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Popular Songwriting Teachers in Fairfax, VA

Barry M.

16 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Barry M.

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About Barry

Hello! A little about me... I have a Bachelors Degree in Music, 15 years of performing experience, and 10 years of teaching experience. I would love to share what I've learned to help you find your authentic sound. I try to approach each student individually vs treating everyone the same, cater

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Annette
Barry is the greatest!
Annette
It was a great lesson. Barry made me feel comfortable singing. I look forward to seeing how much progress I can make!
Torri W.
Very helpful and informative vocal coaching.
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John N.

12 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $39
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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 Quicksil

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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.
Robert
John is extremely knowledgeable and the lessons are enjoyable.

Matthew M.

4 Reviews
Lorton, VA
Starting at $34
  • Bachelor's of Music, Music Industry from James Madison University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matthew M.

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Proficient songwriter with 20 years of experience. I specialize in rock, pop, folk, and singer/songwriter styles. I keep songwriting fun, yet challenginng. I tailor the lessons to my students interests and goals. I’ll teach chord progressions, work on lyrics/melodies, and develop ideas to full songs. Let’s rock out and have fun!

About Matthew

I am a professional guitarist, songwriter, and drummer. I have been performing and teaching for over 14 years. I’m the singer/guitarist/songwriter of a local band and have gigged at all over the DMV area. I graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors of Music, emphasis in Music Indus

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Dean M.
Great guy, made me feel extremely comfortable.
Didn’t make me feel awkward at all on my first ever lesson.
I definitely recommend him to anybody.
Dan S.
I had a great session with Matthew covering some theory, blues chord patterns and scales - a lot covered in an hour and lots of things for me to practice in the meantime. Looking forward to the next lesson. Two thumbs up!
Boris
Matthew is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable & patient. He always answers my son’s questions, gives him advise and homework. My son has learned alot from Matthew and he always looks forward to his Guitar lessons. We are both very happy with matthew. If you need guitar lessons, contact Matthew. You won’t regret it. he is an excellent teacher.

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Sirena B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor in Music from New York University
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sirena B.

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I believe EVERYONE has the ability to make music. I invite you to discover your songwriter self and join me on my virtual/visiting songwriting lessons. These lessons will offer discussions from songwriter colleagues of mine, giving 1:1 lessons on writing for concepts, pushing through writers block, the lyrical and melodic aspects of a song, the infinite amount of forms used to write a song, exercises that stretch your creativity, to telling the story you want to tell the world. This world needs music more than ever right now! Looking forward to meeting you and for those who are just beginners, welcome!

Sirena is a Singer-Songwriter based out of NYC, and will be a sophomore at NYU/Steinhardt this fall, majoring in songwriting and studying under Phil Galdston and Dana Calitri.

About Sirena

Hi there! My name is Sirena and I am a Singer-Songwriter based out of NYC, and will be a sophomore at NYU/Steinhardt this fall, majoring in songwriting and minoring in film. I was accepted into one of the countries most selective songwriting programs, and studying under Grammy-Award winning Phi

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AJ
I've worked with Sirena as a collaborator for a while now. Although she wasn't my teacher, she does have the capacity and the skills of a great teacher; she is passionate about her craft and is willing to help others out as a songwriter. The advice she gives is constructive and helpful and she is understanding, patient, and is great at listening attentively to the people she works with - all qualities of not only a great teacher, but a great person to work with.
Melissa
Sirena is a charming person and an excellent teacher.
When it comes to songwriting I started with her from scratch and it only took me less than 2 years to greatly improve my songwriting skills.
She was also my guitar teacher, her knowledge and experience helped me a lot to create more music.
Thank you for passing on your passion and enthusiasm for music!
Stephen
Sirena inspired me during each lesson. Her approach taught me to be less fearful while exploring concepts for songwriting. She is kind, thoughtful and passionate.
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Steven B.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Associate - Music from Southwestern
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Steven B.

37 Reviews
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I own a YouTube world record with my show and it called SONGS FROM A HEADBAND
I teach songwriting for students who want to have the best chance to make money from their songwriting. There are structures of songs that make money, and if the song is well composed in one of those structures, and pitched correctly, the song can make money for the life of the writer, plus 70 additional years after the writer passes on. The heirs of the writer receive royalties for 70 years.

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About Steven

Steven B, Instructor PIANO - GUITAR - VOICE For over 25 years, Steven B has been successfully teaching hundreds of students on piano, guitar, and voice. He has over 60,000 hours experience as a teacher, musician, and performer. He teaches all styles, ages and skill levels. Beginners are most cert

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Justina U.
Mr. Steve is a great blessing to my Child. My son has learnt a lot from his piano lessons and now plays piano in church.
Natalie S.
Awesome!
Nick
A fun and engaging instructor. He obviously enjoys his job. The lesson was practical and easy to apply to a new song right away. Simple and clear lesson plans for practice between sessions.
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Shaun Z.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Bachelor's of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music
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Shaun Z.

9 Reviews
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Instrumental acoustic guitar composition.

About Shaun

A little about myself, I am a graduate from VanderCook College of Music where I received my Bachelors of Music Education degree and Illinois Teaching License. I focused primarily on classical guitar as my major instrument. I have a strong passion for playing guitar and teaching it. I have been teac

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Pedro V.
Shaun is really patient and explains you pretty well any question you got. He has a lot of experience in playing guitar.
Jim
Wow! Shaun has far exceeded my expectations. He is an amazing teacher. He is prepared every week with lesson plans, he is a walking Encyclopedia for all things music and he is an extremely nice guy. Shaun is the real deal. He has the skills to teach everyone form the beginning guitar player to a seasoned professional looking to advance their skills. He is a patient person that takes the time to make sure you understand what he is teaching and more importantly he can explain why something has to be done a certain way. Shaun takes some the most complicated aspects of the guitar from rhythm to scales and makes it easy to understand and apply in the real world.
Ashley
I have been working with Shaun for about a year, and have truly enjoyed my experience with him. He is an excellent instructor, very focused on technique and learning to play guitar the RIGHT way. I have learned to read music, improv, and am now learning performance pieces. I would definitely recommend him as an instructor.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Fairfax, VA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Fairfax 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 $276 per hour.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$68 average

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"I took a songwriting class that Kit taught at Schenectady County Community College, and it was a lot of fun and extremely helpful! She knows tons about all sorts of song genres both as a composer and a lyricist, and helped me understand a lot of basic ideas about music composition that I'd never really grasped. I would study with her again if she were back in town!"
Kim
Took Songwriting lessons from Kit G.
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"So far my daughter is pleased and is looking forward to working with Joe. She has only had 1 lesson so far but it was smooth sailing and all went well."
Katelyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Joe R.
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"Fawn is an amazing teacher. I've been taking songwriting classes from her and I learn something new every lesson. She's very sweet, talented, encouraging, and understanding. I was nervous to take lessons online at first, as I've never done it before, then was unsure who I should take from because I didn't want to get someone who was terrible. I got really lucky though, I highly recommend her. She's absolutely fantastic."
Ashley
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I met Keith at a job we had together once, he was a really laid back normal dude & we got along pretty well. A little later on I found he played music & gave lessons so I asked him for some. He was really helpful & nice, & now my songwriting abilities have gotten so much better because of him. Thank you Keith!"
Tony
Took Songwriting lessons from Keith G.
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"I learned alot on the first hour lesson. Stephen made it easy for me to grasp the basic fundamental of song writting."
Nelson
Took Songwriting lessons from Stephen H.
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"Lorin is a wonderful teacher."
Beth
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"Jonah is an easy-going, kind and talented songwriter, who is already teaching me music theory, and helping me develop my song in just one session! I look forward to our next session. Great, patient teacher."
Elizabeth
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonah R.
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"I've worked with Sirena as a collaborator for a while now. Although she wasn't my teacher, she does have the capacity and the skills of a great teacher; she is passionate about her craft and is willing to help others out as a songwriter. The advice she gives is constructive and helpful and she is understanding, patient, and is great at listening attentively to the people she works with - all qualities of not only a great teacher, but a great person to work with."
AJ
Took Songwriting lessons from Sirena B.
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"Tony is a great songwriting teacher! His lesson plans are extremely organized, easy to understand, and very engaging. He is very creative and great at explaining and simplifying the fundamental aspects of songs with detailed examples."
Rin
Took Songwriting lessons from Tony N.
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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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