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Emily P.

13 Reviews
Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2007
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Emily P.

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Whether it's folk music, jazz, or anything in between, I think it's important for performers to participate in writing music. I compose for my own projects as well as some bands I am a member of, and I would love to help you get started!

About Emily

Woodwind instrumentalist Emily performs regularly in a range of styles including classical, jazz, rock, funk, Afrobeat, Third Stream, and musical theater. Emily holds her M.M. in Multiple Woodwind Performance from The Boston Conservatory with concentrations in saxophone, clarinet, and flute performa

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Peter F.
A great first lesson. Hoping it continues.
Lucia F.
Emily is warm, energetic, very professional and talented.
We love her!!
Cassel
My daughter had the most wonderful first lesson I could have hoped for! Thank you for making her education enjoyable.. it already left her wanting to come back !
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Candid L. B.

84 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • 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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Billy N.

15 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • BFA Jazz Performance from CCNY
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Dan B.

19 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Awarded 2nd prize in composition, honorable mention in songwriting contest from 1. Rubin Academy Jerusalem, 2. The Billboard international contest
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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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Matthew G.

35 Reviews
Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Matthew G.

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Learn how to write a song, whether starting from a catchy chord progressions or a melody you can't get out of your head. Once your song is complete, we will record a track for you to share with friends and family.

About Matthew

Hello! My name is Matthew and I am offering piano and voice lessons in your home or my studio. All lessons focused on student's goals and interests. Learn to sight read, play the blues, sing a show tune! I have been working professionally in the performing arts and have 20 years of experience workin

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Rheba S.
2 words.......THE BEST!!!
Evon
Amazing teacher! My 6 year old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Matthew for more than a 1 1/2 years and is always asking when she will have her next piano lesson. He is a very patient teacher and very knowledgeable of the subject. Matthew has a very kid-friendly personality and now, my daughter has been taking a few singing lessons once in a while, too.
Andrew B.
I have been taking music lessons on and off for many years now and it's easy to say that Matthew has been the best! He is super knowledgeable and very easy to work with.

I learned a lot from him and would highly recommend him as a teacher.
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Matthew K.

26 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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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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"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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"Jeremie met with our daughter and took the time to learn her perspective and talent level and to develop a more individualized approach to working with her. He is incorporating music theory into songwriting. We are super pleased with his beginning work with her!"
Mackenzie
Took Songwriting lessons from Jeremie W.
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"I felt like it was the best experience that I could have with a teacher in the subject that I wanted"
Cortez
Took Songwriting lessons from Rebecca G.
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"Chrissy really helps me a lot with writing melodies for my lyrics. SHe is very protove and encouraging and creative. I really think she brings out the best in her students. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Fawn is an incredible songwriter and coach! She has turned my mediocre songs into hits and I have placed several on television shows since she helped me make them better. Every lesson I learn something new and feel empowered and like I'm finally headed in the right direction. You will learn so much about yourself when you take lessons with her. She is a true blessing."
Bobbie B.
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Chrissy is very helpful and informative and creative and supportive, with much positive feedback for my songs. She brings out the best in me and gives me much hope and inspiration. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"I was really nervous about my performance of an original pop-song for my concert coming up in school. Things weren't working out with my previous teacher and that's when I found Taylor! She guided me through pairing the music with my lyrics, but in a way that really made me feel confident in what I was making! Taylor is super fun and easy to work with and when we weren't writing... we were cracking dad jokes! XD I performed the song at my school concert and I couldn't have been happier with the result! I definitely recommend Taylor and want to work with her soon again :3"
Rebecca (Becky)
Took Songwriting lessons from Taylor A.
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"I was looking for a teacher who could help me hone in on my songwriting skills, and was so excited when I found Brittany! Not only was she able to help me improve my songwriting, but she helped with my singing in my lessons too! She is definitely the perfect teacher if you are looking to work on both. She also taught me how to use the Nashville Numbers System to chart my songs and be able to communicate well with my band. I take lessons in Brittany's home, which is in a great location and is really nice. I feel very safe there (her complex is gated) and always love going to see her!"
Emma
Took Songwriting lessons from Brittany S.
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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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"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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