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John L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Jazz Performance from San Diego State University
  • Awarded Most Valuable Soloist from Berkely Jazz Fest 1995
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John L.

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Song writing for me is a process.
To be able to go through the process, one has to have certain musical skills. If a song writer lacks those skills, I try to impart them with the missing elements. From there we learn to build a song from the ground up.

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
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Sean S.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA, Human Development from Pacific Oaks College
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Sean S.

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Do you have ideas for songs but wonder how to structure them into complete songs? Do you hear great tunes in your head but not know how to fit them to chords? Are you puzzled by how weave a magical melody to match your lyrics? Stumped by limited rhyme possibilities or awkward phrasing?
Perhaps you could benefit by having a seasoned songwriter as a mentor to coach you in creating beautiful songs in your own unique style. That's where I can help.

About Sean

COVID-19 Update: Due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases, I will be teaching all lessons online for now, using the TakeLessons app or through your web browser, with no download necessary. I've found the clarity and responsiveness excellent. Don't hesitate to give it a try! When things settle d

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David C.
Robert R.
Great first lesson. Sean was patient and engaging. Really enjoyed the learning experience.
Patricia L.
Sean is a great instructor. He is very encouraging and pushes me to do my best!
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Sean V.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Master of Music from Brooklyn College Conservatory
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sean V.

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I bring to lessons an expansive education in music performance, theory, and composition in different styles, as well as the ability to explain and display the necessary skills in a variety of ways for a diversity of learning styles.

I teach an aggressive curriculum, but one that is tailored to each student's individual strengths and weaknesses, and I always remain gentle and patient while guiding my students through the rewarding process of learning to create music.

I enjoy so much about my work, and here are just a few elements:

-Sharing my love for music with those eager to learn the art for themselves.

-The moments when the student finds expression the music, transcending the notes as they're written on the page.

-Seeing my students perform at their recitals, where they share everything they have learned.

-Meeting so many incredible people who are all connected by a love for music!

About Sean

Sean Vigneau-Britt is a jazz pianist, composer, and teacher. He composes using a broad stylistic palette that includes work for musicians, theater directors, and choreographers. He co-founded the Brooklyn Composers Alliance and authored the book "Jazz Scales." He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree fro

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Elisa Gonzalez-J
Our daughter Sarah has been taking piano lessons with Sean for 5 years, both in person and now by Zoom. Sean is a wonderful teacher, firm and focused, yet kind and encouraging. A lot gets accomplished in each lesson and Sarah has advanced steadily over time. She looks forward to her lesson each week. We would recommend Sean to anyone looking for a piano teacher for their child.

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Sean S.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1984
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Sean S.

14 Reviews
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Do you have ideas for songs but wonder how to structure them into complete songs? Do you hear great tunes in your head but not know how to fit them to chords? Are you puzzled by how weave a magical melody to match your lyrics? Stumped by limited rhyme possibilities or awkward phrasing?
Perhaps you could benefit by having a seasoned songwriter as a mentor to coach you in creating beautiful songs in your own unique style. That's where I can help.

About Sean

COVID-19 Update: Due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases, I will be teaching all lessons online for now, using the TakeLessons app or through your web browser, with no download necessary. I've found the clarity and responsiveness excellent. Don't hesitate to give it a try! When things settle d

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David C.
Robert R.
Great first lesson. Sean was patient and engaging. Really enjoyed the learning experience.
Patricia L.
Sean is a great instructor. He is very encouraging and pushes me to do my best!
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Sean V.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Presser Foundation Fellowship from Presser Foundation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sean V.

1 Review
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I bring to lessons an expansive education in music performance, theory, and composition in different styles, as well as the ability to explain and display the necessary skills in a variety of ways for a diversity of learning styles.

I teach an aggressive curriculum, but one that is tailored to each student's individual strengths and weaknesses, and I always remain gentle and patient while guiding my students through the rewarding process of learning to create music.

I enjoy so much about my work, and here are just a few elements:

-Sharing my love for music with those eager to learn the art for themselves.

-The moments when the student finds expression the music, transcending the notes as they're written on the page.

-Seeing my students perform at their recitals, where they share everything they have learned.

-Meeting so many incredible people who are all connected by a love for music!

About Sean

Sean Vigneau-Britt is a jazz pianist, composer, and teacher. He composes using a broad stylistic palette that includes work for musicians, theater directors, and choreographers. He co-founded the Brooklyn Composers Alliance and authored the book "Jazz Scales." He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree fro

Recent Reviews
Elisa Gonzalez-J
Our daughter Sarah has been taking piano lessons with Sean for 5 years, both in person and now by Zoom. Sean is a wonderful teacher, firm and focused, yet kind and encouraging. A lot gets accomplished in each lesson and Sarah has advanced steadily over time. She looks forward to her lesson each week. We would recommend Sean to anyone looking for a piano teacher for their child.
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Carl W.

60 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Carl W.

60 Reviews
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Online Songwriting Teacher

all styles including jazz, gospel, pop, rb, classical

About Carl

As far back as I can remember I have always enjoyed performing music. I can remember during my elementary school years how I would play drums during church service. Some days I would sneak in my dad's closet to play his saxophone. I began learning how to play saxophone in middle school and by the ti

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Dee
Carl is a wonderful instructor. I may get a little overzealous at times, but he’s always patient and he indulges my imagination of being Kenny Dee. :)
LaRon Archibald
GREAT INSTRUCTOR!!! Carl is very patient when teaching technique. I liked the approach he'd take to help me understand fingering and learning theory behind what I was doing. Just unfortunate covid 19 came and disrupted my in-home teachings.....I'd recommend him to anybody looking for an good instructor.
Dionna J.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in River Forest, IL

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in River Forest 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 $300 per hour.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$68 average

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"Talented and insightful teacher!"
Cortnie
Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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"I only got to take lessons from Marc for a couple of months in the summer of 2016 (I had to move away for work), but he is hands down the best music teacher I've ever encountered. It's a year and a half later and I'm still benefitting from his tutelage. From beginner to advanced, you've found the right guy for the job."
Chris
Took Songwriting lessons from Marc M.
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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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"Natalie is always very insightful! Excellent!!"
Roger
Took Songwriting lessons from Natalie L.
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"I can't thank Fawn enough for getting me past my mental blocks. She really saved me and now I have put out my first single, with an album in the works. Thank you so much Fawn!"
B. Smith
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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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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"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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"Incredible Teacher

Athena has the ability to cut through and get right into what is going to help you the most. She has an innate ability to be able to find out what's holding you back and devising the perfect exercises to break through those barriers."
Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Athena M.
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"Chrissy was very instructive and positive and friendly and she worked with me for my individualized songwriting learning needs at this time. We worked on my first song, and she gave me very good information and feedback and homework for our next lesson. Definitely several points above average!!!!!!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Melaena was great with my 7 year old. Made her feel comfortable and able to open up with ideas and suggestions. She mediated the class well and allowed for all participants’ voices to be heard. Had an amazing end result each class. True treasures we’ll cherish forever.
Thanks for everything Melaena!"
Cynthia
Took Songwriting lessons from Malena K.
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