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Jeanne W.

9 Reviews
Billerica, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 5 to 50
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Jeanne W.

9 Reviews
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Students must learn to know all of their major and minor scales before they are introduced to songwriting.

About Jeanne

I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a B.M. (Bachelor of Music in Applied Piano(Performance Degree). I also attended Eastern Nazarene College, where I received a Massachusetts state certificate to teach. I've taught classroom music in public schools in Templeton, Boston and Somervil

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Holton D.
She was so patient with my son (an active 6 year old!)!
Alex A.
Excellent teacher! Very kind and patient.
Tracey
Jeanne is a wonderful person and knows children very well. My sons are an energetic handful and she patiently guides them through the work. For distracted 9 years olds, they steadily make progress.

Brian C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Brian C.

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Learn how to write original songs while using your favorite cover songs as models.

About Brian

Hi! I’m a Maine certified K-12 music teacher with over 15 years of experience teaching music privately and in the classroom. I’ve also been performing as a guitarist and singer throughout Maine and New England for the past seven years. I was born in 1972 in Washington D.C. and grew up in Linco

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Jo
Very good first lesson.
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Al P.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Music, Jazz
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Awarded Gold Sales Award 500,000+ from RIAA
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Al P.

21 Reviews
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song construction ideas, lyrical concepts, arrangements, chord theory

About Al

Updated: 2-12-2021 Al P. (Powerman 5000-Martin Sexton-Cypress Hill-Everlast-Lance Lopez-DYS) is a multi instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, drummer, music director. Widely known as co founder-drummer for DreamWorks recording artist and multi platinum selling rock group Powerman 5000 (

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Marie
Lessons with Al are always a high point of my week. Learning guitar as an adult is challenging, and he is unfailingly encouraging and motivational. His teaching method - a mix of music theory, exercises, improvisation, and practicing songs - keeps things fresh and challenging every week, and has helped me become better at productive practicing outside of each session. Al is also willing to jump down the rabbit hole with me when I bring him something I can’t figure out on my own. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is a wonderful teacher.
James
Al is incredibly passionate about passing his expertise to the next generation. My son studied drum set with him for 3 years, and is now a jazz studies major in college. The enthusiasm and knowledge he will impart on your student is invaluable. Highly recommended!
Marie
Very fun guy, with an extraordinary amount of knowledge, talent, and overall passion for music. I’m really looking forward to my future lessons.

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Gordon L.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gordon L.

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About Gordon

Gordon L. began playing music at a very early age but didn't begin to learn the saxophone until he was in fifth grade. Gordon's interest in music grew when he began to work sound systems for bluegrass bands and eventually he started to experiment more with music. Soon after he would pick up g

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Craig
Good teacher nice guy who knows his profession
Alyssa K.
First lesson was great! Gordon easily and fluidly adjusted the pace by what I picked up and what challenged me. He's clearly extremely knowledgeable, but still able to talk to a beginner on a beginner's level

Bryan L.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute
  • Teaching since 2001
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Bryan L.

6 Reviews
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Time will be spent creating songs, altering songs, and learning the science of songwriting

About Bryan

Bryan is a lifelong student trained in both Contemporary and Classical methodology. Bryan's extensive education paired with his passion for music make him the perfect teacher for any student. Bryan's love for music started at a young age. He began taking private guitar lessons at the age of 10 lear

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Kyra &.
Both my kids loved Bryan and their first lesson. Off to a great start!
Hadley H.
My grandaughter is very happy wth her first lesson and has been practising! Bryan motivated her!!! Thanks
Devin H.
I highly recommend Bryan

If you are looking for guitar lessons then Bryan is your guy. I have been taking lessons from him for 6 months now and had no experience prior. I have learned a lot from him and not just about playing a guitar but music in general. I highly recommend Bryan.
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Jared C.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BFA Music Performance - Jazz Guitar from Columbia College Chicago
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Jared C.

16 Reviews
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I have been writing songs for as long as I can remember. As a teacher I offer my song writing students decades of knowledge and experience including a deep understanding of music theory and song writing techniques for both popular and progressive genres using simple, practical methods that anyone can apply.

About Jared

I have been playing instruments and performing live since I was eleven. In college, I studied both piano and guitar, and received a bachelors of fine arts with a concentration in jazz guitar from Columbia College Chicago in 2004. I moved to Seattle in 2004 and have been performing and giving privat

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Conrad
Great first lesson.
Raahil J.
He pays attention to detail, is super organized with a definite plan and knows how to keep a student's interest. He is balanced and very realistic in his approach. He is talented and meets the student where he is. He is even transcribing a Bollywood song for my son and my son is loving it! He is flexible... We are so happy to have found him.
Sofia
First lesson with Jared was great. Looking forward to many more in the future!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Boston, MA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Boston 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 $300 per hour.
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$43 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$70 average

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"Christopher is a wonderful teacher. He truly cares and does his very best to help you learn. He knows exactly how to effectively help you understand and move forward. I appreciate what I am learning from him and how he is so patient. I feel safe enough to take creative chances during our lessons (I'm pretty rusty). I'm grateful to have found him. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, conscientious, caring, trustworthy and genuine - and a really great guy. I highly recommend him without reservation."
Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Christopher M.
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"Excellent teacher, very knowledgable!"
Mengdi
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"Fawn is always on top of her game as an amazing song writer. She is diligent in everything she sets out to do and always comes through for students, co-writers and producers. Whether you need a commercial jingle or a top-notch vocal for your latest trance song, Fawn is there to save the day! She applies this same integrity to her coaching. You are blessed if you get to study with Fawn!"
Nick W.
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"so encouraging without any fluff! I love my sessions with Rosita!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"Indigo is a fabulous and diverse teacher! I've been taking lessons with her for about 9 months. Although my lessons are "officially" for songwriting, we divide our time among that, guitar technique, and music theory. I've experienced so much progress and fun in several areas, and I attribute that to Indigo's teaching and guidance. I even wrote and produced my first solo song! Don't miss the chance to work with a great musician and teacher!"
Jeff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"Terry was on time - professional - and inspiring. We're excited to keep working with him!"
Sam
Took Songwriting lessons from Terry P.
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"It was a good lesson."
BarBara
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"Jonah is an easy-going, kind and talented songwriter, who is already teaching me music theory, and helping me develop my song in just one session! I look forward to our next session. Great, patient teacher."
Elizabeth
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonah R.
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"She’s a great teacher and super creative! Mady is great to work with and is a super talented songwriter."
Stephanie
Took Songwriting lessons from Madyson W.
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"Any time I've needed guitar help with songwriting, Garrett has always come in with something and we've come up with some pretty good songs. I'd recommend him to anyone!"
Faith
Took Songwriting lessons from Garrett M.
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