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These Songwriting teachers are highly rated by students in the Selden area, including Elmhurst, Corona, Huntington Station, Centereach and Long Beach.

John O.

Huntington Station, NY 11746

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About John

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Lessons in living room with stereo; teacher has own instruments, student needs their own

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I expect the student to have an instrument to play on.

*** Specialties ***
From Jazz to Brazilian, Cuban, Puerto Rican, world music from just about everywhere. Specialist in teaching students how to improvise on chord changes.

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October 4, 2015
Jeffery S.
John is very nice and patient teacher.
June 11, 2015
tu Y.
Mr o. Is the best saxophone teacher I have never meet . He care about me so much . When I just start at jazz , he let me borrow a lot of CD to listen and learn . And that helped me so much . He had only be my teacher for one year , but he teach me so much that I have never thought .

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John O.

Huntington Station, NY

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Robert M.

West Babylon, NY 11704

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Anybody can play a musical instrument. It’s my job to help students become better at playing their instrument.
For example, making sure they use their fingertips to press on the strings so their fingers do not interfere with the other strings while playing chords. Using a metronome to improve their timing, etc.
I’m in the process of developing a leveling system to help monitor progress. For example level 1 would include open position minor scales and level 2 would include open position major scales. I believe this system will not only help monitor progress but also give students a feeling of accomplishment.

About Robert



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I could provide strings, picks, and a notbook if neccassary, but i would expect them to have their own guitar, an amplifier would be good for students with electric guitars but it isn't neccassary, and possibly a notebook, a regular ruled notebook would be fine.

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My main Genres would be Rock/Heavey metal and also classical and acoustic. I believe everyone learns at their own rate but i like to teach music theory, as it applies to the guitar and also technique using exercises. Techniques would include finger picking, flatt picking and sweep picking. And other techniques such as hammer ons, pull offs, and trilling. Fingering styles and different ways of playing harmonics. I would get them going on scales and scale patterns, chords and chord patterns and Arpeggio patterns. I would get them to re

ad music, both notation and tablature, by learning to play songs and to also develope their ear by having them try to learn songs on their own.
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Robert M.

West Babylon, NY

Samantha A.

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Let's compose your heart in song

About Samantha

Grammy Nominated Samantha A. is a "big voice in a tiny body." With a Bachelors in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of the Arts, Samantha has been actively singing and performing for over 10 years. Now, a 20-something, this singer/songwriter has released her first (self titled) EP, her newly released Stepping Stones EP (THESE WALLS VIDEO AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE) and snagged a Grammy Nomination for her work on Blue Note Records artist Joey DeFrancesco's album, Never Can Say Goodbye, in 2011. Learn anything from breath control to songwriting to piano.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard, ukulele, microphone, recording equipment

*** Travel Equipment ***
*Piano/keyboard required

-has travel keyboard available if necessary

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March 17, 2017
Fernando A.
EXCELENT
January 19, 2017
Nicole
The lesson was informative and fun and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed it!
December 1, 2016
brittany
lessons are always fun and my boyfriend and I have learned a lot :)

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Samantha A.

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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, I can help you get there. My studio is a spacious and equipped learning environment designed with the guitarist in mind.

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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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Tim M.

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Joseph M.

Huntington Station, NY 11746

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35 + yrs playing/teaching/composition experience
Classical to Jazz
Fun mixed with work

About Joseph

Local tutor;

Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs.

My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current

clients), full of success story after success story!

22 yrs teaching experience. I have sent thousands of children to Nyssma. Most of my students have scored; "Outstandings", (lvls 1-4), and A+'s, (lvls 5-6). Have gotten students

into All-County,

All State, and All National honor bands. This requires a ranked Nyssma level 6 score of 100.

I have prepared students for auditions to the finest music schools in the world, Julliard, The Curtis Institute, Berklee, etc.

My students have appeared on Broadway, have played at Birdland/the Bluenote, and have won

Grammys.........

I play and teach all styles; Classical, rock, Broadway, jazz,pop, etc.....

I have performed at the world class, A-list level in all the above mentioned styles as well.

I believe it is critical to be humble, down to earth and easy to work with, no matter how accomplished, student, teacher, or parent. :)..................
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September 5, 2019
Ximena L.
Great teacher very knowledgeable.
September 5, 2019
Ximena L.
Great teacher very knowledgeable.
June 9, 2019
Oscar
It is a womderful time for my kid.

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Joseph M.

Huntington Station, NY

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Marwan S.

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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 Music.

As a student, I was President of the Cornell Piano Society for 4 years. I spent much time teaching piano and music theory to fellow Cornell students, faculty, and staff. I've also organized many concerts, recitals, and events during my tenure.

After college, I went on to work for Intel & Apple as an engineer, while continuing to teach and tutor on the side. Later on, I founded my own startup company centered around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and unmet needs in the B2C market.

I typically travel

to each student's home for lessons. I travel all around the Bay Area: as far north as Richmond, as far south as Los Gatos, as far East as Livermore (and every place in between, including the Peninsula).
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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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Marwan S.

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Andy S.

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I've been a songwriter for 10+ years, and many of my songs have been featured by blogs and have won various songwriting competitions (see profile for more details). With songwriting, my primary goal is to get my students comfortable with their own artistic voice and get them writing melodies, lyrics, and chord progressions. This can involve bringing in song ideas for us to discuss, or creating them on the spot. Once a song concept has been laid out, we have the option to record a simple demo in my home studio with great recording equipment! In essence, you'll be having an incredible amount of fun learning songwriting mechanics and writing great songs.

About Andy

I am Andy. I am a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts with a BFA degree in Composition/Violin Performance. I will be attending school again in the Fall to get my teaching certificate to teach in the public school system. My violin playing has been featured on Glee, with Kevin Olusola (Pentatonix), and guitar featured on shows like Rachel Ray and Dr. Phil. My main passions are songwriting, and collaborating with other great musicians all over the country.

I have been a private music teacher for the past 8 years and it has been an extremely rewarding journey. My students love their lessons with me, and parents love that I am patient and more open-minded than most music teachers out there. Students say I am friendly and funny, and fun to learn with. My teaching style on the violin is centered around the Suzuki method, but I l

eave a lot of flexibility to cater lessons around your interests. If you ask to play a certain song, I will find a way to help you play it. Every goal is achievable with practice, dedication, and fun!
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July 5, 2019
Paul
Andy always manages to motivate my daughter and get her to enjoy playing her viola, which is no mean feet! She looks forward to the lessons and has improved greatly over the last couple of years.
June 11, 2019
Danielle
Andy has been teaching my son piano for the last two years. My son always looks forward to going to piano with Andy and he has made so much progress. Andy is very communicative about my son's progress and ideas he has for new goals. Andy is very good at helping my son keep his enthusiasm for piano. He is also sensitive about where my son is at in terms of what he needs to strengthen or if any adjustments need to be made. I highly recommend Andy, not only as a music teacher, but as a person with whom you would want yourself or children to spend time with each week.
June 11, 2019
Nick
One of the best Cello instructors in the region. I strongly endorse this talented man.

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Andy S.

Online

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My approach to songwriting is through a process called Kaizen. Kaizen is a philosophy of constant improvement, one step at a time.

I believe that to write their best songs one must live their best life.

My lessons are very catered to the student's needs. I can teach the theory and techniques of song structure, lyric, melody, harmony, rhythm, groove, sound selection, music production, vocal intonation, audio recording, and music production. I can also speak conceptually to help deepen concept, improve cohesiveness, or simply advise on inspiration and creativity.

I specialize in Electronic (EDM), Pop, Indie, and Hip-Hop.

About Daniel

Learn music production and more from Daniel Burton :) That's me, philosopher, musician, and friend.

I specialize in Electronic (EDM), Pop, Indie, and Hip-Hop.

Lesson Plan:
I will see where your music is at, be it never started or nearly finished, then teach you the skills and give you the tips you need to create finished works of art. Songs, EP's, Albums, Lyrics, Instrumentals / Beats, Whatever. Let's do it baby.

Experience:
I am a singer, songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, mix engineer, and mastering engineer.
I have been producing my own music since 2012 and teaching since 2016.
I teach Ableton and Logic typically, but I can work with any DAW.
I am an Icon Collective Graduate.

And a little more about me:
1. I love philosophy, art, people, nature, and animals.
2. I accept you, I promise.
3. My only life advice is

never take advice, and make your grandma smile :)
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January 4, 2019
paige
My first session with Dan was great! He asked a lot of questions to determine my level of experience/goals; then we dived right into the lesson. He’s also provided homework assigments that I’ve been able to work on straight away.
February 12, 2018
Edward J.
Dan is a really insightful instructor. He really knows Ableton in-and-out with his eyes closed. He also has a good ear and is able to help you get the sound that you want. He gives really good feedback on projects that you might be working on. He is really well-versed in all aspects of music production - not only in sound design and mixing but also in songwriting and also can talk about difficult topics like inspiration and creativity in a unique way. If you're serious about music production, I would certainly recommend taking lessons with Dan.

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john
"Andrew's fantastic musicianship mixed with a low key personality,
is the perfect recipe for a great music instructor.
Aspiring bass players should capit
alize on his ability to play
both fluid single note lines-and this is key-his incredibly
funky bottom end. Non-bassists, never fear. He also has the solid music
theory thing down so there is something for everyone to take your musical knowledge to the next level."
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Taras
"Fernando is a true talent and an asset to the community of Fort Wayne, Indiana. My first experience with him was 7 years ago at St. Henry Community Center
. Fernando sang and played guitar during our Christmas recital. I was completely amazed with his vocal range and ability to captivate an audience with his overall musical aura. Fernando also taught vocal lessons for St. Henry and continued to contribute his ideas and talents to enhance the community center. We were blessed to have him as a part of our staff. He is, without a doubt, the best vocal coach that one could ask for. If you are looking to make singing a goal of yours in 2017, do yourself a favor and sign up for lessons with Fernando."
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Martin
"Super passionate and knowledgable of his craft. His personal story is inspiring. Warning! He will take you to the edge to make you improve."
Jonathan
"whatzzzzz up, seth, you are the Beethoven of this millenia."
Karena
"Heather gave me many great ideas as to how to structure melody and lyrics. I highly recommend her."
Carter
"Learned things that I never knew existed!"
Val
"Keira made songwriting so fun, my boys didn't even know that they were learning! I would highly recommend Keira Moran."
Dwonka "Dee"
"I enjoy my song writing coach Frankie. His knowledge and patience was well appreciated."
Enzo
"Enzo always comes out excited from his class with Axel. Looking forward for more"

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