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Marc M.

36 Reviews
Livonia, MI
Starting at $22
  • Associates from Schoolcraft
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marc M.

36 Reviews
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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.

Brandon S.

9 Reviews
Oak Park, MI
Starting at $55
  • Speaks The Language of Music ;), English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 10 to 45
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Brandon S.

9 Reviews
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How to enter in and out of songwriter mode, how to heighten creativity, brainstorming melodies and lyrics, creative timing (rhythm), capitalizing on inspiration, meeting deadlines and more.

About Brandon

My students are guided along a comprehensive artist development experience that consists of voice development, stage presence, songwriting and finishing school. I've been a songwriter/vocal producer for 20 years having written songs for The Backstreet Boys, Trey Songz and more. I've studied the

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Liz
I went in super nervous. Walked out feeling excited and more confident! He’s an excellent teacher and I look forward to more sessions.
Akshaya
Brandon is very structured and perceptive. Lots of breathing exercises to help with vocal sustenance. It was awesome!
Stephanie M.
Brandon is the real deal ! He is kind , tough , caring and a well rounded teacher ! Excellent style - I would give him a 10
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Bill G.

40 Reviews
Troy, MI
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Greek
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • General studies from Oakland
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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.

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Frixos P.

58 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, some Portuguese, some Greek, Some Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from New World School of the Arts College
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Frixos P.

58 Reviews
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We will learn the basics of composition by listening to music extensively and by studying the principles of music theory. We will explore popular styles, chord progressions, and techniques most commonly used in songwriting.

About Frixos

Frixos states that his love for music probably started before he was born. “I’m pretty sure the Motown sounds my mother loved to listen and move to permeated to me through her.” Add to that his exposure to different ethnic sounds like Greek (his origins) folklore and contemporary music, Portuguese

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Patient, a wonderful beginner teacher!
Rohith D.
Patient , helps in new ways to learn quickly
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Lance R.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Bachelors in Music from University of South Florida
  • Teaching since 2010
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Lance R.

19 Reviews
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Are you ready to start writing your own music, but you aren't sure where to start? I'm (almost) a Dr. in teaching people how to do just that! These lessons will give you the basic song writing tools necessary to create a beautiful, catchy tune that will truly speak to your individuality as a musician.

About Lance

Dr. Lance Russell is a Professor of Music offering private lessons online and in the Dallas area. He received his B.M. and M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of South Florida, and a Ph. D in Music Theory, with a related field in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of North Texas. Dr.

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Sadie I.
Very patient and kind!! 100% recommend!
Mark
Lance has the aura of a true teacher. I was able to feel comfortable around him immediately. After only a few lessons he has provided me with numerous tips and tricks to improve my singing voice, and tailored the class to keep it fun and incorporate music that students select personally. Highly recommend!
Matt G.
Lance is a master teacher across a range of skills. He's just as good teaching you to sing an interval as he is suggesting chord progressions or analyzing song structure. At every step of the way, he is patient and enthusiastic, and has concrete, useful ideas about how to get you from A to B.

Michael K.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded 1st Prize at the UTPA Guitar Solo Competition from UTPA Guitar Department
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Bachelors in Music Education from University of Texas at Brownsville
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Michael K.

5 Reviews
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I compose music for my band and won a composition competition so I can offer many help tips and ideas to help you start your own tunes!

About Michael

I obtained my Bachelors degree in Guitar Education from the University of Texas at Brownsville as well as my Masters in Guitar Performance from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I am a qualified teacher! My lessons are generally tailored to the individual's needs so that the student maintains

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Eric
Michael is a knowledgeable and patient teacher who is capable of adjusting on the fly to the student and their ability to learn. During lessons he has been able to draw out what I have learned in the distant past and expand upon it in a way that has begun to build a good foundation for me to practice with. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Madi
Michael has been my favorite teacher! He’s knowledgeable, patient, and really helpful. Really good at explaining new concepts to me. Fair pricing and totally worth it. I definitely recommend.
Roland
Good experience. Tailored the lesson to my experience and likes.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Rochester, MI

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Rochester is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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$54 average
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"Christiaan has been working on his own music for quite some time and his knowledge of various musical genres to reference and borrow from for influences and ideas is so vast based on his long background in music. What is refreshing about working with him is he is open to so many forms of music. As he states it, " music is music". it provides a fresh approach. I am very pleased with this expanded viewpoint."
Courtney
Took Songwriting lessons from Christiaan S.
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"Greg is a master of music theory and knows about all the practical applications of guitar and bass. He is just a plain good guy too!"
Wylie
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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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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"Sirena is calm and encouraging and she knows her craft!
I felt empowered to create more meaning in my songwriting, while using the tools Sirena taught me to go further than before.
Certainly making this a weekly thing with such a gifted person."
Eliza
Took Songwriting lessons from Sirena B.
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"I had a great time with my first guitar/songwriting lesson with Dennis, he took the time to listen to my goals that I would like to achieve and was very informative on an approach to achieve them. He was clear in his instructions and presented more complicated methods in an easy to understand way. I'm excited for my next lesson and my development under his tutoring, and highly recommend Dennis as an instructor for beginners to the more advanced."
Arjuna
Took Songwriting lessons from Dennis A.
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"Stephen has definitely provided me an insightful way of analyzing songs and for writing my own music myself. He is really helpful and gives you many eye opening advices and tools that encourage you to develop your artistry. Furthermore, he provides a friendly and non judegemental atmosphere, which is essential for a student. I totally recommend him."
Alexis
Took Songwriting lessons from Stephen H.
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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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"I got so much value for my daughter's piano lessons. I was surprised when she played her own songs to me. On top of that, Alec was very on top of things when it came to lesson planning, homework, and attendance. If you are new to piano, I would recommend signing up with Alec."
Sarah Jones
Took Songwriting lessons from Alec W.
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"Dave really knows the music business inside and out, and he is doing a great job of shepherding my songwriting project along!"
Cece
Took Songwriting lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"Eric is going to help ignite my ability to write music consistently and with less writer's block in between. He's straight forward with great tips. Looking forward to seeing how this all works out."
Tyler
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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