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Ardalan V.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded IU Foundation Award from Indiana University
  • Teaching since 1998
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Ardalan V.

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I have years of experience teaching foundations of composition , music theory and aural skills. The focus have been on understanding of chords, harmonic analysis, form and structure analysis and harmonization. The Aural skills focuses on melodic, rhythmic and harmonic recognition through the process of dictation and or melodic-rhythmic imitation. Extra emphasis on color & tune through use of pedal techniques , alterations, grace notes are also introduced, in parallel to basic musical skills.

About Ardalan

Five reasons why my lessons can be a unique experience for you.... if, and only if: 1- You are looking for a professionally trained performing artist and instructor (with more than 25 years of experience teaching ranging from beginner toddlers at home to advanced musicians in academic studio se

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Jasmine C.
My son has been playing piano for 9 years but he hit a wall with ISSMA state silver in piano solo last year, so our goal is achieve piano solo state gold this year. We made the switch to Ardalan didn't know what to expect just 2 months before ISSMA events and my son has earned ISSMA state distinction gold medal this year with Ardalan's help and hard working.

Ardalan's teaching method is eye opening to us after many piano teachers we have experienced in the past. He has been teaching my son many technical piano playing skills he desperately needs but no other teachers have ever taught him before. And Ardalan's performance preparation tips are so helpful for my son to perform in the real event.
Hakan Mert T.
It was our first lesson with Ardalan, and we were really impressed with his teaching capabilities as well as his personality. We are so lucky to have him as our piano teacher and I highly recommend him for anyone interested.
Zavier F.
Knowledgeable and incredibly patient. A wonderful find

Dean P.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BBA - Music Business/Marketing from Belmont University
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Dean P.

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About Dean

Commercially trained guitarist through Belmont University in Nashville, TN. I have over 10 years of professional studio and touring experience. Well versed in many genres including jazz, rock, pop, blues, bluegrass, funk, r&b, and country. Throughout my musical career, I have earned endorsement

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kate P.
Deanna has taught me so much, and truly is a great mentor. She makes lessons fun and I always look forward to each session. I highly recommend Deanna as an instructor!
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Trevor W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded Best of Lessons.com 2019 from Lessons.com
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Trevor W.

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Learn your favorite songs and take inspiration from them to help craft your own. We will mix in practical music theory to help you deepen your ability to write songs that you are proud of. Everything from lyrics to chord progressions to production techniques will be covered. Songwriting is easily my greatest passion in music!

About Trevor

I have been teaching guitar for over 14 years with students of all ages and skill levels. I graduated from Belmont University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Guitar with a Songwriting Emphasis. Over the last 10 years of serving the Nashville lesson community, I have developed a sign

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Troy W.

58 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Ancient Egyptian, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Troy W.

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I have been teaching this subject for over 16 years. There is no specific curriculum as each student will come to lessons with their own unique skills, needs, and goals. Lessons are tailored to those specifics. It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons. Many young composers have great ideas but can only hear them in their heads or play them on an instrument. Lessons will allow you to obtain the skills to write them down with greater speed, accuracy, and clarity. More advance students will also include exploring a wider range of harmonic languages, advanced notation, instrumentation, orchestration, and aural skills. Students should come to the first lesson with examples of their work, either notated or recorded in a digital format. They should be prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study. Lessons are a minimum of 60 minutes once per week.

About Troy

Composer Troy W. graduated from the New England Conservatory, earning his Bachelors, Masters (cum laude) and Graduate Diploma while studying with mentor Malcolm Peyton. After spending a year studying with Lukas Foss in Boston, Mr. W. moved to Houston in 2001 where he continued graduate studies at R

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Antonio
I have been learning classical piano and classical voice from Troy. He is very patient, accommodates to changes in schedule and is very polite. I highly recommend him. The improvement on my piano skills are beyond my expectations and couldn’t be happier.
Timothy
Troy is very musically focused and knows a wide variety of piano literature. He helped me a lot with technique as well.
Antonio C.
Very patient, and meticulous.

Dennis A.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Turkish, Japanese
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Dennis A.

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Mastery over songwriting means adaptability by stepping outside yourself – thus, ironically, getting to know yourself on an even deeper level. There is no "one" right path to writing a song but there are many concepts and techniques that I've acquired at my alma mater Berklee College of Music that have helped me harness the inner creator in my musical path. In our lessons we will be opening the gates to creativity and fearless expression through an understanding of lyric writing, prosody, and harmonic and melodic development. I can't wait to start writing songs together!

About Dennis

"Dennis Aydemir (he/him), aka 'Deniz of the Bees', is a singing-songwriting frontman in the indie\art rock genre, and the director and producer for the documentary series ‘Time Travels Through Sound’. Dennis is a quadrilingual Berklee College of Music graduate whose creative impulsions are rooted

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Murat Dalkilic
Dennis is a very knowledgeable guitarist and lyricist that I feel privileged to be working with
Arjuna
I had a great time with my first guitar/songwriting lesson with Dennis, he took the time to listen to my goals that I would like to achieve and was very informative on an approach to achieve them. He was clear in his instructions and presented more complicated methods in an easy to understand way. I'm excited for my next lesson and my development under his tutoring, and highly recommend Dennis as an instructor for beginners to the more advanced.
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Daniel H.

Teaches Online
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  • Bachelor of Music Education from University of Delaware
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Daniel H.

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I will teach you the fundamentals of writing songs, including choosing chords that work and sound good (harmony), writing melodies from scratch that will be likable and memorable, and putting it all together with lyrics. If you want, we can even dive into some light music production (recording and editing your song, etc). I want to help you get that music out of your head and your heart and into the world!

About Daniel

I love teaching and using humor to make learning fun. I like a lot of different styles of music, with a special love for blues, jazz, rock, and video game music. I've been playing the guitar for almost 20 years, the piano for nearly 15 years, and I've been singing since high school. I taught mys

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Geneseo, IL

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Geneseo is $70. 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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$42 average
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$55 average
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"Super passionate and knowledgable of his craft. His personal story is inspiring. Warning! He will take you to the edge to make you improve."
Martin
Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"Prophet is one of the last GOOD GUYS left. Not only that, but he has experience as a real musician. He plays guitar, bass, drums and keys. He has produced me numerous times on songs that I've written, but needed them to come to life. He works FAST and SIMPLE. I can't say enough about his professionalism, musicianship, follow through and kindness. Anyone looking to learn will get a dedicated teacher that will make sure you can walk away with the knowledge you need. Guaranteed!"
Jamie
Took Songwriting lessons from Prophet C.
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"Very patient, friendly and knowledgeable!"
John
Took Songwriting lessons from Kris S.
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"This was a great first lesson with Kyle. He was very informative and inspiring and patient with me and gave me a lot of good ideas on how I can learn to write good songs. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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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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"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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"Beth is a rare gem. Warm, caring, knowledgable, and makes learning exciting! I couldn't imagine anyone better fit to teach me! I am fully confident in her and her abilities and know you wouldn't be disappointed! ☺️"
Kait
Took Songwriting lessons from Beth B.
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"In the course of a few lessons with Gfire, I (with coaching) wrote a song that I felt pretty good about. I've written a few songs before and had learned the basics, but I enjoyed learning her method (which, in a phrase, would have to be "keep going") and I plan to use it to see if it'll help with my productivity. Gfire was always very upbeat and positive without being phony, encouraging without being demanding, so the lessons were always enjoyable. I would recommend her."
Jim
Took Songwriting lessons from Gfire
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"Lorin helped me hone my songwriting skills immensely, by not only teaching but collaborating with me when necessary. It was refreshing to find someone who put his teachings into practical learning, where I could see the outcomes become apparent. He’s a nice dude, and is experienced equally across his fields. He guided me to making intelligent choices for equipment purchases, both instruments and pro audio gear. We first met while he was living in New York, and boy has he traveled since. I think living in so many different states, and being that well journeyed has given him good cultural depth to his work. Check out some of his own collabs with singers and musicians from all over the world...that really says it all."
Rob
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"Desmond is very passionate and full of great ideas that his students can use to help their progress. He's a great teacher!"
Soo
Took Songwriting lessons from Desmond M.
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