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Popular Songwriting Teachers Near Minneapolis

Diedrich W.

Minneapolis, MN
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Michele M.

Minneapolis, MN
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Aaron T.

Saint Paul, MN
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Diedrich W. Minneapolis, MN

The art of songwriting is a specialty of mine because it's what I've spent the most time with as a musician, whether with my own songs, as a producer, or as a band member. Past students have gone on to record full length CD's of their songs after starting lessons with only lyrics and a burning desire. Other students are preparing for the studio and want help with lyrics, arrangement or singing. There are so many areas within songwriting that need attention and I help with each of these with care and passion.

About Diedrich

I hold a Music and English degree from Hamline University, but that doesn't make me a good teacher. I've played professionally for over 25 years, have taught English as a Second Language, Hockey and Audio Engineering, taught people age 5 to 75, and have taught private music lessons full time in Minneapolis for the past 9 years, but this doesn't make me a good teacher. What makes me a good teacher is that I have an infectious love of music and a passionate commitment to helping people. I do have specialties, like helping singer/songwriters develop their lyrics, arrangements, voice, and performance as well as helping artists get through creativity blocks, stage fright and preparing for studio recording. My experience as a producer, studio musician and audio engineer has allowed me to ...

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Lindsey S. December 6, 2014
Songwriting · In studio
Verified Student
You really couldn't ask for a better teacher than Diedrich. I've been working with him for about a year on songwriting, singing, and guitar, and have improved so much more than I ever expected. I had no songwriting experience when I started, and with his help, I've gained the skills and confidence to write songs I feel good about. He’s patient, supportive, and genuinely cares about helping you be the best you can be. I always walk away from lessons feeling like I understand something I didn't before. He’s inspiring to learn from. You’d be lucky to have him as a teacher.
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Tara B. September 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I’m a lifetime student and decided to take voice lessons this year. Diedrich has been an amazing teacher. He spends time getting to know the student and learning her goals to create the best plan for her. He’s a great listener and observer which allows him to quickly adapt to the students needs.

No need to look for another teacher in the Twin Cities. If you’re reading this, you've found the best and should book your first lesson now.
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William N. May 13, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
The BEST Guitar Teacher I've EVER had!

Diedrich,
Is a very nice, genuine person, who is honest, straightforward, and knows EXACTLY what he is doing. He is smart, wise, funny, and very charismatic. He makes taking guitar lessons a joy, rather than a chore.

I would recommend Diedrich to anyone pursuing guitar or bass lessons, whether it is for one or two lessons, or for the long term mentoring and instruction, of which he is extremely capable of providing.
Michele M. Minneapolis, MN

As a professional teaching artist and vocal coach, I have been helping students of all ages and abilities find their voice for over 20 years. My goal is simple: to give you singing lessons that will change your life forever. You can uncover your voice, build unshakable confidence and have fun while learning techniques professional singers take onto the stage and into the studio. And, you can have a great time doing it!

About Michele Denise

As a professional teaching artist and vocal coach, I have been helping students of all ages and abilities "find their voice" for over 20 years. My goal is simple: to give you singing lessons that will change your life forever. You can build unshakable confidence and have fun while learning techniques professional singers take onto the stage and into the studio. And, you can have a great time doing it! Give one lesson a try and if you're not hooked, I will refund 100% of the lesson cost (in cash) at the end of your first lesson. About my vocal lessons/coaching: Most students come into lessons with the same question: "Am I any good? Is there hope for me?" Well, here's the thing... The vast majority of professional vocalists never went to school for singing! Most professional ...

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Robin V. February 26, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Michele quickly figured out how I like to learn and what I am interested in. She makes the lessons so fun and encouraging and I leave each session excited to learn more about my voice!
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Denise D. February 2, 2015
Singing · In studio
Can you say- AAAWWWEEESSOMMMEEE?!!!!!!!

Michele is so AWESOME!!!!!!! Best Instructor I ever had! Fun, knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. She was particularly great at helping me enhance the uniqueness of my voice. I am more than satisfied!!!! I highly recommend her!
LOVE her!!!
Thanks Michele!!!!!!!!
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Linda B. January 27, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I LOVE Michele. I've had a lot of experience singing and performing over the years, often paid, and I am still learning SO much from her. I expected to dive right into "fixing" my singing problems, but she is really laying a grounded and centered foundation with me. Especially for finding my best voice, not the one I think I "should" have. And relaxing everything about singing. Plus she's just so dang friendly and welcoming!
Aaron T. Saint Paul, MN

I first began writing songs as a 13 year old and have kept at it my whole life. I have written and released many songs on my own and have also been one of the primary songwriters in three separate bands. My college degree also involved many songwriting classes and projects. The styles I typically write include rock, pop-rock, pop, folk, indie, dance, and electronic.

About Aaron

I am extremely passionate about music, and even more so passionate about helping others. To combine the two through providing musical instruction is something I have always enjoyed doing. I have been playing guitar and drums for over a decade and teaching for about half of that time. I have a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary, Urban, and Pop Music with guitar as my primary instrument and drums as my secondary. I obtained my degree from Columbia College Chicago. While in school, I also spent much of my time studying songwriting and music production. I have played and toured with many different bands with music from a variety of styles and genres, and have spent vast amounts of time in the studio recording and producing myself and various other artists. In terms of teaching lessons, ...

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andy B. November 24, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Aaron has been an excellent teacher for my 9 year old son.

Rick W.

Minneapolis, MN
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Nicholas W.

Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis, MN
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Rick W. Minneapolis, MN

Having written over 200 original songs, I love to share my process, as well as the songwriting processes of other songwriters, which I've learned through various channels, including everything from University study to Rolling Stone articles.

About Rick

Rick's been teaching Pop Styles Guitar at the Mount Olivet School of Music in South Minneapolis (M-Th) ever since graduating with a degree in Music from the University of Minnesota (T.C. and Duluth Campuses) in 2003. He also teaches traveling lessons to students in the south and southwest metro areas. Rick plays around town in 3 bands and also does the occasional Musical Pit Orchestra and Wedding gig. He also taught at Dayjams Rock Music camp in St. Paul for the five summers of its existence. In his spare time he writes YA Stories and Musicals, as well as running a Songwriting and Music Theory Blog about Tonal Trends in popular music, and a Guitar Curriculum Blog based on Karate Belts. *** Lesson Details *** Depending on student interest, lessons can consist of Ear Training, ...

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John E. October 31, 2014
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Rick has been great in writing out (and instructing me how to play) music that I have enjoyed... Really knowledgeable and patient... It was a really good experience.. I would continue, but my schedule has become too cluttered..
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James R. October 14, 2014
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
Rick taught our 7-year old son for quite a few months, and did a fantastic job. We were pleased with his energy, enthusiasm, and ability to connect with young people.

We were sad when our son decided that he'd like to take a break from music and play more tennis, but hope that this, his first musical experience, will inspire him to return to it at some later point.

I highly recommend Rick.
Nicholas W. Minneapolis, MN

Teaching basic songwriting is about 3 things, basic proficiency on your instrument, knowing what you want to say, and saying it.

Instruction uses little in the way of textbook based instruction and focuses more on practical music theory and voicing instruction as well as general exercises to jump start the creative process. Will also include discussion and song analysis using everything from The Beatles to Tom Waits to Metallica. Inspiration and insight can come from anywhere.

About Nicholas

EDUCATION New England Conservatory - Music Composition (John Mallia) St. Petersburg State Conservatory N.A. N. Rimsky-Korsakov - Music Composition (Sergei Slonimsky) TEACHING EXPERIENCE Instrumental Music - Riviera Middle School (2006-2011) - St. Petersburg, FL - Private instruction (All winds & brass), music history Instrumental Music - Patel Conservatory (2010-2011) - Tampa, FL - Youth Orchestra Manager, Librarian, Private Instructor (Guitar) Private instruction - Guitar/Mandolin (2006-Present) Tampa, FL & New York, NY Horn (2006-Present) Tampa, FL & New York, NY I am also an accomplished composer and arranger in a variety of styles,

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Jess K. September 18, 2014
Mandolin · In home
Nick is great musician and a fun teacher to work with. He was my mandolin instructor in New York this past year. I'm a professional singer who was looking to pick up a new instrument, and Nick was a great teacher. He has a lot of creative strategies for teaching and working with different learning styles, and is great at letting the student set the tone of the lesson. He's extremely knowledgeable, and more important, his love of music and teaching shines through--his lessons are fun!
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Serena B. September 9, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Nick is a wonderful teacher. He is patient, encouraging, fun, and knowledgeable. Nick also has a lot of tricks up his sleeve, and understands how to connect with a student's individual needs and wishes. I've made progress on my instrument that wouldn't have been possible with Nick's guidance and advice.

If you're looking for a great guitar teacher, take lessons with Nick!
Sphie H. Minneapolis, MN

I offer assistance in basic songwriting, notation, publishing and copyrighting. Lessons can be utilized on their own or in combination with vocal and piano lessons.

About Sphie

I am an ERYT200 Yoga Instructor, A.A.S. Vocal Performance, singer, songwriter, producer, entertainer, writer and visual artist. I have spent the past ten plus years teaching ages three to seventy-five and am comfortable with all demographics and ages. I have spent the past ten years immersed in very different communities and demographics nationwide. I thrive on sharing self-empowerment and inspiring creativity passion and life within others. I have recorded and co-produced five albums and have self-produced four music videos. When not touring and recording, I am teaching yoga, building costume designs and producing music videos. I also specialize in dance, movement and creativity as a tool for trauma relief.

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Geetha P. December 2, 2014
Fitness · Online
Verified Student
Sophie is an excellent Instructor! Very understanding and flexible. She understands the goals and trains the students well. Great to have her as my Coach!
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Max Y. November 26, 2014
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
Sphie is balanced, patient, and smart. Not much more you can ask for in a mentor and coach. So happy to have her help as I try to become a better singer!

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