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Marty W.

(60)
Songwriting
Starting at $31
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Spanish (For singing and limited usage), Italian (for singing)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Marty W.

(60)

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Songwriting is a pleasure and easy to learn once the basics are explored. Music Theory concepts are explored so songwriting comes naturally. A focus on the storytelling aspects of songwriting (along with emotional content) is covered. Let's get started - I love helping with your songwriting goals. Which - by the way - I make it a habit to encourage the songwriting aspirations of young singers and piano players. I respect and foster their efforts. I look forward to knowing that one day some of my students will look back over their childhood and say, "Oh yes - me? I started writing songs when I was eight." And, of course, for older students I have a lot of resources for assisting.

About Marty

Open up to your own unique voice. Play piano with energy and freedom. "With singing, your body is your instrument. Helping you become all you can be as a performer is my number one goal. Protecting your voice is a close second as we work to strengthen your vocal range and the quality of your so

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December 5, 2019
Victor
Marty is a wonderful teacher and very easy to understand. I tried many online packages and other teachers and I could not keep up with their instruction. Marty is clear and has figured out ways to make It possible for me to play much faster than I ever thought I could. I will be returning from a trip east and will continue my lessons when I return. I am very happy that I found Marty.
November 29, 2019
James M.
Having Marty as a piano teacher has been amazing. I’m 3 lessons in and I’m very surprised at how far I’ve come in such a short amount of time with Marty’s guidance. Marty does not have a set curriculum that you must follow. Instead, she forms the lessons around the student and their needs. Marty is so great at interpreting where you are, the pace you need to go, and the best practices that will fit your personality/habits. She provides assignments that will keep you busy throughout the week as you practice. I’ve never felt like I’ve been pushed too hard either. Marty gives assignments that will not be too overwhelming, but at the same time, they are ones that are very fun because you see the improvement in your playing. To be able to find this balance shows the sign of a great teacher in my eyes. Only 3 lessons in, and yet I felt compelled to write this review in such a short amount of time. Thank you Marty!
November 27, 2019
Robert E.
Great teacher on my son's 1st ear training looking forward on future lessons with her.
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Kyle K.

(30)
Songwriting
Starting at $29
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
Home Home

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  • Teaching since 2006
  • Audio Engineering from Recording Workshop
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Kyle K.

(30)

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This is where we ultimately want to be, right? I write everyday and it's my favorite thing to do and teach.

Put all your knowledge and abilities to work as you compose songs!

I'll show you song structure, groove, styles, feels, moods, emotions etc.

About Kyle

TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2012, Kyle K. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring a screen sharing experience like no other for personal and detailed instruction! Kyle has been playing guitar for over 25 years, written hundreds of songs and is currently a professional compos

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September 2, 2019
Lianne L.
Kyle is an excellent teacher. My son learned so much from him and loves his lessons. He is very knowledgeable, patient and kind.
April 1, 2019
John
Kyle K has a unique teaching style. His Ableton Live knowledge has no bounds. In just five lessons he talked me through most of my usual brain-fog to help me understand, in the simplest terms, how to use Live to record music and use Midi to enhance your work. Super, Super man, Kyle is. I highly recommend Kyle if you need a teacher. John G.
March 18, 2019
John
Kyle employs an interactive teaching style that a total beginner like me needs to begin to understand how Ableton works.
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Todd A.

(9)
Songwriting
Starting at $20
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded St. Louis' 9 Best Albums and 9 Best Songs of 2018 from Riverfront Times
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Todd A.

(9)

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Private Songwriting Teacher

How to put lyrics to a melody, how to build a song from a chord progression or melody, how to determine a chord progression based on a melody, how to notate your music (melody and chords).

About Todd

Hello! My name is Todd. I've been playing music for most of my life. My first instrument was a Casio keyboard when I was about ten years old but I moved over to guitar as a teenager and fell in love with it. I recently graduated from Webster University with a BA in music after receiving an AA in gu

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September 15, 2019
Rebecca C.
he is so nice so patient just the best teacher ever
May 14, 2019
Neha
Todd is wonderful! The lessons are always a combination of fun and challenging. I'm so engrossed in the lesson, 60 minutes just go right by. He's so patient and calm and encouraging, an ideal personality for a teacher.
Would highly recommend lessons with Todd to anyone who wishes to learn ukulele!
April 30, 2019
Neha

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Alan R.

(6)
Songwriting
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Alan R.

(6)

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Online Songwriting Teacher

This subject includes composition.
Directed focus on the essential elements of songwriting such as: harmony, rhythm, lyric writing, effective chord progressions, ideal vocal ranges, and arranging for a band.

About Alan

Alan Retamozo is an active composer-guitarist based out of Austin, TX. His extensive composition and performance experience includes appearances with: Adam Rudolph and GO Organic Orchestra, Austin New Music Co-op, Revel, New Media Art and Sound Summit (COTFG), Density 512, Liminal Sound Series, So

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May 5, 2012
ChristineP
Alan is very encouraging and talented. He knows just how to keep Solly interested and motivated! Finally, a great guitar teacher. Hip, hip, hooray!
February 7, 2012
AntonioR
Alan is a great teacher and he is very especific with guitar theory also very patient.
May 14, 2011
YanaS
Super great

Wonderful instructor! My son enjoy his lessons very much. Thank you so much, dear Alan.
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Reina M.

(55)
Songwriting
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, American Sign Language, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
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Reina M.

(55)

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Online Songwriting Teacher

If you have something to say, I can help you say it musically. In songwriting classes you will learn how to write a song you can be proud of. These classes are tailored to the individual artist, and can be added in to the curriculum of any singing or vocal training class.

About Reina

Due to my busy and irregular schedule, I am currently accepting schedule-as-you-go students only. As spaces become available I will offer weekly lesson spots to students who show dedication and motivation to progress further in their skill set. Whether you are a weekly student or schedule-as-yo

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November 10, 2019
Rachel U.
September 15, 2019
Tamiris A.
I had my first lesson with Mrs. Reina.
She seems to be so professional. I am so anxious for the second lesson.
I forgot that I was having a lesson.
August 27, 2019
Adria G.
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Tim M.

(11)
Songwriting
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio

  • Bachelor of Music: Classical Guitar Performance from Hartt School - University of Hartford
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Online Songwriting Teacher

3 chord songs and more!

About Tim

I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends,

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June 3, 2019
Cullen
I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him.
February 15, 2018
Sam
Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule.
January 18, 2018
Brad
Tim is an excellent teacher, providing excellent advice, practice techniques, and insights. He makes learning and improving easy and enjoyable.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Hamden, NY

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Hamden is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $35 and $300 per hour.
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$55 average
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"Technology today is incredible. I'm in Norway, Fawn is in Los Angeles. Where else could I find a quality teacher with a couple of hit songs help me at my craft? If it weren't for the internet I would have never found such a talented songwriter to help me tighten my songs. I love, love, LOVE the time I spend with Fawn hashing out my songs to record with my band in the studio. She is so gifted, easy going, precise and fun. She really respects keeping the integrity and emotions of my songs and is good at keeping people open to changes that are necessary to make a mediocre song great."
- Anneke Grace
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Anything from singing to songwriting, Danielle is the epitome of a great instructor and mentor. I have taken voice/songwriting lessons from Danielle for over a year now and can truly say that she has helped me develop into the artist that I am today. One of the things that impresses me the most about Danielle is her ability to connect with and inspire her students. Aside from being an exceptional talent with decades of experience in the music industry, she is a passionate and charismatic teacher that is certain to bring out the best in her students."
- Bobby B.
Took Songwriting lessons from Danielle L.
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"Although my pursuit is songwriting, Indigo quickly recognized that more guitar background will help me - so we started there. I'm very encouraged with Indigo's approach, and I'm looking forward to continuing these lessons!"
- Jeff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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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!"
- David
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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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 loved her energy and how she jumped right in. Already in the first I learned something new!"
- Chanel
Took Songwriting lessons from Nicole C.
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"Luca was outstanding. Her educational framework was thoughtful and nuanced, she approaches the subject matter in a welcoming and demystifying way, and she has an a knack for making the learning process feel engaging and empowering.

Based on her bio and reviews I had high expectations, and she wildly exceeded them in our first session."
- Isaac
Took Songwriting lessons from Luca C.
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"He just makes our music so much better. An exceptional teacher.

Randy has worked with my partner and I for 15 years. He took our melodies, arranged them, and turned them into songs that were actually singable. Watching Randy run a rehearsal and teach people songs is a sight to behold. He makes it happen quickly and efficiently, and we always have fun.

In all sincerity, I consider Randy to be the most talented musician I've ever known. He is a great teacher, even of inexperienced adults, and fun to work with. A winning combination all the way around.
John B."
- John
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"Eric is great! We’ve worked on several songs together. I would write a basic version of the song and he’d help me put it together him being the producer. He knows the audio engineering side as well as the songwriting side and he’s coached me when I’ve done vocals in his studio. Very accommodating and good dude."
- Jonathan
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"Thomas is a wonderful teacher, he is helping me gather my thoughts on the songwriting process and provides excellent guidance on how to proceed in my own practice as a novice."
- Phillip
Took Songwriting lessons from Thomas F.
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