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Jimi Z.

9 Reviews
Ashland, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Awarded Max Winkler Music Scholarship from Belwin Mills Music Publishing
  • Teaching since 1981
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Jimi Z.

9 Reviews
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Learn the formulaic approach to Pop Song writing that has been used since the Beatles era. This approach has been successful in many artists success in all pop genres.

About Jimi

BIOGRAPHY AND GENERAL OVERVIEW With a nationally known reputation as a Pop Music Producer, Voice and Piano Teacher, Voice Therapist and Vocal Rehabilitation Specialist and Woodwind expert with over 30 years of Teaching Experience, Jimi Z. will connect with you or your child's needs at their very

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Jackie
Jimi is knowledgeable and explained everything about the saxaphone very well. I was happy with my first lesson.
Irene K.
He is very nice and he is awesome at teaching my daughter.
Ariel A.
Jimi is a great instructor, very patient and teaches by encouraging his students to do better...I really enjoy seeing the progress of how my son is doing and I can't wait for his next phase...

Jeanne W.

6 Reviews
Billerica, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Music Certificate from Eastern Nazarene College
  • Teaching since 1996
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Jeanne W.

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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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Kumar P.
Very patient. She clearly loves teaching. Happy with the lessons.
Eleina N.
She is very good with children
Eric P.
Jeanne was an amazing instructor! I really liked her personality and patienc. Jeanne really knows how to make the lessons fun and I would definitely recommend other students take lessons with her!

Albino M.

16 Reviews
Cambridge, MA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguse and English, portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Performance, Music production and Sound Engineering from Berklee College Of Music
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Albino M.

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I have been writing songs for more than 12 years and One of my composition is Finalist of the International Song Writing Competition.

About Albino

Albino was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Fueled by the resourcefulness and determination that have always characterized Mozambicans, he built his first guitar at 16 from a 5-liter can of oil, scrap wood, and

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Hilary F.
Albino was very patient and encouraging!
Dan
Albino - I just wanted to say thanks again so much for everything you did for me, I'm having so much fun recording. I just finished up my first track and was able to include guitars, bass, piano, drum and vocals, I can't believe how quickly you taught me all of this stuff. This is a huge improvement from where I was a few months ago. Thank you again!!!
Franny
Albino is an amazing teacher and musician. He has the ability to inspire you musically and make you feel very comfortable while doing it. He has taught me many new approaches, tips, and tricks to music theory. He has helped me to be able to really understand why things are the way they are, and not just figure things out on paper like an equation. Definitely the best tutor I've ever had! I'd highly recommend him.

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Jonah R.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Jonah R.

21 Reviews
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Nothing is quite as rewarding as writing your own material, however, it's easy to feel stuck with an idea if you don't know how to fully develop it. I will help you take that one lick/chord change/vocal melody you've been working on and turn it into a fully fleshed out song. We'll take the time to learn the individual roles and functions of certain song sections, and pretty soon you'll be writing your best material with much more focus and confidence!

About Jonah

Learning to play the guitar is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Whether this is your first time picking up the guitar or you've been playing for years, I'll make sure your lessons are structured and paced in a way that's specifically catered to your goals. I've worked wit

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Kelli M.
Jonah is an awesome instructor! He's very thorough and knowledgable. I'm only on my 2nd lesson, but I can already tell I'm going to learn a lot from him.
Andrew S.
Very informative first session
Maggie
Jonah is an excellent guitar instructor. He is patient and really helps a beginner understand how to use proper technique and avoid forming bad habits. As a beginner, I found that his approach is practical and makes it easy to learn. I highly recommend Jonah.
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Russell C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Russell C.

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This is a track best begun after you've mastered the basics and built confidence in your ability to work with accompaniment and improvisation. You'll learn how to create, record, transcribe, arrange, workshop, and reimagine ideas for songs/pieces. Our focus will vary depending on your goals. There are lots of ways into the craft of writing music, so we'll discover the methods that work best for you!

You'll get your creative juices flowing with guidance on:

- music theory
- motifs and variations, part 2
- cataloguing ideas with modern devices
- finding a song's "spirit guide"
- building parts
- learning when to break the rules
- arrangements
- lyricism
- digital audio workstations (DAW's)

About Russell

I'm a songwriter and pianist offering student-focused piano lessons geared to your personal goals. I have scored for film and the off-Broadway stage and written for the pop, indie, alternative, glam, and classic rock genres. My bands have gigged in LA, NYC, and Austin. I also hold a Masters of Scie

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Brienne M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brienne M.

9 Reviews
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All ages and levels welcome! Depending on your level and individual goals, I start with some basic methods, forms, and focus on developing your personal voice in songwriting. Whether one wants to focus on their lyrics, their performance, chord progressions, rewrite, or melodic melody, I can help make your songs the best they can be.

About Brienne

Brienne received her Bachelor’s of Arts in music performance from the University of Southern California. She has been invited to perform at numerous popular Los Angeles venues: The Grammy Museum, Troubadour, and The House Blues. She has studied with and shared the stage with Award winning Multi-Ins

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James C.
Brie was wonderful!!!
My 4 year old son loved her and is excited for his next lesson.
Christiana
She was very kind and welcoming. She is flexible about what my goals are and happy to help achieve my goals. She gave me some brand new warm ups that I never heard of that seem to really help strengthen my voice. I look forward to more lessons!
Jill
Miss Brie is the absolute best teacher out there for your child. She really knows how to interact with children and is very kind and patient. My son has learned so much about playing the piano and also about vmusic in general - all while having fun! He looks forward to his weekly lessons with Miss Brie. We feel very lucky to have her as his teacher!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Cambridge, MA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Cambridge 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
45 min
$55 average
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$73 average

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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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"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!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Kimberly C.
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"Prophet is one of the last GOOD GUYS left. Not only that, but he has experience as a real musician. He plays guitar, bass, drums and keys. He has produced me numerous times on songs that I've written, but needed them to come to life. He works FAST and SIMPLE. I can't say enough about his professionalism, musicianship, follow through and kindness. Anyone looking to learn will get a dedicated teacher that will make sure you can walk away with the knowledge you need. Guaranteed!"
- Jamie
Took Songwriting lessons from Prophet C.
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"Axel is very welcoming and have an easy and entrenaining way to teach kids. My son, 10 years old, is very happy with his classes and is very excited for the upcoming classes and feels he will be able to achieve his goals with Axel’s guidance"
- Renata
Took Songwriting lessons from Axel O.
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"Fawn is my favorite music teacher. There have been real problems with the attendance of other teachers but come rain or shine Fawn is there. In 4 years I have learned more about music - piano, songwriting and voice than through any other teacher. She has a professional, enthusiastic and kind manner and I wholeheartedly recommend her."
- Mike
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I had a great experience learning song writing with Lorin. I would highly recommend his teaching services to anybody eager to learn music."
- Ewa
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"My daughter (age 9) had an excellent time working with Fernando and has been super motivated to keep songwriting. They wrote the cutest songs and we're planning on having Fernando record her in the studio when he gets back to Fort Wayne!"
- Elliot
Took Songwriting lessons from Fernando T.
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"Creative Music Writing

Kevin taught me how to write lyrics with imagery and to put the chords and inversions behind those lyrics to create pop masterpieces!"
- Dylan
Took Songwriting lessons from Kevin T.
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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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"Desmond is very passionate and full of great ideas that his students can use to help their progress. He's a great teacher!"
- Soo
Took Songwriting lessons from Desmond M.
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