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Glenn S.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1979
  • Bachelor's Degree; music composition from UCSB
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Glenn S.

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Arranging, theory, chord progressions, song form, lyric development

About Glenn

Hi, I'm Glenn. Thank you for viewing my profile. I've been teaching students for over 20 years, playing all styles and levels of music, from day-one beginners to seasoned pros seeking to sharpen their playing skills. I teach both traditional notation and tablature, writing my own teaching methods

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TERESA S.
Very knowledgeable. He's a good teacher with great people skills.
Vanessa T.
Glenn is the best!
Jeffrey
Glenn is a great instructor. He is so patient and has a no-pressure style of learning that makes it fun. Highly recommend him......
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Dee F.

59 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Montana State University
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Dee F.

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I write currently for film and television, published composer. Over 35 years experience as a songwriter and composer. Have won awards for songwriting; have songs in library of Fervor Records, Inc. Phoenix, Arizona. Currently teach Craft of Songwriting classes at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana. I have written over 500 pieces of music including: vocal songs, instrumental pieces (piano, guitar, violin, mandolin, solos; string quartets, Classical, Jazz pieces for solo instruments); liturgical music, choral octavos, Bluegrass songs. I have produced 6 studio albums of original music and have a web site of songs, etc. Learn all you need to know in writing, recording, and producing songs. Graduate work in composition and theory. Have fun learning and progressing quickly in lessons with me!

About Dee

I have been a private studio teacher of piano, guitar, voice, violin, mandolin for over 30 years. I have taught band, orchestra, and choir in public schools for over 20 years, which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I hold an ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ENDORSEMENT, K-12, from Univers

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Reesa
I have been taking lessons for over a year with Dee. I started with mandolin and then switched to piano. Dee is very knowledgeable about both instruments and is an extremely patient and approachable teacher. I’m an older student so I really appreciate her patience and ability to challenge me at the right level. I’ve tried other teachers that were either too rigid or too unstructured and Dee is neither. I highly recommend Dee as a music instructor, she clearly has a lot of experience and knowledge about how to teach.
Mike O.
Very patient and understanding person. At my age of 62 and trying to learn the bass along with the challenges of issues brought by life, these sessions have become therapeutic in nature....
Mike O.
Dee was very informative and answered all my questions. She understands that myself an older student returning to music has a different approach and she is going to work with me. I am looking forward to next week.
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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Music
  • Awarded 1st Place/Winner: ITG Jazz Solo Competition from International Trumpet Guild
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonathan S.

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Since 2005 I have been composing music for a wide variety of ensembles and artistic platforms. Whether it be for a choreographed dance number, brass quintet/chamber music, or jazz orchestras, I've been able to hone my arranging and scoring capabilities to enable me to adapt any song, or write my own to suit any situation.

All songs have basic building blocks that make them songs. You will become familiar with these, and learn to wield them, in order to create your own. We'll look the music of many different genres, and extrapolate what you like from each; in this way your writing, no matter what style of music it's in, will reflect a depth and character that only the best musicians throughout time have been able to achieve.

I can assist you with every aspect of music composition as it applies to any situation you are writing for, and help you to be able to write the music you are hearing in your head!

Since 2007 I’ve composed, arranged, published, performed and recorded 25 ...

About Jonathan

Hi, I'm Dr. Jonathan Saraga—professional musician and educator based out of New York City. My 30,000+ hours of experience within music is expressed through my 9 years of conservatory training, which includes Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees, and my work as a trumpe

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Les S.
I would highly recommend Jonathan as a music teacher. Jonathan is absolutely passionate about music, which is evident by his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is very patient with my five year old and encourages her to get her very best effort. Jonathan customizes the music and lessons for my daughter’s skill level while at the same time provides challenges to keep the learning process interesting. In a short period of time, my daughter's keyboard playing abilities have dramatically increased. I am very grateful to Jonathan for making learning fun for my daughter, who always looks forward to her lessons!
Joanie
Jonathan has made a great impression with my son. He displays a great combination of patience and encouragement with Nick. I have seen an improvement in his trumpet skills as well as his confidence.
Sonia R.
NICE, HELPFUL AND PATIENT.

THANK YOU.
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Tony P.

4 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 11 to 65; Female: 11 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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Tony P.

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I have composed many songs myself, as well as helped musicians complete their unfinished compositions when stuck on the bridge section etc. I have published currently 7 compositions having worked with amazing recording artist such as: Amy Jones, Tony Stern (Carol King) and Columbia recording artist Jennifer Robin. My music is available on iTunes and Spotify, I am also a member of ASCAP.

About Tony

Tony has been performing professionally for over 35 years. When he arrived in Los Angeles in 1969 he studied guitar with virtuoso Jimmy Stewart. Later, he studied with master guitarist George Van Eps. Tony played guitar with many top recording artist in the mid 1970's. Later, he started to teach

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AbelM
Great teacher.lLoves his work. Very knowlegeable and patient.
JenniferL
Excellent Teacher and Guitarist!

Tony has been a great instructor; he is a very knowledgeable and skilled guitarist with so much passion that is very infectious! He really gives me the motivation to try harder until I get it! He is very patient and tries to understand how I learn and what I want to learn and customizes the lesson to my learning ability. It's not easy teaching me, but some how he figures it out! Tony thanks for all your time, effort and genuine care in teaching me the guitar and being the jump start for a lifetime of guitar playing!
ChaunceyI
Enjoyable, Challenging, Fulfilling

I am finding my lessons with Tony P. to be very helpful. He is personable and knowledgable. He also seems genuinely interested in seeing me achieve my full potential as a guitarist.
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Rob S.

27 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
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Rob S.

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I have many years of both teaching advanced music composition and songwriting as well as years of professional experience as a composer and producer. We will cover all aspects of composition and songwriting for any genre including analysis, harmonic/chord structures and progressions, approaches to melody, counter melody and counterpoint and how to apply these to various styles of music and composition, including arranging and orchestration from rock and pop to jazz and full orchestrations.

About Rob

I am an accomplished, award-winning guitarist, composer and teacher and have been teaching guitar and music for 20 years. I have both a Bachelor's and a Masters Degree in Music. I teach all levels from beginner to advanced, including at the university level, and all styles (rock, jazz, blues, folk,

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Juan *.
Great teacher for my 8yr old daughter. He is patient and explains things I'm a way that gets through to my kid. Highly recommended!
Bella
Phenomenal teacher! Rob simplifies advance techniques and organizes your lesson based on your personal goals. My lessons have been very informative but still always fun! I’ve improved significantly since our lessons began and have received guidance on how to make the most of my practice time on my own as well.

During this quarantine, having my lessons virtually is such a light during these challenging times, and they’re just as enjoyable as in person. Rob really is easygoing and has a great sense of humor!
Myles
Excellent teacher! Highly recommend! Feel like I’m going to learn so much and improve greatly!
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Christopher G.

2 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1994
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Christopher G.

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Graduate of Berklee College of Music, considered by many to be the top conservatory in the world.

Primary styles of expertise: jazz(all sub-genres), blues, rock(all sub-genres), metal, classical, pop, folk, country, R&B(classic and modern)

Extensive experience (25 years) with every kind of student at every skill level.

Specialization in college/conservatory preparation, all styles and skill levels.

Taught thousands of students all over the country.

Developed proven methods for each type of student's learning style, to improve student abilities quickly and efficiently.

Built a reputation as one of the top teachers in the D.C. area with proven methods that work.

About Christopher

Hi! My name is Chris and I don't see skill level. The learning process is the same regardless of skill level. I've been teaching music for many years at every level, from scratch beginners to college conservatory professors, to professional touring musicians, and I have learned over these year

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Patrick
I have been taking lessons with Chris for 7 years and the knowledge he has given me has proved invaluable in my experience as a musician. I am currently attending Vanderbilt University and majoring in jazz guitar performance. My lessons with Chris prepared me for my audition and have helped me face the tedious workload that all music majors face. The work I have done with Chris helped me develop a jazz vocabulary for improvising, learn a repertoire of jazz standards, and develop a time feel that has helped me when playing everything from jazz to rock to metal. I would recommend Chris's lessons to anyone who would like to learn guitar or improve upon the skills they already have..

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"The songwriting classes with Kenneth have been very beneficial. In just a short period of time, I have learned so much about songwriting techniques. Kenneth has demonstrated to me the step by step lyric writing process. I have been able to make lyrics I wrote come alive once music was added to my song. I highly recommend Kenneth to anyone needing guidance with learning more about songwriting techniques."
Sheryl
Took Songwriting lessons from Kenneth R.
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"Melody works with me both on songwriting and singing. She is a dynamic instructor and really cares about each student. Melody works to build confidence of the student so that they can do with their music / singing what they dream of doing. I highly recommend Melody."
Delphine
Took Songwriting lessons from Melody M.
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"I love to write but then writing music seemed out of the ordinary. Well.... not any more! Thanks!"
Georgia
Took Songwriting lessons from James W.
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"Hello Ellysa my Name is Nickboyer & i would like to have Singing lessons"
Nick
Took Songwriting lessons from Ellysa R.
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"Not only is Matthew an amazing instructor, he incorporates a ton of his experience within the lessons."
Carlos
Took Songwriting lessons from Matthew Q.
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"He has a good ear and can help quickly with transcriptions. More importantly, he also gave some practical advice."
Daniel
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Kyle is very knowledgeable, informative, patient, and creative in his teaching style. I am learning a lot about how to write good songs, and my self-confidence with this is improving. And I am just a beginning songwriter! Definitely several points above average."
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"Enormous Student base an affirmation of an Enormously Successful Teacher

Fawn is a warrior for justice. She rights all the wrongs of other teachers bad coaching. She turned my sons bad piano habits around in just 2 lessons! My daughter's bad vocal habits changed after the first lesson! I have never seen anything like it. We are grateful to have found her. I now have confidence that my children are in the best hands possible. I love the energy she puts into her recitals and the enormous student base she has is an affirmation that she is doing great things in California!

-mimi"
mimi
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Fawn is original, passionate and a musical genius who makes learning fun

Fawn’s way of teaching is quite original, passionate and always to the point. She can make the most insecure person get out of their own way and become more secure. Working with her, I get a glimpse of genius in action. She really is a musical genius and I have been learning an incredible amount from her. My songs keep getting better under her training and guidance and I finally got a placement in a sitcom from her re-write. I look forward to watching my own abilities continue to grow and become stronger."
Donna
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I had a one off single lesson with Matthew, I was only in New York for a couple days and was lucky enough to get a sing writing session with him. He gave some great insight and valid techniques towards song writing. He was easy going and very friendly. Would certainly recommend."
Paul
Took Songwriting lessons from Matthew K.
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