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David S.

28 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Music Department Award 2003 from Salisbury University
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David S.

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David enjoys teaching students from all different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. Whether you are just starting out or a virtuoso shredder in the making, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He usually combines work with reading off of the treble clef (what he likens to "eating your vegetables." You may not want to do it, but it will make you a healthier musician!) with learning more popular songs (or songs the student says they would like to learn) through tablature and chord charts, depending on the style of the song.

David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!

About David

David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Fairfax, VA. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 25 years he has been performing (20 of those professionally) and playing

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Neci Guy
Patient, talented and easy to learn from!
Hannah
Great teacher!
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John N.

13 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John N.

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Having written many songs, both for demos and my album, I can teach lyric choice, vocal and guitar phrasing and common pitfalls for songwriters.

About John

I have been playing guitar and bass for over 35 years and traveled the world playing concerts in Clubs and Stadiums. My band ESTUS was signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, I played with the Eddie Kirkland Blues Band, formed Fat City in Woodstock NY, and played toured nationally with Quicksilv

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Cameron R.
Fantastic 1st lesson
Gregory M.
fun interesting & helpful. good start.
Matt
John is great to work with. Very laid back and has a natural feel for just what you need to learn.
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Brian C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2007
  • BA in Music from Humboldt State University
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Brian C.

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I have been writing for years and have been chronicled in the Berkeley Folklore Archive as a songwriter. Let me help you with your adventure into songwriting!

About Brian

My name is Brian C. and I've been featured in the Berkeley Folklore Archive for songwriting! I am a creative person who is adept at a number of musical instruments. While I don't play them all, I would certainly like too. I have a music degree and I would love to teach your student anything from

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Jane D.
Brian is great for kids and adults!

My 10-year-old showed interest in learning piano, and Brian is great! My 8-year-old thought it looked fun, so we added him, and Brian does a great job with him. In fact, my 40-something husband was so impressed, he signed up, too! Brian is terrific with all of them. Everyone is learning at his own speed and each is improving. Brian adeptly teaches according to skill, interest, aptitude, and attitude. I'm so impressed! I heartily recommend for anyone looking for a music teacher.
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Lizzi T.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lizzi T.

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Hi there! I am a professional jazz, pop, and folk vocalist, pianist, and songwriter with a bachelor's degree in Jazz Voice from the University of North Texas. I firmly believe that learning more about music should be a fun, nurturing, and open-minded process (this isn't Whiplash, folks). No musician is exactly alike, so I work hard to create custom and unique curriculum for each of my students to ensure that they love the music and skills that they are working on!

My teaching incorporates many elements including healthy vocal technique, songwriting, improvisation, music theory, piano, and Finale music notation software. Whatever you're interested in, let's explore it!

I teach voice and songwriting in jazz, pop, folk, country, and R&B styles. I also teach piano and jazz theory. Contact me if you have any further questions; I'll gladly answer them all! I look forward to making music with you!

About Lizzi

Hi there! I am a professional jazz, pop, and folk vocalist, pianist, and songwriter with a bachelor's degree in Jazz Voice from the University of North Texas. I firmly believe that learning more about music should be a fun, nurturing, and open-minded process (this isn't Whiplash, folks). No musician

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Kannen
My 10yo son is a very new beginner in singing. Lizzy made him feel comfortable and have fun while learning something new. I highly recommend her and he can't wait for the next lessons!!
Rachel
I have had such a great experience working with Lizzi! Her wide range of expertise shines through in her comments during our lessons. I always leave feeling more confident and excited to improve what we worked on that day. She is easy-going and down to earth, as well as being seriously talented!!
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Rebecca M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Music – Popular Music Performance from University of Southern California
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rebecca M.

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I have been writing songs for 14 years and have studied with influential songwriters in the LA music business for the past 4 years, as well as with Philly writers for many years before that. I believe that writing is all about honesty and finding your own voice. Through these lessons I will help you to do both of these things along with building your knowledge of music theory and what makes a song click.

About Rebecca

Welcome! My name is Becca M. and I am an experienced songwriter, guitarist, and performer looking to share my knowledge and love of music with others. I am available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons. I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and graduated this May 2017 with a Bachel

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Kenny
Becca is an excellent teacher. She is very patient and explains things very well. She's also prompt and communicative and easy to work with on scheduling.
Tommy C.
Based on our first lesson, I would highly recommend Becca for a teacher of young kids. She came to the class prepared, was very patient with my son, and left him wanting more and with something to work on. It was a very good experience.
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Sofia W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • English and Creative Writing from Occidental College
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Sofia W.

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In songwriting lessons, we will work on song structure by studying and analyzing songs. We will also work on the student's own compositions.

About Sofia

My name is Sofia and I'm a recent Occidental College graduate with a degree in English and Creative Writing. I have been a professional singer-songwriter since I was in high school, touring both the US and the UK. I have a passion for teaching students of any age and working to design a personalized

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Dumfries, VA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Dumfries 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 $300 per hour.
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$56 average
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"Christopher is a wonderful teacher. He truly cares and does his very best to help you learn. He knows exactly how to effectively help you understand and move forward. I appreciate what I am learning from him and how he is so patient. I feel safe enough to take creative chances during our lessons (I'm pretty rusty). I'm grateful to have found him. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, conscientious, caring, trustworthy and genuine - and a really great guy. I highly recommend him without reservation."
Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Christopher M.
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"Kelly keeps my 12 daughter energized about song writing!"
Saher
Took Songwriting lessons from Kelly A.
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"Technology today is incredible. I'm in Norway, Fawn is in Los Angeles. Where else could I find a quality teacher with a couple of hit songs help me at my craft? If it weren't for the internet I would have never found such a talented songwriter to help me tighten my songs. I love, love, LOVE the time I spend with Fawn hashing out my songs to record with my band in the studio. She is so gifted, easy going, precise and fun. She really respects keeping the integrity and emotions of my songs and is good at keeping people open to changes that are necessary to make a mediocre song great."
Anneke Grace
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Indigo is an awesome teacher!"
Geoff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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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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"Terry was on time - professional - and inspiring. We're excited to keep working with him!"
Sam
Took Songwriting lessons from Terry P.
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"I had a one off single lesson with Matthew, I was only in New York for a couple days and was lucky enough to get a sing writing session with him. He gave some great insight and valid techniques towards song writing. He was easy going and very friendly. Would certainly recommend."
Paul
Took Songwriting lessons from Matthew K.
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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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"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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"My writing was sub-par, to say the least. Margo helped me to paint a vivid picture with my words, and also create melodies to best express them. Now, I consult her every time I have a song or poem to write!"
Caitlin
Took Songwriting lessons from Margo L.
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