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Aaron B.
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Auburndale, MA
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  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jimi Z.
Jimi Z.
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Ashland, MA
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  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
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Karen D.
Karen D.
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Somerville, MA
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  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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  • Speaks Hebrew
  • 2nd prize in composition, honorable mention in songwriting contest from 1. Rubin Academy Jerusalem, 2. The Billboard international contest
  • Masters degree from Manhattan school of music NYC
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  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Songwriting and Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Ivan S.
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  • Speaks English, Chaldean, Arabic
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Songwriting Tips: Songwriting Prompts to Beat Writers' Block

Songwriting Tips: Songwriting Prompts to Beat Writers' Block

Every songwriter runs into writers' block at some point in their career. To help you dig your way out of the dreaded doldrums of songwriters' block, we put together 25 songwriting tips and prompts plus great songs to inspire you. Check out these songwriting tips and find your muse today!   Bonus: Take the quiz to find out what you should write your next song about! Write about your day. Think your life is boring and you have nothing to say? Check out the lyrics to this
By Megan L.
Resources for Creating Your Own Sheet Music | TakeLessons

Resources for Creating Your Own Sheet Music | TakeLessons

As you develop your musical skills, you may become interested in writing your own music. While learning to play an instrument and being able to play others’ music is a wonderful skill, nothing compares to creating sheet music full of your own compositions! Once you have a strong music foundation, you can let your musical creativity run wild.  As a budding songwriter, you’ll need to add some additional skills to your repertoire. Writing music can be as simple as putting a pen to paper,
By Suzy S.
Songwriting 101: Using the "Long-Line" Concept

Songwriting 101: Using the "Long-Line" Concept

One of the most wonderful and rewarding things about the art of songwriting is that there are many different ways to approach making your own music. Arlington,TX music teacher Ric F. previously shared with us his tips on using rhythm as a guide to writing. Today, Ric would like to add another aspect to your understanding of writing songs, something he calls the "long-line" concept. Unlike visual art where you can see it all at once, music takes “time” to reveal itself. Today I would like
By Megan L.
How To Write a Song Today: 4 Easy Steps

How To Write a Song Today: 4 Easy Steps

Learning how to write a song is easier than you think! Greeley, CO teacher Andy W. outlines the steps here...  Don’t you wish you could write a song that tells your own story - whether it’s about love, hardships, or finding humor in life? There’s no reason that you can’t do that today! To help get you started, here are four easy steps to writing your own song: 1. Play chords or a riff. 2. Sing or hum over the harmony. 3. Repeat steps 1-2 to form a chorus and then a bridge.
By Suzy S.
How to Write Lyrics: Steps to Success for Any Musical Style

How to Write Lyrics: Steps to Success for Any Musical Style

Interested in learning how to write lyrics and songs? Here, New Jersey guitar teacher Matthew H. explains an easy 3-step process to follow...  Songwriting is not easy; just ask any composer or lyricist. While the musical composition is highly important (making sure the melody is catchy without sounding too trite), having a strong, relatable message to go along with a great tune is just as, if not more, important. Here are some tips on how to write lyrics for a good song. 1) What is
By Suzy S.
3 Tools Every Successful Songwriter Needs

3 Tools Every Successful Songwriter Needs

Do you want to write songs, but aren't sure where to start? After you've asked yourself these two questions, it's time to gather your materials and get to work. Read on for advice from Austin, TX teacher Gfire M...   Having started writing songs at age 11, then having studied with well-known songwriting teachers from Boston, LA, and Nashville, I have learned to keep three essential tools on my desk whenever I am developing a lyric. If you do the same, you will be able to add depth an
By Suzy S.
Songwriting 101: Let the Rhythm Be Your Guide

Songwriting 101: Let the Rhythm Be Your Guide

Want to get started writing music of your own, but you're not sure where to begin? Arlington TX music teacher Ric F. shares his secret to composing interesting and meaningful music: start with the rhythm. Follow Ric's great advice and start sharing your music with the world! Like any subject, songwriting has techniques that can be learned and mastered. Songwriting mainly involves these musical elements: Rhythm Melody (pitch applied to rhythm) Harmony (vertical combinations of pitches
By Megan L.
3 Things Songwriters Should Always Keep in Mind

3 Things Songwriters Should Always Keep in Mind

Are you perfectly content performing the pieces of famous composers and lyricists... or do you want to make your own contribution? If you want to learn how to become a songwriter, check out this guest post by teacher Eric C...   The world of music is as vast as the world that we live in. Some genres have existed for thousands of years, while others are still being created today. This is all because music is constantly evolving. The evolution of music comes from songwriters and comp
By Suzy S.
7 Songwriting Tips for Beginners (With Song Examples)

7 Songwriting Tips for Beginners (With Song Examples)

Writing a catchy song that delivers a strong message can be pretty tricky. Here, voice teacher Emmanuel N. shares the top songwriting tips used by several famous singers and songs created using these techniques...   What Are the Best Songwriting Tips? While writing songs is no simple task, some helpful songwriting techniques can help you master the skill. There are really no 'by-the-book' rules because it's truly a talent that takes practice. However, these songwriting tips for beginners wi
By Suzy S.
How to Write a Song TODAY | TakeLessons

How to Write a Song TODAY | TakeLessons

Writing a song is an art form. Your first song will probably not be your best, but you can’t write your greatest hit if you don’t get started. Just like any art form, you will get better with time. There is no one size fits all formula for writing a song, and there are no fixed rules.  There are several methods that are utilized by songwriters all over the world. When you are in a band you might write a song as a group. Each member being responsible for their own part that fits into t
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2 Questions Every Songwriter Should Be Able to Answer

2 Questions Every Songwriter Should Be Able to Answer

Not sure where to start when it comes to writing songs? Check out these songwriting tips from Austin, TX teacher Gfire M...   I started writing songs fairly early on at age 11, but I never thought about songwriting technique until later, when I studied with teachers from Berklee College, and in Los Angeles and Nashville. I now have songs that have been played on more than 200 radio and television programs around the world, including UnderCurrents, a syndicated program that airs on more t
By Suzy S.
Quiz: What Should You Write Your Next Song About?

Quiz: What Should You Write Your Next Song About?

Are you curious about whether you have songwriters block - and what to do about it? Chances are, if you’re any kind of creative professional - be it a songwriter or a novelist - you’re going to struggle with writer’s block at some point in your career or another. Fortunately, songwriting writer’s block is something you can conquer - and once you know how to deal with it, you’ll be able to continue writing creative, inspiring songs many years into your career.  In this post,
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How to Write a Song on Piano | 6 Tips for Writing Lyrics

How to Write a Song on Piano | 6 Tips for Writing Lyrics

Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, Sarah McLachlan, and Elton John -- all amazing musicians who are known for playing the piano and writing heartfelt lyrics. Want to try your hand at it? Read on as Helendale, CA teacher Sylvia S. shares her tips for how to write a song on piano... So you’ve learned to play piano and you’ve created some original sounds. Maybe you’d like to learn how to write a song on piano along with great lyrics, and you’re stumped. You’re not alone. Before one of
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How to Make Composing Fun for Singers and Pianists

How to Make Composing Fun for Singers and Pianists

Want to learn how to compose a song, but not sure where to start? Here, Saint Augustine, FL teacher Heather L. shares her strategy for teaching the process and making it fun at the same time! Read on to learn more...   Teaching my voice and piano students how to compose a song is a huge part of my curriculum. It is multi-functional, in that it works to hone students' sightsinging, musicianship, creativity, and theory knowledge in practice. And with most students out of school for the
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The Anatomy of a Hit Pop Song [Infographic]

The Anatomy of a Hit Pop Song [Infographic]

When you're learning how to write a song, looking at how other songs are structured can be a great place to start. Like looking at a map before you go on a roadtrip, checking out the basic elements of songs you love gives you a sense of how they were written and what you need to do to write a song of your own. If analyzing all your favorite songs sounds like a daunting task (it is), you're in luck. The Billboard Experiment wanted to know if there was a formula that could determine which songs
By Megan L.
Songwriting Tips: How to Write Lyrics To Your First Song

Songwriting Tips: How to Write Lyrics To Your First Song

Are  you learning to play guitar because you want to be able to write your own songs? Guitar teacher Samuel B. shares some tips to help you write lyrics to your first song... Just as writing a song on guitar can seem like work for only a select few, so can writing the words to one. Once again, this assumption and the truth are completely unrelated. You don't need to be Bob Dylan or Bernie Taupin to do it – you only need to have something to say. I first began writing lyrics as teenag
By Megan L.

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