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Popular Songwriting Teachers Near Boulder

Lee J.

Boulder, CO
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Steve B.

Denver, CO
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Matthew B.

Boulder, CO
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Lee J. Boulder, CO

Custom Program combines techniques, fundamentals, theory etc…and students favorite songs and styles. All levels and styles, beginner to advanced, ages 6 and up. Learn YOUR favorite songs and styles and the techniques and theory that make them work!
Songwriting doesn't need to be a mystical process, only available when the "muse" strikes. Just like there are methods to learning an instrument, we can break down the songwriting process from start to finish, so students get a solid grasp of this process and build confidence to approach writing with a whole new perspective.

About Lee

Lee J. is an award winning songwriter, with 18 yrs of FT music instruction experience! Lee studied formally at UCD Denver, for BA in Music and Sound Technology. Lee has the benefit of real world experience in the music business, including past national touring as an indie artist, and currently working with Music Supervisors in LA for Film/TV placements, as well as songs with Major Label Publishers in Nashville! Lee designs custom programs to suit individual ability, goals, and more by giving YOU the skills, techniques, knowledge you need to become proficient at YOUR favorite songs and styles!

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Custom Lesson Programs to suit individual abilities, needs, goals and more by balancing fundamentals, techniques, theory etc...that you need to become proficient at YOUR ...

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Lee J. October 24, 2013
Guitar
Excellent Instructor Overall

"Awesome teacher" 5/5 stars Boulder Guitar Studio Review
I wouldn't consider getting instruction from anybody but Lee. From his lifetime devotion to music, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of musical styles and playing techniques, which he uses to customize lessons to the student's particular goals. Besides guitar and bass, I spent a lot of time with Lee studying songwriting -- he's an awesome writer himself and completely open about sharing all the things he has learned over the years.
That willingness to adapt to my particular needs and desires, along with his true passion for all types of music, makes Lee an outstanding teacher.
Pros: Helpful, Engaging, Encouraging, Smart, Patient, Funny, Fun, Good communicator- Derek Zahn, Boulder, CO, Oct 11, 2010
Steve B. Denver, CO

We will analyze songs, learn about what makes a good song, learn components of a song, and how to find your own voice to create a worth while song. With in just a few lessons you will be on your way to expanding your original song repertoire.

About Steve

When I was growing up I thought music was like magic and that only special people with super-human powers could play. I would think to myself, "How are they doing that? I would never be able to play music in a million years!" It wasn't until I was 14 I discovered guitar magazines and a method of reading called guitar tablature that I realized anybody can learn guitar! With determination, patience, and practice I learned as many songs and techniques from my heroes (The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin) as I could. I realized there is so much to learn about music that I could learn something new everyday. This still holds true to this day. I keep digging to find that magic place to which music can take you. It is my goal as a musician and a teacher to help other aspiring ...

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Cameron S. November 21, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Steve has been great so far. His skills are up-to-snuff and his manner is perfect for a young child with a wild imagination. But more importantly, Steve communicates very well and is on time. This may seem like small stuff but it's uncommon in the private music instruction realm.
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Shannon M. April 21, 2014
Guitar
Older than your average student

Steve was very patient and helpful. I learned a lot in a short time before he moved. I was loking for a new hobby in playing some guitar and he was a great choice for getting me started.
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Kerry R. March 26, 2014
Piano
Great Teacher!

Steve has been a great piano teacher. He has an easy going personality and is very calm and relaxed. He assessed what I knew immediately and where I needed work and designed his style around my needs. He has given me self confidence and showed me how to make piano playing fun!
Matthew B. Boulder, CO

Write music your way! I have won many accolades for my songwriting and I am here to help you find your own voice by using simple techniques to foster the creative process. Doesn't matter what style it is, I can help you get to new places with your writing and provide strategies to write through the creative blocks!

About Matthew

I have a B.M. from Berklee College of Music with an emphasis in Folk, Bluegrass, and traditional music but can teach any style.

Would you like to have a better ear? Be able to hear chord changes quicker and translate that to your instrument? Or would you like to have a better grasp on theory and how to translate that knowledge onto your instrument?

While attending Berklee, I taught all music theory subjects (jazz and traditional harmony), ear training, counterpoint, and songwriting through the school and was involved in the tutoring department.

Are you looking to develop your songwriting? Would you like to write better lyrics? Or use a deeper theoretical knowledge to find new writing techniques and your unique voice?

While living in Boston, I received accolades and awards ...

Bob S.

Boulder, CO
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William H.

Louisville, CO
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Marcus G.

Boulder, CO
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Bob S. Boulder, CO

Currently teaching a class beginning in May of 2014 that will have two classes, beginner and advanced for a 6 week class with 2 hour sessions weekly. It will be located in Louisville, CO and I will be co-teaching with a fantastic lyricist and book writer, Joan Langford.

About bob

The music heard around my house in my youth had a country twang until Elvis came along and the music rocked and rolled! In the late 60's I heard "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf and I was sold!
While living in Atlanta Georgia during the 80"s I toured with The Original Drifters (Under the Boardwalk/Up On the Roof) and a Supremes cover band called Mocha. They were booked by the William Morris Agency who would actually fly us to gigs around the country! Fun! One weekend would see us in Florida the next in Arizona.
To learn more about music I moved to California and became a student at Musicians Institute of Hollywood. Being exposed to one of the coolest musical environments 24/7 was a dream come true. For my hard work I received a Student of the Year award and was ...

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Christopher D. April 3, 2014
Guitar
Made me learn things I never even considered!

Bob is a great teacher! One of the words i think describe him well is professional, and also a really nice guy! I've been taking lessons with Bob for quite some time now and he has pushed me out of my comfort zone. He knows a variety of different genres, artists, and styles that helped me become more diverse in my playing. Also, his technical ability is quite impressive. Because of
Bob i've improved my overall guitar skills in ways i never even imagined. I would highly recommend him to anyone at any level. Check out his website here: http://www.bobstory.com
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Darlene A. April 3, 2014
Songwriting
Singer performer

Bob is a very talented and accomplshed guitar player, His natural talent comes through with his enthusiasm for music. I recommend Bob as a teacher.
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Jennifer G. April 2, 2014
Guitar
Great for a beginner

Bob was always courteous and friendly and willing to be flexible with me as a very beginner guitarist. I was classically-trained on other instruments and he was fantastic at getting me passed the biases I had learned previously to reach the goals that I wanted.
William H. Louisville, CO

Set your poetry to music! How to compose a melody, choose harmonies and rhythms, and establish a coherent structure. Creativity coaching and free-association writing.

About William

Physiology-based vocal training and voice instruction. A no-nonsense, results-oriented approach to the fundamentals of singing, applicable to any vocal style. My students range from Classical to Folk and even Heavy Metal singers. We get results quickly, and I offer a customized plan for each student to develop their full potential.

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Wendy W. December 19, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
William has worked with my teenaged daughter on a weekly basis for more than 6 months now. During that time, I have watched her grow from a rather shy, mostly-at-home singer to a confident performer in front of large audiences.

William has taught her not only vocal skills but to trust in the beauty of her voice and to let it shine. She's now comfortable with sharing her talent and passion for music and is excited to continue to learn and improve on her way to a professional singing career.

William's encouragement and support, as well as his skill for teaching and bringing out the best in her, have been key components of my daughter's development. We would both highly recommend him!
Marcus G. Boulder, CO

- Chord Progressions
- Melody development
- Rhythm
- Lyrics
- Genre Specific Elements
- Acoustic & Electronic Music

About Marcus

I started Classical piano training at the age of 7. Later on my focus shifted towards Jazz, Rock, Latin and Hip-hop music. I studied Music to become a teacher at the 'University of Cologne'. During my studies singing, composing & producing became a further focus. Therefore I moved to Minneapolis and successfully completed my degree in 'Music Production & Audio Engineering' at the 'Institute of Production & Recording'. While studying I worked as a piano teacher at Schmitt Music, a renowned music school in the Midwest. I also composed and produced 3 albums that directly led to a publishing deal with ‘Haus International LLC’ in New York. Subsequently I moved to New York in 2007 and started working as a freelance music producer and ...

Songwriting With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Songwriting in Boulder and nearby areas. Learn how write songs by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Boulder Songwriting teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Songwriting lessons.

Whether you are a beginner Songwriting student, intermediate Songwriting student, or advanced Songwriting student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Songwriting skills. Your choices for a Boulder Songwriting instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Songwriting instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like ...

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