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Val K.

40 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, French, Italian, German
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Awarded Crescendo Award from Bel Canto Competition, Chicago
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Val K.

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Songwriting is one of my biggest passion, so I keep pushing my students to create their original work rather then copying other artists.
I've helped a vast number of singers to write their first song and assisted them to find a way to record it.

About Val

My name is Val and I am an expert in teaching voice. I have been enjoying helping singers and musicians for over 15 years and so very proud to have clients who have already climbed to #1 on Billboard charts and are successfully developing their careers with major labels such as Columbia Records and

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Maurice
Has adapted well to my unorthodox & rebellious learning style.... Definitely feeling the support
Mike N.
I'm a beginner and Val was very patient. He started me out with some great basics for me to practice and enforced that I should make it fun!
Bruce
Awesome experience, very much impressed by Val's knowledge and his kind personality.
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Claire C.

20 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Bachaoler's of Music from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Claire C.

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songwriting is part formula and part inspiration. While I can't make inspiration strike, I can help you harness it when it comes. By examining different songs, we will learn different techniques and learn to apply them to your own songs.

About Claire

My name is Claire and I have been making a living as a touring/gigging musician for the last eight years. I studied music performance and production at Columbia College Chicago. I have played in a variety of styles, both solo and as part of a band. I currently tour with my band, The Lucky Dutch on

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Josh Y.
Great first class. Super encouraging.
Tage
Super patient and knowledgeable.
Matthew T.
Great first lesson with Claire. She listens and understands and comes up with a plan accordingly. Very highly recommend.

Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dave K.

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I have been writing and composing music since the age of 14. I believe that songwriting, arranging, and creative expression is an essential part of learning to play any musical instrument. Once you get the basics of your instrument down, my curriculum begins to focus more on analysis of your favorite songs, the necessary music theory, and the creative process involved in composing and arranging your own music.

About Dave

Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates

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Howard W.
I haven't played the violin since I was in middle school, and I wanted to re-learn to play it. I am so glad I picked Dave, he is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I jumped in with both feet and Dave made the instructions at our first lesson easy for me to understand. Excellent location and studio is awesome.
Rushia Hendricks
Excellent lesson. Does a wonderful job at taking older students and gently holding their feet to the fire to bring out the best- even under the most challenging of circumstances. Kudos to being such a uniquely great teacher!
Tom L.
I realize it was the first lesson but I was a little disappointed that we spend nearly the entire time on housekeeping items, like canceling and re-scheduling appointments. I think that could have been covered with an e-mail or handout. I also thought we spent too much time going over the differences between acoustic and electric guitars - considering my age and background. Would have liked to see him demonstrate what I was asked to practice before the next lesson instead of just being told to refer to the workbook.

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Colin O.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $47
  • Speaks Laotian, Spanish, Turkish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music Theory and Composition, Drum Set, Piano from Eastman School of Music
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Colin O.

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Why hire me?

Imagine for a moment that you need emergency heart surgery. Would you want your surgeon to have been taught by doctors who have only read about heart surgery, or taught by doctors who have both read about it AND continue operating?

Your music comes from your heart, entrust it to professionals who can care for it and help it flourish!

Make sure when hiring a teacher that your professional has
1) Theoretical knowledge (Book Smart)
2) Practical knowledge (is still working in the field)
3) the ability to teach.

These three factors are essential in hiring a great teacher for you or your loved one to grow best.

I bring over a decade of experience in professional songwriting and music composition for TV and international artists to you. I have been trained in music education and taught students of all ages and skills since '00.

I pride myself on being accessible throughout lessons. It is common to run into a wall in-between lessons and needing help. I ...

About Colin

Why hire me? Imagine for a moment that you need emergency heart surgery. Would you want your surgeon to have been taught by doctors who have only read about heart surgery, or taught by doctors who have both read about it AND continue operating? Your music comes from your heart, entrust it t

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Peter
I have known Colin for over 2 decades and he is the most knowledgeable and talented in his field of all that I have interacted with.
Tyler
I have had a perfect experience with Colin. He has always has great customer service and everything has gone very smoothly. He takes his job extremely seriously and I have always felt like my learning is his first priority. Highly recommend!

Michelle Sage C.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Michelle Sage C.

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About Michelle Sage

I have been playing the piano since I was 3 years of age. I was classically trained and I was a music major at Michigan State University. I still perform on a regular basis. Lessons will be relaxed and enjoyable for children and adults of any age!!!! It is never too late to learn! **

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Ava
Michelle was awesome and so glad to have a great piano teacher!
Joe
Michelle does a great job with my 6 year old son. He has been getting weekly lessons for over a year now, and is making a lot of progress. He also enjoys the lessons enough to look forward to them. I was worried he would lose interest, but so far that is not the case. Michelle makes it fun and provides small rewards and lots of encouragement. I wanted to expose my son to the experience and enjoyment that comes with learning to play music, and Michelle has made that possible.
Justin
Michelle is very knowledgable and passionate about music. She has a way of explaining that makes confusing concepts easy to understand. Great teacher.

Christopher M.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English only
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Blues Award from Blues Rock Review
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Christopher M.

46 Reviews
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Learn how your favorite songs work, what patterns are being used and what the song is really doing. Learn to write your own!! What chords work together and why! What parts go where and why! The harmonies to the music, why they work and what they are really implying! Writing multiple parts to a song (Rhythms, leads, melodies and solos). We can even record and work on your own songs at my studio!

About Christopher

My name is Chris and I am a professional guitar player. I have been teaching sense 2008 now and sharing the joy of music with others has become a passion of mine. I started playing the piano at the age of five, the trumpet at nine and the guitar at thirteen. Over the years I have also learned to

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Laura R.
Amazing teacher! I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to improve with their instrument. Lessons are fun and based on what you want to learn. I'm lucky to have him as a teacher!
Chad G.
Amazing recorded thee session so I could go back and look over on it!
Chad G.
helped a lot and let told me to practice with my dad

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Evanston, IL

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Evanston 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
$55 average
60 min
$68 average

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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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"Jonah is an easy-going, kind and talented songwriter, who is already teaching me music theory, and helping me develop my song in just one session! I look forward to our next session. Great, patient teacher."
Elizabeth
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonah R.
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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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"Miranda’s writing is exceptional. She alway nails the message we are trying to portray which is a major contributor to bringing the piece to life. Miranda’s lyrics are spot on and her vocal arrangement is alway appropriate to the piece. Additionally, she has a very quick turnaround time which helps to meet all deadlines!"
Steven Pawlyk
Took Songwriting lessons from Miranda S.
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"Jeff is among that rare breed that do more than just teach. Whether it's learning guitar, or how to write songs, what ever your musical desire may be, learning with Jeff is a life changing experience and a gratifying journey towards your personal success in meeting your musical goals. I have known Jeff for over 30 years and can say, without question, you will not find a more compassionate, knowledgeable, or more capable guide through the world of song."
Thomas
Took Songwriting lessons from Jeff S.
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"Jordan is excellent at providing a smooth chord structure and consistent rhythm in an original song. He is a proficient guitarist and delivers an edgy lyric style. He is a versitle adept musician that is also patient and relates well to his students."
Karen
Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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"He was able to Break down song writing in a very easy way so that I could take lyrics and apply them to cords. I really enjoyed the methodology and how personable he was and patient."
Dana
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"Truly incredible teacher!

I love her. She is so sweet, she is amazing I would tell all my friends interested in piano, voice, music theory, songwriting or anything having to do with music, to take lessons with her. I can’t believe how much I have improved on my songwriting, voice and playing. I wish I had found her sooner. She's a miracle worker. Incredible and gracious, can’t say enough good things about Fawn!"
Amber
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Natalie is always very insightful! Excellent!!"
Roger
Took Songwriting lessons from Natalie L.
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"Jonathan is an excellent teacher and very enjoyable to be with. The environment is positive, instructional and after a few lessons has been rewarding and productive. I look forward to continuing weekly songwriting sessions in his comfortable home."
Steve
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonathan G.
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