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Jerrica A.

14 Reviews
Nashville, TN
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jerrica A.

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I bring a passionate approach to help songwriters develop confidence in their songwriters!

I’m a conservatory trained musician, with years of professional experience. I enjoy the balance of my work as a singer/songwriter, performer, producer and vocal coach.

As your instructor, my lesson plan can include learning foundations in songwriting to help you create your own original songs and melodies.

About Jerrica

I am a professional singer, songwriter, pianist, recording artist and touring dancer. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada and now reside in Nashville, Tennessee. I received my formal musical training with an ARCT in Teaching with the Royal Conservatory of Music. My performing experienc

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Yo Hwan
She is super cheerful and helpful. I've been having fun taking lessons from her. I 200% recommend you to have her as your teacher. I don't think 5 stars are enough to rate her. She deserves more! Lol.
Yo Hwan
I was impressed by her passion for music and teaching. She had all the ideas in detail about how she would direct the lessons. I'm pretty sure she could handle the advanced level. I can't wait for the next lesson.
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Madyson W.

7 Reviews
Nashville, TN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • BA Commercial Music for Voice and Songwriting from Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Teaching since 2021
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Madyson W.

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I want to help you bring out the writer in you! No matter your experience or background is you CAN write songs. I'll help you think through song ideas, lyric ideas, chord structures, and melodies. I'll teach you techniques to write better, stronger, and more thoughtful lyrics. I'll also teach you how to write simple yet ear catching melodies, and easy chords you can use to spice up your songs.

About Madyson

I'm a singer/songwriter and I'm passionate about helping others improve their music skills! I attended college for music and graduated with a BA in commercial songwriting and voice 2 years ago. I took songwriting, voice, and guitar lessons every year in college from industry professionals who gave m

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Mark
I am in my 40s and getting back into playing after taking lessons for a year 10 years ago and quitting (like most people). Madyson is very patient and tailors lessons to what her students are into. It has been a mix of both traditional lessons along with just helping me strum my favorite camp fire kind of music making the lessons engaging and allot of fun. Highly recommend for either kids or adults! I find I make myself practice for 10 minutes each night and then 10 minutes becomes 2 hours because I am having so much fun with it thanks to Madyson's great work!
Clarisa
Mady is excellent. She is so fun to work with. She’s a really unique person and that shines through in her teaching!
Kylie
I took very basic guitar lessons years ago and promptly forgot everything I learned. Madyson was so patient with me and has helped me relearn some of what I forgot years ago! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for lessons.
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Carson P.

Nashville, TN
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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Carson P.

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Want to learn how to compose and write original songs? I will help you build a solid foundation of songwriting and technique while tailoring to your personal tastes and goals. Part of my lesson plan involves song structure, rhyming, melody and composition towards the goal of you completing and writing your own original song. Shoot me a message to see if we're a good match!

About Carson

I am a seasoned songwriter, mixer, vocalist and producer living in Nashville, Tennessee. I have produced and recorded in Nashville studios such as Ocean Way, Sound Emporium and Trace Horse Studios. I am a commercially trained songwriter with a Bachelor's Degree in songwriting from Belmont Universit

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Karen D.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
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Songwriting:
I have been writing songs since I was seven years old.
Being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music with a degree in Composition and Arranging, and having written hundreds of songs, many of them making their way into films. I have a real knack at making the teaching of Song Writing easy to learn.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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Natalie H.

57 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded Three placing trophies from Illinois Music Association
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Natalie H.

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Available in individual lessons as well as in group workshops.

Learn to write a song following basic rules of songwriting and chord progressions. Included in lessons is how to copyright and publish your songs.

About Natalie

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, at the age of 9, Natalie knew music was something that was just a part of who she was. Writing songs on the piano before lessons could be scheduled, Natalie found herself immersed in a medium that would bring her joy for the rest of her life. By age

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Natalie is delightful and makes learning FUN! Thank you!
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Sofia W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sofia W.

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In songwriting lessons, we will work on song structure by studying and analyzing songs. We will also work on the student's own compositions.

About Sofia

My name is Sofia and I'm a recent Occidental College graduate with a degree in English and Creative Writing. I have been a professional singer-songwriter since I was in high school, touring both the US and the UK. I have a passion for teaching students of any age and working to design a personalized

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Average Cost of Songwriting Lessons in Nashville, TN

The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Nashville is $70. 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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$56 average
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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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"Excellent teacher, very knowledgable!"
Mengdi
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"Madyson has a wonderful ability to relate to people. She is a phenomenal music instructor with amazing skills, musical experience and talent. Would highly recommend!"
Marcela
Took Songwriting lessons from Madyson W.
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"I feel like I can connect with Tony. I love his positive attitude and energy!"
Greg
Took Songwriting lessons from Tony N.
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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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"Brendon is amazing! He's very professional and encouraging. He's actually inspired me to pursue songwriting as a career!"
Patrice
Took Songwriting lessons from Brendon R.
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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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"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.
John B."
John
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"Great energy, really hit it off with my child."
Lila
Took Songwriting lessons from Francesca V.
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"Excellent with both songwriting and singing."
Ben
Took Songwriting lessons from Maria S.
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