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Ed D.

6 Reviews
Meriden, CT
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Completed in 2008 from Western CT State University
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Ed D.

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

About Ed

*** Travel Equipment *** Student just needs a guitar and amp if electric. I travel with a laptop/portable studio. *** Specialties *** Classical, Jazz, Rock, Metal, World, Electronic etc.

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Itati S.
I took 5 lessons with Ed, very great instructor. I learned a lot in those few lessons. He helped with with my pitch and with my accent that I had to prepare for an audition. With his help I was accepted into my high school’s A cappella group “Madrigals” and overall I would recommend. We made it work and tried to make the best out of the situation. Great experience:)
Michael Y.
My kids thoroughly enjoyed lessons with Ed (both guitar and piano). Lessons started with my 7yo and when his brother turned 4yo, he started as well.
Chris
Having a great time learning the banjo with Ed!
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Cameron S.

5 Reviews
New Britain, CT
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students Male: 10 and up; Female: 8 and up
  • Awarded Hot pick! from Pacific Songwriting Competition
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Cameron S.

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About Cameron

STUDYING WITH ME: Learning guitar should be interesting and fun! While we're studying all the different aspects of the instrument, you'll also be learning how to play your favorite songs and solos! I approach each student as an individual and structure their lessons according to what I determine

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Tristan
I've taken guitar lessons on and off for a while, and Cameron is hands-down the best teacher I've had. He points out specific technical good points and bad points, and offers concrete suggestions and examples for improvement. The lesson material is progressively challenging, but not overwhelming, and is targeted to the student's interests, and lessons are fun and interesting. Fantastic instructor.
Tessa
Cameron is an excellent teacher for me. I am 11 years old and have been playing for almost a year with him. He is patient and makes me stretch to be a better guitarist. He takes time to find songs at my level of learning and accommodates my tastes in music. I would recommend him for anyone who is interested in playing guitar.
Kim K.
I enjoyed my first lesson with Cameron. He explained things clearly so I could understand. Can't wait for my next lesson.

Peter C.

14 Reviews
Newington, CT
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Peter C.

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Please see the section on Music Theory.

About Peter

*** Specialties *** I teach all styles and all ages but my specialty is in electric rock music and applied music theory as in guitar soloing and improvisation as well as song crafting. I can teach a student any song requested by looking it up on you tube if you don't have it and immediately tra

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Peter
This is Peter. Rick doesn’t know me, never been here for a lesson. Shame on him. I will request it to be taken down. Who is he?
Rick
WORST TEACHER EVER, IF YOU WANT TO WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY GO TO THIS INSTRUCTOR,OUTDATED LESSONS, AND VERY EXPENSIVE, YOU ARE NOT EVEN QUITE FINISH YOUR FIRST LESSON THE DUDE IS ASKING YOU FOR MONEY..!
Joseph
Pete is the best instructor that I have ever had. He is the only person I ever had that was able to explain things in a way that I could understand. I have taken lessons from other people and was not able to learn anything.

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Frixos P.

62 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, some Portuguese, some Greek, Some Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from New World School of the Arts College
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Frixos P.

62 Reviews
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We will learn the basics of composition by listening to music extensively and by studying the principles of music theory. We will explore popular styles, chord progressions, and techniques most commonly used in songwriting.

About Frixos

Frixos states that his love for music probably started before he was born. “I’m pretty sure the Motown sounds my mother loved to listen and move to permeated to me through her.” Add to that his exposure to different ethnic sounds like Greek (his origins) folklore and contemporary music, Portuguese

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Luis S.
Great guy. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
We were able to clarify a number of questions that I had about the saxophone
Looking forward to the next lesson
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Young student with no previous experience... Frixos taught him so much, encouraged him, challenged him.... Didn't even really want to even try sax lessons before he met Frixos but now he has joined his school band.... Thank you Frixos!!!!
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Candid L. B.

77 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Awarded Artist in International Residency from National Foundation of Arts (Brazil)
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Candid L. B.

77 Reviews
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In English, Español ou Português! The composition classes are a very fun and practical way to learn and create your songs, as well being inspired by other tunes! It can be based on playing by ear or writing scores and chords. Also, includes training on technique, creativity and composing, to start putting your ideas together to create your own songs or your own arrangement for composers you like! Write your own music and tell your stories!

* Classes in studio in NYC too. Please ask for it by message!

PROGRAM:
- chord progressions
- melodies structures
- style characteristics
- writing lyrics and how to connect with melodies
- choosing chords
- analyzing songs
- Suggesting books for reading and working with
- how to produce and record your songs home

Practicing rhythms, melodies, harmonies, chords, you will develop your musicality and apply everything in your own repertoire. Using apps, videos, tracks, you will have amazing material to follow along, watch references ...

About Candid L.

International Musician, Expert and Scholar in Music Education, with modern methodologies to teach music (performance, creation, well-being) - in person in New York and ONLINE! TOP artistic training and experience, in high-quality studios in Times Square area, top equipment in class or ONLINE,

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Ashley
I am not one to take the time to write a review, but my experience must be shared and voiced. I met Professor Candid in early September. Hesitant to start, she immediately provided me with the safest space to be myself, to express my doubts, and to expand on the craft of music with her guidance. She exceeded my expectations time and time again, giving me endless tips, daily practice routines that not only incorporated vocals but mind, body and soul altogether. She did not hesitate to keep me in mind throughout the week, sending me clips of artists, helping me envision my own personal voice. She is always attentive, extremely patient, and has such grace when communicating with you about everything. I have been a music student for most of my life, have been with a handful of music teachers and she is 1 out of 2 teachers that have fully created a 100% non-judgmental environment for me to grow and learn. She always has a great listening ear and always keeps in mind what your personal goals and intentions are, guiding you with any small or huge dream you have your mind set for. If you’re looking for a professor that will not give up on you, will constantly be available to help you throughout the week, someone that shares her joy, teaches you not only her limitless knowledge on music but her wisdom that will forever leave you with such joy and peace every time you end your class session with her, then do not doubt to take your lessons with her! She is the best out here! Forever giving amazing quality lessons! You won’t regret it, I promise you!
Sizhan
Candida is an incredible music teacher and I feel lucky to be her student.

I started taking lessons with Candida since March this year. With some background in guitar (mostly self-taught, mixed with learning from different teachers on and off), I wanted to create a more solid music foundation. I wanted not just to play guitar by following videos and tabs, but become a “musician”, that can improvise, play by ear, compose my own pieces eventually. My goals included learning how to read sheet music, training for a better ear, basic singing and piano skills. Candida created a personalized learning plan with all the above goals in mind, gave me homework each week that was catered to my strengths and interests. Her vast knowledge in music education also allowed me to learn tactics backed by research to accelerate my memory and overall learning. We focused on the following topics this year: For singing, correct placement of head voice and chest voice; practices to soften head voice in higher notes and gain a smoother transition. Ear train that focused on singing (not just listening) melodic and harmonic chords (triads and different extensions). Sheet music reading and playing for several classical pieces (Mozart, Chopin, Tchaikovsky). Basic chords voicing, cadences, inversions, and accompanying singing for some classic songs (Elton John, Cold Play for example). I was amazed at how much progress I made in just 9 months. I am able to sing confidently several songs I loved (including Bohemian Rhapsody) while accompanying myself on piano (I had only touched piano probably only 3 times before March). I also added couple of classical piano pieces into my repertoire (including a beautiful Waltz by Chopin that dumbfounded my friends). I can “hear” melodies better and locate notes with much ease. Candida also encourages her students to show their progress and perform, and I even participated in two student recitals this year, and was quite proud of the performances. I can't recommend Candida enough!
Melissa
My 11 year old worked once 45 minutes weekly with Candid for approximately 5 weeks practicing a couple English songs she was familiar with and two Portuguese songs that were new to her (she does not speak Portuguese). It was incredibly rewarding to witness her skills develop in such a short period, as well as her self-confidence and self image. She is half Brazilian, and she was so proud to relate with her Papai—Daddy—in his language. I also had the pleasure to virtually attend an online concert of Candid’s adult and younger students. Her rapport was beautiful with the patchwork of her student body—an eclectic group whose skills filled the spectrum, but whose passion burned bright as one. I highly recommend Candid as a teacher. I will note that she did classes online, and I encouraged practice between classes. She did not solely rely on the weekly classes as a means for learning and improvement. Her skills improved steadily over the five weeks with the guidance and careful coaching of Candid’s classes. Practice between classes was essential to make the most out of all Candid has to offer.
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Geoff S.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • BA Music from George Mason University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1981
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Geoff S.

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Experienced in contemporary song writing, as well as writing and arranging music for church worship music, choral music, strings, and classical guitar. Experienced in both playing and recording by ear, as well as writing down formal music charts and scores.

About Geoff

I played on a toy piano when I was very young, learning a bit of sight reading from my Mother, while listening to classical, jazz, and rock music. When I was 12, I learned guitar and later took private piano lessons from a prominent Philadelphia instructor. After playing in a rock band in high sc

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Art B.
Cherry
I totally enjoyed my class with Geoff. We immediately started my lesson with tuning the ukulele. Then we went over the cords and strumming. I have been researching on playing the ukulele and his explanation on the strumming was a lot better than the book. He is teaching me how to play by listening to the notes which is great because I would be able to play the Hawaiian music for my hula classes. In addition, his studio is only a 5 minute drive from my house, which means I don’t have to deal with traffic.
Bill Smoot
great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in East Hartford, CT

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in East Hartford is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"EDwin has been a great help over the last couple of years. Don't know how I wrote and recorded songs without his help"
Dan
Took Songwriting lessons from Edwin I.
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"Gary is extremely knowledgable and a great communicator of complex musical ideas and concepts. He has a way of breaking things down into "easy to understand" bite size pieces. This allows anyone to comprehend and master the rules of music in a third of the time other teachers have taken to teach the same information. He is professional, personable and an all around great teacher .
He has taught my daughter as well. We study songwriting together.
I highly recommend Gary!"
Steve S
Took Songwriting lessons from Gary R.
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"Madyson is excessively skilled in songwriting, endlessly kind, and is extremely easy to work with. Anyone could seek to learn something about the craft from her."
Erik
Took Songwriting lessons from Madyson W.
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"Indigo is a fantastic teacher! Able to speak to a variety of musical styles and elements of music - from songwriting, to guitar technique, to theory. Highly recommend"
Amy Jo
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"Chrissy was very instructive and positive and friendly and she worked with me for my individualized songwriting learning needs at this time. We worked on my first song, and she gave me very good information and feedback and homework for our next lesson. Definitely several points above average!!!!!!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"I only got to take lessons from Marc for a couple of months in the summer of 2016 (I had to move away for work), but he is hands down the best music teacher I've ever encountered. It's a year and a half later and I'm still benefitting from his tutelage. From beginner to advanced, you've found the right guy for the job."
Chris
Took Songwriting lessons from Marc M.
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"Christiaan has been working on his own music for quite some time and his knowledge of various musical genres to reference and borrow from for influences and ideas is so vast based on his long background in music. What is refreshing about working with him is he is open to so many forms of music. As he states it, " music is music". it provides a fresh approach. I am very pleased with this expanded viewpoint."
Courtney
Took Songwriting lessons from Christiaan S.
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"Greg is a master of music theory and knows about all the practical applications of guitar and bass. He is just a plain good guy too!"
Wylie
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"Rosita is a firehose of knowledge! She is ultra encouraging, and will absolutely not let you run astray when you are not understanding the process... This makes her SO valuable as an instructor. My goals are being met with Rosita, and I treasure every golden nugget of knowledge I receive from her during our sessions!"
Greg
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"Carolyn is very patient kind and caring and easy going and also fun I would recemend here and do other lessons she has:)"
Abbie Roles
Took Songwriting lessons from Carolyn O.
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