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Indigo S.
Brooklyn, New York
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personalised guidance through the minefield of songwriting, including necessary theory and technique
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Find yourself through songwriting. Lessons cover everything from the basics of form, content and structure and tools to finding your own unique voice, to performance techniques and how to book your own gigs, record, tour, get press, and establish an online presence.
About Indigo S.

Indigo has been working in the performing arts since she was biting ankles, first as a dancer and vocalist, and later as a guitarist. She's composed music for and/or sung dozens of international television commercials, spots on Law and Order and songs in Films premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and as a lead guitarist and vocalist, toured the US, Canada, Europe and Iceland, extensively, performing in hundreds of theaters and rock clubs around the world, including-- Madison Square Garden, BAM, The Beacon Theater, Music Hall Of Williamsburg, The Bowery Ballroom, Club Nokia (LA), The Santa Barbara Bowl, The Chicago Theater, Baby's All Right, The Mercury Lounge, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (SF), Pickathon (Portland) As a teacher, Indigo's method has, at it's core, a commitment to the idea of teaching a man to fish rather than giving him a fish, and every student, regardless of age or experience will be taught to understand, first and foremost, how music works, so that he or she comes away, not only with the skills to play the material covered in the lessons, but, eventually, the ability to teach themselves any other material they're interested in. With an emphasis on ear training, her natural approach to learning theory, makes even the most wary or challenged student understand with ease, and find pleasure in the process of learning. Rote memorization is eliminated and replaced by a deep understanding, which grows naturally, while technique improves alongside it. Students quickly find themselves able to play, sing and understand things previously only dreamed of. These universal building blocks of music apply across all genres. Technique will be tailored to your specific interests, and from the start, a portion of each lesson will be devoted to learning the material of your choice. Indigo also specializes in coaching songwriters, and can, in a gentle and non-invasive way, help to guide you through the process of both mastering craft, and establishing your own individual voice as a writer.

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Indigo S.
Brooklyn, New York
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Student Favorite
Student Favorite
personalised guidance through the minefield of songwriting, including necessary theory and technique
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Find yourself through songwriting. Lessons cover everything from the basics of form, content and structure and tools to finding your own unique voice, to performance techniques and how to book your own gigs, record, tour, get press, and establish an online presence.
About Indigo S.

Indigo has been working in the performing arts since she was biting ankles, first as a dancer and vocalist, and later as a guitarist. She's composed music for and/or sung dozens of international television commercials, spots on Law and Order and songs in Films premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and as a lead guitarist and vocalist, toured the US, Canada, Europe and Iceland, extensively, performing in hundreds of theaters and rock clubs around the world, including-- Madison Square Garden, BAM, The Beacon Theater, Music Hall Of Williamsburg, The Bowery Ballroom, Club Nokia (LA), The Santa Barbara Bowl, The Chicago Theater, Baby's All Right, The Mercury Lounge, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (SF), Pickathon (Portland) As a teacher, Indigo's method has, at it's core, a commitment to the idea of teaching a man to fish rather than giving him a fish, and every student, regardless of age or experience will be taught to understand, first and foremost, how music works, so that he or she comes away, not only with the skills to play the material covered in the lessons, but, eventually, the ability to teach themselves any other material they're interested in. With an emphasis on ear training, her natural approach to learning theory, makes even the most wary or challenged student understand with ease, and find pleasure in the process of learning. Rote memorization is eliminated and replaced by a deep understanding, which grows naturally, while technique improves alongside it. Students quickly find themselves able to play, sing and understand things previously only dreamed of. These universal building blocks of music apply across all genres. Technique will be tailored to your specific interests, and from the start, a portion of each lesson will be devoted to learning the material of your choice. Indigo also specializes in coaching songwriters, and can, in a gentle and non-invasive way, help to guide you through the process of both mastering craft, and establishing your own individual voice as a writer.

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I was very inspired by my first songwriting lesson with Indigo. As a seasoned songwriter and music teacher myself, I was already aware of many of my strengths and areas of growth, but wasn’t sure what I might take away from today’s session that would be of immediate value. Indigo listened attentively to get a sense of what I was bringing to the table in terms of my goals and skills, then suggested some tools she thought might open up some new territory for me. I put her tips into practice right away, and found them to be very fruitful, also sparking more ideas for further exploration. I highly recommend Indigo!

Posted Apr 6, 2022
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I was inspired by my first songwriting lesson with Indigo. As a seasoned songwriter and music teacher myself, I had a pretty good idea going into the lessons what my strengths are, as well as some of my stuck areas. Still, I wasn't sure what I might take away from this session that would be of immediate value. Our time together helped shine a little light on a particular approach to creating more intriguing chord progressions and melodies, that I hadn't thought given much attention to. Putting her suggestions into practice right away, they proved very fruitful and opened up more insight into further avenues of exploration. I highly recommend Indigo!

Posted Apr 6, 2022
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awesome !

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Instructor details
Songwriting
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$75
45 minutes
$105
60 minutes
$130
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30