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Brendon R.

20 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brendon R.

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Lessons will be highly tailored to each individual student, songwriters on any instrument welcome. Topics may include storytelling, structure, chord progressions, arrangement, accompaniment, the relationship of music to text, emotions vs intellect, beats, recording, and more.

About Brendon

I am a composer, guitarist, arranger, engraver, and songwriter located in Brooklyn. I have taught extensively for the past ten years in a variety of settings, including teaching private guitar lessons at Saint David's School in Manhattan, teaching private composition lessons and TA'ing two electro

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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Music
  • Bachelor of Music from SUNY Purchase
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonathan S.

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Since 2005 I have been composing music for a wide variety of ensembles and artistic platforms. Whether it be for a choreographed dance number, brass quintet/chamber music, or jazz orchestras, I've been able to hone my arranging and scoring capabilities to enable me to adapt any song, or write my own to suit any situation.

All songs have basic building blocks that make them songs. You will become familiar with these, and learn to wield them, in order to create your own. We'll look the music of many different genres, and extrapolate what you like from each; in this way your writing, no matter what style of music it's in, will reflect a depth and character that only the best musicians throughout time have been able to achieve.

I can assist you with every aspect of music composition as it applies to any situation you are writing for, and help you to be able to write the music you are hearing in your head!

About Jonathan

Hi! I'm Dr. Jonathan Saraga; professional musician and educator living in New York City. I have been working as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and studio musician for almost 2 decades and have been teaching full-time for the past 7, which includes nearly 3 at the University level. I have nearly 1

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Les S.
I would highly recommend Jonathan as a music teacher. Jonathan is absolutely passionate about music, which is evident by his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is very patient with my five year old and encourages her to get her very best effort. Jonathan customizes the music and lessons for my daughter’s skill level while at the same time provides challenges to keep the learning process interesting. In a short period of time, my daughter's keyboard playing abilities have dramatically increased. I am very grateful to Jonathan for making learning fun for my daughter, who always looks forward to her lessons!
Joanie
Jonathan has made a great impression with my son. He displays a great combination of patience and encouragement with Nick. I have seen an improvement in his trumpet skills as well as his confidence.
Sonia R.
NICE, HELPFUL AND PATIENT.

THANK YOU.
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Ian S.

38 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • B.A. Chinese from Rutgers University
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Ian S.

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I have extensive experience composing and writing, and have recorded 100 of my works. Let me teach you songwriting secrets and music theory so you can start creating your own music right away!

About Ian

A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on piano, Ian has

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Xiaoqi
Ian is fantastic teacher. He was so patient with my toddler daughter. And when she became fuzzy during the class, Ian could be so creative to always come out with a way to calm her down and redirect her attention to other musical things. I would love him to be my daughter’s music teacher for as long as possible if I did not have to move.
laura R.
Ian is very knowledgeable and is great in explaining theory and great in demonstrating so you can understand.
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Joshua F.

54 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, Russian, English, Hebrew
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joshua F.

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Do you write songs but keep getting stuck? Or maybe you've always wanted to write but don't know where to start? I've been writing and performing songs for over two decades. From developing lyric ideas to song forms, I can help you craft your ideal song!

About Joshua

Hi! I'm Josh. I'm a passionate music educator based in Brookline, MA. I have been teaching lessons for nearly fifteen years to students of all ages and experiences, in person and online. I specialize in piano and vocal composition and performance. While my training is rooted in classical and ja

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Josh has been teaching our two kids piano, mixture of classical and popular, for about four years now. At this point one of our kids is 13 and the other 11. He's a wonderful, inspiring, enthusiastic and all round excellent piano teacher. Our kids are very different, and the younger one, our daughter, is slower to catch on. Josh is incredibly patient, and keeps her engaged. In the case of our son, he mixes classical with popular, and picks up on songs my son enjoys, to keep the lessons interesting. Josh typically would come to our home to teach two back-to-back lessons. More recently he has gone remote/online. In either setting he's just spectacular. We recommend him highly . . . and have recommended him to friends all of whom feel similarly about him as we do. He's also a really nice guy, and a pleasure to have in the house. He's also helped us with entertainment at a family function. Get in touch with Josh, you won't be sorry.
Eric
Josh has taught my kids the fundamentals of playing the piano. My son had to stop piano lessons because he was overcommitted, but my daughter continues to work with him every week. Both kids have received important technical skills from him. But far more important than that, they have been inspired by him and have gained a love for music from him. Anyone can teach skills; Josh teaches how to love the art and craft. His passion is contagious. He teaches with joy and generosity. We started with Josh in person, but we, along with everyone, had to transition online. I was worried about it at first, but I can honestly say that his passion comes through the Zoom and my daughter still loves her lessons. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Saurav
Josh is all in all a great singing teacher. He has an excellent ear and hears very small details in your singing tone, and provides creative ways to improve your technique. It's clear that he truly cares about his students - he has a lot of patience and he's enthusiastic about teaching the styles and songs that appeals to you. You can't go wrong with Josh.
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Richard B.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Parisian (rather than Quebequois) French
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Awarded Karl Lemmerman Prize for Poetry from Case Western Reserve University
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Richard B.

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I will show you how to start with creating poetry. I have won priizes as a poet. Then how to sing your poetry, and fiinally, how to harmonize the resulting melody in the style of your choice.

About Richard

I can take any student to the pro level within a year with my unique color-coded methods. I was educated at Interlochen Arts Academy, near Traverse City, Michigan. I taught the bass player for LeVert how to play keyboards with LeVert. His name was Mike Ferguson. If you want to be a star and you are

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Andrew W.
Just wow. 60 minutes in and Richard already showed me how to easily play the scale of every key, and half of all of the types of chords (from diminished to ma6 chords). Amazing and insightful compositional techniques were just casually included. I'm blown away and couldn't recommend him more.
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It was a great first lesson and one that will make me want to continue learning how to play the piano.
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Richard C.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
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Richard C.

35 Reviews
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Learn the basics of chord progressions and melody to create your own original music.

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers

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Brook V.
Richard was very kind and patient during our first lesson. He is a great teacher. Looking forward to our next lesson for sure!
Brook V.
First lesson down...many to go. Richard was great helping me tune and get my first finger placements down to practice with until our next session. Excited for the next one!
Clark
Great lesson, thank you Richard!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Astoria, NY

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Astoria 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 $276 per hour.
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$42 average
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$55 average
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"Avery has thoroughly enjoyed her lessons with Jordon and looks forward to continuing for many more. His approach is easy to understand, tailored to her specific needs, and yet pushes her out of her comfort zone forcing her to learn new things that will help her take her songwriting to the next level."
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Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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"Hannah was an incredible instructor. She worked very well with my goals and was kind and patient. She explained concepts well and was extremely knowledgeable and experienced. I could tell she cared about me as a person and not just as a student, which I really appreciated. I would consider her a friend as well as a teacher. I’d recommend her to anyone!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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"I had a great experience learning song writing with Lorin. I would highly recommend his teaching services to anybody eager to learn music."
Ewa
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"Aleksis was a great teacher. I highly recommend him."
Sienna
Took Songwriting lessons from Aleksis B.
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"Fawn is my favorite music teacher. There have been real problems with the attendance of other teachers but come rain or shine Fawn is there. In 4 years I have learned more about music - piano, songwriting and voice than through any other teacher. She has a professional, enthusiastic and kind manner and I wholeheartedly recommend her."
Mike
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Great first introductory lesson."
Jordan
Took Songwriting lessons from Rene T.
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"Triana was great with my two daughters that desperately wanted to learn how to write their own songs. She was patient and listened to them. They've both gained a lot more confidence and love bringing their songs to her each week!"
Laura
Took Songwriting lessons from Triana P.
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"He was able to Break down song writing in a very easy way so that I could take lyrics and apply them to cords. I really enjoyed the methodology and how personable he was and patient."
Dana
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"Carlos is awesome. I am so lucky to have ended up with him as my songwriting teacher. He is extremely professional, very talented and easy to work with. I highly recommend Carlos."
Tina
Took Songwriting lessons from Carlos C.
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"Incredible Teacher

Athena has the ability to cut through and get right into what is going to help you the most. She has an innate ability to be able to find out what's holding you back and devising the perfect exercises to break through those barriers."
Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Athena M.
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