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Ayme F.

17 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts from Long Island University
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Ayme F.

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When I start lessons with someone I usually like to introduce songwriting early. I do this because I feel it helps to know that you are able to express yourself early on in your guitar experience. I write my own songs from a very intuitive place and feel that it is important to free up that creativity. I like to teach people how to find their voice on the instrument.

About Ayme

Music can be as simple or as intricate as you want to make it. I will to teach you how to make the most of whatever knowledge and skill you have and to have fun while you do it. My tastes are all across the board, rock and roll, country, metal, opera, I love it all. So, let me know what you are int

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Very professional and patient.
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Dean S.
Ayme is a great teacher, makes learning very easy to enjoy....
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Phil C.

25 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
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Phil C.

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Songwriting is tricky. There are formulas one can use, but do they work for your specific needs? What about the dreaded writer's block? What if you've never written a song? What do you do if you can't finish a song you've started? How do you keep from getting too repetitive in your style? All of these questions and more have valid and applicable answers and exercises. I can teach the standard songwriting structure, but I do more than that. I help you find your true creative style. We'll discover your favorite and most effective uses of words and melody. You have a creative voice that is truly unique. Now let's help you use it.

About Phil

COVID-19 UPDATE: WHILE CHICAGO REMAINS IN PHASE 4 OF REOPENING, I'M ONLY DOING SOCIALLY DISTANCED IN-PERSON LESSONS, WITH MASKS. I WILL BE HAPPY TO DISCUSS THIS WITH YOU BEFORE SETTING UP OUR SESSIONS. IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME THAT WE ALL FEEL SAFE AND COMFORTABLE IN OUR WORK TOGETHER. I've taugh

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Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
Ben B.
Phil is very personable in his approach. He is also very knowledgeable and throughout in his explanations regarding the topics we are working on and I'm very happy to be working with him.
Glenn F.
1st meeting/lesson went well....Looking forward to future lessons.
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Paul W.

81 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar from Columbia College
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Paul W.

81 Reviews
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I tailor all my lessons to the individual students interests and wants.
Whatever your goals are, I'll help you get there.

About Paul

I have played the guitar for twenty years and have studied a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, blues and rock. I’m skilled in acoustic, electric and classical styles of the guitar. I have an open mind about music and can appreciate any style or type. I have a firm background

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James J.
I cannot say enough good things about paul. First, despite having so many years of playing, he doesn't judge or look down on you for not having the same level of knowledge he has. Instead - he is able to communicate concepts, both basic and advanced, to you in a way that you can understand. Second, he caters to you in order to achieve the goals you want to achieve, not the ones he thinks you should have. Lastly, he's clearly passionate about playing, and music in general. he's a great guy to chat about, seems really down to earth, and goes above and beyond in order to make the most of the lesson.

I cannot say enough good things about paul. Highly recommend you take his lessons!
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As a young female, I was apprehensive about choosing a male teacher that teaches in his home. However, Paul has been professional and I have not had any concerns since meeting him and working with him. He is a well-planned, experienced teacher who artfully progresses students from week to week in a manner that is constructive and fun. In only 5 weeks I have learned more about playing guitar and guitar theory than I would have thought. He has been attentive to my goals and it is precisely the experience that I pay for.

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Bridget D.

7 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bridget D.

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I have experience as a musical theatre and folk songwriter. I can help you develop and clarify your lyrics and melodies, from start to finish.

About Bridget

Bridget is Portland, OR based folk-pop songwriter, music teacher and registered yoga teacher. Bridget graduated from Berklee College of Music and Emerson College in 2017 with degrees in music technology and acting. She spent much of her undergraduate time working in venues and theaters, writin

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Amy
Bridget is a fantastic teacher. She is easy to understand and very patient. She goes a little to fast so I think she could slow down a bit but otherwise she is a great teacher.
Tamara
Bridget is an amazing piano teacher. My 9 year old daughter loved that she would help her with pop songs as well as the traditional lesson book. She also helped her with voice audition songs for her musical theater group. We highly recommend!
Emma B.
Great teacher
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Zack D.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Music Education from University of Kentucky
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Zack D.

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I can teach you everything from writing cool chord progressions to implementing advanced composition tactics, such as voice leading and modulation. I've written professionally for video games, film, musical theater, commercials, and even promotional trailers! I can elevate your music to sound unique, well still remaining true to you! Check out my site for a better understanding of what you'll learn how to do:

Contact me to today to start your own composition journey!

About Zack

I am a professional composer for video games and film! I created the company, Moving Dimensions, in 2014 and have been producing and writing music for my own video games ever since. I've been writing music ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil. After 19 years of perfecting my craft, I wan

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Edwin B.
Zack has identified where I need to work on in identifying chords.
Aren N.
Great first lesson
Jeremy L.
Zack is great! Our 8 yr old daughter loves her lessons and is learning quickly. Highly recommended.
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Eric C.

39 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Eric C.

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There are so many ways to write a song. Songwriting lessons will cover a lot of ground including but not limited to song structure, dynamics, melody, rhythm, harmony, etc.

About Eric

Performing and recording musician with several groups for over 15 years. I have been teaching private lessons and classes in community education to students of all ages since 2007. I have also taught music in early childhood education, St. Paul Public Schools as well as music therapy programs at

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Jackie L Micklewright
Eric has been very patient and accommodating of our 7 year old who is learning the ukulele. The instruction is age-appropriate and he provides a lot of positive reinforcement/feedback.
Mackenzie
Instructor was well prepared and very clear on what is expected.
River G.
Eric is very patient and personable.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Elmwood Park, IL

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Elmwood Park is $67. 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.
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"Bill is a great instructor. I haven't been taught something I wasn't going to need to elevate my understanding."
Hardy
Took Songwriting lessons from Bil M.
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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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"Heather gave me many great ideas as to how to structure melody and lyrics. I highly recommend her."
Karena
Took Songwriting lessons from Heather M. L.
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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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"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."
Matt
Took Songwriting lessons from Malena K.
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"Lorin is a wonderful teacher."
Beth
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"Jeremie met with our daughter and took the time to learn her perspective and talent level and to develop a more individualized approach to working with her. He is incorporating music theory into songwriting. We are super pleased with his beginning work with her!"
Mackenzie
Took Songwriting lessons from Jeremie W.
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"I tried other teachers for my songwriting craft and vocal career. I felt like I was going nowhere fast and became frustrated. Then I tried Fawn. Game changer! Fawn was clear and concise. I finally see progress with her. She has inspired me to become more passionate about music again. I had almost given up. Thank you Fawn! I look forward to continuing lessons with you. You are a blessing."
JayJay
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for years now for music theory, acoustic guitar, singing, recording, and now songwriting. Its awesome to have all those options in one place. Jimmy has a lot of experience when it comes to writing songs and it shows in the way he teaches. He always shows excitement towards the new songs I bring to him, and encourages me to keep writing. He has taught me how easy it can be to create songs, while taking what he has taught me with music theory to push the song to the next level. The best part is when I decide I like a song, he has the ability to record it for me in his studio. This process of recording and listening to what you have created is invaluable. I always look forward to lessons with Jimmy and highly recommend him."
Doug
Took Songwriting lessons from James R.
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"I love working with Keira. She is equally fun as she is serious about teaching and I really appreciate that."
Danielle
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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