Songwriting Lessons in Cresskill. Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable songwriting lessons. In person or online.

“Today is my opportunity to practice songwriting.”

Popular Songwriting Teachers in Cresskill, NJ

Or other areas around you:
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Keith D.

22 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1982
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Keith D.

22 Reviews
Book Now
Private Songwriting Teacher

Learn how to construct a tune: both lyrics & music. All keys

About Keith

I teach students from beginners to advanced & aspiring professional "musicians,singers,songwriters. Each program is tailored to the individual involving all styles of music as per your preference. Theory & reading notated music is taught & required. I am a master guitar teacher/music producer for r

Recent Reviews
Maggie B.
Very quickly assessed my skill level and began putting together a curriculum tailored to my skill level. I can't wait until our next lesson!
Tiffany
Wow! I adore Keith. He’s so patient & knowledgeable. The lessons are constructed according to the students pace. I’ve learned more in just 2 lessons with him than I did with weeks of online courses. Would definitely recommend!
Svetlana
I didn’t have any musical background but always wanted to try. And I got so lucky to met Keith. He is very encouraging and scrupulous teacher. We have piano and singing lessons, he offers me to practice songs and melodies that I like but makes sure that I get all the basics right. And the best part is that he loves playing and teaching music, which creates a great atmosphere in the class

Rhys T.

1 Review
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $64
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Rhys T.

1 Review
Book Now
Private Songwriting Teacher

Songwriting is a wonderful journey of accessing personal ideas and emotions to express them through music and share them with a listener. As an active MIMA Teaching Artist and the NYC Regional Director of music education nonprofit, MIMA Music, I taught and developed the curriculum of a highly innovative approach to group collaborative songwriting. The method includes four steps (Inspire, Transform, Create, Celebrate) to guide a student through the process of effortlessly generating original material and transforming it into a complete whole. In private lessons, I will help the student create a list of songs that inspire them the most, and we will take inspiration from those songwriters' style to inform the students' personal aesthetic.

About Rhys

I am a trumpeter, vocalist, composer, and music educator, committed to using a fun and individualized approach to guide each of my private students on their path of musical discovery and success, according to their passion and personal vision. My approach to private lessons is informed by a var

Recent Reviews
cobes
AMAZING. Thoughtful, attentive, caring and thinks outside the bubble to really work with you. Amazing musician too. Beautiful beautiful music....

Jason J.

11 Reviews
Valhalla, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Jason J.

11 Reviews
Book Now
Private Songwriting Teacher
About Jason

Jason received his Bachelor of Music from UMKC Music Conservatory and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Music Performance at the Rudi E Scheidt School of Music where he studied with Lily Afshar. Jason has won several competitions including the "Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition" and h

Recent Reviews
Beata D.
Excellent
Mike J.
Great experience. Just 3 lessons and feel I am on the right path with Jason.
John Aldrich
Great first lesson. Can't wait for more

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving Cresskill, NJ

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Prophet C.

80 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Basic from Granada Hills Highschool
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Prophet C.

80 Reviews
Book Now
Online Songwriting Teacher

I teach several styles including Rock, Pop, Rap, Reggae, Blues, Hip Hop, Metal, Worship and many others. If you desire to learn to express yourself by writing songs then I am the perfect teacher for this. You can learn to write and compose songs both music and lyrics even if you have no previous background in music.

About Prophet

Prophet C. is professionally known as The Prophet X. He is a professional rap artist, music production company owner, record label owner, website design company owner and more. Currently, Prophet is teaching all of the following classes both in students home locations, in his Teaching Studio and

Recent Reviews
SUSAN
very helpful, and a great teacher!
Chasity Pitts
Lan
Awesome and inspiring! Looking forward to my second lesson. Thank you!

Michael K.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded 1st Prize at the UTPA Guitar Solo Competition from UTPA Guitar Department
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

Michael K.

7 Reviews
Book Now
Online Songwriting Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
Laryn
My son has been taught by Michael year round for about 4 years now. When my son first came to Michael, he didn't know anything about the acoustic guitar. But now my son is a great guitar player. My son was able to learn his first song really fast and was so excited to play it for me. This is what is great about learning guitar with Michael. Its not just about chords and theory, he understands that kids want to play songs. My son has learned many songs from different genres. Under Michael's careful instruction and guidance my son has gained the confidence needed to teach himself new songs. Michael's way of teaching is fun and efficient. We are very pleased to have Michael as a teacher.
Carla
Michael Keplinger is a wonderful guitar teacher. My daughter has been taking lessons from him for 2.5 years, and her skill has grown by leaps and bounds. Mr. K, as he is known by his students, is patient and understanding, both with parents that forget things and with the students. He keeps his lessons interesting and focused, and based on the skill of the student. He works with them on a wide range of music and skills that help keep the students interested and growing as musicians. We have taken lessons with him both in person and online, and both have worked well. I highly recommend Michael Keplinger as a guitar teacher.
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.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Rebecca G.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Music Vocal Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Rebecca G.

37 Reviews
Book Now
Online Songwriting Teacher

In this course students learn how to develop their craft by exploring improvisation, chord progressions, and writing exercises to become a unique artist!

About Rebecca

My name is Rebecca and I am a Classical/ Pop singer living in Chicago! I received my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts , and my Masters of Music at Loyola University New Orleans. I have sung numerous operatic roles, recitals, have appeared as the guest a

Recent Reviews
Cortez *.
I felt like it was the best experience that I could have with a teacher in the subject that I wanted
Jacqi M.
She is kind and you really want a teacher who helps you Reebecca is the best instructor I've ever had!!
Jacqi M.

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing songwriting teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream songwriting teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Cresskill, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Cresskill is $69. 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.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$69 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_238819_pi_623e9992939d96a0194a4de9c6f671accdf77027
"Eric is very helpful when working with you on original music He is motivated and ensures that you approve of the direction/style the song is going in. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs assistance with songwriting."
Lauren Cassidy
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
Profile_109477_pi_2017-07-28%2005.28.51-1
"Jeremie met with our daughter and took the time to learn her perspective and talent level and to develop a more individualized approach to working with her. He is incorporating music theory into songwriting. We are super pleased with his beginning work with her!"
Mackenzie
Took Songwriting lessons from Jeremie W.
Profile_175328_pi_IMG_0135
"things are going well.....Will is a very helpfull and agreeable teacher....am considering more lessons in the future....but i don't like this company's auto renewing me for lessons...but...that ain't Wills fault....i look forward to seeing his Studio in Action!.....that's the next lesson....."
Alan
Took Songwriting lessons from Will F.
Profile_240632_pi_6f643835e9fb93f3a9738aeae6b6dbf5fe8951e7
"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.
Profile_149993_328972_33411
"This was a great first lesson with Kyle. He was very informative and inspiring and patient with me and gave me a lot of good ideas on how I can learn to write good songs. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
Profile_50017_pi_IMG_10250979259870
"So far my daughter is pleased and is looking forward to working with Joe. She has only had 1 lesson so far but it was smooth sailing and all went well."
Katelyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Joe R.
Profile_239577_pi_db7dc7dad3235fdba18cfab24cacf48a3ea26a60
"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.
Profile_218552_pi_Screen%20Shot%202019-11-21%20at%2011.22.41%20pm
"Indigo is an awesome teacher!"
Geoff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
Profile_224597_pi_MalenaCadiz
"Melaena is an amazing teacher! She is patient, encouraging, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. I really enjoyed sitting through her songwriting lesson. She was well organized and had exercises to go through that were challenging and fun. I can definitely see myself improving as a songwriter with more lessons with her."
Victor
Took Songwriting lessons from Malena K.
Profile_240632_pi_6f643835e9fb93f3a9738aeae6b6dbf5fe8951e7
"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.
View More
View Less

Popular Songwriting Articles from our Blog

2 Questions Every Songwriter Should Be Able to Answer

Not sure where to start when it comes to writing songs? Check out these songwriting tips from Austin, TX teacher Gfire M...   I started writing songs fairly early on at age 11, but I never thought about songwriting technique until later, when I studied with teachers from Berklee College, and in Los Angeles and Nashville. I now have songs that have been played on more than 200 radio and television programs around the world, including UnderCurrents, a syndicated program that airs on more t …

By Suzy S.

Songwriting Tips: 11 Examples From 7 Hit Songs

Writing a catchy song that delivers a strong message can be quite difficult. Here, voice teacher Emmanuel N. shares the songwriting tips you can glean from several famous singers...     When it comes to lyric-writing and songwriting, nobody can really teach you how to do it – it’s better to show by example. Whether you’re simply writing lyrics to a song you will one day sing (or someone else will sing for you) or you’re songwriting to a musical piece you found or created, …

By Suzy S.

Lyrically Stuck? Think Like Eddie Vedder

Earlier this week, Eddie Vedder announced the venues for his upcoming solo tour, stopping in 13 cities to promote his 2011 album "Ukelele Songs." The tour begins on April 11th in Las Vegas, and then works across the country, ending on May 16th in Orlando.  Pearl Jam embarks on its European tour just one month after. Vedder's passion-filled lyrics, ranging in topics from personal to political, have made him one of the most prominent songwriters of the rock-and-roll genre.  Pair that with his …

By Suzy S.