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Popular Songwriting Teachers in Vernon Hills, IL

Jon N.

11 Reviews
Skokie, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian, I also started to learn German and Russian.
  • Teaches students 8 to 75
  • Master's in clarinet performance from North Texas State University
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Jon N.

11 Reviews
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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.

Ayme F.

15 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Arts from Long Island University
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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 int

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Dean S.
Ayme is a great teacher, makes learning very easy to enjoy....
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Sudhir N.
It was a very good session. Although it’s quite a challenge to see the exact strokes and finger movements online during the class
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Ian M.

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

7 Reviews
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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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I have taken guitar lessons in the past and wanted to revisit one of my passions again. I decided to take lessons with Ian since he is in my neighborhood and I’m really glad I did. Ian has been very patient and attentive to my learning style. As our lessons have progressed so has the direction of each class. It’s really cool to see how all the concepts we have gone over build on each other. I feel like Ian really goes above and beyond to learn about his students and what they are hoping to achieve. Ian has also been very flexible with my work schedule. After several months of lessons with Ian I can say I’ve learned several things from finger picking, timing, and reading notes. I can’t wait to continue my journey!
Juie S.
I wish I could leave a review on his teaching but unfortunately, I couldn't even experience his teaching prowess. I gifted 5 in-home guitar lessons to my fiance as a birthday present. After speaking to Takelesson representatives I was told that we were in Ian's in home radius. Ian did not teach my fiance because he did not find "parking", which felt like a little bit of an unreasonable answer. When my fiance asked to be taught on weekdays he declined that too and instead offered online classes. The point of in-home is flexibility and 1:1 attention and we were disappointed that we could not have that opportunity due to how unaccommodating it felt. Would like to leave feedback to both Ian and Takelessons to include these nuances as customers are often really excited only to be let down.
Jen K.
Ian is an incredible teacher. Very patient and professional. The way he teaches is very straight forward and easy to understand. I can’t wait to learn more & more... less than a week has passed since my lesson. I already feel so comfortable with my ukulele,
All the utube lessons were useless for me. I realized this after 1 lesson with Ian. The frustration factor on utube was a waste of time for me. I am so happy I chose ian & this company.
Thank you so much, jen

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving Vernon Hills, IL

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Gfire

74 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music (Vocal Performance) from University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Teaching since 1996
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Gfire

74 Reviews
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I am a world-class, international touring singer/songwriter. My original songs have been played on over 200 radio and television stations all over the world, including the NPR syndicated series "UnderCurrents." I have studied with the top songwriting teachers from Los Angeles and also Berklee College. I have won ASCAPlus Awards for 7 years, and I am a member of The Recording Academy (The Grammys). I have taught songwriting for over 22 years.

About Gfire

Gfire has been teaching and performing music full-time for over 17 years. Based in Austin, Texas, the "Live Music Capital of the World," she offers voice, piano, songwriting, yoga, folk guitar, and DJ'ing lessons to students from 5-105 and she specializes in sculpting her lessons to the strengths

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Frankie O.
Gfire is great, she taught me exercises that seem to really help out!
Olivia
Great teacher! Definitely knows what she is talking about and I enjoyed every lesson I had with her.
Ellie L.
She good. We like her a lot
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Patryna G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
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Patryna G.

3 Reviews
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I'm a poet and songwriter. I mostly write poems that I turn into songs sometimes. I have published poetry books. I create children books with poetry too. I love to rhyme and have fun. writing. I have poetry awards. I would love to help you write poems and songs. ( For adults and kids) Take a look at my other subjects to learn how write a book and self publish it.

About Patryna

As an author of books for both children and adults, I love exploring other languages and cultures. I am passionate about writing poetry and songs. I love music, the beach and riding my bicycle. Most importantly, I am a lifelong learner and I love to teach. Some of my favorite subjects to teach incl

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muhammad
Thanks for making me feel comfortable talking in English. You helped me not be so shy anymore. I love your personality and energy. Thanks for believing in me. You have helped me be confident. Thanks for helping me prepare for ILETS exam. I know you really care.
Jason Ridgeway
Patryna teaches in such a way that you do not need to ask the same questions over and over. She is very patient and gives you the understanding you need to be a successful Writer. Unlike others that I have worked with, Patryna teaches in a way that you feel loved and not like just any other client. I did not just gain another skill but a loved one. I would invite Patryna in my home anytime she in my area.
Seaira
She has help me publish a book and is co-writing a book with me at the present time. She teaches people how to write poetry, ESL, and publish a book. She is a great teacher! She is a great motivator. Has a great personality, I definitely recommend her. She has taught at public schools, pre-k to 12th and adults and children online.

Alan B.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, French
  • Bachelor of Science from SUNY New Paltz
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alan B.

6 Reviews
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I have been working as a professional musician since 1987. In that time, I've played many roles alongside a wide range of established and emerging talent, from around the world, including band leader, accompanist, music producer, composer, arranger, co-writer, teacher, coach and mentor. Along the way, I have continued to pursue my passion for education, teaching private music lessons to amateurs, professionals and hobbyists from all walks of life.

As a professional composer/songwriter, I have written songs in a variety of styles, across multiple genres, alone and with others, and enjoyed over one hundred (100) cuts including single and music video releases on recording projects with a very wide range of emerging and established artists and bands. To date, as a writer and/or publisher, I have scored thirty-one (31) syncs on national television.

About Alan

Beginner, intermediate and advanced are all welcome. I give the same attention to teaching amateurs as I do professionals. Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy: Forty-eight (48) hours advance notice is necessary to cancel or reschedule any lesson. Otherwise, students are responsible for the full p

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Geoffrey
Alan is a fantastic teacher! Both for voice and guitar, he will be patient and thorough, building solid technique but also adding your emotional and creative abilities to be more musical !
Bobby Newman
Awesome instructor, musician, coach, person! Listened to me for just a few minutes and confidently outlined a plan to help me meet my goals. Goals he painstakingly sought to clearly understand. This is going to be a fun journey.
Elisa
relaxed, progress, professional... perfect

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Vernon Hills, IL

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Vernon Hills 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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$55 average
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"Very patient, friendly and knowledgeable!"
John
Took Songwriting lessons from Kris S.
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"He has a good ear and can help quickly with transcriptions. More importantly, he also gave some practical advice."
Daniel
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Aleksis was a great teacher. I highly recommend him."
Sienna
Took Songwriting lessons from Aleksis B.
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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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"I had the pleasure of attending Jan's "Acting for Singer/Songwriters" class at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles. A door opened for me. I became more courageous. It was a process. And I am forever grateful to Jan for helping me uncover more of my soul's voice."
Tysa
Took Songwriting lessons from Jan L.
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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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"Love my classes with Hilary so far! I'm developing myself as a songwriter to launch my professional music project very soon. Half of the class is basic piano in order to be able to come up with melodies and the other half is writing lyrics/songs. Hilary is very sweet, patient and explains terms/theory in a very clear and easy way to understand. Songwriting can be a very vulnerable thing to do and Hilary creates a safe, professional space for the writing to happen. I'm excited to take more classes with her and definitely recommend her!"
Maria
Took Songwriting lessons from Hilary K.
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"I've learned so much about songwriting with Melaena and can't recommend her highly enough! I've had some really important break throughs from our sessions and I always leave feeling inspired and excited about music."
Matt
Took Songwriting lessons from Malena K.
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"I love working with Keira. She is equally fun as she is serious about teaching and I really appreciate that."
Danielle
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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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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