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Todd A.
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Hone your songwriting craft with expert coaching from a songwriting savant
How to put lyrics to a melody, how to build a song from a chord progression or melody, how to determine a chord progression based on a melody, how to notate your music (melody and chords).
About Todd A.

Hello! My name is Todd. I've been playing music for most of my life. My first instrument was a Casio keyboard when I was about ten years old but I moved over to guitar as a teenager and fell in love with it. I recently graduated from Webster University with a BA in music after receiving an AA in guitar performance at SWIC. In college, I learned everything from music theory to conducting as well as playing in the guitar ensemble, jazz ensemble and so on. Over the years I have played in a handful of bands in the St. Louis music scene but in January 2019 I moved to Portland, OR and taught lessons with Guitar Center. I have been teaching for 5 years and have had hundreds of students, some of which have been with me for a few years now. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 2013

Education

BA Music with an emphasis in Jazz Guitar

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Teaches ages 9+

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Todd A.
Teaches Online
Hone your songwriting craft with expert coaching from a songwriting savant
How to put lyrics to a melody, how to build a song from a chord progression or melody, how to determine a chord progression based on a melody, how to notate your music (melody and chords).
About Todd A.

Hello! My name is Todd. I've been playing music for most of my life. My first instrument was a Casio keyboard when I was about ten years old but I moved over to guitar as a teenager and fell in love with it. I recently graduated from Webster University with a BA in music after receiving an AA in guitar performance at SWIC. In college, I learned everything from music theory to conducting as well as playing in the guitar ensemble, jazz ensemble and so on. Over the years I have played in a handful of bands in the St. Louis music scene but in January 2019 I moved to Portland, OR and taught lessons with Guitar Center. I have been teaching for 5 years and have had hundreds of students, some of which have been with me for a few years now. I look forward to hearing from you!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2013

Education

BA Music with an emphasis in Jazz Guitar

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 9+

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Songwriting
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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F
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$20
45 minutes
$25
60 minutes
$30
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30