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Benjamin K.

11 Reviews
Glenside, PA
Starting at $35
  • Bachelors of the Arts in Jazz Studies from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Benjamin K.

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Learn how to write songs of all shapes and sizes, from the 2 minute pop song, to the 13 minute symphony

About Benjamin

I grew up in Glenside moved to Pittsburgh for school and came back because I love it here...I've been playing for 17 years and have a smorgasbord of influences from Zeppelin to the Beatles to Phish to Radiohead to the dirty projectors to Jay Z to Kurt Rosenwinkel & John Scofield. I have been compos

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Brian
Great. Knowledgable teacher
William
Seemed a little disorganized. It might have been part of the "getting to know me" process and what I wanted to accomplish. The hour went by very fast!
Frederick
I have taken lessons from Benjamin, and found him to be an excellent teacher. If you are looking for someone to teach you bass, or guitar you can't find a more patient teacher. I would recommend him to anyone seeking lessons.
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Rachel S.

12 Reviews
Glenside, PA
Starting at $37
  • Speaks Italian, German, French
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rachel S.

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Talks on specificity, help with chord progressions and an honest objective opinion

About Rachel

Rachel S. is a Lyric Soprano that hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In July, she portrayed the role of Mother in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel with the Miami Opera Institute. This fall, she recently worked as a Resident Artist with Utah Opera. Last spring, she completed her Master’s of Mus

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Kathryn E.
She was great - very helpful and encouraging
Chloe C.
Rachel is awesome. My daughter really enjoy singing classes with her. After only 5 lessons i see and hear the confidence in her voice. Rachel is also very flexible with her schedule. Thank you,
Colleen
Rachel very good My daughter loved I
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Julian H.

Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Arts in Jazz Performance from Boyer College of Music at Temple University
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
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Julian H.

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I draw on a wide-variety of genres and styles to inform my approach to teaching songwriting. While my background is primarily jazz, I look to the best songwriters from the worlds of Pop, RnB, Rock and more to inform and address specific techniques and methodologies. I tailor my teaching to each individual student and their goals and learning styles. And I like to assign little bite-sized assignments, relating to a student's own material, to immediately apply our concepts straight-away. Overall my aim is always to keep FUN and raw, honest creative self-expression at the forefront of ALL I can do for a student!

About Julian

Hey, I'm Julian! I'm a pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator based in Philadelphia and Music is my Life! I love teaching but also learning..the endless process of discovery that music offers me on a daily basis reminds me to stay humble and remember there is always more to learn. I try to im

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Kirstie G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BA - Music (Music Industry Studies) from Cal Poly Pomona
  • Awarded Valedictorian from Brea Olinda High School
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Kirstie G.

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I'm a board-certified music therapist with experience teaching songwriting classes for adults, as well as mentoring individual songwriters. My own love of songwriting is one of the things that inspired me to become a music therapist, and I enjoy having the opportunity to help others express themselves through this medium. I can teach basic accompaniment skills on the guitar, piano, or ukulele for students who prefer an acoustic instrument. I am also familiar with popular digital audio workstations for students who prefer to incorporate technology into their songwriting process. I'm especially passionate about working with students with disabilities (such as autism, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, or cerebral palsy).

About Kirstie

I'm a board-certified music therapist with experience teaching children and adults in 1:1 and group settings. I'm especially passionate about working with students with disabilities, and making adaptations as necessary in order to help them succeed. I have taught piano, guitar, bass, drums, and rec

Geoff A.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Geoff A.

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This is a guitar centric area of study.

Student will learn the fundamentals of what makes a song work, using existing songs as examples of good - and bad- composition.

Some further education in chord knowledge will be introduced as well to enhance and expand available melodic and harmonic potentials necessary to remove limitations in what can be written.

Learning to identify and play what is in your head, the ideas swimming around; you will learn how to hear what is actually going on and figure it out so you can make it a reality.

About Geoff

I am a professional musician with a career spanning 40+ years (touring and studio work), and 30+ years teaching music, including college level classes. What do you want to learn? How far you go is up to you! *** Lesson Details *** BEGINNING students start with the fundamentals, what you must

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Michael
I took lessons about 40 years ago from other teachers, not sure what I was expecting. However Geoff far exceeded whatever they were. Very knowledgeable, an excellent teacher.
Jay
My son had a great first lesson with Geoff. He was kind and patient but also very knowledgeable.
Ethan
"It was kind of hard but fun!" My 9 year old left saying, "now I finally know how to learn how to play from sheet music!" Geoff is patient and knowledgeable.
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Joshua L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Fine Art from University of the Arts
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joshua L.

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Tools for writing an excellent song. How to write a chorus, how do make differences in the verses, how to write lyrics...etc...

We will go over different types of songs and compositions then the student will compose their own music.

About Joshua

I am an active musician in the Baltimore and Washington area working as a pianist, guitarist, producer, and songwriter. I am Church Music Director as well. Most importantly, I have 12 years of private lesson instructing experience. *** Lesson Details *** I cater my lessons to the individual n

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Isaiah
Josh is an outstanding piano teacher he can reach you from where you are at any level. Whatever you want to know or need to know he can teach it to you just an outstanding teacher.
Samyra B.
My daughter enjoyed her lesson. I enjoyed hearing the interaction and patience during the lesson.
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Josh has been very understanding. I have Jessye practicing nightly.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Elkins Park, PA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Elkins Park is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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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've been taking guitar and songwriting lessons with Frankie for over 5 years now, and I'm so glad I found him! Very patient, easy-going and excellent teacher. Lately we've been working on songwriting, and his expertise is top notch. He lets you go at your own pace and cater's to your style. Thanks Frankie!!!"
Anne
Took Songwriting lessons from Frankie P.
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"So far my daughter is pleased and is looking forward to working with Joe. She has only had 1 lesson so far but it was smooth sailing and all went well."
Katelyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Joe R.
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"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for years now for music theory, acoustic guitar, singing, recording, and now songwriting. Its awesome to have all those options in one place. Jimmy has a lot of experience when it comes to writing songs and it shows in the way he teaches. He always shows excitement towards the new songs I bring to him, and encourages me to keep writing. He has taught me how easy it can be to create songs, while taking what he has taught me with music theory to push the song to the next level. The best part is when I decide I like a song, he has the ability to record it for me in his studio. This process of recording and listening to what you have created is invaluable. I always look forward to lessons with Jimmy and highly recommend him."
Doug
Took Songwriting lessons from James R.
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"Learned things that I never knew existed!"
Carter
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan H.
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"Having worked with Greg over the course of several years now, I have the deepest respect for his teaching ability. As a performer with over 25 years of experience, I find it a rare and special talent for someone as gifted as Greg is (as an artist) to be as humble and willing to listen as he most certainly is. He promotes a learning atmosphere of safety while also ensuring excellence is produced by students. His grasp on musical theory is second to none, and his skill as a seasoned guitarist ensures that what is being taught by him is both credible and of the highest standards.
I am privileged to know Greg personally as well as professionally, and I can vouch (once again) for his humility, skill, professionalism, credibility as a working artist, integrity, and work ethic. His heart is to watch the lights go on in his students and his passion in doing so serve to distinguish him as one of th"
Kelly
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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"Prophet is one of the last GOOD GUYS left. Not only that, but he has experience as a real musician. He plays guitar, bass, drums and keys. He has produced me numerous times on songs that I've written, but needed them to come to life. He works FAST and SIMPLE. I can't say enough about his professionalism, musicianship, follow through and kindness. Anyone looking to learn will get a dedicated teacher that will make sure you can walk away with the knowledge you need. Guaranteed!"
Jamie
Took Songwriting lessons from Prophet C.
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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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"Really fun and I really enjoyed it"
Alyssa
Took Songwriting lessons from Hannah G.
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