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Popular Songwriting Teachers Near Branford

Paul B.

Branford, CT
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Matthew V.

Bridgeport, CT
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Jonah F.

Bridgeport, CT
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Paul B. Branford, CT

About Paul

Paul is a guitarist/songwriter/educator from Branford, CT. He began playing the guitar at age 13 with a strong background in piano. He performed and recorded with bands in high school, during which time he was influenced by a wide variety of musical artists and styles, including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Pink Floyd.

Paul enrolled at Boston's Berklee College of Music in the fall of 1994 and discovered a love for jazz, particularly guitarists such as Joe Pass and Tal Farlow and arrangers Nelson Riddle and Gil Evans. At Berklee, Paul continued to study the guitar while working toward a Bachelor of Music degree in Contemporary Writing and Production, which he received in 1998.

After graduating, Paul remained in Boston for several years ...

Matthew V. Bridgeport, CT

structural analysis, listening exercises, analysis of classical, contemporary, pop, rock and folk music, basic music theory, basic harmonic analysis, collaborative songwriting, recording, lyrical structure

About Matthew

Heralded as "œa smart, tasteful, and genuine singer" and "a consummate multi-instrumentalist," Matthew continues to perform and broaden his range of musical experiences through diverse engagement in both the classical and non-conventional realms. Matthew has had the great privilege of performing around the world and working with some of today's brightest and most acclaimed singers, ensembles, and conductors such as Leon Botstein, Dale Duesing, Karen Brunssen, James Hall, Warren Jones, Phyllis Hoffman, Pro Arte, Canticum Scholare, and VOCES8.

As an educator, Matthew's 10+ years of teaching experience in voice and drums has brought him to work with young musicians of all ages and skill types. Matthew's approach is technique ...

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Cory L. May 5, 2014
Vocal Training
Verified Student
Highly Recommended!

Matt's a great teacher. He's really good at articulating, and helping you visualize, the different things that are going on when you sing. In the past few months I've noticed a big change in how I look at, and approach, singing.

Really looking forward to continued growth with this teacher!! Highly recommend him!
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Tarli B. April 29, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Amazing Learning Experience

I've had lessons for many different instruments and different teachers in the past. I would say Matthew is the most patient and thorough teacher I've had. Being a beginner at drums, we heavily focused on good technique and are gradually moving forward as I learn everything 100%. I feel very confident that as I continue taking lessons with Matthew I will be a pro. He gives me the right tools so I can go home and practice what we learned in the lessons and I feel myself getting better and better every week. Overall, I have really enjoyed my experience, Matthew is very professional and has great energy!
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Liz M. December 10, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Matthew is so kind and patient.

My 6 year old son, Dimitri, has Matthew as a singing instructor. Matthew is so patient and funny. Dimitri feels so comfortable at every session. It feels great to know that my son is with such a talented instructor.
Jonah F. Bridgeport, CT

Chord progressions, riff writing, lyrics, modulation, etc.

About Jonah

Hello all. I have been teaching for about 10 years now. I have degrees from two universities, one for jazz performance and one for classical performance. I have played in multiple bands throughout my life ranging in styles from punk rock all the way to straight ahead jazz. If you choose me for lessons, we will work on developing your musical vocabulary, learning to read music, hand exercises, chordal structures, scales, tablature and so much more. I have a love for music like none other and a passion to share that with my students.

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A typical lesson with me would start with some warm-up exercises. I then like to move on to any book material you may have had for that week. We will also work on chords and scales to use accordingly with any songs you're ...

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MichelleW2 January 4, 2012
Excellent Instructor for All Ages

Our 10 year old son is really enjoying his weekly at-home guitar lessons with Jonah. Jonah has been careful to thoroughly cover the basics before moving on to more in-depth instruction. This patient teaching method has proved invaluable to keeping our son engaged and giving him confidence to move forward. Jonah approaches each lesson with an easy-going and relaxed demeanor balanced with a serious expectation of learning each lesson's stated goals and objectives. Our son is looking forward to a successful year learning the guitar and we would highly recommend Jonah to anyone seeking guitar instruction.
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MarciK December 12, 2011
my 8 yr old is doing great with jonah. jonah is very clear on goals, what my son should practice and reviewing the last weeks' lessons. the lessons vary from one week to the next enough to keep it interesting and challenging

Ed D.

Meriden, CT
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Jason L.

Bristol, CT
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Steve C.

Hamden, CT
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Ed D. Meriden, CT

All styles from classical to jazz/blues to many ethnic/world music styles

About Ed

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Student just needs a guitar and amp if electric.
I travel with a laptop/portable studio.

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Classical, Jazz, Rock, Metal, World, Electronic etc.

Jason L. Bristol, CT

I tell all of my students that songwriting isn't as difficult as it seems but is a lot more work than is recognized. The trick is writing a great song, something that stands out and is unique. I cover riffs, melodies, lyrics, verse, chorus, bridge, song structure, songwriting credits, song creation/construction, improvisational writing, etc.

About Jason

I provide private music lessons for guitar, bass, saxophone, music theory and songwriting. I have been teaching for over seven years. I combine my passion for teaching and music business expertise to help students achieve their goals. There are many lesson options available including at my studio in Bristol CT, online or at your location. I work with all of my students and parents to create customized teaching plans based on students learning styles, interests and goals. I am available to students outside of lesson time 7 days a week. I provide performance, writing, purchase and music recommendations and take an active interest in each of my students learning. Lesson times are exactly as stated. I allow extra time in between students so as to ensure no overlaps and everyone gets their ...

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Elisa F. October 2, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Performance anxiety has always prevented me from following through with lessons. Jason has been very patient and encouraging and I have been able to break through to a new level in just a few weeks. The pace he has set for me is perfect-challenging without being overwhelming.
Steve C. Hamden, CT

I can teach you the lyric writing and songwriting techniques that are taught at Berklee College of Music and used in the music industry. Chord progressions, melody writing, key changes and modulations, lyrics and music working together.

About Steve

ShredGuy recording artist Steve is now offering worldwide guitar lessons over the internet. Steve has more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, gigging musician and recording artist. One of Steve's best features is that he has a Master's Degree in Music Education.
Steve has extensive experience teaching children in grades K-6 as well as older and more advanced students who want to learn all the modern rock licks and tricks as well as music theory, composition and songwriting.
Steve has performed with Ragan Whiteside (smooth jazz artist), Jonathan DuBose Jr, (gospel legend) Marcus Cole , Chris McCarvill, BJ Zampa and Tom Swift.
Steve holds a B.M. from Berklee College of Music and an M.S. from Western Connecticut State University.

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