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John K.

Songwriting, Guitar Instructor

Songwriting, Guitar Instructor

$65/hour

  • Tarzana Encino, CA 91316

About John


Bio

I have been a staff songwriter at many of the major publishing companies, including, Sony, Warner/Chappell, MCA, and Geffen. I have written 2 hit songs, most notably, by Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight. I have over 70 songs recorded by artists ranging from Al Green, Etta James and Aaron Neville to Rickie Lee Jones and Wynonna. I run my own recording studio and produce for songwriters and artists.

I have been a staff songwriter at many of the major publishing companies, including, Sony, Warner/Chappell, MCA, and Geffen. I have written 2 hit songs, most notably, by Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight. I have over 70 songs recorded by artists ranging from Al Green, Etta James and Aaron Neville to Rickie Lee Jones and Wynonna. I run my own recording studio and produce for songwriters and artists.


Education

CSUN
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Encino, CA 91316
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

John hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I have been composing music for over 30 years. As a staff songwriter at many of the major publishing companies (Warner/Chappell, Sony, BMG, MCA, Almo-Irving), I not only have written songs, but instrumental music for TV. I compose on guitar and piano. I studied composition, privately with Byron Olson, and at CSUN.

History

Music History

Music History

I have studied music history my whole life. My mother was a classical pianist, so I learned music history from day 1. I have extensive knowledge of most genres of music, from classical to jazz, blues, R&B, rock, pop, folk, latin and world music. I studied music history at CSUN.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I have been composing music for over 30 years. As a staff songwriter at many of the major publishing companies (Warner/Chappell, Sony, BMG, MCA, Almo-Irving), I not only have written songs, but instrumental music for TV. I compose on guitar and piano. I studied composition, privately with Byron Olson, and at CSUN.
General Music,

General Music

In addition to being a songwriter, composer, and musician (acoustic and electric guitar, piano, mandolin, bass), I engineer and produce recordings in my recording studio. I arrange songs and compositions as a songwriter, composer and producer.
Guitar,

Guitar

I have been playing guitar since the age of 7. I studied folk guitar at 10 and studied classical guitar at the age of 12. As a published songwriter since 1980, I have produced and played guitar on countless recordings. I have extensive experience teaching guitar, privately, for over 30 years. I own and operate my own recording studio, which allows me to record my students.
Music History,

Music History

I have studied music history my whole life. My mother was a classical pianist, so I learned music history from day 1. I have extensive knowledge of most genres of music, from classical to jazz, blues, R&B, rock, pop, folk, latin and world music. I studied music history at CSUN.
Songwriting

Songwriting

Since 1980, I have been a staff songwriter at many of the major publishing companies, including, Warner/Chappell, Sony, Geffen, MCA, BMG, and Almo-Irving. I have had 2 hit songs, including, "Love Is", a #1 song, recorded by Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight. I have over 70 songs covered by artists including, Al Green, Aaron Neville, Rickie Lee Jones, Wynonna and Etta James. I studied classical piano and guitar from the age of 7, and continued my musical education at California State University Northridge. Currently I teach a class on songwriting at The Songwriting School Of Los Angeles.

$65/hour

John K.

$65/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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