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TC C.

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Starting at $100
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Having worked as a music publisher for over ten years, I have creatively managed professional, award-winning songwriters in several genres including pop, country, rock, Americana, and Christian / Gospel. Songwriters that I have worked with have garnered almost 50 #1 hit songs, and have won and been nominated for several Grammy's, CMA, ACM, and Dove Awards! Whether you see songwriting as a hobby, a passion, or your dream career, I will help you build a process that fits your skills, style, and personality, and is guaranteed to make you the best songwriter that you can be. We can also touch topics like marketing your music, booking gigs, and what publishers and music supervisors look for when they're seeking out new talent. I’m excited to work with you, and to help you unlock your full potential as a songwriter!

About TC

I am a music publisher located on Music Row in the heart of Nashville, TN. The publisher I currently work for has garnered nearly 50 #1 songs in country, pop, and rock over the last eight years, and continues to land placements with world renowned artists and brands. My team of publishers creatively

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James R.

125 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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James R.

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You don't need to be a musician to be a Songwriter, But it does Help if you are an artist and want to maintain control of how your Songs are Played. You achieve what you want in some cases buy just having a Basic understand of Music, Chords, & Chord Progressions.

About James

PLEASE READ : Thank you. I'm a trained Musician (Private Lessons) and have been Studying & Teaching for over 37 years. I've taught, Recorded & Played everywhere from small to Large venues from NJ, NY to CA and back. So you don"t just get the Lesson, You also get all that culture and experience al

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Jon
Extremely knowledgeable teacher. I wanted to understand the music theory, not just how to memorize chords. James is a great instructor for this because his whole approach is understanding the why, not just the how. Also very flexible and available for his students.
James
Solid knowledge and good guidance on theory and exercises to develop fretboard strength.
Kevin
As someone who came in with little to no experience playing an instrument, Jimmy was the perfect start for my musical journey. He taught me not only the fundamentals of the bass guitar, but also the fundamentals of music in general, which I can carry with me as I develop as a musician. Highly reccomended.
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Al P.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Jazz, Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1984
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Al P.

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song construction ideas, lyrical concepts, arrangements, chord theory

About Al

Updated: 2-12-2021 Al P. (Powerman 5000-Martin Sexton-Cypress Hill-Everlast-Lance Lopez-DYS) is a multi instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, drummer, music director. Widely known as co founder-drummer for DreamWorks recording artist and multi platinum selling rock group Powerman 5000 (1

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Marie
Lessons with Al are always a high point of my week. Learning guitar as an adult is challenging, and he is unfailingly encouraging and motivational. His teaching method - a mix of music theory, exercises, improvisation, and practicing songs - keeps things fresh and challenging every week, and has helped me become better at productive practicing outside of each session. Al is also willing to jump down the rabbit hole with me when I bring him something I can’t figure out on my own. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is a wonderful teacher.
James
Al is incredibly passionate about passing his expertise to the next generation. My son studied drum set with him for 3 years, and is now a jazz studies major in college. The enthusiasm and knowledge he will impart on your student is invaluable. Highly recommended!
Marie
Very fun guy, with an extraordinary amount of knowledge, talent, and overall passion for music. I’m really looking forward to my future lessons.
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Yue D.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $38
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Economics & Political Science from UCLA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Yue D.

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Have you always wanted to create your own songs? Do you want to learn more about music theory? If so, let's work together.

You will start creating on day one and will walk away with a collection of your own songs that you are proud to share. We can cover music theory concepts as we go so that you can immediately use the ideas you are learning in your own music. We can explore multiple genres and have discussions around listening critically. If you’d like, I can also work with you to prepare a polished performance of a song you’ve written during our time together.

No musical experience or instrument is required to get started in creating music. You are welcome to use any instrument(s) that you already play during our time together.

About Yue

I am a pianist with over 26 years of experience. I come from the classical world with experience in arranging and composition. I've worked with learners of all ages and aim to teach in a way that inspires creativity and exploration. As an artist, I’ve performed in competitions and festivals (some

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Kimberly
Yue's course really helped me better understand music. She presented musical concepts in a simple, easily digestible way and provided visuals and examples that made abstract concepts much more tangible and concrete - perfect for a visual learner. Learning with her was fun and engaging. I can confidently say that I feel more knowledgeable approaching music creation tools than before!
Chris
I’ve been playing guitar for years and still learned interesting new ideas from Yue’s course. Even with music elements I had a vague understanding of, she found ways to help visualize them very effectively. Yue did a good job of adjusting the content based on my knowledge level. Her course is thoughtfully designed and structured to cover all the topics that are the most useful to know for anyone learning music. This was great for someone like me who has some background and wants to deepen their understanding.
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A.J. V.

5 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Best Keyboards of Austin from Austin Music Awards
  • Teaching since 2013
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A.J. V.

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I've been writing music for 16 years.

Songwriting is a very special art, and I can teach anyone how to dive into the mystery that is songwriting.

Writers block doesn't exist. I'll show you why.

About A.J.

A.J. Vincent has been playing keyboards for 27 years, he has been singing for 12 years, and he has been working in the music industry as a professional performer for 15 years. He has worked and toured with bands such as: ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Bright Light Social Hour, and

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Chris
excellent
David K.
He's present in the moment. Priceless.
Adrienne B.
Loved my first lesson !
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Isaac W.

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Starting at $70
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Design in Interaction Design from University of Washington
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Isaac W.

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Poetry is the highest form of language, and music is the language of emotion. Putting them together is the art of songwriting.

It’s a deeply personal art, to me. We explore what connects you to the world, and how you hope to share it with those around you.

My approach integrates standard songwriting principles with emotional discovery as scaffolding for vulnerable human expression. I help you unlock your inner world through lyrics, melody, and harmonic relationships not limited by genre.

Whether it’s rock, pop, country, bluegrass, jazz, showtunes, R&B, folk, or anything else on your mind, I’d love to work with you.

About Isaac

CUSTOM-MADE FOR YOU Learning involves playfulness, curiosity, and personal connection. I've studied how people learn and how people play, along with 25 years of professional and performance experience, and I focus it entirely on you. We start with what you love, discover what you already know, then

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Ansley
Isaac helped to distinguish the difference between creating art and copying which tapped a different side of drawing for me. Had a good session on training on seeing the tones of shades.
Bill P.
Isaac was great and very patiently explained everything I needed to do to get started on my guitar.

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"Very professional & knows his craft well

Amazing - the vast experience & knowledge present themselves with just the first lesson!"
Karissa
Took Songwriting lessons from Lucian W.
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"Natalie is always very insightful! Excellent!!"
Roger
Took Songwriting lessons from Natalie L.
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"Cool & is really nice. Never have to ask any questions. I would very much recommend Kyle."
Colleen
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"Matt is the best instructor I’ve had . He’s great at explaining things at your level . It’s honestly like hanging out with a friend that is super talented."
Mark
Took Songwriting lessons from Matt B.
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"Emily took me from having never really sung before, to fronting a popular band and recording music with confidence. She literally taught me everything I know and gave me the confidence to pursue my passion!"
Merisa
Took Songwriting lessons from Emily C.
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"Fawn is my favorite music teacher. There have been real problems with the attendance of other teachers but come rain or shine Fawn is there. In 4 years I have learned more about music - piano, songwriting and voice than through any other teacher. She has a professional, enthusiastic and kind manner and I wholeheartedly recommend her."
Mike
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"My son seems interested with Eric class. He said he will continue to take lessen with Eric next week. Thanks to Eric. Please keep Alex to continue. Alex is a fun and smart boy. He likes fun and knowledgeable teacher too."
Alex
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric C.
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"Although my pursuit is songwriting, Indigo quickly recognized that more guitar background will help me - so we started there. I'm very encouraged with Indigo's approach, and I'm looking forward to continuing these lessons!"
Jeff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"Yue's course really helped me better understand music. She presented musical concepts in a simple, easily digestible way and provided visuals and examples that made abstract concepts much more tangible and concrete - perfect for a visual learner. Learning with her was fun and engaging. I can confidently say that I feel more knowledgeable approaching music creation tools than before!"
Kimberly
Took Songwriting lessons from Yue D.
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"He just makes our music so much better. An exceptional teacher.

Randy has worked with my partner and I for 15 years. He took our melodies, arranged them, and turned them into songs that were actually singable. Watching Randy run a rehearsal and teach people songs is a sight to behold. He makes it happen quickly and efficiently, and we always have fun.

In all sincerity, I consider Randy to be the most talented musician I've ever known. He is a great teacher, even of inexperienced adults, and fun to work with. A winning combination all the way around.
John B."
John
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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