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Popular Songwriting Teachers in Richmond, VA

Jonathan G.

26 Reviews
Richmond, VA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Awarded Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts from Richmond Magazine
  • Teaching since 1990
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Jonathan G.

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About Jonathan

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Specializing in online lessons. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in

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Kwesi A.
Jonathan is very very patient and has all the skills to train everyone. I will recommend to everyone who needs to know, study and enjoy the excitement in playing piano, guitar and singing .
Daniel
He has a good ear and can help quickly with transcriptions. More importantly, he also gave some practical advice.
Ami K.
My son enjoys his music lessons with Jonathan, who is infinitely patient teaching what can be a challenging instrument. My son responds well to Jonathan's instruction, and he appreciates having access to a professional performer as a teacher. Jonathan encourages my son to learn a variety of music, including both challenging classical pieces and more recognizable popular and jazz pieces, which helps to sustain his interest in the lessons.

Alyssa P.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alyssa P.

6 Reviews
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I collaborate extensively with composers and songwriters of all backgrounds, using experimental and standard techniques. My own compositions are being premiered with internationally acclaimed ensemble Alarm Will Sound in 2020. In addition to writing my own music, I collaborate on various projects as a songwriter and recording artist.

About Alyssa

Hello! I am a violinist and composer. I have studied violin for 20 years, recording and performing professionally over the past 10 years. I played with the BYU Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras from 2011-2012. In 2014 I released my first solo EP composed for violin, loop pedal, and voice. In 2

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William
I have been with Alyssa for almost a year now. I have progressed so far. The classes are always fun and I feel like I gain something every time we meet. Though I am a ways from being proficient, I am quite pleased with the speed in which I am progressing. I am glad to have Aylssa as my instructor.
William
My first lesson was very good. She took the time to explain and we progressed at a good pace. She explained things and showed me proper techniques to hold the violin and the bow. Overall the lesson was fun and exciting.
Rachel
I started working with Alyssa in person when she was teaching violin in Salt Lake City. Once she moved to Los Angeles I agreed to try the online lessons. I have found this method of learning to be very valuable. Alyssa has a unique way of teaching. While the traditional principles of violin playing are taught Alyssa includes mindfulness and breath in her methods. She also introduces improvisation and takes music beyond its notes on the page.
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Christopher C.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Bachelor of Music - Composition from California State University Northrdige
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Christopher C.

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Another forte of mine, and the subject in which I have a degree. Composition is an incredible art form; easy to learn but difficult to master, logical and emotional, it is the thinking person's approach to music. I highly recommend pursuing it to anyone who would learn more about themselves and being a creative artist.

About Christopher

NOTICE!!! Currently accepting online students due to the COVID-19 crisis! If your finances have been affected by the current global pandemic, please reach out and we can work on finding a price that works for your budget. Everyone should have access to music lessons regardless of these kinds of ev

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Steve
I have really enjoyed working with Christopher. I was a complete beginner when we first started. He made feel relaxed and comfortable with each and every lesson. Always been encouraging and supportive of my efforts. It's been a lot of fun learning early on.
Divya S.
Chris is fantastic, first lesson with our 5 yo, showed a lot of patience!
Ryan
Great with kids as young as 5!

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving Richmond, VA

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Ben R.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Ben R.

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I have written and recorded with a number of successful bands, including as the primary songwriter, and in collaborative arrangements. I believe equally in the importance of a strong theoretical background, and in the importance of subverting conventions.

About Ben

Hi, there! My name is Ben and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have taught students of all ages from 3 to adult. I have experience not just with teaching but also with writing, recording, and performing music in successful bands and on multiple instruments

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Sandra S.
Ben has character attributes one would like to find in a teacher, knowledge, patience and presence! Looking forward to our next lesson. Thanks Ben!
Aena
Fantastic, patient and kind ukelele instructor. I recommend Ben without reservation.
Thanks Ben!
Kamal
Ben has been instructing my 2 kids (now aged 11 and 9) in-home for at least 5 years. We started off with piano for the first few years but then switched to a combination of piano and acoustic guitar (half a session dedicated to each instrument).

He is patient, kind, and highly knowledgeable. I clearly see the upward trajectory in my kids' musical capabilities. One of my kids can be difficult to deal with, especially when he is tired, but Ben would mold his approach to the lesson on the spot to keep my kid engaged (e.g., instead of continuing the lesson on the actual piano, he'd switch to a fun music-oriented game).
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Ramona D.

55 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ramona D.

55 Reviews
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About Ramona

I'm a professional musician and audio engineer. I'm a classically trained pianist and I offer lessons in piano, guitar, voice, music theory, music recording, music performance and songwriting. I received my music education from The Brooklyn Music School, Cornell University and the The Institute

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Scott C.
Saudia
She’s super knowledgeable and keeps me inspired and excited for my next class! Love her!
soncy
Our 11 year old twins love their weekly lessons with Ramona! We love her teaching style and engagement level with them.

John M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music from Lee College
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John M.

6 Reviews
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I can come to you even if you don't live on the East side.

About John

I have an associates degree in music and I have been teaching lessons for 10 years now. I also have experience as a substitute teacher. As a substitute, I have taught all grades, all subjects, and I have helped out many kinds of students each with their own way of learning. Besides teaching, I l

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Carolynn M.
Great teacher. He definitely knows music.
RJ
John is incredibly smart about theory and understanding the guitar having worked out his own individual way of learning that he is happy to share his trade secrets.
Melinda A.
My son was new guitar player, he has now had several lessons with John. We have seen his skills grown exponentially. John really connects with him and keeps him engaged. He has taught him soo much in such a short span of time. John is a fantastic teacher!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Richmond, VA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Richmond 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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$41 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$68 average

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"I enjoy my song writing coach Frankie. His knowledge and patience was well appreciated."
Dwonka "Dee"
Took Songwriting lessons from Frankie P.
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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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"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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"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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"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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"Jessica you rock. I had a problem making songs too complicated and wordy. Thanks for being so patient and helping me figure out how my songs can still be my own, but sound so much more professional!"
Will
Took Songwriting lessons from Jessica R.
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"so encouraging without any fluff! I love my sessions with Rosita!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"Eric explained everything really well so that I was able to understand and take my playing to the next level. I know understand why chords are formed certain ways and how to easily make variations of the chords"
Walter
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric B.
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"He has a good ear and can help quickly with transcriptions. More importantly, he also gave some practical advice."
Daniel
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Rosita is capable of moving forward without leaving you behind! She is knowledgeable and clearly knows the topic she is teaching!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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