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Phil C.

27 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $115
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
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Phil C.

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Songwriting is tricky. There are formulas one can use, but do they work for your specific needs? What about the dreaded writer's block? What if you've never written a song? What do you do if you can't finish a song you've started? How do you keep from getting too repetitive in your style? All of these questions and more have valid and applicable answers and exercises. I can teach the standard songwriting structure, but I do more than that. I help you find your true creative style. We'll discover your favorite and most effective uses of words and melody. You have a creative voice that is truly unique. Now let's help you use it.

About Phil

UPDATE: I'M FULLY VACCINATED, BUT STILL FOLLOW COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES. IN-PERSON LESSONS ARE IN FULL SWING. I ALSO DO ONLINE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART GEAR. MY NEW SPACE IS OPEN IN THE FLAT IRON ARTS BUILDING IN CHICAGO'S POPULAR WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD. I STILL DO ONE DAY IN MY HOME STUDIO

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Norman S.
very helpful
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Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ryan B.

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I've helped many band members, friends and students to write songs and would be glad to help any future students. But songwriting is a very personal thing and so rather than push too many ideas on a student, I find it's ideal to provide them with tools and let their creativity take over.

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Logan Square who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he

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Ryan
I have been working with Ryan on the Banjo for over a year now. He is incredible patient, encouraging and seriously knows his stuff!
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Ayme F.

17 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Ayme F.

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When I start lessons with someone I usually like to introduce songwriting early. I do this because I feel it helps to know that you are able to express yourself early on in your guitar experience. I write my own songs from a very intuitive place and feel that it is important to free up that creativity. I like to teach people how to find their voice on the instrument.

About Ayme

Music can be as simple or as intricate as you want to make it. I will to teach you how to make the most of whatever knowledge and skill you have and to have fun while you do it. My tastes are all across the board, rock and roll, country, metal, opera, I love it all. So, let me know what you are into

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Leonard
Very professional and patient.
Danny B.
Dean S.
Ayme is a great teacher, makes learning very easy to enjoy....
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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
Grayslake, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • B.A. Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago
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Jeremie W.

32 Reviews
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I've been writing rock songs for 18 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'Brien

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Paul R.
Jeremie is patiently progressing me, very encouraging
Kris
Jeremie has been awesome. Super patient and works on what you want to play!
Didi L.
Based on my first lesson with Jeremie, I feel very confident that he will be able to help me achieve my music goals, to learn jazz guitar and music theory in a gradual manner without feeling overwhelmed.
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Ree B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded 3rd Place Winner, The Voice of Shunde Competition in Shunde, China from The Voice of Shunde
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Ree B.

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I've been writing songs for over 10 years in different genres, had songs placed in films, gone to many songwriting conferences and classes, and have helped many students with their own songwriting. Getting some feedback on your songs and your songwriting process can be so invaluable. I'd love to help you with this!

About Ree

Hey there! As a Vocal Coach and Performance Coach, I am thrilled to help my students find freedom to sing in their own style, while staying healthy with good technique. I specialize in working with beginner and intermediate Adults and Teens, teaching healthy technique, performance and confid

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John B.
Ree is a very down to earth person and an amazing singer, even more so in person. I love the way she teaches, she knows what she is doing. I’m a very nervous person when it comes to singing, and she has techniques for relaxing and giving me my own space to be free and have fun. And through all of that she always stays professional.
Matthew M.
Ree is a very talented teacher. She knows what she is doing and is very confident in her students' ability to succeed. Highly recommended!
Brenda I.
Ree is an amazing instructor for my 7 year old daughter!! She has been working on her breathing techniques, vocal exercises and practicing her favorite song from Frozen! My daughter can't get enough and the lesson time flies by. Ree developed an instant rapport and is excellent at teaching to such a young (easily distracted) girl! Thank you Ree!!
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Esbie F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Business, Songwriting, and Electronic Music from Sarah Lawrence College
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Esbie F.

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Songwriting was Esbie's second introduction to music, after learning how to sing at an early age. It is one of the most fundamental parts of artistry for Esbie, and she wants to encourage people drawn to their original lyrics, melodies, and compositions to feel confident in sharing them with the world. Music and social change are consistently interwoven to make the world a better place.

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About Esbie

Esbie has studied Classical Italian, German, French, and English repertoire, the International Phonetic Alphabet, Music Theory, Jazz, Songwriting, Popular Music, Music Business, and Music Production at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Falmouth Music University

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Skokie, IL

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Skokie is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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$56 average
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"Greg is a master of music theory and knows about all the practical applications of guitar and bass. He is just a plain good guy too!"
Wylie
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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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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"Danielle is personable, listens well, and has great ideas - I can't wait for our next lesson!"
Jerel
Took Songwriting lessons from Danielle J.
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"Wonderful Teacher!

Hi I am Matt Ellis and I have been taking lessons with Kimberly for about 5 months.My singing ability has improved incredibly.When you sit in on a lessons with Kimberly she analyzes your voice very carefully and matches exercises to what she thinks is best for you.Personally I have had trouble with sustaining my voice for long periods of time due to vocal damage.I noticed right away after my first couple of lessons my voice just seemed healthier and in better shape with the exercises we did.Now my voice sustains better than ever!With a larger range and I now have a ear for Harmony as well. I would suggest Kimberly to anyone who wants to improve there voice and learn in a very comfortable environment.Within the first 10 minutes of my first lesson I was totally comfortable to just let loose and sing!Without being worried about my tone because she creates a very safe atmosphere for improvement.So If your looking for great lessons and a great teacher GO TO KIMBERLEY!"
matt
Took Songwriting lessons from Kimberly C.
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"EDwin has been a great help over the last couple of years. Don't know how I wrote and recorded songs without his help"
Dan
Took Songwriting lessons from Edwin I.
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"Cool & is really nice. Never have to ask any questions. I would very much recommend Kyle."
Colleen
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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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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"Indigo is an awesome teacher!"
Geoff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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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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"Rosita is a firehose of knowledge! She is ultra encouraging, and will absolutely not let you run astray when you are not understanding the process... This makes her SO valuable as an instructor. My goals are being met with Rosita, and I treasure every golden nugget of knowledge I receive from her during our sessions!"
Greg
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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