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Barry M.

16 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • 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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Torri W.
Very helpful and informative vocal coaching.
Torri W.
Awesome lesson with great vocal strengthening exercises!!! Thanks so much!
Esosa
Great first class
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Tommy W.

8 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Jazz Bass Performance from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Tommy W.

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I am in 6 local bands, and have played in a dozen more in my time. Spread through those bands, I have written approximately 200 songs since I was 18. I have recorded numerous times and have a few releases on independent labels in the Washington, DC area. If you have a vision for a song, but aren't quite sure how to manifest it, I can help you.

About Tommy

My name is Tommy. I've been playing bass and guitar since I was 11 years old. When I was in high school, I won my school's Duke Ellington Jazz Performance Award my junior year. Around this time I began to work at my neighborhood's local lesson shop Let's Play Music! off of W Broad Street in Falls C

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Julia
Tom is a good teacher with solid knowledge which he is able to pass on in a clear and understandable way.
Matthew F.
Tommy is a solid bass guitar teacher. My lesson was better than expected!
Anne P.
Just had my first guitar lesson. Tommy was very patient and supportive and explained clearly what I needed to do.

Matthew M.

4 Reviews
Lorton, VA
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's of Music, Music Industry from James Madison University
  • 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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Kevin R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Kevin R.

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I encourage students to find the sounds they like and really connect with and work backwards from there to teach them the fundamentals they will need to fall more in love with the music they create. I'm a firm believer that the music you create is an extension of yourself, so learning the basics should be fun and encouraging for the student to want to dive deeper on their own. With my lessons we will discover what works for you and design a personalized lesson plan to get you on your way to flowing with music.

About Kevin

I grew up learning the piano, guitar, and other instruments throughout my childhood. Now I've taken my focus and put it into playing live electronic music in a band. After college, and working for a couple years, I bought an RV, remodeled it, and traveled around making music for 2 years. Now I

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Eric
Kevin is a well-rounded artist. He helped me learn how to use Photoshop in order for me to come up with a logo for my business. He is very knowledgeable and tailors the lesson to your needs. 10/10 will be working with him again in the future.
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Emilie W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English, German
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from The City College of New York
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Emilie W.

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Learn to create your own songs and compositions in the most sincere way. Composing is connecting deeply to yourself. I have been studying composition and improvised composition with amazing jazz trumpet player Ralph Alessi and Grammy Award winner Gretchen Parlato.

About Emilie

Love to sing? I am available to teach private lessons or group lessons. My goal as a voice teacher is to help you find your own voice and sound in a healthy way. For the past 12 years, I have been dedicated to singing. I am fascinated by the multiple facets of the human voice and its extraordinary

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Emily
Emilie is a great, kind and patient teacher! Very soon after taking lessons with her, I saw lots of improvement. I would highly recommend her for anyone who wants to improve their singing.
Frida
Emilie is the best. I have been taking classes with her for a few months, and I was a total beginner when I started, and Emilie was super kind and patient and excited to work with me. Now I feel like my singing has really improved and I'm finding my voice. It's been so great. Highly recommend working w her!
Kent Nickerson
Emilie’s knowledge, insight and encouragement have been key to my growth as a singer and songwriter. Her lessons always bring my “best voice” out and teach me how keep it healthy and accessible every day. My voice is stronger, clearer and richer than it’s ever been.
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Elena D.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Nominated for "Album of the year" from Los Angeles Music Awards
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Elena D.

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I am first and foremost a singer/songwriter. I can help you discover all the possible song structures and song parts, sure, I have studied it deeply and earned a songwriting certificate from UCLA. But mostly I can help you dig deeper and find what you really want to talk about, what the story you want to talk about really is. By doing that I will then be able to show you different technical ways to tell that story, to build the melody that will help tell that story and also help you with chord progressions and music harmony.

About Elena

Hello! Music is my life and my biggest passion. I've been a working musician and a teacher for several years and there's nothing more rewarding than sharing all I've learned so far with my students, to nurture their goals and aspirations and to make them aware of the great instrument they already

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Michael W.
She had such a great personality and seems very knowledgeable. lol look forward to continuing working with her!
Allen M.
Pretty good lesson. Looking forward to the next.
Jenny M.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Mc Lean, VA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Mc Lean 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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"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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"I only got to take lessons from Marc for a couple of months in the summer of 2016 (I had to move away for work), but he is hands down the best music teacher I've ever encountered. It's a year and a half later and I'm still benefitting from his tutelage. From beginner to advanced, you've found the right guy for the job."
Chris
Took Songwriting lessons from Marc M.
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"This was a great first lesson with Kyle. He was very informative and inspiring and patient with me and gave me a lot of good ideas on how I can learn to write good songs. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"I was really nervous about my performance of an original pop-song for my concert coming up in school. Things weren't working out with my previous teacher and that's when I found Taylor! She guided me through pairing the music with my lyrics, but in a way that really made me feel confident in what I was making! Taylor is super fun and easy to work with and when we weren't writing... we were cracking dad jokes! XD I performed the song at my school concert and I couldn't have been happier with the result! I definitely recommend Taylor and want to work with her soon again :3"
Rebecca (Becky)
Took Songwriting lessons from Taylor A.
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"Awesome lesson. My son is excited for the next one."
Tristan
Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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"Do you want to learn how to put your feelings into words and sounds? To stand before an audience, undaunted, and share them with the world, warts and all? I know of no one who can show you the way better than Licity. And moreover, she will give you honest, helpful, heartfelt feedback that will most certainly guide you in the direction you were already headed, even if you didn't recognize it yourself. She is a wise and crafty wordsmith, with an amazing depth of feeling. Your time spent learning from her will push your creativity to a new level. I know this firsthand. 5 stars!"
Skabone
Took Songwriting lessons from Licity C.
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"Chrissy really helps me a lot with writing melodies for my lyrics. SHe is very protove and encouraging and creative. I really think she brings out the best in her students. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Crystal is a fantastic teacher. She helped me with my songwriting and coached me on my singing. She is very kind and supportive. She has the easiest demeanor and puts you in a really comfortable, creative space when she's working with you.

I cannot say enough good things about Crystal. She's an excellent teacher and an excellent person."
Elena
Took Songwriting lessons from Crystal Rose S.
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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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"Lorin helped me hone my songwriting skills immensely, by not only teaching but collaborating with me when necessary. It was refreshing to find someone who put his teachings into practical learning, where I could see the outcomes become apparent. He’s a nice dude, and is experienced equally across his fields. He guided me to making intelligent choices for equipment purchases, both instruments and pro audio gear. We first met while he was living in New York, and boy has he traveled since. I think living in so many different states, and being that well journeyed has given him good cultural depth to his work. Check out some of his own collabs with singers and musicians from all over the world...that really says it all."
Rob
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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