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Serena E.

17 Reviews
Issaquah, WA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian, German, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2005
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Serena E.

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Students will learn how to compose their own music with a foundation of music theory and ear training. They will also understand the processes of different musical instruments and how to effectively write for the performers of that instrument

*all lessons are always taylored to be appropriate vocally and dramatically for age, voice type, and ability

About Serena

Hello! My name is Serena! Music shapes my life and has made me the person I am today. My experience in training in opera, musical theatre, jazz, and pop has expanded my musical skills and knowledge. Not only have I been trained in performance, but I have also studied music history, music theory

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Jennifer
Ms Serena is a quality teacher with high expectations and rigid policies. My daughter took lessons for approximately six months. During this time, she learned a great deal regarding vocal technique and the physiology behind quality sound and breath control. Ms Serena also guided my daughter through the creative writing process of composing her own song.
Lana
Serena was so kind, encouraging and helpful in beginning my vocal training. She focused on the fundamentals, explaining and answering every question I had, teaching me about proper technique, vocal health, audition etiquette, and more. She was also always willing to listen to how I was feeling and was very kind and welcoming at all times In a very short amount of time, my vocal technique and quality improved, and I now am a much more confident and healthy singer. Serena is amazing!
Lynnette
My daughter and I are very happy with how Serena coached her. Her technical way of teaching has helped Jana , my daughter, understand the mechanics of singing better. We booked the $400/5sessions promo in preparation for my daughter’s competition and we are happy to say that she did very well, thanks to Serena’s coaching.
Serena is very professional, communicates clearly, and is excellent in her craft. It is unfortunate that due to other family affairs, we are unable to continue with her.
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David C.

29 Reviews
Lakewood, WA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Best Original Music Score from Animadness 2006 Film Festival
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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David C.

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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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Chris P.

Seattle, WA
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 18 to 80
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chris P.

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Songwriting is the conveying of both lyrical and emotional ideas in the most effective way for the audience. No lyric should ever exist without purpose, repeating of words or phrases should drive home their meaning or create emphasis on an idea. Clumsy text setting can distort your meaning or leave your words unheard. The music and lyrics must play together in an effective manner in order to create the best possible song. This is a process often overlooked in the pop world leading to decades of misunderstood songs, vapid bubblegum pop, which of course snowballs into a perception of this is how songs should be instead of this is what songs could be.

I want to help you hone your craft so that you can stand among the greats. In a world of technical laziness, I hope to show you how to shine.

About Chris

I took an interest in music probably around 6 years old and I started out with choirs and ukelele. After a year of lessons I switched to guitar. In Jr. High I started to teach myself piano and took lessons throughout high school. I was fortunate enough to find about a dozen used instruments for

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John C.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Arts from Appalachian Bible College
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John C.

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Training in the basics of modern popular songwriting including form, harmony, melody, and lyric writing.

About John

With a pedigree going back to Beethoven, a bachelor's in music and a certificate in theory, harmony, and ear training from Berklee College of Music online, I have a broad and versatile musical background. My training began when I was in 6th grade and started taking piano lessons. By 9th grade I beg

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Taught basic foundation technique
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Jon M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Music Composition from Adams State University
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jon M.

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For songwriting, it is best if you have basic knowledge of music first (note names, note durations, chords).

From there, I will help you create your own songs, teaching you how to create melodies and harmonies, verses and choruses (lyrics and music), and how to make these "basic" components your own.

We will move at the pace that works best for you and your songs.

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you!

About Jon

Hi! I'm Jon. I've been playing piano, studying and writing music for 19 years and have a B.A. in music composition. My background in music is in both classical music and progressive rock. I have 2 solo instrumental albums, have written music for several freelance projects, and have had the oppor

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Shari E.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Interdisciplinary Study in Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Shari E.

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I have experience with songwriting, in lyrics, melody, rhythm, and harmony. My degree path at Berklee College of Music provided many tools to aid in writing songs. I enjoy helping children, teens, and adults find joy in creating music with professional techniques and a working understanding of how to turn an idea into a song.

About Shari

I enjoy helping students of all skill levels reach their music goals! Each lesson is tailored to include a mix of fun and challenges. I aim to build a strong foundation of music theory and establish technique that releases tension in the hands, arms, and body for optimal musical expression. I b

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Kaitlyn
I study classical piano and music theory with Ms. Ellis. She is very supportive and encouraging and personalizes lessons and instruction based on each student's skill level and goals. I learn pieces of music that I enjoy, and she provides suggestions and feedback to help me improve my technique, articulation, and rhythm. I think that I have made a lot of progress as a classical pianist through her instruction. Studying music theory with Ms. Ellis has also been very helpful to me, and I have learned a lot about the applications of music theory through the pieces that I am learning. I enjoy having Ms. Ellis as a piano teacher, and I highly recommend her.

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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 $67. 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
$67 average

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"He just makes our music so much better. An exceptional teacher.

Randy has worked with my partner and I for 15 years. He took our melodies, arranged them, and turned them into songs that were actually singable. Watching Randy run a rehearsal and teach people songs is a sight to behold. He makes it happen quickly and efficiently, and we always have fun.

In all sincerity, I consider Randy to be the most talented musician I've ever known. He is a great teacher, even of inexperienced adults, and fun to work with. A winning combination all the way around.
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Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"great lesson. Excellent instructor"
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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"Really enjoyed my first lesson with Prophet! Very talented artist and a great teacher! Thank you!"
Diane
Took Songwriting lessons from Prophet C.
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"Melaena was great with my 7 year old. Made her feel comfortable and able to open up with ideas and suggestions. She mediated the class well and allowed for all participants’ voices to be heard. Had an amazing end result each class. True treasures we’ll cherish forever.
Thanks for everything Melaena!"
Cynthia
Took Songwriting lessons from Malena K.
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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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"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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"Having worked with Greg over the course of several years now, I have the deepest respect for his teaching ability. As a performer with over 25 years of experience, I find it a rare and special talent for someone as gifted as Greg is (as an artist) to be as humble and willing to listen as he most certainly is. He promotes a learning atmosphere of safety while also ensuring excellence is produced by students. His grasp on musical theory is second to none, and his skill as a seasoned guitarist ensures that what is being taught by him is both credible and of the highest standards.
I am privileged to know Greg personally as well as professionally, and I can vouch (once again) for his humility, skill, professionalism, credibility as a working artist, integrity, and work ethic. His heart is to watch the lights go on in his students and his passion in doing so serve to distinguish him as one of th"
Kelly
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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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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"Josh is a fantastic teacher. I learned so much from him and I highly recommend him as a teacher. He is positive and very knowledgeable."
Cortnie
Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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"I feel like I can connect with Tony. I love his positive attitude and energy!"
Greg
Took Songwriting lessons from Tony N.
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