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Mimi D.

41 Reviews
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  • Awarded Finalist from Naumberg International Viola Competition
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mimi D.

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All ages. All levels.
From very beginners to advanced.
Any and All music genres and styles.
I help my students unleash their creativity, increase their confidence and accomplish their goals. I have lots of knowledge and experience in writing songs and will help to equip you in being the best you can be. I will also collaborate with you if you want or need that.
I have recorded several CDs of original songs, music and scores.

About Mimi

Mimi is a world class musician. She has been teaching Viola, Violin, Composition and Improvisation techniques for over 25 years. Mimi studied personally for several years with Itzhak Perlman, the great, legendary, violin concert soloist. Mimi toured with Barbra Streisand and also recorded

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Paula D.
Mimi really helped educate and inspire and encourage me in my songwriting today, She is truly a gifted teacher and most definitely several points above average!:)
Amy H.
This was a first lesson with the Erhu, and Mimi was very patient with my level of knowledge. It took us a moment to figure out how to get the video sorted out but she was very calm and easy to learn from, patient, and kind as well as very clear in her instruction as to what I could work on in-between lessons.
Paula D.
Mimi was very patient and encouraging. She helped me understand some aspects of music theory that I was having difficulty with, Definitely several points above average!:)
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Eric J.

332 Reviews
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Starting at $47
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 2013-2015 Endorsed Artist from Elixir Guitar Strings
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Eric J.

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I will help you understand the traditional, classical, pop, and Jazz harmonic/melodic writing rules for you to use in your own composition, songwriting, part-writing & arrangement.

About Eric

Every great artist needs a great coach, I'll help you to be the best! I began my partnership with takelessons in 2013 and teach my students at my home teaching studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My studio is comfortable and creative. As a highly experienced online music instructor (Takelesson

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Larry
Eric is a great teacher. He know when to push me and when to ease up. He made the work fun and rewarding. I saw real growth in my vocal abilities in a short time. Thanks Eric
Julia
Eric is the greatest. I enjoyed the experience working with him, how he took me to the another level with my voice. He is a great musician and teacher. Looking forward to working with him again.
Chelsea
Overall I had a good experience with Eric. I was hoping to learn more technical skills about the voice and breathing tips and tricks which I feel like I didn't get much of. For me, that was a miss but he has some really great warm-ups that I have still been utilizing. I feel that most of the lesson was just about getting through songs versus understanding areas of difficulty within the voice and why that issue is occurring.
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Kris S.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor's of Arts in Music and Psychology from University of Connecticut
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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Kris S.

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Learn what makes a good song work. We'll find out how to write songs that capture the emotions you feel.

About Kris

Music is a rewarding art with infinite depths - the approach you take to learn it should reflect this. When you take piano lessons with me we’ll cover all sides of musicianship, with a focus on building creative ability. Your classes will be varied and fun, from useful music theory to piano exe

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Diane
Lessons are nicely structured and individually tailored. I wanted to learn more about music theory for songwriting and this has been a great experience so far.
Caleb
I had an excellent experience with Kris. He challenged me but also understood my specific circumstances and pace. He was flexible with scheduling and helped me greatly improve my piano playing in a short amount of time. We worked on arranged music and songwriting. I’d recommend Kris for all levels!
Margaret Ford
Kris is welcoming and encouraging. He knows a lot and seems to be able to explain it in a way I can understand.
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Rodolfo G.

59 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
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Rodolfo G.

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Songwriting:

I am a member of ASCAP and SACM songwriter societies and I would love to help you communicate your ideas and experiences through melodic ideas. Rhetoric figures, rhymes, phrasing, smart analogies and more tools will become second nature for your songwriting craft.

I have helped dozens of students to learn chord progressions and melodies, arranged and produced their ideas and connect them with renown producers to achieve their career goals.

Let me be your mentor and make those songs a hit!

About Rodolfo

Vocal results & Artist development I have been teaching singing for 10+ years. I've enhanced singing lessons into a complete program of vocal mastery/songwriting/production. I am an active music artist, music production/audio engineer college graduate, "The voice" ex-participant and vocal pro

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Prashanth
Excellent coach
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Great teacher
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Jaxon W.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded 4th Prize, Sierra International Guitar Competition from Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival and Competition
  • Teaching since 2002
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Jaxon W.

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Here's how I help teach songwriters:

-Chords/Progressions: I help instrumentalists get out of ruts they're stuck in and find new chord progressions. OR if you're new, I'll show you what's out there. I will also show you commonly used progressions so you know what's used. We will analyze successful songs to see what the writer did and then attempt to emulate those ideas in writing exercises
-Melodies: We'll learn what makes a good melody, and we'll write melodies that are good hooks.
-Lyrics: We'll talk about what makes good lyrics and learn to write good lyrics by modeling lyrics after other songs and writing and rewriting your own lyrics.
-Music Business: If you're interested as well we can learn how the music business works for songwriters.

About Jaxon

*See further below for lesson details!* Jaxon the Guitarist: I am a Doctoral Guitar Major at USC studying classical guitar. I have been playing the guitar for over 20 years and teaching for 15. My main style is classical, and due to the technical training I have had since I was very young, it

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Rio
Great start! Learned a lot!
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Cândida L. B.

56 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Cândida L. B.

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In English, Español ou Português! The composition classes are a very fun and practical way to learn and create your songs, as well being inspired by other tunes! Can be based on playing by ear or writing scores and chords. Also, can include some trainings on technique, creativity and composing, to start putting your ideas together to create your own songs or your own arrangement for composers you like! Write your own music and tell your stories!

* Classes in studio in NYC too. Please ask for it by message!

PROGRAM:
- chord progressions
- melodies structures
- style characteristics
- writing lyrics and how to connect with melodies
- choosing chords
- analyzing songs
- Suggesting books for reading and working with
- how to produce and record your songs home

Practicing rhythms, melodies, harmonies, chords, you will develop your musicality and apply everything in your own repertoire. Using apps, videos, tracks, you will have amazing material to follow along, watch ...

About Cândida L.

In English, Portuguese or Spanish! Expert and Scholar in Music Education, with proper and modern methodologies to teach piano, voice, ear training, music theory, music history, composition, and songwriting - in person and online! TOP artistic training and experience, in high-quality studios in

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Samantha
Candida has been incredibly supportive and attentive to my client's needs. She is very accommodating, and my client has been thrilled to work with her, and especially thrilled with the progress he has made!
Roberto
Candida has not only wide and deep knowledge on the subject of music and piano, but is also an accomplished teacher who will adapt to each students needs and context. Every lesson feels like a step forward with her guidance, looking forward to learning from her for as long as possible!
Hai
I love it. I am learning and improving so much.

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Average Cost of Online Songwriting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons is $73. 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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"I write contemporary Christian and inspirational music. Mimi was great and helped me with my song melody's and structure. She was very encouraging, and knowledgeable. Showed me how to change the melody in the bridge to make my song stronger. I am pitching songs to have them recorded by Christian artist. I think one of the songs we worked on has good chance of being recorded. Thank you Mimi. Will come back for more sessions."
- David
Took Songwriting lessons from Mimi D.
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"Super talented recording artist, songwriter and AH_MAZING music coach! We do Piano, voice and songwriting with Fawn and have learned so much! We all love her in this household! Can't praise her teaching enough! If you get to train with Fawn, count yourself one of the lucky people!"
- Eileen and Evan
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Fawn is an incredible songwriter and coach! She has turned my mediocre songs into hits and I have placed several on television shows since she helped me make them better. Every lesson I learn something new and feel empowered and like I'm finally headed in the right direction. You will learn so much about yourself when you take lessons with her. She is a true blessing."
- Bobbie B.
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Natalie is always very insightful! Excellent!!"
- Roger
Took Songwriting lessons from Natalie L.
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"Greg is a master of music theory and knows about all the practical applications of guitar and bass. He is just a plain good guy too!"
- Wylie
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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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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"Great Fun!"
- Eddie
Took Songwriting lessons from Will F.
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"Fawn is one of the kindest, most talented and hard working people I have ever had the pleasure to learn from! Her songwriting skills are A++ top of the line! I can see how she has had three top ten hit songs and won so many awards! She has helped me immensely and I am forever grateful for her input and helping me turn mediocre songs into masterpieces! Thank you Fawn! Can't wait to do more!"
- Bruno
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I'm not being hyperbolic when I write that Kelly is one of the finest teachers I've ever had. I'm a singer-songwriter with unlimited drive, but frustratingly limited musical skills, and Kelly has been able to teach me theory and any number of other related skills such that I've made great progress. She is very patient, extremely musical, and has great taste, which sure doesn't hurt!"
- Susan
Took Songwriting lessons from Kelly A.
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"My daughter (age 9) had an excellent time working with Fernando and has been super motivated to keep songwriting. They wrote the cutest songs and we're planning on having Fernando record her in the studio when he gets back to Fort Wayne!"
- Elliot
Took Songwriting lessons from Fernando T.
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