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Brendon R.

20 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Awarded Morton Gould Young Composer Award from ASCAP Foundation
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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
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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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.

Rob S.

23 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $25
  • Awarded North American Rock Guitar Competition from Guitar Player Magazine and Gibson Guitars
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rob S.

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I have many years of both teaching advanced music composition and songwriting as well as years of professional experience as a composer and producer. We will cover all aspects of composition and songwriting for any genre including analysis, harmonic/chord structures and progressions, approaches to melody, counter melody and counterpoint and how to apply these to various styles of music and composition, including arranging and orchestration from rock and pop to jazz and full orchestrations.

About Rob

I am an accomplished, award-winning guitarist, composer and teacher and have been teaching guitar and music for 20 years. I have both a Bachelor's and a Masters Degree in Music. I teach all levels from beginner to advanced, including at the university level, and all styles (rock, jazz, blues, folk,

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Greg C
Absolutely the best teacher around. He simplifies advanced concepts and will help you set and meet any goal you have musically. And he is a really nice guy.
Sunil A.
Great intro class with Rob!
Andrew H.
Rob is a great teacher and knows exactly how to teach his students what they need to know to reach their goals. He is well versed in all styles and explains topics in a clear, easy to understand manner.

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Matt K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Folk Band Nomination from Boston Music Awards
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Matt K.

3 Reviews
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Song analysis, chord progressions, lyric writing, voice leading, melody writing and many other aspects of composition. Offered in various styles.

About Matt

Hi there! My name is Matt and I am very excited to work with you. I have been teaching guitar for over 10 years, and have been helping my students blossom into not only amazing guitar players, but competent musicians as well. I studied guitar at Berklee College of Music under the tutelage of so

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Jacob
When I started to play guitar, I did not know very much about the guitar or how to read music. Matt taught me pretty much everything since the beginning and I enjoyed it a lot. He went over the basics with the acoustic, then we went onto the electric. He understands this instrument very well with different techniques. He is also very patient, kind, and willing to help anybody. He's really the best out there.
Jake
I've taken guitar lessons from three different teachers and what I learned in the two years Matt has taught me definitely has improved my playing, songwriting, and musical interest like nothing else. This guy understands good songwriting and performance as well as just shredding. He's a nice guy and loves to talk music too, and he'll really work with you at any skill level and at any pace you are comfortable with.
Ben
When I moved to Boston one of the first shows I went to was a band called Grey Season. I was blown away by Matt's Guitar playing. When I found out he gave lessons I immediately got in contact with him. Now, 3 years later, I can say that I've learned so much from lessons with Matt. He is not only an accomplished guitar player but an inspiring teacher who has been dedicated in helping me become a better blues guitarist and all around musician.

Ed F.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Professional Guitar from Musician's Institute, Hollywood, CA
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Ed F.

5 Reviews
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I am a music producer and I can help you bring life to your musical thoughts.

About Ed

Professional guitarist since 1966 Professional educator since 1985 Certified music instructor by the state of California Faculty member of a famous guitar school Guitarist for Tony & Emmy award winning actress/singer Nell Carter 1990-1995 Guitarist for gold record recording artist/pianist Rog

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Don
Excellent teacher with deep knowledge of the guitar and music.
KYLE
Ed is very knowledgeable and makes the learning process enjoyable
Larry
Ed's vast knowledge, experience and easy demeanor is helping me finally gain a better knowledge of the fretboard and expand beyond "blues box 1" and connect the patterns. I think I see a light bulb.

Moa M.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Swedish, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Moa M.

30 Reviews
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Learn how to structure a song and how melody and chords work together and how to write killer lyrics!
I am signed myself as a songwriter with BMG and will give you my best tips and tricks (#1: do it every day).

We will analyze a few of your favorite tunes and figure out how to recreate those elements and put your own flavor on it.

About Moa

Having grown up with two teaching parents and a teaching sister, I think it was pretty clear what I was going to be when I grew up. After touring all over the world, having songs on TV and radio and being signed both as an artist and a songwriter, I have learned some amazing things and I love passi

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Amanda
I'm a beginner at guitar and never did I think that after 3 lessons I would be playing the iconic rock songs that I know and love! Moa has an uncanny way of breaking things down and making a complex instrument easy to learn. I've throughly enjoyed every lesson thus far, and look forward to eventually becoming proficient with Moa's help!
Jurnee P.
Moa is an amazing teacher! She’s patient and very helpful and I’d definitely recommend her to anyone looking for singing lessons.
Kelly B.
Moa is a great teacher. She really understands how to bring out the best in people.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Forest Hills, NY

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Forest Hills is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$68 average

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"Great energy, really hit it off with my child."
Lila
Took Songwriting lessons from Francesca V.
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"Triana is a phenomenal songwriting instructor. I had a basic understanding of songwriting when I first took a lesson, and Triana helped me hear my own songs from a whole new perspective. She knows exactly what will improve your song and your writing technique but is also so considerate about staying true your style and taste.

My songs have gone from decent to catchy, fun, and powerful! Anyone looking to get into songwriting or looking to write stronger songs would be lucky to take lessons from her! I can't recommend her enough!"
Emy
Took Songwriting lessons from Triana P.
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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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"Chrissy helps me build self- confidence in songwriting. She gives very good instructions and facilitates creative thinking . Beyond the technical aspects, she is experienced, , knowledgeable, compassionate, funny, and a joy to work with."
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"It was a good lesson."
BarBara
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"I have been looking for somebody to help write and notate my songs. I went to some producers and music teachers for help with my songs. I wish I would have to run into Carlos back then. Carlos is very knowledgeable about songwriting and just music in general. He takes his time to always listen to my ideas and then helps me organize my melodies and chords. He even helps me write my songs down. I am glad I am working with him and would like to recommend Carlos to any songwriter."
Peter O.
Took Songwriting lessons from Carlos C.
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"Dan is really good and creative teacher! I had fun lesson with him!"
Xi
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan B.
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"Fawn is an investment in my future, money spent well

Fawn takes you on an unexpected fun, whirlwind of learning when you take lessons with her. Can’t read the notes? No problem, she’s got you. Vocal problems? Oh yeah, she fixes that too. Trouble in the studio? Voice off pitch? Need mic technique? Weak on piano? Sight singing? Can’t play the blues? Can’t play classical? Need to learn how to write a song? Can’t find a hook for your song? Don’t worry, Fawn to the rescue! Seriously, is there nothing this woman can’t do? I soak up her wisdom like a sponge. I’m currently working in the studio with her on my debut album and we are half-way finished. It is sounding ah-may-zing! I am learning so much from this studio wiz. Having her in my life the past 3 years has been the right choice and an investment in my future. Here’s to another successful year with Fawn on my team."
Lalah
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I enjoy my song writing coach Frankie. His knowledge and patience was well appreciated."
Dwonka "Dee"
Took Songwriting lessons from Frankie P.
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"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."
Paul
Took Songwriting lessons from Matthew K.
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