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Benjamin M.

33 Reviews
Detroit, MI
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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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.

Brandon S.

9 Reviews
Oak Park, MI
Starting at $55
  • Speaks The Language of Music ;), English
  • Marketing from Davenport University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brandon S.

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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

Marc M.

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

48 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Indigo S.

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Find yourself through songwriting! Lessons cover everything from the basics of form, content and structure and tools to finding your own unique voice, to performance techniques and how to book your own gigs, record, tour, get press, and establish an online presence.

About Indigo

Stuck at home under quarantine? Might be the perfect time to do a deep dive into music. I’m offering sliding scale online lessons for the duration of this madness, as a way to offer some light and connection for all of us stuck at home. Guitar technique, music theory for guitarists, improvisation,

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Ross
Indigo is a fantastic teacher! I've taken lessons with Indigo both online (recently) and in-person (when I used to live in NYC). Indigo's teaching style really resonated with me - she provides incredible support and encouragement for beginners and her instruction has always helped me understand the weird nuances of singing and how to unlock my voice. She has also helped me with more advanced music theory/guitar during lesson to compliment the singing and help with songwriting. She also makes the online format work really well (which I can't imagine is easy) and I've always felt like the online lessons were as valuable/productive as the in-person lessons I took before I moved.
Maddie B.
I have been self-taught for a couple years and felt very stuck, learning disjointed online material, but Indigo has absolutely put me on a musical path! It feels really empowering to finally start having a grasp on theory and technique. I highly recommend.
Amy Jo
Indigo is a fantastic teacher! Able to speak to a variety of musical styles and elements of music - from songwriting, to guitar technique, to theory. Highly recommend
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Jorge S.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Commercial Music from University of Texas El Paso
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Jorge S.

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Student MUST purchase 5 lessons to complete this package.

I will COACH you in these topics.

Topics of Study:
-What makes a song a HIT
-Harmony of the best songs
-Successful Song structure
-Marketing and Distribution
-Hiring "ghost" musicians
-Collaborating with local and distant musicians
-Basic Music Production

By the end of our 5 lessons, you will have written a song with a catchy melody and functional harmony. You will learn how to record it, distribute it, and marketing strategies.

This is for serious people only. Please look at my credentials to see that I am qualified for this. Also, if you have any questions, please send me an email and I will reply shortly.

About Jorge

Jorge is a versatile musician who has worked alongside some of the industry's top performers. His collaborative work and solo work has reached many audiences throughout the world. Aside from recording in many studios, writing, and performing, he is also an accomplished educator with 5 years experie

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Peter
Friendly teacher, listens to your goals and helps you quickly pick up fundamentals and almost immediately start building towards those goals. Has lots of resources and is extremely personable.
Ben G.
Jorge is awesome! Not much else to say. He really knows his stuff and teaches extremely well!
Josh
I’ve been playing guitar for about ten years now, but found myself stuck in limbo trying to elevate my playing from simple chords and strumming patterns to more of an intermediate level. Plain and simple: Jorge is an awesome teacher. He tailors lessons specifically to your needs in a very clear and structured way. The guy can also flat out shred! He has an immense knowledge of music and it clearly shows in his explanations of theory and how they pertain to the chords, patterns, and notes That you’ll be playing in your sessions. He's one of the nicest guys you’ll meet and he also seems genuinely excited to be teaching in every single session that we’ve had. I’m 3 sessions in and I have already seen a significant increase the way I play and in the way I learn. I’ll be using Jorge for a long time!
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Calvin A.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. in Music from University of Southern California
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Calvin A.

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Songwriting is often made out to be difficult, it's not! We will write several songs in your first lesson. The trick to it is finding inspiration and bridging that inspiration with your knowledge of music. Chord progression, melody, literature, the spoken word and studying how other songs are written are some of the things we'd work on. Whether you already play an instrument and want to learn to write songs or would like to integrate songwriting with your current instrumental studies, it is worthwhile regardless and can actually help you better understand your instrument as well as music as a whole.

About Calvin

As a teacher, I have worked with of many ages and backgrounds. One of my students, Skylar Stecker, has gone on to become a successful major label recording artist recently becoming the youngest artist to receive a number 1 on the dance billboard charts. I recently had the opportunity to tour with

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Tracy M.
My son has received guitar lessons from Calvin, off and on, for about 5 years. He is an excellent teacher.
Jack
Great teacher
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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Trenton, MI

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Trenton is $68. 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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$54 average
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"Jordan is excellent at providing a smooth chord structure and consistent rhythm in an original song. He is a proficient guitarist and delivers an edgy lyric style. He is a versitle adept musician that is also patient and relates well to his students."
Karen
Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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"He has a good ear and can help quickly with transcriptions. More importantly, he also gave some practical advice."
Daniel
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Indigo is an awesome teacher!"
Geoff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"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.
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"I took a songwriting class that Kit taught at Schenectady County Community College, and it was a lot of fun and extremely helpful! She knows tons about all sorts of song genres both as a composer and a lyricist, and helped me understand a lot of basic ideas about music composition that I'd never really grasped. I would study with her again if she were back in town!"
Kim
Took Songwriting lessons from Kit G.
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"I am an older student that has been predominantly self-taught, and wanted some assistance with my songwriting. What better teacher is there than one with than one that is signed, is proficient at music theory and teaches a number of instruments? Natalie has used a variety of resources to help move me forward."
Rich LeBlanc
Took Songwriting lessons from Natalie H.
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"whatzzzzz up, seth, you are the Beethoven of this millenia."
Jonathan
Took Songwriting lessons from Seth D.
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"Amazing songwriter and a great teacher. She really showed me how to express my feelings in real words not corny rhymes. My songs are a million times better now. She even helps me write in Spanish!"
Isabella Pulido
Took Songwriting lessons from Tanisha H.
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"great lesson. Excellent instructor"
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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"Christopher is a wonderful teacher. He truly cares and does his very best to help you learn. He knows exactly how to effectively help you understand and move forward. I appreciate what I am learning from him and how he is so patient. I feel safe enough to take creative chances during our lessons (I'm pretty rusty). I'm grateful to have found him. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, conscientious, caring, trustworthy and genuine - and a really great guy. I highly recommend him without reservation."
Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Christopher M.
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