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Benjamin K.

14 Reviews
Glenside, PA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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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 composi

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Mike
Fantastic teacher! Ben is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to learn from. Can't wait till I get back into town to get some more lessons.
john K.
Benjamin seemed knowledgeable and was very helpful.
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Adam K.

29 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Master Of Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College
  • Teaches students 7 to 95
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Adam K.

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Many students are satisfied learning covers, which is great, but the real fun and creativity is in writing your own music. Writing takes confidence and freedom and everyone has to start somewhere. I help new writers with laying down basic songs, and more advanced writers with nuance and innovation - how to borrow ideas from songs they love, use music theory to create harmony for lead melodies on guitar, piano, and voice

I also offer music recording on Garageband, guiding writers on how to select a beat, add tracks, and connect musical ideas. I've been writing and recording my music since 2004, which stretches from Pop and Country to Soul and Hard Rock. I share my process and allow writers to explore the process of artists they love to see the progression even the greatest artists go through.

About Adam

Learn to play your favorite songs, sing while playing, or even write your own songs! I have been passionate about music all of my life. I have been teaching guitar and piano for 10 years. I'm a doctoral student at Chestnut Hill College pursuing a degree in clinical psychology with plans to become

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Ted S.
Good first lesson.
Veronica T.
Adam is a wonderful guitar instructor. He is very knowledgable and he is always calm, patient and very encouraging. He taught me a lot of ways to practice and enjoy music. Thank you Adam! I would highly recommend!
Kristin
I took acoustic guitar lessons with Adam and he was a wonderful teacher. I had little knowledge of the guitar and felt I developed my skills quickly. Adam was patient, nice and came up with fun exercises and song selections. Would highly recommend Adam as a teacher!
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Lia M.

8 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $57
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Musical Theatre from Pennsylvania State University
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Lia M.

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As a full time singer/songwriter/music coach, I love to infuse a mix of musical concepts and traditional teaching styles with real world experience I've gained from performing and writing over the years. You can expect to tap into more of your creative side while also learning tips, techniques, and helpful exercises to help write smart, unique songs that come from the heart. Some of the tricks I teach are ones I use personally to help me write. Expect to have fun, be challenged/out of your comfort zone, but to also feel more confident and accomplished in your songwriting abilities!

About Lia

*Background check documents available upon request* I'm a vocalist, singer/songwriter, and producer with a passion for helping teens and adults of all ages discover and/or find more freedom in their voices and in their songwriting! I like infusing a mix of creativity and technique/theory into les

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Paul
Lia is a very good instructor.
Judy A.
Lia is awesome and really is extremely patient. really enjoy taking lessons from her.
Judy A.
Lia is awesome and so patient. Real joy to take lessons from
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Sierra C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Songwriting from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sierra C.

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Hello! I'm Sierra, a Berklee College of Music graduate with over 10 years of experience songwriting. I have a unique approach to teaching songwriting and can’t wait for you to join me.

Lessons are for everyone in all genres and experience levels. Whether you’ve never written a song in your life or you’ve written hundreds, I will work to develop a plan that works for you!

- We start out with a FREE 30 minute lesson where we get to know each other
- After, I will analyze your areas of growth based on my evaluation and your goals to develop a *customized* 8-week plan for you
- Potential topics include lyric writing, melody writing, form, harmony, rhyme, music theory, guitar for songwriters, the business of songwriting, and more. Each topic will be catered towards your experience level.
- If you are not ready to commit to 8 weeks, you can also opt for a lesson-by-lesson plan that is less structured and best for those who would like to feedback on one or two songs
- We hit the ground

About Sierra

Hello! I'm Sierra, a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Songwriting and Music Technology. I live in Los Angeles and work as a songwriter in multiple genres, including pop, R&B, folk, country and alternative. I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and have been writing songs since I wa

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Fiona
Sierra is a well-rounded artist and an excellent teacher. Her compositions demonstrate a depth (both musically and lyrically) that I consider a rarity and a treasure. I have seen her collaborate with a diverse pool of artists seamlessly and I admire that her understanding of her craft is not limited to her own personal style. She has provided me with amazing insights in my lyric writing while remaining inspiring and encouraging. I really feel like she's on my side and I look forward to continuing my work with her :)
Andrea
If you are looking to make composition a passion, a daily challenge of exploration and creation?
Sign up for Sierra classes today! 100% Recommended!

I share with you that I started my classes in October 2021 and to this day, I have created my first two songs, simple but very heartfelt, and I am starting to write the third one!! :D From the first day I received theoretical and practical knowledge that motivated me to investigate, try to tell a sincere story and little by little understand the complex but exciting world of composition.

Thanks a lot for reading! Gratitude to Sierra for everything! Keep going!
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Glenn W.

76 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associate of Arts/ Marketing from Cuyahoga Community College/ Akron University
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Glenn W.

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Reading the detailed "About" section below should give an aspiring singer/songwriter all the information relevant as to how and what I teach, with regard to vocal performance and technique. I have associated with published songwriters my entire 40 year career, and have gathered viable and pertinent knowledge of the craft that I can now pass along to a new era of writers. We will unpack the secrets of good songwriting, and we will write songs. We have the capabilities in my studio to record and mix your songs as well. I have co-written songs with my students that have been nominated for rewards in Nashville. Look at our sessions as practical, relevant clinics that will produce original musical material that will be heard, as you absorb the knowledge you need to be successful in this genre. To capsulize my mission statement as an instructor: You WILL be a better singer/songwriter and performer. THIS I GUARANTEE!!

About Glenn

I have been active in the entertainment industry since the age of 12, when I gave my first professional performance. Prior to that I was already being introduced to music with years of guitar, and then vocal instruction. I do not remember a time of my life when I was not singing somewhere; in the ho

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NATHANIEL
Excellent teacher, helped me quickly achieve my goals.
Keith Z.
Has a good insight in today’s vocal music!
Charlie M.
Glenn is fantastic!
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Christopher M.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English only
  • Awarded Blues Award from Blues Rock Review
  • Music from Musicians Institute
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Christopher M.

49 Reviews
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Learn how your favorite songs work, what patterns are being used and what the song is really doing. Learn to write your own!! What chords work together and why! What parts go where and why! The harmonies to the music, why they work and what they are really implying! Writing multiple parts to a song (Rhythms, leads, melodies and solos). We can even record and work on your own songs at my studio!

About Christopher

My name is Chris and I am a professional guitar player. I have been teaching sense 2008 now and sharing the joy of music with others has become a passion of mine. I started playing the piano at the age of five, the trumpet at nine and the guitar at thirteen. Over the years I have also learned to p

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Matthew D.
Phenomenal teacher. Chris is extremely knowledgeable and makes learning how to play very simple. I always look forward to his lessons as I am constantly improving and hitting new milestones.
Charles F.
Chris is the perfect teacher for what i need, he knows his craft and is a straight shooter and he,s a nice guy.
Dianna S.
I was apprehensive in the beginning for my first in person ukulele lesson. I didn’t want to feel stupid or be a slow learner. But Chris Immediately made me feel comfortable and by the end of the lesson I felt I had made a friend. He is so knowledgeable and walked me through at my pace. After watching endless hours of YouTube ukulele videos, I finally understood the concepts with Chris’s help. Can’t wait till my next lesson with him.

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Philadelphia is $78. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $59 and $92 per hour.
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"Cool & is really nice. Never have to ask any questions. I would very much recommend Kyle."
Colleen
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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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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"Learned things that I never knew existed!"
Carter
Took Songwriting lessons from Dan H.
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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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"Eric is going to help ignite my ability to write music consistently and with less writer's block in between. He's straight forward with great tips. Looking forward to seeing how this all works out."
Tyler
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"Emily took me from having never really sung before, to fronting a popular band and recording music with confidence. She literally taught me everything I know and gave me the confidence to pursue my passion!"
Merisa
Took Songwriting lessons from Emily C.
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"So, if you need a music coach, Fawn is the one! She teaches just about all things music! She is honestly the best. Fawn is always friendly and works with you on all possible songwriting, melodic and lyrical issues. She is also great with working with your schedule.
Fawn is easy to talk to and she brings up thought provoking topics I would have never thought to write about. We work in Google Docs so I can see as she makes adjustments and changes. I am learning more than I thought imaginable and my
songwriting is getting stronger and tighter. Thanks Fawn!"
Trent
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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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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"Christopher is a wonderful teacher. He truly cares and does his very best to help you learn. He knows exactly how to effectively help you understand and move forward. I appreciate what I am learning from him and how he is so patient. I feel safe enough to take creative chances during our lessons (I'm pretty rusty). I'm grateful to have found him. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, conscientious, caring, trustworthy and genuine - and a really great guy. I highly recommend him without reservation."
Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Christopher M.
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"I’ve been playing guitar for years and still learned interesting new ideas from Yue’s course. Even with music elements I had a vague understanding of, she found ways to help visualize them very effectively. Yue did a good job of adjusting the content based on my knowledge level. Her course is thoughtfully designed and structured to cover all the topics that are the most useful to know for anyone learning music. This was great for someone like me who has some background and wants to deepen their understanding."
Chris
Took Songwriting lessons from Yue D.
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