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Popular Songwriting Teachers Near Clearwater

Joe M.

Saint Petersburg, FL
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Andrew G.

Dunedin, FL
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Matthew K.

Clearwater, FL
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Joe M. Saint Petersburg, FL

Study Song-Forms used by successful composers over the years as a way of seeing what "hit" songs have in common.
Learn how to use synthesizers to get orchestral and other sounds to make arrangements more lush and interesting.
The elements of various musical styles like Reggae, Hip-Hop and Country are explored. Recording of tunes can be done here as well.

About Joe

A Blues Man at heart, who at the age of 24, began teaching music at Farrington's Music Center in Princeton, N.J., Joe has logged many years of professional performance experience with musical groups of all kinds and is now the owner of Ace Guitar and Vocal Studio, located in St. Petersburg, Fl. since 1998.
In addition to a stint in the 90's as Orchestral Guitarist aboard "The Monarch of the Seas" with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Joe served as Musical Director in 2001 for a Tampa, Fl. production of "Hair", and as Guitarist with numerous Broadway Show road companies such as "The Bernadette Peters Show," "Hello Dolly", and "A Chorus Line." Joe continues to serve the St. Petersburg area as a music instructor in addition to ...

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James T. October 9, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Joe is a real professional talent and teacher. He is extremely patient and thorough with beginners like me. He takes time to cover basic guitar instrument basics, guitar music theory, scales, notes, etc. He is very flexible and will always go over lessons that require review with the student. Being new to instrument lessons I feel very comfortable with Joe's suggestions for me personally for areas that require practice. His videos are very informative as well as other documents regarding reading music, sessions, clefs, etc. His ability to relate his professional experiences into the lessons make the experience that much more valuable. I would highly recommend him as a guitar teacher.
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Holly W. August 28, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
We have been using Joe for guitar lessons for several years. My oldest Son started with Joe and also participated in his Rock Shop events. Although he is no longer taking lessons, he was playing the guitar last evening and I asked him what song he was playing? It was his original piece and it sounded excellent. The lessons with Joe really paid off. My youngest Son is currently taking lessons from Joe and we are confident that he too will be able to write and play his own music in the future. Joe is very flexible with our changing schedule and always follows up regarding our appointments. We highly recommend Joe to families with kids of all ages.
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Yesh N. March 3, 2014
Classical Guitar
Great overview of the blues and classical history

I took lesson with Joe Mcintosh for a little over a year with the intent of leaning the basics of guitar playing and specifiaclly the blues. I got a lot of practical information and knowledge from Joe in various aspects of music and its history. I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and the value it carried.

Joe is a very accomplished player and very patient with his students. I would highly recommend him for anyone with any skill level.

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Andrew G. Dunedin, FL

learn how to structure chords into a progression, understanding various sections os songs and how to get into and out of these sections along with lyrical content.

About Andrew

I have been teaching students of all ages for 17 years. My principle instrument is Trumpet, but I teach multiple instruments. I received my BS in music from Radford University in 2000. I moved to Miami in 2001 to attend school and perform with artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Micheal Brecker, David Sandborn, Diana Krall, as well as numerous corporate bands in the Miami area playing for such people as Donald Trump and opening up for Lionel Richie and Elton John. Through out my entire educational and professional career I have helped many students reach their personal and professional goals.
As a teacher I understand the importance of patience and persistence, I utilize positive reinforcement and encouragement. Music is meant to be fun so therefore I make the lesson FUN! My teaching ...

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RyanD August 20, 2010
Knowledgeable, clear, concise, and definitely worth it.
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KimB3 May 12, 2010
We've only just begun, but so far everything has been great!
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FredM February 10, 2010
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Andrew is a good teacher, he definitely knows his stuff!
Matthew K. Clearwater, FL

About Matthew

Cheers. My name is Matthew. It's a pleasure to meet you. I play guitar, bass, drums and percussion all on a professional, weekly-gigging level. I would describe my style as motivating, tactful, patient, and both traditional and up-to-date / modern. I teach all styles, but I most enjoy transitioning North American rock musicians into the world of jazz, and especially SALSA / Latin, believe it or not! I have a Bachelors in Psychology (University of Central Florida), have toured Japan with my band, and I also release solo music. I have recorded in famous Tokyo studios and actually ended up living in the Land of the Rising Sun for 4 years! I am Spanish, Japanese, and Portuguese speaking as well (English as my native language), having visited Colombia, Bali (Indonesia), Hong Kong, Japan, ...

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Marty D. October 29, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Matthew is a laid back instructor who really knows what he is teaching. I am learning Jazz on the bass and I enjoy it very much. In just a short time i learned more with him than I did with my previous instructor . Would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn jazz.
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Dwight M. February 28, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Best instructor I had so far.

Matt definitely knows his stuff. I had 4 classes with him and I'm shocked at the things I've learn with him. Great schedule flexibility and makes you feel comfortable from the time you meet him. Has a great and spacious place to teach compared to other I had. Hes willing to help anytime with questions. I decided to keep him as instructor for now on. Thanks!
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SandraM1 April 30, 2011
Guitar lessons

I think he was to scared to teach my daughter. I also think he needs a better place to teach, and he needs to make the classes more fun for kids. Our first lesson wasn't a good experience.

William W.

Tampa, FL
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Nicole C.

Clearwater, FL
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Rosemary R.

Tampa, FL
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William W. Tampa, FL

About William

Professional musician in the 434th Army Band, ten years teaching private lessons for guitar, bass, and mandolin (ages 5 to adult), ten years teaching music focusing on Elementary education, facilitated reading and music workshops for Hillsborough County, presented for MENC pre-conference 2007 and participated in the Hillsborough County Music Education Grant for Professional Development, lead teacher on the Guitar team at Florida Virtual School.

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A typical lesson starts with a warm up time, followed by a review, which is where the student gets to show off what they have accomplished from the previous week. Then a new concept or skill is introduced and we wrap up the lesson playing a student picked song.

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DebrorahT May 15, 2011
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Any time one takes up something new in later life it is a challenge to stay with it and not sink back into comfy life. i have enjoyed my singing lessons with William though it took me a couple to get past my self-conscousness. It helped that he moved the lessons to a church--from his home. Better setting for singing practice. And william has done a great job of matching our lessons to how i want to develop my voice.
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BerniceM February 28, 2011
I walked into the first lesson having absolutely no knowledge of guitar. It was nice to have a teacher that not only taught me how to play chords but also gave me a little bit of history of the guitar. Now, only three months later, I can proudly say that I know enough to play whatever song I want! He's very patient and encouraging. I would recommend him to anyone.
Nicole C. Clearwater, FL

Students will study music history to see how songwriting has evolved through music history. Then, we will increase our literacy skills needed to write an effective song while expressing creativity. Lastly, we will the explore the process of music production and arrangement to create a complete song.

About Nicole

Nicole began her musical journey in Long Island, New York when she began piano lessons at age five. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of reading music. As a fourth grader, Nicole would go on to conduct and tune every instrument in her orchestra during rehearsal. She always competed and won many NYSMA competitions for violin while attending music seminars and workshops. It was then that her teacher realized she had a gift. Nicole continued with piano lessons and began teaching herself guitar. Later, after college, she bought herself a drum set and began to teach herself drums.
As an adult, Nicole studied to become an ...

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Marty D. November 25, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Working with Nicole is a breath of fresh air. Great teacher and fun to work with . Knows what she is talking about and she makes me work hard and want to excel. She is awesome.
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Paul L. October 29, 2014
Piano · In home
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I like Nicole because she teaches me nice and slow and she lets me do something again if i did it wrong she is perfect :)
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Amber C. September 11, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have now had three lessons with Nicole and I couldn't be happier. She's very open to talking to me about my goals and how I can accomplish them with her! She pushes me but no harder than I can handle!
Rosemary R. Tampa, FL

About Rosemary

I graduated from the University of South Florida where I received my BA in Theatre performance & Communication with a minor in Dance. In 2011 I finished studying Music Recording at St. Petersburg College, where I focused on Singing/Songwriting. I trained at NYU with the Aquila acting company in classical theatre, and I also trained with TVI Acting studios in Los Angeles in Film and television. I am quite diverse in the skills that I have obtained and I take a great interest in helping you as the artist develop your own style as well. I wish you luck in your journey!

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I like the combination of relaxed and goal oriented. I like to get to know my students and learn about about expectations and goals they have for themselves. Then I set up a plan that will ...

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BarbaraF2 June 18, 2009
Rosemary is always well prepared for the lesson. She is very professional and approachable.
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NikiP May 25, 2009
Great Teacher

Rosemary was a good teacher and polite. Reena and I highly recommend her to anyone!
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MaritzaA April 20, 2009
Thank you

Rosemary, I just wanted to thank you for the great classes you are offeringus. It helps us so much that you can come to our home, that you speakSpanish and you are a true teacher, with your patients and personal style.Thank you very much.

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