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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.
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University
  • Master's in clarinet performance from North Texas State University
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Jon N.

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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.
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Danny L.

Lisle, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Danny L.

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What chords work with this melody? What makes a melody catchy? How do you write a good bridge? By looking at your favorite music, I'll teach you music theory, chord progressions, how to write harmonies, and much more!

I'll also teach you how to record your song and get it ready for Spotify and SoundCloud!

About Danny

I'm a professional musician from Lisle, IL with a wide range of musical knowledge and expertise. I hold two degrees in Upright Bass Jazz Performance (M.M. and B.A) from Northern Illinois University and University of Illinois at Chicago. I also play guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and love to produce mus

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Ian M.

8 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ian M.

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About Ian

I started playing guitar originally in 1991. I picked up bass and ukulele (and then over the ensuing years, gradually a plethora of other instruments, such as voice, drums, piano, and harp). I started teaching in 2001 throughout the Chicagoland area. First in music stores, then schools, then people

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Janet B.
Excellent!
William Z.
First lesson was great. It took a little time setting up and getting to know each other. For a first lesson, I came away with some very useful information on a song I was having a problem with. I like the direction it is going. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Krista S.
Well hello there budding musician- I started taking ukulele lessons with nearly zero previous experience and little idea what to expect a few months ago. As a teacher, Ian is extremely patient, accommodating, and attentive, but remains very much human throughout the whole process. His years spent teaching across instruments, ages, and levels of expertise make for a trustworthy experience. Definitely recommend.

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Rick P.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rick P.

32 Reviews
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Learn about the four principal elements of a song:Lyrics,Melody,Harmony and Rhythm and how to combine them.
Learn about: Intros, bridges,codas and Key Changes.
How to Use Chords and Inversions and how to write good melodies, plus much more

About Rick

I been playing the guitar professionally for over 20 years. In that time I had the good fortune to perform and record with some really good musicians. I've played in various bands ranging from rock to jazz and flamenco. I received my bachelor's degree in recording engineer and record producer fro

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It was awesome experience my dye enjoyed it.
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Tatiana D.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Serbian, Italian
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tatiana D.

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After evaluation of your music theory knowledge level the teacher will assign proper materials and explain your training sessions.

About Tatiana

EXPERIENCE 2012 - to date Easy Music Center Honolulu, HI Piano, Voice, and Composition/Theory Instructor 2012 - 2013 Kailua Christian Church Kailua, HI Music Director 2008-2012 New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, New Mexico Assistant Professor of Music / Composition and Theory Chair

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Philip E.
Between piano, music theory, and vocals, I've been a student of Tatiana'a for over 2 years now.

She's a quality educator and does an excellent job ensuring that her students grow in their skill.
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Sean H.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Jazz Studies from San Diego State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Sean H.

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I have been writing songs from a very young age. As I have learned more about music, I've found that there are unlimited possibilities in the realm of songwriting. Helping others write songs is a passion of mine, and with a solid grounding in music theory and with over a hundred songs to my name, I am well qualified to teach songwriting.

Whether you want to write pop, rock, funk, jazz, or anything else, I can give you the tools to create wonderful music.

About Sean

Hello! My name is Sean H, and I am very passionate about helping my students accomplish their musical goals. I have been teaching for over six years and also have extensive experience as a performer. I have received several musical awards, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and ha

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Naperville, IL

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Naperville is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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$54 average
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"Keira is an excellent teacher who loves sharing her insight with others. I would recommend her for all ages as she works equally well with children and adults. Her background in songwriting across different genres helped shaped my music into songs I love playing."
Angela
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"Talented and insightful teacher!"
Cortnie
Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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"Good Instruction. Thanks, Daniel!"
Shea Smith
Took Songwriting lessons from Daniel H.
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"Crystal is a fantastic teacher. She helped me with my songwriting and coached me on my singing. She is very kind and supportive. She has the easiest demeanor and puts you in a really comfortable, creative space when she's working with you.

I cannot say enough good things about Crystal. She's an excellent teacher and an excellent person."
Elena
Took Songwriting lessons from Crystal Rose S.
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"Dave really knows the music business inside and out, and he is doing a great job of shepherding my songwriting project along!"
Cece
Took Songwriting lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"Fawn is one of the kindest, most talented and hard working people I have ever had the pleasure to learn from! Her songwriting skills are A++ top of the line! I can see how she has had three top ten hit songs and won so many awards! She has helped me immensely and I am forever grateful for her input and helping me turn mediocre songs into masterpieces! Thank you Fawn! Can't wait to do more!"
Bruno
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Working with Fawn on my songs the past 3 years has been a complete blessing. What used to be disorganized thoughts have been turned into lyrics and songs. I never thought I'd see the day when my songs would be ready to be recorded in a studio. Also, it's cool to be working with a coach who is current. (She just won for the Great America Song Contest last month). With all the awards she has won and career success she's had, she is still humble and really cares about her students progress and own careers. I love working with her and look forward to continuing."
Ashley J
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"AMAZING!! Outstanding work and makes songwriting so enjoyable! She’s so kind and highly recommend!💕"
Jadyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"5 lessons with Kristina and I had an amazing experience. She is very easy to get a long with and offers great suggestions about how to stay strong with the fundamentals. Highly recommend for anyone looking learn how to write songs."
Greg Foreman
Took Songwriting lessons from Kristina B.
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"Eric is great! We’ve worked on several songs together. I would write a basic version of the song and he’d help me put it together him being the producer. He knows the audio engineering side as well as the songwriting side and he’s coached me when I’ve done vocals in his studio. Very accommodating and good dude."
Jonathan
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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