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Erica S.

(6)
Boonton, NJ
Starting at $35
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  • Awarded 2013 BMI Charlie Parker Prize For Jazz Composition/2014 Manny Albam Commission from BMI Foundation as part of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Learn how to discover the creative potential you already have in you and channel it to create your own personal music with a well-rounded teacher who specializes in composing and arranging.

The process of composition is a very individual and tailored path, and there isn't a set way of approaching composition. It is tailored to the student's strengths and weaknesses, musical interests, and the way a student approaches music (intuitive vs. analytical). But things I often cover are analysis of music the student enjoys, figuring out pieces by ear (having a strong ear is very important to the composition process), creating pieces based on moods or images, working on forming a piece and telling a story, and orchestration.

If composing is your interest I often have you keep a journal and ask you to listen to some music you like, and write down some things you like about what you hear, and then try to figure out what they're doing. These things help you discover what you love about ...

About Erica

Hi! My name is Erica, and I am a private lesson teacher, composer, arranger, and pianist currently living, writing, performing, and teaching in North Jersey. I believe that by having such a versatile musical background, I will be able to understand different needs and interests you may have and hel

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August 25, 2017
Angela L.
Erika is the best. She has great sense of music, she made you thinking more than just playing the music on piece of paper! I highly recommend her.
May 20, 2017
Angela L.
Erika is pretty nice and professional piano teacher. As a beginner, I have great confidence in growing my piano skill with her.
September 25, 2015
Doris U.
She is excelent.I enjoyed her classes
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Dan B.

(11)
New York, NY
Starting at $50
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Awarded 2nd prize in composition, honorable mention in songwriting contest from 1. Rubin Academy Jerusalem, 2. The Billboard international contest
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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I have written many songs, one of them got an honorable mention
at the billboard international song contest, another is the theme song
of the movie "Falling Star" (AKA "Goyband") starring (and singing) the magnificent Adam Pascal.

About Dan

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing m

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April 12, 2019
Xi L.
Dan is really good and creative teacher! I had fun lesson with him!
February 26, 2019
Tess D.
On the first lesson with Dan as an intermediate/advance level student, I have certain expectations of the kind of guidance I need to improve my playing (even if I usually play for my own personal pleasure). Dan was able to pinpoint some areas that I could improve which were very helpful. Looking forward to having more lessons with him.
January 8, 2019
Thu H.
I really enjoy learning how to play the piano with Dan, he's very patient and explains the step clearly. Just need lots of practice!
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Jonathan S.

(6)
New York, NY
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio

  • Speaks English, Music
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Awarded 1st Place/Winner: International Trumpet Guild Jazz Solo Competition from International Trumpet Guild
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Since 2005 I have been composing music for a wide variety of ensembles and artistic platforms. Whether it be for a choreographed dance number, brass quintet/chamber music, or jazz orchestras, I've been able to hone my arranging and scoring capabilities to enable me to adapt any song, or write my own to suit any situation.

All songs have basic building blocks that make them songs. You will become familiar with these, and learn to wield them, in order to create your own. We'll look the music of many different genres, and extrapolate what you like from each; in this way your writing, no matter what style of music it's in, will reflect a depth and character that only the best musicians throughout time have been able to achieve.

I can assist you with every aspect of music composition as it applies to any situation you are writing for, and help you to be able to write the music you are hearing in your head!

About Jonathan

Hi! I'm Dr. Jonathan Saraga; professional musician and educator living in New York City. I have been working as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and studio musician for almost 2 decades and have been teaching full-time for the past 7, which includes nearly 3 at the University level. I have nearly 1

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May 25, 2016
Les S.
I would highly recommend Jonathan as a music teacher. Jonathan is absolutely passionate about music, which is evident by his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is very patient with my five year old and encourages her to get her very best effort. Jonathan customizes the music and lessons for my daughter’s skill level while at the same time provides challenges to keep the learning process interesting. In a short period of time, my daughter's keyboard playing abilities have dramatically increased. I am very grateful to Jonathan for making learning fun for my daughter, who always looks forward to her lessons!
May 13, 2016
Joanie
Jonathan has made a great impression with my son. He displays a great combination of patience and encouragement with Nick. I have seen an improvement in his trumpet skills as well as his confidence.
February 25, 2016
Sonia R.
NICE, HELPFUL AND PATIENT.

THANK YOU.

Meet Online Songwriting Teachers Serving Woodside, NY

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Scott M.

(6)
Songwriting
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Speaks German, English, Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Online Songwriting Teacher

I can help you write songs, from finding a melody and writing lyrics, to advanced chord progressions and the theory behind choosing what chords to use and where, how to change keys, and help you expand on your ideas. I can teach you how to copyright songs and market them. Songwriting is probably my favorite part of the musical experience.

About Scott

Hi! I'm Scott. I perform with a one-man band setup I created which utilizes a modified guitar and home-made foot pedals to control a drum set, while I sing on top of it all. I have a recording studio at home, and have performed with bands as a singer, guitarist, saxophonist, bassist, percussion

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October 3, 2018
Matthew T.
Scott is a great teacher, informative, very skilled and fun to work with
May 10, 2018
Liam
Had our first lesson with Scott. He was great with my 7 year old. We look forward to future lessons with him!
December 12, 2017
Eric
Very personable and eager to share his love of music. He’s not looking to teach you “his way” but meeting you where you’re at and helping you get to where you want to go, musically.
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Andy W.

(3)
Songwriting
Starting at $60
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Background Checked
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Andy W.

(3)

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About Andy

Andy is a guitarist and teacher located in Denver. He received his Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. He has taught for multiple music lesson companies. In addition, he writes music related articles that have been featured in bl

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August 31, 2015
Stacey A.
Andy is a great guitar teacher. He was prepared for every lesson and really helped get our daughter excited about guitar. We really appreciated his patience and positive attitude!
May 29, 2015
DeAnn V.
He was very patient with my child which was a first timer! He motivated her to want to play. Very comfortable to be around! I would definitely hire him again!
March 27, 2015
Lindsay W.
Andy was such a great teacher. My 7 year old son looked forward to his lessons with Andy every week. We were very bummed we had to stop lessons because of moving out of state. Andy has such a great way of teaching and has such patience with kids.
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Nicole C.

(59)
Songwriting
Starting at $28
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Background Checked
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nicole C.

(59)

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Online Songwriting Teacher

Students will study music history to see how songwriting has evolved through music history. Then, we will increase our literacy skills needed to write an effective song while expressing creativity. Lastly, we will the explore the process of music production and arrangement to create a complete song.

About Nicole

Nicole began her musical journey in Long Island, New York when she began piano lessons at age five. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of

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November 18, 2019
Christina H.
Fantastic! Nicole is extremely thorough and tons of fun. Can’t wait for the next lesson!
November 3, 2019
Doug B.
I appreciated the information and trying to push me to learning a new song, warmups and questions i had about positioning.
October 29, 2019
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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Woodside, NY

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Woodside is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $35 and $300 per hour.
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$42 average
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$55 average
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"I've been learning songwriting and music theory from David and it couldn't be any better. He's very professional and personable, and he makes sure to work with you, not above you. He shows a genuine enthusiasm for his students' musical interests and formulates instruction around them. David encourages questions, which creates a comfortable and effective teacher-student interaction. Between my weekly lessons, I find myself impatiently counting down the days until my next scheduled lesson. While the genre of songwriting that I've been working on with David's guidance has been contemporary Christian, I'm sure that he would be an effective teacher in any genre, whether the student were writing songs or playing them."
- Martin
Took Songwriting lessons from David M.
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"Very patient, friendly and knowledgeable!"
- John
Took Songwriting lessons from Kris S.
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"Gary is extremely knowledgable and a great communicator of complex musical ideas and concepts. He has a way of breaking things down into "easy to understand" bite size pieces. This allows anyone to comprehend and master the rules of music in a third of the time other teachers have taken to teach the same information. He is professional, personable and an all around great teacher .
He has taught my daughter as well. We study songwriting together.
I highly recommend Gary!"
- Steve S
Took Songwriting lessons from Gary R.
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"Terry was on time - professional - and inspiring. We're excited to keep working with him!"
- Sam
Took Songwriting lessons from Terry P.
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"A great teacher who help me start to write song

I wrote my first song after I started to have lessons with Jeff. Jeff encouraged me follow through my motives, offered effective guidance and advices that helped shaping my first song. I am very happy with what I learnt from Jeff and am looking forward to have Jeff's teaching along my future songwriting journey!"
- Peter
Took Songwriting lessons from Jeff S.
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"Thomas is a wonderful teacher, he is helping me gather my thoughts on the songwriting process and provides excellent guidance on how to proceed in my own practice as a novice."
- Phillip
Took Songwriting lessons from Thomas F.
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"Jordan is excellent at providing a smooth chord structure and consistent rhythm in an original song. He is a proficient guitarist and delivers an edgy lyric style. He is a versitle adept musician that is also patient and relates well to his students."
- Karen
Took Songwriting lessons from Jordan D.
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"Anything from singing to songwriting, Danielle is the epitome of a great instructor and mentor. I have taken voice/songwriting lessons from Danielle for over a year now and can truly say that she has helped me develop into the artist that I am today. One of the things that impresses me the most about Danielle is her ability to connect with and inspire her students. Aside from being an exceptional talent with decades of experience in the music industry, she is a passionate and charismatic teacher that is certain to bring out the best in her students."
- Bobby B.
Took Songwriting lessons from Danielle L.
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"Great frist lesson!"
- Maria
Took Songwriting lessons from Hilary K.
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"Dan is really good and creative teacher! I had fun lesson with him!"
- Xi
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan B.
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