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Popular Songwriting Teachers in New York, NY

Jason J.

10 Reviews
Valhalla, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jason J.

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About Jason

Jason received his Bachelor of Music from UMKC Music Conservatory and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Music Performance at the Rudi E Scheidt School of Music where he studied with Lily Afshar. Jason has won several competitions including the "Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition" and h

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Mike J.
Great experience. Just 3 lessons and feel I am on the right path with Jason.
John Aldrich
Great first lesson. Can't wait for more
ralph H.
Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to. He has helped me with my technique, hand positioning which is very important with classical guitar. I highly recommend Jason.

Daniel O.

3 Reviews
Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $55
  • Awarded Musician Of Note from Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society
  • Bachelor's Of Music from San Jose State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Daniel O.

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About Daniel

What style do you want to play? I love to play it all. I mean it. So whatever moves you, we can work with that. I've played orchestral to hip-hop fusion, religious ceremonies to wine festivals, in motown, salsa, and funk bands, and with a jazz trio in a literal cave. So--it's up to you! *Lessons

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Donna
Daniel is patient, kind and incredibly talented. He is so knowledgable and passionate about music, you can't help but be excited to learn! A fantastic teacher, highly recommend!!!
Jay W.
Thank you Daniel!

Daniel is a great teacher. His background and knowledge on Music Theory is phenomenal and helped me take my playing and writing to the next level.

Highly recommend!
Camille
I really like Daniel. His love for music is infectious. As a teacher, he's patient, crazy smart, and easy to be around. He's also a deep thinker, which makes him really good at using simple analogy to help me understand complex concepts. It's a fun way to learn. TBH I was very surprised to leave lessons not just having learned new ways of thinking about music, but also about myself, and how I can start moving out of my own way. I recommend Daniel without hesitation.

Kristian R.

6 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $80
  • Bachelors from Herbert Lehman College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kristian R.

6 Reviews
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Training students of all ages, skill levels and genres for the past decade.

About Kristian

How far are you looking to go with your vocal talent? Let's get there together, lesson by lesson. Develop your sound, expand your range, learn to harmonize, become a riff machine, whatever direction you want to go in, let's take the vocal journey together. I have over a decade of experience and hav

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Manna B.
Kristian is a great instructor! Very patient, encouraging and knowledgeable about singing. I've learned a lot in a very short time and have heard improvements in my voice already. I would definitely recommend Kristian as an instructor.
Kert C.
Kristian is patient and thorough with his training. I am still taking lessons from him. At the rate we are going, I see myself developing my vocal abilities significantly. He can help build confidence and vocal strength. Great teacher!
Elissa F.
Kristian is a great teacher. Very professional. He does an assessment of where you are and then helps you to get to where you want to be. The whole time assuring that you are having fun doing so. I appreciate his expertise and the fact that he is willing to push me beyond what I think I am capable of.

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving New York, NY

Jonathan G.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Advanced
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Jonathan G.

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About Jonathan

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Specializing in online lessons. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in

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Daniel
He has a good ear and can help quickly with transcriptions. More importantly, he also gave some practical advice.
Ami K.
My son enjoys his music lessons with Jonathan, who is infinitely patient teaching what can be a challenging instrument. My son responds well to Jonathan's instruction, and he appreciates having access to a professional performer as a teacher. Jonathan encourages my son to learn a variety of music, including both challenging classical pieces and more recognizable popular and jazz pieces, which helps to sustain his interest in the lessons.
Shiloh
This instructor is very helpful when learning new concepts and adjusts his lessons to match your skill level.
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Avi B.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BA in Music from CUNY City College of New York
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Avi B.

12 Reviews
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Is becoming the next great singer/songwriter your dream? Then you're in the right place!

Get every aspect of your music tuned and prepped. We'll analyze the songs you love to find out why they're so incredible, then we'll apply these techniques to writing your own songs!

Learn how to write and arrange pop/rock instruments and basic engineering to become a music making machine!

About Avi

***COVID-19 UPDATE: Until authorities have deemed it safe, all of my lessons will take place online. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this strange and important time.*** Greetings! My name’s Avi and I’m committed to getting you to rock your heart out as quickly as possible. My

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David N.
Avi has been teaching me for four months and somehow he has turned me into a semi-decent guitar player. I didn’t think it was possible to make so much progress so fast but it’s all due to Avi. I cannot imagine a better teacher. Knowledgeable, patient, kind and just has a way to take music from a page to the student’s hands. If I could give Avi six stars, I would.
Clay B.
Awesome first lesson with Avi! Natural ability to connect with kids!
Cody
Really great teacher, explains really well.
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Phil J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1993
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Phil J.

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Songwriting is a unique and individual art. I can show you my process for writing and give you feedback on how your songs might be improved.

About Phil

Have you been trying to self-teach with YouTube videos and scattered internet resources? Feeling like you're stuck and just don't know how to put it all together? WHAT you learn is important. But HOW you learn it is the real magic to become a better guitarist. I'll show you how to develop you

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in New York is $68. 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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$68 average

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"Rosita is capable of moving forward without leaving you behind! She is knowledgeable and clearly knows the topic she is teaching!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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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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"As a fellow TakeLessons instructor, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be coached by Rosita. She is clearly knowledgable, candid, inspiring, and prepared. She also can run ZOOM like a champ which makes the lesson more valuable per minute! I will leave more reviews as my experience with her unfolds!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"Tony is a great songwriting teacher! His lesson plans are extremely organized, easy to understand, and very engaging. He is very creative and great at explaining and simplifying the fundamental aspects of songs with detailed examples."
Rin
Took Songwriting lessons from Tony N.
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"Stanley is a gifted musician and teacher. He took me from knowing a few simple chords to composing and recording my original music. He teaches with joy and empowers every learner. As an elementary teacher, I have referred many students to Stan. Young and old blossom under his unique and effective teaching methods. One becomes motivated to be the best musician possible just to see him smile with pride at your accomplishment."
Wendy
Took Songwriting lessons from Professor S.
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"Enzo always comes out excited from his class with Axel. Looking forward for more"
Enzo
Took Songwriting lessons from Axel O.
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"Keira is an excellent teacher who loves sharing her insight with others. I would recommend her for all ages as she works equally well with children and adults. Her background in songwriting across different genres helped shaped my music into songs I love playing."
Angela
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"Kyle is very informative, knowledgeable about the subject, patient, and supportive, and he has a wonderful sense of humor! I am learning a lot in my songwriting lessons and gaining much more self-confidence. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"It's been incredible to see my son grow in his songwriting, audio engineering, and guitar skills. Ro has been a great teacher and mentor for the past 3 years now, and I can see the huge positive impact she's had on Michael's life. I'm so grateful she offers online lessons."
Doug
Took Songwriting lessons from Ro M.
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"Indigo is a fabulous and diverse teacher! I've been taking lessons with her for about 9 months. Although my lessons are "officially" for songwriting, we divide our time among that, guitar technique, and music theory. I've experienced so much progress and fun in several areas, and I attribute that to Indigo's teaching and guidance. I even wrote and produced my first solo song! Don't miss the chance to work with a great musician and teacher!"
Jeff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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