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Popular Songwriting Teachers in Bloomingdale, IL

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Sebastian A.

(17)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelors in Music - Instrumental Performance from Columbia College Chicago
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I will show you a multitude of different progressions and structures to help with your songwriting venture. There are so many different ways to write a song but I've come up with a technique that is time efficient and creative inducing.

About Sebastian

Playing and learning an instrument is beneficial to ones being because it is a great way to express ones self and it's an excellent stress reliever. It's also an amazing feeling playing an instrument you love to listen to. Learning any instrument could be daunting at first because there is so m

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March 6, 2019
Skylar A.
1st lesson. Sebastian made my 2 kids very comfortable!
November 20, 2017
Amanda K.
Wonderful, reliable teacher! Very patient and has a clear and consistent pedagogy. Very highly recommended!
February 19, 2017
Domink S.
Very nice, patient teacher! I m so happy we started lessons with Sebastian.
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James H.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $29
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship from BNY Mellon
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James H.

Chicago, IL

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About James

BA, University of Pittsburgh, Music MA DePaul University, Jazz Performance I have over 10 years of teaching experience. I loved every one of them. I do consider myself a passionate educator and a patient instructor. I had been blessed to have received masterful instruction from brilliant, warm

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September 23, 2011
JuliaN
Mom of 11 yr old student

James has been friendly, helpful and very knowledgable. My daughter wanted to quit before meeting James. She has some experience but has a ways to go and I think James is just the guy to help her get there!...WITH a smile on her face!
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Sean H.

(11)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
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  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sean H.

Chicago, IL

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Besides playing/teaching saxophone, my other passion is writing music. If I'm not playing, I'm writing. I have studied composition and song writing, and my band plays many originals that I have written!

About Sean

When I was 12 or 13 I heard John Coltrane's masterpiece album 'Giant Steps' for the first time. From then on I was absolutely magnetized to the saxophone and devoted my life to studying the great art form of jazz. I have come to believe that the only thing better than playing music is sharing music

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August 14, 2019
Jo W.
Great Teacher! Great experience. I have homework (yay!), and I am looking forward to returning.
September 7, 2018
Justin
Sean is a great teacher! He's extremely knowledgeable and can explain tough concepts very clearly. He's really made me feel like my goals are within reach. Highly, highly recommended (especially if you want to play jazz).
December 17, 2017
Jenae A.
Sean is a great teacher-very upbeat and positive! He explains things in a way that makes it easy to understand. Sean makes learning fun! :)

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving Bloomingdale, IL

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Amy C.

(20)
Songwriting
Starting at $40
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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I help people find creative ways to unleash their unique abilities.

About Amy

I have been a voice, acting, and teacher of creative arts for over 25 years. My background includes ten years of classical voice training with Maestro Julio Berrocal, as well as vocal training through the Feldenkrais approach with Marcy Lindhiemer. In acting, I have studied with renowned Stanislavs

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September 19, 2019
Alan L.
A very good first lesson. We went over breathing exercises and scales. Also had time for Amy to critique my speaking style through a portion of a speech I will be giving in a month. Time well-spent.

She briefly went over the next lesson plan and gave me a little homework to do as well.

I got a lot out of this lesson and I can see how this will help me accomplish my goal of being a better public speaker and having a more controlled and stronger voice.

Looking forward to future lessons.
September 9, 2019
Kenny T.
Patient. Gifted Teacher!
June 23, 2019
Winnie C.
Amy is absolutely incredible. She showed keen interest in my concerns and challenges. She listened and knew exactly what I needed to do to get to where I want to be. She makes it easy for me to understand and she is truly a great coach. I can’t wait to see her again.
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Melaena K.

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Songwriting
Starting at $67
Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Melaena K.

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"All you know as a writer, as an artist, or as someone who deals and manipulates symbols is whether it has an interior integrity." - Leonard Cohen

Great Songwriting is about accessing inner truth and through the personal, tapping into the universal.

In a nurturing and supportive atmosphere we will:
- Share completed songs and songs in progress and receive feedback
- Experiment with songwriting exercises to work on honing specificity, creating powerful visuals, and storytelling by showing, not telling
- Examine Song forms and how we can use them
- Leave with exercises to jump start new songs

About Melaena

I love working with children and being part of their early musical discovery. I'm devoted to the importance of learning through play and I strive to cultivate a nurturing and fun space where kids feel free to express themselves, make mistakes and grow. Using music books and hand-picking popula

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June 25, 2019
Rose
Melaena was an incredible teacher for my daughter's introduction to, and learning of guitar. She brought excitement, inspiration, magic and knowledge to each lesson and my daughter learned easily and with so much joy! I couldn't recommend a better instructor - Meleana is a fun, skilled and natural music teacher.

Thank you so much for everything Melaena!
June 19, 2019
Matt
I've learned so much about songwriting with Melaena and can't recommend her highly enough! I've had some really important break throughs from our sessions and I always leave feeling inspired and excited about music.
June 18, 2019
Cynthia
Melaena was great with my 7 year old. Made her feel comfortable and able to open up with ideas and suggestions. She mediated the class well and allowed for all participants’ voices to be heard. Had an amazing end result each class. True treasures we’ll cherish forever.
Thanks for everything Melaena!
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Joe M.

(2)
Songwriting
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.A. Writing from Ithaca College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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I have been a songwriter for 15 years, playing in bands and producing independent solo albums. In my comedy career I frequently write theme music, parodies, and funny political songs for various local shows my friends and I produce.

In addition to music theory, we can work on song structure, the anatomy of pop music, lyric and vocal phrasing, expanding on initial ideas, and I can provide feedback on works in progress. I can also help you analyze songs by your favorite artists so you can learn their approach.

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 ...

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August 19, 2018
Audrey
Joe is an awesome guitarist!! I took lessons from him, and he was really good and knew just how to get me to improve. He also knows a TON about all different kinds of music and music theory--I signed up for guitar, but I ended up learning lots of other useful stuff too. Highly recommended!!!
February 15, 2018
Max
i took rock history, rock appreciation and rock theory from joe, who rocks

very good guitar teacher! joe is a PRO

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Bloomingdale, IL

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Bloomingdale is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"My voice has significantly improved after lessons with Hannah. My tone and pitch have also improved dramatically. If you are interested in writing songs, Hannah is also a great teacher for that. I have written many songs since taking lessons from her. You don't even have to leave your home because Hannah can teach skype lessons. Many people don't like Skype lessons because they seem impersonal. I recommend trying a free lesson. You will see that Hannah makes it seem like she's there in person. I live in the country so this has been very convenient. I love her teaching style. She has empowered me to create many beautiful songs. She is very well qualified and knows what she's talking about."
- Eliza
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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"Hannah's awesome! I contacted her mainly for songwriting feedback but also for guidance while applying and auditioning for BYU's commercial music program. She always went above and beyond in assisting me from songwriting, to voice lessons, to guidance with production and recording and navigating the local music scene. Hannah knows what she is talking about in both vocal and music techniques, as well as the business side of music. And even more important, she truly loves what she does and has a natural ability for teaching in a way that will help you grow immensely! If you are even slightly on the fence about taking lessons from her, don't be--you won't be disappointed!"
- Nicole
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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"Fernando is a true talent and an asset to the community of Fort Wayne, Indiana. My first experience with him was 7 years ago at St. Henry Community Center. Fernando sang and played guitar during our Christmas recital. I was completely amazed with his vocal range and ability to captivate an audience with his overall musical aura. Fernando also taught vocal lessons for St. Henry and continued to contribute his ideas and talents to enhance the community center. We were blessed to have him as a part of our staff. He is, without a doubt, the best vocal coach that one could ask for. If you are looking to make singing a goal of yours in 2017, do yourself a favor and sign up for lessons with Fernando."
- Taras
Took Songwriting lessons from Fernando T.
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"My daughter (age 9) had an excellent time working with Fernando and has been super motivated to keep songwriting. They wrote the cutest songs and we're planning on having Fernando record her in the studio when he gets back to Fort Wayne!"
- Elliot
Took Songwriting lessons from Fernando T.
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"Henri understands my goal of wanting to learn to cover songs and eventually write my own. It's exactly what I'm looking for."
- Chris
Took Songwriting lessons from Henri B.
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"I didn't really know what to expect from songwriting lessons but Adam is very flexible with his teaching, knowledgeable, and responsive. He gives you the tools you need to pursue any path you choose and to feel good about what you're achieving. Adam is very nonjudgmental and just loves music. Thanks to him I've come very far in a short amount of time."
- Danielle
Took Songwriting lessons from Adam K.
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"So, if you need a music coach, Fawn is the one! She teaches just about all things music! She is honestly the best. Fawn is always friendly and works with you on all possible songwriting, melodic and lyrical issues. She is also great with working with your schedule.
Fawn is easy to talk to and she brings up thought provoking topics I would have never thought to write about. We work in Google Docs so I can see as she makes adjustments and changes. I am learning more than I thought imaginable and my
songwriting is getting stronger and tighter. Thanks Fawn!"
- Trent
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Kyle is very knowledgeable, informative, patient, and creative in his teaching style. I am learning a lot about how to write good songs, and my self-confidence with this is improving. And I am just a beginning songwriter! Definitely several points above average."
- Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"I've struggled to write my own songs and Adam has been a huge help in providing not only the knowledge to write but also the support to have confidence in myself. Highly recommended!"
- Tory
Took Songwriting lessons from Adam K.
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"Creative Music Writing

Kevin taught me how to write lyrics with imagery and to put the chords and inversions behind those lyrics to create pop masterpieces!"
- Dylan
Took Songwriting lessons from Kevin T.
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