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Benjamin M.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 7 to 70
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Benjamin M.

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As a songwriter, my style has been influenced by the Psych-Rock, Punk and Post-Punk movements. I write songs that have connections with The Beatles, Syd Barrett, David Byrne, The Cure, Guided by Voices, Arcade Fire, Mew - to name a few. Whether you enjoy Pop music or wish to break out of the traditional pop song structure, I can help you develop your own personal flair. Originality is key!

NOTE: I recorded a CD in 2006 that was selected as 1 out of 48 albums to be nominated for the Grammys as best Alternative Rock album of the year. I have the document to prove this :)

I currently teach in my home studio with recording capability, or the students home.

About Benjamin

Hello Future Students! Whether you want to pursue a Musical Career or simply learn how to Play your Favorite Tunes for friends and family, I am here as your Teacher and Guide. I teach at Home, at the Student's Home and through the use of Skype or Zoom. Masks are worn as needed. Originally

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Bryan P.
Excellent instructor and a way cool guy. My first lesson was really informative, with so many helpful tips and techniques. Ben is a friendly, patient teacher, and I am looking forward to my next lesson!
Charlie and Cindy
We had our first saxophone lesson with Benjamin today and it was excellent! He is clearly a master that can assess a student’s skill level and adapt the lesson to suit their needs. He is just what we needed :)
Bryan K.
30 lessons for my high school son with Ben. Excellent teacher. Always on time. Very professional. Baritone Sax. Highly recomend. Will be getting more lessons with Ben.
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Bennie D.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Piano Music Education from Duquesne University; Pittsburgh, PA
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Bennie D.

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I use techniques such as alliteration when writing lyrics as well as finding a song in a particular idiomatic style that appeals to me. Another technique I like to use is create the melody, then the bass line. This will insure a solid foundation for the other instruments. I am getting some nice results from my students. I have been writing songs for forty years and I am a publisher and songwriter with B.M.I. I have my own personal production studio. I am using "Studio One" , "Garageband" and ""Pro Logic" Digital audio workstations. It is a great way to teach songwriting.

About Bennie

Hello. If you want to learn to play and understand piano and music,... I can help you! I teach, play and compose a variety of styles, such as pop, rock, blues, classical, jazz, and new-age music. I can show you how to listen to a recording and to play it without written music. Also, I can teach

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Richard
Bennie is a very patient and intelligent teacher. You will not be disappointed with him. My granddaughter truly enjoys her time with him.
Angela
"Bennie is a knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic teacher/tutor. He is very flexible and never looks at the time pass, not even when it passes his lesson hour. He is giving me a lot of helpful advice to help me improving. Each lesson with him is different and brings me more suggestions and new perspectives. I highly recommend Bennie as teacher/tutor."
Angela
Bennie is a knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic teacher/tutor. He is very flexible and never looks at the time pass, not even when it passes his lesson hour. He is giving me a lot of helpful advices to make me improving. Each lesson with him is different and brings me more suggestions and new perspectives. I highly recommend Bennie as teacher/tutor.
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Benjamin K.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Bachelors of the Arts in Jazz Studies from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Benjamin K.

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Learn how to write songs of all shapes and sizes, from the 2 minute pop song, to the 13 minute symphony

About Benjamin

I grew up in Glenside moved to Pittsburgh for school and came back because I love it here...I've been playing for 17 years and have a smorgasbord of influences from Zeppelin to the Beatles to Phish to Radiohead to the dirty projectors to Jay Z to Kurt Rosenwinkel & John Scofield. I have been composi

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Mike
Fantastic teacher! Ben is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to learn from. Can't wait till I get back into town to get some more lessons.
john K.
Benjamin seemed knowledgeable and was very helpful.
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Tim M.

11 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music: Classical Guitar Performance from Hartt School - University of Hartford
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Tim M.

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3 chord songs and more!

About Tim

I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends, I

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Cullen
I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him.
Sam
Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule.
Brad
Tim is an excellent teacher, providing excellent advice, practice techniques, and insights. He makes learning and improving easy and enjoyable.
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Natalie H.

57 Reviews
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  • Awarded Three placing trophies from Illinois Music Association
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors in Music, Major in Music Business from Elmhurst College
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Natalie H.

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Available in individual lessons as well as in group workshops.

Learn to write a song following basic rules of songwriting and chord progressions. Included in lessons is how to copyright and publish your songs.

About Natalie

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, at the age of 9, Natalie knew music was something that was just a part of who she was. Writing songs on the piano before lessons could be scheduled, Natalie found herself immersed in a medium that would bring her joy for the rest of her life. By age

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Natalie is delightful and makes learning FUN! Thank you!
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John L.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks french, spanish, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Most Valuable Soloist from Berkely Jazz Fest 1995
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John L.

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Song writing for me is a process.
To be able to go through the process, one has to have certain musical skills. If a song writer lacks those skills, I try to impart them with the missing elements. From there we learn to build a song from the ground up.

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.

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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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"Fawn is an amazing teacher. I've been taking songwriting classes from her and I learn something new every lesson. She's very sweet, talented, encouraging, and understanding. I was nervous to take lessons online at first, as I've never done it before, then was unsure who I should take from because I didn't want to get someone who was terrible. I got really lucky though, I highly recommend her. She's absolutely fantastic."
Ashley
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"I've been taking guitar and songwriting lessons with Frankie for over 5 years now, and I'm so glad I found him! Very patient, easy-going and excellent teacher. Lately we've been working on songwriting, and his expertise is top notch. He lets you go at your own pace and cater's to your style. Thanks Frankie!!!"
Anne
Took Songwriting lessons from Frankie P.
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"Chrissy was very instructive and positive and friendly and she worked with me for my individualized songwriting learning needs at this time. We worked on my first song, and she gave me very good information and feedback and homework for our next lesson. Definitely several points above average!!!!!!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Thank you so much for your help, Lee. I learned many great tips, useful resources, and meaningful comments in one lesson. I look forward to working with you again!"
Silky
Took Songwriting lessons from Lee Q.
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"Indigo is an awesome teacher!"
Geoff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"Kyle is very informative, knowledgeable about the subject, patient, and supportive, and he has a wonderful sense of humor! I am learning a lot in my songwriting lessons and gaining much more self-confidence. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"Excellent teacher, very knowledgable!"
Mengdi
Took Songwriting lessons from Eric J.
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"Working with Fawn on my songs the past 3 years has been a complete blessing. What used to be disorganized thoughts have been turned into lyrics and songs. I never thought I'd see the day when my songs would be ready to be recorded in a studio. Also, it's cool to be working with a coach who is current. (She just won for the Great America Song Contest last month). With all the awards she has won and career success she's had, she is still humble and really cares about her students progress and own careers. I love working with her and look forward to continuing."
Ashley J
Took Songwriting lessons from Fawn A.
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"Emily isn't just a great singing teacher- she also gave me the support, confidence and knowledge I needed to turn my musical ideas into completed songs for the first time."
Stephanie
Took Songwriting lessons from Emily C.
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