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Arrica R.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded SAG Scholar from Screen Actor's Guild
  • Teaching since 2008
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Arrica R.

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I've been studying songwriting for over 20 years and I've professionally released several albums. I am grateful to have had my music licensed by Starbucks, NBC, The CW network, NikeWomen.com, and MTV. Whether you've never written a song before or are just in need of growth and guidance with your existing body of work, we'll work together to expand your songwriting skill set and repertoire.

About Arrica

I was born and raised in Los Angeles but I now split my time between the Bay Area (Oakland) and Los Angeles. I am a Professional Musician/Songwriter/Vocalist teaching songwriting, voice, and performance technique as well as a combination thereof. I began singing at a very young age for anyone who wo

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Had a lovely time!! Looking forward to learning more!
Sung Hae K.
Arrica is a very talented instructor. I benefit from both the structure of her lessons as well as how she teaches and motivates me.
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Dan B.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded 2nd prize in composition, honorable mention in songwriting contest from 1. Rubin Academy Jerusalem, 2. The Billboard international contest
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Dan B.

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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 mu

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Dan C.
Dan knows how to do everything! I consider myself an advanced student, and he's able to clearly answer all of my questions and show me examples on the fly! I highly recommend him, especially if you're eager to learn quickly
Susan B.
Dan is an excellent instructor. Although I have played the piano for years, my technical skills and understanding of music theory have improved exponentially through my work with Dan. He is particularly accomplished at using multiple approaches to explain difficult concepts to ensure that I fully understand them. I highly recommend him.
Nicola H.
Have had a few lessons with Dan so far and nothing to complain about. Really this is the type of teacher I'm looking for the whole time as an adult beginner. He knows what he is doing and how to push you to the next level.
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Billy N.

14 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Awarded Composers Residency from Yadoo
  • Teaching since 1982
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Billy N.

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I've taught many singer songwriters and have written the music for songs of other people.

About Billy

Billy N. has played Jazz, Brazilian and Classical music in the NYC area for the last 20 years. He has actively taught both finger-style and pick guitar for the last 20 years. He was on staff at the American Institute of Guitar for 11 years. His book on Brazilian Guitar is published by Alfred Music a

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John
I was a beginner wanting to learn some Brazilian guitar: samba, bossa nova, etc. Billy was great for that as a very accomplished guitarist of that genre. He is very engaging and enthusiastic. He was patient with me in working on the difficult chords and strumming that this type of music requires. Having literally, "written the book", he had an organized approach. I also enjoyed his humor and occasional stories about guitarist he has know. Acho que ele tem Jeito para ensinar violao.
Rolf T.
So far great - just started
Kay D.
Billy is a patient instructor who is perfect for a beginner with some musical knowledge. I feel like we accomplished quite a bit in one lesson and I am looking forward to advancing under his guidance! #totallyworthit
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Francesca V.

104 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BM, Vocal Performance from CSULA
  • Awarded Forte Award from California Music Studios
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Francesca V.

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Parking Lots and Poetry, Francesca's award winning album was received in 2010 to rave reviews. “Francesca’s songs have great musicality and the lyrical quality of a real poet. We come across countless artists and Francesca’s music genuinely cuts through.” -Joe Cuello, Vice President of Creative Music Integration for MTV

I regularly collaborate with composers of many genres and am on several songwriting teams. One of my most recent credits was featured on America's Got Talent in 2020 and received the Golden Buzzer with Voices of Our City Choir. I lead weekly songwriting sessions with dozens of songwriters collaborating regularly. Few practice or teach the songwriting craft day in and day out as I do.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast array of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage with a chamber orchestra as she is with a rock band.

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Heather
Francesca is wonderful. My son has developed a love of learning piano and reading music. He looks forward to every lesson. I have never had to remind him to practice- he seeks opportunities to share what he is learning and is eager to share his progress with Francesca every week. She is supportive and motivating. I know she loves to develop a love music in her students by her obvious dedication to developing their love and understanding of music.
Nicole L.
My 7 year old son won't stop singing so I figured I'd put him in some lessons. She's a good mix of patient and fun while still keeping him on track. I thought it would just be a lot of scales, but she teaches him all aspects about singing/performance and uses his favorite genres to teach them. Excellent instructor!
Andrea D.
I've been working with Francesca for a few months now, and I feel I've grown so much. Prior to this I've sparsely attempted to play instruments, but she has taken her knowledge and passion and been able to pass that on to me while constantly reminding me that one day I will be good. And I believe it! I've come a long way to establish a regular practice routine, still working on it with her, and I have high expectations for the future. I recommend her to my own people and I recommend her to you.
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Avi B.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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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.

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Dominick
Absolutely amazing teacher. Helped me work out some fundamental issues I had and then moved on to more of theory and workshopping.
Very knowledgeable and very helpful.
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Marwan S.

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  • Speaks Chinese - Mandarin, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering from Cornell University
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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 M

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Albert E.
A passionate and proficient instructor!
Ryan F.
So far so Good. It has only been one lesson, but our son really enjoyed it.
Sandra
My 6 year old daughter is developing a great foundation and is enthusiastic about learning the piano. Marwan is a great match for her!

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The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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"Super passionate and knowledgable of his craft. His personal story is inspiring. Warning! He will take you to the edge to make you improve."
Martin
Took Songwriting lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"Indigo is an awesome teacher!"
Geoff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"I love to write but then writing music seemed out of the ordinary. Well.... not any more! Thanks!"
Georgia
Took Songwriting lessons from James W.
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"As a fellow TakeLessons instructor, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be coached by Rosita. She is clearly knowledgable, candid, inspiring, and prepared. She also can run ZOOM like a champ which makes the lesson more valuable per minute! I will leave more reviews as my experience with her unfolds!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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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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"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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"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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"Fawn is an amazing teacher. I've been taking songwriting classes from her and I learn something new every lesson. She's very sweet, talented, encouraging, and understanding. I was nervous to take lessons online at first, as I've never done it before, then was unsure who I should take from because I didn't want to get someone who was terrible. I got really lucky though, I highly recommend her. She's absolutely fantastic."
Ashley
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"whatzzzzz up, seth, you are the Beethoven of this millenia."
Jonathan
Took Songwriting lessons from Seth D.
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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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Online Songwriting Courses

Some people just have a knack for writing songs, but others require some guidance. After all, it can be tricky knowing where to begin. Do you start with the lyrics first or the melody? Where does rhythm come into play? And how do you even know what to write about? Everyone is capable of writing a song; it’s just a matter of knowing what you need and how to get there.

That’s where our online songwriting courses can help. Here at TakeLessons, we feature online songwriting workshops that provide you with the tools you need to craft your very own songs. With the help of a private instructor, you’ll be well on your way to writing your own music in no time.

Benefits of Songwriting Classes Online

Whether you are writing your first so

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ng or facing some dreaded writer’s block, our songwriting lessons online can help. For starters, you will receive one-on-one, private instruction from a certified teacher of your choice. Your tutor will listen to your goals and mold lesson plans that align with you.

Maybe you want to learn to write a song that accompanies guitar music. Or perhaps you want to write a song for your upcoming talent show. Better yet, maybe you want to break into a specific genre. Whatever you need help with, your songwriting instructor will provide you with individualized instruction tailored to your needs. Your instructor might show you the long-line concept or help you break down the anatomy of a hit pop song. You’ll soon find that our lyric writing courses online will have you writing songs left and right.

Why Take Songwriting Online Classes

Let’s face it; you don’t always have time to pack up your things, drive across town, and meet with an instructor in person for a class. Between your work or school schedule and your family and home duties, sometimes it just doesn’t feel like there is enough time in the day. While life can get chaotic, that’s no excuse to skip out on taking a class. Thanks to the rising popularity of online classes, now you can sign on and learn any time, day, and place.

Here at TakeLessons, we offer flexible and hassle-free online songwriting courses. Forget about finding a ride to class or getting stuck in traffic. Because every lesson takes place online, you can log on wherever makes the most sense for you. Using your smartphone, laptop, or computer and web camera, you can meet with your instructor wherever you have internet access. Learning a new skill has never been so convenient!

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Ready to fulfill all your songwriting dreams? You can start today when you sign up for our online songwriting workshop. Begin by choosing one of our certified instructors. Simply browse their profiles, learn about their experience, read reviews, and check out their availability. Once you pick the best tutor for your needs, you will receive all the tools and guidance you need to write the next big hit.

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