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Songwriting Classes Knoxville TN

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

University of Tennessee - Knoxville
(865) 974-3241
Knoxville TN
Knoxville, TN

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Kindermusik With Ms. Eady
(865) 671-0131
9915 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN

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Elizabeth S.
(877) 231-8505
Andy Holt Ave.
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Drums, Music Theory, Music Performance, Percussion
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am a classically trained percussionist. I specialize in orchestral percussion, but I teach hand drumming and drum set as well. Because I am getting my master's degree, I understand theory and could teach this as well.
Education
Central Michigan University - Bachelor of Music - Percussion - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Tennessee - Master of Music - Percussion - 2009-present (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jeanne M.
(877) 231-8505
Vanosdale
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory, Organ
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Education
Bearden High School - - 1968-1970 (High School diploma received) University of Tennessee - Musicology - 1970-1974 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Tennessee - Musicology - 1974-1977 (Master's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Dena B.
(877) 231-8505
Keel Ave
Memphis, TN
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
I studied under the Estill method of voice and keep abreast of all of the current trends in the Estill Vocal Method. I am well versed in using the belting method.
Education
Union University - Education - 10/2006-08/2008 (Master's degree received) University of Tennessee Chattanooga - Music/Psychology - 08/2001-05/2006 (Bachelor's degree received) Central High-Memphis - General Education - 08/1998-05/2001 (High School diploma received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Keyboard College
(800) 433-3243
1152 Albany Rd
Knoxville, TN

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Jeanne M.
(877) 231-8505
Larkwood Lane
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory, Organ
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Education
Bearden High School - - 1968-1970 (High School diploma received) University of Tennessee - Musicology - 1970-1974 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Tennessee - Musicology - 1974-1977 (Master's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Dixie R.
(877) 231-8505
Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Acting, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am an opera performer, but my undergraduate degree was in music theater so I feel very comfortable teaching and coaching both of these genres of voice, as well as the acting/performing aspects that come along with the genres.
Education
Viterbo University - Musical Theater/Music - 2002-2006 (Bachelor's degree received) Wichita State University - Opera/Music Performance - 2006-2009 (Master's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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John H.
(877) 231-8505
Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Theory, Singing, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in breath support, diction, easy production and beautiful tone.
Education
Queens College - music performance - 1976-1978 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Amber M.
(877) 231-8505
Shadowood Drive
Nashville, TN
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Acting, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Education
Vanderbilt University - Songwriting/Music - 2009 (not complete) California Univeristy - Television Communication and Theatre - 1998-2002 (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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