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Popular Songwriting Teachers in Round Lake, IL

Jeremie W.

25 Reviews
McHenry, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
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Jeremie W.

25 Reviews
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I've been writing rock songs for 14 years and have played in numerous bands during that time. I can help guide you through many of the trappings that come with writing songs, such as: writing music that strengthens the song not your ego, creating a your own style, avoiding repetition in form, applying advanced harmony to melody, using odd time signatures, and a variety of other options to make your music really stand out.

About Jeremie

I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing for 20 years. I have played professionally in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from jazz to folk to rock, and I've been writing music for the same length of time. I currently perform with one of my students from TakeLessons named Mackenzie O'Brie

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Danny
Jeremie is a great instructor. He moves and a good pace, really knows the details of what he is teaching, and caters the lesson material to you to keep it interesting. Would highly recommend!
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Danny
Jeremie is knowledgeable and easy to work with. He caters the lesson to your goals and I have no doubt I will achieve what I want if I stick with it! Would definitely recommend!

Paul W.

78 Reviews
Mount Prospect, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar from Columbia College
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Paul W.

78 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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Katie
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.
Darian B.
I've been with Paul for about 3-4 months. I came to him having a minor in music and a lot of guitar under my belt, but frustrated with my consistency. I did a check in on my abilities recently and I'm able to play pretty much any song in the real book now after 1 or 2 tries. This is great, especially because I don't feel like I'm working that hard. So yeah he's great. I recommend him.
Daniel K.
Paul’s experience of the bass and acoustic guitar are so helpful to growing your skills as a musician. He is such a great teacher with patience and clear directions in how to develop as a musician and learn music theory. I’ve learned so much from him in how to play in a band and also writing music.
I already signed up for more lessons!

Jon N.

11 Reviews
Skokie, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian, I also started to learn German and Russian.
  • Teaching since 1970
  • 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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Samantha A.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Samantha A.

7 Reviews
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Let's compose your heart in song

About Samantha

At this time, I am only accepting virtual lessons. Please stay safe and I am sending you a wealth of health. We will get through this TOGETHER!! xo -s. _______________________________________ Grammy Nominated Samantha A. is a "big voice in a tiny body." With a Bachelors in Jazz Vocal Performance

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EXCELENT
Nicole
The lesson was informative and fun and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed it!
brittany
lessons are always fun and my boyfriend and I have learned a lot :)
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Fawn A.

384 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $90
  • Speaks Main Language: English. OTHER: Spanish, French, Chineese, Italian, Yiddish, German, Spanish
  • Bachelor Of Music from Berklee College Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Fawn A.

384 Reviews
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'Make one stop at the songwriting shop!" Learn song form, tighten lyrics and melodies, get inspired when you don't "feel" like writing, good prosody, chords, arrangement, copyright, legalities, how to place songs in film and TV, record your finished song in the studio.

About Fawn

"Make one stop at the music shop!" Fawn is not your typical music coach. As a recent Billboard hit recording artist & coaching over 20 years, Fawn immediately gets to your goals & together you reach them. What you learn becomes part of you & that's the key to success. Whether you're beginner, adv

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The Johanson Family
My 14 year-old daughter has been taking voice lessons with Fawn for a little over a year. She adores Fawn, and loves her private lessons each week. My daughter has learned so much since studying with Fawn. Fawn teaches techniques that help to build a strong voice, and help her students to understand proper placement and breath support. My daughters pitch and singing have improved so much this past year, and we are so grateful to Fawn for helping her pursue her passion, knowing she isn't damaging her vocal chords any longer. Thank you Fawn!.
Peter
Fawn is a gifted teacher who is very considerate and cares about you as an artist and as a person. Whenever I have had to cancel last minute, she has been diligent about adding on extra time to my other lessons, to make up for it and so I don't lose out. I've never had a teacher do that for me before, I've always in the past just lost the lesson! I truly appreciate her for being so thoughtful and giving. Plus, I have been improving after every single lesson, which I can not say has ever happened before with other vocal, songwriting or piano teachers. Thanks Fawn! Look forward to more incredible growth under your direction!
Charleen
Because of Fawn's expert and original methods, I have learned how to control my voice and pitch. Fawn is a great original and innovative teacher who teaches her students how to sing correctly, quickly, efficiently and best of all, how to sing for the rest of their life! She teaches the correct way to pull out your tones and pitches and really sing those high notes without hurting or damaging your instrument, and has helped me get deeper tones in my chest voice. My voice is richer, warmer and fuller than I could have ever imagined, even in my head voice. She has given me exercises no one else has, because she tailor makes them to each individual's needs. Some of her techniques literally work like magic! I look forward to many more lessons with Fawn because I know she will help me become the very best me that I can be!
Thank you Fawn :)

Lynn S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, French
  • BFA Jazz Vocal Performance from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lynn S.

3 Reviews
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Online Songwriting Teacher

I have been writing songs since I was in grade school. Currently I'm in the process of recording a debut EP under the name of Redgrave Jones. I LOVE writing songs and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to help you write your own songs!

About Lynn

I have been studying voice and piano and performing on stage in various capacities since I was a small child, acting professionally on stage, in films and TV for most of my adult life. I've been blessed to study with countless music luminaries in varying genres, from jazz and classical to rock n'

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Philip
Lynn is a fantastic teacher! She effortlessly bridges genres and styles. She is personable, dedicated and inspiring. We are incredibly fortunate to have found her.
Chris
Lynn is stellar. Her background and training are substantial and impressive. She is prompt, courteous, calm and absolutely wonderful with our daughter (Age 9) who has challenges focusing and staying on task. Lynn is kind, but navigates the lessons confidently, fluidly and with a focused energy. She works with our daughter's playfulness, incorporates humor and positive, encouraging energy into every lesson. Our daughter has shown signs of great improvement with Lynn. Lynn assigns tasks and practicing points each week for our daughter to work on which are balanced and also bring in a component of improvisation, which is SO helpful for kids who have challenges with focusing. Lynn is awesome, highly recommend!
Jessica
Lynn is amazing!! Not only do my children love her as a person (they literally wait at the window on Wednesday nights) but she knows how to keep them engaged and interested in learning throughout their lessons. My son has learned to play actual songs in less than 10 lessons. Can't recommend her enough!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Round Lake, IL

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Round Lake 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
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$70 average

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"I'm not being hyperbolic when I write that Kelly is one of the finest teachers I've ever had. I'm a singer-songwriter with unlimited drive, but frustratingly limited musical skills, and Kelly has been able to teach me theory and any number of other related skills such that I've made great progress. She is very patient, extremely musical, and has great taste, which sure doesn't hurt!"
Susan
Took Songwriting lessons from Kelly A.
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"Paul is an excellent teacher. He was kind, patient and willing to work on whatever it was that our daughter wanted to work on. He not only taught her guitar, but helped with her writing and some recording aspects as well. She was a teenager and loved her time she spent with Paul. She has been very successful so far in her music career and it all started with a passionate music teacher."
LINDA
Took Songwriting lessons from Paul N.
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"Rodolfo is not a music teacher but a consultant and mentor. He has coached me online for more than a year now. I am a professional singer/songwriter and he has helped me to get to the next level. From music business to marketing, songwriting, distribution and release strategy. I’d recommend him to anyone who wants to take music seriously."
Antonio Vilanova
Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"Kyle is very informative, knowledgeable about the subject, patient, and supportive, and he has a wonderful sense of humor! I am learning a lot in my songwriting lessons and gaining much more self-confidence. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"My writing was sub-par, to say the least. Margo helped me to paint a vivid picture with my words, and also create melodies to best express them. Now, I consult her every time I have a song or poem to write!"
Caitlin
Took Songwriting lessons from Margo L.
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"Kyle is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. I am learning things I never knew before about songwriting and developing more hope and self-confidence. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"This was my 3rd lesson with Loralee and I really enjoy her "get to it" attitude. She is always well prepared and has many exercises to work through together. She doesn't waste any time. I feel she understood what I needed early on with little guidance from me. She's pleasant and enjoyable to work with. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Kristen
Took Songwriting lessons from Loralee W.
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"Aleksis was a great teacher. I highly recommend him."
Sienna
Took Songwriting lessons from Aleksis B.
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"Very patient, friendly and knowledgeable!"
John
Took Songwriting lessons from Kris S.
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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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