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Songwriting Classes O Fallon IL

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

Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
(618) 650-3705
Edwardsville IL
Edwardsville, IL

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Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville (SIUE Department of Music)
(618) 650-2000
6 S State Rte 157
Edwardsville, IL
 
Bryan A.
(877) 231-8505
W Argyle
Chicago, IL
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Performance, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Songwriting
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
music, all styles of guitar, music theory Classical guitar, rock, folk, blues, jazz, pop, punk, metal
Education
Northwestern University - Music Performance - 2005-2007 Northeastern Illinois University - Music Performance - 2002-2005 Libertyville - - 1994-1998
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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John N.
(877) 231-8505
n. mason ave.
Chicago, IL
Subjects
Music Theory, Trumpet, Music Performance, Drums, Songwriting, Percussion, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
For drums: Jazz, Rock, any Latin, Second Line, Shuffle, Odd Meter For Trumpet: Jazz, Classical, Show playing Performance: Stage presence, dialogue, dealing with performance anxiety, the importance of the emotional connection with music Theory: Basics, historical perspective, jazz theory/arranging, writing for all instruments Percussion: All non-pitched and pitched percussion Songwriting: Basic form, singer/songwriter styles, jazz styles, and classical styles
Education
Elmhurst College - Jazz Studies/Music Composition - September 05-May 10 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jordan J.
(877) 231-8505
N Greenview Ave.
Chicago, IL
Subjects
Songwriting, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
18 to 99
Specialties
Fingerstyle acoustic, soloing, songwriting, developing an ear, modal playing, hybrid picking, and many more techniques. Genres include classic rock, modern rock, pop, blues, country, jam bands, classical, Broadway/musicals, folk, jazz, to name a few.
Education
University of Cincinnati- CCM - guitar performance - 99-02 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Box 1771
Edwardsville, IL
 
Jared Cattoor
1128 Huffendick Ave.
Collinsville, IL
Instruments
Electric Bass, Guitar
Styles
Blues, Jazz, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$34
Years of Experience
2 Years

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Daniel A.
(877) 231-8505
North St.
Dundee, IL
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Singing, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Jazz Piano, Composition, Choral
Education
Elgin Community College - General/Music - (not complete) Vandercook College of Music - Music Education - (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ian M.
(877) 231-8505
W. Grand Ave
Lake Villa, IL
Subjects
Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Flamenco Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Recording, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Again, I am very confident in my teaching skills. I love so many genres of music that its hard to say where my best talents lie. But no matter what the style, I will say one thing that I have always been strict about is proper technique and rhythm. I feel like timing is something that a lot of musicians lack and often have to learn the hard way later on. I try to incorporate it soon after and onward after a beginner's first lessons.
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Mick A.
(877) 231-8505
S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Subjects
Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Acting, Bass Guitar, Speaking Voice, Music Theory, Singing, Music Recording, Drums, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Formerly certified Zuzuki instructor, good with very young children Excellent with professional and serious adult students
Education
American Conservatory Of Music - piano - 1964-72 (not complete) City Colleges of Chicago - education - 1984-86 (not complete) U.of I. Chicago - music/English - 1972-76 (Bachelor's degree received)
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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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