Bill Burnett Creative Enterprises

Bill Burnett Creative Enterprises

4.9Exceptional(7 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I have spent a lifetime in music composition, performance and instrumentation, with my material being performed by international stars of screen, stage and recordings. Whether you're looking to learn new instrument, improve on one you already know, or explore the mysteries of songwriting, I can help you attain your dreams.

I love to uncover and help nurture the talent that is hidden inside each student. I have helped young songwriters find their voice – literally – and then guided them to well-constructed songs. I encourage people of all ages to pick up instruments and coax the secrets of sound out of them. Even if only for the satisfaction it can give. If you're a pro, so much the better!


Hired 2 times
1 employee
47 years in business
Serves Tujunga , CA
Offers online services

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Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Tony L.

    Very kind thoughtful and knowledgeable. Very supportive and offered helpful useful and inspiring encouragement
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    August 06, 2019


    Jimmy L.

    He is very concerned about making sure your creative vision comes to life in the best way possible. He has incredibly insightful advice but never tries to insert his ego into your project. He genuinely cares about his clients and wants to see them succeed.
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    August 06, 2019


    Jim B.

    Let me say this to you out there about my friend Bill Burnett.
    I have found Bill to be one of the most unique, creative, innovative and inspirational song writers of my life.
    I put him up there in the class of some of the great American song writers of our time such as Cat Stevens, Bruce Cockburn, Harry Chapin, Don Mc Clean, Donavan, Seals and Croft....etc.
    I being a singer/song writer myself, I can say Bill has greatly inspired me to reach to new heights to developing my singer/ song writer craft.
    Jim Barile
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    July 29, 2019


    De B.

    Good teacher. Patient and Supportive. Also inspired me to figure out a new way to practice I had never thought of before. I now feel confident that I will be able to make progress.
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    July 26, 2019
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    Stephen L.

    I first came to know and admire Bill some years ago when my eldest son (age 13 at the time) and I (age 51) decided to take his small group songwriting class. I was struggling myself with guitar lessons but somehow Bill unlocked an entirely new pathway into music for me. We listened to a wide variety of music pieces and, through Bills gentle manner, genuine enthusiasm and penetrating insights, we really learned to deconstruct each song and extract the elements of color, tone, cadence, structure, theme, rhythm, hooks, phrasing and how to join words and music together for a powerful emotional experience. This was a peek behind the Wizard of Oz curtain that proved essential to me as the parent of two sons now entering the professional music world. I am so grateful for Bills assistance to our sons (as friend, coach/mentor, contributing songwriter, and on-stage co-performer) for these many years as he opened up to them many musical career options. if you are the parent of a young person taking songwriting or music lessons from Bill, seriously consider joining the class yourself. What a blessing it has been to our family!
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    July 11, 2019


    Audrey M.

    Bill led a great songwriting class that was supportive and encouraging, while bringing his own wealth of knowledge and experience to the mix.
    Highly recommended!
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    July 05, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    I have a very organic approach to music.  Technique and theory are fine but music is a natural language and I like to find out first where a student is now in the magical journey of learning to play with that language.  Then I discover through conversation and playfulness what each student's strengths and weaknesses are and help them to realize their wishes.

    As a child and youth I took piano, clarinet, drums, and sang in numerous choirs.  I performed in theatrical productions and in movies, and also had my own band at a young age. When I was 16 my parents bought me a guitar and I pounced on that instrument and played it round the clock. Professionally I have been the musical director and primary composer for dozens of stage and television shows and had my work performed by Bette Midler, Patti Lupone and many others.

    Services offered

    Bass Guitar