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Zachary J.

11 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $41
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Theatre Arts and Psychology (triple major) from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zachary J.

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Professional, nationally touring singer/ songwriter (75-100 dates a year for 8 years). 3 CD's available. Have worked with many Grammy winners, Oscar-winning movie star/ musicians and more.

About Zachary

Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspirationa

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Chance S.
Chance really enjoyed her lesson. She said Zachary was encouraging, engaging, super nice and knowledgeable. She is looking forward to next week.
Eric S.
Zach has been great to work with! I look forward to every lesson.
Chas E.
My first lesson with Zach was great! 5 stars. He asked the right questions as to what aI am looking to do. And we quickly came up with a lesson plan that with the right amount of work in my part will get me headed in the right direction. Zach does a great job of making his students feel comfortable and good about their abilities.
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Richard W.

19 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Musical Act 2013 from Minnesota Renaissance Festival
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Richard W.

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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 studies to Rolling Stone articles. Also, Theory and Composition were my primary areas of study in college, and I currently have a Songwriting Vlog with over 1,000 subscribers.

About Richard

Rick's been teaching Guitar, Banjo, and Ukulele at his home, and at the Mount Olivet School of Music in South Minneapolis, ever since graduating with a degree in Music from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2003. He plays around town in 3 bands and also does the occasional Pit Orchestra and Wedd

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Bob
As a 57 year old student Rich understands life and its commitments. I enjoy the half an hour with him. My appreciation for music has grown with Rich. He introduces me to material I would have never picked on my own. I am still taking banjo lessons because of Rich.
Thank you Rich. Bob
Jordan G.
Richard is awesome! Really knows his stuff and funny too!
Andrea
As an adult learner, I was put at ease and able to work on songs I was interested in right away. Wonderful teaching style.
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Schroeder S.

14 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Schroeder S.

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There are only 12 notes (pitches) in equal temperament tuning that we use in Western music. AND only 7 letters. It's all the same. Wanna learn how to navigate it?

About Schroeder

" There's a difference between playing the notes and making the Music. Wanna know the difference? "I've been a professional musician and teacher for over 35 years. I have a degree from the University of Minnesota and I studied music at the University of St. Thomas when I was in high school. I've per

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Grant
Schroeder has done an excellent job teaching my son to play the saxophone. He makes the lessons fun and connects the learning to applicable examples that make sense to my child.
Brian
I loved my first lesson with Schroeder, he was knowledgeable, energetic and communicated in a great way! Looking very much forward to my next lesson.
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Great teacher, fun classes, leaning a ton!
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Esbie F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Esbie F.

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Songwriting was Esbie's second introduction to music, after learning how to sing at an early age. It is one of the most fundamental parts of artistry for Esbie, and she wants to encourage people drawn to their original lyrics, melodies, and compositions to feel confident in sharing them with the world. Music and social change are consistently interwoven to make the world a better place.

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About Esbie

Esbie has studied Classical Italian, German, French, and English repertoire, the International Phonetic Alphabet, Music Theory, Jazz, Songwriting, Popular Music, Music Business, and Music Production at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Falmouth Music University

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Kenneth T.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Entertainer of the Year from Echo Magazine, Phoenix
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Kenneth T.

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I have been writing, producing, and publishing my music for 40 years. ( WOW..that makes me sound old!!) I teach lyrics, song construction, and arranging.

About Kenneth

I have been teaching professionally since 1965 I am also a professional) jazz and gospel pianist. I perform primarily in the Phoenix area but have performances throughout the year throughout the United States. I have written and produced a musical, "Kleo the Kat", which includes 10 original songs.

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Steve
Kenny helped me make real progress on the Hammond organ, I would not be playing at my church without his knowledge and guidance. Take a Lesson was a great find I would recommend It to anyone wanting to learn or improve their skills.
Tyler B.
Love Kenny, he is excellent with children.
Erin Corridon
He is perfect and already has me enthusiastic and playing...i couldn't be happier.
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Isaac W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Design in Interaction Design from University of Washington
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Isaac W.

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Poetry is the highest form of language, and music is the language of emotion. Putting them together is the art of songwriting.

It’s a deeply personal art, to me. We explore what connects you to the world, and how you hope to share it with those around you.

My approach integrates standard songwriting principles with emotional discovery as scaffolding for vulnerable human expression. I help you unlock your inner world through lyrics, melody, and harmonic relationships not limited by genre.

Whether it’s rock, pop, country, bluegrass, jazz, showtunes, R&B, folk, or anything else on your mind, I’d love to work with you.

About Isaac

CUSTOM-MADE FOR YOU Learning involves playfulness, curiosity, and personal connection. I've studied how people learn and how people play, along with 25 years of professional and performance experience, and I focus it entirely on you. We start with what you love, discover what you already know, then

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Forest Lake, MN

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Forest Lake 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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"Very professional & knows his craft well

Amazing - the vast experience & knowledge present themselves with just the first lesson!"
Karissa
Took Songwriting lessons from Lucian W.
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"Danielle is personable, listens well, and has great ideas - I can't wait for our next lesson!"
Jerel
Took Songwriting lessons from Danielle J.
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"Greg shares his expertise freely and made the concepts easy to understand. He is an extraordinary musician and comical educator. His presentation was compelling and I couldn’t wait to return for more lessons! Now I can tackle the songwriting process with confidence!"
Brian
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"Enormous Student base an affirmation of an Enormously Successful Teacher

Fawn is a warrior for justice. She rights all the wrongs of other teachers bad coaching. She turned my sons bad piano habits around in just 2 lessons! My daughter's bad vocal habits changed after the first lesson! I have never seen anything like it. We are grateful to have found her. I now have confidence that my children are in the best hands possible. I love the energy she puts into her recitals and the enormous student base she has is an affirmation that she is doing great things in California!

-mimi"
mimi
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Learned things that I never knew existed!"
Carter
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan H.
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"Thanks Moriah . I have been writing contemporary christian, gospel and kids songs for five years, I needed some help improving my lyric writing and song structure getting my songs from good songs to great songs in today's styles. I hate to say this because she has been so patient and so good I fear she might get over booked now. I think she deserves the compliment . I have worked with many others and so far I think she is the best. She has helped me take one of my song to the next level I am hopeful to get pitched to a ccm artist. I plan on staying with her. I think she really knows her stuff."
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Moriah D.
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"Brendon helped me get started writing songs / producing music. Brendon was very helpful getting past anxieties with getting started and feeling overwhelmed by all the possible ways you can go about making music. Each week he had suggestions on how to improve the structure of my music. Also, he was willing to go wherever my interests were at.
Furthermore, he's nice."
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Brendon R.
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"Kyle is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. I am learning things I never knew before about songwriting and developing more hope and self-confidence. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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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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"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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