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David S.

29 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1996
  • B.A. in Music Composition 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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Patient, talented and easy to learn from!
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Great teacher!
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John N.

13 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1993
  • 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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Rachel P.

43 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded 6 Top Ten Club Charting Singles (From 2005-2009) from Billboard Magazine
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Rachel P.

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As a songwriter with 6 Billboard charting singles, I have the experience t help you develop, refine and polish your songs, from whatever stage of completion they, to the point that they are production and performance ready. If you've got poetry that you are trying to put to music, I can show you how! If you've got chord changes and no lead melody or lyric line, I can help you find a multitude of creative possibilities.

About Rachel

A graduate of Duke Ellington School for the Arts and the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Rachel Panay is a 6 time Billboard Club charting singer/songwriter in the Dance music genre. She recently returned to her musical theatre roots appearing as Rose in Theatre Lab's production of The Secret

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Anne
Rachel has taught our son since first grade; he's now in third. She's tailored lessons to his musical taste (the Beatles) while providing a strong foundation on which to build. She's been very flexible and accommodating throughout the switch from in-person to remote lessons, and he really enjoys the time with her. Knowing that so many kids are motivated by short-term goals, she's planned even more recitals during this remote time than when they were solely in-person, and that's been a great motivator for our son to practice.
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Rachel is a great teacher for my 12 year old child. Rachel builds her confidence and meets her exactly where she is at. I highly recommend her.
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Danielle J.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Danielle J.

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I own a songwriting company, teach weekly songwriting classes.

About Danielle

I have been taking the world by surprise since the age of 4. I began studying at Queens College at 6 years old and was a recital pianist by the age of 12. I was a consumer of music, from the Music Theory lessons on Saturdays, piano lessons on Thursdays and voice lessons on Saturday afternoons, my li

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Samantha
My daughter had a lot of fun with her lessons and has her homework to do. Thank you for your help and patience!
Jerel F.
Danielle is personable, listens well, and has great ideas - I can't wait for our next lesson!
KIMESHA C.
Having an amazing time and learning to love my voice
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Renee H.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
  • Teaching since 1986
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Renee H.

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Your first lesson with me will be fun and exciting. You will learn how to play a fun simple song and scales and rhythm. I measure your success by how well you practice using the techniques I give you, I also measure progress according to how many times a week you practice, I am committed to inspire people of all ages and skill levels to learn more about music. I believe that music for every individual should be a pleasurable learning experience. Whether you are a beginner or advanced musiciane or vocalist. I welcome all students of all ages encouraging them. I like to motivate all students to succeed. After 3 to 6 months with you, you will have learned how to play simple songs, 12 scales and read the lines and spaces of Treble and Bass Clef and play 3 rhythm patterns

About Renee

Your first lesson with me will be fun and exciting. You will learn how to play a fun simple song and scales and rhythm. I measure your success by how well you practice using the techniques I give you, I also measure progress according to how many times a

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Curry W.
A very patient, humble and
bright instructor, adapts to the needs of her students. I am enjoying my time learning with her and fully recommend❣

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Jordan S.
Ms. Renee was intentional about meeting my son’s needs. She is very professional and I can tell she will nurture his talent. He is already looking forward to his next practice!
Sharon
Renee is excellent with my elderly brother she helps him so much.
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Allison J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Science in Writing and Rhetoric, Minor in Music Technology from University of Utah
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Allison J.

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First and foremost, music should be fun! I am an experienced piano, voice, and songwriting teacher with 20 years of experience teaching and in the music industry as a whole. I'm also the author of the songwriting workbook, How To Write A Song On The Piano, published by Willis Music & Hal Leonard. Being part of the music education community is very important to me. I know how beneficial it is to each individual and that is something that can have a hugely positive impact in each of our lives. In my lessons, I create individualized lesson plans around each of my students goals and aspirations. Those plan include but are not limited to sight reading, music theory, ear training, performance techniques, mic technique, songwriting, sight singing, classical piano, pop piano, and artist development. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and help you with all your music goals!

About Allison

Allison James is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, pianist, performer, producer, teacher, and author. Her musical journey began at the age of 7 when she began to teach herself the piano. She took that passion, talent, and determination and turned it into her own mini music empire that exists toda

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Fairfax, VA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Fairfax is $71. 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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"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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"5 lessons with Kristina and I had an amazing experience. She is very easy to get a long with and offers great suggestions about how to stay strong with the fundamentals. Highly recommend for anyone looking learn how to write songs."
Greg Foreman
Took Songwriting lessons from Kristina B.
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"Very professional & knows his craft well

Amazing - the vast experience & knowledge present themselves with just the first lesson!"
Karissa
Took Songwriting lessons from Lucian W.
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"Fawn is one of the kindest, most talented and hard working people I have ever had the pleasure to learn from! Her songwriting skills are A++ top of the line! I can see how she has had three top ten hit songs and won so many awards! She has helped me immensely and I am forever grateful for her input and helping me turn mediocre songs into masterpieces! Thank you Fawn! Can't wait to do more!"
Bruno
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Working with Fawn on my songs the past 3 years has been a complete blessing. What used to be disorganized thoughts have been turned into lyrics and songs. I never thought I'd see the day when my songs would be ready to be recorded in a studio. Also, it's cool to be working with a coach who is current. (She just won for the Great America Song Contest last month). With all the awards she has won and career success she's had, she is still humble and really cares about her students progress and own careers. I love working with her and look forward to continuing."
Ashley J
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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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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"Thanks Moriah . I have been writing contemporary christian, gospel and kids songs for five years, I needed some help improving my lyric writing and song structure getting my songs from good songs to great songs in today's styles. I hate to say this because she has been so patient and so good I fear she might get over booked now. I think she deserves the compliment . I have worked with many others and so far I think she is the best. She has helped me take one of my song to the next level I am hopeful to get pitched to a ccm artist. I plan on staying with her. I think she really knows her stuff."
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Moriah D.
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"Great Instructor for someone who really wants to get something out of lessons and not waste time. Fawn has a list of goals that she asks from her students and follows up on the goals and works to hit these goals."
Shin
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Chrissy is very helpful and informative and creative and supportive, with much positive feedback for my songs. She brings out the best in me and gives me much hope and inspiration. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Truly incredible teacher!

I love her. She is so sweet, she is amazing I would tell all my friends interested in piano, voice, music theory, songwriting or anything having to do with music, to take lessons with her. I can’t believe how much I have improved on my songwriting, voice and playing. I wish I had found her sooner. She's a miracle worker. Incredible and gracious, can’t say enough good things about Fawn!"
Amber
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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