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Scott S.

6 Reviews
McKinney, TX
Starting at $27
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. In Jazz Guitar from Kennesaw State University
  • Teaching since 1998
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Scott S.

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music theory goes hand in hand with songwriting. Also I have had experience in creative and poetic writing throughout my collegiate career. I teach some degree of songwriting to all of my students

About Scott

Scott S. I started playing guitar while in high school. Then, I furthered my studies in guitar at the Atlanta Institute of Music (2 Years) and Georgia Perimeter College (2 Years) where I studied Music Theory and Jazz. It was during these few years when I played in several rock, Bluegrass and Jazz

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Scott is a very patient teacher. He adapts his lessons based on the students understanding music theory and what student wants to achieve on a personal level. Personally, I was very shy and with little understanding of theory but was willing learn and apply Scott's teachings. What I didn't expect, is a life long friendship. I would highly recommend anyone who from a beginner to experienced player to Scott Sadler to expand their knowledge in music.
Georgia
I took weekly in-home lessons with Scott from (roughly) age 6 to age 13 and I could not recommend him more highly. Though I should be reviewing Scott as a teacher and musician, I feel that I should first mention Scott as a person; Learning from such a young age and through an incredibly formative time of my life, Scott became for me a sort of mentor as well as a teacher. He encouraged me to do what I cared about, allow myself to be creative, and get over the fear of making mistakes and owning my own work. Scott listens to what his students have to say, whether it’s feedback, goals, or concerns, guitar and life related alike. Easygoing, positive, and never judgmental, he creates a space where a student feels genuinely heard, and for me this was very important.

When it comes to lessons, it is impossible to miss how passionate Scott is for what he does; Scott is always full of ideas for each student and how they can use their strengths and interests, and he puts time and energy into personalizing each student’s lessons instead of simply going by the book. He does this because he is genuinely passionate about each of his students. For me, this meant turning to song-writing when I « just can’t do Taylor Swift » as I remember a 6-year-old me sighing one day, helping me learn to craft my own solos, or teaching me to write my own tabs for songs I couldn’t find yet online. Scott introduced me to blues and jazz at a young age and showed me so much about music I would never have otherwise found, and he always taught me the theory behind what we did so I understood what I was doing and could apply it on my own. I’ll never forget learning Georgia On My Mind, learning how to solo over it on my own (and do it well), and the pride of seeing what I was capable of after all that work; even 4 years later, I still know the song by heart.

In terms of capability, Scott is highly proficient and can handle just about anything you throw at him. Because he seriously knows what he is doing, he can improvise and tailor lessons to teach you what you want to learn. While I was learning, I always looked to Scott to play a piece I was struggling with to see how it could be improved, as he always played it beautifully. Listening to Scott play, I was always re-inspired or re-motivated to learn and to improve.

I’m sure I’ve been rambling for far too long at this point and I could honestly continue for a while, but I’ll spare you and simply leave it at this: I am endlessly grateful to Scott for what and how he taught and cannot recommend him more highly to anyone who wants to really learn how to play. No matter your age, experience, interests or other concerns, Scott can teach you, and teach you well.
Kimberly
Scott taught my son for 4 years before he married and moved away. Heart breaking for my son bc Scott encouraged my son creatively while teaching him fundamentals and theory. In the end Scott was teaching my son how to compose songs that my son had written. Scott is honest and great with kids.
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Lance R.

32 Reviews
Garland, TX
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Lance R.

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Are you ready to start writing your own music, but you aren't sure where to start? I'm a doctor of music theory, with years of experience teaching people how to do just that! These lessons will give you the basic song writing tools necessary to create a beautiful, catchy tune that will truly speak to your individuality as a musician. I can also offer critical analysis of your current work, and give you detailed feedback on its artistic qualities.

About Lance

Dr. Lance Russell is a Professor of Music offering private lessons online and in the Dallas area. He received his B.M. and M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of South Florida, and a Ph. D in Music Theory, with a related field in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of North Texas. Dr.

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Michael L
I've been taking vocal lessons with Dr. Lance Russell for about 6 months. He's super knowledgeable, as others have said, and is great at making you feel at ease. I've seen a lot of progress in the time I've worked with him and would definitely recommend others to reach out.
Emmet
Lance has a deep understanding of how sound is produced. This covers physical factors, like what each throat muscle is doing, as well as mental factors that can cause a singer to tense up or slip into a bad habit. He's able to take these insights and share them in a way that students can understand, along with tips that can be acted on to start improving right away. While highly professional, he's also easygoing and makes even beginner students feel comfortable.
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Jennifer P.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. (double major: music and psychology) from Goucher College
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Jennifer P.

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I can help you to tell your story through song: working with melody, lyrics, chords/accompaniment and/or interpretation to create a moving musical connection within yourself, and with your audience.

About Jennifer

I am a professional singer-songwriter and have been teaching lessons fulltime for the last 12 years. I teach students of all ages and levels of experience. My current range of students include: kids with learning/developmental disabilities, teenagers who have starred in school musicals, and perf

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Leah W.
wow I sol our video Miss. Jennifer! I shod it to my sisters and they loved it they would liked when you where playing your keyboard they would like if they cod come and sit one day! thank you from:L W.
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Thomas M.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Thomas M.

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How do you teach someone how to write a great song? The short answer: you can't! I know, this coming from someone charging money for lessons on how to write songs. I can teach you the elements of a great song. I can show you ways to get started, ways to develop ideas, ways to structure the parts. Great songs have something else; something greater than the sum of its parts. Great songs have personality. Great songs come from the heart. Great songs are made by PEOPLE. That is you! You are ultimately the one putting together these elements. You are not inventing a new language or a 13th note, you are mixing the ingredients to make the dish. I'm just the grocery store. The really friendly, super fresh, incredibly extensive grocery store.

I began writing music seriously at around the age of 14. At this stage, it was all trial and error. I had no idea how chords worked so I just went for it, using my ears to guide me. It was "I like that, what's next?" When I began my Music Major at ...

About Thomas

I LOVE to teach and I am looking for a few more motivated students online and at my home studio on Merritt Island, Florida. Lessons are fun and motivating! Beginning students learn songs that they love while also learning basic theory and instrument technique. Advanced students will have their mind

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Tom taught my daughter for almost 3 years before moving back East. We were very sad, he is the best! My daughter always left her lessons happy and I could definitely hear her progress over time which was awesome! Highly recommend!
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Moriah D.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Moriah D.

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Nashville singer-songwriter with a degree in Music Business and an emphasis in songwriting from MTSU. I've toured around the country as an artist, and currently write in the country, pop, and Christian genres. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student, helping them strengthen their natural style and grow to meet their personal goals. All experience levels welcome, I look forward to helping you learn to structure and hone the craft of songwriting, and express yourself through song. Sign up today, and lets make music fun and attainable!

About Moriah

I am a professional singer-songwriter, living in Nashville, TN, with a degree in Music Business from MTSU. I have been a touring artist for 10 years and have a passion for not only the craft of singing and songwriting, but for finding the uniqueness in others and helping them shine! In addition to

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its amazing! i love it!
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Saritah N.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Korean, French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Saritah N.

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As a professional singer, songwriter and musician, I have spent the past decade touring the world performing songs I wrote myself, and it has brought me so much joy and fulfilment!

I would love to share my excitement and passion for songwriting with you, whether you have never written a song before but have the burning desire to do so and don't know where to start, or perhaps you have a song or songs that you started but are needing guidance to complete them - I will share my wealth of experience including song structure, chord progressions, melody, rhythm, lyric writing and more with patience, clarity and non-judgement to support you in writing your best song(s)!

About Saritah

Hi / Hola ! I'm Saritah, happy to 'meet' you :) As a professional singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording and touring artist for the past 15 years, music is my life. I have written, recorded and released 3 full length albums, 1 EP and many singles and have spent the past decade

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Kamerin
Very nice, encouraging, and helpful!
jay
Sarah was such a delight and made guitar lessons for our son who's 12 very fun where he started practicing without us having to remind him because he finally enjoyed the lessons. Thanks Sarah we love your style and methods.

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The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Plano is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Ellysa is extremely knowledgeable and practical - her lesson with me was amazing. As a first lesson, we went through my existing equipment and goals for writing/producing my own work, and she gave me an online review of what we discussed next steps were for me. I’m so thankful for her clear and focused guidance!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Ellysa R.
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"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for years now for music theory, acoustic guitar, singing, recording, and now songwriting. Its awesome to have all those options in one place. Jimmy has a lot of experience when it comes to writing songs and it shows in the way he teaches. He always shows excitement towards the new songs I bring to him, and encourages me to keep writing. He has taught me how easy it can be to create songs, while taking what he has taught me with music theory to push the song to the next level. The best part is when I decide I like a song, he has the ability to record it for me in his studio. This process of recording and listening to what you have created is invaluable. I always look forward to lessons with Jimmy and highly recommend him."
Doug
Took Songwriting lessons from James R.
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"So far so good with the first lesson excited for next!"
Jacklyn Blankiewicz
Took Songwriting lessons from Ricardo M.
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"Dan is really good and creative teacher! I had fun lesson with him!"
Xi
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan B.
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"Dave really knows the music business inside and out, and he is doing a great job of shepherding my songwriting project along!"
Cece
Took Songwriting lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"Hello Ellysa my Name is Nickboyer & i would like to have Singing lessons"
Nick
Took Songwriting lessons from Ellysa R.
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"Super passionate and knowledgable of his craft. His personal story is inspiring. Warning! He will take you to the edge to make you improve."
Martin
Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"Chrissy was very instructive and positive and friendly and she worked with me for my individualized songwriting learning needs at this time. We worked on my first song, and she gave me very good information and feedback and homework for our next lesson. Definitely several points above average!!!!!!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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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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"Kyle is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. I am learning things I never knew before about songwriting and developing more hope and self-confidence. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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