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David C.

29 Reviews
Lakewood, WA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
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David C.

29 Reviews
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With a masters degree in music composition and production, I can teach about nearly any aspect of composition, including arrangement, production, recording, formal structure, counterpoint, orchestration, notation, and more. From beginner to advanced.

Whether you just want to get better at your own song writing, or you want to write the next great symphony, I can accommodate you. I can help teach you how to write it, how to arrange it, how to orchestrate it, and how to record it at industry broadcast standard.

About David

Hello! My name is David, and I am a music teacher of many different subjects. These include guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, recording, music theory, production, composition and film music composition. All styles, and all ages. Classical, Rock, Alternative, Slide Guitar, Blues, Jazz, and more!

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Albert Cerrato
Well I’m 76 years old and took guitar lessons and piano lessons years ago and kind of faded away but Always a music lover. And now I need a guitar which they said they would tell me where to buy one I’m looking forward to this very professional operation. I am impressed.
Jennifer & Sarah G.
I actually feel I got somewhere on the first lesson. He starts by teaching a song. Love it.
Jordan Waits
Awesome lesson very knowledgeable and fun to be around
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Jared C.

16 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • Teaching since 2004
  • BFA Music Performance - Jazz Guitar from Columbia College Chicago
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Jared C.

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I have been writing songs for as long as I can remember. As a teacher I offer my song writing students decades of knowledge and experience including a deep understanding of music theory and song writing techniques for both popular and progressive genres using simple, practical methods that anyone can apply.

About Jared

I have been playing instruments and performing live since I was 11 years old. Initially trained in classical piano I added guitar to my musical palette at the age of 14. In college I spent time continuing my studies in both piano and guitar and received a bachelors of fine arts with a concentration

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Conrad
Great first lesson.
Raahil J.
He pays attention to detail, is super organized with a definite plan and knows how to keep a student's interest. He is balanced and very realistic in his approach. He is talented and meets the student where he is. He is even transcribing a Bollywood song for my son and my son is loving it! He is flexible... We are so happy to have found him.
Sofia
First lesson with Jared was great. Looking forward to many more in the future!
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Teri H.

12 Reviews
North Bend, WA
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Teacher of the Week from TakeLessons
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Teri H.

12 Reviews
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I have a Masters degree in Music Composition and can teach up to professional level of any style or instrument for composition and song writing.

About Teri

I'm a professional composer, teacher, and pianist - and I like to keep active doing all three throughout my community. On July 31, 2013 TakeLessons featured me on Seattle King 5's morning TV news program - I taught a miniature lesson and discussed the impact of piano lessons on the brain. My piano

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Viviann
I enjoyed my first lesson. Teri is very knowledgable and explains concepts in an engaging and easy-to-understand way.
Sebastian
My son has just started taking lessons with Teri and he is making good progress and is learning a lot in just a short time.
Steve
I chose Teri because when I looked at her profile, it screamed "TEACHER!" I've only had one lesson but I am pretty sure my instinct was on-point. Looking forward to the next lesson!

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Scott S.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • middle and high school clarinet student, 7 years from local
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Scott S.

10 Reviews
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Through the foundation I've gained by the influences of Mel Bay, Hal Leonard, and Suzuki musical instruction methods, I compile my own teaching materials. Using personally constructed guitar lessons, I demonstrate, instruct, and guide the student based on my assessment of their individual needs, skill level, and progress. Lessons are formulated in Modules, and advancement through them is based on the student's personal aptitude, skill level, and practice commitment. Learning is accomplished by ear as well as through essential methods of musical notation (tablature, 5-line staff, rhythmic comprehension). Students are trained to perform written music as well as to write and express the music within themselves.
I'm an encouraging and motivating guitar teacher with a casual relaxed approach. Teaching new guitarists is very rewarding to me. To see the light come on and watch a student perform a song, express themselves musically, and create their own composition is an awesome experience.

About Scott

The key to learning guitar......is finding the right instructor! I am an encouraging, effective guitar instructor and an experienced performing musician, offering in-person beginner through intermediate guitar instruction in my home and on line. It is very rewarding to me to help others alon

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Joan B.
I'm enjoying my lessons with Scott. He has taught me a lot. He makes playing and learning exciting. I can't wait for my next lesson.
James
I started with Scott as a newbie and he has definitely helped me grow as a guitarist. He takes time and makes things easier to learn. As complicated learning can be, he simplifies it and breaks it down. When I feel like I’m not progressing he always shows me how I am. His modules are easy to follow. His teaching style is compatible with all types of learners whether you are visual, hands on or a listener. It’s not just business with him. He’s always available for questions after or between lessons. He’s knowledgeable in equipment so don’t hesitate to ask for some advice on what to buy. He’s affordable and lesson times are flexible. I highly recommend him for all ages and learning needs.
Curtis
Scott has been a great help to me, filling in the gaps and teaching exactly what I request: techniques, specific songs, and lesson times at work for me. He communicates well and follows up after each lesson with emails.
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Jeff S.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • B.A. from American University
  • Teaches students 8 to 90
  • Teaching since 1985
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Jeff S.

21 Reviews
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Beginner, intermediate and advanced instruction in songwriting of all styles (except rap/hip-hop, electronica, or heavy metal).
I am an award winning songwriter and an active singer-songwriter with over 20 years of experience teaching songwriting classes at colleges and music schools in California and New Jersey. I know every facet of songwriting extensively.

About Jeff

Jeff is a seasoned instructor in guitar, songwriting, music performance and music business. He also offers lessons in public speaking, voice-over performance and ukulele. He welcomes students of all ages and experience and has successfully and happily taught beginners to pro-level musicians and r

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Chris
Great instructor. Very knowledgeable and patient while teaching.
Antonio H.
Easy going was completely prepared to review song of intrest.
James Michael
Very patient and encouraging, willing to adapt to my needs in order to accommodate my goals and expectations.
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Carolyn K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Carolyn K.

3 Reviews
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Stuck on how to improve as a songwriter? Book a lesson now to learn all about tools for lyric writing, rhyme scheme, chord options, melodies, and more!

About Carolyn

Hi, I grew up in Northern California in a family of Texan musicians, who knew from the start I'd be a musical trouble maker. From my early days of Suzuki violin, to marching band, and then to bluegrass and Billie Holiday, I make myself musically at home wherever there's a groove. Now a graduate of

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vanessa
This was my first lesson with the violin. Carolyn was very patient and informative. I'm looking forward to learning more from her!
Ruth
Carolyn is fun, knows her stuff, and is really respectful of what the student wants to learn!
Jake H.
She is a great teacher and knew where to help me the most. I feel like a better musician after one lesson!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Federal Way, WA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Federal Way is $73. 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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"Fawn is my favorite music teacher. There have been real problems with the attendance of other teachers but come rain or shine Fawn is there. In 4 years I have learned more about music - piano, songwriting and voice than through any other teacher. She has a professional, enthusiastic and kind manner and I wholeheartedly recommend her."
- Mike
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"This was my 3rd lesson with Loralee and I really enjoy her "get to it" attitude. She is always well prepared and has many exercises to work through together. She doesn't waste any time. I feel she understood what I needed early on with little guidance from me. She's pleasant and enjoyable to work with. Looking forward to my next lesson."
- Kristen
Took Songwriting lessons from Loralee W.
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"I've been learning songwriting and music theory from David and it couldn't be any better. He's very professional and personable, and he makes sure to work with you, not above you. He shows a genuine enthusiasm for his students' musical interests and formulates instruction around them. David encourages questions, which creates a comfortable and effective teacher-student interaction. Between my weekly lessons, I find myself impatiently counting down the days until my next scheduled lesson. While the genre of songwriting that I've been working on with David's guidance has been contemporary Christian, I'm sure that he would be an effective teacher in any genre, whether the student were writing songs or playing them."
- Martin
Took Songwriting lessons from David M.
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"Excellent experience. Several years with Vic covering all aspects. Very creative. Able to help me implement my vision. Highly recommend."
- Bernie
Took Songwriting lessons from Vic D.
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"Totally Amazing. She teaches me Music theory to improve my songs, she gives tips on lyrics. And she's really cute!"
- Joe Lu
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"I am an older student that has been predominantly self-taught, and wanted some assistance with my songwriting. What better teacher is there than one with than one that is signed, is proficient at music theory and teaches a number of instruments? Natalie has used a variety of resources to help move me forward."
- Rich LeBlanc
Took Songwriting lessons from Natalie H.
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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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"I have had the pleasure of playing, and practicing, with Mr. Cris over the last few years. We actually took guitar class together in high school, and even then, I could tell that he was exceptionally talented. Given his family background in music, and his desire to create wonderful compositions, it was no surprise that he chose to pursue music in his life. Recently I have needed assistance with my songwriting and I have had no hesitation in bringing my work to Cris in order to gain insight into what I may need o do in order to successfully finish my composition(s). He is well educated in music, has learned from many accomplished professionals, and is extremely hard working in his craft. And finally, Cris is very patient, insightful, and motivated, when working, and/or teaching, individuals. I would highly recommend him to anyone of all ages."
- Christopher
Took Songwriting lessons from Cristopher E.
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"Mimi is a very patient, compassionate, knowledgeable, and inspiring songwriting teacher, and I am learning a lot and gaining self-confidence from working with her. Most definitely several points above average!"
- Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Mimi D.
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"So, if you need a music coach, Fawn is the one! She teaches just about all things music! She is honestly the best. Fawn is always friendly and works with you on all possible songwriting, melodic and lyrical issues. She is also great with working with your schedule.
Fawn is easy to talk to and she brings up thought provoking topics I would have never thought to write about. We work in Google Docs so I can see as she makes adjustments and changes. I am learning more than I thought imaginable and my
songwriting is getting stronger and tighter. Thanks Fawn!"
- Trent
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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