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Sean S.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • BA, Human Development from Pacific Oaks College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sean S.

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Do you have ideas for songs but wonder how to structure them into complete songs? Do you hear great tunes in your head but not know how to fit them to chords? Are you puzzled about how to weave a magical melody to match your lyrics? Stumped by limited rhyme possibilities or awkward phrasing?
Perhaps you could benefit by having a seasoned songwriter as a mentor to coach you in creating beautiful songs in your own unique style. That's where I can help.
I can show you how to develop an idea into a complete song, whether you start from a "hook" or melodic riff, a chord progression, or a snippet of lyrics - or even just a mood or feeling or a message you want to express.
We'll look at several common song forms from contemporary music genres - for example, common verse/chorus/bridge structures - as well as classic hits that can serve as models. And most importantly, I'll help you develop your own signature style, rather than just copying what other people have done.
For me, songwriting

About Sean

COVID-19 Update: I'm starting to resume in-person lessons for students who have received full COVID vaccinations, using proper safeguards of masks and social distancing. Please check with me for details. I will continue teaching lessons online, using the TakeLessons app or through your web browser

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Teri
Great first lesson looking forward to the next.
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Chuck K.
I've just done my first session w/Sean. I'm signing on for a while as he seems very approachable, knowledgeable, and flexible. He also has a varied background w/singing/songwriting/guitar playing which will work for my new approach. He also works in several complimentary areas of music & likes Rumi & J. Mitchell as much as I do!
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Ferlyn F.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $100
  • Speaks French, American Sign Language, Spanish, English, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded 1st Place at Autumn Splash - Talent Competition from CSU, Los Angeles - ASI, Inc.
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Ferlyn F.

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About Ferlyn

My Teaching Philosophy: "Everyone is capable of dancing, playing an instrument, and understanding music & art performance; it is the desire, drive, determination, dedication and discipline instilled within a person and the guidance of my company's methodology that will bring these abilities to ligh

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Jeannie W.
Really patient and encouraging! I'm a beginner when it comes to dance / choreo but she was still very supportive and positive. You'll have a lot of fun taking a lesson with her!
Cece
Ferlyn has excellent skills in teaching dance. My daughter has improved her dance techniques in 3 classes. We highly recommend her to everyone that needs dance instructor.
Dominique N.
Given all of the positive reviews, I am refraining from giving Ferlyn only one star. I am sure she is relatively competent as a teacher. The unfortunate aspect for which she is receiving such a poor review is a significant lack of professionalism.
I arranged piano lessons with Ferlyn for my mother.
Her first lesson (for which I was present) was fine.
I then found out that at their second lesson, Ferlyn showed up very sick. This was quite concerning, especially given my mother’s age. Ferlyn definitely should have canceled that second lesson and not showed up so sick.
Then, only two hours (!) before my mother’s scheduled third lesson, I receive a text message from Ferlyn stating the following:
“Hi Dominique, wanted to let you and your mom that piano lessons will be cancelled today because it is my Birthday! I will see her next week. :)”
This was incredible. This was a cancellation only two hours prior, not due to some emergency or even due to her illness which should have caused a cancelation the week before! This was because it was her birthday. Something that would have been understandable, were she to have let us know well in advance. I am sure she knew in advance when her birthday is.
This does not reflect on TakeLessons, as I have had great experiences with other teachers.
But this degree of inconsiderateness, first with regard to the illness and then with regard to the manner of cancellation, is appalling.
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Ronnie B.

78 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, French, Italian, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Cutest Smile from Park near Perry Jr. Highschool
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Ronnie B.

78 Reviews
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Wether just a beginner, or been around song writing awhile, I will teach you a few tips and tricks, Theory’s and My own Experience to help spice up you’re Songwriting!

About Ronnie

Hi,My Name is Ronnie. I have been playing music for eight years and I am currently Leader of "Blonde", my Rock N' Roll, Rhythm N' Swing Band. I Live in Redondo Beach and have Lived in the Southbay for most of my life.I was blessed to grow up around the local music scene! I've had the pleasure of per

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Ben
As a complete newbie to the Harmonica, Ronnie was very thorough and patient with me. I look forward to having many more lessons with him.
Sergio
Ronnie is an amazing teacher. He is very patient as a teacher and explains things in a way that makes it very simple to understand. He cares a lot about his students and their improvement and will work with you on whatever you might be struggling with and will help you feel more comfortable and confident.
Brandon L.
Just go to ronnie. Very knowledgeable from his mistakes and victories
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John L.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks french, spanish, French
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John L.

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Song writing for me is a process.
To be able to go through the process, one has to have certain musical skills. If a song writer lacks those skills, I try to impart them with the missing elements. From there we learn to build a song from the ground up.

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
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Tim B.

65 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Tim B.

65 Reviews
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I started writing songs since I was 17, I have learned that sometimes it takes a hundred songs before you get ten good ones for an album. Well versed in helping create 3 minute songs for radio airplay. If you are into progressive music like Rush and Dream Theatre, I also understand how to write songs without concern of time limit that aren't necessarily made for radio but for pure enjoyment.

About Tim

I love to help anyone who has been told they're not able to play guitar, has quit out of frustration, or been told they're too old or too young to play. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is customized to your learning style and different for everyone depending on what you want to learn. Most of

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James
My son's first lesson was excellent. Tim went at my son's pace and made sure he understood what he was learning. Tim was friendly and my son felt comfortable interacting with him. My son is really looking forward to his next lesson!
Brenda B.
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Ian S.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Ian S.

41 Reviews
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I have extensive experience composing and writing, and have recorded 100 of my works. Let me teach you songwriting secrets and music theory so you can start creating your own music right away!

About Ian

A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children in New Jersey. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on pi

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Bill
Ian is a talented, knowledgeable and thoughtful instructor. He listens to your needs and comes up with a plan to help you achieve what your looking for. Very personable and connects with his students immediately. Highly recommend.
Gary T.
I've learnt so much within a month! I'm so excited for the future! He's great!
Hayati
Even it was my first lesson I can feel the progress and I am confident about achieving my goal. Thanks Ian!!

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"El mejor! Muy paciente y apasionado por la enseñanza. Lo recomiendo 100%"
Ramiro
Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo G.
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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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"I feel like I can connect with Tony. I love his positive attitude and energy!"
Greg
Took Songwriting lessons from Tony N.
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"As a fellow TakeLessons instructor, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be coached by Rosita. She is clearly knowledgable, candid, inspiring, and prepared. She also can run ZOOM like a champ which makes the lesson more valuable per minute! I will leave more reviews as my experience with her unfolds!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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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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"I have worked with and learned from Peter D. for a little over 2 years and am SO happy with how much I have learned. Peter is classically trained but is also open to many music styles and experimentation. Not only is he an exceptional musician himself, he really knows how to "diagnose" each student and create the lesson around their needs. You will not be bored in Peter's class!"
brittany
Took Songwriting lessons from Peter D.
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"Greg shares his expertise freely and made the concepts easy to understand. He is an extraordinary musician and comical educator. His presentation was compelling and I couldn’t wait to return for more lessons! Now I can tackle the songwriting process with confidence!"
Brian
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"Brendon is amazing! He's very professional and encouraging. He's actually inspired me to pursue songwriting as a career!"
Patrice
Took Songwriting lessons from Brendon R.
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"I only got to take lessons from Marc for a couple of months in the summer of 2016 (I had to move away for work), but he is hands down the best music teacher I've ever encountered. It's a year and a half later and I'm still benefitting from his tutelage. From beginner to advanced, you've found the right guy for the job."
Chris
Took Songwriting lessons from Marc M.
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"Super passionate and knowledgable of his craft. His personal story is inspiring. Warning! He will take you to the edge to make you improve."
Martin
Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo G.
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