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Margo L.

36 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $59
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Artist of the Month from Smooth 87.7 (Popular National Radio Station)
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Margo L.

36 Reviews
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No matter the genre, my songwriting techniques are guaranteed to help you write hit after hit. We can write to tracks or with no music at all. Either way, I will assist you in constructing melodies, lyrics and content that will be a sure win!

About Margo

Are you ready to fall in love with your voice? Are you ready for something different? If your voice isn’t becoming to you, YOU should be coming to ME! I know what it's like to be frustrated with boring exercises and processes that seem to take a lot of time but yield no results. That's why I d

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Kelsey F.
My daughter said she has a beautiful voice and very patient and encouraging instructor.
Tina S.
Margo is so talented, she is knowledgeable in techniques and has a special ability to know exactly
how to taylor your needs.
Monica G.
Very helpful and encouraging.

Michael C.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Fine Arts from College of DuPage
  • Teaching since 2007
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Michael C.

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About Michael

*** Lesson Details *** I break teaching down to an easy-to-understand language by demonstrating techniques, rudiments, drum set styles, and playing along with music within the drum lesson. I've been drumming for over 17 years, and I have been teaching for 9 years. I combine knowledge of contempora

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Sebastian A.

17 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors in Music - Instrumental Performance from Columbia College Chicago
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Sebastian A.

17 Reviews
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I will show you a multitude of different progressions and structures to help with your songwriting venture. There are so many different ways to write a song but I've come up with a technique that is time efficient and creative inducing.

About Sebastian

Playing and learning an instrument is beneficial to ones being because it is a great way to express ones self and it's an excellent stress reliever. It's also an amazing feeling playing an instrument you love to listen to. Learning any instrument could be daunting at first because there is so m

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Skylar A.
1st lesson. Sebastian made my 2 kids very comfortable!
Amanda K.
Wonderful, reliable teacher! Very patient and has a clear and consistent pedagogy. Very highly recommended!
Domink S.
Very nice, patient teacher! I m so happy we started lessons with Sebastian.

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Don S.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, French
  • Teaching since 1994
  • A.S. Producing for Cinema (with honors) from Minneapolis College
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Don S.

12 Reviews
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Coaching and instruction for aspiring songwriters

About Don

Upbeat, fun and patient. Professional performer/teacher with a BA in music (with honors) and English from Wesleyan University, graduate study in music education from University of St. Thomas and film production/screenwriting with honors from Minneapolis College (MCTC). Don specializes in helping y

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Dean
Don is a super experienced musician that promotes local singer songwriters. He is very flexible with his schedule and lesson plans.
Brittany
Don was very kind, patient, and encouraging. He brought over a lot of his own materials so it was much less stressful trying to find things to do.
Barbara K.
Don does an outstanding job! He is able to connect authentically my son and customized the lessons to fit his learning style and needs. Don has drawn so much out of him musically and has also built a community of students that play together. He makes the lessons fun and engaging. He has opened up my 7-year old to the joy of playing and performing and has helped create a love of music. I highly recommend Don as a music teacher.
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Lucian W.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Performance and Arranging from Berklee College Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lucian W.

35 Reviews
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- Analyzing the 4 types of compositional concepts: melodic, lyric, harmonic, and rhythmic
- song structures (verse, chorus, bridge, pre-chorus etc.)
- chord progressions: diatonic (within the key) and non-diatonic (outside of the key)
- harmonic rhythm

About Lucian

Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York

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Matt
Lucian is a great guy and very knowledgeable about all things jazz. Enjoyed my lessons with him and can recommend for those wanting to get into jazz.
Carol
First lesson so far and took in just enough info so as to not be overloaded but enough to practice st home and keep interested. He was patient as I'm a true beginner.
Salvatore D.
Has a lot of experience and knowledge, and puts in the effort to show it.

Triana P.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Awarded Finalist for Best Song of the Year from Great American Song Contest
  • Piano from Private Lessons
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Triana P.

4 Reviews
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I am an award-winning song writer with professional and personal experience in the local music scene as well as the national and commercial areas. I've studied piano, guitar, music theory, songwriting writing. I even dabbled in a professional music career, writing and performing across New York City, the SF Bay Area, and Nashville. While still quite young myself, I began writing at a very young age. I took both instrument and songwriting lessons for many years and have won awards in both local and international songwriting competitions.

I love working with teens and young adults but have also worked with much more experienced musicians. I have experience writing with up and coming local artists and Nashville musical veterans. I can teach and guide your songs to be stronger with:
- structure and flow
- melodies that fit the mood of the song
- "catchiness"
- rhymes
- creative word choice
- writing for radio/tv/film
- writing for performance
- harmonies and instrument ...

About Triana

I am an award-winning song writer with professional and personal experience in the local music scene as well as the national and commercial areas. I've studied piano, guitar, music theory, and songwriting. I have even dabbled in a professional music career, writing and performing across New York Ci

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Lorena
When I worked with Triana, she was very helpful in helping me revise and reconstruct one of my original songs. She was a very constructive co-writer and instructor, as she helped make sure that each section of my song had a purpose and was impactful. Overall, Triana has a lot to offer to up and coming songwriters who may want an experienced musician or writer’s valuable input.

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Laura
Triana was great with my two daughters that desperately wanted to learn how to write their own songs. She was patient and listened to them. They've both gained a lot more confidence and love bringing their songs to her each week!
Amelia
When I first took lessons with Triana, I thought I was a pretty good song writer. Looking back I can see how much I have improved. I always felt like my songs could be better, but I didn't know how I could get them to the place I wanted. Triana has an uncanny ability to hear the best version of your song and guide you towards it. I never felt like she was writing for me, but helping me hear the places in my own song that needed work. I feel like my songs are so much stronger now and, more importantly, I can see the places in my own song that need work and can make them better on my own!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Westchester, IL

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Westchester is $73. 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.
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$42 average
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$55 average
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"Hannah's awesome! I contacted her mainly for songwriting feedback but also for guidance while applying and auditioning for BYU's commercial music program. She always went above and beyond in assisting me from songwriting, to voice lessons, to guidance with production and recording and navigating the local music scene. Hannah knows what she is talking about in both vocal and music techniques, as well as the business side of music. And even more important, she truly loves what she does and has a natural ability for teaching in a way that will help you grow immensely! If you are even slightly on the fence about taking lessons from her, don't be--you won't be disappointed!"
- Nicole
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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"Fawn is an amazing teacher. I've been taking songwriting classes from her and I learn something new every lesson. She's very sweet, talented, encouraging, and understanding. I was nervous to take lessons online at first, as I've never done it before, then was unsure who I should take from because I didn't want to get someone who was terrible. I got really lucky though, I highly recommend her. She's absolutely fantastic."
- Ashley
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Andrew's fantastic musicianship mixed with a low key personality,
is the perfect recipe for a great music instructor.
Aspiring bass players should capitalize on his ability to play
both fluid single note lines-and this is key-his incredibly
funky bottom end. Non-bassists, never fear. He also has the solid music
theory thing down so there is something for everyone to take your musical knowledge to the next level."
- john
Took Songwriting lessons from Andrew C.
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"I had a one off single lesson with Matthew, I was only in New York for a couple days and was lucky enough to get a sing writing session with him. He gave some great insight and valid techniques towards song writing. He was easy going and very friendly. Would certainly recommend."
- Paul
Took Songwriting lessons from Matthew K.
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"I took a songwriting class that Kit taught at Schenectady County Community College, and it was a lot of fun and extremely helpful! She knows tons about all sorts of song genres both as a composer and a lyricist, and helped me understand a lot of basic ideas about music composition that I'd never really grasped. I would study with her again if she were back in town!"
- Kim
Took Songwriting lessons from Kit G.
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"Janeen teaches songwriting to my two kids. They always look forward to seeing her for their next lesson. She is great with them. Janeen is patient and loving. She has a special way of getting them motivated. My kids love Janeen!. She’s so inspirational. I love her style. She’s the best! She’s an awesome person and teacher. I highly recommend Janeen!"
- Alisha
Took Songwriting lessons from Janeen F.
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"Christiaan has been working on his own music for quite some time and his knowledge of various musical genres to reference and borrow from for influences and ideas is so vast based on his long background in music. What is refreshing about working with him is he is open to so many forms of music. As he states it, " music is music". it provides a fresh approach. I am very pleased with this expanded viewpoint."
- Courtney
Took Songwriting lessons from Christiaan S.
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"Absolutely amazing!!

So incredibly sweet, talented, and such an amazing teacher! From the moment I met fawn we immediately connected. She genuinely cares and makes you feel so comfortable, so opening up to her when it came to writing songs was incredibly easy and natural. Very giving with her time and she will help you tackle any problems you're having in order to achieve your goals."
- marielle
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Taylor gave me some great tips about writing songs. She’s really good at relating to people. I give her my best 😊"
- Lincoln
Took Songwriting lessons from Taylor M.
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"Greg shares his expertise freely and made the concepts easy to understand. He is an extraordinary musician and comical educator. His presentation was compelling and I couldn’t wait to return for more lessons! Now I can tackle the songwriting process with confidence!"
- Brian
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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