
Took Songwriting lessons from Seth D.
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