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Ian S.

39 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Ian S.

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I have extensive experience composing and writing, and have recorded 100 of my works. Let me teach you songwriting secrets and music theory so you can start creating your own music right away!

About Ian

A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children in New Jersey. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on p

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Hayati
Even it was my first lesson I can feel the progress and I am confident about achieving my goal. Thanks Ian!!
Xiaoqi
Ian is fantastic teacher. He was so patient with my toddler daughter. And when she became fuzzy during the class, Ian could be so creative to always come out with a way to calm her down and redirect her attention to other musical things. I would love him to be my daughter’s music teacher for as long as possible if I did not have to move.
laura R.
Ian is very knowledgeable and is great in explaining theory and great in demonstrating so you can understand.
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Juan C.

9 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish, Japanese
  • Awarded Composition Contest Award from Miami Dade College
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Juan C.

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About Juan

Originally from Colombia, Juan Calderon has been a resident of New York City since 2008. His music blends classical, modern, and avant-garde elements. He draws from his experience as a recording and touring rock guitarist in Colombia and Miami, his studies of East Asian music, inspired by interacti

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Dawn G.
Juan is wonderful and very knowledgeable in music. He is very patient and makes you feel comfortable. I leave a lesson feeling like I am accomplished and relaxed. It nice to see progress in such a little time. I go home with enthusiasm to learn more and want practice to do so.
Chrystine R.
With a patient and intuitive approach, Juan tailors each lesson to fit not only the student’s skill level, but also desire for depth of understanding. When I first began taking lessons, I was only able to plunk a few chords and play along with a few basic songs. However, over the course of a year and a half with Juan, I gained a foundational knowledge of the classical guitar, as well as the confidence to site read and play a range of other styles of guitar music. He seamlessly integrated music theory concepts into song studies, helping me learn major/minor scales and chord shapes, and then apply this knowledge to better understand song structures and composition. It has been such a great experience learning from Juan, especially because he is both an exemplary teacher and guitar player!
Dionne T.
Juan is awesome. He makes learning guitar easy and never complicates it .. and makes it fun. He's a great teacher.
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Matthew K.

26 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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Matthew K.

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Students can expect to discover or re-discover their love for music and and their own natural musical inclinations. Many students report an increased sense of joy and possibility in their own lives. Curriculum depends on level of student, but is focused on being able to write songs, develop comfort and ease in playing style, and accessing creativity and originality in approach. After 3 to 6 months working with me, most students can feel comfortable calling themselves a songwriter!

About Matthew

I have been playing professionally for over 30 years and have taught for over 10. I am proficient on keyboards, guitar, bass, ukelele, as well as lead and harmony vocals and songwriting. My focus is on developing your musical intuition through ear training, and accessing the music within. I have a

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Paul
I had a one off single lesson with Matthew, I was only in New York for a couple days and was lucky enough to get a sing writing session with him. He gave some great insight and valid techniques towards song writing. He was easy going and very friendly. Would certainly recommend.
Sami
Matt is an awesome instructor. Unlike a traditional guitar teacher, Matt understands what his students want to play, making lessons much more interesting and making practicing much easier. I've had a few lessons with Matt and have learned more in those lessons that I could have ever learned by myself. Highly recommend.
Diana
Just had my first piano lesson with Matthew today. He is a truly great artist and instructor who will teach you not just about the playing technique but about the music theory/history behind it. Would definitely recommend!

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Steven R.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Senior Fellowship from Dartmouth College
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Steven R.

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I am thoroughly trained in songwriting and have a Masters Degree in Composition

About Steven

Steven is a teacher, composer, vocal coach, and conductor of music. In addition, he is a versatile performer of classical, popular and ragtime music, and has appeared in countless concerts in the US and abroad. Among the foremost performers, historians and interpreters of ragtime music, Steven h

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Joey F.
Steven is an excellent coach - giving me great guidance.
Elisha M.
Knows what he's doing. Very good!
Tom V.
Steven is a fantastic, patient teacher and demonstrates clearly what I should focus on to keep me challenged and to continue making progress.
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Tim B.

65 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1994
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Tim B.

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I started writing songs since I was 17, I have learned that sometimes it takes a hundred songs before you get ten good ones for an album. Well versed in helping create 3 minute songs for radio airplay. If you are into progressive music like Rush and Dream Theatre, I also understand how to write songs without concern of time limit that aren't necessarily made for radio but for pure enjoyment.

About Tim

I love to help anyone who has been told they're not able to play guitar, has quit out of frustration, or been told they're too old or too young to play. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is customized to your learning style and different for everyone depending on what you want to learn. Most o

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My son's first lesson was excellent. Tim went at my son's pace and made sure he understood what he was learning. Tim was friendly and my son felt comfortable interacting with him. My son is really looking forward to his next lesson!
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Brittany S.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded 1st Place Winner: American Songwriter Song Contest from American Songwriter Magazine
  • Teaching since 2010
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Brittany S.

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I have extensive experience writing with some of the best songwriters on music row, and my songs have been featured in American Songwriter Magazine. I co-write and perform weekly in Nashville, and love to share what I have learned with developing songwriters!

If a student is interested in working on both their voice and their songwriting skills, lessons can be designed to incorporate both. I address form, lyric writing techniques, melody enhancement, and commercial appeal when teaching songwriting lessons. Students will learn the fundamentals and will bring in songs for critique!

Many of my students also study to learn basic guitar and/or piano with me, with an aim to accompany themselves on their original songs. We also have a home recording studio, which is available at a discounted cost to students interested in recording demos of their songs!

About Brittany

Brittany offers private lessons in commercial and/or classical voice, songwriting, music theory, and ear training. She graduated the commercial music program at Belmont University with a focus on voice, songwriting, and music business in 2013. Brittany brings a unique skill set to the table, hav

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Ohana
Great lesson!
Gilma L.
Aswome Instructor. My daughter loves her

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Valley Cottage, NY

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Valley Cottage 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 $300 per hour.
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Took Songwriting lessons from Ellysa R.
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"Excellent teacher, very knowledgable!"
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Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"Any time I've needed guitar help with songwriting, Garrett has always come in with something and we've come up with some pretty good songs. I'd recommend him to anyone!"
Faith
Took Songwriting lessons from Garrett M.
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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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"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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"Truly incredible teacher!

I love her. She is so sweet, she is amazing I would tell all my friends interested in piano, voice, music theory, songwriting or anything having to do with music, to take lessons with her. I can’t believe how much I have improved on my songwriting, voice and playing. I wish I had found her sooner. She's 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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"Christiaan has been working on his own music for quite some time and his knowledge of various musical genres to reference and borrow from for influences and ideas is so vast based on his long background in music. What is refreshing about working with him is he is open to so many forms of music. As he states it, " music is music". it provides a fresh approach. I am very pleased with this expanded viewpoint."
Courtney
Took Songwriting lessons from Christiaan S.
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"Learned things that I never knew existed!"
Carter
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan H.
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"My voice has significantly improved after lessons with Hannah. My tone and pitch have also improved dramatically. If you are interested in writing songs, Hannah is also a great teacher for that. I have written many songs since taking lessons from her. You don't even have to leave your home because Hannah can teach skype lessons. Many people don't like Skype lessons because they seem impersonal. I recommend trying a free lesson. You will see that Hannah makes it seem like she's there in person. I live in the country so this has been very convenient. I love her teaching style. She has empowered me to create many beautiful songs. She is very well qualified and knows what she's talking about."
Eliza
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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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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