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Adam K.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaches students 7 to 95
  • Master Of Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College
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Adam K.

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Many students are satisfied learning covers, which is great, but the real fun and creativity is in writing your own music. Writing takes confidence and freedom and everyone has to start somewhere. I help new writers with laying down basic songs, and more advanced writers with nuance and innovation - how to borrow ideas from songs they love, use music theory to create harmony for lead melodies on guitar, piano, and voice

I also offer music recording on Garageband, guiding writers on how to select a beat, add tracks, and connect musical ideas. I've been writing and recording my music since 2004, which stretches from Pop and Country to Soul and Hard Rock. I share my process and allow writers to explore the process of artists they love to see the progression even the greatest artists go through.

About Adam

Learn to play your favorite songs, sing while playing, or even write your own songs! I have been passionate about music all of my life. I have been teaching guitar and piano for 10 years. I'm a doctoral student at Chestnut Hill College pursuing a degree in clinical psychology with plans to become

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Ted S.
Good first lesson.
Veronica T.
Adam is a wonderful guitar instructor. He is very knowledgable and he is always calm, patient and very encouraging. He taught me a lot of ways to practice and enjoy music. Thank you Adam! I would highly recommend!
Kristin
I took acoustic guitar lessons with Adam and he was a wonderful teacher. I had little knowledge of the guitar and felt I developed my skills quickly. Adam was patient, nice and came up with fun exercises and song selections. Would highly recommend Adam as a teacher!
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Phillip Z.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • I am currently in a doctorate program, my primary emphasis is classical guitar performance. from Arizona State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Phillip Z.

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I consider 'song writing' one chapter in the larger context of composition. Composition involves utilizing the various musical elements (rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, form) to create a musical work. Great composers are very accomplished musicians, as are great improvisors. The art of improvisation is the art of spontaneous composition.

All my advanced students study composition in some form, as part of learning their instrument. My 'composition' students usually learn chord function theory (12 assignment course) and are generally proficient enough on a chordal instrument (piano or guitar) to at least play simple chord progressions.

One aspect of composition studies involves analyzing a variety of songs to see what makes them work. We also approach writing from a variety of points of view. As with learning a musical instrument, the art of song writing and composition can result in a lifetime of exciting musical exploration.

About Phillip

I teach music. The guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele just happen to be the particular instruments I choose. Music as a language, discipline, and art, is the goal. I've been teaching, performing, studying, composing, for some thirty years. I've studied and gigged in the classical, jazz, rock, blu

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Tim L.
We're off to a great start!
Rhea
Phil is a consummate musician and is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He helped me to arrange several songs and encouraged me to write my own arrangements, as that really helps one better understand the instrument. I loved our lessons on learning all the scales and modes, too.
Orlando R.
Phillips teaching is very low key and suttle but very effective. I am astounded at how much he has taught me in a few weeks.
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Al P.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Jazz, Music
  • BA Percussion Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Awarded Gold Sales Award 500,000+ from RIAA
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Al P.

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song construction ideas, lyrical concepts, arrangements, chord theory

About Al

Updated: 2-12-2021 Al P. (Powerman 5000-Martin Sexton-Cypress Hill-Everlast-Lance Lopez-DYS) is a multi instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, drummer, music director. Widely known as co founder-drummer for DreamWorks recording artist and multi platinum selling rock group Powerman 5000 (1

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Marie
Lessons with Al are always a high point of my week. Learning guitar as an adult is challenging, and he is unfailingly encouraging and motivational. His teaching method - a mix of music theory, exercises, improvisation, and practicing songs - keeps things fresh and challenging every week, and has helped me become better at productive practicing outside of each session. Al is also willing to jump down the rabbit hole with me when I bring him something I can’t figure out on my own. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is a wonderful teacher.
James
Al is incredibly passionate about passing his expertise to the next generation. My son studied drum set with him for 3 years, and is now a jazz studies major in college. The enthusiasm and knowledge he will impart on your student is invaluable. Highly recommended!
Marie
Very fun guy, with an extraordinary amount of knowledge, talent, and overall passion for music. I’m really looking forward to my future lessons.
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Tori L.

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  • BM Music Composition from Azusa Pacific University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Outstanding Senior from Azusa Pacific University
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Tori L.

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Hello songwriters! I know that when we have music inside of us, sometimes it's hard to express in the most effective way. You need the right skills - knowledge of music theory, different instruments, the form of songs, what makes an effective melody, how to use software - and these are the skills that I can share with you. When taking lessons with me, I will meet you at your level and fill you with knowledge to cultivate your craft as well as challenging you to write and produce lots of music. Let's start creating!

About Tori

- Composer from California - My favorite composition genre is opera - Wrote two operettas - Bachelors of Music in Composition from Azusa Pacific University - Master of the Arts in Composition from the Universtiy of Bristol - Always working in various comissions from pop to classical - Lover of teah

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Juan C.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Awarded Composition Contest Award from Miami Dade College
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Juan C.

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About Juan

Originally from Colombia, Juan has been a resident of New York City since 2008. His music blends classical, modern, and avant-garde elements. He draws from his experience as a recording and touring rock guitarist in Colombia and Miami, his studies of East Asian music, inspired by interaction with mu

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Carla
Juan a an incredible guitar teacher. He inspires a love for music and builds confidence quickly through targeted songs . Our son has really enjoyed his lessons and our little one now wants lessons too, especially after Juan composed a song about our puppy and his bone 😁
Kate B.
Juan is a wonderful instructor: he is knowledgeable, structured, instinctive, kind, patient and I am learning so many technical, practical skills. He's excellent and what he does, and a lovely person!
Adrian
Juan is an exceptional teacher. His method of teaching keeps a student engage and pretty easy to pick up... Not yo M e nation, fun. I've seen continuous interest and effort out of my child after each class, would highly recommend.
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Cheyenne M.

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  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Cheyenne M.

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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 ...

About Cheyenne

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 und

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Amber Jones
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.

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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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"Although my pursuit is songwriting, Indigo quickly recognized that more guitar background will help me - so we started there. I'm very encouraged with Indigo's approach, and I'm looking forward to continuing these lessons!"
Jeff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"It was a good lesson."
BarBara
Took Songwriting lessons from Randy L.
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"AMAZING!! Outstanding work and makes songwriting so enjoyable! She’s so kind and highly recommend!💕"
Jadyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"Rosita is capable of moving forward without leaving you behind! She is knowledgeable and clearly knows the topic she is teaching!"
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"Fawn is an investment in my future, money spent well

Fawn takes you on an unexpected fun, whirlwind of learning when you take lessons with her. Can’t read the notes? No problem, she’s got you. Vocal problems? Oh yeah, she fixes that too. Trouble in the studio? Voice off pitch? Need mic technique? Weak on piano? Sight singing? Can’t play the blues? Can’t play classical? Need to learn how to write a song? Can’t find a hook for your song? Don’t worry, Fawn to the rescue! Seriously, is there nothing this woman can’t do? I soak up her wisdom like a sponge. I’m currently working in the studio with her on my debut album and we are half-way finished. It is sounding ah-may-zing! I am learning so much from this studio wiz. Having her in my life the past 3 years has been the right choice and an investment in my future. Here’s to another successful year with Fawn on my team."
Lalah
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I wouldn’t have the career I have today or be where am today without the expert coaching of Miss Fawn. Highly recommend!"
Ascap Songwriter GIA
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Fawn has been my teacher for a year now and is an excellent influence on both me and my brother. We've definitely improved in all of the subjects she has taught us: Songwriting, Singing, Voice-over's, Acting and Piano. Fawn is very patient and understanding during lessons and is a very capable instructor who knows what she is teaching in music, the business and the arts. I am very happy to be able to work with such an amazing teacher who is a star in her own right! Thank you Fawn!"
Mirad
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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“The pupil gets to be the star, Cooper Bombadil helps that star shine.”

I wanted to write this review/reference for Cooper because I was impressed with his abilities to instruct while allowing my songwriting creativity and vision to be held as valid. Through encouraging examination of my progress, he illuminated and clarified the project rather than tailoring it to fit his own agenda. He built trust and didn't overshadow my work. This is a gift that should be shared to others with musical aspirations!

His sensitivity, insights and solid suggestions helped me achieve a goal that had lain dormant for ten years. I am beyond satisfied with his songwriting instruction services and plan on exploring his vocal coaching!
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Linda Faye
Took Songwriting lessons from Cooper B.
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"She’s a great teacher and super creative! Mady is great to work with and is a super talented songwriter."
Stephanie
Took Songwriting lessons from Madyson W.
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