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Benjamin M.

33 Reviews
Detroit, MI
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 to 70
  • BA in Music Composition and English from Columbia College Chicago
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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 teach at my own home, at the Student's home or through the use of Skype. I am originally from Ann Arbor. I spent

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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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Bill G.

40 Reviews
Troy, MI
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Greek
  • General studies from Oakland
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Bill G.

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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 st

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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!
Dan P.
I’ve really enjoyed my lessons with Bill. Learned a ton from him so far and appreciate his patient, calm manner
Kerrie S.
Bill is easy to work with and very patient. He is also great at teaching you chords and strumming patterns while learning songs you enjoy.

Marc M.

36 Reviews
Livonia, MI
Starting at $22
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Associates from Schoolcraft
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Marc M.

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I go over the process of how to create from scratch based on original theme. Most songwriters have a theme or motif that needs to be elaborated upon. Once that theme or motif is explored I'll show you how to place it and come up with surrounding themes that make up the song. These themes when elaborated upon will be the structre of the song that is labeled ""Intro", "Verse", "Chorus", "Bridge", "Outro"

About Marc

I teach all styles of guitar, as I have been in many different types of music situations: Soloist (Classical) Ensemble (Classical and Jazz) Lead and Rhythm (Various Rock and Roll bands) Songwriting and Recording. I am a people person that learned the guitar from many different sources. Most of my l

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Miki
I only had Marc for a couple months (unfortunately had to move), but he is a phenomenal teacher and I recommend to anyone. He's very easy to communicate with and strikes a great balance between the technical learning you need with having fun.
Fred Chin
First lesson. Marc was great
Chris
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.

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Shari E.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Interdisciplinary Study in Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Shari E.

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I have experience with songwriting, in lyrics, melody, rhythm, and harmony. My degree path at Berklee College of Music provided many tools to aid in writing songs. I enjoy helping children, teens, and adults find joy in creating music with professional techniques and a working understanding of how to turn an idea into a song.

About Shari

I enjoy helping students of all skill levels reach their music goals! Each lesson is tailored to include a mix of fun and challenges. I aim to build a strong foundation of music theory and excellent technique that releases tension in the hands, arms, and body for optimal musical expression. I b

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Kaitlyn
I study classical piano and music theory with Ms. Ellis. She is very supportive and encouraging and personalizes lessons and instruction based on each student's skill level and goals. I learn pieces of music that I enjoy, and she provides suggestions and feedback to help me improve my technique, articulation, and rhythm. I think that I have made a lot of progress as a classical pianist through her instruction. Studying music theory with Ms. Ellis has also been very helpful to me, and I have learned a lot about the applications of music theory through the pieces that I am learning. I enjoy having Ms. Ellis as a piano teacher, and I highly recommend her.
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Angela H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Angela H.

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As a full time songwriter & vocalist with a degree in Music Composition who works as a topline artist for DJs, producers and musicians all over the world, I know all the best tips & tricks for writing incredible songs, and have won multiple awards for my songwriting abilities. Need feedback on a song you're writing? Have no idea how to write your song? Need help formatting lyric sheets & chord charts? I can help with all of this and more!

About Angela

I am a professional vocalist, songwriter & recording artist in the Atlanta area with a degree in Music Technology from LaGrange College, owner of Kaizen Music Studio, lead singer of my band (Anji Kaizen) and the owner of my own online digital label for independent rock & pop artists. I've taught o

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Zack D.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Music Education from University of Kentucky
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Zack D.

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I can teach you everything from writing cool chord progressions to implementing advanced composition tactics, such as voice leading and modulation. I've written professionally for video games, film, musical theater, commercials, and even promotional trailers! I can elevate your music to sound unique, well still remaining true to you! Check out my site for a better understanding of what you'll learn how to do:

Contact me to today to start your own composition journey!

About Zack

I am a professional composer for video games and film! I created the company, Moving Dimensions, in 2014 and have been producing and writing music for my own video games ever since. I've been writing music ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil. After 19 years of perfecting my craft, I wan

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Edwin B.
Zack has identified where I need to work on in identifying chords.
Aren N.
Great first lesson
Jeremy L.
Zack is great! Our 8 yr old daughter loves her lessons and is learning quickly. Highly recommended.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Pontiac, MI

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Pontiac is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $276 per hour.
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"Kristina is great! I learned many tips and a few tools so far and am looking forward to my next class with her!"
BJ
Took Songwriting lessons from Kristina B.
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"Learned things that I never knew existed!"
Carter
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan H.
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"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.
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"Fawn has been my teacher for a year now and is an excellent influence on both me and my brother. We've definitely improved in all of the subjects she has taught us: Songwriting, Singing, Voice-over's, Acting and Piano. Fawn is very patient and understanding during lessons and is a very capable instructor who knows what she is teaching in music, the business and the arts. I am very happy to be able to work with such an amazing teacher who is a star in her own right! Thank you Fawn!"
Mirad
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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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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"Working with Fawn on my songs the past 3 years has been a complete blessing. What used to be disorganized thoughts have been turned into lyrics and songs. I never thought I'd see the day when my songs would be ready to be recorded in a studio. Also, it's cool to be working with a coach who is current. (She just won for the Great America Song Contest last month). With all the awards she has won and career success she's had, she is still humble and really cares about her students progress and own careers. I love working with her and look forward to continuing."
Ashley J
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Keira made songwriting so fun, my boys didn't even know that they were learning! I would highly recommend Keira Moran."
Val
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"Jeff is among that rare breed that do more than just teach. Whether it's learning guitar, or how to write songs, what ever your musical desire may be, learning with Jeff is a life changing experience and a gratifying journey towards your personal success in meeting your musical goals. I have known Jeff for over 30 years and can say, without question, you will not find a more compassionate, knowledgeable, or more capable guide through the world of song."
Thomas
Took Songwriting lessons from Jeff S.
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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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"I love lessons with Keira! She is so friendly and knowledgeable, and she really cares about her students."
Maria
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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