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Candid L. B.

84 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Bachelor in Composition from UFRJ - National School of Music - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Candid L. B.

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In English, Español ou Português! The composition classes are a very fun and practical way to learn and create your songs, as well being inspired by other tunes! It can be based on playing by ear or writing scores and chords. Also, includes training on technique, creativity and composing, to start putting your ideas together to create your own songs or your own arrangement for composers you like! Write your own music and tell your stories!

* Classes online and in studio in NYC too. Please ask for it by message!

PROGRAM:
- chord progressions
- melodies structures
- style characteristics
- writing lyrics and how to connect with melodies
- choosing chords
- analyzing songs
- Suggesting books for reading and working with
- how to produce and record your songs home

Practicing rhythms, melodies, harmonies, chords, you will develop your musicality and apply everything in your own repertoire. Using apps, videos, tracks, you will have amazing material to follow along, watch references and ...

About Candid L.

International Musician, Expert and Scholar in Music Education, with modern methodologies to teach music (performance, creation, well-being) - in person in New York and ONLINE! TOP artistic training and experience, in high-quality studios in Times Square area, top equipment in class or ONLINE, c

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Stephen F.
9 years old, lesson in Spanish, she's just so happy and excited to continue. Thank you!
Tony E.
Candida is a great teacher. My niece living in Honduras enjoys and looks forward to every class.

Katherine has gained much confidence thru Candid
Alex Nicole Marcelo
My first lesson with Candida was exactly what I needed. She is warm and encouraging and has opened up my world to have fun learning.
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Dan B.

19 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Masters degree from Manhattan school of music NYC
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Dan B.

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I have written many songs, one of them got an honorable mention
at the billboard international song contest, another is the theme song
of the movie "Falling Star" (AKA "Goyband") starring (and singing) the magnificent Adam Pascal.

About Dan

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing mu

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Brian
Dan is patient and kind, his methods are excellent and I have learned a lot from him in a short time. He takes time to understand where you are then develops a plan to get you where you want to go.
Mike
I've only taken my first lesson with Dan, but I can tell he is going to be an excellent teacher. I have been playing for several years, but I never learned the solid foundational principles of music. Dan has already started explaining that to me in a very methodical way. He also has a gracious charm which is always appreciated in a teacher.
Dan C.
Dan knows how to do everything! I consider myself an advanced student, and he's able to clearly answer all of my questions and show me examples on the fly! I highly recommend him, especially if you're eager to learn quickly
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Billy N.

15 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • BFA Jazz Performance from CCNY
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Billy N.

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I've taught many singer songwriters and have written the music for songs of other people.

About Billy

Billy N. has played Jazz, Brazilian and Classical music in the NYC area for the last 20 years. He has actively taught both finger-style and pick guitar for the last 20 years. He was on staff at the American Institute of Guitar for 11 years. His book on Brazilian Guitar is published by Alfred Music a

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Matt H.
Great! Loved it! A high-level teacher, extremely knowledgeable and accomplished. This will certainly challenge me as a beginner.
John
I was a beginner wanting to learn some Brazilian guitar: samba, bossa nova, etc. Billy was great for that as a very accomplished guitarist of that genre. He is very engaging and enthusiastic. He was patient with me in working on the difficult chords and strumming that this type of music requires. Having literally, "written the book", he had an organized approach. I also enjoyed his humor and occasional stories about guitarist he has know. Acho que ele tem Jeito para ensinar violao.
Rolf T.
So far great - just started
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Matthew K.

26 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Matthew K.

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Students can expect to discover or re-discover their love for music and and their own natural musical inclinations. Many students report an increased sense of joy and possibility in their own lives. Curriculum depends on level of student, but is focused on being able to write songs, develop comfort and ease in playing style, and accessing creativity and originality in approach. After 3 to 6 months working with me, most students can feel comfortable calling themselves a songwriter!

About Matthew

I have been playing professionally for over 30 years and have taught for over 10. I am proficient on keyboards, guitar, bass, ukelele, as well as lead and harmony vocals and songwriting. My focus is on developing your musical intuition through ear training, and accessing the music within. I have a

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Paul
I had a one off single lesson with Matthew, I was only in New York for a couple days and was lucky enough to get a sing writing session with him. He gave some great insight and valid techniques towards song writing. He was easy going and very friendly. Would certainly recommend.
Sami
Matt is an awesome instructor. Unlike a traditional guitar teacher, Matt understands what his students want to play, making lessons much more interesting and making practicing much easier. I've had a few lessons with Matt and have learned more in those lessons that I could have ever learned by myself. Highly recommend.
Diana
Just had my first piano lesson with Matthew today. He is a truly great artist and instructor who will teach you not just about the playing technique but about the music theory/history behind it. Would definitely recommend!
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Eric J.

438 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $49
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor's of Music from New York University
  • Teaching since 1994
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Eric J.

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I will help you understand the traditional, classical, pop, and Jazz harmonic/melodic writing rules for you to use in your own composition, songwriting, part-writing & arrangement.

About Eric

I give my students 110% and take pride in my students growth and accomplishments. I began working with takelessons in 2013 teaching students of all different ages, ability levels in-person and online. I teach many different subjects, and my experience as an online music teacher is unmatched. I'v

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Claire S.
I've been taking lessons with Eric for years and am continuously surprised at how great my voice sounds! Lessons have changed over the years as I've progressed and worked on different technical elements and different styles of music. I would highly recommend!
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Ben R.

11 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors's Degree from Hanover College
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Ben R.

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I have written and recorded with a number of successful bands, including as the primary songwriter, and in collaborative arrangements. I believe equally in the importance of a strong theoretical background, and in the importance of subverting conventions.

About Ben

Hi, I'm a lifelong musician and educator with 20+ years of experience writing, recording, performing and improvising across multiple instruments and genres. After years of teaching music on the side, I left my day job as a college history professor in 2018 to devote myself full time to building a co

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Andrew
A great present for my wife to learn the ukelele. She annoyingly (jk) brings it out at all gatherings now. Thanks Ben!
Christina
Peng D.
I'm a new learner in guitar, I barely read notes. Ben is very patient on me. The learning process is dense but smooth. Ben let me feel I can achieve my goal in near future. Thanks!

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"I can't thank Fawn enough for getting me past my mental blocks. She really saved me and now I have put out my first single, with an album in the works. Thank you so much Fawn!"
B. Smith
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I have been learning so much from Fawn! I can honestly say I have become a professional songwriter because of her guidance, talent and knowledge. I have had a few placements and I will keep training with Fawn to keep getting stronger as a lyricist and composer. Thanks Fawn!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I have worked with and learned from Peter D. for a little over 2 years and am SO happy with how much I have learned. Peter is classically trained but is also open to many music styles and experimentation. Not only is he an exceptional musician himself, he really knows how to "diagnose" each student and create the lesson around their needs. You will not be bored in Peter's class!"
brittany
Took Songwriting lessons from Peter D.
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"Eric explained everything really well so that I was able to understand and take my playing to the next level. I know understand why chords are formed certain ways and how to easily make variations of the chords"
Walter
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric B.
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"Carolyn is very patient kind and caring and easy going and also fun I would recemend here and do other lessons she has:)"
Abbie Roles
Took Songwriting lessons from Carolyn O.
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"Tony always has ideas on how to improve my songs which he explains very comprehensively. He is a motivating and wonderful teacher!"
Jessica
Took Songwriting lessons from Tony N.
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"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.
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"Yue's course really helped me better understand music. She presented musical concepts in a simple, easily digestible way and provided visuals and examples that made abstract concepts much more tangible and concrete - perfect for a visual learner. Learning with her was fun and engaging. I can confidently say that I feel more knowledgeable approaching music creation tools than before!"
Kimberly
Took Songwriting lessons from Yue D.
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"Fawn is extremely special, a great find! Literally breathed life into my dying career and I am eternally grateful for her help, instruction, guidance, wisdom, insight and talent! She makes me a better me not just in songwriting and singing but all areas of my life! Thank you Fawn!"
Reese
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Kyle is very knowledgeable, informative, patient, and creative in his teaching style. I am learning a lot about how to write good songs, and my self-confidence with this is improving. And I am just a beginning songwriter! Definitely several points above average."
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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