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Rob S.

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

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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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Greg C
Absolutely the best teacher around. He simplifies advanced concepts and will help you set and meet any goal you have musically. And he is a really nice guy.
Sunil A.
Great intro class with Rob!
Andrew H.
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.
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Keith D.

19 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Keith D.

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Learn how to construct a tune: both lyrics & music. All keys

About Keith

I teach students from beginners to advanced & aspiring professional "musicians,singers,songwriters. Each program is tailored to the individual involving all styles of music as per your preference. Theory & reading notated music is taught & required. I am a master guitar teacher/music producer for r

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Sooki
I have few lessons with Keith so far. Keith is a very patient and flexible teacher. He customizes lesson plan accordingly to my level and needs. I have learned a lot in short amount of time. Thank you!
Princesse S.
He is the best! It’s been 3 weeks and I’m singing everywhere I go!
Julia C.
Keith is very knowledgeable, patient and methodical. By letting me play a few notes and asking a few questions, he already knew where I should start and had the whole study plan figured out. His lessons are very productive but not in an overwhelming way. After two classes, I actually already feel I've improved significantly. I'm getting more and more comfortable playing to musical notes, which I tried to teach myself several times but all failed. I finally feel I'm on the right track!
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Avi B.

10 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Awarded The Mark Brunswick Composition Award from CUNY City College of New York
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Avi B.

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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.

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving Valhalla, NY

Andy T.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Education from UT Austin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andy T.

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Our songwriting lessons will take you through many different approaches, techniques, and conventions unique to the art of songwriting. Equal parts creativity and self-discipline, our lessons will focus on how to develop both in the context of composing music and lyrics.

About Andy

I have been teaching private guitar lessons for over 7 years. With a degree in Education from UT Austin, I have had extensive training in building custom curricula. This is something I do for all of my students and is based on their ability and interests.

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Natalie
My son has learned so much working with Andy. I knew he was the right teacher when I saw that my son was practicing without any reminders!
Highly recommended!
Jake A.
Andy is one of the best instructors I've ever had. We met through LinkedIn, as I was looking for artistic development for my music. He came up with a six-month-long plan after our first lesson. Needless to say I was very impressed.

He also has a great ability to explain and make relevant some obscure concepts. Music theory concepts that had evaded my understanding for years were made simple as 2+2.

I highly recommend Andy for anyone looking to further their artistic development!

Nicole C.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, German, Italian, Latin, Tagalog
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Nicole C.

10 Reviews
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Have a million great song ideas in your head, but not sure how to blend them all together to make your one big hit?! I'll coach you through music structures in any style, and help you create hooks and lyrics that are both authentic and catchy.

About Nicole

Nicole is available to teach lessons for students of all levels. Beginning her singing career when she was 7, she most recently sang at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, was a winner of the international CS Competition in musical theatre, and is a Chicago F.A.M.E. finalist for Jazz and popular music. Co

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Alice
Nicole was great -- excellent teacher and lovely manner. We are very pleased.
Norah F.
Amazing! My daughter is pumped for next week, Ms. Nicole was great!
Rachelle + Dad J.
Nicole is absolutely amazing! Her musical background is reflected in her language expertise and we were able to begin learning German with ease!
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Gretchen T.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Gretchen T.

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When it comes to songwriting there are a lot of moving parts, journaling, creating lyrics, picking styles, and chords are the things you can expect when you want to learn songwriting.

About Gretchen

My name is Gretchen Tucker. I am a classically trained soprano. I have been singing for over 20 years. I hold a B.A. in Music from Keene State College and I am currently training to become a board certified music therapist. The way I have succeeded in lessons and my teaching philosophy is a holisti

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A talented, patient teacher, Gretchen epitomizes the best qualities for musical instruction. Her technical knowledge of music theory is by far the most complete and deepest of anyone I have encountered. She has encouraged the gradual emerging of a latent talent talent I never knew I had as I was always discouraged from attempting any musical education.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Valhalla, NY

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Valhalla is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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$41 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$68 average

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"I tried other teachers for my songwriting craft and vocal career. I felt like I was going nowhere fast and became frustrated. Then I tried Fawn. Game changer! Fawn was clear and concise. I finally see progress with her. She has inspired me to become more passionate about music again. I had almost given up. Thank you Fawn! I look forward to continuing lessons with you. You are a blessing."
JayJay
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Keira made songwriting so fun, my boys didn't even know that they were learning! I would highly recommend Keira Moran."
Val
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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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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"Indigo is a fantastic teacher! Able to speak to a variety of musical styles and elements of music - from songwriting, to guitar technique, to theory. Highly recommend"
Amy Jo
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for years now for music theory, acoustic guitar, singing, recording, and now songwriting. Its awesome to have all those options in one place. Jimmy has a lot of experience when it comes to writing songs and it shows in the way he teaches. He always shows excitement towards the new songs I bring to him, and encourages me to keep writing. He has taught me how easy it can be to create songs, while taking what he has taught me with music theory to push the song to the next level. The best part is when I decide I like a song, he has the ability to record it for me in his studio. This process of recording and listening to what you have created is invaluable. I always look forward to lessons with Jimmy and highly recommend him."
Doug
Took Songwriting lessons from James R.
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"My son seems interested with Eric class. He said he will continue to take lessen with Eric next week. Thanks to Eric. Please keep Alex to continue. Alex is a fun and smart boy. He likes fun and knowledgeable teacher too."
Alex
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric C.
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"When I worked with Triana, she was very helpful in helping me revise and reconstruct one of my original songs. She was a very constructive co-writer and instructor, as she helped make sure that each section of my song had a purpose and was impactful. Overall, Triana has a lot to offer to up and coming songwriters who may want an experienced musician or writer’s valuable input.

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Lorena
Took Songwriting lessons from Triana P.
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"Learned things that I never knew existed!"
Carter
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan H.
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"In the course of a few lessons with Gfire, I (with coaching) wrote a song that I felt pretty good about. I've written a few songs before and had learned the basics, but I enjoyed learning her method (which, in a phrase, would have to be "keep going") and I plan to use it to see if it'll help with my productivity. Gfire was always very upbeat and positive without being phony, encouraging without being demanding, so the lessons were always enjoyable. I would recommend her."
Jim
Took Songwriting lessons from Gfire
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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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