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Songwriting: establish or refine a writing routine

I help beginning, intermediate and advanced songwriters establish and/or refine their songwriting routine.
Using my own book on the subject (no extra charge) and a variety of interesting assignments, I work with you to make you the best songwriter you can be!
Some basic music theory and instrumental skills are needed, but I can also help you get this under your belt.

Location

At teacher's location: Grote Bickersstraat, 1013 KP Amsterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Children (7-12 years old)
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Duration:

60 minutes

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English, Dutch

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from $37.65At teacher's location
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