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Eric J.

352 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $47
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded 2013-2015 Endorsed Artist from Elixir Guitar Strings
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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

Thanks to the National Recording Academy (Grammy's), I was one of the few musicians, & teachers who were selected to receive a Music Cares grant this spring! Every great artist needs a great coach, I'll help you to be the best! I began my partnership with takelessons in 2013 and teach my stud

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Beka R.
Eric is very patient, smiles a lot and helped me tackled fingering and chord issues I was having. He helped me create a simple lesson game plan for this week of practice.
Justin
Eric's classes are always super productive, I feel like every time I go I make insane amounts of progress, thanks Eric!

John R.

2 Reviews
Pelham, NY
Starting at $40
  • Phd in Ethnomusicology from NYU
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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John R.

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Learn to write songs like a pro!

About John

*** Travel Equipment *** I do not provide any equipment. I expect my students to have their own instruments, amplifiers and music. *** Specialties *** I am proficient in all guitar styles including blues, jazz, rock, folk and classical. I have a PhD in music and have been a professional music

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Barb S.
John is a wonderful teacher extremely patient.
I highly recommend him
Dina
John was great

Matthew K.

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

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving Brooklyn, NY

Autumn Maria R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Autumn Maria R.

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Learn how to compose, part write, and produce a full album!

About Autumn Maria

I'm Autumn Maria. I'm passionate about everything music!

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Bethany R.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Awarded Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Scholarship from University of Toledo
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's of Education from University of Toledo
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Bethany R.

39 Reviews
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I can teach using music software or by hand, using chords or notated music, arrangement for different instruments, and melody writing.

About Bethany

I have a Bachelor's degree in Music Education as well as eleven years of private teaching experience. My students are all different, so each lesson is different! I tailor each lesson to meet the needs of the students and to reach their long and short-term goals. My experience working with children

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Sheenu K.
Dia G.
Enjoying the lessons!
Gia G.
Hi Ms Bethany, this is Sheenu(Gia & Dia's mom). I was just confused after the class coz I had signed them both for singing lessons not theory lessons. But as far as I know you gave a great class on the basics of theory, which was wonderful. Thank you so much for your excellent class. Please let me know if I need to do anything more to change it to singing lessons.
Thank you!!

Kind regards,
Sheenu.
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Xiaoming T.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Xiaoming T.

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Online Songwriting Teacher

Improvisation is the first step to write your song. As a singer, song writing almost occupied most of my time, I love write down the melody which flow out of my mind. And I also really enjoy the moment when I improvise my music on the piano. I hope I can share my precious experience with you and let you start your improvisation trip much easier! If you like song writing, I believe I will be the best tutor to help you to achieve your dream.

About Xiaoming

Hi, there! My name is Shawn(Xiaoming) and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2010 and have loved to helping my students to gain their goals and enjoy music. I went to Mahattan School of Music and earned a M.M. degree in music performance in 2015. And now, I'm a D.M.A

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Jonathan E.
At first I was very apprehensive with the online format as never tried that before, but needn't as XiaoMing was an excellent teacher. Helped me to translate passages in simple Chinese for me to make in my presentation. Corrected me on my tones which I needed. A clever guy who is flexible to do Business Chinese or Conversational Chinese. Recommended.
Elizabeth Yang
Gorgeous teacher! After study with Xiaoming, my son just fall in love with piano. His class is very planned every time, always feeling the class is so quick! Highly recomanded!
Nancy
Mr.Tian is a wonderful singer and wise vocal teacher! His teaching inspired me in many ways, he always can figure out my technique issue. He is also master in piano impro accompany, really enjoy working with him!

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Brooklyn, NY

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Brooklyn 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
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$69 average

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"I love to write but then writing music seemed out of the ordinary. Well.... not any more! Thanks!"
Georgia
Took Songwriting lessons from James W.
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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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"Awesome lesson. My son is excited for the next one."
Tristan
Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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"Really loving my songwriting classes with Prophet. He's an excellent teacher in a very natural way. He inspires creative expression. I feel lucky to be learning from him."
Diane
Took Songwriting lessons from Prophet C.
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"I have had the pleasure of playing, and practicing, with Mr. Cris over the last few years. We actually took guitar class together in high school, and even then, I could tell that he was exceptionally talented. Given his family background in music, and his desire to create wonderful compositions, it was no surprise that he chose to pursue music in his life. Recently I have needed assistance with my songwriting and I have had no hesitation in bringing my work to Cris in order to gain insight into what I may need o do in order to successfully finish my composition(s). He is well educated in music, has learned from many accomplished professionals, and is extremely hard working in his craft. And finally, Cris is very patient, insightful, and motivated, when working, and/or teaching, individuals. I would highly recommend him to anyone of all ages."
Christopher
Took Songwriting lessons from Cristopher E.
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"Eric is going to help ignite my ability to write music consistently and with less writer's block in between. He's straight forward with great tips. Looking forward to seeing how this all works out."
Tyler
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"Heather gave me many great ideas as to how to structure melody and lyrics. I highly recommend her."
Karena
Took Songwriting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"I learned alot on the first hour lesson. Stephen made it easy for me to grasp the basic fundamental of song writting."
Nelson
Took Songwriting lessons from Stephen H.
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"I only got to take lessons from Marc for a couple of months in the summer of 2016 (I had to move away for work), but he is hands down the best music teacher I've ever encountered. It's a year and a half later and I'm still benefitting from his tutelage. From beginner to advanced, you've found the right guy for the job."
Chris
Took Songwriting lessons from Marc M.
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"My voice has significantly improved after lessons with Hannah. My tone and pitch have also improved dramatically. If you are interested in writing songs, Hannah is also a great teacher for that. I have written many songs since taking lessons from her. You don't even have to leave your home because Hannah can teach skype lessons. Many people don't like Skype lessons because they seem impersonal. I recommend trying a free lesson. You will see that Hannah makes it seem like she's there in person. I live in the country so this has been very convenient. I love her teaching style. She has empowered me to create many beautiful songs. She is very well qualified and knows what she's talking about."
Eliza
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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