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Jimi Z.

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Ashland, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jimi Z.

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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.

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*****SPECIAL MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19 FOR NEW STUDENTS WANTING TO STUDY IN PERSON AT THE ASHLAND, MASSACHUSETTS MUSIC STUDIO: We are excited to announce the return of in person lessons for those students wanting them. Because of the evolving changes that the Corona Virus gives us progressively

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This was my first piano lesson in 50 years. It was everything I hoped it would be... intellectual, fun, relaxed... and it filled me with hope that I could finally make something out of a musical instrument I left in the dust so many years ago. Jimi is wonderful to talk with and work with. This was beyond my expectations.
Dan G.
I’m 80 years old and play sax in a Senior band. I signed up for several lessons with Jimi Z. to improve my tone and breathing. I think Jimi did a great job with me, and I recommend Jimi for sax lessons. Dan Ginsberg
Ryan
Very engaging. My 16 year old is enjoying the lessons.
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Jonathan W.

Millis, MA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jonathan W.

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Hello future songwriter! My name is Jonathan and I am excited to help you along your path to getting those original song ideas onto paper and into the world! I am Classically trained and have a degree in composing music. With these insights I have an initiative in qualification for writing songs as I already offer lessons in composition. I have written music for myself, for other people, and for different instruments and organizations.

You can expect to learn about chords and harmonies as well as how to use a multitude of tools and insights to further your musical endeavors. I will carefully instruct you, offering unique insights that will boost your originality and offer different perspectives and approaches to what you have already. That being said you can expect to become more than a songwriter but a musician!

About Jonathan

Jonathan is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music with a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance and Composition. Jonathan has been playing Classical Piano since a young age and has studied under Maggie Francis, piano faculty at the Hartt School. The discovery of Classical Piano led him to the New

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Esbie F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Business, Songwriting, and Electronic Music from Sarah Lawrence College
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Esbie F.

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Songwriting was Esbie's second introduction to music, after learning how to sing at an early age. It is one of the most fundamental parts of artistry for Esbie, and she wants to encourage people drawn to their original lyrics, melodies, and compositions to feel confident in sharing them with the world. Music and social change are consistently interwoven to make the world a better place.

About Esbie

Esbie has studied Classical Italian, German, French, and English repertoire, the International Phonetic Alphabet, Music Theory, Jazz, Songwriting, Popular Music, Music Business, and Music Production at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Falmouth Music University

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Todd A.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Todd A.

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How to put lyrics to a melody, how to build a song from a chord progression or melody, how to determine a chord progression based on a melody, how to notate your music (melody and chords).

About Todd

Hello! My name is Todd. I've been playing music for most of my life. My first instrument was a Casio keyboard when I was about ten years old but I moved over to guitar as a teenager and fell in love with it. I recently graduated from Webster University with a BA in music after receiving an AA in gui

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Katy really enjoyed her lesson!
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He is kind. He is patient. I learn so much from him in each lesson. He is so knowledgeable!
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Dennis B.

21 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1987
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Dennis B.

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I encourage all students to try writing music or at least coming up with their own basic ideas. I will then work with the student's ideas to help them learn how to develop an initial idea into a large more complete musical form. If the student is able to write more complete songs I will coach them in techniques to improve the structure, harmony and melody of their work. I try to demonstrate ways that they can improve their writing without simply rewriting their ideas for them. For all of this I draw on my many years of experience as a composer. I try to guide the student towards developing a process of writing music that works for them. My main goal is to help them to grow into their own musical voice rather than to simply do what I suggest.

About Dennis

I have been teaching guitar for 25 years in the Washington DC metro area. I work with students 12 years of age and up, but I am especially experienced at teaching adult students regardless of whether they are beginners or have previous guitar experience. I have performed in acoustic Celtic, new age,

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Austin
I've been taking weekly online guitar lessons with Dennis for a little over a year now and I have nothing but good things to say. Dennis brings decades of playing and teaching experience to the table and it shows in each lesson.

Dennis is particularly great at tailoring the lesson material to the abilities and experience of the student. I had been self learning guitar for about 2 years before signing up for lessons with Dennis. In our first lesson, he got an idea of my skill and interests and built the lessons off of that. I am personally interested in jazz guitar and Dennis holds a wealth of knowledge in that department as well as many other genres and styles.

Ultimately, the greatest thing about Dennis' teaching method is that he helps you pursue your interests and goals and provides you with the tools and information to do so. You won't be spending any time practicing anything you don't feel is relevant to your interests.

Another note I'd like to add is that I have never felt looked down on or judged by Dennis throughout my year of lessons. I know this is common concern among adult beginners like myself (I am currently in my late 20's). I can assure anyone reading this that Dennis is a true professional and conducts his lessons in a stress-free, peer-to-peer manner.
Tom
Dennis has been a wonderful guitar teacher and mentor for me over the last 18 months or so. I am in my mid-50s and was starting essentially as a beginner when I signed up to work with Dennis. Thanks to Dennis' patient and individualized approach, I have made great strides and am pleased with how I have progressed. While he is a very accomplished guitarist, he is also a very experienced teacher. Dennis' teaching approach is not to ask the student to follow a rigid learning plan or replicate the journey he took to mastering the guitar, but rather focuses on tailoring the lessons to the student's abilities, musical interests, time constraints, learning modes, etc. The bottom line is that I enjoy working with Dennis each week and practicing what he has taught me.

The pandemic has obviously thrown a big wrench into the giving of guitar lessons. Before, Dennis was teaching me at his house. We now meet online using the Takelessons platform. Online lessons took some getting used to and are clearly not optimal, but I think Dennis has become more and more adept at making it work as well as possible.

I heartily recommend Dennis as a guitar teacher.
Mike M.
Dennis is easygoing and great to work with.
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Wade B.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts w/Concentration in Jazz Studies from University of Indianapolis
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Wade B.

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I have a fluid teaching approach based on my REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE with an emphasis on improving technique, musicianship and a “truth is love approach” to ensure musical improvement within the first two weeks of lessons! I sincerely believe creating music should be a joyful & fulfilling experience and one that will be a positive change in someone’s life (as it has been for mine). I teach all genres of music on multiple instruments and specialize in audition preparation, real-life gig preparation and musical mastery. I want my students to reach their musical potential and aspirations, while having a good time doing something that they love.

About Wade

I am a GRAMMY Nominated educator, trumpeter, guitarist, bassist, pianist, singer/songwriter, composer/arranger, drummer and recording artist. I graduated from University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor’s of Arts with a concentration in Jazz Studies and the University of Cincinnati College Conserva

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DAVID
Wade is great at challenging you to become a better musician and is able to explain theory in relatable ways that allow me to remember through association. Easy to schedule and work with as well, he is a great communicator and flexible with lessons. 13/10 recommend!!
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The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Holden 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.
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"Learned things that I never knew existed!"
Carter
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan H.
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"As a fellow TakeLessons instructor, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be coached by Rosita. She is clearly knowledgable, candid, inspiring, and prepared. She also can run ZOOM like a champ which makes the lesson more valuable per minute! I will leave more reviews as my experience with her unfolds!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"I have been taking songwriting with James for 4 months now. I have learned so much in that time. I still continue to grow my songwriting skills with his lessons. I would recommend James if you’re looking for songwriting lessons."
Dave
Took Songwriting lessons from James R.
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"Ellysa is extremely knowledgeable and practical - her lesson with me was amazing. As a first lesson, we went through my existing equipment and goals for writing/producing my own work, and she gave me an online review of what we discussed next steps were for me. I’m so thankful for her clear and focused guidance!"
Ciara
Took Songwriting lessons from Ellysa R.
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"Jessica is great: she is knowledgeable, flexible, and super helpful! I liked my classes with her a lot!"
Jessica
Took Songwriting lessons from Jessica R.
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"Gary is extremely knowledgable and a great communicator of complex musical ideas and concepts. He has a way of breaking things down into "easy to understand" bite size pieces. This allows anyone to comprehend and master the rules of music in a third of the time other teachers have taken to teach the same information. He is professional, personable and an all around great teacher .
He has taught my daughter as well. We study songwriting together.
I highly recommend Gary!"
Steve S
Took Songwriting lessons from Gary R.
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"Fawn is original, passionate and a musical genius who makes learning fun

Fawn’s way of teaching is quite original, passionate and always to the point. She can make the most insecure person get out of their own way and become more secure. Working with her, I get a glimpse of genius in action. She really is a musical genius and I have been learning an incredible amount from her. My songs keep getting better under her training and guidance and I finally got a placement in a sitcom from her re-write. I look forward to watching my own abilities continue to grow and become stronger."
Donna
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Fawn is a beautiful soul whose songwriting reflects her heart for humanity and her desire to uplift the human spirit. Certainly deserving of greater attention. She is an incredible songwriting teacher."
Dave C.
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Really loving my songwriting classes with Prophet. He's an excellent teacher in a very natural way. He inspires creative expression. I feel lucky to be learning from him."
Diane
Took Songwriting lessons from Prophet C.
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"I've been learning songwriting and music theory from David and it couldn't be any better. He's very professional and personable, and he makes sure to work with you, not above you. He shows a genuine enthusiasm for his students' musical interests and formulates instruction around them. David encourages questions, which creates a comfortable and effective teacher-student interaction. Between my weekly lessons, I find myself impatiently counting down the days until my next scheduled lesson. While the genre of songwriting that I've been working on with David's guidance has been contemporary Christian, I'm sure that he would be an effective teacher in any genre, whether the student were writing songs or playing them."
Martin
Took Songwriting lessons from David M.
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