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Lorin D.

(11)
Songwriting
Starting at $35
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  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Hi there and thanks for visiting! I have been playing guitar, singing, writing and producing music for the greater part of my life. My endeavor is to guide you to an understanding of one or many of these facets and give you the tools you need to become your own teacher as you continue down this path.

Below is a brief synopsis about the lessons I teach:

Guitar/Songwriting:
There will be very little music theory. I never needed much of it to write my own music, other than a few basic theories to get around successfully, so it’s not something we’ll spend a whole lot of time on. I have organized and constructed a course book to keep things lively and moving along efficiently. I call it NOTEbOOK. It’s also great refresher material to revisit in the future.

I teach basic guitar with accented professional appeal and rhythmic structure. My intention is to guide you to create your own original music using straightforward techniques. My goal, once we part ways, is for you to leave ...

About Lorin

I’ve been a writer and musician since I was a teenager, and have been teaching music lessons for over a decade. I began journaling at 15, mostly free-writing and poetry. This was my segway into guitar and songwriting. Over the years, piece by piece, I’ve gathered many angles to my myriad profession

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November 18, 2018
Anita D.
Thank you so much Lorin for the remote classes!! You were amazing and I learned more from you than I did from my in-person teacher here in town. Thanks!!
June 21, 2018
Ewa
I had a great experience learning song writing with Lorin. I would highly recommend his teaching services to anybody eager to learn music.
June 8, 2018
Rob
Lorin helped me hone my songwriting skills immensely, by not only teaching but collaborating with me when necessary. It was refreshing to find someone who put his teachings into practical learning, where I could see the outcomes become apparent. He’s a nice dude, and is experienced equally across his fields. He guided me to making intelligent choices for equipment purchases, both instruments and pro audio gear. We first met while he was living in New York, and boy has he traveled since. I think living in so many different states, and being that well journeyed has given him good cultural depth to his work. Check out some of his own collabs with singers and musicians from all over the world...that really says it all.
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Andrew R.

(16)
Songwriting
Starting at $80
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, French, Italian
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Private Songwriting Teacher

Everybody can write a song, right? Well mainly, yes, with some musical background, a song can be written.
When you're pushing for a certain level though, it can really help to have some tools to analyze both your composition and performance to hone the piece, the style, and the arrangement.
I have written or produced dozens of songs, many of which have been featured in major motion pictures or released in their own right putting me in a perfect position to help you with your work and share all my secrets!!

About Andrew

British born and Educated at London's prestigious Trinity College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music, my professional musical career has spanned over two decades to date. I have performed with world renowned acts such as Sia, Dave Stewart and Horace Andy, and have been a featured recording art

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July 19, 2019
Georgia V.
Andrew is a total gem - and true expert at the craft and also so easy and great to work with!! So grateful!!
October 17, 2017
nicolas
Best instructor ever
May 23, 2017
Evan
Andrew was great at getting started back in piano and working on new pieces right away. He's got a great style and has me playing right away.
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Marwan S.

(22)
Songwriting
Starting at $65
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Chinese - Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2006
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Marwan S.

(22)

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Private Songwriting Teacher

I like to call it music theory in reverse. Having a strong foundation in the fundamentals of music and music theory makes the songwriting process much easier.

About my music teaching backgroud: I've taught piano since I was in high school, and continued to teach while I was a student at Cornell University. I also taught theory classes in the Cornell Piano Society, where I served as President for 4 years.

Why? I simply love music, and sharing it with others.

While I'm classically trained, I've dabbled into other genres, such as Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B, songwriting, and music production / audio engineering. I've recently been accepted into the Steinway & Sons (the piano makers) Teacher Partnership Program. Feel free to message me for more details!

About Marwan

I started playing piano when I was 3, and began writing music at the age of 6. I've taught music and piano for over 12 years, and tutoring other subjects for over 5 years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Cornell University in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in

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August 28, 2019
Oliver
Funny and engaging teacher who was willing to go the extra mile to structure a lesson plan that met my specific piano goals. Very knowledgeable and accomodating.
June 12, 2019
PaulineAnn P.
I feel very comfortable and feel he is doing a good job. A very nice well spoken young man. This is my first lesson , ask me again later.
June 5, 2019
Felicity
My daughter warmed right up to Marwan. He was energetic and knowledgeable on working with beginners!

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Kara S.

(4)
Songwriting
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance from University of the Arts
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Have lyrics you want to put to song but are struggling to get the sound you want? I can help you.

About Kara

I am a vocal and piano instructor based in Doylestown, PA! I also teach essay writing. I went to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where I obtained a masters and bachelor's in voice. I have been teaching voice and piano for 8 years. I am upbeat and excited about sharing my passion for musi

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August 25, 2017
Ben Goldstein
My teenager son loves his singing lessons with Kara. He has been going for a couple months and I have noticed a rapid improvement in his singing. I highly recommend Kara she is a great teacher and very friendly. My son is always looking forward to his next lesson, it is the highlight of his week. Thank you so much Kara for the great work you do!
May 31, 2017
Jade
I am a college level jazz musician.
My primary instruments are jazz guitar and upright bass.
Growing up I have always wanted to sing but never could find a qualified teacher.

Luckily, after extensive research online for vocal teachers I discovered Kara.
I have been taking lessons with her for a while now and she's wonderful.
I always have many questions for her in my lessons and she always has a knowledgable response.

I feel like I'm progressing and finally learning how to sing properly with someone who knows their stuff.

I would highly recommend studying with her.
May 31, 2017
Les
I enjoyed our first voice lesson last week. Kara is a gifted music professional with great teaching ability. She has the ability to pick up on things that help facilitate the learning process. Great job!
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Rob R.

(6)
Songwriting
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rob R.

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Songwriting and music production, from conception to finished product. Creating chord progressions, beats, melodys & lyrics, then recording, mixing, and mastering.

About Rob

I'm a professional bass player in Austin Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World. At one time or another I've played just about every style of music, and I have more than a decade of teaching experience. I love 'opening doors' for students, helping them understand how music works and how they ca

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February 1, 2019
Anderson M.
Rob is incredibly knowledgable and was able to hone in immediately on both what I needed AND what I was asking for. I look forward to more lessons in the future.
February 28, 2018
Kino P.
Very patient instruction for my 10 year old son.
June 26, 2017
Chuck
very good first lesson. I look forward to the next one. Thanks.
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Troy W.

(57)
Songwriting
Starting at $45
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Ancient Egyptian, French
  • Teaching since 2001
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Troy W.

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I have been teaching this subject for over 16 years. There is no specific curriculum as each student will come to lessons with their own unique skills, needs, and goals. Lessons are tailored to those specifics. It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons. Many young composers have great ideas but can only hear them in their heads or play them on an instrument. Lessons will allow you to obtain the skills to write them down with greater speed, accuracy, and clarity. More advance students will also include exploring a wider range of harmonic languages, advanced notation, instrumentation, orchestration, and aural skills. Students should come to the first lesson with examples of their work, either notated or recorded in a digital format. They should be prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study. Lessons are a minimum of 60 minutes once per week.

About Troy

Composer Troy W. graduated from the New England Conservatory, earning his Bachelors, Masters (cum laude) and Graduate Diploma while studying with mentor Malcolm Peyton. After spending a year studying with Lukas Foss in Boston, Mr. W. moved to Houston in 2001 where he continued graduate studies at R

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November 5, 2019
Timothy
Troy is very musically focused and knows a wide variety of piano literature. He helped me a lot with technique as well.
September 13, 2019
Antonio C.
Very patient, and meticulous.
May 31, 2019
Mark
Very organized and focused.
Troy is affable and attentive.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Preston Hollow, NY

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Preston Hollow 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.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$72 average

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"Talented and insightful teacher!"
- Cortnie
Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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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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"Fawn is my favorite music teacher. There have been real problems with the attendance of other teachers but come rain or shine Fawn is there. In 4 years I have learned more about music - piano, songwriting and voice than through any other teacher. She has a professional, enthusiastic and kind manner and I wholeheartedly recommend her."
- Mike
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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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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"Marwan has put a lot of effort both in and out of our lesson slot to make these sessions a great learning experience for our 14 year old daughter. His weekly recap emails are terrific, too."
- Kate
Took Songwriting lessons from Marwan 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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"Lorin helped me hone my songwriting skills immensely, by not only teaching but collaborating with me when necessary. It was refreshing to find someone who put his teachings into practical learning, where I could see the outcomes become apparent. He’s a nice dude, and is experienced equally across his fields. He guided me to making intelligent choices for equipment purchases, both instruments and pro audio gear. We first met while he was living in New York, and boy has he traveled since. I think living in so many different states, and being that well journeyed has given him good cultural depth to his work. Check out some of his own collabs with singers and musicians from all over the world...that really says it all."
- Rob
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"Amazing songwriter and a great teacher. She really showed me how to express my feelings in real words not corny rhymes. My songs are a million times better now. She even helps me write in Spanish!"
- Isabella Pulido
Took Songwriting lessons from Tanisha H.
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"This was a great first lesson with Kyle. He was very informative and inspiring and patient with me and gave me a lot of good ideas on how I can learn to write good songs. Definitely several points above average!"
- Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"It was a good lesson."
- BarBara
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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