Songwriting Lessons in Dorchester. Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable songwriting lessons. In person or online.

“Today is my opportunity to practice songwriting.”

Popular Songwriting Teachers in Dorchester, MA

Or other areas around you:
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Jimi Z.

14 Reviews
Ashland, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Awarded Max Winkler Music Scholarship from Belwin Mills Music Publishing
  • Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory of Music
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Jimi Z.

14 Reviews
Book Now
Private Songwriting Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
Ryan
Very engaging. My 16 year old is enjoying the lessons.
Zalmen
So much in so little time!
Zalmen
I'm happy to have learned so much from Jimi in my first session.
He takes you very siriuly and is ready to accommodate according to your level.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Karen D.

31 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Karen D.

31 Reviews
Book Now
Private Songwriting Teacher

Songwriting:
I have been writing songs since I was seven years old.
Being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music with a degree in Composition and Arranging, and having written hundreds of songs, many of them making their way into films. I have a real knack at making the teaching of Song Writing easy to learn.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

Recent Reviews
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.

Jeanne W.

9 Reviews
Billerica, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Music Certificate from Eastern Nazarene College
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Jeanne W.

9 Reviews
Book Now
Private Songwriting Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
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.

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving Dorchester, MA

Jonathan B.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 1 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

Jonathan B.

35 Reviews
Book Now
Online Songwriting Teacher

Songwriting was a discipline I learned through years of experimentation on my own path. I have written hundreds of songs and played them in every venue from street corners to major festivals. Having studied songs from all through history and across cultures, I have gathered a very deep base of knowledge about how to reach people and how to unify your own creativity into a creation that could reach millions of people. I write a YouTube show and blog about songwriting, so this is an area I feel I am on the cutting edge with.

In lessons you can expect...

-Musical study: I teach many formulas for finding new ideas and expressing them in a song
-Career coaching/collaboration: songwriting is a collaborative art form between writers, performers and marketers. A team is needed to give a song the best chance it can have at reaching new audiences.
-Performance training: connecting the ideas in your head to the audience requires dedication and a balance between writing and practice. I am

About Jonathan

I studied music therapy and music theory at Temple University from '06-'10. Learned a lot. Then again, I learned even more teaching at a school for kids with learning disabilities and working as a traveling street performer. Once you see the world and work with some unexpected challenges, you learn

Recent Reviews
Ramon L.
great human beign.
Jim M.
The first class was very good. We covered a good amount of ground. There's only so much an instructor can do during a first class as the teacher and student get to know each other, however, so I'm looking forward to future classes to get deeper into the lessons
Ramon L.
very patient.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Lauren V.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA in Vocal Perforamce from McNally Smith College of Music
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Lauren V.

17 Reviews
Book Now
Online Songwriting Teacher

Songwriting lessons are flexible. If you are a beginner we will work on lyric basics. As an intermediate we will add in chord and melody writing. If you are an advanced writer, I can help critique your works and give suggestions on revisions, give techniques on structure, and/or encourage you by extending your sources of inspiration.

About Lauren

Lauren graduated from McNally Smith College of Music magna cum laude in 2011 with a bachelors in vocal performance. She played everywhere from Duluth. Minnesota to Lima, Peru: sharing the stage with artists as diverse as Andres Prado and Judi Donaghy. In addition to her McNally Smith Degree, Lauren

Recent Reviews
Janelle
Lauren is great at explaining concepts!! She was super sweet and made lessons fun. I feel much more confident in my singing abilities after my lessons with her! No more strain in my voice!
Eden K.
My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson
Adrian L.
Very interesting first lesson. I feel she is going to be a great teacher for Adrian.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Mark C.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded Best Short Film - "Grand Scheme" from Long Beach Indie International Film Festival
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Mark C.

19 Reviews
Book Now
Online Songwriting Teacher

If you're interested in learning about songwriting, arranging, and producing your own recordings, I would be happy to show you how to make your ideas come to life!
~
Mark is an American composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer.

I started teaching private music lessons my senior year of high school, in 2006. Since then I've taught over 100 different students of all ages from 3 years old to 78 years old. While still living in Ohio, I was the one and only official guitar teacher for Guitar Center Youngstown through the duration of 2008-2009. In late 2009, after moving to Los Angeles, I continued to teach privately and with several music schools all around the city. I currently live in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of LA with my wife and two little kids.

About Mark

Hi! I'm Mark. I'm an American music teacher, composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer. I started teaching private music lessons my senior year of high school, in 2006. Since then I've taught over 100 different students of all ages from 3 years old to 78 years old.

Recent Reviews
Barbara E.
I have taken lessons with Mark several months now He is a great teacher. He gives practical very helpful lessons!
Maryann
My 14 y/o son took lessons for bass guitar with Mark. Mark was very patient in helping my son learn things that interested him.
Zach G.
My son very much enjoyed his first lesson with Mark

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing songwriting teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream songwriting teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Dorchester, MA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Dorchester is $71. 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.
30 min
$43 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$71 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_110840_pi_Keira%20Moran%20headshot
"Keira is an excellent teacher who loves sharing her insight with others. I would recommend her for all ages as she works equally well with children and adults. Her background in songwriting across different genres helped shaped my music into songs I love playing."
Angela
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
Profile_231486_pi_56907856_2565568183471371_2670131372072370176_n
"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.
Profile_79456_pi_headshot
"Chrissy was very instructive and positive and friendly and she worked with me for my individualized songwriting learning needs at this time. We worked on my first song, and she gave me very good information and feedback and homework for our next lesson. Definitely several points above average!!!!!!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
Profile_190716_pi_51249301_337490173530290_7026052534699556864_n
"Really fun and I really enjoyed it"
Alyssa
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
Profile_175328_pi_IMG_0135
"things are going well.....Will is a very helpfull and agreeable teacher....am considering more lessons in the future....but i don't like this company's auto renewing me for lessons...but...that ain't Wills fault....i look forward to seeing his Studio in Action!.....that's the next lesson....."
Alan
Took Songwriting lessons from Will F.
Profile_241584_pi_7245c9b503dbc0daf6c8b2947fba298ba0cdac1b
"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.
Profile_138123_pi_DSC00073
"I enjoy my song writing coach Frankie. His knowledge and patience was well appreciated."
Dwonka "Dee"
Took Songwriting lessons from Frankie P.
Profile_195445_pi_IMG_0866
"Ahmad is Awesome! Lessons are a must. Before I started lessons, I would find tabs online and it was fun but I was wasting my time. I wasn't progressing and I didn't have any concept of timing and other essential basics. As a result, I was playing the proper notes but I wasn't playing them correctly and I couldn't improvise at all.

Ahmad takes difficult concepts and breaks them down into small, easy to understand pieces. Harmony concepts that I thought I wouldn't be able to grasp, I understand fully and use every day. He has a ton of tips that make learning so much faster. For instance, you learn how to find any note on the neck quickly without having to memorize the whole neck, which is crucial skill. Another great thing is that he uses tablature in his lessons. So, you don't have to know how to read music to get started.

If you ever want to write your own music or play with other people, call Ahmad now. He will make sure you learn the right way. I'm writing music and playing/improvising solos, at a level I thought I would never be able to achieve. Every lesson opens new possibilities."
Tom
Took Songwriting lessons from Ahmad G.
218161_245380_1323198684
"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.
Profile_240632_pi_6f643835e9fb93f3a9738aeae6b6dbf5fe8951e7
"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.
View More
View Less

Popular Songwriting Articles from our Blog

3 Tools Every Successful Songwriter Needs

Do you want to write songs, but aren't sure where to start? After you've asked yourself these two questions, it's time to gather your materials and get to work. Read on for advice from Austin, TX teacher Gfire M...   Having started writing songs at age 11, then having studied with well-known songwriting teachers from Boston, LA, and Nashville, I have learned to keep three essential tools on my desk whenever I am developing a lyric. If you do the same, you will be able to add depth an …

By Suzy S.

Lyrically Stuck? Think Like Eddie Vedder

Earlier this week, Eddie Vedder announced the venues for his upcoming solo tour, stopping in 13 cities to promote his 2011 album "Ukelele Songs." The tour begins on April 11th in Las Vegas, and then works across the country, ending on May 16th in Orlando.  Pearl Jam embarks on its European tour just one month after. Vedder's passion-filled lyrics, ranging in topics from personal to political, have made him one of the most prominent songwriters of the rock-and-roll genre.  Pair that with his …

By Suzy S.

How to Make Composing Fun for Singers and Pianists

Want to learn how to compose a song, but not sure where to start? Here, Saint Augustine, FL teacher Heather L. shares her strategy for teaching the process and making it fun at the same time! Read on to learn more...   Teaching my voice and piano students how to compose a song is a huge part of my curriculum. It is multi-functional, in that it works to hone students' sightsinging, musicianship, creativity, and theory knowledge in practice. And with most students out of school for the …

By Suzy S.