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Songwriting Classes Elmira NY

Songwriting classes cover subjects such as lyric writing, harmony, music writing, jazz composition, commercial songwriting techniques and more. See below for local businesses in Elmira that give access to jingle writing, music notation using finale, as well as advice and content on music composition for films.

Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira, NY
 
Elmira College (Elmira College Music)
(800) 935-6472
One Park Place
Elmira, NY
 
Ted B.
(877) 231-8505
Henry Street
New York, NY
Subjects
Songwriting, Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance
Ages Taught
10 to 30
Specialties
Genres I cover include rock, pop jazz, blues, funk, folk, and RnB. Focus on guitar performance, technique, tone, improvisation, theory, musicianship. Cover techniques for both electric and acoustic guitars.
Education
Manhattan School of Music - Jazz guitar performance - 2006-2010 (Bachelor's degree received) New Orleans Center for Creative Arts - Jazz guitar - 2002-2005 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Michael F.
(877) 231-8505
West 32nd St.
New York, NY
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Theory, Music Recording, Music Performance, Acting, Songwriting
Ages Taught
16 to 99
Specialties
As a vocal coach I specialize in contemporary styles including but not limited to jazz, R&B, pop, rock and country. I also work with Broadway singers. I utilize a wide variety of methods including the Vaccai, Master Vocal Exercises, Bel Canto, Nadia Boulanger Interval Training, Melodia, Wedge and Alexander Technique for physicality. For coaching songwriters I defer to methods taught at Berklee College of Music's professional songwriting department. These include a variety of creative writing …
Education
Berklee College of Music - Professional Music - 2002-2006 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Arielle F.
(877) 231-8505
East 76th St,
New York, NY
Subjects
Opera Voice, Singing, Songwriting, Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance
Ages Taught
12 to 60
Specialties
I have studied the Bel Canto singing technique for 10 years. It is a strong, solid technique that will translate into any genre of singing. I, myself, have sung classical, jazz, pop, musical theatre, and R&B. I have performance experience in these genres, as well.
Education
New School University - Jazz Performance (voice) - 9/06-present (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Corning Community College
1 Academic Dr
Corning, NY
 
Corning Community College (Corning Community College - Vocal and Instrumental Music)
(800) 358-7171
1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY
 
Joseph V.
(877) 231-8505
Crescent Road
Astoria, NY
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Upright Bass, Songwriting, Music Recording, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Music Performance
Ages Taught
12 to 99
Specialties
Jazz, Rock, Funk, Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Slide Guitar
Education
Seton Hall University - History and Latin - Completed 2000 (Bachelor's degree received) NYU - Music - Completed 2003 (Master's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Joshua K.
(877) 231-8505
W 4th St
New York, NY
Subjects
Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Music Performance, Saxophone, Music Theory, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Jazz, classical, R+B, blues, virtually any genre (as I've performed them all) Highly studied and accomplished in music theory, composition, and orchestration, ear training and arranging
Education
New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music - Jazz Performance - 9/06-5/10 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Carolyn O.
(877) 231-8505
Broadway
New York, NY
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
8 to 90
Specialties
Performing Singer-Songwriter
Education
The New School, NYC - Creative Arts Therapy - (not complete) Univ. of Hawaii, Manoa - Fine Arts (Drawing & Pntg) - 1989-1991 (not complete) Univ. of Hawaii, Manoa - Business (Marketing) - 1978-1981 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Defining The True Artist - Do You Have What It Takes?

Defining The True Artist - Do You Have What It Takes?
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

There are musicians who are more than comfortable remaining anonymous. You know, happy to hide behind their guitars or keyboards and be sidemen to the stars of today or tomorrow. Then there are those that have grandiose aspirations of stardom, adoration and limelight. And then there are those who have a driving desire and need to say something original artistically, to express themselves and to communicate that expression to an audience, be it a small niche market or wider demographic.

Those falling into the first category can make a living, albeit fairly modest as a general rule. Those falling into the second category often live in a little bit of a dream world and, depending on their tenacity and 'smart' skills, usually end up disappointed because the focus is set on the destination rather than the journey. The third category usually reap the rewards of the second category gaining all the success and limelight, but as a result of focusing on their art rather than the shallow and flighty end of the musician's world. These are usually the most fascinating people too, because they generally have a little mystery about them and because they actually possess what most entertainers really want; sincere and dedicated talent!

But there are also those that are in the early stages of artistic development who are still learning their craft, and open to influences. Possibly they will become great artists in the future, possibly not. It will be a question of choices and consequences, and doors opened and opportunities taken advantage of - or not. Life certainly will take you places.

But for those that do have aspirations of artistry and expression, then I firmly believe you must have qualities that others do not have. As an artist I believe one must stand out from the heard in order to be heard. It is so easy to make a record these days. One no longer needs to have the luxury of a recording contract in order to stand on a pedestal and say "I am an artist - buy my record!" With home studios costing one 16th of the price they did ten years ago and with software programs that do it all, you can churn out albums by the dozen if you put your mind to it. And many do.

However, just because you can, why would you? - is my question. Just for fun? OK, valid I suppose. But Isn't it better to spend that time and energy searching relentlessly for something unique and different? God knows record companies are releasing enough crap by the hour, even signed artists are now under the impression they have got something to offer. Maybe they have, but for the most part I don't think so (as public reaction and their soundscans will attest!)

Perhaps I am being extremely unfair, but I think too many artists do not realize that they have a responsibility to say something profoundly unique, certainly if they expect any kin...

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