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Songwriting Classes Sugar Land TX

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

Robert M.
(877) 231-8505
Winsome Ln
Houston, TX
Subjects
Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Singing, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 30
Specialties
I have covered all the essential vocal styles and genres (early, baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary) along with IPA experience. I can supplement Choral Music work; great with Early Music (baroque) and also romantic works (Schumann, Schubert etc.); ability to work with female and male ranges as I have a broad upper register/falsetto; strong Jazz background and experience, working with instruments mainly Electric Bass (fairly familiar with Upright Bass as well), also tenor saxophone. Ha…
Education
The University of St. Thomas - Music Education - 2007-2010
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Carter N.
(877) 231-8505
Redhead St.
Katy, TX
Subjects
Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Music Recording, Songwriting, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Theory, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
12 to 65
Specialties
I focus on teaching how to play the instrument, and use songs as study guides or references for the music theory part of my lessons. The genres that I cover are Classical, Folk, Country, Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, and Jazz. I teach fingerpicking, and standard picking styles, as well as intermediate and advanced techniques. The foundation of my method revolves around inspiring creativity, and how to present emotion in the music.
Education
St. Thomas High School - Marching Band and Jazz Band - 9/1979 - 5/1981 (not complete) Hotel Business School Luzern, Switzerland - Hotel Management Aprenticeship - 5/1984 - 10/1987 (Degree received) Houston Community College - Music Theory / Business - 6/1988 - 8/1988 (Degree received)
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The Music Box Piano Studio
(832) 287-9966
Houston, TX
 
Rice University
(713) 348-4854
Houston TX
Houston, TX

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University of Houston
120 School of Music Building
Houston, TX
 
Andrew D.
(877) 231-8505
fincastle dr.
Katy, TX
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 30
Specialties
I am versed in blues, rock, metal, folk, acoustic-finger-style, and various other acoustic styles. Acoustic finger-style and blues/rock I am perhaps the most highly proficient in, it being the first style I ever learned as a kid. But it is definitely not a limitation.
Education
HCC - no set major - 8/07 - 12/07 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Leslie G.
(877) 231-8505
tannehill drive
Houston, TX
Subjects
Music Recording, Dance, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Acting, Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Songwriting, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have a well rounded knowledge of all types of genres, so I don't like to limit what I can teach.
Education
pro tools - audio - 2009 (Degree received) houston community college - audio engineering - 2008-2009 unviersity of houston - music/theatre - 2006-2008 mount carmel - - 2002-2006
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Musical Kids With Ms. Cheryl
(832) 437-4500
3803 Fall Branch Drive
Katy, TX
 
Rice University
6100 Main St - PO Box 1892
Houston, TX
 
Smith House of Music
Pearland, TX
 
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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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