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Cheyenne M.
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Songwriting lessons with an experienced performer and teacher
My very first lesson will be all about getting to know my student's interests and goals for the course then work on a mini assignment to give a taste of songwriting. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to read music, understand scales, start connecting music to your emotions and communication, and understand what it takes to write catchy but meaningful lyrics. As time goes on you'll be able to write lyrics and melodies smoothly and quickly, create harmonies with music theory knowledge, understand the basic evolution of songwriting in the US, gain confidence, and understand your emotions better. I specialize in the pop, and R&B forms of songwriting and use the book "6 Steps to Songwriting Success" as a guide. I will also teach you how to deconstruct your favorite songs so that you can learn how to create similar pieces yourself. It means a lot to me when students bring up a song they want to learn more about because they will be more engaged and can have more fun in their lesson. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
About Cheyenne M.

Hello future student, I have been playing the piano for about 20 years and have taught on and off for a number of years. I started songwriting in high school and further developed my skills with college courses. I graduated with a degree in music and have taught piano as a freelancer but also under a brick-and-mortar business. I was primarily trained as a classical pianist and vocalist; but also know genres like jazz and pop, and how to play/learn by ear. I can also teach music theory that's specific to your musical goal and have taught people with no musical background up to a high school level. My biggest belief as a teacher is that each lesson should be catered to the individual in terms of musical interests, mood, and skill. Music is about self-expression and putting your emotions to sound where words may fail. One of my goals is to bridge gaps in communication with those around us. **Home Equipment** Yamaha Keyboard Novation Launchkey Maschine Mk3 Logic Pro Native Instruments (Kontakt, Guitar Rig, and more) Pro Tools Sibelius Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 Audio Technica at2020

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2015

Education

Music Production

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Teaches ages 7+

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Speaks French

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Avatar of the tutor
Cheyenne M.
Teaches Online
Songwriting lessons with an experienced performer and teacher
My very first lesson will be all about getting to know my student's interests and goals for the course then work on a mini assignment to give a taste of songwriting. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to read music, understand scales, start connecting music to your emotions and communication, and understand what it takes to write catchy but meaningful lyrics. As time goes on you'll be able to write lyrics and melodies smoothly and quickly, create harmonies with music theory knowledge, understand the basic evolution of songwriting in the US, gain confidence, and understand your emotions better. I specialize in the pop, and R&B forms of songwriting and use the book "6 Steps to Songwriting Success" as a guide. I will also teach you how to deconstruct your favorite songs so that you can learn how to create similar pieces yourself. It means a lot to me when students bring up a song they want to learn more about because they will be more engaged and can have more fun in their lesson. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
About Cheyenne M.

Hello future student, I have been playing the piano for about 20 years and have taught on and off for a number of years. I started songwriting in high school and further developed my skills with college courses. I graduated with a degree in music and have taught piano as a freelancer but also under a brick-and-mortar business. I was primarily trained as a classical pianist and vocalist; but also know genres like jazz and pop, and how to play/learn by ear. I can also teach music theory that's specific to your musical goal and have taught people with no musical background up to a high school level. My biggest belief as a teacher is that each lesson should be catered to the individual in terms of musical interests, mood, and skill. Music is about self-expression and putting your emotions to sound where words may fail. One of my goals is to bridge gaps in communication with those around us. **Home Equipment** Yamaha Keyboard Novation Launchkey Maschine Mk3 Logic Pro Native Instruments (Kontakt, Guitar Rig, and more) Pro Tools Sibelius Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 Audio Technica at2020

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2015

Education

Music Production

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Speaks French

Speaks

Has background check

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I booked an online singing lesson for 11:00 am - 11:30 am and she never showed up or sent an email/ text. I am extremely disappointed. I waited in the lesson room from 11:00 am - 11:30 am by myself.

Posted Dec 4, 2021
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French
Limited Proficiency

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