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Rob S.

22 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Awarded North American Rock Guitar Competition from Guitar Player Magazine and Gibson Guitars
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rob S.

22 Reviews
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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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Kristin
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.
Victor M.
Great instructor. Thorough and informative.
Eric
Rob is a fantastic teacher who makes lessons enjoyable and extremely informative. He is great at breaking down and explaining concepts in an easy to learn manner. Overall incredible teacher, very talented and I definitely recommend him!
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Gina B.

9 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $100
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gina B.

9 Reviews
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There are a million ways to write songs. I'm a librettist for a few composers and can help you find words and ways to feel and hear words. We can work in rhymed and open unrhymed song writing. You can write from your dreams, your rage, your unhappiness, your love and fulfillment, from nature. Idealism, Disappointments. It is all excellent source. We shake it up and keep at it. It's super fun.

About Gina

I am in New York City and accepting new students as well as reconnecting with anyone who wants to return. I have two graduate degrees: one in Music and the other in Dance and Theater studies. My undergraduate degree is from The Juilliard School, in Dance. I've taught children and grown ups fo

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Silke D.
Gina was amazing and created the perfect atmosphere for us to get comfortable dancing and learning!
Highly recommend working with her!
Sarah Z.
Gina is the best.
Cynthia F.
Great! I look forward to the next class.

Mike B.

13 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Mike B.

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I've worked with world-class songwriters, and love the craft and creativity of songwriting.

About Mike

I'm Mike, and I'm thrilled to be part of the TakeLessons team. I first picked up the guitar at the age of 5, and have never looked back! I began formal Jazz training in high school and continued studying guitar and composition at Oberlin College and Wesleyan University. After graduating, I played O

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Truman C.
My son had a great time! Mike was friendly and made it fun for him to get comfortable on the guitar.
Harry S.
He was very helpful. Great for beginners!!!!
Orinthia Swindell
I had my first guitar lesson today and it was everything that I imagined it would be. Mike was very patient, kind and encouraging. Just what a first time student would want and need!

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Gary R.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $33
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors Degree in Music Education from University of North Texas
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Gary R.

38 Reviews
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I started writing in 1977 and have not stopped since. I can teach you to construct a song, create lyric, the context of songwriting, and how to find the chords you hear in your head for your song-
Let me show you how to bring your songs to life!

About Gary

Hello, my name is Gary R. and I am a life long music instructor. Whether you are just beginning, or have been making music since you were a kid, you should know that private lessons are the quickest avenue to improvement. My lessons are designed for each student individually to maximize their

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John R.
Gary's just fantastic. He has the knowledge and the attitude that makes learning both effective and fun. He's working with me to help learn the kind playing I want (mostly modern songs) but knows when to reach for other material to help learn important techniques.
Sarah
I can not say enough good things about Gary. Currently three of our children are taking online lessons with him. I will admit that I was very nervous about online lessons but Gary has been amazing. He has a way of communicating with our children, who range in age from 10-16, that gets his point across and inspires them. If you are looking for a brass teacher Gary is the one you want!
Levi
Gary is an Excellent instructor with patience and passion for teaching.

Glenda J.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded Numerous Musical and Theatre Awards from Wayne State University, International Young People's Union
  • Teaching since 1990
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Glenda J.

26 Reviews
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About Glenda

After studying at Cass Tech High School and Wayne State University in MI, I have enjoyed teaching privately, in groups, and at churches, I have performed vocally and instrumentally throughout the US and in 8 foreign countries, and taught at public, charter, and private schools. It is important to

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Dontae W.
She is a awesome teacher very patient
Curley
First lesson was a student/teacher familiarization. Glenda is very friendly and is very knowledgeable concerning music. I look forward to future lessons with her!
Pallavi D.
Glenda is an amazing teacher she explains everything very patiently .

Perry N.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 6 to 90
  • BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University
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Perry N.

5 Reviews
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I can teach a student to write and compose songs in many styles. I can also give suggestion on developing lyrical ideas, melodies, harmonies and progressions.

About Perry

Hello! My name is Perry and I am a professional classical, flamenco and electric guitarist performing and recording in the Dallas area. I studied with Robert Guthrie at SMU for many years, as well as Brad McLemore of "Soul Food Cafe" and professional jazz musician Chuck Pangburn at Booker T. Wa

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Lydia P.
My 10 year girl loved it!
Darrell D.
Great personality and knowledge of music, really makes the lessons very personalized, fun and interesting. Definitely a good choice!!
vishal
Perry takes the time to explain flamenco and related styles deeply and thoroughly. He also provides detailed micro-scale feedback on hand/arm placement, orientation, range and which muscle groups to engage. But more than the technical, he has an awesome vibe and makes learning guitar quite an enjoyable experience.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Ridgewood, NY

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Ridgewood is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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$55 average
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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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"Desmond is very passionate and full of great ideas that his students can use to help their progress. He's a great teacher!"
- Soo
Took Songwriting lessons from Desmond M.
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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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"Amazing teacher

I have been working with Jan for about four weeks now, and already, I'm changing the direction in which I am chasing my dreams. The fact that she is experienced in every genre of acting, songwriting, music production, and singing, makes her the best possible teacher to receive lessons from. She is the type of teacher that doesn't care about going over the time limit just to further explain something, listen to what you have to say or to give more direction. She has written her own book on songwriting called, "Once More With Feeling" where she explains everything in great detail, step by step. Anything you want to work on, she will be right behind you all the way. I had so many doubts about taking an online course in singing for many reasons, but I was SO WRONG. Instead of getting a decent teacher that you can work with face to face in your area, get the BEST teacher and work with her in the convenience of your own home. It's worth it, plus cheaper! She is to say the least, phenomenal, I am already seeing results and I only just had my fourth lesson. She has a reputation for making artists' celebrity status, with just a little drive and persistence you could have a worthwhile time learning with Jan."
- Alexander
Took Songwriting lessons from Jan L.
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"Truly incredible teacher!

I love her. She is so sweet, she is amazing. I can’t believe how much I have improved on my songwriting, voice and playing and I wish I had found her sooner. I would tell all my friends and any one interested in piano, voice, music theory, songwriting or anything having to do with music, to take lessons with her. She is a miracle worker. Incredible and gracious, can’t say enough good things about Fawn!"
- Amber
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"So, if you need a music coach, Fawn is the one! She teaches just about all things music! She is honestly the best. Fawn is always friendly and works with you on all possible songwriting, melodic and lyrical issues. She is also great with working with your schedule.
Fawn is easy to talk to and she brings up thought provoking topics I would have never thought to write about. We work in Google Docs so I can see as she makes adjustments and changes. I am learning more than I thought imaginable and my
songwriting is getting stronger and tighter. Thanks Fawn!"
- Trent
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I have worked with and learned from Peter D. for a little over 2 years and am SO happy with how much I have learned. Peter is classically trained but is also open to many music styles and experimentation. Not only is he an exceptional musician himself, he really knows how to "diagnose" each student and create the lesson around their needs. You will not be bored in Peter's class!"
- brittany
Took Songwriting lessons from Peter D.
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"I am an older student that has been predominantly self-taught, and wanted some assistance with my songwriting. What better teacher is there than one with than one that is signed, is proficient at music theory and teaches a number of instruments? Natalie has used a variety of resources to help move me forward."
- Rich LeBlanc
Took Songwriting lessons from Natalie H.
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"Excellent experience. Several years with Vic covering all aspects. Very creative. Able to help me implement my vision. Highly recommend."
- Bernie
Took Songwriting lessons from Vic D.
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"Love my classes with Hilary so far! I'm developing myself as a songwriter to launch my professional music project very soon. Half of the class is basic piano in order to be able to come up with melodies and the other half is writing lyrics/songs. Hilary is very sweet, patient and explains terms/theory in a very clear and easy way to understand. Songwriting can be a very vulnerable thing to do and Hilary creates a safe, professional space for the writing to happen. I'm excited to take more classes with her and definitely recommend her!"
- Maria
Took Songwriting lessons from Hilary K.
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