In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we highly encourage meeting with your tutor online. Read more about

Find Songwriting lessons in California

Pay-as-you-go private Songwriting tutoring in-person or online

With the Good Fit Guarantee, love your first lesson, or it’s free

Compare qualifications, hourly rates, travel policies, and reviews to find the right local expert for you.

Collaborate with your tutor in person or through Wyzant's free, browser based online learning tool.

Only pay for the time you need. No subscriptions, no upfront costs. Just affordable results nearby.

Get 1:1 Help Fast

The Best Songwriting Tutors in California

84 CA private Songwriting lessons / Find the best local Songwriting lesson in CA

See more experts ›
Matan K.
85/hour

Los Angeles, CA

Songwriter with 12+ Years of Experience

I have been writing original music for over 12 years. In Los Angeles, I have collaborated with big-name songwriters and producers for both pitch and sync purposes. In teaching songwriting, I emphasize effective lyric writing,... read more

85/hour
5.0 (74)
183 hours tutoring
Offers in person & online lessons
See Tutors Like This

I have been writing original music for over 12 years. In Los Angeles, I have collaborated with big-name songwriters and producers for both pitch and sync purposes. In teaching songwriting, I emphasize effective lyric writing,... read more

Joe B.
80/hour

Los Angeles, CA

Bachelors Degree in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music

I studied Songwriting for 4 years at Berklee College of Music. I was lucky enough to play my original music around the city and to write and produce for other artists. read more

80/hour
Offers in person & online lessons
See Tutors Like This

I studied Songwriting for 4 years at Berklee College of Music. I was lucky enough to play my original music around the city and to write and produce for other artists. read more

Alyssa C.
60/hour

North Hollywood, CA

1st Place Songwriting Competition at Elon University, 6+ years

I won 1st Place in the Songwriting Competition at Elon University. I graduated from Elon University with a B.S. in Music Production & Recording Arts and double major in Music in the Liberal Arts. I have over 6 years of experience in... read more

60/hour
4.6 (5)
8 hours tutoring
Offers in person & online lessons
See Tutors Like This

I won 1st Place in the Songwriting Competition at Elon University. I graduated from Elon University with a B.S. in Music Production & Recording Arts and double major in Music in the Liberal Arts. I have over 6 years of experience in... read more

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... read more

40/hour
5.0 (1)
3 hours tutoring
Offers in person & online lessons
See Tutors Like This

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... read more

Georgia B.
65/hour

Los Angeles, CA

Composer Specializing in Songwriting and New Music

Growing up, I was a music nerd! I played bass in several youth orchestras and sang in my high school jazz band. After studying music composition at Bard College with microtonal composer Kyle Gann, I went on to study with postminimalist composer... read more

65/hour
5.0 (31)
115 hours tutoring
Offers in person & online lessons
See Tutors Like This

Growing up, I was a music nerd! I played bass in several youth orchestras and sang in my high school jazz band. After studying music composition at Bard College with microtonal composer Kyle Gann, I went on to study with postminimalist composer... read more

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... read more

150/hour
5.0 (8)
12 hours tutoring
Offers in person & online lessons
See Tutors Like This

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... read more

Timothy F.
50/hour

Los Angeles, CA

Experienced Songwriting Teacher

I have experience teaching songwriting for 10 years. I have also written many of my own songs. read more

50/hour
Offers in person & online lessons
See Tutors Like This

I have experience teaching songwriting for 10 years. I have also written many of my own songs. read more

NICOLETTE H.
70/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,... read more

70/hour
5.0 (35)
1 hours tutoring Songwriting out of 121 hours
Offers in person & online lessons
See Tutors Like This

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,... read more

Sofia W.
50/hour

Los Angeles, CA

Professional Singer-Songwriter

I have been a professional singer-songwriter for 8 years. I have played gigs locally in Los Angeles and have toured both the US and the UK. I have a passion for songwriting, teaching song structure, and helping students craft a tune! read more

50/hour
5.0 (1)
Offers in person & online lessons
See Tutors Like This

I have been a professional singer-songwriter for 8 years. I have played gigs locally in Los Angeles and have toured both the US and the UK. I have a passion for songwriting, teaching song structure, and helping students craft a tune! read more

Paul E.
50/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... read more

50/hour
5.0 (73)
206 hours tutoring
Offers in person & online lessons
See Tutors Like This

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... read more

Trusted with over 6 million hours of lessons since 2005

Success stories

Real stories from real people

Since 2005, Wyzant has provided a way for people to learn any subject in a way that works for them.

How much for private Songwriting tutoring lessons

California Songwriting Tutors Cost $40 - 65 per hour on average

What’s a fair price for a private California Songwriting tutor? California Songwriting tutors using Wyzant are professional subject experts who set their own price based on their demand and skill.

$30 $81
$40
$65

Choose Your Tutor

Compare tutor costs. With a range of price options, there’s a tutor for every budget.

No Upfront Fees

Sign up, search, and message with expert tutors free of charge.

No Costly Packages

Only pay for the time you need. Whether it’s one lesson or seven, you decide what to spend.

Pay After Your Lesson

Get the help you need first. You’ll only be charged after your lesson is complete.

Love Your Lesson Or It’s Free

Your first hour with a new tutor is protected by Wyzant’s Good Fit Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your lesson, you don’t pay. No questions asked.

Reported on by leading news outlets