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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Karen D.

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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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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
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!!
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Tim B.

65 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks French
  • Bachelors in Management and Human Resources Management from Portland State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Tim B.

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I started writing songs since I was 17, I have learned that sometimes it takes a hundred songs before you get ten good ones for an album. Well versed in helping create 3 minute songs for radio airplay. If you are into progressive music like Rush and Dream Theatre, I also understand how to write songs without concern of time limit that aren't necessarily made for radio but for pure enjoyment.

About Tim

I love to help anyone who has been told they're not able to play guitar, has quit out of frustration, or been told they're too old or too young to play. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is customized to your learning style and different for everyone depending on what you want to learn. Most of

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My son's first lesson was excellent. Tim went at my son's pace and made sure he understood what he was learning. Tim was friendly and my son felt comfortable interacting with him. My son is really looking forward to his next lesson!
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Lia M.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 12 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Gina B.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • BFA Dance, 1985 from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Gina B.

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There are a million ways to write songs. I'm a librettist for a few composers and can help you find words and ways to feel and hear words. We can work in rhymed and open unrhymed song writing. You can write from your dreams, your rage, your unhappiness, your love and fulfillment, from nature. Idealism, Disappointments. It is all excellent source. We shake it up and keep at it. It's super fun.

About Gina

New Post as of Sunday March 22nd, New York City!!! I am available online nonstop to accommodate all time zones. We are all in this together. I am happy to bring my rates down to help you in this time. Just ask and let me know what is good for you. Be strong, be creative, be beautiful and ca

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Cristina R.
Gina is so knowledgeable in so many areas of dance- technique, expressiveness, somatics, book recommendations, energy work. She is a rare gem of a teacher. Someone who goes way beyond a typical dance class. She has so much experience to draw from. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Belinda and Daniella
Very good first lesson. It was a sound, thorough evaluation, along with a positive, encouraging exchange of ideas and detailed technique work between my child and Ms Gina. Ms Gina gets down to work quickly and kindly. Her depth of knowledge is impressive and refreshing. Amazing lady! Thank you!
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Candid L. B.

84 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Candid L. B.

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In English, Español ou Português! The composition classes are a very fun and practical way to learn and create your songs, as well being inspired by other tunes! It can be based on playing by ear or writing scores and chords. Also, includes training on technique, creativity and composing, to start putting your ideas together to create your own songs or your own arrangement for composers you like! Write your own music and tell your stories!

* Classes online and in studio in NYC too. Please ask for it by message!

PROGRAM:
- chord progressions
- melodies structures
- style characteristics
- writing lyrics and how to connect with melodies
- choosing chords
- analyzing songs
- Suggesting books for reading and working with
- how to produce and record your songs home

Practicing rhythms, melodies, harmonies, chords, you will develop your musicality and apply everything in your own repertoire. Using apps, videos, tracks, you will have amazing material to follow along, watch references and ...

About Candid L.

International Musician, Expert and Scholar in Music Education, with modern methodologies to teach music (performance, creation, well-being) - in person in New York and ONLINE! TOP artistic training and experience, in high-quality studios in Times Square area, top equipment in class or ONLINE, c

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Stephen F.
9 years old, lesson in Spanish, she's just so happy and excited to continue. Thank you!
Tony E.
Candida is a great teacher. My niece living in Honduras enjoys and looks forward to every class.

Katherine has gained much confidence thru Candid
Alex Nicole Marcelo
My first lesson with Candida was exactly what I needed. She is warm and encouraging and has opened up my world to have fun learning.
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Christopher M.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English only
  • Awarded Blues Award from Blues Rock Review
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
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Christopher M.

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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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"Great first introductory lesson."
Jordan
Took Songwriting lessons from Rene T.
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"Absolutely amazing!!

So incredibly sweet, talented, and such an amazing teacher! From the moment I met fawn we immediately connected. She genuinely cares and makes you feel so comfortable, so opening up to her when it came to writing songs was incredibly easy and natural. Very giving with her time and she will help you tackle any problems you're having in order to achieve your goals."
marielle
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Excellent teacher, very knowledgable!"
Mengdi
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"First lesson and can't wait for the next and beyond. I really appreciated Mark's insights and suggestions to a song I brought to him for feedback. He was very supportive and provided actionable ideas I can use to improve it immediately."
Rob
Took Songwriting lessons from Mark V S.
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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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"Kyle is very knowledgeable, informative, patient, and creative in his teaching style. I am learning a lot about how to write good songs, and my self-confidence with this is improving. And I am just a beginning songwriter! Definitely several points above average."
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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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 only got to take lessons from Marc for a couple of months in the summer of 2016 (I had to move away for work), but he is hands down the best music teacher I've ever encountered. It's a year and a half later and I'm still benefitting from his tutelage. From beginner to advanced, you've found the right guy for the job."
Chris
Took Songwriting lessons from Marc M.
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"Enzo always comes out excited from his class with Axel. Looking forward for more"
Enzo
Took Songwriting lessons from Axel O.
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"Chrissy really helps me a lot with writing melodies for my lyrics. SHe is very protove and encouraging and creative. I really think she brings out the best in her students. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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