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Benjamin K.

12 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.

12 Reviews
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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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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!
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Connie L.

Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $45
  • Awarded Global Music Award - Silver Medal from Global Music
  • Myra Jackson Scholar from Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Connie L.

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Songwriting is a great outlet to create instruments and pieces you want to demonstrate. Showcase your talent through songwriting and with some music theory.

About Connie

I am eager to share my piano lessons from really experienced and scholared pianists. They shared to me how to play the piano accurately and how to play by ear. I can't wait to share these teachings to you as well! I am also classically trained, and also know some blues and jazz. we can teach how to

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Zack D.

19 Reviews
Jamison, PA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Music Education from University of Kentucky
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Zack D.

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I can teach you everything from writing cool chord progressions to implementing advanced composition tactics, such as voice leading and modulation. I've written professionally for video games, film, musical theater, commercials, and even promotional trailers! I can elevate your music to sound unique, well still remaining true to you! Check out my site for a better understanding of what you'll learn how to do:

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About Zack

I am a professional composer for video games and film! I created the company, Moving Dimensions, in 2014 and have been producing and writing music for my own video games ever since. I've been writing music ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil. After 19 years of perfecting my craft, I wan

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Edwin B.
Zack has identified where I need to work on in identifying chords.
Aren N.
Great first lesson
Jeremy L.
Zack is great! Our 8 yr old daughter loves her lessons and is learning quickly. Highly recommended.

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Natalie L.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Master of Music from New York University
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Natalie L.

24 Reviews
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I'm a songwriter and musical theater writer (ASCAP, BMI Workshop) with over 15 years of experience crafting songs and 12 years experience teaching. My work has been performed in New York Off-Broadway, Nashville, and L.A.

Songwriting lessons are in some ways similar to Composition Lessons (see "Composition") with a focus on popular songwriting, including musical theater and commercial music. You will learn about harmony and form, but lyric writing and also how to tell a story through song. You will also work on how to create a catchy hook, how to keep your song focused and clear, how to create a "turn" at the end, and how to grab and keep the listener's attention.

About Natalie

Natalie is a NYU and BMI Workshop trained composer of songs, musicals, and concert music who has helped many songwriters find their voice and fine-tune their skills. She is particularly adept at identifying what is keeping a song from working (whether it be music, lyrics or both) and helping writer

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Anigail E.
Natalie is a great piano teacher, She is very patient and assertive at the same time. We only took few lessons thus far , but I already see improvement in my daughter, I love her attention to detail and highly recommend her.
Linda W.
Natalie was a good listener and gave me good suggestions in ways to practice and to improve the piano skills I already have. Which I appreciate
Oren
First lesson was great.

Natalie very knowledgeable in piano. Patient

Flexible to your interests as to style of play and approach.

Daniel P.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Daniel P.

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Songwriting was a part of my Composition and Arranging Degree from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Learn about songwriting and how to avoid common mistakes that beginning songwriters make.

About Daniel

Daniel toured with the violin troupe, Barrage for two years playing Violin/Fiddle, Bagpipes, and Irish whistles. While touring with Barrage, Daniel performed for audiences in 11 different countries, and was involved with 103 high school and middle school workshops for over 6,861 students in 3 coun

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Scott K.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Undergraduate of Jazz and Classical for Double Bass from Eastman School of Music
  • Awarded Raymond and Maxine Schirmer Prize in Jazz Performance from Eastman School of Music
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Scott K.

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Songwriting for me is the best part. I’ve written 50 good and 50 bad songs at least. Practice makes perfect but inspiration is hard to force. Lets understand the complexities of theory and simplicities of powerful lyrics.

About Scott

I play upright bass, electric bass, guitar, piano, drums, and sing. I also compose original songs and Jazz music. I am currently completing my Master's at Manhattan School of Music. In NYC I have played at Smoke Jazz club and have done many private and public singer/songwriter gigs singing and play

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Phillip Hsieh
Great instructor, very patient and knowledgable, Perfect for beginning players. Very chill, enjoyable experience.
John Bonacci
I had no clue how to play a bass guitar. I was fortunate thru the college he was teaching at to be honored to have Scott teach me at my beginner level, the basics of bass guitar. His patience with me was much appreciated as again, this was new to me and at the time being 69 years old, I wasn’t a quick learner. After several sessions, I was able to play basic cords, study the notes on the frets thru his lesson plan. I was sad that Scott left the college for NYC, but was very happy for him as he wanted to pursue his masters degree. Thanks to his patience and excellent teaching skills, I was able to continue lessons with another instructor and not embarrass myself as I had minute skills that helped me become a little more than a beginner. I am still going at it and loving every second but it was Scott’s patience and teaching skills that kept the fire lit to continue pursuing my love of the bass guitar. I can’t thank Scott enough and I wish him well with his goal of a master’s degree.
Sal
Scott is a great teacher and an even better friend. His background in music makes him unlike any other instructor. I’d highly recommend him to anyone, at any skill level.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Philadelphia is $68. 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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$41 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$68 average

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"EDwin has been a great help over the last couple of years. Don't know how I wrote and recorded songs without his help"
Dan
Took Songwriting lessons from Edwin I.
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"Fawn is original, passionate and a musical genius who makes learning fun

Fawn’s way of teaching is quite original, passionate and always to the point. She can make the most insecure person get out of their own way and become more secure. Working with her, I get a glimpse of genius in action. She really is a musical genius and I have been learning an incredible amount from her. My songs keep getting better under her training and guidance and I finally got a placement in a sitcom from her re-write. I look forward to watching my own abilities continue to grow and become stronger."
Donna
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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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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"He just makes our music so much better. An exceptional teacher.

Randy has worked with my partner and I for 15 years. He took our melodies, arranged them, and turned them into songs that were actually singable. Watching Randy run a rehearsal and teach people songs is a sight to behold. He makes it happen quickly and efficiently, and we always have fun.

In all sincerity, I consider Randy to be the most talented musician I've ever known. He is a great teacher, even of inexperienced adults, and fun to work with. A winning combination all the way around.
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John
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"Amazing songwriter and a great teacher. She really showed me how to express my feelings in real words not corny rhymes. My songs are a million times better now. She even helps me write in Spanish!"
Isabella Pulido
Took Songwriting lessons from Tanisha H.
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"I've learned so much about songwriting with Melaena and can't recommend her highly enough! I've had some really important break throughs from our sessions and I always leave feeling inspired and excited about music."
Matt
Took Songwriting lessons from Malena K.
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"I had a great experience learning song writing with Lorin. I would highly recommend his teaching services to anybody eager to learn music."
Ewa
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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"Chrissy is very helpful and informative and creative and supportive, with much positive feedback for my songs. She brings out the best in me and gives me much hope and inspiration. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Axel is very welcoming and have an easy and entrenaining way to teach kids. My son, 10 years old, is very happy with his classes and is very excited for the upcoming classes and feels he will be able to achieve his goals with Axel’s guidance"
Renata
Took Songwriting lessons from Axel O.
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"Any time I've needed guitar help with songwriting, Garrett has always come in with something and we've come up with some pretty good songs. I'd recommend him to anyone!"
Faith
Took Songwriting lessons from Garrett M.
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