Trusted teacher: This is a hands-on surgical exploration into what great songs are and how to create them - from lyrics to music. Great songs are not merely popular songs, or catchy songs, or best-selling songs - great songs are enduring creations that stand the test of time, and which cross all boundaries of genre and style. In order to create them, we need a unique combination of skills and sensitivities - the ability to execute our ideas effectively on an accompaniment instrument of our choice, whether piano, guitar, organ, harp or other almost always polyphonic (multiple sounding) instruments - but equally the ability to craft poetic and compelling lyrics that are neither cliche nor predictable, and not least, the ability to create effective rhyme patterns without compromising either the original intent or flow of the song. In truth, creating a great song is as or more difficult than creating a great story, because it requires the meeting and melding of word and music in a mutually resonant way. In this quest, the class will enlighten beginning as well as seasoned songwriters on harmonic vocabularies available to them, basic musical resources such as rhythmic figures and variation techniques, basic and advanced song structures, from Bach to the Beatles to Bernstein, and perfecting the art of lyric-writing. Students will learn both fundamental notations so they may present their songs in a true musical format, as well as short cuts enabling them to sketch ideas in a simple form when in the heat of creation. Vocal ranges, transposing, vocal and instrumental ranges will be addressed so that students create songs capable of being sung by either professionals or amateurs.
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Ivan - The Hague, Netherlands$49
Trusted teacher: The class is for: - beginners who want to start their journey in music - intermediary musicians who wish to improve their skills - for highly educated musicians who want to perfect their knowledge. The class includes songwriting skills in POP, ROCK, JAZZ and many other styles of popular music as well as compositional skills in writing CLASSICAL, FILM, THEATER music. I specialize in both popular music and classical music. The class includes both theoretic knowledge and its practical application with students instrument of choice. The class also includes skills in guitar, piano and percussion playing.
Song writing · Music composition · Music theory lessons
Arianna - Brussels, Belgium$42
Trusted teacher: I'm looking for student's who not only want to learn a great technique for singing but whom also want to find and develop their own unique sound so they can express themselves through the art of song and tell a story. I am a trained singer- songwriter & professional musician with a BA (hons) in Composition. Originally from london I moved to Brussels to do my masters degree. I am a trained singing with a level of grade 8, I have also spent the last 6 years touring as a front women and also a backing singing with various artists around europe, including 1 top 10 artist. I understand that although it's great to have a strong technique it's also about letting go and having confidence in your ability so you can relax in the moment. I welcome students of all levels and all ages and teach a range of genres from Jazz to Rock. Alternatively I am happy to focus on technique if that is something you prefer to work on. So, if you're a aspiring singer looking to find your own unique coach I am here to help!
Song writing · Jazz music · Singing
Trusted teacher: This class is aimed at beginners / singers and songwriters who wish to learn the basics of piano so that they can accompany themselves and / or compose songs using the guitar , to help them find chord progressions and also melodies to fit with their song. The level i am teaching currently is for beginners. We will go over the following concepts : Rhythm / Tempo / Basic Key Signatures / Basic Scales / Harmony / Chords and Melody. Additional topics we can cover during the lesson are : Writing chord progressions to fit the melody you have already created. Writing melodies to a pre written chord progression. Writing songs from original lyric ideas. Basic song structures. I look forward to teaching you the basics of this wonderful instrument and will hopefully help you to start writing and finishing your own songs.
Song writing · Music composition · Piano
ALL LEVELS! ALL AGES! ALL GENRES! In ENGLISH or FRENCH. In your lesson, we’d assess your level and inspirations in order to create a lesson plan specialised for you to meet your goals in a fun and productive way with as little or as much music theory knowledge as you like. Lessons take place at my studio in Prenzlauerberg or online on Zoom.
Song writing · Singing · Guitar
Rod - Maidstone, United Kingdom$42
Trusted teacher: Guitar for intermediate and advanced both in English or in Spanish. The lessons take place in a small studio or Online which has become quite popular lately. Theory is not important to start you off. By you learning your favourite songs at your own pace and with passion you will find yourself on the road to becoming a good guitarist. I like to teach motivated people who have time to develop musically. I expect commitment and with this and my coaching you will get to your goal much quicker. Remember, my goal is your objective. I am a patient person with a love and passion for music and the guitar both acoustic and electric, and I love sharing this passion with my students, and seeing them evolve into the guitarists they want to be. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Greetings, Rod
Song writing · Teaching · Guitar
Trusted teacher: I am an all around guitar player and that's my philosophy as a teacher. All genres of music can contribute to build your own style. I was born and raised in Athens, Greece. I started learning classical guitar when I was 15 when I was already performing live with school bands, singing and playing the guitar and drums. After school, I took electric guitar lessons, film scoring lessons and Jazz Arrangement. I have collaborated with many popular musicians, singers and bands in the Greek music scene over the years, playing live and on tour, as well as in the studio. I also compose original music for TV and radio commercials, theatrical plays, and have been a guitar tutor at many music schools. As a performer, composer and tutor I draw from across the musical spectrum – from Byzantine music and composition studies to rock/jazz and traditional music. I try to break down boundaries between genres, experiencing music as an unlimited soundscape. In 2014 I released my first solo album called “Portokali”
Guitar · Song writing · Music teacher training
Trusted teacher: I am a 28-year old guitarist, songwriter and composer based in Den Haag, songwriting, composition, electric and acoustic guitar, in combination with music theory. I teach in English or in Greek. I am half Greek and half Scottish and I have been living in the Netherlands for the last 4 years. I offer lessons in all styles, to all age groups, and for any experience level (ranging from students who have never written a song before, up to experienced songwriters who are looking for fresh ideas and improving their skills to really make their songs shine). Face to face lessons are preferable, but I also teach online. I am a patient and open minded teacher, and my desire is to help you learn what you want to learn, and make sure you enjoy and take pride in your songs, learn to express your musical ideas as best as possible and nurture your curiosity and excitement about the world of music creation ! My Credentials: I hold a Bachelors of Music degree from Birmingham Conservatoire (UK), and a Masters of Music from The Hague Royal Conservatory. My experience as a songwriter and composer ranges from writing songs and singing in indie / off-beat rock bands, solo guitar and vocal performances, home-production of my own songs, creation of instrumental post-rock music, collaborative songwriting in bands, composition of works for classical players, creation of ambient, experimental and electronic music, creation of music for film, and I even some experience in beat-making. I have written songs, I have written orchestra pieces, I have worked as a DIY home producer, I have released albums, and I've performed in concert halls, rock venues, squats and festivals. I My music has been performed in and has taken me to several countries, including Portugal, The Czech Republic, The U.S.A., Canada, Korea, Greece, The U.K., The Netherlands. My Teaching style: My emphasis is to teach you based on your interests and your needs. The lessons are based around each individual student. You bring me the music you are creating and the skills you want to develop as a songwriter, and I build my lessons around that. My primary goal is help you develop your voice as a songwriter, so the starting point for our lessons will always be your music, and then I build our lessons around that. My aim is always to help you find what the heart of the song is about, and help you to bring this out and really make it shine. To help illustrate ideas about topics we discuss I will bring examples that can help inform the music you are creating, we will explore ideas of arrangement, orchestration, band leading and / or production to help flesh out your songs, and we will explore music theory too when that is helpful for us and / or if that is interesting to you. For more experienced songwriters we can explore how to write parts for other players, how to notate and orchestrate songs for acoustic instruments, how to record songs, or how to get the best playing out of your bandmates to help your song shine
Music composition · Music theory lessons · Song writing
Trusted teacher: Learn scales and chords positions that will give you the freedom to move on the instrument as you please. Find out how to figure out your favourite songs and play along with your favourite records. Listening is a very important part of music that can help you be the player you want to be.
Song writing · Music theory · Ukulele
Axel - Ponta Delgada, Portugal$42
Trusted teacher: "I want to play my favorite songs" —— "I wanna accompany my voice on guitar" —— "I want to understand music theory" —— "I'd love to be able to play by ear" –– "I want to be able to break down complex music into digestible chunks that I can learn and practice in a systematic way" – "I want to write my own stuff and cover songs in my own way" If any of these quotes resonated with you and you want to take your guitar playing to the next level, then let's set up 20 minutes to discuss your goals. I've been teaching many styles of music to students of all ages and levels for over 15 years!
Song writing · Guitar · Music theory
Hello fellows, folks, and students. Myself Xavier let me tell you first that. I'm very happy go lucky person when you see me in music because I love teaching and interact with my students and folks. It's been 20 years been in these industry.
Song writing · Singing · Guitar
Trusted teacher: I am certified as a music educator and fertility coach. Creativity coaching is a process of combining life coaching with music practices to help empower your voice, free up your creativity, and give birth to your next project. Whether you are trying to conceive a child, need to work through grief from a loss, or are starting a new business in the creative field, contact me and let's see if we would be a good fit to work together. I love helping clients to create songs to help unleash their creative energy. I also work to help with relieving anxiety in a natural way so that you can better pursue all the things you are passionate about.
Sound (music) · Life coaching · Song writing
About the Lessons: Learning music is a deeply enriching personal journey. My role as a teacher is to guide you through your own journey. I seek to encourage and inspire you, showing you possibilities and pointing you towards paths to develop your musicality in ways that are fun, effective and rewarding. Lessons are custom tailored for each student - I consider your specific goals, tastes and needs in order to create a lesson plan that is logical and appropriate for you. The atmosphere is very relaxed in order for you to feel at ease to embrace the process. In a broader sense, I see Music as a great tool for personal development. It involves exercising logical thinking, physical-motor and cognitive abilities, discipline, aesthetic appreciation, the connection with your feelings and emotions, self-expression and the honing of creative and artistic sensibilities. In specific musical terms, topics we’ll cover usually include (depending on your goals, musical taste and your level at the instrument at each particular moment): -Technique, -Repertoire, -Ear training, -Harmony, -Music theory (each topic is associated with its application in practical and musical examples), -Improvisation, -Composition and Songwriting.
Song writing · Music theory · Guitar
Trusted teacher: In the lessons we will be focusing on setting or developing all the required skills for the students to be able to perform independently, understand the musical language and explore their own sound, such as posture, hand coordination, rhythm, ear training, reading scores and improvisation. So far my musical exposure in many different genres allows my to create lesson which is adopted to the specific needs of my students. I have garnered the patience and belief in the idea that anyone can become a part of the music world with the proper amount of attention and guidance.
Song writing · Music theory lessons · Piano
Gordon - Rotterdam, Netherlands$47
Trusted teacher: These individual music composition lessons are tailored to fit your needs and interests related to music composition. During the lessons, we will work together to identify, develop, and refine your voice as a creative musician. Possible topics include notation, melody, harmony, rhythm, score study, analysis, Sibelius, Dorico, Logic.
Music theory · Music composition · Song writing
Trusted teacher: I can help you craft a song. If you’re a curious beginner, a seasoned artist or simply looking to write a unique song - get in touch! 'making music that makes the world a better place' indiebandblog My name is Nigel and I’ve been writing, performing, and recording songs for 30 years, in many different genres. If you’re a beginner to songwriting, a seasoned artist or simply looking to write a unique song for that special person, I can help and enable you to discover, write and play the songs that are inside you. It’s a fun and extremely rewarding journey! I can offer online (during Covid) songwriting tutorials : ● A package of six online* sessions - from the germ of an idea to a finished song ● Individual requirements/one-off session - assistance with writer’s block, collaboration, chords, etc * I also offer a service as a song collaborator, unpaid - based on songwriting credits * - ask for details! Lessons are via Skype/Zoom* (I am based in Mechelen) In English (my native tongue) or Dutch *until post-Corona
Guitar · Music composition · Song writing
Trusted teacher: My name is Paul, I'm a professional musician, vocalist, and songwriter offering personalized lessons for students of all ages and levels. I've been working in music for over 15 years as a performer, songwriter, recording artist and qualified private tutor. If you're excited about developing your skills so you can play/sing your favorite kind of music, or if you're aspiring to become a pro musician in the future, I'm here to help you on your mission. Learn all about: Piano/Vocal Technique ~ Music Theory ~ Good Practice Habits ~ Playing with Confidence ~ Preparation For Grades ~ Live Performance ~ Songwriting Genres: Rock/Classical/Blues/Folk/Jazz/Film Music/Pop Available Face To Face/Online (High-Quality Audio/Video). ☆ 'Friendly and brilliant teacher with an infectious enthusiasm' ☆ 'My lesson with Paul is the highlight of my week!'
Song writing · Singing · Piano
Trusted teacher: My music life started when I was a kid, and started with playing piano. Curious fact, I didn’t like it! Things drastically changed when I heard a song by Queen, “It’s a Kind of Magic”. I was blown away! And after I’ve heard the guitar solo even more! From that moment on I decided that music had to fill my life, with guitar as a main guide. After high school I decided to undertake the professional musician career and I applied to a Jazz school in Rome (Italy). After that, I moved to Rotterdam successfully completing the bachelor course at “Codarts”. I’m able to offer a broad and deep knowledge on everything that concerns guitar, harmony, song-writing, sight-reading, singing. I’m here to help students finding their own way to practice and achieve skills that would allow them to perform and enjoy the instrument and everything that the amazing world of music can offer, transmitting my passion towards this world to whoever wants to learn. My specialty can of course be recognized as Jazz since it’s my main field, but I’m of course able to guide the students in many different music styles since I come from a Pop and Rock background.
Music theory · Song writing · Guitar
Trusted teacher: I am a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose music has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, BBC and WRAL. I have written and co-written songs that have accumulated tens of millions of streams. I am represented by Kobalt/AWAL (Lauv, Bruno Major, Tom Misch), Maximal Music Sync (Candi Staton, North Star Media), Music Table South Korea, and Sixtyfour Music London and have co-written with Richard Walters (Declan J Donovan, 3lau, Alison Moyet, Grey's Anatomy, CSI) and breakout Dutch artist Judy Blank. Alongside releasing my own material, I am also a session pianist, writer and guitar player who has worked for many clients in studios both in Europe and the States, as well as on tours worldwide including major festival slots and tours in the UK, Europe and the States. ---------- I primarily am interested in teaching people to develop their own sense of artistic identity, and am keen to mentor pupils who are already making headway in their own progress as a musician or in the music industry. I am able to offer key insights into the industry that many other teachers aren't able to, and I am passionate about people who are passionate about music. I consider my experience incredibly valuable to those serious about making headway in the industry and see my classes to be more of a personal and bespoke teaching service than traditional piano/guitar lessons, and have a slightly higher price point accordingly. I have also achieved Grade 8 (ABRSM) in piano. I am moving back to Vienna in April, and will be taking on students from mid-April onwards. ---------- I have been tutoring for the past 6 years, and have had pupils of all skill levels and ages. I have taken pupils through traditional grading in the UK (both ABRSM and Rockschool) and also taught people who are only interested in learning an instrument vocationally. Over these years I have helped pupils develop proficiency and passion in piano, guitar, songwriting, production, as well as offering advice on booking tours, forming bands, and helping develop a sense of musical identity. ---------- My approach to each client is unique, but I primarily focus on encouraging artistic expression and open communication in my sessions. I value the ability to give others the opportunity to create, and I like to treat my lessons as a safe space for ideas, for singing, for performing, and for chatting about all things musical. I look forward to hearing from you.
Song writing · Piano · Guitar
Trusted teacher: My lessons are always designed according to my students' needs, making the experience of learning the guitar productive and fun at the same time! Whether you are into exploring advanced stuff or just like jamming, as a Master's graduate in Musicology with a guitar teaching experience of 10 years, I can help you work your way around your favourite songs and styles and also give you the tools to express yourself through your own songs. We will carve our own path through chords, melodies, harmonies, techniques & composing methods as we strive to achieve a skillset of a versatile modern guitar player.
Music theory lessons · Song writing · Guitar
Trusted teacher: I specialise in teaching rap skills and lyric writing. If you enjoy rap music and would like to learn how to improve your technique then I am here to help you! I have many years of experience teaching, performing and recording my own music. I sing, rap, write lyrics and perform with a band. I can cover different styles including Hip Hop and Grime. We will also cover lyric writing where I can help you with your flows and technique to create your own original material. There is an option to get custom made beats to help you create your own original tracks. I really enjoy teaching and like to make the lessons challenging and fun.
Poetry · Song writing · Voice (music)
Trusted teacher: What better language than French? Poetry and songs are the heritage of French culture. We have the best artists in the world among our artists and that's why I want to share my culture of phrase and syntax.
Poetry · Writing · Song writing
Trusted teacher: Piano (all ages): Learn to discover the piano in an intuitive and creative way on your level and from your interest. In addition to the basic, we dive into the world of: - Pop & Jazz: play songs directly, scales, diagrams, harmonies, melodies, rhythm, swing. - Improvisation: in this way you develop your ears in a playful way, your musical memory and musical vocabulary. Songwriting: Learn how to bring a Song consisting of text and music (piano / guitar) to life and to a higher level by gaining more insight into: structure, structure, dynamics, contrasts, harmony, melody, rhythm, groove .... Audio Production: Learn how to properly record an instrument and professionally produce a track in the in-the-box studio from start to finish. - Recording: microphone placement, levels, reflections space. - Mixing: editing, making balance, panning, making sound (plug ins) - Mastering: the whipped cream on the audio pie, loudness, RMS, dynamics. In my 'Stolk Method' the following components are central: learn to use your ears, stimulate creativity, develop musical memory, expand musical vocabulary, not just blindflight on music notation, develop rhythm and timing, extend harmonic and melodic knowledge, increase sense of form and structure.
Audio production · Song writing · Piano
Lapidar - Vienna, Austria$40
Trusted teacher: -----What to expect----- *Well prepared step by step program *Solid way to build a foundation for guitar playing *Learning all of your favorite songs *Working on your goals and dreams ------What to expect theoretically------ *Correct posture and technique *Basic knowledge *Introduction to chords *Playing melodies *Playing open chords *What is a key signature? *Introduction to timing and rhythm *All about power chords *Introduction to the major scale *A-String power chords and understanding relation of chord progression to the key signatures *How to build a chord *How to play barre chords *Introduction to the minors cale *Introduction to reading music *Introduction to use loop pedal&how to solo
Song writing · Music theory lessons · Guitar
Vitali - The Hague, Netherlands$47
Trusted teacher: We will focus on the music that You want to be able to make. I specialise in Composition and have a life long experience with the guitar, piano and songwriting (including production and mixing). Our goal will be to plan a project (recording, youtube video, spotify, live performance, etc.) and set a timeline to make it happen. The tutoring will focus on technical, as well as artistic issues and above all, it will be result oriented.
Song writing · Guitar · Music theory lessons