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Popular Songwriting Teachers Near Philadelphia

Benjamin C.

Philadelphia, PA
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Joe M.

Philadelphia, PA
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Rihki K.

Philadelphia, PA
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Benjamin C. Philadelphia, PA

All styles of music are welcome! Songwriting is a subjective art so the focus will be on honing the craft in whatever stylistic direction the student chooses

Songwriting lessons include:

General music theory, which is important for analyzing other songs

Basic proficiency on a chordal instrument such as guitar or piano

Lyric writing and analysis

Discussing effective arranging/composing

Dissecting popular songs to use as models for writing exercises

About Benjamin

I am 25 years old, a San Diego native displaced on the East Coast for the past 13 years who is enjoying a career as a performer, writer, teacher, and student of music. Music is my world.

I have a masters degree in Studio Jazz Writing from the Frost School of Music in the University of Miami and bachelors degree in Jazz Performance from Temple University. My main instrument is bass but I have years of performance and teaching experience on piano and guitar as well. I have been teaching music in classes, camps, and privately for over 6 years. Two of those years were as an employee with TakeLessons. During that time I taught over 100 different students and averaged about 40 private students a week.

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Coral T. May 3, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Amazing Guitar Teacher

I've had many guitar teachers for my son, who is 11 and has been playing since he was 8. Most of our previous lessons were private in-person lessons, so I was a little hesitant about Skype lessons. However, I can honestly say Ben is the best teacher my son has ever had. He is reliable, professional and respectful. Ben has a way of explaining difficult concepts so they are easily grasped. He is wonderful at catering lessons to the appropriate skill level so the student can advance as quickly as his capacity allows. Ben's enthusiasm for music is infectious. I'm very impressed and would highly recommend Ben as a teacher.
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harrieto June 27, 2012
overall a very good instructor

i think Benjamin is a great instructor. He is patient and can work with you no matter your level of proficiency and makes you feel comfortable and willing to learn more.
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NoraB June 18, 2012
Benjamin is a very talented and patient. He has the ability to connect with children and explains music simply and directly. We enjoy having him as an instructor.
Joe M. Philadelphia, PA

For 12 years I've written songs for bands I've been in, songs I've performed individually, and theme songs for friends' internet shows. If you have song ideas you need help giving life to or if you've never written a song and would like to start, I can walk you through tried and true methods I have used for years.

About Joe

I can give you a solid start on the guitar. Whether you're just learning your way around the neck or ready to ...

Rihki K. Philadelphia, PA

About Rihki

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I have a mobile digital mac recording system

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Specializing In Artist Development Singing, Breathing, & Performance. I Teach A Mac Based Songwriting And Music Production Course Featuring Garageband And For Advance Students Logic And Protools

Andrew M.

Philadelphia, PA
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Nero C.

Philadelphia, PA
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Victoria W.

Philadelphia, PA
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Andrew M. Philadelphia, PA

Learn devices, techniques, tips and tricks to get more from your writing.

About Andrew

Andrew is a Philadelphia area bassist, guitarist, composer, sound designer, audio engineer, and teacher. As a recent graduate of University of the Arts with a MM in jazz studies, Andrew has had many opportunities to study with some of the best musicians that Philadelphia has to offer. Andrew performs in a variety of styles from rock to jazz and R&B. For Andrew, music is the most fun a person can have and this idea is the foundation for his instruction. Andrew aims to inspire his students, in the way that his great teachers have inspired him. He emphasizes improvisation, confidence, versatility, good habits, a strong foundation, and the concept of music as a language.

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Daniel Q. November 19, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Coming from a beginner-level guitar player who has previously taken guitar courses, Andrew's definitely extremely talented and, equally importantly, very insightful and understanding when it comes to teaching. He is patient, smart, draws good examples for understanding concepts, and is enjoyable to play alongside with.
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mina M. November 28, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
andrew is a great teacher

i've been taking bass lessons from andrew for several years and have nothing but great things to say about his teaching abilities. he is organized yet flexible, allowing you to take the lessons the direction you want to take it. he can really connect to the way you think and channel that to advance your skills. my only complaint i don't see him enough, but that's my fault.
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Adam J. June 24, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Great Instructor

Andrew went above and beyond what I ever expected. He did a great job of covering rudiments and technical aspects, while simultaneously focusing on the "art" of bass playing. He was very aware of my skill level and responsive to my needs as a student. I highly recommend him for beginners and imagine that he would be great for more skilled students as well
Nero C. Philadelphia, PA

I love picking apart songs and seeing what makes them tick.
Let's pick apart your favorite songs and write some along the way.
You wanna write songs? Write write write

About Nero

I have been teaching music for 16 years. I grew up on the 2nd floor of my father's music store in Central PA and have been around music my whole life. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of the Arts where I studied jazz guitar with Pat Martino, Jimmy Bruno, Steve Giordano, and Tom Giacabetti. I was one of the original teachers during the formative years at the Paul Green School of Rock Music where I later went on to be the Music Director of the Philadelphia and Downingtown Schools. During that time, I helped many students prepare and get accepted to music schools, ran and developed music summer camps, and organized concerts where the students performed the music of Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and many more of rock's finest band at every ...

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MarieO July 18, 2012
I had a great experience with this teacher. He was patient and incorporated my musical taste into the lessons. I've learned so much working with Nero!
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JoanB May 16, 2012
Mandolin Lessons

I recently started playing mandolin on my own - and decided to take lessons to make sure that my technique was correct. -- All I can say is that Nero is the best music teacher I have ever had - not to mention, a gifted musician. He makes learning fun, and his approach and patience allows you to easily pick up new techniques and skills. I hope to take lessons with Nero for a long time!!!!
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CraigK January 3, 2012
My first Flamenco Guitar lesson

Had my first lesson with Nero. Nero was very patient and the lesson progressed at a comfortable pace. He didn't bombard me with too much information yet identified learning moments at relevant times during the session that increased the value of our time. I played clarinet for about 6 years over 17 years ago and haven't touched a musical instrument since so I feel like a beginner... He was sensitive to my inexperience and led with the session with a relaxing demeanor.
Victoria W. Philadelphia, PA

I've been teaching songwriting for 4 years. I tailor lesson plans to help each individual student reach his or her goals. I believe songwriting can take a number of different forms and can be accomplished through a variety of techniques and environments. I will instruct based on my experience, but I will also work with students to develop the method(s) that work best for him or her.

About Victoria

My name is Victoria. I'm originally from beautiful San Diego, California, and I began my musical journey at age twelve while still back west. I received private instruction on guitar from a professional guitarist who focused on technique and classical playing. About a year later, I began playing guitar and bass in groups that ranged from church ensembles to rock bands, and even spent two years playing in an orchestra. I've instructed nearly 30 students (of varying ages) on both bass and guitar while serving as a music director at two churches and serving as a student music director at Point Loma Nazarene University. I also received a certification through The Contemporary Music Center, now located in Nashville. Here, I acquired further skills in live performance, studio work, ...

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Dennis M. December 3, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Wonderful personality, skill and insight

I just wanted to pop in and say how happy I am to be learning guitar. At 51 some may hesitate, but I promise you it's still possible. If you have a love and a want to learn, you can make it happen. Victoria has been wonderful. She's always helpful and supportive and tailors her lessons towards what direction I want to go with my music. She's always smiling and makes lessons fun, the time passes way too quick. So if you are wanting to learn an instrument, then go out there and do it. Maybe if you are lucky and in the Philadelphia area, you'll be able to get Victoria to teach you as well.
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larry G. March 29, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
interesting format

I enjoy taking lessons with Victoria-she explains everything and also in detail. She is positive and constructive, and i would recommend her for any level.
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Evie C. March 2, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
awesome experience

My 7yr old just had her 1st lesson and really liked it. Victoria the instructor was very patient and made it very easy for my daughter. She is very professional.

Songwriting With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Songwriting in Philadelphia and nearby areas. Learn how write songs by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 ...

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