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Jon N.

11 Reviews
Skokie, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian, I also started to learn German and Russian.
  • Master's in clarinet performance from North Texas State University
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University
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Jon N.

11 Reviews
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There are those who say that composition and songwriting can't be taught, but I know the secrets. There are many approaches for starting, fleshing out, editing, and finishing. Endless possibilities, and there are scientific proofs for that. Relaxing and just coming up with stuff is definitely one way of doing it.

About Jon

Jon N. was born and raised in Mexico City and is proudly an American citizen. He has been performing since the age of three, on several instruments, studying music since fourteen, and still takes lessons to this day. What's not to love? He is proud to teach at all levels, including many professi

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Konrad K.
Jon deeply connects with the student. He adjusts the lessons accordingly to learning needs. He finds what makes one happy and also, incorporates it in lessons to awaken even more interest. My 12 year old is very happy to be taught by Jon.
Jerilyn M.
I cannot study with Jon Novi because I cannot go to his house because I have a disability. He is a wonderful teacher. best, Jerilyn Miripol.
Jerilyn
He did not stress me. Has a relaxed attitude. Looking forward to receiving a composition book, or song book.
Glad I met him.

Hope L.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hope L.

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Have you been yearning to find your creative flow? I love to help singers, songwriters and instrumentalists find their creative voice! I I have many years of experience as a professional singer, songwriter, composer, and producer and can offer you a plethora of tools and inspiration to help guide you to and through the music in you! I play guitar and piano and electronic music (ableton and logic) and was classically trained as a singer and composer in conservatory. I have a masters in composition and most recently performed with Andrea Bocelli at Madison Square Garden before going on a west coast tour with my music as a singer songwriter.

About Hope

Have you been yearning to find your creative flow? I love to help singers, songwriters and instrumentalists find their creative voice! I I have many years of experience as a professional singer, songwriter, composer, and producer and can offer you a plethora of tools and inspiration to help guide y

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Sean H.

12 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • BM Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance from Western Michigan University
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Sean H.

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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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Leslie W.
Super great, gave me tips and resources to practice at home and had a wonderful personality.
Jo W.
Great Teacher! Great experience. I have homework (yay!), and I am looking forward to returning.
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).

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Eric J.

373 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eric J.

373 Reviews
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I will help you understand the traditional, classical, pop, and Jazz harmonic/melodic writing rules for you to use in your own composition, songwriting, part-writing & arrangement.

About Eric

A great teacher can change a student's life. I give my students 110% and take pride in my students transformation, growth and accomplishments. Since I began working with takelessons in 2013, I’ve taught 11,000+ private/group lessons and classes. I work with students all over the world online, an

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Shawn R.
Seeing huge strides working with Eric!
Gabe
Great!!!!!
Humberto M.
Very good teacher, excellent experience.
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Kelvin L.

149 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
  • Teaching since 1984
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Kelvin L.

149 Reviews
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I have been teaching songwriting/composition since 1989
Students will have the ability to read and write musical notation fluently.
Students may work on whatever kinds of projects are of most interest to them. These could include writing pop songs; writing music for a school band, orchestra, or small ensemble; or writing music for themselves and/or their friends to play. Students are free to write in whatever genre/style they would like. I will work on how to notate musical ideas, how to structure a piece of music, and where to find inspiration, but the instruction will be more tailored to the student's specific needs. As with private instrumental lessons, students will be expected to work on their craft during the week.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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John M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Music from Lee College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John M.

6 Reviews
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I can come to you even if you don't live on the East side.

About John

I have an associates degree in music and I have been teaching lessons for 10 years now. I also have experience as a substitute teacher. As a substitute, I have taught all grades, all subjects, and I have helped out many kinds of students each with their own way of learning. Besides teaching, I l

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Carolynn M.
Great teacher. He definitely knows music.
RJ
John is incredibly smart about theory and understanding the guitar having worked out his own individual way of learning that he is happy to share his trade secrets.
Melinda A.
My son was new guitar player, he has now had several lessons with John. We have seen his skills grown exponentially. John really connects with him and keeps him engaged. He has taught him soo much in such a short span of time. John is a fantastic teacher!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Deerfield, IL

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Deerfield 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 $276 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$68 average

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"whatzzzzz up, seth, you are the Beethoven of this millenia."
Jonathan
Took Songwriting lessons from Seth D.
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"Excellent teacher, very knowledgable!"
Mengdi
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"Wade is awesome! His bright charisma motivated me to push forward in my music career. He also employed many techniques that truly fit my learning style and helped me grow better as a musician."
Austin
Took Songwriting lessons from Wade B.
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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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"I have had the pleasure of playing, and practicing, with Mr. Cris over the last few years. We actually took guitar class together in high school, and even then, I could tell that he was exceptionally talented. Given his family background in music, and his desire to create wonderful compositions, it was no surprise that he chose to pursue music in his life. Recently I have needed assistance with my songwriting and I have had no hesitation in bringing my work to Cris in order to gain insight into what I may need o do in order to successfully finish my composition(s). He is well educated in music, has learned from many accomplished professionals, and is extremely hard working in his craft. And finally, Cris is very patient, insightful, and motivated, when working, and/or teaching, individuals. I would highly recommend him to anyone of all ages."
Christopher
Took Songwriting lessons from Cristopher E.
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"Chrissy really helps me a lot with writing melodies for my lyrics. SHe is very protove and encouraging and creative. I really think she brings out the best in her students. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Enormous Student base an affirmation of an Enormously Successful Teacher

Fawn is a warrior for justice. She rights all the wrongs of other teachers bad coaching. She turned my sons bad piano habits around in just 2 lessons! My daughter's bad vocal habits changed after the first lesson! I have never seen anything like it. We are grateful to have found her. I now have confidence that my children are in the best hands possible. I love the energy she puts into her recitals and the enormous student base she has is an affirmation that she is doing great things in California!

-mimi"
mimi
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"things are going well.....Will is a very helpfull and agreeable teacher....am considering more lessons in the future....but i don't like this company's auto renewing me for lessons...but...that ain't Wills fault....i look forward to seeing his Studio in Action!.....that's the next lesson....."
Alan
Took Songwriting lessons from Will F.
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"He just makes our music so much better. An exceptional teacher.

Randy has worked with my partner and I for 15 years. He took our melodies, arranged them, and turned them into songs that were actually singable. Watching Randy run a rehearsal and teach people songs is a sight to behold. He makes it happen quickly and efficiently, and we always have fun.

In all sincerity, I consider Randy to be the most talented musician I've ever known. He is a great teacher, even of inexperienced adults, and fun to work with. A winning combination all the way around.
John B."
John
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"Very professional & knows his craft well

Amazing - the vast experience & knowledge present themselves with just the first lesson!"
Karissa
Took Songwriting lessons from Lucian W.
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