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Bill G.

42 Reviews
Troy, MI
Starting at $23
  • Speaks Greek, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bill G.

42 Reviews
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Some students are content to play songs they know and love, and others want to create songs of their own and contribute as songwriters in their own right.
I greatly enjoy helping students find their own voice as writer, and open up an understanding of arrangement and construction in music. Some might make simple singer/songwriter songs, and others might want more elaborate compositions. I love both and teach them both

About Bill

Guitarist/Songwriter Bill G. is a versatile and experienced instructor, who's been playing and teaching guitar for over 20 years, and is fluent in everything from finger style Classical/Flamenco and Folk guitar, to Jazz, all Rock(from classic to modern Alternative/Indie), and various World music sty

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Ian
Bill is a great teacher. He is able to teach whatever songs or style of music you are looking for. He is extremely helpful and makes the lessons really fun and enjoyable. He is very accommodating and ensures you are understanding what he taught. Overall, I really enjoyed my lessons and I highly recommend him.
Joel R.
Bill is a delight to work with, he is patient and thoughtful. I am very pleased and fortuned to have found him as my teacher.
Sam Y.
What a great teacher! He has several decades of experience in playing and teaching and it shows. He plays effortlessly and is very patient. He would be the ideal teacher for someone who is either new or already experienced with the guitar. Also, I feel like he can play most any song (and coming from a 70s/80s rock/metal fan, it's great). If you're on the fence about learning or continuing with lessons, give him a shot. You won't be disappointed!
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Benjamin M.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English, French
  • BA in Music Composition and English from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 7 to 70
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Benjamin M.

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As a songwriter, my style has been influenced by the Psych-Rock, Punk and Post-Punk movements. I write songs that have connections with The Beatles, Syd Barrett, David Byrne, The Cure, Guided by Voices, Arcade Fire, Mew - to name a few. Whether you enjoy Pop music or wish to break out of the traditional pop song structure, I can help you develop your own personal flair. Originality is key!

NOTE: I recorded a CD in 2006 that was selected as 1 out of 48 albums to be nominated for the Grammys as best Alternative Rock album of the year. I have the document to prove this :)

I currently teach in my home studio with recording capability, or the students home.

About Benjamin

Hello Future Students! Whether you want to pursue a Musical Career or simply learn how to Play your Favorite Tunes for friends and family, I am here as your Teacher and Guide. I also teach at Home, at the Student's Home and through the use of Skype or Zoom. Masks are worn as needed. Origi

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Bryan P.
Excellent instructor and a way cool guy. My first lesson was really informative, with so many helpful tips and techniques. Ben is a friendly, patient teacher, and I am looking forward to my next lesson!
Charlie and Cindy
We had our first saxophone lesson with Benjamin today and it was excellent! He is clearly a master that can assess a student’s skill level and adapt the lesson to suit their needs. He is just what we needed :)
Bryan K.
30 lessons for my high school son with Ben. Excellent teacher. Always on time. Very professional. Baritone Sax. Highly recomend. Will be getting more lessons with Ben.
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Rebecca G.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Rebecca G.

37 Reviews
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In this course students learn how to develop their craft by exploring improvisation, chord progressions, and writing exercises to become a unique artist!

About Rebecca

My name is Rebecca and I am a Classical/ Pop singer/pianist living in Chicago! I have been teaching since 2017 and love working with all ages and levels of singers and pianists. My goal when teaching a student is to be a resource to help them reach their full musical potential by setting realistic g

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Cortez *.
I felt like it was the best experience that I could have with a teacher in the subject that I wanted
Jacqi M.
She is kind and you really want a teacher who helps you Reebecca is the best instructor I've ever had!!
Jacqi M.
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David S.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. in Music Composition from Salisbury University
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David S.

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David enjoys teaching students from all different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. Whether you are just starting out or a virtuoso shredder in the making, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He usually combines work with reading off of the treble clef (what he likens to "eating your vegetables." You may not want to do it, but it will make you a healthier musician!) with learning more popular songs (or songs the student says they would like to learn) through tablature and chord charts, depending on the style of the song.

David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!

About David

David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Fairfax, VA. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 25 years he has been performing (20 of those professionally) and playing

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Neci Guy
Patient, talented and easy to learn from!
Hannah
Great teacher!
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Jennifer V.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Multimedia Performing Arts BFA from Lehman College
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Jennifer V.

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Work in different writing formats

About Jennifer

Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that learning new and different techniques including warm-ups are of importance when it comes to the art of performing. I teach singing, acting and other subjects too, check them ou

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Marcia
I am learning to speak Spanish with Jennifer. She’s so patient and very thorough. She ensures understanding of the material before moving on. Even her tests are fun. Not only is she a wonderful teacher, she’s very caring and kind. I look forward to my classes. 100% recommend!
Ànya-Rose H.
She made our 1st experience amazing! We will sign up with Jennifer again. She is very talented, takes her time with our daughter. We couldn’t have asked for a better voice coach and actor.
Jose Piedra
Great experience, very patient and informative.
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Kevin B.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
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Kevin B.

20 Reviews
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In addition to my musical experience, which includes having a degree, I wrote music for a band I was in, Eden's Requiem. I am happy to teach about how to get over songwriting writer's block, methods of songwriting, and to work on your songs with you!

About Kevin

I've been teaching private lessons for the past year and am very passionate about my students - making you succeed is my life's blood and whatever your goal is, that's my goal too! I've performed in many different musicals and operas in Sacramento, and been hired to sing professionally both as a sol

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Brian
Kevin is an excellent Teacher and i would recommend him to anyone.
Lakesha Towns
He makes you feel welcome and free at the same time as keeping you leveled
susan
I came to Kevin because I needed a refresher course. I had taken piano lessons as a child, but I'd lost a lot of it over the years. Kevin is very knowledgeable and patient and he explains things very well. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Detroit, MI

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Detroit 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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$56 average
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"Indigo is an awesome teacher!"
Geoff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"Heather gave me many great ideas as to how to structure melody and lyrics. I highly recommend her."
Karena
Took Songwriting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Great energy, really hit it off with my child."
Lila
Took Songwriting lessons from Francesca V.
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"So far my daughter is pleased and is looking forward to working with Joe. She has only had 1 lesson so far but it was smooth sailing and all went well."
Katelyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Joe R.
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"I only got to take lessons from Marc for a couple of months in the summer of 2016 (I had to move away for work), but he is hands down the best music teacher I've ever encountered. It's a year and a half later and I'm still benefitting from his tutelage. From beginner to advanced, you've found the right guy for the job."
Chris
Took Songwriting lessons from Marc M.
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"Awesome lesson. My son is excited for the next one."
Tristan
Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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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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"Really enjoyed my first lesson with Prophet! Very talented artist and a great teacher! Thank you!"
Diane
Took Songwriting lessons from Prophet C.
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"great lesson. Excellent instructor"
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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"knowledgable and encouraging!"
Rachel
Took Songwriting lessons from Ellysa R.
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