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Cory M. Vista, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Cory M.
40/hour

Vista, CA

Pop/Rock Guitar Teacher with 4+ Years Teaching and Many More Playing

I offer a variety of techniques to the beginning and intermediate student, including learning chords, scales, picking techniques, improvising tricks, songwriting tips, and even suggestions for how to perhaps develop perfect or relative... See Cory's full profile

40/hour
5.0 (2)
108 hours tutoring
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I offer a variety of techniques to the beginning and intermediate student, including learning chords, scales, picking techniques, improvising tricks, songwriting tips, and even suggestions for how to perhaps develop perfect or relative... See Cory's full profile

Josh W. Fullerton, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Josh W.
40/hour

Fullerton, CA

Currently in last term of my Jazz performance degree

I've been writing songs for 9 years for myself and other groups. I'm well versed in Jazz composition and singer/songwriter material. I currently have an album out that was released in 2016, and I'm currently recording my... See Josh's full profile

40/hour
5.0 (74)
334 hours tutoring
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I've been writing songs for 9 years for myself and other groups. I'm well versed in Jazz composition and singer/songwriter material. I currently have an album out that was released in 2016, and I'm currently recording my... See Josh's full profile

Ian M. Pacifica, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Ian M.
40/hour

Pacifica, CA

Experienced Audio Engineer, Producer and Composer

I am an audio engineer, producer and composer with a strong passion for creating and mixing great music and audio content. I have over ten years of professional audio experience in the music industry and in this time I've learned the skills,... See Ian's full profile

40/hour
5.0 (19)
42 hours tutoring
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I am an audio engineer, producer and composer with a strong passion for creating and mixing great music and audio content. I have over ten years of professional audio experience in the music industry and in this time I've learned the skills,... See Ian's full profile

Ishmael M. El Cajon, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Ishmael M.
40/hour

El Cajon, CA

Beginner and Intermediate Level Piano Teacher

Visually and audibly speaking, the piano is the easiest instrument to learn to understand the progressions of melody and rhythm. As a songwriter, I teach them to read music while playing for maximum learning ability and to develop... See Ishmael's full profile

40/hour
4.9 (281)
1 hours tutoring Songwriting out of 794 hours
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Visually and audibly speaking, the piano is the easiest instrument to learn to understand the progressions of melody and rhythm. As a songwriter, I teach them to read music while playing for maximum learning ability and to develop... See Ishmael's full profile

Jake M. Oakland, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Jake M.
44/hour

Oakland, CA

10+ Years Writing Original Songs in Numerous Styles

Songwriting is the best! I love all kinds of music so my songwriting tends to be eclectic. I write poetry so writing song lyrics comes naturally to me. I also produce hip hop, including rap lyrics. I can show you so many different... See Jake's full profile

44/hour
5.0 (19)
30 hours tutoring Songwriting out of 86 hours
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Songwriting is the best! I love all kinds of music so my songwriting tends to be eclectic. I write poetry so writing song lyrics comes naturally to me. I also produce hip hop, including rap lyrics. I can show you so many different... See Jake's full profile

Mackenna S. Laguna Niguel, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Mackenna S.
50/hour

Laguna Niguel, CA

Full Time Singer/Songwriter With Over 10 Years of Experience

I am a full time singer/songwriter currently working in Nashville, Tennessee with a Songwriting degree from Belmont University. As a singer/songwriter, I write my own songs, co-write with other songwriters... See Mackenna's full profile

50/hour
5.0 (19)
1 hours tutoring Songwriting out of 30 hours
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I am a full time singer/songwriter currently working in Nashville, Tennessee with a Songwriting degree from Belmont University. As a singer/songwriter, I write my own songs, co-write with other songwriters... See Mackenna's full profile

Mikey K. Encinitas, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Mikey K.
55/hour

Encinitas, CA

Songwriter, Creative Educator with music in films, Spotify, TV, radio

I love writing music and playing by ear. Music is expressive and effective as a tool for genuine communication. I play guitar and bass by ear, and I sing. I have recorded dozens of songs in a variety of settings: professional studios, home... See Mikey's full profile

55/hour
5.0 (56)
149 hours tutoring
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I love writing music and playing by ear. Music is expressive and effective as a tool for genuine communication. I play guitar and bass by ear, and I sing. I have recorded dozens of songs in a variety of settings: professional studios, home... See Mikey's full profile

Philip P. Glendale, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Philip P.
55/hour

Glendale, CA

Los Angeles based songwriter and producer

I am a "Musicians Institute, College Of Contemporary music" graduate with a scholarship for my songwriting. My songwriting has been recognized by music industry professionals like Robin Randall (Music judge at Emmy awards)... See Philip's full profile

55/hour
5.0 (137)
4 hours tutoring Songwriting out of 301 hours
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I am a "Musicians Institute, College Of Contemporary music" graduate with a scholarship for my songwriting. My songwriting has been recognized by music industry professionals like Robin Randall (Music judge at Emmy awards)... See Philip's full profile

Mike S. Los Angeles, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Mike S.
60/hour

Los Angeles, CA

Music Theory and Piano

I am a professional jazz musician who has been coaching and teaching for a number of years. I play music in a number of venues; the size of the band varies from solo piano to big band. In the course of playing and teaching music I find that I am... See Mike's full profile

60/hour
4.9 (13)
29 hours tutoring
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I am a professional jazz musician who has been coaching and teaching for a number of years. I play music in a number of venues; the size of the band varies from solo piano to big band. In the course of playing and teaching music I find that I am... See Mike's full profile

Jesse M. Cerritos, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Jesse M.
60/hour

Cerritos, CA

Learn to produce Electronic Music, EDM, DnB, Pop, Hip-Hop

As an active music producer, songwriter, and DJ, I have been writing and producing songs in the Electronic Music, EDM, DnB, Pop, and Hip-Hop genre for many years. I primarily teach how to professionally work in songwriting and... See Jesse's full profile

60/hour
5.0 (127)
978 hours tutoring
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As an active music producer, songwriter, and DJ, I have been writing and producing songs in the Electronic Music, EDM, DnB, Pop, and Hip-Hop genre for many years. I primarily teach how to professionally work in songwriting and... See Jesse's full profile

Evren T. Woodland Hills, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Evren T.
60/hour

Woodland Hills, CA

Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Music Theory, Pro Tools, Sibelius Teacher.

I am a songwriter, I have written songs for TV episodes, commercials and feature films in Europe, Brazil and the US for the last 15 years. I have taught songwriting classes along with new technology to lots of students at music... See Evren's full profile

60/hour
5.0 (371)
29 hours tutoring Songwriting out of 1,587 hours
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I am a songwriter, I have written songs for TV episodes, commercials and feature films in Europe, Brazil and the US for the last 15 years. I have taught songwriting classes along with new technology to lots of students at music... See Evren's full profile

Larry T. Albany, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Larry T.
65/hour

Albany, CA

Piano, Voice and Songwriting Teacher

I am a Published and Commercially released songwriter/composer. I am a member of the American Society of Songwriters, Authors and Publishers. You can hear my work online. See Larry's full profile

65/hour
5.0 (8)
72 hours tutoring
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I am a Published and Commercially released songwriter/composer. I am a member of the American Society of Songwriters, Authors and Publishers. You can hear my work online. See Larry's full profile

Marie H. Santa Rosa, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Marie H.
70/hour

Santa Rosa, CA

Music Instructor - Voice, Piano & Production

LOCATIONS I teach out of a small studio as well as travel to students for in home lessons. I also offer lessons online where my availability is most flexible. ABOUT I love pop and classic rock/metal. I have a BM in performance, but also spent... See Marie's full profile

70/hour
5.0 (15)
15 hours tutoring
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LOCATIONS I teach out of a small studio as well as travel to students for in home lessons. I also offer lessons online where my availability is most flexible. ABOUT I love pop and classic rock/metal. I have a BM in performance, but also spent... See Marie's full profile

Paul E. Los Angeles, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Paul E.
75/hour

Los Angeles, CA

GET HELP WRITING YOUR OWN SONGS

Through my teaching I have transcribed and analyzed many songs which has greatly strengthened my knowledge of song writing and song structure. I currently work with a Nashville based songwriter who writes for other artists. Together we... See Paul's full profile

75/hour
4.9 (113)
399 hours tutoring
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Through my teaching I have transcribed and analyzed many songs which has greatly strengthened my knowledge of song writing and song structure. I currently work with a Nashville based songwriter who writes for other artists. Together we... See Paul's full profile

George E. Los Angeles, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
George E.
75/hour

Los Angeles, CA

I have been a professional songwriter for over 30 years

I have been a professional songwriter for over 30 years. My songwriting career began with being signed to a major record label, MCA Records. I have since written hundreds of songs that appear on close to 30 albums. My songs have also... See George's full profile

75/hour
4.9 (32)
6 hours tutoring Songwriting out of 137 hours
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I have been a professional songwriter for over 30 years. My songwriting career began with being signed to a major record label, MCA Records. I have since written hundreds of songs that appear on close to 30 albums. My songs have also... See George's full profile

Matthew I. Santa Cruz, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Matthew I.
75/hour

Santa Cruz, CA

Guitar technique, theory , songwriting and creativity

I have been a guitar teacher for over 15 years, teaching all skill levels and ages. I have taught private and group lessons in different music establishments as well as in home lessons, and I'm happy to provide a resume for any inquiries. I enjoy... See Matthew's full profile

75/hour
5.0 (132)
21 hours tutoring Songwriting out of 170 hours
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I have been a guitar teacher for over 15 years, teaching all skill levels and ages. I have taught private and group lessons in different music establishments as well as in home lessons, and I'm happy to provide a resume for any inquiries. I enjoy... See Matthew's full profile

Renee Asteria P. Berkeley, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Renee Asteria P.
75/hour

Berkeley, CA

Renee's Data and Statistics Tutoring & Audio Engineering

Hello! My name is Renee A. I am actively providing tutoring for cleaning and analyzing data using the STATA software and provide statistical support for the analyses. All of my classes are tailored to your capacity and needs. I have worked as... See Renee Asteria's full profile

75/hour
5.0 (13)
95 hours tutoring
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Hello! My name is Renee A. I am actively providing tutoring for cleaning and analyzing data using the STATA software and provide statistical support for the analyses. All of my classes are tailored to your capacity and needs. I have worked as... See Renee Asteria's full profile

NICOLETTE H. Studio City, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
NICOLETTE H.
77/hour

Studio City, CA

Bachelors of Vocal Performance from Cal State Northridge

I have taken songwriting courses while attending Cal State Northridge. In recording studios, I have teamed up with and written songs with Motesart (Celine Dion, Demi Lovato) and Marlin "Hookman" Bonds (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato,... See NICOLETTE's full profile

77/hour
5.0 (71)
63 hours tutoring Songwriting out of 429 hours
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I have taken songwriting courses while attending Cal State Northridge. In recording studios, I have teamed up with and written songs with Motesart (Celine Dion, Demi Lovato) and Marlin "Hookman" Bonds (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato,... See NICOLETTE's full profile

John S. Los Angeles, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
John S.
85/hour

Los Angeles, CA

Songwriting Tutor - Berklee College Graduate

As a Berklee College of Music graduate and recipient of Songwriting Awards and Distinctions from prestigious songwriting competitions such as: ISC (International Songwriting Competition), John Lennon Songwriting Contest... See John's full profile

85/hour
5.0 (279)
115 hours tutoring Songwriting out of 991 hours
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As a Berklee College of Music graduate and recipient of Songwriting Awards and Distinctions from prestigious songwriting competitions such as: ISC (International Songwriting Competition), John Lennon Songwriting Contest... See John's full profile

Jefferson B. Los Angeles, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Jefferson B.
95/hour

Los Angeles, CA

Experienced & Compassionate CA Public School Teacher/ Tutor

I studied rhythm guitar & music theory for about ten years and worked in nightclubs for about 5 years singing & playing guitar. I've written about 100 original songs and put 10 of those on a cd. My songwriting methods are... See Jefferson's full profile

95/hour
5.0 (6)
21 hours tutoring
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I studied rhythm guitar & music theory for about ten years and worked in nightclubs for about 5 years singing & playing guitar. I've written about 100 original songs and put 10 of those on a cd. My songwriting methods are... See Jefferson's full profile

Evan W. La Crescenta, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Evan W.
120/hour

La Crescenta, CA

Top-Rated Test Prep (SAT / ACT / ISEE / HSPT / SSAT / SCAT) Tutor

I am a touring comedian/singer/songwriter for the past 10 years. I have written almost 100 songs whether original, parody or spoken word. I also have info on the 7 components needed to write a hit song. See Evan's full profile

120/hour
5.0 (1622)
6,959 hours tutoring
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I am a touring comedian/singer/songwriter for the past 10 years. I have written almost 100 songs whether original, parody or spoken word. I also have info on the 7 components needed to write a hit song. See Evan's full profile

James L. North Hollywood, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
James L.
120/hour

North Hollywood, CA

Doctor of Musical Arts, Yale School of Music

I have collaborated and assisted numerous composers in their songwriting. I love the creative process, and am very excited to collaborate with others in songwriting. I am particularly helpful to people who have lots of ideas and... See James's full profile

120/hour
5.0 (214)
2 hours tutoring Songwriting out of 480 hours
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I have collaborated and assisted numerous composers in their songwriting. I love the creative process, and am very excited to collaborate with others in songwriting. I am particularly helpful to people who have lots of ideas and... See James's full profile

Krystyna A. Beverly Hills, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Krystyna A.
130/hour

Beverly Hills, CA

Tutor with experience

I have taken multiple classes at the Los Angeles School of Songwriting. I have written over 20+ songs and counting. See Krystyna's full profile

130/hour
5.0 (9)
44 hours tutoring
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I have taken multiple classes at the Los Angeles School of Songwriting. I have written over 20+ songs and counting. See Krystyna's full profile

Leon B. Palo Alto, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Leon B.
150/hour

Palo Alto, CA

Musical Artist, Producer, and Songwriter

I am a professional songwriter for numerous artist worldwide as well for my own original songs! A number of my songs have views on Youtube and streams on Spotify in the 10s of thousands and even hundreds of thousands! Also I studied... See Leon's full profile

150/hour
5.0 (16)
43 hours tutoring
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I am a professional songwriter for numerous artist worldwide as well for my own original songs! A number of my songs have views on Youtube and streams on Spotify in the 10s of thousands and even hundreds of thousands! Also I studied... See Leon's full profile

David F. Modesto, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
David F.
215/hour

Modesto, CA

UCLA Graduate Offers Premium Math, Science, and Piano

I love to teach students of all ages. I have extensive experience (35+ years) as a professional pianist and piano teacher, and a music degree from UCLA in Music Composition (minor in Piano Performance). I also have a Master's degree from the... See David's full profile

215/hour
5.0 (381)
1,440 hours tutoring
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I love to teach students of all ages. I have extensive experience (35+ years) as a professional pianist and piano teacher, and a music degree from UCLA in Music Composition (minor in Piano Performance). I also have a Master's degree from the... See David's full profile

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