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Yekaterina K.

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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, English
  • Piano Preformance from Music School #3 of Semey, Kazakhstan, USSR
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yekaterina K.

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In this course, the students can expect to deepen their knowledge of music, which will help them to master instrument of their choice, understand structure of the compositions, and start composing their own music. Music theory and solfeo lessons provide structured approach to fundamental concepts musicians use to understand, analyze, and compose music.
The elements that form harmony, melody, and rhythm are all covered in this course, as well as compositional elements such as song form, tempo, notes, chords, key signatures, intervals, scales, and more.
Ear training and music dictation is an integrative part of the lessons.

This course is recommended as a complimentary course to studying any instrument. To broaden your knowledge of music even further, please consider signing up for our "Ancient-to-Modern Music History" and "Ancient Harmonies “courses.

About Yekaterina

Learn from a performing concert pianist, an international educator, and an expert in pedagogical expertise on subjects including effective practising, piano technique, repertoire, teaching the piano, sight-reading, healthy practice structuring and more. Yekaterina was born and raised in Soviet U

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Brendan
Yekaterina is fantastic! She is very talented and makes learning piano fun and enjoyable. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to become a great piano player!
Leah English
She's always very clear with instructions and takes time to explain things to you when you need help. She is also very patient when you need help understanding grammar and learning to pronounce things correctly.
Sabrina
Yekaterina can hear and point out a wrong note in a chord without even seeing what I am playing. Her hearing ability is very impressive. Apart from that she is very structured, and and gives very clear instructions on what needs to be done in every peice. She types it all in a chat after every lesson, so one knows exactly what to do to from lesson to lesson, and keep track on what has been hapenning and the progress.
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Ryan L.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Awarded Winner of New Works Play Festival from Full Circle Players
  • Master of Music; Musicology from California State University, Long Beach Cole Conservatory of Music
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Ryan L.

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Learn to write piano and vocal scores or just songs with simple voice and chords! I can teach students the fundamentals to advanced concepts in songwriting. Students will learn about lyrics, song form, harmonic movement, intent, styles, and accompaniment.

About Ryan

Ryan M. Luévano (he/him) is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, composer, conductor, professor of music and theatre critic in the greater Los Angeles area. He’s served as music director for Santa Ana College, The Colony Theatre, The Sierra Madre Playhouse and the Burbank Community Theater.

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James Mayuga
Ryan was such an amazing human being. Would highly recommend him!
James P.
Marvelous instructor for an old student (76). Apparently if you can teach young students, you are best equipped to handle the older students.
Jonelle Pickett
Excellent at giving pointers and exercises to help students improve sound quality. Patient, positive and personable.
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Ivan S.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Arabic, English, Chaldean
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ivan S.

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In songwriting lessons, we will be going over song form, chord progressions, melody creation, rhythmic basslines, drum programming and much more!

About Ivan

Hello, thank you so much for checking out my page! My name is Ivan. I’ve been playing piano for over 20 years and I’ve been teaching for the past 10, and I’m so excited to be able to share my knowledge of music with you. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a trained professional, I�

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Amy
Ivan is an energetic, patient teacher to my boys. He took 1 reluctant student and helped him enjoy the piano and look forward to his lessons.
Kevin O.
Ivan is the best, he really worked with my daughter and she enjoys her lessons a lot. She's learned a lot in a short period of time. Ivan is very effective with the online format we chose to use during the pandemic. Couldn't be happier.
Nick
Best piano teacher ever!
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Kat M.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $85
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts (Major: Jazz Vocals) from University of Auckland
  • Awarded Independent Music Awards VOX POP Winner from Independent Music Awards
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Kat M.

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Do you need help writing your first song? Or do you need feedback on lyrics or how you can take your songs to the next level? I have written over 1000 songs and released more than 100 of them. My songs have been placed on commercials and took me to the finals of the Guitar Center Singer Songwriter Competition in 2015. I love writing catchy melodies and would love to help you develop your craft!

Because my lesson schedule is close to capacity, please message me before booking lessons to make sure we can find a time slot for you before you purchase lessons.

About Kat

Playing Music brings me such joy! I want you share that Joy with you by bringing that to our classes and helping you grow in a fun and encouraging way! I'm a singer songwriter and have worked as a full time musician for the last 16 years. I graduated from Auckland University with Bachelor's of Pe

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I’ve had 5 sessions with Kat. She’s been so patient and encouraging and positive. I like that she helps me refine my technique and focus on details, like my finger placements and angles and the way I hold my arm. She gave me some fun songs and exercises that help me strengthen my fingerpicking and strumming. I can feel the difference in my ukulele playing from when I first started vs now!
Brittney
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Kevin T.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $190
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • B.A. Songwriting and Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 1990
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Kevin T.

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I specialize in beginner to very advanced training in Songwriting and Music Composition.

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MIU, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busine

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Catherine
So I usually don’t leave reviews. But God has used Kevin to help improve my skills in keyboard playing. In less than 3 months with and average of an hour lesson a week. I went from only feeling comfortable in playing in 2 scales to playing in 5 of the 7 scales. Also I didn’t realize how bad my rhythm was but once Kevin began working with me I made major improvements. I’ve also learned to play fundamental chord progressions on the major scale. Kevin listens to what you want to accomplish and works alongside you to accomplish this. He is also kind and very well skilled. Needless to say God has used Kevin to help me and will continue to use him to help me. So what are you waiting for? Please book worth every penny
Cordelia B.
I have been taking singing lessons from Kevin for 5 weeks. He appears to possess a legitimate love for music as well as the understanding that I am looking for someone who can teach me the fundamental elements of music. I don’t just want someone to tell me how to rearrange a song. I am looking for someone who will offer me the “how to” from the bottom up. I suspect I am one of his more difficult students. I am older, never done anything musical but have always wanted to sing without frightening people off. He is patient, an excellent communicator and seems to understand my quest. I always enjoy my hour with him and walk away wishing I could afford more lessons. I highly recommend you give him a shot.
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Keith
I’ve been taking lessons from Kevin for about 2 months. Before that I’d been kind of aimlessly playing around with guitar. I was playing by myself for about 20 years and basically had no timing and rhythm. I’m not a funk master yet but Kevin has given me tools that have greatly improved my timing and for the first time actually believing that I’m going to do this. Thanks
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Robert H.

44 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservetory of the Johns Hopkins University
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Robert H.

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**Songwriting for all ages and abilities and currently have young children writing their first songs as a way to develop their writing and musicianship skills, to young adults releasing their first recordings of well crafted material. I use improvisation as a bsic tool to assist singers and pianists alike. I also work with guitarists to work on their craft and to develop as artists.

About Robert

Creativity, skill and love of music are the key elements that I work to encourage in every student. Over the years my teaching has evolved and I find it gratifying to take people far beyond their own expectations while helping them achieve their goals. I believe everyone is musical and just needs

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Saqif B.
Robert is an awesome teacher! Really encouraging, patient, and fun!
I only signed up for singing, but Robert has taught me how to play piano and sing at the same time. You really get your bang for your buck :-)
10/10
Tyrique L.
My first session with Robert was pretty good. He's great with breaking down key points needs to improve my voice in higher registers.

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The average cost of 60-minute online songwriting lessons is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $300 per hour.
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"Carolyn is very patient kind and caring and easy going and also fun I would recemend here and do other lessons she has:)"
Abbie Roles
Took Songwriting lessons from Carolyn O.
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"Jonah is an easy-going, kind and talented songwriter, who is already teaching me music theory, and helping me develop my song in just one session! I look forward to our next session. Great, patient teacher."
Elizabeth
Took Songwriting lessons from Jonah 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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"Katie is such an incredible teacher! She helped me see the bigger when it came to my writing and get out of my head. She also helped me tremendously with my lyric writing!"
Lynne
Took Songwriting lessons from Katie C.
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"I’ve worked with Cooper in studio and seen him perform on stage countless times. He is a prolific and multi-dimensional songwriter adept at writing and performing in a wide range of musical styles. To add to that, he is one of the best stage performers I’ve seen. I highly recommend taking lessons from him!"
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Cooper B.
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"As a fellow TakeLessons instructor, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be coached by Rosita. She is clearly knowledgable, candid, inspiring, and prepared. She also can run ZOOM like a champ which makes the lesson more valuable per minute! I will leave more reviews as my experience with her unfolds!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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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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"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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"Thanks Moriah . I have been writing contemporary christian, gospel and kids songs for five years, I needed some help improving my lyric writing and song structure getting my songs from good songs to great songs in today's styles. I hate to say this because she has been so patient and so good I fear she might get over booked now. I think she deserves the compliment . I have worked with many others and so far I think she is the best. She has helped me take one of my song to the next level I am hopeful to get pitched to a ccm artist. I plan on staying with her. I think she really knows her stuff."
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Moriah D.
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"Josh is a fantastic teacher. I learned so much from him and I highly recommend him as a teacher. He is positive and very knowledgeable."
Cortnie
Took Songwriting lessons from Josh L.
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Some people just have a knack for writing songs, but others require some guidance. After all, it can be tricky knowing where to begin. Do you start with the lyrics first or the melody? Where does rhythm come into play? And how do you even know what to write about? Everyone is capable of writing a song; it’s just a matter of knowing what you need and how to get there.

That’s where our online songwriting courses can help. Here at TakeLessons, we feature online songwriting workshops that provide you with the tools you need to craft your very own songs. With the help of a private instructor, you’ll be well on your way to writing your own music in no time.

Benefits of Songwriting Classes Online

Whether you are writing your first so

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ng or facing some dreaded writer’s block, our songwriting lessons online can help. For starters, you will receive one-on-one, private instruction from a certified teacher of your choice. Your tutor will listen to your goals and mold lesson plans that align with you.

Maybe you want to learn to write a song that accompanies guitar music. Or perhaps you want to write a song for your upcoming talent show. Better yet, maybe you want to break into a specific genre. Whatever you need help with, your songwriting instructor will provide you with individualized instruction tailored to your needs. Your instructor might show you the long-line concept or help you break down the anatomy of a hit pop song. You’ll soon find that our lyric writing courses online will have you writing songs left and right.

Why Take Songwriting Online Classes

Let’s face it; you don’t always have time to pack up your things, drive across town, and meet with an instructor in person for a class. Between your work or school schedule and your family and home duties, sometimes it just doesn’t feel like there is enough time in the day. While life can get chaotic, that’s no excuse to skip out on taking a class. Thanks to the rising popularity of online classes, now you can sign on and learn any time, day, and place.

Here at TakeLessons, we offer flexible and hassle-free online songwriting courses. Forget about finding a ride to class or getting stuck in traffic. Because every lesson takes place online, you can log on wherever makes the most sense for you. Using your smartphone, laptop, or computer and web camera, you can meet with your instructor wherever you have internet access. Learning a new skill has never been so convenient!

Find an Online Songwriting Tutor Today

Ready to fulfill all your songwriting dreams? You can start today when you sign up for our online songwriting workshop. Begin by choosing one of our certified instructors. Simply browse their profiles, learn about their experience, read reviews, and check out their availability. Once you pick the best tutor for your needs, you will receive all the tools and guidance you need to write the next big hit.

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