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Justin L.

Justin L.

Want to learn to write your first song? Or maybe you've got writers block and have written many songs previously, either way I can help. I have written well over 100 songs and produced hundreds others. If you're stuck or you just want to learn, I can help. Since our lessons take place at Four Horsemen Studios tracking and demoing can happen immediately!
/30 mins
Stephanie H.

Stephanie H.

You'll learn the components of what makes a good song work. From structure, to chord progressions as well as guidance on lyric writing.
/30 mins
Arrica R.

Arrica R.

I've been studying songwriting for over 20 years and I've professionally released several albums. I am grateful to have had my music licensed by Starbucks, NBC, The CW network, NikeWomen.com, and MTV. Whether you've never written a song before or are just in need of growth and guidance with your existing body of work, we'll work together to expand your songwriting skill set and repertoire.
/30 mins
Ramona D.

Ramona D.

I'm a professional musician and audio engineer. I'm a classically trained pianist and I offer lessons in piano, guitar, voice, music theory, music recording, music performance and songwriting. I received my music education from The Brooklyn Music School, Cornell University and The Institute of Audio Research. I perform in original & cover bands as a keyboardist and backup singer. I’m also a session musician, music producer and have composed music for commercials and short films. As an audio engineer, I record, mix, edit, arrange, master and program demos, EPs albums, mix-tapes, karaoke tracks and ringtones. I co-own a project recording studio in Brooklyn, NY. I'm passionate about what I do and guarantee a creative, enjoyable and fulfilling experience! *** Lesson Details *** For piano and voice, I incorporate basic music theory methods and also focus on ear training. My ultimate goal when teaching is for the student to have a visceral experience while playing or singing. For audio engineering, I go over audio recording techniques and the tools & equipment needed to produce a professional-sounding song. I enjoy imparting my knowledge of music to others and I demonstrate that enthusiasm in my teaching style. I love relating what I'm teaching a student to his/her learning style. Figuring out how someone learns is a key component of my method and I'm a better instructor because of it. *** Studio Equipment *** lives in a brownstone three-story home with a recording studio f/w 88 keys seating for parents *** Travel Equipment *** Piano, a keyboard with 88 keys and sustain pedal. *** Specialties *** Classical, music theory and ear training
/30 mins
Atalia M.

Atalia M.

With a focus on music theory, we will write songs together and I will guide you into writing your own songs.
/30 mins
Kimberley E.

Kimberley E.

Let's write hit records together! I'm currently on my second album and have written hundreds of songs for both myself and for others! I have toured internationally and know the ins and outs of the industry. Whether you want to write for yourself or for others - knowing how to find your unique voice is key. I also teach about the business of songwriting too - just one hit and you are set for life! Lessons would include finding out your goals and what you want to achieve, talking about what works for what type of songs, but ultimately I want to help you write a song that will change your life.
/30 mins
Stephanie Q.

Stephanie Q.

If you are a poet, and wish to put your words to song, sign up for some lessons! If you've got a song in your heart, but no words to put to it, sign up for lessons! I approach song-writing from both angles!
/60 mins
Ferlyn F.

Ferlyn F.

PLEASE NOTE: For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile.
/60 mins
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EDwin has been a great help over the last couple of years. Don't know how I wrote and recorded songs without his help

Dan (Songwriting lessons with Edwin I.)

Axel is very welcoming and have an easy and entrenaining way to teach kids. My son, 10 years old, is very happy with his classes and is very excited for the upcoming classes and feels he will be able

Renata Lima (Songwriting lessons with Axel O.)

Gary is extremely knowledgable and a great communicator of complex musical ideas and concepts. He has a way of breaking things down into "easy to understand" bite size pieces. This allows anyone to c

Steve S (Songwriting lessons with Gary R.)

I felt like it was the best experience that I could have with a teacher in the subject that I wanted

Cortez (Songwriting lessons with Rebecca G.)

EDwin has been a great help over the last couple of years. Don't know how I wrote and recorded songs without his help

Dan (Songwriting lessons with Edwin I.)

Axel is very welcoming and have an easy and entrenaining way to teach kids. My son, 10 years old, is very happy with his classes and is very excited for the upcoming classes and feels he will be able

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Songwriting Lessons

Music is a universal way to communicate about life, love, and friendship that can span both time and space. It can create a flashback to points of your life and enjoy time with friends. Songwriting is a powerful, fun way to express yourself, with taste running the gamut of singers, rappers, and genres—Taylor Swift to Tool, Linda Ronstadt and REO Speedwagon, and Brittany Spears to Snoop Dogg.

Suppose you’ve wanted to learn how to write a song and express yourself through music. In that case, TakeLessons offers in-person and online songwriting lessons for people of all ages and abilities. You can sign up today!

Certified Songwriting Teachers

There are many ways to learn songwriting, but only one way to truly master the craft. Having private, dedicated coaching and songwriting teachers to help you in every phase of the process is the best way to learn and improve. At TakeLessons, we have simplified the sign-up process to help you get enrolled and started quickly.

Our individualized, customized classes are all taught by certified experts in their craft. You browse through our category of teachers and read over their reviews to find the right match to get started. Select whether to learn in-person or online once you find a teacher you like and schedule your classes.

What’s more, we offer classes for people of all ages and levels, so whether you’re looking for songwriting lessons for beginners to advanced, we offer plenty of options to help you get started writing your songs.

Songwriting Online Lessons for All Ages

Songwriting is a great way to express yourself regardless of age. From songwriting lessons for kids to adults, there are customizable and flexible classes for students of all ages. You don’t have to look very far to find a songwriting lesson near you. Our online and in-person options perfectly suit every student’s needs and desires.

Songwriting is a craft that offers a variety of benefits and is a form of expression. Songwriting improves breathing and lung capacity, lowers blood pressure, improves cognitive function and memory, and is a form of relaxation.

Whether you’re a 10-year-old or a retiree looking for a hobby to express yourself, there’s never been a better time to learn how to write songs. You can sign up today and begin learning from the comfort of your home!

Songwriting Lessons for All Levels

We understand that our students come to us at all different stages of their abilities and levels. Everybody, even the pros, starts out somewhere.

Depending on your skills and experience in songwriting, at TakeLessons, we cater our classes to match each student’s interest, level, and goals. And our flexible style that allows you to choose between online and in-person learning makes our courses the best songwriting lessons near you for your convenience.

For example, songwriting lessons designed for kids will focus on different aspects of the craft than one created to help adults learn how to use narration with lyrics and compose all song elements to evoke the right emotional response to the song.

Songwriting Lessons Curriculum

By offering an individually customized curriculum, our songwriting teachers create lessons that will encourage and challenge students to learn and master the art of songwriting.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Songwriting Lessons

If you’ve ever been curious about how your favorite song can make you feel a certain way, how the story unfolds, and how each aspect of the song is tied together but don’t know where to start, then songwriting lessons for beginners is the place to start.

A sample of the types of things you’ll learn in a beginning songwriting class is:

  • Basic music notation and theory
  • Major, minor, and pentatonic scales as building blocks for most songs
  • Creating a melody
  • Lyric writing to tell a narrative, and much more!

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Songwriting Lessons

If you already have some experience with music and understand the basic song structure, and are looking to grow your knowledge and skills, then the intermediate level classes are best for you.

Our courses are designed as the best online songwriting lessons to get the intermediate students over the hump and become more adept and stronger at song structure.

In the intermediate level classes, you may learn:

  • Song structure or “architecture” of how to craft a song
  • Modes as well as modal interchanges
  • Dominants, predominants, substitutions, diatonic functions, and more

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Songwriting Lessons

If you’re experienced and understand music theory and are tired of searching online for a “songwriting tutor near me,” the advanced songwriting classes at TakeLessons are ideal for you. Classes will be shaped to meet your ability and expectations and challenge you to grow as a songwriter.

Sample classes will focus on:

  • Workshopping songs and lyrics to tighten the hook, melody, and structure with experts
  • Using digital tools, engineering, and production to strengthen and polish your song
  • Basics of the music business from marketing to selling your songs

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With over 4 million classes already, we are confident that you’ll be 100% amazed at our instructors. If you’re unhappy, we’ll gladly refund you the remaining balance on your account for any reason. It’s that simple, so sign up today and get started on your songwriting journey!

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Can anyone learn to write songs?


Yes, songwriting is easier than people think.

All you need is a basic understanding of melody, chord progressions, and methodology, making songwriting a fun way to express yourself at any age. However, to master songwriting takes years of practice or specialized instruction, so taking classes and having private tutoring help is recommended for more serious songwriters.

Is songwriting hard to learn?


No. Songwriting is a learnable skill, much like playing any instrument. A person can learn songwriting at any age, but it will take time to master the craft. To accelerate learning and grow as an artist, having private instruction is recommended.

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