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Rhys T.

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Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $64
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Rhys T.

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Songwriting is a wonderful journey of accessing personal ideas and emotions to express them through music and share them with a listener. As an active MIMA Teaching Artist and the NYC Regional Director of music education nonprofit, MIMA Music, I taught and developed the curriculum of a highly innovative approach to group collaborative songwriting. The method includes four steps (Inspire, Transform, Create, Celebrate) to guide a student through the process of effortlessly generating original material and transforming it into a complete whole. In private lessons, I will help the student create a list of songs that inspire them the most, and we will take inspiration from those songwriters' style to inform the students' personal aesthetic.

About Rhys

I am a trumpeter, vocalist, composer, and music educator, committed to using a fun and individualized approach to guide each of my private students on their path of musical discovery and success, according to their passion and personal vision. My approach to private lessons is informed by a var

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AMAZING. Thoughtful, attentive, caring and thinks outside the bubble to really work with you. Amazing musician too. Beautiful beautiful music....

John R.

3 Reviews
Pelham, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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John R.

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Learn to write songs like a pro!

About John

*** Travel Equipment *** I do not provide any equipment. I expect my students to have their own instruments, amplifiers and music. *** Specialties *** I am proficient in all guitar styles including blues, jazz, rock, folk and classical. I have a PhD in music and have been a professional music

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Janie ..
John was so great ! He showed everything i asked for & some extra chord and strumming techniques
Barb S.
John is a wonderful teacher extremely patient.
I highly recommend him
Dina
John was great

Emily P.

13 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Emily P.

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Whether it's folk music, jazz, or anything in between, I think it's important for performers to participate in writing music. I compose for my own projects as well as some bands I am a member of, and I would love to help you get started!

About Emily

Woodwind instrumentalist Emily performs regularly in a range of styles including classical, jazz, rock, funk, Afrobeat, Third Stream, and musical theater. Emily holds her M.M. in Multiple Woodwind Performance from The Boston Conservatory with concentrations in saxophone, clarinet, and flute perform

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Peter F.
A great first lesson. Hoping it continues.
Lucia F.
Emily is warm, energetic, very professional and talented.
We love her!!
Cassel
My daughter had the most wonderful first lesson I could have hoped for! Thank you for making her education enjoyable.. it already left her wanting to come back !

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Karen R.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Bachelor's in Music Education, and Master's in Reading and Curriculum from Grand Canyon University
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Karen R.

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I teach songwriting basis which include: Composition, music theory, different musical styles, how dynamics, rhythm, and musical styles will affect the meaning of the song, etc.

About Karen

Karen R. was born and raised in a musical family in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Karen has loved to sing and play instruments almost all of her life, and became passionate about music early in her childhood. She has played 7 instruments proficiently including piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele,

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Steven W.
Karen is very patient with me. Her soft voice and gentle create the perfect environment for learning
Dawson J.
Really nice and very patient with me. Made feel comfortable and not pressed.
Chelsea and Natalie R.
Today was our first lesson. Karen was on time and professional, and also very personable. She took the time to see what level each of my girls was at. I like that she teaches theory along with playing.
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Russell S.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $120
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Music Theory from Las Vegas High School
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Russell S.

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If you are ready to take your music skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument themselves. My name is Russell and I have been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and teaching music and producing records for over 10. I have worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Lifehouse, Disney's Caityln Taylor Love and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Want to learn to shred? produce? write? dive into theory?

About Russell

Russell is an American Platinum-Selling record producer / songwriter / and guitarist based in Los Angeles, CA. With his first #1 Billboard record under his belt and previous clients such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, and Red Velvet, Russ has found endorsements and support from major music companies

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Max H.
Very skilled, helpful, and easy to work with! Highly recommend!
Joe
Russ is a straight up musical genius that has decades of experience playing the guitar. He will make you think of music in an entirely different way and his unique approach to the guitar makes learning so much easier. Definitely worth it!
Jera
Russ is such a wonderful teacher. He's so passionate and teaches in a way that's interesting, easy to grasp and fun! I've learned so much so quickly

Bil M.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Masters in Jazz Piano from New England Conservatory
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaching since 1982
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Bil M.

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About Bil

I am one of those individuals for whom teaching is just something that I have to do. I started giving music lessons sometime in the 80's and have loved working with all levels of skill and experience. My students say that I am patient, adaptive and encouraging, committed to making music fun. I

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Christine F.
I have been learning/ working with Bil for several and have LOVED every minute of it. He encourages you to become the musician YOU want to be and pushes you to find YOUR own unique style. He has taught to believe in myself as a musician and to be the best I can be.
Guy F.
Bil is knowledgeable and encouraging. I’m a beginner piano student, with aspirations of playing jazz. And while I’m not yet playing any jazz standards, Bil has taught me the beauty of extended chords, how to quickly build certain voicing of 7th and 9th chords, and encouraging me not only to play with them, but also to start modifying other songs I’ve already learned with said chords. His love for music theory and composition are evident, and he is eager to share his knowledge with his students at their own pace and level of understanding. For anyone considering Bil, I would encourage you to take a lesson with him and experience his easygoing yet focused teaching style.
Britta Hiester
He's great i love my lessons

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in White Plains, NY

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in White Plains is $70. 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
60 min
$70 average

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"I can't thank Fawn enough for getting me past my mental blocks. She really saved me and now I have put out my first single, with an album in the works. Thank you so much Fawn!"
B. Smith
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Awesome lesson. My son is excited for the next one."
Tristan
Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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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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"Greg shares his expertise freely and made the concepts easy to understand. He is an extraordinary musician and comical educator. His presentation was compelling and I couldn’t wait to return for more lessons! Now I can tackle the songwriting process with confidence!"
Brian
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"Incredible Teacher

Athena has the ability to cut through and get right into what is going to help you the most. She has an innate ability to be able to find out what's holding you back and devising the perfect exercises to break through those barriers."
Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Athena M.
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"Chrissy was very instructive and positive and friendly and she worked with me for my individualized songwriting learning needs at this time. We worked on my first song, and she gave me very good information and feedback and homework for our next lesson. Definitely several points above average!!!!!!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Brendon is amazing! He's very professional and encouraging. He's actually inspired me to pursue songwriting as a career!"
Patrice
Took Songwriting lessons from Brendon R.
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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 learned alot on the first hour lesson. Stephen made it easy for me to grasp the basic fundamental of song writting."
Nelson
Took Songwriting lessons from Stephen H.
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"Carolyn is very patient kind and caring and easy going and also fun I would recemend here and do other lessons she has:)"
Abbie Roles
Took Songwriting lessons from Carolyn O.
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